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Adidam Academy

The return of philosophy to the situation of academy and to persons of Wisdom would seem to be a necessary cultural matter. What I have established including access to the Sighting of Me, the Way of Adidam Itself, the body of practitioners of the Way of Adidam, the Sacred Places, My Written and Spoken Teaching, My Literary and Image Art, the history and stories of My Work is such an academy. It is a circumstance of actual Wisdom-Teaching and Wisdom-Realization where people spend time in the Company of the Realizer. They are transformed by that relationship through processes not merely of verbal consideration but of Wisdom participation. They participate in Reality Itself.

Avatar Adi Da Samraj, The Academy I Have Established

Additional Courses: Overview

The following additional Laughing Man Institute classes (not listed on the Laughing Man Institute website) are offered by Anne Henderson. Classes are intimate and conversational, based on recitation, discussion, and story, and take place weekly, over the telephone, for seventeen weeks. The cost is $60 per month. (Reduced tuition is available for those in need.) Please feel free to write Anne (at ) or call her (at 415-521-8062) about your interest in any of these classes or if you want to register.

Anne Henderson
Anne Henderson has been a devotee of Avatar Adi Da since 1976. She has served Adidam as a writer, editor, educator, and public speaker since 1982, and as a chronicler of Bhagavan Adi Da's Life and Spiritual Work between 1993 and 1999. In addition to being part of the teaching staff at the Laughing Man Institute, Anne currently hosts and directs the Adidam Study Group program and serves the Third Congregation of Adidam.

Recent / Upcoming Classes

The following LMI classes are being offered by Anne Henderson:


A study of the greatest Spiritual Autobiography of all time.

required text: The Knee Of Listening (2004 edition)

start date: Tuesday, October 4, 2016

section time:
TUESDAYS noon Pacific time/8 pm GMT/9 pm CET
Classes (in English) meet weekly over the phone for 17 weeks.
This class is also available to take via recording.

single payment: $300 US / 275 euros / 193 GBP
monthly payments: $60 US / 55 euros / 39 GBP
(Reduced tuition is available for those in need.)


Drifted in the Deeper LandDRIFTED IN THE DEEPER LAND
Talks on Relinquishing the Superficiality of Mortal Existence and Falling by Grace into the Divine Depth That Is Reality Itself

Drifted in the Deeper Land chronicles a month-long period of gatherings that took place in late 1996 at the Mountain Of Attention Sanctuary in California with Bhagavan Adi Da Samraj. It contains Talks such as "The Other Side of the Purr", "You Can Always Go Deeper", and "An Address to the Annual Meeting of the Transgalactic Society of Somnambulists", along with numerous Leelas from the participants.

required text: Drifted in the Deeper Land

start dates (see sections below):
Monday, October 3, 2016; Wednesday, October 5, 2016; or Thursday, October 6, 2016

section times:
MONDAYS at noon Pacific time, 8 pm GMT, 9 pm CET
MONDAYS at 6 pm Pacific time, 9 pm Eastern
WEDNESDAYS at noon Pacific time, 8 pm in London, 9 pm in Amsterdam
WEDNESDAYS at 7:00 pm Pacific time
THURSDAYS at 1:30 pm and 5 pm Pacific time
All classes are available via recordings and for auditing.

The Monday noon class has four seats available.
The Monday evening class has four seats available.
The Wednesday noon class has two seats available.
The Wednesday evening class has one seat available.
The Thursday 1:30 pm class is full.
The Thursday 5 pm class has one seat available

single payment: $300 US / 275 euros / 193 GBP
monthly payments: $60 US / 55 euros / 39 GBP
(Reduced tuition is available for those in need.)


Avatar Adi Da has created four congregations in order to make it possible for everyone to enter into devotional and Spiritual relationship to Him both those who are moved to practice the Way of Adidam in the fullest and most profound manner (first and second congregations) and those whose life-circumstance makes it right and appropriate for them to practice a simpler form of the Way of Adidam (third congregation and fourth congregation). For each of the congregations, there are particular qualifications for membership and there is a particular form of practice of the Way of Adidam to be engaged.

The Greatest Gift seminar offers an overview of the sacred history of Avatar Adi Da's Establishment of the Third Congregation, a careful review of both the Eternal Vow of Devotion and the Third Congregation Vow, and an introduction to Beloved Adi Da's Eight-Part Admonition, which summarizes the devotional practice of all His Third Congregation devotees all accompanied by plenty of time for discussion and questions.

The seminar is for applicants to the Third Congregation, public friends who are interested in learning more about the Third Congregation, former Second Congregation devotees who wish to reapproach through the Third Congregation, Mission Managers, Third Congregation Servers, and, of course, any Third Congregation devotees who wish to attend.

The sessions generally run for about an hour and a half due to much lively Q & A. People who wish to take the course must register by writing to Anne via the Matrix or at, stating their desire to participate. The US-based call-in numbers will be provided to those registered closer to the time of the seminar.

date/time: The next Greatest Gift seminar will be offered beginning on three consecutive Saturdays: February 11, 18, and 25 (2017). The time will be 12pm U.S. Pacific time, 3pm Eastern time, and 8pm in the United Kingdom.

registration fee: The cost of the course is $75 (US). There is no homework. Please make checks out to Adidam and mail to Anne Henderson at:

Anne Henderson
PO Box 252
Lagunitas, CA 94938

Quotations from and/or photographs of Avatar Adi Da Samraj used by permission of the copyright owner:
Copyrighted materials used with the permission of The Avataric Samrajya of Adidam Pty Ltd, as trustee for The Avataric Samrajya of Adidam. All rights reserved. None of these materials may be disseminated or otherwise used for any non-personal purpose without the prior agreement of the copyright owner. ADIDAM is a trademark of The Avataric Samrajya of Adidam Pty Ltd, as Trustee for the Avataric Samrajya of Adidam.

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