The Burden of the Spiritual Path and Suffering

This process we call “The Spiritual Path” seems burdensome or joyful depending on OUR attitude toward it.. The feeling of burden comes from the pressure exerted by our attachment in expecting the universe to conform to our ideas of what it should be. We are trying to create the universe in our own image and likeness. No wonder we feel burdened, the universe is much bigger  then we and has its own agenda to work out.

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The Spiritual Journey – What is it and how do we know where we are along the path?

The spiritual journey is not going from some place to some other place, but a natural process of unfolding our awareness to the realization that we and the entire universe are not separate, but one. The nature of the One is to express itself in the many. We are that expression and at the same time we are the One, pure existence itself.

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Past actions may have helped to create our present, but what creates the future ?

It is easy to understand the present as being a byproduct of the past and current conditions, but your question “What does the future hold” implies a great deal more. For example: What is the future?  What creates it?  Is the future predictable?

Concerns or speculation about the future are illusions created by the mind in order to put structure around something which is unknown.  Fear of the unknown is the most basic fear with which we must contend.

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Learn to Meditate

An Addition to the Summer Meditation Retreat! We are adding a new component called: Learn to Meditate at our Summer Meditation Retreat. This is an invaluable opportunity for new students to learn to meditate, as well experience a group of people who meditate regularly as part of their path of self-understanding.