The Third Congregation is also known as "The Society of Advocates of Adidam Ruchiradam".
Within the "outer temple" of Adidam Ruchiradam, Avatar Adi Da offers a form of participation that He calls the "third congregation" or the Society of Advocates. Members of the third congregation are individuals from all walks of life who have a clear sympathy, admiration and respect for Avatar Adi Da and are moved to support His Work in the world, without (at least for the present) taking up the practice of Adidam Ruchiradam.
Thus, the third congregation offers an auspicious way for individuals who may not wish, or be in a position, to become formal devotees of Avatar Adi Da (perhaps because of their allegiance to another religious tradition or teacher) to enter into the sphere of service to Adi Da Samraj.
As a member of the third congregation, you enter into a "vow of participation", which involves an agreement to study Avatar Adi Da's Divine Teaching, to serve, and to offer monthly financial support for His Work.
One of the principal services of a member of the third congregation of Adidam is advocacyeffectively advocating Avatar Adi Da in the worldthrough your individual skills, position, or professional expertise. In this way, members of the third congregation can make an extremely important contribution to Avatar Adi Da's Work by making Him known in all areas of society.
These might include the media, the domain of religion, government, education, health, entertainment, the arts, and so on. In particular, Avatar Adi Da Calls the members of the Third Congregation to offer their support to the global dissemination of His sacred Literature and Art, through their advocacy, financial gifts, and professional skills.
As a member of the third congregation, educational courses, seminars, and other goods and services offered to the public, are immediately available to you, and, through your participation, you will have the opportunity to develop relationships with many second congregation devotees who can speak to you from their own living experience about Avatar Adi Da's unique Gifts to the world.
If you are interested in becoming a member of the third
congregation of Adidam Ruchiradam, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org, or fill out our
contact form and someone will be in touch with you.
You may also write or call the Third Congregation Offices at:
The Third Congregation of Adidam
10336 Loch Lomond Road
PMB # 144
Middletown, CA 95461
Phone: (707) 928-5560