Be a Hollow Bamboo

It’s a great practice to be a hollow bamboo, whether you’re meditating or sitting in stillness, whether you’re moving about your day doing the washing up, or driving a car, or whatever it is. Whether you’re at work or have a task, whether it’s a creative project, whatever it is. Just spend five minutes, right…

Love is the Master

My “teaching” doesn’t promise you a life of unending bliss. It shows you how to bear the unbearable. I’m not interested in how spiritual you are. I’m interested in how willing you are to stand as openness in the face of brokenness and loss. I don’t care if you have realized the most absolute truth….

Relationship – Where the Rubber Hits the Road

Relationships are where the rubber hits the road and where the new conversation in spiritual inquiry is heading. As you inevitably move out of the sanctuary of the enlightened mind to navigate the hustle and bustle of everyday life, nondual awareness is given the opportunity to descend into the fullness of the heart. A deeper…

The Frequency of the Mother

A new frequency is arising .. the frequency of the Mother. Each of us holds the Mother within our hearts and bellies, whether we know it or not. The Mother is that part of us that gives birth to something new, whether it be a new life or a new consciousness. The Mother is that…

THE EMBODIMENT OF ENLIGHTENMENT

An Article written by Amoda Maa, published in Watkins Mind Body Spirit Magazine, Winter 2017 In my role as a spiritual teacher, I meet an incredible variety of people who seek truth. Some of these people have been longtime seekers, some have sat with countless spiritual masters, and others are curious newcomers. They are young,…

Live as the Open Hand

Live as the open hand, my friend. The open hand is who you really are. It is the unadulterated openness at the core of your being. The open hand is natural, as natural as the openness of a kitten just born. The open hand is tender, as tender as a feather falling into your palm….

Relationship – Where the Rubber Hits the Road

Relationship is where the rubber hits the road in spirituality. Pre-awakening or post-awakening, it’s a tricky place, a trigger-happy place. You can be as enlightened as you like, but as soon as you enter the reality of day to day relating you are likely to fall from the giddy heights. Intimacy is where the tenderness…

The Ebb and Flow of My Life

For many years, the tide ebbed in my life. The journey was inwards and inwards, in order to discover and rest in that which is deeper and more enduring than the brokenness of this human story. It took a long time, and a never-ending well of tender patience. I had to be beaten into humility…

Ordinary Awakening

It’s very ordinary. This awakening. After the joy of grace has been imbibed, it stops being anything other than what is. After the exhilaration of free fall into the verticality of being, it is simply life doing its thing. After the gentle delight when suffering comes to an end, it is neither this nor that…

Love Is The Master

Many of you know me as a “spiritual teacher”. It says so on Facebook and on my website and in the bio of my books. But, friends, do not mistake this for who I am. It is simply a label, a name by which to identify me in the world. We all have to be…

What Is the Purpose of Silent Retreat?

What Is the Purpose of Silent Retreat? By Amoda Maa Jeevan, author of Embodied Enlightenment First published: http://blog.non-dualitypress.com/2017/11/08/what-is-the-purpose-of-silent-retreat-by-amoda-maa/ Many spiritual traditions offer silent retreat as the basis of their teachings. Most often, some kind of meditative practice is central to this—a way to still the mind and be more present. In the privileged Western world, silent retreat is…