The Short Path to Enlightenment: Instructions for Immediate Awakening by Paul Brunton (Author)

Paul Brunton gives voice to the profound teachings of immediate spiritual awakening that have the power to short circuit the seeker in us and reveal the true nature of reality here and now.” —Adyashanti

People who enjoy Eckhart Tolle (The Power of Now, A New Earth), Michael A. Singer (The Untethered Soul), or Adyashanti (Emptiness Dancing) will enjoy and benefit greatly from The Short Path to Enlightenment.

These accessible teachings distill the essence of Advaita Vedanta, Zen, Sufism, Dzogchen—Brunton calls them “Short Path” teachings. A simple recognition, a brief moment of grace, can make what seemed like a far-off spiritual goal actual here and now. But we need reliable pointers for how and where to look.

This compilation of gems distills the essence and effective practices of this path in direct, jargon-free language useful to followers of any or no particular tradition. “The true gift of this wonderful book,” says Adyashanti, “is in how nuanced and subtle Paul Brunton understood these profound and transformational teachings and how directly he conveys them.

Read this book as you would a scripture or a sutra and let it open your eyes to eternity.” Includes: • How to move from the Long Path of spiritual disciplines to the Short Path of direct insight • Short Path exercises • Experiences that may occur • Warnings • Stages of realization • The nature of lasting enlightenment

Widely considered the most influential writer on self-realization in the 20th century, Paul Brunton traveled the globe in search of authentic spiritual teachers, with whom he lived and studied.

Major reviewers acclaim his integrative writings as “sensible and compelling,” “a rich vein of wisdom,” “deep and original,” etc., that “stand beside Merton, Huxley, Suzuki, Watts, and Radhakrishnan.” He presents and makes accessible a broad spectrum of deep teachings, both East and West. Compilers Mark Scorelle and Jeff Cox are both longtime students of Brunton’s work and are immersed in contemporary nondual teachings. Jeff recently retired as president of Snow Lion Publications, publishers of numerous works by the Dalai Lama and other revered Buddhist teachers. Both are available for promotional activities.

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The Short Path to Enlightenment by Paul Brunton: Talk with the editors

Published on Oct 9, 2014

The Short Path to Enlightenment: Instructions for Immediate Awakening by Paul Brunton. A conversation with editors Mark Scorelle, founder of Wisdom L and an active non-dual speaker and participant and Jeff Cox, recently retired president of Snow Lion Publications and current board member of the Paul Brunton Philosophic Foundation. Interviewer, Linda Ruth, founder of HeavenandEarth 101 School of Astrology.

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Venus in Taurus and Jupiter Retrograde This Week of April 6

Published on Apr 6, 2015

Venus enters Taurus on Monday April 6 and Jupiter turns direct on April 8. By the end of the week, the Sun will also be exalted with Mars in Aries.

This sets up a situation where 4 planets are either exalted or in their own sign.

In Touch: How to Tune in to the Inner Guidance of Your Body and Trust Yourself by John J. Prendergast PhD (Author)

Your body has a natural sense of truth. We can feel authenticity in ourselves and in others. However, this innate wisdom is obscured by our conditioning-the core limiting beliefs, reactive feelings, and somatic contractions that fuel our sense of struggle and veil who we really are.

In Touch is a groundbreaking, experiential guide to the felt-sense of our “inner knowing”-the deep intelligence available through our bodies. Each chapter presents moving stories, helpful insights from spirituality, psychology, and science, and simple yet potent experiments for integrating the gifts of inner knowing into every aspect of daily life. Join pioneering psychotherapist and teacher Dr. John J. Prendergast to explore:

  • The phenomenon of “attunement”-how we accurately sense and resonate with ourselves and others-including an introduction to attachment theory, mirror neurons, and interoception (the ability to sense into the interior of your body)
  • Felt-sensing and the subtle body-our ability to have a whole-body sense of reality and how the seven major energy centers relate to common psycho-spiritual issues
  • “Shadows as portals”-how our dark and painful feelings and sensations can point us toward an essential radiance within
  • The art of identifying and undoing our core limiting beliefs
  • The four somatic qualities of inner knowing-relaxed groundedness, inner alignment, open-heartedness, and spaciousness-and how these subtle signals, once recognized, can guide our choices and help us to navigate life’s challenges
  • The fruits of inner knowing-the realization of who we are in our depths and the great intimacy with life we can all enjoy

“As we tune into our deepest nature, our body relaxes, grounds, lines up, opens up, and lights up,” writes Prendergast. “So far this extraordinarily useful subtle feedback has been largely overlooked; almost nothing has been written about it. We need to both sense and decode these signals if we are to benefit from them. These bodily markers are here to be seen and used as guides to enable us to more gracefully navigate life and to awaken. They are part of our birthright, available to anyone.”

Here is his invitation to start listening in a profound new way, deeply in touch with reality and our shared journey of awakening.


John J. Prendergast (1950 – ) was born and raised in Silicon Valley before there was any silicon. Instead, Santa Clara valley was full of orchards – plum and cherry – and wild mustard in the spring. He attended UC Santa Cruz when it was still small and experimental. There his spiritual search began in earnest. He attended a series of long meditation retreats in his twenties, before beginning his graduate studies in psychology.

He met his first teacher, the European Advaita master Jean Klein, in 1983 and studied with him until his death in 1998. He began studying with this second teacher, Adyashanti, in 2001.

He was a professor of psychology at the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco for twenty-three years where he taught and supervised masters level counseling students. He has had a private psychotherapy practice since 1985.

He is the founder and editor-in-chief of Undivided: The Online Journal of Nonduality and Psychology. For more, see:

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John Prendergast – Buddha at the Gas Pump Interview

Published on Apr 5, 2015

John J. Prendergast, Ph.D., is a retired professor of psychology at the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco and a psychotherapist in private practice. He spent many years studying with the European Advaita master Jean Klein as well as with Adyashanti. He was invited to share the dharma by Dorothy Hunt in 2012.

He is the author of In Touch: How to Tune in to the Inner Guidance of Your Body and Trust Yourself, newly available from Sounds True. He is the senior editor of two anthologies of original essays about nondual wisdom and psychology entitled The Sacred Mirror and Listening from the Heart of Silence. He is also the founder and editor of Undivided: The Online Journal of Nonduality and Psychology.


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