How To Find What Isn’t Lost
Mystical traditions around the world agree that there is something profoundly mysterious and yet incredibly simple that we seek. It is our self — not the self we think we are, but our true self, a self beyond limitations. We are the answer to our longing for a connection with the deep, the meaningful, the satisfying, and the eternal.
This is not a mere abstraction. We can experience this fact here and now. It requires only a strong desire for it and the tools to address our minds and hearts so that they’re aligned with this goal.
This course will give a big picture overview of the quest for enlightenment and a new path to it. This path synthesizes ideas from mysticism, philosophy, psychology, and literature into something powerful and practicable.
The course will explain why enlightenment is possible, plausible, and desirable, and why thinking is an important part of its pursuit; why it requires a quiet mind, and how that comes about when we express and pursue our desires, as opposed to repressing them; and why the royal road to enlightenment is finally based on a very simple exercise that involves looking inward. For beginners, advanced seekers, or merely the curious, the course should provide an intriguing and innovative guide to the heart of mystical truth.
Bring your curiosity, your doubts, and your independent thinking — they’re the most critical tools of spiritual advancement!
Facilitator: Akilesh Ayyar is a spiritual teacher, writer, and coach who spent twenty years on a successful quest to find something deeper. He is a long-time student of the Advaita Vedanta school of Hindu mysticism, and has advanced degrees from Harvard Law School, the City University of New York, and Carnegie-Mellon University. His latest book is How to Find What Isn’t Lost: A Short, Pro-Intellectual, Pro-Desire Guide to Enlightenment. He resides in Brooklyn, New York.
Date: Saturday, January 20, 11am-4pm