Advaita Friends Potluck Dinner (vegetarian food only please)

  • April 26, 2014 · 5:00 PM
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As the great Hindu teacher Bhagavan Sri Maharshi wrote in his seminal work "Who am I?": "The gross body which is composed of the seven humors, I am not. The five cognitive senses, I am not. The five vital airs, I am not. Even the mind that thinks, I am not. If I am none of these, then who am I? After negating all of the above mentioned as 'not this', 'not that, that Awareness which alone remains - that I am. .."

For our next potluck discussion, please share with the sangha your thoughts about the following question:  If one agrees with the fundamental Advaita truth that we are Awareness and not a separate person, then how does that enlightened view inform our dualistic life? How do we direct ourselves into thinking, speaking and acting differently once we realize that we are Awareness? What are those new thoughts, actions and speech patterns like? 

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  • Pauline

    Very enjoyable evening, a welcoming group with in-depth spiritual discussion, and the food was great too.

    1 · April 28, 2014

  • Gerald G. B.

    This gathering had it all, wonderful company, profound discussion and delicious food! That our group continues to thrive in a spirit of oneness is indeed a grand tribute to our founder Stanley Sobottka and also to his successors Ken and Jane!

    1 · April 27, 2014

    • Jane H.

      Dear Joe, Thank you so much for coming last night Your experience and wisdom gleaned from your life of Oneness inspires us all! Love,'Jane

      April 27, 2014

  • Diane

    Hello Jane, So very sorry to read the news about the passing of Dr. Stanley Sobottka. I look forward to his remembrance and meditation on his many many accomplishments. I will bring a veggie dish of hummus and grilled flatbread. I look forward to this event. Thank you for hosting!

    April 22, 2014

    • Diane

      Hello Jane, I hope you got my message I left for you on your cell phone. My family have been sick with spring time cold, sore throats etc., but again my apologies for not making this noteworthy dinner. Looking forward to the next outstanding potluck.

      April 27, 2014

    • Jane H.

      So sorry you weren't there, Diane. I hope you are feeling better. We look forward to seeing you next month!-Jane

      April 27, 2014

  • Pie D.

    Excellent initiation - conversation, community, learning and connection.

    1 · April 27, 2014

    • Jane H.

      So glad you could come, Pie. Please come again. You are a great addition to our discussions! Love,

      April 27, 2014

  • Chuck H.

    Excellent food; warm company; a loving connection of the heart

    1 · April 27, 2014

    • Jane H.

      Chuck, We are so honored that you drive so far for our potlucks. We all greatly benefit from your wisdom and experience. Love,Jane

      April 27, 2014

  • Paul H.

    A wonderful sharing group. Great food, great hostess, in a beautiful home and let us not forget the pooches.

    1 · April 27, 2014

    • Jane H.

      Thank you for coming, Paul and for making so many wonderful comments during our discussion. And the time I host a next potluck, the dogs will be sequestered in the cottage . Sorry about their raucous behavior!Love,

      April 27, 2014

    • Jane H.

      Jane

      April 27, 2014

  • Jane H.

    Thanks to all who came. It was a wonderful evening of people interrelating with one another out of their awareness of the Oneness that we all are. This sangha is so helpful for me as I learn how to relate to all people with a tender, open, loving heart....saying yes to all and everything, rejecting no one and nothing. (well said, Chuck!)

    April 27, 2014

  • Gerald G. B.

    Hey Jane, and thanks for your very informative message on the passing of our founder. Stanley was truly a gift from God! Am greatly looking forward to the potluck. Joe

    April 22, 2014

    • Jane H.

      Hi Joe! I can't wait to see you again; it has been too long. Thank you for your kind words about Stanley; we are hoping to have a Memorial Service for him in Charlottesville soon. Love, Jane

      April 22, 2014

  • Peter and Sharon R.

    Jane,
    We cannot make it after all. We have to travel to Buffalo because of a sick family member. We hope to see everyone at the next Advaita potluck.

    April 21, 2014

  • Beate R.

    Jane, unfortunately I can't attend the potluck because my family from Germany will be visiting during this time. I look forward to seeing you at another time!

    April 9, 2014

    • Jane H.

      Dear Beate,

      April 9, 2014

    • Jane H.

      Dear Beate , For some reason when I hit"return" ,this message gets sent ! So now I will write it without hitting "return" to start a new paragraph! I just wanted to say we will miss your gentleness and kindness at our next potluck but hope you have a wonderful time with your famIiy. Love, Jane

      April 9, 2014

  • Tom D.

    Unfortunately something has come up and I will be out of town the whole weekend. Sounds like a wonderful topic. I wish I could have attended.

    April 8, 2014

    • Jane H.

      We will miss you, Tom! Hopefully you can come to the May potluck . It will be at Jim Ward's house. Love, Jane

      April 8, 2014

  • Gerald G. B.

    An excellent, very pertinent topic for discussion!

    March 30, 2014

  • Robert B.

    Great questions for our discussion, Jane. Looking forward to exploring them.

    March 28, 2014

    • Jane H.

      So glad you can come, Robert!

      March 28, 2014

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