May 24–29, 2015 at Titignano Castle, Orvieto, Italy
What is consciousness, its nature, and direct experience?
A. H. Almaas (Hameed Ali) and Karen Johnson will present a series of six talks that will include discussions and experiential exercises.
- Consciousness: Universal and Individual
- Qualities of Consciousness
- Waking up within Personal Relationships
- Essence of Personal Consciousness
- Living Consciousness and its Pure Qualities
- Awakened Consciousness in Everyday Life
We will discuss the relationship of consciousness and the brain, and how consciousness is more fundamental than the physical existence. Consciousness, the transcendent ground of being, becomes individual experience. Awakening to pure universal consciousness manifests in our personal experience as qualities that can be expressed by and as body, heart and mind.
Consciousness is the nature of experience, and hence of everything, but also expresses itself as love, joy, clarity, pleasure, intelligence and so on. We will explore these pure qualities of the presence of consciousness to understand and access them, and how to live them in our lives. These pure qualities of consciousness form the ontological bases of our cognitive and affective capacities. They are also indispensible for expressing our spiritual realization in our relationships in life, both intimate and professional. To learn to embody and express these qualities makes our awakening a living of realization.
We will present how these qualities intersect with our ordinary psychological life, and how they aid the inner journey towards awakening and its actualization. This detailed structure of consciousness will be presented in a series of four meetings, developing the theme as a coherent view of consciousness, both universal and individual.
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