|The word “satsang” comes from the Sanskrit for “sat,” which means
“highest truth” and “sanga,” which means “company / community.” Thus,
at its simplest, a satsang is a gathering of people who are Seekers of Truth
working with the guidance of a teacher who has had a direct experience of
True Nature. Through most of history, satsangs were the principal way by
which spiritual teachers transmitted the truth of their understanding of
objective reality to others.
Oddly, since the beginning of the IEA Conferences in 1995, there have been
very few if any satsangs given for Enneagram students. This session is an
opportunity for serious Seekers after Truth to experience a satsang, which
will be centered around the theme of using the Enneagram for purifying
and shifting consciousness, as well as for exploring barriers to realization.
Don and Russ will draw on their many years of teaching, their experience
of the Virtues and the Holy Ideas, their years in the Gurdjieff work, as
well as their own perceptions of objective reality to guide the satsang
participants toward a deeper realization of their own true nature, and of
the spiritual possibilities of the Enneagram. It is also a rare opportunity
in the history of the IEA for participants to ask direct questions of the
teachers about the subtle dimensions of the spiritual process.
This is not a session in which Enneagram basics will be taught; nor will
it be highly structured in any way. The satsang will be a spontaneous
teaching arising in the moment, as the Truth that needs to be expressed is
given the opportunity to be transmitted to participants. All are welcome.