Linda Johnsen at The Meditation Center in July – July 20 – 22, 2017 Weekend Seminar: “Our Forgotten Spiritual History”
Linda Johnsen at The Meditation Center in July – July 20 – 22, 2017
Thursday Satsang – July 20, 2017, 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Meet the Mother: Yogis and the Goddess
India is the one culture where the Goddess is still honored on a massive scale. Many of India’s greatest yogis have been devotees of the Divine Mother. In the West we’re taught Goddess worship is the primitive cult of superstitious peoples hoping to ensure fertility. In India however, understanding the Great Mother is an essential step to enlightenment.
Linda Johnsen, author of The Living Goddess: Reclaiming the Tradition of the Mother of the Universe, will share her adventures in India researching this tradition, as well as her experiences with great women saints of India who physically embody the Goddess. Discover what yogis say the Goddess really is, and how her power can galvanize your spiritual life.
Weekend Seminar: “Our Forgotten Spiritual History”
Cost for all three seminar sessions: $55.00
Cost per drop-in session: $20.00
Register here for full seminar.
Friday, July 21, 7:00 – 9:00pm
Lost Masters of Ancient Greece
Ashrams in Europe 2500 years ago? Meditation classes in ancient Rome? Greek philosophers studying in India? First century champions of vegetarianism? It sounds unbelievable, but there is impressive historical evidence of spiritual practices in the ancient Western world paralleling the yoga tradition of India. In fact, there are historical accounts by the ancient Greeks themselves describing their encounters with enlightened masters of the East.
You already know about the yogis of India. Now it’s time to learn about the ancient sages of your own Western wisdom tradition. Linda Johnsen brings these lost masters back to life, and challenges everything you thought you knew about the men and women who founded Western civilization.
Explore your spiritual heritage!
Saturday, July 22, 10:00 – 11:30am
Lost Traditions: Wisdom in the Ancient World
Druidic wizards, Egyptian hierophants, Vedic rishis: Who were these ancient spiritual adepts and how are these traditions all linked historically?
Two thousand years ago Roman writers were so astonished by the similarities between the Celtic and Indian priests that they called the Druids ” brahmins.” Apollonius of Tyana, after visiting both India and Egypt, was convinced that the two spiritual traditions were so alike, gurus from India must have taught in Egypt in vast antiquity.
Learn about ancient Indian sages like Kapila, and how their influence spread through much of the ancient world. Expand your understanding of yoga’s amazing history!
Saturday, July 22, 1:00 – 2:30pm
Lost and Found: The Mystical Teachings of Jesus
In 1945, the discovery of ancient Egyptian texts about Jesus revolutionized our understanding of early Christianity. These highly mystical texts reveal an inner dimension of Christian spirituality only hinted at in the Bible, and raise fascinating new questions such as:
Are Christianity and yoga related?
Who were the Magi and what was their impact on the Christian tradition?
What can the Mandaeans teach about Jesus’ ascension?
Did Jesus study in India?
Linda Johnsen studied Christian origins at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, CA. In this lecture she’ll share controversial findings that have forced religious historians to rethink their understanding of Jesus and his mission.