“Do not seek to follow in the footsteps of the wise of old; seek what they sought.“
The journey of each spiritual searcher is unique and it takes different twists and turns. However, there are many common features of the journey. Each searcher sooner or later realises that whatever has been considered to be the goal or the destination of my journey necessarily carries some aspects understood or imagined by my ego-self, the very self of which I need to be free in order to connect with the Real. Then there is an inner call creating more and more interest in the journey—one step forward, one side-ways and one back—rather than the destination.
Ravi Ravindra will be leading these Monthly Meetings on Zoom. Each meeting will begin with a guided meditation assisting the relaxation of the body, some quieting of the mind, a feeling of gratitude for the mysterious forces and energies which have created me in this vast universe, and a sense of wonder about the purpose of my existence. Then, there will be an exposition of the features of a particular stage in the journey followed by a close exchange with the participants.
In order to bring focus to these meetings, the topics suggested for exploration during 2022 are listed below. Ravi will suggest some task or exercise to be tried until the next meeting. Recordings of the Meetings shall be made available to all subscribed students, which shall be available up to 3 months.
We will be organising informal Fellow-seekers Exchange over zoom, two weeks after each Meeting, to help participants share their findings, experiences and raise questions. This is optional for the participants to attend but highly recommended. Break out meeting rooms shall be created to have small groups so that the exchanges are close and effective. We will be sharing more details.
We have also created an online private Online Community Page will be available for the group members to share with others and keep in touch in an ongoing manner.
Start Time: 07:30 AM PST | 10:30 AM EST | 3:30 PM GMT | 09:00 PM IST
Ravi Ravindra is a physicist, a professor and a spiritual searcher. He has a PHD in Physics from the University of Toronto, and was a Post Doctorate fellow in Physics, in Philosophy and in Comparative Religion. In his spiritual search Ravi was introduced to J. Krishnamurti, Madame de Salzmann, Zen Master Roshi Kabori, and underwent a deep immersion in the mystical teachings of the Indian and Christian classical traditions. He is the author of many books on religion, science, mysticism, and spirituality. For more details, please look up www.ravindra.ca