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Online Sunday Satsang  LIVE! Online Satsang Is Now Held EVERY SUNDAY! 2pm New York / 11am Los Angeles / 7:00pm London   (See information lower down the page on recording subscriptions.) Come Join Us! For current participants, Sunday Satsang is often the highlight of their week, and it’s certainly the highlight of mine. Find out what it’s like to be part …

Notes from an English Path: A Tree of Glee by Julee Bergstrom

It’s now been just on five years that I’ve been hanging out with Fred, and, oh, what a five years they’ve been! As time passes and grounding in Awakeness broadens, I count my life as blessed beyond my wildest imaginings. If life is happy to continue to play over here, I count myself lucky to live out my days looking …

Letter from the Field: Failing Upwardly

  Hey Fred, It’s funny how the worst things at a certain moment lead to the best of things in a later moment. When I emailed you a while back ago to ask you whether anti-depressants were a hindrance to awakening or not it was because I was starting to recognize that this unit was failing at the thing which …

Renaldo and the Loaf

I’ve been having stimulating – and funny – conversations with my friend David, a retired biomedical scientist, for several years. He’s quite clear. David lives in a small village in Wales, but like me, he is secretly micro-famous with a very enthusiastic following. He is one half of the musical duo “Reynaldo and the Loaf.” David is the Loaf, which …

Wisdom from Nisargadatta Maharaj

  Jnani understands a situation fully and knows at once what needs be done. That is all. The rest happens by itself, and to a large extent unconsciously. The jnani’s identity with all that is, is so complete, that as he responds to the universe, so does the universe respond to him. He is supremely confident that once a situation …

Wisdom from Ramana Maharshi

A doubt arises and is cleared. Another arises and that is cleared, making way for yet another; and so it goes on. So there is no possibility of clearing away all doubts. See to whom the doubts arise. Go to their source and abide in it. Then they cease to arise. That is how they are cleared. ~Sri Ramana Maharshi

Fred’s Journal: Peace Is Where You Notice It, When You Notice It

An Early Summer Saturday Afternoon If I had to point to the one reason most people come to me most of the time, I’d say they come in search of peace. Most find it, but when they do, the first thing they notice about peace is that they never left it to begin with. You can’t leave what you are, …

Letter from the Field: Devotion & Wisdom

Dear Fred,  I want to share this little anecdote about how the quality of my Bhakti towards God has changed as a result of the experiential nature of your teaching.  I thought it would make you smile. For years, I have worshipped an Indian saint and have participated in many festivals and  rituals in celebrating and expressing my love for …

Lessons from the “Surrender Experiment” by Kathleen Sutherland

This past month I did my best to surrender to everything, to let go of any notion that things should be other than as they are right here and now. I found this quite transformative, more than I expected. Daily life was more peaceful, and I learned much about patterns of resistance, how surrender looks in action and the rewards …

Metamorphosis: Watercolors by Bob Turano

My friend Bob Turano sent me prints of these moths today, along with a note. Hi fred…how are we today…im living in a cool wood log house in the pegram [Tennessee] mountains…..making meetings …spreading the wealth of recovery…and allowing thoughts.. objects..emotions to be as they are….the inquiry is going well…love you and Betsy always…b I like these very much. I …

Prime Post! The Secret of Ultimate Surrender

INTRODUCTION: This is the first Prime Post I’ve written in several months. It is a fairly lengthy article that starts out one place, moves to another, and then ties the two together in the end. At least some of it is as sharp as a razor and will be very helpful for years to come for those who can hear …

Wisdom from Alan Watts

  “One might say that if religion is the opium of the people, the Hindus have the inside dope.” ~Alan Watts  English Philosopher 1915 – 1973 Thanks to Kathleen!

Wisdom from Byron Katie

The center of the universe is wherever you are and it is everywhere. The beauty of darkness, the exultation of nothing. And only the center is real. It is like falling in love with yourself; there is nothing to do, no one to be, no responsibility, no meaning, no suffering, no death. You no longer believe yourself into a separate …

A Giant of Advaita

Terry and Soraya are friends of mine who live in Australia. They made a little pilgrimage to see “Sailor” Bob Adamson, whose teachings played a huge role in my coming to recognize and accept True Nature. Bob’s guru was Nisargadatta Maharaj. Sometimes you can spot him in archival footage from Maharaj’s loft. I have a lovely confirmation-type email Bob sent …