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The 2023 Felt Sense Conference

"Spirituality and the Murky Edge"/“Espiritualidad y el borde turbio”

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January 19 - 22, 2023 - starts 6pm Thursday and ends 2pm Sunday
Eastern (NY) time

Online Joining Information

An email will be sent in early January with a link to the conference Resource page.

Meeting Format

Join Us Online/Únete a nosotros en línea

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January 19 - 22, 2023
6:00 pm Thursday - 2:00 pm Sunday
Your time here

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The theme for this year’s conference is “Spirituality and the Murky Edge”

One must learn to wait, there, with that, and return to that repeatedly while it remains murky and closed for a time…. Soon big steps come from these…. it is within close reach of anyone. It is not… too mysterious to have. ~ Gene Gendlin


The Felt Sense Conference began in 2018 to honor the legacy of Gene Gendlin by exploring the many facets of felt sensing. The image for the conference is a bridge as a reminder that when we honor the felt sense, it carries us forward to new territory.  We explore together the next bridges to cross, from where we are now to the next right place to go.


Darryl Commings

Darryl Commings

Paula Gamble-Grant
Paula Gamble-Grant
Gabrielle Hoffman

Gabrielle Hoffman

Yao-Obiora Dibia

Yao-Obiora Dibia

Schedule for download coming soon


click here - Call for Proposals - we welcome your submissions by November 30, 2022

haga clic aquí - Convocatoria de Propuestas - damos la bienvenida a sus presentaciones antes del 30 de noviembre de 2022



Baruch Brenner and Dana Ganihar

Baruch Brenner & Dana Ganihar - When Gendlin Cried…From the `murky edge` of Focusing to the `misty edge` of Prayer  
“I cry because when I take in how infinite and marvelous and beautiful it all is, the crying comes.” (From Gendlin's conversations with Dave Young)

“...And Moses approached the mist where God was.” (Exodus 20, 17)

What happens when our awareness opens itself to the ‘living edge’? Gendlin turned our attention to the ‘murky edge’, from which, new steps enable us to carry forward our lives. In the .... read more and bios          Español

Darryl Commings

Darryl Commings - Responding to Religious Trauma: Felt Sense as a Model for Ministry




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Glenn Fleisch - Educing the spirit: letting the body’s energy lead us back and play itself out

The body is the womb of the spirit- through which we gestate and birth our inner being. Through a guided  experience, we will experience the somatic practice of educing, a process of awakening, drawing out, and bringing forth latent, hidden, and undeveloped energies. We act .... read more and bio       Español


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Paula Gamble-Grant - The Companioning of Souls: Focusing as a way of Integrating Heart, Soul, Mind and Body

The Companioning of Souls is an ancient practice across multiple faith traditions. From the Celtic “Anam Cara” (Soul Friend) to the desert mothers/fathers and Sufi masters, spiritual companions have existed to help people walk in and through the liminal and murky spaces of life and faith. Even now, the “spiritual-but-not-religious” faith is growing more and bio      Español


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Peter Gill - "Nature as a doorway to spirit"

Peter Gill is one of the UK’s foremost Focusing trainers. He has been teaching for more than fifteen years; leading retreats, workshops and classes. He is qualified with the British Focusing Association and more and bio       Español


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John Keane - BioSpirituality and the Murky Edge - An Exploration of the Role of the Felt Sense in Spirituality

Fr Peter Campbell, co-founder of the BioSpiritual Institute often stated that any serious spiritual research “must” contain some dimension of the role of felt sensing. In this workshop, we will examine this statement in terms of: 1. The need for a more and bio         Español


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Kyle Kung - The Application of Zen and Focusing—Oriental and Occidental integration

Experiential Focusing guilds us to deeper self-knowledge and healing with a warm and open attitude, to reach body and mind harmony. The teachings of Zen has a long history and deep philosophy behind more and bio              Español




Recordings of the presentations will be available to all registrant through April 30, 2023.

Language  The language of the conference is English and we will offer Spanish translation for nearly all of the presentations (depending on our translation team).

Work Study  $100 off. World Living Room Leader - Living rooms (1 hour) will be held on Saturday and Sunday and provide a time to connect informally with others. They are put at a time of day 3am - 4am NY time convenient for Europe/Africa & Asia/Oceania. Your time here 
Skills needed are: proficiency being a Zoom host, and comfort with leading a group conversation on Zoom, being attentive to the needs of those who show up.  Please apply by writing to [email protected]

Registration Details

Early Bird Prices through December 31, 2022
Regular Price $315   Modified Price $215   Lowest Price $115*

Prices starting January 1, 2023
Regular Price $340   Modified Price $240   Lowest Price $140*

Three tier pricing. We welcome you to select the level right for you, while reminding you that if you have a reliable means of support and live in a country with a strong economy, we ask that you pay the regular price. By choosing the highest amount you are capable of paying you help make the sliding scale possible. Thank you! 

*Note: if the lowest price is not affordable for you please write to [email protected] to inquire about a scholarship.

Refunds: A full refund minus a $25 administrative fee (regardless of the registration fee paid) for cancellations 14 days before the start date. Cancellations less than 14 days before the start date are nonrefundable.

TIFI reserves the right to cancel, change and alter the program if necessary. Participants authorize TIFI to use their name, statements and likeness without charge, for promotional purposes in publications, advertising, video, web, new media, or other formats.

At many of our events, we will end class by taking a screenshot. All those who don't want to be included will have the chance to leave. Taking screenshots for sharing (such as on social media) are not allowed at other times during the class. Thanks for your cooperation.

By registering for this course with the Institute, and in consideration of the right and opportunity to participate in and contribute to the Institute’s classes, for the purposes of its control of all video and/or audio recordings thereof pertaining to uses serving our purposes and goals, in enrolling in this session you acknowledge and agree to the Institute’s ownership of all rights in such classes, including all rights under copyright therein.  In no circumstance shall any portion or clip posted or displayed exceed 3 minutes in duration.  If you plan to use, post or display any portion or clips of these recordings, including posting these to a website or to a social media platform or portal, you agree that you will seek and obtain the prior approval of the Institute.

Early Bird Prices end December 31

2022-11-02T17:30:00 - 2023-01-20T22:00:00

$ 315.00

Early Bird Regular price

$ 215.00

Early Bird Modified price

$ 115.00

Early Bird Lowest price

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