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Join us online to learn more about Avatar Adi Da Samraj and the Way of the Heart.

A Conversation About the Life and Teaching of Avatar Adi Da

Hosted by Ben Grisso, one of the narrators in the film, and Vanessa Kenoyer, both long-time students of Adi Da, these three live online events consider Adi Da's Teaching on several relevant topics.

Each session will focus on:

  • - a brief video talk by Adi Da Samraj
  • - followed by personal testimonials
  • - and then a question and answer period. 

  • This series is Free

There will be no webinars during the month of August. 
See you in September!


Vanessa Kenoyer

Ben Grisso

Vanessa became a formal student of Adi Da Samraj in her early 20's, after finding one of his books while searching for spiritual instruction. She went on to live and serve close to Adi Da as his personal cook. Vanessa now lives in Northern California near one of his Sanctuaries.

Vanessa runs and owns a baking business making raw vegan, gluten free treats, specializing in wedding cakes, raw chocolates and desserts.

Ben was born and raised in the community of Adi Da's students. He spent the last 20 years working with and fabricating the monumental artistic works created by Adi Da Samraj during his lifetime. 

Ben attended The Academy Of Art in San Francisco and works in the visual fine arts field.

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About Avatar Adi Da Samraj

Adi Da Samraj devoted His life to the realization and communication of Truth—what He called the “Bright”, Prior Unity, or the Indivisible Reality in which we all appear. He communicated that Truth through many means—literary, artistic, and spiritual. His numerous books of spiritual, philosophical, social, and practical wisdom are widely acknowledged as among the most insightful spiritual teachings of the modern world. His artistic works—including many monumental-scale images—are exhibited in key locations around the world. 

During His lifetime, Adi Da touched and transformed the lives of many thousands of secular and religious seekers, founding a new sacred tradition—the Reality-Way of Adidam—for those who respond most seriously to His spiritual calling, and enter into a formal devotional and spiritual relationship with Him. Sacred centers and foundations have been established internationally. Through all these gifts and more, Adi Da’s blessing communication continues to be powerfully active and alive.

Conscious Light Webinar Series

In recent decades, yoga and meditation have become a regular part of the daily lives of millions of people around the world. Through these and other so-called "spiritual" practices, people develop stronger bodies, more personal discipline, better health, better relationships, and the ability to better manage the stress of modern life. But what if these benefits are not enough? What if it has become clear to you that, despite your best efforts, life does not, and cannot ever, "work out" to produce lasting satisfaction and immunity to the inherent suffering and mortality of life.

In conversation with webinar hosts Ben Grisso and Vanessa Kenoyer, we'll consider the limits of “personal growth” and bettering oneself. The webinar will include several video excerpts of Adi Da Samraj talking about the necessity of a "positive disillusionment" with the limits of this life, required by human beings before they can enter into a truly free and liberating spiritual process.

All the world’s great spiritual traditions and teachings are now available for anyone to study—in books, on websites and podcasts, in seminars and weekend workshops.

Given the present-day ability to “do it yourself,” why have all the world’s spiritual traditions emphasized the relationship with a teacher as a necessity for serious spiritual practice? Can’t any intelligent and self-reflective individual just study the wisdom and instructions the great teachers have left behind and get on with real practice on their own? Are we missing something about the traditional relationship with a teacher, and why it has been so highly valued?

The discussion will include:

• What the “do it yourself” approach doesn’t take into account about spiritual practice and realization.
• Why all spiritual traditions value the relationship with a spiritual realizer.
• How to choose and benefit from a spiritual teacher

The presentation includes video of Avatar Adi Da Samraj talking about the importance of the traditional relationship between spiritual teachers and their students.

Are Spiritual Teachers Still Necessary? 
What Can a Teacher Do for Me that I Can’t Do for Myself?

This Place Is Not--Nor Will It Ever Be--a Utopia




Unlike many teachers, Adi Da Samraj does not merely teach yoga or meditation techniques. Instead—in the ancient and sacred guru-devotee tradition—he offers a direct relationship with those who are attracted to him, his teaching, and the Reality-Way of Adidam. And those who choose to enter into a relationship with Adi Da—through reading his writings, listening to his talks, or receiving his “Darshan” (sacred sighting)—find themselves receiving his direct transmission of happiness and freedom, individually and very directly.

In this webinar, two of Avatar Adi Da’s long-time devotees who spent time in his Company while he was alive, will talk about how their relationship with Avatar Adi Da continues after his passing, in ways that are very tangible, and surprisingly present time. The webinar will include opportunities for participants to ask questions.

“I offer you a relationship, not a technique.”


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Sunday, June 9
9am pacific time / 5pm UK / 6pm Nederland

Wednesday, June 12
6pm pacific time


Sunday, July 14
9am pacific time / 5pm UK / 6pm Nederland

Wednesday, July 17
6pm pacific time


  • - "I offer you a relationship, not a technique."
  • - Are Spiritual teachers still necessary?
  • - This Place Is Not--Nor Will It Ever Be--a Utopia

Sunday, Sept. 15
9am pacific 
(12noon eastern, 5pm UK)

Wednesday, Sept. 18
6pm pacific 
(9pm eastern, 10am Thursday Australia)