On Sunday, March 9th Candice O’Denver joins me for “What Wisdom Is and What It Is Not.”
US Daylight Savings Time will begin at 3AM March 9th
— so this will “feel” like 9 AM! —
At a time when human life is undergoing dramatic changes, clarity and wisdom are clearly essential—and yet they’re also elusive. What exactly do we mean by “wisdom”? Our current uses of the word are inconsistent, seemingly random, and sometimes even shockingly perverse. Candice O’Denver has written that a clarification of the definition of wisdom is required in order for human wisdom to survive.
Candice and I will discuss the nature of wisdom, what it is and what it is not, and how it can be defined. I plan also to ask Candice how wisdom can be practiced, and what the implications are.
Candice O’Denver’s Balanced View teachings on the nature of intelligence and reality are radical communications about the nature of knowledge. She is a Dzogchen lineage bearer who has pioneered a unique and original approach that cuts to the root, using fresh, direct, intuitive, universal language, like “open intelligence,” “life satisfaction”, “flourishing”, and “being of benefit.”
Her teachings draw on her lifelong familiarity with computers, the Internet, and information theory, as well as over 40 years of study of the implications of critical theory, art, music and literature, and also her deep engagement in the Sanskrit and Tibetan languages, art, music, literature and cultures.
One summary of Candice’s teaching is: “In short moments of clarity, repeated many times, your natural open source intelligence becomes more and more obvious until it is predominant at all times. Open intelligence is illuminated at the crucial juncture of open intelligence and data.”
Candice has written that though open intelligence is present in humans, it does not originate in humans; it is spontaneously present, equally and evenly, throughout all of nature itself. However, humans have the unique capacity to house this intelligence of the entire universe in a useable way. Perhaps this is why she has said that “we are unusual, exalted creatures.”
Candice sees the time ahead not only as a period of rapid transition but also one of rapid and open-ended knowledge creation wherein open intelligence gives rise to our natural state of “spontaneous altruism” and facilitates what she has called “the Era of Great Benefit.”
About Candice O’Denver
Candice O’Denver is a rare being. A brilliant and extremely well-educated mother and grandmother, with a distinguished professional career behind her, she is also a lineage-bearer of Dzogchen and a teacher of consciousness awakening with a robust community and a worldwide reach — a true “Renaissance Woman”.
She lives in Northern California and teaches internationally, sometimes from the Balanced View centers in Sweden, England, and India.
HOW TO PARTICIPATE:
Sunday, March 9th at 10:00am Pacific; 11:00am Mountain; 12:00pm Central; 1:00pm Eastern
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We look forward to your attendance!
The Beyond Awakening Team