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Free spots for the webcasts of the upcoming dialogues with Francis Lucille Sat. & Sun January 10 & 11 live from Temecula, CA are still available.

Posted on: 2014-12-08 16:11:34


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Free spots for the webcasts of the upcoming dialogues with Francis Lucille Sat. & Sun November 15 & 16 live from Temecula, CA are still available.

Posted on: 2014-11-10 15:24:51


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Free spots for the webcasts of the upcoming dialogues with Francis Lucille Sat. & Sun November 8 & 9 live from Temecula, CA are still available.

Posted on: 2014-11-03 10:26:00

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Free spots for the webcasts of the upcoming dialogues with Francis Lucille Sat. & Sun November 1 & 2 live from Temecula, CA are still available.

Posted on: 2014-10-27 07:04:53

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Free spots for the webcasts of the upcoming dialogues with Francis Lucille Sat. & Sun October 18 & 19 live from Temecula, CA are still available.

Posted on: 2014-10-13 12:08:46


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Free spots for the webcasts of the upcoming dialogues with Francis Lucille Sat. & Sun October 11 & 12 live from Temecula, CA are still available.

Posted on: 2014-10-07 16:15:28

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Free spots for the webcasts of the upcoming dialogues with Francis Lucille Sat. & Sun October 4 & 5 live from Temecula, CA are still available

Posted on: 2014-09-29 17:14:50


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Free spots for the webcasts of the upcoming dialogues with Francis Lucille Sat. & Sun September27 & 28 live from Temecula, CA are still available.

Posted on: 2014-09-21 20:10:48


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Free spots for the webcasts of the upcoming dialogues with Francis Lucille Sat. & Sun September 20 & 21 live from Temecula, CA are still available.

Posted on: 2014-09-06 17:52:13


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Free spots for the webcasts of the upcoming dialogues with Francis Lucille Sat. & Sun August 16 & 17 live from Temecula, CA are still available.

Posted on: 2014-08-11 11:12:54

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Free spots for the webcasts of the upcoming dialogues with Francis Lucille Sat. & Sun April 26 & 27 live from Temecula, CA are still available.

Posted on: 2014-04-21 10:48:22

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Free spots for the webcasts of the upcoming dialogues with Francis Lucille Sat. & Sun April 19 & 20 live from Temecula, CA are still available.

Posted on: 2014-04-14 11:03:41

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Free spots for the webcasts of the upcoming dialogues with Francis Lucille Sat. & Sun April 12 & 13 live from Temecula, CA are still available.

Posted on: 2014-04-07 11:12:30

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Free spots for the webcasts of the upcoming dialogues with Francis Lucille Sat. & Sun April 5 & 6 live from Temecula, CA are still available.

Posted on: 2014-03-31 11:18:59

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Free spots for the webcasts of the upcoming dialogues with Francis Lucille Sat. & Sun March 29 & 30 live from Temecula, CA are still available.

Posted on: 2014-03-23 19:55:59


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Free spots for the webcasts of the upcoming dialogues with Francis Lucille Sat. & Sun March 22 & 23 live from Temecula, CA are still available.

Posted on: 2014-03-18 12:12:41


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Free spots for the webcasts of the upcoming dialogues with Francis Lucille Sat. & Sun March 15 & 16 live from Temecula, CA are still available.

Posted on: 2014-03-10 11:38:57

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Free spots for the webcasts of the upcoming dialogues with Francis Lucille Sat. & Sun March 8 & 9 live from Temecula, CA are still available.

Posted on: 2014-03-03 17:39:59

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Free spots for the webcasts of the upcoming dialogues with Francis Lucille Sat. & Sun March 1 & 2 live from Temecula, CA are still available.

Posted on: 2014-02-10 07:35:55

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Free spots for the webcasts of the upcoming dialogues with Francis Lucille Sat. & Sun Nov. 16 & 17 live from Temecula, CA are still available.

Posted on: 2013-11-11 18:37:28

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Free spots for the webcasts of the upcoming dialogues with Francis Lucille Sat. & Sun Nov. 9 & 10 live from Temecula, CA are still available.

Posted on: 2013-11-05 10:27:58

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Free spots for the webcasts of the upcoming dialogues with Francis Lucille Sat. & Sun Nov. 2 & 3 live from Temecula, CA are still available.

Posted on: 2013-10-27 16:08:42

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Free spots have been released for the upcoming Friday webcast with Francis Lucille Oct. 25, 2013.

Posted on: 2013-10-21 09:03:31


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Free spots have been released for the upcoming week-end webcasts with Francis Lucille Oct. 19-20, 2013.

Posted on: 2013-10-13 13:20:32

Free spots for the webcasts of the upcoming dialogues with Francis Lucille Sat. & Sun Oct. 5 & 6 live from Temecula, CA are still available. We appreciate your sharing this post with your friends.

Just RSVP for the event of your choice at http://www.meetup.com/Advaita/.

The link to attend the live event will be sent to you via email two hours before the event starts.

The number of free spots is limited, they will be attributed on a first come, first serve basis.

The participants will be able to see and hear Francis and to hear the questions being asked live in Temecula.

They will be able to ask questions (live only) by sending email messages to questions@francislucille.com.

You will need a broadband connection.

The time of the meeting is:
Saturday Oct. 19:
4:30PM Pacific Time
7:30 PM Eastern Time
Sunday Oct. 20:
2:00 PM Pacific Time
5:00 PM ET
10 PM London
11 PM France, Germany, Spain, Belgium, Holland, Italy, etc


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Free spots have been released for the upcoming week-end webcasts with Francis Lucille Oct. 12-13, 2013

Posted on: 2013-10-06 13:23:27

Free spots for the webcasts of the upcoming dialogues with Francis Lucille Sat. & Sun Oct. 5 & 6 live from Temecula, CA are still available. We appreciate your sharing this post with your friends.

Just RSVP for the event of your choice at http://www.meetup.com/Advaita/.

The link to attend the live event will be sent to you via email two hours before the event starts.

The number of free spots is limited, they will be attributed on a first come, first serve basis.

The participants will be able to see and hear Francis and to hear the questions being asked live in Temecula.

They will be able to ask questions (live only) by sending email messages to questions@francislucille.com.

You will need a broadband connection.

The time of the meeting is:
Saturday Oct. 5:
4:30PM Pacific Time
7:30 PM Eastern Time
Sunday Oct. 6:
2:00 PM Pacific Time
5:00 PM ET
10 PM London
11 PM France, Germany, Spain, Belgium, Holland, Italy, etc


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Free spots have been released for the upcoming week-end webcasts with Francis Lucille Sept. 28-29, 2013.

Posted on: 2013-09-22 19:58:08

Free spots have been released for the upcoming week-end webcasts with Francis Lucille Sept. 28-29, 2013.


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Free spots have been released for the upcoming week-end webcasts with Francis Lucille Sept. 21-22, 2013.

Posted on: 2013-09-15 19:45:34

 Free spots have been released for the upcoming week-end webcasts with Francis Lucille Sept. 21-22, 2013.
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Free spots have been released for the upcoming week-end webcasts with Francis Lucille Sept. 14-15, 2013.

Posted on: 2013-09-04 22:38:55

 Free spots have been released for the upcoming week-end webcasts with Francis Lucille Sept. 14-15, 2013.
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Francis Lucille at the Science and Non Duality Conference

Posted on: 2013-09-02 22:45:26

 Francis lucille will give two dialogues at the upcoming Science and Non-Duality conference in San Jose, California, on October 27, 2013

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45 free spots have been released for the Sun. August 18th webcast with Francis Lucille

Posted on: 2013-08-11 21:16:12

We have made changes in our free spots guidelines. We would like more truth lovers to know about these webcasts. If you appreciate them, we are asking you to help us letting others know about these events. We are now asking you to "share" and "like" this event on Facebook in order to participate. Just click on this link, and click both "share" and "like" below the post announcing this event on Francis' wall. (You may have to sign up to Facebook if you don't have already a Facebook account). Make sure you share the exact post for the free spots event on Francis' wall, and make sure your sharing is public. Make sure you "share" and "like" at least 48 hours before the event.  To check if you have done this correctly, see point 2 in the Frequently Asked Questions below.

We understand that some of you have strong privacy concerns. In this case, you may send a message to manager@francislucille.com to request that we manually email the link to you. We just hope there won't be too many of you with such requests:)

We thank you for supporting these webcasts.

This page is for scholarships (free spots) only. Scholarships are reserved for those who are experiencing financial hardships. You won't be able to make a donation by RSVP’ing from this page. If you wish to make a donation, visit the "Francis Lucille live webcasts on Saturdays (Donors list)" page.

This webcast is limited to 45 participants, on a first come, first serve basis.

The participants will be able to see and hear Francis and to hear whoever is asking a question live in Temecula.

Questions: Participants may ask questions (live only) by sending email messages to questions@francislucille.com.

You will need a broadband connection.

How to participate:

On a donation basis: Voluntary donations are welcome and needed to cover the expenses. The suggested donation is $15. If you can afford it, we appreciate your support. You can also choose to donate less or more than the suggested amount. Our donors will enjoy advance reservation privileges and may RSVP as soon as this event is announced. They will also have access to the recording of the event. You won't be able to make a donation by RSVP’ing from this page. If you wish to make a donation, visit the "Francis Lucille live webcasts on Saturdays (Donors list)" page.

On a scholarship basis: just RSVP for this Meetup and then follow the instructions on how to join the meeting below.

 

Info to join the meeting: Everybody on the list who has RSVP’d for this event and clicked the "share" button on the post announcing this event on Francis' Facebook timeline (your sharing has to be public, not just to friends) will then receive an invitation with the link to the webcast in a Facebook message approximately 2 hours before the start of the webcast. You must be able to receive Facebook messages or you will not receive the link.

Waiting List: Don't hesitate to join the waiting list. You still have a very good chance to be able to attend due to last minute cancellations and no shows.

The time of the meeting is:

3:00PM Pacific Time

6:00 PM Eastern Time

Recordings: We will send a link to the recording of the event only to our donors, not to the free spot recipients. Unfortunately, due to the popularity of these webcasts and of their recordings, the bandwidth required exceeded the monthly bandwidth we purchase from our service provider thanks to the support of our donors. We have decided to prioritize the live webcasts and to allocate this bandwidth to the free spots for the live events, not to the recordings. Please don't send us messages asking for the link.

Frequently Asked Questions:

1. I don't feel comfortable sharing a post about Francis on Facebook that my co-workers or family members may see.

Here is a suggestion that may alleviate any concerns for privacy regarding our request to share the link to this event on Francis' wall. Facebook authorizes you to create pages for brand names, authors using pseudonyms, etc. You can create such a page from your existing Facebook account, under a brand name of your choosing, and then use Facebook as this page and share the Francis' event post as this name. In this way your real name won't appear, only the name you have chosen for the page. You will then receive the link in a message to this page. The creation of the page takes a few minutes, every subsequent sharing takes only two clicks.

Thank you for supporting these webcasts on Facebook and Twitter.

2. How do I check if I have properly shared this event on Francis' Facebook timeline?

Only those who have properly liked and shared this Facebook event publicly (not just to friends) on your Facebook page are eligible for a scholarship.  To check, first see that the event you shared appears on your Facebook timeline.  Second and as important, when you click on 'show shares' for this event on Francis' Facebook page for this event, you should see your name listed.  It is from this list that a Facebook message will be sent with the link to the webcast.  If your name does not appear, you will not receive the link.  Please check immediately upon sharing this event.

The 'show shares' link appears at the bottom right corner of the Facebook event posting on Francis' timeline.  If you hover your mouse above the number that appears there, the words 'show shares' will appear.  Just click on this number to see the list of people who have shared this link.  You should see your name if you have done everything correctly.

3. Are there scholarships available with the new RSVP and donation policy for the week-end webinars and webcasts?

Yes, there are: Donors have priority to RSVP, meaning that a donation is required to RSVP for a few days after the event is announced. There is a separate event page for the free spots.

4. What should I do if my screen freezes during the webcast?

Wait. The system has been improved. If the freezing persists for more than 4 minutes, refresh your screen by revisiting the link. If this doesn't work, try restarting your web browser and emptying its cache.

5. How do I register for the event?

We add the link to the event on the Advaita Meetup for you to RSVP.  Free spots are released later in the week for friends to RSVP without making a donation. Everybody who has RSVP’d according to the guidelines receives all the required info to join the event 2 hours or less before the event.

6. What is the difference between the Meetup groups ADVAITA and THE ADVAITA CHANNEL _ TEMECULA?

Advaita is the worldwide Meetup group for webcasts, webinars and retreats with Francis. The Advaita Channel Temecula is the local Meetup group for local week-end dialogues in Temecula, not for the webcasts or webinars of these local events.

7. How do I know my link is working?

If you see the colored bars, you are at the right place. Just check the time. If you cannot open the link, make sure you copy the entire link that is quite long and extends beyond the right side of your screen. Then paste it onto the window of your browser.

8. Is there any way I could receive ONLY your mails informing about the morning sessions in English? An indirect way of saying I'm feeling inundated in Advaita mails that don't really pertain to me. Is it all or nothing, or is there a (Buddhist) middle way here?

You can find this middle way by login in to your Meetup account and selecting "email settings" in the pull down menu under "account". However, if we cannot send you emails, we cannot send you the link to attend the meeting.

10. I don't understand how to give a donation for this event.

You won't be able to make a donation by RSVP’ing from this page. If you wish to make a donation, visit the "Francis Lucille live webcasts on Saturdays (Donors list)" page.

When you RSVP, you will see the following:

Your RSVP is confirmed. Please remember that you need to pay $15.00. 
New: Francis Lucille live webcasts on Saturdays (Donors list). suggested donation: $15.00/per computer — Pay online now

Click on the Pay online now link. If you didn't pay upon RSVP’ing, when you go back to the page of the event on Meetup, you will see the following:

You owe: $15.00

PAY ONLINE NOW

Click on the PAY ONLINE NOW link.

11. I haven't received the link to the event and I have RSVP’d "Yes".

We send the link as a Facebook message to everybody on the event list who has shared the event to the public on Facebook. Make sure you share and like in the prescribed manner, make sure you have friended Francis on Facebook, and that you allow for friends to send you messages.  See point 2 above to see how to check if you are on the Facebook share list.

12. Can I decide the last minute to sign up for the webcast?

In order to receive a scholarship, we ask you like and share this event 48 hours before the start of this event.  If you unable to do so,  please sign up for the next available webcast.

 

If you appreciate these dialogues, let others know about them.

Just click on this link, and click both "like" and "share" below the post announcing this event on Francis' wall.

 

 


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45 free spots have been released for the Sat. August 17th webcast with Francis Lucille

Posted on: 2013-08-11 20:56:16

We have made changes in our free spots guidelines. We would like more truth lovers to know about these webcasts. If you appreciate them, we are asking you to help us letting others know about these events. We are now asking you to "share" and "like" this event on Facebook in order to participate. Just click on this link, and click both "share" and "like" below the post announcing this event on Francis' wall. (You may have to sign up to Facebook if you don't have already a Facebook account). Make sure you share the exact post for the free spots event on Francis' wall, and make sure your sharing is public. Make sure you "share" and "like" at least 48 hours before the event.  To check if you have done this correctly, see point 2 in the Frequently Asked Questions below.

We understand that some of you have strong privacy concerns. In this case, you may send a message to manager@francislucille.com to request that we manually email the link to you. We just hope there won't be too many of you with such requests:)

We thank you for supporting these webcasts.

This page is for scholarships (free spots) only. Scholarships are reserved for those who are experiencing financial hardships. You won't be able to make a donation by RSVP’ing from this page. If you wish to make a donation, visit the "Francis Lucille live webcasts on Saturdays (Donors list)" page.

This webcast is limited to 45 participants, on a first come, first serve basis.

The participants will be able to see and hear Francis and to hear whoever is asking a question live in Temecula.

Questions: Participants may ask questions (live only) by sending email messages to questions@francislucille.com.

You will need a broadband connection.

How to participate:

On a donation basis: Voluntary donations are welcome and needed to cover the expenses. The suggested donation is $15. If you can afford it, we appreciate your support. You can also choose to donate less or more than the suggested amount. Our donors will enjoy advance reservation privileges and may RSVP as soon as this event is announced. They will also have access to the recording of the event. You won't be able to make a donation by RSVP’ing from this page. If you wish to make a donation, visit the "Francis Lucille live webcasts on Saturdays (Donors list)" page.

On a scholarship basis: just RSVP for this Meetup and then follow the instructions on how to join the meeting below.

 

Info to join the meeting: Everybody on the list who has RSVP’d for this event and clicked the "share" button on the post announcing this event on Francis' Facebook timeline (your sharing has to be public, not just to friends) will then receive an invitation with the link to the webcast in a Facebook message approximately 2 hours before the start of the webcast. You must be able to receive Facebook messages or you will not receive the link.

Waiting List: Don't hesitate to join the waiting list. You still have a very good chance to be able to attend due to last minute cancellations and no shows.

The time of the meeting is:

4:30PM Pacific Time

7:30 PM Eastern Time

Recordings: We will send a link to the recording of the event only to our donors, not to the free spot recipients. Unfortunately, due to the popularity of these webcasts and of their recordings, the bandwidth required exceeded the monthly bandwidth we purchase from our service provider thanks to the support of our donors. We have decided to prioritize the live webcasts and to allocate this bandwidth to the free spots for the live events, not to the recordings. Please don't send us messages asking for the link.

Frequently Asked Questions:

1. I don't feel comfortable sharing a post about Francis on Facebook that my co-workers or family members may see.

Here is a suggestion that may alleviate any concerns for privacy regarding our request to share the link to this event on Francis' wall. Facebook authorizes you to create pages for brand names, authors using pseudonyms, etc. You can create such a page from your existing Facebook account, under a brand name of your choosing, and then use Facebook as this page and share the Francis' event post as this name. In this way your real name won't appear, only the name you have chosen for the page. You will then receive the link in a message to this page. The creation of the page takes a few minutes, every subsequent sharing takes only two clicks.

Thank you for supporting these webcasts on Facebook and Twitter.

2. How do I check if I have properly shared this event on Francis' Facebook timeline?

Only those who have properly liked and shared this Facebook event publicly (not just to friends) on your Facebook page are eligible for a scholarship.  To check, first see that the event you shared appears on your Facebook timeline.  Second and as important, when you click on 'show shares' for this event on Francis' Facebook page for this event, you should see your name listed.  It is from this list that a Facebook message will be sent with the link to the webcast.  If your name does not appear, you will not receive the link.  Please check immediately upon sharing this event.

The 'show shares' link appears at the bottom right corner of the Facebook event posting on Francis' timeline.  If you hover your mouse above the number that appears there, the words 'show shares' will appear.  Just click on this number to see the list of people who have shared this link.  You should see your name if you have done everything correctly.

3. Are there scholarships available with the new RSVP and donation policy for the week-end webinars and webcasts?

Yes, there are: Donors have priority to RSVP, meaning that a donation is required to RSVP for a few days after the event is announced. There is a separate event page for the free spots.

4. What should I do if my screen freezes during the webcast?

Wait. The system has been improved. If the freezing persists for more than 4 minutes, refresh your screen by revisiting the link. If this doesn't work, try restarting your web browser and emptying its cache.

5. How do I register for the event?

We add the link to the event on the Advaita Meetup for you to RSVP.  Free spots are released later in the week for friends to RSVP without making a donation. Everybody who has RSVP’d according to the guidelines receives all the required info to join the event 2 hours or less before the event.

6. What is the difference between the Meetup groups ADVAITA and THE ADVAITA CHANNEL _ TEMECULA?

Advaita is the worldwide Meetup group for webcasts, webinars and retreats with Francis. The Advaita Channel Temecula is the local Meetup group for local week-end dialogues in Temecula, not for the webcasts or webinars of these local events.

7. How do I know my link is working?

If you see the colored bars, you are at the right place. Just check the time. If you cannot open the link, make sure you copy the entire link that is quite long and extends beyond the right side of your screen. Then paste it onto the window of your browser.

8. Is there any way I could receive ONLY your mails informing about the morning sessions in English? An indirect way of saying I'm feeling inundated in Advaita mails that don't really pertain to me. Is it all or nothing, or is there a (Buddhist) middle way here?

You can find this middle way by login in to your Meetup account and selecting "email settings" in the pull down menu under "account". However, if we cannot send you emails, we cannot send you the link to attend the meeting.

10. I don't understand how to give a donation for this event.

You won't be able to make a donation by RSVP’ing from this page. If you wish to make a donation, visit the "Francis Lucille live webcasts on Saturdays (Donors list)" page.

When you RSVP, you will see the following:

Your RSVP is confirmed. Please remember that you need to pay $15.00. 
New: Francis Lucille live webcasts on Saturdays (Donors list). suggested donation: $15.00/per computer — Pay online now

Click on the Pay online now link. If you didn't pay upon RSVP’ing, when you go back to the page of the event on Meetup, you will see the following:

You owe: $15.00

PAY ONLINE NOW

Click on the PAY ONLINE NOW link.

11. I haven't received the link to the event and I have RSVP’d "Yes".

We send the link as a Facebook message to everybody on the event list who has shared the event to the public on Facebook. Make sure you share and like in the prescribed manner, make sure you have friended Francis on Facebook, and that you allow for friends to send you messages.  See point 2 above to see how to check if you are on the Facebook share list.

12. Can I decide the last minute to sign up for the webcast?

In order to receive a scholarship, we ask you like and share this event 48 hours before the start of this event.  If you unable to do so,  please sign up for the next available webcast.

 

If you appreciate these dialogues, let others know about them.

Just click on this link, and click both "like" and "share" below the post announcing this event on Francis' wall.

 

 


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Francis Lucille live webcasts on Sundays Sun Jul 14 2:00 PM PT

Posted on: 2013-07-07 18:23:22
Francis Lucille live webcasts on Sundays
Sun Jul 14
2:00 PM PT
http://www.meetup.com/Advaita

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Live webcast with Francis Lucille Saturday, July 6

Posted on: 2013-07-01 10:07:54

 Live webcast with Francis Lucille Saturday, July 6

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Videos of the June 2013 francis Lucille retreat at Omega Center are now available online.

Posted on: 2013-06-25 18:31:45

 Videos of the June 2013 francis Lucille retreat at Omega Center are now available online.

http://play.streamingvideoprovider.com/popapp.php?l=&w=1280&h=720&p=375&bgcolor1=%23FFFFFF&bgcolor2=%23E0E0E0&uk=1YqFrceExEmsc1PfeXTHI#clip=577970

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Upcoming live webcast with Francis Lucille Saturday June 29, 2013

Posted on: 2013-06-24 23:51:42

 Upcoming live webcast with Francis Lucille Saturday June 29, 2013

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Satsang with Francis Lucille in Munich on August 3 (in English with live German translation).

