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The Central Jersey Self Inquiry Group provides an opportunity to meet and work with others involved in the search for Truth and Self-definition via Self-inquiry. This is a tricky proposition – using the mind to understand the mind. To expedite the process, a facilitator directs the discussion and keeps us on track. Prior to attending a meeting, please read and become familiar with our meeting rules below.

We have a permanent meeting place @ Heart of Art Studio in Hamilton, NJ. This Group is moderated by Yousuf Arain.

Goals of our group: to help each other see for ourselves; help each other uncover the inconsistencies and contradictions in our beliefs and assumptions about who or what we really are; and to feel or know what is most important to us.

Group Inquiry or Confrontation is part of a system for Truth-Seeking developed by Richard Rose: http://tatfoundation.org/bio.htm

Rules & Guidelines
Group inquiry or confrontation is a friendly mode of challenging not of the person but of his or her assumptions, beliefs, values and ethics.
The facilitator is not to be confronted, as this disrupts the flow of the meeting.
A successful interchange relies on the cooperation of all participants and their willingness to "play the game." No one should be subject to preaching.

Please familiarize yourself with the CJSIG rules and guidelines below prior to attending a meeting:
- refrain from giving advice
- keep the focus on the person being confronted
- allow time/pauses for questions to sink in
- refrain from suggesting possible answers to questions
- express curiosity and help the person become curious as well about a contradiction, blind-spot, hidden assumption... implied by their responses
- do not confront the confronter
- avoid theorizing/philosophizing

As much as is humanly possible we should try to:
-Listen actively, without interrupting, maintaining a felt connection with the speaker.
-Keep the focus on each participant in turn, avoiding the temptation to shift the attention to ourselves – either out of a desire to rescue the person from tension or a desire to be the center of attention ourselves. When such a shift occurs, the facilitator or other participant should point it out.
-Try to understand the speaker's point of view and challenge him to question his own thinking, not argue with him or try to sell our views.

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Bi-Weekly Meeting of Self Inquiry

The Heart of Art

$2.00

The Central Jersey Self Inquiry Group provides an opportunity to meet and work with others involved in the search for Truth and Self-definition via Self-inquiry. This is a tricky proposition – using the mind to understand the mind. To expedite the process, a facilitator directs the discussion and keeps us on track. Prior to attending a meeting, please read and become familiar with our meeting rules below. Goals of our group: to help each other see for ourselves; help each other uncover the inconsistencies and contradictions in our beliefs and assumptions about who or what we really are; and to feel or know what is most important to us. Regular attendance is very important, so if you cannot commit, this group may not be for you. Group Inquiry or Confrontation is part of a system for Truth-Seeking developed by Richard Rose http://tatfoundation.org/bio.htm Rules & Guidelines Group inquiry or confrontation is a friendly mode of challenging not of the person but of his or her assumptions, beliefs, values and ethics. The facilitator is not to be confronted, as this disrupts the flow of the meeting. A successful interchange relies on the cooperation of all participants and their willingness to "play the game." No one should be subject to preaching. Please familiarize yourself with the CJSIG rules and guidelines below prior to attending a meeting: - refrain from giving advice - keep the focus on the person being confronted - allow time/pauses for questions to sink in - refrain from suggesting possible answers to questions - express curiosity and help the person become curious as well about a contradiction, blind-spot, hidden assumption... implied by their responses - do not confront the confronter - avoid theorizing/philosophizing As much as is humanly possible we should try to: -Listen actively, without interrupting, maintaining a felt connection with the speaker. -Keep the focus on each participant in turn, avoiding the temptation to shift the attention to ourselves – either out of a desire to rescue the person from tension or a desire to be the center of attention ourselves. When such a shift occurs, the facilitator or other participant should point it out. -Try to understand the speaker's point of view and challenge him to question his own thinking, not argue with him or try to sell our views.

