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    Da Love-Ananda MahalJuly 20, 2017: We added new pictures and stories to our presentation on Da Love-Ananda Mahal, in our section, Empowered Places.    
         
    July 7, 2017: We have added 4 new clips (below) to our Audio/Video Library.

The Ego's Logic of Cause-and-Effect  

The Ego's Logic of Cause-and-Effectvideo— Video excerpt from an Avataric Discourse given by Adi Da Samraj at Adi Da Samrajashram, on October 20, 2004. In this excerpt, Avatar Adi Da speaks about the Big Bang theory in the context of the ego's logic of cause-and-effect. The complete Avataric Discourse (nearly four hours long) is available on the DVD, The Ego's Logic of Cause-and-Effect.

     
Co dzieje sie po smierci  

Co dzieje sie po smiercivideo— [Contains Polish subtitles. If you don't see them, press the Settings icon (the gear), select Subtitles, and then check Polish.] Co dzieje sie po smierci ("What happens after death") is published as "After Death, Mind Makes You", in the book, Easy Death.

     
Jednosc Ludzkosci  

Jednosc Ludzkoscivideo— [Contains Polish subtitles. If you don't see them, press the Settings icon (the gear), select Subtitles, and then check Polish.] Jednosc Ludzkosci (The Unity of Humankind) is an excerpt from the Avataric Discourse of August 22, 2004.

     
Adi Da Creating the Orpheus One and Linead One Suites  

Adi Da Creating the Orpheus One and Linead One Suitesvideo— Adi Da Samraj creating the Orpheus One and Linead One suites. Accompanied by Adi Da talking about His Image-Art. Edited by Carmen Morrow.

   
         
    July 2, 2017: We added a new page to our Special events section for Retreat Among Camels, a full-day retreat (on July 22, 2017) offered by Sacred Camel Gardens, in Lake County, California. Retreat, refresh, let go and reconnect with life's simplicity. To the degree that can be achieved in a full day of guided retreat, you will find yourself integrating with the camels to a point where you will feel "herd-connected". Retreat Guides: Stuart Camps and Sara Tourtelette.    
         
    July 2, 2017: We added a new page to our Special events section for "Where Is Happiness?", a FREE two-day retreat at the European Danda, in Maria Hoop, the Netherlands, September 2-3, 2017. Everybody wants to be happy, but how do you actually "do" happiness? Please join us to find out more about true happiness in this free, three-day retreat at The European Danda, a former monastery in the South of Holland close to the German border. This retreat includes meditations, yoga lessons, video presentations, group considerations, personal stories, contemplative walks, and delicious vegetarian meals. The retreat will also include a visit to the Adi Da Museum of Art. The language for this retreat is German.    
         
    Featured Introductory EventsJuly 1, 2017: We added to our Special Events section a page for Featured Introductory Events — July (and later). Introductory presentations on the Life, Teaching, and Living Spiritual Presence of Avatar Adi Da Samraj (1939-2008). Learn about His core teaching on the nature of reality, the illusion of the separate self, and the nature of human suffering. Experience Adi Da's transformative Spiritual Presence through His Teaching and Sacred Sightings. Hear stories and testimonials from His longtime devotees, and see never-published video discourses of Him speaking.    
         
    The Spiritual Transmission Master: A Functional Explanation for Guru DevotionJuly 1, 2017: We have added a new article, The Spiritual Transmission Master: A Functional Explanation for Guru Devotion, to our section, Spiritual Transmission.    
         
    New Ways of Thinking About FilmJune 15, 2017: We have added a new article, New Ways of Thinking About Film, to our section, What Others Say About Adi Da's Art. This is a proposal by Freddy Paul Grunert and Cristina Fiordimela to regard films as a representation for how apparatus-based imaginings of Reality and Reality Itself correlate. Presented at The International Conference on Philosophy and Film, Karlsruhe, Germany, November, 2016.    
         
    June 14, 2017: We have added 1 new clip (below) to our Audio/Video Library.

The True Food That Sustains Us  

The True Food that Sustains Usvideo— An audio excerpt from Adi Da Samraj's early talk, "Renouncing the Search for the Edible Deity", accompanied by photos of Adi Da from a more recent Avataric Discourse.

   
         
    Transcendental Realism in the Works of Adi Da SamrajJune 12, 2017: We have added a new article, Transcendental Realism in the Works of Adi Da Samraj: A-Perspective, Geome, Linead, to our section, What Others Say About Adi Da's Art. In this article, Cristina Fiordimela, visiting professor of Interior and Exhibition Design at the Architecture University of the Politecnico di Milano, recounts how Adi Da has developed a grammar for re-describing the world as a system of relationships.    
         
    Open Eyes NewsletterJune 6, 2017: We have added a new newsletter to our Open Eyes Newsletter Archive.    
         
    June 3, 2017: We have added 11 new clips (below) to our Audio/Video Library.

Warum man einen Guru brauchtvideo— [Contains German subtitles. If you don't see them, press the Settings icon (the gear), select Subtitles, and then check German.] In this video clip from the 1988 talk, "What Is Your Intention?", Adi Da criticizes the "do-it-yourself" approach to spirituality that is popular in the world today, and speaks about why a teacher is necessary.

 

Warum man einen Guru braucht

     

Der körperliche Sitz des Glücklichseinsvideo— [Contains German subtitles. If you don't see them, press the Settings icon (the gear), select Subtitles, and then check German.] This is a video excerpt from Adi Da's classic talk, "The Bodily Location of Happiness" (German: "Der körperliche Sitz des Glücklichseins"), which He gave on November 28, 1981. This talk was originally published in the book, The Bodily Location Of Happiness. The full talk is available on CD.

 

Der körperliche Sitz des Glücklichseins

     

Czym jest kult?video— [Contains Polish subtitles. If you don't see them, press the Settings icon (the gear), select Subtitles, and then check Polish.] Adi Da krytyka kultu religijnego. Dyskurs ten, wydany w 1978 roku, jest jednym z jego podsumowan na ten temat.

