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Our multimedia library currently contains 820 YouTube video clips and audio clips about (or related to) Adi Da and Adidam.[1] Enjoy! videoindicates a video, and audio an audio. Special categories of interest include:
   
   
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Fear-No-More Zoo at The Mountain Of Attentionvideo
poster: SacredCamelGardens
length: 08:24
date added: March 19, 2014
language: English
views: 3468; views this month: 225; views this week: 46
A "Fear-No-More Zoo" historical compilation that includes pictures of Fear-No-More Zoo (at The Mountain Of Attention), audio clips of Adi Da speaking about the "non-humans", and pictures and video footage of Adi Da Blessing and interacting with the non-humans.
tags:
Fear No More Zoo  
comments: 2

Not-Two Is Peace: Introductionvideo
poster: The Adi Da Foundation
length: 00:49
date added: October 5, 2017 New
language: English
event speaker: Rolf Carriere
views: 216; views this month: 216; views this week: 52
In His book, Not-Two Is Peace: The Ordinary People's Way of Global Cooperative Order, Adi Da speaks to the necessity of re-establishing human civilization based on principles of mutual trust, cooperation, tolerance, "prior unity", and the limitless participation of all humankind in transforming its own destiny.

A brief introduction to this book by Rolf Carriere. Rolf worked with the United Nations and the World Bank from 1971 till 2005, mostly in Asia. His last field postings were as UNICEF Country Representative in Bhutan, Burma, Bangladesh and Indonesia, and he also served for seven years as UNICEF's Head of Health and Nutrition in India. Before his retirement in 2005, he was the first Executive Director of the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN), a public-private-people's partnership based in Geneva. He is currently Senior Adviser (pro bono) to Non-Violent Peace-Force and to EMDR Humanitarian Assistance Program. He recently gave a TED talk (at TEDxGroningen) on the use of EMDR to heal trauma on a global scale.
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world peace  

Image-Art Testimonial: Stanley Hastingsvideo
part 11 of A Tribute to the Life and Work of Adi Da Samraj

poster: AdiDaVideos
length: 25:06
date added: March 31, 2015
event date: November 29, 2009
language: English
event speaker: Stanley Hastings
views: 4753; views this month: 206; views this week: 77
This video appreciation of Adi Da's Image-Art begins with a testimonial from devotee Stanley Hastings, who grew up in the Adidam community and is the Co-Director of Da Plastique (the group that presents Avatar Adi Da's Art to the public), and who worked with Adi Da on His Divine Image-Art.

Then, at 9:34, we hear various art professionals express their appreciation of Adi Da's Image-Art.

This is followed (at 13:14) by a slideshow of photos drawn from some the Exhibitions of Adi Da's Image-Art, from 2001-2009.

The video concludes (at 18:58) with a slideshow of photos of Adi Da creating His Image-Art from 1998-2008. Background music is Naamleela Free Jones, "I Served to Priest the Pharaohs", from her album, Eyes In Other Worlds.

This video is an excerpt from Second Evening: Track 11 on the DVD, A Tribute to the Life and Work of His Divine Presence, Adi Da Samraj. More than 7 hours long, this Tribute DVD was filmed on the occasion of the first Anniversary of Adi Da's Divine Mahasamadhi, when devotees, family, and friends of Adi Da Samraj gathered at Adi Da Samrajashram, Fiji (Adi Da's principal Hermitage), to acknowledge Adi Da as the Divine in human form, to praise His Greatness, and to express their heart-felt gratitude for the Blessings they have received from Him.

A list of all the tracks on this DVD can be found here.
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image-art   Stanley Hastings   Mahasamadhi   Tribute   DVD  
comments: 4

The Bodily Location of Happinessvideo
poster: AdiDaVideos
length: 13:12
date added: May 4, 2016
event date: November 28, 1981
language: English
views: 2464; views this month: 179; views this week: 66
This is a video excerpt from Adi Da's classic talk, "The Bodily Location of Happiness", which He gave on November 28, 1981. This talk was originally published in the book, The Bodily Location Of Happiness. The full talk is available on CD.

