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Free Medicine:
Meditations on Nondual Awakening

Elias Amidon

Free Medicine is a collection of forty intimate meditations written by Sufi teacher Pir Elias Amidon. Whether describing a naked dive into a pond in the middle of the night, or a confrontation with soldiers in a Burmese temple, these meditations can serve as companions for those whose deepest desire is to know first-hand “the good news at the heart of reality.” Human, accessible, and tender, Free Medicine has the power to open us up in ways we never expected. Click here to order.  

In the words of Keith Dowman, author of Natural Perfection, “Although it comes packaged in different languages, cultures and religions, deep mystical insight spirals around a single heart-core: here is Elias Amidon’s inspired Sufi reflection of that ineffable nondual reality.”

Amidon’s close connection with nature; his compassion for people in distress; his simple, clear observation of the mysteries of life and death; and his calm sense of humor combine in intriguing ways to reveal the uncaused happiness that is our essence. “Reading this book is a wonderful experience, full of brilliant insights, stories, images, lots of free medicine,” says Coleman Barks, author of The Essential Rumi.

“This beautiful book, rich in accessible wisdom, captures the direct experience of love and awakening in the music of poetic prose.”
        
— Roger Housden, author of Dropping the Struggle: Seven Ways to Love the Life You Have

“It’s a sheer mystery to me how Pir Elias Amidon condenses so much profound wisdom into every sentence he writes. Free Medicine moves with a living, poetic potency that brings timeless, imperturbable transcendence into every moment of our personal lives. I wish I could keep turning its pages forever!”
        
— Peter Fenner, Ph.D., author of Radiant Mind and Natural Awakening

 


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The Open Path:
Recognizing Nondual Awareness

Elias Amidon

Interest in nondual awareness as the essence of spiritual awakening, free from the obligations and cultural references of a particular religion, is rapidly expanding throughout the Western world. Those who have sought out and followed spiritual paths, such as Buddhism, Hinduism, Sufism, Kabbalism, etc., have often found themselves coming up against a kind of ceiling in their longing for spiritual awakening. This can be a result of the religion’s cultural context or a belief system that may not see awakening as something within the reach of adherents. The Open Path is an excellent guide to the realization of the silent ground of all being and to the expression of that realization in the diverse conditions of our lives. (Click here to order.)            

“Among the many mysteries explored here: spontaneous prayer, kindness, emptiness, starting from where you are, the freedom of the universe, awakening, is one that Elias Amidon barely mentions — friendship. Moving through this book feels to me like a continuously opening friendship.”
         — Coleman Barks, author of The Essential Rumi

“This is one of the clearest and most practical books I have ever read on the subtleties of recognizing nondual awareness. Elias Amidon’s heartfelt clarity carries the signature of someone who has walked the journey himself and discovered there is no road.”
        — Roger Housden, author of Chasing Rumi

 


Fresh Rain

 

Fresh Rain:
An Introduction to the Sufi Way

Pir Elias Amidon

For those interested in learning more, this booklet describes the lineage, structure, and style of the Sufi Way. It also gives a clear description of the function and meaning of initiation in the Sufi Way today. You may order a copy of Fresh Rain without cost by writing to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. (Please note: we can only mail booklets to postal addresses in the US, UK, and Europe.) Dutch and French translations are also available. The text of Fresh Rain is also available on this website under the “Teachings” menu. 

 


Seven Contemplations

 

Seven Contemplations on Awakening
Pir Elias Amidon

 

(From the Preface) Each of the seven contemplations in this booklet presents a different facet of the jewel that sparkles as the light of awakening in our hearts. While there are many words and thoughts here, they all seek to serve this “light” that cannot be thought about or named.

The seven essays are entitled: The Open Path; The Art of Awakening; The Simple Fact of Being Aware Right Now; Direct Realization; Universal Revelation; The Mysticism of Music; and Following Beauty.

Note: Seven Contemplations is currently out of stock. The text of Seven Contemplations is available on this website under the “Teachings” menu.

 


Seven Contemplations

 

MUNAJAT: Forty Prayers
Pir Elias Amidon

 

The forty prayers in this little book were originally inspired by the Munajat — “whispered prayers,” or “intimate conversations with God” — of the 12th Century Persian Sufi, Abdullah Ansari. Intimate prayer like this suits the sensibility of Sufis — Ibn Arabi, Rumi, Hafez and many others became masters of it. On the one hand praying in this manner is love-talk evoking the nearness of divine reality, and on the other hand it can’t help but go mute as it points to the unspeakable majesty of the Real. It’s a form of prayer that endears at the same time that it is in awe.

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The Open Path:
Der Weg ins offene Gewahrsein

Elias Amidon

Dieses Buch führt uns zur direkten Erkenntnis nicht-dualistischen Gewahrseins als Essenz eines spirituellen Erwachens, das frei ist von den Verpflichtungen und dem kulturellen Kontext einer bestimmten Religion. Der Autor bietet den Lesern bei der Einführung in nichtdualistisches Gewahrsein eine klare und sich Schritt für Schritt vollziehende Unterstützung — weit weg von jedem Sektierertum. Bei diesem Prozess werden die Strukturen der Konzepte angegangen, die sich die Leser von sich selbst machen, und die Frische dieser Erkenntnis offenbart sich im Leben jedes Einzelnen von ihnen.

This German edition of The Open Path is available through Kamphausen publishers by clicking here.

 


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Medizin aus der Stille
Kraft und Weite im Gewahrsein erfahren
Elias Amidon

Diese 40 kurzen Betrachtungen über Non-Dualität und offenes Gewahrsein sind ein Juwel der Poesie und Weisheit. Der erfahrene Sufi-Lehrer Elias Amidon teilt darin persönliche Erlebnisse von seinen Reisen und auf dem spirituellen Weg.

"Dieses Buch zu lesen ist eine wunderbare Erfahrung, denn es ist voller brillianter Einsichten und Geschichten - eine Art Medizin." Coleman Barks

This German edition of Free Medicine is available through Kamphausen publishers by clicking here.

 


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Een Open Pad:
Vertellingen Vanuit Non-Dual Bewustzijn

Pir Elias Amidon
Aleid Swierenga (translator)

This is a recent translation into Dutch of twenty-five short reflections originally appearing as “Notes from the Open Path.”

Een open pad bevat 25 korte reflecties en beschouwingen over alle aspecten van bewust leven: over ons levensdoel, over liefde, schoonheid en de bron van geluk, over bevrijding van angst en verstarring. Ze zijn geschreven door een veelzijdig en bewogen spiritueel leraar vanuit een sterke persoonlijke betrokkenheid bij alles wat op zijn pad komt.

De vertellingen verwijzen vaak naar mystieke teksten die toegang bieden tot non-duaal bewustzijn, een toegang die altijd bestaan heeft en in deze tijd door steeds meer mensen herontdekt wordt. Elk verhaal is een creatieve reflectie op hoe we volledig kunnen leven in het licht van het nu en spontaan en gevoelig kunnen ingaan wat er zich aandient in ons leven. Daarom verdient elk verhaal het om gelezen en herlezen te worden tot de kern die een diepe waarheid bevat zich vanzelf openbaart. 

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