Nondual Wisdom and Psychology Conference 2018
The Transformative Power of Relationship
This year's conference offers an exploration of the power of healing relationships within the context of spiritual work. Join us to see how a conscious relationship with a therapist or teacher can help us to access and integrate material that is harder to work with when we are alone or with peers. Investigate how this kind of relationship is built and sustained, as well as how it can best support us in addressing our relational wounds and deficits to nurture our overall process of awakening.
Nonduality derives from the Sanskrit word Advaita, which means "not-two," referring to the fundamental consciousness that underlies the apparent distinction between perceiver and perceived. From the nondual perspective, the split between self and other is a purely mental construct. This understanding, rooted in the direct experience of countless sages through millennia, is at the heart of Hindu Vedanta, Judaism, Islam, and many schools of Buddhism, Taoism, and mystical Christianity. Nonduality points to "That" which is before and beyond the projections of a separative, self-reflexive mind. As nondual awareness emerges in the West in both therapists and clients, the practical and theoretical implications for psychotherapy are far-reaching.
This annual cutting edge conference hosts leading therapists and teachers who are exploring the confluence of nondual wisdom and psychotherapy. How does psychotherapy change when therapists and clients awaken to and embody their true nature as open, lucid awareness that is essentially not separate from the whole of life?
March 2–4, 2018
Thursday & Friday
March 1 & 2, 2018
CIIS Main Building
1453 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
*Up to 14 BBS CEs are available (MFT, LCSW, RN) for the conference
Pre-Conference Workshop, Thursday, March 1
Kaisa Puhakka Giving Away Myself: Self-Realization through Relationship
Pre-Conference Workshop, Friday, March 2
Marlies Cocheret Drinking the Transformative Power of Healing Relationship
Friday Night Talk
Lama Palden Drolma Liberating Pure Being: The Teacher-Student and Therapist-Client Relationship
Before February 1: $270
February 2 and after: $300
Before February 1: $160
February 2 and after: $175
Friday Night Talk Only: $20/$25 at the door