Posted on: 2013-06-18 13:44:53

 Satsang with Francis Lucille in Munich on August 3 (in English with live German translation).

http://www.meetup.com/Advaita/events/125276412/

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Two satsangs mit Francis Lucille in VIenna (German-English) July 30, 31, 2013

Posted on: 2013-06-17 17:29:22

 Two satsangs mit Francis Lucille in VIenna (German-English) July 30, 31, 2013

http://www.meetup.com/Advaita/events/125134472/

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New Subscription and Pay Per View Videos

Posted on: 2013-06-04 10:24:01

The six month subscription to full feature Francis Lucille satsang videos has been updated with 20 new videos.  Also available is the pay-per-view option which gives you access to the complete library of released videos.


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45 free spots have been released for the Sun. June 1st webcast with Francis Lucille

Posted on: 2013-05-26 10:13:09

We have made changes in our free spots guidelines. We would like more truth lovers to know about these webcasts. If you appreciate them, we are asking you to help us letting others know about these events. We are now asking you to "share" and "like" this event on Facebook in order to participate. Just click on this link, and click both "share" and "like" below the post announcing this event on Francis' wall. (You may have to sign up to Facebook if you don't have already a Facebook account). Make sure you share the exact post for the free spots event on Francis' wall, and make sure your sharing is public. Make sure you "share" and "like" at least 48 hours before the event.  To check if you have done this correctly, see point 2 in the Frequently Asked Questions below.

We understand that some of you have strong privacy concerns. In this case, you may send a message to manager@francislucille.com to request that we manually email the link to you. We just hope there won't be too many of you with such requests:)

We thank you for supporting these webcasts.

This page is for scholarships (free spots) only. Scholarships are reserved for those who are experiencing financial hardships. You won't be able to make a donation by RSVP’ing from this page. If you wish to make a donation, visit the "Francis Lucille live webcasts on Saturdays (Donors list)" page.

This webcast is limited to 45 participants, on a first come, first serve basis.

The participants will be able to see and hear Francis and to hear whoever is asking a question live in Temecula.

Questions: Participants may ask questions (live only) by sending email messages to questions@francislucille.com.

You will need a broadband connection.

How to participate:

On a donation basis: Voluntary donations are welcome and needed to cover the expenses. The suggested donation is $15. If you can afford it, we appreciate your support. You can also choose to donate less or more than the suggested amount. Our donors will enjoy advance reservation privileges and may RSVP as soon as this event is announced. They will also have access to the recording of the event. You won't be able to make a donation by RSVP’ing from this page. If you wish to make a donation, visit the "Francis Lucille live webcasts on Saturdays (Donors list)" page.

On a scholarship basis: just RSVP for this Meetup and then follow the instructions on how to join the meeting below.

 

Info to join the meeting: Everybody on the list who has RSVP’d for this event and clicked the "share" button on the post announcing this event on Francis' Facebook timeline (your sharing has to be public, not just to friends) will then receive an invitation with the link to the webcast in a Facebook message approximately 2 hours before the start of the webcast. You must be able to receive Facebook messages or you will not receive the link.

Waiting List: Don't hesitate to join the waiting list. You still have a very good chance to be able to attend due to last minute cancellations and no shows.

The time of the meeting is:

4:30PM Pacific Time

7:30 PM Eastern Time

Recordings: We will send a link to the recording of the event only to our donors, not to the free spot recipients. Unfortunately, due to the popularity of these webcasts and of their recordings, the bandwidth required exceeded the monthly bandwidth we purchase from our service provider thanks to the support of our donors. We have decided to prioritize the live webcasts and to allocate this bandwidth to the free spots for the live events, not to the recordings. Please don't send us messages asking for the link.

Frequently Asked Questions:

1. I don't feel comfortable sharing a post about Francis on Facebook that my co-workers or family members may see.

Here is a suggestion that may alleviate any concerns for privacy regarding our request to share the link to this event on Francis' wall. Facebook authorizes you to create pages for brand names, authors using pseudonyms, etc. You can create such a page from your existing Facebook account, under a brand name of your choosing, and then use Facebook as this page and share the Francis' event post as this name. In this way your real name won't appear, only the name you have chosen for the page. You will then receive the link in a message to this page. The creation of the page takes a few minutes, every subsequent sharing takes only two clicks.

Thank you for supporting these webcasts on Facebook and Twitter.

2. How do I check if I have properly shared this event on Francis' Facebook timeline?

Only those who have properly liked and shared this Facebook event publicly (not just to friends) on your Facebook page are eligible for a scholarship.  To check, first see that the event you shared appears on your Facebook timeline.  Second and as important, when you click on 'show shares' for this event on Francis' Facebook page for this event, you should see your name listed.  It is from this list that a Facebook message will be sent with the link to the webcast.  If your name does not appear, you will not receive the link.  Please check immediately upon sharing this event.

The 'show shares' link appears at the bottom right corner of the Facebook event posting on Francis' timeline.  If you hover your mouse above the number that appears there, the words 'show shares' will appear.  Just click on this number to see the list of people who have shared this link.  You should see your name if you have done everything correctly.

3. Are there scholarships available with the new RSVP and donation policy for the week-end webinars and webcasts?

Yes, there are: Donors have priority to RSVP, meaning that a donation is required to RSVP for a few days after the event is announced. There is a separate event page for the free spots.

4. What should I do if my screen freezes during the webcast?

Wait. The system has been improved. If the freezing persists for more than 4 minutes, refresh your screen by revisiting the link. If this doesn't work, try restarting your web browser and emptying its cache.

5. How do I register for the event?

We add the link to the event on the Advaita Meetup for you to RSVP.  Free spots are released later in the week for friends to RSVP without making a donation. Everybody who has RSVP’d according to the guidelines receives all the required info to join the event 2 hours or less before the event.

6. What is the difference between the Meetup groups ADVAITA and THE ADVAITA CHANNEL _ TEMECULA?

Advaita is the worldwide Meetup group for webcasts, webinars and retreats with Francis. The Advaita Channel Temecula is the local Meetup group for local week-end dialogues in Temecula, not for the webcasts or webinars of these local events.

7. How do I know my link is working?

If you see the colored bars, you are at the right place. Just check the time. If you cannot open the link, make sure you copy the entire link that is quite long and extends beyond the right side of your screen. Then paste it onto the window of your browser.

8. Is there any way I could receive ONLY your mails informing about the morning sessions in English? An indirect way of saying I'm feeling inundated in Advaita mails that don't really pertain to me. Is it all or nothing, or is there a (Buddhist) middle way here?

You can find this middle way by login in to your Meetup account and selecting "email settings" in the pull down menu under "account". However, if we cannot send you emails, we cannot send you the link to attend the meeting.

10. I don't understand how to give a donation for this event.

You won't be able to make a donation by RSVP’ing from this page. If you wish to make a donation, visit the "Francis Lucille live webcasts on Saturdays (Donors list)" page.

When you RSVP, you will see the following:

Your RSVP is confirmed. Please remember that you need to pay $15.00. 
New: Francis Lucille live webcasts on Saturdays (Donors list). suggested donation: $15.00/per computer — Pay online now

Click on the Pay online now link. If you didn't pay upon RSVP’ing, when you go back to the page of the event on Meetup, you will see the following:

You owe: $15.00

PAY ONLINE NOW

Click on the PAY ONLINE NOW link.

11. I haven't received the link to the event and I have RSVP’d "Yes".

We send the link as a Facebook message to everybody on the event list who has shared the event to the public on Facebook. Make sure you share and like in the prescribed manner, make sure you have friended Francis on Facebook, and that you allow for friends to send you messages.  See point 2 above to see how to check if you are on the Facebook share list.

12. Can I decide the last minute to sign up for the webcast?

In order to receive a scholarship, we ask you like and share this event 48 hours before the start of this event.  If you unable to do so,  please sign up for the next available webcast.

 

If you appreciate these dialogues, let others know about them.

Just click on this link, and click both "like" and "share" below the post announcing this event on Francis' wall.

 

 


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45 free spots have been released for the Sat. April 27th webcast with Francis Lucille

Posted on: 2013-04-22 16:25:10

We have made changes in our free spots guidelines. We would like more truth lovers to know about these webcasts. If you appreciate them, we are asking you to help us letting others know about these events. We are now asking you to "share" and "like" this event on Facebook in order to participate. Just click on this link, and click both "share" and "like" below the post announcing this event on Francis' wall. (You may have to sign up to Facebook if you don't have already a Facebook account). Make sure you share the exact post for the free spots event on Francis' wall, and make sure your sharing is public. Make sure you "share" and "like" at least 48 hours before the event.  To check if you have done this correctly, see point 2 in the Frequently Asked Questions below.

We understand that some of you have strong privacy concerns. In this case, you may send a message to manager@francislucille.com to request that we manually email the link to you. We just hope there won't be too many of you with such requests:)

We thank you for supporting these webcasts.

This page is for scholarships (free spots) only. Scholarships are reserved for those who are experiencing financial hardships. You won't be able to make a donation by RSVP’ing from this page. If you wish to make a donation, visit the "Francis Lucille live webcasts on Saturdays (Donors list)" page.

This webcast is limited to 45 participants, on a first come, first serve basis.

The participants will be able to see and hear Francis and to hear whoever is asking a question live in Temecula.

Questions: Participants may ask questions (live only) by sending email messages to questions@francislucille.com.

You will need a broadband connection.

How to participate:

On a donation basis: Voluntary donations are welcome and needed to cover the expenses. The suggested donation is $15. If you can afford it, we appreciate your support. You can also choose to donate less or more than the suggested amount. Our donors will enjoy advance reservation privileges and may RSVP as soon as this event is announced. They will also have access to the recording of the event. You won't be able to make a donation by RSVP’ing from this page. If you wish to make a donation, visit the "Francis Lucille live webcasts on Saturdays (Donors list)" page.

On a scholarship basis: just RSVP for this Meetup and then follow the instructions on how to join the meeting below.

 

Info to join the meeting: Everybody on the list who has RSVP’d for this event and clicked the "share" button on the post announcing this event on Francis' Facebook timeline (your sharing has to be public, not just to friends) will then receive an invitation with the link to the webcast in a Facebook message approximately 2 hours before the start of the webcast. You must be able to receive Facebook messages or you will not receive the link.

Waiting List: Don't hesitate to join the waiting list. You still have a very good chance to be able to attend due to last minute cancellations and no shows.

The time of the meeting is:

4:30PM Pacific Time

7:30 PM Eastern Time

Recordings: We will send a link to the recording of the event only to our donors, not to the free spot recipients. Unfortunately, due to the popularity of these webcasts and of their recordings, the bandwidth required exceeded the monthly bandwidth we purchase from our service provider thanks to the support of our donors. We have decided to prioritize the live webcasts and to allocate this bandwidth to the free spots for the live events, not to the recordings. Please don't send us messages asking for the link.

Frequently Asked Questions:

1. I don't feel comfortable sharing a post about Francis on Facebook that my co-workers or family members may see.

Here is a suggestion that may alleviate any concerns for privacy regarding our request to share the link to this event on Francis' wall. Facebook authorizes you to create pages for brand names, authors using pseudonyms, etc. You can create such a page from your existing Facebook account, under a brand name of your choosing, and then use Facebook as this page and share the Francis' event post as this name. In this way your real name won't appear, only the name you have chosen for the page. You will then receive the link in a message to this page. The creation of the page takes a few minutes, every subsequent sharing takes only two clicks.

Thank you for supporting these webcasts on Facebook and Twitter.

2. How do I check if I have properly shared this event on Francis' Facebook timeline?

Only those who have properly liked and shared this Facebook event publicly (not just to friends) on your Facebook page are eligible for a scholarship.  To check, first see that the event you shared appears on your Facebook timeline.  Second and as important, when you click on 'show shares' for this event on Francis' Facebook page for this event, you should see your name listed.  It is from this list that a Facebook message will be sent with the link to the webcast.  If your name does not appear, you will not receive the link.  Please check immediately upon sharing this event.

The 'show shares' link appears at the bottom right corner of the Facebook event posting on Francis' timeline.  If you hover your mouse above the number that appears there, the words 'show shares' will appear.  Just click on this number to see the list of people who have shared this link.  You should see your name if you have done everything correctly.

3. Are there scholarships available with the new RSVP and donation policy for the week-end webinars and webcasts?

Yes, there are: Donors have priority to RSVP, meaning that a donation is required to RSVP for a few days after the event is announced. There is a separate event page for the free spots.

4. What should I do if my screen freezes during the webcast?

Wait. The system has been improved. If the freezing persists for more than 4 minutes, refresh your screen by revisiting the link. If this doesn't work, try restarting your web browser and emptying its cache.

5. How do I register for the event?

We add the link to the event on the Advaita Meetup for you to RSVP.  Free spots are released later in the week for friends to RSVP without making a donation. Everybody who has RSVP’d according to the guidelines receives all the required info to join the event 2 hours or less before the event.

6. What is the difference between the Meetup groups ADVAITA and THE ADVAITA CHANNEL _ TEMECULA?

Advaita is the worldwide Meetup group for webcasts, webinars and retreats with Francis. The Advaita Channel Temecula is the local Meetup group for local week-end dialogues in Temecula, not for the webcasts or webinars of these local events.

7. How do I know my link is working?

If you see the colored bars, you are at the right place. Just check the time. If you cannot open the link, make sure you copy the entire link that is quite long and extends beyond the right side of your screen. Then paste it onto the window of your browser.

8. Is there any way I could receive ONLY your mails informing about the morning sessions in English? An indirect way of saying I'm feeling inundated in Advaita mails that don't really pertain to me. Is it all or nothing, or is there a (Buddhist) middle way here?

You can find this middle way by login in to your Meetup account and selecting "email settings" in the pull down menu under "account". However, if we cannot send you emails, we cannot send you the link to attend the meeting.

10. I don't understand how to give a donation for this event.

You won't be able to make a donation by RSVP’ing from this page. If you wish to make a donation, visit the "Francis Lucille live webcasts on Saturdays (Donors list)" page.

When you RSVP, you will see the following:

Your RSVP is confirmed. Please remember that you need to pay $15.00. 
New: Francis Lucille live webcasts on Saturdays (Donors list). suggested donation: $15.00/per computer — Pay online now

Click on the Pay online now link. If you didn't pay upon RSVP’ing, when you go back to the page of the event on Meetup, you will see the following:

You owe: $15.00

PAY ONLINE NOW

Click on the PAY ONLINE NOW link.

11. I haven't received the link to the event and I have RSVP’d "Yes".

We send the link as a Facebook message to everybody on the event list who has shared the event to the public on Facebook. Make sure you share and like in the prescribed manner, make sure you have friended Francis on Facebook, and that you allow for friends to send you messages.  See point 2 above to see how to check if you are on the Facebook share list.

12. Can I decide the last minute to sign up for the webcast?

In order to receive a scholarship, we ask you like and share this event 48 hours before the start of this event.  If you unable to do so,  please sign up for the next available webcast.

 

If you appreciate these dialogues, let others know about them.

Just click on this link, and click both "like" and "share" below the post announcing this event on Francis' wall.

 

 


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45 free spots have been released for the Sun. Aug 18th webcast with Francis Lucille

Posted on: 2013-04-15 14:07:53

We have made changes in our free spots guidelines. We would like more truth lovers to know about these webcasts. If you appreciate them, we are asking you to help us letting others know about these events. We are now asking you to "share" and "like" this event on Facebook in order to participate. Just click on this link, and click both "share" and "like" below the post announcing this event on Francis' wall. (You may have to sign up to Facebook if you don't have already a Facebook account). Make sure you share the exact post for the free spots event on Francis' wall, and make sure your sharing is public. Make sure you "share" and "like" at least 48 hours before the event.  To check if you have done this correctly, see point 2 in the Frequently Asked Questions below.

We understand that some of you have strong privacy concerns. In this case, you may send a message to manager@francislucille.com to request that we manually email the link to you. We just hope there won't be too many of you with such requests:)

We thank you for supporting these webcasts.

This page is for scholarships (free spots) only. Scholarships are reserved for those who are experiencing financial hardships. You won't be able to make a donation by RSVP’ing from this page. If you wish to make a donation, visit the "Francis Lucille live webcasts on Saturdays (Donors list)" page.

This webcast is limited to 45 participants, on a first come, first serve basis.

The participants will be able to see and hear Francis and to hear whoever is asking a question live in Temecula.

Questions: Participants may ask questions (live only) by sending email messages to questions@francislucille.com.

You will need a broadband connection.

How to participate:

On a donation basis: Voluntary donations are welcome and needed to cover the expenses. The suggested donation is $15. If you can afford it, we appreciate your support. You can also choose to donate less or more than the suggested amount. Our donors will enjoy advance reservation privileges and may RSVP as soon as this event is announced. They will also have access to the recording of the event. You won't be able to make a donation by RSVP’ing from this page. If you wish to make a donation, visit the "Francis Lucille live webcasts on Saturdays (Donors list)" page.

On a scholarship basis: just RSVP for this Meetup and then follow the instructions on how to join the meeting below.

 

Info to join the meeting: Everybody on the list who has RSVP’d for this event and clicked the "share" button on the post announcing this event on Francis' Facebook timeline (your sharing has to be public, not just to friends) will then receive an invitation with the link to the webcast in a Facebook message approximately 2 hours before the start of the webcast. You must be able to receive Facebook messages or you will not receive the link.

Waiting List: Don't hesitate to join the waiting list. You still have a very good chance to be able to attend due to last minute cancellations and no shows.

The time of the meeting is:

3:00PM Pacific Time

6:00 PM Eastern Time

Recordings: We will send a link to the recording of the event only to our donors, not to the free spot recipients. Unfortunately, due to the popularity of these webcasts and of their recordings, the bandwidth required exceeded the monthly bandwidth we purchase from our service provider thanks to the support of our donors. We have decided to prioritize the live webcasts and to allocate this bandwidth to the free spots for the live events, not to the recordings. Please don't send us messages asking for the link.

Frequently Asked Questions:

1. I don't feel comfortable sharing a post about Francis on Facebook that my co-workers or family members may see.

Here is a suggestion that may alleviate any concerns for privacy regarding our request to share the link to this event on Francis' wall. Facebook authorizes you to create pages for brand names, authors using pseudonyms, etc. You can create such a page from your existing Facebook account, under a brand name of your choosing, and then use Facebook as this page and share the Francis' event post as this name. In this way your real name won't appear, only the name you have chosen for the page. You will then receive the link in a message to this page. The creation of the page takes a few minutes, every subsequent sharing takes only two clicks.

Thank you for supporting these webcasts on Facebook and Twitter.

2. How do I check if I have properly shared this event on Francis' Facebook timeline?

Only those who have properly liked and shared this Facebook event publicly (not just to friends) on your Facebook page are eligible for a scholarship.  To check, first see that the event you shared appears on your Facebook timeline.  Second and as important, when you click on 'show shares' for this event on Francis' Facebook page for this event, you should see your name listed.  It is from this list that a Facebook message will be sent with the link to the webcast.  If your name does not appear, you will not receive the link.  Please check immediately upon sharing this event.

The 'show shares' link appears at the bottom right corner of the Facebook event posting on Francis' timeline.  If you hover your mouse above the number that appears there, the words 'show shares' will appear.  Just click on this number to see the list of people who have shared this link.  You should see your name if you have done everything correctly.

3. Are there scholarships available with the new RSVP and donation policy for the week-end webinars and webcasts?

Yes, there are: Donors have priority to RSVP, meaning that a donation is required to RSVP for a few days after the event is announced. There is a separate event page for the free spots.

4. What should I do if my screen freezes during the webcast?

Wait. The system has been improved. If the freezing persists for more than 4 minutes, refresh your screen by revisiting the link. If this doesn't work, try restarting your web browser and emptying its cache.

5. How do I register for the event?

We add the link to the event on the Advaita Meetup for you to RSVP.  Free spots are released later in the week for friends to RSVP without making a donation. Everybody who has RSVP’d according to the guidelines receives all the required info to join the event 2 hours or less before the event.

6. What is the difference between the Meetup groups ADVAITA and THE ADVAITA CHANNEL _ TEMECULA?

Advaita is the worldwide Meetup group for webcasts, webinars and retreats with Francis. The Advaita Channel Temecula is the local Meetup group for local week-end dialogues in Temecula, not for the webcasts or webinars of these local events.

7. How do I know my link is working?

If you see the colored bars, you are at the right place. Just check the time. If you cannot open the link, make sure you copy the entire link that is quite long and extends beyond the right side of your screen. Then paste it onto the window of your browser.

8. Is there any way I could receive ONLY your mails informing about the morning sessions in English? An indirect way of saying I'm feeling inundated in Advaita mails that don't really pertain to me. Is it all or nothing, or is there a (Buddhist) middle way here?

You can find this middle way by login in to your Meetup account and selecting "email settings" in the pull down menu under "account". However, if we cannot send you emails, we cannot send you the link to attend the meeting.

10. I don't understand how to give a donation for this event.

You won't be able to make a donation by RSVP’ing from this page. If you wish to make a donation, visit the "Francis Lucille live webcasts on Saturdays (Donors list)" page.

When you RSVP, you will see the following:

Your RSVP is confirmed. Please remember that you need to pay $15.00. 
New: Francis Lucille live webcasts on Saturdays (Donors list). suggested donation: $15.00/per computer — Pay online now

Click on the Pay online now link. If you didn't pay upon RSVP’ing, when you go back to the page of the event on Meetup, you will see the following:

You owe: $15.00

PAY ONLINE NOW

Click on the PAY ONLINE NOW link.

11. I haven't received the link to the event and I have RSVP’d "Yes".

We send the link as a Facebook message to everybody on the event list who has shared the event to the public on Facebook. Make sure you share and like in the prescribed manner, make sure you have friended Francis on Facebook, and that you allow for friends to send you messages.  See point 2 above to see how to check if you are on the Facebook share list.

12. Can I decide the last minute to sign up for the webcast?

In order to receive a scholarship, we ask you like and share this event 48 hours before the start of this event.  If you unable to do so,  please sign up for the next available webcast.

 

If you appreciate these dialogues, let others know about them.

Just click on this link, and click both "like" and "share" below the post announcing this event on Francis' wall.

 

 


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45 free spots have been released for the Sat. April 20th webcast with Francis Lucille

Posted on: 2013-04-15 14:06:35

We have made changes in our free spots guidelines. We would like more truth lovers to know about these webcasts. If you appreciate them, we are asking you to help us letting others know about these events. We are now asking you to "share" and "like" this event on Facebook in order to participate. Just click on this link, and click both "share" and "like" below the post announcing this event on Francis' wall. (You may have to sign up to Facebook if you don't have already a Facebook account). Make sure you share the exact post for the free spots event on Francis' wall, and make sure your sharing is public. Make sure you "share" and "like" at least 48 hours before the event.  To check if you have done this correctly, see point 2 in the Frequently Asked Questions below.

We understand that some of you have strong privacy concerns. In this case, you may send a message to manager@francislucille.com to request that we manually email the link to you. We just hope there won't be too many of you with such requests:)

We thank you for supporting these webcasts.

This page is for scholarships (free spots) only. Scholarships are reserved for those who are experiencing financial hardships. You won't be able to make a donation by RSVP’ing from this page. If you wish to make a donation, visit the "Francis Lucille live webcasts on Saturdays (Donors list)" page.

This webcast is limited to 45 participants, on a first come, first serve basis.

