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WELCOME

"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 recognizing and overcoming our lifelong 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 a place to support 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 Advaita Vedanta (nonduality), Zen Buddhism, Sufism, esoteric Christianity, the Diamond Approach, contemporary psychology, and by numerous secular teachers.

 

There is a fundamental knowing of unitive awareness (oneness or nonduality) that can be recognized in the depths of all wisdom teachings and world religions. Although this awareness is inherent to human consciousness, for most people it remains unavailable, blocked by conditioned habits of mind and body. Satsang provides an opportunity to address these obstacles and to point toward the direct experience of this indescribable and life-changing revelation of reality. Some call this self-realization – a knowing of oneself in an expansive way that is difficult to elucidate but reveals itself as love, happiness, and contentment.

 

In our meetings we encourage each person to explore their unique naturalness through stillness, inquiry, teachings, and dialogue. The only requirement is a sincere willingness to be receptive in a journey of self-discovery. It's never about embracing new beliefs; it's about opening to the direct experience of spirit that is possible for everyone. This is an opportunity to explore aspects of oneself that some may view as spiritual, others appreciate as representing psychological maturity, that offer the possibility of 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.

Dick Stewart   

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