Gender, Sexuality and the True Self

Gender, Sexual Identity and the True Self

Manifest Nirvana Teachings

What would it mean to be a woman or man, of whatever orientation or sexual preference, who is completely free from any form of conscious or unconscious neurotic identification with sexuality or gender? In a culture that seems ever more in love with its own reflection, how can we stand courageously for authentic freedom, while transcending and including all superficial differences or distinctions?

Countercultural Spirituality

Countercultural Spirituality

Manifest Nirvana Teachings

Andrew Cohen invites us to break through our perceived limits, to take a leap beyond the conditioned mind and into the fathomless depths of the absolute. Can we authentically respond to the deepest truth about the nature of reality? Do we have the courage to go all the way?

Seeking Perfection

The Promises and Perils of Seeking Perfection

Manifest Nirvana Teachings

Andrew Cohen explores the promise and perils of seeking perfection, and asks us to interrogate these delicate questions from the highest possible perspective: when we have tasted perfection in higher state experiences, what does it mean for our fragmented and ever-imperfect world? How do we embrace the apparent contradiction of these two very different realities? And can we minimise the perils and maximise the promise of these higher states?

Free Will

Free Will, Destiny and Awakened Consciousness

Manifest Nirvana Teachings

Andrew Cohen explores the intersection of free will, destiny and awakened consciousness through the lens of Evolutionary Enlightenment. He argues that while much of our experience is indeed governed by deep forces of conditioning – and simultaneously driven by positive and negative karmic momentum – we do nevertheless have a small, but all-important, measure of free will that can be dramatically enhanced by spiritual awakening.

Radical and Real

Radical and Real

Manifest Nirvana Teachings

In this provocative talk, Andrew Cohen draws on more than three decades of experience as a teacher to contemplate the unreasonable nature of spirit. In a cultural context which seems less ready than ever to embrace authentic spirituality, how can we create the appropriate “set and setting” for an uncompromising and radical journey to self-transcendence?

The Unreasonable Nature of Spirit

The Unreasonable Nature of Spirit

Manifest Nirvana Teachings

In this provocative talk, Andrew Cohen draws on more than three decades of experience as a teacher to contemplate the unreasonable nature of spirit. In a cultural context which seems less ready than ever to embrace authentic spirituality, how can we create the appropriate “set and setting” for an uncompromising and radical journey to self-transcendence?

New Beginnings

New Beginnings

Manifest Nirvana Teachings

New Beginnings: when we awaken to enlightened awareness in a way that is deep and profound we find ourselves grounded in the knowledge that from an Absolute vantage point, every moment is a new beginning, radiating with the presence of eternity.

nonduality

The Evolution of Nonduality

Manifest Nirvana Teachings

Andrew Cohen discusses the perennial mystery of nonduality and places it in an evolutionary context, taking us on a journey into the deepest valleys and highest peaks of the most primordial of all truths.

metacrisis

The Spiritual Challenge of the Metacrisis

Michael Parfitt Teachings

Andrew Cohen explores the meaning of the metacrisis, and invites us to look at our capacity to embrace the unfathomable scale of what we face as a species. How can we find and express a deep source of spiritual strength to meet this challenge, and inspire others to do the same?