Rupert Spira Videos

This clip 10 minute clip was taken from the Spring Retreat at Buckland Hall 2018.  A woman new to retreats wants to understand what Rupert means by true meditation and what he means by the statement, “Meditation is what we are, not what we do”.

In this eye opening 10 minute video, a woman is curious about the nature of attention and what triggers it. Let’s listen as Rupert uses his amazing teaching style to explain the nature of attention.

In this revealing 8 minute video, a man asks Rupert what is the appropriate action to take when witnessing people mistreating each other if he knows everything is ultimately pure awareness.

In this inspired 8 minute video, a woman says that after all the years of coming to retreats she still feels she wants more. Rupert explains that no experience can bring us happiness other then a sense of fulfillment and realization of our true nature.  Let’s get started…

In this amazing 10 minute video, Rupert Spira addresses the illusion that the separate self is limited, temporary and generated by the body.  Let’s listen

In this revealing 12 minute video, a man asks Rupert to provide guidance on how to be more open to experiencing vulnerable emotions he has tried to avoid throughout his life. Let’s listen to Rupert’s advice…

In this very enlightening 10 minute video, Rupert Spira demonstrates that the now is not moving through time as it appears to our mind.  In reality, not only is there no past or future but there is also no such thing as a now which is a moment in time. Let’s see what Rupert is talking about…

Rupert Spira, author of “The Transparency of Things,” speaks here with Paul J. Mills of UC San Diego about the concept of non-duality, or Advaita. They explore the idea that there is no separation between the self and the universe — and how understanding this basic truth will lead to greater well being.

In this wonderful 4 minute video, Rupert Spira explains the meaning of the word Satchitananda, and discusses why the knowing of our own being is the highest knowledge.  Let’s listen…

Amidst the current coronavirus outbreak, Rupert gives advice regarding how people can find inner peace and happiness during this time of uncertainty, as well as still being able to remain part of a community.

In this beautiful 9 minute video on the eve of his 60th birthday, Rupert Spira draws on a poem by W. B. Yeats, and shares his thoughts on how we can find peace during these uncertain times.

In this one hour guided meditation on the occasion of Rupert’s 60th Birthday, we contemplate truth, love and beauty, three pathways to ourself. We peer beyond the veil of the multiplicity and diversity of experience to the one indivisible experience, the knowing of ourself.

A woman asks for some direction in making decisions in the service of awareness.  In this 12 minute video clip, Rupert responds to her inquiry and attempts to clarify our position in the decisions making process.  Let’s watch…

In this AMAZING video, Rupert Spira makes the case for embracing one unique authority: the absolute knowledge of our own being. It is the only thing that all people have in common, the source of the peace and fulfillment for which all people long. For this reason, it is the only knowledge there is that could serve as a foundation for world peace.  Let’s get started…

In this super 10 minute video clip, a questioner is confused about “who” is the thinker and Rupert explains that the True Self is always pure Awareness and that it is the “mind” where all the activities occur.  There is actually no issues with this until identification sets in.  Let’s listen to Rupert’s easy to follow wisdom…

In this lovely 12 minute video, Rupert responds to the question, “Is the direct path appropriate for everyone?” Rupert explains that those who are ready for the direct path are attracted and guided to these teachings and those who are not will not be drawn to these teachings in any way.  Let’s listen to his explanation…

This video is a bit longer than most on this site but there has been a lot of request for guided meditations from Rupert so here is a good one. In this meditation we are guided to become aware that ‘I’ is the continuous element of all experience and that this ‘I’ knows itself simply by being itself. Let’s get started…

In this lovely 12 minute video, a woman who experiences a distinction between her ‘inside world’ and ‘outside world’ asks for guidance on integrating these parts of herself.  Rupert explains the difference between the two and that ultimately they are part of one indivisible reality. Let’s listen…

In this interesting video from Rupert, there’s a discussion with a seeker about the difference between the direct path of self-inquiry vs a more progressive path that directs the attention to an outside object such as mantra meditation or countless others. The questioner wants to know which path will be better at melting his conditioning… let’s listen…

In this lovely 11 minute video, a question seems to be experiencing some confusion over the sense of Awareness and the one that we call “I”.  Rupert explains that what we call “I” is always Awareness’s knowledge of itself and that this Awareness is EXACTLY the same in each of us.  Let’s listen…

In this revealing video, a questioner says that he has just read one of Ramana Maharshi’s books and wants to know what is the difference between the self inquiry that Ramana teaches verses self inquiry that Rupert teaches. Rupert explains that there is ONLY ONE true method of self inquiry and then proceeds to explain the act of self inquiry. Let’s listen in…