Catherine Ingram – Buddha at the Gas Pump Interview


Catherine Ingram is an international dharma teacher with communities in the U.S., Europe, and Australia. Since 1992 she has led Dharma Dialogues, which are public events that focus on directing awareness toward greater wellbeing in an ethical and happy life. Catherine also leads numerous silent retreats each year in conjunction with Dharma Dialogues. She is president of Living Dharma, an educational non-profit organization founded in 1995.

Catherine has been the subject of numerous print, television, and radio interviews and is included in several anthologies about teachers in the west.

A former journalist specializing in issues of consciousness and activism, Catherine Ingram is the author of two books of nonfiction, which are published in numerous languages: In the Footsteps of Gandhi: Conversations with Spiritual Social Activists (Parallax Press, 1990) and Passionate Presence: Seven Qualities of Awakened Awareness (Penguin Putnam, 2003); and one novel, A Crack in Everything (Diamond Books, 2006). Over a fifteen-year period beginning in 1982, Catherine published approximately 100 articles on issues of consciousness and activism and served on the editorial staffs of New Age Journal, East West Journal, and Yoga Journal. For four years she wrote the Life Advice column for Alternatives Magazine based in Oregon.

For the past thirty five years, Catherine has helped organize and direct institutions dedicated to meditation and self-inquiry and, more recently, human and animal rights. She is a co-founder of Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Massachusetts (1976). She also co-founded the Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO) in The Hague, Netherlands (1991) and is a member of the Committee of 100 for Tibet. For six years (1988-1994), Catherine also served as a board director for The Burma Project, dedicated to raising international awareness about the struggle for democracy in Burma. She is currently serving on the board of Global Animal Foundation, which works on behalf of the world’s animals.

Her work provides a context in which to consider life experiences—work, romance, creativity, loss, and death—through the calm and simple quiet of the heart.

catherineingram.com

Words From Silence: An Invitation To Spiritual Awakening ~ Leonard Jacobson


This powerful book reveals the basic tenets of Leonard Jacobson’s approach to spiritual awakening and enlightenment. Each page is a lyrically beautiful expression of an essential truth. Zen-like in its simplicity, it communicates directly with the heart and soul of the reader, gently inviting a response from the deepest levels of Being. This book is best read cover to cover, and then picked up again from time to time, choosing passages at random. The words in this book are powerful. They can inspire you towards your own awakening or they can act as a guide for those already on the path. Some of the words need to be meditated upon. They are like Koans. The meaning is not always obvious. Each reading will elicit different responses from the reader, sometimes challenging, sometimes provocative, sometimes deeply reassuring and affirming. This book is suitable for newcomers as well as experienced seekers on the spiritual path.

Author’s note:

It has been twenty-five years since Words from Silence was first published and at least 30 years since I wrote it. My teaching has evolved over the years and I felt that it would be appropriate to update the book. This revised edition contains most of the content from the first edition, but I have added some additional passages to enhance the flow of the book.

My words are not directed towards your mind or that part of you that understands. The truth is beyond understanding, and it arises from the silence at the center of your Being. It is equally available to each one of us as we become present. This book is intended to encourage, support and inspire you to become more present, and then you will know from your own experience what I am writing about.

The world is at a crucial stage. The opportunity exists now for man and woman to evolve in consciousness. It is as if God has extended to each of us an invitation to participate in a great awakening. This book is a part of that invitation.

Leonard Jacobson ♥ Awakening to Presence

11 Signs of Spiritual Awakening


11 Signs of Spiritual Awakening, explanations, & solutions

1. Major setbacks in life
2. Unexplained aches & pains
3. Weight out of control
4. Anxiety symptoms & panic attacks
5. Emotional roller coaster
6. Persistent choked feeling/ “lump in throat”
7. Exhaustion/ can’t sleep
8. Feeling lost or something is missing
9. Seeing/ Sensing non-physical entities
10.Lack of concentration & forgetfulness
11.Flu-like symptoms

A Message of Hope and Optimism for Celebrating this Holiday Season ~ Richard Moss


Published on Dec 22, 2015

Richard sends a message of hope and optimism for celebrating this holiday season. Despite the emphasis on conflict and violence so prevalent in the media, there is a steady and inevitable self-transcending aspect to our consciousness that is steadily, albeit gradually, overcoming our old survival based psychology.

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