553. Dorothy Hunt, 2nd Interview

Dorothy HuntDorothy Hunt serves as Spiritual Director of Moon Mountain Sangha, teaching at the request of Adyashanti.  She is the founder of the San Francisco Center for Meditation and Psychotherapy and has practiced psychotherapy since 1967. She is the author of Leaves from Moon Mountain, Only This!, and Ending the Search: From Spiritual Ambition to the Heart of Awareness. A contributing author to The Sacred Mirror, and Listening from the Heart of Silence: Nondual Wisdom and Psychotherapy, Dorothy is also a featured spiritual teacher in the book, Ordinary Women, Extraordinary Wisdom: The Feminine Face of Awakening.

Dorothy has a long and deep connection to the teachings of Ramana Maharshi and the path of Self-Inquiry, as well as the nondual teachings of Zen, Advaita, and the Christian mystics.  In meeting Adyashanti, she was invited beyond identification with either the absolute or relative, finding freedom in what is awake in each of us regardless of the changing faces of experience. Dorothy offers satsang, retreats, and private meetings in the San Francisco Bay area and elsewhere by invitation.

For more information, visit www.dorothyhunt.org

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First BatGap interview with Dorothy Hunt.

This interview was recorded May 11, 2020, as part of an online conference offered by the Science and Nonduality Conference, held May 17-23, entitled Wisdom in Times of Crisis. The conference has finished, but you may sign up to access all of its content.

Transcript of this interview.

Video and audio below. Audio also available as a Podcast.

YouTube Video Chapters:

  • 00:00:00 – Introduction to Buddha at the Gas Pump
  • 00:02:19 – “Ending the Search, From Spiritual Ambition to the Heart of Awareness”
  • 00:03:52 – Trying New Things and Keeping the Brain Lively
  • 00:05:17 – Accepting Our Humanness
  • 00:07:09 – Seeing the World as Yourself
  • 00:09:01 – Transformation on a Global Level
  • 00:10:26 – Awakening to True Nature
  • 00:12:19 – Embracing the Shadow Places
  • 00:13:52 – Embracing Growth and Continuous Improvement
  • 00:15:33 – The Power of the Story
  • 00:17:16 – Connecting to the Deepest Dimension
  • 00:18:43 – Finding Balance Amidst Fear and Anxiety
  • 00:20:37 – Finding Peace in the Midst of a Storm
  • 00:22:11 – The temporary clearing of the environment
  • 00:23:48 – The Uncertainty of the Future
  • 00:25:27 – Embracing Impermanence and Paradox
  • 00:27:07 – The Intensity of Dreams and Collective Consciousness
  • 00:28:52 – A Time of Forced Retreat and Contemplation
  • 00:30:41 – Reflections on a Different Experience
  • 00:32:18 – The Power of Silence and Deep Peace
  • 00:33:56 – Grounding in Inner Peace and Collective Consciousness
  • 00:35:43 – Making Spiritual Progress
  • 00:37:25 – Shifting attention to the deeper dimensions
  • 00:39:05 – Experiencing True Nature
  • 00:40:40 – Connecting to Spirit through Different Practices
  • 00:42:26 – “Do the Next Obvious Thing”: Embracing Natural Meditation
  • 00:43:52 – The Silence in the Midst of Noise
  • 00:45:18 – Exploring the Inner Silence
  • 00:47:05 – The Fear of Being Nobody
  • 00:48:51 – Motherhood of the Divine
  • 00:50:53 – Wrapping Up the Talk