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    December 12, 2017: We added a new page to our Special events section for "Where Is Happiness?", a two-day, FREE retreat in Vienna, Austria, the weekend of February 3-4, 2018. Everybody wants to be happy, but how do you actually "do" happiness? Please join us to find out more about true happiness. This retreat includes meditations, yoga lessons, video presentations, group considerations, personal stories, and delicious vegetarian meals.    
         
    December 9, 2017: We added a new page to our Special events section for "Where Is Happiness?", a FREE two-day retreat at the European Danda, in Maria Hoop, the Netherlands, Februay 17-18, 2018. Everybody wants to be happy, but how do you actually "do" happiness? Please join us to find out more about true happiness in this free, three-day retreat at The European Danda, a former monastery in the South of Holland close to the German border. This retreat includes meditations, yoga lessons, video presentations, group considerations, personal stories, contemplative walks, and delicious vegetarian meals. The retreat will also include a visit to the Adi Da Museum of Art. The language for this retreat is English.    
         
    December 9, 2017: We added a new page to our Special events section for "Where Is Happiness?", a two-day, FREE retreat at the Mandala Retreat Center, in Cobb, California, the weekend of January 21-22, 2017. Everybody wants to be happy, but how do you actually "do" happiness? Please join us to find out more about true happiness. This retreat includes meditations, yoga lessons, video presentations, group considerations, personal stories, contemplative walks, and delicious vegetarian meals.    
         
    December 8, 2017: We added a new page to our Special events section for a special retreat at the Mountain Of Attention. You are invited to come to the Mountain Of Attention Sanctuary for a special retreat celebrating the Love-Ananda Leela, December 15-17, 2017. (This event is for 1C and 2C devotees only.)    
         
    Open Eyes NewsletterDecember 8, 2017: We have added a new quarterly newsletter to our Open Eyes Newsletter Archive.    
         
    December 6, 2017: We added a new page to our Special events section for "Where Is Happiness?", a two-day, FREE retreat at the Au Tournant du Coeur retreat center, in Sutton, Quebec, Canada, February 3-4, 2018. Everybody wants to be happy, but how do you actually "do" happiness? Please join us to find out more about true happiness in this free, two-day retreat at the beautiful Au Tournant du Coeur retreat center in the Sutton Mountains. This retreat includes meditations, yoga lessons, video presentations, group considerations, personal stories, contemplative walks, and delicious vegetarian meals.    
         
   

December 4, 2017: We have added 5 new clips (below) to our Audio/Video Library.

La Nécessité d'Avoir Un Gourou  

La Nécessité d'Avoir Un Gourouvideo— [Contains French subtitles. If you don't see them, press the Settings icon (the gear), select Subtitles, and then check French.] Adi Da Samraj parle de l'approche "ŕ-faire-soi-męme" ŕ la spiritualité qui est populaire dans le monde aujourd'hui, et de la nécessité d'avoir un maître/gourou. In this video clip from the 1988 talk, "What Is Your Intention?", Adi Da criticizes the "do-it-yourself" approach to spirituality that is popular in the world today, and speaks about why a teacher is necessary.

     
Une Introduction à Avatar Adi Da Samraj  

Une Introduction ŕ Avatar Adi Da Samrajvideo— [Contains French subtitles. If you don't see them, press the Settings icon (the gear), select Subtitles, and then check French.] "Une Introduction ŕ Avatar Adi Da Samraj" ("An introduction to Avatar Adi Da Samraj"). ADI DA: “Je Transcends tous — et J’Inclue tous… Mon Enseignement-Révélation est Offert ŕ chacun — comme Sagesse Universelle et Unique Qui Dépasse les limitations en chacun, sans sélectivité. Je Suis L’Avatar Divin — Transcendant l’Orient et l’Occident”.

     
La Condición Perfecta Esvideo  

La Condición Perfecta Esvideovideo— [Contains Spanish subtitles. If you don't see them, press the Settings icon (the gear), select Subtitles, and then check Spanish.] Discurso por el Maestro de todo el mundo, Adi Da Samraj. "La Condición Perfecta Es" ("The Perfect Condition Is") is a video excerpt from an Avataric Discourse given by Adi Da Samraj on July 7, 2005, in Land Bridge Pavilion at The Mountain Of Attention. Adi Da talks about the presumption of the egoic "separate self" sense that is the root of human suffering. He contrasts this with our actual Position in Truth: the Position of Conscious Light.

     
Ponad seksem, nauka i wlasnym ja  

Ponad seksem, nauka i wlasnym javideo— [Contains Polish subtitles. If you don't see them, press the Settings icon (the gear), select Subtitles, and then check Polish.] W tym fragmencie rozmowy ze swoimi uczniami Adi Da Samraj mówi o Urzeczywistnieniu i koniecznosci praktyki duchowej dzieki której mechanizmy emocjonalno-seksualne wzorców, demonstrowane w ludzkim zyciu sie w formie egotycznego "wlasnego ja" i spolecznego modelu "ja i inni" moga byc poznane, a w Praktyce Doskonalej ulegaja transcendencji. In this Adidam Revelation Discourse from January 21, 2005, Adi Da reveals that Liberation cannot ever be achieved through sex, science, or religion! And He makes the astounding assertion, “Realization has nothing to do with the body-mind.”

     
Nauczanie Adi Da Samraj 
jako Jego duchowy przekaz  

Nauczanie Adi Da Samraj jako Jego duchowy przekazvideo— [Contains Polish subtitles. If you don't see them, press the Settings icon (the gear), select Subtitles, and then check Polish.] Jonathan Condit byl starszym asystentem redakcyjnym Adi Da. Mówi o "funkcji literatury duchowej Adi Da Samraj ", a nastepnie Adi Da opisuje proces Jego nauczania jako duchowy przekaz Jego osoby. W kolejnym fragmencie nagrania jeden z uczniów Adi Da wspomina jak sam doswiadczyl duchowego przekazu swojego Mistrza. This video clip, "Nauczanie Adi Da Samraj jako Jego duchowy przekaz" ("Adi Da's Teaching as Transmission") includes: Commentary from Jonathan Condit; xcerpt from an Avataric Discourse by Adi Da; and Commentary from Megan Anderson.

   
         
    November 23, 2017: We have added 5 new clips (below) to our Audio/Video Library.

Invocationvideo— A beautiful slideshow of photos of Adi Da Samraj. Compiled and edited by Max Rykov. Music is "Invocation", from Ishta Da, an album of original devotional chants by Naamleela Free Jones and Tamarind Free Jones.

 

Invocation

     

L'Arte di Adi Da Samrajvideo— [Contains Italian subtitles. If you don't see them, press the Settings icon (the gear), select Subtitles, and then check Italian.] L'Arte di Adi Da Samraj ("The Art of Adi Da Samraj") is a retrospective of Adi Da's monumental size image-art. It includes clips of Him talking about His work. It also includes slides from various exhibitions and some quotes about Adi Da's art from an art critic, an art historian, and a museum curator.

 

L'Arte di Adi Da Samraj

     

Da Hridayamaudio— This audio excerpt is "Da Om, Om Da" — track 5 on the new CD, Da Hridayam. Da Hridayam is a collection of devotional chants from longtime devotee, JoAnne Sunshine. These new chants invoke the Divine via the Names and Declarations of Divine Realizer Avatar Adi Da Samraj. The CD beautifully explores a vast array of cultural styles and instruments. It is uplifting, absorbing, and inventive — a sublime celebration.

 

Da Hridayam

     

The Dreaded Gom-Boovideo— "The Dreaded Gom-Boo, or the Imaginary Disease That Religion Seeks to Cure" was the primary talk given by Adi Da at Da Love-Ananda Mahal (in Kauai, Hawaii) during a period of His Work with devotees (September 9, 1982 - February 4, 1983) that focused on renunciation. Many of the talks and essays from this period were included in a book by the same name, The Dreaded Gom-Boo. This audio begins with a testimonial from one of the devotees who participated in the "Dreaded Gom-Boo" gatherings with Adi Da. The actual talk begins at 1:25.

 

The Dreaded Gom-Boo

     

The Ego's Logic of Cause-and-Effectvideo— This is a video excerpt from Adi Da's Avataric Discourse of October 20, 2004, at Adi Da Samrajashram. In this excerpt, Adi Da speaks about the Big Bang theory in the context of the ego’s logic of cause-and-effect, and how egos tend to mistakenly confuse "first cause" with God or Reality.

 

The Ego's Logic of Cause-and-Effect

   
         
    2018 Divine Image-Art CalendarNovember 18, 2017: We added a page for the 2018 Divine Image-Art Calendar, which is now available for purchase, and which features stunning images selected from Adi Da's Transcendental Drawings from 1967 to 1982.    
         
    November 11, 2017: We added a new page to our Special events section for a special retreat at the Mountain Of Attention. You are invited to come to the Mountain Of Attention Sanctuary for a powerful, drop-out retreat during Bhagavan Adi Da's Divine Mahasamadhi Vigil, from November 24 through December 2, 2017. (This event is for 1C and 2C devotees only.)    
         
    Featured Introductory EventsNovember 1, 2017: We added to our Special Events section a page for Featured Introductory Events — November (and later). Introductory presentations on the Life, Teaching, and Living Spiritual Presence of Avatar Adi Da Samraj (1939-2008). Learn about His core teaching on the nature of reality, the illusion of the separate self, and the nature of human suffering. Experience Adi Da's transformative Spiritual Presence through His Teaching and Sacred Sightings. Hear stories and testimonials from His longtime devotees, and see never-published video discourses of Him speaking.    
         
    November 1, 2017: We added a new page to our Special events section for Retreat Among Camels, a full-day retreat (on November 18, 2017) offered by Sacred Camel Gardens, in Lake County, California. Retreat, refresh, let go and reconnect with life's simplicity. To the degree that can be achieved in a full day of guided retreat, you will find yourself integrating with the camels to a point where you will feel "herd-connected". Retreat Guides: Stuart Camps and Sara Tourtelette.    
         
