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.
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 the Quaker Meetinghouse in Ithaca in the Fall and Spring, and at Light on the Hill in the Winter and Summer (see dates below).
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.
The Sangha will meet at the Quaker Meetinghouse Ithaca on the fourth Thursday of the month for a long meditation, a brief reading, and discussion. We will not meet in November or December due to the holidays. There is no cost for these meetings.
The Quaker Meetinghouse is located at 120 3rd St. (the corner of Madison and 3rd) in Ithaca. Overflow parking is available at the shopping mall one block north on 3rd St. The Meetinghouse is handicapped-accessible.
2014-2015 Sangha Calendar
One-Day Meetings (9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.)
October 4, 2014 — at the Quaker Meetinghouse in Ithaca
December 20, 2014 — at Inner Light Lodge, Light on the Hill
March 21, 2015 — at the Quaker Meetinghouse in Ithaca
June 20, 2015 — at Light on the Hill
June 6, 2015 — 1/2 day Seva work day at LOH
Meditation Meetings in Ithaca (5:45 – 6:45 p.m.)
August 28, 2014
September 25, 2014
October 23, 2014
January 22, 2015
February 26, 2015
March 26, 2015
April 23, 2015
May 28, 2015
June 25, 2015
2014 Hidden Treasure Graduate Retreat
November 13 (7:30 p.m.) — 16 (3:00 p.m.)