We are all on an inner journey... but to where?

Seeking to discover deeper understanding of what lies behind all that happens, and with this, more peace and the sense of flowing creatively with life.

By exploring deeply, we can come to a sense of presence that is pure stillness and silence, that is not our body or mind. From here, thoughts and emotions can be watched and we feel peacefully at home.

John Foster

About


About

'Spiritual seeking' began for me in my early 20's and looking back it is easy to see the synchronistic events that first pointed me toward ancient eastern wisdom teachers, karmic astrology, tantric philosophy and then on into some more well known spiritual teachings of recent times.

Many years later, during a very traumatic period in my life, a shift in my consciousness took place (see A Short Story). It was like being woken from a trance. Immediately, who I had believed myself to be lost all solidity. Thoughts and emotions began to lose their all-consuming pull. Over a quite short period, my day to day life went from struggle and stress, to contentment, peace and a sense of being connected with the flow of life. I later learned that this experience was commonly called an 'awakening'. And as the years have past since that moment, I have come to realise that it was just the beginning...

Through conversation, meditations and this website, my hope is that the words are useful.

In my art, I attempt to convey something that is beyond words.

John

Study Group


Our meetings are held on the first Sunday of each month 4:30-6pm UK time, currently online via Zoom.

We begin with a few minutes of silence, to come into the present moment, followed by an opportunity to ask a question or raise a topic that you would like to discuss. We have a short meditation toward the end.

This study group was originally established to look at the teachings of Eckhart Tolle, and we continue to do this, plus we also now include other respected teachings and topics. The overall aim is to create an open, welcoming, non judgemental forum where you can explore your Inner Journey in the company of others.


Each month an email reminder is sent out a few days ahead of the session. Please use the Contact Form to get on the list.


The session is led by John, and provided on the basis that is explained on our Contribute page.


Map and directions (when we get back to meeting in person) can be downloaded Here.

One-to-One


These sessions are one-to-one and seek to help you explore your Inner Journey, alongside your responses to external life experiences, thoughts, feelings and emotions.

The goal is to gain deeper understanding of what lies behind all that happens, and with this, more peace and the sense of flowing creatively with life.

The length of session is variable, but is usually around 60 minutes and can be in-person or online via Zoom.

Please use the form on this page to ask any questions and arrange your session.

My time is offered on the basis that is explained on the Contribute page.
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Contribute


My time is given as a service, without expectation of payment.

When people want to make a contribution for meetings or one-to-one sessions they sometimes ask what amount is appropriate - but this is difficult for me. The only way I can answer is to say that £5-10 is usually what others give when attending a group meeting, or a higher amount for one-to-one sessions.

Any amount in appreciation of the meditation or contemplation recordings will contribute toward software and website costs.

Or perhaps you might like to make a donation to my preferred charity? All profit from the sale of my paintings goes to TreeSisters, a remarkable charity that is helping restore the global forest. Please take a look at my gallery page.

Whatever you decide, it must feel right to you, and be comfortably affordable.

Thank you.


Bank details for my personal account.
D J Foster
Lloyds Account: 01637960
Sort Code: 30 99 09

International payment information.
Bank branch address: Lloyds Bank, 83 High St. Walton-on-Thames KT121DU
IBAN: GB62LOYD30990901637960
BIC: LOYDGB21187



What people have said


"It was lovely to meet people who were like-minded and interested in the same approaches, which therefore made discussions engaging. I also learnt new ideas and consequently found myself thinking in different ways and feeling almost 'refreshed' as a result. I liked how my topic of interest was actively sought after, and I really supported the fact that, yes although huge, unanswerable topics are fun to discuss, it can be more beneficial to find ways to utilise elements we can understand/hold onto more (e.g. the nature of unhelpful thoughts, and living in the present), so appreciated your efforts in leading the group towards that. It was a nice location and sized-group. I also felt there were some special people there and a good 'presence' to the occasion; different to the everyday."

“What I had hoped for”

"Very nice"

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“Well presented and conducted by John. Informative and thought provoking. The subject matter inspired some inspirational, lively discussions involving all participants. Will be back for more”

“...Both the presentations and the group discussion time were very good. I feel I can apply these perspectives in my every life. The venue is a lovely and relaxing space. I will definitely be back.”

“Thoroughly recommended”

“Fascinating subject and inspirational group ”

“Presence, stillness, oneness, karma or hudoor are topics that are talked about by many. However, the reality is you can only get there by seeking being in the presence of a guide who has lived it themselves; John is certainly someone who can take you there. ”

"Thank you for yesterday - was lovely to be there and I felt I learned/absorbed a lot."

“Interesting, stimulating, thought-provoking ... ”

"This was a very enjoyable meet-up - the ideas were well presented and the discussion was very open and thought provoking. Thank you again to John for your hospitality in accommodating my early arrival - it was great to meet you. I hope to join you again soon x"

“This was my first visit and I really enjoyed it.”

“An excellent resource provided by John”

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