The talk communicates several core insights:

1. Everybody is intuitively familiar with happiness. You don't have to be a devotee of Adi Da! This was part of the reason Adi Da chose "happiness" as the focus of this Teaching period: because the subject was so accessible. Everyone knows what it's like to be happy (at least a little). It's just that most people are not aware that Perfect, Eternal Happiness is possible and Realizable. (And it certainly isn't, through ordinary human means.) Adi Da: "All beings are always already Happy. You always know, at this very moment you know exactly, what it would be to look and feel and be and act completely Happy." The esoteric reason everyone is familiar with happiness is because everyone is always, already happy. And the esoteric reason everyone yearns for complete happiness is because complete happiness is realizable — and everyone's heart knows that.

2. Adi Da's "Lesson of Life":"You can't become happy; you can only be (already) happy." People are always seeking for happiness. The "pursuit of happiness" (not happiness itself!) is even enshrined as an "unalienable right" (alongside life and liberty) in the preamble of the United States Declaration of Independence. Its author, Thomas Jefferson, knew better than to think a government could guarantee happiness itself — hence only the guarantee of "pursuing happiness". Only a Divine Incarnation can guarantee Happiness Itself.

Adi Da reveals that happiness is the native state of beings. It is already the case. Every attempt to seek for it (or mis-identify the source of happiness as some object or other) in fact serves to dissociate one from it. Adi Da: "You think that you can seek Happiness and find it. Your search for Happiness is itself a confession of un-Happiness. You cannot realize Happiness by persisting in un-Happiness, persisting in the method of un-Happiness. All seeking is an expression of un-Happiness, all seeking is the method of un-Happiness, the practice of un-Happiness. This must be understood. It is not merely true — it must be understood."

Self-understanding allows one to get this point. Based on self-understanding, one can devote oneself to Happiness rather than to seeking for It and settling for the little bit of Infinite Happiness that "bleeds through" the clench of ego into conditions. This ultimately enables the Eternal Realization of Infinite, Perfect Happiness. Adi Da: "Understand your un-Happiness. Then you will be capable of locating Happiness, and, having located Happiness, you will be capable of practicing the Way of Adidam, which is nothing but the devotion of life to Happiness."

3. The Transmission of the Divine Guru is How One Locates Happiness. The subtitle of the book, The Bodily Location Of Happiness, is: "On the Incarnation of the Divine Person and the Transmission of Love-Bliss". In other words, you can't apply "The Lesson of Life" by somehow "locating" happiness directly, by yourself (or in yourself). Happiness is our native state, but that doesn't mean it can be located by an egoic, "do it yourself" process. We locate happiness directly as a Grace-given Gift, through devotion to the Transcendental Spiritual Transmission of Adi Da. Adi Da: "Happiness is presently the case. In this moment you are already Happy. Sitting with Me, locate this Happiness." We locate our "Native State" by recognizing and submitting to our "Native Person" — our Very Self appearing here in bodily (human) form.

4. It is a Process of Whole Bodily Location. "The bodily location of Happiness" is not primarily a reference to some place where Happiness resides in the body (although Adi Da teases His listeners with this idea: "Look for it in your toes, in your fingers, in your shirt, in your head"). It refers to a process ("the bodily location of Happiness" = "the locating of Happiness with the whole body-mind") that involves the surrender and transformation of every aspect of the body-mind, immersed in the Perfectly Happy State of the Divine Guru, through recognition of Him as the Divine in every moment. Then the secondary and supportive practices of the Way of Adidam become means for staying immersed in that Divine State in every moment: "Having located Happiness [having recognized Adi Da as the Divine], you will be capable of practicing the Way of Adidam, which is nothing but the devotion of life to Happiness [Adi Da, recognized as the Divine]. The practices of this Way are not methods for attaining Happiness, but they are the expressions of Happiness. The disciplines of money, food, and sex are not a way to become Happy. Discipline is difficult enough — why should we also burden it with the obligation to make us Happy!"

