We’ll also be studying the
passage Life of My Life by Meera, which we invite you to memorize and use in your meditation.
We’re hoping that,
collectively, we can all take some time to dive deep and reflect on the impact that
Easwaran and his teachings have had on our lives. This experience is a
wonderful complement to the BMCM’s new strategic plan, intended to help us all gain
understanding of Easwaran’s teachings – so this is the perfect time to dive in.
Please read on to learn about
the celebration day, the curriculum, and how you can join in!
Can the Curriculum Be Used?
Any way you like! You can go
through the curriculum week by week, all at once, or at whatever pace works for
you. You could study by yourself or with a fellow passage meditator. If you
don’t have any meditators in your area, perhaps you could connect online. You
could also use this material with your local satsang, either making it part of
your regular meetings, or holding a special event like a half-day or daylong
Though there is something
special about syncing up in time, there is no need to feel bound to the October
28 celebration date in Tomales, California. Pick the timing that works best for
Does the Celebration Curriculum Contain?
The celebration curriculum
contains three modules. You can choose to study the material weekly, by following Wednesdays With the BMCM, the
eSatsang, or the YA eSatsang, or you can choose to use it in your own way, however you like.
#1: Reading Study
This module offers a reading
study of the article “The Need for a Teacher” from the most recent Blue
Mountain Journal. The curriculum contains reflection and discussion questions
as well as an experiment you can try.
Discussion Question From the Curriculum: In the article, Easwaran
compares the spiritual teacher to a mountain climbing guide. Reflect on your
life since you’ve been following Easwaran’s teachings. In what ways have
Easwaran's teachings guided you on your journey? Are there specific instances
that come to mind?
- Module #1 Curriculum (PDF)
- Reading: “The Need for a Teacher” (webpage or PDF)
#2: Participate in the Celebration
This module guides you through
planning how you would like to participate in the October 28 Celebration of
Easwaran’s Life and Teachings. Regardless of whether you do something on that
particular day, it provides you with lots of ideas about how you can take time
to do something special.
The local group in Tomales will
be meditating together at 1 p.m. Pacific Time. If you can, we encourage you to
join us in spirit by meditating at the same time wherever you are. If you’d
like, you can join the online community via this Facebook event.