using the arrow buttons.
by clicking on the page.
the page around when zoomed in by dragging it.
the zoom using the slider when zoomed-in.
by clicking on the zoomed-in page.
by entering text in the search field, and select "This Issue" or "All Issues"
by clicking on thumbnails to select pages, and then press the print button.
displays sections with thumbnails and descriptions.
displays a slider of thumbnails. Click on a page to jump.
allows you to browse the full archive.
about your subscription?
Buddhadharma : Fall 2006
Spontaneous Awakening AN INVITATION INTO THE “ ORDINARY STATE” OF ENLIGHTENMENT • The link between personal awareness and awareness itself • How awakening is self-authenticating • Lucid dreaming: a powerful analogy for the process of awakening • How holding even one idea about what is true can be an obstacle • A guided meditation to “Allow Everything to Be As It Is” • Why genuine spiritual knowing requires mental subtraction—not addition • How attachment can lead to complete freedom and unattachment • Self-inquiry: how to use this potent catalyst for awakening • How paradoxical teachings can help your mind relax • Over seven hours of teachings on six CDs, including two complete guided meditations and an exclusive interview, for discovering your own “direct path to realization” INTRODUCTORY SPECIAL Order Spontaneous Awakening now and receive the 3-CD program True Meditation free (retail value U.S. $24.95). Featuring three guided medita- tions with Adyashanti, this powerful session invites you to let go of all techniques—even the concept of yourself as a meditator—to open to the art of “True Meditation: dwelling in the natural state.” Shipping is free with this offer (U.S. orders only; total savings: over U.S. $30.00). To order, call 800-333 -9185 and mention offer BHHUA, or visit http://www.soundstrue.com/special/sa2. Exclusive 100% money-back guarantee. YES Please send me Adyashanti’s Spontaneous Awakening 6-CD audio retreat plus the free True Meditation 3-CD course. Shipping is free with this offer (for shipping charges outside the U.S., please call). Enclosed is full payment of $69.95 for 9 CDs (total savings: over $30). I understand that my purchase is 100% guaranteed by Sounds True. ■ 9 CDs / 111⁄4 hours / order #P192 / $69.95 Check method of payment (Colorado residents please add 2.9% sales tax): ■Check ■MC ■VISA ■AMEX ■MoneyOrder CARD NUMBER EXPIRES PRINT NAME ADDRESS CITY STATE ZIP Mail to: Sounds True, PO Box 8010, Priority Code BHHUA, Boulder CO 80306 Or call 800-333 - 9185 for fastest service FREE SHIPPING + FREE AUDIO COURSE PO Box 8010 / Priority Code: BHHUA Boulder, CO 80306 / Phone 800-333-9185 SOUNDS TRUE 6-CD COURSE EXPLORES Do not think that enlightenment is going to make you special—it’s not. If you feel special in any way, then enlightenment has not occurred,” teaches Adyashanti. There are countless myths and misconceptions about awakening, as many traditions declare that only a chosen few can ever experience it. But Adyashanti demystifies this coveted state on his first-ever widely published audio retreat, Spontaneous Awakening. Here, you will join this emerging teacher and author whose fresh and incisive teachings break open the fixations of the conceptual mind. There is, however, one catalyst required: your willingness to look very deeply, your strong desire to inquire into truth. It’s not really about “the me” becoming enlightened, Adyashanti explains. It’s about giving way to the truth of what you are. There is still the person—but what is really occupying the person? THE COURAGE TO QUESTION As a young man, Adyashanti’s spiritual quest landed him at the feet of older Zen students who had been practicing meditation for 20 to 30 years. When pressed, they admitted that they had given up on the possibility of ever attaining enlightenment, and instead had made peace with having become simply “a little kinder” as human beings. But that wasn’t enough for the spirited Adyashanti, who set out to find his own answers. What he discovered through long periods of silence and his own deep investigations was that awakening is indeed possible—and it is available to each of us. Today, he speaks to groups around North America and offers his radical approach to spiritual liberation, including his clear and simple instruction for meditation: no manipulation. “When you stop resisting experience,” he says, “what remains is the bliss of sheer nothingness. And everything that is possible lives in that nothingness.” ONLY AWARENESS REMAINS According to Adyashanti, the role of the teacher is to introduce you to the natural state and truth of not who you are but what you are. With over seven hours of teachings on six CDs, two guided meditations, and an exclusive Sounds True interview, Spontaneous Awakening is designed to bring you into com- munion with this openhearted and intensely lucid teacher. CADBHHUA_SpontAwak.indd 1 6/28/06 12:08:01 PM