Pure Presence: The Power of Being Free

| with Bill Free | Fridays at 11 a.m. (CT)
Pure Presence: The Power of Being Free

Program Overview

Bill Free and his guests will talk about the power of awareness, meditation, practicing the principles of nondual teachings of A Course in Miracles, Advaita Vedanta, New Thought, self-realization traditions, and all paths that lead to the direct experience of enlightenment, joy, peace, and the Buddha nature.

The ideas and opinions expressed on this program do not necessarily reflect the teachings of Unity.

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  • Original air date: Friday, January 13, 2017
    Episode Description:
    Bill and Amy debut their first show as cohosts of Pure Presence. In this new, more interactive format, listeners are invited to participate in a Q&A (email your questions to miracles@amytorresacim.com or bill@teachersofgod.org.

    Every episode will include an exercise to help you experience Pure Presence. Each show will delve into a core concept from A Course in Miracles while continuing to reference other schools of self-inquiry and nonduality.
     
    Today's show opens with a conversation about the potency of the Introductions throughout the Course workbook, in particular the Intro to Part II. There is a lively discussion as Bill and Amy focus on "What Is Forgiveness?" address a question about Jesus, provide a space for your Peace of God Experience here and now, and more. For more on forgiveness, listen to the archived episode from December 13, 2016.
  • Original air date: Friday, December 23, 2016
    Episode Description:
    Who was Jesus? Join Rishi and Amy Torres as they share some of their personal experiences of coming to realization. Rishi is an evangelical and Amy was raised in a Jewish home where Jesus was only mentioned a little bit as a kind of swear word. We then unpacked a little (because there is so much) of what A Course in Miracles says about the Christ and Jesus' role as a man before he self-realized. Thank you for listening, and we will see you next year for a new season of Pure Presence with Bill Free and Amy Torres.
     
  • Episode: Rishi and Amy
    Original air date: Friday, December 16, 2016
    Episode Description:
    Do you know someone who has faith issues? Perhaps you have health issues, and because you’re on a spiritual path, you’re not quite sure what to do with them. Join Rishi and Amy Torres as they share their own experiences on this subject. Someone wrote in with a related question. Amy and Rishi will give their answers and present a perspective that might be helpful. We'll also make a surprise announcement on the show that you won’t want to miss.
     
  • Episode: Amy and Rishi
    Original air date: Friday, December 09, 2016
    Episode Description:
    Join Rishi and Amy Torres as they share from their heart and also from workbook lesson 168 in A Course in Miracles"Your Grace is given me. I claim it now."
     
    This show takes a journey within and becomes more of an experience of A Course in Miracles than merely a discussion about it. They discuss the gift of grace as a now experience. If you have a chance to sit quietly with this show, you will be happy you did. In fact, this is a gift to yourself to experience Christmas in a whole new way.
     
    And Rishi sings a cappella …
     
    Rishi and Amy have been teachers, students, and facilitators of the Course for a long time. They talk about this retreat experience like, "Wow! Where have I been?" It is an inspiring talk.
     
     
     
  • Original air date: Friday, December 02, 2016
    Episode Description:
    This week is Part 2 of the dialogue interviews Rishi and Amey Torres share from the retreat in San Francisco with well-known Advaita Teacher and what I will call the wisdom of an Advaita and nondual teacher, Master Rupert Spira. As you listen this week Rupert unpacks more wisdom and rich insights interpreting major themes from A Course in Miracles and the Advaita similarities.
     
    Rishi and Amy have both been teachers/students and facilitators of the Course for a long time. They both talk about this retreat experience like wow—this is just what the Course or Mooji have been sharing, only spoken in a little different way. This week will give you great Insights into resolving all of your most difficult situations and questions, including relationships, choice, and listening to your deepest love and understanding (the Holy Spirit or internal guide), and what that looks like. Enjoy this awesome Part 2 of the  two talks where A Course in Miracles meets Rupert Spira.
  • Original air date: Friday, November 25, 2016
    Episode Description:
    This week, and for the next three weeks, Rishi and Amy Torres will share from the unique experience they shared while on a one-week retreat in San Francisco with well-known Advaita Teacher. We'll discuss what I will call the "wisdom of an Advaita" and nondual teacher, Master Rupert Spira.
     
    As you listen to the interview, it becomes obvious that although the language and even the symbols may be different, the content and the pointing remain the same. In this talk, Amy and Rishi introduce several workbook lessons from the Course. l sit back with pure joy to hear it reworded by Rupert using metaphors from Sufism, Bhagavad Gita, Ramana, and more as he describes the universal nature of the truth.
     
    Rishi and Amy have both been teachers/students and facilitators of the Course for a long time. They both talk about this retreat experience like wow! This is just what the Course or Mooji have been sharing, only spoken in a little different way from a world-renowned nondual expert.
     
    Rupert says in this dialogue that the highest pursuit is to know the Ultimate nature of your own Divine Mind. Anyone who knows their self knows the world. As Course students, we ask Rupert Spira to give his explanation of the well-known Course answer to the question (and this is how the dream seemed to happen):
     
    Into eternity, where all is one, there crept a tiny, mad idea, at which the Son of God remembered not to laugh. In his forgetting 0to laugh0, did the thought become a serious idea, and possible of both accomplishment and real effects (T-27.VITI.6:2-3)?
     
    One thing you will walk away with for sure is the simplicity of enlightenment for all of humankind.
     
    Enjoy this awesome! Part One of the talks where A Course in Miracles meets Rupert Spira.
     
