About Source Temple
A multi-generational melting pot of 15 different nationalities, we are a Community of 20 dedicated practitioners of the teachings of Jesus through A Course In Miracles as well as formal devotees of Adi Da Samraj. How we all came together is part of the Great Mystery, but our decision to live together arose from our deep desire to give all our focus and energy to our common purpose: Prior Unity. Our function is to be a living demonstration of the certainty that God Is; to have Perfect Faith in Consciousness Itself, and to extend this Peace to one another and beyond. We have been proving this possibility for over ten years, offering it as a real alternative for all of humankind.
Our way is that of Perfect Intimacy, which reflects in the world as kindness, care for one another, tolerance, peace, and cooperation. Our practice takes the shape of two main disciplines, Persist as Love and Life as Art. Founded on relationship, they are designed to transfigure the systems of the world that perpetuate the selfishness and separation from which all differences spring. This results in the awareness of the presence of the State of Grace, or the self-organizing, self-correcting, and self-rightening Force, which is sustained through our individual and collective practice. We give and receive with perfect certainty, bringing innocence back into the world.
Source Temple is not a utopian gathering, in which every ego aspires to be perfect or to create a wholly fulfilling reality. The Sacred Cooperative Community provides a safe space to embrace the totality of one’s humanity—from the harshness and pain associated with human existence to the exalting power of love. Having become aware of the separative ego-“I,” or self-contraction*, and the universal suffering associated with it (magnified by the context of our intimate group process), we are constantly urged to transcend ourselves. In simplest terms: our (broken) hearts oblige us to forgive, which allows us to access love. This practice generates a frequency that is tangible and reverberates far beyond the physical borders of the community.
and the Great Reset
"Sentiments like those behind Sacred Economics seem naively idealistic without exemplars like Source Temple, which can remind us that our secret longing is no fantasy; that it is possible here on earth and not even very far away. The more we see love made visible around us, the more our own love dares to express itself too. There are places in the world where people live devotionally, holding that intention consciously in community."
- Charles Eisenstein
"(...) this allows the community to be the teachings, as each person sees fit. Returning to the idea of the Tao, it’s about giving life to a possibility, an impulse which takes us to our core. If you try to capture its essence, it escapes you. If you surrender to it, it finds you in your heart."
- photos by Nadir Mokdad,
text by Yasmin Hediger
"I'm so grateful that these beautiful people open their doors and allow others to share in the healing force field they've created. I will forever cherish my time there, as they gave me so many wonderful gifts that I'll take with me throughout my life: a different way to see the world, and a different way to experience it. To stop thinking and start feeling. To be at peace in the present moment."
*The self-contraction is expressed as the effective differentiation of the presumed "self" from the Transcendental, Inherently Spiritual, and Self-Evidently Divine Self Condition and Source-Condition, and from every other form of presumed "not-self". And the self contraction is, likewise, expressed as the constant concern and search for the preservation of the (presumed-to-be independent) "self" (or ego"I"). The self-based orientation toward existence is manifested as the psychology of search and conflict relative to all that is presumed to be "not-self'- some of which is sometimes desired and sought, and some of which is sometimes feared (or reacted to with the seeking effort of avoidance), and even all of which is always limited, mortal, passing, inexplicable, and inherently unsatisfactory. Therefore, the psychology of selfcontracted (and, as a result, egocentric) existence is inherently disposed to seek control and dominance over all that is presumed to be "not-self'. For this reason, individual egocentric lives are a constant expression of heart-felt anxiety (and even the primitive egomoods of fear, sorrow, anger, and every kind of un-love) - and individual human actions are, on that primitive basis, always a more or less mechanical (or uninspected and irresponsible) display of strategic techniques of self-manipulation (intended to preserve "self') and other-manipulation (intended to control, or dominate, "not-self').
Read the whole Essay by The Divine World-Teacher, Ruchira Avatar Adi Da Love-Ananda Samraj here