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Satsang: Compassion & Tonglen
November 17, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm$20
Compassion is a buzz word in today’s spiritual communities. But what does it really mean to live with compassion? For yourself and for others? How can you awaken the secret gift of compassion in your everyday life?
Tonglen Tonglen is the Tibetan practice of Giving and Receiving and is attributed with being the most powerful Tantric practice of awakening compassion for self and others.
In this satsang with Grace, we’ll uncover the process, obstacles and practice to living with a compassionate open heart.
Each week we hold Satsang – “gathering together to share truth” – at the Seattle Tantra Community in the Maple Leaf neighborhood of Seattle. We’ll begin with some personal practice (movement, meditation, mantra), share a teaching and discussion on a topic of Tantra, and conclude with a circle connecting with other community members celebrating the divine within each other.
10:00 – Brief intro to tantra for newcomers; introductions.
10:10 – Asana, pranayama, mantra, meditation
10:50 – Teaching & Discussion
11:30 – Puja – connection ritual
What is a “Satsang”?
In tantra, a satsang is a gathering of spiritual people for the purpose of sharing practice and wisdom. And this is exactly what we do. Each satsang brings different themes and topics, usually presented by Grace, with all discussion welcome and invited. The themes and topics generally touch on aspects of sacred sexuality and the embodied spirituality of classical and neo-tantra. Sometimes we branch into relevant teachings from other traditions, as well as the nuances of non-dual spiritual experience.
How much does this cost?
Satsang is offered on a donation basis. Your gift of any amount to help sustain the instructor and cover costs of the event is welcome. We offer the guidance of $20-$30 to help sustain the community. Gifts of greater amounts are always welcome and help extend and expand this project.
Who is this for?
Our satsang is suitable for beginning and experienced tantric practitioners interested in the full range of tantric teaching, including meditation, breath, visualization, yoga, diet, philosophy, and sexuality.
Satsang is open to absolutely all genders, ethnic backgrounds, levels of fitness, sexual orientation, religious or spiritual framework. No experience is assumed. Drop in visits are welcome.
Contact Grace at [email protected]