Ramana Maharshi was born on December 30, 1879 in a village in Tamil, India. His father died when he was twelve, and he went to live with his uncle. At age 16, he experienced a sudden and extreme fear of death to which he responded by immediately seeking the truth of the Self and became Self-realized. Six weeks later he followed an inner calling and ran away to India’s holy hill, Arunachala, where he remained for the rest of his life. For years he was a silent ascetic. He spent many hours each day deep in samadhi. Years later he emerged from silence to share the wisdom of the True Self with those who came seeking it. Before the end of his life in 1950, thousands of people had come to him from all over the world. Ramana Maharshi became known as one of the greatest saints to have ever graced this planet with Presence.
Join us as we contemplate the teachings of this great sage. We will also read stories about about him told by the people who knew him best.
In this class you will:
1. Consider the legend, the living example and the teachings of a great sage and determine what is most helpful to one’s own spiritual process.
2. Practice self-inquiry in order to distinguish between what is and is not the Self.
3. Practice removing attention from the non-Self and placing it with the Self using a spiritual practice that is most suited for you now.
Wednesday nights, May 17 – June 21, 2017 from 9:30-11:30pm ET/6:30-8:30pm PT. Homework begins May 11. Facilitator: Rev. Jacquelyn Eckert
Cost is $120.
Textbook needed is The Spiritual Teaching of Ramana Maharshi.
Class is offered in PalTalk. Familiarity with PalTalk is helpful.
Registration closes on May 9.
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