YouTube. Audio Course ~ 2012 6 MP3 Download, 1 PDF Download 10 hrs. 57 min. $65. 00 Based on his book The End of Your World, this 4-part audio course offers weekly themes of exploration with recommended reading assignments, a series of recorded talks and dialogues, and written Q&A between Adyashanti and the original course participants. This 7-download set includes: Uncensored Straight Talk Course Handbook. This 45-page guide includes weekly reading assignments and Adyashanti's written responses to participant questions. 6 MP3 Audio Recordings Uncensored Straight Talk Audio Course Recordings • Uncensored Straight Talk - Session 1 • Uncensored Straight Talk - Session 2 • Uncensored Straight Talk - Session 3 • Uncensored Straight Talk - Session 4 • Uncensored Straight Talk - Follow-Up Bonus Recording • “Transmuting the Human Stuff” Oakland Satsang, March 17, 2012 Themes of Exploration Part 1: Exploring Life After Awakening / Authentic Awakening -- And the Disorientation That Can Follow / "I Got It; I Lost It" / The Momentum of Conditioning Part 2: Common Delusions, Traps, and Points of Fixation / Life Itself Holds Up a Mirror for Our Awakening / The Seasons of Awakening Part 3: Being Stuck in Emptiness / Spiritual Bypassing / Transmuting Thought and Emotion / Effort or Grace? Part 4: The Energetic Component of Awakening / The Natural State / Masculine and Feminine Awakening From the Course Handbook: "To stay with one simple instruction in a sustained way is a challenge in and of itself. The mind is so addicted to believing that by collecting more and more information you will attain some advantage. However, in matters of the spirit less is often more. With this in mind, let me give you a simple instruction.... " "Experiment with different ways of framing the question regarding what awakens 'true action' within you. Over time your being will form a new energetic imprint of where to act and relate from, and the old operating system will have its programming upgraded to correspond with your current perception. " "Spirituality is full of people trying to act enlightened as a way to become enlightened, and by and large the results are dismal. Better to throw yourself open to the unknown, question all of your hidden assumptions, and be truly open to something beyond what the ego can fake or even know. " "While it is good advice not to grasp at moments of realization or awakening (for this makes them seem to be separate from you), it is also important to acknowledge the new perspective that reveals itself. Rest as the witness, as awareness itself, without grasping at it. " Recorded in San Jose and Oakland, California, March-April, 2012. Recordings and course handbook are published by Open Gate Sangha, San Jose, CA. © 2012 by Adyashanti.
Adyashanti Adyashanti is an American-born spiritual teacher devoted to serving the awakening of all beings. His teachings are an open invitation to stop, inquire, and recognize what is true and liberating at the core of all existence. His books include Emptiness Dancing, The End of Your World, True Meditation, The Way of Liberation, and Falling into Grace. Asked to teach in 1996 by his Zen teacher of 14 years, Adyashanti offers teachings that are free of any tradition or ideology. "The Truth I point to is not confined within any religious point of view, belief system, or doctrine, but is open to all and found within all. " For more information, please visit.
This 4-part study course guides you through an in-depth, transformational inquiry based on Adyashanti's foundational book The Way of Liberation. It offers a series of recorded talks and dialogues, weekly readings, and written Q&A between Adyashanti and the original course participants. With this self-guided course you will have the opportunity to: Learn how to work with The Way of Liberation teachings as an integrated whole. Tap into the power that underlies your unique process of transformation, guided by Adyashanti insight and experience. Uncover the often overlooked aspects of spiritual life that can keep you stuck psychologically and spiritually. Become grounded in the essential foundations that support you to not only realize your true nature, but also to live it. Understand and experience the core practices that have the greatest impact on your unfolding realization. Avoid aimless practices and fleeting realizations by seeing the larger context of your process of awakening and liberation. Experience how deep and powerful it can be when you engage with inquiry and meditation correctly, within a clear context of understanding. ALBUM CONTENTS 9 Audio CDs with Study Course Recordings The Five Foundations: Session 1 & Supplemental Teaching Three Orienting Ideas: Session 2 & Supplemental Teaching The Core Practices: Session 3 & Supplemental Teaching Conclusion & Epilogue: Session 4 1 Data CD with 2 Printable PDF Ebooks: The Way of Liberation: A Practical Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment by Adyashanti. A PDF of the 53-page book is included with the purchase of this study course; the printed book may be purchased separately in the Bookstore or downloaded for free here. The Way of Liberation Study Course Handbook. This 57-page self-study guide includes weekly reading assignments, session topics, session quotes, and Adyashanti's written responses to participant questions. TOPICS & QUOTES Session 1 ~ The Five Foundations Topics: The Five Foundations / Closing the Gap between Realization and Action / Making the Teaching Your Own / Avoiding Nothing / Two Levels of Nondivision / Finding Your Vitality Source Quotes: Looking into the question of what one truly values