Bi-Weekly Meeting of Self Inquiry

The Heart of Art

$2.00

The Central Jersey Self Inquiry Group provides an opportunity to meet and work with others involved in the search for Truth and Self-definition via Self-inquiry. This is a tricky proposition – using the mind to understand the mind. To expedite the process, a facilitator directs the discussion and keeps us on track. Prior to attending a meeting, please read and become familiar with our meeting rules below. Goals of our group: to help each other see for ourselves; help each other uncover the inconsistencies and contradictions in our beliefs and assumptions about who or what we really are; and to feel or know what is most important to us. Regular attendance is very important, so if you cannot commit, this group may not be for you. Group Inquiry or Confrontation is part of a system for Truth-Seeking developed by Richard Rose http://tatfoundation.org/bio.htm Rules & Guidelines Group inquiry or confrontation is a friendly mode of challenging not of the person but of his or her assumptions, beliefs, values and ethics. The facilitator is not to be confronted, as this disrupts the flow of the meeting. A successful interchange relies on the cooperation of all participants and their willingness to "play the game." No one should be subject to preaching. Please familiarize yourself with the CJSIG rules and guidelines below prior to attending a meeting: - refrain from giving advice - keep the focus on the person being confronted - allow time/pauses for questions to sink in - refrain from suggesting possible answers to questions - express curiosity and help the person become curious as well about a contradiction, blind-spot, hidden assumption... implied by their responses - do not confront the confronter - avoid theorizing/philosophizing As much as is humanly possible we should try to: -Listen actively, without interrupting, maintaining a felt connection with the speaker. -Keep the focus on each participant in turn, avoiding the temptation to shift the attention to ourselves – either out of a desire to rescue the person from tension or a desire to be the center of attention ourselves. When such a shift occurs, the facilitator or other participant should point it out. -Try to understand the speaker's point of view and challenge him to question his own thinking, not argue with him or try to sell our views.

Bi-Weekly Meeting of Self Inquiry

The Heart of Art

$2.00

The Central Jersey Self Inquiry Group provides an opportunity to meet and work with others involved in the search for Truth and Self-definition via Self-inquiry. This is a tricky proposition – using the mind to understand the mind. To expedite the process, a facilitator directs the discussion and keeps us on track. Prior to attending a meeting, please read and become familiar with our meeting rules below. Goals of our group: to help each other see for ourselves; help each other uncover the inconsistencies and contradictions in our beliefs and assumptions about who or what we really are; and to feel or know what is most important to us. Regular attendance is very important, so if you cannot commit, this group may not be for you. Group Inquiry or Confrontation is part of a system for Truth-Seeking developed by Richard Rose http://tatfoundation.org/bio.htm Rules & Guidelines Group inquiry or confrontation is a friendly mode of challenging not of the person but of his or her assumptions, beliefs, values and ethics. The facilitator is not to be confronted, as this disrupts the flow of the meeting. A successful interchange relies on the cooperation of all participants and their willingness to "play the game." No one should be subject to preaching. Please familiarize yourself with the CJSIG rules and guidelines below prior to attending a meeting: - refrain from giving advice - keep the focus on the person being confronted - allow time/pauses for questions to sink in - refrain from suggesting possible answers to questions - express curiosity and help the person become curious as well about a contradiction, blind-spot, hidden assumption... implied by their responses - do not confront the confronter - avoid theorizing/philosophizing As much as is humanly possible we should try to: -Listen actively, without interrupting, maintaining a felt connection with the speaker. -Keep the focus on each participant in turn, avoiding the temptation to shift the attention to ourselves – either out of a desire to rescue the person from tension or a desire to be the center of attention ourselves. When such a shift occurs, the facilitator or other participant should point it out. -Try to understand the speaker's point of view and challenge him to question his own thinking, not argue with him or try to sell our views.

Bi-Weekly Meeting of Self Inquiry

The Heart of Art

$2.00

The Central Jersey Self Inquiry Group provides an opportunity to meet and work with others involved in the search for Truth and Self-definition via Self-inquiry. This is a tricky proposition – using the mind to understand the mind. To expedite the process, a facilitator directs the discussion and keeps us on track. Prior to attending a meeting, please read and become familiar with our meeting rules below. Goals of our group: to help each other see for ourselves; help each other uncover the inconsistencies and contradictions in our beliefs and assumptions about who or what we really are; and to feel or know what is most important to us. Regular attendance is very important, so if you cannot commit, this group may not be for you. Group Inquiry or Confrontation is part of a system for Truth-Seeking developed by Richard Rose http://tatfoundation.org/bio.htm Rules & Guidelines Group inquiry or confrontation is a friendly mode of challenging not of the person but of his or her assumptions, beliefs, values and ethics. The facilitator is not to be confronted, as this disrupts the flow of the meeting. A successful interchange relies on the cooperation of all participants and their willingness to "play the game." No one should be subject to preaching. Please familiarize yourself with the CJSIG rules and guidelines below prior to attending a meeting: - refrain from giving advice - keep the focus on the person being confronted - allow time/pauses for questions to sink in - refrain from suggesting possible answers to questions - express curiosity and help the person become curious as well about a contradiction, blind-spot, hidden assumption... implied by their responses - do not confront the confronter - avoid theorizing/philosophizing As much as is humanly possible we should try to: -Listen actively, without interrupting, maintaining a felt connection with the speaker. -Keep the focus on each participant in turn, avoiding the temptation to shift the attention to ourselves – either out of a desire to rescue the person from tension or a desire to be the center of attention ourselves. When such a shift occurs, the facilitator or other participant should point it out. -Try to understand the speaker's point of view and challenge him to question his own thinking, not argue with him or try to sell our views.

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Bi-Weekly Meeting of Self Inquiry

The Heart of Art

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