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NEW Living the Moment of Love

by Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee February 2019

First published in Parabola

“With an open heart we can see and sense the sacred nature of all of life.”

A simple and essential spiritual truth teaches that only being awake in the moment is real. Only then can the strawberry be tasted in its full sweetness, the plum blossom be seen in its fragile beauty, without memory or preconception. This is the Zen moment of satori, when we are fully present in the experience, in life, as it is. It is a moment “in and out of time,” which we usually glimpse only for an instant before the thoughts and the patterns of our consciousness cloud over our eyes.  Read more

NEW Colliding Forces

By Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee, April 2019

Chapter 3 from Including the Earth in Our Prayers: A Global Dimension to Spiritual Practice

Collectively we are walking along a fault line. There are vast pressures building up under our feet, primal powers in the depths which have been moving for centuries. We feel tensions in the air around us, the threat to the ecosystem, the conflicts of terrorism. But within the ground, greater forces are building, forces that belong to the future and not the present. Mostly we walk unknowingly, sensing something but having little knowledge of these vaster forces that are shaping our collective destiny. Read more

Unity and the Power of Love

by Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee September 2018

First published in Kosmos Journal

Unity holds the essential vision that we are one living, interconnected ecosystem—a living Earth that supports and nourishes all of its inhabitants. If we acknowledge and honor this simple reality, we can begin to participate in the vital work of healing our fractured and divisive world and embrace a consciousness of oneness that is our human heritage. This is the opportunity that is being offered to us, even as its dark twin is constellating the dynamics of nationalism, tribalism, isolationism, and all the other regressive forces that express ‘me’ rather than ‘we.’ Read more

Walking

by Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee and Hilary Hart, April 2018

First published in Heartfulness Magazine

In the busy-ness of our contemporary life, we are drawn into ceaseless activity that often separates us from the deeper dimension of ourselves. With our smartphones and computer screens, we often remain caught on the surface of our lives amidst the noise and chatter that continually distract us, that stops us from being rooted in our true nature. Unaware we are drowned deeper and deeper in a culture of soulless materialism.  Read more

A Lover’s Journey: A Story of the Sacred Feminine

by Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee, March 2018

First published in the blog the feminine and the seeds of the future

When I was nineteen I met my teacher, a Russian-born woman in her mid-sixties, recently returned from India where she had been trained by a Sufi master. Four years later, sitting in her small meditation group, I met and fell in love with a young woman recently arrived to London from Israel, who was to become my wife. As an intense young man, focused on meditation and aspiring to realize a formless Truth, the Sufi path unexpectedly opened me to the mystery of the feminine, and to the wonder of love both human and divine, formless and tangible.  Read more

Love: Life’s Greatest Gift

By Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee, February 2017

First published in Common Ground

All of us want, or need, to be loved. The need for love is one of the most basic human impulses.  Read more

Spiritual Life: Miracles and Magic

with Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee

Spiritual life opens our eyes to the miraculous, to the wonder and power of divine presence. We can also begin to access the magic of creation, life's natural transformative power. In this talk, Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee explores the difference between miracles and magic, and how to recognize their hidden qualities.

Original talk recorded June, 2015, Mercy Center, Burlingame, CA. Read more