The Science and Practice of Humility: The Path to Ultimate Freedom by Jason Gregory (Author)

Humility, being open and receptive to all experience, is the key to becoming one with the spontaneous patterns of the universe

• Integrates classic teachings of Hinduism and Buddhism with principles of quantum physics to reveal the science of the enlightened masters

• Reveals how we are each capable of shifting from the aggressive path of the warrior to the humble path of the sage

• Explains how the key to catching the current acceleration of conscious evolution is humility

From Krishna and Lao-tzu to Buddha and Jesus, each enlightened master discovered how being receptive to all experience was the key to becoming one with the universe and its spontaneous patterns of order and chaos. Revealing humility as the purest expression of this receptivity, Jason Gregory integrates classic teachings of Hinduism, Buddhism, Taoism, and Hermeticism with principles from quantum physics to explain the science of humility as practiced by the ancient masters.

The author shows how, driven by fear, the human mind creates the ego. In its greedy and arrogant quest to protect the self and its desires, the ego forges the illusion of separation, weaving complex patterns of reality that shield us from our unity with all beings and result in attitudes of aggression, selfishness, and competition. He reveals how the iconic clash between this complex, aggressive “path of the warrior” and the simple “path of the sage” is reflected in the polarized state of the modern world. Yet this state also reflects the accelerating wave of conscious evolution we are now experiencing. The key to catching this evolutionary wave is humility: the reversal of complexity into simplicity, the ancient science of mental alchemy that represents the Great Work of Eternity.


Jason Gregory is a spiritual philosopher and practitioner of internal arts and esoteric health. He is an internationally renowned author, writer, filmmaker, teacher and worldwide speaker specializing in the fields of eastern and western philosophy, comparative religion, spiritual traditions, metaphysics and ancient cultures. For several years Jason has lived and studied in Asia with the students and masters of the varying sects of Buddhism, Gnosticism, Hermetic Philosophy, Hinduism and Taoism. In these years Jason has searched ashrams, monasteries and temples in some of the most remote places in the world exploring perennial wisdom.

He is the author of the highly acclaimed The Science and Practice of Humility and the cult classic Way of the Weirdo. Jason wrote and directed the online documentary presentation The Sacred Sound of Creation. He has written many articles for high profile magazines and websites around the world. Jason’s work has been featured on many radio shows with his numerous guest appearances.

Jason Gregory spends most of his time writing, traveling and teaching worldwide in his workshops on perennial philosophy, spiritual traditions east and west, esoteric health, psychology and consciousness. His workshops are said to be the most insightful and inspirational events one can attend, as Jason continues to expose that humility is a science that one can apply to their life which unlocks the deeper essence of all wisdom traditions.

The Science and Practice of Humility | Book Trailer

The art which the ancient masters of our past lived by and expressed is a transparent state of consciousness that is a riddle dwelling deep inside the mind of humanity. From the life of Krishna to Lao Tzu, and from Gautama the Buddha to Jesus of Nazareth onto Ramana Maharshi of the modern era, all possessed a universal axiom that secretly transforms the individual and humanity. Enlightenment is the common motif associated with such masters either literally or in parable, yet nevertheless, what was the discovery they acquired to facilitate this illumination? Hidden deep within the annals of time is a science that the enlightened masters revealed within themselves that brings their life into accord with the laws, patterns and principles of the universe.

The Science and Practice of Humility outlines the knowledge of how humility itself is a direct science that an individual can live by, which aligns one with the natural function of the universe. The natural principles and patterns of the universe are not temporary phenomena that exist isolated outside of the human-being, as most institutions erroneously believe. But instead the universal principles and patterns are found within the consciousness of the individual, whether that be physical, mental or spiritual, the principles and patterns are there for all to see in The Science and Practice of Humility.

The modern idea that we need to force ourselves upon life to be successful is actually against the flow and function of how the universe expresses itself. The Science and Practice of Humility demonstrates how the spontaneous nature of the universe corresponds to us being receptive to all experience, and in this core teaching it illustrates to the individual that humility is the human expression of this receptivity which leads to the authentic comprehension of how evolution and enlightenment are intimately related.

