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january 31, 2017

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MESSAGE FROM WAYNE

 

Hello my loves,

I'm constantly asked about my experience. The assumption is that I have something that others don't...that there is something about me that is unique and special. I insist I am ordinary and I am then asked what makes this ordinariness so special! Paradoxically, what fuels this question is the recognition of an unquantifiable absence in me. This inevitably leads to the question of what this absence Is! And I insist it is Nothing! And around and around and around we go. What a dance!

Rather than fueling the seekers inevitable fascination with the Holy Grail of Enlightenment I prefer to focus on our common experience. That which we all share. That which we all are. The Teaching points to this unity of you and "I".

The fundamental obstacle is that the individual is glorified in our society. Yet the individual is a figment. None of us are truly individuals. We are all part of a collective whole. Even our uniqueness is part of the collective shuffle and deal. A common DNA is combined to make each unique one of us. We are all the same energy. We are all bits of the same Stars. Individuality is such a sad alter to pray at. What we truly are is a unique aspect of a singular Consciousness. Our unique qualities, our differences, are easy to see (and so occupy our attention). What is far more rare to glimpse is our underlying Unity, this Nothing which we all are.

May it find you now!

With much love,
Wayne

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come celebrate 100 years of ramesh

 

Dear Friends,

You are invited to join us on Thursday, 25th May 2017, to celebrate the Centenary of our beloved master Shri Ramesh Balsekar (1917-2017).

We shall be gathering over a day of festivity, starting with a leisurely lunch and then moving on to some soulful music. This will be followed by the dedication of some new books to his memory. We shall then break for tea, and the evening will be rounded off with the rendering of Abhangas. This is a tentative outline of what is planned, just to give you an idea of what is lined up for the day.

The Venue:

Royal Bombay Yacht Club
Opposite Gateway of India
Colaba
South Mumbai

Time:

12 pm - 7 pm

You are being informed of this event well in advance so you could make the required travel and stay arrangements. Do spread the good word among our friends and guru bandhus you may be in touch with. Let us all gather together as a tribute to, and in remembrance of, our dear Guru.

RSVP:

Please confirm your attendance so we can make make the necessary arrangements for seating, food and refreshments at the Club.

Yogesh B. Sharma | shunyayogi@gmail.com | +91 98200 95462

 

 

DO YOU HAVE A RAMESH STORY?

 

May 25th, 2017 is Ramesh's birth centenary, and to coincide with this very special day, Zen publications in Mumbai is publishing a book titled ‘How I Met Ramesh’. As we all know most people were “guided” to Ramesh through an amazing chain of events which could range from being shocking and amusing to being crazy and even bizarre. Zen publications would be delighted to receive accounts of ‘How I Met Ramesh’ from our newsletter readers or anyone you think might have an interest in contributing to this book.

Please email your crisp accounts of reasonable length directly to info@zenpublications.com by February 28, 2017 at the latest, and If the account is accompanied by a high resolution photograph so much the better!

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HELLO MY LOVES - 10 Years of writings to seekers of Truth

WAYNE LIQUORMAN

Love

Wisdom

Passion

In these letters written between 2004 and 2013 by Wayne Liquorman, we gain a rare glimpse into the heart and mind of a modern Advaita sage. They document his travels, his relationship with Ramesh Balsekar, his reactions to current events, and answers to questions from spiritual seekers. Together they form an affecting journal of births and deaths, of Wayne’s family and of the larger family of seekers that has gathered around him, as well as the development of his own unique Living Teaching of Advaita.

Softcover, 204 pages

$13.95

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HOLA QUERIDOS MÍOS -- Wayne Liquorman

Amor
Sabiduría
Pasión

Estas cartas escritas por Wayne Liquorman entre 2004 y 2013 nos brindan la extraordinaria oportunidad de vislumbrar el interior del corazón y de la mente de un sabio Advaita contemporáneo. Documentan sus viajes, su relación con Ramesh Balsekar, sus reacciones a acontecimientos de
actualidad y sus respuestas a las preguntas de buscadores espirituales. Esta recopilación
constituye un conmovedor diario de nacimientos y muertes, tanto de la familia de Wayne como de la familia extendida que constituyen los buscadores que se han aproximado a él. De igual manera, nos permite seguir la trayectoria de su propia y única Enseñanza Viva de Advaita.

