Just a reminder that Satsang will take at the Druid’s Head, Kingston upon Thames, London UK this Thursday at 7pm. Further details can be found here.
No prior knowledge or experience is required, so if you have never attended before and feel in some way drawn to this, why not come along? We are a small and welcoming group that focus on bringing these wonderful teachings directly into daily life.
If you are not in the UK, you can still attend online meetings. Details are on the same link and I recommend you register on meetup (see link) if you want to receive notices of any upcoming events or changes to events, as this is where I post all my events.
A Joint Satsang with Roger Castillo and Tom Das
Thursday 16th August, 7pm
The Druids’s Head Pub, Kingston Upon Thames, UK
For more details see link below. Please RSVP if you would like to attend so we can get an idea of numbers:
Roger Castillo and Tom Das: a Joint Satsang 2018
Thursday, Aug 16, 2018, 7:00 PM
The Druids Head 3 Market Pl, Kingston upon Thames KT1 1JT Kingston Upon Thames, GB
10 Members Attending
Please RSVP here so we can get an idea of numbers Roger Castillo (rogercastillo.org) will be returning this year to join me for a joint Satsang. As always, the focus will be on exploring a genuine freedom in the midst of daily life. Afterwards we will both be in the bar area for a more informal chat. I do hope you can join us. Optional donation: £1…
A flash of insight alone is not enough for most. It results in an ‘awakening’ that may stick around for a while, but eventually it flickers, coming and going, switching ‘on and off’ and causing its own suffering.
In order for the insight/enlightenment to become stable, a process to weaken and remove the habitual tendency to identify as a ‘self’ is usually required.
And even that may not be enough. Even the book reading and understanding of the path may not suffice. Why? Because the mind is ridden with ignorance, this sense of ‘me’, it often trips itself up unknowingly, despite its best efforts, perpetuating suffering for many years to come.
Hence the potential importance of a teacher who embodies the teaching. Here doubts and methods can often be cleared up in a flash (or maybe a fizzle!).
My next satsang/meeting is in Kingston upon Thames, UK tomorrow (Thursday) 7pm. Please come along if it feels right for you. See link below for how to join.
The week after will be an ONLINE meeting which is open to people who live both in the UK and elsewhere. Details are on the same link.
A GENUINE REALISATION OF FREEDOM IN ORDINARY EVERYDAY LIFE
The course of structured teachings I’ve been teaching recently are due to restart this Thursday 7pm in Kingston, London, and the following week online.
As both a parent and a working doctor, my teachings are geared towards a genuine realisation of Freedom in everyday ordinary life.
It seems there are lots of conflicting teachings out there which can add to the confusion for a seeker of truth: are practices required? Is there anything you can do to help ‘get this’? Does the ego disappear? What happens when we die? Is there really ‘nobody here’? What about self-inquiry? The structured teachings, over the next few weeks, aim to address all these apparently contradictory points and more…
While this really can’t be put into words, concepts and practices can apparently help us along the way. Sometimes. It seems that some teachings are more effective than others, depending on ‘where the seeker is’.
Wandering through Soho (London), I decided to treat myself to something a bit different for lunch. I soon stumbled across Bone Daddies. Not being au fait with these things I had no idea what this place actually was (restaurant? clothes shop?), but it looked pretty cool. My ears quickly picked up on a few guitar riffs emanating from inside and peeking through the windows I could see a plethora of men with beards, women clad in skin-tight pre-distressed jeans and thick rimmed black spectacles to boot. Oh, and they were eating – it seems that Bone Daddies is a restaurant after all. Continue reading →