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The Dharma Path – Transcript – Oct. 2, 2018 #3 Part 3

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October 2, 2018 Tuesday Evening, Dharma Path Class, Part 3

Aaron:
There was a song, I think in the ’60’s:

Be not too hard for life is short
And nothing is given to man.
Be not too hard when he is sold or bought,
For he must manage as best he can.

(Joan Baez, Be Not Too Hard)

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The Dharma Path – Transcript – Oct. 2, 2018 #3 Part 2

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October 2, 2018 Tuesday Evening, Dharma Path Class, Part 2 (lightly reviewed)
The Path of Clear Light

Barbara: (reading questions) “In pure awareness, can there sometimes be no object, instead of a supramundane object?” Let’s call it objectless awareness, but there is always something. It may be light; it may be spaciousness. It may be the experience of the open heart. It may be just a very high vibration. It may be awareness aware of awareness. My own personal experience is that there’s always something.

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The Dharma Path – Transcript – Oct. 2, 2018 #3 Part 1

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October 2, 2018 Tuesday Evening, Dharma Path Class
Q&A on Primordial Purity and All Ground, the Kayas

Aaron: My blessings and love to you all. I am Aaron. Welcome to all of you out there in blue dot land. I’m calling it “blue dot land” because at the base of the camera is a bright blue electric dot, electric light dot, at which I am to gaze. I am told that means I’m looking in your eyes. It doesn’t look like your eyes; it looks like a blue dot! I’ll take their word for it.

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The Dharma Path – Transcript Questions – Sept. 18, 2018 – #2 Part 3

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September 18, 2018 Tuesday Evening, The Dharma Path, Part III
What is the Difference Between Primordial Purity and All Ground? What is the Difference Between Consciousness and Awareness?

(question not entirely taped; paraphrasing)
Q: I’m wondering if Aaron could say a little bit more about the primordial purity and All Ground.

Aaron: She’s having difficulty understanding the difference between primordial purity and All Ground. Perhaps because there is no difference; they’re part of each other. Imagine an underground spring from a deep, clear source, totally untouched by anything above the surface. Read more

The Dharma Path – Transcript – Sept. 18, 2018 – #2 Part 2

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September 18, 2018 Tuesday Class, the Dharma Path, Part 2
Finding the Balance Between Relative and Ultimate

Aaron: Good evening, and my love to you all. I am Aaron. Hello out there, all of you who dwell within the blue dot! (On Zoom- internet) I love this process, and to look into your faces on the screen behind me. Such a wonder that we can all be together in this way— in this, whatever it’s called, this electronic space.

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The Dharma Path – Transcript – Sept. 18, 2018 – #2 Part 1

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September 18, 2018 Tuesday Evening, Dharma Path Class
Coming Back to the Experience of the Dharmakaya

Barbara: Aaron has asked me to talk for a few minutes before he starts. In the groups, we talked a lot— in each group, to different degrees— but about the three kayas, and understanding the experience— not the intellectual part or terminology, but the experience of the sambhogakaya bridge. What helps us to stay on that bridge, to connect both the ultimate and relative reality. Aaron will talk more about this, but he would like me to share something.

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The Dharma Path – Transcript – Sept. 4, 2018 #1 Part 2

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Dharma Path – September 4, 2018 Tuesday Class, Class 1, Part II
What is the Dharma Path and Where is it Taking Us?

Aaron: We continue. The three kayas— Dharmakaya, nirmanakaya, and the bridge of sambhogakaya. In the Path of Clear Light, I speak about the radiant essence that is the core of each of you. The Path of Clear Light is basically about knowing this innate radiance of your being; this fully awakened aspect of your being; this unconditionally loving aspect of your being.

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Dharma Journal | August 2018 | Angels in Earthsuits — Spirits Having a Human Experience

Recorded in Barbara Brodsky’s backyard in June 2018.

Video and Transcript, the video is also closed captioned.

