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Meditation & Mysticism

FAQ: Answers to questions about the Meditation & Mysticism events

  1. Can you let me know the schedule of topics for the events, so that I can decide which ones to attend in advance?
  2. Is my child too young to attend the teachings?
  3. Do I need to reserve my place in advance or can I just show up on the night of the event?
  4. How can I get more involved with your organization and teachings?
  5. I have missed one or more evenings. Can I still attend future ones?
  6. Are these events beginning, intermediate or advanced in nature?
  7. Due to my work schedule, I may be late for the start of the event. Is it still okay to show up?
  8. What kind of student ID do you accept at the door?
  9. Can I send a personal question by email?
  10. Are advance tickets available for these events?

1. Can you let me know the schedule of topics for the events, so that I can decide which ones to attend in advance?

The topics for the Meditation & Mysticism events are not determined in advance. Discussions are determined by the attendees who show up each evening and the questions and interests they have at that particular time. We invite you to attend all of the events, but if you would prefer to choose one, or only a few, use your intuition. The night you decide to attend will undoubtedly be the “just right” one for you!

2. Is my child too young to attend the teachings?

We welcome people of all ages at these events. However, young children who have difficulty sitting still for more than a few minutes may find the intense energy challenging. Children who are fidgeting or making noise could disturb other participants during the meditations. It may be best not to bring them to these teachings, but we leave the decision up to you.

3. Do I need to reserve my place in advance or can I just show up on the night of the event?

No advance reservations are necessary. However, we do recommend arriving at least 15 minutes early so you can choose your seat and have a few moments to rest quietly before the event begins.

4. How can I get more involved with your organization and teachings?

The best way to determine if you are interested in pursuing this unique pathway is to attend as many of the events as possible. Participating in these special events will give you a good sense of whether or not you truly have an affinity for this unusual, challenging and exhilarating study. At the present time, these Meditation & Mysticism evenings are the only public offerings available. If you are not interested in attending the classes, but would like to learn more about the study, we recommend that you visit the Studies page on this site. Here you will find listings of the books and films that address certain topics of self-discovery and awakening that form part of the exoteric foundation for this path.

5. I have missed one or more evenings. Can I still attend future ones?

Yes! Each event will be different and inclusive. You are welcome to attend one event, a few events, or all of them. While some topics may be covered more than once, such as meditation instruction, the events will all be individually informative and exciting experiences. If you feel confused about a topic, or sense that you may have missed some instruction from previous evenings, feel free to raise your hand and ask for clarification. Responses to participants’ questions are always unique, even when the question sounds the same as one previously asked. We answer “people,” not topics.

6. Are these events beginning, intermediate or advanced in nature?

The topics we address can often cover every level of study, though no one at the beginning level should feel lost, as we make an effort to ensure everyone understands what is being discussed. As for participants at the advanced level, we believe in bringing a “beginner’s mind” to the teachings – you never know what you might learn with an open mind. Nevertheless, while the subjects we speak about may be basic at times, the energy in the room is advanced. If you are not sure what that means, we invite you to come to an event and find out for yourself!

7. Due to my work schedule, I may be late for the start of the event. Is it still okay to show up?

Yes! Just enter quietly and take a seat in the back of the room. You can move to another seat during the break.

8. What kind of student ID do you accept at the door?

We will honor any form of student ID, including those for graduate and doctoral studies.

9. Can I send a personal question by email?

Unfortunately, we are not able to answer spiritual questions received through email. You are more than welcome to ask your questions at an upcoming event, as it is likely other participants will also find the answer helpful. However, if your question is deeply personal, you may drop off a typed, spell-checked letter at the registration desk. While you may not receive a written response due to the volume of queries we receive, you will always receive an answer in silence.

10. Are advance tickets available for these events?

Not at this time. We recommend that you arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the start of the evening event to pay your admission and choose your seat.

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