The participants will be able to see and hear Francis and to hear whoever is asking a question live in Temecula.

Questions: Participants may ask questions (live only) by sending email messages to questions@francislucille.com.

You will need a broadband connection.

How to participate:

On a donation basis: Voluntary donations are welcome and needed to cover the expenses. The suggested donation is $15. If you can afford it, we appreciate your support. You can also choose to donate less or more than the suggested amount. Our donors will enjoy advance reservation privileges and may RSVP as soon as this event is announced. They will also have access to the recording of the event. You won't be able to make a donation by RSVP’ing from this page. If you wish to make a donation, visit the "Francis Lucille live webcasts on Saturdays (Donors list)" page.

On a scholarship basis: just RSVP for this Meetup and then follow the instructions on how to join the meeting below.

 

Info to join the meeting: Everybody on the list who has RSVP’d for this event and clicked the "share" button on the post announcing this event on Francis' Facebook timeline (your sharing has to be public, not just to friends) will then receive an invitation with the link to the webcast in a Facebook message approximately 2 hours before the start of the webcast. You must be able to receive Facebook messages or you will not receive the link.

Waiting List: Don't hesitate to join the waiting list. You still have a very good chance to be able to attend due to last minute cancellations and no shows.

The time of the meeting is:

4:30PM Pacific Time

7:30 PM Eastern Time

Recordings: We will send a link to the recording of the event only to our donors, not to the free spot recipients. Unfortunately, due to the popularity of these webcasts and of their recordings, the bandwidth required exceeded the monthly bandwidth we purchase from our service provider thanks to the support of our donors. We have decided to prioritize the live webcasts and to allocate this bandwidth to the free spots for the live events, not to the recordings. Please don't send us messages asking for the link.

Frequently Asked Questions:

1. I don't feel comfortable sharing a post about Francis on Facebook that my co-workers or family members may see.

Here is a suggestion that may alleviate any concerns for privacy regarding our request to share the link to this event on Francis' wall. Facebook authorizes you to create pages for brand names, authors using pseudonyms, etc. You can create such a page from your existing Facebook account, under a brand name of your choosing, and then use Facebook as this page and share the Francis' event post as this name. In this way your real name won't appear, only the name you have chosen for the page. You will then receive the link in a message to this page. The creation of the page takes a few minutes, every subsequent sharing takes only two clicks.

Thank you for supporting these webcasts on Facebook and Twitter.

2. How do I check if I have properly shared this event on Francis' Facebook timeline?

Only those who have properly liked and shared this Facebook event publicly (not just to friends) on your Facebook page are eligible for a scholarship.  To check, first see that the event you shared appears on your Facebook timeline.  Second and as important, when you click on 'show shares' for this event on Francis' Facebook page for this event, you should see your name listed.  It is from this list that a Facebook message will be sent with the link to the webcast.  If your name does not appear, you will not receive the link.  Please check immediately upon sharing this event.

The 'show shares' link appears at the bottom right corner of the Facebook event posting on Francis' timeline.  If you hover your mouse above the number that appears there, the words 'show shares' will appear.  Just click on this number to see the list of people who have shared this link.  You should see your name if you have done everything correctly.

3. Are there scholarships available with the new RSVP and donation policy for the week-end webinars and webcasts?

Yes, there are: Donors have priority to RSVP, meaning that a donation is required to RSVP for a few days after the event is announced. There is a separate event page for the free spots.

4. What should I do if my screen freezes during the webcast?

Wait. The system has been improved. If the freezing persists for more than 4 minutes, refresh your screen by revisiting the link. If this doesn't work, try restarting your web browser and emptying its cache.

5. How do I register for the event?

We add the link to the event on the Advaita Meetup for you to RSVP.  Free spots are released later in the week for friends to RSVP without making a donation. Everybody who has RSVP’d according to the guidelines receives all the required info to join the event 2 hours or less before the event.

6. What is the difference between the Meetup groups ADVAITA and THE ADVAITA CHANNEL _ TEMECULA?

Advaita is the worldwide Meetup group for webcasts, webinars and retreats with Francis. The Advaita Channel Temecula is the local Meetup group for local week-end dialogues in Temecula, not for the webcasts or webinars of these local events.

7. How do I know my link is working?

If you see the colored bars, you are at the right place. Just check the time. If you cannot open the link, make sure you copy the entire link that is quite long and extends beyond the right side of your screen. Then paste it onto the window of your browser.

8. Is there any way I could receive ONLY your mails informing about the morning sessions in English? An indirect way of saying I'm feeling inundated in Advaita mails that don't really pertain to me. Is it all or nothing, or is there a (Buddhist) middle way here?

You can find this middle way by login in to your Meetup account and selecting "email settings" in the pull down menu under "account". However, if we cannot send you emails, we cannot send you the link to attend the meeting.

10. I don't understand how to give a donation for this event.

You won't be able to make a donation by RSVP’ing from this page. If you wish to make a donation, visit the "Francis Lucille live webcasts on Saturdays (Donors list)" page.

When you RSVP, you will see the following:

Your RSVP is confirmed. Please remember that you need to pay $15.00. 
New: Francis Lucille live webcasts on Saturdays (Donors list). suggested donation: $15.00/per computer — Pay online now

Click on the Pay online now link. If you didn't pay upon RSVP’ing, when you go back to the page of the event on Meetup, you will see the following:

You owe: $15.00

PAY ONLINE NOW

Click on the PAY ONLINE NOW link.

11. I haven't received the link to the event and I have RSVP’d "Yes".

We send the link as a Facebook message to everybody on the event list who has shared the event to the public on Facebook. Make sure you share and like in the prescribed manner, make sure you have friended Francis on Facebook, and that you allow for friends to send you messages.  See point 2 above to see how to check if you are on the Facebook share list.

12. Can I decide the last minute to sign up for the webcast?

In order to receive a scholarship, we ask you like and share this event 48 hours before the start of this event.  If you unable to do so,  please sign up for the next available webcast.

 

If you appreciate these dialogues, let others know about them.

Just click on this link, and click both "like" and "share" below the post announcing this event on Francis' wall.

 

 


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45 free spots have been released for the Sat. April 13th webcast with Francis Lucille

Posted on: 2013-04-08 16:58:39

We have made changes in our free spots guidelines. We would like more truth lovers to know about these webcasts. If you appreciate them, we are asking you to help us letting others know about these events. We are now asking you to "share" and "like" this event on Facebook in order to participate. Just click on this link, and click both "share" and "like" below the post announcing this event on Francis' wall. (You may have to sign up to Facebook if you don't have already a Facebook account). Make sure you share the exact post for the free spots event on Francis' wall, and make sure your sharing is public. Make sure you "share" and "like" at least 48 hours before the event.  To check if you have done this correctly, see point 2 in the Frequently Asked Questions below.

We understand that some of you have strong privacy concerns. In this case, you may send a message to manager@francislucille.com to request that we manually email the link to you. We just hope there won't be too many of you with such requests:)

We thank you for supporting these webcasts.

This page is for scholarships (free spots) only. Scholarships are reserved for those who are experiencing financial hardships. You won't be able to make a donation by RSVP’ing from this page. If you wish to make a donation, visit the "Francis Lucille live webcasts on Saturdays (Donors list)" page.

This webcast is limited to 45 participants, on a first come, first serve basis.

The participants will be able to see and hear Francis and to hear whoever is asking a question live in Temecula.

Questions: Participants may ask questions (live only) by sending email messages to questions@francislucille.com.

You will need a broadband connection.

How to participate:

On a donation basis: Voluntary donations are welcome and needed to cover the expenses. The suggested donation is $15. If you can afford it, we appreciate your support. You can also choose to donate less or more than the suggested amount. Our donors will enjoy advance reservation privileges and may RSVP as soon as this event is announced. They will also have access to the recording of the event. You won't be able to make a donation by RSVP’ing from this page. If you wish to make a donation, visit the "Francis Lucille live webcasts on Saturdays (Donors list)" page.

On a scholarship basis: just RSVP for this Meetup and then follow the instructions on how to join the meeting below.

 

Info to join the meeting: Everybody on the list who has RSVP’d for this event and clicked the "share" button on the post announcing this event on Francis' Facebook timeline (your sharing has to be public, not just to friends) will then receive an invitation with the link to the webcast in a Facebook message approximately 2 hours before the start of the webcast. You must be able to receive Facebook messages or you will not receive the link.

Waiting List: Don't hesitate to join the waiting list. You still have a very good chance to be able to attend due to last minute cancellations and no shows.

The time of the meeting is:

4:30PM Pacific Time

7:30 PM Eastern Time

Recordings: We will send a link to the recording of the event only to our donors, not to the free spot recipients. Unfortunately, due to the popularity of these webcasts and of their recordings, the bandwidth required exceeded the monthly bandwidth we purchase from our service provider thanks to the support of our donors. We have decided to prioritize the live webcasts and to allocate this bandwidth to the free spots for the live events, not to the recordings. Please don't send us messages asking for the link.

Frequently Asked Questions:

1. I don't feel comfortable sharing a post about Francis on Facebook that my co-workers or family members may see.

Here is a suggestion that may alleviate any concerns for privacy regarding our request to share the link to this event on Francis' wall. Facebook authorizes you to create pages for brand names, authors using pseudonyms, etc. You can create such a page from your existing Facebook account, under a brand name of your choosing, and then use Facebook as this page and share the Francis' event post as this name. In this way your real name won't appear, only the name you have chosen for the page. You will then receive the link in a message to this page. The creation of the page takes a few minutes, every subsequent sharing takes only two clicks.

Thank you for supporting these webcasts on Facebook and Twitter.

2. How do I check if I have properly shared this event on Francis' Facebook timeline?

Only those who have properly liked and shared this Facebook event publicly (not just to friends) on your Facebook page are eligible for a scholarship.  To check, first see that the event you shared appears on your Facebook timeline.  Second and as important, when you click on 'show shares' for this event on Francis' Facebook page for this event, you should see your name listed.  It is from this list that a Facebook message will be sent with the link to the webcast.  If your name does not appear, you will not receive the link.  Please check immediately upon sharing this event.

The 'show shares' link appears at the bottom right corner of the Facebook event posting on Francis' timeline.  If you hover your mouse above the number that appears there, the words 'show shares' will appear.  Just click on this number to see the list of people who have shared this link.  You should see your name if you have done everything correctly.

3. Are there scholarships available with the new RSVP and donation policy for the week-end webinars and webcasts?

Yes, there are: Donors have priority to RSVP, meaning that a donation is required to RSVP for a few days after the event is announced. There is a separate event page for the free spots.

4. What should I do if my screen freezes during the webcast?

Wait. The system has been improved. If the freezing persists for more than 4 minutes, refresh your screen by revisiting the link. If this doesn't work, try restarting your web browser and emptying its cache.

5. How do I register for the event?

We add the link to the event on the Advaita Meetup for you to RSVP.  Free spots are released later in the week for friends to RSVP without making a donation. Everybody who has RSVP’d according to the guidelines receives all the required info to join the event 2 hours or less before the event.

6. What is the difference between the Meetup groups ADVAITA and THE ADVAITA CHANNEL _ TEMECULA?

Advaita is the worldwide Meetup group for webcasts, webinars and retreats with Francis. The Advaita Channel Temecula is the local Meetup group for local week-end dialogues in Temecula, not for the webcasts or webinars of these local events.

7. How do I know my link is working?

If you see the colored bars, you are at the right place. Just check the time. If you cannot open the link, make sure you copy the entire link that is quite long and extends beyond the right side of your screen. Then paste it onto the window of your browser.

8. Is there any way I could receive ONLY your mails informing about the morning sessions in English? An indirect way of saying I'm feeling inundated in Advaita mails that don't really pertain to me. Is it all or nothing, or is there a (Buddhist) middle way here?

You can find this middle way by login in to your Meetup account and selecting "email settings" in the pull down menu under "account". However, if we cannot send you emails, we cannot send you the link to attend the meeting.

10. I don't understand how to give a donation for this event.

You won't be able to make a donation by RSVP’ing from this page. If you wish to make a donation, visit the "Francis Lucille live webcasts on Saturdays (Donors list)" page.

When you RSVP, you will see the following:

Your RSVP is confirmed. Please remember that you need to pay $15.00. 
New: Francis Lucille live webcasts on Saturdays (Donors list). suggested donation: $15.00/per computer — Pay online now

Click on the Pay online now link. If you didn't pay upon RSVP’ing, when you go back to the page of the event on Meetup, you will see the following:

You owe: $15.00

PAY ONLINE NOW

Click on the PAY ONLINE NOW link.

11. I haven't received the link to the event and I have RSVP’d "Yes".

We send the link as a Facebook message to everybody on the event list who has shared the event to the public on Facebook. Make sure you share and like in the prescribed manner, make sure you have friended Francis on Facebook, and that you allow for friends to send you messages.  See point 2 above to see how to check if you are on the Facebook share list.

12. Can I decide the last minute to sign up for the webcast?

In order to receive a scholarship, we ask you like and share this event 48 hours before the start of this event.  If you unable to do so,  please sign up for the next available webcast.

 

If you appreciate these dialogues, let others know about them.

Just click on this link, and click both "like" and "share" below the post announcing this event on Francis' wall.

 

 


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45 free spots have been released for the Sun. April 14th webcast with Francis Lucille

Posted on: 2013-04-08 16:57:34

We are offering a new, exciting way to attend Francis' satsangs: the live webcast of his Temecula week-end dialogues.  Please be sure to read the Frequently Asked Questions below. The participants will be able to see and hear Francis and to hear whomever is asking a question live in Temecula. Differently from the webinars, remote participants won't be able to ask a question using their microphones, nor will they be seen.

This webcast is limited to 100 participants, on a first come, first serve basis.

If you appreciate these dialogues, let others know about them.

Just click on this link, and click "share" and "like" below the post announcing this event on Francis' wall.

Questions: Participants may ask questions (live only) by sending email messages to questions@francislucille.com.

Windows and Mac OS are supported. You will need a broadband connection.

How to participate: just RSVP for this meetup. Voluntary donations are welcome and needed to cover the expenses. The suggested donation is $15. If you can afford it, we appreciate your support. Our donors will enjoy advance reservation privileges and may RSVP as soon as this event is announced. They will also have access to the recording of the event.

Free spots (scholarships): There will be  a separate page for the scholarships to RSVP to.

Info to join the meeting: Everybody on the lists (both donors and scholarships) who has RSVP'd for this event will then receive an invitation with all the information they need to join. If you are have RSVP'd and haven't received it 2 hours before the event, check the SPAM folder in your email application, and make sure the email address you have on file with your Meetup account is the correct one. The information you need to join will be sent again just before the meeting starts.

The time of the meeting is:

3:30PM Pacific Time

6:30 PM Eastern Time

Recordings: We will send a link to the recording of the event to our donors.

If you appreciate these dialogues, let others know about them.

Just click on this link, and click "share" and "like" below the post announcing this event on Francis' wall.


Frequently Asked Questions:

1. Are there scholarships available with the new RSVP and donation policy for the week-end webinars and webcasts?
Yes, there are: Donors have priority to RSVP, meaning that a donation is required to RSVP for a few days after the event is announced. However, all the remaining donor spots (about 80 spots) will be released approximately 24 hours prior to the event. You will immediately receive an email message informing you that you can RSVP without making a donation.

2. What should I do if my screen freezes during the webcast?

Wait. The system has been improved. If the freezing persists for more than 4 minutes, refresh your screen by revisiting the link. If this doesn't work, try restarting your web browser and emptying its cache.

3. We add the link to the event on Advaita for you to RSVP. Free spots are released later in the week for friends to RSVP without making a donation. Everybody who has RSVP'd receives all the required info to join the event 24 hours or less before the event. We send this info again just before the event starts.

4. Advaita is the worldwide meetup group for webcasts, webinars and retreats with Francis. The Advaita Channel Temecula is the local meetup group for local week-end dialogues in Temecula, not for the webcasts or webinars of these local events.

5.If you see the colored bars, you are at the right place. Just check the time.If you cannot open the link, make sure you copy the entire link that is quite long and extends beyond the right side of your screen. Then paste it onto the window of your browser.

6. The last few English Sat. and Sun. webinars have all been at "Euro-unfriendly" times.  When will we be able to join the webinars over here again?  If you could send us the link of the missed recordings for a donation, that could be a workable solution for those of us over here who sleep ;-)

Just RSVP for the event and you will receive a link for the recording (donors only).

7.  Is there any way I could receive ONLY your mails informing about the morning sessions in English? An indirect way of saying I'm feeling inundated in Advaita mails that don't really pertain to me. Is it all or nothing, or is there a (Buddhist) middle way here?

You can find this middle way by login in to your Meetup account and selecting "email settings" in the pull down menu under "account".

8. I don't understand how to give a donation for this event.

When you RSVP, you will see the following:

Your RSVP is confirmed. Please remember that you need to pay $15.00. 
New: Francis Lucille live webcasts on Sundays. Different from Sunday Webinars. suggested donation:$15.00/per computer — Pay online now

Click on the Pay online now link. If you didn't pay upon RSVP'ing, when you go back to the page of the event on Meetup, you will see the following:

You owe: $15.00

PAY ONLINE NOW

Click on the PAY ONLINE NOW link.

9. I haven't received the link to the event and I have RSVP'd "Yes".

We send the link to everybody on the event list 2 hours before the event and we send a last chance email just before the event starts. Check your spam folder and make sure the email address on file with your Meetup account is the correct one. These are the two main reasons why friends who are listed as having RSVPd "Yes" for the event don't receive the link.

If you appreciate these dialogues, let others know about them.

Just click on this link, and click both "like" and "share" below the post announcing this event on Francis' wall.


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45 free spots have been released for the Sun. April 7th webcast with Francis Lucille

Posted on: 2013-04-02 20:04:20

We have made changes in our free spots guidelines. We would like more truth lovers to know about these webcasts. If you appreciate them, we are asking you to help us letting others know about these events. We are now asking you to "share" and "like" this event on Facebook in order to participate. Just click on this link, and click both "share" and "like" below the post announcing this event on Francis' wall. (You may have to sign up to Facebook if you don't have already a Facebook account). Make sure you share the exact post for the free spots event on Francis' wall, and make sure your sharing is public. Make sure you "share" and "like" at least 48 hours before the event.

We understand that some of you have strong privacy concerns. In this case, you may send a message to manager@francislucille.com to request that we manually email the link to you. We just hope there won't be too many of you with such requests:)

We thank you for supporting these webcasts.


This page is for scholarships (free spots) only. Scholarships are reserved for those who are experiencing financial hardships.You won't be able to make a donation by RSVPing from this page. If you wish to make a donation, visit the "Francis Lucille live webcasts on Sundays (Donors list)" page.

This webcast is limited to 45 participants, on a first come, first serve basis.

The participants will be able to see and hear Francis and to hear whomever is asking a question live in Temecula.

Questions: Participants may ask questions (live only) by sending email messages to questions@francislucille.com.

You will need a broadband connection.

How to participate:

On a scholarship basis: just RSVP for this meetup.

On a donation basis: Voluntary donations are welcome and needed to cover the expenses. The suggested donation is $15. If you can afford it, we appreciate your support. You can also choose to donate less or more than the suggested amount. Our donors will enjoy advance reservation privileges and may RSVP as soon as this event is announced. They will also have access to the recording of the event. You won't be able to make a donation by RSVPing from this page. If you wish to make a donation, visit the "Francis Lucille live webcasts on Sundays (Donors list)" page.

Info to join the meeting: Everybody on the lists (both donors and scholarships) who has RSVPd for this event and clicked the "share" button on the post announcing this event on Francis' Facebook wall (your sharing has to be public) will then receive an invitation with all the information they need to join in a Facebook message. If you are have RSVPd and haven't received it 2 hours before the event, make sure you have shared the post on Francis" wall. If you haven't, Just click on this link, and click "share" below the post announcing this event on Francis' wall. We recommend that you share this event in the prescribed manner immediately before or after you RSVP.

Waiting List: Don't hesitate to join the waiting list. You still have a very good chance to be able to attend due to last minute cancellations and no shows.

The time of the meeting is:

3:00PM Pacific Time

6:00 PM Eastern Time

Recordings: We will send a link to the recording of the event to our donors, not to the free spot recipients. Unfortunately, due to the popularity of these webcasts and of their recordings, the bandwidth required exceeded the monthly bandwidth we purchase from our service provider thanks to the support of our donors. We have decided to prioritize the live webcasts and to allocate this bandwidth to the free spots for the live events, not to the recordings. Please don't send us messages asking for the link.

Frequently Asked Questions:

I don't feel comfortable sharing a post about Francis on Facebook that my co-workers or family members may see.

Here is a suggestion that may alleviate any concerns for privacy regarding our request to share the link to this event on Francis' wall. Facebook authorizes you to create pages for brand names, authors using pseudonyms, etc. You can create such a page from your existing Facebook account, under a brand name of your choosing, and then use Facebook as this page and share the Francis' event post as this name. In this way your real name won't appear, only the name you have chosen for the page. You will then receive the link in a message to this page. The creation of the page takes a few minutes, every subsequent sharing takes only two clicks.
If you have any questions, we'll be happy to guide you through the process.
Thank you for supporting these webcasts on Facebook and Twitter.

Are there scholarships available with the new RSVP and donation policy for the week-end webinars and webcasts?
Yes, there are: Donors have priority to RSVP, meaning that a donation is required to RSVP for a few days after the event is announced. There is a separate event page for the free spots.

What should I do if my screen freezes during the webcast?

Wait. The system has been improved. If the freezing persists for more than 4 minutes, refresh your screen by revisiting the link. If this doesn't work, try restarting your web browser and emptying its cache.

How do I register for the event?

We add the link to the event on Advaita for you to RSVP. Free spots are released later in the week for friends to RSVP without making a donation. Everybody who has RSVPd according to the guidelines receives all the required info to join the event 24 hours or less before the event.

What is the difference between the Meetup groups ADVAITA and THE ADVAITA CHANNEL _ TEMECULA?

Advaita is the worldwide meetup group for webcasts, webinars and retreats with Francis. The Advaita Channel Temecula is the local meetup group for local week-end dialogues in Temecula, not for the webcasts or webinars of these local events.

How do I know my link is working?

If you see the colored bars, you are at the right place. Just check the time. If you cannot open the link, make sure you copy the entire link that is quite long and extends beyond the right side of your screen. Then paste it onto the window of your browser.

The last few English Sat. and Sun. webinars have all been at "Euro-unfriendly" times.  When will we be able to join the webinars over here again?  If you could send us the link of the missed recordings for a donation, that could be a workable solution for those of us over here who sleep ;-)

Just RSVP for the event and you will receive a link for the recording (donors only).

Is there any way I could receive ONLY your mails informing about the morning sessions in English? An indirect way of saying I'm feeling inundated in Advaita mails that don't really pertain to me. Is it all or nothing, or is there a (Buddhist) middle way here?

You can find this middle way by login in to your Meetup account and selecting "email settings" in the pull down menu under "account". However, if we cannot send you emails, we cannot send you the link to attend the meeting.

I don't understand how to give a donation for this event.

