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The Direct Path – Advaita Vedanta

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    We will focus on teachings from Rupert Spira, meditate, and open the circle of participants for exploration and questions.
    “There are three possibilities in life: to be something, nothing, or everything. In the first, there is suffering; in the second, there is peace, and in the third, there is happiness and peace” -Rupert Spira.

    The Direct Path or pathless path is characterized by self-investigation, self-abidance, and self-surrender. When we are awake, we just recognized our essential nature, which is unlimited Awareness; this by itself has enormous consequences in how we live our lives.

    “All that is or could ever be known is experience, and all there is to experience is the knowing of it” -Rupert Spira

    The direct path takes us straight into awakening by self-enquiring; no experience, religious background, or practice is necessary.

    “Understanding dissolves, the mind, Love dissolves the body” -Rupert Spira

    If you have an honest and sincere curiosity about how the world inside and outside is created, I invite you to join a group of like-minded members. Welcome to our community.

    Learn more about Rupert Spira.


    Edward Duncan

    Executive Director • Instructor

    I was introduced to mindfulness and meditation many years ago and it has cultivated the landscape to come to the realization and recognize the fact that who I essentially am has nothing to do with my thoughts, feelings, sensations, and perceptions.   This practice has provided me with the tools to navigate and be present with the ever-changing, and at times, treacherous terrain called life.  I wish as a young teenager growing up in the Bronx, I had these tools in my toolbox to allow me to be present with all of the internal discomfort and uneasiness associated with growing up.

    Adrian Bueno

    Co-Founder • Board President • Instructor

    Adrian is the co- founder and guidance teacher of Mindful Harlem and MBSR (Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction). He has been practicing Mindfulness and Insight Meditation for many years; a practice which has been a deep transformative experience for him and for the people around him.

    Adrian and his family are deeply rooted in Harlem and love the diverse and wholesome community they live in. He is honored to have the opportunity to practice, learn and grow every week with the MH family. For him Meditation, Insight and Mindfulness are the means to a path towards liberation of the mind. He sees Practice, Self-Knowledge and Community as the pillars of wisdom and an awakened society; where empathy, compassion and understanding towards us and others are the components for a wholesome life.

    Class Schedule

    First Monday of every month. 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM Eastern

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