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Day 3 Closing Session: Diamond in Your Pocket

The final session – the final period of silence together, with this group in this configuration – all giving ourselves to the moment in sweet surrender… For several minutes, in our first inquiry, we found ourselves experiencing pure emotion. The participant brought herself fully to the moment sharing both laughter and tears – no words necessary. When Gangaji had finally composed herself enough to speak, she said, ‘Laughing and crying – it’s all the same – the realisation of the truth.’ She then turned to the participant and said, ‘Show them the face of life and the beauty of the self. It’s a great shaking when the shift of consciousness returns to itself.’ (read more…)

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Day 3 Morning Session: Diamond in Your Pocket

Today is an opportunity for participants to deepen in stillness, in spaciousness, in silence. The first portion of the morning, led by long-time community member, Judi Buttner, was spent partly in sitting meditation and partly in walking meditation. This was followed by morning satsang with Gangaji. At this point in a retreat, Gangaji shared, people start planning their departure, what’s next. Gangaji invited participants to treat this day as the first day. In that context, there is really no tomorrow. Tomorrow will come naturally. Be freshly here. Don’t pack you bags prematurely. We have this beautiful day together to relax, to be surprised, to experience the profound quality of what is here. There’s no rush – nothing’s going to end. We’re just here. Welcome. So tell me, what are you discovering, what are you realising? (read more…)

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Day 2 Afternoon Session: Diamond in Your Pocket

This morning a participant came with a problem. We’re often so fixated on our problems – ‘if we could only get those problems solved, then we will find fulfillment.’ That’s the way we function as human animals. This is very important, of course, but when it causes us to overlook this place of refuge and peace that is our nature before human, before animal, then it is no longer useful. Ramana said the last thing to go is self-doubt and Papaji said the last problem is thinking there is a problem. If you’re willing to give up that powerful and hypnotic thought, then you’re free from your story, your life as you’ve written it. If you don’t have a story, you don’t have a problem. Then when it arises, you recognise, ah, that’s just the story of me – not the truth of who I am – my essential nature. (read more…)

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Day 2 Morning Session: Diamond in Your Pocket

After a long, luscious period of sitting together in silence, Gangaji asked, ‘Are your minds beginning to wind down?’ One of the benefits of gathering in a retreat space, particularly in a place like Findhorn, is to have the support to rest and open. Gangaji likes to leave plenty of space for participants on retreat to be unstructured. Contrary to society’s messages, you don’t have to be industrious, you don’t have to be engaged in conversation, you don’t have to do anything. (read more…)

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Day 1: Diamond in Your Pocket

Gangaji is a teacher and author who has traveled the world since 1990, speaking with thousands of spiritual seekers from all walks of life. Her message is powerful, clear and simple: true peace and lasting fulfillment are not only our birthright, they are the essential nature of our being. She is dedicated to pointing to true fulfilment through simple and direct self-inquiry in the tradition of the sage Sri Ramana Maharishi and Sri HWL Poonja. She is the author of You are THAT!, Freedom and Resolve: The Living Edge of Surrender, Who Are You?: The Path of Self-Inquiry, and The Diamond in Your Pocket. (read more…)

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