White Sand and Stone

Realization Process

It seems to me that the essence of things, what I will refer to as the non-dual perspective or nonduality, can be quickly experienced by most people, and yet requires a lifetime of enquiry. I would propose that across traditions there seem to be certain paths to the non-dual perspective that produce “success” at higher rates than others, and that most “successful” meditators wind up finding their own idiosyncratic combination of enquiry, mindfulness and loving-kindness to be the path. I would further propose that many students, at least of my acquaintance, have similar ideas to what I have expressed so far, but fail to notice, or

simply do not know how, to bring the body into the equation and find this balance of practices and perspectives that facilitates the noticing of awakening.

Realization Process, is a synthesis of techniques from multiple traditions that hones in on the essential qualities and aspects of nonduality. It is therefore a direct path set of teachings in that it offers multiple pointers to direct experiential realization of the non-dual perspective. However, Realization Process is also a progressive path teaching that includes powerful and explicit techniques for working with many of the most common and bedevilling blocks that meditators encounter on their long road of infinite enquiry. The most ubiquitous block is that we do have these body-heart-minds, and they can be conditioned in ways that block letting go into the non-dual moment. Drawing on modern ideas regarding the usefulness of psychotherapy, body work and other empirically supported therapies for improving health and wellness, Realization Process offers explicit methods for handling pain, physical imbalance, relational trauma and even severe trauma (though professional support is generally appropriate in such situations) and just the general emotional residue that is left over from most people’s experience of growing up.

For people primarily interested in deepening an already established practice, Realization Process offers an incredibly useful combination of description and direct pointing. Without getting bogged down in metaphysical speculation, various degrees, qualities and types of awakening are mapped out in Realization Process. This schematic helps us understand our current experience and how we may still open further in some areas. Simultaneously, practices tailored to allow some direct experience of the various qualities described show us directly where we are more open, and where we might open yet further.

There is nothing more delicious than sitting together in fundamental consciousness, I hope you will investigate these teachings for yourself.

Zen Garden

Thank You Judith

Realization Process is the creation of Judith Blackstone, PhD. I encourage you to seek out her books, journal articles and interviews, or better yet, to attend one of her workshops or trainings. She and other Realization Process teachers can be found at 

Current Offerings

I currently host Realization Process Meditation sessions on Monday evenings from 7:15 to 8:00 and Friday evenings from 7 - 7:40 pm, EST on Google Meet. Free. Drop-ins of any experience level welcome. Hit the email button below to contact me and I will send you a link.

For most of the summer of 2021 I will be running two groups. Please see the descriptions below:

Bringing My Practice to My Relationships -- This is an opportunity for between 4 and 12 participants to bring their sitting practice to group interaction and practice relating as embodied presence. Each class will begin and end with guided Realization Process practices to help us attune to fundamental consciousness. In the middle of our time together participants will be facilitated in exploring the boundary of their “social selves” and their sense of being non-dual consciousness. This can be run as an ongoing group but is currently being offered as a four class commitment. The next offering will be on Fridays, July 16, 23, 30 and August 6, from 5:30 to 7:00 pm EST. $120.00. Contact me by hitting the email button below to apply.

 

RP Parenting -- This is a space to come together as sensitive and aware parents who also do not always know what to do. A space to practice keeping fundamental consciousness as our balance point while acknowledging we don’t always feel so balanced. A mixture of RP attunements and facilitated discussion of the challenges inherent in parenting. This group is offered on Mondays from 6;:00 to 7:00 pm EST. Rolling enrollment, so participants may change from week to week, but I ask for a commitment of at least four sessions to begin. $25.00/session. Contact me by hitting the email button below to apply.

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