* Third class in the "Successful Spiritual Seeker Series" - visit the archive to hear replays of previous classes
Explore the typically rough and unequal world of the guru-disciple relationship and come out on top - *once you have found an effective spiritual teacher.
Once you find that just-so-right spiritual teacher, the kind who flips the lid off your over-baked pot noodle and lets the steam out, your next issue is how to encounter him.
The trouble is you don't have a model for relating to a spiritual teacher. Forget about those glassy-eyed, cheesy grinning, straight backed devotees that festoon traditional guru meets like Christmas tinsel - you don't want to follow their lead - otherwise you will be back in Ignoranceville, population 7 billion.
The spiritual teacher is just another being with a small "b", no need to do the eyes like pesetas staring act, it won't help you understand anything, not even a little bit, unless looking like Woody Allen is your natural state.
And while the teacher-student relationship has elements of parent, friend, confidant and intimate - he or she is none of these to you.
An Enlightened Teacher's ability is partially discovered every time you have a stunning revelatory realisation, experience or breakthrough. But it might just be your own efforts that got you there. You can never be too sure.
The Enlightened Teacher's brilliance is fully revealed when you yourself become Enlightened, at which point your own Awakening Consciousness eclipses your teacher's perceived state and leaves him in the dark (relatively speaking). The life of an Enlightenment Teacher is shorter lived than a fruit fly. But just so it is! We are not here to serve ourselves and what we deliver is not for personal use.
Let me help you clear up any awkward, diffident or mistaken adulatory teenage notions which you have about gurudom so that you can can get on with the real business of getting Enlightened in the most direct, simplest way possible. Whilst an Enlightened Teachers is worthy of respect it is not by virtue title or poetic hagiography but by the miracles their contact has wrought in your life and the precise cutting, cognitive crap clearing, raised awareness which they bring to your roulette table of life.
If you would like to know more about this real, living, breathing personal style of spiritual guidance and get off the religious potty then this online class is for you. Be prepared to pop your corn noodle and discover new sublime heights of freedom in the spiritual seeking world and beyond.
To experience: book this live class online at daveoshana.com
There's nothing to do this Sunday but drop in. Meet you on the inner side!
Further classes in the "Successful Spiritual Seeker Series" continue on 30th January 2011. Always note the start time for your time zone.
Replays are always available upon request for listening at anytime - we have a growing selection of over 20 class replays available to take your pick from
Previous Events 2009
Previous Events 2008
You are recommended to install Firefox browser
and Flash Player
(Windows) or Real Player to hear replays.
Please be aware that the Enlightenment Transmission is extremely powerful, so make sure you drink enough water and take a relaxed posture, preferably on your back with cushion under you head and knees.
Replays of all previous online classes are available upon request at daveoshana.com
Class Duration: 1 hour +
Price per listener: 15€ via electronic bank transfer (suitable for Finnish bank account holders) (Paypal 15€ when using Paypal Gifting (from certain countries only) or add an additional 1€ for Paypal's admin fee (making 16€). Payment instructions are on the daveoshana.com bookings
But that are some practical details that you should test NOW, and well before class, to ensure that you are in the front row and comfortably tuned in. It's all rather simple. Even an old Windows 98 user can tune in. And your PC probably has everything that you need if you have listened to music or watched film online.
You are recommended to install Firefox browser - if you have not already. Install your Flash Player only when your browser is closed.
1. You need Flash Player
2. Only if you don't have one already, you need to register a username account with daveoshana.com
(free and simple)
3. Activate your account via the account activation e-mail link (check your spam box or use the contact form if you don't receive one)
4. Test the media players, to see if you can hear the currently featured free audio.
5. Be logged in 1 hour before class when we switch audio streams and see which player plays best.
6. Relax and listen. You're in!
If for any reason you cannot use Flash Player to listen to the online class or replays them contact us and we might be able to support the use of an alternative embedded browser media player. We recommend Firefox browser
Dave Oshana is a spiritual teacher who teaches a fully comprehensive belief-free results-based spiritual system which involves direct experience and practical living.