Starting February 1, 2018,
Nonduality.com will operated by James Traverse.
James Traverse has over 40 years
of experience in the art and science of yoga. He is
a yoga educator and writer who communicates the
direct approach to understanding your true nature.
This experiential means, which is founded on a
switchover from conceiving to purely perceiving,
flowered principally out of James’ studies with his
teacher, Jean Klein, who initiated him in the ways
of Advaita Vedanta and Kashmiri Shaivism. His other
influences include the works of J. Krishnamurti,
David Bohm, Rumi, Adi Shankaracharya, Ramana
Maharshi, Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj, Atmananda
Krishnamenon and the yoga of B K S Iyengar, whose
method he studied intensely for the first 15 years
of his yoga journey.
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0:00 – 4:10 Once you truly see the divine from
within, there’s no discipline involved, passion takes over. Chad
talks about his spiritual awakening. Effortless being and
4:10 – 6:49 “Your dreams and aspirations can wait
until you are healed.” “Be anchored in the truth of who you are,
6:49 – 8:28 Loving the effect these teachings have
8:28 – 10:21 Nature of talks Chad gives to college
students and other groups. Workshops and satsangs.
10:21 – 13:37 Parenting. The mechanics of being.
Waking up from the trick of the mind. Compassion. Relationships
other than parenting. Intelligence of the universe.
13:37 – 18:25 The essence of Chad’s teaching. “You
are the same as the intelligence that has you here, but we’ve been
taught otherwise.” Chad tries to give you a glimpse of that. The
mascara story. Following up with people.
18:25 – 20:14 Articulating this message isn’t
necessary. Chad wants people to be healed. The end of seeking and
20:14 – 26:55 What else breaks your heart? Speaking
from one’s conditioning. Our conditioning is not an accident.
Watch your conditioning unfold. Example given of allowing himself
to cry at a video. Playing in one’s conditioning.
26:55 – 30:10 What poetry tries to do. Our language
isn’t adequate for talking about the nondual but some form of
poetry is used.
30:10 – 41:29 Using poetics of Hip Hop to relate to
youth. What is the Hip Hop? Chad’s history with Hip Hop.
Similarities of Hip Hop culture and nonduality and sports.
Presence of duality.Core of Hip Hop. Using Hip Hop to show young
people how they are playing a role and discovery of the part of
you that does not have a role.
41:29 – 44:51 Purpose for our existence and
everything being here for us to realize that purpose. Explanations
don’t have to be deep. The mind makes this understanding appear
44:51 – 47:41 Absence of valuing the nondual by
corporations and the military. Being experts in duality. Spiritual
awakening is necessary. The W.A.Y.
47:41 – 55:11 Hip Hop re-visited. Writings of Justin
Miles discussed. Chad’s ulterior motive in writing and performing
rap. Passion of rapping. Losing himself in the music. Losing
himself in sports competition. All the tastes of experiencing.
Spiritual experiences discussed. Nature of realization.
55:11 – 1:01:13 Boredom as the greatest gift we can
have. Watching the tricks of the mind. Chad’s interest and
involvement in basketball and football.
1:01:13 – Our passion gives us the natural ability
to be still, without much effort, but when not exercising our
passion we may be suffering. Passion in sports and being “in the
zone.” If you don’t know about your true nature you’re still doing
something to find that quietness, whether it’s watching tv, taking
drugs, etc. Some more Hip Hop chat.