You won't be able to make a donation by RSVPing from this page. If you wish to make a donation, visit the "Francis Lucille live webcasts on Saturdays (Donors list)" page.

When you RSVP, you will see the following:

Your RSVP is confirmed. Please remember that you need to pay $15.00. 
New: Francis Lucille live webcasts on Saturdays (Donors list). suggested donation: $15.00/per computer — Pay online now

Click on the Pay online now link. If you didn't pay upon RSVPing, when you go back to the page of the event on Meetup, you will see the following:

You owe: $15.00

PAY ONLINE NOW

Click on the PAY ONLINE NOW link.

I haven't received the link to the event and I have RSVPd "Yes".

We send the link to everybody on the event list at least who has shared the event on Facebook 2 hours before the event and we send a last chance email just before the event starts. Check your spam folder and make sure the email address on file with your Meetup account is the correct one. These are the two main reasons why friends who are listed as having RSVPd "Yes" for the event don't receive the link.

If you appreciate these dialogues, let others know about them.

Just click on this link, and click both "like" and "share" below the post announcing this event on Francis' wall.


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45 free spots have been released for the Sat. April 6th webcast with Francis Lucille

Posted on: 2013-04-02 20:03:20

We have made changes in our free spots guidelines. We would like more truth lovers to know about these webcasts. If you appreciate them, we are asking you to help us letting others know about these events. We are now asking you to "share" and "like" this event on Facebook in order to participate. Just click on this link, and click both "share" and "like" below the post announcing this event on Francis' wall. (You may have to sign up to Facebook if you don't have already a Facebook account). Make sure you share the exact post for the free spots event on Francis' wall, and make sure your sharing is public. Make sure you "share" and "like" at least 48 hours before the event.  To check if you have done this correctly, see point 2 in the Frequently Asked Questions below.

We understand that some of you have strong privacy concerns. In this case, you may send a message to manager@francislucille.com to request that we manually email the link to you. We just hope there won't be too many of you with such requests:)

We thank you for supporting these webcasts.

This page is for scholarships (free spots) only. Scholarships are reserved for those who are experiencing financial hardships. You won't be able to make a donation by RSVP’ing from this page. If you wish to make a donation, visit the "Francis Lucille live webcasts on Saturdays (Donors list)" page.

This webcast is limited to 45 participants, on a first come, first serve basis.

The participants will be able to see and hear Francis and to hear whoever is asking a question live in Temecula.

Questions: Participants may ask questions (live only) by sending email messages to questions@francislucille.com.

You will need a broadband connection.

How to participate:

On a donation basis: Voluntary donations are welcome and needed to cover the expenses. The suggested donation is $15. If you can afford it, we appreciate your support. You can also choose to donate less or more than the suggested amount. Our donors will enjoy advance reservation privileges and may RSVP as soon as this event is announced. They will also have access to the recording of the event. You won't be able to make a donation by RSVP’ing from this page. If you wish to make a donation, visit the "Francis Lucille live webcasts on Saturdays (Donors list)" page.

On a scholarship basis: just RSVP for this Meetup and then follow the instructions on how to join the meeting below.

 

Info to join the meeting: Everybody on the list who has RSVP’d for this event and clicked the "share" button on the post announcing this event on Francis' Facebook timeline (your sharing has to be public, not just to friends) will then receive an invitation with the link to the webcast in a Facebook message approximately 2 hours before the start of the webcast. You must be able to receive Facebook messages or you will not receive the link.

Waiting List: Don't hesitate to join the waiting list. You still have a very good chance to be able to attend due to last minute cancellations and no shows.

The time of the meeting is:

4:30PM Pacific Time

7:30 PM Eastern Time

Recordings: We will send a link to the recording of the event only to our donors, not to the free spot recipients. Unfortunately, due to the popularity of these webcasts and of their recordings, the bandwidth required exceeded the monthly bandwidth we purchase from our service provider thanks to the support of our donors. We have decided to prioritize the live webcasts and to allocate this bandwidth to the free spots for the live events, not to the recordings. Please don't send us messages asking for the link.

Frequently Asked Questions:

1. I don't feel comfortable sharing a post about Francis on Facebook that my co-workers or family members may see.

Here is a suggestion that may alleviate any concerns for privacy regarding our request to share the link to this event on Francis' wall. Facebook authorizes you to create pages for brand names, authors using pseudonyms, etc. You can create such a page from your existing Facebook account, under a brand name of your choosing, and then use Facebook as this page and share the Francis' event post as this name. In this way your real name won't appear, only the name you have chosen for the page. You will then receive the link in a message to this page. The creation of the page takes a few minutes, every subsequent sharing takes only two clicks.

Thank you for supporting these webcasts on Facebook and Twitter.

2. How do I check if I have properly shared this event on Francis' Facebook timeline?

Only those who have properly liked and shared this Facebook event publicly (not just to friends) on your Facebook page are eligible for a scholarship.  To check, first see that the event you shared appears on your Facebook timeline.  Second and as important, when you click on 'show shares' for this event on Francis' Facebook page for this event, you should see your name listed.  It is from this list that a Facebook message will be sent with the link to the webcast.  If your name does not appear, you will not receive the link.  Please check immediately upon sharing this event.

The 'show shares' link appears at the bottom right corner of the Facebook event posting on Francis' timeline.  If you hover your mouse above the number that appears there, the words 'show shares' will appear.  Just click on this number to see the list of people who have shared this link.  You should see your name if you have done everything correctly.

3. Are there scholarships available with the new RSVP and donation policy for the week-end webinars and webcasts?

Yes, there are: Donors have priority to RSVP, meaning that a donation is required to RSVP for a few days after the event is announced. There is a separate event page for the free spots.

4. What should I do if my screen freezes during the webcast?

Wait. The system has been improved. If the freezing persists for more than 4 minutes, refresh your screen by revisiting the link. If this doesn't work, try restarting your web browser and emptying its cache.

5. How do I register for the event?

We add the link to the event on the Advaita Meetup for you to RSVP.  Free spots are released later in the week for friends to RSVP without making a donation. Everybody who has RSVP’d according to the guidelines receives all the required info to join the event 2 hours or less before the event.

6. What is the difference between the Meetup groups ADVAITA and THE ADVAITA CHANNEL _ TEMECULA?

Advaita is the worldwide Meetup group for webcasts, webinars and retreats with Francis. The Advaita Channel Temecula is the local Meetup group for local week-end dialogues in Temecula, not for the webcasts or webinars of these local events.

7. How do I know my link is working?

If you see the colored bars, you are at the right place. Just check the time. If you cannot open the link, make sure you copy the entire link that is quite long and extends beyond the right side of your screen. Then paste it onto the window of your browser.

8. Is there any way I could receive ONLY your mails informing about the morning sessions in English? An indirect way of saying I'm feeling inundated in Advaita mails that don't really pertain to me. Is it all or nothing, or is there a (Buddhist) middle way here?

You can find this middle way by login in to your Meetup account and selecting "email settings" in the pull down menu under "account". However, if we cannot send you emails, we cannot send you the link to attend the meeting.

10. I don't understand how to give a donation for this event.

You won't be able to make a donation by RSVP’ing from this page. If you wish to make a donation, visit the "Francis Lucille live webcasts on Saturdays (Donors list)" page.

When you RSVP, you will see the following:

Your RSVP is confirmed. Please remember that you need to pay $15.00. 
New: Francis Lucille live webcasts on Saturdays (Donors list). suggested donation: $15.00/per computer — Pay online now

Click on the Pay online now link. If you didn't pay upon RSVP’ing, when you go back to the page of the event on Meetup, you will see the following:

You owe: $15.00

PAY ONLINE NOW

Click on the PAY ONLINE NOW link.

11. I haven't received the link to the event and I have RSVP’d "Yes".

We send the link as a Facebook message to everybody on the event list who has shared the event to the public on Facebook. Make sure you share and like in the prescribed manner, make sure you have friended Francis on Facebook, and that you allow for friends to send you messages.  See point 2 above to see how to check if you are on the Facebook share list.

12. Can I decide the last minute to sign up for the webcast?

In order to receive a scholarship, we ask you like and share this event 48 hours before the start of this event.  If you unable to do so,  please sign up for the next available webcast.

 

If you appreciate these dialogues, let others know about them.

Just click on this link, and click both "like" and "share" below the post announcing this event on Francis' wall.

 

 


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45 free spots have been released for the Sun. March 31st webcast with Francis Lucille

Posted on: 2013-03-24 14:38:01

We have made changes in our free spots guidelines. We would like more truth lovers to know about these webcasts. If you appreciate them, we are asking you to help us letting others know about these events. We are now asking you to "share" and "like" this event on Facebook in order to participate. Just click on this link, and click both "share" and "like" below the post announcing this event on Francis' wall. (You may have to sign up to Facebook if you don't have already a Facebook account). Make sure you share the exact post for the free spots event on Francis' wall, and make sure your sharing is public. Make sure you "share" and "like" at least 48 hours before the event.

We understand that some of you have strong privacy concerns. In this case, you may send a message to manager@francislucille.com to request that we manually email the link to you. We just hope there won't be too many of you with such requests:)

We thank you for supporting these webcasts.


This page is for scholarships (free spots) only. Scholarships are reserved for those who are experiencing financial hardships.You won't be able to make a donation by RSVPing from this page. If you wish to make a donation, visit the "Francis Lucille live webcasts on Sundays (Donors list)" page.

This webcast is limited to 100 participants, on a first come, first serve basis.

The participants will be able to see and hear Francis and to hear whomever is asking a question live in Temecula.

Questions: Participants may ask questions (live only) by sending email messages to questions@francislucille.com.

You will need a broadband connection.

How to participate:

On a scholarship basis: just RSVP for this meetup.

On a donation basis: Voluntary donations are welcome and needed to cover the expenses. The suggested donation is $15. If you can afford it, we appreciate your support. You can also choose to donate less or more than the suggested amount. Our donors will enjoy advance reservation privileges and may RSVP as soon as this event is announced. They will also have access to the recording of the event. You won't be able to make a donation by RSVPing from this page. If you wish to make a donation, visit the "Francis Lucille live webcasts on Sundays (Donors list)" page.

Info to join the meeting: Everybody on the lists (both donors and scholarships) who has RSVPd for this event and clicked the "share" button on the post announcing this event on Francis' Facebook wall (your sharing has to be public) will then receive an invitation with all the information they need to join in a Facebook message. If you are have RSVPd and haven't received it 2 hours before the event, make sure you have shared the post on Francis" wall. If you haven't, Just click on this link, and click "share" below the post announcing this event on Francis' wall. We recommend that you share this event in the prescribed manner immediately before or after you RSVP.

Waiting List: Don't hesitate to join the waiting list. You still have a very good chance to be able to attend due to last minute cancellations and no shows.

The time of the meeting is:

3:00PM Pacific Time

6:00 PM Eastern Time

Recordings: We will send a link to the recording of the event to our donors, not to the free spot recipients. Unfortunately, due to the popularity of these webcasts and of their recordings, the bandwidth required exceeded the monthly bandwidth we purchase from our service provider thanks to the support of our donors. We have decided to prioritize the live webcasts and to allocate this bandwidth to the free spots for the live events, not to the recordings. Please don't send us messages asking for the link.

Frequently Asked Questions:

I don't feel comfortable sharing a post about Francis on Facebook that my co-workers or family members may see.

Here is a suggestion that may alleviate any concerns for privacy regarding our request to share the link to this event on Francis' wall. Facebook authorizes you to create pages for brand names, authors using pseudonyms, etc. You can create such a page from your existing Facebook account, under a brand name of your choosing, and then use Facebook as this page and share the Francis' event post as this name. In this way your real name won't appear, only the name you have chosen for the page. You will then receive the link in a message to this page. The creation of the page takes a few minutes, every subsequent sharing takes only two clicks.
If you have any questions, we'll be happy to guide you through the process.
Thank you for supporting these webcasts on Facebook and Twitter.

Are there scholarships available with the new RSVP and donation policy for the week-end webinars and webcasts?
Yes, there are: Donors have priority to RSVP, meaning that a donation is required to RSVP for a few days after the event is announced. There is a separate event page for the free spots.

What should I do if my screen freezes during the webcast?

Wait. The system has been improved. If the freezing persists for more than 4 minutes, refresh your screen by revisiting the link. If this doesn't work, try restarting your web browser and emptying its cache.

How do I register for the event?

We add the link to the event on Advaita for you to RSVP. Free spots are released later in the week for friends to RSVP without making a donation. Everybody who has RSVPd according to the guidelines receives all the required info to join the event 24 hours or less before the event.

What is the difference between the Meetup groups ADVAITA and THE ADVAITA CHANNEL _ TEMECULA?

Advaita is the worldwide meetup group for webcasts, webinars and retreats with Francis. The Advaita Channel Temecula is the local meetup group for local week-end dialogues in Temecula, not for the webcasts or webinars of these local events.

How do I know my link is working?

If you see the colored bars, you are at the right place. Just check the time. If you cannot open the link, make sure you copy the entire link that is quite long and extends beyond the right side of your screen. Then paste it onto the window of your browser.

The last few English Sat. and Sun. webinars have all been at "Euro-unfriendly" times.  When will we be able to join the webinars over here again?  If you could send us the link of the missed recordings for a donation, that could be a workable solution for those of us over here who sleep ;-)

Just RSVP for the event and you will receive a link for the recording (donors only).

Is there any way I could receive ONLY your mails informing about the morning sessions in English? An indirect way of saying I'm feeling inundated in Advaita mails that don't really pertain to me. Is it all or nothing, or is there a (Buddhist) middle way here?

You can find this middle way by login in to your Meetup account and selecting "email settings" in the pull down menu under "account". However, if we cannot send you emails, we cannot send you the link to attend the meeting.

I don't understand how to give a donation for this event.

You won't be able to make a donation by RSVPing from this page. If you wish to make a donation, visit the "Francis Lucille live webcasts on Saturdays (Donors list)" page.

When you RSVP, you will see the following:

Your RSVP is confirmed. Please remember that you need to pay $15.00. 
New: Francis Lucille live webcasts on Saturdays (Donors list). suggested donation: $15.00/per computer — Pay online now

Click on the Pay online now link. If you didn't pay upon RSVPing, when you go back to the page of the event on Meetup, you will see the following:

You owe: $15.00

PAY ONLINE NOW

Click on the PAY ONLINE NOW link.

I haven't received the link to the event and I have RSVPd "Yes".

We send the link to everybody on the event list at least who has shared the event on Facebook 2 hours before the event and we send a last chance email just before the event starts. Check your spam folder and make sure the email address on file with your Meetup account is the correct one. These are the two main reasons why friends who are listed as having RSVPd "Yes" for the event don't receive the link.

If you appreciate these dialogues, let others know about them.

Just click on this link, and click both "like" and "share" below the post announcing this event on Francis' wall.


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45 free spots have been released for the Sat. March 30th webcast with Francis Lucille

Posted on: 2013-03-24 14:36:47

We have made changes in our free spots guidelines. We would like more truth lovers to know about these webcasts. If you appreciate them, we are asking you to help us letting others know about these events. We are now asking you to "share" and "like" this event on Facebook in order to participate. Just click on this link, and click both "share" and "like" below the post announcing this event on Francis' wall. (You may have to sign up to Facebook if you don't have already a Facebook account). Make sure you share the exact post for the free spots event on Francis' wall, and make sure your sharing is public. Make sure you "share" and "like" at least 48 hours before the event.

We understand that some of you have strong privacy concerns. In this case, you may send a message to manager@francislucille.com to request that we manually email the link to you. We just hope there won't be too many of you with such requests:)

We thank you for supporting these webcasts.


This page is for scholarships (free spots) only. Scholarships are reserved for those who are experiencing financial hardships.You won't be able to make a donation by RSVPing from this page. If you wish to make a donation, visit the "Francis Lucille live webcasts on Sundays (Donors list)" page.

This webcast is limited to 100 participants, on a first come, first serve basis.

The participants will be able to see and hear Francis and to hear whomever is asking a question live in Temecula.

Questions: Participants may ask questions (live only) by sending email messages to questions@francislucille.com.

You will need a broadband connection.

How to participate:

On a scholarship basis: just RSVP for this meetup.

On a donation basis: Voluntary donations are welcome and needed to cover the expenses. The suggested donation is $15. If you can afford it, we appreciate your support. You can also choose to donate less or more than the suggested amount. Our donors will enjoy advance reservation privileges and may RSVP as soon as this event is announced. They will also have access to the recording of the event. You won't be able to make a donation by RSVPing from this page. If you wish to make a donation, visit the "Francis Lucille live webcasts on Sundays (Donors list)" page.

Info to join the meeting: Everybody on the lists (both donors and scholarships) who has RSVPd for this event and clicked the "share" button on the post announcing this event on Francis' Facebook wall (your sharing has to be public) will then receive an invitation with all the information they need to join in a Facebook message. If you are have RSVPd and haven't received it 2 hours before the event, make sure you have shared the post on Francis" wall. If you haven't, Just click on this link, and click "share" below the post announcing this event on Francis' wall. We recommend that you share this event in the prescribed manner immediately before or after you RSVP.

Waiting List: Don't hesitate to join the waiting list. You still have a very good chance to be able to attend due to last minute cancellations and no shows.

The time of the meeting is:

4:30PM Pacific Time

7:30 PM Eastern Time

Recordings: We will send a link to the recording of the event to our donors, not to the free spot recipients. Unfortunately, due to the popularity of these webcasts and of their recordings, the bandwidth required exceeded the monthly bandwidth we purchase from our service provider thanks to the support of our donors. We have decided to prioritize the live webcasts and to allocate this bandwidth to the free spots for the live events, not to the recordings. Please don't send us messages asking for the link.

Frequently Asked Questions:

I don't feel comfortable sharing a post about Francis on Facebook that my co-workers or family members may see.

Here is a suggestion that may alleviate any concerns for privacy regarding our request to share the link to this event on Francis' wall. Facebook authorizes you to create pages for brand names, authors using pseudonyms, etc. You can create such a page from your existing Facebook account, under a brand name of your choosing, and then use Facebook as this page and share the Francis' event post as this name. In this way your real name won't appear, only the name you have chosen for the page. You will then receive the link in a message to this page. The creation of the page takes a few minutes, every subsequent sharing takes only two clicks.
If you have any questions, we'll be happy to guide you through the process.
Thank you for supporting these webcasts on Facebook and Twitter.

Are there scholarships available with the new RSVP and donation policy for the week-end webinars and webcasts?
Yes, there are: Donors have priority to RSVP, meaning that a donation is required to RSVP for a few days after the event is announced. There is a separate event page for the free spots.

What should I do if my screen freezes during the webcast?

Wait. The system has been improved. If the freezing persists for more than 4 minutes, refresh your screen by revisiting the link. If this doesn't work, try restarting your web browser and emptying its cache.

How do I register for the event?

We add the link to the event on Advaita for you to RSVP. Free spots are released later in the week for friends to RSVP without making a donation. Everybody who has RSVPd according to the guidelines receives all the required info to join the event 24 hours or less before the event.

What is the difference between the Meetup groups ADVAITA and THE ADVAITA CHANNEL _ TEMECULA?

Advaita is the worldwide meetup group for webcasts, webinars and retreats with Francis. The Advaita Channel Temecula is the local meetup group for local week-end dialogues in Temecula, not for the webcasts or webinars of these local events.

How do I know my link is working?

If you see the colored bars, you are at the right place. Just check the time. If you cannot open the link, make sure you copy the entire link that is quite long and extends beyond the right side of your screen. Then paste it onto the window of your browser.

The last few English Sat. and Sun. webinars have all been at "Euro-unfriendly" times.  When will we be able to join the webinars over here again?  If you could send us the link of the missed recordings for a donation, that could be a workable solution for those of us over here who sleep ;-)

Just RSVP for the event and you will receive a link for the recording (donors only).

Is there any way I could receive ONLY your mails informing about the morning sessions in English? An indirect way of saying I'm feeling inundated in Advaita mails that don't really pertain to me. Is it all or nothing, or is there a (Buddhist) middle way here?

You can find this middle way by login in to your Meetup account and selecting "email settings" in the pull down menu under "account". However, if we cannot send you emails, we cannot send you the link to attend the meeting.

I don't understand how to give a donation for this event.

You won't be able to make a donation by RSVPing from this page. If you wish to make a donation, visit the "Francis Lucille live webcasts on Saturdays (Donors list)" page.

When you RSVP, you will see the following:

Your RSVP is confirmed. Please remember that you need to pay $15.00. 
New: Francis Lucille live webcasts on Saturdays (Donors list). suggested donation: $15.00/per computer — Pay online now

Click on the Pay online now link. If you didn't pay upon RSVPing, when you go back to the page of the event on Meetup, you will see the following:

You owe: $15.00

PAY ONLINE NOW

Click on the PAY ONLINE NOW link.

I haven't received the link to the event and I have RSVPd "Yes".

We send the link to everybody on the event list at least who has shared the event on Facebook 2 hours before the event and we send a last chance email just before the event starts. Check your spam folder and make sure the email address on file with your Meetup account is the correct one. These are the two main reasons why friends who are listed as having RSVPd "Yes" for the event don't receive the link.

If you appreciate these dialogues, let others know about them.

Just click on this link, and click both "like" and "share" below the post announcing this event on Francis' wall.


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75 free spots have been released for the Sat. March 23rd webcast with Francis Lucille

Posted on: 2013-03-10 20:03:41

We have made changes in our free spots guidelines. We would like more truth lovers to know about these webcasts. If you appreciate them, we are asking you to help us letting others know about these events. We are now asking you to "share" and "like" this event on Facebook in order to participate. Just click on this link, and click both "share" and "like" below the post announcing this event on Francis' wall. (You may have to sign up to Facebook if you don't have already a Facebook account). Make sure you share the exact post for the free spots event on Francis' wall, and make sure your sharing is public. Make sure you "share" and "like" at least 48 hours before the event.

We understand that some of you have strong privacy concerns. In this case, you may send a message to manager@francislucille.com to request that we manually email the link to you. We just hope there won't be too many of you with such requests:)

We thank you for supporting these webcasts.


This page is for scholarships (free spots) only. Scholarships are reserved for those who are experiencing financial hardships.You won't be able to make a donation by RSVPing from this page. If you wish to make a donation, visit the "Francis Lucille live webcasts on Sundays (Donors list)" page.

This webcast is limited to 100 participants, on a first come, first serve basis.

The participants will be able to see and hear Francis and to hear whomever is asking a question live in Temecula.

Questions: Participants may ask questions (live only) by sending email messages to questions@francislucille.com.

You will need a broadband connection.

How to participate:

On a scholarship basis: just RSVP for this meetup.

On a donation basis: Voluntary donations are welcome and needed to cover the expenses. The suggested donation is $15. If you can afford it, we appreciate your support. You can also choose to donate less or more than the suggested amount. Our donors will enjoy advance reservation privileges and may RSVP as soon as this event is announced. They will also have access to the recording of the event. You won't be able to make a donation by RSVPing from this page. If you wish to make a donation, visit the "Francis Lucille live webcasts on Sundays (Donors list)" page.

