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    Spiritual Awakening and Non-Duality

    Friday 9th December 2016 from 19-21:00 (Participation by donation to Ajatananda Ashram) Join us for an in-depth look at Spiritual Awakening in the tradition of Advaita Vedanta. It is neither an experience, nor a state of being: it is simply a spontaneous and instant awareness of our True Nature (the Self). There is no “awakened being”, only pure Awakening… Swami Atmananda nous propose d’approfondir le thème de l’Éveil spirituel à partir de la tradition de l’Advaita. L’Éveil est Pure Présence. Il n’est ni une expérience, ni un état, mais simplement la Reconnaissance spontanée et immédiate de notre Nature véritable (le Soi). Il n’y a pas d’éveillé, mais seulement l’Eveil… Swami…

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    Effort and Awakening

    Satchitananda “Knowledge of the truth of existence is bliss” Words can be so confusing. In our practice of postural yoga and meditation, terms from Sanskrit, Pali, Chinese or Japanese are often used because they describe more accurately than Western languages the deeper meaning of what one is trying to convey. One of these terms is Advaita. In a superficial translation, we could say it means “non-dual” awareness – there is no separate self. But to a mind focused on the material world (called Maya in Sanskrit – the illusion of the apparent separateness of things), this is hard to understand. Another way to describe it is “indivisible” – the profound…

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    Satsang with Swami Atmananda Udasin, Rishikesh

    “Spiritual Awakening and Non-Duality” Thursday 21 April 19-21:00 Participation by donation to Ajatananda Ashram Join us for an in-depth look at Spiritual Awakening in the tradition of Advaita Vedanta. It is neither an experience, nor a state of being: it is simply a spontaneous and instant awareness of our True Nature (the Self). There is no “awakened being”, only pure Awakening… Swami Atmananda nous propose d’approfondir le thème de l’Éveil spirituel à partir de la tradition de l’Advaita. L’Éveil est Pure Présence. Il n’est ni une expérience, ni un état, mais simplement la Reconnaissance spontanée et immédiate de notre Nature véritable (le Soi). Il n’y a pas d’éveillé, mais seulement…