After realization is there still an interest in personal growth? – Rupert Spira


This is an excerpt from the interview with Rupert Spira at the Science and Nonduality Conference featured in the 3DVD set “Science and Nonduality Anthology Vol.4”. For the full interview please visit: http://www.scienceandnonduality.com

From an early age Rupert Spira was deeply interested in the nature of Reality. For twenty years he studied the teachings of Ouspensky, Krishnamurti, Rumi, Shankaracharya, Ramana Maharshi, Nisargadatta and Robert Adams, until he met his teacher, Francis Lucille, twelve years ago. Francis introduced Rupert to the teaching of Jean Klein, Parmenides, Wei Wu Wei and Atmananda Krishnamenon and, more importantly, directly indicated to him the true nature of experience.

Rupert’s first book is “The Transparency of Things,” subtitled “Contemplating the Nature of Experience,”. His second book, “Presence Volume I The Art of Peace and Happiness and Presence Volume II The Intimacy of All Experience” has been currently released by Non-Duality Press. http://www.rupertspira.com

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All You Need Is Love: Peter Russell

Published on 28 Jun 2018
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Peter Russell reflects on fifty years of increasingly global exploration of consciousness since the Summer of Love. He charts the phases of this awakening, beginning with the focus on a change of consciousness, and deepening into the understanding that we don’t need to go anywhere to find inner peace and joy

. He points to our interpretation of the Sanskrit word anand, usually translated as bliss, but literally the much more accessible “great contentment.”

The Power and Mystery of Kundalini

Published on Jun 15, 2018

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This panel discussion addresses the mystery and myriad expressions of kundalini energy. Kundalini is reframed as the energetic component of spiritual awakening, as a natural part of the human journey. Surprises and difficulties that may arise during the appearance of this energy are acknowledged, and resources listed for help in understanding and safely navigating its expression.

Science Will Never Know Consciousness: Rupert Spira

Published on May 30, 2018

Rupert Spira has earned a reputation as a master and clarifier of the nature of consciousness. In this short talk he uses two powerful analogies to bring light to the age-old enigma of mind attempting to investigate its own nature.

His conclusion: It is consciousness alone that knows consciousness. Mind cannot know its own essence. There will never be a science of consciousness.

Awakened Relating: A Guide to Embodying Undivided Love in Intimate Relationships by Lynn Marie Lumiere MFT (Author)

Our natural state is to love and be loved. From deep within, we’re compelled to seek connection. Yet relationships remain a struggle—even for the most spiritually enlightened among us. Traumatic experiences, insecure attachment, and especially the false but commonly held belief that we are separate, both from each other and from the love we seek, can cause endless problems in relationships. As long as our connections are built on this untruth, lasting love and harmony in relationship will elude us. Awakened Relating can help.

Written by a licensed therapist and pioneer in bringing the most direct teachings of non-duality into the practice of psychotherapy, this book offers practical guidance for improving relationships through “awakened relating”—a more enlightened experience of falling in love, communication, conflict resolution, and sexuality. With examples, guidelines, and experiential inquiries for realizing your true nature, this book will dispel common myths and mistaken beliefs about intimacy and help you cultivate a loving relationship with yourself and others.

Including inspirational stories of people who practice awakened relating in their own lives, this book will show you how to identify, transform, and resolve the deep psychological issues that prevent you from having the harmonious, loving relationships you seek. Now is the time to realize the deep and ever-present love that exists within and all around you.

Lynn Marie Lumiere, MFT, is a seasoned psychotherapist with a focus on transforming issues at their source through dissolving the belief in separation that creates and sustains them. She is dedicated to awakening consciousness and meeting life’s challenges as doorways to greater freedom. Her work is sourced in over forty years of dedicated spiritual and psychological exploration, as well as almost thirty years of marriage and practicing psychotherapy. This experience led her to the understanding that no matter what the problem, transformation and freedom from suffering is possible when we tap into the infinite and ever-present source of Love. She has been especially interested in applying this understanding to healing relationships and trauma.

Lynn Marie has been involved in the exploration of non-dual wisdom and psychotherapy since it began in 1998. She is a repeat presenter at the annual Nondual Wisdom and Psychology Conference and the Science and Nonduality (SAND) Conference, and is a contributing author to The Sacred Mirror. Lynn Marie is also coauthor (with John Lumiere-Wins) of The Awakening West. Her primary spiritual teacher is Adyashanti, and she has studied with many other teachers from non-dual, Buddhist, and Hindu traditions. She lives in Grass Valley, CA.

For information about Lynn Marie and events she offers, please visit http://www.lynnmarielumiere.com. It is her intention to offer support for learning and experiencing awakened relating.

A Duet of One: Nonduality and Intimate Relating, Lynn Marie Lumiere

True intimacy is the One celebrating itself as two. There is nothing more intimate than directly knowing that we are one Being and consciously sharing that together. Although we all long for this intimate union, it cannot be found through relationship or sexuality that is based on a belief in separation and duality. In order to experience true love and intimacy we must come to know our nondual nature and begin to embody that in our relating. This presentation will explore how to embody nondual realization in intimate relationship in practical, real life ways, such as bringing nondual understanding into communication and conflict. The
root cause of all relational disharmony can be traced to the belief in duality, which leads us to seek love outside our self in others. Once the source of the problem is known and true love is awakened within us, it is possible to fully resolve relational issues related to our wounding and conditioning. When we bring the whole truth, absolute and relative, to our relating, relationship becomes a joyful meeting in our shared Being with a vast potential for further healing and awakening.

