"You have only one job to do. Actually two: relax and enjoy.
It's a tough job but somebody's got to do it.
We are designed to be delightfully imperfect.
Any attempt at perfection is not trusting the Beloved.
So actually you have three jobs: rest, enjoy and be imperfect."
~ Pamela Wilson
In ancient sanskrit the word "sat" means truth, and the word "sang" represents the sangha, or community, so satsang is a coming together in a gathering of spiritual friendship to explore what it means to be a fulfilled human being, living the authentic openness of one’s true nature with the natural freedom and contentment that is our birthright. For most of us this may include a process of unlearning, or overcoming our conditioning, as well as exploring new realms of experience.
Encouraged by the invitation and love from teacher Pamela Wilson I started to facilitate these gatherings in 2008 to provide an additional and alternative place in support for anyone interested in a non-religious spiritual community. Although in satsang we draw inspiration from many traditions, we are confined by none, and have been influenced by the essence of many teachings including (nondual) Advaita Vedanta, Zen, Sufism, esoteric Christianity, the Diamond Approach and by numerous secular teachers.
There is a fundamental understanding, a philosophy if you will, of nonduality (oneness or unity) that can be recognized in the depths of all wisdom teachings, and of the world religions. It represents a knowing that is difficult to elucidate, nevertheless, satsang gatherings are intended to point toward the direct experience of this indescribable and life-changing revelation of reality. In our meetings each person explores their unique naturalness through stillness, self inquiry, dreamwork and dialogue. The only requirement is an honest and sincere willingness to look within as a journey of self-discovery. It's never about embracing new beliefs; it's about opening to the direct experience of knowing what is already present. This is an opportunity to explore aspects of oneself that some may view as spiritual, others may find more interest in psychodynamic factors, but all are seeking a more fulfilled, loving, kind and happy existence.
Meetings are held in the home of Kathy and Dick Stewart in Eaton, New Hampshire, near the Maine border. Check our schedule page for dates and directions. New or occasional attendance is encouraged and everyone is welcome.