In this online course we will study The Avatar of What Is. This book by Carolyn Lee gives a wonderful introduction to the life and work of Adi Da Samraj, from His birth to the present, and brings an understanding of the uniqueness of Adi Da within the context of the great tradition of human wisdom and spirituality.
The course consists of four online sessions via Zoom. Each session covers two chapters of the book, and we consider questions, show videos of Adi Da Samraj and tell stories related to the subject of the evening. The course will be guided by Rénée Pierrot and Bart Lohr, two long-time devotees of Adi Da Samraj who are also hosting the “Where is Happiness” retreats at the European Danda. Since we have participants from different countries the course will be in English, but we can assist in Dutch, French, German and Spanish.
For the course you will need a copy of The Avatar of What Is. The book is available in our online Bookshop. The e-book is available at Amazon. (Important: If you buy the paperback elsewhere please get the 2018 or 2019 edition – not the 2007 edition)
An introduction to “radical” devotion, right life, and “Perfect Knowledge”, the essential elements of the Way of Adidam.
This course is based on the most up-to-date instructions and teachings of Avatar Adi Da, which simplify and clarify the foundation and practice of the Way of Adidam.
In five bi-weekly session we study and consider the text of the book The Reality-Way of Adidam: The Divine Process That Outshines All Seeking in the Perfect Freedom of Reality Itself.
For this course you will need a copy of The Reality-Way of Adidam. The book is available in our online Bookshop.
Preparing for the Lay Congregationist Order is a five-week intensive course of study and consideration for those interested in applying for membership in the second congregation of Adidam.
Included in the course is a review of the foundation matters of heart-recognition of His Divine Presence, Avatar Adi Da Samraj and the heart-responsive embrace of the Guru-devotee relationship.
Additionally, there is study and review of the sacred vows of eternal devotion and of second congregation practice, and study about the requirement for self-discipline in order for there to be real growth in the process of Divine Self-Realization.
Prerequisites: The Da Avatar and The Reality-Way of Adidam courses.
Duration: 5 weekly sessions
Cost: € 200
Having learned more about the Life and Teaching of Avatar Adi Da Samraj, we will investigate in this course what egoless spiritual practice means for our daily life. What is spiritual practice if it is not about seeking, improving yourself or attaining anything for a presumed separate persona? We will study the book The Gift of the Eight-Part Admonition which gives a good introduction to the basic principles of the spiritual practice Adi Da Offers to His devotees. The course consists of four bi-weekly online sessions via Zoom. In between the sessions you are invited and encouraged to experiment with the practices we consider in the sessions.
For this course you will need a copy of The Gift of the Eight-Part Admonition. The book is available in our online Bookshop.