The Miracle of Self-Realization

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The Miracle of Self-Realization
An Introduction to the Spiritual Teachings of Ramana Maharshi
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4 x 60min Sessions

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In this four session course with Jeff Carreira you will explore the spiritual teachings of one of the greatest Hindu saints of the twentieth century.

Ramana Maharshi experienced a powerful awakening as a young teen in India. After his awakening he had no interest in anything except the reality of the True Self. He left home and traveled to a town known as Tiruvannamalai where he lived in various ashrams until he established one of his own to live out the remainder of his days.

During the course of his life Ramana became one of the most revered spiritual realizers of modern day India. Thousands of people visited him in Tiruvannamalai where he taught a simple and extremely direct practice of Self-inquiry. Many who came to him were led into a profound discovery of the unity of being that is the ultimate source of consciousness.

Ramana’s profound teachings have spread widely throughout the world in the years since his death and yet often in an oversimplified and sometimes misleading form.

In this short program you will work with Ramana’s practice of Self-inquiry and learn about his understanding of the nature of consciousness and the path of awakening.

Session 1: On The Practice of Self Absorption
In this session you will discover Ramana Maharshi’s profound and powerful instructions for the practice of Self Inquiry. This simple practice of continually placing your attention on the source of its own awareness leads to the discovery of the One Self that we all are.

Session 2: On Awakening through States of Consciousness
In this session you explore the traditional understanding of the three normal states of waking consciousness, dreaming consciousness, and deep dreamless sleep, that we all experience everyday, and the miracle of Tuyria, the ever-present awareness that is always aware through all of the other states.

Session 3: On Our Relationship to the World
In this session we explore how it is possible for us to follow Ramana Maharshi’s guidance for living in the world. All we need to do, according to this great sage, is keep our inner gaze constantly transfixed on the one True Self, and the rest of life will unfold perfectly and spontaneously from that.

Session 4: On the Unity of Love and Wisdom

In the final session of the course we explore why in the end the path of wisdom and the path of love are recognized to be one and the same.Wisdom gives us tremendous powers of insights and discrimination. Love gives us deep open-hearted sensitivity. Together they create an extraordinary human life.

Session 1:
Discovering the Life Force Energy
In our first session we will explore the spiritual awakening experience of Ralph Waldo Emerson that revealed that we are all part of one explosive force of life.
Session 2:
Embracing the Reality of Higher Self
In session two we will discuss the idea that a higher form of being exists ready to live through us as soon as we are willing to allow it access to our life.
Session 3:
Stepping Out of the Material World
In our third session we will let go of any assumption of solidity and explore the possibility that reality is fundamentally a phenomenon of mind.
Session 4:
Releasing the Separate Sense of Self
In the fourth session we will see how our inner experience of being someone might be a mirage created by deeply held assumptions about our own existence.
Session 5:
Knowing without Truth
In our fifth session we will explore the nature of truth and discover why we might never know how well, or even if, our ideas correspond to what is real.
Session 6:
Living in Flow
In our final session we will embrace a view in which life is seen as one vastly interconnected flow of being that we have never been and could never be separate from.
The Miracle of Self-Realization: An Introduction to the Spiritual Teachings of Ramana Maharshi with Jeff Carreira
Jeff Carreira is a mystical philosopher and spiritual guide. He is the author of eleven books on meditation and philosophy. He teaches online programs and leads retreats throughout the world that teach people how to let go of their current perceptual habits so they are free to participate in the creation of a new paradigm. To put it simply, he supports people to live a spiritually inspired life, free from the constraints of fear, worry and self-doubt, and aligned with their own deepest sense of meaning and purpose.
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