Info to join the meeting: Everybody on the lists (both donors and scholarships) who has RSVPd for this event and clicked the "share" button on the post announcing this event on Francis' Facebook wall (your sharing has to be public) will then receive an invitation with all the information they need to join in a Facebook message. If you are have RSVPd and haven't received it 2 hours before the event, make sure you have shared the post on Francis" wall. If you haven't, Just click on this link, and click "share" below the post announcing this event on Francis' wall. We recommend that you share this event in the prescribed manner immediately before or after you RSVP.

Waiting List: Don't hesitate to join the waiting list. You still have a very good chance to be able to attend due to last minute cancellations and no shows.

The time of the meeting is:

4:30PM Pacific Time

7:30 PM Eastern Time

Recordings: We will send a link to the recording of the event to our donors, not to the free spot recipients. Unfortunately, due to the popularity of these webcasts and of their recordings, the bandwidth required exceeded the monthly bandwidth we purchase from our service provider thanks to the support of our donors. We have decided to prioritize the live webcasts and to allocate this bandwidth to the free spots for the live events, not to the recordings. Please don't send us messages asking for the link.

Frequently Asked Questions:

I don't feel comfortable sharing a post about Francis on Facebook that my co-workers or family members may see.

Here is a suggestion that may alleviate any concerns for privacy regarding our request to share the link to this event on Francis' wall. Facebook authorizes you to create pages for brand names, authors using pseudonyms, etc. You can create such a page from your existing Facebook account, under a brand name of your choosing, and then use Facebook as this page and share the Francis' event post as this name. In this way your real name won't appear, only the name you have chosen for the page. You will then receive the link in a message to this page. The creation of the page takes a few minutes, every subsequent sharing takes only two clicks.
If you have any questions, we'll be happy to guide you through the process.
Thank you for supporting these webcasts on Facebook and Twitter.

Are there scholarships available with the new RSVP and donation policy for the week-end webinars and webcasts?
Yes, there are: Donors have priority to RSVP, meaning that a donation is required to RSVP for a few days after the event is announced. There is a separate event page for the free spots.

What should I do if my screen freezes during the webcast?

Wait. The system has been improved. If the freezing persists for more than 4 minutes, refresh your screen by revisiting the link. If this doesn't work, try restarting your web browser and emptying its cache.

How do I register for the event?

We add the link to the event on Advaita for you to RSVP. Free spots are released later in the week for friends to RSVP without making a donation. Everybody who has RSVPd according to the guidelines receives all the required info to join the event 24 hours or less before the event.

What is the difference between the Meetup groups ADVAITA and THE ADVAITA CHANNEL _ TEMECULA?

Advaita is the worldwide meetup group for webcasts, webinars and retreats with Francis. The Advaita Channel Temecula is the local meetup group for local week-end dialogues in Temecula, not for the webcasts or webinars of these local events.

How do I know my link is working?

If you see the colored bars, you are at the right place. Just check the time. If you cannot open the link, make sure you copy the entire link that is quite long and extends beyond the right side of your screen. Then paste it onto the window of your browser.

The last few English Sat. and Sun. webinars have all been at "Euro-unfriendly" times.  When will we be able to join the webinars over here again?  If you could send us the link of the missed recordings for a donation, that could be a workable solution for those of us over here who sleep ;-)

Just RSVP for the event and you will receive a link for the recording (donors only).

Is there any way I could receive ONLY your mails informing about the morning sessions in English? An indirect way of saying I'm feeling inundated in Advaita mails that don't really pertain to me. Is it all or nothing, or is there a (Buddhist) middle way here?

You can find this middle way by login in to your Meetup account and selecting "email settings" in the pull down menu under "account". However, if we cannot send you emails, we cannot send you the link to attend the meeting.

I don't understand how to give a donation for this event.

You won't be able to make a donation by RSVPing from this page. If you wish to make a donation, visit the "Francis Lucille live webcasts on Saturdays (Donors list)" page.

When you RSVP, you will see the following:

Your RSVP is confirmed. Please remember that you need to pay $15.00. 
New: Francis Lucille live webcasts on Saturdays (Donors list). suggested donation: $15.00/per computer — Pay online now

Click on the Pay online now link. If you didn't pay upon RSVPing, when you go back to the page of the event on Meetup, you will see the following:

You owe: $15.00

PAY ONLINE NOW

Click on the PAY ONLINE NOW link.

I haven't received the link to the event and I have RSVPd "Yes".

We send the link to everybody on the event list at least who has shared the event on Facebook 2 hours before the event and we send a last chance email just before the event starts. Check your spam folder and make sure the email address on file with your Meetup account is the correct one. These are the two main reasons why friends who are listed as having RSVPd "Yes" for the event don't receive the link.

If you appreciate these dialogues, let others know about them.

Just click on this link, and click both "like" and "share" below the post announcing this event on Francis' wall.


More >>




75 free spots have been released for the Sun. March 17rd webcast with Francis Lucille

Posted on: 2013-03-04 15:18:09

We have made changes in our free spots guidelines. We would like more truth lovers to know about these webcasts. If you appreciate them, we are asking you to help us letting others know about these events. We are now asking you to "share" and "like" this event on Facebook in order to participate. Just click on this link, and click both "share" and "like" below the post announcing this event on Francis' wall. (You may have to sign up to Facebook if you don't have already a Facebook account). Make sure you share the exact post for the free spots event on Francis' wall, and make sure your sharing is public. Make sure you "share" and "like" at least 48 hours before the event.

We understand that some of you have strong privacy concerns. In this case, you may send a message to manager@francislucille.com to request that we manually email the link to you. We just hope there won't be too many of you with such requests:)

We thank you for supporting these webcasts.


This page is for scholarships (free spots) only. Scholarships are reserved for those who are experiencing financial hardships.You won't be able to make a donation by RSVPing from this page. If you wish to make a donation, visit the "Francis Lucille live webcasts on Sundays (Donors list)" page.

This webcast is limited to 100 participants, on a first come, first serve basis.

The participants will be able to see and hear Francis and to hear whomever is asking a question live in Temecula.

Questions: Participants may ask questions (live only) by sending email messages to questions@francislucille.com.

You will need a broadband connection.

How to participate:

On a scholarship basis: just RSVP for this meetup.

On a donation basis: Voluntary donations are welcome and needed to cover the expenses. The suggested donation is $15. If you can afford it, we appreciate your support. You can also choose to donate less or more than the suggested amount. Our donors will enjoy advance reservation privileges and may RSVP as soon as this event is announced. They will also have access to the recording of the event. You won't be able to make a donation by RSVPing from this page. If you wish to make a donation, visit the "Francis Lucille live webcasts on Sundays (Donors list)" page.

Info to join the meeting: Everybody on the lists (both donors and scholarships) who has RSVPd for this event and clicked the "share" button on the post announcing this event on Francis' Facebook wall (your sharing has to be public) will then receive an invitation with all the information they need to join in a Facebook message. If you are have RSVPd and haven't received it 2 hours before the event, make sure you have shared the post on Francis" wall. If you haven't, Just click on this link, and click "share" below the post announcing this event on Francis' wall. We recommend that you share this event in the prescribed manner immediately before or after you RSVP.

Waiting List: Don't hesitate to join the waiting list. You still have a very good chance to be able to attend due to last minute cancellations and no shows.

The time of the meeting is:

3:00PM Pacific Time

6:00 PM Eastern Time

Recordings: We will send a link to the recording of the event to our donors, not to the free spot recipients. Unfortunately, due to the popularity of these webcasts and of their recordings, the bandwidth required exceeded the monthly bandwidth we purchase from our service provider thanks to the support of our donors. We have decided to prioritize the live webcasts and to allocate this bandwidth to the free spots for the live events, not to the recordings. Please don't send us messages asking for the link.

Frequently Asked Questions:

I don't feel comfortable sharing a post about Francis on Facebook that my co-workers or family members may see.

Here is a suggestion that may alleviate any concerns for privacy regarding our request to share the link to this event on Francis' wall. Facebook authorizes you to create pages for brand names, authors using pseudonyms, etc. You can create such a page from your existing Facebook account, under a brand name of your choosing, and then use Facebook as this page and share the Francis' event post as this name. In this way your real name won't appear, only the name you have chosen for the page. You will then receive the link in a message to this page. The creation of the page takes a few minutes, every subsequent sharing takes only two clicks.
If you have any questions, we'll be happy to guide you through the process.
Thank you for supporting these webcasts on Facebook and Twitter.

Are there scholarships available with the new RSVP and donation policy for the week-end webinars and webcasts?
Yes, there are: Donors have priority to RSVP, meaning that a donation is required to RSVP for a few days after the event is announced. There is a separate event page for the free spots.

What should I do if my screen freezes during the webcast?

Wait. The system has been improved. If the freezing persists for more than 4 minutes, refresh your screen by revisiting the link. If this doesn't work, try restarting your web browser and emptying its cache.

How do I register for the event?

We add the link to the event on Advaita for you to RSVP. Free spots are released later in the week for friends to RSVP without making a donation. Everybody who has RSVPd according to the guidelines receives all the required info to join the event 24 hours or less before the event.

What is the difference between the Meetup groups ADVAITA and THE ADVAITA CHANNEL _ TEMECULA?

Advaita is the worldwide meetup group for webcasts, webinars and retreats with Francis. The Advaita Channel Temecula is the local meetup group for local week-end dialogues in Temecula, not for the webcasts or webinars of these local events.

How do I know my link is working?

If you see the colored bars, you are at the right place. Just check the time. If you cannot open the link, make sure you copy the entire link that is quite long and extends beyond the right side of your screen. Then paste it onto the window of your browser.

The last few English Sat. and Sun. webinars have all been at "Euro-unfriendly" times.  When will we be able to join the webinars over here again?  If you could send us the link of the missed recordings for a donation, that could be a workable solution for those of us over here who sleep ;-)

Just RSVP for the event and you will receive a link for the recording (donors only).

Is there any way I could receive ONLY your mails informing about the morning sessions in English? An indirect way of saying I'm feeling inundated in Advaita mails that don't really pertain to me. Is it all or nothing, or is there a (Buddhist) middle way here?

You can find this middle way by login in to your Meetup account and selecting "email settings" in the pull down menu under "account". However, if we cannot send you emails, we cannot send you the link to attend the meeting.

I don't understand how to give a donation for this event.

You won't be able to make a donation by RSVPing from this page. If you wish to make a donation, visit the "Francis Lucille live webcasts on Saturdays (Donors list)" page.

When you RSVP, you will see the following:

Your RSVP is confirmed. Please remember that you need to pay $15.00. 
New: Francis Lucille live webcasts on Saturdays (Donors list). suggested donation: $15.00/per computer — Pay online now

Click on the Pay online now link. If you didn't pay upon RSVPing, when you go back to the page of the event on Meetup, you will see the following:

You owe: $15.00

PAY ONLINE NOW

Click on the PAY ONLINE NOW link.

I haven't received the link to the event and I have RSVPd "Yes".

We send the link to everybody on the event list at least who has shared the event on Facebook 2 hours before the event and we send a last chance email just before the event starts. Check your spam folder and make sure the email address on file with your Meetup account is the correct one. These are the two main reasons why friends who are listed as having RSVPd "Yes" for the event don't receive the link.

If you appreciate these dialogues, let others know about them.

Just click on this link, and click both "like" and "share" below the post announcing this event on Francis' wall.


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75 free spots have been released for the Sat. March 16th webcast with Francis Lucille

Posted on: 2013-03-04 15:17:08

We have made changes in our free spots guidelines. We would like more truth lovers to know about these webcasts. If you appreciate them, we are asking you to help us letting others know about these events. We are now asking you to "share" and "like" this event on Facebook in order to participate. Just click on this link, and click both "share" and "like" below the post announcing this event on Francis' wall. (You may have to sign up to Facebook if you don't have already a Facebook account). Make sure you share the exact post for the free spots event on Francis' wall, and make sure your sharing is public. Make sure you "share" and "like" at least 48 hours before the event.

We understand that some of you have strong privacy concerns. In this case, you may send a message to manager@francislucille.com to request that we manually email the link to you. We just hope there won't be too many of you with such requests:)

We thank you for supporting these webcasts.


This page is for scholarships (free spots) only. Scholarships are reserved for those who are experiencing financial hardships.You won't be able to make a donation by RSVPing from this page. If you wish to make a donation, visit the "Francis Lucille live webcasts on Sundays (Donors list)" page.

This webcast is limited to 100 participants, on a first come, first serve basis.

The participants will be able to see and hear Francis and to hear whomever is asking a question live in Temecula.

Questions: Participants may ask questions (live only) by sending email messages to questions@francislucille.com.

You will need a broadband connection.

How to participate:

On a scholarship basis: just RSVP for this meetup.

On a donation basis: Voluntary donations are welcome and needed to cover the expenses. The suggested donation is $15. If you can afford it, we appreciate your support. You can also choose to donate less or more than the suggested amount. Our donors will enjoy advance reservation privileges and may RSVP as soon as this event is announced. They will also have access to the recording of the event. You won't be able to make a donation by RSVPing from this page. If you wish to make a donation, visit the "Francis Lucille live webcasts on Sundays (Donors list)" page.

Info to join the meeting: Everybody on the lists (both donors and scholarships) who has RSVPd for this event and clicked the "share" button on the post announcing this event on Francis' Facebook wall (your sharing has to be public) will then receive an invitation with all the information they need to join in a Facebook message. If you are have RSVPd and haven't received it 2 hours before the event, make sure you have shared the post on Francis" wall. If you haven't, Just click on this link, and click "share" below the post announcing this event on Francis' wall. We recommend that you share this event in the prescribed manner immediately before or after you RSVP.

Waiting List: Don't hesitate to join the waiting list. You still have a very good chance to be able to attend due to last minute cancellations and no shows.

The time of the meeting is:

4:30PM Pacific Time

7:30 PM Eastern Time

Recordings: We will send a link to the recording of the event to our donors, not to the free spot recipients. Unfortunately, due to the popularity of these webcasts and of their recordings, the bandwidth required exceeded the monthly bandwidth we purchase from our service provider thanks to the support of our donors. We have decided to prioritize the live webcasts and to allocate this bandwidth to the free spots for the live events, not to the recordings. Please don't send us messages asking for the link.

Frequently Asked Questions:

I don't feel comfortable sharing a post about Francis on Facebook that my co-workers or family members may see.

Here is a suggestion that may alleviate any concerns for privacy regarding our request to share the link to this event on Francis' wall. Facebook authorizes you to create pages for brand names, authors using pseudonyms, etc. You can create such a page from your existing Facebook account, under a brand name of your choosing, and then use Facebook as this page and share the Francis' event post as this name. In this way your real name won't appear, only the name you have chosen for the page. You will then receive the link in a message to this page. The creation of the page takes a few minutes, every subsequent sharing takes only two clicks.
If you have any questions, we'll be happy to guide you through the process.
Thank you for supporting these webcasts on Facebook and Twitter.

Are there scholarships available with the new RSVP and donation policy for the week-end webinars and webcasts?
Yes, there are: Donors have priority to RSVP, meaning that a donation is required to RSVP for a few days after the event is announced. There is a separate event page for the free spots.

What should I do if my screen freezes during the webcast?

Wait. The system has been improved. If the freezing persists for more than 4 minutes, refresh your screen by revisiting the link. If this doesn't work, try restarting your web browser and emptying its cache.

How do I register for the event?

We add the link to the event on Advaita for you to RSVP. Free spots are released later in the week for friends to RSVP without making a donation. Everybody who has RSVPd according to the guidelines receives all the required info to join the event 24 hours or less before the event.

What is the difference between the Meetup groups ADVAITA and THE ADVAITA CHANNEL _ TEMECULA?

Advaita is the worldwide meetup group for webcasts, webinars and retreats with Francis. The Advaita Channel Temecula is the local meetup group for local week-end dialogues in Temecula, not for the webcasts or webinars of these local events.

How do I know my link is working?

If you see the colored bars, you are at the right place. Just check the time. If you cannot open the link, make sure you copy the entire link that is quite long and extends beyond the right side of your screen. Then paste it onto the window of your browser.

The last few English Sat. and Sun. webinars have all been at "Euro-unfriendly" times.  When will we be able to join the webinars over here again?  If you could send us the link of the missed recordings for a donation, that could be a workable solution for those of us over here who sleep ;-)

Just RSVP for the event and you will receive a link for the recording (donors only).

Is there any way I could receive ONLY your mails informing about the morning sessions in English? An indirect way of saying I'm feeling inundated in Advaita mails that don't really pertain to me. Is it all or nothing, or is there a (Buddhist) middle way here?

You can find this middle way by login in to your Meetup account and selecting "email settings" in the pull down menu under "account". However, if we cannot send you emails, we cannot send you the link to attend the meeting.

I don't understand how to give a donation for this event.

You won't be able to make a donation by RSVPing from this page. If you wish to make a donation, visit the "Francis Lucille live webcasts on Saturdays (Donors list)" page.

When you RSVP, you will see the following:

Your RSVP is confirmed. Please remember that you need to pay $15.00. 
New: Francis Lucille live webcasts on Saturdays (Donors list). suggested donation: $15.00/per computer — Pay online now

Click on the Pay online now link. If you didn't pay upon RSVPing, when you go back to the page of the event on Meetup, you will see the following:

You owe: $15.00

PAY ONLINE NOW

Click on the PAY ONLINE NOW link.

I haven't received the link to the event and I have RSVPd "Yes".

We send the link to everybody on the event list at least who has shared the event on Facebook 2 hours before the event and we send a last chance email just before the event starts. Check your spam folder and make sure the email address on file with your Meetup account is the correct one. These are the two main reasons why friends who are listed as having RSVPd "Yes" for the event don't receive the link.

If you appreciate these dialogues, let others know about them.

Just click on this link, and click both "like" and "share" below the post announcing this event on Francis' wall.


More >>




75 free spots have been released for the Sat. March 9th webcast with Francis Lucille

Posted on: 2013-02-25 10:23:45

We have made changes in our free spots guidelines. We would like more truth lovers to know about these webcasts. If you appreciate them, we are asking you to help us letting others know about these events. We are now asking you to "share" and "like" this event on Facebook in order to participate. Just click on this link, and click both "share" and "like" below the post announcing this event on Francis' wall. (You may have to sign up to Facebook if you don't have already a Facebook account). Make sure you share the exact post for the free spots event on Francis' wall, and make sure your sharing is public. Make sure you "share" and "like" at least 48 hours before the event.

We understand that some of you have strong privacy concerns. In this case, you may send a message to manager@francislucille.com to request that we manually email the link to you. We just hope there won't be too many of you with such requests:)

We thank you for supporting these webcasts.


This page is for scholarships (free spots) only. Scholarships are reserved for those who are experiencing financial hardships.You won't be able to make a donation by RSVPing from this page. If you wish to make a donation, visit the "Francis Lucille live webcasts on Sundays (Donors list)" page.

This webcast is limited to 100 participants, on a first come, first serve basis.

The participants will be able to see and hear Francis and to hear whomever is asking a question live in Temecula.

Questions: Participants may ask questions (live only) by sending email messages to questions@francislucille.com.

You will need a broadband connection.

How to participate:

On a scholarship basis: just RSVP for this meetup.

On a donation basis: Voluntary donations are welcome and needed to cover the expenses. The suggested donation is $15. If you can afford it, we appreciate your support. You can also choose to donate less or more than the suggested amount. Our donors will enjoy advance reservation privileges and may RSVP as soon as this event is announced. They will also have access to the recording of the event. You won't be able to make a donation by RSVPing from this page. If you wish to make a donation, visit the "Francis Lucille live webcasts on Sundays (Donors list)" page.

Info to join the meeting: Everybody on the lists (both donors and scholarships) who has RSVPd for this event and clicked the "share" button on the post announcing this event on Francis' Facebook wall (your sharing has to be public) will then receive an invitation with all the information they need to join in a Facebook message. If you are have RSVPd and haven't received it 2 hours before the event, make sure you have shared the post on Francis" wall. If you haven't, Just click on this link, and click "share" below the post announcing this event on Francis' wall. We recommend that you share this event in the prescribed manner immediately before or after you RSVP.

Waiting List: Don't hesitate to join the waiting list. You still have a very good chance to be able to attend due to last minute cancellations and no shows.

The time of the meeting is:

4:30PM Pacific Time

7:30 PM Eastern Time

Recordings: We will send a link to the recording of the event to our donors, not to the free spot recipients. Unfortunately, due to the popularity of these webcasts and of their recordings, the bandwidth required exceeded the monthly bandwidth we purchase from our service provider thanks to the support of our donors. We have decided to prioritize the live webcasts and to allocate this bandwidth to the free spots for the live events, not to the recordings. Please don't send us messages asking for the link.

Frequently Asked Questions:

I don't feel comfortable sharing a post about Francis on Facebook that my co-workers or family members may see.

Here is a suggestion that may alleviate any concerns for privacy regarding our request to share the link to this event on Francis' wall. Facebook authorizes you to create pages for brand names, authors using pseudonyms, etc. You can create such a page from your existing Facebook account, under a brand name of your choosing, and then use Facebook as this page and share the Francis' event post as this name. In this way your real name won't appear, only the name you have chosen for the page. You will then receive the link in a message to this page. The creation of the page takes a few minutes, every subsequent sharing takes only two clicks.
If you have any questions, we'll be happy to guide you through the process.
Thank you for supporting these webcasts on Facebook and Twitter.

Are there scholarships available with the new RSVP and donation policy for the week-end webinars and webcasts?
Yes, there are: Donors have priority to RSVP, meaning that a donation is required to RSVP for a few days after the event is announced. There is a separate event page for the free spots.

What should I do if my screen freezes during the webcast?

Wait. The system has been improved. If the freezing persists for more than 4 minutes, refresh your screen by revisiting the link. If this doesn't work, try restarting your web browser and emptying its cache.

How do I register for the event?

We add the link to the event on Advaita for you to RSVP. Free spots are released later in the week for friends to RSVP without making a donation. Everybody who has RSVPd according to the guidelines receives all the required info to join the event 24 hours or less before the event.

What is the difference between the Meetup groups ADVAITA and THE ADVAITA CHANNEL _ TEMECULA?

Advaita is the worldwide meetup group for webcasts, webinars and retreats with Francis. The Advaita Channel Temecula is the local meetup group for local week-end dialogues in Temecula, not for the webcasts or webinars of these local events.

How do I know my link is working?

If you see the colored bars, you are at the right place. Just check the time. If you cannot open the link, make sure you copy the entire link that is quite long and extends beyond the right side of your screen. Then paste it onto the window of your browser.

The last few English Sat. and Sun. webinars have all been at "Euro-unfriendly" times.  When will we be able to join the webinars over here again?  If you could send us the link of the missed recordings for a donation, that could be a workable solution for those of us over here who sleep ;-)

Just RSVP for the event and you will receive a link for the recording (donors only).

Is there any way I could receive ONLY your mails informing about the morning sessions in English? An indirect way of saying I'm feeling inundated in Advaita mails that don't really pertain to me. Is it all or nothing, or is there a (Buddhist) middle way here?