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An Introduction to Avatar Adi Da Samrajvideo
part 1 of Reality, Truth and Conscious Light

poster: AdiDaVideos
length: 13:37
date added: June 2, 2016
language: English
views: 2493; views this month: 173; views this week: 83
Adi Da's entire human lifetime was a unique demonstration of His Eternal Form — the State He calls the "Bright", the Conscious Light that is Reality Itself.

From His birth on November 3, 1939 on Long Island in New York, to His passing from the body on November 27, 2008, on the Island of Naitauba, Fiji, His Life is the story of the Intervention of the "Bright" in human time.

The fruits of Avatar Adi Da's Lifetime are the establishment of a new and unique possibility for the transformation of all beings and the world itself. His Revelation is of the Divine Reality, which is always Shining — like the sun — as the Prior Condition of every one and every thing.

Adi Da has always said that the Way He Teaches is an ego-transcending relationship, rather than an ego-serving technique. The Way is founded on devotional recognition and response to Him. It is a silent, wordless intuition in the heart of one’s being—not a matter of mere belief, ideas, or techniques to seek for fulfillment (whether material or spiritual). To all who respond to Him with devotion and self-discipline, Adi Da Reveals the Very Divine Condition—the Love-Bliss-Light of Consciousness Itself.

This video provides a brief overview of Avatar Adi Da's life and work, and is an invitation to enter into Spiritual relationship to Him for the sake of Divine Realization.

Adi Da: "I Demonstrate Totality to here. I Reveal Reality Itself, Which Is Divine in Its Totality—not fractioned by humankind, not changed or limited by humankind. I Function in an egoless Transcendental Spiritual (and, Thus, Super-normal) Manner. I am not here limited as a gross (physical) phenomenon. When I am Really 'Located', My Transcendental Spiritual Self-Transmission is literal and undeniable. My Transcendental Spiritual Self-Transmission Is the 'Proof' that Reality—and the 'world' altogether—is of an entirely different Nature than people otherwise suppose."

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Łaska Cierpieniavideo
poster: Adi Da Video Polska
length: 13:12
date added: October 5, 2017 New
event date: January 18, 1976
language: Polish
views: 169; views this month: 169; views this week: 50
[Contains Polish subtitles. If you don't see them, press the Settings icon (the gear), select Subtitles, and then check Polish.]

Adi Da mówi o tym, że kiedy człowiek zrozumiemie, że zwykłe życie jest niewolą i ograniczeniem, wtedy praktyka duchowa staje się możliwa.

In this seminal discourse (at The Mountain Of Attention), from the early years of His Teaching Work, Adi Da speaks about the inevitable process of self-revelation and self-understanding that prepares the being for true Spiritual life.

The full talk is available on the CD, The Grace of Suffering, and on DVD as Volume 2 of the 25th Anniversary DVD Series.
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CD   DVD   Polish  

Sztuka Adi Da Samraj, Wystawy Sztuki we Włoszechvideo
poster: Adi Da Video Polska
length: 12:23
date added: September 21, 2017 New
language: Polish
event speakers: Stuart Gibson, Achille Bonito Oliva, Teresa Romero, Cristina Acidini, Monica Bietti, Paula Crema, Gary Coates
views: 167; views this month: 167; views this week: 27
[Contains Polish subtitles. If you don't see them, press the Settings icon (the gear), select Subtitles, and then check Polish.]

Ten film dokumentuje dwie ważne wystawy sztuki, w których pokazano dzieła Adi Da: Biennale Weneckie i Cenacolo Di Ognissanti we Florencji.

Więcej informacji na temat sztuki Adi Da Samraj można znaleźć pod adresem www.daplastique.com.

Two important art exhibitions in which Adi Da was invited to participate were the Venice Biennale (2007) and the Cenacolo di Ognissanti in Florence (2008), where His Art was exhibited in the same room as the famous large fresco by Domenico Ghirlandaio of "The Last Supper".

