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The Opportunity of Retreat with Gangaji is to step away from your daily life and in a deeply supportive environment, suspend any habits of fixing yourself, and recognize your patterns of unnecessary suffering. It is a time to rest and retreat from the stories you may be telling yourself, or definitions or identities you may have constructed in your imagination. It is a time to bring your full attention to diving deeply into the depths of yo…
Unnecessary Suffering remains as long as there is limited identification with yourself as just a particular body, or a particular history, or the latest evaluation. When the identification shifts to yourself as the consciousness that everything is appearing and disappearing in, your unnecessarily suffering ends.
It is easy to see from your own life experience that no matter how much you try to run away from hurt, you still experience it. When you stop running, turn and experience what is chasing you, when you remain open and unprotected, you are free. Are you willing to be free?
In this clip, The Wonder of Existence, from a meeting that took place in Mount Shasta, Gangaji points to the sacred experience of Life Itself. She expresses her intention that the beingness of life be discovered in a way that nothing can dislodge it, so that no amount of trouble, or disease, or pain, or tendency to complain can dislodge the deeper peace, that is the surrender to yourself as Life.
“The question is, can you live with all the ups and down of the experience of being human and still be conscious of, and nurtured by, the truth of who you are? Yes!”
To support the health of our staff and the community, as well as being in solidarity with those working on the frontlines of this health crisis, we will be canceling Gangaji’s July retreat in Ashland. If you are already registered please look for an email about your options for rescheduling or canceling your registration.