Satsang: The Five Kleshas – The Obstacles to Happiness

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9414 Roosevelt Way NE

9414 Roosevelt Way Northeast · Seattle

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Near 95th & Roosevelt; Street parking is free and generally available, especially on side streets. Double check that you are not blocking a driveway!!

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According to the Indian tradition, the five kleshas are the obstacles that keep us from the happiness that is our birthright. This journey starts with how we’ve forgotten our true nature as a free and joyful consciousness and ends with our tendency to cling to life and push away death. Grace will offer this powerful teaching at our first satsang of the year and you’ll be invited to set an intention of how you’d like to clear the way for happiness in 2019.

Each week we hold Satsang - "gathering together to share truth" – at the Seattle Tantra Community in the Maple Leaf neighborhood of Seattle. We’ll begin with some personal practice (movement, meditation, mantra), share a teaching and discussion on a topic of Tantra, and conclude with a circle connecting with other community members celebrating the divine within each other.

10:00 - Brief intro to tantra for newcomers; introductions.

10:10 - Asana, pranayama, mantra, meditation

10:50 - Teaching & Discussion

11:30 - Puja

What is a "Satsang"?

In tantra, a satsang is a gathering of spiritual people for the purpose of sharing practice and wisdom. And this is exactly what we do. Each satsang brings different themes and topics, usually presented by Grace, with all discussion welcome and invited. The themes and topics generally touch on aspects of sacred sexuality and the embodied spirituality of classical and neo-tantra. Sometimes we branch into relevant teachings from other traditions, as well as the nuances of non-dual spiritual experience.

How much does this cost?

Satsang is offered on a donation basis. Your gift of any amount to help sustain the instructor and cover costs of the event is welcome. We offer the guidance of $20-$30 to help sustain the community. Gifts of greater amounts are always welcome and help extend and expand this project.

Who is this for?

Our satsang is suitable for beginning and experienced tantric practitioners interested in the full range of tantric teaching, including meditation, breath, visualization, yoga, diet, philosophy, and sexuality.

Satsang is open to absolutely all genders, ethnic backgrounds, levels of fitness, sexual orientation, religious or spiritual framework. No experience is assumed. Drop in visits are welcome.

Note: Currently STC has limited ADA accessibility. Our practice and meeting space has no stairs and is wheelchair accessible. However, our bathroom currently does not fit a wheelchair. (We are hoping to remedy this in early 2019). We will do our best to accommodate the physical needs of all bodies. If you have questions or concerns about your accessibility in our space, please contact [masked].

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