The theme of Healing and Awakening brings together two movements of consciousness unfolding: the Eastern and now also Western wave of non-dual spiritual teachings, and the Western wave of healing the pain of humanity through the development of ever new forms of therapy and healing. While traditional non-dual teachings stress the need to transcend the self that feels a need for healing, it is remarkable that many Western non-dual teachers are also therapists and healers. When we look at the essence of healing the psyche, there is a movement of consciousness out of the limitation through conditioning and unquestioned beliefs into the freedom of Being and of living life truly in the moment. In fact, in new forms of therapy inspired and informed by non-dual understanding, true Self and true Being can be discovered, just as it can be discovered through non-dual spiritual teachings. But not all non-dual teachers agree on this -- hence the retreat!
The retreat is an opportunity to come together from all over the world as a virtual sangha (community), to explore this fertile ground of Healing and Awakening in our own lives. It is also an opportunity to hear non-dual spiritual teachers, many of whom are or have also been therapists and healers, reflect on this topic and share their insights. And most of all, it is an opportunity to participate in satsang, a gathering for and in Truth. As we sit and inquire with teachers whose sharing expresses Truth, a potent field of awareness arises that has the power to transform and help us shift out of the limited perspective of the separate self. The unique expression of Truth, by each of the teachers, adds richness, variety, and depth to the inquiry throughout the weekend, like a bouquet of flowers compared to the unique beauty of a single one.
Dear Grace, thank you so very much for offering this free on-line retreat. The energy field this retreat produces is very real and powerful.
Connie Bailey, first Healing and Awakening retreat
The wonder and gift of the internet is that it allows us to gather in satsang no matter where we are on this planet. It also gives you the opportunity to participate live by asking questions and interacting with the teachers. The typical format of the sessions will be a first part where I am in conversation with the teachers about the specific topic for the session, and a second part where you are invited in with your questions and comments (either by posting them on the YouTube comment thread, or by coming onto the Google hangout directly).
I 'met' you in the beautiful last weekend healing retreat. I was so happy with it. I received so much and I felt so connected to you all.
Annelot from Holland, first Healing and Awakening retreat
To see the retreat program and to register for the retreat, go to www.healingandawakening.com.
'See you' there!
'See you' there!