The Art and Spirit of Inquiry

Spirit Rock Intensive 10/24/21 4 MP3 Download 4 hrs. 11 min. $25.00

We live in a world of ideas, assumptions, and ever-competing dogmas. To simply leap from one belief to another perpetuates the endless sorrow of humanity. There is no greater tool for conscious evolution than the art and spirit of inquiry.

Questioning our opinions, assumptions, beliefs, and ingrained identity is essential to all forms of spiritual transformation. To engage in the dynamic act of living with a questioning mind, grounded in the silence and stillness of meditation, is the doorway to transformation of the heart and mind.

This download set of talks, Q&A, and a guided meditation from Adyashanti’s 2021 daylong retreat at Spirit Rock is an exploration of the art and spirit of inquiry and meditation. It invites us to leap beyond the immense content of consciousness that humanity continues to accumulate. When we step out of this conglomeration of conditioning, we arrive at a freedom and love that is our own salvation, and the potential salvation of humanity.

Talk Topics Include:

  • The Attitude Behind Inquiry
  • What Is the Impulse for Enlightenment?
  • The Personal and Impersonal Aspects of Inquiry
  • Evoking Your Deepest Nature
  • Letting Go of Your Certainty 
  • Innate Curiosity
  • Practical Forms of Self-Inquiry
  • Coming Back to the Unified
  • Honing the Inner Guru
  • Resolving the Mystery of Being

Q&A Topics Include:

  • Specific Tools to Deal with Fear
  • Constructive & Corrosive Doubt
  • Stress from the State of the World
  • Working with Chronic Pain
  • What Wakes Up?
  • An Intimacy with True Nature


“The spirit of inquiry isn’t inquiry itself. It’s not for forming things into specific questions. It can take that form, but the spirit of inquiry is essentially a spirit of profound curiosity.”

“The deepest aspect of the spiritual instinct originates from something even beyond our personal self.”

“The desire to return to our true nature actually is the first indication that true nature is starting to arise in our consciousness.”

“As a teacher, what I'm interested in is how to evoke your own deeper nature.”

“The more open our mind becomes, which means the less certain our mind becomes, the more open the heart becomes.”

“It's not so much that we're solving the mystery of our being as resolving it.”

“True Nature never judges your ego.”

Recorded at Spirit Rock Meditation Center in Woodacre, California on October 24, 2021.
© 2021 by Adyashanti. All rights reserved. 

Item #: MED-1190