will bring to light the unconscious divisions between competing aspirations and wants. When these divisions come to light, then and only then can you make different decisions about what is truly important to you. • The more clear you get, the more you will see if there's any dichotomy between what you've realized and how you live your life. • When we're tapped into our vitality, this bigger dimension of being, it often evokes some fear and insecurity because you'll be moving in new ways that you haven't moved in before. Session 2 ~ Three Orienting Ideas Topics: The Three Orienting Ideas / The Art of Contemplation / Loosening the False Self / Waking from the Trance State / Seeing without Resistance / The Relationship with Terror Quotes: Have you noticed that you are always at the center of it all? Even if you are emptiness, you are still there in each and every experience, as each and every experience. Perhaps you are the capacity, the endless potential, in which everything arises. Perhaps even more. • The dream state is the world view that is derived from the false self. • Waiting for something to change is a kind of resistance that keeps you locked to it. Session 3 ~ The Core Practices Topics: The Core Practices / Meditation as a Truth Serum / The Art of Working with a Question / Contemplation and Inquiry / The Separation within Merging / Stillness amidst Activity / Entering Your Dark Places Quotes: While it is true that there is no direct cause-and-effect relationship between what you do (spiritual practices) and awakening, it is also true that what you do has a powerful influence on the dawning of awakening. • Inquiry is meant to bring you to the frontier between the known and unknown. • Any useful practice is a way of giving direction to what's already there inside you. Session 4 ~ Conclusion & Epilogue Topics: A Story of Lived Awakening / An Inner Revolution / Awakening Beyond a Distinct Event / Uprooting Personal and Collective Conditioned Structures / Beingness Occupying Your Humanity / Discovering Awakening for Yourself / The Power of Study Groups Quotes: When you get down to the simplicity of it, there's just you, your yearning, and the stillness that beckons you. That's the unknown. It's naked, it's simple, and it's yours. It doesn't belong to anybody else. • This perspective has a deep intelligence to it and a deep love. It uproots all of the old thought structures. It's like a solvent that runs through your being. • Never try to make your awakening look like somebody else's. The Way of Liberation ebook PDF is published by Open Gate Sangha, San Jose, CA. © 2013. Recorded in San Jose, California, January, 2013. Recordings, ebook, and study course handbook are published by Open Gate Sangha, San Jose, CA. © 2013 by Adyashanti. Type: CDS Item #: 2TWS 1 Data CD, 2PDFs (110 pages). 9 Audio CDs. Running time: 9 hrs. 47 min. © 2012-2013 by Adyashanti.
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“Redemptive love is the means through which we embody and express the transcendent wisdom of spiritual awakening. ” ~ Adyashanti SESSION 1 Topics: Transcendent and Descendent Awakening / The Origin of Redemptive Love / Redemptive Love as a Movement of Grace / Relinquishing the Ego's Resistance to Suffering / A Sacrificial Act of Love / Cleansing from the Inside Out / Transforming Identity and Victimhood / What's Beyond the Frontier of Our Will / Perceiving Wholeness from the Eyes of Eternity / Caller 1: The Freedom in How People See You / Caller 2: Grounding Intense Energy / Caller 3: Opening Beyond Your Boundaries Quotes: "When redemptive love blossoms within you, it's as if everything is suddenly made right. The beauty of existence starts to shine forth. " • "Redemptive love is an act of grace. We cannot make it happen. " • "Redemptive love can only be experienced when ego has completely relinquished resisting its own suffering or the suffering of others. " • "By pushing against suffering, you're actually holding on to it. " • "You can experience the suffering of humanity without it causing you to suffer. " • "You cannot fake redemptive love. You can open yourself to its mercy. " • "Redemptive love knows that there is nothing to cleanse. There is nothing to forgive, because everything is forgiven from the beginning. It knows that everything is made whole by seeing that it always was and is whole. " • "I'm not talking about replacing bad stories with good stories; redemptive love cleanses you of stories. It allows you to start to perceive life as it actually is, to perceive life through the eyes of eternity. " SESSION 2 Topics: The Myth that We Are Flawed / Commentary on Rilke's Poem "You Darkness, That I Come From" / The Unseen Dimension of Life / Allowing Life to Find You / Revelation Is Born in the Dark / Relinquishing Your Old Story / Yearning and Fearing the Void / The Vitality in Not Knowing / Embracing the Full Measure of Your Life / Caller 1: Remaining Faithful to Clarity / Caller 2: Nurturing Silence in Small Moments / Caller 3: You Are Redemptive Love Quotes: "Unworthiness is the pandemic of Western culture. " • "All essential inadequacy is an illusion, but redemptive love has the power to cut right through that illusion and dissipate it. " • "The redemptive quality of love comes from the dark womb of the unknown. " • "Spirituality is the art of allowing yourself to be found by the greater dimension of existence. " • "By directing the light of consciousness beyond the current frontier of our knowing, we allow the unknown to find us. " • "We are here to be free in this world, and to love in a way that your presence redeems the sorrow of