    November 1, 2017: We added a new page to our Special events section for "Where Is Happiness?", a FREE two-day retreat at the European Danda, in Maria Hoop, the Netherlands, November 18-19, 2017. Everybody wants to be happy, but how do you actually "do" happiness? Please join us to find out more about true happiness in this free, three-day retreat at The European Danda, a former monastery in the South of Holland close to the German border. This retreat includes meditations, yoga lessons, video presentations, group considerations, personal stories, contemplative walks, and delicious vegetarian meals. The retreat will also include a visit to the Adi Da Museum of Art. The language for this retreat is German.    
         
    November 1, 2017: We added a new page to our Special events section for "Where Is Happiness?", a two-day, FREE retreat at the Au Tournant du Coeur retreat center, in Sutton, Quebec, Canada, December 2-3, 2017. Everybody wants to be happy, but how do you actually "do" happiness? Please join us to find out more about true happiness in this free, two-day retreat at the beautiful Au Tournant du Coeur retreat center in the Sutton Mountains. This retreat includes meditations, yoga lessons, video presentations, group considerations, personal stories, contemplative walks, and delicious vegetarian meals.    
         
    November 1, 2017: We added a new page to our Special events section for "Where Is Happiness?", a two-day, FREE retreat at the Mandala Retreat Center, in Cobb, California, the weekend of December 2-3, 2017. Everybody wants to be happy, but how do you actually "do" happiness? Please join us to find out more about true happiness. This retreat includes meditations, yoga lessons, video presentations, group considerations, personal stories, contemplative walks, and delicious vegetarian meals.    
         
    Sadhana HurtsOctober 29, 2017: We added a new reading, Sadhana Hurts, to our Readings section. ADI DA: "Suffer the heat of this sadhana every day. That is it. Not the heat you think you are suffering because you are failing, but the heat of succeeding, the heat of doing it. That is it! God is not a tit or a genital hanging down out of the top of the universe. God is that which is Realized only through transcending your egoic self."    
         
    October 26, 2017: We added a new page to our Special events section for Adi Da Jayanthi at the Mountain Of Attention. Come join devotees for the Celebration of the Supreme Sovereign-Avataric Holy Day of the Human Birth of the Divine Person. November 5, 2017 (Sunday). Place: the Mountain Of Attention, Lake County, California. (This event is for formal devotees only.)    
         
    October 19, 2017: We have added 1 new clip (below) to our Audio/Video Library.

There Is No Separate Selfvideo— In this discourse excerpt, Adi Da addresses the fact that the assumption of a separate self or being, is not really the case. It is, in fact, an illusion — a "lie" that rules our entire life. But based on this assumption, we assume all kinds of limitations, and struggle to get out of our suffering through the very means (our assumption that we are separate) which binds us in the first place. All that does is reinforce the illusion. At 7:07, there is Darshan of Adi Da, continuing to 9:09.

 

There Is No Separate Self

   
         
    October 15, 2017: We have added 3 new clips (below) to our Audio/Video Library.

Samadhi at Banyan Bay  

Samadhi at Banyan Bayvideo— Gerald Sheinfeld, describing an occasion of Darshan of Adi Da at Banyan Bay, on Naitauba, Fiji, in 2008: "Just by Adi Da's Free Presence all sense of separation fell away. The awareness was prior to the act of ego-'I'. The feeling had no separate self-sense to it, it was simply Reality. The Love-Bliss natural state of perfectly free Conscious Being."

     
Preparing to Go to India with Adi Da  

Preparing to Go to India with Adi Davideo— Gerald Sheinfeld tells the story of how Adi Da prepared him to accompany Him on His blessing trip to India in 1973.

     
Organizing a Book of Stories About Adi Da  

Organizing a Book of Stories about Adi Davideo— 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.

   
         
    Related Books by Gerald SheinfeldOctober 15, 2017: We added a new page, Related Books by Gerald Sheinfeld, to our section on Devotee Books. A new book by Gerald is now available: At the Feet of the Spiritual Master, which contains 120 stories from Gerald's 45 years with Adi Da.    
         
    October 8, 2017: We have added 5 new clips (below) to our Audio/Video Library.

You Must Not Believe In Me  

You Must Not Believe In Mevideo— In this talk from December 16, 1978, Adi Da Samraj criticizes cultism and a cultic relationship to Him.

     
After My Lifetime  

After My Lifetimevideo— An excerpt from the two-CD set, After My Lifetime — a collection of Adi Da's talks (1974–2004) in which He considers the passing of His physical body, the significance of this Yogic Event, the ever-present Gift of the direct relationship to Him, and the never-ending Nature of His Work to Bless and Awaken all beings. The audio excerpt is accompanied by photos from the occasion. This turns into a video clip of Adi Da speaking from 21:00 - 25:46, and then returns to photos of Adi Da speaking.

     
Puja at Da Love-Ananda Mahal  

Puja at Da Love-Ananda Mahalvideo— Fire Puja on September 22, 2015 at the Fire Keeper holy site, Da Love-Ananda Mahal.

     
The Work of Adi Da Samraj: A One Minute Summary  

The Work of Adi Da Samraj: A One Minute Summaryvideo— [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.

     
Creciendo con Adi Da: Rachel Kuhn  

Creciendo con Adi Da: Rachel Kuhnvideo— [Contains Spanish subtitles. If you don't see them, press the Settings icon (the gear), select Subtitles, and then check Spanish.] Tributo a Adi Da. Devotee Rachel Kuhn, who grew up in the Company of Adi Da, offers this testimonial to His life and work.

   
         
    October 7, 2017: We added a new page to our Special events section for Retreat Among Camels, a full-day retreat (on October 21, 2017) offered by Sacred Camel Gardens, in Lake County, California. Retreat, refresh, let go and reconnect with life's simplicity. To the degree that can be achieved in a full day of guided retreat, you will find yourself integrating with the camels to a point where you will feel "herd-connected". Retreat Guides: Stuart Camps and Sara Tourtelette.    
         
    October 7, 2017: We added a new page to our Special events section for "Where Is Happiness?", a FREE two-day retreat at the European Danda, in Maria Hoop, the Netherlands, October 21-22, 2017. Everybody wants to be happy, but how do you actually "do" happiness? Please join us to find out more about true happiness in this free, three-day retreat at The European Danda, a former monastery in the South of Holland close to the German border. This retreat includes meditations, yoga lessons, video presentations, group considerations, personal stories, contemplative walks, and delicious vegetarian meals. The retreat will also include a visit to the Adi Da Museum of Art. The language for this retreat is German.    
         
    October 5, 2017: We have added 5 new clips (below) to our Audio/Video Library.

Zwiazek z Adi Da Samraj po Jego smiercivideo— [Contains Polish subtitles. If you don't see them, press the Settings icon (the gear), select Subtitles, and then check Polish.]

1. Wieloletni uczen Adi Da mówi o tym jak obecnosc Mistrza przejawia sie po Jego odejsciu. 2. We fragmencie rozmowy Adi Da zapewnia uczniów o Jego duchowej obecnosci po zakonczeniu Jego fizycznego zycia. 3. Wspomnienia ucznia o doswiadczeniu bezposredniej obecnosci Adi Da po Jego smierci.

This video begins with longtime devotee, Anthony Costabile, describing how the relationship to Adi Da is manifesting after the end of Adi Da's human lifetime. Then at 2:29, Adi Da also speaks on this subject. This is an excerpt from a talk He gave on April 16, 1995, "Love is How I Got To Here". You can read a transcript of much more of this talk here. The talk is also available as a CD here. At 6:43, another longtime devotee, Dennis Coccaro, talks about the direct relationship to Adi Da after His lifetime.

 

Zwiazek z Adi Da Samraj po Jego smierci

     

Laska Cierpieniavideo— [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, ze kiedy czlowiek zrozumiemie, ze zwykle zycie jest niewola i ograniczeniem, wtedy praktyka duchowa staje sie mozliwa.

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.

 

Laska Cierpienia

     

Palvojat Kertovatvideo— [Contains Finnish subtitles. If you don't see them, press the Settings icon (the gear), select Subtitles, and then check Finnish.]

Longtime devotee, James Steinberg, offers a testimonial to the life and work of Adi Da Samraj.

 

Palvojat Kertovat

     

Not-Two Is Peace: Introductionvideo— 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.

 

Not-Two Is Peace: Introduction

     

Perché Occorre un Guruvideo— [Contains Italian subtitles. If you don't see them, press the Settings icon (the gear), select Subtitles, and then check Italian.]

In this video clip from the 1988 talk, "What Is Your Intention?", Adi Da criticizes the "do-it-yourself" approach to spirituality that is popular in the world today, and speaks about why a teacher is necessary.

 

Perché Occorre un Guru

   
         
    Featured Introductory EventsOctober 1, 2017: We added to our Special Events section a page for Featured Introductory Events — October (and later). Introductory presentations on the Life, Teaching, and Living Spiritual Presence of Avatar Adi Da Samraj (1939-2008). Learn about His core teaching on the nature of reality, the illusion of the separate self, and the nature of human suffering. Experience Adi Da's transformative Spiritual Presence through His Teaching and Sacred Sightings. Hear stories and testimonials from His longtime devotees, and see never-published video discourses of Him speaking.    
         
    September 22, 2017: We have added 4 new clips (below) to our Audio/Video Library.

Miksi Ihminen Tarvitsee Guruavideo— [Contains Finnish subtitles. If you don't see them, press the Settings icon (the gear), select Subtitles, and then check Finnish.]

In this video clip from the 1988 talk, "What Is Your Intention?", Adi Da criticizes the "do-it-yourself" approach to spirituality that is popular in the world today, and speaks about why a teacher is necessary.

Adi Da reminds us that, historically, all the world's spiritual traditions have taught that Spiritual Realization requires the help of a Spiritual Realizer. This is actually built into the laws of how Spiritual Realization works, and can't be changed just because times and cultures change, just because we don't happen to like the way the laws work or what they require of us, etc. For this reason, Adi Da makes the point that, nowadays, our resistence to authority, and addiction to "do it yourself" approaches, represent unfortunate hindrances to our own Spiritual growth: if we simply go with the flow and let these culturally instilled programs dominate our life choices, they will keep us from Realizing our greatest destiny.

 

Miksi Ihminen Tarvitsee Gurua

     

Sztuka Adi Da Samraj, Wystawy Sztuki we Wloszechvideo— [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 wazne wystawy sztuki, w których pokazano dziela Adi Da: Biennale Weneckie i Cenacolo Di Ognissanti we Florencji.

