Welcome to Stillness Speaks
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!
“Your own self realization is the greatest service you can give the world.” ~ Ramana Maharshi
“Friend, hope for the Guest while you are alive. Jump into experience while you are alive! …” ~ Kabirread more
“… Practice is a lifelong craft … it is the craft of living itself …” ~ Henry Shukmanread more
“… You laugh fresh as the dawn where did you spend last night? …” ~ Rumiread more
Notable Posts from our Archives
“… Nothing is separate, nothing is alone. I am all that I see. All that I smell, taste, touch, feel, think and know. …” ~ Adyashantiread more
“Zen … basically means meditation or meditative absorption.” ~ Henry Shukman
See preview video clips of Jeremy in Zen and the West: Finding Peace in Troubled Times … and Henry in One Bright Pearl …read more
“The inside information is that yourself as “just little me” who “came into this world” and lives temporarily in a bag of skin is a hoax and a fake.” ~ Alan Watts
How to be a Genuine Fake is the third chapter from Alan Watt’s book The Taboo Against Knowing Who You Are. This overview focuses on systems of thought that have shaped our self concept, specifically how we see ourselves as individual entities separate from the universe.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 ! …