 

Czym jest kult?

     

Adi Da’s Life and Workvideo— [Contains Dutch subtitles. For the version without subtitles, click here.] An overview of Adi Da's life and work by Ruchiradama Nadikanta, a long-time devotee. She is a member of the Ruchira Sannyasin Order, the order of fully renunciate practitioners in Adidam.

 

Adi Da's Life and Work

     

How To Serve A Dying Personvideo— [Contains Dutch subtitles. For the version without subtitles, click here.] Excerpt from a talk given by Adi Da in Land Bridge Pavilion at The Mountain Of Attention Sanctuary, on May 31, 1980. In this discourse, a student of Adi Da asks Him for suggestions to help her dying mother. Adi Da then responds both with compassion and also with very practical advice on how to serve the dying.

 

How To Serve A Dying Person

     

Spotkania z Adi Da Samraj, Kalifornia, 2005 r.video— [Contains Polish subtitles. If you don't see them, press the Settings icon (the gear), select Subtitles, and then check Polish.] Awatara Adi Da Samraj podczas Jego wizyty w Sanktuarium Mountain of Attention (Góra Uwagi). Kalifornia w 2005 r.

 

Spotkania z Adi Da Samraj, Kalifornia, 2005 r.

     

Spotkanie z moim Mistrzemvideo— [Contains Polish subtitles. If you don't see them, press the Settings icon (the gear), select Subtitles, and then check Polish.] Ruchiradama Nadikanta, czlonek Zakonu Ruchra Sannyasin opowiada o tym jak poznala Adi Da Samraj.

 

Spotkanie z moim Mistrzem

     

Istota Adidamuvideo— [Contains Polish subtitles. If you don't see them, press the Settings icon (the gear), select Subtitles, and then check Polish.] Adi Da Samraj wyjasnia dlaczego konwencjonalne religijne i duchowe zycie nie prowadzi do pelni Urzeczywistnienia.

 

Istota Adidamu

     

Dlaczego potrzebujesz Guruvideo— [Contains Polish subtitles. If you don't see them, press the Settings icon (the gear), select Subtitles, and then check Polish.] Adi Da Samraj mówi o popularnym teraz w swiecie "zrób-to-sam" podejscie do duchowosci i tlumaczy dlaczego na duchowej drodze potrzebny jest guru.

 

Dlaczego potrzebujesz Guru

     

Wprowadzenie do Awatara Adi Da Samrajvideo— [Contains Polish subtitles. If you don't see them, press the Settings icon (the gear), select Subtitles, and then check Polish.] ADI DA: "Wszystko Transcenduje i Ogarniam wszystko. . . I wszystkim oferuje Moje Boskie Awataryczne Objawione Nauczanie jako Uniwersalna i Unikalna Madrosc, która pokonuje wszelkie bariery. Jestem Boskim Awatarem - Transcenduje Wschód i Zachód." Zycie Awatara Adi Da bylo niespotykana demonstracja Oswieconego Stanu, nazwanym przez Niego ”Jasnoscia" Swiadomego Swiatla, która jest Sama Rzeczywistoscia.

 

Wprowdadzenie do Awatara Adi Da Samraj

     

Adi Da Samraj: Pokaz zdjec z lat 1970-1986video— [Contains Polish subtitles. If you don't see them, press the Settings icon (the gear), select Subtitles, and then check Polish.] Przeglad zdjec Adi Da Samraj od pierwszych dni nauczania w 1970 r do 1986.

 

Adi Da Samraj: Pokaz zdjec z lat 1970-1986

   
         
    Reality, Truth, and Conscious LightMay 31, 2017: We added to our Special Events section a page for Reality, Truth, and Conscious Light, and Other Featured Introductory Events — June (and later). Introductory presentations on the Life, Teaching, and Living Spiritual Presence of Avatar Adi Da Samraj (1939-2008). Learn about His core teaching on the nature of reality, the illusion of the separate self, and the nature of human suffering. Experience Adi Da's transformative Spiritual Presence through His Teaching and Sacred Sightings. Hear stories and testimonials from His longtime devotees, and see never-published video discourses of Him speaking.    
         
    May 28, 2017: We added a new page to our Special events section for "Where Is Happiness?", a FREE two-day retreat at the European Danda, in Maria Hoop, the Netherlands, June 17-18, 2017. Everybody wants to be happy, but how do you actually "do" happiness? Please join us to find out more about true happiness in this free, three-day retreat at The European Danda, a former monastery in the South of Holland close to the German border. This retreat includes meditations, yoga lessons, video presentations, group considerations, personal stories, contemplative walks, and delicious vegetarian meals. The retreat will also include a visit to the Adi Da Museum of Art. The language for this retreat is German.    
         
    May 28, 2017: We added a new page to our Special events section for The Indivisible Space of Conscious Light, A three-day retreat at the European Danda, in Maria Hoop, the Netherlands, celebrating Da Purnima. Hosts: longtime devotees, Ruchiradama Nadikanta and Steve Brown.    
         
    Celebrate Da Purnima at The Mountain Of Attention, July 8-9, 2017May 27, 2017: We added to our Special Events section a page for celebrating Da Purnima at The Mountain Of Attention, Lake County, California, July 8 - 9, 2017. Come join devotees in celebrating the Extraordinary Gift to all beings forever of the human Guru, Adi Da.    
         
    The Adidam Prosperity PujaMay 27, 2017: We added pictures of the 2017 Adidam Prosperity Puja to our subsection, The Adidam Prosperity Puja, in our section, Money in Adidam.    
         
    Truth Is Always Already the Case, But the Spiritual Master is Still Required for Realizing the TruthMay 26, 2017: We have greatly extended the section, "Truth Is Always Already the Case, But the Spiritual Master is Still Required for Realizing the Truth", in our article, Why Great Spiritual Realization Requires a Spiritual Master.    
         
