Rupert Spira

In this very interesting 13 minute video, a woman asks Rupert about the relationship between physical pain and the interpretation of it which leads to a conversation about finding and removing the layers of illusion that is clouding your experience.  Let’s join in…

This 13 minute clip was taken from a weekend in Amsterdam, September 2018. A man asks Rupert how time can be a construct of the mind.  Let’s listen carefully to Rupert’s response…

In this enlightening video clip, a questioner wants to know if the ego is necessarily problematic. Rupert explains that the ego as an activity is NOT problematic, but that ego as an identity is VERY problematic. Lets listen carefully as Rupert dives into the nature of the ego…

In this lovely 8 minute video, a man asks Rupert if there is a distinction between self-inquiry and self-abidance. He explains in detail how Self-Inquiry is about self-investigation which usually involves a question of some kind, where self-abidance is just a conscious effort to keep the attention inside the perimeters of the “Self”.  Let’s listen…

In this fantastic 8 minute video, Rupert Spira speaks about trauma and the ongoing process of realignment of the mind after the recognition of our true nature.  Let’s not wait another minute…

In this eye opening 10 minute video, a woman is curious about the nature of attention and what triggers it. Let’s listen as Rupert uses his amazing teaching style to explain the nature of attention.

In this awesome guided meditation, Rupert Spira reminds us that non-duality addresses two essential questions, ‘How may we find lasting peace and happiness?’ and ‘What is the nature of reality?’. We find that the answers to both questions are the same: self-knowledge. In this contemplation, we uncover the nature of this naked, uncoloured self to find both the means of lasting peace, of happiness, and an understanding of the nature of reality.

This clip 10 minute clip was taken from the Spring Retreat at Buckland Hall 2018.  A woman new to retreats wants to understand what Rupert means by true meditation and what he means by the statement, “Meditation is what we are, not what we do”.

In this revealing 8 minute video, a man asks Rupert what is the appropriate action to take when witnessing people mistreating each other if he knows everything is ultimately pure awareness.

In this inspired 8 minute video, a woman says that after all the years of coming to retreats she still feels she wants more. Rupert explains that no experience can bring us happiness other then a sense of fulfillment and realization of our true nature.  Let’s get started…

In this amazing 10 minute video, Rupert Spira addresses the illusion that the separate self is limited, temporary and generated by the body. Let’s listen

Amidst the current coronavirus outbreak, Rupert gives advice regarding how people can find inner peace and happiness during this time of uncertainty, as well as still being able to remain part of a community.

Rupert Spira, author of “The Transparency of Things,” speaks here with Paul J. Mills of UC San Diego about the concept of non-duality, or Advaita. They explore the idea that there is no separation between the self and the universe — and how understanding this basic truth will lead to greater well being.

In this wonderful 4 minute video, Rupert Spira explains the meaning of the word Satchitananda, and discusses why the knowing of our own being is the highest knowledge. Let’s listen…

In this very enlightening 10 minute video, Rupert Spira demonstrates that the now is not moving through time as it appears to our mind. In reality, not only is there no past or future but there is also no such thing as a now which is a moment in time. Let’s see what Rupert is talking about…

In this revealing 12 minute video, a man asks Rupert to provide guidance on how to be more open to experiencing vulnerable emotions he has tried to avoid throughout his life. Let’s listen to Rupert’s advice…

In this one hour guided meditation on the occasion of Rupert’s 60th Birthday, we contemplate truth, love and beauty, three pathways to ourself. We peer beyond the veil of the multiplicity and diversity of experience to the one indivisible experience, the knowing of ourself.

In this beautiful 9 minute video on the eve of his 60th birthday, Rupert Spira draws on a poem by W. B. Yeats, and shares his thoughts on how we can find peace during these uncertain times.

A woman asks for some direction in making decisions in the service of awareness.  In this 12 minute video clip, Rupert responds to her inquiry and attempts to clarify our position in the decisions making process.  Let’s watch…

In this AMAZING video, Rupert Spira makes the case for embracing one unique authority: the absolute knowledge of our own being. It is the only thing that all people have in common, the source of the peace and fulfillment for which all people long. For this reason, it is the only knowledge there is that could serve as a foundation for world peace.  Let’s get started…

In this super 10 minute video clip, a questioner is confused about “who” is the thinker and Rupert explains that the True Self is always pure Awareness and that it is the “mind” where all the activities occur. There is actually no issues with this until identification sets in. Let’s listen to Rupert’s easy to follow wisdom…

In this lovely 12 minute video, Rupert responds to the question, “Is the direct path appropriate for everyone?” Rupert explains that those who are ready for the direct path are attracted and guided to these teachings and those who are not will not be drawn to these teachings in any way. Let’s listen to his explanation…

This video is a bit longer than most on this site but there has been a lot of request for guided meditations from Rupert so here is a good one. In this meditation we are guided to become aware that ‘I’ is the continuous element of all experience and that this ‘I’ knows itself simply by being itself. Let’s get started…

In this four minute excerpt from a conversation with Deepak Chopra, Rupert Spira reveals the most AMAZING response to the popular question of, “What happens to Awareness in deep sleep?” His response also reveals why there seems to be no accounting for time in deep sleep. Let’s listen to this super simple, yet incredible wisdom…