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Featured Introductory Events

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1. Listings of Featured Events by Region or Venue

Web Events
 

"The sacred Island of Naitauba", a Facebook Live Event, Friday, February 16, 2018:

  • 8:00pm - 8:30pm UTC (London)
  • 3:00pm - 3:30pm EST (New York)
  • 12:00pm - 12:30pm PST (California)

Facebook event page
This facebook live event will be about devotee Gavin Brown's recent time on the sacred island of Naitauba. It is a chance for anyone who has never been there to get a feeling for this extraordinary, sacred place, so potent with Adi Da's Transcendental Spiritual Blessing.

How to attend: At the time of the live event, go to the Friends & Devotees of Adi Da page, and you should see the live feed. Because "Friends & Devotees of Adi Da" is a closed group, be sure you have a Facebook account and have joined the "Friends & Devotees of Adi Da" Facebook group ahead of the event, so you will be able to access the group page.

 

Click on a location below for more time, place, and contact information.


United States
 
Berkeley, California — Storytelling & Book Signing with Gerald Sheinfeld, Wednesday, February 7, 7:30-9:30pm, Redwood Gardens (Community Room), 2951 Derby Street, Berkeley, California. Contact: Richard Hart at rhart11@gmail.com or 510-684-8304.
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Davis, California — Storytelling & Book Signing with Gerald Sheinfeld, Friday, February 2, 7:30-9:30pm, 617 2nd Street Davis, California. Contact: Michael Murphy at mmurphy@adidam.org or 415-686-4126.
Meetup event page
Facebook event page
 
Lower Lake, California — "Death Cafe", Wednesday, March 7, 4:00-5:30pm, Lower Lake Coffee 'n Cream Cafe, 16205 Main Street, Lower Lake, California. We explore the spiritual, mental, emotional and physical aspects of death, and share Adi Da's wisdom about death, dying, and beyond.
 
San Diego, California — Storytelling & Book Signing with Gerald Sheinfeld, Friday, March 16, 7:30-9:30pm, Upstart Crow Bookstore, 835 W. Harbor Drive, San Diego, California.
Facebook event page
 
San Marcos, California — Storytelling & Book Signing with Gerald Sheinfeld, Saturday, March 17, 7:00-9:00pm, place to be determined. Contact Tim Peterson at timpeterson108@gmail.com.
Facebook event page
 
Santa Cruz, California — Storytelling & Book Signing with Gerald Sheinfeld, Tuesday, February 6, 7:00-9:00pm, Wisdom Center of Santa Cruz, The Galleria (Suite 155), 740 Front Street, Santa Cruz, California. Contact: Michael Rogers: 831-316-8282.
 
Sausolito, California — Storytelling & Book Signing with Gerald Sheinfeld, Thursday, February 8, 6:00-8:00pm, Book Passage Sausalito, 100 Bay Street, Sausalito, California. Contact Eric Kanter at 415-492-0930 or eric_kanter@adidam.org.
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Sebastapol, California — Storytelling & Book Signing with Gerald Sheinfeld, Saturday, February 3, 7:00-9:00pm, Sebastopol Center for the Arts, 282 S. High Street, Fireside Room, Sebastopol, California. For more information contact: Contact: Martin Miller at 707-540-0210.
 
Sherman Oaks, California — Storytelling & Book Signing with Gerald Sheinfeld, Tuesday, March 13, 7:30-9:30pm, The Sound Palace Temple, 4701 Cedros Avenue, Sherman Oaks, California. Contact Athena Starseed at 323-793-4966.
Facebook event page
 
Venice, California — Storytelling & Book Signing with Gerald Sheinfeld, Saturday, March 10, 7:00-9:00pm, Mystic Journey Bookstore, 1624 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice, California. Contact timpeterson108@gmail.com.
Facebook event page
 
Washington, DC — Leelas Occasion. Leelas means "play of the Guru." The leelas offered on this occasion are given by a long time devotee of Adi Da Samraj after his recent retreat on Adi Da Samrajashram in the Fiji Islands. Saturday, March 10,4:00-5:30pm, 1707 Glastonberry Rd., Potomac Maryland.
 
