In order to survive, our minds are hardwired to make the first distinction of me and other. That duality usually becomes our perspective on life. We project that duality on to everything. We either have something or we don't have it. We are happy or we are sad. We are right or we are wrong. We won or we lost. All distinctions have their place, but only as transitory points of view, present for the survival of an organism.
Regarding true self-realization, which is non-dual realization of self, nothing can be excluded. True non-duality also includes whatever appears to be dual. With inquiry, non-dual unity can be found in the core of all perspectives including duality.
Often on the spiritual search, we seek an experience of non-duality by transcending physical, emotional, mental and circumstantial aspects of living. Transcendence implies leaving something behind.
In this meeting, Gangaji demonstrates how through self-inquiry, non-duality can be directly experienced, with no need to leave anything. When we are willing to stop rejecting, fixing or controlling our very human experiences, there is the opportunity to discover the ever present truth of non-duality: pure consciousness, pure spaciousness. Gangaji invites us to welcome all aspects of ourselves in all states and forms, even the most difficult of experiences, so that we can discover inherent fulfillment.
SAND 2011 is a journey and exploration of the nature of awareness
from the perspective of modern science, ancient traditions, philosophy,
phenomenology, psychology and direct experience. Hear presentations of
world-renowned quantum physicists, scientists, lecturers and authors
like John Hagelin, Stanislav Grof, Lynne McTaggart, Fred Alan Wolf,
Menas Kafatos, Gangaji, Rupert Spira, David Peat, Dean Radin, Llewellyn
Vaughan-Lee, Jeff Foster and many more, over this four-day
The theme which we will be exploring this year is Time. What is time
and does it really exist? Linear, nonlinear time, eternal now,
infinity… SAND 2011 will be an exploration of the concept and paradox of
time from the perspective of modern science, ancient traditions,
philosophy, phenomenology, psychology and of course direct experience.
Gangaji shares a simple message - This is an invitation to shift your allegiance from the activities of your mind to the eternal presence of your being. A teacher and author, she shares her direct experience of the essential message she received from Papaji and offers it to all who want to discover a true and lasting fulfillment. Through her life and words, she powerfully articulates how it is really possible to discover the truth of who you are and to be true to that discovery.