In Sanskrit, Satsang means “Pure Being 'together' as Truth”
Satsang is not a teaching to become something more. Rather, it is a spiritual awakening to who you really are right now. Ultimately, it is Self-realization as the Absolute that is the non-dual Pure Consciousness-Beingness-Bliss that is beyond all and All.
It is the end of the psychological mind-made self named ego, its separation and therefore the end of all psychological suffering. We realize divine consciousness and unity consciousness that is profound sacredness, deep peace, radiant love and calm joy. Free of the dual mind, we rest as silent presence, deep stillness and being the power of Now.
Please Note: No previous knowledge or experience required.
The Form of the Gathering
Silent presence, consciousness speaking, Self-inquiry and Q & A. A palpable frequency of radiant love and calm-joy pervades the gathering
Simply Being Free Satsang with Sundance Burke
Sundance Burke hosts a series of Satsangs called “Simply Being Free,” as outlined below. In Sanskrit, Satsang means “Being together as Truth.” Satsang is not a teaching to become something more. Rather, it is a spiritual awakening to the non-dual Consciousness that is always present as who you really are.
“Spiritual Awakening is not a doing achieved by effort. It is the 'happening' of grace, the spontaneous fulfillment of your heart’s desire to be true and free.” ~ Sundance
A metaphor for the Simply Being Free Satsang is this. Picture a golfer raking away his footprints from a sand trap after his shot. This raking of sand leaves the appearance that no one was there. In Satsang, simply by being present and aware, we are able to see through the myth of our mental identity as so and so, to realize we are not as we think, and thus feel or sense. While the mind needs your belief for its apparent existence, you do not need thoughts or emotions to be. Our ideas and feelings of a personal self are just that: ideas and feelings. In truth, these passing fancies possess no reality. This realization changes your conscious experience radically. You must see for yourself what this is. Only your direct experience is truth in Satsang.
Some of you can awaken to reality with relative ease, while others may require more seasoning. The idea of being a “person” is an ancient program and the conditioning itself is a formidable force of resistance to awakening. The ego-mind can be extremely clever, as it knows just how to feed itself to survive. Simply Being Free is designed by the moment to meet this ego-challenge and to support your earnest desire to be free. You will be encouraged to deepen your investigation through any pointing that resonates with you.
Concepts appear on this page and they are just that. They merely point to who is truly present and free right now. An ocean of love awaits your return home to Self. More truly, you have never been away. I whole-heartedly invite you to Satsang.
The Form of the Gathering
Silent Presence, Consciousness speaking, Self-inquiry and Q & A. A palpable frequency of radiant love and calm-joy pervades the gathering.
Simply Being Free Speaking Points
Together, over the course of these gatherings, we will be giving our relaxed, light-hearted and alert attention to “going within” – the turning away from the physical, emotional, and intellectual projections of mind to realize the Source of this ego-display. To allow for this polar shift of attention in each Satsang, we may contemplate some or all of the following pointers.
Please note: no relative knowledge is truly necessary for you to be who you already are.
Turning in Being:
Our Truest desire ~ longing to be free
Seeking in past and future versus being Now
The grace of gratitude and the blessing of forgiveness
Inviting, welcoming, noticing, allowing and accepting all that happens now
Witnessing Presence ~ The law of three forces
Resistance to change ~ Gurdjieff’s law of octaves
Effortlessly releasing/letting go of problematic feelings, thoughts, images, sensations, memories and expectations
Releasing holdbacks by conscious breath
Ho'oponopono ~ Hawaiian spiritual forgiveness and reconciliation prayer
Latent habits and tendencies ~ programming and conditioning
Mind control by mind itself ~ the thief guarding the jewels
Feeling, resting and abiding as awareness in the midst of all life activity
Discriminating the real from the unreal
All wanting/needing and expecting/anticipating ~ appearing lost in psychological time
False beliefs of identity ~ “I am a separate person” “I am the thinker/feeler/doer”
Conscious action versus habitual reaction
Deepening in Being:
The practice of Self-Inquiry – the direct path to Self-Knowing.
The Oneness of emptiness and fulfillment
Dropping understanding for Innerstanding.
Being Meditation beyond Practicing Meditation
Being Happy Meditation
Peace ~ the stillness and silence within
True Self Power ~ 100% response-able Consciousness
The reality of Now ~ I Am Presence
Allowing and accepting each moment as it is
Our natural calm/joy
The art of living as Awareness ~ being as you are
Love is Being
Ultimate Realization ~ Nothing ever happened