  • Original air date: Friday, November 18, 2016
    Episode Description:
    Join Bill Free (Rishi), Mooji, Rupert Spira, and other nondual teachers. Welcome back Amy Torres, who is also a longtime student of A Course in Miracles, minister, spiritual teacher, therapist, follower of Mooji, Rupert Spira, and other nondual teachers in Advaita traditions. This dialogue comes just after Rishi and Amy have returned from a weeklong retreat at the Mercy Center in Burlingame, California, where they were with Rupert Spira.
     
    Rishi and Amy come to you with the potency of one of the most direct workbook lessons in the Course, "The Peace of God Is Shining in Me Now!" This is a very powerful talk and likely will be most effective if you are sitting still.
  • Original air date: Friday, November 04, 2016
    Episode Description:
    Join with Rishi and Amy Torres this week as they share about their experience on retreat with nondual teacher and Advaita Master Rupert Spira this past week. Rishi and Amy have both been teachers/students and facilitators of the course for a long time. They both talk about this retreat experience like Wow! Where have I been? Rupert Spira makes the spiritual journey sound like, “I can do this, no problem.” He makes it sound so simple, and after spending a week with him I know he’s right and so will you.
  • Original air date: Friday, October 28, 2016
    Episode Description:
    What do A Course in Miracles and other nondual teachings says about sex? Rishi also talks about a section in A Course in Miracles titled "How many teachers of God (awakened Buddha's) does it take to save the world?" This show talks about the similar teachings of Advaita and the Course and recognizing it’s all in symbols pointing to the Truth. We are not the body. Only the nondual self is real and nothing is separate from this principle.
  • Original air date: Friday, October 21, 2016
    Episode Description:
    Rishi and David will discuss their first meeting in 2009 in the mountains of Utah at the Living Miracles Monastery. Rishi describes the impact this one event had on his life that changed everything. Rishi asks David, "In your opinion, what is the difference between mind training and self-realization?" David talks about the similarities between A Course in Miracles and self-realization … Do we have an addiction to linear time? Good question ...
  • Original air date: Friday, October 14, 2016
    Episode Description:
    My special guest with the same name Rishi talks about our meeting at Sahaja this past summer. Life at Sahaja—the aliveness of Monte Sahaja is timeless. Rishi says, “It’s hard to see Monte Sahaja as just a place. It’s love is a worldwide experience." Rishi has some great quotes from Guruji, Papaji, and some of his own. “Wisdom and love are like the wings on a dove. It takes both to be able to fly.” He says about a Guru: “The one beautiful thing about having a Guru is that they reflect back to you the true self and the false self.”
  • Original air date: Friday, October 07, 2016
    Episode Description:
    Join Rishi as he talks about his interest in great teachers like Yogananda, Mooji, Jesus—A Course in Miracles and the importance of devotion to the path of awakening. He also talks about how to tell if you are giving too! Much value to the world. Rishi describes his own lesson of turning away from the valueless as described in A Course in Miracles and in favor of the Truth and the sustaining power of joy and focus. This show talks about the simple practice of awareness as your full liberation and release and a great teaching on awareness as great freedom.
  • Episode: Rishi the Mind
    Original air date: Friday, September 30, 2016
    Episode Description:
    Join Rishi as he takes you through the manual for teachers in A Course in Miracles called Mind/Spirit. Rishi gives a view of the similarities of thought in the teachings of Advaita Master Mooji’s use of self-inquiry and the mind. He also discusses the Course view of Christ Mind and wrong-mindedness.
     
    It’s quite remarkable how similar the teachings are, while it is also refreshing to understand the structure of healing available in awareness and the recognition of the self.
  • Original air date: Friday, September 23, 2016
    Episode Description:
    Welcome back Amy Torres, who is also a longtime student of the Course, minister, spiritual teacher, therapist, and devotee of Mooji. Thank you, Amy, for being a regular on the show because it’s soooo good! This week Amy and Rishi unpack a powerful talk about the similarities of Advaita and A Course in Miracles and the way these two teachings are really the same. This is a very energetic talk full of authentic expression from both Amy and Rishi. Enjoy hearing their points of view on these nondualistic thought systems.
  • Episode: Shivaganga
    Original air date: Friday, September 16, 2016
    Episode Description:
    Shivaganga says, “It is by Guruji’s grace that this consciousness happens.”
     
    Question: Are you out of body or are you aware of body? Listen for the answer as it will give you insight in where Shivaganga is coming from … it’s very good!
     
    Question: Do you think about health, finances, or relationships? Answer: “I would say somehow it happens automatically, and life seems to facilitate it.” Rest and Trust ..

    “It’s very different than a state of mind that one thinks you are the one who needs to deal with things and somehow you are separate ... it’s all just one movement."—Shivaganga
     
    “When you’re just open, whatever has to be done is somehow informed.” If your heart is open, it’s beautiful! When asked how Awareness of the Self appears for her, she said, “The recognition is immediate and somehow the reorientation of consciousness takes time …"
  • Episode: Anandamayi
    Original air date: Friday, September 09, 2016
    Episode Description:
    Anandamayi from Lisbon describes her role at Sahaja working in the kitchen, and this is really great! She describes the practice of staying in the self when things come up. Sometimes it can be very tense as life would have it … 
     
    Listen to how she handles things. She says, “It’s easy to just stop and become aware of your emptiness again.” Maybe it’s easy with incense and quiet but grace will bring up whatever you need to see. In Guruji’s presence, whatever is hiding has to show itself. She says whatever life situation you are in is exactly the right situation to be in. Anandamayi says when she heard this word—Freedom—about Guruji, it resonated a memory she had as a small child, which gained her attention growing up.
     
