Speaker at SANDS Jeff Foster studied Astrophysics at Cambridge University. In his mid-twenties, after a long period of depression and illness, he became addicted to the idea of ‘spiritual enlightenment’ and embarked on an intensive spiritual quest for the ultimate truth of existence. The spiritual search came crashing down with the clear recognition of the non-dual nature of everything, and the discovery of the extraordinary in the ordinary.

In the clarity of this seeing, life became what it always was: intimate, open, loving and spontaneous, and Jeff was left with a deep understanding of the root illusion behind all human suffering, and a love of the present moment. He presently holds meetings, retreats and private one-to-one sessions around the world, gently but directly pointing people back to the deep acceptance inherent in the present moment. He helps people discover who they really are, beyond all thoughts and judgments about themselves, even in the midst of the stress and struggle of modern day living and intimate relationships. Jeff’s teaching style is direct and uncompromising and yet full of humanity, humor and compassion. He believes that freedom is everybody’s birthright. He belongs to no tradition or lineage, and makes his teaching accessible to all. Jeff was voted #51 on Watkins Review’s 2012 list of the world’s 100 Most Spiritually Influential Living People. Jeff has published four books in over six languages. His latest book The Deepest Acceptance will be published in 2012 by Sounds True. – from http://www.lifewithoutacentre.com/

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  • Now really ask yourself WHY you would ask that question. Why do you bring the focus there? There are many people who grieve those things.If you ACTUALLY look into it, Alzheimer’s is un-natural also. Yet all are created by a collective. Any dis-ease is unnatural…it is a state of being that is NOT AT EASE.Your comments are understandable , but are filled with your own frustrations in life.

  • Thx for that interview! À good remeinder to the simplicity, the oneness. We allow allready everything that happening to us! Wow ! So powerfull ! And he’s cute ! Lol

  • The reason I asked that question is because i felt you two were prattling on, somewhat idealistically. the WHY behind my questioning you two is perhaps rooted in my own complacency, so i thank you for providing further opportunity to reflect upon that..

  • Wow he’s great! A Master even if he doesn’t recognize this in himself. Thank you Lilou and Jeff!

  • Wow…where this guy was in his early twenties is where I’m at now….I’m constantly reading books trying to figure out meaning (currently checked out “Does God Play Dice” and “Fire in the Mind”….that’s been most of my life….and I’m getting very tired too…I suppose I should stop and just live…but not knowing the unknown is unsettling to me…

  • We are all so very close to awakening. I think it is hindered in my opinion by an unrealistic idea of what enlightenment or awakening actually is. Unfortunately some gurus misrepresent it. I highly recommend a book called After The Ecstacy, The Laundry as it is very honest about what the experience is and what it means. It is also an excellent guide to living afterwards. Awakening is the beginning of learning. It does bring faith though and removes fear.

  • it’s so awesome to hear, how other people experience all this… we are so related and sooo unique!
    …thank you jeff for sharing.
    …and thank you lilou!

  • he is nondual and there is noone like him wow- such crab-spouts out from the same rubish we hear from quite few- nothig that have subtility of newness-

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