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The Zoom meetings organized by Spiritual Study are free and open to everyone. Meetings for more advanced people will be organized as you will progress in the path. All spiritualities are welcome: believers, non believers, seculars, religious, spiritual-but-not-religious, atheists, agnostics, skeptics. The essential purpose of these meetings is to live a spiritual experience through dialogue. A spiritual experience is not necessarily special, exceptional, exciting unusual emotions and feelings; what is important is being perceived as valuable, interesting, meaningful, positive, helpful.
The meetings recurrence is currently experimental; when meetings are planned you will see a calendar on this page. The structure of the meetings is as simple as possible; click on the items for more information:
Self introductions, topic, possibly with a short text.
In this moment of silence we can remember that our main purpose is to meet each other as persons: we can even contemplate those present’s faces; secondarily, we pay attention to the content of discussions. The length of silence is intentionally short, but we can discuss it. It can also be just a moment of experiencing and listening to silence as such. You can have a look at the articles and videos Silence and spiritual experiences and The practice of silence.
20:31 Smaller groups
Depending on the number of participants, they will be split in smaller groups to give everyone more chance to express themselves.
20:45 Conclusions, prospects
In this time we can also discuss next topics, suggestions and improvements.
The topics of the meetings are organized as short courses of conversation on subjects connected to spirituality; the number of meetings of each course will be adapted according to the ongoing experience: a course can be composed even of just one meeting or any number of meetings. Participants can use the forum as an instrument to expand discussions, make suggestions, collaborate to the development of the meetings.
A good setup of your microphone is recommended. You don’t need professional expensive microphones to obtain a good result. What is more useful is an optimal setup of the equipment you already have. Try to do many tests to find the best settings of your software.
Depending on the ongoing of the experience, the meetings can be structured differently: suggestions are welcome. The forum has a dedicated section for detailed and specific discussions and news related to the meetings.