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After Prophecy:

Henry Corbin and the Angel Out Ahead

Escape the trap of your mind…


3rd in a series introducing the work of Henry Corbin.

This course can be taken with no prerequisite.

We meet once a week for approximately 2 ½ hours.

All sessions are recorded and available for download by registered students.

Tuition for the course is $300, or $40 per session. "Scholarships" are available.


Sparkroot Farm, Moncure, North Carolina—June 21-22, 2019

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Subversive Sensualities: Undermining the Dis-Imagination Machine


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Houston Jung Center, Houston, TX
The Boundaries of the Imagination: On Love
August 2-4, 2019

KEYNOTE LECTURE:
Intimacy and Imagination: Exploring the Ecstasies of Sensation
Towards the end of a long and profound meditation on the depths and darkness of psyche James Hillman wrote about the love we have for dream images. He called this "imaginal love." He wrote, "this love does not reach only towards unifying as we have been so tediously taught. When we love, we want to explore, to discriminate more and more widely, to extend the intricacy that intensifies intimacy." Because imagination is the substance from which our experience is made, this love is fundamental to everything we do and all that we imagine ourselves to be. The identification of imagination and intimacy turns our attention to what is closest to us, to where all our journeys began, to touch, and touching and to the simplest ways that we know ourselves in the world. Norman Fischer, the zen master, tells us that the word intimacy is a synonym for awakening or enlightenment. He said "it sounds like we are getting closer, deeper, more loving with our experience rather than somehow beyond it. Intimacy better expresses what enlightenment really feels like I think." In this presentation we will think about some of the simple ways in which we can bring life and light to the world, to ourselves, and to those we love.


The Rowe Center  
Rowe MA.
September 13 - 15, 2019

https://rowecenter.org/wp/events/tom-cheetham-restoring-the-soul-of-the-earth/

Restoring the Soul of the Earth

Learn to practice attention in an ecological context, awakening your sense of the anima mundi, the soul of the world.

In attending to things — in paying attention —  we let them educate us, to educe us, to “lead us out” from ourselves. In this workshop, you’ll be attending to the earth. To attend to things is to be in sympathy with them as they show themselves. You’ll start by stopping. As the Buddhists put it: Rest in the openness of mind, in beginner’s mind. Tom will help you open to a profound receptivity to what there is, a radical empiricism that releases the ego and discovers the world. Zen teacher Dōgen put it this way: “To carry yourself forward and experience myriad things is delusion. That myriad things come forth and experience themselves is awakening.” Disciplined and sustained attention is a kind of prayer, the supreme form of creative imagination. There must be as many modes of attention as there are modes of being. Find your mode of attention in this weekend of exploring creative imagination, community, sympathy with beings, language, and wonders to behold.


Temenos Academy, London, UK
Spring 2020 Details TBA



Sparkroot Farm
April/May 2020 Details TBA



UNIPAZ - Brasilia, Brazil
Sept 5-13, 2020

Restoring the Soul of the Earth



Seattle University
Fall 2020 - Details TBA