Tony Samara was born in England. He grew up in Egypt, England, and Norway. He had an unusual curiosity as a boy, which led to a very serious spiritual interest by the time he was a teenager. Even though Tony was a good student, he decided to apply himself to meditation instead of going to university. At the age of 27 he experienced a dramatic moment of enlightenment. Now people from all over the world visit Tony to take spiritual guidance and experience being in his presence.
In this audio, Tony introduces us to Ahimsa as a spiritual path. Ahimsa is from the Jain tradition and points to thinking and acting from inner peace and love so that no harm comes to anyone or anything. You may listen to this audio Satsang at the link below.
Tony is the author of a number of books including ‘Shaman’s Wisdom,’ ‘The Simplicity of Love Meditation,’ ‘Different Yet the Same,’ ‘Karma, Mantra and Beyond’ and ‘Discover Your Inner Buddha’. His website is tonysamara.com.
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).
Listen to the delightful conversation with Adyashanti’s wife, Mukti. Mukti has been a student of her husband, Adyashanti, since he began teaching in 1996. Together they founded Open Gate Sangha. Previously, Mukti studied the teachings of Paramahansa Yogananda for over 20 years.
In her teachings, Mukti points audiences back to their natural state of wholeness or undivided consciousness. In this audio, we get to experience those teachings directly and discover for ourselves how simple, clear and profound her teachings are.
On Sunday, February 15, 2015, I interviewed Nirmala for Awakening Together’s monthly online Satsang. Nirmala offers free e-books, audios, videos and articles on his website, Endless-Satsang. His friend and mentor, Adyashanti, describes Nirmala this way:
“What is appealing about Nirmala is his humility and lack of pretense, which welcomes whatever arises within the field of experience. In the midst of this welcoming is always an invitation to inquire deeply within, to the core of who and what you are. Again and again, Nirmala points the questions back to the questioner and beyond to the very source of existence itself-to the faceless awareness that holds both the question and the questioner in a timeless embrace.”
Enjoy the following Satsang audio recorded live in the Awakening Together Sanctuary.
Our second online Satsang this year with dear, sweet, generous Timothy. Tonight we discussed several common topics of confusion including:
~ Effort on the spiritual path versus ‘no effort’ or ‘just stop’ in order to awaken
~ Relationship between awakening and improvements in health and the world condition
~ Allowing all things to be as they are versus taking action, including a discussion on raising children
A founding member of Awakening-Together, Nyki serves on our Member Board of Trustees. She shares her life story, its many challenges and how they were a part of her own spiritual awakening. This is a powerful audio. It is inspirational for all who have had challenging life experiences, since Nyki’s demonstration encourages us to question the old order of our ego and ‘exit the script’ (so to speak) into true spiritual Awakening beyond the personal self.
Jacquelyn Eckert hosted the event in the Awakening Together Sanctuary.
In August 2003, Jan Frazier experienced a radical transformation of consciousness. You could say that instant clarity arose, because she was suddenly looking at life from another point of reference. Instead of looking from the perspective of the psyche known as the personal self, Jan’s identity shifted to the spaciousness that is universal awareness. With this shift, a whole new way of seeing and relating arose.
We spoke with Jan in the Awakening Together Sanctuary. Several members asked questions, and Jan shared clear and simple answers.