Lynn Marie Lumiere, MFT is a nondual psychotherapist with a focus on awakening consciousness and meeting life’s challenges as doorways to greater freedom. Lynn Marie has been one of the pioneers in the emerging field of Nondual Wisdom and Psychotherapy since the first conference in 1998, which she helped organize. She is a contributing author for the Sacred Mirror: Nondual Wisdom and Psychotherapy as well as Undivided: The Online Journal of Nonduality and Psychology. She is co-author of The Awakening West: Evidence of a Spreading Enlightenment and is the author of a new book, Undivided Love: A Guide to Awakened Relating http://www.undividedlovebook.com

We ARE the Universe: Neil Theise


Neil Theise, practicing pathologist and leading stem-cell researcher, explores the nature of consciousness and its relationship to us and the cosmos. Drawing from contemporary science and a wide variety of western and eastern philosophies and metaphysics, he concludes that non-dual awareness is foundational to the universe. It does not arise from the interactions or structures of higher level phenomena. The universe is a holarchy, not a hierarchy. We don’t live in the universe, we are the universe.

The Emergence and Evolution of Life: Stuart Kauffman

heoretical biologist Stuart Kauffman gives us a whirlwind tour of the cutting edge ideas and research that explores the molecular basis of the evolution of life. He describes how self-reproducing molecular systems emerge spontaneously with the help of autocatalytic sets, and declares that life cannot be predicted, and is absolutely beyond physics.

Science And NonDuality is a community inspired by timeless wisdom, informed by cutting-edge science, and grounded in personal experience. We come together in an openhearted exploration to further our individual and collective evolution. New ways of being emerge. We embody our interconnectedness and celebrate our humanity.

Effortless Emergent Presence: Francis Lucille

Published on Apr 10, 2018

Francis Lucille guides the audience in a meditation on the yes-saying path of “holy laziness.” He reminds us that this moment, and always, everything is happening on its own. Our decisions are in fact cosmic events, no different than the rain or the snow or the hurricane. They just happen. Nobody owns them. The mind pretends to own them, to be the thinker of the thought, the decider of the decision, but it’s like a clown taking the bow after the ballerina’s performance, to claim the applause.

Love Is How The Oneness Feels: Tim Freke

Published on Apr 5, 2018

Stand-up philosopher and prolific author Tim Freke presents a new worldview in which God is not the source, but the destination. He opens with the radical idea that time does not pass, but accumulates, and with characteristic energy and passion, he suggests that reality is information, emerging first as matter, then as biology, and now as a distinct immaterial level – as spirit. Meaning, volition, magic and immortality belong exclusively to this level. This Emergent Spirituality offers a life-enhancing understanding of the deep purpose of existence, and can heal our modern soul crisis.

Our Intuitive Capacity for Spiritual Wisdom: Helen Palmer

Helen Palmer, best-selling author of books in 30 languages, reconciles psychological knowing with intuitive wisdom through a faculty of perception commonly called Witnessing Consciousness.

 She describes how recognizing the patterns of our mind requires a simple turn of attention, and illustrates this with examples from the Enneagram, which allows individuals to see objective reality from the vantage point of their own type structure. This recognition and relaxation of the emotional patterns that drive behavior activates the life force, and can bring about a new level of human development.

Adyashanti: The Paradox of Unity and Spiritual Autonomy


Published on Mar 13, 2018

Adyashanti talks about the changes that arise when the psychological self is seen for what it is, when the sorrow of becoming falls away into effortless being, when the heart starts to come online and the will is finally understood by its absence. A deep paradox arises, the understanding that we are one, and the realization that each individual is unique in itself and unspeakably valuable. This spiritual autonomy has an endless capacity to express itself through its humanity and can become a redemptive presence in the world, helping us all remember who we are.

Deepak Chopra: What George Harrison Knew


Published on Mar 2, 2018

Deepak Chopra’s short address at the SAND17 conference is notable for its clarity, warmth and realism – and for its opening video and closing audio. The sincerity of his plea to the audience also made an impact: Please wake up, because the dream has turned into a nightmare. The presentation ends with a short meditation to become aware of that which is listening, and a recording of a song that George Harrison gave to Deepak on the way to London Airport not long before George’s death in 2001.

Giving Teens Tools to Cope and Care: Caverly Morgan

Published on Feb 27, 2018

Caverly Morgan is the founder of Peace in Schools, the first for-credit high school mindfulness course in the United States, now adopted by seven schools in Portland, Oregon, and touching more than a thousand students. In this moving address illustrated with a number of short videos of students and parents, she describes the Peace in Schools course and invites us to imagine a world in which we are encouraged, as part of a high school program, to explore questions of identity and belonging – the great mysteries of existence.

The Origin of Life and Consciousness: Bruce Damer


Multi disciplinary scientist Dr. Bruce Damer, co-author of the hot spring hypothesis of life’s origins, considers its implications for humanity in scientific, philosophical and spiritual dimensions. The realization of our deepest ancestry will contain the psychological power to re-orient our civilization toward a sustainable, expansive, and long-term future.

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Science And NonDuality is a community inspired by timeless wisdom, informed by cutting-edge science, and grounded in personal experience. We come together in an openhearted exploration to further our individual and collective evolution. New ways of being emerge. We embody our interconnectedness and celebrate our humanity.

Embodied Awakening: Shakti Caterina Maggi


Although we often see awakening as the end of the search, the recognition to our true nature is just the beginning of an authentic spiritual life. The embodying of this recognition starts from that moment.

Shakti Caterina Maggi points directly to the essence of what we are and invites us to rediscover the divine Self in the core of our own humanity. Overcoming fear and illusion is to wake up to the extraordinary beauty of the moment and be the true embodiment of Consciousness itself in human form. She has been sharing a message of awakening to Life since 2003 with seminars and retreats held mainly in Italy and Europe.

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