Shepherdstown chela

May 25, 2022
  • "The Book of ECK Parables," Volume 1 (Book discussion hybrid—for chelas and seekers)

    May 25, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

    Online Zoom Event

    You are invited!

    How dos a parachutist on a jump avoid disaster when her chute fails to open? Is there a lesson on karma in a story from Africa about the bald rooster? Or, in the old tale of the acorn planter? And what does a victory roll in a pilot's dream mean?

    These light tales may seem simple at first. But choose a story that appeals to you and read it again. Do you see how it is multifaceted, like a jewel? Hold it for a while and turn it over in your mind. As you go through the day, it begins to work in directions that weren't obvious at first. It applies here, and again there.

    Each parable in this book sheds light on the issues of spiritual growth that confront us every day: harmony, discipline, love, trust, death, and reincarnation. Soul Travel, dreams, karma.

    A unique teaching method is at work here. Each scene is described with a sharp, discerning eye that fosters logical thought and common sense. Soon you can see just where you succeed—or miss the mark—on your own journey to God.

    This event uses the book, "The Book of ECK Parables, Volume One," however, having a copy of the book is not required, as we will read select passages to discuss.

    This class meets monthly. This month we will cover chapters 3–4.

    This is a book discussion hybrid—for chelas and seekers.

    So we may serve you better, we are recording this session for training purposes only.

    Contact KSS or WVSS Spiritual Services Director, (KY) Deb Joy at DebJoyKSS@gmail.com, or (WV) Judy Pharr at WVSSJudy@gmail.com for the Zoom link.

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May 27, 2022
  • Satsang Intensive, "The Mahanta and You"

    May 27, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    Online Zoom Event

    The purpose of a Satsang Intensive is to deeply explore the ECK works, such as a passage, an article, a Q&A from the Master, a quote from the Shariyat—anything currently published from Sri Harold or Paul Twitchell, that invites true contemplation with the Inner Master.

    All chela/High Initiate events are open to KY and WV chelas (members), including those within driving distance of KY and WV.

    Contact KSS or WVSS Spiritual Services Director, (KY) Deb Joy at DebJoyKSS@gmail.com, or (WV) Judy Pharr at WVSSJudy@gmail.com for the Zoom link.

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May 31, 2022
  • Volunteers HU Chant (Fellowship to follow)

    May 31, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    Online Zoom Event

    Open to all ECK chelas (members) who volunteer for the Kentucky and West Virginia Satsang Societies. Fellowship to follow.
     
    Contact KSS or WVSS Spiritual Services Director, (KY) Deb Joy at DebJoyKSS@gmail.com, or (WV) Judy Pharr at WVSSJudy@gmail.com for the Zoom link.

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June 1, 2022
  • "The ECK Dream 2 Discourses," Lesson 7

    June 1, 2022 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am

    Phone Conference Call Event

    For further information, contact your Arahata.

    The ECK discourses are written with a secret, internal rhythm that gradually unfolds your consciousness in a very precise and orderly manner.

    When you become a member of Eckankar, you receive a discourse series for your personal study. You study one lesson a month at home. If you like, you can also join an ECK Satsang class to share experiences, insights, and questions.

    You will find the study of dreams in ECK unique. It is to make you aware of all that you ever were, are, or could hope to be in this lifetime.

    The purpose of The ECK Dream 2 Discourses is to open you to your own inner guidance. The Dream Master will bring you to a different kind of dream than you have ever known and can help you to understand what before were only jumbled dreams of little value.

    In time, he will replace them with dreams of insight, wisdom, and knowledge. They are about the most important person in the world—you.

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June 3, 2022
  • Satsang Intensive, "Secrets of Divine Creativity"

    June 3, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    Online Zoom Event

    The purpose of a Satsang Intensive is to deeply explore the ECK works, such as a passage, an article, a Q&A from the Master, a quote from the Shariyat—anything currently published from Sri Harold or Paul Twitchell, that invites true contemplation with the Inner Master.

    All chela events are open to KY and WV chelas (members), including those within driving distance of KY and WV.

    Follow this link to learn more. "What are Satsang Intensives?"

    Contact KSS or WVSS Spiritual Services Director, (KY) Deb Joy at DebJoyKSS@gmail.com, or (WV) Judy Pharr at WVSSJudy@gmail.com for the Zoom link and Satsang Intensive handout.

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June 5, 2022
  • "The ECK Satsang Discourses, First Series," Lesson 6

    June 5, 2022 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am

    Online Zoom Event

    For further information, contact your Arahata.

    The ECK discourses are written with a secret, internal rhythm that gradually unfolds your consciousness in a very precise and orderly manner.

    When you become a member of Eckankar, you receive a discourse series for your personal study. You study one lesson a month at home. If you like, you can also join an ECK Satsang class to share experiences, insights, and questions.

