People training to become Practitioners of Urban Mysticism are expected to participate in teleconferences as part of that training. These conferences are designed as forums in which trainees:
share time with other trainees
receive direct instruction in selected areas
discuss issues related to their learning
get assistance to master their daily practice and other learning
get help with integrating their practice into their daily lives
spend time with masters of meditation and masters of other practices.
DATES, TIMES, REGIONS AND TOPICS
Those attending the teleconferences come from a variety of time zones in the world, so the sessions are designed to account for this as much as possible. The idea is for you to select those that suit you as much as possible.
NUMBER OF SESSIONS & CHARGES
Remember that trainees are expected to attend four sessions each year and will be charged for five whether or not they do attend. Trainees may attend more than four sessions, if they wish to do that. They will be charged for the extra sessions attended. The current charges are A$80.00 per session, part of which is used to pay for the conference hall, with the balance used to support the Network's other activities. You need to make arrangements about payment in advance. You can do this by:
filling in the "Automatice Fee Payment Form" - button below
paying in the Shop: Shops > Public Shop > Network Fees & Workshop Deposits > Fee Payments - the first item in the department, or
faxing or emailing your credit card details and other necessary information to us.
JOINING A TELECONFERENCE
To join one of the teleconferences:
You need to telephone one of the numbers below:
i. 03 9011 8100 (within Australia)
ii. (International dialing code) 61 3 9011 8100 (outside Australia)You then wait until a voice invites you to enter your pass code followed by the hash key, then you enter: 498175#
You will then automatically gain entry into the conference hall.
NEED HELP TO CONNECT
Help is available if you can't connect to the teleconference:
If you have any difficulties getting into the conference hall, telephone one of the following numbers and you will be connected by the help desk operator:
i. (if inside Australia) dial 03 9011 8100 and wait for an operator
ii. (if outside Australia) dial International Dialling Code for you country, then dial
61 3 9011 8100 and wait for an operator
PREPARING FOR EACH SESSION
Your trainers recommend that you give some thought to your goals for each session. These goals are the outcomes that you wish to have realised by the end of each session. Your goals work as the starting point for each session and will almost certainly determine the outcome for you on that day: where you start is where you finish, unless you change your goal. Goals such as “I’m just here to be here”, “I don’t have anything in particular to do today” and “I’m just going with the flow today” are a sign of lack of preparation and commitment to the training process.
Remember what is written in the Training Outline: your trainers will only put in as much as you do. Also, remember that you will get what you ask for. Those who ask for what is important to them will get it in some way. Those who ask for nothing or very little will get nothing or very little. We urge you to imagine that you can leave each teleconference having realised, learnt, understood, experienced or practised whatever is the best for you on that day. When you put that into words you will have a goal. You can get some clues about what you need to do by looking at the course outline. You are also expected to work your way through the material in that outline and there is enough in there to keep even very experienced trainees busy for years.
The style of the teleconferences is usually friendly and light hearted; sometimes it may also be very serious, considered, intense or emotional. Regardless of the style on a particular day, you can be sure that everything you experience and everything other people do are exactly what you need on that day and are directly relevant to you. So there is no need to imagine that others are doing things that you have no need to pay attention to or things that are irrelevant to you. Everything they are doing is important to everyone in the teleconference, including the trainers, even if you think you have heard it a thousand times before.
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