A few favourite videos:
Linda Moulton Howe - Self Activating Alien Software (2015)
Great lecture that brings different aspects of alien phenomena and crop circles. I met Howe many years ago examining crop circles and can attest to her incredible professionalism, knowledge and investigative journalism. Fascinating video!
Alan Watts - Why Your Life Is Not A Journey (2016)
A beautiful reminder that it is perhaps better to view life as a dance or a piece of music: it is not just about reaching some destination, whether that destination be to leave your family financially set up or to find yourself in some afterlife heaven. We must remember to dance.
Rays of the Absolute (the legacy of Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj) (2015)
Stephen Wolinsky's interview with some of Nisargadatta's leading disciples.
The Imperative of Meditation - Shunyamurti (May 2015)
What a wonderful teacher! Spiritual teachers can often sound the same, but Shunyamurti brings something very fresh and perceptive in his teachings. Here he affirms that "meditation is the discovery of the real Self…" and how it is an essential tool for awakening.
Internal Flight - Estas Tonne - Winner of Cosmic Angel Short Film Award (Mar 2015)
Beautiful music by Estas Tonne set to stunning images and profound words: In the silent space… There is a voice… It's calling me to explore the deep jungles and mountain tops within… As I stand on the cliff of my mind, I trust… the Internal Flight.
"Feeding Your Demons" with Lama Tsultrim Allione (Nov 2014)
Feeding Your Demons is a five-step process that allows us to turn our demons (obstacles, enemies, problems and illnesses) into allies by dealing with them compassionately. As long as we are out to destroy our demons, we will only perpetuate our pain and struggles.
The Heart of Shiva – Igor Kufayev, SAND 2014 (Oct 2014)
Kufayev unites Hindu mythology with Advaita in a deliciously refreshing and powerful presentation. We are Shiva and we are Shakti — Shakti is the Heart of Shiva. Here he talks about the importance of the Divine Feminine and how it gives birth to the world.
Deva Premal - Gayatri Mantra (2 hours) (May 2014)
The Gayatri mantra is one of the oldest and most powerful Sanskrit mantras, and nobody sings it more beautifully than Deva Premal. So sing along the verses are: Aum, Bhuh Bhuvah Svah, Tat Savitur Varenyam, Bhargo Devasya Dheemahi, Dhiyo Yo nah Prachodayat.
Meet Little Miss Sunshine / Chickens are Adorable! (Mar 2014)
Meet Little Miss Sunshine, the ex-battery hen who has become a television star in Australia. Chickens are adorable and intelligent, so please stop eating them, and that includes their eggs, which are born in horrendous circumstances. Let's be nice to chickens! (Thx Cpji)
Neem Karoli Baba (Maharaj-ji) — Incarnation of Love —Video by Kapil K (Dec 2013)
Maharaj ji or Neem Karoli Baba is an Indian Saint and devotee of Hanuman who embodied unconditional love and devotion. He was Ram Dass' guru and influenced many seekers worldwide. Another beautiful video to check out is: https://youtu.be/GmwXsgVTvG4
David Steindl-Rast: Want to be happy? Be grateful! (Nov 2013)
Brother David Steindl-Rast is a monk and interfaith scholar who is giving here a short lecture on finding happiness by being grateful for the opportunity each moment that is given to us. Gratefulness is the key to happiness and something we can learn to cultivate.
Happy Cows (July 2013)
Have you ever seen happy cows? Well watching this video will melt your heart as you see the joy that cows feel when they go out to pasture for the first time in the spring. These cows were saved from slaughter by people that care. Please donate - kuhrettung.de. (Thx D)
The Chidakasha Gita of Bhagawan Nityananda in Sixty-One Topics (Apr 2013)
Bhagawan Nityananda was a realized Indian saint and avatar whose most famous disciple was Swami Muktananda. His devotees compiled the Chidakasha Gita from his discourses and sayings. For a commentary on the Chidakasha Gita visit http://yogasutras.com/Chidakasha_Gita_of_Nityananda_Julian_Lee.html
Keep on Walking / Passenger (Mar 2013)
Mike Rosenberg is a human being who writes and sings from the soul — the perfect antidote for inauthentic, ego-driven X-Factor type music. Rosenberg still busks and many of his videos are a delight, including this one: Keep on Walking.
