Rupert Spira – 1st Buddha at the Gas Pump Interview

From an early age Rupert Spira was deeply interested in the nature of reality. For twenty years he studied the teachings of P.D.Ouspensky, J.Krishnamurti, Rumi, Shankaracharya, Ramana Maharshi, Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj and Robert Adams, until he met his teacher, Francis Lucille, in 1996. Francis introduced Rupert to the teachings of Jean Klein and Atmanada Krishnamenon and, more importantly, directly indicated to him the true nature of experience.

His two books, The Transparency of Things, (sub-titled Contemplating the Nature of Experience), and Presence, in two volumes (The Art of Peace and Happiness and The Intimacy of All Experience), are a profound exploration of the non-dual nature of experience.

Rupert lives in UK and holds regular meetings and retreats in Europe and USA.

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Adyashanti on the notion of Self

This is an excerpt from Adyashanti’s talk at the Science and Nonduality Conference 2010.
The Notion of self… Try thinking about yourself in other terms then the self…
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Connectome: How the Brain’s Wiring Makes Us Who We Are ~ Sebastian Seung

We know that each of us is unique, but science has struggled to pinpoint where, precisely, our uniqueness resides. Is it in our genes? The structure of our brains? Our genome may determine our eye color and even aspects of our personality. But our friendships, failures, and passions also shape who we are. The question is: how?

Sebastian Seung, a dynamic professor at MIT, is on a quest to discover the biological basis of identity. He believes it lies in the pattern of connections between the brain’s neurons, which change slowly over time as we learn and grow. The connectome, as it’s called, is where our genetic inheritance intersects with our life experience. It’s where nature meets nurture. Seung introduces us to the dedicated researchers who are mapping the brain’s connections, neuron by neuron, synapse by synapse. It is a monumental undertaking—the scientific equivalent of climbing Mount Everest—but if they succeed, it could reveal the basis of personality, intelligence, memory, and perhaps even mental disorders.

Many scientists speculate that people with anorexia, autism, and schizophrenia are “wired differently,” but nobody knows for sure. The brain’s wiring has never been clearly seen. In sparklingly clear prose, Seung reveals the amazing technological advances that will soon help us map connectomes. He also examines the evidence that these maps will someday allow humans to “upload” their minds into computers, achieving a kind of immortality.

Connectome is a mind-bending adventure story, told with great passion and authority. It presents a daring scientific and technological vision for at last understanding what makes us who we are. Welcome to the future of neuroscience.

Sebastian Seung is Professor of Computational Neuroscience and Physics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He received his Ph.D. in theoretical physics from Harvard University, and formerly worked at Bell Laboratories. His research on artificial intelligence and neuroscience has been published in leading scientific journals, and also featured in the New York Times, Technology Review, and the Economist. His laboratory at MIT is currently inventing technologies for mapping connections between the brain’s neurons, and investigating the hypothesis that we are all unique because we are “wired differently.”

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Connectome by Sebastian Seung Book Trailer

The bold and thrilling quest to finally understand the brain—and along with it our mental afflictions, from depression to autism—by a rising star in neuroscience

Sebastian Seung
, a dynamic young professor at MIT, is at the forefront of a revolution in neuroscience. He believes that our identity lies not in our genes, but in the connections between our brain cells—our own particular wiring. Seung and a dedicated group of researchers are leading the effort to map these connections, neuron by neuron, synapse by synapse. It is a monumental effort—the scientific equivalent of climbing Mount Everest—but if they succeed, they will uncover the basis of personality, identity, intelligence, memory, and perhaps disorders such as autism and schizophrenia. Seung explains how this new map of a human “connectome” might even enable us to “upload” our brains into a computer, making us effectively immortal.

Connectome is a mind-bending adventure story, told with great passion and authority. It presents a daring scientific and technological vision for at last understanding what makes us who we are, both as individuals and as a species.

Interview with Joel Lesko (Tears of the Buddha: Spirituality & Emotion)

About the Director
Joel Lesko is an award-winning filmmaker who has produced films featuring Deepak Chopra, Neale Donald Walsch, Ram Dass, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, Larry Dossey, Michael Murphy, Roland McCraty, Al Gore and other teachers, authors and leaders. Joel’s work has appeared on PBS, network and cable TV, and has received a number of awards, including many Telly’s, Aurora, Summit, Videographer, and the Iowa Film Award. Before embarking on his career in film and video, Joel traveled the world as a teacher of meditation. In this film, he set out to discover how spiritual teachings about emotions impact daily life.

Product Description
Tears of the Buddha: Spirituality & Emotions explores the spiritual path through the lens of emotion. Director Joel Lesko interviews modern Buddhistic, Advaita or Satsang teachers to find out how their teachings apply in daily life – are emotions an impediment to spiritual growth? What about so-called unspiritual emotions like anger and hate? Do emotions trap a seeker in the personal self?

Tears is a serious look at an area of life that is often confusing and problematic for people in spiritual practices. Rather than another documentary about a teacher’s enlightenment or awakening, Tears of the Buddha questions age-old teachings about emotions and leads to an important conversation about individual selfhood – is it real or is it an illusion? Lesko shares his own experiences and interviews leading teachers including Gangaji, Eli-Jaxon-Bear, Jeff Foster, Daniel Barron, and others.


