Note: Special broadcast time: 11:00 AM Pacific
Hameed Ali (also known as A.H. Almaas) states that
“Enlightenment is not a static realization; it is always evolving. It is the response of Reality to particular situations within particular cultural milieus, even if its basic awakenings and insights are universal and transcendent. Enlightenment is not a static realization, but a dynamic intelligent illumination of a particular situation as it relates to the entirety of existence.”
Thus, he teaches people to grow into freedom as an unfolding, living realization, one that doesn’t separate spiritual growth from psychological maturation, opening into a dynamic enlightenment wherein a transcendent truth can live personally in the world.
We will discuss how that process can empower our healthy creative responses to this historical moment. Cultural evolution is rapidly accelerating as cultures mix and encounter new religions, technologies, and environmental changes, producing what many see as an unprecedented global crisis.
We will explore the creative possibilities of this moment by exploring “skillful means” including how to use inquiry and other newly formulated spiritual practices to open up the infinite creativity of our Being, transforming our lives into a runaway realization continually responding to individual life circumstances that cannot help but encompass our whole contemporary global situation.
About Hameed Ali:
A.H. Almaas (the pen name of Hameed Ali) is the founder of the Ridhwan School and is the author of, The Elixir of Enlightenment, Essence: The Diamond Approach to Inner Realization, The Diamond Mind Series, The Diamond Heart Series, and The Diamond Body Series, amongst many others.
He was born in Kuwait in 1944. At the age of eighteen, he moved to the USA to study at the University of California in Berkeley. While Hameed was working on his Ph.D. in physics he reached a turning point in his life and destiny that led him to inquire deeply into the psychological and spiritual aspects of human nature. He was among the first students of Claudio Naranjo, an early pioneer of the integration of spiritual and therapeutic work.
His interest in the truth of human nature and the true nature of reality resulted in the creation of the Diamond Approach, a path of investigation of Reality and transformative work on oneself designed to lead to human maturity and liberation.
“Because of our particular vision of Reality it is not completely accurate to think of this approach as spiritual work, for this work does not separate the spiritual from the psychological, neither does it see these two as separate from the physical everyday life and scientific investigation of the content of perception.”
Depending on one’s perspective, he might be termed, among other things, an Integral theorist, a mystic, a spiritual teacher or an exponent of the perennial philosophy. The curriculum of the work draws upon Sufism, Platonism, Buddhism, the Fourth Way, and many other of the world’s spiritual and psychological traditions. Teachers of the Diamond Approach focus on the students’ specific perception of their own immediate issues. His website is www.ahalmaas.com.
HOW TO PARTICIPATE:
Sunday, September 117th at 11:00 am Pacific
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The Beyond Awakening Team