CONSCIOUSNESS and NON-DUALITY
Sponsored by: the PILLAR Institute for Lifelong Learning
facilitated by: Charlie Coon
Where/When: The Myron Stratton Home
South Highway 115
Third Monday of each month, 3:30 to 5:00 PM
For Monday, March 19th the topic is:
"Consciousness and Nature"
"May the deep blessings of earth be with us.
May the fathomless soundings of seas surge in our soul.
May boundless stretches of the universe echo in our depths,
to open us to wonder..."
--John Philip Newell
‘Therefore the moon, the governess of floods,
Pale in her anger washes all the air,
That rheumatic diseases do abound;
And through this distemperature we see
The seasons alter: hoary-headed frosts
Fall in the fresh lap of the crimson rose.’
--William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night’s Dream
John Phillip Newell/Rob Bell Podcast
For Monday, January 15th, 2018 the topic is:
"The Hard Problem of Consciousness"
“How does the water of the brain turn into the wine of consciousness?”
― David J. Chalmers
David Chalmers: Hard Problem of Consciousness
Rupert Spira: Consciousness is Not Produced by the Brain
Dr. Bernardo Kastrup: Why Materialism is Baloney
Roger Castillo: How to Stop Overthinking, Abide in I Am..Nisargadatta Maharaj
For Monday, December 18th, 2017 the topic was:
"I" ... What do we mean when we employ this common word?
The revelation of our true nature as it is puts an end to one chapter of our life, the chapter in which we believe ourselves to be separate selves born into a world, moving, changing, growing old and destined for death. But it is only the beginning of another chapter.
-Rupert Spira, Essay: The True Nature of Experience
(for more see: http://non-duality.rupertspira.com/read/the_true_nature_of_experience)
Gangaji: How to Become Enlightened
Rupert Spira: How to Experience Yourself as Awareness
Rupert Spira: What Can We Say for Absolute Certain about Our Experience