Negative Emotions

Negative Emotions

16 SEPTEMBER 2018 | 6pm GMT Online workshop hosted by Asaf Braverman The expression of negative emotions is the biggest energy leak of our cosmos. The September labor invites us to review our habitual negative emotions and classify them. Note also that only the more...

How to Observe Myself?

SUNDAY, 16 SEPTEMBER 2018, 1PM GMT Free Online workshop hosted by Asaf Braverman In this free introductory workshop, we will share a few methods of self-observation, based on the symbolic division of our psychology into a driver, carriage, and horses. We will follow...
Question and Answer forum for New Students

Question and Answer forum for New Students

9 SEPTEMBER 2018 | 6pm GMT Online workshop hosted by Asaf Braverman Since several students have joined BePeriod lately, and since on the other hand there is a core of students who've completed a few annual cycles, we will dedicate this next workshop for a question and...
Identification

Identification

2 SEPTEMBER 2018 | 6pm GMT Online workshop hosted by Asaf Braverman Grape harvest is symbolic of work on the emotions. During this labor, we will observe our heart as it functions by nature. Here we find some of the biggest energy leaks, and the roots of many of our...
Mental Attitudes

Mental Attitudes

26 AUGUST 2018 | 6pm GMT Online workshop hosted by Asaf Braverman The last August workshop brings together our observations of the mind, how it works by nature, and how it may be harnessed to consciousness. The mind plays a key role in formulating attitudes and...
Centers and their Parts

Centers and their Parts

19 AUGUST 2018 | 6pm GMT Online workshop hosted by Asaf Braverman In this workshop, we will review how the lower centers govern our psychology, and how they divide into parts (Jacks, Queens, and Kings). Just like each of us is born with a dominant left or right hand,...
Naming

Naming

12 AUGUST 2018 | 6pm GMT Online workshop hosted by Asaf Braverman We continue exploring how to harness the mind to consciousness, this time using its ability to name what we observe. "Control of any of our faculties can only be obtained with the help of knowledge,"...
PARIS 2018

PARIS 2018

International BePeriod Gathering in Paris 15-21 OCTOBER 2018 Reserve your place BePeriod is inviting its students to an international gathering in Paris. From a centrally-located hotel in the old part of town, we will daily explore traces of school, dividing our time...
Harnessing the Mind to Consciousness

Harnessing the Mind to Consciousness

5 AUGUST 2018 | 6pm GMT Online Workshop hosted by Asaf Braverman "Consciousness is not thought," says Peter Ouspensky. "You use thought just to give it a push, and then it begins to move in this direction, and you become conscious without thought.". We will dedicate...
Influences A, B, and C

Influences A, B, and C

29 JULY 2018 | 6pm GMT Online Workshop hosted by Asaf Braverman We will dedicate the last July workshop to the topic of influences. "Man lives in life under two kinds of influences governed by the law of accident," said George Gurdjieff. "Through a third type of...
Why is it difficult to stop daydreaming?

Why is it difficult to stop daydreaming?

22 JULY 2018 | 1pm GMT Free introductory workshop online hosted by Asaf Braverman "The moment you start self-observation something in you starts imagination," said Peter Ouspensky, "and self-observation, if you really try it, is a constant struggle with imagination."...
Identification

Identification

15 JULY 2018 | 6pm GMT In the first workshop of this month, we used a Hindu miniature to study the relation of higher centers to intellectual parts of centers in a new way. In the second workshop of this month, we used a Dutch illuminated manuscript to explore the...
Observing the Intellectual Center

Observing the Intellectual Center

8 JULY 2018 | 6pm GMT Online Workshop hosted by Asaf Braverman The labor of July invites us to review the role of our intellectual center in this work. What can we harvest from our mind? What are useful thoughts? To answer this, we must better understand our thinking....
Revisiting Aims

Revisiting Aims

1 JULY 2018 | 6pm GMT Wheat harvest in July symbolizes work on the mind, the intellectual center. July also marks the half-year-point in the annual cycle since we formulated aims in January. We will therefore dedicate this workshop to re-visiting aims, to witness the...
The Role of Exercises in this Work

The Role of Exercises in this Work

17 JUNE 2018 | 6pm GMT Online Workshop hosted by Asaf Braverman During the past week, we worked with the exercise of avoiding multitasking. Our aim was to restrict our moving center's tendency to overfill the moment with activity, crowding out consciousness. In this...
Reining in the Moving Horse

