Taking the One Seat: Adyashanti Study Group

November 12, 2017 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Bozeman Dharma Center
1019 E Main St
Bozeman, MT 59715

Taking the One Seat: Spiritual Autonomy and the Soul’s Discovery of Meaning.

Adyashanti Study Group


Online Broadcasts
Wednesday nights at a private residence (see below), 7 pm
Nov. 8, 15, 22, 29

Study Group
Sunday afternoons at BDC, 2:30 pm
Nov. 12, 19, 26

Facilitated by Jacelyn Bronte and Johanna Rosenbohm

By bringing to light how the ground of being functions through the individual, we discover a degree of spiritual autonomy that allows and challenges us to “take the one seat,” as it is called in Zen.

To take the one seat is to fully occupy this very life—our individual life and all of life—as the ultimate ground of being. To do so is the expression of enlightenment itself.

In this online video broadcast study course, the spiritual teacher Adyashanti offers weekly talks and exercises as we take this deep dive into what it means to discover and develop spiritual autonomy.

In conjunction with the online course, we’re holding a local study group for those who want to watch the broadcasts together and share in discussion with others.


The online course is run by Open Gate Sangha (Adyashanti’s organization) and starts on Wednesday, Nov. 8, at 7 pm. These talks usually last about two hours; the dates are: Nov. 8, 15, 22, 29.

Here in Bozeman, we’re offering an option for those who don’t register for the course individually: a Wednesday night group viewing at a private home on the east side of town. You can watch these broadcasts for free at these viewings. (Please note: with this option, you will not be able to call in to the show, log in to the website, download recordings, or watch streamings at your leisure.)

Please email bozeman.gathering @ gmail.com by November 5 to RSVP for the group viewings. We will email you the address at that time.

Or you can register for the class individually through Open Gate here.

With this registration, you have full access to all materials Open Gate offers for the course. You can also watch the broadcasts at your leisure. Scholarships are available—see the link for details.



Additionally, on Sunday afternoons we’ll meet from 2:30 to 4:00 pm at Bozeman Dharma Center to watch the exercise for the week, then have discussion time for sharing with one another about our practice and talking about the teachings from the main talk. The meeting dates for this group are: Nov. 12, 19, 26

There is no formal registration or fee for this study group. Donations will be accepted to cover the cost of room rental, which is $20 per meeting.



Session           Main Talk       Study Group
Number         Wed. 7 pm    Sun. 2:30 pm

Session 1        Nov. 8             Nov. 12
Session 2        Nov. 15          Nov. 19
Session 3        Nov. 22          Nov. 26
Session 4        Nov. 29

Please note: The session 3 main talk will be broadcast the Wednesday night before Thanksgiving (Nov. 22).


If you have questions or want to RSVP for the group viewings, please email bozeman.gathering @ gmail.com.

All are warmly welcome to drop-in. Appropriate for all levels of meditation experience, including beginners.

Adya - older

Adyashanti, author of The Way of Liberation, Falling into Grace, True Meditation, and The End of Your World, is an American-born spiritual teacher devoted to serving the awakening of all beings. His teachings are an open invitation to stop, inquire, and recognize what is true and liberating at the core of all existence.

Asked to teach in 1996 by his Zen teacher of 14 years, Adyashanti offers teachings that are free of any tradition or ideology. “The Truth I point to is not confined within any religious point of view, belief system, or doctrine, but is open to all and found within all.”

Mukti and Adya

Based in California, Adyashanti lives with his wife, Mukti, Associate Teacher of Open Gate Sangha. He teaches throughout North America and Europe, offering satsangs, weekend intensives, silent retreats, and a live internet radio broadcast.

“Adyashanti” means primordial peace.

For more about Adyashanti and his teachings, you may access his website here…
If you have any questions about this drop in practice group,
email info@BozemanDharmaCenter.org

This group is offered freely.
Voluntary contributions toward the use of the Dharma Center space are graciously accepted.



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