Courses in Non Duality
This course will be led by Suryacitta
Some people wonder where mindfulness leads, or what is the point of it. Well, we could say the point is mindfulness itself but also we can say that mindfulness is practised in order to wake up to who you really are and to see life as it really is and to end your suffering.
Non duality is a translation of the word Advaita, meaning non dual, "not two" or even oneness. This oneness is the fundamental nature of everything. Everything is a part of and made of one nondual essence. But often the question arises, "If it is all one thing, why don’t I experience it that way?"
We don't experience the oneness of life as non dual because as we grow out of infancy we become strongly identified with the thinking mind. The thinking mind splits the world up into me and you, self and other. Our experience is that I am here in this body and life is out there happening to me. As a consequence the vast majority or our attention is locked onto thoughts, so we miss the wonder of life becasue we are pre-occupied with everthing to do with me/ self. This way of being is the cause of all human suffering and angst.
Is it for me?
Many people who attend this course either resonate with the message and/or have been practicing meditation or mindfulness and are begining to wonder where it leads.
The material for the programme comes primarily from Suryacitta’s own experience but he draws on Buddhism, Advaita Vedanta (non duality), Zen, contemporary teachings and anything else he believes will help us to wake up.
During the sessions there will be meditations, pointers (exercises) contemplations, silence and voice dialogue and time for discussion.
Themes covered include:
What’s wrong with right now, until you think about it? - a beautiful and simple pointer which gets right to the heart of our conceptual prison
You are not your thoughts - thank goodness! - we are all hypnotised by our thoughts. Here we explore what they really are and how to be free of them
You are timeless presence itself - thoughts come and go, feelings come and go, even the body comes and goes but timeless presence remains - you are that!
This is it! - we search and search for that “something,” waking up is realising that this is it!
Intuitive awareness - prior to thought there is an eternal knowing, it is intuitive and ever present and free from all problems
Beyond the person - the word person literally means mask. Here we peek beyond the mask of personality to see who we really are
I Am - the simplest and most profound meditation there is
Reflections and meditations on interconnectedness and death and dying
There will be a maximum of 14 people on the programme.
You will need:
A PC/Laptop/Macbook or Tablet.
A stable internet connection
A private space where you will not be disturbed.
Please note that there is no cost to download Zoom.
We will send very simple instructions for Zoom
Cancellations must be made at least seven days prior to the start of the course. If you cancel within seven days we will look at your situation. We can offer a free transfer to another course.
No refunds will be given once the course has started. However, we can offer a free transfer to another course.