Andrew Cohen Live in Birmingham
Monday 5 November 2012, 7pm - 9pm (doors open 6.30pm)
(6pm meditation with Andrew Cohen before the talk: Doors open 6pm for 6.10pm start and 6.30pm finish)
An Evening Talk on Spiritual Self-Confidence
"Spiritual self-confidence fills one's heart with a love that is not dependent on external circumstances for its fullness. It's a love that is unshakable, unmoving, and indestructible. Such love - a love that transcends yet simultaneously embraces the world - is what compels human beings to evolve, from their own deepest depths, and to become better citizens of our world and our cosmos. Knowing the mysterious source of that love is knowing before thought that life is good. That inherent goodness is who we really are."
- Andrew Cohen
In tonight's talk Andrew Cohen will outline how to develop Spiritual Self-Confidence as a source of deep inspiration, which when cultivated can become a powerful ground for real evolutionary transformation. This unique and palpable sense of conviction cannot be shaken by fear or doubt within yourself, or from anyone around you. This confidence can only be found through awakening to who you are and why you are here at the deepest level of your being.
For twenty-five years, Andrew Cohen has been developing a new path for spiritual awakening and has tailored it specifically for contemporary individuals who care passionately about creating a better world. Change, as we all know, can often be quite challenging. And if you're sincerely aspiring to change yourself-not to mention the world-then you've probably come face-to-face with the fear, doubt or resistance that can often arise in response to new ideas, movements or directions.
Andrew Cohen's latest writings, as well as this talk, point out that there is a wellspring of deep positivity that can carry us beyond the obstacles we may encounter. He calls this ground or reservoir spiritual self-confidence. You will discover how accessing this source of spiritual confidence can help you transcend any limitations you may have about what's possible and liberate your highest aspirations for change.
Cohen's most recent book Evolutionary Enlightenment: A New Path to Spiritual Awakening has been described as the handbook for anyone seriously considering starting an epic journey of transformation, or for those who are already on the way.
Andrew Cohen is a spiritual teacher, bestselling author, and founder of the global nonprofit EnlightenNext and its award-winning publication, EnlightenNext magazine. His original teaching of Evolutionary Enlightenment redefines spiritual awakening within the context of cosmic evolution and highlights a new understanding of God or Spirit as the creative impulse toward change in both self and culture. After a transformative meeting with the renowned Indian Advaita Vedanta master H.W.L. Poonja in 1986, Cohen began teaching internationally and almost immediately started reshaping the larger cultural conversation about the purpose and significance of enlightenment in our time. Andrew's work has brought the timeless depth of enlightened wisdom into the twenty-first century and significantly redirected its purpose and promise-calling not for transcendence of worldly attachment, but for a deep and heroic responsibility for the evolution of the world. His bestselling book, Evolutionary Enlightenment: A New Path to Spiritual Awakening is the product of his 25 years of spiritual teaching and since its publication in September, 2011, it has already garnered praise from some of today's leading spiritual and cultural figures as one of the most important spiritual works of our time. Andrew lives and works at the EnlightenNext headquarters in Western Massachusetts and spends much of his time travelling around the world giving retreats, seminars, and public talks about Evolutionary Enlightenment.
"I have admired Andrew Cohen for many years. He is a pioneer in the field of consciousness. Andrew has brought together ancient wisdom traditions, modern cosmology, and a knowledge of evolution to give us a contemporary understanding of the nature of enlightenment. I think he is one of the most important teachers of our time."
-Deepak Chopra, author of The Soul of Leadership
''Andrew Cohen is an important voice that needs to be heard. He brings a fresh and profound approach to spirituality grounded in his own awakened awareness, and he seeks nothing more than to awaken others to a freedom and fullness that is their own inherent condition.''
Author of A Brief History of Everything
Monday 5 November 2012
7pm - 9pm at the Tree of Life Inspiration Network
(Meditation with Andrew 6pm - 6.30pm)
Birmingham Buddhist Centre, 11 Park Rd, Moseley, Birmingham B13 8AB
60+ COMING & TICKETS AVAILABLE ON THE DOOR TONIGHT!
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(Concession Tickets are for people who are unwaged - full-time students or on government benefits (including jobseekers allowance but excluding tax credits) & pensioners over 60. Please bring proof of status with you on the night.)
Or post a cheque for the amount in the name of 'Tree of Life' (together with email address, phone number & name of event booking for) to Tree of Life, 99 Blenheim Road, Moseley, Birmingham B13 9UA