Nondual Wisdom and Psychology Conference 2017
Spirituality, Narcissism, and the Wound of Unworthiness
Join spiritual teachers, therapists, and practitioners in an exploration of the feeling of unworthiness so prevalent in today’s culture. Look at the harmful ways we attempt to compensate for this feeling by trying to perform and present a sanitized “good self” to the world. See how this carries over into spiritual life in the form of a “spiritual ego”, and how this negatively impacts both individuals and communities. Finally, discover how we can heal ourselves by uncovering a deeper sense of value—one that is inherent, unconditional, and always available to us at the core of our Being.
Nonduality derives from the Sanskrit word Advaita, which means “not-two,” referring to the fundamental consciousness that underlies the apparent distinction between perceiver and perceived. From the nondual perspective, the split between self and other is a purely mental construct. This understanding, rooted in the direct experience of countless sages through millennia, is at the heart of Hindu Vedanta, Judaism, Islam, and many schools of Buddhism, Taoism, and mystical Christianity. Nonduality points to “That” which is before and beyond the projections of a separative, self-reflexive mind. As nondual awareness emerges in the West in both therapists and clients, the practical and theoretical implications for psychotherapy are far-reaching.
This annual cutting-edge conference hosts leading therapists and teachers who are exploring the confluence of nondual wisdom and psychotherapy. How does psychotherapy change when therapists and clients awaken to and embody their true nature as open, lucid awareness that is essentially not separate from the whole of life?
Friday, Saturday, & Sunday
February 24-26, 2017
Thursday & Friday
February 23 & 24, 2017
CIIS Main Building
1453 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
*Up to 14 BBS CEs are available (MFT, LCSW, RN) for the conference