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Public Teachings in Toronto

July 19, 2017 - July 20, 2017

Conscious Livelihood: Inspired Living from the Inside Out

July 19th at the Centre for Social Innovation – Spadina

Doug Sensei teaching at CSI in November 2015

Contemporary society and the consumer marketplace offer mostly an empty substitute for a life well lived.

Conscious (or Complete) Livelihood means learning to live in accordance with deeper truths. When we uncover these truths for ourselves through meditation, mindfulness and applied awareness in our day-to-day lives we find that real satisfaction was always within our grasp.

Conscious Livelihood directs our aspiration to a radiant, blissful state of being. By seeking the best state of being, and the best supporting conditions to do so, we uncover for ourselves a new, more holistic and inherently satisfying vision that invigorates our life with purpose and meaning.

From this state we naturally explore and develop sustainable lives that serve the planet and create the world we truly want to live in.

Weaving the Truth: Relative and Ultimate Realities

July 20th, 2017 at the Village Healing Centre

Doug Sensei with students at the Aga Khan Museum in Toronto

Meditation masters have compared the events of our body/mind to a rainbow, a mirage, a dream, a dewdrop in the sun and the like. These events – thoughts, feelings and sensations – seem so real because they are habitual and repetitive. Moreover, we cling to the ones we like and run from the ones we don’t. We have been habituated to see these events as real, when really they represent relative reality. Meditation lets us see and experience them for what they are: “the play of the mind.”

Come to this talk and learn how to experience and dwell in absolute reality, with its spaciousness of mind and accompanying joy and bliss. Learn how to do this while still working, relating and playing in the relative world where our daily lives are mostly lived.



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July 19, 2017
July 20, 2017
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Centre for Social Innovation – Spadina
215 Spadina Ave
Toronto, on Canada
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