    This is a great! Anandamayi is a mom of a 7-year-old son. Listen to what she says about the benefits to raising a child in the Freedom of the Self inquiry and the pointing of Avaita Master Guruji.
  • Episode: Amita
    Original air date: Friday, September 02, 2016
    Episode Description:
    Amita met Guruji on Youtube, as many others have, and immediately she knew she had met her Master.
     
    Question for Amita: What is the feeling at Sahaja right now, only a few days before the silent retreats?

    Answer: “There’s this energy that comes from getting ready for the beings who are coming in search for truth. It’s like you don’t get tired."

    Question: What is your favorite thing at Sahaja or favorite thing to do?
     
    Answer: “Everything I do here, it comes from the same place and becomes Joy …”

    Amita describes her own search as being her own self she has been searching for.
     
    There’s a clear demonstration of service for those who live at Sahaja and are getting ready for the retreat. Amita says of Guruji’s teaching: "The mind can come very strong, but none of this can survive in the life of inquiry. Everything is different when you’re not coming from your old identified state. Someone who is in search for Truth does not give importance to anything which is perceived."

    Rishi joins with Amita, who also embraces the pointings of this Advaita Master, Sri Guruji, who also goes by another endearing name lately … Moojibaba. I love it! The many names for a Master …
  • Episode: Rose
    Original air date: Friday, August 26, 2016
    Episode Description:
    What’s your favorite thing about Sahaja?
     
    Rose: “Sahaja, the fact that it reflects the commitment to the inner Truth.”
    Spoken in Portugese—Translation by Shankari From Lisbon

    Rishi joins with Rose, who embraces the pointings of this Advaita Master, Sri Guruji. Rose talks about meeting Mooji in London in the early days and of evening Satsangs in Brixton. These dialogues are in direct collaboration with Sri Mooji and the Sangha. Thank you for Joining with Rishi in dialogue with beautiful Disciple Bhavani from Brazil. 

    “It’s not possible to lose one’s self.”—Rose
     
     If the desire is inside to find one's self, the rest will take care of itself ...
  • Original air date: Friday, August 19, 2016
    Episode Description:
    "When you are living from the Presence, your relationships can be very beautiful."—Bhavani

    Rishi joins with Bhavani, who embraces the pointings of this Advaita Master, Sri Guruji. Bhavani is also grateful to be at Sahaja for one month now with her partner, Mahesh (who was on the show this past week). They are both from Brazil, and it was through the connection with Guruji that these two beings came to meet each other on this common ground, teaching and living in common purpose of self-realization.
     
    Bhavani’s pull was a desire to be in the presence of Sri Guruji. Bhavani also shares a very clear message of what it looks like to be in relationship and living as the Self. These dialogues are in direct collaboration with Sri Mooji and the Sangha. Thank you for joining with Rishi in dialogue with beautiful Disciple Bhavani from Brazil.  
  • Original air date: Friday, August 12, 2016
    Episode Description:
    Rishi joins with Mahesh for a candid look at the witness of a transformation when one embraces the pointings of this Advaita Master, Sri Guruji. Mahesh is so grateful to be at Sahaja for one month now with his partner, who is also from Brazil. This dialogue is very alive and gives yet another perspective for what it’s like to be under the teachings of a living master. Mahesh says, “This is the most direct way I have ever come across to go all the way.”

    This is where he stops identifying with the seeker and starts identifying with that which is prior to the seeker. “I can report about the transformation in my life from that which is before the transformation.” Mahesh shares a very clear message of what it looks like for him to live as the self. These dialogues are in direct collaboration with Sri Mooji and the Sangha. Thank you for Joining with Rishi in dialogue with beautiful Disciple Mahesh from Brazil.
  • Original air date: Friday, August 05, 2016
    Episode Description:
    Rishi joins Nitya for a fresh and insightful look at the transformation of one who desires only freedom and finds it when they truly embrace the pointings of this Advaita Master, Sri Guruji. Nitya, who knew nothing about spiritual things before she met Guruji, will blow your mind with her presence and clarity of living as the self. Nitya says it is Grace that brought her to Guruji, and it was a feeling like "I am sitting at the feet of Christ." 

    Somehow time stopped, that Shaja is like a heaven-on-earth experience. She says if you are here for the Truth, it will reach you. These dialogues are in direct collaboration with Sri Mooji and the Sangha. Thank you for joining with Rishi in dialogue with beautiful Disciple Nitya from Ukraine. 
  • Original air date: Friday, July 22, 2016
    Episode Description:
    During this interview Mooji talks about a new phase of Sahaja, which I (Rishi) have also been a witness to even in these weeks that I am here at Monte Sahaja. The Ashram is fully the Presence of the Guru and somehow holds the Sacred essence of its Master and coccreator, Sri Guruji.
     
