"The 3 Gunas and their surprising role in enlightenment" LIVE SATSANG 23 NOVEMBER 2019
Understand the 3 Gunas and learn how to use them to rest deeply, create with inspiration and realize the nondual self.
WHICH OF THE 3 GUNAS IS INFLUENCING YOUR LIFE?
In Advaita nondual teachings there are 3 states of mind, body and soul. Each of these can support or block our path to enlightenment. They are called the 3 Gunas, a Sanskrit word for the 3 Ropes. They are Tamas, Rajas and Sattva.
By learning to manage our Gunas, we can improve our quality of life, health and support the path to enlightenment.
Do you find that some days you see life clearly, feel expanded and open, can easily access your intuition and gain blissful epiphanies?
This happens when the mind and body are in a Sattvic state.
The mind needs to be Sattvic to:
- Feel peaceful
- Be content
- See beauty
- Meditate deeply
- Be mindful
- Remain calm under pressure
- and most importantly, to be able to reflect the truth.
- A Sattvic mind is needed for enlightenment.
Can we help our minds and bodies to be more Sattvic? Yes.
Sattva can be cultivated, and these teachings show many practical ways to support your own mind and body to enjoy Sattva.
And what about days when the mind is restless, it's difficult to concentrate and there is a general feeling of discontent?
This is when the mind and body are Rajasic.
Rajas is needed to:
- Wake up and get into action every day
- Manifest your dreams
- Create and build
- Make things happen.
- But it can also be an obstacle for enlightenment. Making it difficult to meditate, be silent and even to feel happy.
- Rajas can cause great discontent and endless striving.
Find out how to use Rajas in a way that serves enlightenment and how to transform overly Rajasic tendencies into the joy of Sattva.
And then of course some days the body and mind feel dull and tired, laziness takes over, we read the same paragraph again and again but nothing registers.
This is when Tamas is dominant.
Tamas is needed to:
- Sleep deeply
- Rest when it's needed
- But it can be a great obstacle when Tamas is excessive because the mind simply cannot see things as they are.
- Tamas veils and hides the truth. Tamas can cause great suffering.
This class teaches out how to use Tamas in a way that serves enlightenment and how to transform overly Tamasic tendencies into the energy of Rajas.
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN ON THIS SATSANG:
- Gain an in depth understanding on the Advaita nondual teachings of the 3 Gunas, or sometimes called 'the 3 ropes.'
- Learn how to manage the Gunas to support health and well-being.
- See how to use the Gunas for nondual enlightenment.
- And learn how to transmute and then transcend them.
The structure of Satsang will include a teaching, then meditation and closing question and answer session where I answer student questions.
DATE: 23 November 2019
What if you can't make the class but want the recording?
All students who enrol on this page will have access to the recording. So you are most welcome to enrol and not attend the live class. The recording will become available the week after the live event.
TIME & DURATION: 2½ hours.
*Please check daylight saving time
- 14h00 to 16h30 South Africa
- 05h00 to 07h30 San Francisco
- 08h00 to 10h30 New York
- 13h00 to 15h30 London
- 14h00 to 16h30 Switzerland
- 17h30 to 20h00 New Delhi, India
- 20h00 to 22h30 Singapore
- 20h00 to 22h30 Perth Australia
- 23h00 to 01h30 Sydney Australia
Colleen-Joy teaches inspired souls called to live an enlightened life.
She says that, 'Enlightenment doesn't only belong to saints wearing robes. Enlightenment belongs in every home, hospital, school, temple and workplace. Non-dual enlightened is medicine for our relationships, self-image, work and world.'
Colleen-Joy offers a unique non-dual voice as an intuitive seer who is grounded in the life of a mother, business woman, wife and in her words, as an 'ordinary woman.'
Having experienced death during surgery to remove an egg-sized brain tumor at age four, she became a young seeker of truth. Crippling shyness from the trauma of being seen as deformed, along with alarmingly accurate intuitive abilities left her homesick for the spiritual home she'd glimpsed during death.
At the age of 16 she was asked for intuitive guidance by a friend of the family and soon attracted many clients from around the country, who called her a "protégé psychic". After a few years, she gave up psychic work because it didn't answer her call to find wisdom. At 17 she was asked to teach and so began her long career as a teacher.
Influences and teachers that she is most grateful for include Dr Michael Newton, Dr Pam Roux, Lionel Berman, Amyn Dayha, Radakrishna, Rupert Spira and Adyashanti. Her heart is never without the words of Rumi, Nisargadatta and the paintings of Vincent Van Gogh. Her teachings draw from direct intuitive perception, the loving devotion she has for her soul, the teachings of Advaita Vedanta and the mystical traditions that are the origin points of all religion.
Colleen-Joy has taught over 900 presentations around the world from Argentina to Singapore, New York to London. Outside of her talks and classes, you may know her from television and radio appearances, her books, or from the 2 television documentary features about her life story.
She helps students to learn how to know the non-dual self, their souls and their source, without relying on belief, through intuitive direct perception.
If Colleen-Joy isn't teaching live online classes, painting, writing or speaking—you'll find her driving her muddy 4x4 with her husband to breathtaking places—where the African horizon kisses the sun and animals roam free.