Narrated by Stuart Gibson. Additional comments from Achille Bonito Oliva (translated into English by Teresa Romero), Cristina Acidini (Superintendent of Museums, Florence, Italy), Monica Bietti (Assistant Superintendent of Museums, Florence, Italy), Paula Crema (artist), and Gary Coates (Professor of Architecture).
tags:
Image-Art  
comments: 1

Adi Da's Divine Life and Work: Ruchiradama Nadikantavideo
part 1 of A Tribute to the Life and Work of Adi Da Samraj

poster: AdiDaVideos
length: 25:39
date added: November 3, 2012
event date: November 28, 2009
language: English
event speaker: Ruchiradama Nadikanta
views: 5316; views this month: 162; views this week: 56
An overview of Adi Da's life and work by Ruchiradama Nadikanta, a long-time devotee. She is a member of the Ruchira Sannyasin Order, the order of fully renunciate practitioners in Adidam.

Excerpt from First Evening: Track 2 on the DVD, A Tribute to the Life and Work of His Divine Presence, Adi Da Samraj. More than 7 hours long, this Tribute DVD was filmed on the occasion of the first Anniversary of Adi Da's Divine Mahasamadhi, when devotees, family, and friends of Adi Da Samraj gathered at Adi Da Samrajashram, Fiji (Adi Da's principal Hermitage), to acknowledge Adi Da as the Divine in human form, to praise His Greatness, and to express their heart-felt gratitude for the Blessings they have received from Him.

A list of all the tracks on this DVD can be found here.
tags:
Leela   Ruchiradama Nadikanta   Mahasamadhi   tribute   DVD  
comments: 2

Divine Distraction with James Steinbergaudio
poster: AdiDaUpClose
length: 50:54
date added: February 1, 2016
language: English
event speaker: James Steinberg
listens: 2344; listens this month: 155; listens this week: 61
James Steinberg is interviewed on the podcast, Vajra Body Vajra Mind. Vajra Body Vajra Mind is a provocative podcast that explores the outer limits of spiritual practice and human development. James Steinberg is a longtime devotee of Adi Da, and the author of Divine Distraction and Love of the God-Man.

In this episode of Vajra Body Vajra Mind, we discuss James' life with Adi Da. We talk about the practice of Guru Yoga, challenges in reading Adi Da's Teaching, anti-Guru sentiment in contemporary culture, sexuality in spirituality, the importance of discipline in the Way of Adidam, the unique Transmission of Adi Da's Revelation and Presence (through photographs, videos, Image-Art, etc), resistance to the Guru by the ego, positive disillusionment (aka "the Lesson of Life"), and more.

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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: 1826; listens this month: 155; listens this week: 52
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.
tags:
Gerald Sheinfeld   CD   DVD  
comments: 1

My Work Has Always Been Profoundly Urgentvideo
poster: sourcetemplebrazil
length: 14:18
date added: September 14, 2017 New
language: English
views: 378; views this month: 155; views this week: 31
In this passionate talk, Adi Da speaks to the crisis mankind is in and the urgency for true spiritual practice and the disposition that undermines mankind's assumption of separation.

Adi Da describes the extreme urgency of His Communication and Offering — for those who are in absolute need of Realization of That which is Perfectly Sufficient: Adi Da's Divine State. He points out that most human beings are distracted, and not aware of how profoundly they need what He is offering. Taking up the "right life" disciplines serves the growth that brings the devotee to that point of (undistracted, dis-illusioned) awareness of (and urgency and profound seriousness regarding) our real situation.

Accompanied by a slideshow of photos of Avatar Adi Da Samraj.

This talk is published in the book, Reality Is All The God There Is, as part of Chapter V: "What Is Required To Realize The Non-Dual Truth? The Controversy Between The Talking School and The Practicing School of Advaitism".
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slideshow  
comments: 1

Garbage and the Goddessvideo
poster: Max Rykov
length: 09:13
date added: September 16, 2017 New
event date: April 15, 1974
language: English
views: 437; views this month: 151; views this week: 33
Adi Da Samraj speaks about the true nature of the ego in this excerpt from His seminal Discourse, "Garbage and the Goddess", given on April 15, 1974.

