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Announcing the launch of
Undivided: The Online Journal of Nonduality and Psychology
The Nondual Wisdom and Psychology Institute (NDWPI) is pleased to announce the launch of Undivided: The Online Journal of Nonduality and Psychology at undividedjournal.com/
This bi-annual journal will:
–Explore the confluence of nondual wisdom teachings and contemporary psychology with articles and offerings by leading teachers and psychotherapists.
–Include sections on traditional and contemporary nondual teachers and teachings, contemplative essays, clinical theory and practice, audio talks, video talks, poetry, graphic art, books reviews, and dissertations of note.
–Be interactive – allowing readers to comment on articles and, in most cases, blog with the authors for the first two months of publication.
–Be free – at least for the first issue. We hope to be entirely supported by the generous donations of our readers. If not, we may have to rely on subscriptions or advertising with subsequent issues.
–Be peer-reviewed – all articles undergo a rigorous editing process to insure relevancy and excellence in writing.
Please sample our first issue and let us know how it strikes you!
John Prendergast, Ph.D., Editor-in-Chief
Nondual Wisdom and Psychology Institute www.wisdompsy.com
Last week I had the honour of attending and speaking at the 2011 Paradoxica Nondual Psychology Conference held at the University of Lethbridge in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada, which is a 3 hour drive south of Calgary. Lethbridge is a city of about 86,000 people.
Lethbridge, Alberta, is a hotbed of nondual teaching, study, and training conceived and run by Dr. Gary Nixon, a firey, passionate, self-realized visionary. Gary is Associate Professor in the Faculty of Health Sciences and head of the Addictions Counseling program.
I spoke to several of his students and former students who are now counselors and they speak with gratitude about having discovered and studied with Gary. He’s the kind of guy you’re either going to love or not want to deal with. He doesn’t mess around. He promotes the work of Jed McKenna, among others, and if there is a flesh and blood Jed it may as well be Gary.
The Conference was well organized, stayed on schedule, and no glitches were noted. All the speakers showed up and each one delivered something different and truly powerful. Gary himself is a dynamic speaker. Why he hasn’t appeared at the Science and Nonduality Conferences, I don’t know. Certainly that will change. For one thing, I guess, he’s very busy as an academic, teaching, doing research, publishing a journal, planning a yearly conference, counseling, and training graduate students.
The day after the conference I was privileged to sit in on a group counseling session with Gary and about 15 of his students, former students, and couple of outsiders who were speakers at the conference. There was a lot of vulnerability which allowed for deepened connections between people.
What’s happening in Lethbridge is the training of nondual psychologists. They, in turn, are spreading the knowledge of nonduality. I was very pleased to be part of this conference. I hope to return. Thanks to Gary Nixon for inviting me and to his students, former students, and other conference attendees for their gracious attention and interest.
I have heard from Will Joel Friedman and Gary Nixon about what looks to be a great nonduality conference happening in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada, June 17-18, 2010.
The links will take you to a fine website with clear, detailed descriptions of the proposed talks as well as the contents of Volume #1 of Paradoxica: Journal of Nondual Psychology.
Here is their announcement of the Conference:
EXCITING NEWS: Announcing the first nondual psychology & psychotherapy conference in Canada.
The Paradoxica Institute is hosting the Nondual Psychology (and Beyond) Conference, June 17-18, 2010 at the University of Lethbridge in beautiful Lethbridge Alberta nestled in the coulees, and close to the Waterton Mountains.
We want this to be a dynamic and transformational conference including powerful and insightful clinical workshops in addition to ground breaking presentations and energizing workshops.
Join in June’s festivities as we celebrate and embrace the flowering of Nothingness together!