"With every breath, the old moment is lost; a new moment arrives. We exhale and we let go of the old moment. It is lost to us. In doing so, we let go of the person we used to be. We inhale and breathe in the moment that is becoming. In doing so, we welcome the person we are becoming. We repeat the process. This is meditation. This is renewal. This is life." --Lama Surya Das
Building on a tradition started by a small group of friends in California (USA), we invite you to come and share some silence with us at the Awakin Circle, Siliguri.
Every month, we come together to sit in silence for an hour, share some personal insights based on a reading for the second hour, and some tea afterwards. Our circle is not a religious or commercial venture. It is the creation of a time and space where we can step out of our hurly-burly lives and gain insight about ourselves. No agenda -- just a belief in inner change. :)
The format of circle is typically as follows:
|5:30PM||An hour of collective silence; its unguided, without any instructions or music. For first-timers, this primer on meditation may be helpful.|
|6:30PM||A short reading (will be sent via email), followed by a circle of personal stories and reflections from everyday life.|
|7:15PM||Some dinner, hugs, and informal conversation.|
There is no charge and no one is expected to bring anything. People organically "pay-it-forward" to the world in their own ways.
What's the flow? We start with an hour of meditation; that is followed by a circle of sharing, and then a meal in silence.
How many people attend? Serendipity typically brings together 10-30 diverse folks.
I'm not local! You can join another location or perhaps even start your own!
We are profoundly grateful that our paths have crossed in this sacred way. Please do get in touch if you have any questions. We look forward to growing in stillness and service, together.