    May 22, 2017: We made many updates to the European, Asian, and South American listings on our Regional Contact page, and to the Facebook/Twitter listings.    
         
    Reality, Truth, and Conscious LightMay 19, 2017: We added many new introductory events to our introductory event page, Reality, Truth, and Conscious Light, and Other Featured Introductory Events.    
         
    May 15, 2017: We have added 7 new clips (below) to our Audio/Video Library.

Presentación 2008video— Imágenes del último año de la vida de Adi Da de 2008. Las fotos están acompañadas por un canto devocional cantado por una de Sus hijas. The soundtrack is "What Will You Do If You Love Me?", sung by Adi Da's daughter, Naamleela, from her album, Eyes In Other Worlds. This video clip is an excerpt from Second Evening: Track 2 on the DVD, A Tribute to the Life and Work of His Divine Presence, Adi Da Samraj.

 

Presentación 2008

     

Una introducción a Avatar Adi Da Samrajvideo— [Contains Spanish subtitles. If you don't see them, press the Settings icon (the gear), select Subtitles, and then check Spanish.] "Una introducción a Avatar Adi Da Samraj" ("An introduction to Avatar Adi Da Samraj"). ADI DA: "Transciendo todo — y lo Incluyo todo. . . Mi Divina Revelación-Enseñanza Avatarica se ofrece a cada uno — como sabiduría universal y única que corta a través de las limitaciones en cada uno, sin selectividad. Yo Soy el Avatar Divino — Transcendiendo Oriente y Occidente." La vida humana de Avatar Adi Da fue una demostración única de Su Estado Iluminado, a quien Él llama el “Brillante”, la Luz Consciente que es la Realidad Misma.

 

Una introducción a Avatar Adi Da Samraj

     

Vista Sagrada: 8 de Agosto de 2008video— Vista Sagrada (Sacred Sighting), 8 de Agosto de 2008. A wonderful Sacred Sighting of Adi Da (at Adi Da Samrajashram) just a few months before His Divine Mahasamadhi.

 

Vista Sagrada: 8 de Agosto de 2008

     

La Esencia Del Camino de Adidamvideo— [Contains Spanish subtitles. If you don't see them, press the Settings icon (the gear), select Subtitles, and then check Spanish.] "La Esencia Del Camino de Adidam" ("The Essence of the Way of Adidam") is an excerpt from an Avataric Discourse given by Adi Da at Adi Da Samrajashram on April 12, 2004. Adi Da describes why conventional religious and spiritual approaches fail to fully realize the Divine. He then summarizes, in a simple way, the practice He offers: the Reality-Way of Adidam.

 

La Esencia Del Camino de Adidam

     

El Ser Separado, El Auto Cuerpo-Mente, El Yo Separado, Es Una Ilusiónvideo— [Contains Spanish subtitles. If you don't see them, press the Settings icon (the gear), select Subtitles, and then check Spanish.] "El Ser Separado, El Auto Cuerpo-Mente, El Yo Separado, Es Una Ilusión" ("The Separate Self I Is an Illusion") is a video excerpt from an Avataric Discourse given by Adi Da on July 7, 2005 in Land Bridge Pavilion at The Mountain Of Attention. Adi Da Samraj speaks about the action of self-contraction, which creates the sense of being a "separate self" - whereas, in Reality, no matter what arises, you are only and merely the Witness Consciousness. This talk is from the first occasion in many years in which Avatar Adi Da spoke directly to a gathering of His devotees in California. Questions from devotees about intimate, familial, and social issues are met with Avatar Adi Da's Compassion and Humor, as well as His Liberating Wisdom.

 

El Ser Separado, El Auto Cuerpo-Mente, El Yo Separado, Es Una Ilusión

     

Cómo conocí a mi Maestrovideo— [Contains Spanish subtitles. If you don't see them, press the Settings icon (the gear), select Subtitles, and then check Spanish.] Por Ruchiradama Nadikanta quien es miembro de la Orden Ruchira Sannyasin la orden renunciante en Adidam. "Cómo conocí a mi Maestro" ("How I Met My Master") is an excerpt from First Evening: Track 2 on the DVD, A Tribute to the Life and Work of His Divine Presence, Adi Da Samraj.

 

Cómo conocí a mi Maestro

     

Realization Is the Foundation of True Sciencevideo— In this talk excerpt, Adi Da discusses how His devotees — practitioners of the Way of Adidam — go beyond the limits of both conventional religion and conventional science. He makes the point that both true religion and true science are associated with Realization. Realization is the focus of true religion. And Realization is the basis for true science. This excerpt is track 7 of the CD, Science and the Myth of Materialism, a collection of talks from throughout the 30 years of Avatar Adi Da's formal Teaching-Work that brings together samples from His vast Divine Instruction relative to the psycho-physical nature of the world, the limits of scientific materialism, and the Inherent Unity of Existence.

 

Realization Is the Foundation of True Science

   
         
    May 14, 2017: We upgraded the Adi Da Up Close Audio/Video Library to include functions for listing all audios or videos associated with a particular foreign language: either because the video is spoken in that language or because of subtitles in that language. Languages currently include: Dutch, German, Italian,Portuguese, and Spanish. On the main Audio/Video Library page, there is now a dropdown menu titled "non-English language audios/videos" which enables the user to select a language, and which will then list the audios/videos associated with that language. Also, any video associated with a particular language now has the language listed, with a link which, when pressed, will list all the videos associated with that same language.    
         
    Adi Da Samrajashram MagazineMay 10, 2017: We added a new magazine issue (Vol. 2, #2) to our Adi Da Samrajashram Magazine page.    
         
    The Sign of Open HandsMay 8, 2017: We added a new section — Open Hands and "Radical" Understanding — to our article, The Sign of Open Hands, in our FAQs section.    
         
    May 7, 2017: We have added 1 new clip (below) to our Audio/Video Library.

