This group holds monthly meetings for satsang to realize the original Self--consciousness of the now. Satsang is an Indian Sanskrit word meaning "to be with what is". In satsang we meditate and sit in presence, while listening to a Dharma talk of non-dual teachings.
Nondual (not two) teachings point beyond form and to the infinite stillness. Dialogue in satsang is congruent with direct non-dual precepts of Advaita Vedanta, Taoism, Gnosticism, and Zen/Dzogchen Buddhism.
Events occur mostly in Sacramento, Nevada, Placer, and Yolo Counties. This group also announces satsang of non-dual teachers that visit the greater Sacramento area.
Some contemporary non-dual teachers are: Adyashanti, Atmananda Krishna Menon, Byron Katie, Eckhart Tolle, Gangaji, Jean Klein, Krishnamurti, Mooji, Neelam, Nisargadatta, Papaji, Prasanna, Ramana Maharshi, Ramesh Balsekar, and Robert Adams.
If you are new to non-dualism, please attend monthly satsangs with Chad Johnson, Prajna, or Larry Melton. Free on-line satsangs are also posted to the calendar.
Following are a sample of non-dual teachings:
"You are here to enable the divine purpose of the universe to unfold. That is how important you are." ~ Eckhart Tolle
"What a liberation to realize that the “voice in my head” is not who I am. Who am I then? The one who sees that." - Eckhart Tolle
"In satsang, a melting is taking place. Something has taken hold of you, dissolving all delusions from inside. At a certain point, you will find you are empty of identity. Now, you don't exist as that old picture. Only the formless Self exists - powerfully! The person is imaginary. Only the Real is and you are That. A joyful discovery!" ~ Mooji
"What you are looking for is what is looking."- St Francis of Assisi
"Fundamental reality is neither "known", nor "unknown". It is "unknowable." it is a mystery to be lived, not a problem to be solved." - Prasanna
"We need to save the planet, of course. But let’s not fall into the erroneous thinking that all the solutions are out there somewhere. Because most of the problems—violence, pollution, war, terrorism—all those things have their origin in human consciousness or unconsciousness. So your primary responsibility is not doing anything outside of you; your primary responsibility is your own state of consciousness. And once that is achieved, then whatever you do and whomever you come into contact with, and even many people you don’t come into direct contact with, get affected by your state of consciousness." ~ Eckhart Tolle
"You are not IN the Universe, you ARE the Universe, an intrinsic part of it. Ultimately you are not a person, but a focal point where the Universe is becoming conscious of itself. What an amazing miracle." ~ Eckhart Tolle
"How do you help this world by becoming Self-realized? When you become Self-realized, you are no longer a body. You are All Pervading Consciousness, the Absolute Reality. You are Boundless Space. You become the trees, the mountains,the rivers, the animals, the insects, the birds. You have become everything. You are the Self. The imperishable, immutable Self. But when you can't see this, you act as an independent agent. Thinking you're going to make this a better world in which to live. Sticking up for your rights. Trying to change people's opinions. Protesting about this and about that.I admit all these things are necessary in this world, but this is what maya is all about. Maya is a wonderful illusion. It makes you believe you've got to do something to change things in this world. But I can assure you, nothing will ever change. It will appear to change for a while. Things will appear slightly better at times, and they'll be slightly worse at times. There will be cataclysms, destructions. All sorts of things happening to the world. This is the nature of this world. It has absolutely nothing to do with you. Yet at the same time you are the world. I always contradict myself, this is the teaching. It’s a total contradiction. But the ultimate reality is, let go of everything. Know yourself as Omnipresence, and you’ll be total happiness and total freedom. " ~ Robert Adams
"I am enlightened, and always have been, simultaneously with the beginning of the universe." ~ The Buddha, First Words After Realizing the Truth