    In this beautiful interview Mooji speaks about Sahaja and the spontaneous development of this Ashram that is a Gift of God to the world. You won’t want to miss this interview with Guruji. All of His talks are great! And this one gives a little background about some of the key fixtures of Sahaja like the Temple created in honor of Sri Poonja (Papaji) Mooji’s Master, Sri Ramana, and many other sages who are honored at Mount Yes. And then Sri Guruji speaks of Christ Chapel, which is almost completed at the Ashram in the upper Himalayas. This interview offers rare insights from the Master Himself about Sahaja and an Ashram whose time is come for the Great! Awakening on the planet.
  • Original air date: Friday, July 15, 2016
    Episode Description:
    Rishi speaks with one of the beings at Sahaja many of us on Facebook have come to know from posting Sri Guruji quotes. This dialogue is fresh and deeply inspiring and in person on location at Sahaja. Join us as we dialogue about the gift of Sahaja and the influence it is having on the devotees to Sri Mooji and those who have come to discover true freedom at Sahaja under a Living Master … These dialogues are in direct collaboration with Sri Mooji and the Sangha. Thank you for Joining with Rishi in dialogue with beautiful Disciple Darshana Rassau this week.
  • Original air date: Friday, June 24, 2016
    Episode Description:
    Welcome back Amy Torres, who is also a longtime student of the Course, minister, spiritual teacher, therapist, and devotee of Mooji. Thank you, Amy, for being a regular on the show because it’s so good! Join Amy and Bill (Rishi) as they decide Amy should host the show with Rishi as the guest. Rishi describes his daily life while living at Sahaja.
  • Original air date: Friday, June 17, 2016
    Episode Description:
    Welcome back Regina Dawn Akers to the show! Regina and Rishi discuss their similar paths and nearly 10 years of friendship. Regina gives her No Mind experience as nobody, as not being Regina. One question she has: is there another doorway into Awakening? Hmmmm! Maybe there is. Jesus said once, "In my Fathers house are many Mansions, If it were not so I would have told you." Many Mansions may mean many doors. Regina also offers some final words to consider on the path that are worth listening to the whole show for. She also gives a word of caution!
  • Original air date: Friday, June 10, 2016
    Episode Description:
    John Mark is a student and teacher of A Course in Miracles, Way of Mastery, and A Course of Love. He has a very clear awareness of nondual teachings as well because this is where he lives from. This is a delightful opportunity to listen to a modern-day mystic.
     
    You will hear John Mark and Rishi talk about the experience of Pure Presence, the Joy of being Free. They talk about the experience that sex may have on the mind of the spiritual seeker and some of the effects it has had on their own lives. The mind uses sex and money to tempt the belief in guilt and self-judgment. It’s an old story that nobody wants to talk about, but these two are very open about it.
  • Original air date: Friday, June 03, 2016
    Episode Description:
    Who is actually doing the seeking? Find out. Does seeking lead to being? What does it take? Why are some beings more evolved than others in a shorter period of time? What do I need to give up to have a full awakening? Hmmmm! We’ve been asking these questions for thousands  of years. To know the self is to be free—the power of being free
  • Original air date: Friday, May 27, 2016
    Episode Description:
    Patricia Bateson, author of the new book Firewalk, describes some of the events that led to her own transformation, healing, and awakening to the truth of love's presence. She is a dynamic speaker who brings her message from direct experience and a new awareness that is available for everyone. Pat is a retired R.N., Reiki practitioner, healer, and public speaker who brings a message of hope to the afflicted. One of her passions is working with young children in Angel work and self-discovery. You will love this interview with Rishi because of its authentic and simple message of transformation and liberation.
  • Episode: Desire
    Original air date: Friday, May 20, 2016
    Episode Description:
    Join Rishi this week as he talks about Desire and how easily we can be completely off the spiritual track if we don’t pay attention to our highest desire. This will open your eyes to priority and the very real effects of keeping our focus on the pearl of great price and how this will save lifetimes in hell. This show will draw your attention to the benefits or consequences and subtle shift in desire. Enjoy this monologue on awakening with your host, Rishi Free. 
  • Episode: Amy Torres
    Original air date: Friday, May 13, 2016
    Episode Description:
    This week Amy and (Rishi) talk about the unconscious mind and how we discover the blocks that lead to healing and liberation. They both have different styles to enter the portal of the self. Also, they talk about what the Course says about using the practice of the course for a Direct Experience in Awakening to the Truth. Rishi and Amy reveal some really good tips that can be helpful in your life. Rishi talks about what he sees as the major benefit of self-inquiry as he has experienced it under the teaching of Sri Mooji.
  • Episode: Magic
    Original air date: Friday, May 06, 2016
    Episode Description:
    Join Rishi as he takes you through the practice of intuition and the mind training of A Course in Miracles, the practice of self-awareness, and what the Course says about magic. How does a Teacher of God deal with magic, and what is magic? It's an interesting use of the word, and we all experience a belief in dealing with magic. See what it is and how to deal with it in your life. 
  • Episode: Seema
    Original air date: Friday, April 29, 2016
    Episode Description:
    This week Rishi is interviewed by a former student of the Teachers of God Foundation 40-Day Program and the mastery course.  
     
    Dr. Seema was born in India and lived most of her life in New York City. She still remembered the more holistic approach to healing she witnessed back home. Her paternal great-grandfather practiced Unani medicine, a form of traditional medicine similar to Ayurveda. Seema is a great story of transformation from medicine to mind. This interview is more about living in Presence and the practice of being in alignment as pure Awareness as presented by your host Rishi. Seema offers online coaching programs and courses to help you heal your mind with coaching for inner peace. You can find her online at coachingforinnerpeace.org.
     
    “It has been rightly said that if you lose your wealth, you lose but little. If you lose your health, you lose something. But if you have lost peace of mind, you have lost everything!”—Seema
  • Original air date: Friday, April 22, 2016
    Episode Description:
    Regina Dawn Akers has been a student of A Course in Miracles, scribe of NTI New Testament translation by Holy Spirit, Scribe of Inner Ramana, and founder of Awakening Together pnline (paltalk) sanctuary, to name a few. She is also a longtime friend of your host, Rishi (Bill Free).
     
