An Esalen Weekend with Sally Kempton and Marc Gafni, November 21st-23rd
Loving Your Way to Enlightenment is an annual weekend workshop that Marc Gafni and I do each autumn at Esalen. Though the topic is always love, each workshop is different, and each is a unique combination of talks, discussions, partner work, chanting, and of course, meditation. This year, the theme is the multi-leveled experience of love as the union of masculine and feminine–both in our inner world, and in the structures of our experience of the many forms of personal and transpersonal love.
We’ll discuss the masculine and feminine as inner principles, and how they function uniquely in each of us. We’ll access the inner Beloved as a personal archetype and as a form of the inner Self. We’ll unfold the principles of subtle Eros as a cosmic principle and as a personal experience. We’ll open the powerful evolutionary field of mutual awakening through dialogue and partner meditation. We’ll meditate deeply, invoke deity energies, and chant.
And, most of all, we’ll awaken our hearts.
My co-leader, Marc Gafni, is a dynamic and inspired teacher of evolutionary wisdom, a scholar of Jewish mysticism, and a master of chant. He has a gift for empowering community, opening hearts, and creating innovative paradigms that give us new ways of looking at our experience. And, he’s funny.
So, you’re invited to join us at Esalen, the weekend of November 21st-23rd, where the transformative atmosphere of one of the great spiritual centers in America supports our own transformation. And if you’d like to come, we suggest that you register soon, since Esalen’s lodging spaces are limited! Register here.
And, Esalen itself is a big part of the experience! On the coast of Big Sur, overlooking the ocean, Esalen has been the site of some of the most significant developments in human potential and spiritual growth of the last 60 years. It’s also the site of the famous Esalen hot baths, the amazing Esalen style of massage, and many other rejuvenating possibilities. Delicious food, hiking trails, and surprising encounters complete the experience.
Sally Kempton & Marc Gafni
November 21-23, 2014
55000 Highway 1
Big Sur, CA 93920
Sally Kempton teaches at the cutting edge of ancient and contemporary wisdom, unfolding the energetic practices of the tantrikas in an atmosphere that creates space for real inner change. A former swami in a Vedic tradition, she has been teaching for nearly 40 years and is known for her powerful transmissions of meditative states. Sally is the author of the recently released Awakening Shakti: The Transformative Power of the Goddesses of Yoga and the best-selling book Meditation for the Love of It. She also writes a popular column, Wisdom, for Yoga Journal.
Dr. Marc Gafni is a philosopher, public intellectual and wisdom teacher. He is the initiating thought leader, together with Ken Wilber, of World Spirituality based on Integral principles, as well as the leading theorist and teacher of Unique Self Enlightenment. He is the director of Center for Integral Wisdom, the author of ten books including the national bestseller Soul Prints, and The Mystery of Love, an exploration of the relationship between the erotic and the sacred. His newest books are Your Unique Self and Radical Kabbalah.