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  • Awakening - Clearing up the Confusion

    By Russell Scott

    Throughout the ages to the present time there have been many reports of a new form of consciousness arising in individuals. This form of consciousness has been called by many names. A few of these labels are "awakening", "enlightenment", "illumination", "transcendence", "self-realization", "kensho" in Zen, "anubhava" in Hinduism" and "unitive consciousness" in modern psychology.

  • Calendar

    Upcoming Talks, Retreats, Events and Trainings

    Coming Home Retreat - May 14-18, 2020, Ecology Retreat Centre near Orangeville, Ontario

    Deep Calling - Finding Your Life Purpose  TBA

    Inner Sovereignty - TBA

    Coming Home Retreat - November 11-15, 2020, Ecology Retreat Centre near Orangeville, Ontario

    ClearMind-PureHeart New Year's Meditation Retreat - January 3-5, 2020 at the Ecology Retreat Centre

  • How Belief Traps You on the Spiritual Path.

    Last week I had a long conversation with an individual in a religious movement. When he suggested that I was a fool for not accepting his beliefs that were embraced by millions of followers for thousands of years, I ended the conversation. This often happens with people in a fundamentalist path. When they cannot convince others of the veracity of their religion they resort to insult.

    But this did bring up an important question. Is a religion true because of its popularity for thousands of years?

    Are the words of God true in a religious book because millions of people believe in it even though it’s been translated and altered by men over a 100 times? Am I more spiritual because of the way I dress because the founder of my age-old tradition says so? Will I go to heaven if I kill the infidels because thousands of people believe this is true?

Testimonials

“When I emerged from the direct experience of who I am (at the retreat) I started to laugh. All of my worries about the future and my resentments about past hurts seemed, in that moment, very small when compared to the vastness of which I was a part. In that moment I knew that joy- real joy that does not deny what is hard in our lives- is a choice. Joy finds us when we feel the elation that comes when we know that we belong- to another, to ourselves, to the world, to the Mystery that is larger than ourselves."

—Oriah Mountain Dreamer from THE INVITATION© 1999 published by Harper San Francisco. All rights reserved. Presented with permission of the author

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