Recorded January 7 - March 4, 2015
Have you hungered for an authentic spiritual opening that allows you to expand into freedom and ultimate truth – while also walking your worldly path with grace, clarity and resolve?
If so, it may be your time for a deeper level of awakening in which you truly discover yourself as that which you seek and begin to live from a total embrace of the moment.
The truth is that you are already a beautiful and unique facet of a dazzling diamond that is filled with light, wisdom and love.
Your essential nature is boundless and free... which even includes the parts of you that feel trapped, small or confused.
There’s a subtle way that most of us on a spiritual path actually create more suffering for ourselves by resisting or trying to change the parts that appear less conscious, free or aware.
This sets up a subtle split in our being where parts of us are the “good” parts and other parts are the “bad” parts that we are trying to jettison from our lives.
The truth is that we are all of these things, from the most expanded and exalted state to the most depressed and contracted state. Seeking only after the higher and more expanded dimensions is a recipe for frustration rather than freedom.
Real freedom is found in the total embrace of what is: the expansive light and the deep darkness, the profound beauty and the devastating grief, the feeling of coming home and the feeling of being lost.
When you search after only the feeling of limitless love as so many spiritual seekers do, you are creating a contraction within the totality of your being that can leave you feeling isolated from the truth that you are seeking.
This tends to keep your identity wrapped around a small and tight core and leaves you feeling more exhausted than free.
The antidote to this tendency to grasp for something that you already have is simple: surrender.
As we surrender into ever deeper levels of presence and ever deeper levels of acceptance of whatever is arising in our experience, we reconnect the fibers of our being into the magnificent tapestry that is already present.
We awaken into the truth that we are already home, already free, already whole.
As this happens, you remember that you are always held in the arms of a vast and universal love, even when you feel most alone.
Spiritual teachers throughout the ages have taught us that we have forgotten our true nature and become lost in lesser identities.
We become convinced by these limited identities and forget the core of who we are, which is unconditional freedom.
But you CAN remember, reclaim and rejoice in this deeper wisdom. You CAN come home to your Self. You CAN be enveloped in the warm embrace of Truth.
As you learn to truly relax into the fullness of your experience, the roots of fear and doubt begin to dissolve away.
You may hear these words and be skeptical about experiencing such a spiritual realization. You may have had openings before, but eventually returned back to depressing old habits. That is completely normal and part of the ebb and flow of true spiritual awakening.
But you can make a permanent shift to knowing your Self, as many have done before you.
This deep, lasting relaxation into your true nature doesn’t instantly transform all of life’s challenges. Navigating family, business, community and the world’s suffering still requires clarity, focus and discernment.
Most of all it requires “resolve,” which is another way of saying that you will remain focused in your intention to navigate your life with full awareness, presence and commitment without adding unnecessary attachments, expectations and demands.
When you marry the freedom that comes from embracing life with unconditional acceptance and the focused precision of resolve, you are then able to engage life fully, even passionately, while letting go of polarizations, splits or divisions.
With resolve and freedom, you can create your life from joy and move through your days with peace.
You are not passive but fully engaged and moved by the spirit of love. This is the state from which revered saints and sages have traversed the world. From the depths of their surrender, they know the truth of spiritual freedom as well as the importance of right action.
So how can you make this shift become real?
While there are no guarantees about when this shift will happen within you or anyone, you CAN create the circumstances in which you can release your old beliefs, unravel your old habits of striving and open to a deeper awakening.
And that is what the Freedom and Resolve course with Gangaji will provide you: a loving path of wisdom that leads you to remove false ideas and open to a genuine spiritual awakening.
During the 7 modules, you will learn how to, moment-by-moment, embrace ALL aspects of your being. You will learn the power of true surrender, the real path to grace – and the ecstatic truth of your identity.
You will learn to drop judgment, open to the unknown and expand your sense of trust.
You will be called to arrive HOME and then to engage your life from a place of deeper resolve.
The Power of an Authentic, Awake Teacher
The Freedom and Resolve program is led by a remarkable female mystic who underwent a life-changing spiritual awakening that shifted the core of her being – and eventually led her to catalyze deep awakenings in many others.
Her name is Gangaji, and her life offers a uniquely modern story of awakening that builds upon the lineage of Ramana Maharshi and her guru Papaji, while also expanding their teachings in accessible, contemporary directions.
Gangaji’s teaching methods marry a luminous capacity for clear discernment with an overflowing, loving presence, which inspires a level of comfort that helps you to release your aversion to any aspect of yourself or any state of consciousness.
