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The Natural Ease and Resilience of Being. KEN BRADFORD PhD May 30th 6-8pm
May 30, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm£15.00 – £20.00
Natural resilience is the healing expression of authentic presence when we stop talking to ourself and open to experience as it is. The truth is we cannot always trust our mind to see things clearly, since the human predicament finds us in the position of seeing through a glass darkly: seeing others, the world and ourself through projections we may not be aware we are projecting. Simultaneously, the truth is we can always trust the sane nature of our mind, which is innately open, clear, and spontaneously responsive in a compassionate, healing direction. A vital challenge for existentially-robust therapy is warming-up to, tuning-in to, and letting go of habitual patterns that cloud authentic presence. The challenge of recognising authentic presence is opening to the natural freedom and ease of being as such.
We cannot make ourself be resilient, sane or free, but we can open to a way of being in which resilience, sanity and freedom come to us. Within the openness of spacious awareness, we are better able to assist the opening of others. This follow-up experientially-keyed session is devoted to opening to the true, innately resilient nature of our otherwise distracted mind. Just this is the unconditional basis for practicing the most robust forms of therapy and meditation.
The event will take place on ZOOM. A link will be sent to attendees the day before.
Ken Bradford, PhD is an author, teacher and contemplative yogin integrating Buddhist, Dzogchen and Existential thought and practice. Formerly, he maintained a psychotherapy practice in the San Francisco Bay area and was Adjunct Professor at John F. Kennedy University and California Institute of Integral Studies. Publications include numerous articles, most recently on “Radical Authenticity” and “Existential-Contemplative Therapy”; books: The I of the Other: Mindfulness-Based Diagnosis & the Question of Sanity; and Listening from the Heart of Silence: Nondual Wisdom and Psychotherapy, Vol. 2 (with John Prendergast).
A 2-hours Certificate of Attendance will be emailed to participants