Recent Additions and Changes to this Site

(Most recent at top)

Kindness

Excerpt from a video interview, focusing on kindness and the golden rule - treat others as you would like to be treated. Downloadable mp3 also available.
There's a new essay on the subject too: Kindness

Sat Chit Ananda

The root meaning of "sat chit ananda" and its description of the true Self.

What is Real?

Converted video to mp4 so playable on phones, pads, etc.

Consciousness Rising

Essay exploring how everything we think, experience and know is a modulation of our field of knowing.

The Dance of the Planets

Updated page on the night sky to show which planets will be visible through 2017.

NonDuality and the Mystery of Consciousness - video

What is non-duality? The distinction between the philosophy and the practice? What do we mean by consciousness? What do we mean by "I"? How to let go into our true essence. (20 mins)

Store Re-opened

The store is now online again. It was unavailable for a while due to closure of the payment company I was using. All orders until end of 2016 will get a 15% discount.

Blind Spot - Updated

The accelerating pace of life is set to continue in the years to come, taking us closer to a Kurzweil's singularity, and even more rapid change. If the pace continues to increase, then how does this match with notions of a long-term future for our species. This is our blind spot.

Synchronicity and the 'Support of Nature'

By meditating and transcending the ego-mind, we are supporting nature in the most fundamental way possible. And nature returns the favor by supporting us, i.e. through synchronicities..

Psychedelics and Non-Duality - video

Opening talk from Conference on Psychedelics and Non-Duality, London, 2016. What is non-duality? What is the essence of mysticism. Can psychedelics lead to true mystical experiences?

Loss and Revival of the Timeless Wisdom.

We are in the midst of an unprecedented spiritual renaissance, rediscovering in contemporary terms the timeless wisdom of the ages. (Preface for Rupert Spira book.)

Happiness.

Beneath everything we do is the search for greater happiness. But our seeking happiness in the world around can veil the contentment of our natural state of mind.

Consciousness does not identify with anything.

Consciousness does not identify with anything. What is actually happening is that the attention becomes absorbed in the thought system of the ego.

There's no such thing as self.

The emphasis is on "thing". We all experience a sense of personal self, and we also know a sense of I-ness that is always present, that which knows this experience right now. But neither of these senses of self is a thing—an object we can identify and go find.

The Emergence of Self-Awareness: The Mirror Test

A common test for self-awareness in an animal is whether it recognizes itself in a mirror. But animals who fail may still have a rudimentary "not-other" awareness—a precursor to full self-awareness.

A Conscious Cosmos

A new, short, animated video summarizing why consciousness may be fundamental to the cosmos.

Evolution's End

Video. We are a magnificent flowering of consciousness, but the side effects of its rapid evolution mean that it only has a short window of time to complete our evolutionary journey.

The Primacy of Consciousness

Opening presentation at Science and NonDuality Conference, Oct 2015, exploring the nature of consciousness, and challenges science has accounting for it.

Self Awareness

A new talk, covering several topics I have not spoken on publicly before, given at International Forum on Consciousness, Madison, WI

The Paradox of Free Will

Its resolution in two complementary states of consciousness - self and no-self.

Usury—The Root of All Evil?

Why the charging of interest has been banned by most religions, and how it lies behind many of the world's problems. Particularly relevant in today's financial meltdown.

The Evolution of Consciousness

Video of recent talk that covers much of my current thinking on consciousness - and is probably best talk I have given for a while (even though I say so myself).

Three-Minute Meditation

New recording of this popular audio.

A Contemporary Lord's Prayer

With a non-dual flavor.

The Reality of Consciousness - essay

A more detailed text version of the talk, concluding that the cosmos is an aware field of being aware of itself, and creating a representation of itself that appears in awareness as material reality.

The Reality of Consciousness - video

Video of my presentation at the 2014 Science and NonDuality Conference. A good update to my popular video The Pimacy of Consciousness.

Love

Short video of Peter Russell and Ram Dass discussing love.

Returning to Natural Mind

In the final analysis, the hope of every person is simply peace of mind. Why then, are we so seldom at peace? Our natural state of mind is already one of ease and contentment. We do not need to go anywhere or do anything to be at peace.

One

There are many ways in which we are one - from our common origins and common destiny, to our interconnectedness, our intrinsic needs and motivations, our fundamental essence, the universal "I", and the consciousness of the cosmos. Video and audio.

The Arising and Dissolving of Ego

How ego arises from natural mind and how to dissolve it by opening to its felt sense. (From 2012 meditation retreat, Into the Stillness)

Forgiveness

Short talk and meditation on the real nature of forgiveness

Eckhart Tolle and Peter Russell on Meditation

New video of Eckhart and Peter discussing meditation and how to let go of any resistance or expectation.

100 Most Spiritually Influential Living People

I was dumbfounded to find myself listed number 21 amongst the new Watkins list of the "100 Most Spiritually Influential Living People"

A Speck in Infinity: Journey Deep into the Cosmos

A short video (5 mins) that takes you on a stunning visual journey from the night sky out through the Milky Way into the sea of galaxies that lie beyond.

Samsara and Nirvana and Letting Go

Two excerpts from video shot at Burning Man, 2010 .

Does Our Brain Really Create Consciousness?

My first blog for the Huffington Post, which received considerable praise and attention.

The Easiest of Times: The Hardest of Times

Contrasting Buddha's time with ours. We have it easy and difficult in opposite ways.

Seek and Ye Shall Not Find

"Seek and Ye Shall Find!" In daily life this may be true; but when it comes to finding our own inner essence, the opposite is true.

The Path of No Path

The paradox that occurs with some non-dual teachings of there being nowhere to get to; you are already there. But how to realize you are already here?

What is Wisdom?

Data—Information—Knowledge—Wisdom. But what is wisdom and how does it fit into this progression?

Last Modified: June 19, 2017