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Chatham County Library

197 NC Hwy 87 N · Pittsboro, NC

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Holmes Meeting Room - go right when enter library

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All the world’s great spiritual traditions and their secret teachings are now available for anyone to study—from books, on websites and podcasts, in seminars and weekend workshops, online and face to face. So, why have all the world’s spiritual traditions emphasized the relationship with a teacher as necessary for serious spiritual practice? Can’t any intelligent and self-reflective individual just study the wisdom and instructions the great teachers have left behind and get on with real practice on their own? Are we missing something about the traditional relationship with a teacher that has been so highly valued?

This presentation by James Steinberg, a life-long student of Avatar Adi Da Samraj and of the world’s spiritual traditions, will discuss the time-honored relationship with a spiritual realizer and what it can do for you that you can’t do for yourself.

James will discuss:

* What the “do it yourself” approach doesn’t understand about spiritual life

* Why all spiritual traditions value the relationship with a spiritual realizer

* How to choose and benefit from a teacher

The presentation includes discourse segments by Avatar Adi Da Samraj on the importance of the traditional relationship between teachers and their students.

There will be time for discussion and Q&A plus refreshments will be served.