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Non-Duality Press

The No-Self Help Book

Kate Gustin, JP Sears
Authors:
Kate Gustin, JP Sears

By breaking free of your own self-limiting beliefs, you'll discover the unlimited potential of who you really are. It's time to get over your self!There is an insidious, global identity theft occurring that has robbed people of their very recognition of their true selves. The culprit-indeed the mastermind of this crisis-has committed the inside job of creating and promoting the idea that we are all a separate self, which is the chief source of our daily distress and dissatisfaction.No more than a narrative of personhood pieced together from disparate neural activations, the self we believe ourselves to be in our own minds-although quite capable of being affirming, inspiring, and constructive-often spews forth a distressing flow of worry and second-guessing, blaming and shaming, regret and guilt. This book offers an antidote to this epidemic of stolen identity, isolation, and self-deprecation: no-self (a concept known in Buddhist philosophy as anatta or anatman).The No-Self Help Book turns the idea of self-improvement on its head, arguing that the key to well-being lies not in the relentless pursuit of bettering one's self but in the recognition of the self as a false identity born in the mind. Rather than identifying with a small, relative sense of self, this book encourages you to embrace a liberating alternative-an expansive awareness that is flexible and open to experiencing life as an ongoing and ever-changing process, without attachment to personal outcomes or storylines.To help you make this leap from self to no-self, the book provides forty bite-sized chapters full of clever and inspiring insights based in positive psychology and non-duality-a philosophy that asserts there is no real separation between any of us. So, if you're tired of "self-help" and you're ready to explore who you are beyond the self, let The No-Self Help Book be your guide.

New Harbinger

Awakened Relating

Lynn Marie Lumiere
Authors:
Lynn Marie Lumiere
New Harbinger

Being Aware of Being Aware

Rupert Spira
Authors:
Rupert Spira

Everybody is aware, all seven billion of us. We are aware of thoughts, feelings, sensations, and perceptions. All people share the experience of being aware, but relatively few people are aware that they are aware. Most people's lives consist of a flow of thoughts, images, ideas, feelings, sensations, sights, sounds, and so on. Very few people ask, "What is it that knows this flow of thoughts, feelings, and perceptions? With what am I aware of my experience?"The knowing of our being-or rather, awareness's knowing of its own being in us-is our primary experience, our most fundamental and intimate experience. It is in this experience that all the peace, happiness, and love we have ever longed for reside. The happiness we have sought for so long outside of ourselves, in situations, objects, and relationships, turns out to be always present, always available, in the simple knowing of our own being as it is. The knowing of our own being shines in each one of us as the experience "I am" or "I am aware," or simply as the thought "I." Because this simplest, most obvious, most familiar, and intimate experience is to the mind not a thing, or nothing, it is overlooked or forgotten by the vast majority of humanity. The overlooking of our own being is the root cause of all unhappiness and, therefore, the root cause of our search for happiness. What is the nature of this experience of being aware? The contemplations in this collection will lead readers toward their own experiential understanding of that which we all call "I."Being Aware of Being Aware is the first and introductory volume in the Essence of Meditation series of collected meditations on the fundamentals of non-duality. Each volume will include six essays, compiled from contemplations led by Rupert Spira at retreats. Future titles include The Nature of Mind, I Am, and The Nature of Happiness.

New Harbinger

The Nature of Consciousness

Rupert Spira
Authors:
Rupert Spira
New Harbinger

Presence, Volume I

Rupert Spira
Authors:
Rupert Spira

Your self, aware presence, knows no resistance to any appearance and, as such, is happiness itself; like the empty space of a room, it cannot be disturbed and is, therefore, peace itself; like this page, it is intimately one with whatever appears on it and is thus love itself; and like water that is not affected by the shape of a wave, it is pure freedom. Causeless joy, imperturbable peace, love that knows no opposite, and freedom at the heart of all experience...this is your ever-present nature under all circumstances.Our self, aware presence, knows no resistance to any appearance and, as such, is happiness itself; like the empty space of a room, it cannot be disturbed and is, therefore, peace itself; like this page, it is intimately one with whatever appears on it and is thus love itself; and like water that is not affected by the shape of a wave, it is pure freedom. Causeless joy, imperturbable peace, love that knows no opposite, and freedom at the heart of all experience...this is our ever-present nature under all circumstances.

