Franco Bertossa (1954) started practising meditation and martial arts - mainly Aikido - in the early Seventies. He is promoting at an experiential level – not only conceptual – a dialogue and a comparison between Western philosophy on consciousness with the Eastern methods for interior enquiring.
He has been promoting for many years an intercultural/interreligious dialogue by organizing in the ASIA Study Center-Bologna long-lasting seminars with scholars of Eastern and Western culture.
The main theme developed by Franco Bertossa is “the implications of nihilism for the education of young people”.
During the Cortona week he will propose a meditation itinerary consisting in the search of the very primordial seat of the self-perception. He asserts and he is teaching that it’s possible to regain the pimordial “eye”, the core of consciousness.
Starting point: let’s consider the space around us as the cartesian res extensa, where each point, outside as well as inside us can be identified by a tern of numbers having a reference point 0,0,0. Where is that 0,0,0 source-point in our coscious/perceptive experience? Just close your eyes and try to locate it. But dont’ try so see it, because it is the seer.
In several spiritual traditions many names have been given to such a primordial experience: Purusha (the primordial person), Jiva atman (Self), Drashtar (the seer), Mahabindu (the great point, or seed, or drop), the “original cave of the spirit”…
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