The Enlightenment Process:

12-Session Experiential Book Club

Begins Monday, January 11, 2021, 6:30pm Eastern

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This brand new class uses The Enlightenment Process by Judith Blackstone as a roadmap for spiritual practices, specific phenomenological practice pointers, and as an experiential guide for demystifying the process of spiritual awakening. Defining enlightenment as: “the experience of one’s own nature as subtle, unified consciousness, which is revealed through deeply inhabiting one’s body,” the Enlightenment Process focuses on the progression of enlightenment after this initial realization. With that said, this class is still suitable to all levels of experience with the Realization Process or other meditation modalities. The class will focus on how we can (to quote from the text) “learn to live in [and as] the empty, pervasive space of fundamental consciousness, in union with the environment and cosmos, while becoming integrated, alive and whole within the space of our own body.” Key practices: working with the subtle core, attunement to innate qualities of being in the body, and finding the nondual field of consciousness that pervades our body and environment, healing and release work.

The text treats spiritual enlightenment as one simultaneous movement of awakening, healing, and embodiment. This is perhaps the kernel of all Realization Process practices. Because the space of fundamental consciousness pervades our inner and outer being (and all dimensions of experience), it must therefore pervade the internal space of the body to be completely realized. Since the body acts as a registry for the unconscious mind (and the wounding that lives there), this means that the pervasive space of unbound being and emptiness (fundamental consciousness) must be allowed to pervade the deepest recesses of our embodied self. At a certain point in our development, embodiment, healing, and enlightenment are all the same. The Enlightenment Process is a unique text in that it generally abstains from making metaphysical statements, while instead outlining a phenomenological and experiential, sensory pathway to embodied spiritual awakening and healing.

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Syllabus
Day Date Time Chapter Topics Practices (subject to change in order or sequence)
1 Monday, Jan 11, 2021 6:30-8pm EST 1. Describing Enlightenment A. The realization of fundamental consciousness
B. Becoming authentic
C. Misconceptions about enlightenment
D. Unity of self, unity of self and world
E. Direct experience
F. Fundamental consciousness as an unchanging field of being
1. Awareness of the body vs inhabiting the body
2. Experiencing ourselves as matter, energy, and consciousness
2 Thursday, Jan 14, 2021 6:30-8pm EST 1. Describing Enlightenment A. Summary of content
B. Practice pointers, coaching
C. Q&A
3. Finding our subtle core
4. Advanced attunement to fundamental consciousness
3 Monday, Jan 18, 2021 6:30-8pm EST 2. Self and Selflessness A. The essential self
B. The false self
C. Ethical selflessness
D. Logical selflessness
E. Ultimate selflessness
5. Qualities of fundamental consciousness
6. Experiencing our quality of self
4 Thursday, Jan 21, 2021 6:30-8pm EST 2. Self and Selflessness A. Summary of content
B. Practice pointers, coaching
C. Q&A
7. Releasing bound fragments
8. Releasing bound attitudes
5 Monday, Jan 25, 2021 6:30-8pm EST 3. The Healing Process A. How emotional pain becomes bound in the body
B. The metaphysics of emotional binding
C. Releasing holding patterns from the causal level of consciousness
9. Relating from the subtle core
10. Letting life go through
6 Thursday, Jan 28, 2021 6:30-8pm EST 3. The Healing Process A. Summary of content
B. Practice pointers, coaching
C. Q&A
11. Seeing with the whole eye
12. Touching with the whole body
7 Monday, Feb 1, 2021 6:30-8pm EST 4. Distance and Intimacy A. The spatial nature of personal growth
B. Individuation
C. Relating in fundamental consciousness
D. Disentanglement
13. Refining the breath
14. Opening to the upward current
8 Thursday, Feb 4, 2021 6:30-8pm EST 4. Distance and Intimacy A. Summary of content
B. Practice pointers, coaching
C. Q&A
15. Balance
16. Subtle healing
9 Monday, Feb 8, 2021 6:30-8pm EST 5. The Body of Clear Space A. Misconceptions: enlightenment and the body
B. How the body and senses transform
C. Energy, breath, and speech
D. Gravity and balance
E. Health and healing
F. Physical sensation
G. Movement
17. Moving as fundamental consciousness
18. Cultivating a relationship with the cosmos
10 Thursday, Feb 11, 2021 6:30-8pm EST 5. The Body of Clear Space A. Summary of content
B. Practice pointers, coaching
C. Q&A
19. The elements of awakening and healing in meditation – putting it all together
11 Monday, Feb 15, 2021 6:30-8pm EST 6. Person and Cosmos A. Stimulation
B. Synchronicity
C. Gravity
D. Spontaneity
E. Projections onto God
F. Dharma: The Ethics of Fundamental Consciousness
20. Using the “eighth” chakra point
12 Thursday, Feb 18, 2021 6:30-8pm EST 6. Person and Cosmos A. Summary of content
B. Practice pointers, coaching
C. Q&A
21. Realization Process practices for “just sitting.”