TEACHER: Jeff Warren
THEME: Awareness: The Nondual Ideal
INTERACTIVE: Pointing Out Guidance and Interaction
If you don’t know what “nonduality” is, I’ve written a short overview here, and provided some simple pointing out instructions here. Nowadays it’s used as shorthand for a particular approach to spiritual practice that involves orienting to awareness itself, and then trying to live from that place. It’s a good approach, although the downside is every nondual wanker out there seems to think it’s more robust and/or more fundamental that other approaches. So it goes with fundamentalists. This week we take it all with a grain of salt as we “unhook” from thinking – to use the excellent nondual teacher Loch Kelly’sphrase – and drop into the spacious timeless empty original nature of mind with a big wet farty noise. Then we see what happens when we try to maintain this awareness while playing a pitiless game of musical chairs, with cushions, to the thrilling carnival strains of Herb Alpert’s Tijuana Taxi. You think I am joking but I am so not.