The Presence Process

Join us for a special 10-week “Presence Process” class focus

This summer, we’re inviting our community and everyone who’s joining us for our 10-day retreat in Mt. Shasta to prepare for the journey by taking part in the Presence Process. The Presence Process is a 10-week experience in cultivating present moment awareness – based on a book by Michael Brown. It includes 15 minutes of meditative breathing twice a day, paired with reading one chapter per week. Of course, the true power of this experience lies in committing to your Self and your process – no easy feat, but one that has consistently delivered profound and unexpected rewards!

The last few years, we’ve opened up the Presence Process to the entire community, and it was a powerful experience for everyone who participated. So much so that we’ve decided to bring the Presence Process focus back to our Wednesday night classes this summer – and we invite you to jump in. Join us this Wednesday, June 23 at class where we’ll begin the process.

What should you expect from the Presence Process experience? 

  • Access to clear awareness of the messages your life is sending you via every experience and relationship, in every moment.
  • An experience of what it means to navigate life through feelings and an internal awareness, instead of via thinking and analyzing.
  • Clarity about the beliefs that shape your life experiences.
  • A direct experience of Presence that deepens over the course of the 10 weeks.

What if you want to come to class without doing the Presence Process?
No problem! Classes will always provide experiential and accessible processes for everyone, regardless of the particular focus. The Wednesday night format (currently online) will look similar to what you’ve come to expect. Even if you aren’t doing the Presence Process, you’ll continue to reap the benefits of breathing, connecting, and powerful self-inquiry cultivated through guided questions.

Where can you get a Presence Process book?
You can purchase online at places like

Join the Summer Series caravan!
Our Level 4 “Transformation” Wilderness Retreat is filling up. If you’re interested in signing up, now is the time – please contact us to inquire about next steps. In the meantime, there’s still time to join the caravan for Conscious Living (June 25-27). This workshop is sure to reach capacity, so we encourage you to register today to reserve your spot. There’s truly no better way to get to know yourself – and the retreats are particularly potent when paired with the Presence Process.

We’d love to share this exciting workshop series and class focus with you. If you’re ready for an experience of personal awakening and freeing yourself from self-limiting patterns, the Awareness Institute is the perfect place to be this summer!