"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 spiritual community, so satsang is a gathering of spiritual friends to explore what it means to be a fulfilled human being living the authentic openness of one’s true nature, with the natural freedom, love, and contentment that is our birthright.
Encouraged by the invitation and love from my spiritual teacher Pamela Wilson we have been offering these gatherings since 2008 to provide support to anyone interested in a non-religious spiritual community. In satsang we draw inspiration from many traditions and have been influenced by the essential wisdom of many teachings including Nonduality (Advaita Vedanta), Zen Buddhism, Sufism, esoteric Christianity, the Diamond Approach, contemporary psychology, neuroscience, and by numerous secular teachers.
There is a fundamental understanding that can be found in the depths of all wisdom teachings and world religions that we are more than just our ordinary body/mind. Although the awareness of spirit is inherent to human consciousness, for most people it remains hidden, blocked by conditioned habits of mind and body. Satsang provides ways and means to investigate these obstacles and points toward awakening to the indescribable and life-changing revelation of a deeper reality. Some call this self-realization – a knowing of oneself in a new 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 participate 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 offer the possibility of a more loving, kind and contented 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.