Start date:
April 27/28, 2019

Cost:
$1650 + GST (payable over the course of the year). No one, with sincere heart and commitment, will be turned away because of financial impediments.

Format:
6 experientially based weekend workshops spaced approximately 2 months apart beginning April 27/28, 2019; buddy system; optional but highly recommended weekly support group meetings

Registration:
Contact Catriona, seminar coordinator, at (778) 773-2726 or seminarsjoelbrass@gmail.com

Beyond the “I” I Think I Am

A Deeply Personal One Year Program on Spirituality and Non-Dual Teachings

“A woman with a necklace around her neck imagines it is lost, and after a long search elsewhere touches her own neck and there finds it; even so, the Self is here within. Probe for it there and find it.” – Ramana Maharshi

“The separate self is like a character in a movie that travels the world in search of the screen.” – Rupert Spira

If you are anything like me, you have spent most of your life identifying yourself as a separate person, with a distinct name, form and place in the world. This “I” that I think I am feels itself to be a small, temporary, inadequate, and vulnerable entity, subject to being easily thrown by the twists and turns of situations, events and relationships. It is enslaved by “I want”, “I don’t want”, “I like”, “I don’t like”, “I need”, “I don’t need”. When we get what we want or like, we’re happy. When we don’t get what we want or like, we’re miserable, frightened, angry or strategic. A tremendous amount of control, manipulation and struggle is always required to ensure that we get only what we want. This is the suffering and plight of seeing who you are as a separate self. This and the sorrow and terror of dodging illness, aging and death for as long as possible. Seeing yourself as a separate “I” runs the show in this way from cradle to grave.

Ask yourself the truth now: Have you found a solid and constant happiness, peace and love as a separate self? Have you realized a comforting, always accessible presence that is not dependent on anything or anyone external to you? Do you have a deep, heart-felt desire to live from silence, intuition and awareness instead of mental chatter? This is the principle objective and path of this One Year Program.

The Sun within us is always and forever shining. It is impeded from its fullest radiance by the very branches of the ego identity that we have brought forth to survive in this world. Are you ready for some voluntary but significant pruning?

This experience will appeal to those who want to root out the multiplicity of tactics and tentacles of the separate (ego) self; who have made or want to make spiritual practice the centre of their daily lives; who have or want to develop an unstoppable yearning to know and merge with the “Beloved” by whatever name you know the “Beloved” to be – God, Self, Truth, Jesus, Higher Power, Peace, or Freedom. Using meditation, deeply personal journaling with inner wisdom, the teachings of non-dual beings like Mooji, Rupert Spira and Lesley Skylar and the invaluable relationship with other mighty companions on the road “Home”, we will step out of the narrow band-with of the separate self into the field of unlimited, unitary consciousness that is our natural self.

“Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing there is a field. I’ll meet you there.” – Rumi

FORMAT: 6 experientially based weekend workshops spaced approximately 2 months apart beginning April 27/28, 2019; buddy system; optional but highly recommended weekly support group meetings

COST: $1650 + G.S.T. (payable over the course of the year). No one, with sincere heart and commitment, will be turned away because of financial impediments.

TO REGISTER: Contact Catriona, seminar coordinator, at (778) 773-2726 or seminarsjoelbrass@gmail.com

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