Gospel Meets Dharma (8-week Course)

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Gospel Meets Dharma (8-week Course)

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Gospel Meets Dharma: An exploration of Mystical Christianity, Teachings from the Buddha, and Nondual Awareness


Until I discovered Buddhism, meditation and transformative practice, Christianity made little sense to me. 20 years deep into my exploration of consciousness and the wisdom traditions, my love for Christianity has kindled from a spark into a terrestrial blaze.

Some of the deepest, most transformative teachings I’ve encountered have come not from the Romanized version of Christianity that has so dominated Western civilization, but from the gospels of early rogue outfits who followed the Way out into the desert and off into the Orient.

In what has become Lower Lights’ most popular offering, we use the Gospel of Thomas as a foundational resource. The Gospel of Thomas is a powerful, luminous text only recently discovered near Nag Hammadi, Egypt in 1945. Since then, these “hidden sayings” have slowly started to reshape the world’s understanding of Christianity’s original intent.

I hope you’ll join us for this journey into Christian Mysticism, Buddhist Awakening, and ultimately, the free and open Awareness that belongs to no tradition exclusively.

-Thomas McConkie

Topics include:

•Gospel of Thomas: Hidden Sayings from the Desert
•Salvation vs. Spiritual Awakening: What do these “twins” have in common?
•Moshel Moshelim: Jesus as Wisdom Teacher
•Christ Consciousness & Buddha Nature: Becoming Who You’ve Always Been
•Mindfulness: The Buddha’s Master Stroke
•Nondual Awareness: Walking the Path of the Human Being
•Saints and Bodhisattvas: Being Goodness In the World

*The learning in this class is done in a “pointing out” style. This means we will give preference to what topics are most alive in the group in a given moment. We will therefore cover some of the above topics more than others.

Meditative practices we will engage to deepen our exploration:
• Vipassana (Mindfulness)
• Contemplation (Centering Prayer)
• Voice Dialogue / Integral Polarity Practice
• Lectio Divina
• We Space (Meditating as a Collective)

*Each class session will include concise lecture, group discussion, and a majority of the time dedicated to meditation and transformative practice.

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8 sessions will run from January 7th - February 25th. We will meet Monday evenings, 7:30-9:00pm

Jane’s Home, 1229 E. South Temple

$225 for single registration
$390 for 2 person registration

Instructor: Thomas McConkie

Questions? Email info@lowerlightsslc.org