Silent Retreat Vol. 51

Netherlands 2016 ~ Talks 5 MP3 Download 5 hrs. $40.00

This 5-download set includes all of the morning Talks with Adyashanti from the August 2016 silent retreat in The Netherlands, including the opening evening talk. (The morning talk on 8/11/16 was given by Mukti.)

Please Note: The Q&A Sessions and Guided Meditations from this retreat must be purchased separately and are also available in download form. 

Talk Topics Include:

  • The Paradox of Meditation  
  • The Conscious Practice of Failure 
  • The Meaning of "Rest as Awareness" 
  • The Trick of Allowing Everything to Be as It Is 
  • Finding Deep Groundedness 
  • Suffering from Thought Addiction 
  • Trying to Escape Mind Is Mind 
  • Emotional Vastness 
  • Can You Find Yourself? 
  • The Eyes of Emptiness 
  • The Great Womb of Being 
  • The Absolute Darkness  
  • Relinquishing the One at the Center 
  • Whole Being Attention 
  • Inquiry Questions that Yield Different Results 

Quotes from this Download Set:

"Meditation is the conscious practice of failure because all those attempts to control our experience ultimately end in failure." 

"If you want to have a deep sense of peace, just allow everything to be as it is, even if it's a complete mess for a moment when you're meditating." 

"When I say allow everything as it is, it's really more like saying notice that everything is simply the way it is." 

"The more we try to control ourselves, the more we realize that our effort to control is actually causing the difficulty." 

"You don't bring meditation into your everyday life. You bring your everyday life into meditation." 

"The goal of meditation is absolutely not to stop your thinking process – that is one of the most misunderstood aspects of meditation. The goal of meditation is non-attachment, non-control, non-manipulation." 

"The vast amount of human suffering originates in the mind." 

"All of your desiring to not be in your mind is happening within your mind."  

"Self-inquiry is meant to bring you into the absolute intimacy with direct experience. The key is direct -- not through the mind, not through the emotional body -- direct." 

"The experience of absolute darkness is the experience of eternity, timelessness." 

"Eternity is the lived felt quality of each and every moment." 

"Can you let yourself not know without the anxiety that says, 'I must know'?"

"The very consciousness that informs our attention is the very consciousness that sparks wakeful being." 

"It's very important what inquiry question you choose because it will have a particular outcome on how consciousness will manifest through you."

Recorded at the Woudschoten Conference Center in Zeist, The Netherlands on August 7–12, 2016.
© 2016 by Adyashanti. All rights reserved.
© 2016 by Mukti Gray. All rights reserved.

Item #: CDA-630