Santa Fe, New Mexico — The Intelligence of the Heart. Saturday, February 3, 2:30-4:00pm, Santa Fe Public Library, 145 Washington Ave, Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Facebook event page
 
Durham, North Carolina — "Who is God?What is God's Real Nature?" Saturday, February 17, 10:00am-12:00pm. 819 North St. Durham, North Carolina.
Facebook event page
 
Portland, Oregon — Storytelling & Book Signing with Gerald Sheinfeld, Saturday, February 17, 7:00pm - 9:00pm. School of Traditional Western Herbalism, 2714 NE Alberta St., Portland, Oregon. Contact Rudi Goldman at rudi_goldman@adidam.org.
Facebook event page
 
Seattle, Washington — Storytelling & Book Signing with Gerald Sheinfeld, Friday, March 2, 7:00-9:00pm, East West Bookshop, 6407 12th Ave., NE Seattle, Washington. Contact: Tom Stiles at 206-963-9248.
Facebook event page
 
Canada
 
Port Coquitlam, British Columbia — Storytelling & Book Signing with Gerald Sheinfeld, Friday, February 24, 2:00-4:30pm, Waves Coffee Shop, #300A- 2748 Lougheed Highway, Port Coquitlam, British Columbia. Contact Susan Gauer at 604-716-4831.
Facebook event page
 
Vancouver, British Columbia — Storytelling & Book Signing with Gerald Sheinfeld, Friday, February 23, 7:00-9:00pm, Maple Ridge Public Library (Alouette Room), 11925 Honey Place, Maple Ridge, British Columbia. Contact Susan Gauer at 604-716-4831.
Facebook event page
 
Sutton, Quebec — "Where Is Happiness?" Free Retreat, Saturday, February 3 - Sunday, February 4, 2018, Tournant du Coeur Retreat Center, Sutton, Quebec.
Facebook event page
United Kingdom
 
Oxford — "Perfect Not-Knowing". Friday, March 9, 7:00-8:30pm, Turl Street Kitchen, 16-17 Turl Street, Oxford, Oxfordshire. Contact Sara at grossatjericho@gmail.com.

In keeping with the general theme of the spiritual Great Tradition of humankind, we will explore the subject of Crazy Wisdom, and those Spiritual Realizers who exemplified this paradoxical, unconventional and (from the point of view of the ego) "mad" way of teaching. There are examples in all traditions, including Buddhism, Hinduism, Judaism,Christianity and Islam. The sessions consist of plenty of discussion, extracts from books, and video clips. This session will be informative, lively, humorous - even fun! All you need to bring is an open mind, and a coffee from the cafe downstairs ( if you like).
 
Oxford — "Perfect Not-Knowing". Monday, April 16, 7:00-8:30pm, Turl Street Kitchen, 16-17 Turl Street, Oxford, Oxfordshire. Contact Sara at grossatjericho@gmail.com.
 
Oxford — "Perfect Not-Knowing". Thursday, May 10, 7:00-8:30pm, Turl Street Kitchen, 16-17 Turl Street, Oxford, Oxfordshire. Contact Sara at grossatjericho@gmail.com.
 
Oxford — "Perfect Not-Knowing". Thursday, June 14, 7:00-8:30pm, Turl Street Kitchen, 16-17 Turl Street, Oxford, Oxfordshire. Contact Sara at grossatjericho@gmail.com.
 
Oxford — "Perfect Not-Knowing". Thursday, July 12, 7:00-8:30pm, Turl Street Kitchen, 16-17 Turl Street, Oxford, Oxfordshire. Contact Sara at grossatjericho@gmail.com.
 