Reining in the Moving Horse

10 JUNE 2018 | 6pm GMT Online Workshop hosted by Asaf Braverman We concluded the previous workshop by setting an aim to distinguish between daydreaming generated by the moving center and daydreaming generated by the emotional center. This exercise helped bring more...
Learning about Consciousness through the Moving Center

Learning about Consciousness through the Moving Center

SUNDAY, 10 JUNE 2018, 1PM GMT Free introductory workshop online hosted by Asaf Braverman "In no system of ordinary psychology are the moving and instinctive functions described and divided in the right way," said Peter Ouspensky. In this free introductory workshop, we...
Observing the Moving Center

Observing the Moving Center

In the previous labor, we related hay harvest to work on our physical bodies. May — the month of our symbolic calendar in which hay grew spontaneously — was dedicated to observing the instinctive center. June — the month in which it must be harvested, bundled, and...
Mechanical and Conscious Movement

Mechanical and Conscious Movement

3 JUNE 2018 | 6pm GMT Online Workshop hosted by Asaf Braverman To study our moving center, we begin begin by observing its mechanical movements. Some of these can be safely eliminated, while others must eventually be performed more consciously, intentionally, and...
Questions and Answers

Questions and Answers

20 MAY 2018 | 6pm GMT Online Workshop hosted by Asaf Braverman The third workshop of May will be dedicated to questions and answers. "To question wisely is to instruct," goes an old saying. Since a good question requires self-observation and self-study, formulating...
Accepting the Present

Accepting the Present

13 MAY 2018 | 6pm GMT Online Workshop hosted by Asaf Braverman To "Be" always requires separating from our expectation of the moment and accepting the present as it is. In this workshop, we will go deeper into the nature of this effort by superimposing it onto the...
Discrimination

Discrimination

6 MAY 2018 | 6pm GMT Online Workshop hosted by Asaf Braverman In observing the triad of horse, chariot, and driver so far, we focused on three centers: emotional, intellectual, and moving. In this workshop (and throughout the labor of May) we will aim to understand...
Observing the Instinctive Center

Observing the Instinctive Center

Of the three brains that make up our microcosmos — body, mind, and heart — the body is the one we share in common with the animals. Although different in shape and skill, our body digests food, breathes air, and circulates blood in exactly the same way any as other...
Parts of Centers

Parts of Centers

22 APRIL 2018 | 6pm GMT Online Workshop hosted by Asaf Braverman The labor of April invited us to break our day into smaller units of time and examine which were routinely wasted in sleep. Another way to approach our 'acreage' is by dividing it into centers and parts...
How to Observe Myself?

How to Observe Myself?

[vc_row njt-role="logged-in"][vc_column][vc_column_text] SUNDAY, 22 APRIL 2018, 1PM GMT Free introductory workshop online hosted by Asaf Braverman How can I observe myself? "To learn the methods of self-observation and of right self-study," said George Gurdjieff,...
Talking Consciously & Unnecessary Talk

Talking Consciously & Unnecessary Talk

15 APRIL 2018 | 6pm GMT Online Workshop hosted by Asaf Braverman In the previous workshop, students mentioned self-remembering while talking as an area of difficulty. It is more challenging to separate our identity from our 'I's when we verbalize them than when they...
Turning Routine into Ritual

Turning Routine into Ritual

8 APRIL 2018 | 6pm GMT Online Workshop hosted by Asaf Braverman The dictionary definition of 'routine' is 'commonplace tasks, chores, or duties that must be done regularly.' The definition for 'ritual' is close to 'routine,' except that the regular activity carries a...
Small efforts

Small efforts

In March, we pruned our psychology. We observed which ‘I’s habitually drained our energy during the first hour of our day. This placed our habits in a more impersonal light: instead of taking them at face value, we examined them as energy leaks. We sought to catch...
What have we learned?

What have we learned?

24 MARCH 2018 | 6pm GMT Online Workshop hosted by Asaf Braverman Let us celebrate the arrival of spring in the northern hemisphere by pausing to consider what we've learned so far this year. Students of the Be community have made considerable efforts and gathered...
Self-Government

Self-Government

17 MARCH 2018 | 10am California time Online Workshop hosted by Asaf Braverman In the first week of March, we focused on observing and plugging leaks. In the second week, our focused shifted to generating energy through voluntary suffering. Entering the third week of...
How to move from multiplicity toward unity?

How to move from multiplicity toward unity?

