Self-Inquiry, Surrender, and Integration

  • March 24, 2013 · 7:00 PM
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Chani speaks on the nature of duality and nonduality and leads us in meditation.

Scott MacInnis asks, "What is not part of your spiritual life?" A consideration of this question may help you deal with integration issues you may be experiencing.

Lynn Fraser guides us through an inquiry into Who Am I starting with yoga's 5 koshas (sheaths or layers): Annamaya (physical body), Pranamaya (breath/energy layer), Manomaya (lower level of mind), Vjnanamaya (intuitive higher level of mind) and Anandamaya kosha (layer of limited bliss) and ...

And Dustin LindenSmith hosts the questions, "What does it mean to 'let go?'" "What is the importance of 'surrender' in the spiritual path?"

All are invited!

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  • shamim

    Hi Jerry ended up working overtime was looking forward to attending.. Hopefully next time..

    1 · March 25, 2013

  • Lynn Fraser

    From Scott: What if we had a calculator that had a programming error giving us these results: 1 + 1 = 2, 2 + 2 = 4 when the real answer is 1+1 = 1, 2 + 2 = 1. Would we blame the calculator? Or the programmed mind?

    March 25, 2013

  • Karla

    I would love if we met up at other times, places!
    Karla

    1 · March 25, 2013

  • Dustin LindenSmith

    That was fun last night; I'm sorry I didn't get to hear Karine's singing and the rest of the evening's discussion.

    For anyone who might be interested, I've posted my speaking notes from last night on our group discussion board:

    http://www.nonduality.ca/messag...­

    Thanks to all of you for your attentive listening and thoughtful questions. I really enjoyed sharing with you all. Dustin

    1 · March 25, 2013

  • chani

    I am grateful to meet all wonderful friends last night . Thankful to dustin's beautiful writing he shared with us ,Lynn's guided meditation
    Scott's inquiry ,Kim's wise input , Karine 's amazing voice to hear in stillness of night hope she will sing for us again and Darryl's insightfulness to stay in present . I can go on and on there was no one in room who did not bring warmth and love . I will also like to say thank you to Jerry .

    1 · March 25, 2013

  • Aman

    Yesterday's meet up title sums up the spiritual journey process for me. It all starts with self inquiry, some doubts. Then you slowly learn to surrender still thinking at some level that you might lose yourself in the process; only to discover that you emerge integrated into your wholeness after total surrender. Groups are meant to facilitate each others journey towards this absolute truth. Thanks everyone for being there.

    1 · March 25, 2013

  • Lynn Fraser

    I especially enjoyed Scott's insight into permeating our daily life with 'spiritual life' and how we can meet whatever is arising with interest. Even anger, whom many would label not spiritual, can give us insight into where we may be holding on to ideas about how things should be. From Chani's opening talk, Dustin's contemplative questions were deeply considered. He's going to post them on here. His reflections on who 'he is' now as a normal-weight person revealed a lot of fixed ideas of who he thought he was have dropped too. Lovely. It was wonderful to see everyone, old friends and new.

    1 · March 25, 2013

  • Jerry Katz

    Wow, what a gang of people gifted in different ways. Usually 25 people is too much for these meetups. But last night it seemed like an intimate group. In these meetups everyone's a teacher and everyone's a student, and probably no one would claim to be either.

    1 · March 25, 2013

  • Karine Lahaie

    I don,t know who's gonna make the musical poses but if there's is nobody, I want to share with all the mantra's song from Deva Primal and Mitten acapella. Since last time, I connect with Shamim, I make some research about India and found this incredible group.

    2 · March 13, 2013

  • Karla

    So sorry to miss tonight as my sitter became ill. Just tuning into the essence was lovely. Until April.... Namaste

    1 · March 24, 2013

    • Jerry Katz

      Sorry to hear that, Karla. Yes, hopefully see you in April! -Best, Jerry

      March 25, 2013

  • Rachel McMullin

    This will be my first Nonduality Satsang meeting. :)

    March 19, 2013

    • Jerry Katz

      It was nice to see you at the meetup, Rachel. Sorry we didn't get to chat but it seemed like you were into it. -Jerry

      March 25, 2013

  • Jennifer

    Sorry, but won't be able to attend after all. See you next time though!

    1 · March 23, 2013

  • Nancy Sarsfield

    weather permitting...

    March 21, 2013

  • Andrea Lawrence

    perhaps

    February 25, 2013

  • Karla

    looking forward to meeting!

    February 25, 2013

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