She abides in the Self beyond states, which creates a sense of full acceptance of what is arising. Just from being in her presence, this recognition can transmit gracefully to you.
In this 7-module course, she will guide you in shedding your conditioning and false identifications that obscure the truth of who YOU really are, and then help you approach your life path with greater resolve.
This course revolves around and deepens the core teachings in Freedom and Resolve: Finding your True Home in the Universe, her latest book.
In the course, she will offer you a distinctly modern perspective on non-dual realization that leads to the discovery of new dimensions of grace – and the possibility for you to embody and engage everyday life from a deeper ground of being.
At The Shift Network, we are grateful to offer this program with Gangaji, who has done so much in recent decades to free us not only from worldly conditioning but also from spiritual conditioning, which can keep us polarized against parts of ourselves and quite stuck.
During the 7-module journey with her, you’ll be able to relax into a larger field of grace – feeling the healing balm of unconditional love AS yourself – and learn why so many of your efforts to improve, grow and evolve leave you unsatisfied.
By learning to let go of your habits of resistance, you can become receptive to awakening at a deeper level than your mind.
In the space beyond your normal strategies for living, you can discover that strength, clarity, wisdom and love are abundantly present – allowing you to meet life’s personal and collective challenges with spiritual maturity, clarity and resolve.
With Gangaji’s loving guidance, you'll learn how to stop your internal war and be fully present to life – a life that includes all parts of your being.
What You’ll Discover in These 7 Modules
In this 7-module transformational program, Gangaji will guide you through the fundamental recognitions that you’ll need to surrender to the truth of who you really are – which will, in turn, shift your experience of everyday life into a daily practice of awakened presence. She will share her own realizations on her journey of self-discovery and guide you into recognitions that lead to a lasting sense of peace and fulfillment.
Each contemplation and training session will build harmoniously upon the next, so that you’ll develop a complete, holistic understanding of the practices, tools and principles you’ll need to jump more fully into your life without resistance.
Module 1: The Essential Mistake: What About “Me?”(Recorded January 7)
After sharing her essential teaching, Gangaji speaks to a common mistake: misidentifying ourselves as our thoughts, emotions, bodies and circumstances. Gangaji shares how our narrative of our life, whether it is relatively positive or negative, becomes a painful trap.
Module 2: Ending Our Patterns of Unnecessary Suffering – Part 1: Survival (Recorded January 14)
Following our investigation of the story of “me,” Gangaji brings us into an examination of how the story continues to be perpetuated. In recognizing the patterns of how we misidentify with our thoughts and emotions, we can end our personal suffering. In Part 1, we take a closer look at the fundamental desire to survive and what that means in our daily lives.
Module 3: Ending Our Patterns of Unnecessary Suffering – Part 2: Sex & Personal Power (Recorded January 28)
“You know how to get food. You know how to get shelter. You know how to get sex. You know how to get personal power. And you know that if your attention is fixated on that you can never get enough.”
In Part 2 of our examination of unnecessary suffering, we will dive into aspects of two particular survival drives, sex/procreation and personal power.
Module 4: The Avoidance of Surrender (Recorded February 4)
When we identify why we avoid or postpone true surrender, we see past the murky depths and recognize our real fears. In this module we inquire into what it is we are protecting? What we are defending? What we are trying to save?
Module 5: True Surrender & Resolve
(Recorded February 11)
“If you surrender to the truth that no phenomenon can touch, you are free.”
Surrender is usually associated with loss. In this module, Gangaji speaks to the freedom of surrender – when you are willing to be who you truly are.
Module 6: You Will Be Tested, Be True
to Yourself (Recorded February 18)
The nature of phenomena is simply to come and go. In this module we examine our strategies surrounding gain and loss. What comes and goes? What doesn’t come and go? And finally, what does it take to be true to yourself?
Module 7: The Choice is Yours: What Do You Really Want? (Recorded February 25)
In our final session, Gangaji returns to the first pages of Freedom and Resolve to explore our choices and free will. What will our lives be about? What do we really want, finally? Gangaji unabashedly invites you to be free, to be yourself without hesitation and doubt.
The Freedom and Resolve Bonus Collection
In addition to Gangaji’s transformative 7-module virtual course, you’ll also receive these powerful training sessions with the world’s leading visionaries and teachers. These bonus sessions are being offered to further complement what you’ll learn in the course – and take your understanding and practice to an even deeper level.
