Adyashanti – The Quiet Layer of Existence

Published on Dec 10, 2016 – Adyashanti explores the quiet layer that underscores every moment of existence. Regardless of not being able to physically hold it in our hands, we know that this important layer of existence exists, and provides the foundation for all of experience. Upon the recognition of this quietness, a freedom is afforded to you, and the idea of self falls away. This opens up the space for ever-present love to permeate your experience. Adyashanti offers up the question: Could you ever convey what love is?

Quotes from this video:

“At any moment, you can feel it in the atmosphere—you can begin to intuit what’s right underneath the whole spectrum of thinking, believing, and resisting. Even if it’s very light, and then right underneath it, it’s totally quiet. There’s nothing to assert, nothing to deny, nothing to grasp hold of—there’s not even a self to grasp hold of it.”

“You can’t grab hold of the experience of love. You can’t look at it, or weigh it, or hold onto it. It’s really quite impossible to describe.”

“Love—you can’t actually describe it, and yet it’s very much present. It’s very real.”

“All spiritual practices that are worth doing are practices that either help us to see through whatever we’re believing in the moment, or they help us to let go of our resistance to what’s happening.”

Ego as Absolute Consciousness ~ Daniel Odier

Ego is not the enemy, ego is Absolute Consciousness you no longer have to fight it. This is an excerpt from Daniel Odier’s Tandava the Cosmic Dance day long practice at SAND16 in Italy.

Daniel Odier became a disciple of Kalou Rinpoche in 1968. Following his teachings, he receives the transmission of Mahamudra. Daniel taught Tantrism and Buddhism in several American universities before founding in 1995, the center Tantra / Chan in Paris. In 2000, he dissolved the center to encourage independent practice and today leads seminars in different countries. His books on Tantra, have been translated into eight languages and deal with the deeper aspects of the Shaivite and Tantric way of Chan.

Recognized as Sifu (Chan master) Daniel brings together budddhism and direct contact with the daily essence of Chan. The practice is centered on meditation in the style of Zhao Zhou, with moments of meditation alternated with free-style walking, in pure presence. (

A Final Destination: The Human Universe ~ Deepak Chopra

Published on Dec 10, 2016

In this session Deepak Chopra discusses the seven universes that human beings have devised to explain existence, leading to the conclusion that the cosmos has evolved to reflect human evolution. This is not a philosophical observation but a “must be so” when it comes to such baffling dilemmas as the origin of life and the appearance of consciousness. The seven universes reflect human perceptions about reality itself. They are; Divine, Classical, Relativistic, Quantum, Uncertain, Conscious and finally, Human. The Human Universe, which is based on the undeniable fact that any universe is only knowable through the human mind’s ability to think about reality. If all knowledge is rooted in human consciousness, perhaps we are viewing not the real universe but a selective one based on the limitations of the brain. This last proposition leads to the conclusion that the apparent evolution of the cosmos since the Big Bang has been parallel to, and totally dependent upon, human
consciousness. We are the conscious agents who create reality in our own image. Although totally contradictory to physicalism, the Human Universe may be completely necessary if we have any
hope of solving the remaining Big Questions concerning the inexplicable emergence of life and conscious beings in a cosmos that has no necessity to produce either.

Deepak Chopra M.D., F.A.C.P., Founder of the Chopra Center for Wellbeing . Deepak Chopra, M.D is the author of more than 70 books, including numerous New York Times bestsellers. His medical training is in internal medicine and endocrinology, and he is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, a member of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, and an adjunct professor of Executive Programs at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University Columbia Business School, adjunct professor at Columbia Business School, Columbia University, and a Senior Scientist at the Gallup organization. For more than a decade, he has participated as a lecturer at the Update in Internal Medicine, an annual event sponsored by Harvard Medical School’s Department of Continuing Education and the Department of Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical

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