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Detailed Conference Schedule - February 20-22 (FR, SA, SU), 2009

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    Dear Center Participants, Below is the detailed schedule for the conference weekend, as well as the topic listings of questions for each of the presenters.
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      Dear Center Participants,

      Below is the detailed schedule for the conference weekend, as well as
      the topic listings of questions for each of the presenters. Also
      listed are the ten guided meditations and the entertainment Saturday
      evening.

      To register, please write to conference2009@...

      There is potluck Friday evening, Saturday morning and evening, and
      Sunday. More entrees are needed and some snacks. Please write what you
      will be bringing to phillip@... If you do not
      know, please just bring something for "potluck". While we will not be
      able to cook food, the kitchen will be open for minimal preparation
      and overnight storage.

      Complete information about the conference is at:
      http://www.centerfornondualism.org/

      We look forward to seeing all of you this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

      In loving service,

      Bill Campbell
      Felicia McQuaid
      Swami Jnaneshvara

      Directors

      SCHEDULE

      FRIDAY, February 20, 2009

      5:00 – 6:00 Potluck Food and Fellowship
      6:00 – 6:15 Conference and Evening Introduction – Bill Campbell
      6:15 – 6:30 Meditation #1 – Felicia McQuaid
      6:30 – 7:00 Presentation #1 – Ken Roman
      7:00 – 7:10 Break
      7:10 – 7:40 Presentation #2 – Mindy Broadstone
      7:40 – 7:50 Break
      7:50 – 8:20 Presentation #3 – Swami Jnaneshvara
      8:20 – 8:30 Break
      8:30 – 8:45 Meditation #2 – Ken Roman
      8:45 – 9:00 Cleanup

      SATURDAY, February 21, 2009

      8:00 – 9:00 Hatha Yoga and Meditation #3 – Felicia McQuaid
      9:00 – 9:30 Potluck Food, Fellowship, and Free Time

      9:30 – 9:35 Morning Introduction
      9:35 – 9:50 Meditation #4 – Bill Campbell
      9:50 – 10:20 Presentation #4 – Felicia McQuaid
      10:20 – 10:30 Break
      10:30 – 11:00 Presentation #5 – Lal Goel
      11:00 – 11:10 Break
      10:10 – 11:40 Presentation #6 – Bill Campbell
      11:40 – 12:00 Meditation #5 – Phillip Ellis

      12:00 – 2:00 Potluck Food, Fellowship, and Free Time

      2:00 – 2:05 Afternoon Introduction
      2:05 – 2:20 Meditation #6 – Mindy Broadstone
      2:20 – 2:50 Presentation #7 – Ray Jones
      2:50 – 3:00 Break
      3:00 – 3:30 Presentation #8 – Tulsi Alden
      3:30 – 3:40 Break
      3:40 – 4:30 Presentation #9 – Panel Discussion
      4:30 – 4:45 Meditation #7 – James Tanner

      4:45 – 5:30 Fellowship and Free Time
      5:30 – 6:30 Potluck Food, Fellowship, and Free Time

      6:30 – 6:45 Evening Introduction – Bill Campbell
      6:45 – 7:30 Drumming – Mike Beck
      7:30 – 7:45 Break
      7:45 – 8:15 Harp – Leela (+ Steffanie Chappell singing)
      8:15 – 8:30 Break
      8:30 – 9:00 Meditation #8 – Swami Jnaneshvara (30-min Bhuta Shuddhi)

      SUNDAY, February 22, 2009

      9:30 – 10:30 Hatha Yoga and Meditation #9 - Tammy
      10:30 – 11:00 Fellowship
      11:00 – 12:00 Presentation #10 – Swami Jnaneshvara / Meditation #10 –
      Bill Campbell
      12:00 – 1:00 Closing and Fellowship

      TOPICS:

      FRIDAY, February 20, 2009

      6:30 – 7:00 Presentation #1 – Ken Roman
      1) What is Meditation?
      2) How can I deal with emotional turbulence?
      3) What are male and female energies?

      7:10 – 7:40 Presentation #2 – Mindy Broadstone
      1) What is the role of faith in nondualism practices?
      2) How does faith help us through the tough times?
      3) Faith in what?

      7:50 – 8:20 Presentation #3 – Swami Jnaneshvara
      1) What essential ingredients lead to direct experience?
      2) What about traditions and gurus? Do I need these?
      3) How do monks and non-monks have direct experience?

      SATURDAY, February 21, 2009

      9:50 – 10:20 Presentation #4 – Felicia McQuaid
      1) What role does Hatha Yoga play in the whole of the Yoga system?
      2) What ways does Hatha Yoga benefit a Practitioner of the whole of Yoga?
      3) How does hatha Yoga lead to direct NonDual experience?

      10:30 – 11:00 Presentation #5 – Lal Goel
      1) How do monotheism and nondualism relate to contemporary violence?
      2) How do monotheistic religions divide humanity?
      3) How can we find brotherhood through nondualism?

      10:10 – 11:40 Presentation #6 – Bill Campbell
      1) What books should I read/study on Non-Dualism?
      2) Why should I Contemplate?
      3) How does Contemplation integrate into my Practices?

      2:20 – 2:50 Presentation #7 – Ray Jones
      1) Can Christian concepts coexist with Non-Dualism?
      2) How can we view God "up there" and me "down here"?
      3) Can Nondualists glean peace from Bible passages?

      3:00 – 3:30 Presentation #8 – Tulsi Alden
      1) How does meditation affect body systems and relate to nondualism?
      2) How can I remain mindful of nondual reality during busy days?
      3) How can my "householder" life be a help rather than hindrance?
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