You can find this middle way by login in to your Meetup account and selecting "email settings" in the pull down menu under "account". However, if we cannot send you emails, we cannot send you the link to attend the meeting.

I don't understand how to give a donation for this event.

You won't be able to make a donation by RSVPing from this page. If you wish to make a donation, visit the "Francis Lucille live webcasts on Saturdays (Donors list)" page.

When you RSVP, you will see the following:

Your RSVP is confirmed. Please remember that you need to pay $15.00. 
New: Francis Lucille live webcasts on Saturdays (Donors list). suggested donation: $15.00/per computer — Pay online now

Click on the Pay online now link. If you didn't pay upon RSVPing, when you go back to the page of the event on Meetup, you will see the following:

You owe: $15.00

PAY ONLINE NOW

Click on the PAY ONLINE NOW link.

I haven't received the link to the event and I have RSVPd "Yes".

We send the link to everybody on the event list at least who has shared the event on Facebook 2 hours before the event and we send a last chance email just before the event starts. Check your spam folder and make sure the email address on file with your Meetup account is the correct one. These are the two main reasons why friends who are listed as having RSVPd "Yes" for the event don't receive the link.

If you appreciate these dialogues, let others know about them.

Just click on this link, and click both "like" and "share" below the post announcing this event on Francis' wall.


More >>




75 free spots have been released for the Sat. March 2nd webcast with Francis Lucille

Posted on: 2013-02-11 11:45:21

We have made changes in our free spots guidelines. We would like more truth lovers to know about these webcasts. If you appreciate them, we are asking you to help us letting others know about these events. We are now asking you to "share" and "like" this event on Facebook in order to participate. Just click on this link, and click both "share" and "like" below the post announcing this event on Francis' wall. (You may have to sign up to Facebook if you don't have already a Facebook account). Make sure you share the exact post for the free spots event on Francis' wall, and make sure your sharing is public. Make sure you "share" and "like" at least 48 hours before the event.

We understand that some of you have strong privacy concerns. In this case, you may send a message to manager@francislucille.com to request that we manually email the link to you. We just hope there won't be too many of you with such requests:)

We thank you for supporting these webcasts.


This page is for scholarships (free spots) only. Scholarships are reserved for those who are experiencing financial hardships.You won't be able to make a donation by RSVPing from this page. If you wish to make a donation, visit the "Francis Lucille live webcasts on Sundays (Donors list)" page.

This webcast is limited to 100 participants, on a first come, first serve basis.

The participants will be able to see and hear Francis and to hear whomever is asking a question live in Temecula.

Questions: Participants may ask questions (live only) by sending email messages to questions@francislucille.com.

You will need a broadband connection.

How to participate:

On a scholarship basis: just RSVP for this meetup.

On a donation basis: Voluntary donations are welcome and needed to cover the expenses. The suggested donation is $15. If you can afford it, we appreciate your support. You can also choose to donate less or more than the suggested amount. Our donors will enjoy advance reservation privileges and may RSVP as soon as this event is announced. They will also have access to the recording of the event. You won't be able to make a donation by RSVPing from this page. If you wish to make a donation, visit the "Francis Lucille live webcasts on Sundays (Donors list)" page.

Info to join the meeting: Everybody on the lists (both donors and scholarships) who has RSVPd for this event and clicked the "share" button on the post announcing this event on Francis' Facebook wall (your sharing has to be public) will then receive an invitation with all the information they need to join in a Facebook message. If you are have RSVPd and haven't received it 2 hours before the event, make sure you have shared the post on Francis" wall. If you haven't, Just click on this link, and click "share" below the post announcing this event on Francis' wall. We recommend that you share this event in the prescribed manner immediately before or after you RSVP.

Waiting List: Don't hesitate to join the waiting list. You still have a very good chance to be able to attend due to last minute cancellations and no shows.

The time of the meeting is:

4:30PM Pacific Time

7:30 PM Eastern Time

Recordings: We will send a link to the recording of the event to our donors, not to the free spot recipients. Unfortunately, due to the popularity of these webcasts and of their recordings, the bandwidth required exceeded the monthly bandwidth we purchase from our service provider thanks to the support of our donors. We have decided to prioritize the live webcasts and to allocate this bandwidth to the free spots for the live events, not to the recordings. Please don't send us messages asking for the link.

Frequently Asked Questions:

I don't feel comfortable sharing a post about Francis on Facebook that my co-workers or family members may see.

Here is a suggestion that may alleviate any concerns for privacy regarding our request to share the link to this event on Francis' wall. Facebook authorizes you to create pages for brand names, authors using pseudonyms, etc. You can create such a page from your existing Facebook account, under a brand name of your choosing, and then use Facebook as this page and share the Francis' event post as this name. In this way your real name won't appear, only the name you have chosen for the page. You will then receive the link in a message to this page. The creation of the page takes a few minutes, every subsequent sharing takes only two clicks.
If you have any questions, we'll be happy to guide you through the process.
Thank you for supporting these webcasts on Facebook and Twitter.

Are there scholarships available with the new RSVP and donation policy for the week-end webinars and webcasts?
Yes, there are: Donors have priority to RSVP, meaning that a donation is required to RSVP for a few days after the event is announced. There is a separate event page for the free spots.

What should I do if my screen freezes during the webcast?

Wait. The system has been improved. If the freezing persists for more than 4 minutes, refresh your screen by revisiting the link. If this doesn't work, try restarting your web browser and emptying its cache.

How do I register for the event?

We add the link to the event on Advaita for you to RSVP. Free spots are released later in the week for friends to RSVP without making a donation. Everybody who has RSVPd according to the guidelines receives all the required info to join the event 24 hours or less before the event.

What is the difference between the Meetup groups ADVAITA and THE ADVAITA CHANNEL _ TEMECULA?

Advaita is the worldwide meetup group for webcasts, webinars and retreats with Francis. The Advaita Channel Temecula is the local meetup group for local week-end dialogues in Temecula, not for the webcasts or webinars of these local events.

How do I know my link is working?

If you see the colored bars, you are at the right place. Just check the time. If you cannot open the link, make sure you copy the entire link that is quite long and extends beyond the right side of your screen. Then paste it onto the window of your browser.

The last few English Sat. and Sun. webinars have all been at "Euro-unfriendly" times.  When will we be able to join the webinars over here again?  If you could send us the link of the missed recordings for a donation, that could be a workable solution for those of us over here who sleep ;-)

Just RSVP for the event and you will receive a link for the recording (donors only).

Is there any way I could receive ONLY your mails informing about the morning sessions in English? An indirect way of saying I'm feeling inundated in Advaita mails that don't really pertain to me. Is it all or nothing, or is there a (Buddhist) middle way here?

You can find this middle way by login in to your Meetup account and selecting "email settings" in the pull down menu under "account". However, if we cannot send you emails, we cannot send you the link to attend the meeting.

I don't understand how to give a donation for this event.

You won't be able to make a donation by RSVPing from this page. If you wish to make a donation, visit the "Francis Lucille live webcasts on Saturdays (Donors list)" page.

When you RSVP, you will see the following:

Your RSVP is confirmed. Please remember that you need to pay $15.00. 
New: Francis Lucille live webcasts on Saturdays (Donors list). suggested donation: $15.00/per computer — Pay online now

Click on the Pay online now link. If you didn't pay upon RSVPing, when you go back to the page of the event on Meetup, you will see the following:

You owe: $15.00

PAY ONLINE NOW

Click on the PAY ONLINE NOW link.

I haven't received the link to the event and I have RSVPd "Yes".

We send the link to everybody on the event list at least who has shared the event on Facebook 2 hours before the event and we send a last chance email just before the event starts. Check your spam folder and make sure the email address on file with your Meetup account is the correct one. These are the two main reasons why friends who are listed as having RSVPd "Yes" for the event don't receive the link.

If you appreciate these dialogues, let others know about them.

Just click on this link, and click both "like" and "share" below the post announcing this event on Francis' wall.


More >>




75 free spots have been released for the Sun. March 3rd webcast with Francis Lucille

Posted on: 2013-02-11 11:43:40

We have made changes in our free spots guidelines. We would like more truth lovers to know about these webcasts. If you appreciate them, we are asking you to help us letting others know about these events. We are now asking you to "share" and "like" this event on Facebook in order to participate. Just click on this link, and click both "share" and "like" below the post announcing this event on Francis' wall. (You may have to sign up to Facebook if you don't have already a Facebook account). Make sure you share the exact post for the free spots event on Francis' wall, and make sure your sharing is public. Make sure you "share" and "like" at least 48 hours before the event.

We understand that some of you have strong privacy concerns. In this case, you may send a message to manager@francislucille.com to request that we manually email the link to you. We just hope there won't be too many of you with such requests:)

We thank you for supporting these webcasts.


This page is for scholarships (free spots) only. Scholarships are reserved for those who are experiencing financial hardships.You won't be able to make a donation by RSVPing from this page. If you wish to make a donation, visit the "Francis Lucille live webcasts on Sundays (Donors list)" page.

This webcast is limited to 100 participants, on a first come, first serve basis.

The participants will be able to see and hear Francis and to hear whomever is asking a question live in Temecula.

Questions: Participants may ask questions (live only) by sending email messages to questions@francislucille.com.

You will need a broadband connection.

How to participate:

On a scholarship basis: just RSVP for this meetup.

On a donation basis: Voluntary donations are welcome and needed to cover the expenses. The suggested donation is $15. If you can afford it, we appreciate your support. You can also choose to donate less or more than the suggested amount. Our donors will enjoy advance reservation privileges and may RSVP as soon as this event is announced. They will also have access to the recording of the event. You won't be able to make a donation by RSVPing from this page. If you wish to make a donation, visit the "Francis Lucille live webcasts on Sundays (Donors list)" page.

Info to join the meeting: Everybody on the lists (both donors and scholarships) who has RSVPd for this event and clicked the "share" button on the post announcing this event on Francis' Facebook wall (your sharing has to be public) will then receive an invitation with all the information they need to join in a Facebook message. If you are have RSVPd and haven't received it 2 hours before the event, make sure you have shared the post on Francis" wall. If you haven't, Just click on this link, and click "share" below the post announcing this event on Francis' wall. We recommend that you share this event in the prescribed manner immediately before or after you RSVP.

Waiting List: Don't hesitate to join the waiting list. You still have a very good chance to be able to attend due to last minute cancellations and no shows.

The time of the meeting is:

3:00PM Pacific Time

6:00 PM Eastern Time

Recordings: We will send a link to the recording of the event to our donors, not to the free spot recipients. Unfortunately, due to the popularity of these webcasts and of their recordings, the bandwidth required exceeded the monthly bandwidth we purchase from our service provider thanks to the support of our donors. We have decided to prioritize the live webcasts and to allocate this bandwidth to the free spots for the live events, not to the recordings. Please don't send us messages asking for the link.

Frequently Asked Questions:

I don't feel comfortable sharing a post about Francis on Facebook that my co-workers or family members may see.

Here is a suggestion that may alleviate any concerns for privacy regarding our request to share the link to this event on Francis' wall. Facebook authorizes you to create pages for brand names, authors using pseudonyms, etc. You can create such a page from your existing Facebook account, under a brand name of your choosing, and then use Facebook as this page and share the Francis' event post as this name. In this way your real name won't appear, only the name you have chosen for the page. You will then receive the link in a message to this page. The creation of the page takes a few minutes, every subsequent sharing takes only two clicks.
If you have any questions, we'll be happy to guide you through the process.
Thank you for supporting these webcasts on Facebook and Twitter.

Are there scholarships available with the new RSVP and donation policy for the week-end webinars and webcasts?
Yes, there are: Donors have priority to RSVP, meaning that a donation is required to RSVP for a few days after the event is announced. There is a separate event page for the free spots.

What should I do if my screen freezes during the webcast?

Wait. The system has been improved. If the freezing persists for more than 4 minutes, refresh your screen by revisiting the link. If this doesn't work, try restarting your web browser and emptying its cache.

How do I register for the event?

We add the link to the event on Advaita for you to RSVP. Free spots are released later in the week for friends to RSVP without making a donation. Everybody who has RSVPd according to the guidelines receives all the required info to join the event 24 hours or less before the event.

What is the difference between the Meetup groups ADVAITA and THE ADVAITA CHANNEL _ TEMECULA?

Advaita is the worldwide meetup group for webcasts, webinars and retreats with Francis. The Advaita Channel Temecula is the local meetup group for local week-end dialogues in Temecula, not for the webcasts or webinars of these local events.

How do I know my link is working?

If you see the colored bars, you are at the right place. Just check the time. If you cannot open the link, make sure you copy the entire link that is quite long and extends beyond the right side of your screen. Then paste it onto the window of your browser.

The last few English Sat. and Sun. webinars have all been at "Euro-unfriendly" times.  When will we be able to join the webinars over here again?  If you could send us the link of the missed recordings for a donation, that could be a workable solution for those of us over here who sleep ;-)

Just RSVP for the event and you will receive a link for the recording (donors only).

Is there any way I could receive ONLY your mails informing about the morning sessions in English? An indirect way of saying I'm feeling inundated in Advaita mails that don't really pertain to me. Is it all or nothing, or is there a (Buddhist) middle way here?

You can find this middle way by login in to your Meetup account and selecting "email settings" in the pull down menu under "account". However, if we cannot send you emails, we cannot send you the link to attend the meeting.

I don't understand how to give a donation for this event.

You won't be able to make a donation by RSVPing from this page. If you wish to make a donation, visit the "Francis Lucille live webcasts on Saturdays (Donors list)" page.

When you RSVP, you will see the following:

Your RSVP is confirmed. Please remember that you need to pay $15.00. 
New: Francis Lucille live webcasts on Saturdays (Donors list). suggested donation: $15.00/per computer — Pay online now

Click on the Pay online now link. If you didn't pay upon RSVPing, when you go back to the page of the event on Meetup, you will see the following:

You owe: $15.00

PAY ONLINE NOW

Click on the PAY ONLINE NOW link.

I haven't received the link to the event and I have RSVPd "Yes".

We send the link to everybody on the event list at least who has shared the event on Facebook 2 hours before the event and we send a last chance email just before the event starts. Check your spam folder and make sure the email address on file with your Meetup account is the correct one. These are the two main reasons why friends who are listed as having RSVPd "Yes" for the event don't receive the link.

If you appreciate these dialogues, let others know about them.

Just click on this link, and click both "like" and "share" below the post announcing this event on Francis' wall.


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75 free spots have been released for the Sat. Dec. 8th webcast with Francis Lucille

Posted on: 2012-12-01 17:14:17

We have made changes in our free spots guidelines. We would like more truth lovers to know about these webcasts. If you appreciate them, we are asking you to help us letting others know about these events. We are now asking you to "share" and "like" this event on Facebook in order to participate. Just click on this link, and click both "share" and "like" below the post announcing this event on Francis' wall. (You may have to sign up to Facebook if you don't have already a Facebook account). Make sure you share the exact post for the free spots event on Francis' wall, and make sure your sharing is public. Make sure you "share" and "like" at least 48 hours before the event.

We understand that some of you have strong privacy concerns. In this case, you may send a message to manager@francislucille.com to request that we manually email the link to you. We just hope there won't be too many of you with such requests:)

We thank you for supporting these webcasts.


This page is for scholarships (free spots) only. Scholarships are reserved for those who are experiencing financial hardships.You won't be able to make a donation by RSVPing from this page. If you wish to make a donation, visit the "Francis Lucille live webcasts on Sundays (Donors list)" page.

This webcast is limited to 100 participants, on a first come, first serve basis.

The participants will be able to see and hear Francis and to hear whomever is asking a question live in Temecula.

Questions: Participants may ask questions (live only) by sending email messages to questions@francislucille.com.

You will need a broadband connection.

How to participate:

On a scholarship basis: just RSVP for this meetup.

On a donation basis: Voluntary donations are welcome and needed to cover the expenses. The suggested donation is $15. If you can afford it, we appreciate your support. You can also choose to donate less or more than the suggested amount. Our donors will enjoy advance reservation privileges and may RSVP as soon as this event is announced. They will also have access to the recording of the event. You won't be able to make a donation by RSVPing from this page. If you wish to make a donation, visit the "Francis Lucille live webcasts on Sundays (Donors list)" page.

Info to join the meeting: Everybody on the lists (both donors and scholarships) who has RSVPd for this event and clicked the "share" button on the post announcing this event on Francis' Facebook wall (your sharing has to be public) will then receive an invitation with all the information they need to join in a Facebook message. If you are have RSVPd and haven't received it 2 hours before the event, make sure you have shared the post on Francis" wall. If you haven't, Just click on this link, and click "share" below the post announcing this event on Francis' wall. We recommend that you share this event in the prescribed manner immediately before or after you RSVP.

Waiting List: Don't hesitate to join the waiting list. You still have a very good chance to be able to attend due to last minute cancellations and no shows.

The time of the meeting is:

4:30PM Pacific Time

7:30 PM Eastern Time

Recordings: We will send a link to the recording of the event to our donors, not to the free spot recipients. Unfortunately, due to the popularity of these webcasts and of their recordings, the bandwidth required exceeded the monthly bandwidth we purchase from our service provider thanks to the support of our donors. We have decided to prioritize the live webcasts and to allocate this bandwidth to the free spots for the live events, not to the recordings. Please don't send us messages asking for the link.

Frequently Asked Questions:

I don't feel comfortable sharing a post about Francis on Facebook that my co-workers or family members may see.

Here is a suggestion that may alleviate any concerns for privacy regarding our request to share the link to this event on Francis' wall. Facebook authorizes you to create pages for brand names, authors using pseudonyms, etc. You can create such a page from your existing Facebook account, under a brand name of your choosing, and then use Facebook as this page and share the Francis' event post as this name. In this way your real name won't appear, only the name you have chosen for the page. You will then receive the link in a message to this page. The creation of the page takes a few minutes, every subsequent sharing takes only two clicks.
If you have any questions, we'll be happy to guide you through the process.
Thank you for supporting these webcasts on Facebook and Twitter.

Are there scholarships available with the new RSVP and donation policy for the week-end webinars and webcasts?
Yes, there are: Donors have priority to RSVP, meaning that a donation is required to RSVP for a few days after the event is announced. There is a separate event page for the free spots.

What should I do if my screen freezes during the webcast?

Wait. The system has been improved. If the freezing persists for more than 4 minutes, refresh your screen by revisiting the link. If this doesn't work, try restarting your web browser and emptying its cache.

How do I register for the event?

We add the link to the event on Advaita for you to RSVP. Free spots are released later in the week for friends to RSVP without making a donation. Everybody who has RSVPd according to the guidelines receives all the required info to join the event 24 hours or less before the event.

What is the difference between the Meetup groups ADVAITA and THE ADVAITA CHANNEL _ TEMECULA?

Advaita is the worldwide meetup group for webcasts, webinars and retreats with Francis. The Advaita Channel Temecula is the local meetup group for local week-end dialogues in Temecula, not for the webcasts or webinars of these local events.

How do I know my link is working?

If you see the colored bars, you are at the right place. Just check the time. If you cannot open the link, make sure you copy the entire link that is quite long and extends beyond the right side of your screen. Then paste it onto the window of your browser.

The last few English Sat. and Sun. webinars have all been at "Euro-unfriendly" times.  When will we be able to join the webinars over here again?  If you could send us the link of the missed recordings for a donation, that could be a workable solution for those of us over here who sleep ;-)

Just RSVP for the event and you will receive a link for the recording (donors only).

Is there any way I could receive ONLY your mails informing about the morning sessions in English? An indirect way of saying I'm feeling inundated in Advaita mails that don't really pertain to me. Is it all or nothing, or is there a (Buddhist) middle way here?

You can find this middle way by login in to your Meetup account and selecting "email settings" in the pull down menu under "account". However, if we cannot send you emails, we cannot send you the link to attend the meeting.

I don't understand how to give a donation for this event.

You won't be able to make a donation by RSVPing from this page. If you wish to make a donation, visit the "Francis Lucille live webcasts on Saturdays (Donors list)" page.

When you RSVP, you will see the following:

Your RSVP is confirmed. Please remember that you need to pay $15.00. 
New: Francis Lucille live webcasts on Saturdays (Donors list). suggested donation: $15.00/per computer — Pay online now

Click on the Pay online now link. If you didn't pay upon RSVPing, when you go back to the page of the event on Meetup, you will see the following:

You owe: $15.00

PAY ONLINE NOW

Click on the PAY ONLINE NOW link.

I haven't received the link to the event and I have RSVPd "Yes".

We send the link to everybody on the event list at least who has shared the event on Facebook 2 hours before the event and we send a last chance email just before the event starts. Check your spam folder and make sure the email address on file with your Meetup account is the correct one. These are the two main reasons why friends who are listed as having RSVPd "Yes" for the event don't receive the link.

If you appreciate these dialogues, let others know about them.

Just click on this link, and click both "like" and "share" below the post announcing this event on Francis' wall.


More >>




75 free spots have been released for the Sun. Nov. 11th webcast with Francis Lucille

Posted on: 2012-11-05 14:09:39

We have made changes in our free spots guidelines. We would like more truth lovers to know about these webcasts. If you appreciate them, we are asking you to help us letting others know about these events. We are now asking you to "share" and "like" this event on Facebook in order to participate. Just click on this link, and click both "share" and "like" below the post announcing this event on Francis' wall. (You may have to sign up to Facebook if you don't have already a Facebook account). Make sure you share the exact post for the free spots event on Francis' wall, and make sure your sharing is public. Make sure you "share" and "like" at least 48 hours before the event.

We understand that some of you have strong privacy concerns. In this case, you may send a message to manager@francislucille.com to request that we manually email the link to you. We just hope there won't be too many of you with such requests:)

We thank you for supporting these webcasts.


This page is for scholarships (free spots) only. Scholarships are reserved for those who are experiencing financial hardships.You won't be able to make a donation by RSVPing from this page. If you wish to make a donation, visit the "Francis Lucille live webcasts on Sundays (Donors list)" page.

This webcast is limited to 100 participants, on a first come, first serve basis.

The participants will be able to see and hear Francis and to hear whomever is asking a question live in Temecula.

Questions: Participants may ask questions (live only) by sending email messages to questions@francislucille.com.

You will need a broadband connection.

How to participate:

On a scholarship basis: just RSVP for this meetup.

On a donation basis: Voluntary donations are welcome and needed to cover the expenses. The suggested donation is $15. If you can afford it, we appreciate your support. You can also choose to donate less or more than the suggested amount. Our donors will enjoy advance reservation privileges and may RSVP as soon as this event is announced. They will also have access to the recording of the event. You won't be able to make a donation by RSVPing from this page. If you wish to make a donation, visit the "Francis Lucille live webcasts on Sundays (Donors list)" page.

Info to join the meeting: Everybody on the lists (both donors and scholarships) who has RSVPd for this event and clicked the "share" button on the post announcing this event on Francis' Facebook wall (your sharing has to be public) will then receive an invitation with all the information they need to join in a Facebook message. If you are have RSVPd and haven't received it 2 hours before the event, make sure you have shared the post on Francis" wall. If you haven't, Just click on this link, and click "share" below the post announcing this event on Francis' wall. We recommend that you share this event in the prescribed manner immediately before or after you RSVP.