New Harbinger

Presence, Volume II

Rupert Spira
Authors:
Rupert Spira

All that is known is experiencing, and experiencing is not divided into one part (an inside self) that experiences and another part (an outside object, other, or world) that is experienced. Experiencing is seamless and intimate, made of "knowing" or awareness alone. This intimacy, in which there is no room for selves, objects, or others, is love itself. It lies at the heart of all experience, completely available under all circumstances.

Right Way

How To Be Your Own Medium

Carolyn Creel
Authors:
Carolyn Creel

People contact mediums to help them through the grieving process. In times of emptiness, sorrow and regret, mediums offer love and reassurance, and the chance to reconnect with the energy of a departed loved one. This book offers readers the tools and techniques to be their own medium, in order to help them through the grieving process. It also offers loving advice that will help those who grieve let go of the departed and live a happy, healthy life.

Adyashanti

Foreword writer Adyashanti is an American-born spiritual teacher devoted to serving the awakening of all beings. His teachings are an open invitation to stop, inquire, and recognize what is true and liberating at the core of all existence. Adyashanti is author of The Way of Liberation, Falling into Grace, Emptiness Dancing, True Meditation, and The End of Your World. Based in California, he lives with his wife, Mukti, and teaches throughout North America and Europe, offering satsangs, weekend intensives, silent retreats, and a live Internet radio broadcast.

Bonnie Greenwell

Bonnie L. Greenwell, PhD, is a transpersonal psychotherapist and a non-dual teacher in the lineage of Adyashanti. She has specialized for more than thirty years in mentoring people going through transformative experiences related to spiritual awakening and the kundalini process, the subject of her doctoral research at the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology (ITP). She has an eclectic background including work in psychiatric units, a rehab center, as director of the Transpersonal Counseling Center at ITP, and years of private practice. Greenwell studied Jungian psychology, Jin Shin Do® acupressure, Psychotropic and Radiance Breathwork, kundalini, kriya, and Ashtanga yogas, and many Buddhist meditation practices before finding her ground in non-dual teachings. She was founder and director of the Kundalini Research Network, has lectured and trained therapists in Europe, Australia, and the United States, and established Shanti River Center for non-dual education and counseling in Ashland, OR. She is an author and a contributor to several anthologies.

Claire Montanaro

Claire Montanaro had a full and successful corporate career, before setting up her own specialist consultancy, Inlumino Global, 12 years ago. Claire herself works as a spiritual teacher, counsellor, channel and lecturer throughout the world.

Deborah Roth Ledley

Deborah Roth Ledley, PhD, is a licensed clinical psychologist at the Children's and Adult Center for OCD and Anxiety. Ledley received her PhD in psychology from the University of Toronto in 1999 and completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the Adult Anxiety Clinic of Temple at Temple University. She then spent several years on faculty at the University of Pennsylvania at the Center for the Treatment and Study of Anxiety. Since 2006, Ledley has been in private practice in the suburbs of Philadelphia where she primarily works with children, adolescents, and adults with anxiety disorders. She has published over fifty scientific papers and book chapters, as well as four academic books, including Making Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Work and Becoming a Calm Mom. Ledley has been quoted in magazines such as Parents, Fit Pregnancy, Family Fun, and Countdown, as well as on several websites including Forbes.com, CNN.com and iParentingLife.com.

Jean Klein

Jean Klein, master of Advaita Vedanta in the tradition of Ramana Maharshi and Atmananda Krishna Menon and author of many books on non-dualism, spent several years in India going deeply into the subjects of Advaita and Yoga. In 1955 the truth of non-dualism became a living reality. From 1960 he taught in Europe and later in the United States.