    Welcome Regina to the show as she and Rishi talk about the teachings of The Seven Steps to Awakening by Michael Langford who was also a devotee of Papaji and follower of Ramana, Annamalai Swami, Vasistha, Sankara, Nisargatta Maharaj, Muruganar, and Sadhu Om.
     
    You will hear Rishi and Regina talk mostly about Regina’s early direction from the Course that lead to many other teachers and the one teacher she intuitively knew was her present teacher in time, Michael Langford. Regina is very clear and a teacher's teacher in her own right. Listen for yourself and you will know. Thank you for listening to Pure Presence, "The Power of Being Free."
     
  • Original air date: Friday, April 15, 2016
    Episode Description:
    Welcome John Mark to Pure Presence. John is a student and teacher of A Course in Miracles, Way of Mastery, and A Course of Love. He has a very clear awareness of nondual teachings as well because this is where he lives from. This is a delightful opportunity to listen to a modern-day mystic describe the contrast of going through an awakening experience and living from this new place.
     
    You will hear Rishi talk about his naming ceremony with Mooji and how that came about. Mostly, you will hear about the awakening experience of John Mark and some insights and tools that could be helpful for you in your own awakening and spiritual journey.
  • Original air date: Friday, April 08, 2016
    Episode Description:
    Join with Rishi this week as he takes you through two of his favorite lessons from A Course in Miracles and the same message of Sri Mooji—I AM the Self. I am as God created me and this idea points to the same experience of enlightenment, pure presence, and the power of being free. This show has the five simple steps to freedom and enlightenment that will bring you to a direct experience of the Self as god created you. 
  • Episode: Amy Torres
    Original air date: Friday, April 01, 2016
    Episode Description:
    Welcome back Amy Torres, who is also a longtime student of A Course in Miracles, minister, spiritual teacher, therapist, and devotee of Mooji. Thank you, Amy, for being a regular on the show because it’s so good! Join Amy and Rishi as they talk about the power of decision and practical tools for making the right decision that is good for everyone. Also, they talk about their own experiences in making good choices in everyday situations. Rishi and Amy reveal some really good tips that can be helpful in your life …
  • Original air date: Friday, March 25, 2016
    Episode Description:
    Rishi talks with Mooji about how there are no choices to make in this world. Decisions are made either by the one who thinks they are person and is usually (always) wrong or Divine Mind where choice doesn’t exist and you live in spontaneous divine flow …
     
    This show has another special treat in the second half where you will hear Guruji give his answer to “Who are you?” asked by a questioner in Satsang. The answer is so inspiring. Also, Rishi talks about Papaji and Wake up and Roar! Don't miss it.
     
  • Original air date: Friday, March 18, 2016
    Episode Description:
    Join Rishi this week as he describes the four spiritual laws of seeing as the Self ... I am as God created me in the Course and the gifts that come from this seeing as well as the experience of manifest form that follows. 
     
    This show has a special treat in the second half where you will hear Guruji give a practice in the experience of SELF awareness in his March 13 Satsang in Haridwar. He describes how the psychological mind works as person and how the awakened mind will gradually learn and discern as it wakes up to the present state … 
  • Episode: Rishi
    Original air date: Friday, March 11, 2016
    Episode Description:
    Join Rishi (Bill Free) as he broadcasts from Guatemala and brings you through the Awareness meditation process that will bring you into the experience of Awakening to the Self and Christ Vision. This is the pointing of Sri Mooji, a favorite Mooji story of two birds and the direct experience described in A Course in Miracles
  • Episode: Amy Torres
    Original air date: Friday, March 04, 2016
    Episode Description:
    Welcome back Amy Torres, who is also a longtime student of A Course in Miracles, minister, spiritual teacher, therapist, and devotee of Mooji. This is the fourth time Amy has been on the show because she's so good! Amy has a great example of the way our own special relationship will be different when it’s given in service to Holy Spirit.
     
    Join Amy and Bill (Rishi) as they talk more about Mooji—some of what is going on in Rishikesh and Mooji talking about consciousness in recovery (a perfect new phrase for the journey). They talk about the personal self-identity and the addiction as well as the view above the battleground. As a communication device and in stillness, we transcend the body to reach our real thoughts where there are no words. Rishi says: “The personal self-identity will actually dissolve into the self.”
     

  • Episode: Ribhu
    Original air date: Friday, February 26, 2016
    Episode Description:
    Rishi worked alongside Ribhu four years ago when he first went to Portugal. Ribhu remains dedicated to the pull of Sahaja and the Pointing of Mooji to the Absolute Truth within. Since I first met Ribhu, he has since married another beautiful being and Disciple of Sri Mooji named Mirabai. The two of them are great! They're a testament to joining for the purpose of awakening and the pointing of Guruji …
     
    Rishi joins in dialogue with Devotees from the Ashram in Alentejo, Portugal, known as Monte Sahaja. The Devotees recognize the Truth in Guruji and realize they have met their Living Master. Ribhu says: “Everyone came to Monte Sahaja for his own freedom ... There is a lot of structure here now physically since you first came without affecting the inner pointing ... Everything Guruji points to is for the inner."
     
    Listen to what Ribhu refers to as the “No Mind” experience. Ribhu says: “I had no experience before of a living Master, only from a book ... something was happening—I was being attracted in a very strong way ... I just felt this unconditional love." Listen as Ribhu describes his inner view of awakened mind observing the person. This dialogue will lead you to understand why so many from around the world drop everything in life as they know it to have the experience of being with and living under the Teaching and demonstration of this embodied Christ being. 
     