 

Aaron: My blessings and love to you. I am Aaron. I’m sitting here sheltered by a beautiful old apple tree. Everything arises from conditions. Barbara and Hal planted this tree over 40 years ago, just a little sprig of wood. And here it is, giving dense shade on a hot day. Read more

One Year Anniversary of Sunday Online Meditation

The One Year Anniversary of WHAT?
by Celeste Zygmont
DSC newsletter, Aug. 7, 2018

My name is Celeste Zygmont, and I’m living way out here near Austin, Texas (Deep Spring Center is located in Ann Arbor, MI). It’s been 105 degrees (Fahrenheit!) the past few days. You can’t touch the metal of cars with your hand, and you can’t walk barefoot on the street. Who would have thought I’d end up here? Not me, but here I am.

I met Deep Spring Center for Meditation and Spirituality in the early ‘90s and right away knew I wanted more. Aaron would give his talks, and something inside of me would say, “I know this.” But search as I might through my own memories, I could find nothing related to what I was hearing. So listen I did and practiced and started going to retreats. It’s been an adventuresome road through life and into mind, continually re-applying the teachings I’ve learned these past 25 years.

So now I’m in Texas. Although I go on weeklong retreats twice a year, I yearn for my Deep Spring Sangha to be closer. But how? Then one day I was at a Deep Spring Board meeting. We were all gathered together through the online conferencing program called Zoom. That’s when it hit me. What if we had an online meditation group and meditated using Zoom every Sunday morning?!

I got help setting it up, and – Shazam! – the first-ever Sunday Online Meditation was born. I am happy to announce that this first online meditation took place one year ago. Since then, we’ve met week after week. And now it’s been one year, one year of my heart feeling humanly connected to my dear ones all over the U.S. and sometimes even farther.

We chant and feel the togetherness of our energies. I like reaching out, way out, energetically, and offering any benefit that might come as a result of our meditation to be for the good of all beings. Ah. Then we begin an hour of meditation. Except for meditation at retreats, it’s the deepest meditation I know. For the most part, my family respects this time.

Over the course of this year, it has worked out that a core group of us has formed to meditate this way. We represent the states of Texas, Florida, Pennsylvania, Ohio and Michigan. What a bond we’ve created between us, just by silently meditating together. We all look forward to it each week. And we say goodbye with smiles and warm hearts.

Now here’s the good part. You are invited to meditate, too! How beneficial it can be for you. Imagine the growth of the heart that is possible! Especially if you feel isolated where you live, please consider committing to this heart time with us.

To sign up, go to the Deep Spring website on the Sunday Online Meditation page. Or try this link: https://www.deepspring.org/sunday-online-meditation-from-anywhere. Thank you so very much. I look forward to meditating with you soon!

Lovingly,
Celeste

Semi Annual Fundraiser 2018 – From Aaron channeled by Barbara Brodsky

From Aaron, channeled by Barbara Brodsky

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Almost thirty years ago, Barbara became conscious of me in the room when she entered for her morning meditation. When she asked me, “Who are you and why are you here?” I told her I was her guide and was there to help her understand suffering and move past it. Read more

From Tavis Taylor, M.D., President, Board of Directors

From the July Semi Annual Fundraiser for 2018

Dear Friends Hello!

It is summer in the northern hemisphere and Deep Spring Center is avidly planning our fall and winter programs. Since 2016 we have been expanding our reach to provide our message of unconditional love and compassion for all of life world wide thanks to ever expanding digital technology.

With new video and editing equipment and software programs, our super techs, Tana and Bill, have set up methods of video and live stream productions of classes, workshops, meetings and meditations to allow access by anyone in the world who has internet access. We have received warm thanks from those living in places such as China, Malaysia and Dubai-a long way from Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA. I think this is very exciting to be able to reach out world wide and share these vital concepts.

Our present projects will video new classes and discussions, plus we will also resurrect some of the older archived videos which have valuable messages people have requested. It is our plan to be able to offer several different levels of topics, so each person may progress at their own speed through these integral spiritual concepts.

People who have been a part of Deep Spring Center for many years have different learning needs than someone who has just started with Barbara Brodsky and Aaron. We want to be able to offer information to each of you at your level and let you progress onward at your own pace when you are ready.

