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Featured Introductory Events

Adi Da Samraj

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This presentation has the following sections:

1. Listings of Featured Events by Region or Venue

Web Events

Wisdom Tools Series, Session: "Understanding Vital, Peculiar and Solid Character Strategies", sponsored by Adidam Los Angeles. Saturday, May 12:

  • 5:00pm -6:30pm PST (California)
  • 8:00pm - 9:30pm EST (New York)
  • 1:00am - 2:30am UTC (London), Sunday, May 13

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More online sessions in the "Wisdom Tools" Series:

  • "The Traditional and Time-Honored Guru-Devotee Relationship"
    Saturday, May 26, 2018, 5:00pm -6:30pm PST
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  • "Transcending the Knot of Fear"
    Saturday, June 9, 2018, 5:00pm -6:30pm PST
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  • "The Wound of Love"
    Saturday, June 23, 2018, 5:00pm -6:30pm PST
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Click on a location below for more time, place, and contact information.

United States
Lower Lake, California — "Death Cafe", Wednesday, May 2, 4:00-5:30pm, United Methodist Church, 16255 Second Street, Lower Lake, California. We explore the spiritual, mental, emotional and physical aspects of death, and share Adi Da's wisdom about death, dying, and beyond.

New York, New York — "Where Is Happiness?" Free Weekend Retreat, Saturday, May 5 - Sunday, May 6, 2018, pin 138 West 15 Street, New York City.
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United Kingdom

Brighton — "Heart Awakening". Sunday, May 20, 2:00-4:00pm, Brighton Jubilee Library, Jubilee St, Brighton.
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"There is a State of Being that is completely, unequivocally, permanently, infinitely Happy and Free — a State that cannot be lost under any conditions, in this world or after death. Such a State is not imaginary. It is the underlying Truth of existence." - Avatar Adi Da Samraj. But what does this really mean and how does it actually relate to our ordinary lives? How could anyone be happy under all circumstances? At this (free) introductory event we will explore the actual mechanism of un-happiness, which results in our misguided attempts to become happy, and prevents true happiness, freedom, and love from being obvious and the "underlying Truth of existence". The event will include video clips of Adi Da and time to chat. There will also be refreshments and time to look at the book table. If you would like to attend, just turn up on the day.

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Arlington, East Sussex — "Where Is Happiness?" Free Retreat, Saturday, June 16 - Sunday, June 17, 2018, Wilbees Farmhouse, Wilbees Road, Arlington, Polegate, East Sussex.
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Oxford — "Perfect Not-Knowing". Thursday, May 10, 7:00-8:30pm, Turl Street Kitchen, 16-17 Turl Street, Oxford, Oxfordshire. Contact Sara at grossatjericho@gmail.com.
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In keeping with the general theme of the spiritual Great Tradition of humankind, we will explore the subject of Crazy Wisdom, and those Spiritual Realizers who exemplified this paradoxical, unconventional and (from the point of view of the ego) "mad" way of teaching. There are examples in all traditions, including Buddhism, Hinduism, Judaism,Christianity and Islam. The sessions consist of plenty of discussion, extracts from books, and video clips. This session will be informative, lively, humorous - even fun! All you need to bring is an open mind, and a coffee from the cafe downstairs ( if you like).

More times and dates for "Perfect Not-Knowing" at the same location:


Vienna — "Where Is Happiness?" Free Retreat, Saturday, June 2 - Sunday, June 3, 2018, Vienna, Austria. Retreat language: German.
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The Netherlands

Maria Hoop — "Where Is Happiness?" Free Weekend Retreat (retreat language: English), Saturday, May 19 - Sunday, May 20, 2018, European Danda, Maria Hoop, The Netherlands.
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More times and dates for the "Where is Happiness?" Free Weekend Retreat at the same location:

Melbourne — "Wisdom Tools Series, Session 6: The Time-Honoured Guru-Devotee Relationship". Sunday, May 6, 2018, 2:30pm-4:00pm. Kathleen Symes Library and Community Centre, 251 Faraday St., Carlton, Melbourne.
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Melbourne — "Wisdom Tools Series, Session 7: The Wound of Love". Sunday, June 3, 2018, 2:30pm-4:00pm. Kathleen Symes Library and Community Centre, 251 Faraday St., Carlton, Melbourne.

Weekly Satsang Phone Calls — Divine Stories: Conversations with Devotees Speaking about Adi Da's Blessings in Their Lives. Satsang calls every Sunday at 10am. Please register ahead of time!

  • May 6, May 13, May 20, May 27, June 3, June 10


2. Featured Introductory Events Around the World

  • Reality, Truth, and Conscious Light — A 90-Minute Introductory Presentation on the Life, Teaching, and Living Spiritual Presence of Avatar Adi Da Samraj. (More about this intro event below.)

    reality, Truth, and Conscious Light

  • Wisdom Tools — Wisdom Tools seminars introduce you to Adi Da's remarkable wisdom on key topics as it applies to human concerns.

