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Henry David Thoreau

The Sounds of Walden

I did not read books the first summer; I hoed beans. Nay, I often did better than this. There were times when I could not afford to sac­rifice the bloom of the present moment to any work, whether of the head or hands. I love a broad margin to my life. Sometimes, in a sum­mer morning, having taken my accustomed bath, I sat in my sunny doorway from sunrise till […]

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Dalia Lama

Meeting the Dalai Lama

My involvement with the Dalai Lama had begun in 1979, several months before His Holiness’s first U.S. visit, when a planner for the trip came through town to organize events. The planner was charming, European, and tired, and because this was to be the Dalai Lama’s first American tour, he wanted everything to be perfect. “Yes, I think this will do nicely,” he said, having examined our house, but with

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Pointers From Nisargadatta Maharaj

Author: Ramesh Balsekar Pages: 223 Images: 0 Size: 6″ x 9″ Item #: 0-89386-033-6 Price: $14.95   This book captures some of the force and immediacy of Nisargadatta Maharaj’s teachings, as expressed in short articles by Ramesh Balsekar. Nisargadatta untiringly guided others to inquire into the origin of consciousness. The beauty and intensity of Nisargadatta’s life and teaching is portrayed in an authentic and intuitive manner. Excerpt You are—you always

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On Having No Head – Zen and the Rediscovery of the Obvious

Douglas Harding is a highly respected mystic/philosopher who has written more than a dozen books. For more than fifty years, Douglas has been sharing with people around the world a unique method for rediscovering the most obvious aspect of ourselves: the truth of our fundamental identity. In this informal talk from his home in England, Douglas stimulates his audience to find out the nature of their own reality, using a

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Myth of Enlightenment, The – Seeing Through the Illusion of Separation

Whether you meet Karl Renz in person or through this book, the encounter will leave you with a radically different sense of yourself. Karl’s unique ability lies in exposing the beliefs we’ve built our lives on, beginning with our root sense of individuality. Our current predicament is the result of believing ourselves to be something other than what we really are. This self-imposed limitation causes our incessant searching and suffering.

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Look for Yourself – The Science and Art of Self-Realization

This book is an outstanding collection of essays by Douglas Harding, author of the contemporary spiritual classic On Having No Head. In Look for Yourself, the esteemed mystic/philosopher helps us to discover what is so obvious about our true nature, yet so easily overlooked. The book is, in effect, a heartfelt challenge to the reader to awaken to the true identity that is (as Harding makes evident) more wonderful than

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I Am That

This is the classic book of talks with Nisargadatta Maharaj that was brilliantly translated and edited by Maurice Frydman shortly before the latter’s death in March 1976. Nisargadatta Maharaj had the dual gift of a finely honed intellect and deep realization of the Absolute. In his sharing with others, his simplicity, authenticity, and earnestness endeared him to people from around the world. These dialogues cover a broad range of topics

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Hunting the “I”

These distinctive writings shed great insight on several important aspects of spiritual life. Lucy Cornelssen was a German mystic who lived that last part of her life at the Arunachala Hill in South India. She writes from direct experience, sharing her insights on topics that help guide one beyond the ideas and concepts that are often associated with spiritual Awakening. Author: Lucy CornelssenPages: 137Item #: SRA-10330Buy Now Excerpt Hunting the

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Guru Ramana

Guru Ramana contains an excellent selection of talks between Ramana Maharshi and several questioners. The compiler, S. S. Cohen, also includes some very interesting personal reminiscences of his spiritual struggle and diary entries that chronicle Ramana’s last days. Cohen was a Western devotee who, for years, lived with Maharshi. This is an excellent introductory book to Ramana’s life and teachings. Author: S.S. Cohen Pages: 164 Item #: SRA-10310 Buy Now

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Face to No-Face – Rediscovering our Original Nature

Face to No-Face is the latest published work of Douglas Harding, one of the most respected mystic/philosophers of our time. The author of numerous books on spiritual awakening, including the widely acclaimed On Having No Head, Harding offers an approach to realizing the limitless “No-Face” that is completely unique and highly practical. This is his first book based on dialogues and conversations, and it truly captures the spirit of this

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Essential Teachings of Ramana Maharshi – A Visual Journey

Throughout the world’s spiritual traditions, few sages command as much respect and admiration as Sri Ramana Maharshi. The Dalai Lama, Carl Jung, Mahatma Gandhi, and others have acknowledged the depth of Ramana’s Realization and the direct method of Self-Inquiry that he taught. Ken Wilber has called Ramana Maharshi “the greatest sage of the twentieth century.” The Essential Teachings of Ramana Maharshi contains concise, compelling aphorisms that reflect the essence of

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Echoes of Silence – Awakening the Meditative Spirit

Douglas Harding hardly needs an introduction. He is a highly respected mystic/philosopher who, for more than forty years, has been sharing with others a direct method for rediscovering our original nature. This audiotape records Douglas and his wife Catherine’s second visit to the Gathering. Author: Robert RabbinPages: 120Item #: 978-1-878019-09-7Buy Now Excerpt The space that you are is filled with infinite space, consciousness. It has content, and one of the

