Lorne Webcasts

A few weeks ago, Lorne Hoff shifted to using YouTube for the Sunday evening webcast.
Among other advantages, the webcast is available for 12 hours if you’re not able to watch during. While live is the most potent, if you’re in Europe or work evenings, it gives you an option.

Be sure to bookmark the viewing page when you first visit.

When the calls first became more widely available in 2007, we were using a somewhat flaky Skype daisy-chain. It was easiest to listen in groups and I still recommend that.

I have found YouTube streaming doesn’t work in an LG TV browser. In that case, connecting a portable computer may be simplest.

If you come to the call expecting concepts for the mind, you may be disappointed. Many people  have told me they didn’t “get” it. But if instead you try something new and settle into quietness before the call (why he doesn’t talk right away) and listen from presence or being, you can enjoy a conversation of the Self with Itself. It is this difference that causes some, like myself, to awaken listening.

They’ve also migrated to a new YouTube channel. You can subscribe to their channel. Also click the Bell icon to get notified of new videos posted.

They’ve moved many of the old videos and have merged a few of the early series. Some of them go back to 2009. I’ve updated links in articles on this blog to correspond.

Also evolving is the retreats. The needs of people culturing silence to awaken are distinct from the needs of the clearly awake developing aliveness in the stillness. Next year, there will be 2 types of retreats to meet those needs better. Looking forward to that.

You can select the LuciaLorne category on the right to browse articles where I’ve referred to them. They’ve been a profound part of this unfolding and of many I know.
Enjoy!
Davidya

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11 Responses to Lorne Webcasts

  1. NN says:

    Hi David

    Wonderful to hear that their webcasts will be available for 12 hours after.

    When you say “that the needs of people culturing silence to awaken are distinct from the needs of the clearly awake developing aliveness in the stillness”, does that mean that listening to some of his older videoes might be better? The videoes where he talks about Self realisation?

    I thought that the transmission was what mattered and the it therefore was best to listen to the videoes where Lornes had evolved most?

    • Davidya says:

      Hi NN
      The webcasts are focused on waking up, although he sometimes addresses someone further along. And they’re nice even for the awake due to the quality of Self-conversation. (aka transmission) Many listening are awake, adding to the effect.

      The videos and other recordings vary a bit – the topic can give some indication. Some of the early ones are for the newly awake as so many had been shifting then – including the Self Realization one you mention.

      So no, you don’t need to try and watch earlier stuff. Or try to work out when he’s more evolved. Just watch.

      The needs reference was for retreats where the intensity is ramped up. Not of what is said but of presence. Intensity of silence is the key for the initial shift but intensity of liveliness unfolds further stages.

      Intensity of liveliness is a distraction from silence so is less helpful for those waking. By having 2 kinds of retreats, they can cater to the specific needs.

      The same steps can also be useful further along, like silence for Brahman.

      This is not to say the retreats are intense per se – they’re actually very relaxed. Again – it’s intensity of presence. The silence gets very loud. 🙂

  2. Richard says:

    Hi David
    I have been to only 1 retreat but listen to the calls regularly. One difference that I noticed was that the silence at the retreat was palpable while not so much at home. For someone like myself who is not yet awake, I felt that, to be in the same room as so many who are awake, was of great benefit. Would not a ramped up intensity of presence help “individuals” 🙂 who are not yet awake, to awaken? Just being a bit selfish here.

    • Davidya says:

      Hi Richard
      Yes, it’s been fascinating to see the retreats evolve. Now, as Lorne and Lucia have joked, they don’t even have to come for the retreats to be potent. Just being together is good, partly why I suggest listening to the calls in a group if possible too. The more, the merrier.

      So yes, being around the awake becomes very valuable as we become ripe. Lively awakeness in others enlivens it in ourselves.

      I get together with others here who are very awake regularly, including this afternoon. 🙂

    • Davidya says:

      To be clear, it’s the intensity of silent presence that can help bring the clarity for awakening. Kind of like transcendence (samadhi) with the eyes open.

      An intensity of lively presence may be nice but tends to distract from pure awareness. It more relates to love, fine feelings, and flow. Great for GC but not the clear seeing of pure presence.

      This may seem like profound abstractions but it gets very obvious later. The observer that awakens is a silent observer. It then observes the liveliness and flow that gives rise to the world. And then they merge in Unity.

      Note that it doesn’t matter if the mind gets this or not. This is well beyond the mind.

  3. Richard says:

    Thanks David, that does make sense. 🙂
    Looking forward to attending another retreat in the Spring.

  4. Davidya says:

    Locally, we usually listen to the webcasts in a group. What we found simplest is to bring up the webcast page on a laptop hooked up to a TV via HDMI cable.

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