What is limiting our freedom?
Often times, we feel the lack of freedom when other people or the society as a whole willingly or unwillingly do not allow us to fulfill our needs and desires. In this case we either submit or revolt. Submittance is painful and frustrating, revolting can be destructive and lethal not only for ourselves but also for other people. But are other people really the main suppressors of our freedom? What about our own thoughts, memories, desires, emotions, or habits? Isn’t our freedom restricted by annoying thoughts, unpleasant memories, toxic addictions, obsessive desires or idiosyncrasies? Aren’t we bound by our own mind more than by other people while other people are just more noticeable than our internal phenomena?
I became acquainted with those martyrs whose behavior in camp, whose suffering and death, bore witness to the fact that the last inner freedom cannot be lost.
If we can discover how limited and conditioned we are internally, then we can find more personal space and then the restrictions imposed by other people won’t be hurting us that much. Regardless however hard we strive, it is impossible to fight all external forces but at least inside of ourselves we are capable of pushing our limits without fighting anyone including ourselves.
the true meaning of freedom
Freedom from something doesn’t mean we eliminate it, it means that we no longer worry about it.
In this course, we’ll be applying contemplative and introspective methods to have an insight and feel the taste of different aspects of what can be called freedom.
- Freedom from thoughts
- Freedom from emotions
- Freedom from memories and expectations
- Freedom from disturbing sensations
- Freedom from self
The course is in English with consequtive Chinese translation. Online in Zoom. The recordings will be available for all participants.
Five sessions on Fridays:
February 10, 17, 24, March 3, 10.
13:00-15:00 London, Tenerife
14:00-16:00 Paris, Berlin
15:00-17:00 Jerusalem, Riga, Johannesburg
16:00-18:00 Moscow, Istanbul
21:00-23:00 Bejing, Singapore, Kuala-Lumpur
The participation fee is 50US$ or 50€,
for Israel 200 NIS (including VAT 17%).
If you have a complicated financial situation you can have a discount 25%.
If the timetable of the course is not suitable for you, you can order just the recording at the price of 30$/30€/120₪.
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