The second annual Mystery School of Love was a success. More than 150 people came to celebrate with us this year’s theme: “Reclaiming Eros.” Many participants were here with us last year and were excited to be here again!
To give you a little taste of it, we want to share with you just the first few minutes of Marc Gafni’s opening dharma talk, where he sets the frame by giving us 6 principles and commitments for the week. This is before any of the real dharma got started – this was the first hello:
The 6 Principles and Commitments
No 1: The principle of donkey-smuggling: This is a principle core to the relationship teachings of dear friends and partners Eben Pagan and Annie Lalla.
No 2: The opposite of pain is not pleasure but comfort. Pleasure always incorporates tension and pain. We are going for radical pleasure this week—not comfort. (From upcoming book on Eros with Heather Fester)
No 3: The principle of strawberry ice-cream: We have to be able to taste it. You cannot touch God unless you are in the World Space that “knows God” (Integral Semiotics).
No 4: The Democratization of Enlightenment: A key term coined by Dr. Marc in 2006 and a touchstone of World Spirituality and Unique Self teaching.
No 5: The commitment to stay and be here all the way.
No 6: Loving Our Way to Enlightenment: the core of Marc’s enlightenment transmission–as someone wrote about him recently “he is Rumi.”
Be sure to register for the course Wake Up, Grow Up, Show Up, and Participate in the Evolution of Love, starting Sept 11. You can register for this course now online!