What is a Satori?

ForestPathToLightWHAT IS A SATORI?

The name Satori is Japanese and means a “direct experience of truth”. It is based around some very fundamental life questions, the most basic and enduring one for all of us being “Who am I”?

A Satori is a moment of profound realisation, a knowing of life as it is. And it is an experience of tremendous self-empowerment. The process involves working in pairs with each member of the group, answering fundamental life questions: “Who am I?” “What is life?” very much as one would focus on a Zen koan or question.

While the focus of the Satori process is to allow a peak experience, it also provides a microcosmic look at basic life patterns and attitudes. This can be illuminating and deeply clarifying and the insights can be applied to significantly alter your awareness in everyday life. Exploring who you are will involve looking at the myriad ways your conditioning has affected you and continues to affect your relationships, from birth experiences, through childhood and into the decisions you have made as adults – and how identified you are with this conditioning which was imposed on the essential being you are. It’s about beginning to free you up from the patterns your upbringing has imposed on you, very often unconsciously, and to connect you with the presence in your life of a greater and more self-nurturing understanding of who you really are.

The state of Satori is experienced on all levels, with every cell and fibre of your being. These moments are never forgotten – from that time on you know, from your own experience, who you are. Life is never quite the same again.



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What happens after the Satori? – 3.38 mins | 3.5 MB | Download »

These clips are from an interview with Ryan Spielman. To listen to the hour long talk go to www.trueryan.com.


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Paul Lowe
Paul Lowe International Workshop Leader, Australia
I have known and loved Clare for nearly 50 years and find her uniquely experienced and skilled in the realms of consciousness. Clare is deeply caring and has brilliantly refined this process. SATORI is a specially designed structure to build an intensity that can take you beyond your mind to have a direct experience of your essence.

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