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Satsang: Our Embodied Desire for Justice
April 6 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm$20 – $30
Hosted by Vivek
Tantra represents a philosophy and set of practices around the basic premise that our spiritual experiences and aspirations are embodied. While we certainly recognize the ways in which our desires for food or sex are embodied, to what extent do we recognize our desire for justice as such? Anger, sorrow, and fear, as well as compassion, hope, and love are common emotions and embodied energies in response to various forms of injustice and the abuses of power, whether those we experience directly or those we witness in our communities and the world.
In this Satsang, we will explore how the complex emotions and embodied energies around (in)justice, including anger, compassion, and resolve, inform our individual and collective identities. How might we take ownership of and channel these various embodied energies in order to sustain purposeful action against injustice and for the dignity, joys, vitality, and rights of humanity (as well as the non-human world)?
Each week we hold Satsang, a “gathering together to share truth.” We’ll begin with some personal practice (movement, meditation, mantra), share a teaching and discussion on a topic of Tantra or embodied spirituality, and conclude with a circle connecting with other community members celebrating the divine within each other.
10:00 – Brief intro to embodied spirituality & introductions
10:10 – Guided personal practice
10:50 – Teaching, discussion & embodied practice
11:30 – Puja (connection ritual)
In tantra, a satsang is a gathering of spiritual people for the purpose of sharing practice and wisdom. And this is exactly what we do. Each satsang brings different themes and topics, usually presented by Grace, with all discussion welcome and invited. The themes and topics generally touch on aspects of sacred sexuality and embodied spirituality. Sometimes we branch into relevant teachings from other traditions, as well as the nuances of non-dual spiritual experience.
Satsang is offered on a donation basis. Your gift of any amount to help sustain the instructor and cover costs of the event is welcome. We offer the guidance of $20-$30 to help sustain the community. Gifts of greater amounts are always welcome and help extend and expand this project.
Our satsang is suitable for beginning and experienced practitioners interested in the full range of embodied teaching, including meditation, breath, visualization, yoga, diet, philosophy, and sexuality.
Satsang is open to absolutely all genders, ethnic backgrounds, levels of fitness, sexual orientation, religious or spiritual framework. No experience is assumed. Drop in visits are welcome.
Accessibility in our space: Sacred Embodiment currently has limited accessibility. Our entrance and practice space is wheelchair accessible and students are welcome to sit on chairs, on the floor, or as needed for their physical abilities. However, the bathroom is not ADA and not able to accommodate a wheelchair at this time. If you are concerned about your accessibility needs in the space, please contact us.