Joan Tollifson

Joan Tollifson writes and talks with people about the living reality Here / Now. She has an affinity with both Buddhism and Advaita, but she belongs to no formal tradition. Her approach is simple and down-to-earth, pointing beyond concepts and beliefs to the immediacy of direct knowing and being. Her first book, Bare-Bones Meditation, was published by Bell Tower in 1996. Joan has lived in Northern California, rural New York, Chicago, and Southern Oregon. Her main teacher was Toni Packer, but she spent time with many other teachers as well.

Kate Gustin

Kate Gustin, PhD, is a clinical psychologist practicing in the San Francisco Bay Area. She received her doctorate in psychology from the University of California, Berkeley, in 2001, and has worked in a range of clinical settings including community mental health clinics, VA hospitals, college counseling centers, and Kaiser Permanente's department of psychiatry. Gustin presently conducts individual and group psychotherapy in her private practice and offers trainings and workshops on positive psychology for patients, students, and health professionals.

Kelly Skeen

Kelly Skeen is a student at Georgetown University in Washington DC. She is also coauthor of Communication Skills for Teens with her mother Michelle Skeen, PsyD.

Krista Tippett

Krista Tippett is a Peabody Award-winning broadcaster and New York Times bestselling author. In 2014, she received the National Humanities Medal at the White House for 'thoughtfully delving into the mysteries of human existence.' She is the host of NPR's On Being.

Michelle Skeen

Michelle Skeen, PsyD, is a therapist who lives and works in San Francisco, CA. She has provided brief and long-term therapy for individuals and couples by utilizing schema and mindfulness-based approaches to address interpersonal issues, weight management, anger, depression, anxiety, disabilities, and trauma. She is author of Love Me, Don't Leave Me and coauthor of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Interpersonal Problems. Skeen is also coauthor of Communication Skills for Teens with her daughter, Kelly Skeen. She hosts a weekly radio show called Relationships 2.0 with Dr. Michelle Skeen on KCAA Radio 1050 AM and iHeart Radio. To find out more, visit her website at www.michelleskeen.com.

Muniya Khanna

Muniya S. Khanna, PhD, is a licensed clinical psychologist at the Children's and Adult Center for OCD and Anxiety. Khanna has served as assistant professor of psychiatry and codirector of the Child and Adolescent OCD, Tic, Trich, and Anxiety Group in the University Of Pennsylvania School Of Medicine. She has been involved in some of the most important research in the field of child anxiety in the last 15 years. She is author of numerous research articles and chapters, and coauthor with Philip Kendall of The C.A.T. Project, a therapist manual for the treatment of anxious adolescents. She is active on the boards of the American Psychological Association, ABCT and ADAA, as well as national and international scientific review boards. She is currently associate editor of Cognitive and Behavioral Practice and is an adhoc editor of multiple top tier journals.

Rupert Spira

From an early age, Rupert Spira was deeply interested in the nature of reality. At the age of seventeen he learned to meditate, and began a twenty-year period of study and practice in the classical Advaita Vedanta tradition under the guidance of Dr. Francis Roles and Shantananda Saraswati, the Shankaracharya of the north of India. During this time, he immersed himself in the teachings of P. D. Ouspensky, Krishnamurti, Rumi, Ramana Maharshi, Nisargadatta, and Robert Adams, until he met his teacher, Francis Lucille, in 1997. Lucille introduced Spira to the Direct Path teachings of Atmananda Krishna Menon, the Tantric tradition of Kashmir Shaivism (which he had received from his teacher Jean Klein), and, more importantly, directly indicated to him the true nature of experience. Spira lives in the UK and holds regular meetings and retreats in Europe and the United States. For further information, see www.rupertspira.com.

Tamar E. Chansky

Tamar Chansky, PhD, is a psychologist and author of several popular books, including Freeing Your Child from Negative Thinking, Freeing Your Child from Anxiety, and Freeing Your Child from Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. Chansky is passionate about helping kids, parents, and other adults pursue the lives that they want to lead, free from the obstacles of anxiety, pessimism, and OCD. Visit her website at www.tamarchansky.com.