Category Archives: Beyond Religion

Darshan and Shaktipat

“Darshan” means being in the radiating presence of a realized holy person or an image of a Deity. Shaktipat is a transmission of Truth, or an empowerment of pathways to true, conferred from an adept to an aspirant. Continue reading

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What Is Learning?

” Our education system focuses entirely on sharpening the intellect. The enrichment of the quality of the emotions has receded to the background. This produces incomplete human beings. ” – Sanjoy Mukharjee

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Almost Everything Goes Away

Almost everything goes away I’ve collected all your hearts And followed through as best I could But all of you are gone now, save a few Like gorgeous drops of dew you fade, and I will too

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Meditation 101 – 202

    Meditation 101 – 202. 3 sessions over 4 weeks – meditation method facilitated by Gary Justice in Toronto downtown west.

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Coldplay

Coldplay’s lyrics seem to point us to the feeling of  things in a “beyond” kind of way.  To me it’s about personal discovery of the spiritual aspect of  human condition.   Although written in an impressionistic style with language open to interpretation,  does … Continue reading

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Chant Any Name of God and Die Happy

People have names because other people gave them names. Animals rocks and plants don’t give themselves names. It’s a people thing. God is not a person. Although we offer names to help us relate, God doesn’t have one particular name or … Continue reading

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