"Our only knowledge of a body, mind or world is experience and our only knowledge of experience is the knowing of it. Wherever we look we find only the knowing of experience and it is this knowing that is modulated as thinking, feeling, sensing and perceiving. When the essential knowing that is the substance of all experience is overlooked, we label experience 'self,' 'body,' mind' and 'world.' However, when the reality of all experience is clearly seen to be made only of seamless, intimate knowing, the insideness of the self and the outsideness of objects, others and the world collapse. This collapse or dissolution of 'self' and 'other,' of subject and object, is the experience of beauty and love." Rupert Spira
An immersive visual meditative journey with Rupert Spira filmed in the majestic California redwood forest. This DVD brings the rawness and intimacy of nature paired with the poetic wisdom of one of the most profound teachers of our time. Rupert’s precise words touch the essence of being and take us beyond words to the formless naked knowingness of beingness.
From an early age Rupert Spira was deeply interested in the nature of reality. At the age of 15 he discovered the poetry of Rumi and shortly afterwards leant to meditate and began to study and practice the non-dual teaching as it was then taught by Shantananda Saraswati, the Shankaracharya of the North of India. For the next twenty years he studied the teachings of P.D.Ouspensky, J.Krishnamurti, Rumi, Shankaracharya, Ramana Maharshi, Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj, Robert Adams and many of the early Christian mystics, until he met his teacher, Francis Lucille, in 1996. Francis introduced Rupert to the teachings of Jean Klein and Atmanada Krishnamenon and, more importantly, directly indicated to him the true nature of experience.
Rupert's two books, 'The Transparency of Things' and 'Presence' (Volumes I & II) published by Non-duality Press, are a profound exploration of the non-dual nature of experience. Rupert lives in UK and holds regular meetings and retreats in Europe and USA. For further information see http://www.rupertspira.com