The Garden of Experience

In this artful forty-five minute guided meditation entitled “The Garden of Experience” Rupert Spira, author, ceramic artist, and spiritual teacher, likens attention/experiencing to a butterfly in a garden moving seamlessly between the “flowers” of the apparent mind, body and world within a “field” of experience. The listener is then invited to drop the image of the butterfly and be the empty, open field of experiencing, and then drop any sense of a subtle space-like field as well and simply abide as dimensionless knowing. “The mind cannot go there; it can’t find the door,” he notes.”

The Garden of Experience

About Rupert Spira

From an early age Rupert Spira was deeply interested in the nature of reality. For twenty years he studied the teachings of P.D.Ouspensky, J.Krishnamurti, Rumi, Shankaracharya, Ramana Maharshi, Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj and Robert Adams, until he met his teacher, Francis Lucille, in 1996. Francis introduced Rupert to the teachings of Jean Klein and Atmanada Krishnamenon and, more importantly, directly indicated to him the true nature of experience. His two books, The Transparency of Things, sub-titled Contemplating the Nature of Experience, and Presence in two volumes (The Art of Peace and Happiness and The Intimacy of All Experience) are a profound exploration of the non-dual nature of experience. Rupert lives in UK and holds regular meetings and retreats in Europe and USA. For all further information see

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