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    #3277 - Tuesday, September 2, 2008 - Editor: Jerry Katz The Nonduality Highlights - http://groups.yahoo.com/group/NDhighlights ... Peter Fenner s Nondual
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      #3277 - Tuesday, September 2, 2008 - Editor: Jerry Katz

      The Nonduality Highlights - http://groups.yahoo.com/group/NDhighlights 



      Peter Fenner's Nondual Teacher Training is introduced. Fenner writes that the training is intended for

      • People who have a solid grounding in a nondual spiritual approach such as
      Dzogchen, Zen or Advaita and feel they are ready to share their wisdom
      with others.

      • Therapists and mental health professionals who want to explore the
      contribution of nonduality in individual therapy and group work.

      • Meditation teachers who wish to introduce a nondual dimension into their
      practical guidance and dharma discussions.

      • People who give satsang who wish to enhance their capacity to share
      nondual awareness and expand the reach of their transmission.

      • Graduates of the 9 month Radiant Mind course who wish to facilitate
      practice groups based on Radiant Mind resources.

      The following is excerpted from http://www.radiantmind.net/nondual_training.pdf. If you're interested, please read the whole document. 




      This 9 month Nondual Teacher Training is designed for people who wish to expand

      and refine their capacity to offer nondual awareness as the central dimension of

      their teaching, or as a component of their work with individuals and groups.

      The Training is based on the synthesis of Asian nondual approaches that has been

      developed by Peter Fenner. Peter’s approach has been refined and tested over

      35 years by thousands of people in workshops, courses and retreats. His synthesis

      draws on the most powerful aspects of traditions such Madhyamika, Dzogchen,

      Mahamudra, Zen and Advaita. These are woven into a form of space creation and

      facilitation that is refined, minimalist, smooth, and very efficient in the delivery of the

      pure nondual contentless transmission in an interactive group setting.

      The Training is unique in bringing together people from diverse nondual traditions

      and lineages. Together we will create a synergistic dynamic that radically enhances

      everyone’s capacity to embody and share nondual awareness within their own

      communities and beyond. The framework for the Training will be based on the form

      of nondual transmission that he been developed by Peter. This framework will provide

      a model and set of distinctions for discerning the subtleties of nondual transmission.

      But the Training is not limited to this framework.

      Participants will share, demonstrate and enrich each other’s learning by contributing

      their own forms of nondual work. The Training will create dynamic opportunities for

      participants to refine their capacities for nondual transmission through demonstrations

      of diff erent styles, skills and movements of nondual work. Participants will learn

      through their own active engagement and focused feedback from Peter and other

      participants. The Training is thoroughly experiential. Together we will create a quality

      of collaborative discernment that is unparalleled.


      This training is designed for

      • Presencing nondual awareness within oneself as the basis for all

      nondual transmission.

      • Discovering your own style and process for nondual transmission.

      • Learning to distinguish and reveal the atemporal, impersonal, unconditioned

      dimension through dialogue and silence.

      • Deconstructing yourself: working with your own conditioned identities that

      can arise in nondual facilitation.

      • Not getting lost in personal experience: your own and others’.

      • Resting in, and responding from, nondual awareness in high intensity situations.

      • Recognizing and learning how to work at the result level; from the place where

      there is no time lag between communication and realization.

      • Conversations for bringing awareness into the here and now: the present moment

      where nothing can be missing and everything is taking care of itself.

      • Working with questions and concerns around choice, ignorance, love, motivation,

      and integrating the nondual into daily life.

      • Functioning beyond comfort and discomfort.

      • The creative function of ambiguity and the conversion of confusion into

      objectless awareness.

      • Removing concepts: tracking and managing the gradient of the

      nonconceptual transmission.

      The themes of the training include

      • Reducing slippage: not getting caught in theories, explanations, advice,

      recommendations or techniques.

      • Learning how to talk from within the state of unconditioned awareness, and

      how to use this ability as a tool for inducing this state in others.

      • Listening to, and silently engaging with, the dynamic fi eld of nonverbal

      conversations that invariably arise in nondual group work.

      • Discerning diff erent qualities of silence: sensing if people are in deep

      meditation or protecting their beliefs.

      • Creating the conditions for natural contemplation: the eff ortless unfolding of

      deep meditation in nondual awareness.

      • Allowing silence to emerge in an uncontrived manner.

      • Not conditioning the space: being in the place where everything is possible in

      the next moment.

      • Pure listening and speaking: beyond interest and disinterest, beyond

      validation or invalidation.

      • Correcting the oscillation between polarized beliefs: gently moving people

      into positionlessness.

      • Nothing to defend or avoid: working with the misconception that nondual

      awareness bypasses the relative.

      ~ ~ ~

      Read the full introduction to nondual teacher training: http://www.radiantmind.net/nondual_training.pdf

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