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ASHOK BEDI Profiles of the Self in Relationship and Over a Lifespan

July 19 @ 8:00 am - July 20 @ 5:00 pm



July 19-20, 2024

Weekend Online Workshop with


Profiles of the Self in Relationship and Over a Lifespan

Relationships are the soil in which the seed of the soul blossoms to its fullest potential. Our life journey begins in the matrix of relationships with the mother and father. It is enriched by friendships, ripens into an erotic relationship, then returns to the Self in old age and engages the transcendent in preparation for death, in uroboric conclusion of our journey to our celestial origins.


This weekend, we dive into these relationships and stages of life with Jungian psychoanalyst and a board-certified psychiatrist Ashok Bedi.


Throughout life, friendships can be mirrors to our soul. We will draw on Eastern spirituality, analytical psychology, and emerging neuroscience as valuable guidance in navigating these encounters. The Yoga Sutra, written by the sage Patanjali, crystallizes four types of relationships. Psychoanalyst Heinz Kohut proposes three modes of friendship. Together, we will explore these tales of tangled souls, asking: What are the rules of engagement? Is your enemy your most precious friendship?


The relationship of marriage becomes the matrix of projections and reintegration for the Soul. When we work through and withdraw these projections, how do we experience the other? The tale of Krishna and his 16,000 lovers, from the Hindu Bhagwad Purana, is instructive to address this mystery.


Eventually we arrive at old age, where we ask, what do we hold and what do we fold? How to triage the priorities in aging? Is there life after death? We will explore this issue based on recent research, including Atul Gawande’s thesis “On Being Mortal.” As death is certain for everyone, how do we prepare for death and dying? We will also examine how the ancients engaged this mystery of death, transcendence, and life after death. The Eastern Upanishads and Jung’s commentary on the Tibetan Book of the Dead, as well as his own preparation for death, will prove instructive in guiding us to bring our Soul back to our celestial home.

Ashok Bedi, MD, Jungian psychoanalyst, and board-certified psychiatrist is a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, and Clinical Professor in psychiatry at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. A training analyst at, and former President of, the Jung Institute of Chicago, Dr. Bedi is also in private practice in Milwaukee. The author of many books and articles, he and his wife Usha lead annual study groups to India. His publications include Awaken the Slumbering Goddess; Retire Your Family Karma; Path to the Soul; The Spiritual Paradox of Addiction; Crossing the Healing Zone and In the Eye of the Storm: Staying Centered in Personal and Collective Crisis.

Jung on the Hudson Registration

July 14-18, 2024
Relationships: Who Are We to Each Other?

A weeklong seminar with keynote speaker James Hollis and faculty Chris Downing, Erik Goodwyn, Ann Belford Ulanov, and Tom Singer

Tuition: $395

July 19-20, 2024

Profiles of the Self in Relationships and Over a Lifespan

A weekend workshop with Ashok Bedi

Tuition: $150

Register for both programs and save $50.

All seminar sessions will be recorded. In addition to making each session’s replay video available at the end of each day, all replays will be accessible through Sunday, August 19.

CE Credits and Certificates of Attendance are available for both programs. Details here.

Participation  Teachings are appropriate for health-care professionals as well as the general public. Health-care professionals will be able to incorporate the tools and practices offered in this program in ways beneficial to clients or patients. No prerequisites are required.

Tax Deductions  Seminars of this type generally meet the requirements for IRS deductions.

Faculty and Changes  All rights are reserved by the program directors to make faculty substitutions and/or modify the program if needed.

Cancellations: All cancellations must be received in writing and subject to the following: For cancellations received by June 10: 50% refund per person. No refunds after this date.

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If you plan on getting either CE Credit or a Certificate of Attendance please wait to register until details are added to the registration form. Or register now and let the office know so they can contact you when the information is available.


Jung 2024 Final (2)


July 19 @ 8:00 am
July 20 @ 5:00 pm