Satsang Audios

Recommended Audio: Nirmala on Discrimination

NirmalaMany people have challenges with guidance or discernment. In this 60-minute audio, Nirmala teaches (in a very sweet way) the capacity of discrimination, which is the same as “guidance” or “discernment.” This capacity can be used to discern if the thought you are thinking now is true, helpful or right for you.
This audio was recorded in the Awakening Together Sanctuary.
Audio: Nirmala’s Talk on Discrimination

Audio from April 2016 Satsang with John Sherman

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John Sherman’s Story:

Late in 1975, when he was 33 years old, John discovered the perfect idea of perfect Social Justice, and set out to become the perfect Communist revolutionary. He joined with a small group of anarcho-communist radicals, and embarked upon four years of bank robberies, property bombings, gunfights with the police, two escapes from federal prisons and two years on the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted List; all done in the name of supporting the struggles of the American worker for justice. In the end it came to nothing.

In January of 1976, he was shot and captured during a bank robbery; in March, he escaped.

In 1978, after two years on the run, robbing banks and organizing property bombings, John was captured by the FBI, tried, convicted, and sentenced to 30 years in prison.

In March of 1979, he escaped again from the federal prison where he was serving his sentence. In April of 1981, after two years on the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted list, he was finally captured for the last time and returned to prison.

In June of 1994, in the fifteenth year of his imprisonment, the American spiritual teacher Gangaji came to the prison where John was serving his sentence. John found himself face to face with her and, in that meeting, discovered himself to be eternally and unconditionally free. He spent more than a year in the fully open awareness of spiritual awakening, which collapsed suddenly, leaving him bereft.

John spent the rest of his time in prison trying to find something that he could do that would bring him back to the state of indifference and apathy that he had enjoyed prior to meeting Gangaji and being taken by the false promise of freedom. This effort unexpectedly brought him to true freedom by means of an extremely simple act of attention.

March 2016 Satsang Audio with Bob Fergeson

BobFurgesonThis month’s Satsang guest was Bob Fergeson. Bob is the author of ‘The Listening Attention‘ and a new novel about awakening called, “Dark Zen – A Guru on the Bayou.”
Bob’s spiritual teacher was Richard Rose. Bob says:
“I took his advice to heart, put what little I could into practice, and it gives results. I lost the fear of living I had carried in years past, … This journey culminated in a dramatic realization, the experience of my true nature as pure awareness, love in action. This was a traumatic loss of the personal man, which was replaced by the knowledge of myself as the universal awareness in every man, in everything. The question of ‘who am I’ was answered. This was replaced by a drive to communicate the ways and means of this realization to others who ask the same question.”

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Bob’s Websites:
Listening Attention
Mystic Missal
Nostalgia West

February 2016 Satsang Audio with Scott Kiloby


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Scott Kiloby is an author and international speaker on the subject of freedom through non-dual realization, a Certified Addiction Treatment Counselor/Registered Addiction Specialist, Director of the Kiloby Center for Recovery, Inc. and Founder of the Living Inquiries Community.
Scott’s message is simple: Rest. Inquire. Enjoy Life.
“Rest” refers to the invitation to relax into the present moment and let all thoughts, emotions, and sensations come and go freely. “Inquire” refers to Scott’s body of work called the Living Inquiries, which are designed to help people see through the belief in separation and deficiency. “Enjoy Life” is self-explanatory. Through taking Scott’s work deeply into your life and discovering freedom for yourself, life is simpler and therefore more enjoyable. People and things take on a lighter, more illusory-like appearance. The sense of separation is seen through.
You don’t have to suffer anymore within a personal story that leaves you feeling “not there yet,” “not good enough,” or some other deficiency story. You no longer have to chase the future for a happiness that always seems out of reach. We have been falsely conditioned to believe that we are separate, deficient people and that our stories are who we are. In this conditioning, we have learned to avoid uncomfortable feelings and sensations. Scott’s sites and books are the various ways he speaks to seeing through these stories and conditioning, so that we can feel emotions and sensations directly (instead of trying to escape what is), and live in the present moment without identifying with thought.

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November 2015 Satsang Audio with Miranda Macphearson

miranda-macphersonMiranda Macphearson is a teacher, counselor and author of Boundless Love and The Journey Home. Known for her depth of presence and refined capacity as a guide into direct experience of the sacred, Miranda teaches and transmits a powerful synthesis of self-inquiry, depth psychology, devotion and meditation. Inspired by Ramana Maharshi, A Course in Miracles, and extensive study into the world’s wisdom traditions, Miranda has over twenty years teaching experience internationally. In 1996 she founded the ground breaking ‘Interfaith Foundation’ in London, and during her 10 years as spiritual director she trained and ordained over 600 ministers and spiritual counselors. Miranda’s clarity and love offers a deep holding in which to rest undefended in the present, taste deeper levels of consciousness and discover how to embody wisdom in daily life.


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September 2015 Satsang Audio with John Mark Stroud

JMS-head2John Mark Stroud experienced a shift into enlightenment after spending a month at Oneness University in India. He was a Course student prior to that and he returned to the Course after his awakening. He describes his post-awakening experience with the Course this way:
“I continued my work with A Course in Miracles, but instead of study, it served to further illuminate the deepest truths of what I had so recently experienced.”
John Mark is clear and fun. Enjoy the following audio from the September 20 online Satsang.
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May 2015 Satsang with Gina Lake


Gina Lake was a wonderful guest for our monthly online Satsang. She was authentic, clear and generous with her sharing.
In 1999, Gina Lake awakened to her true nature. After awakening, she discovered her purpose, which is writing and teaching in order to help people be in the present moment and live happy and fulfilled lives. Gina teaches that both are possible by shedding light on the ego and other programming or conditioning that interferes with that.
Gina has written many books including From Stress to Stillness, Trusting Life, Radical Happiness, Embracing the Now, Choosing Love, Ten Teachings for One World, Getting Free, Living in the Now, Return to Essence, Anatomy of Desire, A Heroic Life, and The Jesus Trilogy (Choice and Will, Love and Surrender, and Beliefs, Emotions, and the Creation of Reality).
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