Grant 2020 Awards

The Foundation for Nonduality and the Max Kagan Family Foundation has partnered to award THE FIRST GRANTS to support two projects that bring the principles and practices of the nondual work to the public.

The Foundation for Nonduality is organized exclusively for charitable, religious, educational or scientific purpose, whereby it will make the principles of nondual thinking and practice, as developed by the work of Jason Shulman, available to a greater public for the purpose of transforming the individual in order to help alleviate suffering in the world. 

These two grants have been awarded based on the fulfillment of the mission of the Foundation for Nonduality and these criteria:

  1. The proposals are deeply and reliably rooted in the nondual work as developed by Jason Shulman. 

  2. The proposals are creative and original. The applicants have taken the nondual work and concepts and worked them in new and innovative ways or combined them with other systems of understanding in such a way as to bring them into a broader conversation in the world.

  3. The proposals expand the work into a new and/or broader targeted audience. 

The grants have been awarded for: 
The Center for Illumination  
submitted by Rita Yevzelman. 

In December 2020, a new grant was awarded to the Center for illumination, Rita Yevzelman. In 2021, this grant will support development and outreach to make more people aware of the MAGI Process and to make it more accessible to those who may not seek out alternative ways of working with their suffering. 
As we all know, conflict has reached an all new level in the U.S. and in other countries.  A key goal is to make more people aware of the MAGI Process, created by Jason Shulman and to make it easy for them to engage in it. The work of the Center is to make the MAGI more accessible and expose people to the process who may not otherwise seek out alternative ways of viewing the world and healing work. In our simple and graspable classes. The Center has been teaching in person and via Zoom. Through these classes, people learn and experience how powerful the MAGI Process is. They see how they can easily incorporate it into their lives, changing their relationship to conflict or other aspects of their lives they find challenging.
In 2021, with the support of the grant from The Foundation for Nonduality, the Center for illumination envisions reaching over 200 people via zoom and in person when this is allowed again with covid. 
People tend to handle conflicts in one of five ways: avoiding, aggression against others, compromising, accommodating or collaborating. As the Magi Process created and written by Jason Shulman states, “Every person who deals with conflict is dealing with two worlds at once: the outer world which seems to be beyond our control, and the inner world ─ which also seems to be beyond our control. So, change, whether inner or outer, can feel like holding back the tide on one hand or trying to pull the mountains toward the sea on the other. The Magi Process supports and illuminates the parallel process of clarifying where the individual is here and now along with the individual’s desire for change or relationship. In so doing the process opens them up to new possibilities and ways of relating, allowing both their ideas and sense of what is and isn’t possible to shift and change”.
Core Audiences: High school teenagers, people in high conflict situations, clergy.