Audios/Videos of Adi Da and Adidam:
Multi-Part Series


Adi Da


Our Audio/Video Library currently contains 35 multi-part series (3 or more parts), listed below (in decreasing order of number of parts). When no description for the entire series was available, we used the description for part 1 of the series.


series name # parts total time
audioThe Radical Truth Audio Series 22 parts 06:42:08
Radical Wisdom and Living Truth for a new global culture: An introduction to Avatar Adi Da Samraj and the Way of Adidam. For more audio clips in the series, or to subscribe to the podcast feed, visit the Adidam Podcast website.
 
videoThe Sanctuary Kitchen 11 parts 59:10
In keeping with Adi Da's recommendation that devotees eat a maximally raw diet [see Adi Da's Green Gorilla], Douglas Short — the head chef at First People (The Mountain Of Attention Sanctuary kitchen) when this video series was made — instructs us on how to make a series of raw dishes (from beet salad to vegetable sushi to raw chocolate orange truffles), and an occasional cooked vegetarian dish (like red lentil dal soup).
 
  1. The Sanctuary Kitchen: Beet Salad
  2. The Sanctuary Kitchen: Vegetable Sushi 1
  3. The Sanctuary Kitchen: Vegetable Sushi 2
  4. The Sanctuary Kitchen: How To Peel a Kiwi
  5. The Sanctuary Kitchen: Raw Truffles
  6. The Sanctuary Kitchen: Jicama and Fresh Mint Salad
  7. The Sanctuary Kitchen: Red Lentil Dal Soup
  8. The Sanctuary Kitchen: Salad Dressing
  9. The Sanctuary Kitchen: Joke of the Week
  10. The Sanctuary Kitchen: Joke of the Week
  11. The Sanctuary Kitchen: Quinoa Tabouli
videoA Tribute to the Life and Work of Adi Da Samraj 10 parts 02:00:36
This series contains excerpts from 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.
 
  1. Adi Da's Divine Life and Work: Ruchiradama Nadikanta
  2. Slideshow: 2000-2008
  3. Testimonial from a Longtime Devotee: James Steinberg
  4. Testimonial from a Longtime Devotee: Gerald Sheinfeld
  5. Testimonial from a Longtime Devotee: Crane Kirkbride
  6. Slideshow: Remember The Mystery
  7. Growing Up as a Devotee of Adi Da: Rachel Kuhn
  8. Image-Art Testimonial: Ben Grisso
  9. Image-Art Testimonial: Stanley Hastings
  10. Slideshow: 2008
audioThe Liberating Word of Avatar Adi Da Samraj, Volume 1 9 parts 01:08:53
Tracks from the free, downloadable CD, The Liberating Word of Avatar Adi Da Samraj, Volume 1.
 
videoMusic from the Ballet, Not-Two Is Peace 9 parts 34:31
Music by premier Florentine composer Andrea Portera, and by Naamleela Free Jones, from the ballet, Not-Two Is Peace, performed on July 22 and 23, 2012 and March 15 and March 17, 2013.
 
  1. In the Beginning (Andrea Portera, 2012)
  2. Still Life (Andrea Portera, 2012)
  3. Ego I: self-ish-ness (Andrea Portera, 2012)
  4. Orange Light (Andrea Portera, 2012)
  5. Ego Not Eco (Andrea Portera, 2012)
  6. War: Private, Neighborhood and Global Destruction (Andrea Portera, 2012)
  7. In The Time Of Light (Naamleela Free Jones, 2012)
  8. C+T
  9. Finale (Andrea Portera, 2013)
videoDeath and the Purpose of Existence 7 parts 01:00:10
Adi Da recites "The Heart Of Understanding", the prologue to His autobiography, The Knee Of Listening.

This excerpt is track 1 of the CD, Death and the Purpose of Existence, a collection of talks and recitations that exemplify Avatar Adi Da’s essential Wisdom-Teaching on death and dying.

The album is available through iTunes, Microsoft, and The Dawn Horse Press.

Note: This video may not be playable in every country.
 
audioThe Divine Siddha-Method Audio Series 7 parts 32:40
Excerpts from talks by Adi Da on the 2-CD set, The Divine Siddha-Method Audio Series. Includes excerpts from "The Avon Lady", "Walking the Dog", "Money, Food, and Sex", and "Guru as Prophet". The talks on these CDs are also published in the book, My "Bright" Word.
 