Austria
 
Vienna — "Where Is Happiness?" Free Retreat, Saturday, February 3 - Sunday, February 4, 2018, Vienna, Austria. Retreat language: German.
Facebook event page
 
Germany
 
Berlin-Charlottenburg — "Karma" - Bestimmen unsere vergangenen Handlungen unser Schicksal oder sind wir in jedem Moment frei? Dienstag, February 2, 2018, 7:30pm - 9:00pm, Buchladen und Spirituelles Center, Pestalozzistr. 39, 10627 Berlin-Charlottenburg.
adidam.de event page
Facebook event page
 
Berlin-Charlottenburg — "Reality, Truth and Conscious Light" - Einführungsabend über Leben und Werk von Avatar Adi Da und über den Weg von Adidam. Dienstag, March 13, 2018, 7:30pm - 9:00pm, Buchladen und Spirituelles Center, Pestalozzistr. 39, 10627 Berlin-Charlottenburg.
adidam.de event page
 
Berlin-Charlottenburg — "Not-Two Is Peace" - Lösungen zum globalen Zusammenleben. Eine Einführung in Adi Da’s Buch Nicht-Zwei ist Frieden. Dienstag, March 27, 2018, 7:30pm - 9:00pm, Buchladen und Spirituelles Center, Pestalozzistr. 39, 10627 Berlin-Charlottenburg.
adidam.de event page
 
The Netherlands
 
Maria Hoop — "Where Is Happiness?" Free Retreat, Saturday, February 17 - Sunday, February 18, 2018, European Danda, Maria Hoop, The Netherlands.
Facebook event page
 
Australia
 
Melbourne — "Wisdom Tools Series, Session 5: Vital, Peculiar & Solid Character Strategies". Sunday, March 4, 2018, 2:30pm-4:00pm. Kathleen Symes Library and Community Centre, 251 Faraday St., Carlton, Melbourne.
 
Melbourne — "Wisdom Tools Series, Session 6: The Wound of Love". Sunday, April 1, 2018, 2:30pm-4:00pm. Kathleen Symes Library and Community Centre, 251 Faraday St., Carlton, Melbourne.
 
Melbourne — "Wisdom Tools Series, Session 7: The Time-Honoured Guru-Devotee Relationship". Sunday, May 6, 2018, 2:30pm-4:00pm. Kathleen Symes Library and Community Centre, 251 Faraday St., Carlton, Melbourne.
 
New Zealand
 
Auckland — "Reality, Truth, and Conscious Light", Wednesday, February 14, 2018, 12 Seibel Road, Henderson Valley, Auckland, New Zealand. This evening is also offered “on demand” at our centre in Henderson Valley. Please contact to arrange a suitable time. Includes presentation, video, guided meditation and discussion.
 
Auckland — "What Is Happiness?" Free Retreat, Saturday, March 10 - Sunday, March 11, 2018, 12 Seibel Road, Henderson Valley, Auckland, New Zealand.
Facebook event page
 
India
 

Weekly Satsang Phone Calls — Divine Stories: Conversations with Devotees Speaking about Adi Da's Blessings in Their Lives. Satsang calls every Sunday at 10am, starting February 10.

 


2. Featured Introductory Events Around the World

  • Reality, Truth, and Conscious Light — A 90-Minute Introductory Presentation on the Life, Teaching, and Living Spiritual Presence of Avatar Adi Da Samraj. (More about this intro event below.)

    reality, Truth, and Conscious Light

  • Wisdom Tools — Wisdom Tools seminars introduce you to Adi Da's remarkable wisdom on key topics as it applies to human concerns.

    Wisdom Tool Series

    Seminar topics include:

    • an overview of the Wisdom Tool Series

    • The Dual Sensitivities Required for True Spiritual Life — Adi Da instructs that in order for true spiritual practice to begin there must be both the sensitivity to our mortality and the futility of looking for fulfilment in life as well as an intuition of our Prior Condition beyond that.

      The sensitivity to the mortality of existence and the heart-impulse must strike against one another at the heart and become an intense heart-fire.

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    • Death is a Living Process — A helpful and informative webinar presentation by members the Adidam Death & Dying Ministry, on preparing for the death process and serving others going through the death process.

      I have called the process of death "easy death", because that is what it can become. In order to die free of fear, you must be in a different disposition toward life altogether.