life. " • "When there's absolutely no story, there's nothing to confine the dynamic of love. " • "When we connect with the greater dimension of life, what we come to see is that old way of looking at life was like the tiniest speck within an eternity which is trying to reveal all of itself through you, in you, as you, and take the shape of your incarnate existence. " SESSION 3 Topics: Embodying Redemptive Love / Redemption and Sacrifice / Expressing Your Innate Dignity and Sufficiency / Turning Compassion Within / How the Radiance of Love Moves / The Perspective of Redemptive Love / How to Stay in Nirvana / Transforming the Myths We Live By / Caller 1: Seeing What the Word Love Evokes / Caller 2: Seeing Through the Myth of Unworthiness Quotes: "To experience redemption is to experience your innate sense of value, your natural, true sense of inner dignity. " • "A dramatic experience is not qualitatively more profound than something that's experienced more subtly. " • "There's a time to turn compassion within and offer it to all of the apparently broken parts of yourself. " • "Redemptive love never colludes with illusion. It operates from a state of wholeness. " • "You stay in nirvana by lavishing nirvana on everyone you meet, by giving it away as fast as you receive it. " • "The current state of suffering for so many people is actually created by their unconscious mythology that disconnects them from themselves, life, and each other. " • "Just watch your mind. You'll hear the story of the myth that you live by. The nice thing is that it can be rewritten. " • "See if love can find you when you can't find it. " SESSION 4 Topics: Being a Loving Presence in the World / The Transformative Attitude / Relating from Our Shared Presence / The Happiness That Comes from Contributing / Ego's Engagement Strategies / Love's Engagement Strategies / Moment-to-Moment Honesty / Redemptive Love Takes Courage / Being Free of Freedom States / Operating from Love vs. Ego Patterns / Caller 1: Bringing Redemptive Love to Inner Contraction / Caller 2: The Love That You Are / Caller 3: Agape vs. Redemptive Love / Caller 4: Enlightenment in the Small Moments Quotes: "When you stop resisting the limitations of the ego, it becomes porous. Your boundaries start to become pliable. You can experience something coming in from a different dimension of experience. " • "Love's basic stance towards life is that it accepts life as it is. " • "True creative engagement, true relating from non-separation, arises from acceptance. " • "Love isn't interested in getting what it wants; it's interested in being what it is. " • "Redeeming love comes from a state of the overwhelming power to restore something to its original nature or being. " • "Sometimes it takes great courage to live a life of freedom and liberation. " • "We're liberated from the concern about whether life is easy or difficult. " • "Liberation also means we're liberated from wanting to feel really free. There's something more important, a more fundamental agenda. " • "It's one thing to experience redeeming love or deep awakening. It's something else to really live it, to allow it to inform the way you relate. " • "When your center of regard is relaxed, it gets vast and wide, and the old ways of relating don't seem compelling anymore. " • "On a deeper level, there is a kind of love that is not something you receive, but something that you are. The love that you are isn't something that can be given or taken away; it's an aspect of the truth of your being. It's a love that is innate to you. " • "If there's a withholding of truth, there's withholding of love. " SESSION 5 Topics: Letting Go of the Myth of Inadequacy / What Are You Offering? / Receiving Love Fully / The Perspective of Real Love / Caller 1: The Transition from Mind to Heart / Caller 2: The Profound Aloneness of Eternity / Caller 3: Getting Off the Roller Coaster / Caller 4: Meeting Your Humanity Head-On / Caller 5: Getting Out of the Way / Caller 6: Redemptive Love and No-Self Quotes: "Everything arises from the ultimate core of your being. Tap into that resource over and over again, because that's your heritage. That's what you're given. " • "When you leave the old story of inadequacy behind, you don't just leave it behind for yourself; you leave it behind for all the generations that may come. " • "When you get stuck in judgment and self-criticism, you're in service to judgment. You're giving it the most important things you have, which are your energy, attention, and action. " • "Whether it feels like it's poured in or arises out of you, redemptive love is redemptive love. What matters is the coming alive of it. " • "Love listens first. It really wants to understand. " • "We're not given the gift of revelation simply for our own enjoyment. We're given it so that we get on with the business of being it. " • "If you want love, then be it. If you want understanding, then be understanding. If you want deep acceptance, then be acceptance. " • "Sometimes love stretches you and sometimes it fulfills you. Sometimes it takes great fortitude to follow through on acting on that love. " • "Love doesn't move away from suffering; love turns toward it. " • "When the self really falls away, the only thing that moves life about is a force or an energy that could be called selfless. It's a force of love. " • "Go out there and be a loving presence in the world, and abide in the presence of your being. " Recorded in San Jose, California, March, 2014. Recordings and course handbook are published by Open Gate Sangha, San Jose, CA. Music: © 2007 by Eric Fischer. © 2014 by Adyashanti. All rights reserved.