Thich Nhat Hanh: January 3rd 2013 (Jan 2013)
A beautiful and insightful Dharma talk by a spiritual master. Thich Nhat Hanh reminds us that we can reach awakening by just looking into the body. Everything we need is right here and right now. We are not a self but a community and what we do for ourselves we do for all.
Uruguay's President Mujica's speech at Rio+20 (Jun 2012)
South America has spawned some of the most enlightened world leaders, such as Hugo Chavez, Evo Morales and Jose Mujica. Here Mujica gives an inspiring speach, the sort you never hear our leaders make because we are all so lost in consumption and competition.
And Life Itself Is Grace (May 2012)
A beautiful video by Geoff Foster which glimpses the miracle of life that is here, right now, if we open our eyes to see it. This magical world of unity is beyond all religions and all spirituality, because it is so beyond mind and being. This grace is our birthright. (Thanks CP:-)
Thich Nhat Hanh: 2012 Dublin (Apr 2012)
Thich Nhat Hanh is always an inspiration for mindfulness, humility and compassion. We forget in the modern world that waking to the here and now is a service to the world, not another entry on a spiritual CV. We wake up because we love ourselves, the world and all beings.
Never Ever Give Up. Arthur Boorman's Inspiractional Transformation! (Apr 2012)
Told by doctors he would never walk again, Gulf War veteran Arthur Boorman was disabled for 15 years before he decided to change his life. He started yoga, falling over at first, but eventually developed strength and balance, loosing 140lbs, and even started running!
Devi Prayer ♥ Hymn to the Divine Mother Akasha / Music: Pruess and Devi (Jan 2012)
With haunting music by Craig Pruess and Ananda Devi, this beautiful video is to honour the Divine Mother Presence of this Universe that gives birth to and holds together all form. The femine principle is in all things and shines forth as the light that radiates from the heart.
Abide as the Self - Ramana Maharshi (Nov 2011)
Ramana Maharshi was a holy sage who lived in India during the first half of the 20th Century. His teachings seemed simple: abide in the self, in the 'I am' of consciousness. But to realize these teachings requires an unravelling of who and what we think we are.
Young Elephant Seal Cuddles with Woman (Aug 2011)
A woman has a very loving encounter with a young elephant seal. It is very beautiful and moving watch the trust that young animals have. This sort of inter-species openness would be common if we stopped killing animals for food & skins. We are guardians, not predators.
Life Vest Inside - Kindness Boomerang - One Day Aug 2011
This lovely video captures the spirit of how our little acts of kindness can and do make a difference in other people's lives and society. Great song too (Thanks CP)
Gratitude with Louie Schwartzberg / TEDxSF (Jun 2011)
Louie Schwartzberg is a time-lapse photographer and film maker who is able to catch the extraordinary beauty of the world, and coupled with the words of Benedictine monk Brother David Steindl-Rast, the video he shows is an extraordinary visual ode to gratitude.
Haidakhan Babaji - the Light of Lights (May 2011)
Beautiful video on some of the teachings of Haidakhan Babaji, with some stunning photos of Babaji superimposed on a star background. For Babaji's teachings, visit www.babaji.net/index.php/teachings/teachings-pdf.
Who Are You… Really? / Gangaji (Apr 2011)
Gangaji is one of the clearest teachers around, and here she asks the deepest question — who are you? — a question when asked sincerely wakes us up to the truth of our being. It is our thoughts about who we are that blocks us from awakening to our true nature. (Thx Cpji)
Mooji: The Embodiment of 'Yes' (Jun 2011)
An important message not to put off the dedication to Truth. When we start to spiritually wake up, the mind comes up with a million excuses — "I will start focusing on Truth when…", and we end up in indefinite postponement. Stop the excuses and dedicate now! (Thx Cpji)
Korean singer Choi Sungbong show the resilience of the human spirit (June 2011)
Talent shows usually display only the shallowness and fame-driven nature of modern culture, but every now and then someone comes on that shows the depth of the human spirit. Orphan Choi Sungbong was a homeless since 5, but still developed his beautiful voice.
