094. Jeff Foster

Jeff FosterJeff Foster graduated in Astrophysics from Cambridge University in 2001. Several years after graduation, following a period of severe depression and illness, he became addicted to the idea of ‘spiritual enlightenment’, and embarked on an intensive spiritual search which lasted for several years.

The spiritual search came crashing down with the clear recognition of the nondual nature of everything. In the clarity of this seeing, life became what it always was: open, loving, spontaneous, and fully alive.

Jeff presently holds meetings and retreats in the UK, Europe, and around the world, clearly and directly pointing to the frustrations surrounding our seeking activities, to the nature of the mind, and to the clarity at the heart of everything.

His uncompromising approach, full of humour and compassion, enlightens and exposes the seeking mechanism – the mechanism behind all suffering – shattering our hopes for a future salvation, revealing the unconditional freedom and ease that is always already present, right in the midst of the human drama, and within every experience.

You may email Jeff at thisispresence AT yahoo co uk, but please note, Jeff is now receiving many emails per day, and unfortunately he can’t reply personally to every email. But he does read and appreciate all correspondence. Thanks for your understanding.

Jeff belongs to no tradition or lineage but has a deep respect for traditions and lineages. Jeff is not an ‘authority’ on life. His words are equal to the sound of a bird singing, or a cat miaowing. All are expressions of the One Life. And when all words have disappeared, as they do, all that’s left is laughter.

Jeff’s site: Life Without a Centre

Jeff’s books: An Extraordinary Absence: Liberation in the Midst of a Very Ordinary LifeThe Wonder of Being: Awakening to an Intimacy Beyond Words

Interview recorded 10/30/2011

Interview transcript

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