7 Part Bi-Monthly Gatherings: February 10th to May 19th
Wednesdays 12-1pm on Zoom
These Bi-Monthly gatherings are a space for the cultivation of the "three jewels" that together inspire transformation: Buddha, Dharma and Sangha. Buddha refers to our essence nature, which we return to as we drop into the stillness of the heart. Dharma refers to the wisdom teachings that point us home towards this essence nature. Sangha is the conscious community that comes together in mutual curiosity and care, as well as all those who have come before us on whose shoulders we stand, and all those who will come after us to continue in the unfolding of truth and love.
Satsang is the space in which these three jewels are celebrated and shared. After a short grounding and centring meditation, I will speak about a theme of practice and insight, followed by a longer meditation to embody this teaching. There will be time for questions to allow a deepening between us all, and a closing dedication. We will build on the themes explored each week, as each informs and deepens the next layer, so you are encouraged to attend all sessions if possible, whether live or through the recordings. You will also be invited to join a WhatsApp group intended exclusively to share observations, questions and insights around the themes explored. This will help us to integrate these practices into daily life and grow a safe supportive community between us.
The first satsang will be in collaboration with Sarah Powers' community of Insight Yoga, which I encourage you to look into if you haven't already. Sarah has been a long time teacher of mine, and now is also a close friend who I love and admire. She has enormous capacity, depth and integrity. As an endorsed teacher of Insight Yoga, our first gathering on February 10th will be shared with this community as well, and the registration will be with them here.
All other satsang gatherings will be offered directly by me and supported by dana (which you can read about below). If you are interested but unable to attend at the scheduled time, you will still be able to access the recordings and be part of the sangha. Please contact me to be added to the group here.
I offer these satsang gatherings using the Dana system, an ancient method of conscious energetic exchange. Dana is a practice of both giving and receiving. It invites us to experience gratitude, generosity and appreciation, as well as look more closely at feelings of scarcity, motivation, trust and expectation. It allows us to step out of a transaction mindset, one deeply embedded in the question "what can I get from this moment?", and step into a generosity mindset, which invites us to ask "what can I offer to this moment?".
After the satsang, I ask you to reflect on what you received and what you would like to offer in return for the support and teachings you received. I trust you to choose an amount that is appropriate for you and this type of work. I suggest an amount that feels like you are making a dedicated commitment to yourself, the work, and my time and energies.
The first satsang will be offered with the Insight Yoga Institute. For this one only, registration will be directly with them through the link provided below. To register for all other satsangs, and to be included in the WhatsApp group, please contact me here.
February 10th: Insight Yoga Institute
(no satsang April 7th)
Live zoom gatherings will be 12-1pm UK, 7am Eastern, 7pm Hong Kong, 9pm Sydney.
Recordings will be available for anyone registered who is unable to attend live.