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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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