Trillium Awakening educational and coaching services offer a path in community dedicated to spiritual awakening and its integration in daily life. Our work is informed by principles from the Waking Down teachings, and continues to evolve through the collective experience of seasoned teachers and students who deeply explore the living paradox of being divine and human while relating consciously in mutuality.
In this path, both infinite Consciousness and human embodiment are equally valued. This simultaneous embrace of the timeless and temporal dimensions of life—in the context of our catalytic focus on conscious mutuality—is central to our teaching work.
Trillium Awakening teachers recognize the existential equality of those who participate in this path and also honor the need for functional organizational hierarchy. Our services are offered by members of the Trillium Awakening Teachers Circle, a professional association of autonomous teachers originally incorporated as the Waking Down Teachers Association, and also through the Institute of Awakened Mutuality, an educational association that trains teachers and mentors. Founded in 2005, both organizations are further described in One Spirit, Many Voices.
The Trillium path is informed by the Waking Down principles that Saniel Bonder developed soon after leaving Adi Da Samraj, his teacher of nearly 20 years, in 1991. Through “daring to grasp the means of [his] own realization,” Saniel rapidly awakened and began teaching in a participant-centered, rather than guru-centered, manner. He honored each student’s individuality, and encouraged them to begin teaching in their own unique manner after they had clarified stable awakening.
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