The following podcast was recorded during a one day workshop titled “Integrating the Shadow: Hiding and Seeking on the Spiritual Path” held on October 30, 2011 at the New York Open Center. This workshop ran from 10AM to 5:30PM and the podcast episodes will be published over the next few weeks in 1-hour (approximate) installments. The audio quality reflects the raw and unedited nature of the content and has been minimally processed. We apologize that it is less than studio quality this time around.
The workshop description:
For many seekers, the spiritual path is considered to be a movement toward “the light” and does not include the equally important process of delving into, identifying and integrating repressed aspects of our psyche (the shadow). Today we will explore this often overlooked aspect of spiritual work and examine how we often fool ourselves using spirituality to hide our shadow (from ourselves and others) rather than honestly facing ourselves. Through four guided meditations through the day, lecture, experiential exercises, group discussion, and Q&A sessions, we will examine some of the common masks we use to hide our shadow side and ways we can begin to productively integrate these aspects of our psyches.
New episode installments will follow every week.
In email or via RSS, you may use the following link to access/download the podcast directly to your computer (warning: approximately 58.5 MB): http://abdiassadi.com/podcasts/abdi_assadi_ny_open_center_10-30-2011_episode1.mp3
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