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TAT 2017 Fall Workshop
The Prism of Truth
~ where science, love, and reality merge ~
Session Details


Friday through Sunday
August 18-20, 2017
at the Claymont Society Mansion, WV



Friday Evening

Welcome and evening interactive session

Our Friday evening session will ease everyone into the weekend through this special opportunity to connect with others and become acquainted in small groups.

 

Saturday Daytime

Optional group meditation

An optional session for early birds involving 30 minutes of silent sitting with a group. Participants are welcome to use their own approach to meditation. Please bring your own zabuton or cushion if you prefer to sit on the floor.


Three workshops that everyone can experience:

Upgrading Your Personal Operating System and Buggy Programs - Gary Weber

We are living in a world that appears to be in a crisis approaching dysfunctionality, as almost nothing seems to be "working." Many/most of our crises appear to be the result of some badly outdated software in our brain's main "operating system" (OS) and "buggy" programs. Our main OS is a very recent development from about 75,000 years ago, or about 1% of the time since we broke off from chimpanzees. Along with this main OS came several other programs that approach "malware" in today's massively-interconnected, highly complex, nearly dystopian world. We will discuss the neuroscience that has revealed how this OS and these buggy programs operate and how our behaviors arise as a result of them.

Gary will also demonstrate approaches for making "upgrades" and even using some "malware removal tools."


Cultivating the Seed of Awakening - Jenny Clarke

If you are here today, the seed of awakening has already been planted within you. There is nothing you need to "do" for it to bloom. But are there ways to cultivate an environment that best supports true nature to blossom? Food – as food brings energy and power to the plant, attention and awareness to this here and now brings energy and power to the seed of awakening; Water – just as water flows effortlessly through life, life flows effortlessly through us when we surrender and accept What-Is; Weeding – can we remove the dysfunctional aspects of thinking? Can we look at "unbecoming," instead of trying to become something other than we are?; Sun – seeing grace and unlimited love as it shines.

Through everyone's participation, Jenny will explore ways to cultivate an environment that allows for true nature to blossom.


The True Nature of Being - Norio Kushi

The world that appears "out there" is a reality that is continually being re-created from the way in which we've been programmed to think. Norio refers to this current reality that we find our self in as a "linear time based reality," and the way that we show up within this reality are as human "doings," not as human beings. I refer to this human doing self-identification as the "human dilemma," that we do not know what we are, and we do not know that we do not know.

Born as a human in today's world, through no fault of our own, we have no choice but to adopt this current human doing reality. Through conversation, Norio will introduce an alternate way of seeing, shedding light onto the way in which we've been programmed to think, thereby freeing the mind and allowing the attention to move into our true natural way of being.

 

Saturday Evening

What's One Thing You'd Like to Know?

An opportunity to think about and ask questions that are on your mind. Free-ranging discussion among participants and session leaders.


Rapport Sitting

Rapport means "harmonious relation," which is allowing yourself to open up through rapport with others and with your Self. It is the meaning behind the saying: "Where two or more are gathered in my name, there I am present."

 

Sunday Daytime

Optional group meditation

An optional session for early birds involving 30 minutes of silent sitting with a group. Participants are welcome to use their own approach to meditation. Please bring your own zabuton or cushion if you prefer to sit on the floor.


Workshops (continued)

The three concurrent workshops from Saturday continue in breakout session #3. Groups will rotate to their final workshop.


Wrap-up and feedback - Monitored by Mike Gegenheimer

Session leaders and participants provide observations and comments about the weekend and suggest improvement for future workshops and other TAT events.

 

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