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".

 

Sztuka Adi Da Samraj

     

Sztuka Adi Da Samraj, wspomnienia ucznia Bena Grissovideo— [Contains Polish subtitles. If you don't see them, press the Settings icon (the gear), select Subtitles, and then check Polish.]

Ben Grisso, uczen Adi Da, który bezposrednio uczestniczyl i sluzyl Adi Da Samraj podczas tworzenia Jego Sztuki Transcendentalnego Realizmu wspomina kilka humorystycznych zdarzen z tego okresu.

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.

 

Sztuka Adi Da Samraj, wspomnienia ucznia Bena Grisso

     

Sztuka Adi Da Samraj, Retrospekcjavideo— [Contains Polish subtitles. If you don't see them, press the Settings icon (the gear), select Subtitles, and then check Polish.]

Ten film prezentuje retrospektywne spojrzenie na monumentalna sztuke Adi Da Samraj, zawiera nagrania rozmów z Adi Da mówiacego o jego sztuce i procesie twórczym, krótkie migawki z róznych wystaw, oraz komentarze krytyków i historyków sztuki.

A retrospective of Adi Da's monumental size art. Includes clips of Him talking about His work. Also includes slides from various exhibitions and some quotes about Adi Da's art from an art critic, art historian, and museum curator.

 

Sztuka Adi Da Samraj, Retrospekcja

     
   
    September 21, 2017: We passed a major milestone today: Our visitors have shared 25,000 web pages from our site with their Facebook friends! Thanks so much to everyone who has shared these pages. To see our "200 most shared pages" (out of over 1,500 pages on our site), visit this page.    
         
    September 19, 2017: We added a new page to our Special events section for "Where Is Happiness?", a two-day, FREE retreat at the Mandala Retreat Center, in Cobb, California. Everybody wants to be happy, but how do you actually "do" happiness? Please join us to find out more about true happiness. This retreat includes meditations, yoga lessons, video presentations, group considerations, personal stories, contemplative walks, and delicious vegetarian meals.    
         
    September 16, 2017: We have added 2 new clips (below) to our Audio/Video Library.

Garbage and the Goddess  

Garbage and the Goddessvideo— 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.

     
My Work Has Always Been Profoundly Urgent  

My Work Has Always Been Profoundly Urgentvideo— 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. Accompanied by a slideshow of photos of Avatar Adi Da Samraj.

   
         
    Celebrate Da Purnima at The Mountain Of Attention, July 8-9, 2017 September 13, 2017: We added to our Art Events and Exhibitions section a page for the "Way of Participation" Art Retreat. Come join us for an intimate weekend retreat immersed in the Divine Image-Art of Adi Da Samraj. The art retreat will take place at the Mountain Of Attention, September 29 - October 1, 2017. We will be viewing many of Bhagavan's Divine Image-Art suites and fabrications, and considering His Instructions and Leelas about the discipline of right participation in His Images. The retreat will be led by Ruy Carpenter and others, with special contributions from Ruchiradama Nadikanta. Open to all devotees.    
         
    The Sacred History of Adidam: 1969September 8, 2017: We added a new subsection, The Sacred History of Adidam: 1969, to our new Sacred History section.    
         
    The Sacred History of Adidam: 2007September 8, 2017: We added a new subsection, The Sacred History of Adidam: 2007, to our new Sacred History section.    
         
    The Sacred History of Adidam: 1973September 8, 2017: We added a new subsection, The Sacred History of Adidam: 1973, to our new Sacred History section.    
         
    The Sacred History of Adidam: 2010September 8, 2017: We added a new subsection, The Sacred History of Adidam: 2010, to our new Sacred History section.    
         
    Return to the Vedanta TempleSeptember 7, 2017: We added a new story, Return to the Vedanta Temple, to the 1989 subsection of our our new Sacred History section.    
         
    The Sacred History of AdidamSeptember 7, 2017: We launched a major new section of the Adi Da Up Close site: The Sacred History of Adidam, with 16 "year" pages to start (1939, 1970, 1972, etc.). What you see currently is just the tip of the iceberg . . . Over time, we will be adding many more "years" to the section, and many more stories and historical recounts associated with each year.    
         
    Celebrate Da Purnima at The Mountain Of Attention, July 8-9, 2017 September 3, 2017: We added to our Special Events section a page for celebrating Da Re-Awakening at The Mountain Of Attention, Lake County, California, September 10, 2017. Come join devotees in celebrating Adi Da's Divine Re-Awakening on September 10, 1970, in the Vedanta Temple in Hollywood. Devotees only.    
         
    Featured Introductory EventsSeptember 1, 2017: We added to our Special Events section a page for Featured Introductory Events — September (and later). Introductory presentations on the Life, Teaching, and Living Spiritual Presence of Avatar Adi Da Samraj (1939-2008). Learn about His core teaching on the nature of reality, the illusion of the separate self, and the nature of human suffering. Experience Adi Da's transformative Spiritual Presence through His Teaching and Sacred Sightings. Hear stories and testimonials from His longtime devotees, and see never-published video discourses of Him speaking.    
         
    August 30, 2017: We added a new page to our Special events section for Retreat Among Camels, a full-day retreat (on September 16, 2017) offered by Sacred Camel Gardens, in Lake County, California. Retreat, refresh, let go and reconnect with life's simplicity. To the degree that can be achieved in a full day of guided retreat, you will find yourself integrating with the camels to a point where you will feel "herd-connected". Retreat Guides: Stuart Camps and Sara Tourtelette.    
         
    August 28, 2017: We have added 2 new clips (below) to our Audio/Video Library.

True Faith is Trust in Our Real Conditionvideo— Audio excerpt from a Discourse given by Adi Da Samraj at Adi Da Samrajashram, on January 7, 1994, accompanied by a slideshow of more recent photographs of Adi Da. Adi Da leads us to inspect all the unconscious presumptions that determine our sense of what is "real" - including the core presumption of being a separate "self". "Notice the chronic disposition of mistrust and fear that accompanies this core illusion", He says, "and allow your heart to trust What Is Real." The complete Discourse is available on the CD, The Grace of Trust.

 

True Faith is Trust in Our Real Condition

     

The Grace of Trustaudio— Audio excerpt from a Discourse given by Adi Da Samraj at Adi Da Samrajashram, on January 7, 1994. Adi Da leads us to inspect all the unconscious presumptions that determine our sense of what is "real" - including the core presumption of being a separate "self". "Notice the chronic disposition of mistrust and fear that accompanies this core illusion", He says, "and allow your heart to trust What Is Real." The complete Discourse is available on the CD, The Grace of Trust.

 

The Grace of Trust

   
         
    Responses to This SiteAugust 26, 2017: Thanks to all of you, our site has passed a major milestone: we now have more than 800 comments by you all, on our stories, articles, videos, etc. Thank you for contributing in this way! Here are some of your many responses.    
         
    Open Eyes NewsletterAugust 25, 2017: We have added a new quarterly newsletter to our Open Eyes Newsletter Archive.    
         
    Dream Experiences of Adi DaAugust 24, 2017: We added a new subsection, Dream Experiences of Adi Da, to our Blessings, Miracles, and Extraordinary Evidence section. It is not uncommon for people to have experiences of Adi Da in the subtle (non-material) dimensions before (or after) they contact Him in waking life or become His devotee. Some have dreams, others visions, some experience a curious synchronicity of events and circumstances that eventually draw them to their Guru. And, of course, many simply pick up one of Adi Da's books or see His photograph or are taken to a lecture about Adi Da and Adidam by a friend. In reality, all such contacts are equally extraordinary, equally momentous — the meeting of Guru and devotee is always a miracle, a moment that changes one's life — and destiny — forever. Many people who are not (currently) Adi Da's devotees also have subtle experiences of Him; we provide some examples below. In this section, we focus on dreams.    
         
    How Did He Know?August 23, 2017: We added a new story, How Did He Know?, to our section, Finding Adi Da. Max Cottrell recounts the beginning of his life as a devotee of Adi Da, in the community of Adi Da's devotees. He tells how he was initiated into the devotional relationship with Adi Da on his birthday, through an ecstatic dream of union with Adi Da and His Divine State.    
         
    August 6, 2017: We have added 9 new clips (below) to our Audio/Video Library.

Avatár Adi Da Samráj, Kalifornie v roce 2005  

Avatár Adi Da Samráj, Kalifornie v roce 2005video— [Contains Czech subtitles. If you don't see them, press the Settings icon (the gear), select Subtitles, and then check Czech.] Avatár Adi Da Samráj behem své návštšvy svatyne hory pozornosti. Kalifornie v roce 2005. Avatar Adi Da Samraj during His visit to The Mountain Of Attention Sanctuary. California, in the summer of 2005.

     
Prezentace: 1970-1986  

Prezentace: 1970-1986video— [Contains Czech subtitles. If you don't see them, press the Settings icon (the gear), select Subtitles, and then check Czech.] Ukázka fotografií Adi Da Samráje, od prvních sezení se žáky v roce 1970 až do roku 1986.A slideshow with pictures of Adi Da Samraj from the early days of His Formal Teaching Work to the 1980's, historical photos covering a broad period of His Work.

     
Samostatné ‘já’ je pouze naší iluzí  

Samostatné ‘já’ je pouze naší iluzívideo— [Contains Czech subtitles. If you don't see them, press the Settings icon (the gear), select Subtitles, and then check Czech.] Titul hovorí sám o sobe. Ceské titulky. Dotazy nebo prípadné komentáre nám mužete zaslat na adidavidea.cz@gmail.com. "Samostatné ‘já’ je pouze naší iluzí" ("The Separate Self I Is an Illusion") is a video excerpt from an Avataric Discourse given by Adi Da on July 7, 2005 in Land Bridge Pavilion at The Mountain Of Attention.

     
A Grande Confissão  

A Grande Confissăovideo— In this audio clip, Ligia Costa recites "A Grande Confissăo" ("The Great Confession"), which she translated into Portuguese. Avatar Adi Da wrote The Great Confession, and gave it to devotees for their devotional use, on September 27, 1978. It has appeared in such publications as Compulsory Dancing and Forehead, Breath, and Smile, and includes the great, seventh stage Revelation: "There is neither one God, nor many Gods. There is only God."

