Welcome to Stillness Speaks

“Your own self realization is the greatest service you can give the world.” ~ Ramana Maharshi

Stillness Speaks is a preeminent resource for self inquiry and self exploration – the endless journey of self realization. We offer works of teachers (luminaries), and wisdom traditions (paths), both historical and contemporary, Eastern and Western, indigenous and otherwise. Our approach is integral – all are welcome!

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Prayer For Peace

“The first peace … comes within the souls of people when they realize … their oneness, with the universe … and when they realize that at the center of the universe dwells Wakan-Tanka (“The Great Mystery”), and that this center is really everywhere, it is within each of us.” ~ Black Elk

Adorable presence,

Thou who art within and without,
above and below and all around,

Thou who art interpenetrating
every cell of my being

Read the full poem to pray for peace and deepen your peace within …

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Newsletter : What is Stand With Standing Rock?

Click here for the newsletter dedicated to Stand With Standing Rock movement …. this movement has to do with saving Native American sacred lands and keeping water clean for 17 million people throughout America … also, learn its history, current state-of-affairs, how to stay informed about it … AND most importantly how to help ensure its success …

Click here for the ongoing news about Stand With Standing Rock.

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Standing Rock: Spiritually Grounded Social Engagement

“Mni Wiconi … Water is Life” ~ Standing Rock’s Call to Solidarity

Since April 2016, people from all over America, and other parts of the world, have gathered at Standing Rock – in solidarity – to stop the Dakota Access pipeline thereby protecting the water and their sacred land …

Chris visited Oceti Sakowin Camp at Standing Rock over the Thanksgiving weekend and shares his thoughts from that short trip.

Stillness Speaks Stands With Standing Rock: we will dedicate our next newsletter to supporting this most important matter by providing it’s history, the impact of the Dakota Pipeline, current happenings at the Standing Rock community, how to keep up with the ongoing developments, how to participate, especially ALL the various ways to help and contribute (e.g., to Oceti Sakowin campto Stand with Standing Rock and to petition President Obama) … so please stay tuned!

UPDATE: Nov 30, 2016: Here’s the newsletter.

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“Devote yourself here and now to the search for the Truth that is ever within you.” ~ Ramana Maharshi

The greatest mystery of all: as your journey progresses, you will discover that there truly is only one teacher and that teacher is ultimately found within. Until then, we have many sages that guide us along … or illuminate the way …. we are honored to offer a small sampling of these luminaries … a list that will grow with time.

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“Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.” ~ Aristotle

We offer explorations into the many paths up the mountain:” from Christian to Sufi, from Zen to Hindu, Kabbalist to Kashmir Shaivism, Advaitic to Indigenous, from philosophical to atheist, from spiritual to scientific – an endless list, that will continue to grow ! …

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