Satsang (. . Sanskrit, m, सत्सङ्ग, Satsanga, Hindi, m, सत्संग, Satsang, of sat = true, sanga = handling, or in the context of " common truth " ) called in Indian philosophy and the spiritual teachings derived a gathering of people who strive by common listening, speaking, thinking, and immersion in the teachings of the highest insight. Especially in Advaita Vedanta, it is considered necessary that you listen to the truth than designated teaching and she reflected.


In particular, referred to as " Satsang " is a meeting with a spiritual teacher ( "guru", "Master " ), the " awakened " as " enlightened" or applies. Some of the today in the West encountered many teachers also connect traditional eastern teachings with modern psychological methods. During the Satsang students usually provide questions to which the teacher responds. Satsangs also may also elements such as short lectures of the master, common meditation, recitation or the like included. The meaning of Satsang is not primarily in the exchange of a " theory " (if the term " teacher" misleading ), but that the students through the immediate experience of the presence of the teacher in a kind of resonance phenomenon itself to the experience to reach their original nature. The fellowship with other seekers is intended to have an additional supportive.

Satsang in the West

The world's fast-growing " Satsang " movement is primarily due to the HWL Poonja who died in 1997, a disciple of Ramana Maharshi. The most famous of his students are Gangaji, Isaac Shapiro, Eli Jaxon-Bear, Samarpan and Madhukar.