The Science and Practice of Humility Trailer Credits

Visual & Editing by Derek Gedney at Feed the Fire Films http://futureproducer.net/

Audio & Music soundtrack by Justin Jezewski
justinjezewski@gmail.com

Narration by Jason Gregory
http://jasongregory.org/

Jason Gregory | Insight Radio Network | March 26, 2014

Published on Mar 27, 2014

On March 26, 2014 Jason Gregory was a special guest on Insight Radio Network with Dr. Steven Hairfield and Liara Covert. The connection in this interview drops a little in and out at the beginning as Jason is living in the remote countryside of Thailand. But if you can persevere this interview explores some topics within his new book “The Science and Practice of Humility.”

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The Non-Existence of Time


Published on Sep 30, 2014

In this clip, Rupert explores the implications of the non-existence of time.

Awakening from the Landlocked Self ~ Tara Brach

Published on Sep 26, 2014

Awakening from the Landlocked Self (09/24/2014) – The Buddha taught that our suffering arises from forgetting who we are. This talk explores the trance of identifying as Somebody, and the compassionate witnessing that allows us to discover the freedom of our natural being.

Objects Don’t Have Existence; Existence Has Objects

Published on Sep 26, 2014

A discussion about the assumption that we know a world outside our perception of it and that Consciousness is a product of and limited to the body.

Samadhi: Essence of the Divine by Mirabai Devi

While in states of bliss, or Samadhi, Mirabai Devi experiences oneness with the Divine, which she terms Unity Consciousness. She has captured the insights and truths that have come to her during these enlightenment experiences in the form of short texts designed to by-pass the busy lower mind and awaken our deeper inner knowing. They are best pondered as meditations, allowing the truths to radiate within and take root.
Mirabai Devi is an international spiritual teacher, conduit for healing, author, and the founder of the Mirabai Devi Foundation. The Foundation is dedicated to her mission of raising world consciousness through the awakening and healing of humanity. Born in Johannesburg, South Africa, from a very young age Mirabai saw the suffering in humanity which spurred a deep opening in her heart and filled her with compassion. Her earliest training came directly from the Divine Light and the beings of Light [Masters] who appeared before her when she was a child. They came to teach and prepare her for her future healing mission. Later, she journeyed to India and throughout the West, studying with teachers from varied spiritual traditions. Her work is non-denominational, incorporating all the knowledge she has received and that which she has experienced directly. Mirabai’s programs include spiritual teachings, guided meditation, healing, devotional singing and the transmission of the Divine Light, called Darshan. She encourages all who come to focus on the light of God within in order to directly experience their own divine nature. Her programs and group healings have transformed the lives of thousands of people around the world. The Mirabai Devi Foundation has expanded its humanitarian outreach, giving donations to several AIDS orphanages in Mirabai’s home country of South Africa, as well as offering funding toward educational scholarships.

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Mirabai Devi – Buddha at the Gas Pump Interview

Mirabai Devi is an international spiritual teacher, facilitator for healer, author, and the founder of the Mirabai Devi Foundation. The Foundation is dedicated to her mission of raising world consciousness through the awakening and healing of humanity.

Mirabai Devi is a new paradigm spiritual teacher. Her teachings emphasize the importance of spiritual practice for self-realization, combined with a commitment to personal growth. She recognizes the importance of people working through their patterns and issues by means of self-reflection with the aim of becoming impeccable. As a conduit for the Divine Feminine, Mirabai’s approach is receptive and inclusive, rather than dogmatic. She favors interaction, rather than hierarchy. More…

Website: http://mirabaidevi.org

Books & CDs: Samadhi: Essence of the Divine Golden Light Ishta Devata: Divine Form Forgiveness

The remedy for the fear of death is very simple – Rupert Spira


Published on Aug 7, 2014

Compact remix of https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vodw7…
Music: fragment from ‘Alina’ by Arvo Pärt.

1. What is Awareness? 2.Can the presence of awareness ever lack something? – Rupert Spira

What is Awareness?

TIME IS NEVER EXPERIENCED
Rupert Spira, Artist and Nonduality Teacher
All experience is now. Try to step out of now into a past or future. Where do we or could we go? It is not possible to experience a past or future. We experience thoughts about a past or future but never the past and future themselves. This very now is the only now there is. It is not a moment in time. There is no ‘present moment.’ There is no time present in which the now could move forwards or backwards. It is eternally now.

