Welcome to Spacious Presence

What is Spacious Presence?

Spacious Presence has been called by many names – the ground of your being, the ‘peace beyond all understanding’, the true Self, clarity, God, etc.

But this presence is  not something that can be grasped by just describing or understanding it.  It needs to be  felt or  experienced.

If you take a moment now, to just pause, open and relax, you might begin to sense it. When you allow your attention to come to rest and soften, there’s a sense that there is ‘something more’ here than a ‘me’. As you rest more fully in this ‘something more’, this ‘presence’, you may feel yourself settling into an easy sense of peace, of natural well- being or subtle aliveness – a fuller sense of ‘What You Are’. This presence is always here but we don’t always notice it.

The beautiful thing is that tuning into this fuller sense of  ‘What You Are’, this presence or beingness,  requires no effort, no special technique, no change in your inner or outer circumstances – and it is deeply nourishing.


What Difference Will it Make in My Life?

Resting in this presence, you find that whatever was seemingly in your  way of feeling okay or at peace,  feels different, as it is arising within the fabric of this larger space of soothing comfort and security.  Difficult thoughts, emotions and tensions organically settle and harmonize. You begin to experience your usual ‘problems’ and preoccupations in a refreshing, new light – while neither avoiding nor bypassing anything.

Your sense of ‘what you are’ begins to expand.  Usually, we define ourselves based on what we are thinking and feeling and we experience highs and lows based on the thoughts and emotions that are passing through our minds and bodies.  As you become familiar with resting in presence, you begin to see that  although your thoughts and feelings come and go, the larger sense of presence is the only thing that actually doesn’t change.  And a shift begins to take place, as presence begins to permeate more and more  — and you realize that that this soothing, spacious, alive well-being is actually what you truly are.

What we are exploring here is not a technique, a meditation or an experience but a fundamentally different way of meeting life. We are tapping into a resource that doesn’t come and go, even in the midst of our busy minds and emotions. This is actually a natural step in our evolution – therefore, there is an instinctive ‘homing instinct’ drawing us toward it. Once we’ve had some ‘tastes’ of this way of being, it organically begins to infuse our everyday life.

We invite you to join us in this journey and see the difference it can make in your own life…

Want to know more?  Here’s a short video about Spacious Presence:

Spacious Presence


Want to know still more?

There are several ways to get involved:

  •  For those desiring a deep immersion, we  offer ongoing series of courses – generally once or twice a year – where we develop meaningful connections and community in Spacious Presence
  •  Drop-in Satsangs, offered from time to time, are an easy way to get a taste of Spacious Presence
  •  Individual coaching sessions in person, by Skype or phone
  • We also offer presentations adapted to your specific group or organization

To find out more, or to ask us anything – anything at all – you can sign up for our monthly email newsletter, email us directly, or call us at 303-530-5391.

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 Some of our friends’ nondual websites:

The Center for Nondual Awareness

Adam Chacksfield

Peter Fenner

Rupert Spira



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Satsang with Elly and Bruce

Friday, January 13th

7:00 – 9:00 PM

Bruce and Elly Nygren, Spacious Presence co-founders


Dear friends,

We’ve just recently returned from 8 months of camping around the country, and have settled back into Boulder for the winter.  Our travels took us to peaceful lakes, spectacular hikes, and varied cultures in parts of America we had never visited before. Throughout our journey, we also explored deeply the intricacies of our relationship with each other and with ourselves.

Some of our most enjoyable times were morning and evening “campfire satsangs…” a time to watch the fire together and contemplate whatever arose from the silence.

One thing we did miss was sharing satsang with our friends – you!

So now that we’re settled in, we would like to invite you to join us in Spacious Presence, for spiritual nourishment and sharing from the heart, in this time of change and turmoil.  As usual, we will begin with a short guided meditation, an appreciation of shared silence, and the invitation to bring into the circle whatever is “up” for you.

Where:  Our home in Heatherwood – 4690 Berkshire Place, Boulder CO
When:   Friday, January 13th, 7:00 – 8:45 PM


Donations accepted

 Please RSVP:

Elly’s email is elly@nilenet.com

Bruce’s email is bruce@spaciouspresence.org