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Trillium Awakening reliably transforms flashes of illumination into abiding wisdom. A loving incubator that awakens divinely human realization in a profoundly nurturing and enduring way, this path triggers an alchemical process embedded within a compassionate culture of blessings and warm regard. Its minimalist framework offers precise, personally tailored support to help you realize your infinite nature, and undertake the lifelong journey of allowing that inherent freedom to infuse the patterns of your body and personality. Those drawn to serve other travelers express this natural dedication through concentric circles of care.

Awakening might imply ascending to higher consciousness and transcending human limitation. Embodiment can direct awakening in the descending direction — into the body and your unique nature. Life becomes more vibrant and meaningful as “Onlyness” is discovered to be your inherent condition. Beyond any doubt, you sense yourself as ultimately nondual — not split, unpolarized, both spirit-and-matter. Embodied awareness infuses your totality — your virtues and luminosity, as well as your shadows and struggles. Gradually, you become increasingly resilient across the spectrum of existence.

The Trillium community offers an attuned balance of support and challenge to potentiate this lifelong transformation. Its deep culture of mutuality fosters interpersonal and collective awakening that engenders deep trust in being, while nurturing collaborative exploration of freedom and fullness. The path is heartfelt, resonant, and soulful. Over time, through ongoing immersion, it becomes unspeakably integrative and life-changing.

The work originated in Waking Down in Mutuality®, a mystery school founded in 1992 by Saniel Bonder, who aspired to “democratize” awakening. Over time, that original gathering developed into a collective of student-focused teachers and mentors in North America and Europe, and a worldwide community of practitioners.

In 2014, Saniel and his teaching partner, Linda Groves-Bonder, decided to focus their work through the Human Sun Institute, while other teachers chose to sustain the unique experiment we had been living for decades as a strong circle of colleagues practicing mutuality.