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Join for the inspiring story of Nick Owen and we invite you to come and explore the theme of death in a safe and open space. We'll be enjoying a drink and a meal together, listen to a talk and get into a thought-provoking group conversation.
LIFE & DEATH: Out of death I have become alive
There is nothing which quite compares to a near-death experience, when it comes to understanding the value of life.
I had such a journey into another world very young. It has given meaning, direction and purpose to my life and shaped my career. Without it, I would never have become a psychotherapist or director of a school of psychotherapy. However, visions of a divine world beyond this one at a young age leave many questions unanswered. I sought for guidance as a child and found all of it unhelpful.
Christian priests and nuns had things they believed, but no knowledge. I knew things. They did not know. I was thirty before I found a guru to teach me, baba Muktananda. It was he who wrote a book called "Out of death I have become alive" which contains much of his thought. It is printed and titled in the west as "I have become alive," since a western audience is not very open to death.
I am endlessly grateful that late on in life, nearly forty years after his death I am still guided by him in developing my work on deeper mindfulness, which helps people with issues of birth, living and dying. I will be guided by group members as to what aspects we explore in the February meeting.
About Nick Owen, Deeper Mindfulness
Nick Owen is retired director of the Oxford School of Psychotherapy and Counselling, where he taught Jungian and humanistic psychologies. He graduated in group and individual psychotherapy in 1980 and has worked as a therapist, trainer and teacher in Social Services, the Health Service and private practice. He has given up full time therapy practice and has been developing skills in poetry and photography. He set up the poetry and pictures project at the Ashmolean in 2012 and won a Royal Photographic Society Prize in 2018. Over the last two years Nick has been creating courses in deeper mindfulness,
based on 40 years of study in eastern and western forms of yoga and philosophy.
For more information ( www.deepermindfulness.com)
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