Understanding the Heart of Consciousness

by Erik Knud-Hansen

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Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 11/12/2015

Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 168
ISBN : 9781504344494
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 168
ISBN : 9781504344487
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 168
ISBN : 9781504344470

About the Book

Imperience: Understanding the Heart of Consciousness presents a brief, contemporary version of timeless spiritual knowledge and intuitive insight into supreme being. It does not, however, endorse any particular supreme being or spiritual tradition—including any rites, rituals, beliefs, dogma, or intercession—as essential to enlightenment. Whether we are persons of faith or no faith, spiritual practitioners or not, we can benefit from understanding the fundamental nature of mind and matter and the core principles that govern them. This understanding supports us to look within our own minds to see firsthand what is true. Because consciousness itself has no material reality, it cannot be experienced objectively, only imperienced directly within our own being. Imperience is how we sense conscious awareness and awaken intuitive insight into the dharma (truth) of nonduality and the very heart of consciousness.

About the Author

Erik Knud-Hansen became devoted to spiritual practice in 1972, beginning years of intensive meditation, monastic training, and helping to establish several retreat centers. As a teacher in the Buddhist lineage since 1985, he shares ways of awakening reflecting the primary traditions in which he trained—namely Buddhism, Taoism, and Advaita Vedanta. Contact Erik at