The Kundalini Guide
WELCOME TO THIS KUNDALINI GUIDE, DESIGNED TO HELP YOU UNDERSTAND THE LIFE-CHANGING DYNAMICS OF KUNDALINI AWAKENING, AND INTRODUCE YOU TO THE RESEARCH AND SERVICES OF DR. BONNIE GREENWELL, A NON-DUAL TEACHER AND TRANSPERSONAL PSYCHOLOGIST WHO HAS DEDICATED HER LIFE WORK TO MENTORING PEOPLE IN A SPIRITUAL AWAKENING OR SPIRITUAL EMERGENCE PROCESS.
Kundalini may activate for many reasons, either through practices or spontaneously, and the process has many variables, depending on the intentions, lifestyle, general health, and spiritual orientation of those who experience it. These heightened vibrations and energies commonly move through the body when someone has reached a certain point of readiness in spiritual or energy practices, and seem to function as a clearing process as the identity shifts into a new perspective.
Kundalini energy may also awaken in response to an injury, a traumatic or highly emotional event, in response to deep devotion, or to an encounter with another person who can transmit intensified energy. Please open the essays on this site to read about the impact of this awakening, understand the historic yogic perspective of this experience, and gain general guidance on living with kundalini.
Bonnie Greenwell became a therapist and scholar in this field, following her own awakening during graduate school. She has trained in many energy practices and spiritual traditions as well as spiritually oriented psychotherapy. In 2004 she received dharma transmission from the progressive non-dual teacher Adyashanti. She is known for her scholarly research into kundalini awakening, and as the author of the comprehensive book "Energies of Transformation: A Guide to the Kundalini Process", based on her doctoral research in 1990. Recently she published two guidebooks based on nearly 30 years of assessing over 2000 people in the kundalini or spiritual awakening processes: The Kundalini Guide and The Awakening Guide. Her Awakened Living Blog is at shantiriver.wordpress.com. Her FB page is Shanti River Center.
During her career she has offered programs for therapists and others in the U.S. and Europe, was a founder and organizer of The Kundalini Research Network, was the director of the counseling center at the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology, and has written book chapters and essays related to spiritual awakening. Currently she offers programs and satsang through Shanti River Center in Ashland, Oregon, and provides guidance and mentoring by phone and skype with individuals around the world.
Services at shanti river center
Bonnie is available for consultations through Skype, by phone or email. She will send you a questionnaire she uses to understand your questions and background information, which helps her to provide a personalized assessment. She is then able to offer guidance, suggestions and a perspective that will be useful in helping you live more comfortably and positively with this experience. Generally the fee for an assessment is $100, which can be paid later through Paypal or by check.
Bonnie offers day-long meditation programs, occasional 2-day kundalini workshops, bi-monthly satsangs and non-dual discussion groups at Shanti River Center in Ashland, OR., and occasionally in Santa Cruz, CA.
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kundalini & Awakening books
Bonnie has published three books to support those who seek spiritual realization, all unique in their practical guidance through an experience that many consider to be a territory of mystery and complication, ecstasy and challenge.
Energies of Transformation: A Guide to the Kundalini Process, based on her doctoral research, was published in 1990 and revised in 1995. Her most recent books The Kundalini Guide and The Awakening Guide, were published in 2014 and offer comprehensive and concise support for people in the awakening process. She has also published essays in the anthologies Kundalini Rising, God in Every World, and Voices on the Threshold of Tomorrow.
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