Awakening Technologies represent advancements in the field of spiritual evolution. In many cases, ancient practices have been improved or modified to make them more affective. Some however, are brand new. The paths and practices shown here represent our bridges to the other shore. These are the gifts and tools we have given to ourselves to help us evolve beyond ego, and into the bliss that is Lived Enlightenment.
Kriya Yoga, is an advanced Raja Yoga technique of pranayama (life-energy control). Kriya reinforces and revitalizes subtle currents of life energy (prana) in the spine and brain. The ancient seers of India (rishis) perceived the brain and spine as the tree of life. Out of the subtle cerebrospinal centers of life and consciousness (chakras) flow the energies that enliven all the nerves and every organ and tissue of the body. The yogis discovered that by revolving the life current continuously up and down the spine by the special technique of Kriya Yoga, it is possible to greatly accelerate one’s spiritual evolution and awareness. Correct practice of Kriya Yoga enables the normal activities of the heart and lungs and nervous system to slow down naturally, producing deep inner stillness of body and mind and freeing the attention from the usual turbulence of thoughts, emotions, and sensory perceptions. In the clarity of that inner stillness, one comes to experience a deepening interior peace and attunement with one’s soul and with God.
Contemplating art that has been inspired by evolved beings in exalted states can serve as a road map for accessing these same states ourselves. Through accessing these realms we attune ourselves to our own evolutionary impulse and align our energies with the ever ascending trajectory of the cosmos. Alex Grey has created some of the most transcendent and accurate paintings our world has ever seen.
Mondo Zen™ is based on Japanese and Chinese Zen, updated for the 21st Century. Mondo Zen™ transcends the hierarchical/authoritarian, gender-biased and constraining monastic aspects of traditional Zen in favor of practical, experiential “in the world” engagement. Relying only on direct personal experience – as taught by the Buddha himself – it does not allow mythic constructs to complicate its philosophical orientation. This includes ideas such as reincarnation, soul as personality, bardo realms, past lives, a creator deity, or other faith-based beliefs. It is important that in our practice of Mondo Zen™ we consciously choose to set aside all such ideas at least until we have experienced, tested and evaluated for ourselves a simpler and stronger way of knowing. Why is this important? Because those beliefs and concepts force our immediate experience into a container of pre-defined understanding, robbing us of the experience of deeper insight. By letting go of our attachment to our beliefs and mythologies, at least while we are actively doing this practice, we remove a barrier to insight caused by our attachment to those views. Leave old concepts at the door with your hat and shoes—you can always pick them up again on the way out, if they still fit!
The Work of Byron Katie is a way of identifying and questioning the thoughts that cause all the fear, violence, depression, frustration, and suffering in the world. It’s a powerful tool for removing the blocks to our evolutionary unfolding and allowing the mind to return to its true, awakened, peaceful, creative nature. Learn More
A Course in Miracles
A Course in Miracles is an Awakening Technology that arose in 1976. It is a self-study curriculum that aims to assist its readers in achieving spiritual transformation. The book describes a non-dualistic philosophy of forgiveness and includes what are meant to be practical lessons and applications for the practice of forgiveness in one’s daily life. The introduction to the book contains the following summary, “Nothing real can be threatened. Nothing unreal exists. Herein lies the peace of God.” The Course is split into three parts. The text, the workbook, and the manual for teachers… Read More