  1. The Avon Lady, excerpt 1
  2. The Avon Lady, excerpt 2
  3. Walking The Dog
  4. Guru As Prophet
  5. Money, Food, and Sex
  6. I Will Do Everything
  7. Identification of the Beloved
videoThe Five Declarations of Ultimate Knowledge 7 parts 27:16
Excerpts from an Avataric Revelation Discourse given at The Mountain Of Attention Sanctuary, later published in Reality Is All The God There Is. Adi Da offers his unique renderings of the Dharma of the great sages of Advaita Vedanta and Buddhism, including Gotama Sakyamuni, Nagarjuna, Shankara, and Ribhu. Rather than simply translate their teachings from available source texts, Avatar Adi Da respeaks them as one who has personally realized their truth. He reveals that the Buddhist "Nirvana" and the Advaitic "Brahman" point to the same Transcendental Condition. Avatar Adi Da’s rendering restores to these texts the profundity intended by the Spiritual Masters who created them.
 
  1. The Five Declarations: Introduction
  2. The First Declaration
  3. The Second Declaration
  4. The Third Declaration
  5. The Fourth Declaration
  6. The Fifth Declaration
  7. The Five Declarations: Epilogue
videoNaitauba Farm Crew 7 parts 48:42
During the course of His lifetime, Adi Da established Naitauba as a sacred place of pilgrimage retreat for members of Adidam from all over the world. The farm on Naitauba, which grows food for those who reside and make pilgrimage to Naitauba, is based on principles outlined in Adi Da's book, Not Two Is Peace. Through cooperative management, we aim for self-sufficiency at the local level, and through sustainable farming methods, to grow healthy food free of toxicity. This video series brings what is involved to life, by documenting the ongoing efforts and insights of the Naitauba Farm Crew. For much more, visit the Naitauba Organic Farm website.
 
  1. The Naitauba Organic Farm Crew
  2. 2011 Happenings of the Naitauba Farm Crew
  3. How We Make Compost on Naitauba
  4. How We Trim Trees on Naitauba
  5. How We Make Boards with a Chain Saw on Naitauba
  6. How We Make Honey on Naitauba
  7. 2012 Happenings of the Naitauba Farm Crew
audioNot-Two Is Peace: Recitations 7 parts 01:28:52
Renowned actor Kenneth Welsh recites selected chapters from Adi Da's book, Not-Two Is Peace, which He wrote out of concern for humanity's plight. It contains Adi Da's essential wisdom on the root of human conflict: the limits and errors of conventional religion and politics. He points 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.
 
videoReadings from Tasting The Moon 7 parts 01:06:32
Devotee Meg Fortune McDonnell reads excerpts from her book, Tasting the Moon: Adventures in the Meaning of Life. Her book is the story of a "no holds barred” pathway through life — from the author’s eccentric childhood, through the tumult of the 1960's, to the ashram of Adi Da Samraj, the spiritual teacher she encountered in the 70's. With disarming and raw candor, Meg recounts the ego-deaths and transformations she went through as she followed her unorthodox teacher around the globe — and to uncharted spiritual dimensions not located on the map.
 
  1. Catholic Guilt
  2. Love and Sex in the 1960s
  3. Sitting with the Guru
  4. Opera as Blessing
  5. Frustrated Fashionista
  6. Tantric Yogini Wanna Be
  7. Spiritual Satisfaction
audioRecitations from Not-Two Is Peace 7 parts 50:42
Ruchiradama Nadikanta has created a series of seven recitations from Adi Da's book, Not-Two Is Peace, accompanied by the bansuri flute music of John Wubbenhorst. These recordings were made in Ordeal Bath Lodge at The Mountain Of Attention Sanctuary. Ruchiradama Nadikanta offered these recitations as a 2013 New Year's gift to everyone. Feel free to share these recitations. Adi Da wrote Not-Two Is Peace out of concern for humanity's plight. It contains Adi Da's essential wisdom on the root of human conflict: the limits and errors of conventional religion and politics. He points 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.
 
videoScience and the Myth of Materialism 7 parts 01:10:22
Adi Da: "The world is not physical in nature; the world is psycho-physical."

