Nonduality and Western Psychology

Nonduality and Western Psychologybuddha

An all-day workshop with Lionel Corbett and Leanne Whitney
Saturday March 26th, 2016
10am – 5pm

Philosophical Research Society
Los Angeles, CA

In the nondual traditions, Reality is an undivided unity, and Consciousness is the Totality and ground of Being. Nondual philosophy provides a radically different view of reality than most of us have been led to perceive. Although we feel that we are individual egoic entities, because of our embodiment and our conditioning, nonduality suggests that this is an illusion; we are all manifestations of the same Consciousness. This workshop will describe the basic ideas of nondual spirituality found within traditions such as Advaita Vedanta, Buddhism, Classical Yoga, Taoism, and the teaching of J. Krishnamurti. We will contrast the nondual perspective with the western psychological tradition, focusing especially on Patanjali’s and Jung’s respective approaches to the psyche, especially the notions of the ego, the ego-Self axis, the conscious/unconscious dynamic, and synchronicity.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand the main difference between Eastern and Western approaches to consciousness
  2. Identify the areas where Western psychology meets its limits from the point of view of nondual ideas
  3. Explore the possible meeting ground between these traditions

Open to everyone.

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