SAT & SUN, November 12-13, 2011, starting 10:00 AM
on SAT, ending 6:00 PM on SUN
Seminar in November 2011 has been postponed until the
spring 2012. Please check back this page sometime later.*************
The Conference Center at USML, Room 101
1000 East Maple Avenue
Mundelein, Illinois 60060
280 dollars for a two-day workshop
Meal plan (from SAT Lunch to SUN Lunch):$42
Lodging over SAT at USML: $58 (private room with bath)
How to register:
Please contact Mr. Masaru Kato, at 847-989-4261, or firstname.lastname@example.org
Even for a local person who can commute to USML, I would
highly encourage you to lodge there over Saturday night
and to have meals at their dining hall for we will have
extra activities on Saturday evening by around 10:00 PM,
and the Sunday meeting may start at around 7:00 AM.
If you are planning to get in and stay at the conference
center over Friday night, you can do so if the room is
available. I am handling the accommodation, please let
me know, not contacting the conference center directly.
If I get some people who stay over Friday night, I may
consider offering a special bonus meeting at the Friday
evening. Please check back this page later.
This seminar is all about surrender. We will get together in order
to surrender everything. We will let go of
any ideas, thoughts, images, or conceptions on everything,
for instance, what you believe true, what you think
you are, how things should go, how people around you
should behave, so on and so forth. Surrender
is the only way to lift you up to the highest level
of your consciousness, namely enlightenment. As you
deeply surrender everything, in an ultimate sense, giving
up your own existence, you will enter the Light in you.
Surrender does not mean your physical defeat
or death. To surrender is to release any attachments
to anything. To know more about the process of surrendering,
please leaf through my article (visit the link and scroll
down to Page 55) : Surrender:
The Essential Attitude in Your Spiritual Growth.
The process of surrendering is so scary to your mind.
Your ego is projecting symbolic meanings, images, and
judgments onto the world in order to protect itself.
By projecting the meanings, the ego tries to make everything
knowable, predictable, and understandable. This attempt
is, therefore, to make everything manageable and controllable.
Thus, to let go of those meanings is, in the eyes of
your ego, to disarm itself. The ego is a self-defense
mechanism, thus could hardly accept the state of no-defense.
Furthermore, as you surrender everything, you would
detach yourself from any identities. You would become
no one. Surrender appears as if you were losing
all significance you believe necessary for yourself.
Thus, to let it go appears, in the prism of ego, to
cease to exist. You might be terrified to enter the
Light in you, even though it will eventually bring in
genuine deep peacefulness to you.
It is very important to note that you cannot surrender
everything fully by yourself, simply because it is too
scary to your mind. As already mentioned, you feel
as if you dissipate into void, although you actually
remain intact. Due to this strong fear and resistance,
you cannot enter God within by yourself. You need someone
else to assure your safety. This is the reason why I
offer this seminar. At this seminar, we will together,
create the energetic healing space around all participants,
so that we can feel safety. Like a baby held in its
mother’s arms, you will be cradled in the loving
vibration of life force energy. This unique energetic
feature at this seminar will help you to release the
need to protect yourself. It calms down your ego, then
enables you to let go of any desires to achieve something
and to control something. As we will be deeply immersed
in this surrendering state, your true essence will unfold
in the space of no boundary.
This seminar will be offered once or twice a year,
in the format of meditation retreat for several days.
Currently, it is offered as a two-day retreat. Ideally
in the future, I would like to have our meeting for
4 to 5 days.
Although this seminar is designated as the most advanced
stage of my program of enlightenment, it is open to
anyone. This is because this is not to learn a certain
healing technique. This is beyond techniques. This is
a series of repeated exercises to experience your true
essence through deep surrender. Anyone at any level
of spiritual evolution can enjoy the shifts in their
own way, through the process of this seminar; being
aligned with the core essence.
However, it is desirable if you are energetically sensitive
to a certain extent, in order to attend this seminar.
Because of the energetic feature mentioned in the above,
you need to feel the energy around you. Also, you will
be asked to hold the healing space for the fellow participants.
In this respect, you are highly recommended to take
the preceding program of mine, at least, the Reiki seminar
with me; so that you can optimize the benefits you will
gain at this seminar.
Although most of the processes at this seminar will
be spontaneous, guided by the highest awareness, we
are likely to engage in:
•Practice: Accepting who you are
•Meditation: Merging into the Higher-Self
•Affirmations: Self-forgiveness and Self-love
•Group Healing Work: Healing the core fear
•Receiving the transformational energy, whose
frequency is equivalent to Diksha
•Yoga or stretch work, calling in the life force
energy, to make your energy flow and clearing your energy
•Discussion about consciousness
Your Truth is hidden
under the Veil of Symbolism.
It is you who conceals the deepest truth in you. You
have created an energetic and psychological veil around
your truth. Interestingly enough, the veil seems to
be the only reality to you, while the Divine essence
in you appears to be unreal to you. All of your attention
is directed to the veil, not the Light in you. You become
blind to the core essence. The veil is all of images,
thoughts, and ideas which your mind projects on yourself
and the world. You are tangled with senses of “must,”
“ought to,” “have to,” or “the
way it should be” like a dragon whose scales glitter
golden “Thou Shalt” in Thus Spake Zarathustra
written by German Philosopher, Friedrich Nietzsche.
Those senses reflect the denial of who you are. You
are driven to become someone different, denying the
present state of yourself. You ward off who you are,
pushing away God within as well.
