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
To pre-order your autographed copy of "Sudden Awakening" Click Here. These are expected to be delivered by the middle of August.
Book tour dates:
Saturday, August 1st:
East West Bookshop, 324 Castro St., Mountain View CA, 94041
Sunday, August 2nd:
Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera CA, 94925
Small Group Meeting with Eli
Community Congregational Church of Tiburon, 145 Rock Hill Rd, Tiburon CA, 94920
7:00 pm (Pre-registration on website)
Friday, August 14th:
New Renaissance Bookshop, 1338 NW 23rd Ave., Portland OR, 97210
Saturday, August 15th:
Small Group Retreat with Eli
Awakenings Wellness Center, 1016 SE 12th Ave., Portland OR, 97214
11:00-12:30 am and 4:00-5:30 pm (Pre-registration on website)
Thursday, September 3rd
Bloomsbury Books, 290 E. Main St., Ashland OR, 97520
Silent Retreat with Gangaji and Eli is a time to discover the truth of one’s being and to deepen in that realization. Through gathering together for an extended period, a rare and profound support is experienced for the direct recognition of eternal peace, always present as the core of one’s own heart.
It is a safe space in which to tell the truth about what really matters, what you truly want, and to expose the lie of every imagined obstacle to true happiness. It is a time of deep rest, of letting the psyche unwind, a time to withdraw from your usual life activities, and to let yourself sink into the vast simplicity of being. And in this simple beingness, to realize without a doubt that the source and wellspring of all happiness and wholeness is already alive within you as the truth of who you are.
Read more: Silent Retreat with Eli and Gangaji, Baden Baden, June 27-July 3
Public Meetings with Gangaji and Eli offer the opportunity to recognize the deepest truth of who you are and support in living a life true to this realization. They are open to all who feel the desire to come regardless of previous experience or knowledge.
For many, public meetings are an introduction to Eli and the transmission of silence. The meeting contains a period of silent meditation and an opportunity for questions and reports from the audience.
Read more: Public Meeting with Eli and Gangaji, Amsterdam, July 10
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
Read more: Relationship and Freedom Retreat, Amsterdam, July 11-15
This Small Group Retreat with Eli is a time to discover the truth of one’s being and to deepen in that realization. Through gathering together, a rare and profound support is experienced for the direct recognition of eternal peace, always present as the core of one’s own heart.
Small Groups provide an opportunity to both sit in silence and dialogue with Eli in a very intimate setting. Enrollment is limited to 35 participants.
Read more: Small Group Meeting with Eli, August 2