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Lower Lights Sangha Monthly Gathering

  • Wasatch Retreat Center 75 South 200 East Salt Lake City, UT, 84111 United States (map)

Mysticism: The Path of Direct Knowing

I must admit, ever since I was a teenager, feeling my heart swell with a soaring verse from Rumi or trying to divine the meaning of an elliptical phrase from the Tao, I’ve wanted to be a mystic.

To me, “mysticism” has always simply pointed to the path of direct experience. “Don’t tell me what it tastes like. I want to taste it for myself.”

So what’s so threatening about that? Historically mystics have tended to operate at the margins of polite society. The political and religious institutions of their times have often spurned them, if not executed them.

What sense can we make of this? Is their wisdom in rejecting mysticism as an authentic form of spirituality? What do we lose by doing so?

Of course, this is not going to be a night of simple discussion. We invite you to explore this taboo territory with Lower Lights and taste the mist for yourself. 

After properly altering our states of consciousness, we’ll have a community discussion on what role mysticism might fruitfully play in our modern world and institutions.

$10 contribution, $5 for those in financial need.