Happenine Book Recitation  

Happenine Book Receitationvideo— Adi Da wrote The Happenine Book in 2006. It is the last and longest book of The Orpheum Trilogy. Adi Da read the entire Happenine Book over the course of April and May in 2006. This is an excerpt from those readings, accompanied by a slide show of photographs of Adi Da's Life and Work.

   
         
    The Eternal Answer of the DivineMay 4, 2017: We added a new story, The Eternal Answer of the Divine, to our section, Finding Adi Da. Frederick Court: "The room that night had a constant shower of nectarous Transmission of Him, washing down continuously, so, so sweet. Many Profound and extra-ordinary visions of His Form arose. It was a bathing in His Love, and all the devotees in the room were swooning in His Love-Bliss. In those moments, it was the most beautiful place to be on the planet."    
         
    May 2, 2017: We added a new page to our Special events section for "Where Is Happiness?", a FREE two-day retreat at the European Danda, in Maria Hoop, the Netherlands, May 20-21, 2017. Everybody wants to be happy, but how do you actually "do" happiness? Please join us to find out more about true happiness in this free, three-day retreat at The European Danda, a former monastery in the South of Holland close to the German border. This retreat includes meditations, yoga lessons, video presentations, group considerations, personal stories, contemplative walks, and delicious vegetarian meals. The retreat will also include a visit to the Adi Da Museum of Art. The language for this retreat is German.    
         
    Reality, Truth, and Conscious LightMay 1, 2017: We added to our Special Events section a page for Reality, Truth, and Conscious Light, and Other Featured Introductory Events. Introductory presentations on the Life, Teaching, and Living Spiritual Presence of Avatar Adi Da Samraj (1939-2008). Learn about His core teaching on the nature of reality, the illusion of the separate self, and the nature of human suffering. Experience Adi Da's transformative Spiritual Presence through His Teaching and Sacred Sightings. Hear stories and testimonials from His longtime devotees, and see never-published video discourses of Him speaking.    
         
    Opening NightApril 30, 2017: We added a new story, Opening Night, to our section on the Celebration of the Establishment of Adidam. Gerald Sheinfeld tells the story of the opening of the Melrose Ashram on April 25, 1972.    
         
    April 30, 2017: We have added 1 new clip (below) to our Audio/Video Library.

Where Is Space?video— In this talk excerpt, Adi Da discusses the Big Bang, and how scientists now believe that space itself originated with the Big Bang. He then considers the philosophical implications. This excerpt is track 6 of the CD, Science and the Myth of Materialism, a collection of talks from throughout the 30 years of Avatar Adi Da's formal Teaching-Work that brings together samples from His vast Divine Instruction relative to the psycho-physical nature of the world, the limits of scientific materialism, and the Inherent Unity of Existence.

 

Where Is Space?

   
         
    April 29, 2017: We added an alphabetical index to the top of the Adidam Books page, that enables you to select a letter of the alphabet, see all the book titles beginning with that letter, and jump down the page to the book of your choice.    
         
    April 29, 2017: We added new pictures from the retreat, "The Zero Point", a two-day retreat at the European Danda, in Maria Hoop, the Netherlands, April 28-29, 2017.    
         
    April 29, 2017: We have added 1 new clip (below) to our Audio/Video Library.

Sacred Sighting: April 8, 2008  

Sacred Sighting: April 8, 2008video— An occasion of Sacred Sighting of Adi Da at His Hermitage Ashram in Fiji, on April 8, 2008. While Adi Da often sat in formal meditation halls with devotees, He also granted these occasions of sighting Him in more natural environments as well, as in this occasion.

   
         
    The Living Divine LightApril 28, 2017: We added a new story, The Living Divine Light, to our section, Easy Death. Scott Belanger tells of the last days in the lifetime of his father, Serge Belanger — from December, 2016 to March, 2017 — and how Scott helped enable Adi Da's Grace to enter into his father's life in those final moments.    
         
    April 16, 2017: We have added 2 new clips (below) to our Audio/Video Library.

You Must Fulfill the Law!  

You Must Fulfill the Law!video— An excerpt from the 1978 talk, "The Truth of Our Existence Is Love". In this talk, Adi Da points out the limits of both worldly knowledge and mystical experiences. He points out how the true test of our human existence is whether we will persist as love in every moment.

     
The Knowledge Of Light  

The Knowledge Of Lightvideo— Excerpt from the talk, "The Knowledge Of Light", given by Adi Da on February 3, 1985. The talk begins with Adi Da quoting from The Dawn Horse Testament: "There Is Only Light. Light Is All There Is. All That Is Is Light." He then considers Einstein's description of reality as Light, the relationship between Light and Consciousness, and the implications of this understanding on real Spiritual life.

   
         
   

April 15, 2017: We have added 5 new clips (below) to our Audio/Video Library.

Die Bedeutung der spirituellen Praxisvideo(The Importance of Spiritual Practice) — In this excerpt from an Avataric Discourse from October 12, 2004, on Adi Da Samrajashram, Adi Da addresses the inevitability of death, the life of profound purpose that outshines mortality, and how living life as a sacrifice in the Divine is the key to the death process. Contains German subtitles.

 

Die Bedeutung der spirituellen Praxis

     

Serving My Mother's Deathvideo— An excerpt from the February 11, 2015 Adidam Webinar, "Death Is A Living Process". In this clip, Rachel Kuhn talks about serving her mother's death, after her mother had suffered with multiple sclerosis for many years. She tells a story of how love overwhelmed the fear of death and the trauma of living a difficult life.

 

Serving My Mother's Death

     

Death Is A Living Processvideo— An excerpt from the February 11, 2015 Adidam Webinar, "Death Is A Living Process". In this clip, Angelo Druda talks about the stages of death, based on Adi Da's wisdom in His book, Easy Death, and the familiar stages of grief introduced in the groundbreaking work of Elizabeth Kubler-Ross. Angelo Druda has conducted seminars on Easy Death for thousands of people around the world for over two decades. He is a certified practitioner of Traditional Chinese Medicine, a member of the Australian Natural Therapist Association, and a senior educator in Mate Moce, the Ministry established by Adi Da Samraj to instruct human beings about the death process, and serve their transition. He is the author of The Tao of Rejuvenation and The Easy Death Workbook.

