Jeff Kripal full lecture~
Jeff Kripal – Q&A Session after lecture
Jeffrey J. Kripal is the Chair of Philosophy and Religious Thought at Rice University.
Jeff is the author of several books, including:
Esalen: America and the Religion of No Religion,
Authors of the Impossible: The Paranormal and the Sacred
The Serpent’s Gift: Gnostic Reflections on the Study of Religion.
eros, Plato & Plotinus – intimate love or romantic love –
Plato argues there that eros is initially felt for a person, but with contemplation it can become an appreciation for the beauty within that person, or even an appreciation for beauty itself in an ideal sense. As Plato expresses it, eros can help the soul to “remember” beauty in its pure form.
gnosis – innate and immediate, or “mystical knowledge.” Gnosis is the mind-bending intuitions, dreams, immediate insights, and mythical flourishes
nous – the cosmic mind, the universally shared but infinitely variable Consciousness – that takes on a billion forms in a million human cultures
theosis – which is the process of “divination,” or the common mystical and mythical theme of a human being “becoming a god.”
Jeff explores the distinction between Spiritual but not religious – and why modern science and traditional religion – refuse to accept the truths of our modern spiritual movement
Meditation Talk- Your Three Treasures
Meditation – Activating Your Three Treasures
Big Ming/Enlightened Tapping Experience w Diane & Alan
Thursday September 12th, 2013 7 PM Details TBA
Diane Hamilton in Houston 3 Day Training –
The Next Stage Facilitation – September 13-15, 2013
About Diane Musho Hamilton
Diane Musho Hamilton is an accomplished expert on what to do when understanding has breaks down. She has decades of experience as an award-winning mediator working both privately and in the judicial system in the state of Utah. Her teaching comes from “being in the trenches” with people from all walks of life.
Diane was the first Director of the Office of Alternative Dispute Resolution for the Utah Judiciary. She is the recipient of several prestigious awards for her work in creating mediation programs throughout the Utah court system.
Diane has been a practitioner of meditation for almost 30 years. She began her studies at Naropa University in 1983 with Choygam Trungpa Rinpoche, and became a Zen student of Genpo Roshi’s in 1997. In 2003, she received ordination as a Zen monk with her husband Michael Zimmerman, and received dharma transmission in 2006.
Diane is a recognized world-wide as a master facilitator the Big Mind Big Heart. Big Mind is the revolutionary process developed by Genpo Roshi.
Genpo and I were in Austin once and he said, “Diane was born for the Big Mind Big Heart work” and “she’s an even better Big Mind facilitator than I am…and I created the process.”
Diane has also worked with Ken Wilber and the Integral Institute since 2004. She has co-created many programs with the leading Integral teachers and students of Ken’s work.
Diane is an exceptionally gifted mediator, group facilitator, and one of the authentic contemporary spiritual teachers of our time.
Her new book – Everything Is Workable: A Zen Approach to Conflict Resolution – December 3, 2013 – On Amazon NOW!
Here’s your monthly meditation talk and guided meditation!
Here is your monthly Mastery expert interview!
Dawson Church, PhD, is an award-winning author whose best-selling book, The Genie in Your Genes, (www.YourGeniusGene.com) has been hailed by reviewers as a breakthrough in our understanding of the link between emotions and genetics. He founded the National Institute for Integrative Healthcare (www.NIIH.org) to study and implement promising evidence-based psychological and medical techniques. His groundbreaking research has been published in prestigious scientific journals. He is the editor of Energy Psychology: Theory, Research, & Treatment, a peer-reviewed professional journal (www.EnergyPsychologyJournal.org). He shares how to apply these breakthroughs to health and athletic performance through EFT Universe (www.EFTUniverse.com), one of the largest alternative medicine sites on the web.
Your Soul Purpose in Life!
Principle One: Decide Our Aim in Life
Principle Two: Prioritizing – Put First Things First
Principle Three: Quality, Single-pointed Effort
Principle Four: See the End in the Beginning
Principle Five: Regularity
Principle Six: Patience & Perseverance
Principle Seven: Flexibility & Adjustment
Andrew Vidich, PhD, is an author, educator, international speaker, and editor.
He is the author of:
Love Is a Secret: The Mystic Quest for Divine Love, Heart of Compassion: The Life and Teachings of Sant Kirpal Singh co-authored with Pir Vilayat Inayat Khan, &
Light Upon Light: Five Master Paths to Awakening the Mindful Self.