     
Úvod k Avatáru Adi Da Samráji  

Úvod k Avatáru Adi Da Samrájivideo— [Contains Czech subtitles. If you don't see them, press the Settings icon (the gear), select Subtitles, and then check Czech.] Avatár Adi Da Samráj: „Transcenduji všechno — a nic a nikoho nevynechám.... mé Božské avatárské odhalení-ucení — jako universální a jedinecná moudrost, která proráží skrz všechna omezení, je urcena bez vyjímky všem. Jsem Božský avatár — transcendující jak východ, tak západ“ Život avatára Adi Da byl jedinecnou ukázkou jeho osvíceného Stavu, který on nazývá „Bright“, vedomé svetlo, které je Skutecností samou. Celý svuj život zasvetil intervenování „Bright“ do prítomnosti — od narození 3. listopadu 1939 na Long Islandu v New Yorku, do odchodu dne 27. listopadu 2008. Behem života avatár Adi Da vytvoril novou unikátní možnost transformace všech bytostí i sveta jako takového. Zjevil se z Božské Reality, což je vždy již prítomný stav všeho a všech.

     
Spectra Suite  

Spectra Suitevideo— As part of the 2008 Inverno a Firenze (Winter in Florence), Adi Da's Image-Art was featured in the medieval church, the Cenacolo di Ognissanti, strikingly juxtaposed with Domenico Ghirlandaio's Last Supper (1480). More about this art exhibition here. This video was a part of that exhibition. It is an animated work that combines art drawn from Adi Da's The Spectra Suites with new electronic music by Francesco Rampichini. It was conceived and directed by Valeria Patera, and edited by Valeria Spera.

     
Il lavoro di Adi Da Samraj  

Il lavoro di Adi Da Samrajvideo— [Contains Italian subtitles. If you don't see them, press the Settings icon (the gear), select Subtitles, and then check Italian.] Questo č il canale che celebra Adi Da Samraj – realizzatore spirituale unico, maestro, autore e artista. Adi Da Samraj ha dedicato la sua vita alla creazione di strumenti utili all'umanitŕ per realizzare la Veritŕ ultima – quello che lui ha chiamato il “Luminoso”, ossia la Indivisibile Realtŕ in cui noi tutti appariamo.

     
Adi Da Samraj: Sacred Sighting - California, 2005  

Adi Da Samraj: Sacred Sighting - California, 2005video— Questo č il canale che celebra Adi Da Samraj – realizzatore spirituale unico, maestro, autore e artista. Adi Da Samraj ha dedicato la sua vita alla creazione di strumenti utili all'umanitŕ per realizzare la Veritŕ ultima – quello che lui ha chiamato il “Luminoso”, ossia la Indivisibile Realtŕ in cui noi tutti appariamo.

     
Una Introduzione ad Avatar Adi Da  

Una Introduzione ad Avatar Adi Davideo— [Contains Italian subtitles. If you don't see them, press the Settings icon (the gear), select Subtitles, and then check Italian.] AVATAR ADI DA: "Io Trascendo ogni cosa – e ogni cosa č Inclusa in Me. . . Il Mio Insegnamento, Avatarico e Divino, č Offerto ad ognuno – in quanto Saggezza Universale ed Unica Che Va Oltre ogni possibile limitazione in ognuno, oltre ogni selettivitŕ. Io Sono il Divino Avatar – Che Trascende Occidente e Oriente." La vita umana di Avatar Adi Da č stata una continua dimostrazione del Suo Essere Illuminato, a cui ha dato il nome di "Luminoso", ovvero Luce Cosciente che č Realtŕ Stessa.

   
         
    August 1, 2017: We added a new page to our Special events section for "Where Is Happiness?", a two-day, FREE retreat at the Au Tournant du Coeur retreat center, in Sutton, Quebec, Canada. Everybody wants to be happy, but how do you actually "do" happiness? Please join us to find out more about true happiness in this free, two-day retreat at the beautiful Au Tournant du Coeur retreat center in the Sutton Mountains. This retreat includes meditations, yoga lessons, video presentations, group considerations, personal stories, contemplative walks, and delicious vegetarian meals.    
         
    August 1, 2017: We added a new page to our Special events section for Retreat Among Camels, a full-day retreat (on August 19, 2017) offered by Sacred Camel Gardens, in Lake County, California. Retreat, refresh, let go and reconnect with life's simplicity. To the degree that can be achieved in a full day of guided retreat, you will find yourself integrating with the camels to a point where you will feel "herd-connected". Retreat Guides: Stuart Camps and Sara Tourtelette.    
         
    Featured Introductory EventsAugust 1 , 2017: We added to our Special Events section a page for Featured Introductory Events — August (and later). Introductory presentations on the Life, Teaching, and Living Spiritual Presence of Avatar Adi Da Samraj (1939-2008). Learn about His core teaching on the nature of reality, the illusion of the separate self, and the nature of human suffering. Experience Adi Da's transformative Spiritual Presence through His Teaching and Sacred Sightings. Hear stories and testimonials from His longtime devotees, and see never-published video discourses of Him speaking.    
         
    July 22, 2017: We have added 6 new clips (below) to our Audio/Video Library.

Adidamin Polun Ydin  

Adidamin Polun Ydinvideo— [Contains Finnish subtitles. If you don't see them, press the Settings icon (the gear), select Subtitles, and then check Finnish.] Avatar Adi Da Samrajin Antama Puhe\N12. huhtikuuta 2004.

"Adidamin Polun Ydin" ("The Essence of the Way of Adidam") is an excerpt from an Avataric Discourse given by Adi Da at Adi Da Samrajashram on April 12, 2004.

     
Erillinen Mina on Illuusino  

Erillinen Minä on Illuusiovideo— [Contains Finnish subtitles. If you don't see them, press the Settings icon (the gear), select Subtitles, and then check Finnish.] Avatar Adi Da Samrajin Antama Puhe, "Erillinen 'minä' on illuusio", 7. heinäkuuta 2005.

"Erillinen 'Minä' on Illuusio" ("The Separate Self 'I' Is an Illusion") is a video excerpt from an Avataric Discourse given by Adi Da on July 7, 2005 in Land Bridge Pavilion at The Mountain Of Attention.

     
Avatar Adi Da Samrajin Esittely  

Avatar Adi Da Samrajin Esittelyvideo— [This video, "Avatar Adi Da Samrajin Esittely" (An Introduction to Avatar Adi Da Samraj") contains Finnish subtitles. If you don't see them, press the Settings icon (the gear), select Subtitles, and then check Finnish.] Avatar Adi Da Samraj: ”Ylitän kaiken — ja sisällän kaiken… Tarjoan Jumalaisen Avataarisen Paljastus-Opetukseni kaikille Yleispätevänä ja Ainutlaatuisena Viisautena, joka leikkaa valikoimatta kaikkien rajoitusten läpi. Olen Jumalainen Avatar joka ylittää Lännen ja Idän.”

     
Wspomnienia Ucznia  

Wspomnienia Uczniavideo— [Contains Polish subtitles. If you don't see them, press the Settings icon (the gear), select Subtitles, and then check Polish.] James Steinberg od wielu lat jest studentem Adi Da Samraj, w prezentowanym tutaj video wspomina niezapomniane i wzruszajace chwile spedzone w towarzystwie swojego Mistrza.

In "Wspomnienia Ucznia" ("Student Memories"), longtime devotee, James Steinberg, offers a testimonial to the life and work of Adi Da Samraj.

     
Podsumowanie Pracy Adi Da Samraj  

Podsumowanie Pracy Adi Da Samrajvideo— [Contains Polish subtitles. If you don't see them, press the Settings icon (the gear), select Subtitles, and then check Polish.] Najktótsze z mozliwych streszczenie pracy duchowej Adi Da Samraj.

In "Podsumowanie Pracy Adi Da Samraj" ("Summary of the Work of Adi Da Samraj"), 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.

     
You Cannot Satisfy Everyone's Expectations  

You Cannot Satisfy Everyone's Expectationsvideo— Video excerpt from an Avataric Discourse given by Adi Da Samraj on July 7, 2005, in Land Bridge Pavilion at The Mountain Of Attention. In this excerpt, Adi Da responds to a devotee from India who asks for Adi Da's guidance on how to reconcile his traditional family obligations with his impulse to serve His Spiritual Master. The complete Avataric Discourse is available on the DVD, Relinquish the Mummery of This World.

   
         
    Da Love-Ananda MahalJuly 20, 2017: We added new pictures and stories to our presentation on Da Love-Ananda Mahal, in our section, Empowered Places.    
         
    July 7, 2017: We have added 4 new clips (below) to our Audio/Video Library.

The Ego's Logic of Cause-and-Effect  

The Ego's Logic of Cause-and-Effectvideo— Video excerpt from an Avataric Discourse given by Adi Da Samraj at Adi Da Samrajashram, on October 20, 2004. In this excerpt, Avatar Adi Da speaks about the Big Bang theory in the context of the ego's logic of cause-and-effect. The complete Avataric Discourse (nearly four hours long) is available on the DVD, The Ego's Logic of Cause-and-Effect.

     
Co dzieje sie po smierci  

Co dzieje sie po smiercivideo— [Contains Polish subtitles. If you don't see them, press the Settings icon (the gear), select Subtitles, and then check Polish.] Co dzieje sie po smierci ("What happens after death") is published as "After Death, Mind Makes You", in the book, Easy Death.

     
Jednosc Ludzkosci  

Jednosc Ludzkoscivideo— [Contains Polish subtitles. If you don't see them, press the Settings icon (the gear), select Subtitles, and then check Polish.] Jednosc Ludzkosci (The Unity of Humankind) is an excerpt from the Avataric Discourse of August 22, 2004.

     
Adi Da Creating the Orpheus One and Linead One Suites  

Adi Da Creating the Orpheus One and Linead One Suitesvideo— Adi Da Samraj creating the Orpheus One and Linead One suites. Accompanied by Adi Da talking about His Image-Art. Edited by Carmen Morrow.

   
         
    July 2, 2017: We added a new page to our Special events section for Retreat Among Camels, a full-day retreat (on July 22, 2017) offered by Sacred Camel Gardens, in Lake County, California. Retreat, refresh, let go and reconnect with life's simplicity. To the degree that can be achieved in a full day of guided retreat, you will find yourself integrating with the camels to a point where you will feel "herd-connected". Retreat Guides: Stuart Camps and Sara Tourtelette.    
         
