Nikki Walton welcomes non-duality teacher Rupert Spira to the New Growth Podcast for a conversation around the true nature of experience and the presence of awareness.
From an early age, Rupert Spira was deeply interested in the nature of reality. He studied and practiced the classical Advaita Vedanta tradition for 20 years before he met his teacher, Francis Lucille, in 1997. Francis introduced Rupert to the Direct Path teachings and, more importantly, directly indicated to him the true nature of experience. Rupert lives in the UK and holds regular meetings and retreats in Europe and the United States. Learn more about him at his website, and check out his videos on YouTube.
Nikki welcomes Rupert and asks about how he found his path in life. Rupert talks about his experience of waking up to the happiness found within himself, rather than the outside world. He explores how happiness can be found in the presence of awareness.
Nikki and Rupert talk more about what the presence of awareness means, and how it can lead to peace and happiness. Rupert shares an analogy of an actor playing the role of King Lear to exemplify the true nature of experience and how we are all this presence of awareness.
Nikki and Rupert discuss the true meaning of enlightenment, and how we are all one, a shared being. Rupert explores the essence of non-dual understanding, and the fruits of the Direct Path teachings.