Joan Tollifson – Buddha at the Gas Pump interview (86) some wonderful material

Uploaded on 7 Sep 2011
Joan Tollifson writes and talks about the ever-changing, ever-present aliveness of Here / Now, that which is obvious, unavoidable and impossible to doubt.

She has an affinity with Advaita, Buddhism and radical nonduality, but she belongs to no tradition or lineage.

Her main teacher was Toni Packer, but Joan has also studied with several Buddhist teachers and has spent time with a number of Advaita and nondual teachers.

She has been holding meetings on nonduality since 1996. In her books and meetings, Joan invites people to explore their actual present moment experience and to question the deep-seated assumption that we are each an independent entity encapsulated inside a separate bodymind looking out at an alien world.

Instead, we may discover that everything is one seamless, boundless, unbroken whole in which there are no separate parts. Joan also invites people to question the deep-seated assumption that we are in control of our lives (or should be), and she points to the realization that everything is one choiceless happening. Joan is known for her honesty and her sense of humor.

She is the author of
Bare-Bones Meditation: Waking Up from the Story of My Life (1996),
Awake in the Heartland: The Ecstasy of What Is (2003),
Painting the Sidewalk with Water: Talks and Dialogs about Nonduality (2010),

Joan’s books can be found here – http://www.amazon.co.uk/Joan-Tollifson/e/B0034OPP3Q/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1?qid=1458493635&sr=1-1

Joan has lived in California, New York and Chicago, and is currently living in southern Oregon.

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