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] 18 MARCH 2018 | 7pm GMT Free Introductory Workshop hosted by Asaf Braverman What does it mean that we are not unified? "Each minute, each moment, man is saying or thinking 'I.' And each time his I is different," said George...
JERUSALEM 2018

JERUSALEM 2018

21-27 MAY 2018 'Jerusalem' is Hebrew for 'place of peace.' It is the only major metropolis that occupies a central role in three traditions: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Viewed literally, the city's title is erroneous as its location has been the hub of perpetual...
Recovering Self Remembering

Recovering Self Remembering

10 MARCH 2018 | 10am California time Online Workshop hosted by Asaf Braverman In last week's workshop we explored the need of catching the first 'I' in a group of habitual 'I's. We set a community-wide aim to resist habitual energy leaks during the first hour of our...
Stopping Leaks

Stopping Leaks

The branches we clip when pruning vines aren’t fundamentally bad. They’re only counterproductive from the point of view of our aim to produce robust grape. If we scale back the natural growth of a vine at this time of year, we redirect the energy it would normally...
How to detect energy leaks?

How to detect energy leaks?

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] 4 MARCH 2018 | 6pm GMT Free Introductory Workshop hosted by Asaf Braverman "What is a person to do when they begin to realize that they have not enough energy to attain their aims?" asks George Gurdjieff. "The answer to this is that...
Catching the First ‘I’

Catching the First ‘I’

3 MARCH 2018 | 10am California time Online Workshop hosted by Asaf Braverman In the first workshop of March, we will explore the value and need of catching the first 'I' in a group of habitual 'I's. "Some habits are quite ordinary and harmless," said Peter Ouspensky,...
The Law of Three

The Law of Three

24 FEBRUARY 2018 | 10am California time Online Workshop hosted by Myrto K Maurice Nicoll refers to the Law of Three as follows: “Every manifestation in the universe is the result of the combination of three forces. These forces are called Active Force (1st Force),...
Consciousness and Functions

Consciousness and Functions

17 FEBRUARY 2018 | 10am California time Online Workshop hosted by Asaf Braverman Building on last Saturday's workshop on Body Types and Features, we will dedicate this workshop to the relation of features to consciousness. Features are part of our functions, and this...
Body Types and Chief Features

Body Types and Chief Features

10 FEBRUARY 2018 | 10AM CALIFORNIA TIME Online Workshop hosted by Erika and Mario This workshop will present the main body types and their corresponding features. "At a certain moment in the work," said Peter Ouspensky, "besides understanding the general principles,...
How to Observe Myself?

How to Observe Myself?

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] SUNDAY, 18 FEBRUARY 2018, 4PM GMT Free introductory workshop hosted by Asaf Braverman How can I observe myself? "To learn the methods of self-observation and of right self-study," said George Gurdjieff, "requires a certain...
Self Observation

Self Observation

Last month, we reexamined our desire to awaken and labored to extract from it a practical aim. Student’s responses naturally revolved around repetitive psychological patterns that inhibited their awakening. Some formulated aims around fear, others around inner...
Transformation

Transformation

3 FEBRUARY 2018 | 10am California time Online Workshop hosted by Asaf Braverman We normally think of aims as destinations to be reached. By this token, those working on fear should become courageous, those working on inner considering should become self-assured, and...
Essence and Personality

Essence and Personality

27 JANUARY 2018 | 10am California time Online Workshop hosted by Fabrizio Agozzino Endocrine or planetary types attempt to describe the essence of each type and the effect of a super-normal sensitivity of one gland or receiving apparatus. A perfectly harmonized man,...
What is Self-Remembering?

What is Self-Remembering?

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] 28 JANUARY 2018 | 4pm Greenwich Mean Time Online Workshop hosted by Asaf Braverman What is self-remembering? Why is it considered the central effort in this teaching? Can we remember ourselves if we cannot 'do'? What is the 'self'...
Levels of Being

Levels of Being

20 JANUARY 2018 | 10am California time Online Workshop hosted by Asaf Braverman "A change in the nature of knowledge is possible only with a change in the nature of being," said George Gurdjieff. In this workshop, we will examine what change of being means by looking...
What should I aim for?

What should I aim for?