This talk excerpt is track 1 of the CD, Science and the Myth of Materialism, a collection of talks from throughout the 30 years of Avatar Adi Da’s formal Teaching-Work that brings together samples from His vast Divine Instruction relative to the psycho-physical nature of the world, the limits of scientific materialism, and the Inherent Unity of Existence.

The album is available through iTunes, Microsoft, and The Dawn Horse Press.

Note: This video may not be available or viewable in every country.
 
videoJames Steinberg Interview 6 parts 01:07:35
Ed Reither of The Beezone interviews longtime devotee James Steinberg about his early life up to and including becoming a devotee of Adi Da Samraj.



 
  1. The Seeker, Meeting the Guru and the Big Gulp
  2. The Guru, The Teaching and The Lessons
  3. Experiences Are Not It
  4. The Time of Adi Da's Incarnation
  5. The Seven Schools of God Talk
  6. The Presence of the Guru
videoThe Radical Truth Video Series 6 parts 47:02
Radical Wisdom and Living Truth for a new global culture: An introduction to Avatar Adi Da Samraj and the Way of Adidam. For more video clips in the series, or to subscribe to the podcast feed, visit the Adidam Podcast website.
 
videoAttention, Mind and Ego 5 parts 01:15:47
In this video series, Beezone editor Ed Reither talks with teacher Frank Marrero about the concept of "attention" in the teachings of Adi Da Samraj.
 
  1. Attention, Mind and Ego: Introduction
  2. Attention, Mind and Ego: Free Attention
  3. Attention, Mind and Ego: Feeling-Attention
  4. Attention, Mind and Ego: the Seven Stages of Life
  5. Attention, Mind and Ego: Common Understanding
videoTasting The Moon 5 parts 26:03
Tasting the Moon: Adventures in the Meaning of Life, by Meg Fortune McDonnell, is the story of a "no holds barred" pathway through life — from the author’s eccentric childhood, through the tumult of the 1960's, to the ashram of Adi Da Samraj, the spiritual teacher she encountered in the 70's. In this video series, Meg talks with her father, Robert McDonnell, about working together on the book. Dr. Robert McDonnell (aka "Bob" or "Dad") is a Shakespeare scholar and former professor of English Literature, as well as a family therapist. He has compiled and edited five books of literary criticism (including King Lear: Text, Sources, Criticism), prior to his work on Tasting the Moon: Adventures in the Meaning of Life.
 
videoBeyond The Illusion 4 parts 22:59
In this video series, Toni Vidor tells stories from her long and unusual life. As the eldest child of film director King Vidor and actress Eleanor Boardman, Toni grew up amidst the glamour of Hollywood’s Golden Era. After college, she rejected the life offered by her parents’ wealth and fame. From the late 1940's to the early seventies, she was an equestrian, healer, as well as a pioneer of alternative living. During this time, a process awakened in her that triggered a steady stream of psychic phenomena, some ecstatic, others terrifying. She became a spiritual seeker and met a dazzling array of teachers, none of whom satisfied her thirst for spiritual truth, until she found her Spiritual Master, Adi Da Samraj. For much more aboout Toni's life and her relationship with her Spiritual Master, Adi Da, read her book, Beyond The Illusion.
 
  1. First Meeting with Adi Da
  2. The Search for the Elusive Mercury Bead
  3. Adi Da's Love for Non-Humans
  4. A Lesson about Healing
videoCyclone Tomas Relief Fund for Naitauba Island, Fiji 4 parts 08:36
Clips of Cyclone Tomas in action on Naitauba, in mid-March, 2010, wreaking unprecedented destruction to this sacred island. Stories by residents. To learn more, and to help, visit the Cyclone Tomas Relief Fund site.
 
videoDeath Is a Living Process 4 parts 45:36
Adi Da recites "The Heart of Understanding", the Prologue to His autobiography, The Knee Of Listening. "The Heart of Understanding" also is the Prologue to His book, Easy Death.

The recitation is accompanied by photos of Adi Da.

"The Heart of Understanding" is extraordinarily good news: death itself can be transcended! The death of the body-mind is not a problem, and is utterly acceptable, if one realizes and stands as Consciousness Itself, in which all mortal forms and limited worlds are arising.

In the final words of "The Heart of Understanding", Adi Da reveals that He is That: Consciousness Itself. Because this is so, He transmits that Revelation to all beings, and provides (and is) the means whereby all of us finally can be free of mortality and the mortal vision.

