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Satsangs ButtonIntensives ButtonRetreats ButtonSpecial Events ButtonspacerWednesday, 12-Dec-2018

The Dialectic of Enlightenment

Hosted by Spirit Rock Meditation Center

Woodacre, CA

Saturday, September 14, 2019
10:00 am - 4:30 pm

Live Program: $275 - $110 sliding scale
Live Stream: $108 - $60 sliding scale

Registration Information

Register through Spirit Rock to attend this event in person at

Spirit Rock will also be offering a LIVE VIDEO STREAM of this event.

(Open Gate Sangha does not offer scholarships to this event.)



About This Special Event


“The core of the spiritual life involves a dialectic interaction between our empirical or relative selves and the numinous universal ground of our being. The embodied human ego seeks its home ground and its liberating release, while the numinous ground of being seeks its conscious embodiment in the world of time and space. These two spiritual instincts are the enlightenment impulse experienced from the two opposing poles of universal being in an ongoing cyclical relationship with itself. It is the respiratory nature of Spirit always and already being timeless and complete, while always becoming a more consciously embodied expression of itself in space and time. These two spiritual instincts move in cyclic relationship to one another within the human psyche, much like breathing in is followed by breathing out. To have some understanding of the cyclical and dialectical nature of the enlightenment impulse is necessary if we are to consciously join with this essential aspect of our true nature as it seeks to become fully conscious and fully embodied.”
~ Adyashanti

This event is a benefit for Open Gate Sangha and Spirit Rock Meditation Center. Please bring a bag lunch; carpooling is required.