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Introduction To The Zero Point Retreatvideo
part 1 of The Zero Point Retreat

poster: FIAT LUX
length: 02:30
date added: March 1, 2017
event date: April 28, 2017
language: English
views: 877; views this month: 75; views this week: 34
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In this video, longtime devotee and Adidam educator, Carolyn Lee, introduces "The Zero Point", a retreat taking place at the European Danda, April 28 - 30, 2017.

Read or watch the daily news these days and you will find it filled with identity politics and the fear and anxiety that such politics engenders. Identity politics is a major threat to the world. In this retreat, we explore the root of identity politics: the presumption of difference and separateness. We also study and consider Adi Da's Wisdom on understanding, un-learning, and transcending the illusion of separateness and the act of separation, and Realizing Prior Unity, Non-Separateness, and unlimited relatedness to everything and everyone.

The "Zero Point" is the place where we can drop all the limited and superficial points of view, and find the profound depth of Reality Itself. This has the potential for initiating a Reality-informed and Reality-transformed personal process and a collective activism in the contemporary world.

For more information about the retreat, write
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What is the Zero Point?video
part 2 of The Zero Point Retreat

poster: FIAT LUX
length: 05:28
date added: March 5, 2017
event date: April 28, 2017
language: English
event speaker: Leo Burke
views: 682; views this month: 60; views this week: 21
[Note: We reposted this video from Vimeo. Not everyone will be able to play this video on this web page, but you can always watch it on Vimeo.]

In this video, longtime devotee and Adidam educator, Leo Burke, talks about Adi Da's concept of "The Zero Point".

Leo and Carolyn Lee will be leading a retreat on "The Zero Point" that is taking place at the European Danda, April 28 - 30, 2017. For more information about the retreat, write

Organizing a Book of Stories about Adi Davideo
poster: Gerald Sheinfeld
length: 01:54
date added: October 15, 2017 New
event date: October 1, 2017
language: English
event speaker: Gerald Sheinfeld
views: 28; views this month: 28; views this week: 28
A short video about how longtime devotee Gerald Sheinfeld organized many stories — from his diary over 40 years in Adi Da's Blessing Company — to create a new book, At the Feet of the Spiritual Master, and a CD with the same title.
CD   DVD  

Adi Da's Teaching as Transmissionvideo
poster: AdiDaVideos
length: 17:55
date added: January 25, 2016
event date: January 2016
language: English
event speaker: Jonathan Condit
views: 2237; views this month: 136; views this week: 63
This video clip includes:

  • Commentary from Jonathan Condit (at 0:00)Jonathan Condit was Adi Da's senior editorial assistant, and is Senior Editor for the Adidam Editorial Department. Jonathan talks about "The Function of the Spiritual Literature of Adi Da Samraj", and how Adi Da's Teaching works as Transmission of His Transcendental Spiritual State, and serves the Spiritual Realization of the reader.

  • Excerpt from an Avataric Discourse by Adi Da (at 5:35) — The Discourse is "My Teaching is a Direct Transmission of Me", from October 28, 2005. Adi Da talks about how His Teaching Word is a form of Spiritual Transmission, that enables Divine Communion with Him (if the devotee is in the right devotional disposition), in the same way that a Murti photograph does, or any of the other forms of Agency that Adi Da has created for this purpose.

  • Commentary from Megan Anderson (at 12:44)Megan Anderson is an editor in the Adidam Editorial Department. Megan talks about Adi Da's great, final masterpiece, The Aletheon as the purest communication and Transmission of Adi Da Himself (among all His many, extraordinary books), and describes receiving the Revelation of Adi Da as she was proofreading The Aletheon before its publication.

Adi Da: "My Reality-Teaching is unparalleled Spiritual Transmission, occurring under the most extraordinary circumstances. It is not the product of an ordinary mind or a kind of scholarly commentary. It is a direct expression of Spiritual Transformation, of Spiritual Power, of Transcendental, Inherently Spiritual, and (necessarily) Divine Being, Consciousness, and Love-Bliss. It does not arise in Me or through Me in any ordinary fashion. It is an utterly spontaneous and Transcendental Spiritual Event."

For more on how to best make use of Adi Da's Teaching, read the article, The Gift of Study. For more on the Transmission associated with the Teaching, visit our section, The Mantric Force of Adi Da's Word and read our section on Adi Da as Spiritual Transmission Master. For more on Adi Da's unique use of the English language, read our article, Transcendental Orthography as a Teaching Device.
Avataric Discourse  
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Diet and Climate Changeaudio
poster: A Better World Radio
length: 66:42
date added: April 1, 2016
event date: March 30, 2016
language: English
event speakers: Mitchell Rabin, Abel Slater, Dina Lautman
listens: 1983; listens this month: 149; listens this week: 55
[Show actually begins at 00:56, after a commercial and a brief excerpt from Mozart's Symphony No. 40.]

