Hidden Treasure Sangha

 

Sangha means spiritual community, wherein the members engage in spiritual practices and support each other on their spiritual journeys. Members of this Sangha must be graduates of the Hidden Treasure Program. The emphasis is on the spiritual dimension of our being rather than the psychological, and the teachings and discussion will focus on spirituality as it is lived in each of us. The psychological dimension of our being is part of this, but it is examined from the perspective of what the soul is trying to express or what spiritual lessons are to be learned as a result of situations occurring in one’s life.

Requirements

Members of the Sangha agree to:

  • Attend four one-day programs (9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) throughout the year
  • Engage in some kind of daily meditation/prayer practice
  • Attend at least one retreat during the year — members are encouraged to attend the three-day Hidden Treasure graduate retreat in November

The one-day meetings consist of a long meditation, a teaching followed by discussion, a check-in from the perspective of each one’s spiritual life, and introduction and sharing of spiritual practices.  Your daily practice and attendance at a retreat will help deepen and enrich these discussions.  The cost for these sessions is $80.  We will generally meet at Pathlight Cottage.

Topics that have been addressed in the teachings include the four ways to the Infinite: love, knowledge, prayer/meditation and work/action; Spirituality in everyday life in the teachings of Adyashanti; and A.H. Almaas’s understanding of our essence and how his theory of “holes” relates to the Enneagram types.

Two Sangha groups have been created, one meeting on Saturday and the other on Sunday.  Although not required, the two groups will meet together in Ithaca in the months when there is no day-long meeting for about an hour.  These meetings will include a long meditation, a brief reading, and discussion.  There is no cost for these meetings.  We will meet at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church (402 N. Aurora St.) in the Durham Room.

 

2013-2014 Sangha Calendar

One-Day Meetings (9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) — Sangha 1 on Saturday, Sangha 2 on Sunday

September 28-29, 2013

December 21-22, 2013 (Both groups should save both dates — more details TBA)

February 22-23, 2014

April 12-13, 2014

May 31, 2014 — Seva work day at LOH

 

Meditation Meetings in Ithaca (5:45 – 6:45 p.m.) — Both Sanghas

July 17, 2013

August 21, 2013

September 18, 2013

October 16, 2013

November 20, 2013

December 18, 2013 ?

January 15, 2014

February 19, 2014

March 19, 2014

April 16, 2014

May 21, 2014

June 18, 2014

July 16, 2014

August 20, 2014

September 17, 2014

October 15, 2014

November 19, 2014

December 17, 2014

Hidden Treasure Graduate Retreat

November 14 (7:30 p.m.) — 17 (3:00 p.m.)