The informal gatherings of the Eaton Satsang provide an opportunity to inquire into and connect with one’s deep inner nature, to find one's own natural peace and happiness. In ancient sanskrit the word "sat" means truth, and the word "sang" represents the sangha, or community, so satsang is a coming together in a gathering of spiritual friendship to explore what it means to be a fulfilled human being, living the authentic openness of one’s true nature - with the natural freedom and contentment that is our birthright. For most of us this may include a process of unlearning, or overcoming our conditioning, as well as exploring new ways of experience.
There is a fundamental teaching, a philosophy if you will, of nonduality which can be discovered in the depths of all of the world religions. It represents an understanding that is difficult to elucidate, nevertheless, the satsang gatherings are intended to point one toward the direct experience of this indescribable and life-changing revelation of reality. In our meetings we explore our naturalness through stillness, self inquiry, dreamwork and dialogue. On occasion we offer a short video or reading to introduce new ideas or teachings. No experience is required, only a willingness to look within as a journey of self-discovery. This is an opportunity to explore aspects of oneself that some may view as spiritual; others may be looking to find greater happiness or fulfillment, or be interested in an exploration of awareness, consciousness or reality.
Encouraged by the invitation and love from Pamela Wilson, a teacher in the nondual Advaita Vedanta lineage, I started to facilitate these gatherings in 2008 in support of our spiritual community. Although in satsang we draw inspiration from many spiritual traditions, we are confined by none, and have been influenced by the essence of many traditions including Advaita Vedanta, Zen, Sufism, esoteric Christianity, and by many individual teachers, too numerous to list, who have profoundly influenced my journey. In recent years I've been particularly blessed by the personal guidance of Pamela, Jac O’Keeffe, and Rosanne Annoni, my teacher in the Diamond Approach school.
Meetings are held in the home of Kathy and Dick Stewart in Eaton, New Hampshire, just 2 1/2 miles from the Maine border. Our intention is to support your personal unfoldment. Check our schedule page for meeting details. New or occasional attendance is encouraged, and as I like to quote Pamela: "Everything (and everyone) is welcome here."