Special Events > Celebration at the Mountain Of Attention, April 29, 2018

Celebration of the Establishment of the Radical Reality-Way of Adidam Ruchiradam

Come to the Mountain Of Attention Sanctuary
for this Special Celebration!

Sunday, April 29, 2018
the Mountain Of Attention, Lake County, California

Devotees from all congregations are invited!

The Murti of Adi Da at the front of Land Bridge Pavilion
The Murti of Adi Da at the front of Land Bridge Pavilion

The Murti of Adi Da at the front of Land Bridge Pavilion
at the Mountain Of Attention
(click to enlarge)

This day of celebration concludes the celebration that began on April 25, 2018, the anniversary of the day (in 1972) when Bhagavan Adi Da began His formal Teaching-Work at the original Ashram on Melrose Avenue in Los Angeles — thereby initiating the establishment of the "Radical" Reality-Way of Adidam Ruchiradam.

Yes. There is a disturbance, a feeling of dissatisfaction, some sensation that motivates a person to go to a teacher, read a book about philosophy, believe something, or do some conventional form of Yoga. What people ordinarily think of as Spirituality or religion is a search to get free of that sensation, that suffering that is motivating them. So all the usual paths Yogic methods, beliefs, religion, and so on are forms of seeking, grown out of this sensation, this subtle suffering. Ultimately, all the usual paths are attempting to get free of that sensation. That is the traditional goal. Indeed, all human beings are seeking, whether or not they are very sophisticated about it, or using very specific methods of Yoga, philosophy, religion, and so on...

As long as the individual is simply seeking, and has all kinds of motivation, fascination with the search, this is not understanding this is dilemma itself. But where this dilemma is understood, there is the re-cognition of a structure in the living consciousness, a separation. And when that separation is observed more and more directly, one begins to see that what one is suffering is not something happening to one but it is one's own action. It is as if you are pinching yourself, without being aware of it. . . Then one sees that the entire motivation of life is based on a subtle activity in the living consciousness. That activity is avoidance, separation, a contraction at the root, the origin, the "place", of the living consciousness.

Avatar Adi Da Samraj
(from "Understanding", Adi Da's first public talk, on April 25, 1972)


Register on Sunday morning at the door.

A delicious, celebratory, vegetarian meal will be available. $20 for Celebration with meal, $10 for Celebration without meal.

Consider extending your stay before or after the celebration. . . Treat yourself to a depthful meditation retreat!

We're looking forward to seeing you at the Celebration!


Quotations from and/or photographs of Avatar Adi Da Samraj used by permission of the copyright owner:
Copyrighted materials used with the permission of The Avataric Samrajya of Adidam Pty Ltd, as trustee for The Avataric Samrajya of Adidam. All rights reserved. None of these materials may be disseminated or otherwise used for any non-personal purpose without the prior agreement of the copyright owner. ADIDAM is a trademark of The Avataric Samrajya of Adidam Pty Ltd, as Trustee for the Avataric Samrajya of Adidam.

Technical problems with our site? Let our webmaster know.