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    • Transcending the Mechanism of Doubt — Doubt is one of the core human emotions that creates separation from others and the Divine. Hear and consider Adi Da’s simple but profound discourse on how to transcend this powerful mood.

      We tend to associate doubt with some ‘thing’ we feel negative about. Whereas actually doubt is a mechanism that doesn’t have anything to do with some object or thing to be doubted.

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    • Transcending the Knot of Fear — Fear is one of the strongest and most powerful of human emotions. Hear Adi Da, in a compassionate but very direct way, address a devotee who had suffered debilitating fear in his life.

      Everyone is in the midst of an activity that is generating fear. . . It's inherent in the presumption of identification with the state of separateness, change and inevitable death. You cannot get rid of fear. The Way I have Given enters you fully consciously into the Domain of Reality Itself, which transcends that activity which generates fear.

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    • Understanding Vital, Peculiar, and Solid Character Strategies — Human beings develop what Adi Da calls “character strategies” in reaction to the "vital shock" of birth and identification with the body- mind. Discover what your character strategy might be and how that strategy dictates your expression of life-energy.

      The three human types (vital, peculiar, and solid) are a strategic play on life, or the Life-Principle, conceived as dilemma or conflict.

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    • Feel the Wound of Love — A profound consideration about how to incarnate love under all conditions beyond recoil and rejection.

      Love Does Not Fail For You When You Are Rejected or Betrayed or Apparently Not Loved. Love Fails For You When You Reject, Betray, and Do Not Love. . . Therefore, Love. Do This Rather Than Make Any Effort To Get Rid Of The Feeling Of Being Rejected.

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    • The Traditional and Time-Honored Guru-Devotee Relationship — At the center of all the world’s religions are individuals who by their actual Realization of Truth, Reality or God draw others into that Realization. This session will give insight into how the relationship to such an Adept-Realizer works and how it serves one’s own Realization.

      The Primary force and “root” of all esoteric traditions of human kind are the Adept- Realizers, those who actually Realize the Spiritual and Transcendental Nature of Reality.

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    • The Seven Stages of Life

    • The Searchless Raw Diet

  • The Gift of True Happiness — The way that Adi Da Samraj offers is a choice based on awakening to the prior unity of our true condition and recognition of the Divine alive in the world. This is an introduction to His work. In addition, find out about local classes that give you immediate access to the profound wisdom gifts of Adi Da Samraj on topics such as Death is a Living Process, the Wound of Love, Transcending the Knot of Fear, Understanding Vital, Peculiar, and Solid Character Strategies, The Traditional and Time-Honored Guru-Devotee Relationship, Transcending the Mechanism of Doubt, and Dual Sensitivities Required for True Spiritual Life.

  • Locate What Is Real — In this two-part presentation, you will be introduced to Avatar Adi Da's core teaching on the true nature of reality, the illusion of the separate self, and the nature of human suffering. Experience Avatar Adi Da's transformative Spiritual Presence through His Teaching and Sacred Sightings (or Darshan). Hear stories and testimonials from long-time devotees of Avatar Adi Da. See video discourses of Avatar Adi Da speaking.


3. More About the "Reality, Truth, and Conscious Light" Event

Reality, Truth, and Conscious Light

"Reality, Truth, and Conscious Light" is a 90-minute, introductory presentation on the Life, Teaching, and Living Spiritual Presence of Avatar Adi Da Samraj.

"Everything about this presentation was a delight! Beautifully done. I had a delightful time. Let's do it again!"

Leonard M., an attendee at
"Reality, Truth, and Conscious Light"


"About the evening: I can only say it was lovely warm, welcoming. . . And Adi Da's presence in the film spoke for itself, very beautifully."

another attendee at
"Reality, Truth, and Conscious Light"



Watch a free recording
— You can watch a free recording of our introductory webinar which aired in February, 2016. It includes stories by two devotees, Rachel Kuhn and Ruy Carpenter, a 35 minute video, and Rachel and Ruy's answers to questions asked by webinar participants about Avatar Adi Da and the Reality-Way of Adidam.

 

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