A Letter from Katie

Hello, dears,

Thank you again for your generous welcome and volunteer work that made the Zurich, Bern, Geneva, London, Paris, Vienna, Cologne, and Amsterdam events possible. Also, I was so excited to have the new French translation of Loving What Is, published in time for the tour; thank you, Benoît and Margot. I loved this tour, family, and am happy to say that thanks to you, I experience The Work as alive and well in the world, because of those of you who have taken inquiry into your life and have passed it on as you continue your daily meditation practice in The Work. I look forward to seeing how many cities I can take on next year; I already love responding to some of your invitations. Love is the power that moves me, and that is all that I met on the tour this summer. I met it in the eyes and hearts of each one of you, dears. You move me in the world through your love and care, and I am so very grateful for the peace that, all together, we bring into our world.

So, back to Ojai, and this past weekend at Spirit Rock, and on to the No-Body Intensive in Atlanta, and on and on. Stephen and I are also taking a final pass through the new book. It’s called A Mind at Home with Itself, and HarperOne will publish it in September 2017. I am so moved by Stephen’s version of the Diamond Sutra, included as the basic text that I comment on, and I love that those of you who have wanted this book to come about will have the good fortune to experience it yourself. If you have a better title for the book, please pass it on to us—you can email it to stephen@thework.com. We really are open to all input from you for another title, though I love A Mind at Home with Itself, as that is this given grace of consciousness. I don’t know why or how this awareness and grace came to be, but it is easy for me to recognize that its only value lives through you. You are my love, my life, and my reason.

So thank you for The Work happening in you and for the peace awakened through you, and how you allow it to take itself from one to the other in the world. Thank you for supporting this silly body through its travels to meet you again in Europe, and I appreciate imagining that you are aware of this moment now and that all there is for you is here in it and how this understanding gives you everything in you so visibly and without effort.

I invite all of you who are available to turn your life around at Turnaround House, beginning this Sunday, September 4. Take this opportunity to turn your life right-side up! For those of you who can afford the money and time away from your present lives, I invite you to this one-of-a-kind opportunity.

Thank you for waking up to the life that is already yours. And for those of you meditating on a Judge-Your-Neighbor Worksheet today, I invite you to keep in mind that you need only ask, wait, listen, and notice, being realized through our Work.

All ways loving what is,
bk

Turnaround House: A 28-day program to turn your life around

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Next sessions begins March 2015.
Ojai, California

At Turnaround House we delight in guiding our participants through this intensive, one-of-a-kind program by offering The Work on addiction, depression, post-traumatic stress syndrome, and confusion of all kinds.

 

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Turnaround House

Many of you have asked about our 28-day program at Turnaround House in Ojai, California, home of the Center for The Work. Turnaround House is one of the loveliest and most charming homes in our area, and our program is really beyond words that can do it justice; it’s a one-of-a-kind experience! Turnaround House is here for those interested in quieting the mind and understanding how the mind works and knowing how to end the war of the mind with itself. It is a total immersion in self-inquiry, and results in a new way of seeing the world, and above all else, love: our true “isness” awake and at peace . We take on our dysfunctional, compulsive, and addictive thinking about life, relationships, food, financial security, depression, burn-out, fear of dying, fear of being alone, and more. We at Turnaround House are here to welcome you home and to help you to a new life and to the beginning of the end of suffering.

In the last month we have shared our Turnaround House with dears from Canada, New Zealand, China, Mexico, Ireland, Austria, Germany, and the U.S. What an amazing and far-reaching light to cast into the world!

We understand that not everyone can take 28 days away from their lives and families, so with all our hearts we invite you to Germany and the upcoming nine-day School for The Work, where we will be dealing with these same issues.

Again: for those of you who can’t attend our programs, please call our Helpline to do The Work (completely free of charge) with facilitators from the Institute for The Work, who have the power and experience to help you until you can help yourself. We are here for you. We don’t ask for your name or your address or phone number, or email address; we do want your freedom (if that is what you want) and peace of mind, here on earth. Freedom is our birthright, and we invite you, through inquiry, to our many options at thework.com.

Allways loving what is you,
bk

Turnaround House

Turnaround House is Byron Katie’s 28-day program for The Work. Katie and her staff will guide you through this intensive program that offers The Work on addiction, depression, and confusion of all kind and will show you how to change your life- style and maintain these changes. We offer hands-on ways of functioning at a whole other level that support the end of suffering. Byron Katie is on staff as often as her schedule allows.

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If you are depressed or suffer from shame, guilt, and confusion…

If you eat even when you’re full…

If you experience a loss of energy or great fatigue, lack of purpose…

If you want to change the way you think and feel dramatically…

If you are indecisive…

If you are tired of living your life seeking the love and approval of others…

If you suffer from burnout…

If you experience recurrent thoughts of death and suicide…

If you often hate yourself…

We invite you to your own 28-day Turnaround House experience.

If you feel pushed and pulled by painful, stressful thoughts and if some of them begin with “I can’t….” “It’s too….” “There’s no….” “They won’t…”, and you have stumbled over one or more of these thoughts, then we welcome you to the Turnaround House experience.

