Adyashanti True Meditation is a nifty little book (under 90 pages) and an audio recording of two guided meditations.
Before I get into the details of the book, let me first throw out just a few of the reasons why I fucking love this guy:
- Adyashanti is a white dude that grew up in the US suburbs.
Of course, this can be seen by many spiritual aspirants as a negative; after all, he didn’t come from the mystical mountain caves of Tibet or a reclusive ashram in India.
This isn’t to say that I haven’t gleamed many words of wisdom from Swamis and Gurus from the East. However, I’ve personally found that it helps to have a guide with a somewhat similar background to myself.
I’ll never forget the first time I watched Fight Club.
It was Friday, October 29th, 1999, as a matter of fact.
I was in awe the entire time. My girlfriend reached over and closed my mouth, as the experience was literally jaw dropping. This fascination was certainly enhanced by the fact that I had been deep into the study of Zen Buddhism over the previous two years. I distinctly recall every single scene representing a teaching from the Zen tradition.
Within the trendy Buddhist communities or hipster movie crowds, the interplay between Fight Club and Buddhism is no secret. Director David Finch and both Brad Pitt and Edward Norton have mentioned it in interviews. I have certainly spoken at length about it in the last 15 years to anyone kind (or high) enough to listen.
Now that BT and I created this WUH platform, I thought I’d throw it up here: