Category: Spirituality


Published on Sep 21, 2017
In this special Open Gate Sangha broadcast, Adyashanti and Mukti introduce our new Peace Room Project and its intentions. Together, they explore their shared commitment to bring forth teachings on the lived experience of being an embodiment of peace in the world.

Video Excerpted from “Embodying the Nature of Peace”:
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Quotes from this Video:

“The enlightened view shows us that each thing and each being is of infinite value. Each being and each thing is a manifestation of God, of the divine, and when we really see this — not just as an idea or a concept — it’s a way of falling in love with the world, with all of its imperfections.” –Adyashanti

“A wonderful contemplation that relates directly to peace is ‘How might I orient in my life to a sense of what I regard as meaningful and precious?’” –Mukti

“The Peace Room is about how we interact with all of life, and bringing the more enlightened way of being into the world.” –Adyashanti

“One of my focuses is really to help those who are listening into a sense of attunement to what is valuable, into a journey of greater consciousness and direct experience, into knowledge through our being of what is important, and how to recognize that, nurture that, and bring it forward.” –Mukti

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An early interest towards spirituality lead to his practice of Yoga with initiation in 1996 to Transcendental Meditation, founded by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. He immerses himself in the study of diverse spiritual traditions with special emphasis on Indian Philosophy, Sufi and Zen. At the age of thirty six Igor had undergone a radical transformation of consciousness[7][8][9] which subsequently blossomed into spontaneous unfoldment of Grace.

He abandoned his art career and for the next five years he continued long hours of meditation, integrating expanded state of awareness throughout his daily activities. During that time he discovered the teachings of Swami Muktananda which led him to the tradition of Kashmir Shaivism. Its ‘transcendental physicalism’ appealed to his down to earth, creative sensibility, unique to that tradition’s doctrine of Spanda (Sanskrit: “throb, vibration”) which had been verified by direct experience, in perceiving the World as a Throb of Pure Consciousness in the Heart of his own.

Published on Sep 22, 2017

Deepak explains in depth the experience of ‘I’.

Gangaji: Home is Who You Are

Published on Sep 22, 2017

Whatever is going on, you can discover home. Then it’s not a practice. It’s alive. It’s here. Then meditation, chanting, prayer, singing, sitting, dancing, living, is in honor of that.

But what if you think you can’t find home? Gangaji has the answer to that in this clip from Beyond Practice.

Published on Sep 19, 2017

Join Amoda Maa at her 5-day Retreat at Mount Madonna Center, CA

In this video – Amoda talks about whether psychological work is a support or a hindrance to spiritual awakening.


Published on Sep 20, 2017

In this in-depth interview, based on the questions from the students, Igor speaks on various topics; on heart-to-heart transmission, on the importance of Kundalini, on the line between shift in Consciousness and mystical experiences, on Awakening vs Self-Realization, on challenges of working with those who have been on the path for decades, on how he came to guide others, on the ‘Satsang Movement’, on The Divine Feminine and role of initiation, and more. Filmed during the ‘Unveiling the Rose’ Immersion at Gut Saunstorf, Germany. August 2017

Website: http://www.igorkufayev.com


Published on Sep 19, 2017

Adyashanti discusses spiritual awakening as the dormant spirit that wakes up within you. He addresses the feeling of insufficiency that so often drives spiritual seekers to try to wake up, and yet it is spirit itself that actually becomes conscious and awakens.

Quotes from this Video:

“When the spirit that lies dormant in you wakes up, which means it becomes conscious, that’s what awakening is.”

“The odd thing about spiritual awakening is that the thing that wakes up is not the thing that is searching.”

“The more you run toward sufficiency, the farther away it seems to be.”

While researching the toxic and addictive properties of sugar for his New York Times bestseller Fat Chance, Robert Lustig made an alarming discovery—our pursuit of happiness is being subverted by a culture of addiction and depression from which we may never recover.

Dopamine is the “reward” neurotransmitter that tells our brains we want more; yet every substance or behavior that releases dopamine in the extreme leads to addiction. Serotonin is the “contentment” neurotransmitter that tells our brains we don’t need any more; yet its deficiency leads to depression. Ideally, both are in optimal supply. Yet dopamine evolved to overwhelm serotonin—because our ancestors were more likely to survive if they were constantly motivated—with the result that constant desire can chemically destroy our ability to feel happiness, while sending us down the slippery slope to addiction. In the last forty years, government legislation and subsidies have promoted ever-available temptation (sugar, drugs, social media, porn) combined with constant stress (work, home, money, Internet), with the end result of an unprecedented epidemic of addiction, anxiety, depression, and chronic disease. And with the advent of neuromarketing, corporate America has successfully imprisoned us in an endless loop of desire and consumption from which there is no obvious escape.

