2018 Saturday Self-Inquiry Group

2018 Saturday Self-Inquiry Group

The Self-Inquiry Group at Juniper Level Botanic Garden is for ardent pilgrims, ready, at all costs, to turn inward and discern the illusory nature of the personal self and reality and seeing aware presence hidden in plain sight.

Here are a few recommended books if you are unfamiliar with the philosophy of “not-two.”

The Perennial Way – translations by Bart Marshall  – Ashtavakra Gita and Heart Sutra in particular
Ask the Awakened – Wei Wu Wei – all books by Wei Wu Wei (Terence James Stannus Grey)
Sunyata – Life and Saying of a Rare-born Mystic – edited/compiled by Betty Camhi & Elliott Insenberg
Solving Yourself – Yuben de Wu Hsin – and more with all translations by Roy Melvyn
Perfect Brilliant Stillness – David Carse

Jenny and Anita facilitate this group self-inquiry. No charge…and your tax-deductible gifts to our not-for-profit botanic garden’s endowment are welcome to preserve the gardens as a place for plant and medical research, plant exploration, horticultural and philosophical learning, and community.

Please send us a note by email to if you are joining us for the first time to see if an open seat is available, or if you need directions.

anita@nondu.org
jennylclarke@gmail.com

Tentative dates – subject to change.  Self-inquiry group is held at Anita’s botanic garden unless noted at Jenny’s. For directions to Juniper Level Botanic Garden click here.

DATES FOR 2018 SELF-INQUIRY GROUP

2:00pm – 3:30pm

Jan 13 – Jenny
Feb 10 – Anita
Mar 10 – Jenny
April 14 – Anita
May 12 – Jenny
Jun 16 – Anita
Jul 21 – Jenny
Aug 18 – Anita
Sep 22 – Jenny
Oct 13 – Anita
Nov 10 – Jenny
Dec 15 – Anita
DIRECTIONS TO JUNIPER LEVEL BOTANIC GARDEN ARE HERE.

* Self-inquiry group gatherings and retreats may be electronically recorded. By your attendance, you consent to be recorded and agree that Anita and Tony Avent reserve all rights to this material and its dissemination in any form.

Identity Trap

I was stuck in an identity trap for decades believing I was a separate person with a personal awareness and ability to make decisions. Of course, believing that I was a separate being also ensured I was often suffering, longing, and discontent with what is.

I define the Identity Trap as a core set of self-referential beliefs and concepts which perpetuate the false sense of a separate and personal self identity.

Reinforced by family, society, educators and dogma, these beliefs and concepts veil the natural flow of impersonal consciousness always here, now, as this breath.  We overlook and ignore this perfect presence, this perfect peace by veiling it with a personal identity.  Are you stuck in an identity trap?  I’m here to help you uncover what you already are and are not with self inquiry..

anita