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]What should I aim for? How should I make effort toward an aim? Can I work alone? What is the role of other people in my work? Join a free introductory presentation hosted by Asaf Braverman with questions and answers about this...
Workshop on Setting Aims

Workshop on Setting Aims

6 JANUARY 2018 | 10am California time Online Workshop hosted by Asaf Braverman In the first workshop of 2018, we will share some of the aims set by BePeriod students upon entering a new year. We will seek to find a balance between aims that are emotional, and at the...
Setting Aims

Setting Aims

(This post is part of the Labors of the Month teaching. To learn more about this teaching, watch the introductory video here) We lay one brick over another to build a house. We match one note to another to compose a tune. We rhyme one word with another to write a...
Concluding 2017

Concluding 2017

23 DECEMBER 2017 | 10am California time Online Workshop hosted by Asaf Braverman In the last workshop of 2017, we will review our journey through the twelve labors, get a bigger picture of this teaching, the community it is attracting, and the fourth way school it is...
The Practice of Prayer

The Practice of Prayer

16 DECEMBER 2017 Online Workshop hosted by Asaf Braverman Prayer and Meditation were originally a practice of harnessing the three principle brains of the micro-cosmos - mind, body, and heart - to a single aim. In this second December workshop, we will explore the...
December 2017

December 2017

Our farmer sits at his feasting table on the final month of the year with the fruits of his labors spread before him. He’s well-positioned for winter, enjoying meat from livestock sustained by hay harvested in June, bread from wheat harvested in July, and wine from...

Consciousness

Last week’s post on “giving a gift to consciousness” brings us back to the foundation of this teaching. The “Be” pyramid aims at change of consciousness. We only alter functions in as much as they affect consciousness. For this, we must establish the difference...
The Theory of Prayer

The Theory of Prayer

Online Workshop hosted by Asaf Braverman Prayer and Meditation were originally a practice of harnessing the three principle brains of the micro-cosmos - mind, body, and heart - to a single aim. In this first December workshop, we will explore the theory behind this...
Inner Consideration

Inner Consideration

Online Workshop hosted by Myrto K George Gurdjieff said, "It would be possible to bring forward many examples of inner considering. But you must do this yourselves, that is, you must seek these examples in your observations of yourselves and of others.” In this...
The Five Senses

The Five Senses

Online Workshop hosted by Asaf Braverman The Bhagavad Gita says, "Those who take wisdom as their highest goal, whose faith is deep and whose senses are trained, attain wisdom quickly and enter into perfect peace." In this workshop we will examine what it means to...
Understanding

Understanding

Online Workshop hosted by Asaf Braverman “A man thinks of what ‘being’ means,” says George Gurdjieff. “It is possible ‘to be’ in different ways. He wants ‘to be’ not merely in the sense of existence but in the sense of greatness of power. The words ‘to be’ acquire...
Encapsulation

Encapsulation

Online Workshop hosted by Asaf Braverman In this workshop we will examine the theory behind encapsulating our verifications into monosyllabic commands. We will view this effort as an attempt to bring our minds and hearts under the power of our will. And we will share...

The Many “I”s

In the previous tutorial, we set an aim to increase the frequency of our consciousness by changing the ring-tones of our phones and using them as reminders to “Be.” But why do we need external reminders? Why can we not remember to “Be” simply because we want to “Be”?...
November 2017

November 2017

The Chartres November window presents the labor of fattening boar with acorn for imminent slaughter. However, other tasks derive from the symbols featured here, preparations that must also occur as our farmer approaches the barren period of the year. Fattening the...
The Habit of Interrupting Others

The Habit of Interrupting Others

Online Workshop hosted by Kalev K. and Goran D. In this workshop we will review student's observations on working with the habit of interrupting others. We will examine different ways our machine can interrupt, attempt to understand the urge behind interruption, and...
Bringing Mind to Heart

Bringing Mind to Heart

Online Workshop hosted by Asaf Braverman In the previous workshop, we noted the book that Mary reads a moment before her Annunciation and associated it with an intellectual element that precedes the state of inspiration. In this workshop, we will explore this relation...
Inspiration

Inspiration

Online Workshop hosted by Asaf Braverman The September and October labors reveal the fuller spectrum of our emotional center and beg the question, how are deeper emotions generated? In this workshop, we will explore this question by examining different versions of the...
Refining Emotions

Refining Emotions

Online Workshop hosted by Asaf Braverman Which emotions would accelerate our work if we could experience them more frequently, more durably, and more deeply? Until we formulate for ourselves which are these emotions, we will only experience them infrequently and by...
October 2017

October 2017

What kind of wine would you like your vineyard to yield? A vintner aims at a particular flavor. Conceived in January, this aim dictates the vintner’s March pruning and determines the precise time for harvest in September. It governs grape-pressing, fermenting,...

