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How My Life Changed

How My Life Changed 
by Rebecca Perry 


When I became aware of spirituality in 1970 you literally would have to travel to India to attend a satsang, and for many this would not be easy. Over the last 4 decades I have read many books, listened to many cassette tapes and finally, heard many cd’s and watched many dvd’s. Today you can purchase cd’s and dvd’s or go online and watch and listen to an endless variety of satsangs given by a countless number of people from all nationalities and walks of life and that is just what I did, literally every day. The messages were compelling and left me with a longing to understand the mysterious, exotic message that was being delivered which I just simply could not quite grasp so naturally, I could only keep listening and reading or just give up all together and just get on with day-to-day life with its usual tribulations, to get rid of which I used to listen and read. But for me, life had no flavor without these mysterious pronouncements, so I kept at it, thinking it was me just not quite getting the message, which of course tends to leave anyone feeling very inadequate or thinking they must have plenty of really bad karma to burn off.

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Revised website at Endless-Satsang.com

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I just completed a major overhaul of my website: endless-satsang.com. The look and feel is the same, but there are many improvements to the function and speed of the website, including a new feature that gives the website "responsive design". This means that the website automatically configures itself for different screen sizes, so now the website is easy to read and navigate on a tablet or smartphone. Try it out on your computer by slowly making the window smaller, and watch as the site reconfigures itself to fit. An especially fun new feature is the free ebooks display widgets on this free ebooks page:
http://endless-satsang.com/free-ebooks-free-spiritual-books61.htm
Please let me know what you think of the improved site, and especially how the site displays on a smartphone or tablet. And also let me know if you find any broken links or problems. Thanks and enjoy the new site.

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Satsang with Nick Gancitano at the Onederful Gathering - June 11, 2012

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Satsang with Nick Gancitano at the Onederful Gathering
Blowing Rock, NC
June 11, 2012

Nick will be giving satsang and discourse on "Be Still and Know I AM God," based on his newly released book by the same title. After discovering Self-inquiry, Nick underwent a profound shift that left him as the impersonal sense of Being. Ramana Maharshi then guided Nick to share the Self-Inquiry in the West. In 2002, several of his students formed the South Florida-based Atma-Vichara Ashram, where he was the acting spiritual director known as I Am for five years before teaching abroad from 2007 to 2010 and writing his first book. In early 2010 he established The Self-Inquiry Center in Delray Beach, Florida. When he is not traveling to share the message of Be Still and Know I AM God, Nick and his wife Penelope reside at the Center and disseminate the Self-Inquiry.


 

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The Sun Still Shines Behind the Clouds

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I received an email with the folowing question:

I have something to ask that has confused me deeply. How are you going to respond if you happen to see a person molesting another person. Is it okay if we just let someone harm others? It seems that if we were enlightened, then we would perceive everything as one, so we would just let someone harm others without attachment.

Here is my response:

This is a common question as it is confusing to the mind when two opposite things are both true. So while it is true that everything is one thing, and there is ultimately nothing that can harm consciousness, it is also true that people can and do harm each other physically and mentally. And it is always possible to act in a situation like you describe also without attachment.

Another simple example of two opposite things being true is how the sun is still shining on a cloudy day. From where you stand, there may be thick clouds and even rain. And yet the bigger truth is that the sun is still shining above the clouds. I say it is a bigger truth as the sun shines on the entire earth, not just the clouds above your head, and the daily rising and setting of the sun is more constant and longer lasting than any particular rainstorm. However, just because it is true that the sun is still shining, that does not mean that you should go out in your bathing suit and some sunscreen to work on your tan! The rain is still real, and you may want to wear a raincoat instead.

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Zoxon Gathering - The Gathering 2012 - International Silent Retreat - 'Early Bird' Ticket expires October 15, 2011

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Zoxon Gathering - The Gathering 2012 - July 27 - August 2, 2012
Toronto Area, Ontario, Canada

KATIE DAVIS and SUNDANCE BURKE join dozens of teachers worldwide from all the world's traditions from Advaita to Zen for a 7 day retreat.

ZOXON International, "Together with world-class musicians, state-of-the-art sound, lighting & video systems, and high-quality event facilities, it will be a life-changing experience for everyone. This is the first time EVER that an event like this has happened. And you are invited to be there." ~ Arvana

CHECK-IN opens: 9am on July 25th, 2012. Please remember that after check-in, you are asked to stay in silence until the end of the event, unless a particular activity calls for vocalization.

END: Full Moon Celebration, Night of August 2

CHECK-OUT: 4 pm, August 3

COUPON: 40% "Early Bird" ticket for friends of Sundance and Katie's (Never Not Here!). Please enter this code when registering for the discount:

7LIGHT35 (expires October 15, 2011)

Zoxon independently donates to Sundance and Katie's Friends of the Heart Organization, when you use this link to register:

http://zoxon.com/ref/10798

To find out more about Zoxon The Gathering, please use this link:

http://zoxon.com/ref/10798

All Love ~ Katie Davis and Sundance Burke

http://www.KatieDavis.org/, http://www.sundanceburke.org/

25 'teachers' are already confirmed with 27 'others' who have not yet confirmed.

