Abdi Assadi at the Omega Institute – Rhinebeck, NY – August 12-14, 2011

Abdi is leading a weekend workshop at the Rhinebeck, NY campus of The Omega Institute August 12-14, 2011. The title of this workshop is Shadows on the Path: Hiding and Seeking on the Spiritual Journey.

For more information and to register, please visit the Omega Institute website for details by following this link: Abdi Assadi at The Omega Institute.

In a culture where spirituality has become a commodity, it can be difficult to differentiate between what helps us awaken and what keeps us asleep. It is a common misconception for spirituality to be viewed as movement toward the light instead of delving into, identifying, and integrating repressed aspects of our psyche. In this workshop, we examine this often overlooked aspect of spiritual attainment: our shadow.

Guided by spiritual counselor Abdi Assadi, we examine some of the ways we can skip doing deep spiritual work by hiding our shadow behind spiritual practices and spirituality in general. Through guided meditations, lecture, experiential exercises, group discussion, and question-and-answer sessions, we explore the original wounds that bring us to the spiritual path, unhealthy teacher-student relationships, and addictive behaviors masquerading as spiritual practice. We also discover how to use personal relationships as powerful vehicles for spiritual transformation and discover helplessness and surrender as tools for spiritual growth.

To get a sense of what this workshop is all about, you can listen to the podcasts created from the same workshop last year:

Alternatively, you can go grab them on iTunes