Activities

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May 28. Basic Trust: The Soul's Key to Being

“When this state [basic trust] is present, the development of the soul moves toward Being; when it is relatively absent, the soul develops more toward ego. By understanding it, we can see why spiritual development seems relatively easy for some people and more difficult for others, as well as why that development seems to happen on its own for a few people but not at all for most people.” (A. H. Almaas, Facets of Unity)
Speaker: Peter Cohen, the drummer for the Western Baul rock band, Liars, Gods, and Beggars from 1988 to 1994, is a spiritual practitioner who has followed the nondual path and rhythm of life.

Previous talks in this series:
May 14, 2022. Do You Want to Be Right or Do You Want to Be in Relationship? (Matthew Files)
April 30, 2022. War: What is it Good For? (Bandhu Dunham)
April 16, 2022. Cultivating Spiritual Maturity: An Honest Look at Our Commitments (Lalitha)
April 2, 2022. The Two Experiences of Life and Their Impact: Being In-the-Box or Out-of-the-Box (VJ Fedorschak)
March 19, 2022. Writing as a Transformational Path (Mary Angelon Young and Regina Sara Ryan)
March 5, 2022. Living From Paradox (Juanita Violini)
February 19, 2022. Why Questions Are More Useful Than Answers on the Spiritual Path (Karl Krumins)
February 5, 2022. Survival Is Not the Issue (Clelia Lewis)
January 22, 2022. Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For… Why? (Matthew Files)
January 8, 2022. Giving Ourselves to Love. (Nachama Greenwald)
December 11, 2021. Nonduality: Speaking the Unspeakable. (Peter Cohen)
November 27, 2021. The Awakening of Conscience: The Potential Value of Not Expressing or Suppressing Negative Emotions. (Panel: Red Hawk, Clelia Lewis, and VJ Fedorschak)
November 13, 2021. Using Death as an Advisor: What Death Can Teach Us About Living (VJ Fedorschak)
October 30, 2021. Know Your Character: Who’s Running the Show? (Elise Erro)
October 16, 2021. Being Where We Are: Grounding Spiritual Teaching in the Body (Bandhu Dunham)
October 2, 2021. Grace and Mercy: The Breath of the Goddess (Mary Angelon Young)
September 18, 2021. Hospitality: the Practice and the Art (Regina Sara Ryan)
September 4, 2021. Conscience: The Transformative Effect of Working with Inner Conflict (Clelia Lewis)
August 21, 2021. The Way of the Wise Woman: A Deeper Dive into the Awakening of the Mother Spirit (Red Hawk)
August 7, 2021. The Benefit of Good Company on the Spiritual Path (Tom Lennon).
July 24, 2021. Love and Longing: May the Heat of Suffering Become the Fire of Love (VJ Fedorschak).
July 10, 2021. Understanding the Persistence of "Sleep" (Unconsciousness) (Matthew Files).
June 26, 2021. Sun. Moon. Tantra: Navigating the Ocean of Chaos and Coherence (Mary Angelon Young).
June 12, 2021. A Deeper Yoga: Moving Beyond Image to Wholeness and Freedom (Christina Sell).
May 29, 2021. Faith: How Necessary is It on the Spiritual Path? (Karl Krumins).
May 15, 2021. Contemplating Continuity — A Conversation with Spiritual Friends (Barbara Du Bois).
May 01, 2021. Good Enough is Good Enough: Discerning What is Wanted and Needed (Debbie Hogeland-Celebucki).
April 17, 2021. Creative Life: The Art of Getting Out of Our Own Way (Bandhu Dunham).
April 3, 2021. To Build Castles on Sand (VJ Fedorschak).
March 20, 2021. Spiritual Warriorship and the Undefended Life (Nachama Greenwald).
March 6, 2021. Everything is Food: A Gourmet’s Guide to the Spiritual Path (Regina Sara Ryan).
February 20, 2021. Having a Spiritual Aim (Matthew Files).
February 6, 2021. The Alchemy of Being Willing to Suffer for Love (Chris McMaster, Clelia Vahni Lewis).
January 23, 2021. Building Resilience and Inner Strength on the Path (Mary Angelon Young).
January 9, 2021. Learning to Live with Reality: Ring Out the Old, Ring in the New (VJ Fedorschak).
December 12, 2020. Home for the Holidays: Remembering the Spiritual Path in the Midst of a Pandemic.
November 28, 2020. We Have Nothing to Fear but Fear Itself: Questioning the Root of All of Our Fears.
November 14, 2020. Love What You Do Not Love: The Doorway to Ever Present Peace.
October 31, 2020. The Alchemy of Grief and Love.
October 17, 2020. Being with Reality in Wild, Wild Times.
October 3, 2020. Not What “Should Be,” But “What Is.”
September 19, 2020. Exploring the Depth of Spiritual Tradition: A Panel Discussion.
September 5, 2020. Maintaining Presence in the Midst of Chaos.
August 22, 2020. Path without Goal: Misconceptions about Enlightenment.
August 8, 2020. My Body is a Temple: Creating a Life of Practice.
July 25, 2020. Cultivating the View that Everything is in Transit: A Consideration of Death in the Spiritual Traditions.
July 11, 2020. There is a Crack in Everything—That’s How the Light Gets In: The Myth of Self-Perfection.
June 27, 2020. What's Love? and What's Love Got to Do With It? The Eternal Questions and the Easy Misunderstandings.
June 13, 2020. Contemplation: Awareness and Presence in Ordinary Life.
May 30, 2020. Deepening Compassion in Times of Uncertainty, Groundlessness, and Fear.
May 16, 2020. The Transformative Power of Guarding One's Speech.
May 2, 2020. You Can’t Change What Is But You Can Learn to Like It.

Other activities to be announced.