Presence: The Art of Peace and Happiness

In this important new book Rupert Spira offers a deeply eloquent, insightful and mature exploration into the heart of experience that takes a subtle step beyond his earlier The Transparency of Things. At first he covers the familiar ground of the futile search for happiness and the discovery of true nature from a traditional Advaita perspective, although expressed with an unusual freshness and clarity.

Presence: The Art of Peace and Happiness

About John Prendergast

John J. Prendergast, Ph.D. is the editor-in-chief of Undivided: The Online Journal of Nonduality and Psychology, the senior editor of two anthologies on the subject of nondual wisdom and psychotherapy – The Sacred Mirror (with Peter Fenner and Sheila Krystal) and Listening from the Heart of Silence (with Ken Bradford),  and has been a student of nondual teachings since reading the works of Ramana Maharshi and Nisargadatta Maharaj over thirty years ago and then studying with the European sage Jean Klein from 1983 until his death in 1998 and with Adyashanti since 2001. He is an Adjunct Associate Professor of Psychology at CIIS and a psychotherapist in private practice in San Rafael. He also leads several private self-inquiry groups. Please see for more information.

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One Response to Presence: The Art of Peace and Happiness

  1. glenn says:

    Thanks for this insightful review; Presence volume 2 is a further clear step- so too his DVD- 26 bite-size insights into big-T Truth.

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