Robert Saltzman – Buddha at the Gas Pump Interview

Published on Jul 11, 2017

In the midst of his career as an artist and photographer, Robert Saltzman experienced a sudden and profound awakening—a deep vision into the actual nature of “myself.” That abrupt change in point of view, along with a subsequent long illness and slow recovery, changed the course of his life. He left the art world, obtained a doctorate in Depth Psychology, and began his practice of psychotherapy, a work he describes as “days in a small room, face to face with pain and suffering.”

As an adjunct to his therapy practice, Robert established a website, that featured his replies to questions about psychology, consciousness, and ordinary problems of living such as relationships, personality disorders, sexuality, mental illness, death and dying, etc. That site became the most popular ask the psychologist web page on the internet, and has welcomed over four million visitors.

In 2012, Robert moved his question and answer work to a Facebook page where it continues to this day. The Ten Thousand Things is a book of words and images about awakening, consciousness, philosophy, and spirituality. Forty chapters–each beginning with a photograph–based upon Robert’s replies to questions posed to him on Facebook and in private correspondence.

Book: The Ten Thousand Things



“Deepak Chopra – Secrets of Happiness “

Published on Jun 25, 2016

Deepak Chopra Secrets of Happiness

As a global leader and pioneer in the field of mind-body medicine, Deepak Chopra transforms the way the world views physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, and social wellness. Known as a prolific author of over sixty-five books with twenty New York Times best sellers in both the fiction and non fiction categories.


Consciousness Science Kept Hidden


The Earthmark

There is just One Planet. There is only One Humanity.

We all bear the Earthmark.


The Evolving of Generosity (11/27/2013) ~ Tara Brach

Published on Dec 3, 2013

The Evolving of Generosity
This talk explores how we can open out of the habit of grasping and deliberately nourish our natural capacity for generosity, for living love.


Accessing Innate Wisdom (11/20/2013) ~ Tara Brach

Published on Dec 3, 2013

Accessing Innate Wisdom
Wisdom is an innate capacity, but often covered over by trance. This talk explores how we abandon ourselves as we busily seek ways to feel more worthy, loveable and safe. We then look at the pathway home, the radical non-doing and space of silence that allows wisdom and love to flow through.


Eckhart Tolle – From Seed to Tree

Published on Dec 4, 2013

In this episode excerpt, Eckhart discusses how the awakening process involves the complete dismantling of our form identities.


1.The i Story 2. Other People’s Drama 3. How to Relate to Others’ Egos ~ Rupert Spira

rupert spira ~ other people’s drama

How to Relate to Others Egos


Why Don’t I Experience Happiness All the Time ~ Rupert Spira


Eckhart Tolle @ Watkins Books 25th of October, 2013

Published on Oct 29, 2013
Eckhart Tolle is a German-born resident of Canada, best known as the author of The Power of Now and A New Earth. In 2011, he was listed by the Watkins Review as the most spiritually influential person in the world.

In 2008, a New York Times writer called Tolle “the most popular spiritual author in the United States.” Tolle has said that he was depressed for much of his life until he underwent, at age 29, an “inner transformation”. He then spent several years wandering and unemployed “in a state of deep bliss” before becoming a spiritual teacher. Later, he moved to North America where he began writing his first book, The Power of Now, which was published in 1997 and reached the New York Times Best Seller lists in 2000. Tolle settled in Vancouver, Canada, where he has lived for more than a decade.

The Power of Now and A New Earth sold an estimated three million and five million copies respectively in North America by 2009. In 2008, approximately 35 million people participated in a series of 10 live webinars with Tolle and television talk show host Oprah Winfrey.[6] Tolle is not identified with any particular religion, but he has been influenced by a wide range of spiritual works.


The Astrology of December 2013 – A Threshold

December’s chart empowers and enables us to overcome two of the most difficult challenges of our time: realigning our world view with spiritual, moral and factual realities and overcoming the extreme polarities holding back social, economic and political progress.


Rupert Spira – The Beginning of the End of the Separate Self

Nonduality author and teacher Rupert Spira talks about the beginning of the end of the separate self.

Rupert says whatever we are is not only aware but it is present. What we really are is ‘knowing presence’ or ‘aware presence’. Although we experience ourselves as separate individuals, in reality nothing cuts us off from our true nature. We never for a moment cease to be anything other than ‘aware presence’. But our true nature doesn’t have any objective qualities – it cannot be seen, heard, touched or tasted – so we tend to over look it. We therefore mistake ourselves as a combination of thoughts, sensations and ideas, as a separate individual. This results in a search for peace, happiness or love which are in fact inherent qualities of ‘knowing presence’, of what we truly are.