    Ribhu says: “I found the one that can take me home.” I have heard this from many of the disciples.
  • Episode: Deva
    Original air date: Friday, February 19, 2016
    Episode Description:
    Join Rishi on this direct line to Sahaja every week to dialogue with beings who are living at Sahaja right now! In this kind of Utopian society, I would say similar to the life of the Essenes, which was the tribe of Jews that Jesus grew up in outside of Jerusalem.
     
    These dialogues are in direct collaboration with Mooji and the Sangha. Thank you for joining Rishi in dialogue with beautiful Disciple Deva this week, who hails from England. Deva first met Mooji in London and then followed him to Tiruvannamalai. “This is when I had enough courage to ask questions.”
     
    “I could see in the being's eyes, I don’t know something recognized something.“ These new conversations are current talks on Skype that were arranged with the blessings and the guidance of Guruji and his aides.
     
    “As you know, since I met Guruji I do not have a life anymore—that is what has changed, my life is now satsang. I was asked awhile back by a sangha member for how long I had been in satsang. The answer came like this: 'I have always been in satsang, all my life, the only different thing is that I didnt know, and now I do.'''
     
    The second half of this audio is a great 12-minute teaching by Mooji describing awareness and giving attention to is-ness.
     
  • Episode: Karuna Ma
    Original air date: Friday, February 12, 2016
    Episode Description:
    Lisbon continues the series with Disciples of Mooji direct from Portugal. Join Rishi on this direct line to Sahaja to dialogue with beings who are living at Sahaja right now!  
     
    These dialogues are in direct collaboration with Mooji and the Sangha. Thank you for Joining with Rishi (Bill Free) in dialogue with beautiful Disciple Karuna Ma this week who hails from Canada. Karuna Ma met Mooji on Youtube, then to London like many of us before ending up in Portugal.
     
    "There is nothing inside or outside," says Karuna Ma. When I asked Karuna Ma what her highest desire is, she started laughing … Why? Because the one watching realizes there is no desire from the self. "There is nothing wrong with desire," she says. This is just the person appearing in the play. When we are vigilant to watch the mind, it loses its power.
     
    I asked Karuna Ma about a well-know saying from Jesus: "Love your neighbor as yourself." She says, "Mooji takes you to a higher step at the inquiry. Who are you to have a neighbor?" 
  • Episode: Amy Torres
    Original air date: Friday, February 05, 2016
    Episode Description:
    Welcome back Amy Torres, who is becoming a regular on the show. She is also a longtime student of A Course in Miracles, minister, spiritual teacher, therapist, and devotee of Mooji. This dialogue follows several really great interviews with Mooji disciples at Sahaja. We find out Amy has a spiritual name. We also talk about her new book, Sweet Dreams of Awakening, and how it came to her. She considers it, and rightly so, to be a prayerful companion to the workbook lessons of the Course. It’s very good! 

    Join them as they discuss the similarities of A Course in Miracles and the pointings of Mooji … Rishi describes the experience of being corrected by a master. Listen for details …
  • Episode: Vidya
    Original air date: Friday, January 29, 2016
    Episode Description:
    Join Rishi on this direct line to Sahaja every week to dialogue with beings who are living at Sahaja right now! I would say this kind of Utopian society was similar to the life of the Essenes, which was the tribe of Jews that Jesus grew up in outside of Jerusalem.

    These dialogues are in direct collaboration with Mooji and the Sangha. Thank you for Joining with Rishi (Bill Free) in dialogue with beautiful Disciple Vidya this week who hails from Berlin. She has a very interesting life as a concert Cellist, but the most profound experience of her life of 70 years occurred in the past four as a result of finding Guruji. This is a very delightful talk.

    Vidya will describe her experience with Mooji as “becoming nothing.” I asked her: what is your experience in becoming nothing? “I am the happiest woman on earth ... This is the true experience.” These new conversations are current talks on Skype that were arranged with the blessings and the guidance of Guruji and his aides. This is the series of dialogues with Sahaja on Unity Online Radio … Thank you for joining.
     
    Vidya says, “She is present every moment.” Mooji says, “You can see the mind so you can drop it."
  • Episode: Zahira
    Original air date: Friday, January 22, 2016
    Episode Description:
    Join Rishi on this direct line to Sahaja every week to dialogue with beings who are living at Sahaja right now! This kind of Utopian society is similar to the life of the Essenes, which was the tribe of Jews that Jesus grew up in outside of Jerusalem.

    These dialogues are in direct collaboration with Mooji and the Sangha. Thank you for Joining with Rishi (Bill Free) in dialogue with beautiful Disciple Zahira this week, who hails from France. She heard about Mooji while in Nepal in what she describes as a four-year search for truth. She was coming right to the end of her search and heard that Mooji was in Rishikesh, India. In March of 2015 she traveled 500 miles (732 Kilometers) and found her Master. She describes it as being drawn by the urge for truth. When She met Guruji it was crystal clear. While there in Satsang she had an experience where she completely vanished—there was just pure love. “I just knew there was no other place to be.”

    In Satsang everything was revealed. He was speaking directly to the Presence of her. When asked what’s it like to live at Sahaja, she said: “Truly the experience living here is quite indescribable—truly Pure divinity, it’s grace.” These new conversations are current talks on Skype that were arranged with the blessings and the guidance of Guruji and his aides.