    The rhythmic meter of the Sound Current pulses through the pages of The ECK Satsang Discourses, First Series.

    A divine bond is between the Life Force and you. Put simply, you are developing a greater trust in the ECK, and It is able to manifest more surely in you.

    Emptied of borrowed thoughts, you find that the opinions of philosophers and wise men are no longer your own. Divine Spirit has opened you to the fount that overflows—to Soul, in Its full glory as a child of the Almighty.

    You are now ready to learn what it truly means to be an ECK chela.

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  • ECK Light and Sound Service

    June 5, 2022 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Online Zoom Event
     
    The ECK Light and Sound Service is a community event offered by Eckankar for spiritual seekers of all faiths and religious backgrounds. It is an uplifting event where you can reflect on and connect with the divine aspect within yourself.

    You will hear inspiring spiritual stories, experience the HU chant, and be able to speak with other like-hearted spiritual seekers.

    The ECK Light and Sound Service is to help people find out what they can do to improve their relationship with God. If we can help in any way, we are more than willing to be of service.

    So we may serve you better, we are recording this session for training purposes only.
     
    Contact KSS or WVSS Spiritual Services Director, (KY) Deb Joy at DebJoyKSS@gmail.com, or (WV) Judy Pharr at WVSSJudy@gmail.com for the Zoom link.

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June 6, 2022
  • "The ECK Dream 1 Discourses," Lesson 11

    June 6, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    Online Zoom Event

    For further information, contact your Arahata.

    The ECK discourses are written with a secret, internal rhythm that gradually unfolds your consciousness in a very precise and orderly manner.

    When you become a member of Eckankar, you receive a discourse series for your personal study. You study one lesson a month at home. If you like, you can also join an ECK Satsang class to share experiences, insights, and questions.

    You will find the study of dreams in ECK unique. It is to make you aware of all that you ever were, are, or could hope to be in this lifetime.

    The purpose of The ECK Dream 1 Discourses is to open you to your own inner guidance. The Dream Master will bring you to a different kind of dream than you have ever known and can help you to understand what before were only jumbled dreams of little value.

    In time, he will replace them with dreams of insight, wisdom, and knowledge. They are about the most important person in the world—you.

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June 8, 2022
  • "The Book of ECK Parables, Volume 1" (Book discussion open to ECK members and members of the Public)

    June 8, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

    Online Zoom Event

    One of the aims of Eckankar is to show you how to build a bridge between the ECK, Divine Spirit, and your everyday experiences.

    This book discussion uses the book, “The Book of ECK Parables, Volume 1,” by Harold Klemp. You do not need a copy of the book, however, as we will read select passages to discuss.

    Each parable in the book sheds light on the issues of spiritual growth that confront us every day: harmony, discipline, love, trust, death, and reincarnation. Soul Travel, dreams, karma, the Inner and Outer Master, and—most important—initiation into the Sound and Light of God.

    A unique teaching method is at work here. Each scene is described with a sharp,discerning eye that fosters logical thought and common sense. Soon you can see just where you succeed—or miss the mark—on your own journey to God.

    It is a way to build a bridge and begin to heed the Voice of God, the ECK (Holy Spirit).

    We will meet twice a month and discuss two chapters of the book at each class. This month we will discuss chapters 5 and 6 on June 8, then chapters 7 and 8 on June 22.

    So we may serve you better, we are recording this session for training purposes only.

    Contact KSS or WVSS Spiritual Services Director, (KY) Deb Joy at DebJoyKSS@gmail.com, or (WV) Judy Pharr at WVSSJudy@gmail.com for the Zoom link.

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June 10, 2022
  • Chela HU Chant (Fellowship to follow)

    June 10, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    Online Zoom Event

    Open to all KY and WV chelas (members), including those within driving distance of KY and WV.

    Contact KSS or WVSS Spiritual Services Director, (KY) Deb Joy at DebJoyKSS@gmail.com, or (WV) Judy Pharr at WVSSJudy@gmail.com for the Zoom link.

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June 11, 2022
  • "The Master 2 Discourses," Lesson 1

    June 11, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

    Online Zoom Event

    The Master 2 Discourses

    The ECK discourses are written with a secret, internal rhythm that gradually unfolds your consciousness in a very precise and orderly manner.

    When you become a member of Eckankar, you receive a discourse series for your personal study. You study one lesson a month at home. If you like, you can also join an ECK Satsang class to share experiences, insights, and questions.

    The Shariyat-Ki-Sugmad, Book One, says: “The true gospel of ECK is to give every chela Truth. This truth is to lift him into the worlds of Light and Sound: the Kingdom of the Sugmad”

    This sets the pace for The Master 2 Discourses. With each lesson comes a monthly spiritual exercise that unfolds a new dimension within you.

