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#3319 - Tuesday, October 14, 2008 -
Editor: Jerry Katz
The Nonduality Highlights - http://groups.yahoo.com/group/NDhighlights
Thanks to Mark and Gloria for "doing" the Highlights for me while I was away. I recently had an opportunity to meet a few people who read the Highlights. There's nothing like face to face contact. It's strange, like walking out of Plato's cave, if you can imagine such an experience and the gratitude that wells up.
In this issue is news of a webcast with Deepak Chopra in which he delves into his book The Third Jesus: The Christ We Cannot Ignore. http://www.amazon.com/Third-Jesus-Christ-Cannot-Ignore/dp/0307338312/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1224026982&sr=1-1
Chopra appeals to a broad section of the spirituality public and teaches the message of nonduality. The webcast begins Wednesday, October 15, 2008.
Join Deepak Chopra
along with Wendy Craig-Purcell for a bold
six-part video Webcast series on Jesus and the Awakening to
God-Consciousness, based on Chopras recent book The Third
Jesus: The Christ We Cannot Ignore. http://www.amazon.com/Third-Jesus-Christ-Cannot-Ignore/dp/0307338312/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1224026982&sr=1-1
The Web series contends that Jesus was pointing the way for all of us to experience the awakening that he himself had experienced.
The web series topics and dates:
Oct. 15: Who Is Jesus and Why Does It Matter?
Oct. 22: Opening to the Path
Oct. 29: A New Way of Being
Nov. 5: When the Rubber Hits the Road
Nov. 12: What to Expect When You're Expecting Enlightenment
Nov. 19: Jesus Without Dogma
Each weekly half-hour segment will be available as of 6PM EST / 3PM PST
All segments will remain available after their initial airing until November 26 for free of change.
A study guide is available for groups and individuals.
Register at http://unityonline.org/deepak Each week, well send you an e-mail when we post each new segment online. Each segment will be available as of 6 p.m. EST/3 p.m. PST on its start date. You may watch at your convenience as the segments have been prerecorded. All segments will be available after their initial airing until November 26.
As you listen to the discussion between Deepak, one of the worlds most renowned spiritual leaders and Wendy, a prominent Unity minister, youll gain a new insight into Jesus and his primary teaching: awakening to God-consciousness. This six-week series begins October 15. Preregister today!
Here is an excerpt from the study guide which you will receive when you sign-up:
Who Is Jesus and Why Does It Matter?
During the first Webcast, Dr. Deepak Chopra and Rev. Wendy Craig-Purcell discuss the following sections of the book:
Redeeming the Redeemer [Pages 7-20]
Who Is the "Real" Jesus? [Pages 129-139]
Questions for Personal Reflection:
What do you find most striking about Chopras descriptions of the three Jesuses?
What are your thoughts on this idea that Jesus was an enlightened master such as Buddha or the Vedic sages?
If Jesus was an enlightened master, what do you think this might mean for Christianity?
Respond to the notion that a persons level of consciousness impacts their interpretation of the message.
Did you find any of the five arguments [Page 130] of who the "real" Jesus is surprising? Did you find that you had strong feelings one way or the other about any of these? Why do you think that is? How has your personal religious background impacted your spiritual beliefs today? Does it make reading a book like this a breath of fresh air or does it bring up less positive feelings? Do you experience inner conflict when you consider the idea of the third Jesus?
Find out more and register at http://unityonline.org/deepak
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