Life at Zero distance: The freedom of being nothing and none by Anamika Borst (Author)

“Life at Zero Distance” consists of some 100 or so edited texts dating from 2011 to 2014 selected from Anamika’s blog called “Potshots”
The photographs of the front and back cover, “Emptiness”, “Heaven is now” and “Stripped” are courtesy of Ogy Enev; the portrait of Anamika on the back cover, courtesy of Emily Goodman.

After awakening had happened, insights were coming up and wanted to be written down. Out of a natural need to clarify the process of unfolding and integration, the blog started spontaneously in 2009. The texts are short but every sentence is charged with meaning. It by-passes the mind and directly talks to who we truly are. It dares to question the status-quo of the belief that we are separate. “Who are you?” These deceptively simple texts have already proven to shake the so-called person out of his/her habitual framework. This book has been praised by Leo Hartong, author of “Awakening to the Dream as”: …very natural and fresh. It is poetic, simple and clear.”

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Anamika Borst – Buddha at the Gas Pump Interview

Published on Nov 1, 2014

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One spring afternoon in 2009, the last piece of the puzzle found its place, effortlessly.

The simplicity of the information stared at me as I made my way back to the train station. While walking away from meeting Leo Hartong in Holland, his simple words “Yes, this is It,” had once and for all confirmed that I already knew the answers to the questions: “ Is it the Beingness of what we are?”, “Is this what the search is all about?”, “Is this really It?”, “Is it really this simple?”

It stared as the trees lining the streets and the people walking and shopping. Nothing had changed and yet everything was different, direct, immediate.

Not that I did not know this intimacy. I had been having Oneness experiences in which the little child, the adolescent, the adult disappeared, and the thing that remained was the field of awareness with sounds, sights and smells in vibrant clarity. Only, it had taken a journey of 25 years to come to grasp that This is what it is all about.

While I boarded the train, I wondered: “How come this obviousness had not been recognized before?”, “How can I have been so dense that I had failed again and again to notice it while it already stared at me right in the face all this time?” (Continued on Anamika’s bio page:!bio/abo….)

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Book: Life at Zero distance: The freedom of being nothing and none

Interview recorded at the Science and Nonduality Conference, 10/23/2014

Saturn in Scorpio – November 2014 Until January 2017

Both Saturn and Scorpio are forces that bring pressure and stress. Saturn shows the tangible pressures of life – time, money, pain – and Scorpio represents our imagined fears,based on the things we cannot control.

On November 2 Saturn moves into Scorpio, where it will be established until January 2017. This brings about the need to fortify our emotional resolve as well as remain sensitive.

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Time for Personal Strength and Discipline With Mars Powerful until January 2015

We have all heard the popular saying “would you rather be happy or right”. It is usually said to illuminate a tense situation with an other person where we are at odds over a principle. Generally, this questions is heavily biased, imploring us to pursue being “Happy” (Venus) rather than being “Right (Mars). And yet, we get into just as many problems with our relentless pursuit of happiness at all costs – as we do arguing / wanting to be right about things.

Return of the Golden Age: Ancient History and the Key to Our Collective Future by Edward F. Malkowski (Author), Barbara Hand Clow (Foreword)

The truth behind ancient myths and the return of the celestial conditions for a Golden Age of peace and abundance

• Reveals the events preserved in myth that launched humanity into 12,000 years of struggle, selfishness, and false beliefs

• Explores how we can initiate a new Golden Age through ancient Egyptian teachings on the creative power of our imaginations

• Explains how our world system of economics, which benefits a few at the expense of the many, arose as a reaction to global catastrophe in prehistory

Since the beginning of recorded history humanity has been in a continuous struggle over land and resources. It continues today despite the abundance we have created through scientific innovation and technology. Why such a struggle for resources exists has never been explained. Neither has the human drive to own, accumulate, and hoard. Edward Malkowski reveals that the answer lies in recognizing the reality behind humanity’s earliest myths. He shows that the opportunity is at hand to transcend these inherited selfish traits and return to a Golden Age of peace and abundance.

Malkowski explores the hidden meaning behind stories such as the Epic of Gilgamesh, Plato’s Atlantis, and myths of a new sky and a new sun, of great floods and the death of the gods, and of the preceding Golden Age. He connects these myths to a real extinction event that occurred 12,000 years ago. He explains how the survivors–our ancestors–were catapulted from utopia into a world of scarcity, scarring the collective mind of humanity and initiating the struggle for resources in an attempt to regain our lost paradise. He shows how our world system of economics, focused on ownership and based on the false belief of separateness–benefitting a few at the expense of the many–arose as a reaction to this catastrophe.