Unhappiness is always an avoidance or rejection of the now. Our self, aware presence, is intimately one with all experience in the now. It knows no rejection of the now and is, therefore, happiness itself. The thought-made self is a movement of resistance or seeking, away from the now into an imaginary past or future. All avoidance and seeking is for the thought-made self, never for the true and only self of aware presence. The belief that time is real is essential to the perpetuation of this imaginary self; such a self feeds on the past and future. The now is the only place the separate self cannot stand. The now, in which all peace and happiness reside, is the only place the true and only self can be.

All the imaginary self’s seeking longs only for the happiness that is inherent in the now. The imaginary self approaches the now like a moth approaches a flame. It longs for the flame but cannot experience it. It can only die in it. Likewise the imaginary self longs only for the happiness that resides in our self. However, it cannot experience it; it can only die in it. That death is the experience of happiness. This happiness lies at the heart of all experience, never imposing itself but never veiling itself, simply waiting with open arms to be recognized.

How Does It Feel To Know You Are Consciousness? ~ Francis Lucille

New Moon in Virgo For 2014 ~ Sam Geppi


Published on Sep 23, 2014

VIRGO / PISCES:
Uniting the Details with the Bigger Picture

Too often we relegate Virgo areas of life to things such as “housecleaning”, or “nitpicking”, etc. But actually this is just a tangible expression of the intangible quality of “discrimination”.

In order for the soul to ascended to the heights, we will need to understand the difference between truth and fiction. We will need to clearly be able to delineate the real from the unreal. This comes from the ruler of Virgo, Mercury

Mercury is a “neutral” planet. Meaning, it is not charged with a bias toward one thing or another. There is no judgment in the Mercury area of life. Of course, this is a blessing and a curse, because without judgment our attention may be hijacked by foolishness and entertainment.

But when focused on a higher purpose (the domain of Jupiter) our naturally curious mind goes to work, organizing reality into bite-size chunks that we can master.

In this way, information itself can become divine, especially when it leads to technique and practical application – The domain of Virgo.

This next month is a great time to focus on your habits and routines and question how much you are putting into practice the information you “believe in”. Often we mistake believing in some idea “about truth” for actually “applying the truth” in our life. We can read book after book about “how to meditate”, but until we put down the book and actually meditate, nothing meaningful is happening yet.

Uttara Phalguni Nakshatra
Virgo comes after Leo, the sign of royalty, where we build a kingdom of our life. Virgo is where we must organize and manage that kingdom. This new moon happens in the first Nakshatra of Virgo, called Uttara Phalguni, the marriage star. Marriage is important to living a successful life. It is also a “love contract”, as people often enter into marriage for reasons other than love itself – namely family and security.

Contracts and binding agreements are keys to this section of the zodiac and the Deity Aryaman. He is one of the Adityas, the incarnations of the sun given providence over the earth. He is often evoked with the God Mitra, the God of friendliness. Of course, having friendship with those you are in partnership with, either business or personal, is important.

1. Are We Aware in Deep Sleep? 2. Timeless Deep Sleep 3. Awareness Never Falls Asleep ~ Rupert Spira


In this video clip, Rupert discusses how, in trusting experience over belief, we find that we are always aware, even in deep sleep.

Timeless Deep Sleep

In this video clip, Rupert clarifies a common misconception about deep sleep being a state that lasts in time.

Awareness Never Falls Asleep

In this video clip, Rupert discusses how deep sleep is not a blank nothing but full to the brim with Awareness.

It is Impossible to Be Busy! ~ Rupert Spira

Published on Sep 23, 2014

A clip in which Rupert outlines three uses of thought.

1. Enlightenment & Self-Realization 1 of 16 – The Real Self Does Not Need To Be Asserted 2. 2 of 16 – Address Ceaselessly The Root Cause ~ Francis Lucille

Enlightenment and Self-Realization 1 of 16 – The Real Self Does Not Need To Be Asserted
“Exploration of feelingness is more important than the mere intellectual approach.”
Enlightenment and Self-Realization Dialogues with Francis Lucille

Enlightenment and Self-Realization 2 of 16 – Address Ceaselessly The Root Cause

Francis advises questioner regarding “How to handle feelings of tension?”
Enlightenment and Self-Realization Dialogues with Francis Lucille

Eckhart Tolle – The Energies Around You


Published on Aug 25, 2014

Eckhart Tolle is a famous self help spiritual author. Eckhart Tolle has written the book The Power of Now. Eckhart Tolle teaches meditation, and talks a lot about the pain body and the ego. Eckhart Tolle also preaches being in the moment, something that can help better your life in every aspect, such as relationships with other people, and as a cure for all mental issues such as depression and anxiety. Eckhart Tolle has been interviewed by celebrities such as Oprah, teaching the general public to be present to the moment and let go of the ego and the pain body.

