What to Look for in a Spiritual Teacher

Note: I originally wrote this article for the Nondual Orlando website, but decided that it represented a limited viewpoint which emphasizes the importance of independent, Self-realized teachers as opposed to more conventional and institutionalized approaches.  It did not really belong on the nondual website because it effectively dismisses a wide…

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An Experience of Awakening

What ‘is’ an ‘awakening’? Many people, because they have not actually experienced it for themselves, misunderstand the nature of what a true and authentic spiritual awakening really is. There is nothing wrong with this of course, but for those who wish to understand – perhaps an explanation, of sorts, will…

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Transcending the Mind in Stages

As we enter into any discussion regarding spiritual maturity, it is important to establish the context in which such discussions are occurring. This is, of course, extremely important when we enter into any discussion regarding the mind. Many spiritual teachers, who emphasize the mind, will offer different teachings to different…

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