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An Invitation to Awaken
Meetings in Being are a gathering in Non-dual Presence to inquire into, explore, and awaken to our True Nature. Everyone is invited to give up their spiritual search and simply notice the Awareness that is already here, and abide in the simplicity of our own Deepest Essence. Greg Marian facilitates the satsang gatherings and invites everyone to awaken to their timeless Essence in this very moment, just as they are. He shares the timeless wisdom of Non-Duality in a very simple and direct way, offering refreshingly unique and intuitive pointers to the Absolute, as well as integrating teachings from various spiritual traditions. Words and Silence are offered as an invitation for people to notice the awake, Still Space that is always already here. Every inquiry, experience, and situation that arises is welcomed and embraced as a portal for our Awareness to return back to its natural, unbounded state. Beyond awakening, the ever deepening process of embodiment is also explored whereby our realization becomes more integrated into our everyday lives and relationships.
Our True Nature
Our True Nature is one undivided Wholeness that simultaneously embraces and transcends all things. The unbounded experience of Unity is a direct realization that comes from a fundamental shift in our Consciousness whereby we experience our unbounded and unlocalized state. With this shift in Consciousness comes a direct seeing that our identity is not bound within the individual mind and body, but actually exists as an unbounded and infinite field of Awareness. This Awareness eventually reveals that it is also the essential nature of all forms, all phenomena, all dimensions, and all beings. Everything is recognized to have this one Awareness-Presence as its source and substance, which is perpetually manifesting itself as the the complete Totality of
Consciousness. There is a simultaneous embracing and transcending of both its
unmanifest and manifest natures, revealing a wordless
intimacy with What Is that is beyond all experience and
conceptualization. Out of this recognition flows wisdom, peace, clarity, and Love.
Even though the Ultimate Truth of our Being is often spoken about, it can never be fully communicated or understood with words, only directly realized and experienced as our own True Nature or Essence. Whatever one says about it never completely grasps it, which is the reason that sages of all traditions throughout time have often pointed to this Essence through negation, using such words as Non-duality or Advatia which means 'one substance, not two'. Everyone who realizes their True Nature has their own unique way of expressing this wordless Truth, be it through Silence, words, poetry, dance, music, art, community, or simply their way of Being in the world that one's life situation draws out of them in the present moment. When we know ourselves as That One, singular Essence, its infinite intelligence spontaneously expresses itself through us in an endless number of unique and creative ways.
The Essence of Satsang
The word 'satsang' is a Sanskrit word which means "association in Truth" and is a place where inquiries into our True Nature can be addressed, explored, and directly experienced. The essence of satsang is to simply abide and commune in the direct experience and realization of our True Nature. Meetings in Being are a gathering in this Essential Nature, inviting everyone to awaken, abide, and express their True Nature in an understanding and supportive environment. The intention is to meet everyone where they happen to be in the moment and engage their experience in a way that is meaningful to their particular life situation and the spiritual path that they are (or aren't) currently on.