When the process of awakening begins it is very helpful to be with a group that is going through or has gone through this process. In Zen, we call this a Sangha.
Coming out of a conditioned dream into waking life is the most beautiful and important experience a human can have. But this process is not without some confusion and challenges. We are awakening into what may seem an entirely different world. It is beneficial to share this experience with others who are going through the same process if only to realize we are not doing this alone.
It is important to have at least one member of the group who has progressed further on the path, who has gone through the initial transitions and challenges and now lives in this awakened state. This is similar to an older brother or sister who has already been where you are going, who has already walked the steps you will be walking.
Peter is an awakened spiritual teacher living in Sedona, Arizona. Satsang means “an encounter with Truth”. People often have profound spiritual experiences in his presence. In spiritual terms, we call this transmission – an energetic transmission that helps one directly experience a deeper level of being.
During this Satsang, Peter offers a spontaneous teaching. He introduces us to several simple practices and guided meditations to open us deeper into the peace and freedom of awakened consciousness. You can find videos of the most recent online Satsangs here: Satsang Videos
To learn about the energetic spiritual transmission that often comes in the presence awakened people see this page: Satsang – Living in Truth
Living Awake Satsangs are held both online and at the Zendo of the Awakened Heart in Sedona, Arizona.
Satsang at the Zendo each Monday
Each Monday night at 7:00 PM Arizona Time, a Living Awake Satsang and Transmission is held at the Sedona Zendo of the Awakened Heart in Sedona, AZ. Directions to the Zendo are here: Directions to Zendo
(*** During the Covid-19 Coronavirus, there will be no meetings at the Zendo, only online Saturday and Wednesday.)
Online Satsang each Monday
The online Living Awake Satsangs are held each Monday at 3:30 Pacific Time on Zoom. You can find the link here at Zoom Instructions.
If you are not currently using Zoom, you can find instructions for attending the Zoom sessions here: Zoom Instructions
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What Group Participants Say:
They say “when the student is ready, the teacher will appear.”
I had started to discover the benefits of noticing awareness, and then the Enlightenment Experience (Living Awake) Groups “appeared”. I have found myself getting up every week at 2.30am to sit in a wonderful group in peace, love and bliss.
Words cannot express my gratitude.”
– Hazel Hardy
“Wow, I felt so much healing this evening, thank you so much! Lovely group of people, so much light and peace shared! I couldn’t stop myself just soaking up the energy, I needed this so much!”
– Alex Gilla
“Wednesday’s Satsang, my first Satsang with you, was one of the most important events in my life. It was the polar opposite of what I’d been learning for the past year. Your instruction is, quite simply, life-saving. I am so honored to be receiving your teachings, and to be receiving teachings that are so meaningful and true. I have spent the last two-and-a-half days putting into practice what you taught me on Wednesday. This is possibly the hardest thing I’ve ever done. Thank you for bringing out the courage in me.”
– Wendy Thomas
“I really appreciate your groups and what you have to offer. I agree that most people are confused or triggered when they see the title of your group, because there are so many teachers throwing around the word enlightenment as though their workshop is going to produce the experience. Your background and traditions are such that you are using simple and powerful techniques that bring a person into Presence very quickly. Although it is in a sense an individual experience, and enlightenment is not necessarily permanent or guaranteed, students have an opportunity to sit with an awakened being who can help them unravel the knots and game-playing mechanisms of the ego. Students have always known for thousands of years that being in the presence of an awakened one also facilitates their own awakening. You have helped me end the struggle, and the waffling back and forth between techniques which bore some fruit but continued to produce a lot of the same unhealthy mental/emotional patterns. I prayed for a long time to find an awakened teacher. I’m so glad that it happens to be in my town just a few streets away.”
– Miguel Montoya
“It was so invaluable. Your words, as always, hit the spot. So much transference of love and peace.”
– Dusica Bajic
“I woke up this morning elated. I’ve just been bouncing around happily. Reaching a solid state of peace/bliss that seems very persistent. Yay!
Thanks for the wonderful session last night.”
– Justin Riddle
“I have had a more clear direct experience of spacious awareness with the separate self falling away in Peter’s Enlightenment Experience (Living Awake) group. With his guidance and my willingness, it was effortless and joyful. I am also accessing this spacious boundary-less oneness more easily as I experience that it is always here.
IT cannot not be here.
I am very grateful.
Thank you Peter”
– Debra Louise
“I was deeply moved by the meditation class last week. I felt my heart expanding and connecting to my mom in a deep way. My mom appreciated being part of the group awareness when I told her about it. She understands completely.
I have come to see and feel the process of her passing as receiving more and more of her energy as the places her mortal self occupied leave. I just keep filling up those spaces with her essence.
Your meditations with me have helped so much.”
“Having the privilege to share this sense of expanding into the observer or “zooming out” with others really solidifies the experience and makes it somehow more “real” than just doing it alone. Really grateful for you all for that.”
– Amy Swart
“I loved our session last night. It is magical.”
– Edith Scripps
“That was really great this afternoon, Peter. I still feel reverberations, though not so strong as when we were exploring together. That felt like freedom.”
– Carolyn Marsden
“Again, I had an amazing experience this last Monday. And it is still inside of me and dwelling! After the self-inquiry I developed this wonderful feeling of love and joy bubbling in me and soothing me. Rather than worrying about stuff i felt more trust. And the feeling is still here even 4 days after. It is truly amazing and I am so grateful to learn from this group. Thank you Peter.”
– Alexandra Anasova