September 2019

14Sep(Sep 14)10:00 AM24(Sep 24)4:30 PMThe Dialectic of EnlightenmentA Benefit for the Spirit Rock Scholarship Fund and Open Gate Sangha10:00 AM - 4:30 PM (24) Community Meditation Center Teacher(s): Adyashanti No prerequisiteOpens soon

Event Details

Sliding Scale: $110 – 275. Code AY1B19.

Livestream Available
This program is also available online via Livestream. To register for the online version of this program visit this link.

A Benefit for the Spirit Rock Scholarship Fund and Open Gate Sangha

The core of the spiritual life involves a dialectic interaction between our empirical or relative selves and the numinous universal ground of our being. The embodied human ego seeks its home ground and its liberating release, while the numinous ground of being seeks its conscious embodiment in the world of time and space. These two spiritual instincts are the enlightenment impulse experienced from the two opposing poles of universal being in an ongoing cyclical relationship with itself. It is the respiratory nature of spirit always and already being timeless and complete, while always becoming a more consciously embodied expression of itself in space and time. These two spiritual instincts move in cyclic relationship to one another within the human psyche, much like breathing in is followed by breathing out. To have some understanding of the cyclic and dialectical nature of the enlightenment impulse is necessary if we are to consciously join with this essential aspect of our true nature as it seeks to become fully conscious and fully embodied.

This program will be video and audio recorded for an at home audience. By attending this event, you consent to being videotaped and included in the event recording.

General Information

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