When you realize yourself as completely empty and devoid of all form...this is wisdom
When you realize yourself as the fullness of love overflowing itself without object...this is bliss,
And when you are aware of yourself incarnate in the appearance of form...this is leela.
We are very excited for the re-release of "Sudden Awakening." As Hampton Roads eagerly expressed interest in this project, we now have a beautiful new cover, poetry written by Eli and a foreward written by Gangaji.
“Eli Jaxon-Bear is a master teacher, and this book is a clear reflection of his mastery. When read carefully, the reader receives a transmission of the awakened mind. With care and exquisite timing Eli reveals the culmination of his spiritual search as irrefutable evidence of the possibility of freedom for all.” --Gangaji
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“I do not know how much time this body has left. We all have an expiration date stamped into our genes and reflected in our circumstances. But as long as there is life breathing in these old bones, I will be sharing what I have realized. I invite you to join with us if you are called from your heart” ~ Eli
The intention of the Intensive Retreat with Eli, first and foremost, is passing on the precious, holy incomparable gift of Papaji: the living presence of truth and silence. With this living silence realized as the seat of the heart everything that shows up is useful. From this primary transmission come secondary teachings relative to the historical conditions that humans find themselves in.
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Open Meetings are an opportunity to gather together and closely investigate the truth underlying our daily life experience. Many people meet Gangaji and Eli for the first time in this community setting. Open Meetings last for about an hour and a half. They begin with a period of silence, following where Gangaji and Eli will share their direct experience and invite reports and questions from members of the audience.
Please plan to arrive at least 20 minutes before the meeting begins, to allow time to get settled. There will be plenty of chairs available for this meeting. We look forward to seeing you!
Doors will be open at 6:30 pm
$20 at the door
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As life-forms we are all in relationship with other forms. As formlessness we are all free. Any attachment to chasing, manifesting, avoiding, seducing or hiding takes us into relationship with suffering. To be free of suffering is to be free of attachment to trouble.
Realizing yourself as formless emptiness is the gateway to freedom. Each one of us has our own traps and our own keys to the cage door. Together we will discover how this is relevant to your particular life.
"O Sariputra! Form does not differ from emptiness, and emptiness does not differ from form. Form is empty, and emptiness is form. The same is true for feelings, conceptions, impulses and consciousness." Heart Sutra
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