Know Thyself is the fundamental wisdom of the ages, in all cultures. This injunction—inscribed over the entrance to the Temple of Delphi—was central to the teachings of not only Socrates and Plato, but also …
Whoever knows others is wise; whoever knows themself is enlightened ~Lao Tzu
Whoever knows all, but fails to know themself, misses everything ~Jesus
Be a lamp unto yourself ~Buddha
Self-knowledge is the best of all forms of knowledge ~ Shankara
Whoever knows themself, knows the Lord ~Prophet Muhamad
Know Thyself MeditationTM is a direct path application of the central teaching of all the great wisdom traditions. Through this practice, we invite attention to discover the immediate, self-evident, universal reality of aware being, our conscious presence, accessible here-and-now, always. We also explore all aspects of our being: How we relate to our sensory perceptions, body, thoughts (including autobiographical memory), emotions, and personality (including its shadow elements). And we inquire deeply into how we relate to “others”, and to our sense of the “Divine”.
Tantric understanding is that all experiences, all phenomenon can be embraced as a teacher to Know Thyself. We offer various pathways for exploring this wisdom. Current offerings include these lenses …
Know Thyself In Motion ~ Inquiry-based yoga classes (virtual)
Know Thyself In Teaching ~ Meditation Teacher Training (hybrid)
Know Thyself In Community ~ Circle of One Spiritual Practice (hybrid)
Know Thyself Meditation was developed by Kimberly and Jim Carson based on their decades of delving into various types of meditation – especially mindfulness meditation as originated in Buddhist traditions, and self-inquiry meditation as taught in the nondual yoga traditions of Vedanta and Kashmir Shaivism. Know Thyself Meditation has been the foundation of the Carson’s various research studies demonstrating the beneficial effects of the Mindful Yoga program (see Research LINK).
There are hundreds of ways to kneel and kiss the ground. ~ Rumi
With Jim & Kimberly Carson
Meditate on your Self. God dwells within you as you and for you. ~ Swami Muktananda Paramahamsa