This 6-download set contains all of the Morning Talks from the August 2018 Woldingham silent retreat in Surrey, U.K.
Please Note: The Q&A Sessions and Guided Meditations from this retreat are available for purchase separately.
Talk Topics Include:
Quotes from this Download Set:
“Mostly what we’re retreating from is our endless avoidance of ourself.”
“There’s a whole deeper dimension of our being, of our psyche, that’s at work underneath the level of what we’re generally conscious of. Retreat is discovering what that is.”
“We all seek connection. We don't want to be left in a cave by ourselves forever. But even more on a deeper level than that, the essential connection is the connection with the truth of our being.”
“To the extent that you're not allowing your experience to be what it is, you are held captive by it.”
“You're not really authoring thoughts. Thoughts happen to you. You're the recipient of the thoughts, the feelings, the reactions, and all the rest.”
“There’s a kind of intangibility of one's true being. You can't grasp what you are but you can't lose what you are.”
“Our true nature is that which always and already is. There is no point in time in which you become what you truly are.”
“Reality can disclose itself in the most mind-bending extraordinary experiences. But if we think that Reality is actually only disclosed in a powerful mind-bending spiritual experience then when that mind-bending spiritual experience ends -- which all experiences do end, including spiritual experiences -- then we will feel bereft.”
“The simple cup of tea is something much more like Reality drinking itself, experiencing itself as a cup of tea in all of its ordinariness and simplicity.”
“What if Reality can show up as this annoying thought?”
“The river has nothing against the rock.”
“There is nothing that Reality isn’t.”
“The most important part of any spiritual practice is its authenticity, its honesty.”
“One of the primary reasons for meditation is if we do it correctly, it helps us honestly confront whatever our condition is at the moment.”
“From the standpoint of realization, practice is actually an expression of the state of realization. Meditation becomes an embodied expression of that realization; the practice and the realization become the same thing.”
“The paradox of realization is that the infinite is always being what it is, and it’s always constantly discovering itself anew. Living this paradox is the life of realization.”
“Each particular unique individual is a particular way that the wholeness of life shows up. But that particular individual is itself nothing but the wholeness of life.”
“Clinging is what produces delusion, whether it’s low level ego delusion or high level delusions in the world of realization.”
Recorded at Woldingham School in Woldingham, Surrey, U.K. on August 11-18, 2018
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