Joel Lesko is a long-time meditator and a filmmaker. He set out in this film, Tears of the Buddha: Spiritual and Emotions, to find out what modern Buddhistic, or Advaita, non-dual oriented teachers teach – about spirituality, and specifically about how to orient towards one’s inner emotional life on the spiritual path.

Tears of The Buddha: Spirituality & Emotions trailer

This is a trailer for Tears of the Buddha: Spirituality & Emotions, a feature-length documentary that explores the spiritual path through the lens of emotion. Director Joel Lesko interviews modern Buddhistic teachers to find out how their teachings apply in daily life – are emotions an impediment to spiritual growth? What about so-called unspiritual emotions like anger and hate? Do emotions trap a seeker in the personal self?

Tears is a serious look at an area of life that is often confusing and problematic for people in spiritual practices. Rather than another documentary about a teacher’s enlightenment or awakening, Tears of the Buddha questions age-old teachings about emotions and leads to an important conversation about individual selfhood – is it real or is it an illusion? Lesko shares his own experiences and interviews leading teachers including Gangaji, Eli-Jaxon-Bear, Jeff Foster, Daniel Barron, and others.

Of Mystics and Mistakes: A Journey Beyond Space and Time ~ Sadhguru

“There are only two types of people Mystics and Mistakes,” says Sadhguru,leaving readers in no doubt of the category to which they belong! That sounds damning.But mistakes can thankfully be rectified.And that is the hope this book holds out to seekers.It reminds us that each one of us can make the journey-from error to enlightenment,from self-deception to self-discovery – if only we choose.

Yogi, mystic and visionary, Sadhguru is a spiritual master with a difference. An arresting blend of profundity and pragmatism, his life and work serve as a reminder that yoga is not an esoteric discipline from an outdated past, but a contemporary science, vitally relevant to our times. Probing, passionate and provocative, insightful, logical and unfailingly witty, Sadhguru’s talks have earned him the reputation of a speaker and opinion-maker of international renown. With a celebratory engagement with life on all levels, Sadhguru’s areas of active involvement encompass fields as diverse as architecture and visual design, poetry and painting, ecology and horticulture, music and sports.

Sadhguru is also the founder of Isha Foundation, a non-profit organization which has been dedicated to the wellbeing of the individual and the world for the past three decades. Isha Foundation does not promote any particular ideology, religion, or race, but transmits inner sciences of universal appeal.

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‘Sadhguru – More than a life’ – A Biography by Arundathi Subramaniam

A video intro to ‘Sadhguru – More than a life’ – A Biography by Arundhathi Subramaniam. By Penguin Publishing.

Sadhguru interviewed on ABC News

In this riveting interview on Australia’s ABC News, Sadhguru answers questions about current affairs, the economy and human well-being.

Starting with a question on corruption, Sadhguru speaks on the topic of inclusion and the role of enlarging ones identity to include a larger whole. Responding to a query about the state of the economy in Asia and India, he then touches upon how spirituality can have a positive impact on the leadership of the world.

Sensationalism in the media and the War on Terror form another key aspect of the interview, while the last question explores the role of religion and spirituality in the world.

Journey Of The Angels: The Tobias Materials [Paperback] Geoffrey Hoppe (Author), Linda Hoppe (Author)

Tobias is the entity who first appeared to Geoffrey Hoppe on an airplane in 1997. Tobias is an angelic being who has lived many lifetimes on Earth and came back through the angelic realms for what he calls the “biggest evolution of consciousness humanity has ever experienced.” He lovingly assists those who are going through spiritual transformations, seeking to integrate their divinity with their humanity, and rediscovering the God within. His spiritual and inspirational messages have been delivered through Geoffrey and Linda Hoppe for many years.

Journey of the Angels is an allegory told by Tobias through the Hoppes–his most powerful and positive statement yet: The key to spiritual transformation lies in the absolute surrender to the love of self, and in the total acceptance of everything we have chosen to experience in the density of this third-dimensional realm.

The metaphorical aspect of JOURNEY OF THE ANGELS will increase its resonance for those familiar with the Crimson Circle material and the previous messages channeled through the Hoppes: We are God also; we are sovereign, self-sustaining beings; we create our reality; there are no limitations.

“Ascension occurred in the moment when I said, ‘I Am That I Am, and I love everything about myself–without shame, without guilt, without reservation, without ifs, ands or buts.’ Ascension occurred when I surrendered into who I actually am, rather than to the aspects I had created trying to pretend I was something else. Ascension occurred when I knew within my heart that I am, I always was, and I always will be.

“We came to forget, to remember, and finally, to know. That’s who we are, why we are here, that is the path we have chosen, and our purpose for choosing.” —

Tobias

Geoffrey and Linda Hoppe are the founders of Crimson Circle, an international community of spiritually-minded people. They are the authors of Live Your Divinity and The Tobias Materials. For over fifteen years, they have channelled spiritual wisdom from ascended masters Tobias, Kuthumi Lal Singh and Adamus Saint-Germain.

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Spiritual Ascension – Discover the Spiritual Awakening Signs and Symptoms and How To Deal With Them

A brief introduction to Adamus Saint-Germain’s DreamWalker Ascension Transitions School, produced by the Crimson Circle and presented by Shaumbra Institute certified teachers around the world.

Spiritual Channeling about Awakening Consciousness – The Beauty of Life

A message from Tobias, of the Crimson Council, channeled through Geoffrey Hoppe at the Kryon Summer Conference in Sedona, Arizona.

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