‘One Garden groups’ our focus = practicing healing…

‘One Garden groups’-our focus = practicing healing Wholeness via perennial wisdom”

Sipping the healing nectar of perfume & wisdom from various spiritual flowers!”

The ‘One Garden’ goal = living in balance – 2 wings i) realizing mystical connection to the whole & ii) dialogue-ing Perennial Wisdom/Philosophy. Together their concern = Awakening:Detaching:Serving

‘One Garden’ groups are about having a supportive ‘family’ to inspire living in the interspiritual way. We are a sacred space for practice & dialogue – using eternal wisdom sources. Why? – for greater happiness & peace, both as individuals & for the wider community, the planet’s global family.

OUR 3 SPIRITUAL CHALLENGES – to awaken; to attach; to serve – Awakening is primarily learning to stay mindful in our connection with the Whole (God if you prefer), conscious breathing is for many the No 1 re-minder. Detachment is learning to reduce the average level of ‘radio’ interference (ego) as we serve others within consciousness of the Whole. Service is action dedicated to the well being of others – starting with a our friends, family & workmates through to planetary concerns.

INTERSPIRITUALITY (21stC Advaita) = “…the sharing of ultimate experiences across traditions.” – see Teasdale’s The Mystic Heart & Tolle’s The Power of Now etc. They teach the 2 ‘wings of A) Connection with the Whole + B) perennial wisdom both as 1) Awakening: 2) Detaching: 3) Serving.

1) to AWAKEN – “We are here to awaken from the illusion of our separateness.” T N Hanh SL p504
A) • There’s a reality beyond the material world & its lifeforce: • Which is uncreated. • It pervades everything, • but remains (as a whole) beyond the reach of human knowledge and understanding.

2) to DETACH – “A (wo) man is a slave to anything he cannot part with that is less than himself”
George MacDonald
B) • You approach that reality by: • Distinguishing ego from true self • Understanding the nature of desire • Becoming unattached • Forgetting about preferences • Not working for personal gain • Letting go of thoughts • Redirecting your attention • Being devoted • Being humble • Invoking that reality • Surrendering etc.
C) • That reality approaches you through: • Grace • The ‘way’ or the teacher seems to appear whenever we need to move on up through the next stage.
D) • You’re transformed – enlightened – so that you embody or reflect that reality by:
• ‘Dying’ and ‘being reborn’ (i.e transformed & living more via the true higher non-egoistic Self).

3) to SERVE – “The only ones among you who will be really happy are those who will have sought and found how to serve.” – Albert Schweitzer
E) .You then find (even better) ways to serve – realizing that all work done in the spirit of service can be ranked as worship. -0- NB the 3 Awake:Detach:Serve work synergistically-start anywhere

Our One Garden PURPOSE =: Awaken:Detach:Serve b) PRACTICE = Smile:Breathe:go mindfully

2 groups in Brighton, 1 in Seaford – BOOK IN here – http://www.meetup.com/One-Garden-Oneness-beyond-diversity/ OR email Roger
CONTACT: Roger (Dr Roger Prentice) at onesummit@gmail.com All my work in ‘One Garden’ groups is free – but group attendees contribute £3 if a room is hired or £1 for copying, MeetUp etc.
General Enquiries or holistic life-coaching – call 07 724 062 875 – EMAIL: onesummit@gmail.com

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It is the duty of Christians now…

It is “the duty of Christians now to draw from the rich heritage of the East the elements compatible with their faith in order to enrich Christian thought. The Church of the future will judge herself enriched by all that comes from today’s engagement with Eastern cultures and will find in this inheritance fresh cues for fruitful dialogue with the cultures which will emerge as humanity moves into the future.”
John Paul II in his Encyclical on Faith and Reason.

Pope Benedict in his interfaith meeting during his visit to the USA, after naming the dialogue of truth on the deeper questions of human life as the higher goal of interreligious dialogue, declared that;

“the ardent desire to follow in Christ’s footsteps spurs Christians to open their minds and hearts in dialogue”

he concluded with these words:

“By giving ourselves generously to this sacred task- through dialogue and countless acts of love , understanding and compassion – we can be instruments of peace for the whole human family.”
Tablet 26 April 2008
SOURCE: the Wild Goose Sangha

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