#4408 - Wednesday, October 26, 2011 - Editor: Jerry Katz
- #4408 - Wednesday, October 26, 2011 - Editor: Jerry KatzThe Nonduality Highlights - http://groups.yahoo.com/group/NDhighlightsJames Traverse's view of the Science and Nonduality Conference 2011 is featured. James's website is http://beingyoga.comAlso a link to a video excerpt of a panel discussion at the Conference featuring Jeannie Zandi and Jerry Katz and a few laughs.I also want to mention having spent some quality time with Highlights reader Jonah Mark Bekerman at the Conference. I previously referred to him as "Jonathan" and apologize for the error. Jonah is a counselor for a methadone program and dedicated to the teaching of nonduality.James Traverse writes...I really - truly - sincerely - enjoyed and benefited from the SAND
conference - someone said [I don't remember who] "James has found his
tribe!" - it has been some time since I've met so many beautiful people
that I can authentically relate with and the 'high' is still with me - I
feel that Maurizio and Zaya have been life-long friends even though I
just met them - it is one of those esoteric things that defys
explanations.... I know that I deeply deeply love them yet I have no
explanation for why - it's like coming home - they'll be in my heart for
The after-effect of SAND and the attendees is simply something that I
absolutely feel in core of my heart - I particularly feel this same
connection with Kenny Johnson [however cliche' it is - I know that he's
my brother in Love] - it's as if I've known him all of my life as we're
a product of the same parent - the human situation... another person who
touched my heart at great depth is Scott Kiloby - I feel that Scott
appears to have a hard exterior and yet is and has a beautiful,
sensitive core that he honours - he's one of the most beautiful people
I've ever met.
The blessing of SAND is that there is an endless number of beautiful
people to meet and experience and each is a fascinating jewel of Indra's
Net - it was a truly and breath-taking privilege to be in the presence
of such beauty, integrity, honesty, humility, dedication, truth, joy and
uninhibited Love; I can't thank you enough for encouraging me to go and
all your support in getting me there - THANK YOU for the BENEDICTION
that you are JERRY - in my case the doors you've opened is grace
personified- I feel that your friendship is Grace itself - in this case
you're the music and I can only applaud!
Yes - you've inspired and encourage me to share the Love - we've got to
get more of our local community involved [and who is not our local
community as the heart has space for everyone] ... my over the top
enthusiasm for it can be a testament - let's share it for the benefit of
Deepest Gratitude ~ All Love and Endless Peace,
ps - I can't find the Amsterdam info regarding SAND - please send me a
link - if it is at all possible - I'd like to be involved in any way I
can... maybe I can volunteer to make it happen - I am happy to offer a
slide presentation or some yoga - whatever helps!
pps - gotta tell everyone else!
ppps - you can quote any or none of this as you feel is appropriate - I
suggest that you especially quote my deepest thanks and respect for you
- most people have no idea how much you give - it's time to come out
from behind the curtain and take a bow!I appreciate James's acknowledgement, and as you can see from the following video I'm stumbling through the nonduality game as much as anyone: Thankfully, no one really knows what's going on.
From left to right: Jerry Katz, Jeannie Zandi, Bentinho Massaro, and Kenny Johnson. A panel discussion put together and moderated by Jerry Katz. In this excerpt JK is put on the spot by JZ and re-directs the discussion to where it belongs: with the audience. The panel discussion remained in control of the audience until the end. Prema Akasha emceed.
The back story is that right before I asked the opening question to the panelists, a question about paradox, I asked Jeannie, who was sitting next to me, who she thought I should ask to respond first. Jeannie asked to respond last, saying in a playful way that she would give the guys a hard time. Nothing serious, we were just having fun. Turns out she surprised me. Watch what happened...
Click here to view the video:Thanks to Prema for taking this video and for being such a cool emcee not only of the panel discussion but as a rap artist, but that's a whole other topic. You hadda be there.