Our self-inquiry gatherings are for ardent pilgrims. We discuss and explore the nature of what is self-evident, here, now. We expose and grok the illusory nature and appearance of the personal self and rest in the spaciousness of aware presence, just this, here, now.
Many of us are searching for relief from the weight of incessant thoughts in our heads. We want inner peace and calm and have forgotten the simple wonder and aliveness we felt as children before we were taught to name, label, and claim what we perceive through our senses.
We are so convinced that accumulating knowledge is beneficial. It is this knowledge that is the hindrance to seeing what is self-evident. There is nothing to be gained by investigating non-duality nor is there any gain from practicing self-inquiry. What is is all there is and isn’t. Self-inquiry will collide with and demolish the world you were taught and programmed to believe to be real and lasting.
Optional reading, especially if you are new to the practice of self-inquiry:
Perfect Brilliant Stillness – David Carse
I Am That – Nisargadatta Maharaj
The Perfume of Silence – Francis Lucille
Jenny, Lynden, and I facilitate these group self-inquiry gatherings. There is no fee for our time…we only point to that which is already evident, here, now. We are happy to point towards how you have claimed a separate life for yourself where none exists.
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.
Tentative dates – subject to change. Self-inquiry group held at Anita’s botanic garden unless noted at Jenny’s or Lynden’s.
Dates for 2019 Nonduality and Self-Inquiry
2:00pm – 3:30pm, unless otherwise noted
Feb. 9 – Anita’s
Mar 9 – Anita’s
Apr 13 – Jenny’s
May 18 – Anita’s -Lynden’s Saturday group joins us for satsang 🙂
Jun 8 – Lynden’s
July 13 – Jenny’s
Aug 3 – Anita’s – Note time change: satsang from 2:30 – 4pm.
Nov 9 – Anita’s
Dec 14 – Jenny’s
* Self-inquiry group sessions and retreats at Juniper Level Botanic Garden may be electronically recorded. By your attendance, you consent to be recorded and agree that Anita Avent reserves all rights to this material and its dissemination in any form.