Self-Observation

How does the appearance of light manifest in the Micro-cosmos man? In this tutorial, we will take the dramatic image of the rising sun internally. We will look at it as self-observation, in the sense of directing a ray of light within. We will draw from the Genesis...
What Clouds the Moment?

What Clouds the Moment?

Online Workshop hosted by Asaf Braverman During the last two workshops, students observed their emotional centers generating subtle negative attitudes that cloud the moment. "With each impression I take in," said Jim, "an immediate judgment occurs." "Nobody was...
Emotion as Fuel

Emotion as Fuel

Online Workshop hosted by Asaf Braverman In the Hindu metaphor of the driver, carriage, and horse, the driver represents the mind, the carriage represents the body, and the horse represents the heart. This implies that our emotional center plays the role of engine to...

Small Aims

In the tutorial on “Consciousness,” we listed the three parameters by which consciousness can be measured: frequency, duration, and depth. In the tutorial on “The Many “I”s,” we studied our multiplicity, and created external shocks to remind us to Be, in effect...
September 2017

September 2017

Grape harvest cannot be achieved by a single farmer. The window of time from when a grape ripens till it rots is relatively short, so that our farmer must recruit help for the occasion. Therefore, the Chartres September window is the only labor of twelve that features...
Observing Emotions

Observing Emotions

Online Workshop hosted by Asaf Braverman September is our last of three annual harvests, the harvest of grapes. We associate this labor with work on the emotional center, so during the month of September we will focus on observing emotions. If our body daily yields a...
Community Aphorisms

Community Aphorisms

Online Workshop hosted by Asaf Braverman We conclude our August labor with a workshop dedicated to discussing and refining our community aphorisms. The chosen ten will serve as our community guidelines until next August. You’re welcome to offer refinements to the way...
August 2017 Granary

August 2017 Granary

In a higher state of consciousness I observe my inner world as if from the top of a mountain. I see panoramically how different parts of my psychology relate to each other. I can discern what is less or more important, give preference to one group of ‘I’s over...
Time

Time

Online Workshop hosted by Asaf Braverman During last month's labor, students made frequent observations about time. They shared illusions that promoted the misuse of time, the miscalculation of time, and so forth. Our experience of time is directly related to our...
Transcending Thought

Transcending Thought

Online Workshop hosted by Asaf Braverman The Labor of August calls us to replace the wrong thinking observed during July with right attitudes. In this workshop we will choose five attitudes - five aphorisms - contributed by community members, plan how to use them to...

Knowledge and Being

During the labor of February, we experimented with using our deeper habits as fuel for self-observation. This required intelligent, rather than forceful, efforts. As our understanding of ourselves deepens, so does our ability to make such intelligent efforts....
August 2017

August 2017

Suppose I’ve observed a tendency to postpone. I habitually let my obligations pile up, delaying responding till forced by circumstances. If this were the habit I’d chosen during last month’s labor, I’d have been called to observe the illusions that kept that habit...
The Higher Right

The Higher Right

Online Workshop hosted by Evgueni Z. From the Work perspective, what is right and what is wrong? Are there degrees of right and wrong? Are they relative? Is there a lower and a higher right and what is the difference between them? The recording of this workshop is...
Live Introductory Meeting

Live Introductory Meeting

Introductory Presentation hosted by Asaf Braverman A live introductory presentation for those interested in learning more about the teaching of BePeriod and how it functions as a fourth way school, with a question and answer...
Incarnation

Incarnation

Online Workshop hosted by Asaf Braverman In this workshop, we will examine the role of the intellectual center in formulating and keeping aim. 'Formulation' means putting something immaterial into concrete form. This was expressed as 'incarnation' in ancient...
Work on the Intellect

Work on the Intellect

Online Workshop hosted by Asaf Braverman “Work on intellect means thinking in a new way,” says Peter Ouspensky, “creating new points of view, destroying illusions.” In this workshop, we will explore how to apply this practically, drawing from the story of Prince...

