The Heart of Recognition
une aventure d’une fin de semaine dans la pratique et l’étude
avec kathleen knipp
L’étude des écrits reflète l’étude de soi. Le Pratyabhijñahrdayam sera notre fondation dans cette introduction et exploration de la rencontre du Soi selon la philosophie non-dualist du Shivaisme Cachemirien. Aucune experience est requise dans l’étude de texte. Vous devez simplement avoir un intérêt à découvrir l’expression de la Conscience à travers votre vie.
Montréal 1 au 3 november
Columbia, MO 6 au 8 décember
Tucson, AZ 10 au 12 janvier
Boise, ID mars 2020
réflections de participant
I had the great good fortune of attending many of Kathleen Knipp’s classes on the Pratyabhijnahrdayan over the years. The text itself is well worthy of serious study, but what attracted me over and over again was the love and tenderness with which Kathleen conveyed these teachings. The Pratyabhijnahrdayan is all about love and like any true teacher she not only spoke with authority, but more impactful still was how she embodied the teachings in her beingness.
Kathryn Harvey, PhD
Having spent over two years studying this text, I still find it is a revelation each time; each line an opening to something at once profound and yet wondrously simple. It is a joy to explore this as practice in all its forms: through group discussion, reading comparative translations, somatic exercises, silent sitting and chanting. Each session is an opportunity to see through the eyes of the heart, to understand a language that is beyond words, to sit with others in the wonder.
I have gained so much from touching it’s wisdom. In sitting with the text I am often transported into the bliss of being and LOVE. My life feels so much more enriched since discovering the teachings. Thank you, Kathleen, for bringing them to us.
Studying the Pratyabhijñahrdayam has given me a handhold as I scramble through the ups and downs of this life. Without it, I wouldn’t have thought I was missing anything. With it, I am endlessly grateful for the beauty and mystery that is the universe. With Joan’s and Kathleen’s interpretation, the text flows in and out of all the crevices of the day-to-day monotony, losses, joys, strangeness, normalcy and majesty of life. Knowing the text is like knowing I have a friend who I can always turn to no matter how long it’s been and they will be there for me.
Dr. Angela Cerkevich
Explorer le Pratyabhijñahrdayam m’a permit de démystifier l’étude d’un texte, c’est une pratique. Capter l’essentiel de chaque sutras aide à toutes les sphères de la vie. C’est un texte qui réconforte l’âme.
Text study sounds boring to some people, but… it really is a marvellous way of being together with friends (sangha/community) and, in the context of this text, looking at the great questions of our lives: Who am I ? What is it all about ? What is this that calls to me… this yearning… to know ? Through the discussion, chant, practice I live in these questions.
My introduction and study of the text came through my association with Joan, Kathleen and Tina. Together we met and read the sutras, we chanted them out loud, we pondered and discussed their meaning, we looked at the many different translations and found, as well, our own meaning for each of the sutras. Over a number of years now, I return again and again, to new faces, who gather to study and explore and I never seem to tire of the revelations, of the grace and of the recognition of our own heart.
What a treasure this simple and eloquent book is! Each time I explore this lovely text with its beautiful images, I am invited to journey into the deep primordial forests of my own heart and to take refuge in its tender opening. I am forever grateful for this generous gift of love.
Le Pratyabhijnahrdayam de Kshemaraja (élève d’Abhinavagupta) résume en 20 versets un texte en plusieurs volumes d’Utpaladeva. Poésie métaphysique mais aussi traité pratique, ce mythe de la création décrit le voyage de la Conscience, du non-manifesté au manifesté, de l’Un jusqu’à l’illusion de la séparation, de la Béatitude à l’identification au limité, puis le « retour » vers l’Un qu’en réalité, nous ne quittons jamais, mais que nous sommes appelés à reconnaître. Voilà la grande aventure à laquelle nous convie The Recognition of Our Own Heart (La Reconnaissance de Notre Propre Cœur).