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One Couple's Search for Oneness

By Judith Blackstone, Ph.D. and Zoran Josipovic, Ph.D.As a couple, we have been attempting to create a shared understanding of the experience of the underlying oneness of God and creation, of ourselves and our environment, of self and other — what is often referred to as “nonduality” — since we first met at a Zen monastery in upstate New York, 29 years ago. Much of our courtship involved sitting up late after the evening meditation, poring over the texts, and batting these strange, subtle ideas back and forth between us. Since then, we have continued to explore and open to this profound spiritual essence in our roles as a spiritual teacher and a research scientist.The Path of the TeacherI (Judith) was brought up in an atheist home, but since childhood I had felt a kind of spiritual presence in the air. I became a professional dancer in New York City, and I often centered myself before going on stage by drawing this spiritual feeling toward me. But then I injured my back. Not only could I no longer dance, but I could no longer experience this type of communion, and the loss of this spiritual presence was …

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