Being Awake and Fully Human in Intimate Relationships
The nondual rubber hits the road in our intimate relationships where we must face all that remains hidden in the shadowy recesses of our hearts. This includes our unexamined beliefs about love, the fear of aloneness, and the powerful emotions that arise when our buttons are pushed. Wherever we are on our spiritual path, relationships can offer a crucible to see where we are identified and defended. They can also help us transform co-dependency to a deeper communion in which we relate to one another from a sense of genuine inner freedom and fullness.
In this presentation, Amoda will speak about the true purpose of relationship, as well as speaking from her own direct experience of being in a long-term relationship. She will explore central questions, such as: What is it like to relate from an inner fullness rather than lack? How does the awakening process impact the experience of intimacy? How does one deal with emotional reactions when they arise? What if one’s partner has no interest in the process of awakening? Is there such a thing as an “enlightened relationship”? She will also take questions from the audience.
This talk (with time for questions and answers) will be presented in the San Martin Room of the Science and Nonduality Conference (SAND)
on Sunday 28, 11.50am - 12.30pm
The Science and Nonduality Conference is a gathering inspired by timeless wisdom, informed by cutting-edge science, and grounded in personal experience. SAND honors and nurtures the exploration and experience of nonduality as a pathway to greater wisdom and wellbeing in the context of the unique challenges of the 21st century.
This year the SAND Conference will be bringing together some of the brightest minds in science along with spiritual teachers from various traditions, to expand and deepen our understanding and experience of what it means to be human. Through these two lenses – of science and spirituality – the theme of this year's conference will be: The Mystery of Being Human