all of these fused into what we consider our “identities.” But imagine that you could suspend “ordinary” mind just a bit and begin to focus on awareness itself--awareness of awareness. In that brief moment, no longer filtering the world through the limited lens of your own identity, you may experience awareness as a field, infinite in its horizon, multidimensional: ongoing Being itself. If you can hold this state, its qualities--spaciousness, energy, luminosity, compassion--slowly become the organizers of your personality, the medium through which you experience self and world. In this workshop, we’ll spend the day experientially exploring these possibilities through a range of practices including Dzogchen Tibetan Buddhism and Western phenomenology.
Rudolph Bauer, Ph.D., director of training at the Gestalt Psychotherapy Training Center of Washington, D.C., and codirector of the Washington Center for Consciousness Studies, has published extensively on existential psychotherapy and studied with many Dzogchen Tibetan Buddhism and Daoist Qigong masters.