This excerpt is track 1 of the CD, Death and the Purpose of Existence, a collection of talks and recitations that exemplify Avatar Adi Da’s essential Wisdom-Teaching on death and dying.

The album is available through iTunes, Microsoft, and The Dawn Horse Press.
 
  1. The Heart of Understanding
  2. How To Serve A Dying Person
  3. Death Is A Living Process
  4. Serving My Mother's Death
videoEuropean Danda Retreat March 2012 4 parts 18:22
Videos of the March, 2012 Retreat at The European Danda. Includes James Steinberg (the retreat host) telling a couple of incredible (and humorous) stories about Adi Da's extraordinary Spiritual Power; and Tilly, talking about the virtues of growing up in the Adidam culture. For future retreats, visit our Special Events section.
 
  1. I Must Be Psychic!
  2. Growing Up as a Devotee of Adi Da
  3. The Secret of Practice
  4. Staying In Relationship to Bhagavan
videoJames Steinberg on the Guru-Devotee Relationship 4 parts 03:20
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.
 
  1. Adi Da Is My Guru
  2. Recognition of the Guru
  3. Surrender to the Guru
  4. The Bright and the self-contraction
videoMummery Documentary 4 parts 50:23
The First Room Theater Guild presents a one hour documentary on the making of the first full theater production of Adi Da's epic work, The Mummery, in January, 2000, at The Mountain Of Attention.
 
videoReality, Truth and Conscious Light 4 parts 26:55
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."
 
  1. An Introduction to Avatar Adi Da Samraj
  2. Why One Needs A Teacher
  3. The True Nature of Reality
  4. Sacred Sighting
videoThe Third Stage of Life 4 parts 01:27:17
Beezone editor and teacher Ed Reither interviews devotee and teacher Frank Marrero about the third stage of life, developing during the ages of 14 and 21, as taught by Adi Da Samraj.

The third stage is life is the ongoing maturity from adolescence to adulthood or full maturity with the development of conceptual abstract mind and the psychic dimension of existence. There is also discussion of the frontal personality of the psycho physical being.

See also the book, The First Three Stages Of Life.

This video is part of a more comprehensive video webinar on the seven stages of life. An introduction and index to all the videos in the webinar can be found here.

An overall description of the seven stages of life as presented in this webinar can be found here.
 
videoThe Yoga of Human Emotional-Sexual Life 4 parts 36:14
An audio excerpt from Adi Da Samraj's early talk, "Renouncing the Search for the Edible Deity", accompanied by more recent photos of Adi Da.

Adi Da: "When we look out into the universe we feel insulted, rejected, unloved. And so we make philosophy out of our apparent independence. Fundamentally, it is not our experiences in particular relationships that tell us we are not loved. Some people do not love us, surely, but nevertheless we are simply, always, and already philosophically disposed to believe that we are not loved. It is our interpretation of existence, not on the basis of any relational experience we have had with other human beings, but on the basis of our apparent independence itself. Our sense of independent bodily existence means separation to us, whereas, you see, it is really only the sense of independent bodily existence. When you become strong — if you ever can become truly strong — autonomous, able to take a deep breath, then you stop interpreting the universe as a form of rejection, as a great parent from whose company you have been expelled, under whose domination you live, who has rejected you and does not love you. Everyone is simply born into the conventional condition of independence and everyone interprets that condition as rejection, as 'you don't love me.' "

"Renouncing the Search for the Edible Deity" is available as a CD here. A transcript is also available online and as a chapter in the book, The Yoga Of Right Diet.
 
  1. You Don't Love Me
  2. Adi Da Speaks to a Young Devotee about How to Love
  3. Sex Is Fundamental ego-Identity
  4. What Is Doubt?
videoDivine Love 3 parts 24:44
In part one of this three-part series, 20 year-old Max Rykov describes first hearing about Avatar Adi Da Samraj and how Beloved Adi Da began to manifest in his life.

More from Max here.
 
videoThe First Stage of Life 3 parts 33:19
Beezone editor and teacher Ed Reither interviews devotee and teacher Frank Marrero about the first stage of life (conception to 7 years of age), as taught by Adi Da Samraj.

They discuss the first stage of life misadaptation to constantly be seeking pleasure and the admonition of Adi Da Samraj to discipline the body, transcending patterns and thus allowing the body to live in the pleasure dome of natural life force energy without abberation.