In this episode of the radio show, A Better World, host Mitchell Rabin conducts a Round Table discussion on the relationship between diet and climate change. He raises the tremendous possibility for both personal-planetary transformation and spiritual growth.

Joining Mitchell are Abel Slater and Dina Lautman. Abel and Dina have been devotees of Adi Da for over 25 years, and have spent significant time in Naitauba, Fiji at Adi Da’s principal Hermitage Sanctuary, Adi Da Samrajashram, where they received direct guidance from Adi Da, both in practical life wisdom and esoteric spiritual practice. Now based in New York, they also travel extensively throughout the world presenting Adi Da's spiritual teachings about right life, including diet, sexuality, meditation and conductivity. Recently, they have been focused on raising awareness about the benefits of the raw vegan diet by promoting Green Gorilla raw treats across the U.S. and around the world.

What occurs at the micro level of each individual's diet is effectively magnified at the macro level of the collective global ecosystem. Today, over 70 billion land animals are killed annually to support human meat consumption. A recent United Nations environmental impact study determined that livestock is the source of 18% of global greenhouse gases, now exceeding emissions from all transportation sources globally, which account for 17% of global greenhouse gases. Meat consumption is growing exponentially and is increasingly jeopardizing the health of the planet. Today’s Round Table will address these issues in depth. This conversation and the information we consider is vital to our personal health and to the collective survival of our species and all sentient life.

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At The Feet of the Spiritual Masteraudio
poster: Gerald Sheinfeld
length: 78:54
date added: June 13, 2016
event date: April 2016
language: English
event speaker: Gerald Sheinfeld
listens: 1825; listens this month: 163; listens this week: 55
From July, 2015 through May, 2016, longtime devotee Gerald Sheinfeld embarked on a worldwide "Leela Tour" spanning 50 locations in 10 countries. (The tour stops are listed below.) The tour was in anticipation of the release of Gerald's forthcoming book, At The Feet of the Spiritual Master: Stories from My Life with Avatar Adi Da Samraj.

In April, 2016 (close to the end of his tour), Gerald hosted several events at The Mountain Of Attention. This hour-long audio clip contains excerpts from those events — so if you were unable to attend any of Gerald's events. . . here is a taste!

Gerald has been a devotee of Adi Da since the beginning of Adi Da's work with devotees. He accompanied Adi Da on His 1973 trip to India, and has participated in countless sacred occasions and events in the company of Adi Da in the intervening years — so he has many stories to tell.
Gerald Sheinfeld   CD   DVD  
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Devotional Occasion in New Zealandvideo
poster: Adidam New Zealand
length: 02:36
date added: July 2, 2016
event date: June 2016
language: English
views: 832; views this month: 49; views this week: 20
In June, 2016, a special, devotional occasion was held at the Adidam New Zealand Centre in Auckland, New Zealand. Devotees of all ages gathered to install a Murti photograph of Adi Da in in a new cabin-Hall that has educational and creative resources for children who visit the Centre. Also during this occasion, the children offered a flower mala as a gift to Adi Da.

How I Found My Teachervideo
part 1 of At the Feet of the Spiritual Master

poster: AdiDaVideos
length: 10:53
date added: October 23, 2016
event date: 2016
language: English
event speaker: Gerald Sheinfeld
views: 1219; views this month: 108; views this week: 40
Gerald Sheinfeld, a devotee of Avatar Adi Da since the early 1970's, tells a wonderful story about how he found his Guru, Adi Da Samraj and his immediate recognition of Adi Da's unique state of Freedom, Happiness, and Liberation. Gerald speaks about how that recognition of Adi Da has the capacity to awaken others to that state of Prior Unity.

Gerald tells many more stories of his life of more than 45 years with Adi Da in his book, At the Feet of the Spiritual Master. Some of these stories are also available in audio form on his downloadable album, At the Feet of the Spiritual Master.

Here is a link to Gerald's Facebook page, which he mentions in the video clip.

comments: 1

Da Purnima at the European Danda, 2016video
poster: Matt Braithwaite
length: 42:03
date added: December 5, 2016
event date: July 2016
language: English
views: 726; views this month: 54; views this week: 15
The Celebration of Da Purnima at the European Danda in the Netherlands, July, 2016.

videographer: Matt Braithwaite
Da Purnima   Guru Purnima   European Danda  
comments: 3

Naituaba: Three Months After Cyclone Winstonvideo
poster: AdiDaUpClose
length: 41:48
date added: December 10, 2016
event date: February 20, 2016
language: English
views: 995; views this month: 92; views this week: 27
A report in June, 2016 on the state of Naitauba, three months after the devastating destruction wrought by Cyclone Winston on February 20, 2016.