This clip is an extract of audio dialogue with Nic Higham entitled ‘Love Beckons Always’. The full-length version is available from


Time and Death ~ Rupert Spira


Bhagvad Gita : Finding Inner Strength : Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

Finding inner strength – Secrets of life through an ancient story. Bringing the ancient Bhagavad Gita into today’s life. Sri Sri Ravi Shankar shares it’s hidden meaning.

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: A humanitarian leader, spiritual teacher and ambassador of peace. His vision of a stress-free, violence-free society has united millions of people the world over through service projects and the courses of The Art of Living.

Sri Sri founded The Art of Living as an international, non-profit, educational and humanitarian organization. Its educational and self-development programs offer powerful tools to eliminate stress and foster a sense of well-being.


Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee – Buddha at the Gas Pump Interview

Published on Nov 23, 2013

Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee Ph.D. is a Sufi teacher and author. Born in London he moved to Northern California in 1991 and founded the Golden Sufi Center, ( In recent years the focus of his writing and teaching has been on spiritual responsibility in our present time of global crisis, and an awakening global consciousness of oneness ( (Working with Oneness). More recently he has written about the feminine (The Return of the Feminine and the World Soul), and the emerging subject of Spiritual Ecology ( He has been interviewed by Oprah Winfrey on Super Soul Sunday, and featured on the Global Spirit Series shown on PBS. His most recent book is Spiritual Ecology: The Cry of the Earth. View Here

Much of this interview focused on the topic of that book.

Other books: Darkening of the Light: Witnessing the End of an Era Fragments of a Love Story: Reflections on the Life of a Mystic Prayer of the Heart in Christian and Sufi Mysticism Sufism: The Transformation of the Heart Alchemy of Light: Working with the Primal Energies of Life Love Is a Fire: The Sufi’s Mystical Journey Home Catching the Thread: Sufism, Dreamwork, and Jungian Psychology Spiritual Power: How It Works The Signs of God The Face Before I Was Born: A Spiritual Autobiography The Bond with the Beloved: The Inner Relationship of the Lover and the Beloved Travelling the Path of Love: Sayings of Sufi Masters

Interview recorded 11/10/2013


Transcendent Man ~ A Documenary Film.

Movie Info

The compelling feature-length documentary film, by director Barry Ptolemy, chronicles the life and controversial ideas of luminary Ray Kurzweil. For more than three decades, inventor, futures, and New York Times best-selling author Ray Kurzweil has been one of the most respected and provocative advocates of the role of technology in our future. In Transcendent Man, Ptolemy follows Kurzweil around the globe as he presents the daring arguments from his best-selling book, The Singularity is Near: When Humans Transcend Biology. Kurzweil predicts that with the ever-accelerating rate of technological change, humanity is fast approaching an era in which our intelligence will become increasingly non-biological and millions of times more powerful. This will be the dawning of a new civilization enabling us to transcend our biological limitations.

In Kurzweil’s post-biological world, boundaries blur between human and machine, real and virtual. Human aging and illness are reversed, world hunger and poverty are solved, and we cure death. Ptolemy explores the social and philosophical implications of these changes and the potential threats they pose to human civilization in dialogues with world leader Colin Powell; technologists Hugo deGaris, Peter Diamandis, Kevin Warwick, and Dean Kamen; journalist Kevin Kelly; actor William Shatner; and musician Stevie Wonder. Kurzweil maintains a radically optimistic view of the future, while acknowledging new dangers. Award-winning American composer Philip Glass contributes original theme music that mirrors the depth and intensity of the film. — (c) official site

Transcendent Man by director Barry Ptolemy introduces the life and ideas of Ray Kurzweil, the renowned futurist who journeys the world offering his vision of a future in which we will merge with our machines, can live forever, and are billions of times more intelligent…all within the next thirty years.


Awareness is the Dreamer ~ Rupert Spira


1. How to Deal with Abusive Situations 2. Awareness Equals Experience ~ Rupert Spira

Awareness Equals Experience


The Experience of This Moment, Satsang with Nirmala

In this satsang with Nirmala, he invites you to a deeper experience of your true nature.
Nirmala is a nondual spiritual teacher in the Advaita tradition of self inquiry. He offers satsang gatherings across the United States and around the world as a celebration of the possibility, in every moment, of recognizing the limitless love that is our true nature. He also offers Nondual Spiritual Mentoring, or spiritual guidance, in one-on-one satsang sessions either in person or over the phone. He is the author of several books about nonduality, spirituality, enlightenment, and spiritual awakening, including a collection of spiritual poems entitled Gifts with No Giver. More information about mentoring sessions and free downloads of his books are available on his website at


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