Finding Ourselves and Losing Ourselves

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Finding Ourselves and Losing Ourselves
 
with Dr. Stephen Fulder
 
Friday, May 24th, 2019 | 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm
 

 
There is no question more engaging, universal and mysterious than the question: ‘Who Am I?’

As soon as we move out of automatic living and start to question and explore who or what we are, we open a Pandora’s Box and our life can get dramatically more deep and interesting, and sometimes more disturbing. We find ourselves in a world of paradox, mystery, and yet unimagined freedom.

‘Who is in charge of my life?’ ‘What in me is changing and what is constant?’ ‘Which of the many voices within me can I rely on?’ ‘How can I let go of the sense of separation between me and the world?’ ‘Is my life leading me somewhere?’ Questions such as these become a journey of discovery. They help us peel off the layers of conditioning and beliefs and live more wisely, more lightly and more freely.

In the dharma, we meet ourselves as a constantly changing field of experience, not as an intellectual puzzle. We are actually more transparent than we first thought. This is an insight into anatta, non-self, and sunyata, emptiness. This removes the veil or filter through which we usually view the world, which then appears meaningful, joyful, and unlimited. In this event, we will explore these questions concerning self and world, by means of a talk, meditation, and inquiry.

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Teacher(s)

Stephen Fulder

Born in 1946 in London, Stephen was closely involved in the 1960’s culture, studied at Oxford University and obtained a Ph.D. in medical research. He has published 14 books in the field of complementary medicine. He has been practicing largely within the Theravada Buddhist framework since 1976 together with long-term inspiration from Dzogchen and Advaita teachings. He has been teaching intensively for 25 years, mostly in Israel, with at least 15 retreats a year, plus annual courses and classes.

Stephen has been guiding Israeli dharma teachers and instructors as the founder and senior teacher of the Israel Insight Society which currently teaches around 2000 practitioners annually in 45 retreats and courses throughout the country. He runs national programs of practice in prisons, in-home visits to cancer patients, and in peace-making activities.

His new book, ‘What’s Beyond Mindfulness: Waking Up to This Precious Life’ is a deep exploration of the way the practical teachings of the dharma can help us deeply with ordinary daily life situations and yet take us all the way to awakening. It was the number 1 bestseller in the category of instructional books in Israel for 18 weeks. www.stephenfulder.com,