Interviews with Michiel Vos (Samrajya Administrator), Grace Evans (retreatant from California), Carol Smith (resident), Susie Bagshaw (Taveuni Support and Fijian Advocacy), Naamleela Free Jones (daughter of Adi Da Samraj), Joy Harland (resident), Andrew Savio (retreatant from Melbourne, Australia), Nicholas Wagner (public guest from Cape Town, South Africa), Da-vid Forsythe (resident), Ruchiradama Nadikanta (Ruchira Sannyasin Order), Jeff Hughes (retreatant from Taveuni, Fiji), and Ryan Bass (retreatant from Cape Town, South Africa).

While much has been done to restore Naitauba since the damage of Cyclone Winston (some of it reported in this video), much more recovery and restoration work and work aimed at minimizing the damage from future cyclones is still needed. You can find out more here.
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Danavira Mela in New Jersey, 2016video
poster: adidam77
length: 02:33
date added: December 21, 2016
event date: December 18, 2016
language: English
views: 683; views this month: 57; views this week: 19
The public celebration of Danavira Mela in the Adidam Ashram house in Saddle River, New Jersey, December 18, 2016.

Featured: The Danavira Mela tree, with ornaments depicting scenes from Adi Da's life.

Slideshow editor: Steven Shapiro
Danavira Mela  
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How I Became Adi Da's Devoteevideo
part 2 of At the Feet of the Spiritual Master

poster: Gerald Sheinfeld
length: 07:13
date added: February 21, 2017
event date: 2016
language: English
views: 745; views this month: 70; views this week: 31
Gerald Sheinfeld, a devotee of Avatar Adi Da since the early 1970's, tells the story of the day he became Adi Da's devotee. It happened about eight months after he first met Adi Da. On that day, Gerald experienced (and was overwhelmed and heart-opened by) Adi Da's absolute vulnerability and complete lack of egoic armoring and received the Revelation of Adi Da's Divine State.

Gerald tells many more stories of his life of more than 45 years with Adi Da in his book, At the Feet of the Spiritual Master. Some of these stories are also available in audio form on his downloadable album, At the Feet of the Spiritual Master.
CD   DVD  
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Prelude to Wintervideo
poster: Numinous Involvements Production
length: 02:49
date added: February 25, 2017
event date: 2016
language: English
views: 754; views this month: 70; views this week: 23
In 2016, on a summer night in the beautiful city of Florence, the Florence Dance Company performed the multimedia dance event, Quattro Maggiore ("Four Seasons") — set to the music of Vivaldi (his most well-known work, "Quattro Maggiore", performed live) and the art of Adi Da Samraj as the backdrop. Vivaldi's masterpiece has four parts, corresponding to the four seasons. In this newly expanded performance, musical preludes have been added before each season, featuring the musical composition and performance of hang drummer extraordinaire Paolo Borghi of Rome. In this excerpt, we hear Borghi's "Prelude" to Vivaldi's "Winter".

The performance took place on the Ponte Vecchio, a medieval multi-arch bridge over the Arno River in Florence, Italy. The Ponte Vecchio is one of the most historic bridges in the world, and the earliest bridge at this spot is believed to have been built in Roman times.

This performance is in preparation for a planned, fuller performance in 2017.
Florence Dance Company   Image-Art  

Death Is a Living Process: Free Webinarvideo
poster: AdiDaVideos
length: 01:56
date added: January 20, 2015
event date: February 11, 2015
language: English
views: 2395; views this month: 78; views this week: 33
The free webinar (live web video presentation), "Death is a Living Process", will take place on February 11, 2015, and is based on the wisdom in Adi Da's book, Easy Death. It is led by longtime devotee, Angelo Druda. Topics explored in this seminar include: a different understanding of the stages of death and dying; the cycle of reactivity and the root emotion of fear; essential instruction for entering the death process consciously; a mother and daughter story of going beyond fear, to a simple and quiet completion of life.

Time of the webinar is 19:00 GMT (New York: 2:00 pm, London: 7:00 pm, Berlin: 8:00 pm, Capetown: 9:00 pm, Auckland 8:00 am Feb. 12).

For more about this webinar (and how to register), click here.

Photograph: Ruy Carpenter, "Sunset Explosion". Used by permission © 2015 Hermitage Heart Photography.

Music: Ray Lynch, "Your Feeling Shoulders", from the album, Deep Breakfast. Used by permission © 2015 Ray Lynch Productions / BMI.
webinar   death  

Adi Da Is My Guruvideo
part 1 of James Steinberg on the Guru-Devotee Relationship

poster: jaspervanlaar
length: 01:02
date added: April 1, 2015
event date: March 2015
language: English
event speaker: James Steinberg
views: 1945; views this month: 55; views this week: 23
Longtime devotee James Steinberg briefly explains how he found what he was looking for in His Spiritual Teacher, Adi Da Samraj.

This brief video clip is one of a series of short clips from James, accompanying an event tour in Europe, in April, 2015.

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Thanks to the many videographers who took the footage, to the many editors who created these videos and audios, and to the 119 people and organizations who posted these videos and audios on YouTube and other places on the Web. Special thanks to Lynne Thompson, who did the bulk of the data entry for our audio/video database.

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