As phenomenology correctly points out, your mind is
placing symbolic images on everything in the universe.
You are not seeing what it really is, but are merely
grasping the meanings you arbitrarily created. Everything
you see is the result of your thoughts. All the attributes
on everything are given by you. The projected meanings
block your vision, as if you are always wearing tinted
In this way, all aspects of your life are affected
by symbols projected by your mind. You unconsciously
misperceive everything, and behave based on the distorted
awareness. For instance, you subconsciously define yourself
small and powerless, even though the real you is strong
and flawless. Then, you behave in a reserved or nervous
way based on the false self-image. You view a relationship
with your spouse as confrontational, because you victimize
yourself in the first place. If you define yourself
as a victim, everyone around you will appear as an offender
in your eyes. All of your thoughts are inevitably erroneous,
about your private properties, your job, yourself, your
friends and partners, your community, your personal
history, so and so forth. Then, you fall in conflicts,
turbulence, worrying, depression, isolation, all sorts
of pains and sufferings.
To get out of this mess of symbolism, you need to surrender
everything. You would let go of all ideas about yourself,
the world, and the reality around you. In other words,
you would let go of your mind itself. As your mind no
longer controls you, the Wisdom of the Universe will
rush in, and you will go on its flow.
Real Experience of Nothingness/Deeper
State than the Peak Experience
You will peel off each piece of veils, illusions, symbols,
projected meanings and values, which covers who you
really are. As you release all of them, then, what will
be left? The final state is beyond your perception and
conception, thus, it appears as if nothing is left there.
That is not the same with physical emptiness literally.
Rather, it is the state about which no human language
This is the deepest truth in you. It is actually a
deeper state than the peak experience where you become
really euphoric surrounded by the light. Many spiritual
seekers report their altered state of consciousness
as seeing the white light through their minds’
eyes, not physical eyes. What I am mentioning here is
the state deeper than that. As you feel blissfulness
by seeing the brightness of the light, you are not immersed
deep enough in the light. As you completely become the
light, you will forget the brightness. At the highest
level of awareness, you cannot perceive anything, because
you become “it”: the highest state itself.
You would not be a perceiver anymore. Thus, the closest
terms we can describe this state of consciousness are
Void, Nothingness, or Emptiness.
That highest realm of consciousness is not absolute
void, but the foundation of everything.
Void or Nothingness is the ground that generates vibration
of the Universe. It is the source of energy. It is the
realm deeper than the realm of energy which forms the
physical realm of the Universe.
What I could somehow recall from my own experience
of Nothingness are as follows
(*At the moment I was in Void, I cannot see anything
but sensing something. Then, as below, I somehow put
my experience into words):
• It is a deep healing space, because there is
no resistance to anything. Everything can be forgiven
and accepted. I felt that I directly experienced unconditional
love in that space.
• It is a paradoxical state. The state is completely
quiet as well as dynamically moving. It is shimmering
bright as well as completely dark. It is peaceful as
well as exciting. It is the pure non-dual state, where
nothing can conflicts each other.
• You will gain great power and sparks of life.
The force of creation unfolds itself in you because
you do not resist to it at all. Also, the aliveness
in you flourishes in you. A strong sense of joyfulness
runs whole through your body.
• It gives you a sense of completion, fulfillment,
and safety. You feel that you get back to Home. You
will be satisfied completely, thus, you would not crave
for anything else.
• There is no force of confinement. You will experience
absolute freedom. You will also sense the spacious expansion
of yourself, as if you become infinite.
The Key is to Allow/This
is All about Being, not Doing
Any effort to enter Nothingness above mentioned is
off the mark. The highest state above mentioned is actually
the natural and fundamental state of your being.
You are inherently with it in the first place. Your
task is to regain the state with clarity and freedom
by letting go of the present state in illusions. This
is the transition from one state of being to the original
state of being, like stormy weather becomes calmed down.
It is very important to note that you cannot force this
transition to happen for you. You cannot stop the storm
immediately. You cannot force a tadpole to become a
frog immediately. You cannot force a fish to live without
water. You cannot change the pace of hair growth. Like
those examples, you should not view this transition
of being (natural change from state A to state
B) from the prism of doing (practical choice
between action X and action Y).
What you can do for the transition is to set up an
appropriate environment. As you put a seed in the soil
inside the pot, you will water it, and will adjust the
room temperature so on and so forth, so that it will
grow in a healthy way. You cannot control the growth
of the plant, but you can help the transitions, from
a seed to a flower. This is what this seminar is all
about, providing the appropriate help to let your internal
potential unfold itself.
All of the curriculums at this seminar, mentioned in
the above, are to soften your internal world, so that
you can allow the transition of being to happen.
The processes at this seminar are not to directly push
you into the highest level of consciousness. Any external
force cannot bring you to there. You will reach there
by allowing, trusting, forgiving, and accepting who
The key for the transition is to allow you
to change. It is because you attach yourself to the
old state where tangled with symbolism discussed in
the above section, Your
Truth is hidden under the Veil of Symbolism.
To allow is not necessarily to be passive.
It is, rather, to trust. Take an analogy here.
You would jump off the cliff without a parachute, trusting
the arms of God would catch you. Like that, you would
let go of the old false self, trusting the new real
self would guide you better in a graceful way. You will
allow your core essence to emerge, and then
it will manifest itself.