Adyashanti – The Continuous Commitment of Retreat

Published on 14 Jun 2018
Imagine what it would be like if the experience of a residential retreat continued after the retreat. Adyashanti explores how the commitment we make during retreat can be a lifetime choice. By bringing an ongoing commitment to your spiritual life, and applying that daily, you are able to create a profound and beautiful life.

Excerpted from “The Edge of Your Own Evolution”:

Quotes from this Video:

“Retreat is a state of mind. It’s a commitment. When you sign up for a retreat, you’ve made a statement that whatever the retreat represents for you is the most important thing that you could be doing for that particular week.”

“Imagine that retreat never ended. That retreat was, in essence, a lifetime commitment. Then you’re really onto something powerful. Then your spirituality isn’t segmented into this little corner of your life.”


Invitation to: A Revolution of Being ~ Adyashanti

Published on Jun 7, 2018

A Revolution of Being
Embracing the Challenge of Awakened Living

Adyashanti – Living in Truth

To be completely truthful with others and yourself is not an easy thing for most people. What would it be like to try to be totally truthful, honest and sincere for an entire day? Adyashanti explores the embodiment of truthfulness as a vital part of living an enlightened life.

Excerpted from “Commitment to Truth and Love”:

Quotes from this Video:

“Take a day and say, ‘Today to the best of my ability, I’m going to be truthful, honest, and sincere. I’m going to try to do that in any encounter throughout the day – not only with others, but with myself.’”

“Telling the truth is not just something we do with others and with the world, it has to start within yourself.”

“What happens when someone’s not truthful is that chaos ensues—internal chaos and division, and external chaos and division.”

“Truth and Love are the two most powerful embodiment tools you will ever have. The two most powerful tools to lead an undivided, good, beneficial, benevolent, useful, and beautiful life. And also the two most important tools to live an enlightened life.”

Adyashanti – The Root Cause of Suffering

What would it be like to not be attached to your ideas, beliefs, and opinions? Without dismissing your beliefs, you can take a step back, and not be so limited and restricted by them. Adyashanti looks afresh at attachment, the suffering it creates, and offers up an open stance of being.

Quotes from this Video:

“We all know that in almost every form of spirituality, attachment is seen as an essential difficulty. It’s one of the root causes of not only suffering for our self, but also the way we project the suffering out into the world.”

“We all know what it’s like to be attached to our own ideas, our own opinions, our point of view. To be attached doesn’t mean to simply have a point of view. You can have a point of view, you can have a belief, you can have an opinion–without being attached to it. It’s pretty rare, but it’s possible.”

Adyashanti – Ever-Present Awareness

Published on Apr 2, 2018

Quotes from this Video:Published on Apr 2, 2018

Most people view life through the lens of their mind and emotions. But what would it be like to perceive reality as it truly arises? Adyashanti invites you to see and experience each moment directly from the ground of ever-present awareness.

Video Excerpted from “The Nature of Experience”:

Quotes from this Video:

For most human beings, their reference for what is real is in their mind and their emotions. Reality is what they think and feel. But as your sense of what’s real starts to come from the ground of being, then your whole reference for where you operate from shifts.


Adyashanti – What Is Enlightenment?

Many people think that enlightenment is an altered state of consciousness. Actually, what we perceive every day through the distorted lens of ego is the truly altered state — we see things that don’t exist, we believe things that aren’t happening, and we live in a false world of our own creation. In this direct and practical satsang, Adyashanti opens the door into the clear seeing that is our natural state of enlightenment.

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.

Adyashanti – The Great Truth of the Unknown

Adyashanti invites you to shed all ideas of what you think you are, including your spiritual worldview that the ego often identifies with. As your worldview drops away and you fully experience the unknown, a great truth and vitality can flower and move you in a way that is not in rejection of life.

Video Excerpted from “Being a Lamp unto Yourself”:

Adyashanti – An Innocent Relationship with What Is

Published on Feb 5, 2018

Adyashanti – Knowing Who You are 

The Only Price – Adyashanti

Life without a reason, a purpose, a position… the mind is frightened of this because then “my life” is over with, and life lives itself and moves from itself in a totally different dimension. This way of living is just life moving. That’s all.

As soon as the mind pulls out an agenda and decides what needs to change, that’s unreality. Life doesn’t need to decide who’s right and who’s wrong. Life doesn’t need to know the “right” way to go because it’s going there anyway. Then you start to get a hint of why the mind, in a deep sense of liberation, tends to get very quiet. It doesn’t have its job anymore. It has its usefulness, but it doesn’t have its full-time occupation of sustaining an intricately fabricated house of cards.

This stillness of awareness is all there is. It’s all one. This awareness and life are one thing, one movement, one happening, in this moment — unfolding without reason, without goal, without direction. The ultimate state is ever present and always now. The only thing that makes it difficult to find that state and remain in that state is people wanting to retain their position in space and time. “I want to know where I’m going. I want to know if I’ve arrived. I want to know who to love and hate. I want to know. I don’t really want to be; I want to know. Isn’t enlightenment the ultimate state of knowing?” No. It’s the ultimate state of being. The price is knowing.

This is the beautiful thing about the truth: ever-present, always here, totally free, given freely. It’s already there. That which is ever-presently awake is free, free for the “being.” But the only way that there’s total and final absolute homecoming is when the humanness presents itself with the same unconditionality. Every time a human being touches into that unconditionality, it’s such peace and fulfillment.

In your humanity, there’s the natural expression of joy and love and compassion and caring and total unattachment. Those qualities instantly transmute into humanness when you touch into emptiness. Emptiness becomes love. That’s the human experience of emptiness, that source, that ever-present awakeness. For the humanness to lay itself down — your mind, your body, your hopes, your dreams, everything — to lay itself down in the same unconditional manner in which awareness is ever present, only then is there the direct experience of unity, that you and the highest truth are really one thing. It expresses itself through your humanity, through openness, through love. The divine becomes human and the human becomes divine — not in any “high and mighty” sense, but just in the sense of reality. That’s the way it is.

The only price is all of our positions. The only price is that you stop paying a price.

Source: The Only Price – Adyashanti

Adyashanti – Being an Undivided Force for Goodness

How do we fit in this world with any sense of peace? What does it mean to not go into division in our concern for the world? Adyashanti encourages us to reexamine what our minds make of the state of the world. In doing so, we can reshape how we respond to sorrowful situations and bring a more peaceful and undivided intention to our actions.

Adyashanti – The Choice in Every Moment

Published on Jan 25, 2018
Adyashanti invites you into the empowering realization that every moment offers you a choice. How will you interact with life in this moment? As you step away from blame and into humbleness, you step into taking responsibility for every moment of your life in a healthy and vitalizing way.

Opening the Door of the Heart: Adyashanti and Edward Frenkel

Published on Jan 17, 2018

Two passionate lovers of truth and wonder, a spiritual teacher and a mathematician, exchange stories of the path to awakening, and discuss the psychological nature of the rediscovery of the experience of being. For many of us it’s natural to start on the intellectual plane and to use the power of the scientific, rational mind to surmise the reality of those dimensions. But at some point we move beyond the mind and hear a call from the heart.

What is True Awakening? Adyashanti

Published on Dec 31, 2017

In this video, Adyashanti tells us what true Awakening really is!

Adyashanti – Expressing the Absolute

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