    July 2, 2017: We added a new page to our Special events section for "Where Is Happiness?", a FREE two-day retreat at the European Danda, in Maria Hoop, the Netherlands, September 2-3, 2017. Everybody wants to be happy, but how do you actually "do" happiness? Please join us to find out more about true happiness in this free, three-day retreat at The European Danda, a former monastery in the South of Holland close to the German border. This retreat includes meditations, yoga lessons, video presentations, group considerations, personal stories, contemplative walks, and delicious vegetarian meals. The retreat will also include a visit to the Adi Da Museum of Art. The language for this retreat is German.    
         
    Featured Introductory EventsJuly 1, 2017: We added to our Special Events section a page for Featured Introductory Events — July (and later). Introductory presentations on the Life, Teaching, and Living Spiritual Presence of Avatar Adi Da Samraj (1939-2008). Learn about His core teaching on the nature of reality, the illusion of the separate self, and the nature of human suffering. Experience Adi Da's transformative Spiritual Presence through His Teaching and Sacred Sightings. Hear stories and testimonials from His longtime devotees, and see never-published video discourses of Him speaking.    
         
    The Spiritual Transmission Master: A Functional Explanation for Guru DevotionJuly 1, 2017: We have added a new article, The Spiritual Transmission Master: A Functional Explanation for Guru Devotion, to our section, Spiritual Transmission.    
         
    New Ways of Thinking About FilmJune 15, 2017: We have added a new article, New Ways of Thinking About Film, to our section, What Others Say About Adi Da's Art. This is a proposal by Freddy Paul Grunert and Cristina Fiordimela to regard films as a representation for how apparatus-based imaginings of Reality and Reality Itself correlate. Presented at The International Conference on Philosophy and Film, Karlsruhe, Germany, November, 2016.    
         
    June 14, 2017: We have added 1 new clip (below) to our Audio/Video Library.

The True Food That Sustains Us  

The True Food that Sustains Usvideo— An audio excerpt from Adi Da Samraj's early talk, "Renouncing the Search for the Edible Deity", accompanied by photos of Adi Da from a more recent Avataric Discourse.

   
         
    Transcendental Realism in the Works of Adi Da SamrajJune 12, 2017: We have added a new article, Transcendental Realism in the Works of Adi Da Samraj: A-Perspective, Geome, Linead, to our section, What Others Say About Adi Da's Art. In this article, Cristina Fiordimela, visiting professor of Interior and Exhibition Design at the Architecture University of the Politecnico di Milano, recounts how Adi Da has developed a grammar for re-describing the world as a system of relationships.    
         
    Open Eyes NewsletterJune 6, 2017: We have added a new newsletter to our Open Eyes Newsletter Archive.    
         
    June 3, 2017: We have added 11 new clips (below) to our Audio/Video Library.

Warum man einen Guru brauchtvideo— [Contains German subtitles. If you don't see them, press the Settings icon (the gear), select Subtitles, and then check German.] In this video clip from the 1988 talk, "What Is Your Intention?", Adi Da criticizes the "do-it-yourself" approach to spirituality that is popular in the world today, and speaks about why a teacher is necessary.

 

Warum man einen Guru braucht

     

Der körperliche Sitz des Glücklichseinsvideo— [Contains German subtitles. If you don't see them, press the Settings icon (the gear), select Subtitles, and then check German.] This is a video excerpt from Adi Da's classic talk, "The Bodily Location of Happiness" (German: "Der körperliche Sitz des Glücklichseins"), 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.

 

Der körperliche Sitz des Glücklichseins

     

Czym jest kult?video— [Contains Polish subtitles. If you don't see them, press the Settings icon (the gear), select Subtitles, and then check Polish.] Adi Da krytyka kultu religijnego. Dyskurs ten, wydany w 1978 roku, jest jednym z jego podsumowan na ten temat.

 

Czym jest kult?

     

Adi Da’s Life and Workvideo— [Contains Dutch subtitles. For the version without subtitles, click here.] 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.

 

Adi Da's Life and Work

     

How To Serve A Dying Personvideo— [Contains Dutch subtitles. For the version without subtitles, click here.] Excerpt from a talk given by Adi Da in Land Bridge Pavilion at The Mountain Of Attention Sanctuary, on May 31, 1980. In this discourse, a student of Adi Da asks Him for suggestions to help her dying mother. Adi Da then responds both with compassion and also with very practical advice on how to serve the dying.

 

How To Serve A Dying Person

     

Spotkania z Adi Da Samraj, Kalifornia, 2005 r.video— [Contains Polish subtitles. If you don't see them, press the Settings icon (the gear), select Subtitles, and then check Polish.] Awatara Adi Da Samraj podczas Jego wizyty w Sanktuarium Mountain of Attention (Góra Uwagi). Kalifornia w 2005 r.

 

Spotkania z Adi Da Samraj, Kalifornia, 2005 r.

     

Spotkanie z moim Mistrzemvideo— [Contains Polish subtitles. If you don't see them, press the Settings icon (the gear), select Subtitles, and then check Polish.] Ruchiradama Nadikanta, czlonek Zakonu Ruchra Sannyasin opowiada o tym jak poznala Adi Da Samraj.

 

Spotkanie z moim Mistrzem

     

Istota Adidamuvideo— [Contains Polish subtitles. If you don't see them, press the Settings icon (the gear), select Subtitles, and then check Polish.] Adi Da Samraj wyjasnia dlaczego konwencjonalne religijne i duchowe zycie nie prowadzi do pelni Urzeczywistnienia.

 

Istota Adidamu

     

Dlaczego potrzebujesz Guruvideo— [Contains Polish subtitles. If you don't see them, press the Settings icon (the gear), select Subtitles, and then check Polish.] Adi Da Samraj mówi o popularnym teraz w swiecie "zrób-to-sam" podejscie do duchowosci i tlumaczy dlaczego na duchowej drodze potrzebny jest guru.

 

Dlaczego potrzebujesz Guru

     

Wprowadzenie do Awatara Adi Da Samrajvideo— [Contains Polish subtitles. If you don't see them, press the Settings icon (the gear), select Subtitles, and then check Polish.] ADI DA: "Wszystko Transcenduje i Ogarniam wszystko. . . I wszystkim oferuje Moje Boskie Awataryczne Objawione Nauczanie jako Uniwersalna i Unikalna Madrosc, która pokonuje wszelkie bariery. Jestem Boskim Awatarem - Transcenduje Wschód i Zachód." Zycie Awatara Adi Da bylo niespotykana demonstracja Oswieconego Stanu, nazwanym przez Niego ”Jasnoscia" Swiadomego Swiatla, która jest Sama Rzeczywistoscia.

 

Wprowdadzenie do Awatara Adi Da Samraj

     

Adi Da Samraj: Pokaz zdjec z lat 1970-1986video— [Contains Polish subtitles. If you don't see them, press the Settings icon (the gear), select Subtitles, and then check Polish.] Przeglad zdjec Adi Da Samraj od pierwszych dni nauczania w 1970 r do 1986.

 

Adi Da Samraj: Pokaz zdjec z lat 1970-1986

   
         
    Reality, Truth, and Conscious LightMay 31, 2017: We added to our Special Events section a page for Reality, Truth, and Conscious Light, and Other Featured Introductory Events — June (and later). Introductory presentations on the Life, Teaching, and Living Spiritual Presence of Avatar Adi Da Samraj (1939-2008). Learn about His core teaching on the nature of reality, the illusion of the separate self, and the nature of human suffering. Experience Adi Da's transformative Spiritual Presence through His Teaching and Sacred Sightings. Hear stories and testimonials from His longtime devotees, and see never-published video discourses of Him speaking.    
         
    May 28, 2017: We added a new page to our Special events section for "Where Is Happiness?", a FREE two-day retreat at the European Danda, in Maria Hoop, the Netherlands, June 17-18, 2017. Everybody wants to be happy, but how do you actually "do" happiness? Please join us to find out more about true happiness in this free, three-day retreat at The European Danda, a former monastery in the South of Holland close to the German border. This retreat includes meditations, yoga lessons, video presentations, group considerations, personal stories, contemplative walks, and delicious vegetarian meals. The retreat will also include a visit to the Adi Da Museum of Art. The language for this retreat is German.    
         
    May 28, 2017: We added a new page to our Special events section for The Indivisible Space of Conscious Light, A three-day retreat at the European Danda, in Maria Hoop, the Netherlands, celebrating Da Purnima. Hosts: longtime devotees, Ruchiradama Nadikanta and Steve Brown.    
         
    Celebrate Da Purnima at The Mountain Of Attention, July 8-9, 2017May 27, 2017: We added to our Special Events section a page for celebrating Da Purnima at The Mountain Of Attention, Lake County, California, July 8 - 9, 2017. Come join devotees in celebrating the Extraordinary Gift to all beings forever of the human Guru, Adi Da.    
         
    The Adidam Prosperity PujaMay 27, 2017: We added pictures of the 2017 Adidam Prosperity Puja to our subsection, The Adidam Prosperity Puja, in our section, Money in Adidam.    
         
    Truth Is Always Already the Case, But the Spiritual Master is Still Required for Realizing the TruthMay 26, 2017: We have greatly extended the section, "Truth Is Always Already the Case, But the Spiritual Master is Still Required for Realizing the Truth", in our article, Why Great Spiritual Realization Requires a Spiritual Master.    
         
    May 22, 2017: We made many updates to the European, Asian, and South American listings on our Regional Contact page, and to the Facebook/Twitter listings.    
         
    Reality, Truth, and Conscious LightMay 19, 2017: We added many new introductory events to our introductory event page, Reality, Truth, and Conscious Light, and Other Featured Introductory Events.    
         
    May 15, 2017: We have added 7 new clips (below) to our Audio/Video Library.

Presentación 2008video— Imágenes del último ańo de la vida de Adi Da de 2008. Las fotos están acompańadas por un canto devocional cantado por una de Sus hijas. The soundtrack is "What Will You Do If You Love Me?", sung by Adi Da's daughter, Naamleela, from her album, Eyes In Other Worlds. This video clip is an excerpt from Second Evening: Track 2 on the DVD, A Tribute to the Life and Work of His Divine Presence, Adi Da Samraj.

