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WELCOME! We both hope and wish that the wonderful qualities of the innate field of awareness can be experienced directly and immediately in your home…And why not? The same center is within you and within us. In the Argentinean author Jorge Luis Borges’ short story, “The Aleph”, a man discovers that the center of the universe is located in his own basement. This center point gives its beholder access to the oneness of the field. The Aleph point is the center, and all the centers are completely interconnected at the subtle level of the field of consciousness. Thus meetings can be direct, unmediated and consequently, inside to inside…self to self.

- Co-directors: Rudy Bauer, PhD and Sharon Bauer, MSN


Meditation Seminars

Friday Morning 9 AM EST
The Washington Center has two ongoing seminars archived and updated weekly on this site. The seminars focus on the meditation process of becoming aware of your own innermost awareness. This awareness is an experiential field of spaciousness, energy and light. This form of awareness meditation has origins in Dzogchen Tibetan Buddhism as well as Hindu Kashmir Shavism, as well as continental existential phenomenology. The unfolding result of such meditative praxis is the experience of non duality within duality and duality within non duality. This meditation seminar takes place via the zoom platform. 


Saturday 9 am EST

The program takes place online through the zoom  platform. Please contact the center ( to attend online. The focus of this program is the invocation of the archetypal dimension of human experience. The archetypal is understood both from the language of Dzogchen and Kashmir Shavism as well as through western archetypal phenomenology and archetypal psychology. 



Wednesday Advanced Psychotherapy Seminar

The Washington Center has two ongoing seminars archived and updated weekly on this site. This seminar is open to psychotherapists, coaches, counselors, members in the healing and consultation professions, as well as to students of meditation interested in the nature of awareness as a field phenomena.


The focus is on the experience and use of the field of awareness in the relational and archetypal context. The resources for this seminar are Dzogchen Tibetan Buddhism, Hindu Kashmir Shavism and the western phenomenology of Husserl, Merleau Ponty and Martin Heidegger, as well as other contemporary existential phenomenologists. Our foundational experience is existential and archetypal psychoanalysis. This seminar has taken place on Wednesday mornings beginning at 10am EST since 1985. Psychologists, social workers, nurses, yoga teachers, neuroscientists, educators , physicians ,psychoanalytic practitioners, counselors and philosophers have participated in this didactic and experiential seminar. The seminar is a subtle experiential challenge. The unfolding result of this existential praxis is the happening of the experience of duality within non duality and non duality with duality.


Please contact to attend. 




Our center also presents TRANSMISSION: THE JOURNAL OF THE AWARENESS FIELD. The journal offers essays on the experience and nature of awareness and the use of the awareness field in psychotherapy, healing, consultation and meditative praxis. These essays are a foundation for the experiential work and practice that takes place within the Washington Center. The text will draw on and reflects sources of both praxis and understanding namely existential phenomenology, Dzogchen Tibetan Buddhism, Hindu Kashmir Shavism and existential psychoanalysis. The Journal can also be accessed online at TRANSMISSION: JOURNAL OF THE AWARENESS FIELD and on

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A recommendation From Michel Bitbol: Institute Ecole Supérieure, France regarding

Mind As Knower of Forms & Awareness as Knower of Being:

A Phenomenological View by Rudolph Bauer Ph.D

"This is a short and lucid statement of our ontological situation , similar to the outcome of the best phenomenological research (such as Merleau-Ponty's visible and invisible). We are immersed in Being, and witness its self manifestation qua lived experience, and we try to extract stable formal features from this experience, that we define as scientific objects. If such views were more widespread, no one would be tempted to embrace materialism which is seen as a confusion between forms and being, between objects of science and reality."

Please visit our papers here


Online at the Washington Center

If you participate in the Washington Center's ongoing Friday/Saturday meditation programs online using the zoom platform, please sign up to make a reoccurring monthly payment of $25 using the paypal button here. For those with an interest in joining our group meditation online, please email us at for more information.  

PARTICIPATION:  To participate you must contact the Washington Center at Please state your reason for interest and your educational and work background. Spacing online participation is limited and places are not always available. Although not an offering of The Washington Center, Senior practitioners of Awareness Meditation offer online daily meditation. The online meditation format is the zoom video streaming platform and, by contacting the Center at you can receive a referral to the daily online meditation group.

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