You are invited to an evening satsang with Stephan Bodian who is a nondual teacher who received Dharma transmission (authorization to teach) from Adyashanti. Stephan will be giving a Friday evening talk and a weekend intensive.
Date: Friday 26 July
Time: 7.00pm - 9.00pm
VENUE: The Philadelphia Association, 4 Marty's Yard, 17 Hampstead High Street, London, NW3 1QW
Tube: Hampstead Station on the Northern Line
Stephan is doing a weekend intensive at the same venue the following day and details of this can be found here here: https://www.meetup.com/London-Advaita/events/261397205/
Friday Evening Satsang - The Paradox of Awakening
“The truth can’t be found through seeking, but only seekers find it.” - traditional saying
At the heart of the awakening process, as at the heart of spirituality itself, lies the paradox of the search: If we already are the truth, happiness, and love we seek, what’s the point of doing anything to find or awaken to it? Yet if we never discover it for ourselves and make it a living presence, how can we ever relieve our suffering and transform our lives? In this talk, Stephan will explore this paradox, known as the gateless gate in Zen or the open secret, and discuss the paradoxical value of the search.
Stephan Bodian has been practicing and teaching the direct approach to awakened living for more than 40 years, including 10 years as a Buddhist monk and another 10 as a close disciple of Jean Klein. He was invited to teach in 2001 by Adyashanti.
Stephan's website can be found here: https://www.stephanbodian.org/
Stephan's Buddha at the Gaspump interview can be found here: https://batgap.com/stephan-bodian/