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About Love, Wisdom, and Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

Event organised by the Open Circle Center

 About Love, Wisdom, and Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj
 About Love, Wisdom, and Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

Time & Location

Jun 30, 2024, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM GMT+2

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About the Event

The Open Circle is part of a new spiritual paradigm grounded in experiential awareness, rather than belief systems. They’re a non-sectarian community dedicated to supporting the practices of mindful and open hearted awareness, drawing inspiration from a variety of traditions & fields of study, which point to direct experience as a source of wisdom and love.

Lisa was happy to answer their invitation, and will hold an online event organised by them.

Link to the event:

https://opencirclecenter.org/event/lisa-cairns-jun-30-2024/

What you will get from this meeting

The theme of this meeting: 

About Love, Wisdom, and Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

The meeting will contain guided meditation or silent sitting, Lisa will speak on the theme, and there will be an opportunity to ask questions and have dialogues with Lisa.

"What non-duality means to me is that my life flows in between love and wisdom, or between nothingness and everythingness. It’s on this level that the human experience unfolds. Understanding that I am everything signifies the end of separation, recognizing that everything is love, and acknowledging that I am nothing represents wisdom. In between these realizations, the story of my life, or the life of the person, takes shape.

One of my favorite from his quotes is:

“Wisdom is knowing I am nothing, Love is knowing I am everything, and between the two my life moves.” – Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj was my teacher, although he had passed away before I had the chance to meet him in person. Instead, I encountered his teachings through my own teachers. Initially, I didn’t fully grasp the impact he was having on me, as I lacked direct contact with him. It wasn’t until I read his book that I realized his message was flowing through my teachers, who had received it from their teachers, and so on. His influence was more evident in the effect he had on all my teachers and how they, in turn, imparted that wisdom to me. I feel immense gratitude for the way his teachings entered my life. On a human level, I can say that non-duality saved me. It completely transformed my life, altering its course in every way imaginable. It awakened me from the illusion I had been living under, the suffering of a mental reality.

In my earlier years, I was immersed in Buddhism, which emphasizes the recognition of suffering as one of its initial noble truths. Although the Buddha himself did not experience a life of suffering, being raised as a Prince in a protected palace, his awakening began when he encountered a beggar on the streets. This recognition that life is inherently suffering, without understanding our true nature or being connected to something deeper than the human realm, leads to inevitable suffering. Whether this realization comes in one’s teenage years due to early childhood trauma or later in life due to other challenges, it prompts the fundamental question: Why are we alive? Why do we exist on a planet floating around the sun in an ever-expanding universe? This existential inquiry is profound and essential for understanding our place in the cosmos."

Suggested donation: $15 to $40 No one turned away for lack of funds. Please register early if you can.

To book please check the organiser's page:

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The event will be recorded and emailed to participants within a week. To check your local time, use a tool such as: Time Zone Converter

When 

Sunday, June 30, 2024 

@ 9:00am-11:00am (Pacific Time)

@ 5:00pm-07:00pm (GMT - UK time)

@ 6:00pm-08:00pm (CET Time)

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