Meu direcionamento atual e as inteligências com as quais tento trabalhar hoje só foram possíveis pelos ensinamentos, bondade e paciência de meu professor Lama Padma Samten, que abriu o caminho para as práticas de estabilidade, sabedoria e compaixão dos budas e bodisatvas.

Agradeço também todas as linhagens que mantém viva e disponível a possibilidade da iluminação completa. E especialmente os professores e professoras do Dharma que tive a sorte de encontrar presencialmente: Lama Alan Wallace, Mingyur Rinpoche, Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo, Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche, Phakchok Rinpoche, Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche, Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Matthieu Ricard, Chögyal Namkhai Norbu, Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse Rinpoche, Lama Tsering, Chagdud Khadro e Sua Santidade o Dalai Lama.

Pela formação de três anos, me capacitando a oferecer intensivos de TaKeTiNa no Brasil, agradeço Reinhard Flatischler (criador do método) e Cornelia Jecklin.

Agradeço imensamente também o apoio de minha parceira Isabella Ianelli, de Jeanne Pilli, Denise Barranco, Inez Campos, Stela Santin, Marcia Baja, Henrique Lemes, Marcelo Nicolodi, Mariana Aurélio, Eduardo Pinheiro, todos os praticantes ligados ao CEBB e também de outras sangas, de Eduardo Amuri, Fábio Rodrigues, Polliana Zocche, Guilherme Valadares, Felipe Ramos, de Bruno Ribeiro, Vanessa Krauskopf, Pati Passoni, Ian Black, Jeanne Callegari, Ana Thomaz, Mary Kogen, Lu Horta, Fernando Barba, Malu Maia, Jairo Viviani, de minha irmã Claudia, de meu irmão Alexandre Junior, de meu primo Bruno, de minha tia Benê, de meus pais Alexandre e Maria José, de meus avós, das várias pessoas que se alegram com minha vida e das incontáveis outras que já me ajudaram de algum modo sem saber.

A localização da consciência

Trecho de AN INTEGRAL THEORY OF CONSCIOUSNESS, Ken Wilber. Journal of Consciousness Studies, 4 (1), February 1997, pp. 71-92.

“…consciousness is also embedded in, and distributed across, the material social systems in which it finds itself. Not just chains of cultural signifieds, but chains of social signifiers, determine the specific contours of any particular manifestation of consciousness, and without the material conditions of the social system, both individuated consciousness and personal integrity fail to emerge.

In short, consciousness is not located merely in the physical brain, nor in the physical organism, nor in the ecological system, nor in the cultural context, nor does it emerge from any of those domains. Rather, it is anchored in, and distributed across, all of those domains with all of their available levels. The Upper Left quadrant is simply the functional locus of a distributed phenomenon.

In particular, consciousness cannot be pinned down with `simple location’ (which means, any type of location in the sensorimotor worldspace, whether that location actually be simple or dispersed or systems-oriented). Consciousness is distributed, not just in spaces of extension (Right Hand), but also in spaces of intention (Left Hand), and attempts to reduce one to the other have consistently and spectacularly failed. Consciousness is not located inside the brain, nor outside the brain either, because both of these are physical boundaries with simple location, and yet a good part of consciousness exists not merely in physical space but in emotional spaces, mental spaces, and spiritual spaces, none of which have simple location, and yet all of which are as real (or more real) than simple physical space (they are Left Hand, not Right Hand, occasions).”

Arriba!