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When Is Sex a Spiritual Practice?

Recognizing that our bodies and our sexuality are sacred is a good way to begin undoing the split between sex and spirit that’s plagued our dualistic culture for millennia. But much more is necessary for erotic…

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The Sacred Ordinary

Where is our inner knowing leading us?  It seems to me that it is leading us home – to right here – in order, as the poet suggests, to know this “place” for the first time….

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Francis Lucille: “What We Are Speaks More Loudly Than What We See”

Interview with the spiritual teacher of the tradition of Advaita Vedanta (non-duality) Francis Lucille for Buddha at the Gas Pump. In this conversation, amongst other things, we explore the intellectual understanding of enlightenment, how our neglected bodies change…

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The Disappointment of Awakening

By Matt Licata Much is being said these days about healing and spiritual awakening, and the causeless joy, clarity, and peace that are the inevitable fruits of the inner journey. Not all that much is mentioned,…

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Dark Side of the Moon – Spiritual Teaching & Identity

A popular misconception around spiritual teachers is that their work is complete: they are free, happy and at peace and there is no longer a need to suffer. The spiritual seeker may be driven by the…

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You Must Die to Live

“Enlightenment is a destructive process. It has nothing to do with becoming better or being happier. Enlightenment is the crumbling away of untruth. It’s seeing through the facade of pretense. It’s the complete eradication of everything…

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Sing a Song of Mooji

“A sage may have nothing. He is empty, but the force of his mere presence alone will draw those to him who have even a spark of attraction to the Supreme. The sage doesn’t point you…

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Integrating the Shadow in Awakening

  The striving for spiritual attainment while excluding the personal dimension of life, is often a big error on the path of spiritual inquiry. Ignoring unresolved psychological contractions is a danger that is frequently overlooked in…

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