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Prayer Is Not Dogma

Listen to this beautiful audio recording from the World Spirituality Retreat in Esalen 2013 with Sally Kempton and Marc Gafni.

The audio starts with Sally Kempton ending a meditation.

While holding the energy, Marc dives right into his dharma talk on the 3 Faces of God and the practices for each of them:

  • 1. Person: Meditation
  • 2. Person: Prayer
  • 3. Person: Dharma

He points out that prayer is not dogma. The 2nd Person of God can be experienced in prayer like the 1st person can be experienced in meditation. “The God you don’t believe in doesn’t exist,” Marc says.

He tells a beautiful story about the Baal Shem Tov, one of his lineage masters, also called the Master of the Good Name, and then leads the group into a guided meditation, prayer, and chant.


Join us for our 6th Annual Esalen Retreat with Sally Kempton & Marc Gafni on the weekend of February 5-7, 2016:

Evolutionary Relationships: Opening into the Great Heart

Relationship is one of the great pathways to higher consciousness. The practices of awakened relationship not only can engage the heart, but also can become doorways into higher awareness, love, and engagement. Not just for couples, these practices can be the basis for a new kind of evolutionary activism.

In this workshop, Sally and Marc introduce a series of highly targeted insights and practices for turning your encounters with others into opportunities for awakening, and deepening your connection to the Great Heart. Through lectures, meditation, dyads, and teachings based on Sally’s tradition of non-dual tantra and Marc’s insight into Kabbalah, you’ll learn how to:

  • Access the space of higher wisdom with another person
  • Discover powerful mutual awakening practices
  • Apply new skills to evolve through relationship

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