David Wilcock: The Source Field Investigations 2011
This lecture focuses on the material in David Wilcock's fantastic new book The Source Field Investigations. Wilcock connects the 2012 dots like nobody else can, and in ways that any open-minded person will find absolutely inspiring and captivating.
The Quickening - Keith Wyatt 2011
I love this video. It introduces Dr. Carl Calleman's perspective on the Mayan calendar and its implications at this important time in history. It is important during this time of transition to get out of fear and into oneness. (Thanks M)
Pink - Dear Mr. President (Mar 2011)
Pink performs her song, Dear Mr. President. I bet she never imagined that the Democrat who would replace Bush would end up being just as blood thirsty, paranoid and controlling. All political parties are showing their corruption. It is time for a new political paradigm.
Karnamrita - Yamunastakam (Mar 2011)
Karnamrita Devi Dasi beautiful voice brings life to the prayers of Sri Vallabacarya which glorify Yamuna Devi, the beloved of Lord Krishna (Thanks Shyam)
Joan Halifax: Compassion and the meaning of empathy (TED 2010)
"Compassion has enemies: and those enemies are things like pity, moral outrage, fear…" During these difficult times, it is all too easy to fall into pity, moral outrage and fear, and in doing that we negate true compassion, which is the only thing that will transform society.
Snatam Kaur - Be Thy Grace (video by Clifford Shack - Jul 2010)
Snatam Kaur's heart-felt devotional song Be Thy Grace is the soundtrack to this beautiful video with pictures of giants of the spiritual world. What an inspiration!
Nepal, Tibet and the Himalayas - Tibetan Chant sung by Dechen (May 2010)
Beautiful pictures of Nepal and Tibet accompanied by the Dechen Shak Dagsay singing the Tibetan Men-Lha chant. Included are quotes by the Dalai Lama and Kalu Rinpoche. These countries are so rich spiritually, and their authenticity and humanity is very humbling.
Gayatri Mantra 2009 - Deva Premal & Miten with Manose (May 2010)
Deva Premal is such an inspiration! I love listening to her heart-felt voice. Here she chants the Gayatri mantra, accompanied with Miten on the guitar and some beautiful flute music by Manose. This is an excerpt from their CD/DVD "In Concert".
A Dedication to Anandamayi Ma (Song by Snatam Kaur - Manish Vyas) (2010)
Anandamayi Ma was the embodiment of love and devotion to the divine. Clifford Shack has put together this beautiful dedication to her using the sublime music of Snatam Kaur.
Spiritual Reality: Near Death Experiences - in5d (2010)
This documentary is a compilation of near death experiences by various individuals. It is comforting to watch and a good reminder that there is a bigger plan for all of us on this planet — an antidote to all the "end times" fear mongering that is going on.
2012 Event Horizon: Prophecies & Science of a Golden Age - David Wilcock 2010
Wilcock is one of the most interesting New Age teachers lecturing today. Here he lectures on the processes of change associated with the approach of 2012, including global warming and the awakening of consciousness. See Part 2, Part 3 & Part 4.
The Heart Sūtra Mantra by Deva Premal (Oct 2009)
Deva Premal sings the heart sutra: Gate, gate, paragate, parasamgate, bodhi svaha — gone, gone beyond, gone altogether beyond, to awakening, All Hail!
Laughing Buddha - Hilarious Mooji Interaction (Mar 2009)
Mooji is such a beautiful soul an a great teacher. In this interaction with one of his students both are unable to stop laughing, showing the lighthearted nature of awakening. When you really get it… it is rather funny!
Tribute to Saints and Gurus of India (Oct 2008)
A beautiful compilation of some of the great saints and gurus who have brought much needed love and wisdom to humanity.
Teachings of Babaji (Jun 2007)
Hypnotic chanting of Om Namah Shivaya to images of Babaji. Many ask whether this is "the" Babaji that appeared to Yogananda. The point is that it does not matter. The essence of Babaji is the same in all of us… we are all Babaji, but that identity is largely hidden.
The Monk and the Moon (Jun 2006)
A Buddhist hermit in the Zhongnan Mountain in China shares some of his wisdom about living life and approaching true awakening. His luminous face and loving gaze betray a depth and breadth of understanding far deeper than the words that he actually speaks. (Thanks Cpji)