Para ordenar

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The Guru and The Teaching - A Talk w/ Wayne Liquorman-CD

Recorded in Hermosa Beach, California - December 6, 2014


A free flowing and animated look at the Living Teaching and the role of the Guru in pointing to the Truth. Wayne at his liveliest!

Running time: 67 minutes


Order asMP3 (AUDIO download)
Order as MP4 (VIDEO download)

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LIVING IS HERE - Wayne Liquorman -
English w/ French Translation

A Talk With Wayne Liquorman
Recorded in Paris, France - February 21, 2014
English w/ French Translation


Beyond philosophy lies the simple truth of our own existence. It is experiential, alive, profound. Wayne Liquorman points to the simplicity that is always here, now and urges us to look deeply and SEE!

Running Time: 78 minutes

Order as a MP3 (Audio Download) $10

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H2 SideRECENT ADDITIONS TO THE ADVAITA PRESS STORE

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A Week Long Retreat with Wayne Liquorman
Maui January 2014 - MP3 Download


This audio recording captures the intensity and raw beauty of a week-long retreat with Wayne. Through the laughter and tears the Teaching is made manifest. Questions of all kinds were asked and answered. Profound personal experiences were shared. All in all it was a week to cherish.


Approximate running time: 10 hours

Order as a MP3 (Audio Download) $39

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Suffering and The False Sense of Authorship - A Talk with Wayne Liquorman

English w/ Spanish Translation

Recorded in Granada, Spain October 5-6, 2013

The link between the False Sense of Authorship (ego) and human suffering is but one of the many topics explored here in depth. Wayne forcefully and compassionately shows us the way to a deeper seeing.

Total running time: 4 hours 43 minutes

Order as a MP3 (Audio Download) $19

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THE WAY OF POWERLESSNESS - ADVAITA and the 12 STEPS OF RECOVERY - Wayne Liquorman

The Way of Powerlessness by Wayne Liquorman, brings together the Living Teaching of Advaita and the 12 Steps of Recovery.

Central to both disciplines is the recognition of our complete personal powerlessness.

When we recognize personal powerlessness in our own actions, the twin burdens of pride and guilt vanish. When we recognize powerlessness in the actions of others, we are freed from the poisoning effects of resentment and hatred. Relieved of pride, guilt, resentment and hatred we live comfortably with life as it comes, in true humility and peace.

The Way of Powerlessness reveals that recognizing our personal powerlessness is the unguarded secret to harmonious living and ultimate Freedom.

Order HERE Softcover - $9.95

Order HERE Hardcover - $19.95

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ELECTRONIC BOOK VERSIONS

Many of our titles have been converted to Amazon Kindle, Barnes & Noble Nook and iBooks formats.

Recently added:

Hello My Loves - by Wayne Liquorman

The Way Of Powerlessness - Advaita and the 12 Steps of Recovery - by Wayne Liquorman

Thorns For A Seeker - by Bala

Never Mind - by Wayne Liquorman

 

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Visit the Advaita Press Online Store for a full selection of Books, CD'S, DVD's and Downloadable Media.

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The Way Of Powerlessness -
now an audio book

Now available through Audible.com and the iTunes store.

The Way Of Powerlessness
UNABRIDGED
By Wayne Liquorman
Narrated By Lee Eric Smith
Length: 3 hrs and 29 mins

 

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A LIVING GEM FROM RAMESH

(never before published)

 

The process of disidentification of consciousness from the individual organism and the integration of personal consciousness back into its impersonality and universality is the area of metaphysics. The aim of such disciplines or teachings as Vedanta, or Taoism or Zen Buddhism is to bring home the fact that there cannot be real split between the supreme identity and the individual identity, that the separation is only a notional one as part of the cosmic play of lila, and that therefore, a clear understanding, an apperception of this undeniable fact is all that is necessary for this notional separation to heal, not gradually but at once. Indeed, this true seeing is itself the sudden awakening from the dreaming that this life is.

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H2 SideWORDS FROM THE HEART

 

I am ravenous

but not for the meat

I am starving

but not for the words you feed me

or the look you give me

or even for the silence

around you

I am hungry for something

I cannot even know

and I feel helpless

and I am terribly grateful

for the grace I feel

in your presence

J