Meditation and Satsang group in St. Petersburg, FL

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Meditation and Satsang group in St. Petersburg, FL

Post by eputkonen » Sun Jul 07, 2019 6:05 pm

Meetup Group - https://www.meetup.com/Saint-Petersburg ... y-Satsang/
Facebook Page - https://www.facebook.com/StPetersburgSatsang

We'll meet twice a month in St. Petersburg, FL in a private home (Eric's apartment)...I am thinking Sundays around 10 am (dates to be determined). The meetings will start with a meditation / sitting in stillness. After that silence, we may have a Q&A, discussion, or a short discourse. The meetings will end with another meditation / sitting in silence. This is the loose format we plan to follow.

I started this group because I used to offer satsangs in my home in Minnesota several years ago. After moving to St. Petersburg, FL I have decided to start satsangs again. Satsangs are meetings or association about the Truth (of the Self).

I am a modern-day mystic, house-holder yogi, and lover of what-is. Nonduality and Enlightenment are my favorite topics and I thought it would be fun to start a group within this subject area. I had previously blogged (Engaged Nonduality, which is no longer available), previously produced a podcast on Nonduality and Enlightenment called Out of Our Minds (which is also no longer available), and occasionally publish videos on YouTube (available at https://www.youtube.com/ericputkonen ).

Related to this topic is being present (ala Eckhart Tolle), acceptance/surrender, the Self, self-enquiry (ala Ramana Maharshi), meditation, beginner's mind (and Zen Buddhism), etc.
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Re: Meditation and Satsang group in St. Petersburg, FL

Post by Webwanderer » Sun Jul 07, 2019 11:53 pm

Good luck with the new group. Do you already have contacts in St Pete, or are you starting from scratch? Let us know how it goes.

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Post by eputkonen » Mon Jul 08, 2019 6:11 pm

I am starting from scratch, but I created a meetup group and have 10 or so already signed up and I created a facebook page and paid advertising to the St. Petersburg area and got 30 likes on the page. Between the two, the current "mailing list" is probably about 35 (some signed up to both). Right now I am just spreading the word...unpacking and making the apartment presentable. But later this month or early next we will start meetings.
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Re: Meditation and Satsang group in St. Petersburg, FL

Post by Webwanderer » Mon Jul 08, 2019 6:53 pm

That's excellent. It's great to get off to a good start.

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Re: Meditation and Satsang group in St. Petersburg, FL

Post by eputkonen » Sun Aug 04, 2019 8:02 pm

Today was the first satsang...8 said they were coming, but in the end 2 showed up.

Let's see how the next one goes on August 18th.
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