Waking Up: A Guide to Spirituality Without Religion by Sam Harris (Author)

For the millions of Americans who want spirituality without religion, Sam Harris’s new book is a guide to meditation as a rational spiritual practice informed by neuroscience and psychology.

From multiple New York Times bestselling author, neuroscientist, and “new atheist” Sam Harris, Waking Up is for the 30 percent of Americans who follow no religion, but who suspect that Jesus, Buddha, Lao Tzu, Rumi, and the other saints and sages of history could not have all been epileptics, schizophrenics, or frauds. Throughout the book, Harris argues that there are important truths to be found in the experiences of such contemplatives—and, therefore, that there is more to understanding reality than science and secular culture generally allow.

Waking Up is part seeker’s memoir and part exploration of the scientific underpinnings of spirituality. No other book marries contemplative wisdom and modern science in this way, and no author other than Sam Harris—a scientist, philosopher, and famous skeptic—could write it.

Sam Harris is the author of the bestselling books, The End of Faith, Letter to a Christian Nation, The Moral Landscape, Free Will, and Lying. The End of Faith won the 2005 PEN Award for Nonfiction. His latest book, Waking Up: A Guide to Spirituality Without Religion, will be published 9/9/14.

Mr. Harris’s writing has been published in more than 15 languages. His work has been discussed in The New York Times, Time, Scientific American, Nature, Newsweek, Rolling Stone, and many other journals. His essays have appeared in The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Economist, Newsweek, The Times (London), The Boston Globe, The Atlantic, The Annals of Neurology, and elsewhere.

Mr. Harris is a cofounder and the CEO of Project Reason, a nonprofit foundation devoted to spreading scientific knowledge and secular values in society. He received a degree in philosophy from Stanford University and a Ph.D. in neuroscience from UCLA.

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Sam Harris “Waking Up: Science, Skepticism, Spirituality”

Sam Harris – ‘Waking Up’ A Guide To Spirituality Without Religion

Published on Sep 12, 2014

Sam Harris is the man and he is back. He’s making the rounds for his latest book ‘Waking Up’, and he’s delivering interviews like this along the way. His ability to concisely and with great lucidity express himself never ceases to amaze. It makes me wonder if I should spend 3 months on retreat in total silence thinking about what I want to say next.

He just sent me a signed copy of the book and it’s in route to me out here in Germany. I’m excited to read it and dive into his brain for awhile.

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Eckhart Tolle – What Is Enlightenment Like?


Eckhart Tolle is a famous self help spiritual author. Eckhart Tolle has written the book The Power of Now. Eckhart Tolle teaches meditation, and talks a lot about the pain body and the ego. Eckhart Tolle also preaches being in the moment, something that can help better your life in every aspect, such as relationships with other people, and as a cure for all mental issues such as depression and anxiety. Eckhart Tolle has been interviewed by celebrities such as Oprah, teaching the general public to be present to the moment and let go of the ego and the pain body.

Source: Roger Ylle

Earth’s Crisis: On the Edge of the Roof ~ Tara Brach


Published on Sep 18, 2014
Earth’s Crisis: On the Edge of the Roof (9/17/2014) ~ This talk views the ecological dis-ease of our planet through the lens of our evolutionary unfolding. We explore the egoic trance that has precipitated the destruction of our environment, and the inner practices of presence that enable us to respond from love and wisdom.

Awakening Joy: 10 Steps That Will Put You on the Road to Real Happiness – by James Baraz (Author), Shoshana Alexander (Author) [updated version]

Joy is not for just the lucky few–it’s a choice anyone can make. In this groundbreaking book, based on his popular course, James Baraz helps you discover a path to the happiness that’s right in front of you, offering a step-by-step program that will reorient your mind away from dissatisfaction and distraction and toward the contentment and delight that is abundantly available in our everyday lives.

