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June 3. Removing Obstacles to Our Heart's Desire
Lalitha's teacher, Lee Lozowick, would sometimes ask students what price they were willing to pay in order to realize their highest goals in life. After students would excitedly run through the list of common currenciesmoney, time, effort, the sacrifice of preferencesand learn that these were insufficient, Lee would launch into a discussion about the true cost. "The Work, God, Transformation doesn't want your money. It wants your greed, your lust, your shame and self-hatred. It wants all the ways in which you identify with anything other than who you, in fact, are. The only problem is, such a price is not something you can pay as a matter of will, as though it's a choice anyone can make. And so we have spiritual practice." Removing the obstacles in our way is a lifelong pursuit and commitment, not a weekend hobby.

Speaker: Lalitha  is a spiritual teacher residing in British Columbia, Canada, who has been a disciple in the Western Baul tradition since 1982. Her teaching style is rooted in the activities and responsibilities of ordinary life. Her books include Waking to Ordinary Life and Cultivating Spiritual Maturity.

Previous talks in 2023:
May 20, 2023. Conscience and the Law of Identification (Red Hawk)
May 6, 2023. Losing the Taste for Drama (Bandhu Dunham)
April 15, 2023. Working with Money as Spiritual Practice (Panel Discussion: Regina Sara Ryan, Tom Lennon, and VJ Fedorschak)
April 1, 2023. The Shadow on the Path (VJ Fedorschak)
March 18, 2023. My Last Bully Is Me (Rick Lewis)
March 4, 2023. Honey In The Heart: The Rasa of Enjoyment, Delight and Celebration on the Path (Nachama Greenwald)
February 18, 2023. Wisdom Teachings of the Ancient World: Celtic Spirituality and Tantra (Mary Angelon Young)
February 4, 2023. Deep Dharmic Doo-Doo: Resistance is Futile… But So Also Is Acceptance (Peter Cohen)
January 21, 2023. Lies We Tell Ourselves (Karl Krumins)
January 7, 2023. How Do We Enter the Heart, and What Do We Find When We Enter? The Way of the Pilgrim and the Prayer of the Heart (Regina Sara Ryan)