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!
“… Emptiness teachings … transform life in a way that makes it light-hearted, joyful and vibrantly alive …” ~ Greg Goode
In Part 3 of this series, Greg addresses how emptiness can help with suffering …read more
“In spring hundreds of flowers, in autumn the clear moon,
In summer a cool breeze, and in winter the white snow,
if your mind is free of vanity, then every season is fine.”
In Part 5 of this series, we delve into the mystery and promise of Zen, particularly Zen in Japan … as we continue to explore the fundamental question: Is the Eastern Wisdom of India, Tibet and Japan relevant in contemporary American Culture? …read more
“Open now into the clear presence of this moment … silent and open …” ~ Elias Amidon
Free Medicine – Meditations on Nondual Awakening, is a recently published book by a “soon to be added” teacher: Pir Elias Amidon. Connie Shaw, the publisher, graciously offered 3 chapters, as a PDF, for free download in this post.
“… This book is a companion for those whose deepest desire is to experience first-hand the good news at the heart of reality … it’s revealed in the ceaseless spontaneity of the present moment …”read more
“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.
“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 ! …