    Wisdom Tool Series

    Seminar topics include:

    • an overview of the Wisdom Tool Series

    • The Dual Sensitivities Required for True Spiritual Life — Adi Da instructs that in order for true spiritual practice to begin there must be both the sensitivity to our mortality and the futility of looking for fulfilment in life as well as an intuition of our Prior Condition beyond that.

      The sensitivity to the mortality of existence and the heart-impulse must strike against one another at the heart and become an intense heart-fire.

      Avatar Adi Da Samraj

    • Death is a Living Process — A helpful and informative webinar presentation by members the Adidam Death & Dying Ministry, on preparing for the death process and serving others going through the death process.

      I have called the process of death "easy death", because that is what it can become. In order to die free of fear, you must be in a different disposition toward life altogether.

      Avatar Adi Da Samraj

    • Transcending the Mechanism of Doubt — Doubt is one of the core human emotions that creates separation from others and the Divine. Hear and consider Adi Da’s simple but profound discourse on how to transcend this powerful mood.

      We tend to associate doubt with some ‘thing’ we feel negative about. Whereas actually doubt is a mechanism that doesn’t have anything to do with some object or thing to be doubted.

      Avatar Adi Da Samraj

    • Transcending the Knot of Fear — Fear is one of the strongest and most powerful of human emotions. Hear Adi Da, in a compassionate but very direct way, address a devotee who had suffered debilitating fear in his life.

      Everyone is in the midst of an activity that is generating fear. . . It's inherent in the presumption of identification with the state of separateness, change and inevitable death. You cannot get rid of fear. The Way I have Given enters you fully consciously into the Domain of Reality Itself, which transcends that activity which generates fear.

      Avatar Adi Da Samraj

    • Understanding Vital, Peculiar, and Solid Character Strategies — Human beings develop what Adi Da calls “character strategies” in reaction to the "vital shock" of birth and identification with the body- mind. Discover what your character strategy might be and how that strategy dictates your expression of life-energy.

      The three human types (vital, peculiar, and solid) are a strategic play on life, or the Life-Principle, conceived as dilemma or conflict.

      Avatar Adi Da Samraj

    • Feel the Wound of Love — A profound consideration about how to incarnate love under all conditions beyond recoil and rejection.

      Love Does Not Fail For You When You Are Rejected or Betrayed or Apparently Not Loved. Love Fails For You When You Reject, Betray, and Do Not Love. . . Therefore, Love. Do This Rather Than Make Any Effort To Get Rid Of The Feeling Of Being Rejected.

      Avatar Adi Da Samraj

    • The Traditional and Time-Honored Guru-Devotee Relationship — At the center of all the world’s religions are individuals who by their actual Realization of Truth, Reality or God draw others into that Realization. This session will give insight into how the relationship to such an Adept-Realizer works and how it serves one’s own Realization.

      The Primary force and “root” of all esoteric traditions of human kind are the Adept- Realizers, those who actually Realize the Spiritual and Transcendental Nature of Reality.

      Avatar Adi Da Samraj

    • The Seven Stages of Life

    • The Searchless Raw Diet

  • The Gift of True Happiness — The way that Adi Da Samraj offers is a choice based on awakening to the prior unity of our true condition and recognition of the Divine alive in the world. This is an introduction to His work. In addition, find out about local classes that give you immediate access to the profound wisdom gifts of Adi Da Samraj on topics such as Death is a Living Process, the Wound of Love, Transcending the Knot of Fear, Understanding Vital, Peculiar, and Solid Character Strategies, The Traditional and Time-Honored Guru-Devotee Relationship, Transcending the Mechanism of Doubt, and Dual Sensitivities Required for True Spiritual Life.

  • Locate What Is Real — In this two-part presentation, you will be introduced to Avatar Adi Da's core teaching on the true nature of reality, the illusion of the separate self, and the nature of human suffering. Experience Avatar Adi Da's transformative Spiritual Presence through His Teaching and Sacred Sightings (or Darshan). Hear stories and testimonials from long-time devotees of Avatar Adi Da. See video discourses of Avatar Adi Da speaking.

3. More About the "Reality, Truth, and Conscious Light" Event

Reality, Truth, and Conscious Light

"Reality, Truth, and Conscious Light" is a 90-minute, introductory presentation on the Life, Teaching, and Living Spiritual Presence of Avatar Adi Da Samraj.

"Everything about this presentation was a delight! Beautifully done. I had a delightful time. Let's do it again!"

Leonard M., an attendee at
"Reality, Truth, and Conscious Light"

"About the evening: I can only say it was lovely warm, welcoming. . . And Adi Da's presence in the film spoke for itself, very beautifully."

another attendee at
"Reality, Truth, and Conscious Light"

Watch a free recording
— You can watch a free recording of our introductory webinar which aired in February, 2016. It includes stories by two devotees, Rachel Kuhn and Ruy Carpenter, a 35 minute video, and Rachel and Ruy's answers to questions asked by webinar participants about Avatar Adi Da and the Reality-Way of Adidam.


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