Who Were the Essenes?

The Modern Living Essene Way is a general path that resonates with the historical life and core truths of the ancient Essenes. It connects to the particular spiritual life of the prophetic, kabbalistic mystics of the desert, known as the Essenes. It is a complete path and lineage of liberation that goes back 5,000 to 6,000 years, probably to the time of Adam, and more specifically was activated by Enoch, the seventh generation from Adam. The teachings and way of life of the Essenes were most accurately described by Flavius Josephus, the Roman historian, Pliny the Elder, and Philo, the […]

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Michael Bedar

I loved being held in the womb of the land. I felt fulfilled by the penetrating teachings coming through, and the subtle energy that resonated, purified, and empowered me. In particular the Modern Essene Gathering, and as a whole the Tree of Life, is a chance to be open to the mystery, supported by an inspiring community, depth of teaching, and room for your unique soul to see it’s own light on the path.

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Shalvah

This gathering goes so far beyond any other “spiritual workshop”. This is a weekend intensive that may very well change the course of your life for the better. Being around such like-minded people is an incredible blessing that the Modern Essene Gathering facilitates with grace and ease. It’s like being with family. The content Gabriel presents is more in-depth each year. There is a richness and a sweetness in this experience that goes beyond words. It’s truly priceless.

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The Essence Of Life

From a spiritual perspective the essence of life is moksha. People struggle keeping focused on what life is really all about. Why are we here? What are we doing? It’s so easy to get so caught up in our work dharma that we lose sight of the bigger picture.  It is as if life is one big heyoka – trickster. We’re always being tricked into thinking that what we are doing is what it’s all about, rather than seeing the big picture. The big picture is that there is only God. We must organize our lives around this single point. We must […]

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