The Divine Individual

Awakening is not just about finding unity in all of existence, but also embracing the unique way that unity expresses itself through you. In this highly regarded retreat talk, Adyashanti explores what it means to be a "divine individual" and discovering our uniqueness that is not separate from life. He reveals how awakening all the way involves being fully at home with our aloneness and moving freely from our complete divinity.

Topics Include:

  • Individuality vs. Rebellion
  • Being True to One’s Path
  • Finding Freedom within Form
  • Individuality without Constraint
  • Freeing Conditioning
  • Deeply Embracing Aloneness
  • Letting Go of "Should"
  • Unabashedly Being Yourself


“The divine individual is the culmination of all true spirituality.”

“We revere the great divine individuals, but we are terrified of being one ourself, and so we try to copy them.”

“Being driven by mere impulse is not freedom--it's misery.”

"There's this whole other side of awakening which isn't just waking up from form, waking up from the body, waking up from the identifications of the mind, but it's getting that awakening down in through all of that, and that's like a clearinghouse. That's the difference between someone who's had an awakening and ultimately someone who has discovered their divine individuality."

Please Note: This recording was originally published in the download set: Silent Retreat Vol. 64: Kanuga 2018 ~ Talks

Recorded at the Kanuga Conference Center in Hendersonville, North Carolina on April 26, 2018.

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