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Intensive Self-Inquiry Training (I SIT)
Experience comprehensive instruction in Self-Inquiry as introduced to the world by Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi, and directly realize for yourself, what it means to Awaken and Abide in the true Self.
Experience comprehensive instruction in Self-Inquiry as introduced to the world by Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi, and directly realize for yourself what it means to Awaken and Abide in the true Self.
The Intensive Self-Inquiry Training (I SIT) is focused entirely on learning and practicing the pure process of Self-Inquiry. This training retreat is held over an eight-day period, alternating instruction periods with retreat and practice time. This allows space for awakening to occur, as well as experience in integrating the Self-Inquiry process into daily life. This direct process is taught as the means to constantly remain in awakened presence, no matter what is occurring in one's life.
In this program you learn to live your life and conduct your spiritual practice from the Awakened Heart, not seeking awakening as a goal to be attained. AHAM’s founder, Ramana, explained the basis of this program as follows:
”We are all seeking happiness. The problem is that we’re seeking it in the wrong way. Out of ignorance, we’re looking for happiness outside ourselves in the world, and from the things of this world. We don't realize that happiness is our own true inner nature. Since it is always, already present within us and only needs our recognition and understanding of this fact, by seeking it, we’re really going away from it. We need only to be still, to let go and simply surrender to our own inner Being, and be the
happiness that we already are, but are presently overlooking. We need only to discover that it’s the True Nature of the Self we always are, and consciously dive deeply within our
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A Special Interview with A. Ramana at AHAM’s India Center on February 2008