We use the word all the time as if we know very well what love is — what it means and what it’s all about — but, in fact, we each only have our own ideas about what love is.
But it is clear that love is important for every human being — the soul needs love in a basic and fundamental way. We are each a soul, a conscious being with capacities and needs. However, if you ask, “Why does the soul need love?” most people won’t know. They just know that they want it. They want it, or they need it. They need to have it, and they need to give it. They need to experience it. Why? It is hard to say.
In some sense, love for the soul is like oxygen for the body — it is that basic. Love is a fundamental ingredient that the soul, each and every human being, needs for its survival and development. If the human soul does not have love, it will suffocate. It will shrivel up and die. And if love is available only in a limited way, the development of the soul will be limited as well. The soul is a living consciousness — it is not a thing — so it needs love as part of its food in order to grow, mature, and become what it can become.
We invite you to join A.H. Almaas (Hameed Ali) Saturday, June 13 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 pm Pacific Time (find your local time) for a free, public, online talk about his latest book Love Unveiled. In this special two-hour event, Hameed will take us through a discussion and exploration of what love actually is, that it is spiritual presence manifesting in the heart. He will explore the various ways we can experience and know this heartful presence and richness we call love. The talk will be followed by questions and comments with the attendees. This talk will be a different topic than the teaching Hameed gave in his recent seminar Essence of Love.
A.H. Almaas (pen name for Hameed Ali) is the founder of the Diamond Approach to Self-Realization, a contemporary teaching that developed within the context of both ancient spiritual teachings and modern depth psychology theories. He has authored eighteen books about spiritual realization, including the Diamond Heart series, The Pearl Beyond Price, The Void, and The Alchemy of Freedom.
He is the founder of the Ridhwan School for Spiritual Development, an inner work school devoted to the realization of True Nature. The orientation of the school is directed toward guiding students to realize their true nature to the fullest realization and further still to endless enlightenment.
“Ridhwan” is a Sufi word. It means “satisfied and satisfying.” Our school, home to more than 4,000 students across the globe, has the potential to both help you to be fulfilled and to help others be fulfilled. Students learn to ground, sensitize, recognize, and trust the inherent guidance of Being.
The Diamond Approach is the core teaching of the Ridhwan School, a spiritual path that approaches our ordinary experiences, emotions, and sensations in a friendly way of understanding. This radical acceptance of our situation allows something to come through that puts us in touch with our spirituality.
In the Diamond Approach, everything we experience is utilized as a doorway to our spiritual nature. Rather than negating or seeking to transcend parts of our humanness that are considered barriers to realization, we learn to approach each aspect of our physical, emotional, and mental experience with acceptance and open curiosity to discover its truth. We do meditation and other exercises, but the main method is inquiry: non-judgment of what we’re experiencing, which brings crisp clarity into one’s own truth.
In this special, 2-hour public event you’ll hear a talk from A.H. Almaas, meditate in community, and have a chance to ask A.H. Almaas your questions live.
You’ll also be able to access a downloadable event recording afterward.
This is a live teaching. If you are unable to attend the event, a downloadable event recording will be shared with you.
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This is a free event.