The Courage to Be

1440 Weekend Retreat Nov 2018 8 MP3 Download 10 hrs. 26 min. $45.00

What is your deepest, most meaningful experience of being? What are your truest and most valued principles in life? And what would it look like to live these principles every day from the fullness and depth of your being—that sacred, unconfined space within you? Adyashanti engages in a profound inquiry of these questions, which take form whenever we aspire to live an awakened life. He explores the kind of courage, autonomy, responsibility, and curiosity it takes not only to access the depth of being, but also to be an embodied expression of that presence in the world. 

Talk Topics Include:

  • Living from Your Deepest Meaningful Experience of Being
  • Everything Buddha, Everything Sacred
  • How Truth Becomes Paradoxical
  • We Are Simultaneously Always Complete and Always Becoming
  • The Gap Between Realization and Humanity
  • Living on the Edge of Discovery
  • The Backdrop of Awareness
  • Give Yourself Entirely to Silence
  • Seeing Eternity
  • The Doorway to Source
  • Translating Insight into Human Moments
  • The Uniqueness of Embodiment
  • Feeling the Consequences of Incongruity
  • Learning to Move from Your Depth
  • The Truth Your Body Tells
  • Releasing the Universe of You
  • “Who” Is Inadequate?
  • Being Deeply, Deeply Aligned

Q&A Topics Include:

  • A Healing Attitude Towards Pain
  • Operating from Core Principles
  • The Wisdom within Silence
  • Who Are You Beyond Ego?
  • Discovering the Spiritual Heart
  • All the Way Heartbroken
  • Shoot for Wholeness not Perfection
  • Relating from the Depth of Being
  • Being Drunk on Emptiness
  • “Dropping the Pebble on a Lake” Inquiry
  • Extracting Wisdom from Fear

Guided Meditation Titles:

  • Breathing into Being
  • The Three Centers of Being, Nov 2018


“Whatever our most valuable and meaningful experience of being, there’s always a capacity to grow more fully into it in your humanity.”

“One of the ways of translating realization down into human activity is to be truthful. It sounds really simple until you examine all the ways that you’re not doing it.”

“There’s something quite amazing about starting to see that everyday simple ordinary old reality is also simultaneously the face of God.”

“You can't tell somebody, here's how to embody your own depth, because there are as many ways to embody your own depth as there are human beings to embody it.”

“It takes great courage to find out how true nature is going to live itself through your human life. It takes great autonomy. Sometimes we can be waiting so much for someone to tell us how to do it all that we lose sight of our own capacity and our own ability.”

“The closer you get to truth, the more paradoxical it is.”

“If we don’t see the extraordinary consequences of vast numbers of people not living from their depth now, what do we need to see happen in the world to show us that that has incredible consequences?”  

“Before you even try to be aware at all, awareness is already there. It’s literally the context of every experience.”

“When you feel like you’re in the right place, at the right time, doing the right thing, you’re not asking questions of meaning, because you’re totally aligned.”

“Maybe part of the reason that we don’t ever feel completely worthy is because we are taking ourselves to be something we aren’t.”

“If we’re not connected and caring, we’re not going to be embodying any kind of wisdom.”

The most imperfect thing you can do is to attempt to be perfect.”

Recorded at 1440 Multiversity in Scotts Valley, California on November 9-11, 2018.
© 2018 by Adyashanti. All rights reserved.

Item #: CDA-766

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