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The Enlightened Moment
A Psycho-Spiritual Workshop/Satsang Event led by Richard Harvey

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*** Ottawa, ON, CANADA ***

~ May 4 - 6, 2018 ~

This event has been postponed indefinitely due to insufficient interest at this time. If you were intending to register for this event, or would be interested in participating in a similar event in the future, please email us at [email protected]. You can also keep informed of Center activities and upcoming events by signing up for our monthly bulletin and newsletter.

Calling all spiritual seekers / students, psychotherapists, psychiatrists, psychologists, psychoanalysts, spiritual teachers, and healing practitioners!

THE ENLIGHTENED MOMENT provides a physical, emotional, mental, energetic, and spiritual exploration of your personal and spiritual growth and development with the aim of freeing your body, mind, and spirit and furthering your personal evolution in true consciousness.

This event comprises a process of uncovering and revealing your deepest truth with psycho-spiritual teacher Richard Harvey as your guide. The initiating evening session begins with introductions, sharing, and anticipating the process to come. 

The first day begins with psycho-physical exercises and movement to free the body and put you in touch with your energy and emotions. In the afternoon the group divides into pairs or smaller groups so that each individual can explore further. The day will end with a sharing and review of the day for integration and healing.

On the second day we begin with a Satsang. You may bring your questions to Richard who will respond from his experience and spiritual wisdom to your psycho-spiritual enquiries, dilemmas, and uncertainties. The later morning and afternoon will be guided by the themes and insights that have evolved and presented throughout the event and the day will close with an ending ceremony.

The Enlightening Moment itinerary may unfold as follows: (please note some of these timings may change in response to the needs of the group):

Friday, May 4

6.00pm Participants arrive
6.30pm Introduction to the event and group sharing
9.00pm Evening session ends

Saturday, May 5

9.30am   Participants arrive
10.00am Introduction to the first day
10.15am SAT somatics, a session of psycho-physical exercise designed to increase energy flow
               emotional connection, and natural expression based on the principles of Sacred Attention
               Therapy (please bring or wear loose clothing)
11.30am Refreshments break
11.50am Sharing about the SAT somatics session with further psycho-physical exploration,
               individually and in group
1.00pm   Break for lunch and relaxation
2.15pm   Psycho-emotional exploration in pairs or smaller groups
3.30pm   Refreshments break
3.50pm   Group sharing and time for healing, integration, insights, and a review of the day
5.00pm   First day ends

Sunday, May 6

9.30am   Participants arrive
10.00am Introduction to the second day
10.15am Satsang: a time for psycho-spiritual questions and “being in the company of Truth” (the
               meaning of satsang)
11.30am Refreshments break
11.50am Psycho-spiritual exploration in the group setting
1.00pm   Break for lunch and relaxation
2.15pm   The last experiential session of the event is spontaneous and arises from the themes and
               insights that have evolved over the weekend
3.30pm   Refreshments break
3.50pm  Group sharing and time for healing, integration, and encouragements for participants to
              follow up their work
4.30pm  Closing ceremony
5:00pm  Event ends

Richard Harvey is a psychotherapist, spiritual teacher, and the author of many books and articles. He is the Founder / Director of The Center for Human Awakening and the creator of The Way of Sacred Attention, a comprehensive psycho-spiritual approach to the complete development of human beings.

In his early twenties he became part of the Human Potential Movement and studied with some of the leading figures of Western psychology and meditation masters. After years of study and inward searching, he had a personal breakthrough which he experienced as a transformation into authenticity. He worked hard to integrate these new insights and stabilize in the deeper understanding that he received from his years of personal work. Out of this rich experience his practice developed and he began working with individuals, couples and groups.

Richard has published 9 books:

Richard Harvey's work spans more than 40 years. During that time he has worked with individuals, couples, groups and communities, both psychologically and spiritually. He has helped hundreds of people to find greater peace and fulfillment in their lives. Richard's approach is to encourage, empower and enable people to clarify, heal, and liberate themselves from the restrictive conditioning that compromises their relationships, family and working lives.

Richard has led groups, workshops, seminars and training courses throughout Europe, as well as maintaining a private practice. He has served as a consultant to training courses, worked with staff groups and communities, run supervision groups, and acted as a supervisor to psychotherapists.

At the heart of Richard Harvey's work is the awakening of individual consciousness, within the wider context of collective spiritual awakening, through a threefold process of work on the personality, the transformation into authenticity, and the realization of our true nature.