    A good teacher encourages his students to be self-sufficient. A student may hunt for years before he finally learns that it is impossible to graduate from learning or experience. A teacher may offer guidelines to living, but the student must himself accept the responsibility for getting an edge on his own life.

    This is a new opportunity for unfoldment in ECK. If you have watched, you no doubt have seen how carefully the Mahanta has moved you into a more spacious universe of being.

    In the past your attention was dedicated to what you might learn about yourself. Suddenly, the emphasis is changed. Now you wish to determine the real cause that forms the foundation of superficial causes. In other words, rather than wanting to know mainly about yourself, you now wish to discover the wholeness of life.

    Perhaps you did not notice that your awareness has taken on wings and soared from a personal to a more universal point of view. This is the detached state. Rather than more apart from life, we are closer to it.

    Contact KSS or WVSS Spiritual Services Director, (KY) Deb Joy at DebJoyKSS@gmail.com, or (WV) Judy Pharr at WVSSJudy@gmail.com for more information.

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  • “The Easy Way Discourses,” Lesson 9

    June 11, 2022 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    Online Zoom Event

    For further information, contact your Arahata.

    The ECK discourses are written with a secret, internal rhythm that gradually unfolds your consciousness in a very precise and orderly manner.

    When you become a member of Eckankar, you receive a discourse series for your personal study. You study one lesson a month at home. If you like, you can also join an ECK Satsang class to share experiences, insights, and questions.

    The purpose of Satsang is to help you find your own relationship with Divine Spirit. Satsang is a spiritual forum for ECK members to explore the wisdom of the ECK discourses together. Led by a trained teacher (Arahata), classes meet monthly for an hour to an hour and a half reviewing a lesson you've read at home.

    Pay close attention to the gentle rhythm in The Easy Way Discourses, for it carries the secret melody of divine love, wisdom, and understanding. God is love. There is no higher truth than that. However, few people ever find it because of a fear of giving up old ideas and habits, even though they are the cause of most misery and anxiety in life.

    A new world awaits you. Be willing to put a little time, effort, and a lot of heart in the ECK teachings. That is the only way to gain a rich appreciation of the hidden life of Divine Spirit.

    You are now ready to start the road to spiritual freedom.

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June 12, 2022
  • Arahata HU Chant (Fellowship to follow)

    June 12, 2022 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

    Online Zoom Event

    Open to all Arahatas (ECK teachers who have completed Arahatatraining)in Kentucky and West Virginia.

    All chela events are open to KY and WV chelas (members), including those within driving distance of KY and WV.

    Contact KSS or WVSS Spiritual Services Director, (KY) Deb Joy at DebJoyKSS@gmail.com, or (WV) Judy Pharr at WVSSJudy@gmail.com for the Zoom link.

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June 13, 2022
  • "How to Survive Spiritually in Our Times, Mahanta Transcripts, Book 16" (Book discussion open to ECK members and members of the Public)

    June 13, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

    Online Zoom Event

    You are invited!

    Small miracles, gifts from God, happen all the time in everyday life. The trick is recognizing and accepting them. The many stories, tools, and techniques in this book will help the spiritually hungry survive—and thrive!

    These stories are your stories. They’re about people like you. They’re about experiences. Small miracles and gifts from God that happen in your everyday life. The spiritual good news of today.

    The stories, tips and techniques in this sixteenth volume of the Mahanta Transcripts will help you see deeper truths and apply them in your life now.

    You are invited to reinvent yourself spiritually and thrive in a changing world.

    This event uses the book, "How to Survive Spiritually in Our Times," however, having a copy of the book is not required, as we will read select passages to discuss.

    This class meets monthly. This month we will cover chapter 14.

    So we may serve you better, we are recording this session for training purposes only. 

    Contact KSS or WVSS Spiritual Services Director, (KY) Deb Joy at DebJoyKSS@gmail.com, or (WV) Judy Pharr at WVSSJudy@gmail.com for the Zoom link.

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June 17, 2022
  • Satsang Intensive, "Seeking the Highest Through Selflessness"

    June 17, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    Online Zoom Event

    The purpose of a Satsang Intensive is to deeply explore the ECK works, such as a passage, an article, a Q&A from the Master, a quote from the Shariyat—anything currently published from Sri Harold or Paul Twitchell, that invites true contemplation with the Inner Master.

    All chela events are open to KY and WV chelas (members), including those within driving distance of KY and WV.

    Follow this link to learn more. "What are Satsang Intensives?"

    Contact KSS or WVSS Spiritual Services Director, (KY) Deb Joy at DebJoyKSS@gmail.com, or (WV) Judy Pharr at WVSSJudy@gmail.com for the Zoom link and Satsang Intensive handout.

