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Sri Aurobindo Essays in Philosophy and Yoga

Essays in Philosophy and Yoga consists of short works in prose written by Sri Aurobindo between 1909 and 1950 and published during his lifetime. All but a few of them are concerned with aspects of spiritual philosophy, yoga, and related subjects. Short writings on the Veda, the Upanishads, Indian culture, political theory, education, and poetics have been placed in other volumes. The […]

You are the world by Jiddu Krishnamurti

You are the world by Jiddu Krishnamurti is a good  starting point if you are not familiar with the works of Krishnamurti. There’s repetition here because the book is a collection of talks given by the Krishnamurti. There’s a series of three lectures given at Brandeis University; four at Berkeley University; four at Stanford University, and […]

The Theory of Celestial Influence – Man, The Universe and Cosmic Mystery

The Theory of Celestial Influence with the subtitle: Man, The Universe and Cosmic Mystery is an exploration of the universe and man’s place in it. Rodney Collin examines 20th-century scientific discoveries and traditional esoteric teachings and concludes that the driving force behind everything is neither procreation nor survival, but expansion of awareness. Collin sets out […]

Through Deaths Gate – A Guide to Selfless Dying

Through Deaths Gate – A Guide to Selfless Dying. From the introduction: In reality, there is no death because there is no individual ‘self’ or ‘I’ who could die. In reality, there is only that Primordial Consciousness or God which, though appearing in myriad forms, is Itself empty of all forms and therefore without birth or […]

Oceanic Mind – The Deeper Meditation Training Course – New version

“Oceanic Mind – The Deeper Meditation Training Course” may be considered “unique” by many people. This work revolves around the “Integrative Tuning” (IT) approach to meditation training, sometimes known as “Monkey fusion” depending on mood. In IT, we are tuning ourselves on every level of being in preparation for deep meditation. This is not a specific technique being taught here. You […]

Practical Vipassana Exercises

Practical Vipassana Exercises is a basic, short and direct instructional ebook on the Vipassane meditation practice: the preparatory stages with a series of basic exercises. Part two, deals with the progressive practice and the practical vipassana exercises. The appendix explains the techniques involved in the Mahasi Sayadaw tradition. Download the free pdf ebook here: Practical […]

Freedom Through Understanding by Lama Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Freedom Through Understanding by Lama Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinpoche is based on a seminar held during their first trip to Europe. They offered a weekend seminar based on their famous month-long Kopan meditation courses. Preceded by Lama Yeshe’s lecture on meditation at Kensington Town Hall, these teachings at Royal Holloway College, Surrey, encompass the […]

Transforming Problems Into the Dharma Path by Thubten Gyatso

Transforming Problems Into the Dharma Path by Thubten Gyatso is a set of lessons about the transformation of both adverse and happy situations into the Dharma Path with skill, to make them worthwhile and beneficial to ourselves and others. The whole Path, all of the teachings of Shakyamuni Buddha, leads towards the understanding of our situation […]

Dawn of Enlightenment – LAMDRE

Dawn of Enlightenment consists of introductory talks given by Lama Choedak to prepare students for Lamdre. These teachings are prized by students and masters of all Tibetan traditions, and this book will interest all students of Tibetan Buddhism, especially those aspiring to take higher initiations. Dawn of Enlightenment is a unique work which describes the actual teachings […]

Questions and answers 1979-80 by J. Krishnamurti

Questions and answers 1979-80 by J. Krishnamurti is a series of transcriptions of discussions held in Broockwood, Ojai and Sannen. From the intro: “To be free from your own experience, from your own knowledge, from your own accumulated perception – it is possible if you go at it. And it does not take time. That is one […]

Radiance Experiencing Divine Presence by Gina Lake

Here is another book by Gina Lake, this woman has my respect and she goes right to the core and starts with the words: “Who are you?” From the book: “You are programmed very strongly to pay attention to the egoic mind and believe what it tells you about yourself, others, and life. Most people’s […]

Empty Cloud, The Teachings Of Zen Master Xu Yun

Empty Cloud, The Teachings Of Zen Master Xu Yun. From the introduction: “Dear Friends, let me tell you a little story a wise man once told me. He said: “Once I found myself in an unfamiliar country, walking down a strange street. I looked around trying to get my bearings; and seeing two men who […]

The No-Nonsense Guide to Enlightenment

The No-Nonsense Guide to Enlightenment by Blair Warren. From the intro: “It is my position that enlightenment is not necessarily the elusive mystical experience it has been made out to be. It doesn’t require years of struggle to attain. It doesn’t require that you chant in lotus position at the feet of some guru. And it doesn’t […]

Heaven and Hell by Emanuel Swedenborg

Heaven and Hell by Emanuel Swedenborg. Swedenborg was a Swedish scientist an inventor. I would compare his drawings of flying machines to the ones of Leonardo da Vinci‘s . In 1741 at the age of fifty-three he entered into a spiritual phase in which he eventually began to experience dreams and visions. This culminated in […]

Kadampa Teachings by Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Kadampa Teachings by Lama Zopa Rinpoche explains how to practice Dharma the way Kadampa geshes did. These lamas were exemplary practitioners of Buddhism in Tibet, renowned for their extreme asceticism and uncompromising practice of thought transformation in order to develop bodhicitta. Rinpoche, an exemplar of these practices himself, bases his teachings on Lama Atisha’s wonderful […]

Letters from Russia by Ouspensky

Letters from Russia by Ouspensky. From 1907 until 1913 P. D. Ouspensky wrote for a Russian newspaper, mostly on foreign affairs. At the same time he was working on various books based on the idea that our consciousness is an incomplete state not far removed from sleep, and also that our three-dimensional view of the […]

Mysteries of the Seed by Rodney Collin

In 1931 Rodney Collin read a New Model of the Universe by P.D. Ouspensky, and in 1935 he and his wife attended some talks given by Maurice Nicoll, who had been a pupil of both Gurdjieff and Ouspensky, but he did not continue with Nicoll’s meetings. Through one of the members of the Peace Pledge Union, […]

The Power of NOW – A guide to Spiritual Enlightenment by Eckhart Tolle – Free Audiobook

“The Power of NOW” book by Eckhart Tolle. Unfortunately I have been asked to remove this book, who are the rights-holders: http://www.newworldlibrary.com/. I had it posted here because I believed it was in the public domain since it could be found at http:www.archive.org  

Kundalini and Yantra – A Brief Introduction for Inquiring Minds by David Edwin Hill

Kundalini and Yantra – A Brief Introduction for Inquiring Minds written and illustrated by David Edwin Hill. You may have seen Tibetan mandalas, painstakingly drawn with colored sand in the utmost detail, then utterly destroyed. Did this act of destruction suggest impermanence, or did the mystical symbols suggest something far more enduring? The American Indians had them. Jung thought […]

The Whirling Ecstasy by Aflaki

Jelal-ed-din Rumi was born at Balkh, Persia, in 1207, and died at Konya, Turkey, in 1273. He founded the order of Mevlevi or whirling dervishes, and his chief work is the Mathnawi, an epic poem which expresses their mystical path. It was translated into English by Reynold Nicholson (6 volumes, London, 1926). This booklet is […]

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