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#3561 - Friday, June 12, 2009 - Editor: Jerry Katz

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The Cinema Nondualite group in Anchorage, Alaska makes the following announcement.  


Next Gathering: Friday, June 26

Movie: The Legend of 1900

Spiritual awakening is a risky business. The seeker needs to be willing to take daring leaps into the unknown, fling himself into new circumstances, meet new people, see new places, fly into the face of danger, devil take the hindmost. He can’t afford to be weak or timid; this is not a game for cowards.

At the same time, however, she must also know when to Stop. Like Buddha under the bhodi tree, she must know when to say, “Enough! From this place I will not be moved! No matter what, this is where I take my stand.” She can’t afford to be seduced by greener pastures or distracted by glittering promises; this is not a game for dilettantes.

Under the sweet and beguiling surface of The Legend of 1900 lies the tension of these seemingly opposite pulls. A poignant undercurrent of doubt. At the turn of the last century, an infant is found aboard a luxury ocean liner, and it is there that he grows into manhood. But he is not like other men, and he is painfully aware of that fact. And although his entire lifetime has been circumscribed by the limits of one ship (albeit a very big ship), he has taken his stand there, in the only home he has ever known, right where he finds himself.

Will he ever be budged? Even for love? Even in the face of death? And if so, would the price be worth it?

Let’s find out together on June 26, at our next gathering of Cinema Nondualité. Join us for an oceanic journey into the heart of Paradox.

For more details on the meeting visit



On a quiet stroll
Of sensory awareness
Captivated by the
Colors of nature

In the absence of
Intrusive mind chatter
In the deep woods
Of absolute stillness

The thick branches
Of the forest parted
As if green curtains
Opening in a theater

Before me a mirror lake
Placid and undisturbed
Until a gentle ripple
Invited me closer

At water's edge
A pristine beautiful swan
Approached softly
Stopping within reach

I sat down in awe
Soon the awe turned
To stunning amazement
When the swan spoke


In my voice.

One Love,

Jeff (Belyea)



from Twitter:

lux1008 examine all your assumptions and 'knowledge', since realizing truth requires total freedom to see.

elasticfate "The purpose of all relationships is to create a sacred context within which you can express the fullness of who you are..."

HashimMiles going to the barbershop on a Friday is usually a mistake... but, I need to for a wedding tonight.

FlowerEssences Buddha's last words: "All conditioned things are impermanent. Work out your own salvation with diligence."

Yaatriki The moment you classify others, you fool yourself into thinking you are separate from others.

Beingness Reality is perfect unity, free of all reference points, with nowhere to stand and nothing to grab hold of. ~ Adyashanti

aflow I feel like I'm diagonally parked in a parallel universe. anon

mydakini The Talmud: "Every blade of grass has its angel that bends over it and whispers, 'Grow, grow.'"

qjohn "I maintain that Truth is a pathless land, and you cannot approach it by any path whatsoever, by any religion, by any sect."~ J.Krishnamurti

majidrazviRT @tricyclemag: "Nothing ever goes away until it has taught us what we need to know." –Pema Chodron

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