 

Presentación 2008

     

Una introducción a Avatar Adi Da Samrajvideo— [Contains Spanish subtitles. If you don't see them, press the Settings icon (the gear), select Subtitles, and then check Spanish.] "Una introducción a Avatar Adi Da Samraj" ("An introduction to Avatar Adi Da Samraj"). ADI DA: "Transciendo todo — y lo Incluyo todo. . . Mi Divina Revelación-Enseńanza Avatarica se ofrece a cada uno — como sabiduría universal y única que corta a través de las limitaciones en cada uno, sin selectividad. Yo Soy el Avatar Divino — Transcendiendo Oriente y Occidente." La vida humana de Avatar Adi Da fue una demostración única de Su Estado Iluminado, a quien Él llama el “Brillante”, la Luz Consciente que es la Realidad Misma.

 

Una introducción a Avatar Adi Da Samraj

     

Vista Sagrada: 8 de Agosto de 2008video— Vista Sagrada (Sacred Sighting), 8 de Agosto de 2008. A wonderful Sacred Sighting of Adi Da (at Adi Da Samrajashram) just a few months before His Divine Mahasamadhi.

 

Vista Sagrada: 8 de Agosto de 2008

     

La Esencia Del Camino de Adidamvideo— [Contains Spanish subtitles. If you don't see them, press the Settings icon (the gear), select Subtitles, and then check Spanish.] "La Esencia Del Camino de Adidam" ("The Essence of the Way of Adidam") is an excerpt from an Avataric Discourse given by Adi Da at Adi Da Samrajashram on April 12, 2004. Adi Da describes why conventional religious and spiritual approaches fail to fully realize the Divine. He then summarizes, in a simple way, the practice He offers: the Reality-Way of Adidam.

 

La Esencia Del Camino de Adidam

     

El Ser Separado, El Auto Cuerpo-Mente, El Yo Separado, Es Una Ilusiónvideo— [Contains Spanish subtitles. If you don't see them, press the Settings icon (the gear), select Subtitles, and then check Spanish.] "El Ser Separado, El Auto Cuerpo-Mente, El Yo Separado, Es Una Ilusión" ("The Separate Self I Is an Illusion") is a video excerpt from an Avataric Discourse given by Adi Da on July 7, 2005 in Land Bridge Pavilion at The Mountain Of Attention. Adi Da Samraj speaks about the action of self-contraction, which creates the sense of being a "separate self" - whereas, in Reality, no matter what arises, you are only and merely the Witness Consciousness. This talk is from the first occasion in many years in which Avatar Adi Da spoke directly to a gathering of His devotees in California. Questions from devotees about intimate, familial, and social issues are met with Avatar Adi Da's Compassion and Humor, as well as His Liberating Wisdom.

 

El Ser Separado, El Auto Cuerpo-Mente, El Yo Separado, Es Una Ilusión

     

Cómo conocí a mi Maestrovideo— [Contains Spanish subtitles. If you don't see them, press the Settings icon (the gear), select Subtitles, and then check Spanish.] Por Ruchiradama Nadikanta quien es miembro de la Orden Ruchira Sannyasin la orden renunciante en Adidam. "Cómo conocí a mi Maestro" ("How I Met My Master") is an excerpt from First Evening: Track 2 on the DVD, A Tribute to the Life and Work of His Divine Presence, Adi Da Samraj.

 

Cómo conocí a mi Maestro

     

Realization Is the Foundation of True Sciencevideo— In this talk excerpt, Adi Da discusses how His devotees — practitioners of the Way of Adidam — go beyond the limits of both conventional religion and conventional science. He makes the point that both true religion and true science are associated with Realization. Realization is the focus of true religion. And Realization is the basis for true science. This excerpt is track 7 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.

 

Realization Is the Foundation of True Science

   
         
    May 14, 2017: We upgraded the Adi Da Up Close Audio/Video Library to include functions for listing all audios or videos associated with a particular foreign language: either because the video is spoken in that language or because of subtitles in that language. Languages currently include: Dutch, German, Italian,Portuguese, and Spanish. On the main Audio/Video Library page, there is now a dropdown menu titled "non-English language audios/videos" which enables the user to select a language, and which will then list the audios/videos associated with that language. Also, any video associated with a particular language now has the language listed, with a link which, when pressed, will list all the videos associated with that same language.    
         
    Adi Da Samrajashram MagazineMay 10, 2017: We added a new magazine issue (Vol. 2, #2) to our Adi Da Samrajashram Magazine page.    
         
    The Sign of Open HandsMay 8, 2017: We added a new section — Open Hands and "Radical" Understanding — to our article, The Sign of Open Hands, in our FAQs section.    
         
    May 7, 2017: We have added 1 new clip (below) to our Audio/Video Library.

Happenine Book Recitation  

Happenine Book Receitationvideo— Adi Da wrote The Happenine Book in 2006. It is the last and longest book of The Orpheum Trilogy. Adi Da read the entire Happenine Book over the course of April and May in 2006. This is an excerpt from those readings, accompanied by a slide show of photographs of Adi Da's Life and Work.

   
         
    The Eternal Answer of the DivineMay 4, 2017: We added a new story, The Eternal Answer of the Divine, to our section, Finding Adi Da. Frederick Court: "The room that night had a constant shower of nectarous Transmission of Him, washing down continuously, so, so sweet. Many Profound and extra-ordinary visions of His Form arose. It was a bathing in His Love, and all the devotees in the room were swooning in His Love-Bliss. In those moments, it was the most beautiful place to be on the planet."    
         
    May 2, 2017: We added a new page to our Special events section for "Where Is Happiness?", a FREE two-day retreat at the European Danda, in Maria Hoop, the Netherlands, May 20-21, 2017. Everybody wants to be happy, but how do you actually "do" happiness? Please join us to find out more about true happiness in this free, three-day retreat at The European Danda, a former monastery in the South of Holland close to the German border. This retreat includes meditations, yoga lessons, video presentations, group considerations, personal stories, contemplative walks, and delicious vegetarian meals. The retreat will also include a visit to the Adi Da Museum of Art. The language for this retreat is German.    
         
    Reality, Truth, and Conscious LightMay 1, 2017: We added to our Special Events section a page for Reality, Truth, and Conscious Light, and Other Featured Introductory Events. Introductory presentations on the Life, Teaching, and Living Spiritual Presence of Avatar Adi Da Samraj (1939-2008). Learn about His core teaching on the nature of reality, the illusion of the separate self, and the nature of human suffering. Experience Adi Da's transformative Spiritual Presence through His Teaching and Sacred Sightings. Hear stories and testimonials from His longtime devotees, and see never-published video discourses of Him speaking.    
         
    Opening NightApril 30, 2017: We added a new story, Opening Night, to our section on the Celebration of the Establishment of Adidam. Gerald Sheinfeld tells the story of the opening of the Melrose Ashram on April 25, 1972.    
         
    April 30, 2017: We have added 1 new clip (below) to our Audio/Video Library.

Where Is Space?video— In this talk excerpt, Adi Da discusses the Big Bang, and how scientists now believe that space itself originated with the Big Bang. He then considers the philosophical implications. This excerpt is track 6 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.

 

Where Is Space?

   
         
    April 29, 2017: We added an alphabetical index to the top of the Adidam Books page, that enables you to select a letter of the alphabet, see all the book titles beginning with that letter, and jump down the page to the book of your choice.    
         
    April 29, 2017: We added new pictures from the retreat, "The Zero Point", a two-day retreat at the European Danda, in Maria Hoop, the Netherlands, April 28-29, 2017.    
         
    April 29, 2017: We have added 1 new clip (below) to our Audio/Video Library.

Sacred Sighting: April 8, 2008  

Sacred Sighting: April 8, 2008video— An occasion of Sacred Sighting of Adi Da at His Hermitage Ashram in Fiji, on April 8, 2008. While Adi Da often sat in formal meditation halls with devotees, He also granted these occasions of sighting Him in more natural environments as well, as in this occasion.

   
         
    The Living Divine LightApril 28, 2017: We added a new story, The Living Divine Light, to our section, Easy Death. Scott Belanger tells of the last days in the lifetime of his father, Serge Belanger — from December, 2016 to March, 2017 — and how Scott helped enable Adi Da's Grace to enter into his father's life in those final moments.    
         
    April 16, 2017: We have added 2 new clips (below) to our Audio/Video Library.

You Must Fulfill the Law!  

You Must Fulfill the Law!video— An excerpt from the 1978 talk, "The Truth of Our Existence Is Love". In this talk, Adi Da points out the limits of both worldly knowledge and mystical experiences. He points out how the true test of our human existence is whether we will persist as love in every moment.

     
The Knowledge Of Light  

The Knowledge Of Lightvideo— Excerpt from the talk, "The Knowledge Of Light", given by Adi Da on February 3, 1985. The talk begins with Adi Da quoting from The Dawn Horse Testament: "There Is Only Light. Light Is All There Is. All That Is Is Light." He then considers Einstein's description of reality as Light, the relationship between Light and Consciousness, and the implications of this understanding on real Spiritual life.

   
         
   

April 15, 2017: We have added 5 new clips (below) to our Audio/Video Library.

Die Bedeutung der spirituellen Praxisvideo(The Importance of Spiritual Practice) — In this excerpt from an Avataric Discourse from October 12, 2004, on Adi Da Samrajashram, Adi Da addresses the inevitability of death, the life of profound purpose that outshines mortality, and how living life as a sacrifice in the Divine is the key to the death process. Contains German subtitles.

 

Die Bedeutung der spirituellen Praxis

     

Serving My Mother's Deathvideo— An excerpt from the February 11, 2015 Adidam Webinar, "Death Is A Living Process". In this clip, Rachel Kuhn talks about serving her mother's death, after her mother had suffered with multiple sclerosis for many years. She tells a story of how love overwhelmed the fear of death and the trauma of living a difficult life.