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Seattle Satsang, Private Satsang Worldwide with Katie Davis and Sundance Burke

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Seattle Satsang and Private Satsang Worldwide October 2 - December 29, 2011
Katie Davis and Sundance Burke

Every Sunday Satsang, 4:00 - 6:00 pm, October 2 - December 18, 2011
Satsang with Sundance Burke and Katie Davis in Bellevue, Washington

Every Thursday Satsang 7:00 - 9:00 pm, October 6 - December 29, 2011
Satsang with Katie Davis or Sundance Burke in Bellevue, Washington

More information at http://www.katiedavis.org/schedule.html

Private Satsang Appointments, October 1 - December 28, 2011
In person in Bellevue or Worldwide by phone or Skype
Katie Davis http://www.katiedavis.org/private.html
Sundance Burke http://www.sundanceburke.org/private.html

All Love ~ Katie

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Meeting Truth with Florian & Julia in the USA October & November 2011

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There is a presence within you that does not know suffering. It is pure joy that has no cause. THAT is who you most deeply are. Florian and Julia offer to journey with you to recognize this truth for yourself.

Florian will be travelling through the US in October sharing Meetings in various cities. He is going to be in Seattle mid October, at the SAND conference in San Rafael and in Santa Cruz. By the end of October Julia will be joining him in Atlanta, Boston, New York City and for the 7-day Silent Retreat on the Florida keys mid November.

In Atlanta and Boston Julia will be available for Ladies Meetings. The invitation here is to rest as a women in the company of other ladies and explore the uniqueness of this expression. There is space to speak and to be silent. There is space for you to be just as you are - perfect anyway. Welcome.

Find more details at www.florianschlosser.com

Join this amazing exploration into deeper possibilities of freedom.

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Amsterdam-NL, Meeting Truth with Florian & Julia

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In this meeting, Florian and Julia invite participants to self inquiry and a direct recognition of who they truly are, as well as to explore in a uniquely grounded and simple way any unconscious belief patterns that determine our way of being in life. The meeting is an invitation to BE and EMBODY what we have understood and accomplished with our minds. In this we can bring the beauty and tremendous transformative power of NON-DUALITY into the depth of the body, and therefore into daily life. Transformation takes place at a cellular level as stress and fear energy in the nervous system dis- charges. Being consciousness includes taking part in the full activity of life as well as resting in the arms of the beloved. In living as an embodiment of consciousness nothing is excluded; everything is genuinely welcomed and embraced. Living as the space of awareness becomes our embodied reality in daily life, rooted in what we love the most: BEING FREE.

Sept 27 - Oct 2, 2011

De Ruimte
Centrum voor Bewustzijnsontwikkeling
Weesperzijde 79a
1091 EJ Amsterdam
Netherlands

Contact
Rob +31-(0)20-6651765
robbrandsma@yahoo.com

public Meeting, you are welcome to just pop in, tell your friends and check our website www.florianschlosser.com

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There is Only One Thing to Do

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Question: For more than 6 years now I have been 'doing' Self-inquiry to figure out: Who is the doer? When there is no I-thought, actions seem to happen on their own. No doer, like a sentence that has just been written down. Or as you state on your website, seeing/hearing/smelling is happening without an I doing it or thinking about the action. Only when there is a pre-thought such as 'I am now going to lift my right hand in the air', 'I' can see that that thought just happened out of nowhere. Not that the arm is moving or happening on its own accord. That is why the I is still in place, because it feels like I am the doer. So I am the doer and I am not the doer at the same time. This cannot be right and at the same time it feels like something is missing. Any suggestions to make the seeing clear? [Click 'Read More' for Nick's response]

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Only This One is Fit ~ Mooji

 

 "Only This One is Fit" ~ Mooji

By special request: The request for this story to be posted was made by someone who attended satsang the day of this recording, and was deeply touched by the story of the king. Also included in this video is the preceding dialogue; from the uncut DVD "Drop Yourself".

"Even the imagined life stands on the support of the universal support; but in the mind of consciousness, if it believes itself to be an individual, "doing", it comes into the dream of karma... The push, the impulse, of consciousness is to undress itself in this body of its dreaming. It's tired of sleep, it's tired of nightmares, it's tired of suffering!" (Mooji)

PS:  the day after posting this video to YouTube, I received this message on Facebook from another friend who attended satsang when this video was recorded: "The next day a note came to Mooji with a question: ' why did you cry when telling the story yesterday ?' "  "Because I was happy" said Mooji