What Does it Mean to be Fully Awake and Fully Human?
Traditional spiritual teachings have all emphasized the cultivation of an inner state of stillness that awakens us to the truth of our being-nature. And they say this is achieved by turning away from worldly activity. While the recognition of our essential nature as this beingness is indeed the foundation of awakening, what was relevant thousands of years ago is not so relevant today. An exponential increase of pace and pressure in today’s world brings a radically new perspective to enlightenment that asks us to reframe our understanding of what it means to be an awakened human being. What’s important now is that awakening is no longer about abandoning or transcending physical reality in order to live a spiritual life; rather, it’s about the fulfillment of our divine destiny by living the truth of our inner radiance while in earthly bodies.
What’s emerging today is a whole new relationship to life that gives birth to an authentic human being. What does it mean to live a fully human yet fully awakened life? How do we embrace the imperfections of our human experience without losing our anchor in the perfection of our essential nature? How do we live the truth of our awakening in the midst of the messiness of intimate relationship? How do we live selflessly in the modern world? Is it possible to find peace in our hearts and on earth? These questions, and more, are at the cutting edge of spiritual inquiry.
Amoda Maa brings these once-taboo topics out into the open and invites you to embrace an embodied expression of enlightenment by living life in the infinite openness of “yes”.
This talk (with time for questions and answers) will be presented in the San Martin Room of the Science and Nonduality Conference (SAND)
on Saturday 21, 3.30 - 4.25pm
The full conference takes place from
Wednesday 18 to Sunday 22 October, 2017.
(you can purchase a full conference ticket or a single day pass)
The conference is held at the
Dolce Hayes Mansion in San Jose, CA.
You can reserve a room at the hotel or choose to stay outside the venue at a hotel of your choice, if you need accommodation - full details here