This 10-download set contains the engaging talks and insightful dialogues from Adyashanti's 5-night silent retreat at Mount Madonna Center in February 2015. Recorded live, this extended-length download set includes over 14 hours of Adyashanti's most powerful form of teaching.
Please Note: Guided meditations from this retreat are not included in this download set; they may be purchased as a separate download set.
Talk Topics Include: The Poetry of Life and Religion / Enlightenment Doesn’t Eliminate Suffering / Embracing the Tough Stuff / Limitations of the Absolute View / Opening to Paradoxical Perceptions / Trusting Your Spiritual Instincts / Reality Is a Crucible / There’s No Endpoint / The Unlimited Love of Truth / The Natural Instinct to Evolve / Being Fluid with Perspectives
Q&A Topics Include: The Fluidity of Enlightenment / Cutting through Negative or Positive Self-Image / Encountering Psychological Death / How to Approach Fear / Awakening in the Gut / Only Awareness, Nothing Added / Dealing with Pain from the Heart / Experiencing Presence Despite Pain / When There’s No Will or Drive/ The Ceasing of Self-Consciousness
Quotes from this Download Set:
“We don’t just wander around ‘in’ nature, we are a part of nature.”
“We’ve lost our connection to the poetry of religion; we’re stuck in the prose of it.”
“Enlightenment isn’t an escape hatch -- it’s embracing all the dimensions of life.”
“Awakening is an ever unfolding process; not an event.”
“Whatever you’re experiencing, trust it.”
“Meditation is a concentrated time to listen to the mystery of you.”
“Even the most enlightened are practicing evermore -- there’s no end to the infinite.”
“As soon as you think you’ve arrived you become a dangerous human being.”
“The way the mind packages the idea of realization is a set up for suffering.”
“Your willingness to be honest brings you to more clarity.”
“Unity has limitations because it’s one state amongst infinite states.”
“Ego is a perspective.”
“Enlightenment is not about being able to sustain any perspective.”
“Fear is a guardian; it’s guarding something sacred.”
“The flip side of existential fear is awe and wonder.”
“If you don’t recoil from tragedy it brings you into a deeper alignment with life.”
Recorded at Mount Madonna Center in Watsonville, California on February 8-13, 2015.
© 2015 by Adyashanti. All rights reserved.