Waiting List: Don't hesitate to join the waiting list. You still have a very good chance to be able to attend due to last minute cancellations and no shows.

The time of the meeting is:

3:00PM Pacific Time

6:00 PM Eastern Time

Recordings: We will send a link to the recording of the event to our donors, not to the free spot recipients. Unfortunately, due to the popularity of these webcasts and of their recordings, the bandwidth required exceeded the monthly bandwidth we purchase from our service provider thanks to the support of our donors. We have decided to prioritize the live webcasts and to allocate this bandwidth to the free spots for the live events, not to the recordings. Please don't send us messages asking for the link.

Frequently Asked Questions:

I don't feel comfortable sharing a post about Francis on Facebook that my co-workers or family members may see.

Here is a suggestion that may alleviate any concerns for privacy regarding our request to share the link to this event on Francis' wall. Facebook authorizes you to create pages for brand names, authors using pseudonyms, etc. You can create such a page from your existing Facebook account, under a brand name of your choosing, and then use Facebook as this page and share the Francis' event post as this name. In this way your real name won't appear, only the name you have chosen for the page. You will then receive the link in a message to this page. The creation of the page takes a few minutes, every subsequent sharing takes only two clicks.
If you have any questions, we'll be happy to guide you through the process.
Thank you for supporting these webcasts on Facebook and Twitter.

Are there scholarships available with the new RSVP and donation policy for the week-end webinars and webcasts?
Yes, there are: Donors have priority to RSVP, meaning that a donation is required to RSVP for a few days after the event is announced. There is a separate event page for the free spots.

What should I do if my screen freezes during the webcast?

Wait. The system has been improved. If the freezing persists for more than 4 minutes, refresh your screen by revisiting the link. If this doesn't work, try restarting your web browser and emptying its cache.

How do I register for the event?

We add the link to the event on Advaita for you to RSVP. Free spots are released later in the week for friends to RSVP without making a donation. Everybody who has RSVPd according to the guidelines receives all the required info to join the event 24 hours or less before the event.

What is the difference between the Meetup groups ADVAITA and THE ADVAITA CHANNEL _ TEMECULA?

Advaita is the worldwide meetup group for webcasts, webinars and retreats with Francis. The Advaita Channel Temecula is the local meetup group for local week-end dialogues in Temecula, not for the webcasts or webinars of these local events.

How do I know my link is working?

If you see the colored bars, you are at the right place. Just check the time. If you cannot open the link, make sure you copy the entire link that is quite long and extends beyond the right side of your screen. Then paste it onto the window of your browser.

The last few English Sat. and Sun. webinars have all been at "Euro-unfriendly" times.  When will we be able to join the webinars over here again?  If you could send us the link of the missed recordings for a donation, that could be a workable solution for those of us over here who sleep ;-)

Just RSVP for the event and you will receive a link for the recording (donors only).

Is there any way I could receive ONLY your mails informing about the morning sessions in English? An indirect way of saying I'm feeling inundated in Advaita mails that don't really pertain to me. Is it all or nothing, or is there a (Buddhist) middle way here?

You can find this middle way by login in to your Meetup account and selecting "email settings" in the pull down menu under "account". However, if we cannot send you emails, we cannot send you the link to attend the meeting.

I don't understand how to give a donation for this event.

You won't be able to make a donation by RSVPing from this page. If you wish to make a donation, visit the "Francis Lucille live webcasts on Saturdays (Donors list)" page.

When you RSVP, you will see the following:

Your RSVP is confirmed. Please remember that you need to pay $15.00. 
New: Francis Lucille live webcasts on Saturdays (Donors list). suggested donation: $15.00/per computer — Pay online now

Click on the Pay online now link. If you didn't pay upon RSVPing, when you go back to the page of the event on Meetup, you will see the following:

You owe: $15.00

PAY ONLINE NOW

Click on the PAY ONLINE NOW link.

I haven't received the link to the event and I have RSVPd "Yes".

We send the link to everybody on the event list at least who has shared the event on Facebook 2 hours before the event and we send a last chance email just before the event starts. Check your spam folder and make sure the email address on file with your Meetup account is the correct one. These are the two main reasons why friends who are listed as having RSVPd "Yes" for the event don't receive the link.

If you appreciate these dialogues, let others know about them.

Just click on this link, and click both "like" and "share" below the post announcing this event on Francis' wall.


More >>




75 free spots have been released for the Sat. Nov. 10th webcast with Francis Lucille

Posted on: 2012-11-05 12:49:29

We have made changes in our free spots guidelines. We would like more truth lovers to know about these webcasts. If you appreciate them, we are asking you to help us letting others know about these events. We are now asking you to "share" and "like" this event on Facebook in order to participate. Just click on this link, and click both "share" and "like" below the post announcing this event on Francis' wall. (You may have to sign up to Facebook if you don't have already a Facebook account). Make sure you share the exact post for the free spots event on Francis' wall, and make sure your sharing is public. Make sure you "share" and "like" at least 48 hours before the event.

We understand that some of you have strong privacy concerns. In this case, you may send a message to manager@francislucille.com to request that we manually email the link to you. We just hope there won't be too many of you with such requests:)

We thank you for supporting these webcasts.


This page is for scholarships (free spots) only. Scholarships are reserved for those who are experiencing financial hardships.You won't be able to make a donation by RSVPing from this page. If you wish to make a donation, visit the "Francis Lucille live webcasts on Sundays (Donors list)" page.

This webcast is limited to 100 participants, on a first come, first serve basis.

The participants will be able to see and hear Francis and to hear whomever is asking a question live in Temecula.

Questions: Participants may ask questions (live only) by sending email messages to questions@francislucille.com.

You will need a broadband connection.

How to participate:

On a scholarship basis: just RSVP for this meetup.

On a donation basis: Voluntary donations are welcome and needed to cover the expenses. The suggested donation is $15. If you can afford it, we appreciate your support. You can also choose to donate less or more than the suggested amount. Our donors will enjoy advance reservation privileges and may RSVP as soon as this event is announced. They will also have access to the recording of the event. You won't be able to make a donation by RSVPing from this page. If you wish to make a donation, visit the "Francis Lucille live webcasts on Sundays (Donors list)" page.

Info to join the meeting: Everybody on the lists (both donors and scholarships) who has RSVPd for this event and clicked the "share" button on the post announcing this event on Francis' Facebook wall (your sharing has to be public) will then receive an invitation with all the information they need to join in a Facebook message. If you are have RSVPd and haven't received it 2 hours before the event, make sure you have shared the post on Francis" wall. If you haven't, Just click on this link, and click "share" below the post announcing this event on Francis' wall. We recommend that you share this event in the prescribed manner immediately before or after you RSVP.

Waiting List: Don't hesitate to join the waiting list. You still have a very good chance to be able to attend due to last minute cancellations and no shows.

The time of the meeting is:

3:00PM Pacific Time

6:00 PM Eastern Time

Recordings: We will send a link to the recording of the event to our donors, not to the free spot recipients. Unfortunately, due to the popularity of these webcasts and of their recordings, the bandwidth required exceeded the monthly bandwidth we purchase from our service provider thanks to the support of our donors. We have decided to prioritize the live webcasts and to allocate this bandwidth to the free spots for the live events, not to the recordings. Please don't send us messages asking for the link.

Frequently Asked Questions:

I don't feel comfortable sharing a post about Francis on Facebook that my co-workers or family members may see.

Here is a suggestion that may alleviate any concerns for privacy regarding our request to share the link to this event on Francis' wall. Facebook authorizes you to create pages for brand names, authors using pseudonyms, etc. You can create such a page from your existing Facebook account, under a brand name of your choosing, and then use Facebook as this page and share the Francis' event post as this name. In this way your real name won't appear, only the name you have chosen for the page. You will then receive the link in a message to this page. The creation of the page takes a few minutes, every subsequent sharing takes only two clicks.
If you have any questions, we'll be happy to guide you through the process.
Thank you for supporting these webcasts on Facebook and Twitter.

Are there scholarships available with the new RSVP and donation policy for the week-end webinars and webcasts?
Yes, there are: Donors have priority to RSVP, meaning that a donation is required to RSVP for a few days after the event is announced. There is a separate event page for the free spots.

What should I do if my screen freezes during the webcast?

Wait. The system has been improved. If the freezing persists for more than 4 minutes, refresh your screen by revisiting the link. If this doesn't work, try restarting your web browser and emptying its cache.

How do I register for the event?

We add the link to the event on Advaita for you to RSVP. Free spots are released later in the week for friends to RSVP without making a donation. Everybody who has RSVPd according to the guidelines receives all the required info to join the event 24 hours or less before the event.

What is the difference between the Meetup groups ADVAITA and THE ADVAITA CHANNEL _ TEMECULA?

Advaita is the worldwide meetup group for webcasts, webinars and retreats with Francis. The Advaita Channel Temecula is the local meetup group for local week-end dialogues in Temecula, not for the webcasts or webinars of these local events.

How do I know my link is working?

If you see the colored bars, you are at the right place. Just check the time. If you cannot open the link, make sure you copy the entire link that is quite long and extends beyond the right side of your screen. Then paste it onto the window of your browser.

The last few English Sat. and Sun. webinars have all been at "Euro-unfriendly" times.  When will we be able to join the webinars over here again?  If you could send us the link of the missed recordings for a donation, that could be a workable solution for those of us over here who sleep ;-)

Just RSVP for the event and you will receive a link for the recording (donors only).

Is there any way I could receive ONLY your mails informing about the morning sessions in English? An indirect way of saying I'm feeling inundated in Advaita mails that don't really pertain to me. Is it all or nothing, or is there a (Buddhist) middle way here?

You can find this middle way by login in to your Meetup account and selecting "email settings" in the pull down menu under "account". However, if we cannot send you emails, we cannot send you the link to attend the meeting.

I don't understand how to give a donation for this event.

You won't be able to make a donation by RSVPing from this page. If you wish to make a donation, visit the "Francis Lucille live webcasts on Saturdays (Donors list)" page.

When you RSVP, you will see the following:

Your RSVP is confirmed. Please remember that you need to pay $15.00. 
New: Francis Lucille live webcasts on Saturdays (Donors list). suggested donation: $15.00/per computer — Pay online now

Click on the Pay online now link. If you didn't pay upon RSVPing, when you go back to the page of the event on Meetup, you will see the following:

You owe: $15.00

PAY ONLINE NOW

Click on the PAY ONLINE NOW link.

I haven't received the link to the event and I have RSVPd "Yes".

We send the link to everybody on the event list at least who has shared the event on Facebook 2 hours before the event and we send a last chance email just before the event starts. Check your spam folder and make sure the email address on file with your Meetup account is the correct one. These are the two main reasons why friends who are listed as having RSVPd "Yes" for the event don't receive the link.

If you appreciate these dialogues, let others know about them.

Just click on this link, and click both "like" and "share" below the post announcing this event on Francis' wall.


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75 free spots have been released for the Sun. Nov. 4th webcast with Francis Lucille

Posted on: 2012-10-28 20:29:52

75 free spots have been released for the Sun. Nov. 4th webcast with Francis Lucille. To participate: Like and share this link (public) and RSVP at:
http://www.meetup.com/Advaita/


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75 free spots have been released for the Sat. Nov. 3rd webcast with Francis Lucille

Posted on: 2012-10-25 19:14:03

 75 free spots have been released for the Sat. Nov. 3rd webcast with Francis Lucille. To participate: Like and share this link (public) and RSVP at:

http://www.meetup.com/Advaita/

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75 free spots have been released for the Sat. Oct. 27 webcast with Francis Lucille

Posted on: 2012-10-22 23:53:04

 75 free spots have been released for the Sat. Oct. 27 webcast with Francis Lucille. To participate: Like and share this link (public) and RSVP at:
http://www.meetup.com/Advaita/


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70 free spots for the webcast of the Sunday Sep. 30 (tomorrow) Temecula dialogue with Francis Lucille.

Posted on: 2012-09-29 13:47:57

 70 free spots for the webcast of the Sunday Sep. 30 (tomorrow) Temecula dialogue with Francis Lucille. We appreciate your sharing this info with your friends.

http://www.meetup.com/Advaita/events/84639792/

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Francis Lucille at the Science and Non Duality Conference

Posted on: 2012-09-13 09:06:47

 Francis Lucille will be one of the presenters at the Science and Non Duality Conference. Sunday, October 28 at 4:45 PM, Plenary Session.


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Subscribe and watch 6 newly released videos by Francis Lucille

Posted on: 2012-08-28 23:27:20

 Subscribe and watch 6 newly released videos by Francis Lucille.


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New: Live webcast of the dialogues of the 2012 Summer retreats with Francis Lucille

Posted on: 2012-08-21 18:55:47

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Watch free new Francis Lucille Video:

Posted on: 2012-08-13 10:23:03

 A few spots are still available for the upcoming Summer retreats with Francis Lucille:

http://www.meetup.com/Advaita/

Watch free new Francis Lucille Video:

http://play.streamingvideoprovider.com/popplayer.php?it=4nfofhhjl98g&c1=%23c8c8c8&c2=%23a6a6a6&is_link=0&w=640&h=480&p=0&title=00000&skin=3&repeat=&brandNW=1&start_volume=100&bg_gradient1=%23fff&bg_gradient2=%23e0e0e0&fullscreen=&no_fs=0&fs_mode=2&skinAlpha=80&colorBase=%23202020&colorIcon=%23FFFFFF&colorHighlight=%23fcad37&direct=true


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93 free spots for the upcoming Francis Lucille live webcast on Saturday

Posted on: 2012-08-09 21:43:14

 We have just released 93 free spots for the upcoming Francis Lucille live webcast on Saturday. Please share this info with your friends.

http://www.meetup.com/Advaita/events/76523212/

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Subscribe and watch 6 new videos of dialogues with Francis Lucille

Posted on: 2012-06-23 13:24:53

 These are the videos of the following 2012 dialogues:

02/16

03/24

03/31

04/01

04/07

04/14


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Upcoming Webinar with Francis Lucille Saturday. Please share with your friends.

Posted on: 2012-06-11 20:29:22

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We have just released 6 videos of the Spring 2012 retreat with Francis Lucille

Posted on: 2012-05-26 10:27:47

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We have just released 89 free spots for Francis Lucille live webcasts on Saturdays

Posted on: 2012-05-18 00:38:03

 We have just released 89 free spots for Francis Lucille live webcasts on Saturdays with free scholarships. For more details, see the full listing:

http://www.meetup.com/Advaita/events/64696412/

When: Saturday, May 19, 2012 4:30 PM

Where: Francis on the Web
Cyberspace 
temecula, CA 92589

RSVP limit: 100 "Yes" RSVPs


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We have just released 20 free spots for the upcoming Sunday webcast with Francis Lucille.

Posted on: 2012-05-11 22:14:01

 We have just released 20 free spots for the upcoming Sunday webcast with Francis Lucille.

For RSVP, click the following link:
http://www.meetup.com/Advaita/events/61394672/

When: Sunday, May 13, 2012 3:00 PM PT


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We have just released 78 free spots for the upcoming Saturday Webcast with Francis Lucille.

Posted on: 2012-05-10 19:32:33

 We have just released 78 free spots for the upcoming Saturday Webcast with Francis Lucille. For more details, see the full listing:

http://www.meetup.com/Advaita/events/61393892/

When: Saturday, May 12, 2012 4:30 PM PT

RSVP limit: 100 "Yes" RSVPs


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New: Live Webcast of the Dialogues of the 2012 Spring Retreats with Francis Lucille- Weeks 1 & 2

Posted on: 2012-04-18 10:50:59

 New: Live Webcast of the Dialogues of the 2012 Spring Retreats with Francis Lucille - Weeks 1 & 2

There will be no free spots for these events. Free webcasts of the Temecula week-end dialogues will resume after the Spring retreats.

http://www.meetup.com/Advaita/


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Subscribe and watch 4 new video releases by Francis Lucille The One, Only One Stuff, Thoughts Don't Think, Back To The Cartoons

Posted on: 2012-04-14 11:23:48

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We have just released 83 free spots for the upcoming Sunday webcast with Francis Lucille

Posted on: 2012-04-13 09:19:57

We have just released 83 free spots for the upcoming Sunday webcast with Francis Lucille. For RSVPS: http://www.meetup.com/Advaita/events/59505752/


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We have just released 83 free spots for the Francis Lucille live webcast on Saturday April 14

Posted on: 2012-04-12 11:53:42

 We have just released 83 free spots  for the Francis Lucille live webcast  on Saturday April 14

For more details, see the full listing:
http://www.meetup.com/Advaita/events/59867982/

When: Saturday, April 14, 2012 4:30 PM

Where: Francis on the Websuggested donation: $15.00 per computer

RSVP limit: 100 "Yes" RSVPs


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Upcoming webcasts with Francis Lucille Saturday and Sunday

Posted on: 2012-04-11 19:35:48

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Francis Lucille will speak at the Inner Directions Gathering Saturday, April 21

Posted on: 2012-04-06 11:16:42

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We have just released 84 free spots for the upcoming Saturday webcast with Francis Lucille.

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We have just released 90 free spots for Sunday's upcoming webcast with Francis Lucille

Posted on: 2012-03-30 05:19:28

 We have just released 90 free spots for Sunday's upcoming webcast with Francis Lucille. For infos and RSVPs: 

http://www.meetup.com/Advaita/events/58029392/

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we have just released 86 free spots for the upcoming Saturday webcast with Francis Lucille

Posted on: 2012-03-29 10:50:49

 we have just released 86 free spots for the upcoming Saturday webcast with Francis Lucille

To RSVP:

http://www.meetup.com/Advaita/events/57911122/


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Upcoming live webcasts of dialogues with Francis Lucille Saturday and Sunday

Posted on: 2012-03-27 02:03:13

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Free spots have just been released for the upcoming live webinar with Francis Lucille Sunday March 25

Posted on: 2012-03-23 19:08:55

 Free spots have just been released for the upcoming live webinar with Francis Lucille Sunday March 25 at 2:00 pm PT

http://www.meetup.com/Advaita/events/57055922/


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Free spots have just been released for the upcoming live webcast with Francis Lucille Saturday March 24 at 4:30 pm PT

Posted on: 2012-03-22 20:02:29

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Upcoming Webinar with Francis Lucille on Sunday

Posted on: 2012-03-20 19:26:12

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Upcoming webcast with Francis Lucille Saturday March 24 at 4:30 PM PT

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82 free spots have just been released for the upcoming Francis Lucille live webcast

Posted on: 2012-03-17 00:26:12

 82 free spots have just been released for the upcoming Francis Lucille live webcast: Sunday, March 18, 2012 3:00 PM

 
http://www.meetup.com/Advaita/events/55038022/

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Free spots have just been released for the upcoming live webcast with Francis Lucille

Posted on: 2012-03-16 10:45:18

 Free spots have just been released for the live webcast with Francis Lucille Saturday March 17 at 4:30 pm PT:

http://www.meetup.com/Advaita/events/55953762/

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Subscribe and watch 6 new video releases by Francis Lucille

Posted on: 2012-03-13 10:00:37

 Just released: 6 videos of satsangs by Francis Lucille - Feb. 5, 13, 25 and March 4, 5, 11, 2012


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Free spots for Saturday March 10, 2012, 4:30 PM PT webcast with Francis Lucille

Posted on: 2012-03-09 18:36:26

 Dear Friend,

We have released free spots for Saturday March 10, 2012, 4:30 PM PT webcast with Francis Lucille. Please RSVP in order to receive the login info.

http://www.meetup.com/Advaita/events/55006222/

All Love,

Laura


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New: Francis Lucille live webcasts on Sundays. Different from Sunday Webinars.

Posted on: 2012-03-05 09:22:05

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New: Francis Lucille live webcasts on Saturdays. Different from Sunday Webinars.

Posted on: 2012-03-05 09:20:37

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Free spots have just been released for this week-end's webcasts and webinar with Francis Lucille

Posted on: 2012-03-02 10:47:28

 Free spots have just been released for this week-end's webcasts (Saturday and Sunday, in English) and webinar (Sunday, in French) with Francis Lucille

http://www.meetup.com/Advaita/


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80 free spots just released for Saturday webcast with Francis Lucille.

Posted on: 2012-02-24 22:02:12

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New: Francis Lucille live webcast Saturday. Different from Sunday Webinars.

Posted on: 2012-02-21 10:52:33

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Subscribe and watch "God Did It", "Closer Than Your Heart", "Destiny Interrupted", "Moving Out Of Misery Lane", our latest video releases by Francis Lucille

Posted on: 2012-02-15 15:18:41

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New:74 free spots for Sunday's webinar with Francis Lucille

Posted on: 2012-02-10 22:45:08

 74 free spots for Sunday's webinar with Francis Lucille have just been released.

Visit the following link to RSVP:

http://www.meetup.com/Advaita/events/51640492/


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New: Live Webcast of the Dialogues of the 2012 February 11-17 Retreat with Francis Lucille in Temecula, California

Posted on: 2012-02-08 18:44:33

 New: Live Webcast of the Dialogues of the 2012 February 11-17 Retreat with Francis Lucille in Temecula, California

The first webcast will be on Feb. 12 at 5:30 PM PT.


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Hi, we have just released free spots for the upcoming webcasts of dialogues with Francis Lucille Saturday and Sunday

Posted on: 2012-02-01 06:08:13

 Hi,

we have just released free spots for the upcoming webcasts of dialogues with Francis Lucille Saturday and Sunday:

http://www.meetup.com/Advaita/

All Love,

Laura



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Upcoming webcasts with Francis Lucille in English and a webinar in French.

Posted on: 2012-01-27 08:55:34

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67 free spots have just been released for the upcoming webinar with Francis Lucille.

Posted on: 2012-01-05 22:58:24

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Upcoming webinar with Francis Lucille - Saturday, 01/07/2012

Posted on: 2012-01-01 12:38:46

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63 free spots have just been released for the upcoming webinar with Francis Lucille.

Posted on: 2011-12-29 20:09:31

 

63 free spots have just been released for the upcoming webinar with Francis Lucille.

Visit the following link to RSVP:

http://www.meetup.com/Advaita/events/45475972/

All love,

Laura


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Subscribe and watch our latest video releases by Francis Lucille: The End Of The Great Depression, The Cosmic Dreamer, One Step Freedom.

Posted on: 2011-12-25 15:16:34

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70 free spots have been released for Sunday webinar with Francis Lucille

Posted on: 2011-12-02 05:32:55

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Subscribe and watch "Breaking the Death Barrier","Fundamental Innocence", and "Unfolding Perfection ", our latest video releases by Francis Lucille

Posted on: 2011-11-29 10:39:22

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New: Live HD webcasts of the upcoming Thanksgiving retreats with Francis Lucille

Posted on: 2011-11-16 22:20:28

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Francis Answers - 258 -Why speak of mind? After all, there is no mind.

Posted on: 2011-11-13 23:27:26

 You once said, correctly so, that there is no mind. No one has ever seen one. And yet, we (including you) mention the mind when you speak. You said, mind is the sensations, thoughts, perceptions and dreams. 
Obviously, these are separate things. 
I understand that these separate things are 'non separated' by consciousness. Meaning consciousness is their very fabric, so to speak...


