The Heart (Art) of Being: Love what IS -- and only THAT.
Please join Avery and friends of philosophy for a weekend of shared meditations, discussions chanting, and healing. Our simple theme is "Love what Is—and only that."
We look into the significance of the HEART: Love, Peace, Joy and Equanimity. We look into the mystery of Here and Now: ineffable, open, spontaneous, unific. "It is always there: we just need to remove the obstacles."
Below you you will find notes taken by Peggy Fry Keating during the August 9, 2014 meeting at Wisdom's Goldenrod concerning the archival options for PB's orginal materials. Background information concerning this topic, as well as further comments from community members can be found on the front page of the "Member Only" section of this web site.
Bosnak, a Dutch Jungian analyst living in Santa Barbara, California offers workshops on 6 continents and in cyberspace, using his remarkable method of “Embodied Dreamwork” to re-enter dreams, deepen our experience of the images, and integrate them into a body-based composite. He is a founding director of the Santa Barbara Healing Sanctuary, a residential facility that combnes state of the art healing practices with conventional medicine in the treatment of serious illness. He is a student of James Hillman, Henri Corbin, Aniela Jaffe among others, and the author of a number of books, including "Tracks in the Wilderness of Dreaming" , " A Little Course in Dreams" and "Embodiment: Creative Imagination in Medicine, Art and Travel".
It is our honor to be able to present to you a paper that Michael Wakoff delivered to the Prometheus Trust Conference on July 5, 2014: "If It Was What It Speaks": the Human Soul's Attainment of Self-Knowledge according to Plotinus.
“….yet the essence of it is very simple. You are all victims of a machine which is producing thoughts continuously, and you have lost control of the machine.”
Paul Brunton (from an audio tape Tony and Ella May Damiani brought back to their students at the American Brahman Bookstore in the early 1970s from a visit to PB in Switzerland. The recording is available in the member section of the website).
Thoughts on the World Crisis
By Carol DeAntoni
We address life’s fundamental questions uniquely in each age, and this juncture that we are facing is so critical our questions need to be asked with the urgency and passion, with the renewed vigor only a crisis can engender. What is the substance and meaning of the world and what is the purpose of our life on Earth? What do we yet need to learn about our relationship with Nature, the universal intelligence governing this immense web of life?
A Talk from Wisdom's Goldenrod Summer Studies 2013
by Jeff Cox
The primary purpose of practicing meditation is to learn to focus the mind on a specific thought or object so that we can develop the concentration necessary for stabilization of the mind. Once the mind is stable enough, it becomes possible to make a sustained, penetrative inquiry to discover our true nature. With stabilization and sustained inquiry, it becomes more likely that there will be (through the blessed response of grace) a shift of our identity from the personality and body to the Overself—a permanent shift, not merely a life-transforming glimpse!
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