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A calling to make a pilgrimage

Started by Chris Slagle. Last reply by Trey Carland Aug 30. 1 Reply

Letting go of the "rememberer?"

Started by Jeff Hicks. Last reply by Chris Slagle Aug 28. 3 Replies

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There Was a Time…

Posted by Trey Carland on January 12, 2021 at 8:51pm 0 Comments

On the day of the takeover of the Capitol, I stopped to chat with my neighbor, who filled me in on what was happening. He asked me to say a prayer for our country, which I later did. It went a little something like this, “May we all find the peace that we seek and share that peace with the world.” Today, while reflecting on the recent events at the Capitol and the drama that continues to ensue, the impulse to write arose and here is the result:

There Was a…

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ATTENTION AND INQUIRY

Posted by Trey Carland on November 16, 2020 at 12:01pm 0 Comments

When asked to summarize his teachings in one word, Ramana Maharshi said, “Attention.” That struck home in a deeper way the most recent time I heard it. I thought he would have said, “Silence,” because that what his preferred method of teaching. But his answer makes perfect sense. His teachings on Self-inquiry are all about directing attention from the world of thoughts and objects to the source of attention. Attention has been described as focused Awareness and is the “tool” (if we can call…

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Dealing with Anxiety

Posted by Trey Carland on June 12, 2020 at 2:03pm 0 Comments

I had a nice conversation with a friend of mine who reached out for some support regarding feelings of anxiety that had become a recurring theme. It's a common feeling we've all felt at one time or another and possibly a feeling that is being triggered more frequently by all of the things going on in the world. My friend seemed to benefit from the words I shared so I thought it might be helpful to put them out there for public consumption. Though this conversation dealt specifically with…

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Am I in the Body, or is it in Me?

Posted by Trey Carland on April 22, 2020 at 2:47pm 0 Comments

We have been taught since we were old enough to learn that we are the body. But once you’ve had a glimpse of your True Nature as Awareness, that belief begins to get undermined. With subsequent realizations, non-dual moments, awakening experiences, etc., when there is a dis-identification with the body, the belief upon which the whole story of “you” was built begins to weaken. It can be unsettling when the “you” you thought you were begins to appear more like a figment of imagination. I’ve…

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Are you the Doer?

Posted by Trey Carland on April 14, 2020 at 1:23am 0 Comments

Do you think you're the doer of things? If not, then read no further. If so, I invite you to ask a few questions and do some further investigation. First, let’s look at the possible options for what is doing the doing. Is it the mind? Is it the body? Or is it something else? Conventional thinking may lead us to believe that the mind is governing the body, so let’s investigate that first. Begin paying close attention to what…
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Dearest Sangha,  Presence heals all suffering.   Satsang invites us to meet what is here so deeply that nothing is left to keep us apart. With inquiry and tenderness, with curiosity and truth,  and with your deepest prayer we find what is real. Our natural ground of being is calling us into this moment to heal, to end separation, calling you home. My Beloved I bow to you in service to this. Love, Alaya Please join us for Satsang in community, sharing and sacred space.  To learn more about…See More
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Satsang with Alaya via Zoom at Online

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Dearest Sangha,  Presence heals all suffering.   Satsang invites us to meet what is here so deeply that nothing is left to keep us apart. With inquiry and tenderness, with curiosity and truth,  and with your deepest prayer we find what is real. Our natural ground of being is calling us into this moment to heal, to end separation, calling you home. My Beloved I bow to you in service to this. Love, Alaya Please join us for Satsang in community, sharing and sacred space.  To learn more about…See More
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Trey Carland replied to Chris Slagle's discussion A calling to make a pilgrimage
"Hey Chris, I run meditative hikes in nature on a regular basis (see more info at http://zenmountaintours.com/). It's not quite the same as a road trip, which would obviously be very enjoyable, but much more accessible. Just thought I would…"
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Joseph Goldstein Satipatthana Sutta part 1 - The direct path to liberation.

"This series is great. Dukkha makes more sense than suffeing. 1 hour a day, 1 day at a time..  The Be Here Now Network and their YouTube channel have been my honey hole"
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Joseph Goldstein Satipatthana Sutta part 1 - The direct path to liberation.

Our lives seem to be an endless cycle of ups and downs, hope, fear, pleasure, pain, achievement and disappointment, where we are perpetually wanting somethin...
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A calling to make a pilgrimage

I have felt a pull or calling to road or woods or trails or something. I am playing with perspective of that I. Playing or witness or...Any way. The word Pilgrimage seems to heavy or taboo maybe. I think its just from lack of reference.Regardless, I am liking idea of RV style tour of chosen centers, retreats, occurances, happenings..I would love any suggestions or recommendations, ideas, input in general, lol. Just putting it out there.See More
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Chris Slagle replied to Jeff Hicks's discussion Letting go of the "rememberer?"
"I like the staircase. It is still thought. Go back to breathe, love the breath, lol"
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Chris Slagle replied to Jeff Hicks's discussion Letting go of the "rememberer?"
"The best of my understanding, there is nowhere to go or come from because we are already there. As the observer of self, its still a duality. The ego needs to understand, especially to help others, that's the sweetest bait. I bit…"
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Invitation to Study A Course in Miracles Workbook for Students at Online! Everywhere! Anywhere!

September 1, 2021 to August 31, 2022
This is an invitation to join (or rejoin) an email self study group for another round through all 365 daily lessons from the Workbook for Students  from  A Course in Miracles beginning on September 1, 2021.  Please consider joining us this year and studying the lessons of joy contained in this wonderful book.   Simply send an email to me at loricopticsun@gmail.com requesting to be added to the new group.  There is no charge to be part of this study group.See More
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Invitation to Study A Course in Miracles Workbook for Students at Online! Everywhere! Anywhere!

September 1, 2021 to August 31, 2022
This is an invitation to join (or rejoin) an email self study group for another round through all 365 daily lessons from the Workbook for Students  from  A Course in Miracles beginning on September 1, 2021.  Please consider joining us this year and studying the lessons of joy contained in this wonderful book.   Simply send an email to me at loricopticsun@gmail.com requesting to be added to the new group.  There is no charge to be part of this study group.See More
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Asheville Sangha Fundraiser at Online

August 12, 2021 to August 16, 2021
It’s time once again for our annual fundraising event. Once a year we solicit donations to help cover the cost of the hosting fees for the Asheville Sangha web site, which amounts to $250 annually. If you have enjoyed being part of the community, or benefited from its existence in some way, please consider making an online donation using Pay Pal or Venmo at the links below. It’s quick and easy. You may also make…See More
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