Please join Sally Kempton and Marc Gafni at Esalen October 18-20 for an astonishing weekend experience of Evolutionary Love Practice.
There are two practical inquiries that will sit at the core of all of our sacred play:
What does it take to live your life in love?
What does it mean to be lived as love?
The 4th Annual World Spirituality Retreat
“Falling in Love with the Divine: Devotion and Tantra of the Heart”
During this weekend, we (Sally Kempton and Marc Gafni) promise to help you discover some real answers to these questions, which are rich with potential to transform the rest of your life.
Back in the 70s, a little book called The Lazy Man’s Guide to Enlightenment swept the spiritual world. Its message was simple: Enlightenment does not require heavy effort and asceticism. It only requires that you choose love in all circumstances. Making this simple insight alive and real in your life is the change that changes everything.
We each individually realized this insight during times when we were searching for light in the complexity of our own lives, and something deep within us recognized that choosing love in all circumstances is the secret. We also both knew that just deciding to love in all circumstances is not enough.
You can’t just decide to love. You need to find out how to kindle love in yourself. You need to practice love. You need to understand the different forms and levels of love. And you need a way to keep kindling your love-core — through meditation, through chant, through contemplation, and through “outrageous acts of love” that change not only your relationships, but you yourself.
That’s what this weekend retreat – “Falling in Love with the Divine“ – is about: Loving Your Way to Enlightenment.
My beloved colleague and friend, Marc Gafni, who is a master at joining the intellect with the heart, recently formulated a radical statement that he has been unpacking ever since:
“We live in a world of outrageous pain. The only response is outrageous love.”
My beloved colleague and friend, Sally Kempton, who is a master at joining the intellect and the heart, once wrote:
“You cannot fight an enemy who has playgrounds in your mind.”
This weekend, we (Sally and Marc) will open the doors — together — to the experience of Outrageous Love.
You will learn:
- How to kindle the experience of radical, Outrageous Love within yourself.
- The flavors of Outrageous Love:
- Outrageous Love as creative eros
- Outrageous Love as active compassion
- Outrageous Love as quivering tenderness
- Outrageous Love as radical Self-challenge
- Outrageous Love as radical Self-acceptance
- Outrageous Love as artistic Self-creation
- Outrageous Love as ethical imagination
- How to find the acts of Outrageous Love that are yours to commit
- The risks and wounds of love
- And much more
We will deeply explore the core practices of Outrageous Loving, which ignites within you progressive and evolving expansion past previous limitations.
My friend Marc’s powerful insights, My friend Sally’s meditative transmission, and the practices we’ve both created together will make this weekend a profound experience of inner transformation.
And it all takes place in the beautiful setting of Big Sur, on the hallowed land of Esalen, where the famous baths, beautiful hiking trails, spa treatments and massage, and delicious organic food make the experience a feast for the senses and an empowerment for the soul.
We deeply love doing this teaching together.
We hope you can join us for “Falling in Love with the Divine“.
Sally Kempton & Marc Gafni
Dr. Marc Gafni‘s teaching is marked by a deep transmission of heart, love, and leading-edge provocative wisdom. A passionate philosopher, visionary scholar, and wisdom teacher, he has been called a master of the heart and a trail-blazing visionary in opening up new possibilities for love, eros and relationship. He the author of ten books, including the award-winning Your Unique Self: The Radical Path to Personal Enlightenment.
Sally Kempton teaches at the cutting edge of contemporary tantra, and is known for her ability to transmit deep meditative states through the heart. A former monk and 40-year practitioner of Shaiva yoga, Sally teaches internationally and writes the “Wisdom” column for Yoga Journal. Her latest book is Awakening Shakti: The Transformative Power of the Goddesses of Yoga.