#4686 - Tuesday, August 21,
2012 - Editor: Jerry Katz
Hi. The links in this issue look weird but they are tracking links from
Julian Noyce's newsletter for Non-Duality Press. They're all okay to click on, I
promise. I clicked on most of them myself.
Thanks, Julian, for all you do. What would they do without you and me? Okay
... without you.
News for Non-Duality Press
We have three new books scheduled for publication at the end of August,
Every week until the end of the month we'll be sending out a newsletter
featuring a sample of the next book accompanied by an article or news that's
caught our attention.
This week we feature Nothing to Grasp by Joan
Our endpiece this week is about the vexed question of charging money for
With warm good wishes,
*PS. There will be a meeting with Nathan Gill in London in
next month on Wednesday, 12th September. Venue: Philadelphia Association,
Hampstead. 7pm start - £10 at the door. Visit Nathan's new website for full
"The discovery that liberates us is not a philosophy or a belief. It is the
dissolution of the imaginary problem in the openness of Here /
In response to a challenge from a friend to 'distill
her essential message into a concise format' Joan has written the elegant and
succinct, Nothing to Grasp:
You can download a pdf sample of the first two chapters by
Additionally, on the website you can download a sample in epub or mobi
format for Kindle:
Although it doesn't officially go on sale until the 31st of August you can
pre-order a paperback copy now. The ebook editions will go on sale on the 31st.
This a great little book from one of the most skilful writers that we work
See below for details of meetings with Darryl Bailey and Joan Tollifson.
East Bay Open Circle in Berkeley, California are hosting
individual and joint meetings with Darryl Bailey and Joan Tollifson in
September. A great opportunity to meet these two respected teachers:
Darryl Bailey events:
London, UK - November 2012
Friday Nov 9th - Evening talk at Cheshire Cheese - information and
Sat/Sun Nov 17-18th - Weekend Events at Philadelphia Association, 11 AM to
5 PM both days - details and registration here:
Talk and book-signing at Watkins Books Nov.19th: 5.30 pm-6.30 pm.
Money & Spiritual Teachers
A chap of the
Would espouse it at every occasion
He'd say "There's no doer"
And "No-self is much truer"
Then calmly request a donation
To be serious, though, Jeff Foster has written a
praiseworthy article addressing the subject of money and spiritual teachers. I
thought this paragraph was one of the more insightful takes on not taking money:
"Of course, if a teacher does not charge money, deep down they can still
desire to collect as many donations as possible, or collect as many students as
possible, or collect as much admiration or publicity or popularity or respect as
possible - and the image of 'the selfless, desireless, ego-free teacher who
never asks for money' can be a very profitable image indeed!"
On the subject of money, our web designer, Marcus Fellowes, of
Zendao confirms my belief in simple generosity. I can phone him for
advice and not get a large invoice the next day - he's not an avaricious
entrepreneur and he is very much in tune with our ethos. Zendao link:
Generosity can feel dangerous sometimes, but so far I have never regretted
taking the risk in giving time or money and expecting nothing in return.
You can read the full article on Jeff's Facebook page or download a copy
Links and News
Satsang Finder, an excellent app for locating gatherings
and events, is now free. More info and download link here:
Harry Liantziris from Melbourne, Australia contacted us
about his new blog, Wholeness: the ground of Being, which contains some valuable
pointers. Visit his blog by clicking here:
Gary from Liverpool
(U.K.) would be interested in meeting
others from the North West of England (Liverpool, Southport, Manchester) with a
view to setting up a MeetUp group. Take the plunge and contact him by email (thecoreself@...
line: non-duality) if you live in this part of the world and would like to get
some events or groups established.