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Satsang – Truthfulness: when to say something and when to say nothing
December 15, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm$20
One of the cornerstone Tantric virtues is satya, truthfulness. Truthfulness in the Tantric tradition means much more than just not telling a lie. It asks the question of when it’s beneficial to talk and when it’s beneficial to maintain silence; when engaging in socialness serves our highest evolution and when abstaining from speech might be a better option. Come ask the questions you’ve been curious about…including what Tantra says about gossip, being social and the practice of mauna, sacred silence.
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
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. You can pay by cash, check or card. No one turned away for lack of funds! If you can’t contribute financially, please ask about how else you can support us by volunteering.
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.