Francis Lucille: “What We Are Speaks More Loudly Than What We See”

Francis Lucille was (is?) Rupert Spira’s teacher;

YouTube Notes:

Interview with the spiritual teacher of the tradition of Advaita Vedanta (non-duality) Francis Lucille for Buddha at the Gas Pump.

In this conversation, amongst other things, we explore the intellectual understanding of enlightenment, how our neglected bodies change after becoming awakened and if consciousness is limited. Francis Lucille – Buddha at the Gas Pump Interview:

Francis Lucille was Rupert Spira’s teacher. See https://batgap.com/francis-lucille/

Francis Lucille is a spiritual teacher of the tradition of Advaita Vedanta (non-duality). He became a disciple of Jean Klein, a French Advaita teacher whom he met in 1975.

This was the beginning of a close association that lasted until the death of his friend and spiritual master in 1998.

Jean Klein‘s own guru, “Panditji” Rao, whom he met in India in the nineteen-fifties, was a college professor in Bangalore who taught Sanskrit and belonged to a lineage of traditional Advaita Vedanta teachers. Francis Lucille speaks about one thing: awareness, our true nature, the Absolute.

This is the ancient teaching of non-duality, the common ground of Advaita Vedanta, Ch’an Buddhism, Zen, Taoism and Sufism, the same common ground which is at the core of the message left behind by the founders of all great religions.

In a loving, open, blissfully peaceful manner, Francis leads us to a deep understanding that what we are is love, the pure awareness behind and between all the activities of the mind.

“Everything is created from moment to moment, always new.”

Like fireworks, this universe is a celebration and you are the spectator contemplating the eternal Fourth of July of your absolute splendor. – Francis Lucille’s quote.   SOURCE

Leonard Jacobson – Buddha at the Gas Pump Interview

Leonard Jacobson – Buddha at the Gas Pump Interview

Thanks to A-L for the introduction to Leonard Jacobson.

Thanks Rick for another great interview at ATGAP.

Published on 9 Dec 2014
Also http://batgap.com/leonard-jacobson/

Leonard Jacobson is an awakened spiritual teacher, healer and mystic who is deeply committed to guiding and supporting others in their journey towards wholeness.

In 1981, he experienced the first of a series of spontaneous mystical awakenings that profoundly altered his perception of life, truth, and reality. Each of these enlightenment experiences revealed deeper and deeper levels of consciousness, filling his teachings and his writings with profound wisdom, clarity, love and compassion. He has been running workshops, seminars and retreats for over 30 years, offering inspiration and guidance to those on a path of awakening.

He shares a simple and direct two-step path to awakening.

1) The first step leads to the awakened state of Presence.

2) The second step leads to mastery of the mind and ego.

He lives near Santa Cruz, California and he is the founder of The Conscious Living Foundation, a registered nonprofit organization.

His books have been published in many countries including the United States, Japan, China, Taiwan, Holland, Denmark, Poland and Lithuania.

You can learn more about Leonard at http://www.leonardjacobson.com

Books: Journey Into Now: Clear Guidance on the Path of Spiritual Awakening Words from Silence: An Invitation to Spiritual Awakening Embracing the Present: Living an Awakened Life Bridging Heaven & Earth In Search of the Light

Interview conducted 12/7/2014

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.

SCOTT KILOBY an interview – on Buddha at the Gas Pump

Also see http://batgap.com/scott-kiloby/

Scott Kiloby is a “Non-Dual” author/teacher from Southern Indiana (USA). He is the author of “Love’s Quiet Revolution: The End of the Spiritual Search” and “Reflections of the One Life: Daily Pointers to Enlightenment.”

He is also the creator of a revolutionary addiction recovery method called Natural Rest. His book, “Natural Rest: Finding Recovery Through Presence,” is scheduled for release in early 2011. In addition to details of his meetings and retreats, there are many essays, quotations and videos which can be viewed on his web site. He also holds frequent meetings all over the world, in person and online via Skype and teleconferencing.

To quote Scott,

“We live our lives asleep. Our minds are programmed for self-centeredness. This programming causes us to spend our lives seeking the future for a sense of contentment we can’t seem to find. It causes conflict in our relationships. To say that we live in self-centeredness is not a moral judgment. It’s a statement of fact.

The good news is that awakening from this self-centered dream is possible in this lifetime. This awakening reveals a depth of freedom and contentment that no relationship, job, material item, self-improvement plan, or any other accomplishment or attainment in the material world can bring.

This level of freedom frees us from our endless seeking towards future. It frees us from conflict so that our real nature as love shines through, affecting every area of our lives.”

Interview recorded 12/4/2010.

BATGAP (Buddha at the Gas Pump) is at – http://batgap.com/