Listening from the Heart of Silence: Nondual Wisdom and Psychotherapy Volume 2 ~ G. Kenneth Bradford (Author), John Prendergast (Editor)

Listening from the Heart of Silence: Nondual Wisdom and Psychotherapy, Volume 2 is a companion volume to The Sacred Mirror. It expands and deepens the groundbreaking dialogue begun in The Sacred Mirror.

The title Listening from the Heart of Silence refers to a quality of listening that originates prior to the duality of the one who listens and the one who is heard. It is a listening that is global, spacious, and paradoxically (to the mind at least), extremely intimate. It comes from and points to our home ground in silent, lucid openness – what some have called the Heart. When we listen from this heart of silence, we invite healing on the deepest level, welcoming everything just as it is. This is as true in our ordinary relationships as it is in the specialized relationship between therapist and client. Once the heart of silence is fully recognized, our lives begin to move from the inside out with greater honesty, love, spontaneity and power, radiating out like concentric circles on the surface of a pond. Our lives increasingly embody our deepest truth.

All psychological suffering is ultimately rooted in the misunderstanding of who we really are. The vital current of non-dual wisdom implicit in the world’s great spiritual traditions directly addresses the origins of the profound sense of lack and separation that are the basis of human suffering.

John J. Prendergast is an adjunct assistant professor of psychology at the California Institute of Integral Studies. He is the author of “The Chakras in Transpersonal Psychotherapy” in the International Journal of Yoga Therapy.

G. Kenneth Bradford, Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist in private practice in the San Francisco Bay Area. He is an adjunct professor at John F. Kennedy University and the California Institute of Integral Studies, where he teaches courses on Existential-Contemplative Psychotherapy and psychological assessment integrating Mindfulness and Phenomenological perspectives.

Excerpt from the Interview with John Prendergast, Science and Nonduality Anthology DVD
“Has everything in life led us to this point?”
Excerpt from the Interview with John Prendergast, Science and Nonduality Anthology Vol 1, 3 DVDs set.

An Exploration of Quantum Consciousness with Stuart Hameroff, MD

An EnlightenNext interview with Stuart Hameroff M.D. about an innovative theory of consciousness based on a synthesis of cosmology, quantum physics, and neurobiology.

Fading in the Light ~ James Waite (Author)

FADING IN THE LIGHT introduces a rarely presented sense of the Timeless in its revolutionary approach to aware living and aging from a nondual perspective. This timelessness is not religious or philosophical or even, ultimately, spiritual; it’s the practical reality of our need as we all age to understand time from the perspective of the timeless. To explore the face of reality we all see in our mirrors day to day, but with new eyes to see the underlying truth of our Being. It is engaging and transformative, shining a new light on what we think we know about who we are, what life is and what death is. Perhaps now, in these more open and informed times, it has a role to play in addressing why and how we suffer unnecessarily from our own religious and culturally institutionalized and personalized ideas about life, living, and dying.

James Waite is a writer, designer and business owner in Berkeley, California. The simple realization of Oneness after a thirty-year spiritual search is reflected in his site where he explores what it’s like to serve truth in everyday aware living. He is the author of WHOLE, HERE, AND HAPPY as well as FADING IN THE LIGHT.

Take a look inside HERE

James Waite – Buddha at the Gas Pump Interview

My story is your story. It’s the story of all mankind, of all the kinds of men or women we imagine and insist we are. In truth, there is no me or you, and no real story. Perhaps that’s why I’ve been hesitating so much to write this “My Story” part here. It seems so obviously invented, so manufactured, so much like lying to sit here and think up what happened, knowing clearly that it’s all bullshit, if you know what I mean? (And I know you do.)

On top of all this hesitation, there’s a realization that things are changing here all the while; that these and all words are misleading in themselves, but also, simultaneously, there continues to be an expanding of this awareness of being and its nature — to express itself. How? Who knows? Writing continues, so I continue to write.

With that expression comes more new discoveries followed by a kind of interior murmuring that can only mentally note, after the fact. It’s a commenting voice that seems to always be catching up to the activity of Now, to the revelation of this dance we’re dancing. It says “oh, of course, I see that!” It’s a gentle knowing sans judging which is hard to describe, but one which we all know none the less.

So what’s my story?

What’s going on here?

James’ book: Fading in the Light

Interview conducted 6/1/2013

The Sun Rises in the Evening: Beyond addiction and limited recovery to embracing wholeness ~ Gary Nixon PhD

In The Sun Rises in the Evening: Beyond addiction and limited recovery to embracing wholeness, Gary Nixon PhD gives us a specific framework for dealing with recovery from addiction, focusing on the issues that arise after the first stages of recovery. What is remarkable, and most helpful, is that Gary doesn’t spare himself — we learn that he has made the journey that he is inviting us to share, from the time when he shouted out in a session ‘I want to be number one!’ through all his attachments to being the best ever at being enlightened, via an abyss of despair, to a place where… and here we can best quote Gary himself: “There is no longer any special status to claim, and all of life is embraced in a friendly way. We are not the special one, just a friendly being in existence, living in the vast suchness of existence, open and vulnerable to life. But now we are free to bring our joy and passion into the world.”

Is this a book about recovery from addiction? Yes, it is – but it’s more and that ‘more’ applies to most of us who have an undefinable sense that we have not quite embraced the wholeness for which we claim to be seeking.

Gary Nixon is Director of the Addictions Counselling Program at University of Lethbridge in Alberta, Canada, where he is an Associate Professor. At age twenty-three and qualified in law, he felt a call to make the transformational journey his career path and completed a Masters and a Doctorate in psychology with a focus on the integration of Western transpersonal psychology and Eastern contemplative traditions. He pursued ‘spiritual enlightenment’ with the same vigour and dedication that he gave to his academic career, only to find that intense striving and seeking for spiritual success brought him to a place of ‘absolute hopelessness and total failurehood.’ Thus it was he came to understand that in seeking a spiritual goal he was merely reinforcing the illusion of a narcissistic separate self. Now that he is no longer ‘special’, he has come to rest naturally in being — friendly with all existence.

Gary enjoys a celebratory ordinariness of the days living with his wife Marcia and going for daily long runs in the coulees. He maintains a private nondual psychotherapy practice working with individuals and groups — this complements the passionate legacy of his published academic work and his editorship of Paradoxica: Journal of Nondual Psychology. He hosts the annual Paradoxica Nondual Psychology Conference.

Click here to browse inside.

%d bloggers like this: