Liberating the Guises of Ego

Oakland Meeting 3/30/19 1 MP3 Download 2 hrs. 2 min. $10.00

When we bring sincerity and conscious attention to meditation, we can recognize the many guises of ego and the overwhelming sorrow it creates. We confront the endless self-judgment, the constant controlling of states, and the persistent identification with experience. By shedding light on the useful and non-useful ways that ego functions, Adyashanti shows how meditation can liberate the suffering tendencies of ego. 

Talk Topics Include:

  • Receiving vs. Controlling Your Experience
  • How Sincerity in Meditation Pays Dividends 
  • Ego’s Constant Self-Evaluation 
  • How Thought Turns into Biochemical Consequences
  • Discovering the Ways Ego Operates
  • Having the Ego Checkmated
  • The Important Functional Aspect of Ego
  • Seeing through Separation

Q&A Topics Include:

  • Who Is Trying to Be Aware?
  • Do We Have Choice?
  • The Paradox of Intention


“The path of failure in meditation is recognizing we are subtly trying to succeed.”

“It is liberating to know that you are not the generator but the recipient of your experience.”

“There is nothing to let go of, there is just letting go.”

“The real problem in meditation isn’t that my mind is calm or busy; the problem is the one trying to control things and gain advantage.”

“In the end, what is more liberating than awakening experience is to have the ego checkmated. It doesn’t mean it won’t turn into another form, because the ego is a psychological and biological process. It’s a process and not a thing.”

“The world is not something we are in, it is something we are.”

Recorded in Oakland, California on March 30, 2019.
© 2019 by Adyashanti. All rights reserved.

Item #: DS-1066

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