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Consciousness Is All

This book is not about belief, faith, or fictitious separate personal consciousnesses, and how they must become more aware. It is about how completely, perfectly aware the One Consciousness Itself already is. Again, that doesn’t leave you out, for that very Consciousness is the only You there is. The only One being conscious so this can now be read is the Consciousness being spoken of. Author: Peter Francis DziubanPages: 348Item

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Consciousness and the Absolute – The Final Talks of Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

This is the third of three books of dialogues with Nisargadatta Maharaj, transcribed and edited by Jean Dunn. Consciousness and the Absolute captures the spirit and clarity of this contemporary sage in a unique and personal manner. Jean spent several years with Nisargadatta, visiting him daily in his small upstairs room in Bombay. This final collection of dialogues was recorded when Nisargadatta’s body was riddled with the pain of progressive

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Concise Yoga Vasistha, The

The Concise Yoga Vasistha provides a very clear and provocative summary of one of the leading texts on nondual Vedanta. Swami Venkatesananda continues the long tradition of elaborating on and clarifying the teachings of the sage Vasistha, and captures the vitality of the original text while eliminating much of the repetition. This edition also makes available a guide to the original Sanskrit without sacrificing philosophicaldepth. Yoga Vasistha contains some of

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Being a Buddha on Broadway – Access the Power of Your Naturally Peaceful Mind

At the age of eight, Bert Salzman experienced a profound mystical transformation amid an environment of deep despair. This event radically changed his experience of life, bringing with it an experience of universal love and lasting happiness. At that time, young Bert made a promise to himself to discover the source of this transformation. At age fifty, while at the height of his career in film and television as an

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Awaken to the Eternal – Nisargadatta Maharaj: A Journey of Self-Discovery

This booklet presents the spirit and wisdom of Nisargadatta Maharaj, as captured in the engaging Inner Directions DVD, Awaken to the Eternal. Like the DVD, the booklet is designed to emphasize Maharaj’s teachings, which are powerful and direct. The journey to Self-discovery is presented against a unique selection of still images from the original production. Pages: 32Item #: Book-80000 Buy Now Excerpt “My destiny was to be born a simple

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Space in the Heart of the Lotus – Bede Griffiths and the Hindu-Christian Contemplative Experience

Dom Bede Griffiths’s interest in Eastern philosophy began in England with early readings of the Bhagavad Gita and the Dhammapada. Ordained in 1940 as a Benedictine monk, Bede Griffiths arrived in India in 1955 to start a monastery. After two failed beginnings, he met Abhishiktananda (Dom Henri Le Saux), who had founded an ashram named Shantivanam. In 1968, Abhishiktananda left for a solitary life in the Himalayas and invited Bede

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Open to the Infinite – Ram Dass & Krishna Dass at the Inner Directions Gathering

After a major stroke, Ram Dass returns with a vibrant joy and deepened wisdom, resulting from a profound encounter with Silence. In this video, he joins with singer Krishna Das for a very special presentation. This remarkable event is like a circle: Ram Dass speaks about his stroke as an act of grace, and about the profound gift of silence he has been given, while the melodious chanting of Krishna

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On Having No Head – Seeing one’s original nature

Douglas Harding is a highly respected mystic/philosopher who has written more than a dozen books. For more than fifty years, Douglas has been sharing with people around the world a unique method for rediscovering the most obvious aspect of ourselves: the truth of our fundamental identity. In this informal talk from his home in England, Douglas stimulates his audience to find out the nature of their own reality, using a

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Awaken to the Eternal – Nisargadatta Maharaj: A Journey of Self-Discovery

Nisargadatta Maharaj’s life was a wonderful example of a modern-day sage, one who lived the simple life of a shopkeeper and family man yet taught from the highest perspective of nondual realization. Maharaj’s books and teachings are popular among Western seekers because of their great clarity and direct approach to spiritual awakening. Awaken to the Eternal contains comprehensive film footage footage of Nisargadatta Maharaj. The essence of his teachings is

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Art of Dying, The – Tibetan Voices from Mustang

This is the story of an ancient culture tucked away among the largest mountains in the world. It is a rugged land, one whose joyful people strive to sustain themselves against great odds. While The Art of Dying explores the treatment of death as practiced in this ancient Buddhist culture, this film is more a celebration of life! The Danish filmmakers underwent great difficulties to capture present-day Mustang, which was

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Abide as the Self – The Essential Teachings of Ramana Maharshi

This is a deeply inspiring video in which the sage Ramana speaks directly to your heart. DVDDirector: Bertram W. SalzmanEditor: Matthew GreenblattTime: 62 Min.Item #: 978-1-878019-26-4Buy Now Reviews “Abide As the Self skillfully interweaves old and new still photographs, excerpts from Ramana’s writings, interviews with longtime devotees, narration by Ram Dass, and, not least, rare and precious footage of Ramana from 1935 to 1949. Highly recommended.” —Yoga Journal “The presence

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Abhishiktananda – An Interior Journey

Abhishiktananda was an extraordinary truth seeker. Arriving in India in the late 1940s, Dom Henri Le Saux, OSB (his Christian monastic name), attempted to grasp the significance of Advaita Vedanta (nonduality) in the context of his own Christian beliefs. In India, Abhishiktananda lived the ascetic life of a simple mendicant and cave dweller, observing periods of silence, much the same way the Desert Fathers did. Rather than theorize about the

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