 

Serving My Mother's Death

     

Death Is A Living Processvideo— An excerpt from the February 11, 2015 Adidam Webinar, "Death Is A Living Process". In this clip, Angelo Druda talks about the stages of death, based on Adi Da's wisdom in His book, Easy Death, and the familiar stages of grief introduced in the groundbreaking work of Elizabeth Kubler-Ross. Angelo Druda has conducted seminars on Easy Death for thousands of people around the world for over two decades. He is a certified practitioner of Traditional Chinese Medicine, a member of the Australian Natural Therapist Association, and a senior educator in Mate Moce, the Ministry established by Adi Da Samraj to instruct human beings about the death process, and serve their transition. He is the author of The Tao of Rejuvenation and The Easy Death Workbook.

 

Death Is A Living Process

     

How To Serve A Dying Personvideo— Excerpt from a talk given by Adi Da in Land Bridge Pavilion at The Mountain Of Attention Sanctuary, on May 31, 1980. In this discourse, a student of Adi Da asks Him for suggestions to help her dying mother. Adi Da then responds both with compassion and also with very practical advice on how to serve the dying.

 

How To Serve A Dying Person

     

The Heart of Understandingvideo— 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.

 

The Heart of Understanding

 

   
         
    April 12, 2017: It took a few years. . . but today, on this Celebration of our Beloved Guru's Divine Translation, we passed a major milestone: 2 MILLION views of (or listens to) the video and audio clips in our Audio/Video Library! Thanks to all of you for your own visits to these pages and for sending others there. For those who haven't yet discovered this resource: the Adi Da Up Close Audio/Video Library now includes over 750 clips (from over 100 different sources), has many special categories (Darshan, Talks, Leelas, Image-Art, etc.), and is easily searchable Enjoy!    
         
    April 9, 2017: We added a new page to our Special events section for "The Zero Point", a two-day retreat at the European Danda, in Maria Hoop, the Netherlands, April 28-29, 2017. Join us for this special and timely two-day retreat. In these challenging times, Adi Da Samraj, spiritual teacher, philosopher and artist, has given us profound wisdom and action-tools that inspire and urge us to take responsibility — all seven billion of us, for the earth and all of humanity — as a single system. Carolyn Lee and Leo Burke, from the Da Peace organization will lead our consideration.    
         
    April 3, 2017: We passed a major milestone today: Our visitors have shared 21,000 web pages from our site with their Facebook friends! Thanks so much to everyone who has shared these pages. To see our "200 most shared pages" (out of over 1,400 pages on our site), visit this page.    
         
    April 1, 2017: We added a new page to our Special events section for "Where Is Happiness?", a FREE two-day retreat at the European Danda, in Maria Hoop, the Netherlands, April 8-9, 2017. Everybody wants to be happy, but how do you actually "do" happiness? Please join us to find out more about true happiness in this free, three-day retreat at The European Danda, a former monastery in the South of Holland close to the German border. This retreat includes meditations, yoga lessons, video presentations, group considerations, personal stories, contemplative walks, and delicious vegetarian meals. The retreat will also include a visit to the Adi Da Museum of Art.    
         
    Reality, Truth, and Conscious LightApril 1, 2017: We added to our Special Events section a page for Reality, Truth, and Conscious Light, an introductory presentation (at locations worldwide during April, 2017 and later) on Adi Da's Life, Teaching, and Living Spiritual Presence. Learn about the true nature of reality, the illusion of the separate self, and the nature of human suffering. Experience Adi Da's transformative Spiritual Presence through His Teaching and Darshan. Hear stories from His longtime devotees, and see never-published video discourses.    
         
    March 26, 2017: We have added 5 new clips (below) to our Audio/Video Library.

The Grace Of Suffering (Part 2)video— 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 Grace Of Suffering

     

What Is Doubt?video— In this rare video excerpt, Adi Da addresses the primal human emotion of doubt in a most direct and simple manner. He describes how doubt is not ultimately a sign that we have been "betrayed" in some way. The radical solution to doubt is to identify with the Divine Itself, beyond the temporary cycles of the body and mind and beyond the sense of being a separate self.

 

What Is Doubt?

     

Sex Is Fundamental ego-Identityvideo— In this Avataric Discourse (from January 21, 2005), Adi Da explains why the Perfect Practice (the most advanced development of the Way of Adidam) has nothing to do with sex (or the ego-"I" altogether), and is not a "method" of the body-mind or something to be applied to the body-mind. The Self-Condition prior to the body-mind is the domain of the Perfect Practice. The Self-Condition is not a separate "self", but the Nirvanic Condition that is always already the case, and that inherently transcends the body-mind.

 

Sex Is Fundamental ego-Identity

     

Adi Da Speaks to a Young Devotee about How to Lovevideo— Adi Da answers a question from a 10-year-old boy who wants to not be so angry and "righteous" all the time. Adi Da reveals some basic secrets about the nature of love. A very sweet exchange. From the talk, "Remember The Mystery In Which You Live", given by Adi Da on October 28, 1978, in Land Bridge Pavilion at The Mountain Of Attention Sanctuary in Northern California. The excerpt of Adi Da talking is followed (at 6:36) by commentary by longtime devotee Abel Slater.

 

Adi Da Speaks to a Young Devotee about How to Love

     

You Don't Love Mevideo— 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.

 

You Don't Love Me

   
         
    March 19, 2017: We have added 5 new clips (below) to our Audio/Video Library.

The True Food that Sustains Us  

The True Food that Sustains Usvideo— An audio excerpt from Adi Da Samraj's early talk, "Renouncing the Search for the Edible Deity", accompanied by photos of Adi Da from a more recent Avataric Discourse. We experience "independent" existence as a kind of madness, a seeming separation from food (both because of the cutting of the umbilical cord and as a feeling of separation from our ultimate source of sustenance, the Very Divine). We must instead be like the eating gorilla. . .

     
Diet as Regenerative Process  

Diet as Regenerative Processvideo— Adi Da gave this talk on May 24, 1983, in Fiji. In it he describes how all processes (including diet) associated with transformation of the body-mind (making it an appropriate yogic vehicle compatible with the Transcendental Spiritual Way of Adidam) necessarily first go through purification and rebalancing phases (for as long as they take) — associated with Fire — before they enter the regeneration phase — associated with Light. Knowing this helps one persist in the fire of the purification and rebalancing phases to the point where one comes out the other side.

     
Sacred Sighting  

Sacred Sightingvideo— A simple, potent, silent occasion in which Adi Da sits with His devotees (on June 2, 2008 at Adi Da Samrajashram) and communicates His Divine State.

     
Why One Needs A Teacher  

Why One Needs A Teachervideo— In this video clip from the 1988 talk, "What Is Your Intention?", Adi Da criticizes the "do-it-yourself" approach to spirituality that is popular in the world today, and speaks about why a teacher is necessary.

     
The True Nature of Reality  

The True Nature of Realityvideo— In this excerpt from the film, "Reality, Truth and Conscious Light", Adi Da describes Reality from the "point of view" of Conscious Light.

   
         
    Reality, Truth, and Conscious LightMarch 18, 2017: We added several new events to our calendar page for Reality, Truth, and Conscious Light and other introductory presentation (at locations worldwide during March, 2017 and later) on Adi Da's Life, Teaching, and Living Spiritual Presence.    
         
    March 5, 2017: We have added 2 new clips (below) to our Audio/Video Library.

What is the Zero Point?  

What is the Zero Point?video— 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.

     
Surrender Without Limitation  

Surrender Without Limitationaudio— In this beautiful and intimate Discourse given on December 30, 1983 at Adi Da Samrajashram, Avatar Adi Da speaks with a man who suffers from claustrophobia. Avatar Adi Da points to the self-generated cause of such terrifying experiences, describing them as symptoms of feeling-contraction from the Field of Divine Existence. He calls this man—and all who are sensitive to suffering and anxiety—to find the Bliss of Divine Existence in His Company, and to intensively practice feeling beyond all emotional limits on living in That Bliss. This audio clip is an excerpt from the CD, Surrender Without Limitation.

   
         
    March 4, 2017: We have added 2 new clips (below) to our Audio/Video Library.

The Coincidence of All Phenomenaaudio— This video excerpt is an excerpt from Adi Da's talk, "The Bridge To God", from October 27, 1980. (The full talk, "The Bridge To God", is available as a CD and as an online transcript.) On the previous day, a shaman from Mexico visited The Mountain Of Attention, Avatar Adi Da Samraj’s Northern California sanctuary. The following day, Avatar Adi Da considered with His devotees the inherently magical nature of the world and our psychic relationship to it.

 

The Coincidence of All Phenomena

     

Introduction To The Zero Point Retreatvideo— 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.

 

Introduction To The Zero Point Retreat

   
         
    Reality, Truth, and Conscious LightMarch 1, 2017: We added to our Special Events section a page for Reality, Truth, and Conscious Light, an introductory presentation (at locations worldwide during March, 2017 and later) on Adi Da's Life, Teaching, and Living Spiritual Presence. Learn about the true nature of reality, the illusion of the separate self, and the nature of human suffering. Experience Adi Da's transformative Spiritual Presence through His Teaching and Darshan. Hear stories from His longtime devotees, and see never-published video discourses.    
         
    The Bright Master of PeaceFebruary 27, 2017: We added a new story, The Bright Master of Peace, to our section, Blessings, Miracles, and Extraordinary Evidence. Alaya Gernon tells of travelling to and attending a retreat at The Mountain Of Attention in July, 2016, and the many Graceful Revelations given to her by Adi Da along the way.    
         
    At The Feet of the Spiritual MasterFebruary 26, 2017: We added a new story, At the Feet of the Spiritual Master, to our section, Finding Adi Da. Gerald Sheinfeld has been a devotee of Adi Da since the early 1970's. In these video clips, Gerald tells the story of how he found Adi Da, and how he became Adi da's devotee.    
         
    Adi Da JayanthiFebruary 26, 2017: We have added new photographs to our presentation on Adi Da Jayanthi, in our Celebrations section.    
         
    About Purification PujasFebruary 25, 2017: We have added photographs to our article, About Purification Pujas, in our introductory section on Other Entities and Other Realms.    
         
    February 25, 2017: We have added 3 new clips (below) to our Audio/Video Library.

