PANEL: Psychotherapy and Nonduality Two Paths or One?
Mariana Caplan, PhD, MFT, is a licensed psychotherapist,
professor of yogic and transpersonal psychologies, and the author of
seven books in the fields of psychology and spirituality, including, The
Guru Question: The Perils and Awards of Choosing a Spiritual Teacher,
Eyes Wide Open: Cultivating Discernment on the Spiritual Path, which won
five national awards for best spiritual book of 2010, and the seminal
Halfway Up the Mountain: the Error of Premature Claims to Enlightenment.
She has spent 20 years researching cutting edge and controversial
topics in Western Spirituality, and dialoguing with the great spiritual
teachers, scholars, and luminaries of our time. She uses somatic
approaches to psychotherapy to support spiritual practitioners and
teachers with the process of healing trauma and moving towards
psychospiritual integration, and working with the complex discernments
that arise in the context of spiritual practice and in spiritual
John J. Prendergast, Ph.D, is an Adjunct Professor of Psychology at CIIS, and the senior editor of (with P. Fenner and S. Krystal) and contributor to The Sacred Mirror: Nondual Wisdom and Psychotherapy (2003) and (with K. Bradford) Listening from the Heart of Silence (2007). He has a private psychotherapy practice in San Rafael and runs several self-inquiry groups. His primary teachers have been Jean Klein and Adyashanti.
In 1985, at the age of 22, Tami Simon founded Sounds True, a multimedia publishing company dedicated to disseminating spiritual wisdom. Based in Boulder, Colorado, Sounds True has published more than 800 audio, video, music, and book titles along with online courses and events. A two-time winner of the Inc 500 award as one of the fastest growing privately held companies in America, Sounds True is widely recognized as a pioneer in providing life-changing, practical tools that accelerate spiritual awakening and personal transformation. In addition to being the publisher and CEO of Sounds True, Tami hosts a free weekly podcast series called Insights at the Edge in which she interviews Sounds True authors about the growing edge of their life and work. Additionally, Tami is a senior meditation instructor under the guidance of Reggie Ray, who teaches in the practicing lineage of the great siddha and Tibetan Buddhist meditation teacher Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche.
From an early age Rupert was deeply interested in the nature of Reality. For twenty years he studied the teachings of Ouspensky, Krishnamurti, Rumi, Shankaracharya, Ramana Maharshi, Nisargadatta and Robert Adams, until he met his teacher, Francis Lucille, twelve years ago. Francis introduced Rupert to the teaching of Jean Klein, Parmenides, Wei Wu Wei and Atmananda Krishnamenon and, more importantly, directly indicated to him the true nature of experience.
Rupert’s first book is "The Transparency of Things," subtitled "Contemplating the Nature of Experience,". His second book, "Presence Volume I The Art of Peace and Happiness and Presence Volume II The Intimacy of All Experience" has been currently released by Non-Duality Press.