More information on the disciplines as recommended by Adi Da Samraj can be found here.

See also the book, The First Three Stages Of Life.

This video is part of a more comprehensive video webinar on the seven stages of life. An introduction and index to all the videos in the webinar can be found here.
 
audioThe Gnosticon Discourse Series 3 parts 25:31
This is a track from the CD, The Ribhu Gita, the first volume in The Gnosticon Discourse Series from the Dawn Horse Press.

In a historic occasion at Walk About Joy (near Tat Sundaram Hermitage) on December 11, 2005, Avatar Adi Da Samraj reads His own renderings of portions of the epitome Non-dualist text, The Ribhu Gita. He then offers illuminating Instruction on the specific distinctions between the revelation communicated in this great text and the “Perfect Practice” of Adidam.

The collection of Avatar Adi Da’s renderings and related discourses became the seed of His book, The Gnosticon, in which He thoroughly examines the Transcendental Teachings of the ancient Sages in relation to His Transcendental Spiritual Way of Adidam.
 
videoThe Second Stage of Life 3 parts 40:12
Beezone editor and teacher Ed Reither interviews devotee and teacher Frank Marrero about the second stage of life (age 7 to 14), as taught by Adi Da Samraj.

The second stage is life is an expansion from the more physical aspects of development to the feeling/emotional/socialization aspects of life and the discussion moves around teaching children and adults to understand their development through this stage of life and how to mature with it.

More information on children and use of the teachings of Adi Da Samraj in childrearing can be found here.

See also the book, The First Three Stages Of Life.

This video is part of a more comprehensive video webinar on the seven stages of life. An introduction and index to all the videos in the webinar can be found here.
 
videoThe Seventh Stage of Life 3 parts 33:39
Beezone editor and teacher Ed Reither interviews devotee and teacher Frank Marrero about the seventh stage of life, as taught by Adi Da Samraj.

This video is part of a more comprehensive video webinar on the seven stages of life. An introduction and index to all the videos in the webinar can be found here.

An overall description of the seven stages of life as presented in this webinar can be found here.
 
videoThe Sixth Stage of Life 3 parts 44:09
Beezone editor and teacher Ed Reither interviews devotee and teacher Frank Marrero about the fifth stage of life, as taught by Adi Da Samraj.

This video is part of a more comprehensive video webinar on the seven stages of life. An introduction and index to all the videos in the webinar can be found here.

An overall description of the seven stages of life as presented in this webinar can be found here.
 
videoTransmitting Truth through Dance 3 parts 28:38
"Ego Act" is a dance based on Adi Da's wisdom about the nature of egoity, or, Adi Da describes it, "the fundamental activity of self-contraction, or the presumption of separate and separative existence".

Choreographer/Dancer: Tom Evert
Music: George Crumb (as interpreted by The Kronos Quartet)
Costume Design: Raymond Zander III
Props: Tom Evert
"Midnight Sun" Set Design: Molly Watson

© 2012 Dancevert
 
  1. Ego Act
  2. Satsang
  3. True Water
videoThe Truth of Our Existence Is Love 3 parts 31:02
Adi Da's talk, "The Truth of Our Existence Is Love", was published in Compulsory Dancing.

Adi Da: "There's something you must understand about the circumstances of existence: that they are part of your discipline. They don't arise arbitrarily, even though they may seem to be accidental and unfortunate. The entire universe of experience is contrived. Everything that occurs in your life is a form of test, and is completely appropriate for the stage of your evolution and self-transcendence."
 
  1. The Truth of Our Existence Is Love
  2. The Truth of Our Existence Is Love
  3. The Truth of Our Existence Is Love
videoThe Truth of Our Existence Is Love (Portuguese Subtitles) 3 parts 31:01
Adi Da's talk, "The Truth of Our Existence Is Love", was published in Compulsory Dancing.

Adi Da: "There's something you must understand about the circumstances of existence: that they are part of your discipline. They don't arise arbitrarily, even though they may seem to be accidental and unfortunate. The entire universe of experience is contrived. Everything that occurs in your life is a form of test, and is completely appropriate for the stage of your evolution and self-transcendence."
 
  1. The Truth of Our Existence Is Love (Portuguese Subtitles)
  2. The Truth of Our Existence Is Love (Portuguese Subtitles)
  3. The Truth of Our Existence Is Love (Portuguese Subtitles)

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