In this manner, more experienced students are not bored with repetitive information and newer students can revisit information they want as often as needed before moving on. We have found that it can take several times hearing the same message before one truly understands it. Creating videos one can access independently will aid in learning for all students.

In order to continue to produce these programs for world wide dissemination, we need funding. It takes time to record, edit, upload, maintain and store the video programs. We have to pay for these activities. We are asking you, our friends and students, to help fund this video project so we can continue to share these programs with everyone. Reviewing the fall and winter schedule, we will need $7,000 to share these programs with you.

During this semi-annual funding drive every donor with be gifted a free digital download to the ebook, The Awakened Heart by Barbara Brodsky and Aaron. For those donors who donate $100 or more, the first 100 will receive an autographed copy of Presence, Kindness, and Freedom by Aaron. For those who donate monthly or donate $250+ per year will receive Presence, Kindness and Freedom plus automatic registration to live streaming with Evenings with Aaron and the private video link to watch anytime.

Presence, Kindness, and Freedom by Barbara BrodskyPresence Kindness and Freedom is an excellent book. I recommend it to every patient I work with. Aaron has outlined most of our human emotions and how to effectively learn to use them for growth and healing. Every one of us can use this as a guideline. I typically recommend reading the whole book, from beginning to end to get a basic understanding of the concepts. Then, go back to the beginning and spend time on each chapter, work within yourself for each emotion, learn how to address these necessary emotions and challenges in our everyday lives in a spiritually constructive manner.

You can donate by sending a check made out to Deep Spring Center, 6655 Jackson Road, Unit 565, Ann Arbor MI 48103 or online at: http://ow.ly/fts330lf2aw We are very excited about these worthwhile video projects and hope you will assist us in developing these so you may share in the learning from wherever you are in our beautiful, but struggling world. Please introduce yourselves at http://ow.ly/C4L530lf2dh so we might learn a bit about you.

Love and light,
Tavis Taylor, M.D. President, Deep Spring Center

Managing Director | Board of Directors, Volunteers, Oakwood Fall Retreat

by Tana Dean, Managing Director
from weekly newsletter, May 2, 2018

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As always, it’s a busy month at Deep Spring Center, serving an expanding international community, with local support in Ann Arbor, MI. Of course, the Board of Directors is always busy exploring ways to support you. This month, however, they have also been supporting our founder, Barbara Brodsky, and her husband, Hal, who suffered a major stroke in February. We are indeed fortunate to have the connection with spirit in the form of Aaron, The Mother and Jeshua, who offer their lighted spiritual guidance. Read more

Steiner Spring Retreat | March 9-11, 2018 | Ruth Essig

Ruth shares her experience at this lovely, intimate retreat held in the spring at Steiner House on Geddes Rd. in Ann Arbor, MI…

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I wanted to share what an extraordinary weekend it was at the retreat. The Steiner House was an excellent space that accommodated all our needs so well for meditation, separate groups, individual rooms, and food (yum!). It was a small intimate gathering in a safe space that felt supportive of individual inquiry. Read more

From the Board of Directors President | Tavis Taylor, M.D.

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Greetings from the Pacific Northwest! As the President of the Board of Deep Spring Center (DSC), I would like to fill you in on some exciting new developments that have taken place over the last couple of years. Following a major revision in organization that was made in 2016, Deep Spring Center is now poised to offer programming to all of our members located both near and far. Read more

Dharma Journal | April 2018 | Vipassana Meditation-Deeper, Clearer Seeing

Recorded at Steiner House in Ann Arbor Michigan in March 2018 during the Spring Vipassana Retreat.

Video and Transcript, the video is also closed captioned.

March 11, 2018 Sunday, Steiner Retreat, Ann Arbor 
Part 2: Vipassana Meditation | Deeper, Clearer Seeing

There are many forms of meditation; there is no one right form. What is the desired end? Why are you meditating? At Deep Spring Center we teach a mixture of vipassana and pure awareness meditation. Read more