The leaves of the cottonwood tree across the street are oscillating joyously in the wind and light this morning, fluttering with delight. A huge rainbow stretches across the sky, plunging into the neighbor’s house. A mourning dove is sitting atop the street lamp sunning himself as tiny white clouds blow past behind him. When I look out the window again, he is gone—an empty space at the top of the street lamp.
We ARE the body, and the world, and all of creation—and when we really see and hear and feel all of this, it is fluid, boundless, ever-new, unrepeatable, ecstatic, bursting with love and wonder and joy—and at the heart of it, this still presence, this awakeness that is GOD.
You might be thinking, sounds nice, but what about all the bad stuff? And somehow, that too is included in this ecstatic dance. Speaking personally, I am endlessly grateful for losing an arm, for having cancer, for the years of alcoholic drinking, for my finger-biting compulsion that still flares up, and for all the ways life has disappointed me, frustrated me, irritated me, insulted me, and not gone the way I think it should, because in all of that, something deeper emerges.
Tradition and secret practices of mystical marriage and reawakening
It’s when we lose the illusion of control—when we’re most vulnerable and exposed—that we can discover the creative potential of our lives.
Silent and serene, forgetting words, bright clarity appears before you.
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.
Peter Russell explains that most human beings—unlike animals—focus on the past and the future, which means they spend their time in a state of discontent.
Can you live "IN" the Dream world with absolute integrity and authenticity
Zaya Benazzo interviews Mark Dyczkowski on the history of Tantra
What does it mean to be yourself from a nondual perspective?
"It is not a person that is waking up, it is consciousness."
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.
Sometimes I wonder if Mary breastfed Jesus. if she cried out when he bit her
An immersive visual meditative journey with Rupert Spira
From the dualistic thinking of the first half of life into the contemplative mind of the integrated self
What may or may not be appropriate behavior for a spiritual teacher?
Rupert explores the perennial, non-dual understanding that lies at the heart of all the great religious and spiritual traditions
Francis Lucille answers questions from the audience at SAND 18, bringing his intelligence and wit to a variety of topics
Performing at the opening night of the 2019 SAND gathering in Italy, Parvathy Baul sings and dances
Eric Baret explains clearly that there is no need for the self to appropriate achievement
Francis Lucille answers questions at SAND19 US.
This excerpt from the The Strange and Necessary Case for Hope is rare medicine for our dark times.
The path of reality is not a path, for it is an exploration of life in all that it is...
Awakened living realizes that the absolute and the relative dimensions of our Being are simply “not-two.”
"There are so many teachings on the internet today – How am I to choose?"
Dzogchen, the bardo, sleep and the yoga of dreams
SAND co-founder Zaya Benazzo interviews Turiya Hanover, co-founder of The Path of Love
Being fully human requires the awakening of the deep Heart as well as the full embrace of the vulnerable human heart.
Discover the esoteric relationship between form and formlessness embedded within the Shema
Sam Harris speaks with Roland Griffiths about the current state of research on psychedelics.
It is the mind that turns now into past, present and future, and there is no way to leave the now.
Ellen Emmet explains her understanding of the role of the body in our exploration of truth...
It is said in Bengal that the Baul tradition originates from a time unknown, beyond what human history can trace
The challenges we face and the changes underway signal a genuine transformation of the world
Hunter of Phoenix, no one can be. So take back your trap, for here, wind is all you’ll ever catch.
Exploring, Understanding and Applying Advaita Vedanta
Creativity can be seen as a state of natural flow...
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