“Waking Up Beyond Mindfulness: What Kind of Consciousness Will Really Help Save Our World?”
Dustin DiPerna is a dynamic young integral leader who has traveled all over the world pursuing his dedication to making timeless spiritual wisdom relevant and accessible for a rapidly changing world. He is both a rigorous student of the traditions and a serious practitioner. I have known Dustin for over a decade, and I’m both proud and delighted to see him making an increasing number of fresh, dynamic, original contributions to contemporary spiritual culture.
For the past 8 years, Dustin has been practicing and studying in the spiritual lineages of Mahamudra and Dzogchen under the direction of Daniel P. Brown and Rahob Tulku Rinpoche. Starting even earlier, Dustin has been, for more than a decade, a close student of Integral philosopher, Ken Wilber, who has said of Dustin’s work that it “fundamentally alters the way in which religion or spirituality can (and should) be taught and practiced” (access both Daniel Brown and Ken Wilber’s Beyond Awakening dialogues here).
During our upcoming dialogue, Dustin and I will be exploring what happens “beyond mindfulness.” Mindfulness has now become mainstream. But there’s more to meditation and higher consciousness than mindfulness. Mindfulness, properly understood, is a wonderful beginner’s practice. Meditation goes far beyond becoming more calm, more relaxed, or even more mindful. Meditation, in its fullest and most fundamental expression, is about Waking Up. According to the great spiritual traditions East and West, each and every one of us has the innate potential to recognize the Ultimate Nature of Reality.
Ultimate Reality is Undivided Wholeness, unobstructed by conceptual limitations of self, time, space or any other form of separation. Reality-Itself, in its deepest and most true sense, is effulgent radiance, expressing itself in each and every moment as an invitation from the Kosmos to open more fully into being conscious love.
But how does this figure into the intractable and intensifying global crises that confront us on a daily basis? Dustin points to an ever-growing group of people around the globe who are not only going beyond practicing mindfulness, they are waking up and going beyond awakening too — joining together in deeper synergy to effect positive change in the world.
I invite you to join us Sunday, Oct. 25th, as Dustin and I explore a synthesis of ancient and modern wisdom, the possibilities of meditation, and what it all means for you and for our world at this critical moment in history.
About Dustin DiPerna
Dustin DiPerna is a scholar and author, focused on the nature and evolution of the world’s religions, spiritual paths and philosophies. He is also a teacher, coach and entrepreneur who helps individuals and groups find happier and more fulfilling ways of being in the world. He is author and/or editor of four books: Streams of Wisdom, Evolution’s Ally, The Coming Waves and Earth is Eden (forthcoming in 2016).
Dustin has held positions with the Integral Institute, the Integral Spiritual Center and the World Council of Religious and Spiritual Leaders (WCORL). As an entrepreneur, Dustin launched Integral Publishing House as a platform to publish books which stimulate the development of deeper levels of consciousness and culture. He also co-founded WEpractice, a training program to help people move beyond the limitations of individualized spiritual practice to discover the power of groups in transformation, integration, and healing.
Dustin also played a central role on the leadership team for the Global Cooperative Forum in Interlaken, Switzerland and launched the World Business Commons in partnership with the Mendoza College of Business at the University of Notre Dame. His latest venture, Bright Alliance, is building an endowment for the continued preservation and dissemination of the great treasure trove of human wisdom sourced in our world’s great religious traditions. Dustin holds an undergraduate degree from Cornell University and a Masters of Liberal Arts degree in Religion from Harvard University. An avid lover of art, design and nature, he lives in California with his wife, Amanda, and daughter, Jaya.
HOW TO PARTICIPATE:
*Sunday, October 25th at 10:00am Pacific; 11:00am Mountain; 12:00pm Central; 1:00pm Eastern
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- To listen live by phone, dial: (425) 440-5100 (alternate #: (415) 633-4267 )
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We look forward to your attendance!
The Beyond Awakening Team