Accompanied by a slideshow of photos of Adi Da.

This talk was originally published in the book, Garbage and the Goddess. The complete talk is available as a CD.
tags:
slideshow   CD  
comments: 1

Sztuka Adi Da Samraj, wspomnienia ucznia Bena Grissovideo
poster: Adi Da Video Polska
length: 08:30
date added: September 20, 2017 New
event date: October 29, 2009
language: Polish
event speaker: Ben Grisso
views: 150; views this month: 150; views this week: 32
[Contains Polish subtitles. If you don't see them, press the Settings icon (the gear), select Subtitles, and then check Polish.]

Ben Grisso, uczeń Adi Da, który bezpośrednio uczestniczył i służył Adi Da Samraj podczas tworzenia Jego Sztuki Transcendentalnego Realizmu wspomina kilka humorystycznych zdarzeń z tego okresu.

Więcej informacji na temat Sztuki Adi Da nzajdziesz na angielskich stronach pod adresem: www.daplastique.com.

Devotee Ben Grisso, who grew up in the Adidam community, and who worked with Adi Da on His Divine Image-Art, offers this testimonial to Adi Da's life and work.

Excerpt from Second Evening: Track 11 on the DVD, A Tribute to the Life and Work of His Divine Presence, Adi Da Samraj. More than 7 hours long, this Tribute DVD was filmed on the occasion of the first Anniversary of Adi Da's Divine Mahasamadhi, when devotees, family, and friends of Adi Da Samraj gathered at Adi Da Samrajashram, Fiji (Adi Da's principal Hermitage), to acknowledge Adi Da as the Divine in human form, to praise His Greatness, and to express their heart-felt gratitude for the Blessings they have received from Him.

A list of all the tracks on this DVD can be found here.
tags:
tribute   Ben Grisso   DVD   Image-Art  

The Work of Adi Da Samraj: A One Minute Summaryvideo
poster: Adi Da Videa cestina
length: 01:22
date added: October 8, 2017 New
language: Czech
event speaker: Anthony Costabile
views: 146; views this month: 146; views this week: 57
[Contains Czech subtitles. If you don't see them, press the Settings icon (the gear), select Subtitles, and then check Czech.]

Longtime devotee and Adidam educator, Anthony Costabile, summarizes the purpose of Adi Da's lifetime succinctly, and describes how the practice given by Adi Da authenticates itself.

For more about Adi Da's Teaching, click here.

For more about Adi Da's Spiritual Transmission of Divine Enlightenment, click here.

For more about Adi Da's Work with human beings after His lifetime, click here.

For more about how Adi Da made the Offering of Adidam available for all beings for all time, click here.
tags:
Czech  

In The Time Of Light (Naamleela Free Jones, 2012)audio
part 7 of Music from the Ballet, Not-Two Is Peace

poster: DawnHorsePress
length: 01:29
date added: December 7, 2012
language: English
listens: 5014; listens this month: 144; listens this week: 53
Excerpts from Naamleela Free Jones's CD, In The Time Of Light. A musical celebration of light and peace, just in time for the Season of Light-In-Everybody!

On July 22 and 23, 2012, the Florence Dance Company presented a multimedia spectacle entitled Not-Two Is Peace. The performance at the Bargello Museum in Florence, Italy brought together image-art by Adi Da Samraj, original ballet by the Florence Dance Company, and live music — a dynamic exploration of the principles of world peace and prior unity as described in Adi Da's book, Not-Two Is Peace.

Part Two of the performance featured music for solo piano, composed and performed by Naamleela Free Jones, and presented here in this commemorative recording. The CD also features photographs from the performance as well as the city of Florence.
tags:
Naamleela   music   CD   peace   image-art   Florence Dance Company  
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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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