The Necessary Journey of Self-Transformation
On site and Zoom
Eleven mornings 10-noon
March 14-17 and 21-24 Tuesday-Friday,
March 28-March 30 Tuesday -Thursday
The one single lesson of all the scriptures and sacred writings is that unless searchers undergo a radical transformation of the whole of their being, they cannot come to the Truth or God or the Real. Although the description of the demands of transformation vary, in general the transformation leads not to freedom for myself but to freedom from myself. For example, a remark of the Christ in the Gospel of Matthew, “Unless you leave yourself behind, you cannot be a follower of mine.”
We have a spiritual nature as well as a carnal nature. Most of the world is driven by the bodily fears and desires. In order to be free of my usual ego-driven self, it is essential to engage in an impartial self-inquiry in order to understand the self of which I need to be free and the Self which I need to understand and follow. The Self is a part and parcel of the Highest Reality and the call is for each one of us to become an instrument of the Divine will or the Cosmic Intelligence pervading the vast universe, bringing our own unique talent of service.
A searcher soon becomes deeply interested in the long but adventurous journey of self-transformation rather than the destination which always remains a Mystery. Drawing from the traditional sacred literature, Theosophical writings and the teachings of some modern sages, we will explore the voyage of the necessary inner transformation.
Single session $15 Series $150
Ravi Ravindra is professor emeritus at Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada, where he taught in the departments of Physics, Philosophy and Comparative Religion. He has authored many papers in physics, philosophy and religion and several books, including Pilgrim Soul; the Gospel of John in the Light of Indian Mysticism; Science and the Sacred; The Wisdom of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras and The Bhagavad Gita: A Guide to Navigating the Battle of Life.