The return of philosophy to the situation of academy and
to persons of Wisdom would seem to be a necessary cultural
matter. What I have established — including access to the
Sighting of Me, the Way of Adidam Itself, the body of practitioners
of the Way of Adidam, the Sacred Places, My Written and
Spoken Teaching, My Literary and Image Art, the history
and stories of My Work — is such an academy. It is a circumstance
of actual Wisdom-Teaching and Wisdom-Realization where people
spend time in the Company of the Realizer. They are transformed
by that relationship through processes not merely of verbal
consideration but of Wisdom participation. They participate
in Reality Itself.
Avatar Adi Da Samraj, The
Academy I Have Established
Additional Courses: Overview
The following additional Laughing Man Institute
classes (not listed on the Laughing
Man Institute website) are offered by Anne Henderson. Classes
are intimate and conversational, based on recitation, discussion,
and story, and take place weekly, over the telephone, for seventeen
weeks. The cost is $60 per month. (Reduced tuition is available
for those in need.) Please feel free to write Anne (at
) or call her (at 415-521-8062) about your interest in any of
these classes or if you want to register.
Anne Henderson has been a devotee of Avatar Adi
Da since 1976. She has served Adidam as a writer, editor,
educator, and public speaker since 1982, and as a chronicler
of Bhagavan Adi Da's Life and Spiritual Work between 1993
and 1999. In addition to being part of the teaching staff
at the Laughing
Man Institute, Anne currently hosts and directs the
Adidam Study Group
program and serves the Third
Congregation of Adidam.
Recent / Upcoming Classes
The following LMI classes are being offered by Anne
IN THE DEEPER LAND Talks on Relinquishing the Superficiality
of Mortal Existence and Falling by Grace into the Divine
Depth That Is Reality Itself
Drifted in the Deeper Land chronicles a month-long
period of gatherings that took place in late 1996 at the
Mountain Of Attention Sanctuary in California with Bhagavan
Adi Da Samraj. It contains Talks such as "The Other Side
of the Purr", "You Can Always Go Deeper", and "An Address
to the Annual Meeting of the Transgalactic Society of Somnambulists",
along with numerous Leelas from the participants.
start dates (see sections below):
Monday, October 3, 2016; Wednesday, October 5, 2016; or
Thursday, October 6, 2016
MONDAYS at noon Pacific time, 8 pm GMT, 9 pm CET
MONDAYS at 6 pm Pacific time, 9 pm Eastern
WEDNESDAYS at noon Pacific time, 8 pm in London, 9 pm in
WEDNESDAYS at 7:00 pm Pacific time
THURSDAYS at 1:30 pm and 5 pm Pacific time
All classes are available via recordings and for auditing.
The Monday noon class has four seats
The Monday evening class has four seats available.
The Wednesday noon class has two seats available.
The Wednesday evening class has one seat available.
The Thursday 1:30 pm class is full.
The Thursday 5 pm class has one seat available.
single payment: $300 US / 275 euros / 193 GBP
monthly payments: $60 US / 55 euros / 39 GBP
(Reduced tuition is available for those in need.)
THE GREATEST GIFT Seminar
Avatar Adi Da has created four congregations in order to
make it possible for everyone to enter into devotional and
Spiritual relationship to Him — both those who are moved
to practice the Way of Adidam in the fullest and most profound
manner (first and second congregations) and those whose
life-circumstance makes it right and appropriate for them
to practice a simpler form of the Way of Adidam (third congregation
and fourth congregation). For each of the congregations,
there are particular qualifications for membership and there
is a particular form of practice of the Way of Adidam to
The Greatest Gift seminar offers an overview of
the sacred history of Avatar Adi Da's Establishment of the
Third Congregation, a careful review of both the Eternal
Vow of Devotion and the Third Congregation Vow, and an introduction
to Beloved Adi Da's Eight-Part Admonition, which summarizes
the devotional practice of all His Third Congregation devotees
— all accompanied by plenty of time for discussion and questions.
The seminar is for applicants to the Third Congregation,
public friends who are interested in learning more about
the Third Congregation, former Second Congregation devotees
who wish to reapproach through the Third Congregation, Mission
Managers, Third Congregation Servers, and, of course, any
Third Congregation devotees who wish to attend.
The sessions generally run for about an hour and a half
— due to much lively Q & A. People who wish to take the
course must register by writing to Anne via the Matrix or
stating their desire to participate. The US-based call-in
numbers will be provided to those registered closer to the
time of the seminar.
date/time: The next Greatest Gift seminar will be
offered beginning on three consecutive Saturdays: February
11, 18, and 25 (2017). The time will be 12pm
U.S. Pacific time, 3pm Eastern time, and 8pm in the United
registration fee: The cost of the course is $75 (US).
There is no homework. Please make checks out to Adidam and
mail to Anne Henderson at: