Circle of Truth (New Dates Spring 2018)
a deepening program on discovering Truth through meditation, self inquiry, authentic sharing
For 2 months we come together almost every week (see dates) to discover the truth of who we are. We as human beings have something in common; we all wish to be happy. And the good news is; happiness is already our true nature, but we may not be aware of that. This deepening program is to remember again your ever free and complete state of pure Being.
Another thing that we tend to have in common is the fact that we think a lot; we are mostly identified with our mind created story about life instead of being in the direct experience of what is. Most thoughts are conditioned; they are colored by past experience, our upbringing, current time-frame, media, culture, etc. These non-practical neurotic thoughts show us an interpretation of life, creating a sense of separateness from it, instead of experiencing oneness with life as it truly is. So even during our waking hours we are living in a dream-version of life.
Since we tend to believe in the conditioned thought-patterns about ourselves and the world, we mostly do not experience happiness. Instead of feeling content and peaceful we rather feel confused and trapped in a vicious cycle of worrying, regretting, blaming, desiring, or resisting. Or, in other words; believing in and identified with our personal story about 'me' and 'others' and not being aware of the plain reality of life right here and now exactly as it Is.
In these 8 gatherings spread over 2 months we will explore together what seems to be in the way of being content, peaceful and happy; which are some of the natural qualities of our true Self. Even if we are in the recognition of the Truth of our being or we have had a glimpse of it, out of habit it may happen that we forget or overlook again the fact that we are Awareness and imagine that we are just a bundle of thoughts and feelings. During two months we enjoy each others support and inspiration, being together with the same focus is very powerful and helps us to overcome doubt about what we are.
And, very important; how does this discovery of our deeper Nature translate to our daily life? When we come to know that what we are is the unborn Presence or the unfolding Life itself what does that mean to day to day life? We will also keep a daily diary to write down for example thought-patterns, unconscious reflexes, old habits that we identify with and start to become more aware of. Just seeing this shows that we are free from it.
Every session there will be (guided) meditation, self inquiry, simple exercises like circulair breathing, occasionally some yoga exercises, authentic sharing, some meditative partner exercises and there will be lots of room for Q&A and sharing experiences.
Besides our gatherings there will be 'homework' or day-to-day reflection in the form of daily meditations, contemplating a self inquiry question, keeping an ‘awakening diary’, watching satsang or guided meditation at home, abiding in the sense 'I am' instead of being lost in the story of 'i am this / that'.
- To sign up for this program you confirm that you have followed at least 3 yoga or meditation classes taught by Rolandjan
- You intent to take part in all 8 sessions (missing out max. 1 session)
- The gatherings will be held in English or Dutch depending on the participants
- Circle of Truth is about 2 hours a week plus daily meditations / day to day reflection and online weekly guidance
- Location & dates Thursday: Delight Yoga, Prinsen Eiland 20 G Amsterdam.
Dates: 24 May. - 7, 14, 21, 28 June - 5, 12, 19 July
Times: 10.30 - 12.30h.
Investment: 165,- euro (incl. VAT) for the whole program.
For further questions please fill in the contactform here.