 

Death Is A Living Process

     

How To Serve A Dying Personvideo— Excerpt from a talk given by Adi Da in Land Bridge Pavilion at The Mountain Of Attention Sanctuary, on May 31, 1980. In this discourse, a student of Adi Da asks Him for suggestions to help her dying mother. Adi Da then responds both with compassion and also with very practical advice on how to serve the dying.

 

How To Serve A Dying Person

     

The Heart of Understandingvideo— Adi Da recites "The Heart of Understanding", the Prologue to His autobiography, The Knee Of Listening. "The Heart of Understanding" also is the Prologue to His book, Easy Death. The recitation is accompanied by photos of Adi Da. "The Heart of Understanding" is extraordinarily good news: death itself can be transcended! The death of the body-mind is not a problem, and is utterly acceptable, if one realizes and stands as Consciousness Itself, in which all mortal forms and limited worlds are arising.

 

The Heart of Understanding

 

   
         
    April 12, 2017: It took a few years. . . but today, on this Celebration of our Beloved Guru's Divine Translation, we passed a major milestone: 2 MILLION views of (or listens to) the video and audio clips in our Audio/Video Library! Thanks to all of you for your own visits to these pages and for sending others there. For those who haven't yet discovered this resource: the Adi Da Up Close Audio/Video Library now includes over 750 clips (from over 100 different sources), has many special categories (Darshan, Talks, Leelas, Image-Art, etc.), and is easily searchable Enjoy!    
         
    April 9, 2017: We added a new page to our Special events section for "The Zero Point", a two-day retreat at the European Danda, in Maria Hoop, the Netherlands, April 28-29, 2017. Join us for this special and timely two-day retreat. In these challenging times, Adi Da Samraj, spiritual teacher, philosopher and artist, has given us profound wisdom and action-tools that inspire and urge us to take responsibility — all seven billion of us, for the earth and all of humanity — as a single system. Carolyn Lee and Leo Burke, from the Da Peace organization will lead our consideration.    
         
    April 3, 2017: We passed a major milestone today: Our visitors have shared 21,000 web pages from our site with their Facebook friends! Thanks so much to everyone who has shared these pages. To see our "200 most shared pages" (out of over 1,400 pages on our site), visit this page.    
         
    April 1, 2017: We added a new page to our Special events section for "Where Is Happiness?", a FREE two-day retreat at the European Danda, in Maria Hoop, the Netherlands, April 8-9, 2017. Everybody wants to be happy, but how do you actually "do" happiness? Please join us to find out more about true happiness in this free, three-day retreat at The European Danda, a former monastery in the South of Holland close to the German border. This retreat includes meditations, yoga lessons, video presentations, group considerations, personal stories, contemplative walks, and delicious vegetarian meals. The retreat will also include a visit to the Adi Da Museum of Art.    
         
    Reality, Truth, and Conscious LightApril 1, 2017: We added to our Special Events section a page for Reality, Truth, and Conscious Light, an introductory presentation (at locations worldwide during April, 2017 and later) on Adi Da's Life, Teaching, and Living Spiritual Presence. Learn about the true nature of reality, the illusion of the separate self, and the nature of human suffering. Experience Adi Da's transformative Spiritual Presence through His Teaching and Darshan. Hear stories from His longtime devotees, and see never-published video discourses.    
         
    March 26, 2017: We have added 5 new clips (below) to our Audio/Video Library.

The Grace Of Suffering (Part 2)video— In this seminal discourse (at The Mountain Of Attention), from the early years of His Teaching Work, Adi Da speaks about the inevitable process of self-revelation and self-understanding that prepares the being for true Spiritual life.

 

The Grace Of Suffering

     

What Is Doubt?video— In this rare video excerpt, Adi Da addresses the primal human emotion of doubt in a most direct and simple manner. He describes how doubt is not ultimately a sign that we have been "betrayed" in some way. The radical solution to doubt is to identify with the Divine Itself, beyond the temporary cycles of the body and mind and beyond the sense of being a separate self.

 

What Is Doubt?

     

Sex Is Fundamental ego-Identityvideo— In this Avataric Discourse (from January 21, 2005), Adi Da explains why the Perfect Practice (the most advanced development of the Way of Adidam) has nothing to do with sex (or the ego-"I" altogether), and is not a "method" of the body-mind or something to be applied to the body-mind. The Self-Condition prior to the body-mind is the domain of the Perfect Practice. The Self-Condition is not a separate "self", but the Nirvanic Condition that is always already the case, and that inherently transcends the body-mind.

 

Sex Is Fundamental ego-Identity

     

Adi Da Speaks to a Young Devotee about How to Lovevideo— Adi Da answers a question from a 10-year-old boy who wants to not be so angry and "righteous" all the time. Adi Da reveals some basic secrets about the nature of love. A very sweet exchange. From the talk, "Remember The Mystery In Which You Live", given by Adi Da on October 28, 1978, in Land Bridge Pavilion at The Mountain Of Attention Sanctuary in Northern California. The excerpt of Adi Da talking is followed (at 6:36) by commentary by longtime devotee Abel Slater.

 

Adi Da Speaks to a Young Devotee about How to Love

     

You Don't Love Mevideo— An audio excerpt from Adi Da Samraj's early talk, "Renouncing the Search for the Edible Deity", accompanied by more recent photos of Adi Da.

 

You Don't Love Me

   
         
    March 19, 2017: We have added 5 new clips (below) to our Audio/Video Library.

