Friday, March 28, 2008

Katie Davis and Sundance Burke on Awakening and Self-realization - Eckhart Tolle Teachings and Self-inquiry Teaching of Ramana Maharshi - Satsang Tour

In 1986, Katie Davis spontaneously awakened, now over 20 years ago, without spiritual practices or teachers. A former secondary school educator, businesswoman and mother of two, she simply radically fell into a new reality. After years of integrating, she began sharing satsang and travels to share her message of freedom and joy with her husband, Sundance Burke, author of Free Spirit.

Sundance Burke was born in Seattle under the given name Donald Russell Burke III. He is a graduate of the University of Washington and the Gonzaga School of Law. While traveling for business in 1982, he experienced a profound spiritual awakening with his first teachers, Satoshi (Osho; Nisargadatta influence) and Shunyata, named the Rare Born Mysic by Ramana Maharshi.

In 1988, Sundance met Katie Davis, author of Awake Joy and they travel throughout the world to share the conscious realization of uncaused freedom and joy.

Sundance Burke and Katie Davis are husband and wife. Many years later before his first book published, they met Eckhart Tolle, author of Power of Now and A New Earth. An occasional guest in their home, they were invited to travel with him on his first Power of Now Tour on the West Coast and in the Southwest. 

Subsequently, Katie Davis was invited to volunteer in his offices in Vancouver, British Columbia in Canada. 

In 2000, Eckhart Tolle offered his blessings for Katie Davis and Sundance Burke to share his teachings and they began offering gatherings in their home. Eventually they also offered six week seminars on the teachings of Eckhart Tolle.

Soon they also offered six week seminars on the Self-inquiry teachings of Ramana Maharshi and the Heart of Advaita, as well as the Truth of their awakenings and Self-realization. 

Subsequently, they began traveling to offer their realized messages of freedom and joy up and down the West Coast and in the Southwest.

It was Eckhart Tolle who encouraged them to write their books, Awake Joy: The Essence ofEnlightenment by Katie Davis and Free Spirit: A Guide toEnlightened Being by SundanceBurke. They moved to Maui, Hawaii from their Seattle home and each wrote, with their desks side by side, in the flow of consciousness. The working titles of their books were "The Illuminated Mind" (Free Spirit) and "The Awake Heart" (Awake Joy). The books are written in a manner that complement one another and many say that they are better together.

Today, they are traveling worldwide and have surrendered the balance of the body's lifetime to share that this awakening is the end of suffering for ourselves, our families and schools, our world's religions and indeed the world, its environment and creatures. Discovering who you are is the only answer for complete fulfillment and enduring world peace.

Sundance and Katie's Spring Tour begins in Boulder April 4-6 where they will be offering Boulder Satsang and a Weekend Boulder Satsang Intensive.

They will then travel to Richmond Hill and Toronto, Ontario in Canada April 10-14 where they will be offering Toronto Satsang and a Satsang WeekendIntensive.

Katie Davis and Sundance Burke will then be in Chicago April 17-22 to offer Chicago Satsang and a Weekend Chicago Satsang Intensive. They will be offering a free workshop and book signing on Thursday, April 17 at Transitions Bookplace. They will also be interviewing on Chicago's Never Not Here Show with Richard Miller. Hosted and sponsored by Richard Miller of Never Not Here, they will be also be offering a televised Round Table. On the final day, they will offer Private Satsang appointments. 

Katie Davis and Sundance Burke will then go to Seattle in the Pacific Northwest to offer Satsang. The days following will include a free Satsang at the East West Bookstore, followed by a book signing for Awake Joy by Katie Davis and Free Spirit by Sundance Burke. On the weekend, also at the East West Bookstore, they will be offering a Seattle Weekend Satsang Intensive.

May 1-3, the tour continues in Vancouver, British Columbia in Canada. They will be interviewed by Padma on the Vancouver BC radio show, "Storytelling Show" and offering Vancouver Satsang and a WeekendVancouver Satsang Intensive.

The tour ends in Scottsdale, Arizona in May, where they will be offering Tempe Satsang and a Weekend Satsang Intensive in Chandler.

Their Summer Schedule will be on Maui and includes a Maui Satsang series and a special event at the Studio Maui with singer/songwriter, guitarist and poet, John Astin combining music, poetry and spiritual inquiry.

The Fall Tour 2008 in September begins with a Seattle Satsang series and continues to Portland. In Portland, they will be offering PortlandSatsang, a Weekend Portland Satsang Intensive and a book signing for Awake Joy by KatieDavis and Free Spirit by Sundance Burke at New Renaissance Bookshop.

To invite Sundance and Katie to your area, go to the "Contact" page on their websites:

They are scheduling their tours six months in advance.

In you would like a Private Satsang appointment, they meet with people around the globe by phone or Skype and usually in every city surrounding their events, they schedule Private Satsang appointments in person. 

You are invited to awakened and join us in satsang anywhere.

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