A koan is a riddle or puzzle that Zen Buddhists use during meditation to help them unravel greater truths about the world and about themselves.

Zen masters have been testing their students with these stories, questions, or phrases for centuries. Many koans can be traced back to the collections of sayings amassed by Chinese priests in the 12th and 13th centuries.

Koans may seem like paradoxes at first glance. It is up to the Zen student to tease out their meaning. Often, after a prolonged and exhausting intellectual struggle, the student realizes that the koan is actually meant to be understood by the spirit and by intuition.

In this 10 minute clip from an interview for Science and Non-Duality, Adyashanti responds to a question about what makes him annoyed or angry. Let’s listen as we discover that Yes Adyashanti is human too…

In this very well produced 10 minute video, Self-realized Spiritual Master Adyashanti shares his story of enlightenment. Let’s get started…

How awake are you in this moment? No matter how many experiences of awakening you’ve had, what truly matters is how you express your awakeness in your everyday interactions. In this 6 minute video clip, Adyashanti differentiates between a revelatory moment and an ongoing commitment to express your awakening through your soulful orientation.

In this 9 minute clip, Adyashanti invites us to authentically embody our awakening by being fully grounded in our connection to the realities of life. As we contemplate our lives, we can ask ourselves how we can allow our awakening to authentically inform our way of being in everything we do.

In this lovely 10 minute video, Adyashanti shares how we cab develop a contemplative practice that involves an inward arc of exploration where consciousness turns within and you enter the unknown. Let’s get started…

In this lovely little 4 minute video, Adyashanti describes the power of being on retreat, without external and internal distractions, you are left to explore yourself to the deepest degree. However, what happens to this inner depth of seeing once the retreat is over and we return home? Adyashanti explains that we can intentionally bring this peace home with us into our everyday lives…

In this short six minute video, Adyashanti explains that even though all is one, each expression is very unique. That’s why instead of his teachings being answers in response to questions, they are meant to engage your heart, evoke your highest values, and continue to live within you at the core of your being.

In this 9 minute audio, a seeker declares that she is tired of all the talking and all the words that she has been listening to for many years and in describing this to Adyashanti comes to the realization that she is just addicted to struggle. This video is about the meaning (reason) behind that addiction.

In this lovely little 8 minute video, Adyashanti explains that the direct encounter with your immediate experience of being is the most important thing that there is spiritually. Adyashanti explores the vitality that lives within your immediate experience of being. As you explore that aspect of being, you are encountering the silence that lives at the heart of existence.

In this lovely 5 minute video, Adyashanti explains that the world of experience has a very powerful magnetic attraction but that we must learn to let life be, let what happens… happen, and find out what remains. This is one way to experience our true nature…

In this short 5 minute video from Adyashanti, you will hear a message that is the opposite of what most are told about following a path to find the “Self”. He explains that over 99% of what people do to wake up is actually reinforcing the dream state. Short video featuring an incredible message.

In this 8 minute video, Adyashanti explains that many practices encourage the elimination of desires as a path to freedom. He explains that in reality, this is a mistake and quite an impossible task for the ego. What should be explained instead is that “Desirelessness” is actually a bi-product of “Awakening” or “Realization”.

In this calming guided meditation, Adyashanti leads you to discover the pre-existing quiet within every moment, and how meditation is something that is happening rather than something you do.

Our spiritual search can be initiated by the ego as a reaction to the challenges of life or from the immensity of the Self. In this splendid 10 minute video, Adyashanti looks into both of these avenues of spiritual discovery and into what role the ego plays in our spiritual search. Even if our search is mainly driven by the ego at the beginning, something beyond ego can begin to move within you as the true spiritual instinct arises.

In this wisdom filled 7 minute video, Adyashanti explains that Being FULLY present is essence of being spiritually awake. He goes on to explain that this can not be done with the mind because being fully present is something that the mind can not do because its very nature is to focus on the past or the future. Let’s listen to Adyashanti’s recommendation for this…

In this lovely little six minute video, Adyashanti explores our natural, spiritual instinct to be curious about the world and life around us. By connecting to our childlike sense of wonder, and not focusing on finding a specific answer, we enter into a state of not-knowing. This innocent exploration allows our spiritual instinct to flourish and allows us to live in a state of wonder.

In this lovely little 3 minute reminder, Adyashanti explains that if we want to live our daily life operating from the deepest part of us, we just need to start with the small stuff and work our way up from there. Let’s watch…

In this short 5 minute video, Adyashanti explains what Christ meant when using the words “I am”. Most of the world has mistakenly taken “I am” to mean Christ personally, when what was meant to be conveyed was entirely different. Listen to what Adyashanti has to say…

This 7 minute audio is Part 2 of a 2 part series from Adyashanti that points us to a different way to think about meditation. His teachings are an open invitation to stop, inquire, and recognize what is true and liberating at the core of all existence.

This 12 minute audio is Part 1 of a 2 part series from Adyashanti that points us to a different way to think about meditation. His teachings are an open invitation to stop, inquire, and recognize what is true and liberating at the core of all existence.

In this 8 minute video, Adyashanti speaks about the fact that nothing is outside of oneness. There is only “The One” (God, Consciousness, That…) but the mind is forever trying to prove that there is two. It takes practically any thought, any event, any occurrence and uses it (as a prosecuting attorney would) to prove that there is “other” and most of the time it is trying to show that this “other” is not worthy of being part of the “One”.

In this compelling 14 minute dialogue, Adyashanti speaks with a Sangha member about the ‘I got it, I lost it’ phenomenon when it comes to realizing the fundamental reality. Together they discuss the process of self-realization, the shifts of perspective that come, and what to do when it feels like the realization is not present in your life.

Adyashanti explains that according to his experience the idea that “Enlightenment is Rare” is only a myth. Since most that are realized don’t become teachers, it makes it seem like it might be rare because we never know about them. But he says he has met hundreds of them.