The True Food that Sustains Us  

The True Food that Sustains Usvideo— An audio excerpt from Adi Da Samraj's early talk, "Renouncing the Search for the Edible Deity", accompanied by photos of Adi Da from a more recent Avataric Discourse. We experience "independent" existence as a kind of madness, a seeming separation from food (both because of the cutting of the umbilical cord and as a feeling of separation from our ultimate source of sustenance, the Very Divine). We must instead be like the eating gorilla. . .

     
Diet as Regenerative Process  

Diet as Regenerative Processvideo— Adi Da gave this talk on May 24, 1983, in Fiji. In it he describes how all processes (including diet) associated with transformation of the body-mind (making it an appropriate yogic vehicle compatible with the Transcendental Spiritual Way of Adidam) necessarily first go through purification and rebalancing phases (for as long as they take) — associated with Fire — before they enter the regeneration phase — associated with Light. Knowing this helps one persist in the fire of the purification and rebalancing phases to the point where one comes out the other side.

     
Sacred Sighting  

Sacred Sightingvideo— A simple, potent, silent occasion in which Adi Da sits with His devotees (on June 2, 2008 at Adi Da Samrajashram) and communicates His Divine State.

     
Why One Needs A Teacher  

Why One Needs A Teachervideo— In this video clip from the 1988 talk, "What Is Your Intention?", Adi Da criticizes the "do-it-yourself" approach to spirituality that is popular in the world today, and speaks about why a teacher is necessary.

     
The True Nature of Reality  

The True Nature of Realityvideo— In this excerpt from the film, "Reality, Truth and Conscious Light", Adi Da describes Reality from the "point of view" of Conscious Light.

   
         
    Reality, Truth, and Conscious LightMarch 18, 2017: We added several new events to our calendar page for Reality, Truth, and Conscious Light and other introductory presentation (at locations worldwide during March, 2017 and later) on Adi Da's Life, Teaching, and Living Spiritual Presence.    
         
    March 5, 2017: We have added 2 new clips (below) to our Audio/Video Library.

What is the Zero Point?  

What is the Zero Point?video— In this video, longtime devotee and Adidam educator, Leo Burke, talks about Adi Da's concept of "The Zero Point". Leo and Carolyn Lee will be leading a retreat on "The Zero Point" that is taking place at the European Danda, April 28 - 30, 2017.

     
Surrender Without Limitation  

Surrender Without Limitationaudio— In this beautiful and intimate Discourse given on December 30, 1983 at Adi Da Samrajashram, Avatar Adi Da speaks with a man who suffers from claustrophobia. Avatar Adi Da points to the self-generated cause of such terrifying experiences, describing them as symptoms of feeling-contraction from the Field of Divine Existence. He calls this man—and all who are sensitive to suffering and anxiety—to find the Bliss of Divine Existence in His Company, and to intensively practice feeling beyond all emotional limits on living in That Bliss. This audio clip is an excerpt from the CD, Surrender Without Limitation.

   
         
    March 4, 2017: We have added 2 new clips (below) to our Audio/Video Library.

The Coincidence of All Phenomenaaudio— This video excerpt is an excerpt from Adi Da's talk, "The Bridge To God", from October 27, 1980. (The full talk, "The Bridge To God", is available as a CD and as an online transcript.) On the previous day, a shaman from Mexico visited The Mountain Of Attention, Avatar Adi Da Samraj’s Northern California sanctuary. The following day, Avatar Adi Da considered with His devotees the inherently magical nature of the world and our psychic relationship to it.

 

The Coincidence of All Phenomena

     

Introduction To The Zero Point Retreatvideo— In this video, longtime devotee and Adidam educator, Carolyn Lee, introduces "The Zero Point", a retreat taking place at the European Danda, April 28 - 30, 2017. Read or watch the daily news these days and you will find it filled with identity politics and the fear and anxiety that such politics engenders. Identity politics is a major threat to the world. In this retreat, we explore the root of identity politics: the presumption of difference and separateness. We also study and consider Adi Da's Wisdom on understanding, un-learning, and transcending the illusion of separateness and the act of separation, and Realizing Prior Unity, Non-Separateness, and unlimited relatedness to everything and everyone. The "Zero Point" is the place where we can drop all the limited and superficial points of view, and find the profound depth of Reality Itself. This has the potential for initiating a Reality-informed and Reality-transformed personal process and a collective activism in the contemporary world.

 

Introduction To The Zero Point Retreat

   
         
    Reality, Truth, and Conscious LightMarch 1, 2017: We added to our Special Events section a page for Reality, Truth, and Conscious Light, an introductory presentation (at locations worldwide during March, 2017 and later) on Adi Da's Life, Teaching, and Living Spiritual Presence. Learn about the true nature of reality, the illusion of the separate self, and the nature of human suffering. Experience Adi Da's transformative Spiritual Presence through His Teaching and Darshan. Hear stories from His longtime devotees, and see never-published video discourses.    
         
    The Bright Master of PeaceFebruary 27, 2017: We added a new story, The Bright Master of Peace, to our section, Blessings, Miracles, and Extraordinary Evidence. Alaya Gernon tells of travelling to and attending a retreat at The Mountain Of Attention in July, 2016, and the many Graceful Revelations given to her by Adi Da along the way.    
         
    At The Feet of the Spiritual MasterFebruary 26, 2017: We added a new story, At the Feet of the Spiritual Master, to our section, Finding Adi Da. Gerald Sheinfeld has been a devotee of Adi Da since the early 1970's. In these video clips, Gerald tells the story of how he found Adi Da, and how he became Adi da's devotee.    
         
    Adi Da JayanthiFebruary 26, 2017: We have added new photographs to our presentation on Adi Da Jayanthi, in our Celebrations section.    
         
    About Purification PujasFebruary 25, 2017: We have added photographs to our article, About Purification Pujas, in our introductory section on Other Entities and Other Realms.    
         
    February 25, 2017: We have added 3 new clips (below) to our Audio/Video Library.

