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128Sunday,December 14th:Ken Roman:" Presence and the Creative Process

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  • centerfornondualism2
    Dec 9, 2008
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      ***PLEASE NOTE NEW LOCATION.. EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 5, 2008*** (see below)

      Program Date: December 14, 2008
      Program Time: 11:00-12:00
      Fellowship: 10:30-11:00; 12:00-12:30
      Website: http://www.centerfornondualism.org/

      SPEAKER and TOPIC:
      Ken Roman:" Presence and the Creative Process"
      Ken is an instructor of Meditation, Yoga, Qi -Gong, and Tai-Chi.
      Kenneth began his holistic path with an interest in the body mind
      connection. The fulfillment of life purpose, stress release, and a
      quest for self -realization all played key roles in his personal
      search for understanding. He began a meditation practice in 1973,
      which led him to certify as a teacher with Dr. Deepak Chopra. Through
      the study of martial arts, Kenneth attained a fourth degree Black
      belt from Grand Master Lawrence Day in association with Grand Master
      Ernie Reynolds . He has maintained a continuous practice of Tai-chi
      and Qi-gong, and has received his teaching certificate from Grand
      Master Lawrence Day. The continued practices have led to Yoga and
      other energy balancing techniques. He has incorporated these into his
      teaching curriculum. He continues to teach, lecture, and facilitate
      workshops across the country.

      INTERACTIVE PROGRAM:

      Morning Satsang: From 9:30-10:30 (Dec. 14th)
      with Swami Jnaneshvara Bharati
      Om Mantra and the Seven Levels of Consciousness
      (Discussion and practice)

      The OM Mantra is a roadmap for sadhana, spiritual practices (written
      as either AUM or OM). It is not for the person who seeks only the
      shallow waters of spiritual life, but rather for those who strive to
      realize in direct experience the depth of the Absolute Reality. There
      are four main levels of consciousness outlined in the OM Mantra,
      along with three transition levels, which is a total of seven levels.
      Each of these is experienced on the inner journey of meditation and
      contemplation.

      It is important to be aware of the fact that these levels of
      consciousness are realities that exist universally, regardless of
      whether or not one uses the OM Mantra or the visual OM symbol in any
      way. In either case, the underlying principles are extremely useful
      for all seekers in purifying or clearing the mind, and seeking the
      direct experience of deeper truths.

      It would be helpful (though not necessary) if you print out this jpg
      picture and bring that page with you Sunday:
      http://swamij.com/images/om-levels.jpg

      Here is a 32 page pdf article on Om Mantra that you might find useful
      (this is also not essential for Sunday):
      http://swamij.com/pdf/ommantra1189463color.pdf
      If you prefer, this is also available in a color-printed and bound
      version from here:
      http://www.lulu.com/content/1189463
      Others:
      http://stores.lulu.com/swamij

      Here is the same Om Mantra article on my website:

      http://www.swamij.com/om.htm

      Here is an article on Seven Methods of Practicing Om Mantra:

      http://www.swamij.com/om-mantra.htm

      Upcoming Speakers: (subject to change)

      December 21st: Swami J
      December 28th: Ray Jones
      January 4th: Bill Campbell

      STATEMENT OF PURPOSE:

      The Center for Non-Dualism is a community for people who share the
      Non-Dual perspective of Religion, Yoga, and Philosophy. The purpose
      of the Center is to maintain a loving fellowship and to provide a
      nurturing environment that is conducive to learning and experiencing
      the oneness of Non-Dualism.

      Non-Dualism is the orientation that there is one absolute reality
      without a second, and that each of us, although an individual person,
      is one with that reality, just as a wave is not separate from the
      ocean. The emphasis of our Center is on the practices such as
      contemplation and meditation which lead to the direct experience of
      this Non-Dual reality.

      MEETING LOCATION:
      Brooks Beal Center
      100 Beal Parkway NW
      Fort Walton Beach


      WEBSITE:
      http://www.centerfornondualism.org