10 Results: remembrance
Just as the surfer becomes one with the wave, so does the human heart become one with the Eternal through the Sufi practice of remembrance (Dhikr-Allah, or chanting). Shaykh Yassir Chadly is a native of Morocco and has been the imam (spiritual leader) of the Masjid Al-Iman, a multicultural Sufi mosque, since 1992.
- Audio Teleseminars
Shaykh Yassir Chadly has been the imam (spiritual leader) at the Masjid-Al Iman, a multi-cultural Sufi-oriented mosque in Oakland, California, since 1992. He is currently an adjunct professor at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley.
- Audio Experientials
Julia Butterfly Hill is known for her environmental activism, but she is also a deeply spiritual and reflective being. In this dialogue, she reveals her sense that the most important thing we can do is to hold an image of our world as whole, connected, and complete.
- Audio Interviews
Nina Lynn Meyerhof, EdD, President and Founder of Children of the Earth, has made a life of advocating for children and youth. As her vocation, she served as the Special Education Coordinator for a ten-school district in southern Vermont. Dr. Meyerhof has extensive background in the needs of all children, with Master of Arts degrees in both Special Education and in Counseling and a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies in Psychology. She also holds a doctorate in Educational Policy, Research, and Administration from the University of Massachusetts at which she developed a self-esteem model to be used in schools. The co-author of Conscious Education: The Bridge to Freedom, she is recognized as an innovative educator committed to global responsibility through authentic learning. Having received many awards for her work from The Mother Theresa Award to the Citizen's Department of Peace Award to The International Educators Award for Peace, Nina continues daily to focus on altering world views for creating a better future.
Ralph Metzner, Ph.D., who has a B.A. in philosophy and psychology from Oxford University and a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Harvard University, has been involved in the study of transformations of consciousness ever since, as a graduate student, he worked with Timothy Leary and Richard Alpert (later Ram Dass) on the Harvard Psilocybin Projects. He co-wrote The Psychedelic Experience, and was editor of The Psychedelic Review.
During the 1970s, Ralph spent 10 years in the intensive study and practice of Agni Yoga, a meditative system of working with light-fire life-energies. He wrote Maps of Consciousness, one of the earliest attempts at a comparative cartography of consciousness; and Know Your Type, a comparative survey of personality typologies, ancient and modern. He was the Academic Dean for ten years, during the 1980s, at the California Institute of Integral Studies, where he is still Professor, teaching courses there on “Altered States of Consciousness" and “Developing Ecological Consciousness".
Ralph maintains a part-time psychotherapy practice, and conducts numerous workshops on consciousness transformation, both nationally and internationally. His books include Well of Remembrance, The Unfolding Self, Green Psychology, and two edited collections on the science and the phenomenology of Ayahuasca and Teonanácatl.
» Watch a video recording of Ralph Metzner's 2/21/12 lecture on "Consciousness, Entheogens, and Healing: New Directions and Implications." This lecture was streamed as part of the IONS sponsored lecture series at Aqus Café in Petaluma, CA.
This is the third edition of Breaking News, giving you the latest updates on what's happening in Research at IONS. Recently, Cassi gave two presentations at the International Symposia for Contemplative Studies, which was hosted by the Mind and Life Institute and cosponsored by several other organizations including IONS.
- Breaking News from IONS Research
Oneness. Destiny. That vague sense of yearning. These, for Atkinson, are the calling cards of soul-making. But what are we being called to do and how do we get there? The ancient mystics aren’t the only ones with answers.
A Sufi, a philosopher, and a psychotherapist discuss the enigmatic nature of nonduality and why it is relevant.
The whole experience of enlightenment can be accelerated now because not only do we have the techniques for doing so, which come to us from ancient wisdom traditions, but we have the technology to facilitate and accelerate the learning of these techniques. Every problem that we face, whether it’s war, terrorism, social injustice, economic disparities, or global warming, would be creatively addressed by our collective consciousness moving to a new level.
Members of the IONS staff enrich their lives and entertain their minds by staying connected to the world of consciousness science and shifts in worldview through books, films, and other media. Here are some of our favorites from the last year. Check them out in 2012!
- Media and Consciousness
10 Results: remembrance