Date(s) - Feb/14/2019
19:00 - 20:45
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Thur. Feb. 14th, 7:00-8:45 pm in Berkeley
~ Love in Non-Duality ~
Silence is the space where there is no me or you
“Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing there is a field. I’ll meet you there” ~ Rumi
Love is not an emotion but the space in which we meet as One. Shakti will guide the participants to learn how to relate not from the image of our separate identity but from the recognition of what we truly are. Falling in love means to recognize ourselves in the other and to go beyond the image borders and separations that we create out of fear. Love is the unconditional space in which we can learn to live and express and to meet the world.
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The spiritual journey inevitably leads to the confrontation between our “spiritual life” and our “material life”, discovering how and where we truly embody the truth of our heart. Realizing the emptiness of our true nature is just the starting point of an integration process that can take several years and involve all aspects of our lives, and leads us to several moments of crisis in which old egoic patterns of behavior that are still based on the separative mind emerge to be dissolved by the light of Awareness.
Shakti has spent many years deepening this integration process. With wisdom, humor, and heartfelt connection, she shares a message of discovering our divinity at the very core of our humanity. Shakti has been sharing this message of non-separation since 2003 with many people around the world, especially in Italy and in Europe, where she holds satsangs and retreats.
~ The Way of Perception ~ Day-long intensive on Saturday March 16th ─ which will include mediation, satsang and perception exercises ─ will help us see and dissolve our conflictual view of life, and enable us to live and embody a message of true peace and non-separation between human beings.
“Peace is not a destination, but a starting point. Find that Peace that rests behind anything and anybody and bring it into your world. Every human being looks for Peace in their inner or outer reality. In this call for clarity, what we are looking for is what our true nature actually is.
“We are used to imagining that the dissolving of inner and outer conflicts comes as the result of some action, whereas it is only when we move from Peace that those actions will bring the end of any conflict. Moving and living from Peace is recognizing what we are, and integrating it in our everyday life.
“Awakening to your true nature means to wake up to your true essence that lies behind any conflict of daily living. Thoughts and feelings are not an obstacle to this recognition, but the direct expression of how we know or ignore ourselves. Once we find that silence that rests behind manifestation, the ego will come back, out of habit. If we can recognize its presence, not as a disturbance but as an opportunity to integrate the message, our everyday life becomes our true spiritual journey. The Peace of our Being becomes the world we see and live in.”
Please join us for this special series of events with Italian teacher Shakti Caterina Maggi.
Tues. Feb, 12th, 7:00-8:45 pm ~ Awakening in Daily Living (Marin)
Thur. Feb. 14th, 7:00-8:45 pm ~ Love in Non-Duality (Berkeley)
Sat. Feb. 16th, 11:00am-5:00pm ~ The Way of Perception (Berkeley)
Sun. Feb. 17th, 1:00-5:00 pm ~ The Way of Perception (Sebastopol)