Examine Your Total Conditionvideo— Adi Da: "Science is not a human activity, because it is an activity in which what is specifically human is fundamentally suppressed, abstracted, separated out. We're supposed to be devoted to finding out about this external world. We're not supposed to be devoted to participation in a total world in which reality includes not only the objects of perception and conception, but the process of perception and conception, and the being or consciousness in which perception and conception are experienced or recognized." This talk excerpt is track 2 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.

 

Examine Your Total Condition

     

Prelude to Wintervideo— 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".

 

Prelude to Winter

     

How I Became Adi Da's Devoteevideo— 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.

 

How I Became Adi Da's Devotee

   
         
    Open Eyes NewsletterFebruary 25, 2017: We have added 2 new newsletters to our Open Eyes Newsletter Archive.    
         
    February 19, 2017: We have added 3 new clips (below) to our Audio/Video Library.

A Devotee's Story about Adi Davideo— Cheech Marrero was one of Adi Da's earliest devotees. In this video clip, Cheech tells the story of how he found Adi Da. He also describes the defining moment in his relationship with Adi Da. After Cheech's story — at 5:18 in the video clip — a slideshow of images of Adi Da begins, followed by a video clip of Darshan of Adi Da at 7:38. The soundtrack for the slideshow and Darshan is Jacqueline Clemons singing her and Nick Milo's composition, "Universal World-Prayer", which sets to music the words of Adi Da.

 

A Devotee's Story About Adi Da

     

Jyota Se Jyotaaudio— One of the tracks on Tamarind Free Jones' CD, Traditional Chants in Praise of Avatar Adi Da Samraj. Tamarind Free Jones, one of Avatar Adi Da's daughters, offers devotional chants from the sacred traditions of India. These chants have been sung for hundreds of years in sacred places and forest hermitages all over the world. They not only serve to quiet the mind and relax the body, they also awaken the heart's devotion.

 

Jyota Se Jyota

     

Infernovideo— An excerpt from the Florence Dance Company's 2015 performance of Divina.com in Florence, Italy. The dance is based on Dante Alighieri's 700 year-old epic literary masterpiece, "La Divina Commedia" (The Divine Comedy). Like Dante's work, the dance performance has three parts: Inferno, Purgatorio, and Paradiso. This video excerpt is from Inferno.

 

Inferno

   
         
    February 12, 2017: We added a new subsection, Adi Da's Divine Response to Doubts About Him, to our Lawsuits section, with three stories (A Laser-Like Beam of Energy Shot Out Of My Heart, No Doubts Whatsoever, and Restored To Perfect Happiness) and one article (Doubt Mind).    
         
    February 10, 2017: We added a new article, About Purification Pujas, to our introductory section on Other Entities and Other Realms.    
         
    Reality, Truth, and Conscious LightFebruary 1, 2017: We added to our Special Events section a page for Reality, Truth, and Conscious Light, an introductory presentation (at locations worldwide during February, 2017 and later) on Adi Da's Life, Teaching, and Living Spiritual Presence. Learn about the true nature of reality, the illusion of the separate self, and the nature of human suffering. Experience Adi Da's transformative Spiritual Presence through His Teaching and Darshan. Hear stories from His longtime devotees, and see never-published video discourses.    
         
    January 30, 2017: We added a new page to our Special events section for Retreat Among Camels, a full-day retreat (on June 17, 2017) offered by Sacred Camel Gardens, in Lake County, California. Retreat, refresh, let go and reconnect with life's simplicity. To the degree that can be achieved in a full day of guided retreat, you will find yourself integrating with the camels to a point where you will feel "herd-connected". Retreat Guides: Stuart Camps and Sara Tourtelette.    
         
    The Divine Force That Brings an End To "me"January 29, 2017: We added a story, The Divine Force That Brings an End To "me", to our section, Spiritual Recognition of Adi Da. Daniela Morena: It took me about two steps into the room. . . then IT hit me full frontal. My mind shattered. My knees gave way. My body started shaking and my teeth were clattering. What I saw was Adi Da's fiery, 'Shiva the Destroyer' Form. I was in a state of absolute Shock."    
         
    January 28, 2017: We added a new page to our Special events section for "Where Is Happiness?", a FREE two-day retreat at the European Danda, in Maria Hoop, the Netherlands, March 18-19, 2017. Everybody wants to be happy, but how do you actually "do" happiness? Please join us to find out more about true happiness in this free, three-day retreat at The European Danda, a former monastery in the South of Holland close to the German border. This retreat includes meditations, yoga lessons, video presentations, group considerations, personal stories, contemplative walks, and delicious vegetarian meals. The retreat will also include a visit to the Adi Da Museum of Art.    
         
    January 27, 2016: Thank you all for your many responses to our site. . . We just reached a major (and auspicious) milestone: 700 responses! To see some of them, click here.    
         
    January 26, 2017: We have added 5 new clips (below) to our Audio/Video Library.

Lion Sutravideo— A contemplative piece for devotees of Adi Da. Words from Avatar Adi Da Samraj, "The Lion Sutra" (in Part Fifteen of The Aletheon). Music by Matthew Nicholson. Video editor: Matthew Nicholson.

 

Lion Sutra

     

The Bright Reality Beyond the God Ideavideo— In this excerpt from an Avataric Discourse, Adi Da gives a Radical and profound description of the true nature of the Divine Reality, stating that the Divine is the substance of all that arises, not the "cause" of anything, Adi Da goes on to describe how it is our own separation from that which is the very Divine, that causes the assumption of separation (and all our suffering). This talk excerpt is followed by a clip of Darshan of Adi Da (at 4:27).

 

The Bright Reality Beyond the God Idea

     

The God Who Truly Isvideo— An excerpt from "The God Who Truly Is", a talk given by Adi Da on March 28, 1994 at Adi Da Samrajashram. The complete talk can be found on the 2-CD set, Love Is How I Got To Here / The God Who Truly Is.

 

The God Who Truly Is

     

Death Is Not the End of Anythingvideo— This is an excerpt from Adi Da's talk, "Death Is Not The End Of Anything", on January 14, 1995 at Adi Da Samrasjashram. This talk appears as a chapter in Adi Da's book, Easy Death.

 

Death Is Not the End of Anything

     

The Commitment to God-Realizationvideo— This is an audio excerpt from The Commitment to Real-God-Realization, a DVD containing conversations between Adi Da and His devotees in 1988, in the United States, Fiji, and New Zealand. In these direct and challenging talks, Adi Da discusses how, through consideration, one can determine relatively quickly that one will survive death; on that basis, one can live life not merely for the sake of the physical body (which is going to die), but can practice in the context of (and in cooperation with) one's Eternal destiny: God-Realization.

 

The Commitment to God-Realization

   
         
    January 23, 2017: We added an index of all the Holy Sites to the beginning of our article on The Mountain Of Attention Sanctuary, in our Empowered Places section.    
         
    January 23, 2017: We added many new photographs to our article, Before It Was The Mountain Of Attention, in our Empowered Places section.    
         
    January 15, 2017: We passed a major milestone today: 19,000 people have liked our site's pages and shared them with their Facebook friends. Thanks so much to everyone who has shared these pages! To see our "200 most shared pages", click here.    
         
    The Devotee Feeds the Guru and the Guru Feeds the DevoteeJanuary 14, 2017: We added an Introduction to Chris Tong's story, The Devotee Feeds the Guru and the Guru Feeds the Devotee (in our Finding Adi Da section).    
         
    An Open Letter To All Who Would Find Heart-Breaking FreedomJanuary 11, 2017: We replaced our version of Adi Da's An Open Letter To All Who Would Find Heart-Breaking Freedom (in our Crazy Wisdom section) with the longer, more recent version.    
         
    January 9, 2017: We have added 1 new clip (below) to our Audio/Video Library.

The Secret of Suddenness  

The Secret of Suddennessvideo— This is an excerpt from "The Secret of Suddenness", a talk given by Adi Da on February 1, 1985, at Adi Da Samrajashram. Adi Da discusses what happens after death, and how one can link up with a Greater Alternative (through Him) that transcends death and what happens after death, without needing to rely on beliefs about what happens after death or experience of greater-than-material dimensions. This excerpt is track 5 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.

   
         
    Laughing Man Institute CoursesJanuary 8, 2017: We added a new page, Laughing Man Institute Courses, listing the current course offerings of the Laughing Man Institute, the public education branch of Adidam.    
         
    January 2, 2017: We have added 2 new clips (below) to our Audio/Video Library.

Nach dem Tod bestimmt euer Geist euch  

Nach dem Tod bestimmt euer Geist euchvideo— Contains German subtitles. In a sobering discourse, Adi Da speaks of the condition after death in which mind determines one's circumstance, without the limitations of the body, brain and unconsciousness. He addresses the fact that where one's attention is fixed during life affects attention and destiny after life. He recommends that devotees direct their attention to sadhana so that the purification process gives one wisdom that frees one from karmic limitations.

     
Das getrennte Selbst Ich ist eine Illusion  

Das getrennte Selbst Ich ist eine Illusionvideo— Contains German subtitles. "Das getrennte Selbst Ich ist eine Illusion" ("The Separate Self Is An Illusion") is a video excerpt from an Avataric Discourse given by Adi Da on July 7, 2005 in Land Bridge Pavilion at The Mountain Of Attention. Adi Da Samraj speaks about the action of self-contraction, which creates the sense of being a "separate self" - whereas, in Reality, no matter what arises, you are only and merely the Witness Consciousness. This talk is from the first occasion in many years in which Avatar Adi Da spoke directly to a gathering of His devotees in California. Questions from devotees about intimate, familial, and social issues are met with Avatar Adi Da's Compassion and Humor, as well as His Liberating Wisdom.

   
         
    Reality, Truth, and Conscious LightJanuary 1, 2017: We updated the database of sacred celebration dates for the new year of 2017, summarized on our page, The 2017 Sacred Cycle of Celebrations in Adidam.    
         
    Reality, Truth, and Conscious LightJanuary 1, 2017: We added to our Special Events section a page for Reality, Truth, and Conscious Light, an introductory presentation (at locations worldwide during January, 2017 and later) on Adi Da's Life, Teaching, and Living Spiritual Presence. Learn about the true nature of reality, the illusion of the separate self, and the nature of human suffering. Experience Adi Da's transformative Spiritual Presence through His Teaching and Darshan. Hear stories from His longtime devotees, and see never-published video discourses.    
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