What we're about

What is non-duality?

Spiritual enlightenment is right here, right now. What you are looking for, is what you already are.

Non-duality is the experiential realisation that there is no fundamental separation between anything. It can not be taught or attained through intellectual understanding, only experienced.
Non-dual inquiry (eg. the question Who Am I?) is not a search for a possible enlightenment in the future, but an exploration of what is here and now. It is known as the Direct Path (as opposed to other ‘gradual’ spiritual paths) and it leads directly to waking up, resulting in inner freedom, abiding peace and a great love for humanity and beyond.

Some well known non-dual teachers are: Ramana Maharshi, Nisargadatta Maharaj, Ramesh Balsekar, Atmananda Krishna Menon, Papaji, Jean Klein, Eckhart Tolle, Adyashanti, Gangaji, Mooji, Papaji, Francis Lucille, Rupert Spira, Greg Goode, Tony Parsons and Robert Adams.

What is this group about, and who can join it?

The purpose of this group is to CONNECT people of all ages who have:
1) fully awakened to the Truth of Self and Reality and are integrating this into daily life
2) partially awakened and still seeking support and inspiration (that’s me!)
3) had mystical experiences and/or fleeting glimpses of non-dual reality
4) discovered non-dual teachings/teachers and resonated with them

PLEASE NOTE: To join this group you must have an ongoing engagement with, or investigation into, non-dual inquiry and the desire to share your experiences.

The group will provide a space to explore the possibility that our experience is already non-dual, right now. By challenging the assumptions of the common dualistic view, we can realise that separation is not supported by the facts of our experience, leaving us open to seeing what we truly are, and have always been.

So let’s question our thinking, share personal journeys and non-dual insights from our different teachers and our own experiences, and enjoy/explore the mundane and the sublime with others.

‘Be humble for you are made of earth. Be noble for you are made of stars.’
Serbian proverb

What we will do

This group is about sharing and enjoying the connection and support of others who are either on the path to awakening or who are no longer seeking (it was here all the time). Hopefully the meetings will create a little network of ‘non-dual’ friends in Adelaide.
We may:
• share a video or non-dual text or saying, and focus on the resonance that arises from it.
• chat about how non-duality is expressed in our inner world and embodied in our daily life.
• share experiences with fellow travellers and rest in the knowing that not only are we not alone, we are in fact ONE.
• do all or none of the above!

Let’s do this casually over coffees, lunches, dinners, bush walks, beach walks, hikes, and occasional special outings.

There is no teacher or guru in this group, only friends who want to share in the deepest Truth. I am happy to facilitate and am open to suggestions, trusting that it will evolve as it needs to…

Come and explore non-duality in community!

Upcoming events (5+)

Exploring Non Duality

Stepney

TOPIC: Dissolving contractions of the body. We will listen to a video talk from a contemporary non-dual teacher and share insights and experiences afterwards. This event is for people who are seriously investigating, or integrating, or abiding in non dual awareness. Please RSVP and I will then send you the address via Meetup message. Due to the intimate space, we can fit only eight people so please keep your RSVP up to date. A $5 donation to the annual Meetup subscription fee would be greatly appreciated, thank you.

Friday evening with Rupert

Stepney

TOPIC: Rupert Spira retreat Rupert has generously gifted to our meetup group the set of video recordings from his recent retreat in Garrison, USA. On alternate Friday evenings please join me to listen to one of the talks or contemplative meditations from the retreat. They go for between 1 - 2 hours so there may or may not be time afterwards for discussion. Let's just go with the flow... This event is for people who are seriously investigating, or integrating, or abiding in non dual awareness. Please RSVP and I will send you the address via Meetup message a few days before the gathering. Due to the intimate space, we can fit only seven people so please keep your RSVP up to date. A $5 donation to the annual Meetup subscription fee would be greatly appreciated, thank you.

Sacred Garden Non Dual Meditation

The Sacred Garden

Topic: TBC We will listen to and participate in a non dual meditation this morning. Meet in the shelter in the back corner of the sacred garden for our non dual gathering from 10.00am - 11.00am. Following this we can wander over to the Melon and Rye Cafe around the corner for coffee/brunch/lunch. (It's a 5 minute walk through lovely Ridge Park to get to the cafe.) Please arrive early to find the shelter and settle in. You can either drive in and park in The Monastery carpark, or park in Spence Avenue (opposite The Monastery) and walk across Cross Rd, and down the entrance drive to the Monastery. The Sacred Garden is clearly signed from the Monastery carpark. To join this event you must have an ongoing engagement with, or investigation into, non dual self inquiry. New people who are genuinely interested in non-duality are most welcome! A $5 donation towards the meetup subscription fees will be appreciated. Thank you.

Friday evening with Rupert

Stepney

TOPIC: Rupert Spira retreat Rupert has generously gifted to our meetup group the set of video recordings from his recent retreat in Garrison, USA. On alternate Friday evenings please join me to listen to one of the talks or contemplative meditations from the retreat. They go for between 1 - 2 hours so there may or may not be time afterwards for discussion. Let's just go with the flow... This event is for people who are seriously investigating, or integrating, or abiding in non dual awareness. Please RSVP and I will send you the address via Meetup message a few days before the gathering. Due to the intimate space, we can fit only seven people so please keep your RSVP up to date. A $5 donation to the annual Meetup subscription fee would be greatly appreciated, thank you.

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Sacred Garden Non Dual Meditation

The Sacred Garden

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