Illuminating the path to resting in embodied nonduality, RamDev leads a guided meditation & shares on bhakti devotion, emptiness, mindfulness, non-grasping, Kali, surrender, & unconditional love.
Recognizing how disembodied so many of us have become in western culture through our relationship to media, the internet, electronics, and even all-too-heady spiritual practices; RamDev highlights a path to liberation and healing through engagement with our human body. Illustrating the steps to resting in nonduality through bhakti devotion, embodied mindfulness, and surrendering into the spacious heart, RamDev prepares us for the tantric realization of finding out who we really are.
“For most of us, healing happens by being in the body, being in the emotions, and bringing a meditative viewpoint to being with what it is that might be difficult” – RamDev
Mindfulness, Embodied Nonduality, & The Heart
What is it that doesn’t change from moment to moment? Through the nondual lens of going beyond perceiver and perceived—the sacredness of each dissolving into vast spaciousness—RamDev shares how the movement from mindfulness (being aware of thoughts) to nonduality (realizing the nature of thought), flows through the heart.
“I keep coming back to the heart: Opening the heart, being in the heart, is something that creates a sense of faith, trust, and spaciousness that will allow us to move in a very natural way, in a very non-frightening way, into this sense of nonduality.” – RamDev
Join RamDev and Raghu as they share on embodied mindfulness, Ram Dass, and ‘becoming somebody,’ on Ep. 390 of Mindrolling
Embodied Nonduality Guided Meditation (13:43)
RamDev leads a guided meditation for nondual consciousness using the awareness of sensations of the body as the vehicle for coming to oneness.
“So, in some ways, what we are doing is being aware of unconditional love as a it’s expressed in the body, and as it’s expressed in the environment outside of the body.” – RamDev
Join Sharon Salzberg and Joseph Goldstein in an exploration of embodied mindfulness, on Ep. 110 of the Metta Hour
Emptiness, Unconditional Love, Kali, & Surrender (27:07)
Opening to audience questions, RamDev explores the recognition of emptiness; the path of non-grasping; the wisdom of Mingyur Rinpoche; unconditional love; and seeing God, the world, and the universe, as the Divine Mother. Depicting the bhakti-soaked nuances of the fierce Goddess Kali, RamDev invites us to surrender to the Mother and rest in the spaciousness and loving wholeness of embodied nonduality.
“It’s not that things don’t exist, but that they are empty of concept. I’m empty of concept; you’re empty of concept. As soon as we get caught in concepts, we’re thrown out of this state of union. It doesn’t mean you can’t think, but you’re not lost in concepts. The mind is just thinking, there’s not concepts about thinking.” – RamDev
As RamDev mentioned: Raghu and Krishna Das interview the radiant Tibetan Master, Mingyur Rinpoche, on Ep. 289 of Mindrolling
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