Examine Your Total Conditionvideo— Adi Da: "Science is not a human activity, because it is an activity in which what is specifically human is fundamentally suppressed, abstracted, separated out. We're supposed to be devoted to finding out about this external world. We're not supposed to be devoted to participation in a total world in which reality includes not only the objects of perception and conception, but the process of perception and conception, and the being or consciousness in which perception and conception are experienced or recognized." This talk excerpt is track 2 of the CD, Science and the Myth of Materialism, a collection of talks from throughout the 30 years of Avatar Adi Da’s formal Teaching-Work that brings together samples from His vast Divine Instruction relative to the psycho-physical nature of the world, the limits of scientific materialism, and the Inherent Unity of Existence.

 

Examine Your Total Condition

     

Prelude to Wintervideo— In 2016, on a summer night in the beautiful city of Florence, the Florence Dance Company performed the multimedia dance event, Quattro Maggiore ("Four Seasons") — set to the music of Vivaldi (his most well-known work, "Quattro Maggiore", performed live) and the art of Adi Da Samraj as the backdrop. Vivaldi's masterpiece has four parts, corresponding to the four seasons. In this newly expanded performance, musical preludes have been added before each season, featuring the musical composition and performance of hang drummer extraordinaire Paolo Borghi of Rome. In this excerpt, we hear Borghi's "Prelude" to Vivaldi's "Winter".

 

Prelude to Winter

     

How I Became Adi Da's Devoteevideo— Gerald Sheinfeld, a devotee of Avatar Adi Da since the early 1970's, tells the story of the day he became Adi Da's devotee. It happened about eight months after he first met Adi Da. On that day, Gerald experienced (and was overwhelmed and heart-opened by) Adi Da's absolute vulnerability and complete lack of egoic armoring and received the Revelation of Adi Da's Divine State.

 

How I Became Adi Da's Devotee

   
         
    Open Eyes NewsletterFebruary 25, 2017: We have added 2 new newsletters to our Open Eyes Newsletter Archive.    
         
    February 19, 2017: We have added 3 new clips (below) to our Audio/Video Library.

A Devotee's Story about Adi Davideo— Cheech Marrero was one of Adi Da's earliest devotees. In this video clip, Cheech tells the story of how he found Adi Da. He also describes the defining moment in his relationship with Adi Da. After Cheech's story — at 5:18 in the video clip — a slideshow of images of Adi Da begins, followed by a video clip of Darshan of Adi Da at 7:38. The soundtrack for the slideshow and Darshan is Jacqueline Clemons singing her and Nick Milo's composition, "Universal World-Prayer", which sets to music the words of Adi Da.

 

A Devotee's Story About Adi Da

     

Jyota Se Jyotaaudio— One of the tracks on Tamarind Free Jones' CD, Traditional Chants in Praise of Avatar Adi Da Samraj. Tamarind Free Jones, one of Avatar Adi Da's daughters, offers devotional chants from the sacred traditions of India. These chants have been sung for hundreds of years in sacred places and forest hermitages all over the world. They not only serve to quiet the mind and relax the body, they also awaken the heart's devotion.

 

Jyota Se Jyota

     

Infernovideo— An excerpt from the Florence Dance Company's 2015 performance of Divina.com in Florence, Italy. The dance is based on Dante Alighieri's 700 year-old epic literary masterpiece, "La Divina Commedia" (The Divine Comedy). Like Dante's work, the dance performance has three parts: Inferno, Purgatorio, and Paradiso. This video excerpt is from Inferno.

 

Inferno

   
         
    February 12, 2017: We added a new subsection, Adi Da's Divine Response to Doubts About Him, to our Lawsuits section, with three stories (A Laser-Like Beam of Energy Shot Out Of My Heart, No Doubts Whatsoever, and Restored To Perfect Happiness) and one article (Doubt Mind).    
         
    February 10, 2017: We added a new article, About Purification Pujas, to our introductory section on Other Entities and Other Realms.    
         
    Reality, Truth, and Conscious LightFebruary 1, 2017: We added to our Special Events section a page for Reality, Truth, and Conscious Light, an introductory presentation (at locations worldwide during February, 2017 and later) on Adi Da's Life, Teaching, and Living Spiritual Presence. Learn about the true nature of reality, the illusion of the separate self, and the nature of human suffering. Experience Adi Da's transformative Spiritual Presence through His Teaching and Darshan. Hear stories from His longtime devotees, and see never-published video discourses.    
         
    January 30, 2017: We added a new page to our Special events section for Retreat Among Camels, a full-day retreat (on June 17, 2017) offered by Sacred Camel Gardens, in Lake County, California. Retreat, refresh, let go and reconnect with life's simplicity. To the degree that can be achieved in a full day of guided retreat, you will find yourself integrating with the camels to a point where you will feel "herd-connected". Retreat Guides: Stuart Camps and Sara Tourtelette.    
         
    The Divine Force That Brings an End To "me"January 29, 2017: We added a story, The Divine Force That Brings an End To "me", to our section, Spiritual Recognition of Adi Da. Daniela Morena: It took me about two steps into the room. . . then IT hit me full frontal. My mind shattered. My knees gave way. My body started shaking and my teeth were clattering. What I saw was Adi Da's fiery, 'Shiva the Destroyer' Form. I was in a state of absolute Shock."    
         
    January 28, 2017: We added a new page to our Special events section for "Where Is Happiness?", a FREE two-day retreat at the European Danda, in Maria Hoop, the Netherlands, March 18-19, 2017. Everybody wants to be happy, but how do you actually "do" happiness? Please join us to find out more about true happiness in this free, three-day retreat at The European Danda, a former monastery in the South of Holland close to the German border. This retreat includes meditations, yoga lessons, video presentations, group considerations, personal stories, contemplative walks, and delicious vegetarian meals. The retreat will also include a visit to the Adi Da Museum of Art.    
         
    January 27, 2016: Thank you all for your many responses to our site. . . We just reached a major (and auspicious) milestone: 700 responses! To see some of them, click here.    
         
