There is much we are unaware of about ourselves and our self, and this appears to be a feature of human existence. There are experiences described as ‘enlightenment’ and while this is believed to be true by many, no one really knows that ‘ultimate enlightenment’ really is. We see evidence of darkness in enlightened beings, and sometimes these people wreak great pain on others. We see, in deeper dimensions of meditation, aspects of one’s self that are so very uncomfortable and hard to accept.
This final session in series The Shadow and Meditation will ruminate on this shadow from various ways, attempting to entice it to approach the light and consider ways this shadow is revealed to us. Be ready to share and honor what we all have in common: the shadow nature of our self.
Delivered by Dr Theo Cope
Theo A. Cope holds his MA and Ph.D. in Psychology and a B.A. in Gerontology. He is a certified Family Consultant and a Positive Psychotherapist (PPT), with certification granted by the World Association of Positive Psychotherapy in Wiesbaden, Germany. PPT is a trans-cultural therapeutic method, which began in 1968 by Dr. Nossrat Peseschkian.
In Oct. 2014, Theo began working for International SOS medical group (now Raffles Medical) in Beijing as a Psychologist and Psychotherapist, after collaborating with ISOS in Dalian for many years. He has lived and taught in different regions of China for the past 18 years and written on various themes of psychology and philosophy. He is the author of two books in the field of psychology. He practices mindfulness meditation regularly, uses mindfulness skills professionally and has integrated mindfulness into the topics he lectures on. Theo has given lectures and workshops for international companies in China as well as at international conferences.