The Enlightened Ground

Retreat Talk 1 MP3 Download 1 hrs. 11 min. $9.00

Spiritual seekers often hear stories about enlightenment experiences and then look, in a conventional way, to achieve some right experience. But actually, enlightenment is realizing the Ground of all experience. Adyashanti offers this fundamental talk to penetrate our experience-seeking pursuits so that the Ground of being can reveal itself as the context present in every moment.

Topics Include:

  • Adya’s Search for Enlightenment
  • Why We Don’t See Our True Nature
  • Awakening to the Ground of Experience
  • What’s Underneath All Experiences
  • The True “I Am”
  • The Immediacy of Timelessness


“The Ground and foundation of all experience is that it’s always present. If you’re waiting for an experience, you miss it.”

“If we’re focused on experience and try to merge or maintain it, we’re caught in the world of experience. The opportunity is to lose the knot of experience.”

“One of the reasons we look past our true nature is because it seems so commonplace.” 

“The Ground of experience is happening this instant.”

“The endpoint is the unification of seer and seen.”

“When the Ground realizes itself, it sees itself in every perception and yet knows that all objects are temporary expressions.”

Please Note: This recording was originally published in the download set: Silent Retreat Vol. 76 ~ Talks: Omega October 2019.

Recorded at Omega Insitute in Rhinebeck, New York on October 10, 2019.
© 2019 by Adyashanti. All rights reserved.

Item #: DS-1124