Awakening Your True Spirit with Chris Grosso



Chapel of Sacred Mirrors
46 Deer Hill Road
Wappingers Falls, NY 12590
United States of America


Awakening Your True Spirit

with Chris Grosso

Saturday, October 3rd, 2015,  3pm - 9pm

$65 online / $75 at the door


Awakening Your True Spirit

“You awaken your true spirit by way of the broken heart: ragged,
vulnerable, fierce, and, finally, compassionate. Chris Grosso trod this
rough way and shows honestly how it can be done.”

—Jack Kornfield, bestselling author of A Path with Heart

What does it mean to accept yourself fully in all of your perfect imperfections; to take an honest, fearless look at your naked self and stay there, acknowledging both the frailty and the glory in the same glance? In this workshop, Chris Grosso, bestselling author of Indie Spiritualist (Atria/Simon & Schuster) and Everything Mind (Sounds True Oct. 2015) will address this question, guiding participants to use their difficult life experiences as catalysts towards spiritual awakening through various meditations, compassion practices, dialogue and more. Participants will learn to make friends with their past, embrace the skeletons in their closet, create an open space for healing, and most importantly, learn to love themselves, and others, without holding back.


Indie Spiritualist

Overview of Indie Spiritualist: 
Brutally honest and radically unconventional, Chris Grosso’s collection of stories and musings about his meandering journey of self-inquiry, recovery, and acceptance shows what it means to live a truly authentic spiritual life. Indie Spiritualist encourages you to accept yourself just as you are, in all your humanity and imperfect perfection.



Chris Grosso

Chris Grosso is a public speaker, writer, recovering addict, spiritual director, and author of Indie Spiritualist: A No Bullshit Exploration of Spirituality (Beyond Words/Simon & Schuster) and Everything Mind: What I’ve Learned About Hard Knocks, Spiritual Awakening and the Mind-Blowing Truth of it All (Sounds True, Oct. 2015). He writes for ORIGIN Magazine, Huffington Post, and Mantra Yoga + Health Magazine, and has spoken and performed at Wanderlust Festival, Yoga Journal Conference, Sedona World Wisdom Days, Kripalu, and more. A self-taught musician, Chris has been writing, recording, and touring since the mid-90s.

He is passionate about his work with people who are in the process of healing or struggling with addictions of all kinds. He speaks and leads groups in detoxes, yoga studios, rehabs, youth centers, 12-step meetings, hospitals, conferences, and festivals worldwide. He is a member of the advisory board for Drugs over Dinner and hosts The Indie Spiritualist podcast with the Mindrolling Network.




Speaking at Wanderlust Festival (2014)

Until The Very End (Ambient Meditation music by Chris Grosso)

Performing Kirtan w/Alanna Kaivalya at Kripalu (2013)

3pm - 6pm - 1st session

3-3:30pm - Introduction/Vipassana Meditation (10 minutes)
3:30-3:45pm - Loving Kindness Talk/Practice
3:45-3:55pm -  Discussion
3:55-4:20pm - Inner Body Awareness Talk/Practice
4:20-4:30pm - Discussion
4:30-5pm - Unconditional Love and Acceptance Talk/Practice
5-5:30pm - Q&A/Discussion
5:30-6pm - Live Ambient Music Meditation

6pm- 7pm - dinner break

7pm - 9pm - 2nd session

7-7:20 Mahasati Hand Meditation Talk/Practice
7:20-7:30 Discussion
7:30-8:15 Death Meditation
8:15-8:40 Q&A/Discussion
8:40-9 Live Ambient Music Meditation