non-duality and meditation event

Free Event, All Welcome

An afternoon of talks and meditations on traditional non-duality

Saturday 23 March 2019 2.00-4.30pm

Impact Hub, Linnaeusstraat 2C, 1092 CK Amsterdam (directions)

About Traditional Non-duality

The non-dual view is that beyond the differences we see through our senses, there is oneness and wholeness.

This is our true Self, the real meaning of 'I am'. It may be known in direct experience, through meditation and the other traditional practices.

This discovery brings fulfilment and freedom from fear, and the capacity to share them with others.

At this event

  • Hear how inner freedom and fulfillment may be discovered through Self-knowledge.
  • Learn to meditate with practices suitable for both beginners and experienced meditators.
  • Take part in guided group meditation.
  • Understand the relevence of the non-dual teachings (advaita) to those with any spiritual or religious faith, or none.


1. Self-Help through Self-Knowledge
2. Getting set up for Meditation
Break and refreshments
3. Light Behind the Mind
4. Guided Meditation Practice

The event will be presented in English.

Organised by Shanti Sadan
centre of traditional non-duality

The speakers will include the Warden of Shanti Sadan, the author of these books.

Admission is free, all are welcome
(please note, this event would not be of interest to children)

Directions to the venue

Registration is not obligatory, but it would help us with organisation to know if you are planning to come. Thank you for letting us know!

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Lasting inner fulfilment and freedom from fear can be found in this life, by discovering the nature of our own true Self. This is the essential message of the non-dual teachings (Advaita Vedanta).

There is nothing other-worldly about these teachings, they answer the natural impulse to find happiness and understanding of the world.

Our mind and senses cannot reveal to us the whole of reality, being themselves details in reality. Yet truth underlies everything we experience, and by learning to turn our attention from the contents of experience to the nature of the conscious Self, we can approach the reality of our own Being, which is at one with the reality in all - which has been called the Absolute, God and by many other names.

The teachings are found in classic texts such as the Bhagavad Gita and the Upanishads, and in essence are at the heart of all the world's wisdom traditions.

The methods include meditation and related practices and living in a spirit of goodwill to all. They provide us with a way of finding lasting inner security and fulfilment.

This event and the teachings will be of interest to mature individuals who have begun to seriously question the meaning and purpose of life, and understand that dedication and perseverance are needed to attain what is most worthwhile.