Andrew co-produced this audio cd – “The Way of the Heart: Ecstatic Poetry and Stories of Rumi” with his wife Tamir and musician Amir Vahab
Andrew has been a professor of religion at Manhattan College in Riverdale NY and at Iona College in New Rochelle.
He is also a Senior Advisor and History Chair, at Repertory High School for the Theatre Arts in New York City.
Andrew holds degrees in music – Comparative Mythology and Religion, a Masters Degree in Education New, and a PH.D in Religion.
He is a founding member of The Interfaith Council of New York
Andrew is also a member of the council of trustees of The Temple of Understanding, an international interfaith organization.
His consulting firm The Leadership Institute-inc. teaches and trains people in conflict management, leadership skills and contemplative practice in educational, corporate and non for profit organizations.
Andrew on the board of directors and is the Public Relations Coordinator for the Science of Spirituality Meditation Center in Amityville New York.
He has been studying meditation for 35 years under the guidance of three world renowned Meditation Masters including His Holiness Sant Kirpal Singh Ji, Sant Darshan Singh Ji, and His Holiness Sant Rajinder Singh Ji Maharaj.
Your monthly meditation dives a little deeper into something Michael Gelb and I talk about in his interview. We both riff on Wilhelm Reich, physical armoring, the way our bodies become rigid from tension and holding, and freeing the vital life force trapped by the body’s armoring.
Your expert interview is with Michael Gelb, the Author of, Think Like Leonardo da Vinci. In addition to being an expert on Leonardo, Michale is a fifth degree black belt in Aikido and a certified Alexander Technique practitioner. He knows the power and wisdom of the body in tapping your genius.
Michael J. Gelb is the world’s leading authority on the application of genius thinking to personal and organizational development. He is a pioneer in the fields of creative thinking, accelerated learning, and innovative leadership. Gelb leads seminars for organizations such as DuPont, Merck, Microsoft, Nike, Raytheon and YPO. He brings more than 30 years of experience as a professional speaker, seminar leader and organizational consultant to his diverse, international clientele.
Michael Gelb is the author of 12 books on creativity and innovation including the international best seller How to Think Like Leonardo Da Vinci: Seven Steps to Genius Every Day. (1998) How to Think Like Leonardo has been translated into 25 languages and has appeared on the Washington Post, Amazon.com, and the New York Times best seller lists.
In 2007 Gelb released Innovate Like Edison: The Five Step System for Breakthrough Business Success, co-authored with Sarah Miller Caldicott, the great grand niece of Thomas Edison. As Professor Vijay Govindarajan, author of Ten Rules for Strategic Innovators noted, “This book is a must have for anyone who wants to turn creative ideas into profitable reality.”
In 1999, Michael Gelb won the Brain Trust Charity’s “Brain of the Year” award; other honorees include Prof. Stephen Hawking, Bill Gates, Garry Kasparov and Gene Rodenberry. In 2003, Michael was awarded a Batten Fellowship by the University of Virginia’s Darden Graduate School of Business. Michael co-directs the acclaimed Leading Innovation Seminar at Darden with Professor James Clawson. From 2008 to 2012, Michael Gelb also serves as the Director of Creativity and Innovation Leadership for the Conscious Capitalism Institute.
A former professional juggler who once performed with the Rolling Stones and Bob Dylan, Gelb introduced the idea of teaching juggling as a means to promote accelerated learning and team-building. He is the author of The 5 Keys to High Performance: Juggling Your Way to Success. A fourth degree black belt in the Japanese martial art of Aikido, Gelb is co-author with International Grandmaster Raymond Keene, of Samurai Chess: Mastering Strategic Thinking Through the Martial Art of the Mind. Michael Gelb is also a certified teacher of the Alexander Technique, (the method taught at The Julliard School for cultivating commanding stage presence), and the author of the classic work: Body Learning: An Introduction to the Alexander Technique. Michael’s 1988 release Present Yourself! Captivate Your Audience with Great Presentation Skills guides readers to develop the communication strategies they need to generate support for their innovative ideas.
Michael has also created many best selling audio programs, include: Mind Mapping: How to Liberate Your Natural Genius, Work Like Da Vinci: Gaining the Creative Advantage in Your Business and Career and The Spirit of Leonardo.
Michael Gelb’s passion for applying genius thinking to personal and organizational development is also expressed in his Harper Collins release (2002) Discover Your Genius: How To Think Like History’s Ten Most Revolutionary Minds.
Published in 2010, Wine Drinking For Inspired Thinking: Uncork Your Creative Juices, offers a unique, original and very enjoyable approach to team building.
His new book, published in January 2012 by New World Library, is Brain Power: Improve Your Mind As You Age.