WISDOM RESEARCH PILOT GROUP
Would you be interested in taking part in a 3 month (13 week) 'guided growth' wisdom research pilot group of 10 people, the specific aim of which is producing accelerated awakening, mastery of wisdom practice and unparalleled personal transformation?
The format will consist of daily contemplation practice, instruction through watching the new master class materials each Wednesday and Saturday (approximately 30 minutes of viewing time each day), and a group call every Sunday (approximately an hour or two) with periods of one-to-one support where appropriate.
The course will be split into two halves:
Part 1: the master class materials will be studied and practiced up until the midway point (week 7), covering exoteric, esoteric, dialectic and cosmological contemplation (approx. 30 videos), requiring the participants to sit everyday steadily building up sit length with the use of the new 'practice vow' functionality, plus additional weekly dialectic work and the introduction of cosmological contemplation practice.
Part 2: the group will begin to ramp up esoteric practice with longer and additional daily sits, focus on specific dialectic problems for each student specifically concerned with awakening, and introduce a regular cosmological contemplation practice for the same purpose. During this period participants will eventually be practicing up to 2 hours total time a day, with additional dialectic/cosmological practice, and the group talk commitments.
Participants will be required to take a survey before, during and after the 3 months. The aim is to create the ideal awakening program, and the data collected from this pilot group will inform the format of the next group, eventually contributing to the creation of a predictive model of awakening for participants. I'm working on this research program with Dr. Alex Fradera PhD, an academic expert in neuro-psychology.
The research program needs to be self-funded, so the three month 'guided growth' program will cost £1000 to take part. It's a big commitment to 13 weeks of intensive practice and development with the serious intention of waking up (or whatever the next level of realisation is for you) and mastering wisdom practice, so if you are interested, give it the appropriate consideration first. Taking part will no doubt change your life, and the opportunity to contribute to a research program of this significance would mean you would need to be serious about completing the entire 13 weeks.
We expect to run the pilot group this year from April to the end of June.
CASCADE RETREAT 1
Basic Dialectic Videos
This is an introduction to doing dialectic contemplation without relying on the formal or written dialectic that informs the interactive dialectic contemplation on this site. It makes for a great example because the daydream we explore with the trainee wisdom counsellor deals with the problem of misunderstanding the progress of wisdom as an exercise in elitism, or more precisely what it means to be a trainee in the service.