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We are a non profit resource dedicated to those interested in direct inquiry, meditation, satsang and yoga in the pursuit of self realization and enlightenment. We offer free video, audio and written information on topics such as Advaita (advaita vedanta), Taoism, Zen Buddhism, Nonduality, by contemporary and traditional spiritual teachers including Ramana Maharshi, Atmananda Krishna Menon, Rumi, Jean Klein, Nisargadatta Maharaj, Papaji, the Dalai Lama, Francis Lucille, Eckhart Tolle, Lao Tzu, Adyashanti, Gangaji, Mooji, Wayne Dyer and many more.

Latest Blog Entries

A Mini Introduction to Zen …

"...“Zen” simply means “meditation.” The word derives from “dhyana” in Hindi, which became “Chan” in Chinese, and “Zen” in Japanese. Zen is a form of Buddhist meditation - there is nothing to believe in, and nothing special to do or be - no special robes, no shaved heads (unless that’s what you happen to want), no special anything. We simply ... learn to pay attention to what is going on. …

This simply “summary” about Zen is excerpted from Mountain Cloud Zen Center that offers teachings in the Sanbo Zen tradition

And, Mountain Cloud’s About Zen page says: "... Zen is neither a religion nor a philosophy, though it encompasses elements of both. It is a practice of meditation and action designed to free us to live compassionate, healthy and energized lives. ..." To read the entire post, please click here

NEWS UPDATE: What Has StillnessSpeaks been up to ? ...

Dear friends and supporters,


“There is one thing in this world which you must never forget to do. If you forget everything else and not this, there is nothing to worry about, but if you remember everything else and forget this, then you will have done nothing in your life.” ~Rumi


Rumi is reminding us that Self realization is the ultimate and the most essential journey for any individual …


Rumi’s reminder is the underpinning of StillnessSpeaks … and it is crucial that this journey is driven by the individual - in every regard ! As the Sufi saying goes “... there are as many paths to the Divine as there are beings on the planet.”


To this end, StillnessSpeaks is a portal in service to those seeking Self Realization - to date it has been the online “resource dedicated to those interested in direct inquiry, meditation, satsang and yoga in the pursuit of self realization and enlightenment.”


This “resource” has been dormant since last year … but things have been gradually unfolding these past few months so we want to update you with the current “goings on” …. To read the entire post, please click here.


Invitation to a Memorial for Pandit Ravi Shankar

Please join us in celebrating the life of India's musical gift to the world, Pandit Ravi Shankar.

My Prayer of Thanks to all of You

“If the only prayer you said in your whole life was “thank you” that would suffice.”  - Meister Eckhart

 A Heart Felt Thanks to our subscribers and visitors for the gift of your Interest, Time, and Donations in response to our last newsletter.

The response to our survey was overwhelming and deeply appreciated.  Your donations have helped us to meet the challenge of repairing the website and updating it’s focus.

Thousands visited the site the day the newsletter was published. More than 400 of you took the time to respond to the survey with detailed comments- comments that will allow us to better serve the interest in Self Inquiry.

 93% reported that Stillnessspeaks was a valuable resource and helpful on their journey.  In a market now filled with many alternative resources, the website was not viewed as redundant. Truly, your response is humbling.

 So, thank you. Please take a few moments to read a bit more about how you have helped us already by clicking here.


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Postings of NEW, FREE videos, film pilots for proposed television shows, audio clips, unpublished texts and breaking news throughout North America are first disseminated on the Stillness Speaks Blog

The Scientists: Sample 1
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This is the first sample clip from the upcoming release of the Scientists. Fred Alan Wolf discusses the nature of matter.

Scott Kiloby: Seeing Through the Illusion Sample 6
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Sample clip from the production, Scott Kiloby: Seeing through the Illusion. Christopher Hebard of Stillness Speaks interviews Scott Kiloby.

Scott Kiloby: Seeing Through the Illusion Sample 5
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The 5th preview video from the upcoming production, Scott Kiloby: Seeing Through the Illusion with Scott Kiloby and Chrstopher Hebard.

Scott Kiloby: Seeing Through Sample 4
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The 4th preview video from the upcoming production, Scott Kiloby: Seeing Through the Illusion with Scott Kiloby and Chrstopher Hebard

Scott Kiloby: Seeing Through the Illusion, Preview 3
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Sample clip from the video production, Scott Kiloby: Seeing Thorough the Illusion

Rupert Spira: Everything is made out of your Self
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In another of his beautiful short films shot on Tortola, British Virgin Islands, Rupert Spira talks about how everything is made of your Self.


Welcome to StillnessSpeaks ! … Our website & social channels are undergoing major renovation, e.g., new look-and-feel, new content, and more ! … Stay tuned for more news updates …

… here and on our social channels !