The Way of Liberation ~ Study Course
10 CD Set $100.00 OTHER FORMATS:  CDs

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.


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.


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.