    Zahira  says, “Truth is. Without truth, none of this does exist. It’s before I am, you know?” The heart was open and was a full YES!!!
  • Episode: Kimaya
    Original air date: Friday, January 15, 2016
    Episode Description:
    Rishi has a direct line to Sahaja every week to dialogue with beings who are living at Sahaja right now! In direct collaboration with Mooji and the Sangha, these devotees are coming on Pure Presence live from Sahaja for the next two seasons of the show.

    Join with Rishi (Bill Free) in dialogue with beautiful Disciple Kimaya, who hails from Sweden. Kimaya will delight your interest in the way she ended up at Sahaja and how blessed she is in her new life at Sahaja. Kimaya works in the Sangha shop at Montae Sahaja and loves working there and being a part of this community.
     
    These new conversations are current talks on Skype that were arranged with the blessings and the guidance of Guruji and his aides. This is the beginning of a running dialogue with Sahaja on Unity Online Radio … Thank you for joining.

    Kimaya says, “Sahaja gives space for the heart; there’s no room for the person.” 
  • Episode: Amar
    Original air date: Friday, December 18, 2015
    Episode Description:
    Rishi has a direct line to Sahaja to dialogue with beings who are living at Sahaja right now. In direct collaboration with Mooji, these devotees are coming on Pure Presence live from Sahaja.

    Join with Rishi (Bill Free) in dialogue with longtime disciple Amar. Amar, who is from Canada, has been with Mooji for more than 10 years. The wisdom, insights, and practical understanding of the pointings of Mooji wil make you very happy you listened in. He’s such a great guy and so down to earth. This talk will offer years of understanding encapsulized into an interview you won’t want to miss.
     
    These new conversations are current talks on Skype that were arranged with the blessings and guidance of Mooji himself. Amar is one of the earliest devotees of Mooji from when he first started having Satsangs in Tiruvanamalai. This is the beginning of a running dialogue with Sahaja on Unity Online Radio … Thank you for joining.
     
    Amar says, “Having your awareness acute is key. Don’t pay any attention to the thoughts—just awareness of the thought. Just recognize it; it’s not the truth. You don’t have to engage in the thoughts. You have a lot more energy when you’re not drained by thoughts.”   
     
  • Original air date: Friday, December 11, 2015
    Episode Description:
    Join Bill Free (Rishi), cofounder of the Teachers of God Foundation, spiritual teacher, minister of A Course in Miracles, and follower of Mooji. 
     
    Bill welcomes back Amy Torres, who is also a longtime student of the Course, minister, spiritual teacher, therapist, and devotee of Mooji. This dialogue comes at the Best! Best! time as Amy just returned from Sahaja and ended up having this perfect video interview with Guruji this past month. This video is so complete and personal it leaves you very connected to both Mooji and Amy. It makes you happy that they had the time to look at so many ideas in the Course in a very real and personal way with Mooji.
     
    I am very grateful to be under the teachings of Great! teachers like Jesus from the Course and Mooji as a modern-day Jesus. Listening to Rishi and Amy talk about their own journey with Mooji and A Course in Miracles will help you to also understand their attraction to Mooji and the Course. They also offer tips and insights of their own awakening experience that may be helpful in your journey of awakening to the power of "Pure Presence."
  • Original air date: Friday, December 04, 2015
    Episode Description:
    Join Bill Free in dialogue with devotee Sumantra from the Ashram in Alentejo, Portugal. Beautiful devotee Sumantra is a disciple of Enlightened Master Teacher Guruji. Sumantra is from Germany, also grew up in Australia, and met Mooji in 2011. She has been in community growing up her whole life with little interest in a guru until she met Guruji. She realized this is what she was always missing.
     
    Sumantra also comes from the Buddha nature in the way she answers questions. You can see this in the dialogue. Thank you, Sumantra.
     
    This dialogue will lead you to understand why so many from around the world drop everything in life as they know it to have the experience of being with and living under the teaching and demonstration of this embodied Christ Being. If you’ve ever wondered what it must have been like to be with Jesus, this is it … Every single moment with Guruji is directing us to the Truth.
  • Episode: Zenji
    Original air date: Friday, November 27, 2015
    Episode Description:
    Join with Rishi (Bill Free) in dialogue with devotee Zenji. Bill joins in dialogue from the Ashram in Alentejo, Portugal, known as Monte Sahaja at the lotus pond, with Beautiful devotee Zenji. A disciple of Enlightened Master Teacher Mooji, Zenji is from Germany and actually met Mooji in the United States in 2006. He said when he first met Mooji it was as though he was meeting Mooji’s master who was Papaji. Although he had already passed, it was like Mooji was the embodiment of His Master. This is an interview you don’t want to miss.

    Zenji is responsible for content distribution and many other facets of the Mooji Sangha. You can hear from this dialogue the consistency of the pointing that comes from living in the presence of a Master Teacher.

    This dialogue will lead you to understand why so many from around the world drop everything in life as they know it to have the experience of being with and living under the teaching and demonstration of this embodied Christ Being. When you come in contact with the living Spirit, somehow it changes you … Enjoy a journey with Mooji.
  • Original air date: Friday, November 20, 2015
    Episode Description:
    Join with Rishi (Bill Free) in dialogue with devotee Krishnabai. Rishi joins in dialogue from the Ashram in Alentejo, Portugal, known as Monte Sahaja in the Paravati valley with Beautiful devotee Krishnabai, a disciple of Enlightened Master Teacher Guruji. Krishnabai is from Sweden and met Mooji in India in 2009. She says when she met him she felt as though she had always known him and on first sight her heart was FULL, FULL, FULL from the reflecting presence of the Pure Self.

