Dear Friends of the Dharma,
It was a little over a year ago that Rama, my teacher, came to me in a powerful dream. In this dream, he did not speak, but there were “chunks” of awareness that flew from his being into me. After the dream several ideas and a new direction to take my teaching started to bubble up in my awareness.
One of the key elements of this vision was to establish a virtual meditation that would be Live over the Internet. I have never lost sight of that task.
Initially, we began to hold a weekly Dharma talks over the phone using the Maestro conferencing program. For several months now, I have used this media to develop my broadcasting skills as I give Dharma talks, meditated and answered your questions over the phone. This has been a great step towards preparing me for the next step in fulfilling the charge that I was given. I am so grateful to all of the wonderful people who have worked with me in making this happen.
Recently, we have started refining the next step in fulfilling Rama’s dream of an Electronic Tribe using the Internet. For several weeks now, we have held a live streaming Dharma talk and meditation on the Internet. During the beta testing phase of this new media, we restricted our broadcast to a few select people spread throughout the US. Even though we are still in the infancy of this new media, it is definitely a step in the right direction. We have now come to a place where we are ready to open up this new way of spreading the Dharma to everyone.
As a result of our new focus on the Internet, we will no longer be conducting the teleconference phone in calls on Monday evenings. Instead, we will be placing our full attention on the Livestream Broadcast over the Internet.
I encourage you to tune in Thursday evenings, at 7 PM Pacific Time to sit with us in community. I also encourage you to invite your friends to tune is as well. Simply click onto this link (http://www.livestream.com/clearlightcommunity ) and there it is! How cool is that!
There is a special empowerment that has is given to us when we actually sit together at the same time and with the same focus. This is really special and I hope that you will join us each Thursday as we dissolve into the Light together.
In the future, we hope to have other teachers become a part of our Clear Light Community Broadcast Channel. We have this Channel available to us 24/7, so there is plenty of room for everyone who is serious about spreading the Dharma in this way.
Once again, thanks to all the people who have so wonderfully supported the Clear Light Community’s efforts in spreading the Dharma, and I look forward to sitting with you soon.
Shiva (Tony Chester)