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#3277 - Tuesday, September 2, 2008 - Editor: Jerry Katz
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Peter Fenner's Nondual Teacher Training is introduced. Fenner writes that the training is intended for
People who have a solid grounding in a nondual spiritual approach
Dzogchen, Zen or Advaita and feel they are ready to share their wisdom
Therapists and mental health professionals who want to explore the
contribution of nonduality in individual therapy and group work.
Meditation teachers who wish to introduce a nondual dimension into their
practical guidance and dharma discussions.
People who give satsang who wish to enhance their capacity to share
nondual awareness and expand the reach of their transmission.
Graduates of the 9 month Radiant Mind course who wish to facilitate
practice groups based on Radiant Mind resources.
The following is excerpted from http://www.radiantmind.net/nondual_training.pdf. If you're interested, please read the whole document.
NONDUAL TEACHER TRAINING
This 9 month Nondual Teacher Training is designed for people who wish to expand
and refine their capacity to offer nondual awareness as the central dimension of
their teaching, or as a component of their work with individuals and groups.
The Training is based on the synthesis of Asian nondual approaches that has been
developed by Peter Fenner. Peters approach has been refined and tested over
35 years by thousands of people in workshops, courses and retreats. His synthesis
draws on the most powerful aspects of traditions such Madhyamika, Dzogchen,
Mahamudra, Zen and Advaita. These are woven into a form of space creation and
facilitation that is refined, minimalist, smooth, and very efficient in the delivery of the
pure nondual contentless transmission in an interactive group setting.
The Training is unique in bringing together people from diverse nondual traditions
and lineages. Together we will create a synergistic dynamic that radically enhances
everyones capacity to embody and share nondual awareness within their own
communities and beyond. The framework for the Training will be based on the form
of nondual transmission that he been developed by Peter. This framework will provide
a model and set of distinctions for discerning the subtleties of nondual transmission.
But the Training is not limited to this framework.
Participants will share, demonstrate and enrich each others learning by contributing
their own forms of nondual work. The Training will create dynamic opportunities for
participants to refine their capacities for nondual transmission through demonstrations
of diff erent styles, skills and movements of nondual work. Participants will learn
through their own active engagement and focused feedback from Peter and other
participants. The Training is thoroughly experiential. Together we will create a quality
of collaborative discernment that is unparalleled.
This training is designed for
Presencing nondual awareness within oneself as the basis for all
Discovering your own style and process for nondual transmission.
Learning to distinguish and reveal the atemporal, impersonal, unconditioned
dimension through dialogue and silence.
Deconstructing yourself: working with your own conditioned identities that
can arise in nondual facilitation.
Not getting lost in personal experience: your own and others.
Resting in, and responding from, nondual awareness in high intensity situations.
Recognizing and learning how to work at the result level; from the place where
there is no time lag between communication and realization.
Conversations for bringing awareness into the here and now: the present moment
where nothing can be missing and everything is taking care of itself.
Working with questions and concerns around choice, ignorance, love, motivation,
and integrating the nondual into daily life.
Functioning beyond comfort and discomfort.
The creative function of ambiguity and the conversion of confusion into
Removing concepts: tracking and managing the gradient of the
The themes of the training include
Reducing slippage: not getting caught in theories, explanations, advice,
recommendations or techniques.
Learning how to talk from within the state of unconditioned awareness, and
how to use this ability as a tool for inducing this state in others.
Listening to, and silently engaging with, the dynamic fi eld of nonverbal
conversations that invariably arise in nondual group work.
Discerning diff erent qualities of silence: sensing if people are in deep
meditation or protecting their beliefs.
Creating the conditions for natural contemplation: the eff ortless unfolding of
deep meditation in nondual awareness.
Allowing silence to emerge in an uncontrived manner.
Not conditioning the space: being in the place where everything is possible in
the next moment.
Pure listening and speaking: beyond interest and disinterest, beyond
validation or invalidation.
Correcting the oscillation between polarized beliefs: gently moving people
Nothing to defend or avoid: working with the misconception that nondual
awareness bypasses the relative.
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Read the full introduction to nondual teacher training: http://www.radiantmind.net/nondual_training.pdf
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