What we're about

Starting November 17th 2017 the name of the group was changed from Meditation in Lagrange to Awakening Realized. The new name reflects what the group is about and what we hope you get from joining the group e.g. that you realize Awakening.

Will we still meditate? Yes, meditation is the core practice that the group was founded with and remains a core practice. We will still meditate for about an hour at each meetup.

What else do you do besides meditation? We practice other techniques that have been shown to help people Awaken.

What if I am not interested in Awakening but simply want to learn how to meditate and reduce stress, can I still attend? Awakening can be thought of as the highest state free of stress. So stress reduction is still in line with the "lofty" goal of Awakening. So yes, you are more than welcome to attend and take and use what you find beneficial for your life. After you reduce your stress, you may find that you want to eliminate it completely.

There is a wealth of information under the Discussions tab or if you are on your phone go to More > Message Boards.

Like the little stream
Making its way
Through the mossy crevices
I, too, quietly
Turn clear and transparent. - Taigu Ryokan

Upcoming events (4+)

Awareness

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Tonight we will be doing a fun group exercise that involves placing attention on and describing awareness. We will still meditate for 50-60 minutes.

Some quotes from Wei Wu Wei to whet your appetite and set the table...

"A man who is seeking for realisation is not only going round searching for his spectacles without realising that they are on his nose all the time, but also were he not actually looking through them he would not be able to see what he is looking for!"

"Are you still thinking, looking, living, as from an imaginary phenomenal centre? As long as you do that you can never recognise your freedom."

"We are required to cease looking at objects as events apart from ourselves, And to know them at their source - which is our perceiving of them."

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Fee: Free

The Mind Illuminated - Book Review and Meditation Class

We are going thru the book The Mind Illuminated and meditating for an hour on this meetup. The call will last 3+ hours. We meet once a month. It will probably take a year+ to go thru the book. There are also guided meditations that you can use on insight timer to help support your practice.

Please read the Sixth Interlude: The Stages of an Adept & Appendix D, The Jhanas in TMI. See the google doc for more readings, instructions and past recordings of meetings are in the google share.

https://www.amazon.com/The-Mind-Illuminated-audiobook/dp/B072LJZ95M/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=The+Mind+Illuminated&qid=1612719491&sr=8-1

Fee : Donation

Online - Book Night

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In Advaita Vedanta, Mahamudra, etc. liberative realization is accomplished by hearing, thinking and meditating. In this two-hour meetup we will do just that…spend an hour on hearing and thinking and then an hour meditating. We will go over 'Atma Darshan' by Atmananda. This is a wonderful book on nonduality.

Its out of print but here is a link.
https://archive.org/details/atmadarshanatmanirvritiatmanandakrishnamenon1991_202004_574_w/page/n1/mode/2up

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We start at 6:30pm with a brief discussion (please show up no later than 6:45) then sit for about 1 hour and end with a brief discussion wrapping up around 8:30pm.

Fee:Free

Online - Open Mike Night

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The chat will be open to anything in regards to meditation, spirituality, consciousness, philosophy, etc. etc. There is no theme planned and anyone can share whatever is on your mind. We will still meditate for 50-60 minutes.

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We start at 6:30pm with a open discussion then sit for about 50-60 minutes and end with a brief discussion wrapping up around 8:30pm. If you are new to meditation, instruction can be offered. If you are an intermediate or advanced meditator, please come and share your practice.

Fee: Free

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