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Advaita Friends of Charlottesville Potluck Dinner and Discussion

  • Sep 21, 2013 · 5:30 PM
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Discussion theme of evening is spiritual doing (action)  vs. non-doing (being) and the balance needed on the path to awakening.

It's been a while since I've been to the advaita meetups at cville coffee.  This is my first potluck hosting event.  Everyone is warmly invited to my home.  We live on lake hollymead.   I'm married, have a 5 year old, a pitbull, and 2 cats.  If none of that scares you- come on by and enjoy an evening of good talk, food, friendship and a great lake view off our back deck.

Peace, see you then 

J. Stewart Dixon /

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  • James H.

    Thank you, Pamela. In Advaita, the absolute, non-dual level is so often emphasized, but you remind us of human qualities that are the stuff of life. You remind us that we are non-dual Consciousness having an experience of multiplicity... as these many souls and perspectives in interlinked, ongoing developmental process that includes this human experience... knowing separation, limitation, vulnerability, suffering, and the courageous overcoming of suffering, separation… as we learn to build connection, to surrender, love, and experience the beauty that we are, the beauty that might be.

    2 · September 26, 2013

  • Pamela D.

    I forgot Courage, who undergirds all.

    1 · September 25, 2013

  • Pamela D.

    Who said Being can't also be friends with Fun? Was it Ego? Screw Ego! But alas...Being invited Ego along anyway to meet Fun. What to do? Let's ask Surrender who might really know. Truly just thought it was all so funny....One more character and I'd have the seven dwarves of life--perhaps Vulnerability who stays deep in the cave for fear of showing up for Fun, Being, Ego Surrender, or Truly? ;-p
    (See Brene Brown, TED Talks: The Power of Vulnerability, )

    1 · September 25, 2013

  • ted o.

    You nailed it Pam, Popeye style

    September 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Jeff hosted a wonderful evening. Thank you all for sharing your knowledge of subjects I am interested. The food is always good, too.

    Jeff, I left my salsas in your refrig. enjoy them! I was too tired to remember them and did not want to back track. the mango was opened on Saturday.

    Be safe.

    September 23, 2013

  • Pamela D.

    Stimulating! From a very old and fabled cartoon mystic: "I Yam What I Yam."

    A “pointer" to the potluck evening question: Spiritual Doing vs Non-Doing? Thinking out of the box with equalizing, neutralizing, non-sensical Acceptance: Popeye, the Sailor Man, on self-inquiry, a lighter side of beingness? Popeye

    "You don't have to be no fish to tell when you're flounderin'
    What am I? Some kind of barnacles on the dinghy of life?....
    And I yam what I yam what I yam and I yam what I yam and that's all that I yam 'cause I yam what I yam
    (Ya got it? I thinks so, yeah!)
    And I gots a lot of muskle and I only gots one eye
    And I never hurts nobodys and I'll never tell a lie
    Tops to me bottoms and me bottoms to me top
    And that's the way it is 'till the day that I drop
    What am I?
    I yam what I yam! (ahhh one of these days)
    I yam what I yam what I yam what I yam what I yam, yeah
    (I wonder about meself? To be or not to be? Who’s asking?)
    What am I?

    2 · September 23, 2013

  • Peter and Sharon R.

    Jeff, thanks again for your hospitality. It takes generosity and an open heart to host these events. It was good to hear from others who came from varying backgrounds and shared their viewpoints. The best part was to connect with friends and make new ones.

    Sharon and I have hosted an advaita potluck and would be willing to do so again after others who attend regularly take a turn hosting. It would be a shame to see these potlucks end because not enough people offer to host.


    September 22, 2013

  • Devi

    Fun to meet new like minded folks.

    1 · September 22, 2013

  • Pamela

    A peaceful and congenial group.

    1 · September 21, 2013

  • ted o.

    Will be a bit late (6-6:30). Thanks for hosting!

    September 21, 2013

  • Joanne C.

    sorry I can not make it as something has come up
    I look forward to seeing you soon, namaste

    September 20, 2013

  • Paul H.

    I may be late as I am coming from a Northern Virginia event.

    September 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I will be driving through Earlysville (from the Nortonsville area) if anyone needs a ride. Save gas.

    September 16, 2013

  • K. N.

    p.s. It looks like as many as 9 or 10 members of our Meetup might come to the potluck. Here's the event announcement on our site:

    Can't wait!

    September 11, 2013

  • K. N.

    Looking forward to seeing all my good friends in the Advaita network! Some members of our new Evolutionary Spirituality-Charlottesville Meetup may also come. Promises to be a rich and convivial evening.

    September 7, 2013

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