CONSCIOUSNESS CAFÉ
Awareness Play

   Inspired by the works of Hellinger, Jung, Rogers, Moreno, Perls, Lowen and other innovating scholars of consciousness, this group provides a creative space for people to come together and connect authentically with each other in the 'Here and Now'. The meetings are an opportunity to discover unexpected insights into the nature of relationships, the self and reality.


The old monk sat by the side of the road. With his eyes closed, his legs crossed and his hands folded in his lap, he sat. In deep meditation, he sat.

Suddenly his zazen was interrupted by the harsh and demanding voice of a samurai warrior. "Old man! Can you teach me about heaven and hell!"

At first, as though he had not heard, there was no perceptible response from the monk. But gradually he began to open his eyes, the faintest hint of a smile playing around the corners of his mouth as the samurai stood there, waiting impatiently, growing more and more agitated with each passing second.

"You wish to know the secrets of heaven and hell?" replied the monk at last. "You who are unkempt. You whose hands and feet are covered with dirt. You whose hair is uncombed, whose breath is foul? You whose sword is all rusty and neglected. You who are ugly and whose mother dresses you funny. You would ask me of heaven and hell?"

The samurai uttered a vile curse. He drew his sword and raised it high above his head. His face turned to crimson and the veins on his neck stood out in bold relief as he prepared to sever the monk's head from its shoulders.

"That is hell," said the old monk gently, just as the sword began its descent.

In that fraction of a second, the samurai was overcome with amazement, awe, recognition and compassion for this gentle being who had dared to risk his very life to give him such a teaching. He stopped his sword in mid-flight and his eyes filled with grateful tears.

"And that," said the monk, "is heaven."

Deeper Layers of Knowing


NEXT MEETINGS
20th November - 18th December 2022

Sundays, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
(Sydney, Melbourne time)
ZOOM LINK:  https://tinyurl.com/ytdh9v8b

Meeting ID: 818 9640 1393
Passcode: berlin
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Tuesdays, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
(Sydney, Melbourne time)
ZOOM LINK:  https://tinyurl.com/e6trf5a8
Meeting ID: 830 9199 6652
Passcode: roses

 

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Carl Jung
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The Taoist view recognises that opposing sides
transform into each other, and the universe
is already at peace with its own ways.


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