    Krishnabai is the personal assistant to Mooji, and you can see why from this very joyful and enlightened conversation. Krishnabai is very clear in her own Buddha nature. Thank you, Krishnabai.

    This dialogue will lead you to understand why so many from around the world drop everything in life as they know it to have the experience of being with and living under the teaching and demonstration of this embodied Christ Being. If you’ve ever wondered what it must have been like to be with Jesus, this is it … Every single moment with Guruji is directing us to the Truth.
      
  • Episode: Amala
    Original air date: Friday, November 13, 2015
    Episode Description:
    Join with Rishi (Bill Free) in dialogue with Amala from Switzerland. Rishi joins from the lotus pond at the Ashram in Alentejo, Portugal, known as Monte Sahaja, with Beautiful devotee Amala, disciple of Enlightened Master Teacher Guruji.
     
    Amala met Mooji on YouTube in 2010, and she said, “This is it. You will know them by their fruits.“ She knew there was no doubt.She says, “I could see many beings come to realization with my own eyes.”
     
    Amala says the awakening experiences the beings have here are just the beginning. At Sahaja there is space for things to come up and be seen. These teachings must come alive inside your heart. Mooji says, “It’s like the cow that jumps over the moon.” Amala says, “I feel like I’m following the embodiment of the Christ.”

    I asked Amala: who is living your life? Her answer is the Golden Truth … Enjoy the talk in Part 1 and my commentary in the second half.
  • Original air date: Friday, October 30, 2015
    Episode Description:
    Join with Rishi (Bill Free) as he interviews from Ashram in Alentejo, Portugal, known as Monte Sahaja, in his conversations with devotee Gayatri, a disciple of Enlightened Master Teacher Mooji. Gayatri comes from a skeptical Catholic background to sitting at the feet of a Master. This dialogue will lead you to understand why so many from around the world drop everything in life as you know it to have the experience of being with and living under the teaching and demonstration of this embodied Christ Being. If you’ve ever wondered what it must have been like to be with Jesus, this is it ...
  • Original air date: Friday, October 23, 2015
    Episode Description:
    Join Rishi (Bill Free) as he interviews from the Ashram in Alentejo, Portugal, known as Monte Sahaja, with Guruji Mooji devotees Ganesha from Portugal and Lachsmi from South Africa, disciples of Enlightened Master Advaita Teacher Mooji. The power and the pointings at Sahaja are nothing short of a miracle unfolding. This dialogue will lead you to understand why so many from around the world drop everything in life as they know it to have the experience of being with and living under the teaching and demonstration of this embodied Christ Being. If you’ve ever wondered what it must have been like to be with Jesus, this is it … Every single moment with Guruji is directing us to the Truth. This is Utopia …
  • Original air date: Friday, October 16, 2015
    Episode Description:
    Join Rishi (Bill Free) as he begins five weeks in dialogue from the Ashram in Alentejo, Portugal, known as Monte Sahaja, with Guruji Mooji devotees Raaj and Shree, disciples of Enlightened Master Advaita Teacher Mooji. This dialogue will lead you to understand why so many from around the world drop everything in life as they know it to have the experience of being with and living under the teaching and demonstration of this embodied Christ Being. This is truly the Jesus of modern times ...

  • Original air date: Friday, October 09, 2015
    Episode Description:
    Rishi speaks candidly with Guruji of his own resistance around the archetypal image of a Guru Master, being given a name, and about his own experiences as a disciple of beloved Master Mooji and volunteer at Sahaja Ashram in Alentejo, Portugal, a truly mystical experience and utopian lifestyle. This interview clearly describes the similarities of the nondual teachings of Advaita Vedanta and the meaning of forgiveness offered in A Course in Miracles, the way they are actually pointing to the same Truth. Listen to Mooji’s description of the Role of the Holy Spirit in the nondual teachings of Advaita.

    Rishi has in-depth dialogues/testimony with Mooji disciples of this contemporary Advaita Master that leaves you wanting to discover this Buddha nature for yourself. Bill Free, who is also a student of the Bible and other spiritual writings, says, “This must’ve been what it was like to be around Jesus.”

    "See how the Universe works without your interference.”—Mooji
     
    This is the beginning of a series that will last five weeks—"A Journey With Mooji."

     
  • Episode: Premier Episode
    Original air date: Friday, October 02, 2015
    Episode Description:
    Join Bill Free (Rishi), cofounder of the Teachers of God Foundation, spiritual teacher, minister of A Course in Miracles, and follower of Mooji, with Amy Torres, who is also a student of the Course, minister, spiritual teacher, and devotee of Mooji. This is a very insightful dialogue between two teachers/students on very similar paths of awakening. They will help you understand their attraction to Mooji and the Course, what that's like, and also offer a few tips that may be helpful in your own journey of awakening to the power of "Pure Presence."

Host Bio

Bill  Free
A Course in Miracles minister, Unity prayer chaplain, and cofounder of the Teachers of God Foundation.

A student of A Course in Miracles since 2006, Bill had an awakening experience through reading a book called The Disappearance of the Universe by Gary Renard, which immediately lead to his study of A Course in Miracles.
Bill is devoted to the “Great Awakening” and has a passion for activating the hearts and souls of others to experience the pure presence that lay alive in each one of us. Bill practices the teachings of A Course in Miracles, Advaita Vedanta, loves the points of Great Freedom, enjoys the community and message of Unity, and all paths to enlightenment.

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