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The Essence of It All

The Essence of It All
Selected Retreat Talk and Dialogues


2 Audio CDs. Running time: 2 hrs. 32 min.
2011 by Adyashanti.
$19.00 Item:#2EOI

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Perhaps the greatest contribution of the Buddha was the teaching of no self. But what does it actually mean to experience no self, and how does this emptiness of self relate to total oneness? In this powerful compilation of a talk and selected dialogues from the 2011 retreat at Garrison Institute, Adyashanti goes right to the essence of spiritual awakening. He explores the primary illusion that keeps us stuck in the incessant search of our true being and guides us to the unbound freedom that comes with recognizing pure consciousness as the essence of all existence.

Topics Include:

  • The Recognition of God
  • The Trick of Self-Inquiry
  • Beyond the "I" Witness
  • Embracing the Contraction of Separation
  • The Practice of No Practice
  • Experiencing No Self
  • Everything Is Spirit
  • The Resonance of Transmission
Quotes from This Album:

"The only self you'll ever find is an assumption."

"The seeking of God is the denial of God."

"If you look closely, you'll see that what's doing the looking isn't you -- it's consciousness."

"You don't have to go anywhere to get to oneness. Everything is equally and always God, in all dimensions, in all space and all time."

"The 'I' is just a story generator, and the story is generally a story that will cause some suffering."

"When the time is right, the witnessing will reveal itself to be everything witnessed."

Please Note: The recordings on this album were originally published in the 20-CD album from the Garrison Institute Retreat in Garrison, NY in May 2011.

Also available as a 2-download set (MP3) from Cafe Dharma's Audio Library. ID:#268.

Recorded in Garrison, NY on May 14-19, 2011.
2011 by Adyashanti. All rights reserved.


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