Three Orientations of Being

Spirit Rock Intensive 2017 3 MP3 Download 4 hrs. 54 min. $25.00

There are three basic orientations toward our subjective and objective experiences of life: to accept life and seek to be in accord with it, to reject life and seek to transcend it, and to improve upon it. Adyashanti explores how these orientations affect our experience of being and our spiritual life. He reveals how to utilize these orientations without becoming fixated, and going beyond them altogether to something more fluid, dynamic, wise, and loving.

Talk Topics Include:

  • The Light and Dark Sides of Acceptance, Rejection, and Improvement
  • Common Misinterpretations of Accepting What Is
  • Recognizing Forms of Denial
  • The Disconnected Side of Transcendence
  • Enlightened Self-Consciousness
  • Opening to the Truth in Relationships
  • Aligning with the Tao
  • Harmony Is a Dynamic Flow
  • The Gift of “I Don’t Know”
  • Are You Here or Not?
  • Your Most Transcendent Value in Life

Q&A Topics Include:

  • Profound Panic Attacks
  • The Intrinsic Love in Fully Accepting Another
  • The Trap of “I’ll Rest Someday”

Quotes from this Download Set:

“Enlightened self-consciousness is operational when the place you try to transcend becomes the promised land.”

“Harmony doesn’t always look pretty—it has reality to it.”

“The Buddha didn’t say you get liberation and never have discomfort again.”

“There’s no such thing as a perfect state of balance in life. It’s more like walking on a tightrope where you’re constantly balancing.”

“The emptiness in you is the only thing that can see the unity everywhere.”

“How clearly can your humanity embody the enlightened condition?”

“When you step into the truth, it orients you.”

“There are endless opportunities to live what you deeply value.”

Recorded in Woodacre, California on September 16, 2017.
© 2017 by Adyashanti. All rights reserved.

Item #: CDA-693