You Cannot be Present

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Eric replies to a question from the audience at his Amsterdam retreat:
“Is it all about acknowledging my feelings and being in the moment?”

He explains clearly that there is no need for the self to appropriate achievement, and points out that the Christian and Sufi traditions, unlike the Buddhist tradition, acknowledge this by emphasizing that the goal is not to become anything—rather it is to become nothing.

His words are shaped and sustained by the nondual tradition of Kashmir Shaivism, and take us back to the simple observation of our felt sense of emotion and, ultimately, to pure listening. This allows a liberating realization: the root of suffering is an illusion, and all claims to knowledge are a pretense. 

The first English translation of one of Eric Baret’s books, Let the Moon Be Free, is available on Amazon. These dialogues are an invitation to celebrate life in the present moment, free from the fear of an imaginary future

#89 Arab Jewish Mysticism

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Deep connections in Arab Judaism, mysticismm science and activism

One Human Family: Interfaith Solidarity with Palestine

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In this powerful interfaith gathering, renowned spiritual leaders from Jewish, Christian, Muslim, and Buddhist traditions come together to express their solidarity with the Palestinian people's struggle for freedom, equality, and human dignity.

Indra’s Net

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Far away in the heavenly abode of the great god Indra, there is a wonderful net which has been hung

Reflections on Gaza and the Bodhisattva Path

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What is Love Asking from Us?

Buddhism & Social Action

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Buddhism has implications of some significance for Christians, humanists and other non-Buddhists

Jewish Identity After Oct 7

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Recorded live at a SAND Community Gathering on May 11, 2024

Existence is God

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Selected verses and teachings taken from The Complete Mystical Works of Meister Eckhart — translated by Maurice Walshe.

#83 Taoist Inner Alchemy

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An exploration of inner alchemy and and methods one needs to start walking the path.

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