    See more details

June 18, 2022
  • "The Precepts of ECKANKAR," Lesson 11

    June 18, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

    Online Zoom Event

    For further information, contact your Arahata.

    The ECK discourses are written with a secret, internal rhythm that gradually unfolds your consciousness in a very precise and orderly manner.

    When you become a member of Eckankar, you receive a discourse series for your personal study. You study one lesson a month at home. If you like, you can also join an ECK Satsang class to share experiences, insights, and questions.

    The Precepts
    go into the doctrine of "The Seven Levels of Soul," where Soul desires to enter conditions It can control in the mental, emotional, and physical states. With a measure of discipline, the deepest spiritual lessons begin to be reflected in the daily life of the student. He finds the invisible realm of God is not unreachable; its events are being played out in his daily affairs—if  he is watchful and knows where to look. With this next year of study, much of the student's remaining past-life karma begins to swiftly resolve itself.

    In time, you will see the eyes of the Mahanta shining in every living being. This is the moment of enlightenment that erases all fear and superstition. From then on, we are the children of God in spirit and in love.

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June 19, 2022
  • Inner High Initiates Chant

    June 19, 2022

    Not online or by phone

    For High Initiates only. Anytime throughout the day or night.

    For questions, contact KSS or WVSS Spiritual Services Director, (KY) Deb Joy at DebJoyKSS@gmail.com, or (WV) Judy Pharr at WVSSJudy@gmail.com.

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  • “The Easy Way Discourses,” Lesson 5

    June 19, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

    Online Zoom Event

    The ECK discourses are written with a secret, internal rhythm that gradually unfolds your consciousness in a very precise and orderly manner.

    When you become a member of Eckankar, you receive a discourse series for your personal study. You study one lesson a month at home. If you like, you can also join an ECK Satsang class to share experiences, insights, and questions.

    The purpose of Satsang is to help you find your own relationship with Divine Spirit. Satsang is a spiritual forum for ECK members to explore the wisdom of the ECK discourses together. Led by a trained teacher (Arahata), classes meet monthly for an hour to an hour and a half reviewing a lesson you've read at home.

    Pay close attention to the gentle rhythm in The Easy Way Discourses, for it carries the secret melody of divine love, wisdom, and understanding. God is love. There is no higher truth than that. However, few people ever find it because of a fear of giving up old ideas and habits, even though they are the cause of most misery and anxiety in life.

    A new world awaits you. Be willing to put a little time, effort, and a lot of heart in the ECK teachings. That is the only way to gain a rich appreciation of the hidden life of Divine Spirit.

    You are now ready to start the road to spiritual freedom.

    Contact KSS or WVSS Spiritual Services Director, (KY) Deb Joy at DebJoyKSS@gmail.com, or (WV) Judy Pharr at WVSSJudy@gmail.com for more information.

    See more details

June 22, 2022
  • "The Book of ECK Parables,Volume 1" (Book discussion open to ECK members and members of the Public)

    June 22, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

    Online Zoom Event 

    One of the aims of Eckankar is to show you how to build a bridge between the ECK, Divine Spirit, and your everyday experiences.

    This book discussion uses the book, “The Book of ECK Parables, Volume 1,” by Harold Klemp. You do not need a copy of the book, however, as we will read select passages to discuss.

    Each parable in the book sheds light on the issues of spiritual growth that confront us every day: harmony, discipline, love, trust, death, and reincarnation. Soul Travel, dreams, karma, the Inner and Outer Master, and—most important—initiation into the Sound and Light of God.

    A unique teaching method is at work here. Each scene is described with a sharp,discerning eye that fosters logical thought and common sense. Soon you can see just where you succeed—or miss the mark—on your own journey to God.

    It is a way to build a bridge and begin to heed the Voice of God, the ECK (Holy Spirit).

    We will meet twice a month and discuss two chapters of the book at each class. This month we will discuss chapters 5 and 6 on June 8, then chapters 7 and 8 on June 22.

    This book discussion is a hybrid—which means it is open to both chelas (ECKANKAR members) and members of the public.

    So we may serve you better, we are recording this session for training purposes only.Contact KSS or WVSS Spiritual Services Director, (KY) Deb Joy at DebJoyKSS@gmail.com, or (WV) Judy Pharr at WVSSJudy@gmail.com for the Zoom link.

    See more details

June 24, 2022
  • Chela HU Chant (Fellowship to follow)

    June 24, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    Online Zoom Event

    Open to all KY and WV chelas (members), including those within driving distance of KY and WV.

    Contact KSS or WVSS Spiritual Services Director, (KY) Deb Joy at DebJoyKSS@gmail.com, or (WV) Judy Pharr at WVSSJudy@gmail.com for the Zoom link.

    See more details