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Science of Bliss: a Workshop About Consciousness and (of course) Happiness

7 to 8:30PM (Weekly Fridays)

Science of Bliss :
a Workshop about Consciousness and
(of course) Happiness
Claude Cohen

~ All Joys Come From Heaven. --- Pinhas of Koretz ~

Question: If all joys come from Heaven then, if we explore and follow a simple joy, could it lead us to Heaven?

Question: Actually, how do we go about “exploring a simple joy?”

Question: Besides, what Heaven can we expect to find?

On Fridays
, we will 
embark on an explorationto answer these questions and ask many more, with at our disposal, nothing less than two of the greatest human incentives: our curiosity and our inextinguishable desire to be happy.

Luckily, we also have the benefit to examine countless records left by yesteryears thinkers, coupled with our modern ability to understand and respect languages and cultures different from ours.

We know now that an Ancient Greek philosopher, a Taoist theoretician, a 12th century Dominican monk, a Vedic parabola or a German Romantic… echo concepts characteristic of their respective times and places. But they can also approach something more fundamental, simple, albeit extremely subtle: an incommunicable truth; or rather a directly incommunicable truth.

(Obviously, if it were directly transmissible, Buddha, for instance, would have “touched” one disciple who, in turn, would have touched a second one… and humanity would be in permanent Satori ever since. No, Buddha had to point to the way to Satori. Thus, a second disciple said to the first one: “Are you sure Buddha meant that and not this?”  And a third one probably speculated on what the first disciple really meant, etc…)

Every Friday, we shall take the time to stroll together towards this truth, meandering through a few literary examples, images, tales from various cultures, and religious writings coming from many faiths.

As enjoyable as this wandering could end up being, it will remain an intellectual process.

Can we transmute it into an existential one? Can we breathe happiness as we breathe air?
~ You certainly can! ~

Suggested Donation: $11, Donations Will Be Anonymous and Everyone is Welcome!
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Questions to Claude at claudepasclaudo [@] verizon [.] net

About the Presenter by the Presenter:
For twenty years
, I read everything I could about “the Secret of Life”. When I lost all the notes I had painstakingly collected during that time, I stopped reading and spent 20 more years trying to assimilate through my existence what I could remember of my readings.

Did this long process lead me to “the Secret of Life”? Being a very absentminded, easily distracted, regrettably forgetful soul, I am not sure. Maybe you will be able to help me, while I may accidentally remind you of things of importance to you?

More may be seen at Claude's website:

Free Parking: in attached lot directly behind building first come first serve. If/when full, street parking.

Added notes from host location here at The GATEWAY:
* The GATEWAY Portal practices and asks you, its attendees to join us in upholding an as little to no perfume policy as possible. We also practice and ask all to adhere to a no candle and no incense burning policy for those sensitive to synthetic smells as well as for lessening our harmful carbon footprint impact on the environment. Please note that practitioners are permitted to burn a naturally sun dried herb called sage to clean the space energetically, and some indeed do so. & lastly where candles are part of a sacred ritual, safe, non-scented candles are permitted to be burned upon expressed consent by GATEWAY's operating director. If you have any further questions on this issue, please do not hesitate to contact us. Thank you.
* Also, in as much as we LOVE animals outside humans, no animals other than humans are permitted inside The GATEWAY. Blessedly this does not eliminate our Practitioners here at GATEWAY being able to do work on them, as often they can work remotely with photos or other props. We thank the universe for quantum on that. Where necessary, the Practitioner may set up chairs and a portable divider to makeshift a little private area outside near our patio to do hands on work with animals. Thank you so much for your understanding.

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  • claude c.

    Greetings, Dear potential "Sscience of Bliss" attendees!
    I'm looking forward to see you next Friday - and the following ones - to examine "Bliss" and other Life's Picks and Valleys.
    Will you be so kind as to bring a friend or two along?
    That would ensure that our journey together can run its full seven week course.
    I am looking forward to see you in a few days!

    January 20, 2012

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