Inviting the World
INTERNATIONAL CENTERS OF DIVINE AWAKENING (ICODA) has its headquarters at its American physical spiritual center (West Los Angeles), and operates a European physical spiritual center (Brussels, Belgium), and a global virtual spiritual center: online, interactive in real-time. You can experience Swami Premodaya - the ICODA community - and you can even participate directly in events and activities - from anywhere in the world. A full calendar of regularly scheduled public events, and a wide variety of programs, classes, and other forms of effective guidance, are readily available at ICODA.
ICODA was founded in 2004 by Bodhisattva Shree Swami Premodaya in response to a calling to make himself available to people spiritually. As ICODA’s resident Guru, he has transformed the lives of countless spiritual seekers of all ages, from all walks of life, from many different traditions and from every part of the world. Swami Premodaya is a lifetime devotee of Osho, the 20th century’s greatest spiritual master. Premodaya gave up his successful career of more than three decades in professional psychology, to devote himself exclusively to spirituality. ICODA is a non-profit public service organization.
Click on the above video, to see and hear Premodaya at ICODA: "You Need a Guru" (excerpt from an ICODA All-Day Workshop recorded live in Los Angeles, 16 June 2019.)
SATSANG with SWAMI PREMODAYA EVERY WEDNESDAY EVENING & SATURDAY MORNING
ICODA is not about ideas or beliefs. It’s about people - people who want Truth - people who seek a more direct personal experience of the Eternal and the Infinite and the Divine - people who know that the seemingly accessible world of the 5 senses, is not all there is. ICODA is about community, clarity, consciousness, and personal transformation. We don’t care where you’ve been; we’re more interested in where you’re going. There are no requirements, rules, codes of conduct, belief systems, or other group-think conditions imposed on your individuality or uniqueness. We don’t believe in beliefs; we believe in you. Our primary purpose is to support and assist you to be more who you really are, if you want us to. And if you don’t, no problem. We’re ok with you just watching or listening. We have no intention which could ever be mistaken for trying to convert you, convince you, recruit you, or any such monkey business. We don’t really care what you think; we care about what you want. We’re sincerely pleased to invite you, and we’ll be happy to see you.
“Spirituality is neither ancient nor modern, Eastern or Western, true or untrue. Spirituality is the individual’s sincere attempt to reach Reality, to verify God, to touch the Ultimate. And this is the actual purpose of life. It is far beyond the mind, more immediate than the body, more profound than feeling, and utterly mysterious - the Mystery that is resolved by surrendering to it. The usual method is to try to ‘solve’ it, as if life were a riddle or existence some kind of puzzle. The other common method is to somehow reduce things to a manageable ‘understanding’ (usually called a ‘belief’ or ‘philosophy’) - which ends up being mostly mind-stuff - when, in fact, the actual is not concerned about the conceptual, at all.
God is not a concept. Truth is not a matter for debate. And Reality does not exist as an arena for human activities. Spirituality is not part of life; life is part of spirituality - we are spiritual beings even more so than we are human beings. And yes, ‘you’ persist after (physical) death. Your human lifespan is a time-bound starting point meant to help you discover the Eternal, the Infinite, the Unconditionally Loving - and the Highest-Most, Unsayable-in-Words, Beyond Everything, all-pervading and always and only Divine Itself.”
~ Swami Premodaya