Cancelled |Mature Discipleship: Path of the Heart
In the heart of an adult there is a law laid down by the child. There is a child laying down the law into the heart of an adult. Take a look at what children are like:
they will teach you a lot about yourselves, as you are today. But, of course, it is below man’s dignity
to remain a child.“
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When we call a human being “mature” – what do we exactly mean? How can we develop a mature state of being? And why is this an essential requirement for a spiritual path and the encounter with the true teacher?
Our conference addresses this issue and illuminates the essential significance of a mature attitude within us and how it serves us on the inner path. Moving towards a mature state of being nurtures the willingness to take responsibility for our lives and allows us to mature into an inner human that loves the truth being thus ready to receive the spiritual teaching with all one’s heart. What kind of obstacles do we face on the inner path? What support do we need and what nourishes us?
The three teachers approach these questions from their perspectives with different methods which are also applied at the conference. different methods which are also applied at the conference.
During these days you are invited to take an interest in yourself, to gain fundamental knowledge and essential impulses, and to have time for experiences, exchange and contemplation. The modern monastery Gut Saunstorf is a silent place worthy for this conference and invites all people interested in an inner path.
The contribution by W. Nelles introduces an adult attitude. M. A. Young opens a space for the experience of discipleship and mature devotion to a teacher. OM C. Parkin speaks from a wisdom teaching perspective about conscious discipleship and being limited by childlike attitudes on the path.
In addition to the speakers’ contributions, there will be space for dialogue, exchange and being together in the modern monastery Gut Saunstorf. Welcome are people who see themselves on an inner path or are interested in it.
In his lecture, Wilfried Nelles outline the history and stages of human consciousness that in his view form the basis of all psychology and therapy. Against this background he then presents his new constellation work, the “Life Integration Process”. This method is not about one’ place in the family or other systems, but on the contrary about seeing one’s very individual self and about the full consent to one’s own life story and to oneself just the way we are.
Mary Angelon Young talks about her own discipleship and the intensive being with a Guru and gives practical insights into the path of the Bauls (wandering monks whose philosophy says that the divine is not to be found in the hereafter but in the human being itself). She introduces the participants to a mature perspective of discipleship on the inner path, shaped by the fire of spiritual practice in daily life. Her own experience on the spiritual path has taught her that we must give up childlike dependencies in order to follow the truth that truly frees us.
In his lecture, the spiritual teacher OM C. Parkin explains the concept of conscious discipleship as an adult state of maturity of the inner disciple, as it were a prerequisite for a fruitful relationship between disciple and teacher on the path of cognition. He divides this relationship into three phases or stages of development: “The first two phases are determined by the childlike disciple/student, who reacts to his own projected images of father or mother. Only in the third phase does the spiritual teacher come into play. Through him the guru-principle works, an impersonal, spiritual principle, which is still largely unknown in our culture. It has neither been recognized by the church as guardian of our spiritual culture nor by the Enlightenment, let alone appreciated”.
Wilfried Nelles, Dr. phil., M.A., geb. 1948,
played a decisive role in the development of the family constellation over many years, before further developing the constellation work into a life integration process. The life integration process is part of a new psychological paradigm which he calls “phenomenological psychology”. He has published sixteen books, translated into ten languages, and practices and teaches in many European and East Asian countries. Together with his son Malte he runs the Nelles Institute in Nettersheim, Eifel, Germany. www.nellesinstitut.de
Mary Angelon Young
three decades she has travelled extensively throughout India, Europe and North America and has published more than ten books on spiritual memories, one of which is a biography of Yogi Ramsuratkumar (2002). Her workshops in the USA and Europe offer a direct experience of writing and singing as a doorway to self-knowledge. As a mother and grandmother, Mary lives with her husband Thomas Raffaele Young at Triveni Ashram in the high desert mountains of Arizona. www.maryangelonyoung.com
OM C. Parkin
Wisdom teacher, mystic, inner scientist Philosopher and spiritual teacher of wisdom, communicates timeless knowledge, independent of culture and religion, which gives people a universal teaching, which we regard as the highest and understand as the last teachings of mankind: the teaching of advaita. He accompanies people on their path to the essential core of their being and teaches how to discover and listen to the inner teacher. www.om-c-parkin.de
|Friday, March 12|
|19:00 Welcome and opening into the topic|
20:00 – 22:00 Stages of Human Consciousness Wilfried Nelles
Lecture and dialogue
|Saturday, 13 March|
|10:30 – 13:00 Practice of the Life Integration Process Wilfried Nelles|
15:30 – 18:00 Insights into the Discipleship Mary Angelon Young
Lecture and dialogue
20:00 – 22:00 Spiritual Practice: A Direct Experience Mary Angelon Young
of the Bhakti path
|10:00 – 12:30 Conscious Discipleship OM C. Parkin|
Lecture and dialogue
15:00 – 17:00 Darshan OM C. Parkin
This event is bilingual (German/English) or with English translation on request.