Payment and Effort

In the Fourth Way, knowledge goes hand in hand with verification. Knowledge can be given, but verification is only earned through payment. In this tutorial, we will go deeper into the principle of payment; we will weave it into the non-expression of negative emotions;...
July 2017

July 2017

How can we work with a well-established habit? Suppose I discover that fear of the future is a predominant negative emotion in my psychology. It regularly invents imaginary scenarios of catastrophe that pull me away from reality and hinder my ability to Be. My desire...
Knowledge and Being

Knowledge and Being

Online Workshop hosted by Asaf Braverman Bread symbolizes knowledge. July shows our farmer harvesting wheat, the primary ingredient in bread. In this workshop, we will examine the role of knowledge in our work as an indispensable aid in bringing about right thinking....
Identification

Identification

If we cannot become observant to our inner world than we lose our self to its thoughts, feelings or sensations and fall into the state of identification. In this workshop we will explore the mechanics of identification and see how we can struggle against it. The...
Dining Consciously

Dining Consciously

Online Workshop hosted by Asaf Braverman June invites us to review our understandings around the physical body, the moving/instinctive centers. In last week's workshop on Ritual and Routine, we focused on bringing consciousness to repetitive moving-centered activities...
Ritual & Routine

Ritual & Routine

Online Workshop hosted by Asaf Braverman In the spirit of the June labor, we will dedicate this workshop to harvesting disciplines around the moving-instinctive centers. Our days are filled with repetitive physical activities; getting ready in the morning, eating...
June 2017

June 2017

Nature fluctuates. In one season it gives little and in another it bestows much. If this were not so, then mankind could live in nature as Adam and Eve lived in Paradise, feasting freely on its fruits. “There was not a man to till the ground, but there went up a mist...

Positive Attitude

There is a paradox in this work: When I am in a higher state of consciousness I know exactly what I must do in order to "Be," but I don't need that knowledge because I already "Am." When I am in a lower state of consciousness I forget what I must do in order to "Be,"...
Verification

Verification

Online Workshop hosted by Asaf Braverman June shows our farmer harvesting hay. It is the first labor in our annual cycle that features a harvest, which is the act of preserving the surplus of a crop for future use. In this workshop we will approach the processes of...
Emotional Fear

Emotional Fear

“In some cases the negative emotion of fear seems useful, otherwise people would cross the road at any time without looking.” In response to this, Ouspensky said: “You speak about instinctive fear; emotional fear is different, it is based on imagination.” The coming...
Developing a Steward

Developing a Steward

Online Workshop hosted by Asaf Braverman In the previous workshop, we explored the difference between being able to observe a habit and being able to control it. We described this difference as transitioning from observing 'I' to deputy steward, and saw its...
Using Habits

Using Habits

Online Workshop hosted by Asaf Braverman 40 days away from the summer solstice, we are approaching the brightest time of the year (in the northern hemisphere). But the increase of light in nature cannot guarantee the increase of light in man. Self-observation...
ROME 2017

ROME 2017

Museum and site visits, meetings and dining events, a concert, and a puppet show — all prepared and performed by Beperiod members. Events are focused around a weekend. However, if you’re able to come earlier, there will be daily activities during the week leading to...
Catching the First ‘I’

Catching the First ‘I’

Online Workshop hosted by Asaf Braverman We will dedicate this first workshop of May to the labor of photographing the first ‘I’ that intrudes into our day and formulating a work discipline around it. We will draw from the Genesis temptation myth to see how the 'I's...
May 2017

May 2017

Each day offers a fresh start as we get up with recharged accumulators ready for fulfilling the tasks of that day. “The organism usually produces in the course of one day all the substances necessary for the following day,” confirms George Gurdjieff. Let’s say that...

Negative Emotions

What is the transformation that this teaching points to? What actually happens when I reach the top of the pyramid? In the tutorial on "Knowledge and Being" we examined how learning proceeds step by step, one step of knowledge followed by a step of verification, and...
Observing Emotions

Observing Emotions

In this workshop, we will draw from the metaphor of the horse, carriage, and driver to learn how to observe emotional attitudes that are conducive to sleep or to awakening. The recording of this workshop is available to BePeriod students only Are you a student? Log in...
Taking in Impressions

Taking in Impressions

Online Workshop hosted by Asaf Braverman The leaf transforms light into cellular energy and we can transform the impressions of our environment into consciousness. In this workshop, we will explore taking in impressions as a tool for stopping uncontrolled mind...
Energy

Energy

Online Workshop hosted by Asaf Braverman In this workshop, we will approach the April Labor from a different direction: we will view habit as energy leak and effort as energy generation. "We would have enough energy for everything we want to do if we did not waste it...

Four Lower Centers (Part 1)

Just as photosynthesis increases the production of energy in a plant, self-remembering increases the production of energy in the micro-cosmos. This means that after a series of successful efforts we have more energy at our disposal. This energy is volatile and will...