‘Letting Go of Liberation’ – One day talk on Non-duality by Tom Das

tom-das1Dear All

I’ll be speaking this Saturday 19th January 2019 at the Horse and Coaches Pub near Waterloo Station, London UK.

If you are interested in attending, details are on this link.

To be notified of any future events, please sign up to my meetup page which is where I list all my events.

In addition to this, I will be holding my usual online meeting this Thursday 17th January at 8pm UK time.

Best wishes

Tom

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Start 2019 with a ‘Satsang’!

tom-das1Hello everyone and Happy New Year to you all!

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.

Best wishes and with love

Tom

One-to-one online sessions

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I am currently offering one-to-one online sessions for anyone who is genuinely interested in exploring these wonderful teachings.

The emphasis is on facilitating a realisation in the midst of everyday life.

Please contact me if you are interested or see here for further details.

Best wishes

Tom

Roger Castillo and Tom Das: a Joint Satsang 2018

Please join us for Satsang this week:

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…

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FACEBOOK LIVE TONIGHT 8pm UK time Satsang tonight 8pm UK time

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Please join me for a FACEBOOK LIVE satsang tonight at 8pm UK time.

You can ask me questions in writing via the comments section and I will do my best to respond.

Click on this link to my Facebook page to join me: http://www.facebook.com/tomdas.nd

Find the time in your timezone here: https://goo.gl/rTBZW8

See you soon

Best wishes

Tom

No person, no problem

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We had a lovely meeting in Kingston at the Druids’s Head Pub yesterday, and it’s amazing how a spontaneous teaching can apparently arise through interactions with others. This morning I felt moved to write down some of what was said, so here it is:

Towards the end of the apparent seeker’s apparent journey, the very interest in non-duality or liberation itself becomes a hindrance. What are you looking for? And who or what is looking?

The answer to the first question is you are looking to feel better/not feel bad. The answer to the second question is that it is the illusory ego/’small self’ that is looking. So the seeking is perpetuating the ego, or the seeking is the ego.

The ego/mind can logically start to realise that lasting freedom cannot be found in any object whatsoever, gross or subtle, and it can also recognise that all experiences or states of consciousness, no matter how lofty or sublime, are all objects that are fleeting and so eventually lead to suffering and so push the motion of the hamster wheel that is called samsara (suffering). Therefore chasing experiences and states of consciousness is not the answer – this just leads to more suffering.

What is the solution?

1. It can be seen that there is no lasting satisfaction resulting from the search, so there is no point to seeking.

2. It can be intellectually known that Liberation is not an object and that Liberation must already be here (if it exists at all) if it is something permanent or lasting.

Reflect on these.

More fundamentally than either of these 2 above, which are both forms of ego-intellectual understanding, it can be seen that there is no person/body/mind, that these are illusory appearances that we engender with an artificial sense of self by conceptual projection and overlay and self-reinforcing labelling of felt/perceived energies.

Put simply, there is no-one here. There was never anyone here. It was all just an illusion in consciousness (when this is seen, then it is also seen that the path to enlightenment and the spiritual practices are also illusory). We don’t even need to use the word consciousness really, but it can be a useful pointer.

No person, no problem.

Meditate/reflect on this: as long as there is a person (ie. belief in being a person, or thinking the body or mind are real), there is suffering, and there must be suffering, for the body is subject to change and decline and all the other things that come along with this that you can hopefully reason out for yourselves.

Lastly, may I point that all of this is a teaching, and these words work to remove the ignorance. The teachings are antidotes given to the seeker and wielded by the seeker. No words are the truth. Please read the above in this context. The words are never quite it (and of course they are it, as everything is it, and there is no ‘it’, ‘it’ being just an expression…oh dear!)

Pranams and blessings to you

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FACEBOOK LIVE Satsang this Thursday 8pm (UK time)

So following last week’s Facebook live event I’ve decided to hold another one this week:

When: This Thursday 7th December 2017 at 8pm (UK Time)
Where: just click on my facebook page at the time above. You can find it here: www.facebook.com/tomdas.nd

You can ask questions by posting comments in the comments bar. I hope to see you then!

With love

Tom

Here’s the link to my previous Facebook Live video last week, enjoy!

Satsang at the Druids Head Pub, Kingston upon Thames, London

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I’m lucky enough to hold satsang at an amazing venue – The Druids Head.

The room we meet in is about 300 years old and is often visited by historical tour groups to observe its original features, including a poem scratched on a glass cabinet panel by Jerome K Jerome.

Below is a picture from 1846 of an annual ‘Foot Ball’ match that used to be played every shrove Tuesday just outside the Druids head in the Ancient Market Place, Kingston upon Thames.

So we meet regularly on Thursdays at 7pm, the next meeting is this week. Please do come along if you feel inclined to. Register at this link to join:

www.meetup.com/Non-duality-Kingston-London

Best wishes

Tom