The Heart of Spiritual Surrender
Audio dialogue with Gangaji and Miranda Macpherson
In this lively dialogue, Gangaji is joined by renowned spiritual teacher Miranda Macpherson to discuss their approaches to SURRENDER, the heart of the spiritual path and the challenges of living from spiritual depth in daily life. How do you engage the perennial invitation to “be still” in our fast-paced world? They will also share what it’s like to be female spiritual leaders in a field that, until very recently, has been dominated by the masculine perspective.
Miranda Macpherson is a contemporary spiritual teacher, counselor and author of the spiritual guidebook Boundless Love. Miranda has been teaching internationally since 1995 and is known for her depth of presence, clarity and refined capacity to guide people into direct experience of the sacred. Miranda is founder of the ground-breaking OneSpirit Interfaith Foundation in London, and today, leads the Awakening Love and Wisdom sangha in Marin and Sonoma counties. She teaches retreats in the United States and in Europe, and is working on a new book, Tasting Grace. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area, and is married to Bob Duchmann, a teacher of the Diamond Approach (A.H. Almass’ Ridwhan School).
Freedom and Resolve Meditation Package
Meditative Inquiries and Readings with Gangaji
These two beautifully tranquil meditations will not only calm your mind and nourish your soul, but they will offer powerful guidance into important inquiries on the nature of your true identity. You’ll come away more deeply in tune with the truth of who you are.
You Are Naturally Truth
“There is no one lost.”
Gangaji supports you in releasing the story of separation and realizing you are naturally truth. Listen and let your thoughts and definitions and beliefs dissolve into the radiant truth of who you are.
Fall Into This Moment of Yourself
“The awakened true self is always here, is always who you are.”
Gangaji supports you being true to who you are in the face of any circumstance. She offers an essential teaching on vigilance and resolve.
Freedom & Desire
Downloadable audio CD
“The desire for truth, for God, for freedom will never be satisfied even by the most exquisite experiences or states of mind. This is the realization that most people avoid because it is so radical, because it means that the desire for freedom is not just a toy of the mind."
Unlike other desires, the desire for true freedom is an invitation to turn the mind back into the very core of the desire itself, rather than projecting into the future. In these conversations, Gangaji makes it clear that once that choice is made it is possible to realize something more limitless than personal freedom: the direct experience of what is and always has been and always will be free.
What People Are Saying About Gangaji...
Gangaji is one of the smartest, clearest, and most poetic spiritual leaders of our time.
– Alanis Morissette, Grammy Award – winning singer and songwriter
Gangaji is clear and sharp like a diamond.
– Lama Surya Das
With simplicity, clarity and the deep wisdom gained from her own lived experience...Gangaji gives us the tools we need to make this step into our real self.
– Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee Ph.D. Sufi teacher and author, The Return of the Feminine and World Soul
The perennial truths Gangaji shares...penetrate to the heart of our deepest longings, and reveal the treasures hidden in the places we have been conditioned to turn away from: the open fields of silence behind our stories.
– Mirabai Starr, adjunct professor of Philosophy and World Religions at University of New Mexico-Taos
Here’s What You’ll Receive
Seven Recorded 90-Minute Class Sessions
Experience a rare opportunity to be mentored and learn with spiritual teacher Gangaji – from the comfort of your own home. Each class session includes renowned guest faculty, and helps you create the specific skills and abilities to fulfill your spiritual potential..
Seven PDF Transcripts of Each
In addition to the high quality MP3 audios, you’ll also receive the entire class transcription in PDF format after each session is completed. This way you can review, print and highlight the most important insights and practices that you’ll learn..
Exercises and Questions for Each Lesson
After each lesson, you will then have the option to do related exercises and answer questions in order to accelerate your learning and integrate each session.
Freedom and Resolve Bonus Collection
- The Heart of Spiritual Surrender
Audio Dialogue with Gangaji and Miranda Macpherson
- Freedom and Resolve Meditation Package
Meditative Inquiries and Readings with Gangaji
- Freedom & Desire
Downloadable Audio CD
An Unprecedented Opportunity to Join in the Freedom and Resolve Virtual Program
We, at The Shift Network, feel deeply honored that Gangaji has chosen to partner with us on this exclusive online training. As you may know, this is a rare opportunity to learn directly from an internationally renowned spiritual teacher and author who is dedicated to the recognition of peace and freedom inherent in the core of all beings.
