33DATE CORRECTION: 1st Annual Non-Dualism Conference, February 23, 2008
- Jan 18, 2008OOPs! DATE CORRECTION:
It is Saturday, February 23 (not 24, which is Sunday)
1st ANNUAL NON-DUALISM CONFERENCE
Saturday, Feb 23, 2008
Fort Walton Beach, Florida
Sponsored by the Center for Non-Dualism
The Center for Non-Dualism is sponsoring its 1st Annual Non-Dualism
Conference on February 24, 2008. The event will most likely be at the
Gardenia Room of Cayo Grande, which is where we regularly gather on
Sundays. The location may be shifted to another Fort Walton Beach
venue depending on response; if so, that will be announced in coming
weeks. The goals of the Conference are to:
- Enjoy the camaraderie of people who share this perspective
- Better understanding of the nature of Non-Dualism
- Gain practical insight about Non-Dual meditation and practices
- Learn how to live Non-Dualism in a cultural of Dualism
- See the Non-Dual roots of yoga, religions, and philosophy
PRESENTATIONS: There will be a total of six presentations, with each
presenter discussing three informative points or perspectives. The
topics may be from a wide range of areas, with each explaining the
practical relationship to Non-Dual perspectives and practices in
PRESENTERS: The presenters include the following (Please see the bios
on the Center website)
Don Daniels, Founder and Director
Swami Jnaneshvara, Founder and Director
Bill Campbell, Director
Carolyn Reynolds, Council Member
Debbie Bolender, Council Member
MEDITATIONS: There will be two guided meditations; one in the
morning, and one in the afternoon.
EXAMPLE TOPICS: The presenters will decide upon their own three
questions on which to comment. Some possible examples are listed
What is Non-Dualism?
What's the difference between Non-Dualism and Dualism?
What is the history of Non-Dualism?
Is Non-Dualism a religion?
What faiths follow Non-Dualism?
How does Non-Dualism relate to God?
What is it like to experience Non-Dual consciousness?
How will Non-Dualism affect my family life?
Will this perspective affect my work life?
How does Non-Dualism relate to Yoga?
Why haven't more people heard of Non-Dualism?
How does Non-Dualism relate to meditation?
SCHEDULE (subject to small revisions)
8:30 Arrival at meeting room
9:00 Introduction to morning programs
9:15 Presentation #1 (30 minutes; then break)
10:00 Presentation #2 (30 minutes)
10:45 Guided Meditation (30 minutes; then break)
11:30 Presentation #3 (30 minutes)
12:00 Potluck Lunch
1:00 Intro to afternoon programs
1:15 Presentation #4 (30 minutes; then break)
2:00 Presentation #5 (30 minutes; then break)
2:45 Guided Meditation (30 minutes; then break)
3:30 Presentation #6 (Panel; 60 minutes)
4:00 Q&A and closing remarks
4:30 End of conference
7:00 Optional Dinner at Thai restaurant (or Indian)
POTLUCK LUNCH: Please bring some healthy vegetarian food, snacks, or
beverages for potluck lunch. We all know that potlucks often have far
more than is needed, so if you are traveling from out of town, or
forget, please come and enjoy what others have brought.
FEES: The conference is being offered in the traditional way of
imparting these kinds of teachings. That is, there is no fee.
However, we live in a very real world, even though it might
ultimately be unreal in the Non-Dualistic sense. Therefore, we ask
that you donate whatever you feel is an appropriate amount for a
conference of this type. Your donations will most definitely
determine the future of the conferences and the Center for Non-
REGISTRATION: Please let us know as soon as you can of your intention
to participate. Your registration will help us determine the size of
the room we will need. Please do write sooner rather than later.
Please write us at:
SECOND CONFERENCE: The second annual conference is tentatively
scheduled for Thursday, February 19 to Sunday, February 22, 2009.
There will be approximately 20 presentations by 10-12 different
We look forward to a large turnout so as to support our collective
views on Non-Dualism and to increase awareness in our greater Emerald
In loving service,
Swami J. Bharati
Center for Non-Dualism