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#3312 - Tuesday, October 7, 2008 - Editor: Jerry Katz


The Nonduality Highlights -




The Urban Guru Cafe, -- -- which is run by a woman named Areti, has proven to be an established online edifice for nonduality teachers and teachings, and those drawn to them.


They post podcasts -- interviews and talks by nonduality teachers -- melded with music and songs of diverse styles and traditions. The podcasts are creative, informative, entertaining, and professional.


Each podcast typically receives dozens, even scores of comments. The Urban Guru Cafe is a vital, committed community by Areti who is supported by a core group of energetic, involved, and seasoned nondual people. The group is focused, fun, open-minded, and sensible.


Also, the Urban Guru Cafe website is beautifully designed. In the Highlights only the bare bones text is printed. Here are some details from the last few podcasts.


17. Interview with Bob Adamson - Part 1


With unswerving clarity, Bob clearly demonstrates a clear understanding that removes all the difficulties from the ’subject’ of Non Duality - allowing it to be completely accessible to anyone.


All you have to do is follow what is being pointed out and ‘Hear it’.


Music by Erik Satie - and additional music by Anouar Brahem.


16. It is all THAT - No exceptions - all inclusive - Gilbert Schultz


All concepts are ephemeral by nature, and they cannot bind Awareness - they simply are awareness itself appearing as forms ‘in or on’ Awareness.  This program is all about this fact.  No belief is asked for or required.  The immediate experiencing is NOT of being a ‘person’. That fact is extremely subtle and yet so very, very obvious.   It is not a concept….it is irrefutable….self-evident.   If one truly hears what is being pointed out - it is the dissolution of all beliefs in ‘time and process’ - ‘a Path’ - and the clear presence of naked awareness is obvious - as it always IS.   It is not ‘personal’.   Enlightenment is not a personal achievement - no matter what any Guru, Teacher or anyone says.


Music by The Moody Blues, Kardes Turkuler, Cheb i Sabbah, Vas - Rick Wakeman of ‘Yes’ - Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs. Voice cuts from Dylan Thomas’ Under Milkwood and from Alan Parsons Project’s ‘The Time Machine’.


15. Jeff Foster - Falling Into The Mystery


In this interview with Jeff Foster, Jeff tells us that there is no path and no process to recognizing what we are, and as such, he does not advocate practices nor does he suggest that you stop them, for nothing you do or don’t do can or will lead to that which you already are.


He explains that this ‘understanding’ is not about concepts or about understanding ’something’, but rather that it is about falling into the mystery, the unknown.  He examines a common trap people can fall into when they take the concepts of non-duality and ‘turn them into’ a religion.   Specifically, he looks at people falling into nihilism when they hear that there is nothing to get and nobody to do anything.


We are sure that (some of) you will love it - others will take ‘exception’ - such is the way of the appearance, the dualism of LIFE.


Links for the selected music chosen for this program: The Hombres - Vas - The Moody Blues - Jethro Tull - Andreas Vollenweider on piano and some beautiful Cello work from Daniel Pezzotti - and a classic song from an old favorite Van Morrison “Into the Mystery” briefly opens and closes the program.


14. Randall Friend - Challenging Assumptions


Randall Friend is “Challenging Assumptions” in this Urban Guru Cafe interview. Our assumptions are based on beliefs.


The voice and music of George Harrison at the head of the program. Other musicians appearing, the Beatles, Arabesque and Carlos Nunez.


13. The Non-Duality Loop


Scott Kiloby explains that what we are cannot be found if we look to our minds for an answer, and he explains that even thoughts about non-duality can trap us in a mind loop. - (ed: ‘appear’ to trap us) .


Music by Son De La Frontera and Argentina.


12. A conversation with Stephen Wingate - part 2


This is part 2 of a conversation with Stephen Wingate.   Stephen leads us through an examination of ‘presence awareness’ and explains once again how we can investigate this reality if and when the suffering arises again.


Music includes: Tijuana Sessions, Dream Theater, Argentina, Flamenco Arabe and Native Flute Ensemble.


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