Our Deep Spring Center Vision
personal spiritual practice;
and supported by loving community.
Deep Spring Center Thought for the day from Aaron: The relative plane is constantly expressing out of the ultimate plane. When you see the trees with their leaves, when you see the flowers, when you see the face of your beloved, all you’re seeing is God in its own special, unique, individuated form. It is not either the tree or God, it’s both, so that this face of the divine, this essence of the divine, shines through everything.
‘The Greatest Gift’
Deep Spring Center Thought for the day from Aaron: You CAN communicate with other living things. You CAN co-create. This is non-dual consciousness. And when you co-create in this way with the intention for the highest good of all beings, ALL beings, not just human beings, not just your family but all families and the birds and the trees, this Earth CAN become that Garden of Eden. It has that potential. But it’s up to you to bring that forth, to invite it, to co-create it.
‘The Year of Light’
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An Introduction to Deep Spring Center
Deep Spring Center’s primary focus is to speak to the question of how we may live with more wisdom and compassion, with lovingkindness and non-harm to all beings. Our work falls into two categories, meditation and spiritual inquiry.
In “spiritual inquiry,” questions related to our deepest purposes here on earth are explored. Who are we? Are we merely body and mind or is there a deeper, universal essence to our being? Why are we incarnate, and to what use may we put this incarnate experience? Life offers us some painful experiences. How can we relate to these as “teacher” rather than opponent and respond with increasing wisdom, compassion and love?
Fundamental to our spiritual inquiry is the practice of meditation. While the core of the meditation practices we teach derive from Buddhist traditions, no ritual is included and no special religious beliefs are necessary to their practice.
Deep Spring Center is, at heart, a community of individuals who are asking questions about how we can live with more clarity and love. Deep Spring Center, the organization, is located in Ann Arbor, Michigan. We offer residential meditation retreats, meditation classes and a meditation sitting group, and conduct workshops on a variety of topics. We also publish a newsletter and spiritual manuscripts and maintain this web site.
Founder and Guiding Teacher
Barbara Brodsky is the founder and Guiding Teacher. She is joined by other Deep Spring Center teachers and outside teachers who are brought in to lead retreats.
Deep Spring Center teachers offer their time on a dana basis, joyfully sharing the teachings. Your free-will offerings to the teachers are welcomed.
Your support allows us to continue to offer a range of programs and activities at Deep Spring Center.
Mission and Goals
to offer non-denominational spiritual teachings on non-duality;
to teach and support the deepening of awareness of non-duality and related topics through the practice of meditation;
to sponsor discussion groups, classes, retreats and workshops designed to provide support for spiritual growth and to further the teachings;
to publish and distribute materials concerning these teachings;
to foster a community of individuals interested in and practicing these teachings; and,
to expand and re-define our specific teachings, always with spiritual focus, in the directions the teachings themselves lead.
January 24, 2017 Tuesday Evening Class Vipassana; intention; dependent origination; simultaneity or relative and ultimate; and waterfall meditation Barbara: (apologizing that the tape was not started at the beginning) We’ve been talking about the cycle of dependent origination, which with you’re familiar, and the active moment. I began to tell a story of meditating some … Read more
This letter is a communication between Dorothyann Coyne, a Deep Spring Center teacher, and her grandson about meditation. An email from Dorothyann’s Grandson: Grandma! I loved having brunch with you too. I just finished reading your whole letter. Thanks for putting down in words everything we walked about. I’ll do my best to start following … Read more
Aaron: I’d like you to try something with me. Please clench your fists, clench your jaw, tighten your body just for a minute, 10 seconds. Feel the contraction. Then release, ahhh… I am certain you can feel the distinction between the contracted and open state. When we live with a lot of fear, when essentially … Read more
Monthly Dharma Journals from Aaron, channeled by Barbara Brodsky: The Greatest Gift December 2016 Year of Light January 2017
The Year of Light Aaron channeled by Barbara Brodsky Transcription: January 11, 2017. Monthly Dharma Talk (Not yet reviewed by Barbara and Aaron) Transcription, video is also closed captioned: January 11, 2017 The Year of Light My blessings and love to you. I am Aaron. When I look out the window, I see light. Radiance … Read more
A time of meditation, sacred sound, inspirational words and silence At this time of the inauguration of a new president we invite all people to come together holding space and co-creating our future in love. Entering the Sacred Heart Deepening the Knowing of Love led by Norma Gentile – Sound Shaman Barbara Brodsky – Herself … Read more