Through this powerful online format, you’ll not only save time and money on workshop costs (plus travel, accommodations and meals – which would cost thousands of dollars). But you’ll be able to benefit from Gangaji and her guests’ incredible teachings and exercises from the comfort of your home – at your own pace!
If you are serious about expanding into clarity about choice, what’s being chosen and the recognition of actually choosing how your life is lived, then you owe it to yourself, your loved ones – and our world – to take this one-of-a-kind training.
If you’re ready to take the next step in evolving yourself, click the register button below to reserve your space now.
More Praise for Gangaji...
I found this co-creation between Gangaji and The Shift Network to be a most powerful and enlightening combination. Gangaji spared none of her practical wisdom from us, walking us through the ‘territory’ she has realized as an awakened master, leading us like a seer leading the blind. Both the course content and delivery were a perfection it will be hard to surpass. Thank you from the deepest of my heart to all of you for this life-changing experience. (Note: I am sharing the above from a perspective of someone who attended dozens of spiritual awakening and healing workshops, who studied non-duality and many modalities for over 30 years.)
– Alexander Shomlo, “The Keys to Awakening and Freedom” Course Participant
Gangaji’s essential teaching to call off the search and simply experience what is here now – with zero dogma – is a luminous gift. I treasure being able in any moment to feel turbulence and beneath it find peace. What a delight and a surprise to surface from such a short course infinitely more secure and trusting of my own experience!
– Lisa D., “The Keys to Awakening and Freedom” Course Participant
With astonishing clarity Gangaji’s words illuminate a path to the inner silence where we can experience the unchanging face of our existence. The practice of returning over and again to our core nature is not always easy or pretty, but always worthwhile if we desire lasting inner peace and contentment, we are reminded.
– Julie Clayton, Portland, Oregon
The whole course was astonishing; it has brought about a huge shift in my spiritual life for which I feel a gratitude beyond words. I truly feel that Gangaji is one of the most important spiritual teachers in the world today. The intimacy with Gangaji & all the participants that I experienced was deeply moving and truly transforming. For anyone who is committed to Love & Truth this course is an absolute ‘must.’
– Cathy Stevens, “The Keys to Awakening and Freedom” Course Participant
The module classes with Gangaji were an absolute joy. Each one helped me to take another step towards love and surrender. I could feel myself opening like a flower and awakening to a deeper sense of my own being.
– Jan Elgar, “The Keys to Awakening and Freedom” Course Participant
I really appreciate Gangaji’s presence, the material she presented and also The Shift Network for making it all possible. This course supported me in strengthening and deepening the connection with my inner truth at a very difficult time in my life. It was a powerful and loving reminder of the presence of Being that is with me always.
– Medea C., “The Keys to Awakening and Freedom” Course Participant
Gangaji is a mind-opening teacher for everyone. Experiences with her are always freeing to the heart and soul.
– Andrea Mucci, “The Keys to Awakening and Freedom” Course Participant
About Gangaji. . .
Gangaji shares a simple message: This is an invitation to shift your allegiance from the activities of your mind to the eternal presence of your being.
Born in Texas in 1942, Gangaji grew up in Mississippi. After graduating from the University of Mississippi in 1964, she married and had a daughter. In 1972, she moved to San Francisco where she began exploring deeper levels of her being. She took Bodhisattva vows, practiced Zen and Vipassana meditation, helped run a Tibetan Buddhist Meditation Center, and had a career as an acupuncturist in the San Francisco Bay area.
Despite her successes, Gangaji continued to experience a deep and persistent longing for fulfillment. She pursued many paths to change her life including relationship, motherhood, political activism, career, and spiritual practice, but even the greatest of her successes ultimately came up short. In the wake of her disillusionment, she made a final prayer for true help.
In 1990, the answer to her prayer came unexpectedly, taking her to India and to the meeting that would change everything. There on the banks of the river Ganga, she met Sri H.W.L. Poonja, also known as Papaji, who opened the floodgates of self-recognition. In this meeting Gangaji’s personal story of suffering ended and the promise of a true life began to flower and unfold.
Today, Gangaji travels the world speaking to seekers from all walks of life. A teacher and author, she shares her direct experience of the essential message she received from Papaji and offers it to all who want to discover a true and lasting fulfillment.
Through her life and words, she powerfully articulates how it is really possible to discover the truth of who you are and to be true to that discovery. She is the author of Hidden Treasure: Uncovering the Truth in Your Life Story, The Diamond in Your Pocket: Discovering Your True Radiance and Freedom and Resolve: The Living Edge of Surrender.
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