You can decide to be happy. For years, James Baraz’s online Awakening Joy course has offered participants from around the world the benefits of this simple but profoundly radical proposition. Grounded in simple Buddhist principles but accessible to people of all faiths–or no faith at all–this concept provides the jumping-off point for a transformational journey toward a richer, more meaningful, more positive outlook on life. Now readers everywhere can follow the same ten steps Baraz teaches to his program participants. In this practical down-to-earth guide, you will learn how to

• make happiness a habit by inclining your mind toward states that lead to well-being
• find joy even during difficult times and avoid the pitfalls that prevent you from achieving the contentment you seek
• cultivate effective practices for sustaining joyfulness, such as reclaiming your natural sense of wonder and finding joy in the midst of everyday experiences

Each chapter of Awakening Joy consists of one step in Baraz’s ten-step program and includes engaging exercises and practical advice to make happiness your natural default setting. For everyone from the cynic despondent over life’s many sorrows to the harried commuter raging at freeway traffic, this book offers up a simple yet powerful message of hope grounded in the realization that joy already exists inside every one of us. Like a precious child, it only needs to be recognized, embraced, and nurtured in order to grow to its full potential.

James Baraz has been teaching meditation for more than thirty years and the Awakening Joy course, both on-site and online, since 2003. He is a co—founding teacher of the Spirit Rock Meditation Center in Woodacre, California, and is on the international advisory board of the Buddhist Peace Fellowship. He lives with his wife, Jane, in the San Francisco Bay area.

Shoshana Tembeck Alexander has studied Buddhism since the early 1970s and is the author of In Praise of Single Parents and Women’s Ventures, Women’s Visions. She has guided the work of several prominent Buddhist authors, including Tara Brach, Sharon Salzberg, and Wes Nisker. She lives in Ashland, Oregon.

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Awakening Joy Course and Book Video

Discover a path to the happiness that’s right in front of you. True well-being is a choice you can make.

Awakening Joy: The Book

Catherine Ingram interviews author and spiritual teacher, James Baraz, about his new book Awakening Joy. The book can be ordered via your local, independent bookstore or online from Amazon or Barnes and Noble. For more information about Awakening Joy, the book and the online course, as taught by James Baraz. please visit http://www.awakeningjoy.info

The Emptiness of Awareness


Published on Sep 19, 2014
In this clip Rupert clarifies the notion of emptiness applied to Consciousness.

The Consciousness Revolution: A Transatlantic Dialogue by Ervin Laszlo, Stan Grof, Peter Russell

As we enter the 21st Century faced with current global and human crises, society is being questioned as never before. In The Consciousness Revolution, three pioneers at the cutting-edge of Western thought reflect on the chances of peace in the world, on how society is changing, and on the changes we can make in ourselves. They consider the roles of art, science, education, goals and values, world views, religion, spirituality and, above all, consciousness – for the state of our consciousness is the key issue underlying almost everything else.

As Ken Wilber asks in his Foreword, what does it all finally come down to? Peter Russell puts it like this: ‘Each little bit counts we are all part of the same ground-swell. The most important question we need to ask is how can I put my own life in greater alignment with that ground-swell? How can I do my little one-hundred-thousandth worth to facilitate that shift a bit further?

These intense and memorable discussions among three of the finest minds of our time convey a sense of excitement and passion which we can carry forward in our own lives. The Consciousness Revolution is an essential guide to how our map of reality is changing in the midst of the global transformation going on in all parts of the world and in every sphere of life, in us and around us.

The Consciousness Revolution is an extraordinary discussion among three of the very finest minds of our time, spirited in its exchange, compassionate in its embrace, brilliant in its clarion call to awaken our conscience and consciousness.~ Ken WIlber

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The Consciousness revolution – Dr Stanislas Grof, San Francisco CA

Stan Grof, M.D., Ph.D. is a psychiatrist with more than fifty years experience researching the healing and transformative potential of non-ordinary states of consciousness. His groundbreaking theories influenced the integration of Western science with his brilliant mapping of the transpersonal dimension. On October 5, 2007 Dr. Grof received the prestigious VISION 97 award granted by the Foundation of Dagmar and Vaclav Havel in Prague.

He is one of the founders and chief theoreticians of Transpersonal Psychology and received an Honorary Award for major contributions to and development of the field of Transpersonal Psychology from the Association for Transpersonal Psychology in 1993.

Dr. Grof is also the founder of the International Transpersonal Association (ITA) and its past and current president. He has organized large international conferences throughout the world and continues to lecture and teach professional training programs in Holotropic Breathwork and transpersonal psychology.

Currently, Dr. Grof is Professor of Psychology at the California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS) in the Department of Philosophy, Cosmology, and Consciousness, and teaches at the Pacifica Graduate Institute in Santa Barbara, CA

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