    January 26, 2017: We have added 5 new clips (below) to our Audio/Video Library.

Lion Sutravideo— A contemplative piece for devotees of Adi Da. Words from Avatar Adi Da Samraj, "The Lion Sutra" (in Part Fifteen of The Aletheon). Music by Matthew Nicholson. Video editor: Matthew Nicholson.

 

Lion Sutra

     

The Bright Reality Beyond the God Ideavideo— In this excerpt from an Avataric Discourse, Adi Da gives a Radical and profound description of the true nature of the Divine Reality, stating that the Divine is the substance of all that arises, not the "cause" of anything, Adi Da goes on to describe how it is our own separation from that which is the very Divine, that causes the assumption of separation (and all our suffering). This talk excerpt is followed by a clip of Darshan of Adi Da (at 4:27).

 

The Bright Reality Beyond the God Idea

     

The God Who Truly Isvideo— An excerpt from "The God Who Truly Is", a talk given by Adi Da on March 28, 1994 at Adi Da Samrajashram. The complete talk can be found on the 2-CD set, Love Is How I Got To Here / The God Who Truly Is.

 

The God Who Truly Is

     

Death Is Not the End of Anythingvideo— This is an excerpt from Adi Da's talk, "Death Is Not The End Of Anything", on January 14, 1995 at Adi Da Samrasjashram. This talk appears as a chapter in Adi Da's book, Easy Death.

 

Death Is Not the End of Anything

     

The Commitment to God-Realizationvideo— This is an audio excerpt from The Commitment to Real-God-Realization, a DVD containing conversations between Adi Da and His devotees in 1988, in the United States, Fiji, and New Zealand. In these direct and challenging talks, Adi Da discusses how, through consideration, one can determine relatively quickly that one will survive death; on that basis, one can live life not merely for the sake of the physical body (which is going to die), but can practice in the context of (and in cooperation with) one's Eternal destiny: God-Realization.

 

The Commitment to God-Realization

   
         
    January 23, 2017: We added an index of all the Holy Sites to the beginning of our article on The Mountain Of Attention Sanctuary, in our Empowered Places section.    
         
    January 23, 2017: We added many new photographs to our article, Before It Was The Mountain Of Attention, in our Empowered Places section.    
         
    January 15, 2017: We passed a major milestone today: 19,000 people have liked our site's pages and shared them with their Facebook friends. Thanks so much to everyone who has shared these pages! To see our "200 most shared pages", click here.    
         
    The Devotee Feeds the Guru and the Guru Feeds the DevoteeJanuary 14, 2017: We added an Introduction to Chris Tong's story, The Devotee Feeds the Guru and the Guru Feeds the Devotee (in our Finding Adi Da section).    
         
    An Open Letter To All Who Would Find Heart-Breaking FreedomJanuary 11, 2017: We replaced our version of Adi Da's An Open Letter To All Who Would Find Heart-Breaking Freedom (in our Crazy Wisdom section) with the longer, more recent version.    
         
    January 9, 2017: We have added 1 new clip (below) to our Audio/Video Library.

The Secret of Suddenness  

The Secret of Suddennessvideo— This is an excerpt from "The Secret of Suddenness", a talk given by Adi Da on February 1, 1985, at Adi Da Samrajashram. Adi Da discusses what happens after death, and how one can link up with a Greater Alternative (through Him) that transcends death and what happens after death, without needing to rely on beliefs about what happens after death or experience of greater-than-material dimensions. This excerpt is track 5 of the CD, Death and the Purpose of Existence, a collection of talks and recitations that exemplify Avatar Adi Da's essential Wisdom-Teaching on death and dying.

   
         
    Laughing Man Institute CoursesJanuary 8, 2017: We added a new page, Laughing Man Institute Courses, listing the current course offerings of the Laughing Man Institute, the public education branch of Adidam.    
         
    January 2, 2017: We have added 2 new clips (below) to our Audio/Video Library.

Nach dem Tod bestimmt euer Geist euch  

Nach dem Tod bestimmt euer Geist euchvideo— Contains German subtitles. In a sobering discourse, Adi Da speaks of the condition after death in which mind determines one's circumstance, without the limitations of the body, brain and unconsciousness. He addresses the fact that where one's attention is fixed during life affects attention and destiny after life. He recommends that devotees direct their attention to sadhana so that the purification process gives one wisdom that frees one from karmic limitations.

     
Das getrennte Selbst Ich ist eine Illusion  

Das getrennte Selbst Ich ist eine Illusionvideo— Contains German subtitles. "Das getrennte Selbst Ich ist eine Illusion" ("The Separate Self Is An Illusion") is a video excerpt from an Avataric Discourse given by Adi Da on July 7, 2005 in Land Bridge Pavilion at The Mountain Of Attention. Adi Da Samraj speaks about the action of self-contraction, which creates the sense of being a "separate self" - whereas, in Reality, no matter what arises, you are only and merely the Witness Consciousness. This talk is from the first occasion in many years in which Avatar Adi Da spoke directly to a gathering of His devotees in California. Questions from devotees about intimate, familial, and social issues are met with Avatar Adi Da's Compassion and Humor, as well as His Liberating Wisdom.

   
         
    Reality, Truth, and Conscious LightJanuary 1, 2017: We updated the database of sacred celebration dates for the new year of 2017, summarized on our page, The 2017 Sacred Cycle of Celebrations in Adidam.    
         
    Reality, Truth, and Conscious LightJanuary 1, 2017: We added to our Special Events section a page for Reality, Truth, and Conscious Light, an introductory presentation (at locations worldwide during January, 2017 and later) on Adi Da's Life, Teaching, and Living Spiritual Presence. Learn about the true nature of reality, the illusion of the separate self, and the nature of human suffering. Experience Adi Da's transformative Spiritual Presence through His Teaching and Darshan. Hear stories from His longtime devotees, and see never-published video discourses.    
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