Monday Good Company

Monday Good Company

Monday evenings in person and on zoom
18:00 – 20:00

Join us in Person at Colet House or register below to receive the Zoom meeting link.

We welcome all who wish to learn and share non-dual teachings to enhance inner peace, embrace fresh ideas and make new connections.

Currently presented both on zoom and live at our home, Colet House, Barons Court, the evenings open with a simple practice such as kirtan, chair yoga or breathing exercises to prepare for a shared half hour’s silent meditation followed by a presentation.

Long term Study Society member, designer and artist Jonathan Leiserach invites presenters from various disciplines including philosophers, scientists, doctors, musicians, artists, writers, and spiritual teachers to share thoughts and experience on non-dual themes.

Afterwards, for those who come to Colet House, there is the opportunity to join
The Movements to Music classes which The Study Society has offered for over 70 years.

To register, just click the link below and you will receive an invitation to join.
Whilst we offer these evenings free of charge, all donations to support The Study Society and its work are most welcome.

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYvc-qrrzIqHdaIYiCwcSyRDZGbLfOmkPgo

Donations can be made directly into the Study Society’s bank account:

Bank: CAF Bank
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Non-duality meetings facilitator Jonathan Leiserach

Schedule

SUMMER SEASON: ‘HARMONY’

Mon 20 MAY

6.00 – 6.30         Stretch with Steve Swords
6.30 – 7.00         shared silent meditation
7.00 – 8.00         Harmony with Philip Beckwith

Mon 27 MAY – Bank Holiday

Mon 3 JUNE

6.00 – 6.30         Ailon Freedman
6.30 – 7.00         shared silent meditation
7.00 – 8.00         Donald Lambie of SOP – sharing photos of H. H. the Shankaracharya’s Ashram

Mon 10 JUNE

6.00 – 6.30         Kirtan with Margaret O’Keeffe
6.30 – 7.00         shared silent meditation
7.00 – 8.00         Non Dual Harmony with Stuart Schwartz

Mon 17 JUNE

6.00 – 6.30         Moving into stillness with Pollyanna
6.30 – 7.00         shared silent meditation
7.00 – 8.00        Realisation and Integration with Steve Ford

Mon 24 JUNE

6.00 – 6.30         Kirtan with Margaret O’Keeffe
6.30 – 7.00         shared silent meditation
7.00 – 8.00         Compassion in World Farming with Joyce D’Silva

GUEST SPEAKERS

Donald Lambie

03.06.2024

Donald Lambie, Senior tutor and leader of the School of Philosophy and economic Science is sharing images and his account of a visit to to Sri Vasudevananda Saraswati at the ashram

Steve Ford

17.06.2024

Steve had a spontaneous Self-realisation one evening in 1999. This then began an inquiry into the nature of reality beginning with his own experience in an attempt to explain to others and himself what had happened.

He trained as an addiction therapist. While working as a therapist Steve was curious as to why the objective of therapeutic recovery stopped at personal congruence around mental and emotional issues rather than to a deeper nature of a pure conscious state. Steve left the field of therapy to develop his own what he calls the living process, where the wholeness of the human organism is achieved through first relating from what he sees as the field of undifferentiated consciousness, and from there, how pure awareness without attachment to form facilitates change.

Joyce D’Silva, D.Litt., D. Univ. (Hons).

24.06.2024

Ambassador Emeritus for Compassion in World Farming

Joyce has an MA from Trinity College Dublin and Honorary degrees from the universities of Winchester and Keele. 

She has worked for Compassion in World Farming since 1985, including fourteen years as Chief Executive. Joyce played a key role in getting recognition of animal sentience enshrined in the European Union Treaties.

Joyce received an RSPCA Award for a “very important contribution in the field of animal welfare”. She has given evidence to the UK and New Zealand governments, the European Commission and the United Nations on issues ranging from genetic engineering and cloning of farm animals to meat reduction and regenerative agriculture.

She has been vegan for 49 years.

Joyce co-edited, with Professor John Webster, the book The Meat Crisis: Developing more sustainable and ethical production and consumption, Earthscan, 2017.

Joyce’s book Animal Welfare in World Religion: Teaching and Practice (Routledge 2023) has been very well reviewed.

Salvadore Poe

15.07.2024

In 1997, Salvadore Poe had a life changing moment of surrender in which he went from being a fully engaged musician to being thrust onto the path of spiritual seeking, with no looking back. Soon he began attending long meditation retreats, meeting and spending time with many teachers, including U.G. Krishnamurti, Toni Packer and Douglas Harding, and finally living in India, first with a sage from Puttur named Ajja, and then with a yogi sage named Sivasakthiammaiyar in Tiruvannamalai.

Over the course of seven years of seeking, Salvadore had countless transcendental, mystical and other world-shattering experiences, which completely turned his view of who he was upside down. But, all these experiences came and went, and he was left feeling incomplete. In 2004, he was planning to move to a secluded place to live in meditation when someone passing through Tiru told him about a teacher named Dolano. He went to meet her and she quickly helped reveal to him his true, essential nature.

His seeking days finished, he began again writing and recording music. Eight years later, in 2012, someone he met suggested that he should share with others, and so he began meeting and working with people. He currently lives in Tiruvannamalai, India, holds Online Intensives and Open Meetings as well as Live Intensives in India. His sole intention is to help people come to know their essential being and be finished seeking.

Sal is the author of 4 books: Liberation IS, The Way of Freedom, Blown Wide Open and his latest book, The Audacity of Freedom

Nitya (Patrycja Pruchnik)

13.05.2024

Nitya (Patrycja Pruchnik) woke up in 2011.

Her main teacher is Mooji. He gave her the name Nitya, meaning Eternal Essence.

She has already led over 70 week-long meditation retreats and several hundred meetings in Poland and abroad on awakening and freedom. She meets with people looking for answers to the most important questions, ready to discover the truth about themselves, open to exploring the nature of reality. 

She is the author of books: “Enlightnment 24/7” and “The end of all stories”. 

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