Richard trained at the Devon Centre for Alternative Therapy and Education for four years with the American psychotherapist Richard Dror, who had been a senior leader at Quaesitor Center for Personal Growth (the first humanistic therapy center in Europe), in existential-humanistic psychotherapy, Bioenergetics, Gestalt Therapy and transpersonal approaches (1978–81). Other important training includes:

  • lived in India and studied at the Rajneesh Ashram, Poona (1977–78)
  • studied group dynamics at the Richmond Fellowship, London (1982)
  • trained with David Boadella (Neo-Reichian Bodywork, Biosynthesis) and Paul Rebillot (Gestalt) amongst many others
  • studied Zen Buddhist meditation at Throssel Hole Priory, a Zen training monastery (1984)
  • completed a 3-year post-graduate diploma training in Buddhist orientated psychotherapy (1988–91)
  • became a member of the Association of Humanistic Psychology Practitioners (1989–95) and the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (1993–95)

His further theoretical and experiential training includes work with:

  • Miriam Dror (Gestalt and bodywork psychotherapy, 1978–9)
  • Tony Crisp (Seed Therapy and Dream Therapy, 1978)
  • Roberta de Long-Miller/Ma Sagarpriya (Psychic Massage, Leela Groupwork, 1979)
  • Clover Southwell (Biodynamic Psychotherapy, 1980)
  • The National Association for the Care and Resettlement of Offenders (NACRO) (Counselling and Communications Skills, 1981)
  • Guy Gladstone (Bioenergetics and Psychodrama, 1982)
  • Mike Wibberley (Encounter Groups, 1982)
  • The Institute for the Development of Human Potential (IDHP) (1983)
  • Maura Sills (Buddhist-oriented psychotherapy, 1983)
  • John Crook (Western Zen Retreats, Ch'an and Tantra, 1984–5)
  • Jill Purce (Inner Sound and Voice Workshops, 1986)
  • William Emerson (Primal Integration, 1991)
Early Registration:
~ Before March 15 ~

Full                                                        $425
Concessionary* (5 spots)                      $325
Compassionate+ (5 spots)                    $225

Regular Registration
~ On or after March 15 ~

Full                                                        $500
Concessionary* (5 spots)                      $400
Compassionate+ (5 spots)                    $300

* Intended for those who cannot afford the 'full' rate.
+ Intended for students or those who are unemployed

Refund policy:
Full refunds are offered if cancellation notice received before March 15. No refunds on or after March 15.

Register and pay below.
Your registration fee includes:

  • Participation in all sessions (Friday, Saturday and Sunday)
  • Welcome refreshments on Friday evening
  • Continental breakfast on Saturday and Sunday
  • Lunch on Saturday and Sunday
  • Refreshments for AM and PM breaks on Saturday and Sunday

Careful consideration has been given to select food that will accommodate vegetarian diets. If you have any dietary restrictions, please inform us when you register and pay for the event. We will do what we can to accommodate you.


Parking is available on St. Paul's University campus. Please note that campus parking is managed by the City of Ottawa and subject to applicable rates. Free parking is available on surrounding streets. 

~ Special Offer ~

The 1st, 10th, 25th, and 50th person to register for the Enlightened Moment - Ottawa will receive their registration at half price!

You will be notified by your registration email if you qualify for this special offer and your refund of half your registration fee will be issued after March 15. This offer applies to individual registration only. Pairs or group registration does not qualify.
~ News and Updates ~

March 14, 2018
This event has been postponed indefinitely due to insufficient interest at this time. If you were intending to register for this event, or would be interested in participating in a similar event in the future, please email us at [email protected]

January 18, 2018
Congratulations to Gina Pilon who is our 1st registrant for the Enlightened Moment - Ottawa. Gina will receive her registration at 1/2 price! Be the 10th, 25th, or 50th person to register and you will receive your registration at 1/2 price! See details above.

January 3, 2018
New video update released of Enlightened Moment events. See above.

November 30, 2017
New video update released of Enlightened Moment events. See above.

November 5, 2017
New video update released of Enlightened Moment events. See above.

November 1, 2017
12'noon EST - Registration opens for the Enlightened Moment - Ottawa!

October 25, 2017
Registration for the Enlightened Moment - Ottawa to open at 12'noon EST on November 1!

October 19, 2017
Facilities for the Enlightened Moment - Ottawa confirmed!