Turnaround House

Many of you have asked about our 28-day program at Turnaround House in Ojai, California, home of the Center for The Work. Turnaround House is one of the loveliest and most charming homes in our area, and our program is really beyond words that can do it justice; it’s a one-of-a-kind experience! Turnaround House is here for those interested in quieting the mind and understanding how the mind works and knowing how to end the war of the mind with itself. It is a total immersion in self-inquiry, and results in a new way of seeing the world, and above all else, love: our true “isness” awake and at peace . We take on our dysfunctional, compulsive, and addictive thinking about life, relationships, food, financial security, depression, burn-out, fear of dying, fear of being alone, and more. We at Turnaround House are here to welcome you home and to help you to a new life and to the beginning of the end of suffering.

In the last month we have shared our Turnaround House with dears from Canada, New Zealand, China, Mexico, Ireland, Austria, Germany, and the U.S. What an amazing and far-reaching light to cast into the world!

We understand that not everyone can take 28 days away from their lives and families, so with all our hearts we invite you to Germany and the upcoming nine-day School for The Work, where we will be dealing with these same issues.

Again: for those of you who can’t attend our programs, please call our Helpline to do The Work (completely free of charge) with facilitators from the Institute for The Work, who have the power and experience to help you until you can help yourself. We are here for you. We don’t ask for your name or your address or phone number, or email address; we do want your freedom (if that is what you want) and peace of mind, here on earth. Freedom is our birthright, and we invite you, through inquiry, to our many options at thework.com.

Allways loving what is you,
bk

Thanks for Your Support

Here is a letter from a young woman who was falling into despair.

Your generous donations to the Work Foundation allow me to offer her (and so many people like her) scholarships to the School for The Work and Turnaround House, and I am so very grateful for that.

Hello,

I am writing you because I am very close to giving up. My best friend told me about The Work. I am suffering from a deep depression and binge eating. This has been going on for three solid years now. I have had much trauma in my young life. Everything from surviving the Columbine Massacre to rape, to abuse, to self destruction. I keep trying to run from it, but I can’t run from me. What I need from you is a scholarship for the 28 day Turnaround House program. I don’t have 20,000 dollars. I have a little money in savings. But not enough. I am so scared that I am going to just give up. I need help. Thank you for your time and I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Thanks, S.

Again, thank you, family, for supporting this Work as it enters the lives of so many families.
Love, kt

Turnaround House: A Letter of Gratitude

I ran away from a 29 year marriage with 2 suitcases and not much else. I was in such a state of fear/anxiety that I was shaking uncontrollably as I drove away from the house…fearing I might meet my husband on the road somewhere in the very rural small town setting where we lived.

I was forced to give up my medications for depression/anxiety because he chose not to work and to use all of our savings until we had none left and he applied for welfare. My attempt at suicide to escape the darkness, loneliness and utter fear/desperation failed–he left me lie unconscious for 3 days in our bed without ever calling 911. Somehow, when I awoke, he just yelled as usual that I “should go live in a f–in hole somewhere and not be so selfish to do something like that again!” This from a man who was a former CEO of a company and now due to his life choices, our family was on welfare and without any insurance or income.

My thoughts were in such a state of confusion, I couldn’t think. I was just in survival mode there for months now. I left the state and ran to family for safety and relief. I spent the better part of the next year sobbing, unable to eat/sleep and barely functioning day-to-day. During the year, I tried talking to him, he was unwilling. I finally filed for divorce and after having to go back to the state again and see him (and him yelling abusively at me as though I had never left a year before, and this time in front of one of our children), I knew it was the only thing I could have done. After the divorce hearing and seeing him again was so devastating, returning back to my family again, I was inconsolable. I felt complete devastation and was consumed by suicidal thoughts. Unable again to eat/sleep/think I spent one night hugging the toilet bowl on the bathroom floor for 10 hours dry-heaving and sobbing. I didn’t know what to do. I saw Byron Katie on YouTube and had had two of her books. It looked like relief. I picked up her book and couldn’t even process the sentences in my head I was in such an awful place. I just continued to watch videos. Then, I found her website and wrote a letter about myself and my situation. I received a response almost immediately which helped me hang on. Katie invited me to Turnaround House and I gratefully accepted that invitation.

It was difficult for me to imagine attending the program, but I felt it was my only hope for a way out. On the way to California on the plane I finally read Katie’s book Loving What Is and I felt so much better afterwards seeing how much her program had helped people who were confused and in fear to become at peace with themselves. I felt Katie could resonate with me personally as I was coming from a very similarly dark place that she had lived in herself before finding her way out through The Work. Although I had never met her, I trusted her completely.

I attended the Turnaround House program and am now home. To say this was life-changing is a serious understatement. Words cannot begin to describe that I am not the same person coming out that went into it. I am happy and have a peacefulness within my life which I have never known before. I know I will never need depression/anxiety medications again. I know now that LOVE heals. This program is LOVE. Katie and her staff were completely committed to loving me and helping me heal myself. Its all about self-realization and self-empowerment. I have the confidence to face whatever comes in life now.

I am so grateful to Katie for taking me into her heart and program and giving me the tools to have the life I now know I deserve and love. I love them all and I love me now too.

KB