In this 8 minute video, Adyashanti explains that many practices encourage the elimination of desires as a path to freedom. He explains that in reality, this is a mistake and quite an impossible task for the ego. What should be explained instead is that “Desirelessness” is actually a bi-product of “Awakening” or “Realization”.
In this 9 minute video, Adyashanti speaks on the resulting reality of living outside of the mind (person, ego). He expresses that one of the most valuable benefits is the realization that most of what we (as the mind) think is important is really of no importance at all. This allows us to begin to breath and experience the freedom that we truly are.
In this 8 minute video, Adyashanti speaks about the fact that nothing is outside of oneness. There is only “The One” (God, Consciousness, That…) but the mind is forever trying to prove that there is two. It takes practically any thought, any event, any occurrence and uses it (as a prosecuting attorney would) to prove that there is “other” and most of the time it is trying to show that this “other” is not worthy of being part of the “One”.
In this short 6 minute video, Adyashanti reminds us that the “Self” can always be easily experienced in stillness. The brain is programmed to always be on the move trying to solve problems that most always don’t exist, but when we are able to let the brain do its thing and direct our focus to the stillness in which it appears, we find that the self is and has always present.
This 7 minute audio is Part 2 of a 2 part series from Adyashanti that points us to a different way to think about meditation. His teachings are an open invitation to stop, inquire, and recognize what is true and liberating at the core of all existence.
This 12 minute audio is Part 1 of a 2 part series from Adyashanti that points us to a different way to think about meditation. His teachings are an open invitation to stop, inquire, and recognize what is true and liberating at the core of all existence.
In this 5 minute video, Adyashanti tries to describe the moment of “Realization”.
In this 8 minute video, Adyashanti calmly shows us how anything other than silence is actually a mental projection created by the mind. And as long as we engage with these projections we miss out on the fact that our true self is the ever shining silence prior to the noise of the mind.
In this video, Adyashanti spends around 9 minutes getting us to take a look at what we believe our “self” to be. In this video, the “self” he is speaking off is the “me” the daily “I” (the person or personality) that almost all people see themselves to be. Upon closer examination, we find that perhaps we are not who we have always believed ourselves to be.
In this short 6 minute video, Adyashanti explains that most people are on a quest for enlightenment or awakening without ever thinking about “why” they are doing so. He goes on to explain that the very first thing one should inquire about is “Why am I doing this?” and truly get to the bottom of it.
In this 5 minute video, Adyashanti does a great job in describing the imagined self and how we can begin to dismantle it. Short video, huge message.
Adyashanti speaks on the idea that in order to shed the “person” (ego, mind, personality), we have to let go completely of our “wants” and “don’t wants”. Because this seems like a very, very scary thing to do is the reason why so few beings can shed their false sense of self. They feel as though if they let go completely, somehow this will mean having to leave everything behind. This is only a fear from the mind itself and the actuality is really quite different. Adyashanti explains.
In this less than 4 minute video, Adyashanti describes how most people’s base sense of self seems to be seated in the head (or mind), and that in order to live in peace and freedom we need to derive our sense of self, our “base” , from the ground of “being”.
In this short 7 minute video, Adyashanti clears up some misconceptions about awakening. He also clears up some mystical experiences that are taken to be an Awakening.
In this short video, Adyashanti shows us how it is possible to see clearly that we are the un-moving awareness behind everything that has a beginning and an end.
In this short 5 minute video, Adyashanti uses an analogy to help us understand the importance of surrender to help us end suffering.
Adyashanti shares some wisdom in describing as best as possible with words the nature of ONE pure Awareness as the center of our being.