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Circle of Truth

With Rolandjan Van Mulligen

A deepening program on discovering Truth

 

For 2.5 months we come together almost every week (see dates) to discover the truth of who we are. We as human beings have something in common; we all wish to be happy. And the good news is; happiness is already our true nature, but we may not be aware of that. This deepening program is to remember again your ever free and complete state of pure Being.

 

Another thing that we tend to have in common is the fact that we think a lot. We are mostly living in our mind created story about life instead of being in the direct experience of what is. Most thoughts are conditioned; they are colored by past experience, our upbringing, current time frame, media, culture, etc. These non-practical neurotic thoughts show us an interpretation of life, creating a sense of separateness from it, instead of experiencing oneness with life as it truly is. So even during our waking hours we are living in a dream-version of life.

 

In these 8 gatherings spread across 2.5 months we will explore together as a sangha (spiritual family) the aspects of being content, peaceful and joyous; which are some of the natural qualities arising out of our true Self. Even if we are in the recognition of the Truth of our being or we have had a glimpse of it, out of habit it may happen that we forget or overlook the fact that we are pure Awareness and imagine that we are just a bundle of thoughts and feelings. During these two and a half months we will come to enjoy each other’s support and inspiration. Being together with the same focus is very powerful and helps us overcome our doubt about what we are.

 

In every session there will be (guided) meditation, self inquiry, simple exercises like circular breathing, authentic sharing of experience, occasional meditative partner exercises. There will also be room for Q&A.

 

We will look deeper into questions like; 'What is a thought and where does it arise from?' and 'What is the difference between thoughts and thinking'? What is 'ego'? What is the nature of feelings and emotions? What is it that causes the experience of suffering or 'not (good) enough' in day to day life? What is the nature of our true Being? Does 'me' and 'others' truly exist? Each week we will explore experientially different aspects of our sacred human life.

 

Each time we come together there will be a certain focus and 'homework’ in between the gatherings.  These can vary from day-to-day reflection in the form of daily meditations, contemplating a self inquiry question, watching satsang or guided meditation at home, abiding with the sense 'I am' instead of being lost in the story of 'I am this / that'.

 

After these eight gatherings:

  • It is very clear that, in essence, you are not thoughts and feelings, but that you are the unchanging witness of them
  • You have learned how to distinguish the difference between seeing things from the conditioned minds' perspective versus seeing things, as they truly are, raw and un-interpreted
  • You will have learned simple techniques like circular breathing, authentic sharing, meditation and clear self inquiry questions that help in letting attention move away from the habit of neurotic thinking towards realising your eternal awareness Self that just is
  • You will effortlessly share and act from a place of contentment and peace instead of a place of lack, fear and confusion, thus bringing more peace and harmony in the world by being your natural Self

 

Practical

  • To sign up for this program you confirm that you have followed at least 3 yoga or meditation classes taught by Rolandjan
  • You intend to take part in all 8 sessions (missing out max. 1 session)
  • The gatherings will be held in English or Dutch depending on the participants
  • Circle of Truth is about 2 hours a week plus daily meditations / day to day reflection and online weekly guidance

Date / Time

Location

Teacher

Price

18 October 2017, 10:00 - 12:00

Prinseneiland

Rolandjan Van Mulligen

25 October 2017, 10:00 - 12:00

Prinseneiland

Rolandjan Van Mulligen

08 November 2017, 10:00 - 12:00

Prinseneiland

Rolandjan Van Mulligen

15 November 2017, 10:00 - 12:00

Prinseneiland

Rolandjan Van Mulligen

22 November 2017, 10:00 - 12:00

Prinseneiland

Rolandjan Van Mulligen

29 November 2017, 10:00 - 12:00

Prinseneiland

Rolandjan Van Mulligen

13 December 2017, 10:00 - 12:00

Prinseneiland

Rolandjan Van Mulligen

20 December 2017, 10:00 - 12:00

Prinseneiland

Rolandjan Van Mulligen

This workshop is only available as a full course, total price:

€165

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Cancellation policy

Are you entitled to a refund of the registration fee in case of cancellation? Please read article 16 ‘Cancellation of Workshop Registration’ in our General Terms and Conditions to know exactly where you stand.

About Rolandjan Van Mulligen

For over 15 years Rolandjan dived deeply into various Yoga systems, like Anusara, Kundalini, Yin and Iyengar yoga, while also studying and practicing several massage treatments such as ThaiYoga/ assisted Yin massage, Shiatsu on-site massage and Fascia therapy.