With his customary wit and incisiveness, Lustig not only reveals the science that drives these states of mind, he points his finger directly at the corporations that helped create this mess, and the government actors who facilitated it, and he offers solutions we can all use in the pursuit of happiness, even in the face of overwhelming opposition. Always fearless and provocative, Lustig marshals a call to action, with seminal implications for our health, our well-being, and our culture.


Biography
Robert H. Lustig, M.D., MSL, is professor of pediatrics in the Division of Endocrinology and a member of the Institute for Health Policy Studies at University of California, San Francisco. He has authored 120 peer-reviewed articles and 70 reviews. He has mentored 30 pediatric endocrine fellows and trained numerous other allied health professionals. He is the former chairman of the Obesity Task Force of the Pediatric Endocrine Society, a member of the Obesity Task Force of the Endocrine Society, and a member of the Pediatric Obesity Devices Committee of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. He is also the president of the nonprofit Institute for Responsible Nutrition, dedicated to reversing childhood obesity and Type 2 Diabetes. He consults for several childhood obesity advocacy groups and government agencies.

Published on Sep 18, 2017

Rupert Spira Takes You Deep Within Yourself


Eckhart Tolle New SEP 2017 – One of the Greatest Spiritual Treasures of Humanity (Part 2)

Our Ego-dominated mind attempts to make an image of reality from the accumulated spiritual knowledge and experience, trying to create the mosaic image of Truth. Our mosaic image of “truth” is realized as a spiritual scenario in our daily life. The common elements there is a range of spiritual tricks in the spiritual scenarios. These spiritual tricks are manifested in various spiritual mind games. Some of the most important ones are discussed in this video.

Based on the book
The Biggest Obstacle to Enlightenment
How to Escape from the Prison of Mind Games?

by Frank M. Wanderer

Raphael Cushnir is a leading voice in the world of emotional connection and present moment awareness. He has shared his unique approach to personal and professional development with millions of readers in O, The Oprah Magazine, Beliefnet, Spirituality and Health, Psychology Today, and The Huffington Post. He is the author of six books, lectures worldwide, and is a faculty member of the Esalen Institute and the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health. In addition, he coaches individuals and couples, as well as organizations and their teams. Raphael’s own heart was opened by an experience of profound grief

 

Website: http://cushnir.com Books:

  • The One Thing Holding You Back: Unleashing the Power of Emotional Connection
  • The One Thing Holding You Back: Unleashing the Power of Emotional Connection (CD & Audio Download)
  • Surfing Your Inner Sea: Essential Lessons for Lasting Serenity
  • Setting Your Heart on Fire: Seven Invitations to Liberate Your Life
  • How Now: 100 Ways to Celebrate the Present Moment
  • Unconditional Bliss: Finding Happiness in the Face of Hardship

Profound Talks
Published on Sep 16, 2017
Adyashanti Points Directly to the ONE (Must Listen)


Eckhart Tolle New SEP 2017 – One of the Greatest Spiritual Treasures of Humanity (Part 1)


Advaita Zen master Mooji is unlike anyone else you are likely to meet, for he compels one to question one’s very nature and existence. From the very first encounter, people from all walks of life are deeply touched by his indefinable presence, and perhaps for the very first time experience a natural sense of happiness and peace as they come to discover who or what they truly are. Mooji (Anthony Paul Moo-Young) was born in Jamaica on January 29, 1954.

As a teenager, he moved to London, UK, where he later worked as a street portrait artist and then as an art teacher in the local college. In 1987, an encounter with a Christian mystic inspired Mooji to ‘walk out of his life’—an expression he uses to convey the profundity of that meeting. In 1993, Mooji traveled to India, where seemingly by chance, he met his Master, Sri HWL Poonja, or Papaji, as he is affectionately known by his devotees. At Papaji’s feet, whatever still remained of an active ego was finally uprooted.

Recognizing Mooji’s radiance, people from various parts of the world soon began to approach him to simply sit in his presence and to ask questions regarding their search for Truth. The capacity to guide them arose spontaneously in him. While Mooji’s presence exudes compassion and devotion, his unity with Truth is also potently shared through self-inquiry—the unsparing light of wisdom which dispels the delusions and suffering common to human experiencing. In his direct and open interactions, each one who meets Mooji with a genuine urge for freedom is pulled by his profound unconditional love and the power of his pointings into the recognition of the infinite Self we already are.

Mooji presently resides at Monte Sahaja in Portugal and he continues to share Satsang worldwide with all who yearn to discover their true nature. Website: http://mooji.org Books: Vaster Than Sky, Greater Than Space: What You Are Before You Became White Fire: Spiritual Insights and Teachings of Advaita Zen Master Mooji The Mala of God Writing on Water Before I Am, Second Edition Breath Of The Absolute – Dialogues With Mooji Interview recorded August 27, 2017.

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