If something has an essence–
How can it ever change
Into anything else?
A thing doesn’t change into something else–
Youth does not age,
Age does not age.
If something changed into something else–
Milk would be butter
Or butter would not be milk.
Were there a trace of something,
There would be a trace of emptiness.
Were there no trace of anything,
There would be no trace of emptiness.
Buddhas say emptiness
Is relinquishing opinions.
Believers in emptiness
What may or may not be appropriate behavior for a spiritual teacher?
I praise the Supreme Goddess Parā, the Illuminative Insight Intelligence Force of Consciousness
It’s easy, during our everyday life in the world, to forget how extravagantly remarkable a human being actually is.
In most spiritual traditions, love is seen only as universal or cosmic love.
"It is not a person that is waking up, it is consciousness."
At the 2018 SAND Conference, David Ellzey physically and wordlessly tells the story that resolves the seeming paradox of being both human and transcendent.
Tradition and secret practices of mystical marriage and reawakening
Discover the esoteric relationship between form and formlessness embedded within the Shema
When even the sense of being collapses into the utter simplicity of what is.
Jun 26–28, 2020
Delight Yoga, Prinseneiland studio, Amsterdam
From the dualistic thinking of the first half of life into the contemplative mind of the integrated self
While we have unlocked the potential of a single atom we have yet to unlock the full potential of wise, loving and compassionate action
Silent awareness is mostly drawn to light, sound, color, beauty, movement, patterns and contrast.
Yoga does not bring us to truth, truth expresses itself through yoga.
Dzogchen, the bardo, sleep and the yoga of dreams
"There are so many teachings on the internet today – How am I to choose?"
Everything in the universe is shakti and spiritual life is the discovery of shakti.
Fear is raging, systems and structures are crumbling, much is being undone.
In this interview with Zaya Benazzo from SAND Italy, Ellen Emmet talks about the relationship between self-enquiry and the exploration of the body through tantra.
Nonduality and Healing from Trauma - The Realization Process
Rupert explores the perennial, non-dual understanding that lies at the heart of all the great religious and spiritual traditions
Wake up! Wake up! Errrr, ummmm, grrrrggr, Oh yes, I’m awake now. Wow, that was a weird dream.
In a rare meeting of minds, and a rare exploration of whether there is a predilection for spirituality, Gabor Mate asks Adyashanti to expand on passages from his recent book My Secret Is Silence.
Lama Tsomo teaches us the ancient Tibetan compassion practice of Tonglen, one of the Four Boundless Qualities
Performing at the opening night of the 2019 SAND gathering in Italy, Parvathy Baul sings and dances
To think of the human stage as simply for enlightenment shortchanges the potential of humanity.
Is it possible to live a life of activity while holding the perception of unity and fulfillment?
Can you live "IN" the Dream world with absolute integrity and authenticity
Francis Lucille answers questions at SAND19 US.
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