What we're about

Welcome to the Sarasota Philosophical Self-Inquiry Group

What's behind the sense of "I am"? Who's living, and who's facing death? Who or what am I, essentially? Will some part of me continue on after death? Is there an unchanging, eternal part of me? Am I a part of some unchanging, eternal essence?

Occasional individuals throughout history have told of finding the answer to those questions, and their testimonies often have a surprising consistency. Richard Rose ( http://tatfoundation.org/)wrote : "Beyond the mind is a golden find...."

For individuals seeking to find the answer for themselves, those testimonies provide helpful clues for pursuing the search to a successful conclusion.

For some searchers, working by themselves is the preferred method. Others intuit that finding a few fellow seekers to work with may expedite their progress. Still more fortunate may be those who find a living person who has made the journey and can provide assistance from the perspective of that realization.

I aim to find and work alongside individuals who are consciously seeking a permanent end to suffering.

In such an endeavor, it can be difficult to stay on track; working with individuals who are aiming for a similar goal can provide invaluable mirroring, jolts, feedback, inspiration, and friendship.

Having deeply-held beliefs challenged is one way that has the potential to accelerate the rate of disillusionment and self-discovery; in our meetings we aim to do just that, and often use a form of questioning called confrontation.

To get a feel for our approach and orientation, you can look up Art Ticknor ( http://selfdiscoveryportal.com/ ) (see links below), his teacher, Richard Rose ( http://www.spiritualteachers.org/richard_rose.htm ), and the TAT Foundation ( http://tatfoundation.org/ ). Some others who have a related approach and orientation are Nisargadatta Maharaj, Ramana Marahshi, and Franklin Merrell-Wolff.

Past events (30)

What is most important in your life right now?

Downtown Selby Library

Do you have a sense of purpose?

Downtown Selby Library