Nonduality Satsang is based upon a free and independent nonduality that circles around no single teacher, tradition, or sage. We simply come together around a theme or themes, and structure our meetups as questions for consideration and discussion. There is no single leader.

We usually meet at the George Wright House, 989 Young Avenue, Halifax, Nova Scotia, which is shown as the meetup's featured picture. It's a beautiful setting. But we've also had great meetings at taverns and empty storefronts!

What is nonduality?

Nonduality literally means "not two." That is, although things appear to be individual and distinct, at some level they are a oneness. Nonduality refers to the understanding or sense of an underlying oneness of all things. This oneness is felt to be your true nature or at least very important to you in some way.

What is satsang?

Satsang means the company of lovers of truth. Satsang is known by the inclination toward the space of awareness, be-ing, or not-knowing.

What we do

In Nonduality Satsang people authentically come together to hear, express, and value the truth of their nature and existence. They leave with a lasting insight of their true nature. This is accomplished through our collective presence, silence, discussion, confession of one's understanding and limitations of understanding, food, socialization, all within an atmosphere of celebration, humor, and joy.

We are friendly to all, and we mean All...

If you are drawn to the teachings of Eckhart Tolle, Adyashanti, Deepak Chopra, Native American wisdom, Jiddhu Krishnamurti, U.G. Krishnamurti, Nisargadatta Maharaj, Ramana Maharshi, Pema Chodron, The Dalai Lama, Rumi, Hafiz, Mary Oliver, Gangaji, Thomas Merton, anything Zen, or any one of a number of other people, traditions, and movements, or if you are freely and independently investigating, or simply enjoying Truth, you will appreciate Nonduality Satsang. We do not promote any particular teacher or teaching nor are we based upon any one tradition or guru.

We are friendly to all, while promoting, encouraging, and supporting (especially) local teachers, educators, confessors, realizers, and sharers of nondual understanding. Thank you for your interest. Welcome.

Guidelines

Mark Hovila includes the following in each issue of his newsletter:
Here are "Some Suggestions on the Nature of Dialogue" from the Krishnamurti Foundation of America which one of the attendees passed out at one of our meetings.

* Dialogue starts from a willingness to be tentative about what you know.

* The focus of dialogue is on what is rather than on ideas and opinions.

* You can participate by verbally or silently sharing perceptions.

* Dialogue is letting the issue unfold in affection and mutual respect.

* When a reaction arises, neither suppress it nor defend it, but suspend it in the mind and in the group, keeping it constantly available for observation and questioning.

* Dialogue is being together and seeing together in an unfolding relationship.

More guidelines and details on starting and running your own independent nonduality meetup group may be accessed at www.nonduality.com/meetup.htm

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    andrew macnab andrew macnab commented on What Is Presence?
    5 days ago
    andrew macnab

    "The mind stream animates the body while the body is viable,then­ moves on."

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    James James­ commented on What Is Presence?
    5 days ago
    James

    "Living and dead bodies... The difference between a living and a dead body is the Flow of life-force,­ motion-Pran­a...."

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    James James­ commented on What Is Presence?
    5 days ago
    James

    "The point is to see that what is called matter is energy functioning­ in a pattern and that the materializa­tion of energy [which is motion, Prana] is governed by intelligenc­e as it is orderly....­"

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    James James­ commented on What Is Presence?
    5 days ago
    James

    "Thank you folks for sharing your views on the difference between a living body and a dead one. Andrew'­s comment on the stroke event comes close to the point I wanted to make as to how this relates to Presence...­."

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    Audrey Ellis Audrey Ellis commented on What Is Presence?
    6 days ago
    Audrey Ellis

    "To be or not to be...silly its more as stated presence encompasses­ all that we can acknowledge­ or have a sense of"

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    James James­ commented on What Is Presence?
    6 days ago
    James

    "Thanks for the attempt Daniel. The specific question is 'What is the difference between a dead body and a living one?'.­.."

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    Jerry Katz Jerry Katz commented on What Is Presence?
    6 days ago
    Jerry Katz

    "The guidelines I read have been added to the "About­ us..."­ section on this site. The link is near the top of the column at the left...."

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    Daniel Daniel­ commented on What Is Presence?
    6 days ago
    Daniel

    ".....not certain where we would fetch those from. However, I'm probably overthinkin­g this for the direction you're­ going with it. So do tell."

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  • New comment
    Daniel Daniel­ commented on What Is Presence?
    6 days ago
    Daniel

    "Okay James, I'll bite to get things rolling; the difference between a dead and live body… Well, in the case of a drowning, I suppose it would be some dead brain cells and fluid in the lungs...."

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    Elisabeth Roulston Elisabeth Roulston commented on What Is Presence?
    April 14
    Elisabeth Roulston

    "I am looking forward to the next meeting but I am going to Europe and don't come back til June."

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