Silent Retreat Vol. 79 ~ Talks

European Online Retreat ~ August 2020 6 MP3 Download 6 hrs. 54 min. $40.00

This 6-download set contains all of the talks from the August 2020 European online silent retreat. This set includes the first evening talk and all the morning talks.

Please Note: The Q&A Sessions and Guided Meditations from this retreat are available for purchase separately. 

Talk Topics Include:

  • The Way-Seeking Mind
  • One Mind
  • The Intangibility of Consciousness 
  • Two Types of Unity
  • Reflections on the Zen Teaching, The Backward Step
  • Unfiltered Perception
  • The Transcendent vs. Ego Impulse 
  • The Emptiness of Separate Self
  • Subtleties in Doing Self-Inquiry 
  • How the Argument over Free Will Misses the Point
  • Riding the Edge of the Unknown
  • Abiding in Awareness
  • Liberation from the Contraction of Self-Consciousness
  • Bringing Practice to Everyday Life 
  • Truth Needs Love and Love Needs Truth


“There is nothing that exists apart from the one mind. The one mind is the underlying reality of each of us.”

“There is something in your immediate experience that is unborn, which means that you don’t have an experience of it coming into being or going out of being. It just always is.”

“Awareness sees all forms, but it, itself, has no form.”

“The byproducts of realization should not be confused with the realization itself.”

“Spiritual inquiry is meant for the sole purpose of redirecting attention. If you don’t understand that, then you’re just asking certain questions and you’re just waiting to have very conceptualized answers.”

“Our true nature is the true nature of everything.”

“The self isn't the receiver of all this experience—the self is simply another experience. And it's not just an experience, it is the experience that's being interpreted as self.”

“You can't stop your thoughts because you aren't actually there producing your thoughts.”

“There’s something transformative about consciously placing your conscious attention at the domain between what you think you know and the unknown, and staying right there.”

“We’re using self-consciousness to break free of the constraints of self-consciousness.”

“There seems to be an endless capacity to be able to embody in our humanness and in our humanity our own insights and revelations, and certainly our experience of awakening.”

“We’re always a complete human being from the very beginning, and we’re always unfolding our potential as a human being throughout our life.”

Recorded iSan Jose, California on August 9-142020.
© 2020 by Adyashanti. All rights reserved.

Item #: DS-1162