(by RMS) Our “Voices of the Sangha” interview with Lucia René shares reflections from the author of Unplugging the Patriarchy on her years of study with Rama, what she learned and her journey since he left the body to continue her spiritual quest.
(by E.P.) RMS hosted Canyon of Light Retreat to Bandelier
(by RMS) A friend requested that we recount RMS events to date. Here goes:
(by E.W.) A group of us just finished a series of meditation and discussions on Insights: Talks on the Nature of Existence by Rama.
It has been inspiring to be present and participate on these calls with our virtual sangha!
Each call was like a momentary piercing of the tonal, opening a space, allowing the nagual to flow into this world.
Like Journaling, connecting together as we meditated and shared about the week’s reading, created a sacred moment to remember that the infinite can re-order our lives at any time.
(by Liz L.) On April 11, east coast Rama students met to commemorate Rama’s mahasamadhi at the Audubon Society in Greenwich, Connecticut. The Audubon facility resembles a classic Greenwich estate with spacious grounds. The entrance to the main building is like a large home foyer with an upstairs open hallway. We hung a large banner for Surfing the Himalayas over the entrance to the hall, right at home with the statues of hawks and falcons.
(by Chinjandra) I was one of a few Rama students who recently attended the Lenz Foundation conference in Garrison, New York. The conference included about 80 representatives from 50 non-profit organizations with Buddhist, meditation and related missions.
(by Chinjandra) It might appear that a birthday celebration for our teacher in 2013 looks similar to past celebrations. Are we walking through the same door? Are we living in the past? Are we attending a high school reunion?
From an advanced Buddhist perspective: How can we be together again, when we are new at every moment? The only impediment to realizing this are limited states of mind – the way we view ourselves and others. How does advanced Buddhism help us to perceive ourselves, others and our moments correctly?
These talks were recorded in 1985 at specific power places in the United States. Rama chose these locations because they emanated the essence of the topic he wished to discuss.