Non-dual means “not two” or “one undivided without a second”. It is a way of expressing the fundamental nature of reality as a singular whole, in a manner that is beyond the ability of the human mind to fully comprehend. It is something that is only made directly and experientially apparent when one sees beyond the illusory limits of the conceptual, mind-made self and conceptual, mind-made world – a process often referred to as ‘awakening’.
Non-duality is not a religious or spiritual belief system – it is the nature of ‘things’, seen clearly as they are. In fact, all such belief systems have arisen in the wake of one who has experienced this basic truth and tried, to varying degrees of success, to share it with others. Indeed, the seeds of non-dual reality can be observed as the core foundation of all esoteric mystical transmissions; including Gnosticism (Christianity), Sufism (Islam), Kabbalah (Judaism), Zen and Dzogchen (Buddhism), Advaita Vedanta (Hinduism), Yoga, Taoism, Sikhism, and several other lesser known ancient wisdom traditions. Modern-day research in the fields of physics, neuroscience, transpersonal and experimental social psychology, linguistic anthropology, and more, are also providing a rich body of evidence that further reinforces the truth of these realizations.
If you would like to better understands the basic premise of nondual teachings and the ‘issue’ that they attempt to resolve, we highly recommend watching ‘Samadhi Part 1: Maya, the Illusion of Self’.
Going more deeply into understanding what we are really pointing toward, as a lived experiential reality, we also invite you to watch ‘Samadhi Part 2: It’s Not What You Think’.
Beyond these introductory videos, we also invite you to attend our Wednesday night “Deconstruction Dialogues”, which are hosted online, via Zoom, for free…