Drawing on the pre-catastrophe teachings preserved by the ancient Egyptians, Malkowski reveals that we are returning to a celestial configuration parallel to that of the past Golden Age. Through our collective DNA memory and the creative power of our imaginations, we can end our 12,000-year quest to regain paradise lost and launch a new Golden Age of unity, abundance, and equality for all humanity.

Edward F. Malkowski is a historical researcher with a special interest in philosophy, ancient Egypt, and the development of religious beliefs from ancient to modern times. He is the author of Ancient Egypt 39,000 BCE, Sons of God–Daughters of Men, Before the Pharaohs, and The Spiritual Technology of Ancient Egypt. He lives in Lincoln, Illinois.


Will The New World Order Create A Golden Age Here On Earth? – Edward Malkowski

Edward Malkowski joins Dr. Rita Louise on Just Energy Radio where he correlates the Golden Age as described by ancient Egyptian texts to the global culture that is developing in the world. Will the New World Order create a new Golden Age?

Capricorn Radio – Edward Malkowski – Return Of The Golden Age

Resurrecting Jesus: Embodying the Spirit of a Revolutionary Mystic ~ Adyashanti (Author)

The story of Jesus has not waned in its power to change lives. Yet today, even though the majority of us grew up in a culture suffused by the mythos of Jesus, many of us feel disconnected from the essence and vitality of his teachings. With Resurrecting Jesus, Adyashanti invites us to rediscover the life and teachings of Jesus as a direct path to what may be the most radical of transformations: spiritual awakening.

Jesus crossed all of the boundary lines that separated the people of his time because he viewed the world from the perspective of what unites us, not what divides us. In Resurrecting Jesus, Adya asks us to consider the man known as Jesus as a model of enlightened engagement with the world. He examines the story of Jesus from his birth to the Resurrection to reveal how the central events in Jesus’ life parallel the stages of awakening that we may be called to experience ourselves. Adya then illuminates five central archetypes of the Jesus story—Peter, John, Mary Magdalene, Judas, and Pontius Pilate—and the key insights they hold about the way we might relate to the spiritual impulse within. Our journey concludes with an inspiring call to “live the Christ” in a way that is unique to each one of us.

“When the eternal and the human meet,” writes Adya, “that’s where love is born—not through escaping our humanity or trying to disappear into transcendence, but through finding that place where they come into union.” Resurrecting Jesus is a book for realizing this union in your own life, from one moment to the next, with heart and mind wide open to the mystery that lives inside us all.

Adyashanti is an American-born spiritual teacher devoted to serving the awakening of all beings. His teachings are an open invitation to stop, inquire, and recognize what is true and liberating at the core of all existence. His books include Emptiness Dancing, The End of Your World, True Meditation, The Way of Liberation, and Falling into Grace.

Asked to teach in 1996 by his Zen teacher of 14 years, Adyashanti offers teachings that are free of any tradition or ideology. “The Truth I point to is not confined within any religious point of view, belief system, or doctrine, but is open to all and found within all.” For more information, please visit

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Adyashanti & Francis Bennett on “Resurrecting Jesus” – Buddha at the Gas Pump Interview

Published on Oct 31, 2014

Adyashanti, author of The Way of Liberation: A Practical Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment, Resurrecting Jesus, True Meditation, and The End of Your World, is an American-born spiritual teacher devoted to serving the awakening of all beings. His teachings are an open invitation to stop, inquire, and recognize what is true and liberating at the core of all existence.

Asked to teach in 1996 by his Zen teacher of 14 years, Adyashanti offers teachings that are free of any tradition or ideology. “The Truth I point to is not confined within any religious point of view, belief system, or doctrine, but is open to all and found within all.”

He teaches throughout North America and Europe, offering satsangs, weekend intensives, silent retreats, and a live internet radio broadcast.


Francis Bennett was an ordinary, sociable young man who answered the call to a life of spiritual adventure as a contemplative in the monastery of the Order of Cistercians of the Strict Observance, commonly known as Trappists. Thomas Merton, the pioneering Christian mystic of the 20th Century, was Francis’ inspiration and it was Merton’s influence that led Francis to explore the deepest reality of being, within the frameworks of Christianity, Buddhism, Advaita Vedanta and non-duality. Francis has worked with the sick and dying in parishes, hospitals and hospices, since he moved away from the monastic life. In 2010, while in the middle of mass, there came what Francis describes as, “a radical perceptual shift in consciousness”, which made it clear that the pure awareness at the heart of all is no different from the presence of God, which he had been seeking outside himself for so long.


Adyashanti – My heartcore in Christianity?

Great talk from a retreat at Garrison with Adyashanti.

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