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.
There is one fundamental presumption upon which our world culture is founded. This basic presumption states that experience is divided into two essential elements – a subject and an object – joined together by an act of knowing, feeling or perceiving.
I have to confess that I was a little taken aback at breakfast this morning when Ellen and I sat down, and Zaya and Maurizio came to sit down with us.
Look deeper. Look deeper at your mala, your skateboard, your yoga mat. Look deeper at your records,…
Question: When we say that we must come to the end of the mind, that we must exhaust the mind, is it a necessary process, something which must happen, or is it possible to have an insight without the mind being exhausted?
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.
Seeking is an expression of truth, it’s not a way. Yoga does not bring us to truth, truth expresses itself through yoga.
Silent awareness is mostly drawn to light, sound, color, beauty, movement, patterns and contrast.
I have this concern about what is happening in the world. If we take nonduality really seriously, it seems like we are not concerned about the exterior.
Aisha Salem talks of being willing to let go of our limitations, of keeping ourselves small, and of living our individuality
In this exclusive interview with Dr. Alan Wallace we discuss consciousness, mathematics, practicing deep sleep states and meditation as preparation for dying consciously.
When even the sense of being collapses into the utter simplicity of what is.
It is the mind that turns now into past, present and future, and there is no way to leave the now.
What may or may not be appropriate behavior for a spiritual teacher?
Ellen Emmet explains her understanding of the role of the body in our exploration of truth...
Ikkyu Sojun decided to be true to himself and that meant regular trips to brothels
Yoga does not bring us to truth, truth expresses itself through yoga.
I praise the Supreme Goddess Parā, the Illuminative Insight Intelligence Force of Consciousness
"It is not a person that is waking up, it is consciousness."
Being fully human requires the awakening of the deep Heart as well as the full embrace of the vulnerable human heart.
For decades I was conditioned to believe that to engage a mature spiritual life I needed to “pick one tradition and go deep,”
Richard Rohr, as a Catholic priest and Franciscan Friar, will offer a concise history of how Western Christianity once had, soon lost, tried to retrieve, and now is roundly rediscovering its own traditional understanding of unitive consciousness
Awakened living realizes that the absolute and the relative dimensions of our Being are simply “not-two.”
From the dualistic thinking of the first half of life into the contemplative mind of the integrated self
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.
Jun 26–28, 2020
Delight Yoga, Prinseneiland studio, Amsterdam
Dzogchen, the bardo, sleep and the yoga of dreams
Eric Baret points out that there are no sculptures of yogic asanas in Indian temples before the modern era. He describes today’s yoga as a commercial project...
Performing at the opening night of the 2019 SAND gathering in Italy, Parvathy Baul sings and dances
In this memorable conversation from SAND 18 Peter Levine, the father of trauma therapy work, and Thomas Huebl, a spiritual teacher known for his work integrating healing of collective trauma, discuss the relationship between healing trauma and...
Creativity can be seen as a state of natural flow...
Exploring, Understanding and Applying Advaita Vedanta
Francis Lucille answers questions from the audience at SAND 18, bringing his intelligence and wit to a variety of topics
What does it mean to be yourself from a nondual perspective?
Everything in the universe is shakti and spiritual life is the discovery of shakti.
A pre-recorded 4-part Video Series with Stanislav Grof
Sally Kempton combines the wisdom of the tradition of Kashmir Shaiva Tantra with the practical understandings of contemporary psychology
The Yamabushi in northern Japan practice a once forbidden ancient religion. While their tradition is at risk of disappearing, it offers a way for those seeking a different path in Japan‘s society.
It is said in Bengal that the Baul tradition originates from a time unknown, beyond what human history can trace
While we have unlocked the potential of a single atom we have yet to unlock the full potential of wise, loving and compassionate action
Times of chaos and challenge can be the most spiritually powerful…
Hunter of Phoenix, no one can be. So take back your trap, for here, wind is all you’ll ever catch.
Eric Baret explains clearly that there is no need for the self to appropriate achievement
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