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Francis Answers - 257 - On mind, Maya, and ignorance

Posted on: 2011-11-13 23:24:59

 Is it correct to say that "The personal mind is an impression that results from memory and the felt sense. Memory, when it is thought to be embodied, Francis, Is it correct to say that "The personal mind is an impression that results from memory and the felt sense. Memory, when it is thought to be embodied, gives the impression of a personal mind and the felt (embodied) sense in the body reinforces this."? What follows...


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Francis Answers - 256 - What is there to know,to be conscious of without objects?

Posted on: 2011-11-11 18:22:57

 Question: Dear Francis I have been following some of your videoed satsangs and reading your books only for the last couple of months. You always emphasise the importance of deep, personal inquiry. As I am doing that I keep coming up with more and more questions and often I realize I got so tangled up in my mind that I come to a complete halt in frustration. And yet I also keep coming back to the teachings! I would be grateful for your comments on the following two questions which...


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Francis Answers - 255 - I m still feeling a fear in me to lose my consciousness.

Posted on: 2011-11-08 09:50:10

 I m still feeling a fear in me to lose my consciousness because I have a form of epilepsy. How can I lose the fear of this unpredictable lost of control..? thank you very much peter

Dear Peter,
If you lose the fear of death, you will also lose the fear of epilepsy. Your medical condition is one thing, and the fear of losing control a totally different one. Ask yourself whether...


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Upcoming (free) webcasts with Francis Lucille Saturday, Nov. 12 & Sunday, Nov. 13

Posted on: 2011-11-06 20:03:27

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Subscribe and watch "Don't Lift Your Pinky", the latest video release by Francis Lucille

Posted on: 2011-11-05 10:48:28

          Three new videos will be released each month. The 6 month ticket gives access to 20 videos over a 6 month period. Each video features a full satsang with Francis Lucille (average duration is approximately 1 hour 20 min for each video). The cost is $59.95 for 6 months.  The total number of views allowed during the 6 month period is 70, which averages to 3.5 views per video title for the 20 titles that will be released. You may subscribe to the Advaita Channel via e-mail to be kept informed of the release of each new video.

Subscribe to The Advaita Channel by Email

Whenever a new video is added to the playlist, the oldest video on the list gets removed. The oldest video is the one at the bottom of the list..

The 6 month subscription offers the following advantages over the pay per view option:

20 videos over a 6 month period for $59.95 (about $3.00 per video instead of $4.95 per video for the pay-per-view option)

You can view each new video up to three times (on average) for a one month period, instead of a 48 hour period in the case of the pay-per-view option.

You go through the process of credit card or Paypal payment only once.

We recommend you try the free video before purchasing a ticket to make sure your internet connection and your computer are compatible. Make sure you locate and click on the square arrowed button at the bottom right corner of the picture to expand the image to full screen.

Although these videos are in high definition (720p), they will work with most types of Internet connection (DSL, T1, cable internet and Satellite), but not with dial-ups. The image quality is better than the one offered in our DVDs and provides superior image quality for viewing on a large TV screen used as a display for your computer.


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Francis Answers - 254 - How to interact with others?

Posted on: 2011-11-03 08:15:31

 Dear Francis, The concept of "the other' seems so overwhelming and so hypnotyzing for (the concept of) me, that in company with others Oneness is completely blocked/out of sight. Do you have any advice for me? 


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Only 8 spots left for upcoming Saturday webcast with Francis Lucille

Posted on: 2011-11-03 00:22:52

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New: Francis Lucille live webcasts on Saturdays. Different from Sunday Webinars.

Posted on: 2011-10-31 10:48:08

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Only 13 spots left for Saturday's upcoming webinar with Francis Lucille

Posted on: 2011-10-27 16:50:35

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Francis Answers - 253 - How is it possible for us to surrender?

Posted on: 2011-10-26 14:27:25

 Question: Dear Francis, I often read and hear that one has to surrender, to recognize divine in himself/herself, etc,etc. My question (and also my feeling) is that if we have no control even over our most mundane thoughts, how is it possible for us to surrender, or do this or that, no matter how desperate we are for that to happen? If recognition of non-dual existence is an act of grace, is not everything else so?...


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Subscribe and watch three new videos by Francis: "No Sinner, No Sin", "Timeless Creativity", "The Absence Of Absence"

Posted on: 2011-10-25 19:24:46

         Three new videos will be released each month. The 6 month ticket gives access to 20 videos over a 6 month period. Each video features a full satsang with Francis Lucille (average duration is approximately 1 hour 20 min for each video). The cost is $59.95 for 6 months.  The total number of views allowed during the 6 month period is 70, which averages to 3.5 views per video title for the 20 titles that will be released. You may subscribe to the Advaita Channel via e-mail to be kept informed of the release of each new video.

Subscribe to The Advaita Channel by Email

Whenever a new video is added to the playlist, the oldest video on the list gets removed. The oldest video is the one at the bottom of the list..

The 6 month subscription offers the following advantages over the pay per view option:

20 videos over a 6 month period for $59.95 (about $3.00 per video instead of $4.95 per video for the pay-per-view option)

You can view each new video up to three times (on average) for a one month period, instead of a 48 hour period in the case of the pay-per-view option.

You go through the process of credit card or Paypal payment only once.

We recommend you try the free video before purchasing a ticket to make sure your internet connection and your computer are compatible. Make sure you locate and click on the square arrowed button at the bottom right corner of the picture to expand the image to full screen.

Although these videos are in high definition (720p), they will work with most types of Internet connection (DSL, T1, cable internet and Satellite), but not with dial-ups. The image quality is better than the one offered in our DVDs and provides superior image quality for viewing on a large TV screen used as a display for your computer.


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Schedule of upcoming events with Francis Lucille in the San Francisco Bay Area:

Posted on: 2011-10-15 13:51:18

 Schedule of upcoming events with Francis Lucille in the San Francisco Bay Area:

East Bay Open Circle

http://www.eastbayopencircle.org/

Oct. 19, 7:00pm, Dialogue, Northbrae Community Church, 941 The Alameda, Berkeley

SAND Conference

http://www.scienceandnonduality.com/index.shtml

Embassy Suites San Rafael - Marin County
101 McInnis Parkway

San Rafael, CA 94903

Oct. 20, 2:00-6:00pm Workshop With Francis Lucille

Petaluma room

Oct 21,

8:00am - 9:00am

Novato room
Meditation guided by Francis Lucille

5:10pm - 5:45pm

San Rafael Ballroom

Plenary Session 2. Beyond Space and Time - Dialogue with Francis Lucille

 


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Francis Answers - 252 - What is actually happening during a satsang?

Posted on: 2011-10-14 19:43:16

 Question: What is actually happening during a satsang? If there is no me, and no person to act, and no volition, then you are speaking to “my” Presence as “your” Presence. What is the mechanism for Presence to Presence communication?. Can one Presence then influence another Presence to act or see reality? I realize there is only one ultimate Presence or Awareness, hopefully I was able to communicate my question.


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Francis Answers - 251 - On a bird.

Posted on: 2011-10-13 06:46:55

 Name: Murray 

Location: Scotland

Question: I would like to apologise as I don't know how I should write this correctly. I have been having a lot of synchronicity in my life lately, and I have been having a lot of single events which I feel mean more than just the event itself. I have two examples which I would like to give you; firstly, I saw a bird sitting in the road, a I got closer to it, I was expecting it to fly away, as most birds usually do, but it stayed still. this got my attention so I stood watching the bird. I could see it was alive, but there was...


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Subscribe and watch "I Am Always The Same", Francis' latest video release.

Posted on: 2011-09-27 10:29:06

        Three new videos will be released each month. The 6 month ticket gives access to 20 videos over a 6 month period. Each video features a full satsang with Francis Lucille (average duration is approximately 1 hour 20 min for each video). The cost is $59.95 for 6 months.  The total number of views allowed during the 6 month period is 70, which averages to 3.5 views per video title for the 20 titles that will be released. You may subscribe to the Advaita Channel via e-mail to be kept informed of the release of each new video.

Subscribe to The Advaita Channel by Email

Whenever a new video is added to the playlist, the oldest video on the list gets removed. The oldest video is the one at the bottom of the list..

The 6 month subscription offers the following advantages over the pay per view option:

20 videos over a 6 month period for $59.95 (about $3.00 per video instead of $4.95 per video for the pay-per-view option)

You can view each new video up to three times (on average) for a one month period, instead of a 48 hour period in the case of the pay-per-view option.

You go through the process of credit card or Paypal payment only once.

We recommend you try the free video before purchasing a ticket to make sure your internet connection and your computer are compatible. Make sure you locate and click on the square arrowed button at the bottom right corner of the picture to expand the image to full screen.

Although these videos are in high definition (720p), they will work with most types of Internet connection (DSL, T1, cable internet and Satellite), but not with dial-ups. The image quality is better than the one offered in our DVDs and provides superior image quality for viewing on a large TV screen used as a display for your computer.


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Follow up on Q. 249

Posted on: 2011-09-14 15:22:59

 Thank you for your answer! You say that "That which is perceived can tell us nothing about that which perceives". Yes but this does not mean that it's not possible that there is something generated in the brain that can't be perceived (e.g., the perceiver in chief), does not it? You say The brain cannot conceivably generate serendipitous events and miracles in the physical ...


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Francis answers - 249 - How do we know it was not an event in my brain that stopped the sense of being a separate entity?

Posted on: 2011-09-14 09:26:43

 Dear Mr. Lucille, In 2008 I had an experience that I\'d like to ask you about. I really need some kind of clarity!!! I don\'t want to waist your time with tons of details but prior to this experience, during the second part of 2007, I had a lot of stress. One night I was trying to relax and I ended up going out, getting drunk, and to make a long story short I cheated on my wife. Next morning, when I realized what I did, I told my wife. She forgave me...but I did not forgive myself. The next few months were crazy - the feelings of guilt, dissatisfaction with myself and life overall were huge. Soon after that I got sick and on top of everything I became extremely scared for my life and future. This continued for about a year... And then I came across E. Tolle\'s \"Power of Now\". I\'ve read it over and over again. Something started to shift. It was very powerful. I felt going deeper and deeper into all this stuff: reading, meditating, doing yoga and qigong, even switched my diet to Macrobiotics. Somehow all of it felt right. My illness and depression slowly went away...


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Subscribe and watch three new Francis Lucille videos: "The True Nature Of Santa Claus", "In The Blink Of An Eye", and " The Silent Transmission".

Posted on: 2011-09-12 20:15:02

         Three new videos will be released each month. The 6 month ticket gives access to 20 videos over a 6 month period. Each video features a full satsang with Francis Lucille (average duration is approximately 1 hour 20 min for each video). The cost is $59.95 for 6 months.  The total number of views allowed during the 6 month period is 70, which averages to 3.5 views per video title for the 20 titles that will be released. You may subscribe to the Advaita Channel via e-mail to be kept informed of the release of each new video.

Subscribe to The Advaita Channel by Email

Whenever a new video is added to the playlist, the oldest video on the list gets removed. The oldest video is the one at the bottom of the list..

The 6 month subscription offers the following advantages over the pay per view option:

20 videos over a 6 month period for $59.95 (about $3.00 per video instead of $4.95 per video for the pay-per-view option)

You can view each new video up to three times (on average) for a one month period, instead of a 48 hour period in the case of the pay-per-view option.

You go through the process of credit card or Paypal payment only once.

We recommend you try the free video before purchasing a ticket to make sure your internet connection and your computer are compatible. Make sure you locate and click on the square arrowed button at the bottom right corner of the picture to expand the image to full screen.

Although these videos are in high definition (720p), they will work with most types of Internet connection (DSL, T1, cable internet and Satellite), but not with dial-ups. The image quality is better than the one offered in our DVDs and provides superior image quality for viewing on a large TV screen used as a display for your computer.


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Francis Answers - 248 -

Posted on: 2011-09-06 18:40:57

 Name: Bruce 
Location: Michigan, U.S.A. 
Comments: Mr. Lucille, Something has revealed itself as the absolute one to a me it plays as. This is not a product of imagination. It is the very source of all it appears as and the source of the seeing that watches the play. There is nothing that it is not. It has kissed me and now it is everywhere shining as its self. I cannot take my eyes off of it and I am overwhelmed. It can speak as me...


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Francis Answers - 247 - Could you explain how it is possible to be established in the Self and at the same time live and act in this everyday world without an ego

Posted on: 2011-09-05 21:09:37

 Could you explain how it is possible to be established in the Self and at the same time live and act in this everyday world without an ego. I refer to the following from the Brihadaranyaka Upanishad. \"As long as there is duality, one sees the other, one hears the other, one smells the other, one speaks to the other, one thinks of the other, one knows the other; but when for the illumined soul the all is dissolved in the Self, who is there to be seen by whom, who is there to be smelt by whom, who is there to be heard by whom, who is there to be spoken to by whom, who is there to be thought of by whom, who is there to be known by whom?\" Does this not imply...


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October 2011 Meditation Retreat with Francis Lucille near Temecula, California

Posted on: 2011-09-04 07:41:20

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Francis answers - 246 - Where is Consciousness when the body-mind is asleep and not dreaming, and where is Consciousness with regard to the human corpse?

Posted on: 2011-09-04 07:14:17

  Dear Francis May I put two questions to you? 1/Where is Consciousness when the body-mind is asleep and not dreaming, and where is Consciousness with regard to the human corpse? 2/ Can humans hurt Consciousness-the Universal Love-with their vicious, hurtful, ignorant thoughts and actions? Looking forward to your answers, Kati


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Next webinar satsang with Francis Sept. 11 filling up rapidly

Posted on: 2011-08-30 00:48:34

 We are testing a new, exciting way to attend Francis' satsangs: Video Conference.

This option is especially convenient for those who cannot attend the regular Temecula, CA dialogues

This webinar - satsang is limited to 98 participants, on a first come, first serve basis. The participants will be able to ask Francis questions live, and to see and hear Francis and whomever is asking a question. Windows and Mac OS are supported. You will need a broad band connection. If you would like to participate, just RSVP for this meetup:

http://www.meetup.com/Advaita/events/28330201/

You will then receive an invitation one day prior to the satsang with all the information you need to join. There is no charge for this meeting. Voluntary donations are welcome as a participation to the  expenses related to the organization of this event. The suggested donation is $15.


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Subscribe and watch "Islands In The Ocean Of Consciousness", Francis' latest video release.

Posted on: 2011-08-25 23:11:54

        Three new videos will be released each month. The 6 month ticket gives access to 20 videos over a 6 month period. Each video features a full satsang with Francis Lucille (average duration is approximately 1 hour 20 min for each video). The cost is $59.95 for 6 months.  The total number of views allowed during the 6 month period is 70, which averages to 3.5 views per video title for the 20 titles that will be released. You may subscribe to the Advaita Channel via e-mail to be kept informed of the release of each new video.

Subscribe to The Advaita Channel by Email

Whenever a new video is added to the playlist, the oldest video on the list gets removed. The oldest video is the one at the bottom of the list..

The 6 month subscription offers the following advantages over the pay per view option:

20 videos over a 6 month period for $59.95 (about $3.00 per video instead of $4.95 per video for the pay-per-view option)

You can view each new video up to three times (on average) for a one month period, instead of a 48 hour period in the case of the pay-per-view option.

You go through the process of credit card or Paypal payment only once.

We recommend you try the free video before purchasing a ticket to make sure your internet connection and your computer are compatible. Make sure you locate and click on the square arrowed button at the bottom right corner of the picture to expand the image to full screen.

Although these videos are in high definition (720p), they will work with most types of Internet connection (DSL, T1, cable internet and Satellite), but not with dial-ups. The image quality is better than the one offered in our DVDs and provides superior image quality for viewing on a large TV screen used as a display for your computer.


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Guided Meditation - Ottawa, April 30, 2003

Posted on: 2011-08-24 09:50:23

 The following meditation is a direct transcript from a recorded tape. There is a repetitiveness inherent to the spoken word  that is especially noticeable in this text. We have nevertheless decided to publish it in the hope that  in its simplicity and freshness it might be useful to some truth seekers. 


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Francis Answers - 245 - On knowing God

Posted on: 2011-08-23 07:09:35

 Dear Francis, I have heard you speak of joy, peace, enthusiasm and other such divine qualities as arising from \"awareness percieving itself,\" or to use some other words that I hope you would still agree with, Divine experiencing Itself. The statement, \"I and my Father are one,\" seems to articulate this experience, wherein the sage, knowing his or her true identity, sees that he or she is actually the Divine experiencing itself in its infinite variations. According to my understanding....


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Francis Answers - 244 - On Love, relationships, and jealousy

Posted on: 2011-08-20 15:37:19

 Dear Francis, my question is: how to be in a committed loving- relationship while feeling the freedom which I know I deeply am. I mean a relationship based on unconditional love , who we truly are, yet living a "conditioned" love, meaning We choose to be committed to unconditional love first of all, yet I choose you and not him, I am faithful to you and you choose me and are faithful to me...until the relationship feels good. In my experience the openess of unconditional love leaves space to jealousy..


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Francis Answers - 243 - What is the difference between a dis-quite mind and a mind free to indulge in every thought that arises?

Posted on: 2011-08-17 20:49:16

 There seems to be a fine line between a quite mind and a controlled mind. After many years of practice I\'m often able to completely suppress the words in my head. It\'s like I\'m the parent of a young child, a child who incessantly fills every moment with some commentary, always interrupting to offer some narrative, using words and concepts to describe the world. As a loving parent, I hold him close, and with love press my finger to his lips and ...


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Francis Answers - 242 - Do you think that experience was awareness during dreaming-deep sleep?

Posted on: 2011-08-12 22:45:15

 Name: Ivan 
Location: Galicia 
Question: Dear Francis: Few weeks ago I read somewhere that you can have a “glimpse” of the Self just after waking up, and I said to myself “it would be good if can detect that very moment and linger there”... But I coudn`t even remember to do so and I just said: “OK that´s not for me”, I didn´t give much importance to the fact and I keep on doing my things. Some days ago being asked by my girlfriend how I was sleeping lately (because she is away and she coudn´t sleep very well in those days) I told her that in the past nights....


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Francis Answers - 241 - Is it your experience that awareness can only ever perceive one object at a time?

Posted on: 2011-08-11 10:25:40

 Name: Jay 

Question: Dear Francis, Upon close examination, it appears that awareness can only ever perceive one object at a time. Mind strings perceptions together creating memory, thus giving birth to the illusion that multiple objects can be perceived at once. But, in truth, this is illusion. Ultimately, when past is perfectly absent, there is simply one act of pure perception after another. Is this your experience? Thank you very much, Jay


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Enlightenment is the direct revelation that consciousness is infinite

Posted on: 2011-08-10 09:33:11

 Enlightenment is the direct revelation that consciousness is infinite, not the mere logical conclusion or inference of its infinity. The sole engine of this revelation is the love for the Absolute, an overwhelming desire for Truth, an all-trumping longing for the Divine.  This is the only necessary and sufficient condition for true awakening. It is the power  of this discovery that transmits itself in the teaching. Without this power, the logical arguments of non-dualism are just empty words. 


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Subscribe and watch "Keep The Ducks Away", Francis' latest video release.

Posted on: 2011-08-06 00:49:24

       Three new videos will be released each month. The 6 month ticket gives access to 20 videos over a 6 month period. Each video features a full satsang with Francis Lucille (average duration is approximately 1 hour 20 min for each video). The cost is $59.95 for 6 months.  The total number of views allowed during the 6 month period is 70, which averages to 3.5 views per video title for the 20 titles that will be released. You may subscribe to the Advaita Channel via e-mail to be kept informed of the release of each new video.

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The 6 month subscription offers the following advantages over the pay per view option:

20 videos over a 6 month period for $59.95 (about $3.00 per video instead of $4.95 per video for the pay-per-view option)

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Let's meet up on the web for a dialogue with Francis Lucille - Sunday, Aug. 14, 10:00 AM PT

Posted on: 2011-08-04 17:29:59

 We are testing a new, exciting way to attend Francis' satsangs: Video Conference.

This option is especially convenient for those who cannot attend the regular Temecula, CA dialogues

This webinar - satsang is limited to 98 participants, on a first come, first serve basis. The participants will be able to ask Francis questions live, and to see and hear Francis and whomever is asking a question. Windows and Mac OS are supported. You will need a broad band connection. If you would like to participate, just RSVP for this meetup:

http://www.meetup.com/Advaita/events/28164761/

You will then receive an invitation one day prior to the satsang with all the information you need to join. There is no charge for this meeting. Voluntary donations are welcome as a participation to the  expenses related to the organization of this event. The suggested donation is $15.


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Upcoming Temecula , CA Summer retreats with Francis Lucille: still a few spots left

Posted on: 2011-08-01 00:02:16

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Francis Lucille at the 3rd Annual Science and Nonduality Conference

Posted on: 2011-07-29 20:04:41

Francis will this year again give a dialogue at the 3rd Annual Science and Nonduality Conference:

On the Edge of Time
October 19 ~ 23, 2011
Embassy Suites Hotel, San Rafael, CA  94903
At the Science and Nonduality Conference 2011, over 100 preeminent scientists, philosophers, and spiritual teachers will gather to explore the question of time.

What is time and how does the mind construct it in experience? How is our sense of ourselves as separate individuals dependent on the construction of time? What are the neural substrates that explain our perception of time? What does physics have to say about the linear, temporal ordering of events int he universe?

We invite you on a timeless journey to explore these and many more questions! Join us at the Science and Nonduality Conference this year.

Registration & Info: www.scienceandnonduality.com
*because of your relationship or connection with one of our speakers, we'd like to offer you a 10% discount on your registration fee. Be sure to enter the code: AMB for that discount.

Warm Regards,
Shyama Blaise Lozier
Conference Manager



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Francis Answers - 240 - Is this body real?

Posted on: 2011-07-28 17:44:57

 Location: florida 
Question: when my mind exploded there was movement and extreme peace and what was seen took a vague background. Now with it's return so did all the images and the pain and suffering from this disability, pain is mind.. the world is in me and projected from me, and I perceive all my perceptions, none of these perceptions are real yet appear real to touch. so when speaking happens you said it is consciouseness speaking to consciousness, to me that is mind speaking to mind, and if mind...


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Francis Answers - 239 - On God

Posted on: 2011-07-25 09:56:55

 Name: John 
Location: Lincoln, NM 
Question: Dear Francis, I often think of Divine Will, the will of God, as something I must open myself to, and then recieve the guidance it provides, that of tremendous power and direction. I have witnessed this often in my life, coming after a time of hardship or trial, a sudden, clear revelation and then direction, inspiration, and happiness. After reading Meister Eckhart, I see...


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Subscribe and watch "The Star Of David", Francis' latest video release.

Posted on: 2011-07-21 08:43:40

   Three new videos will be released each month. The 6 month ticket gives access to 20 videos over a 6 month period. Each video features a full satsang with Francis Lucille (average duration is approximately 1 hour 20 min for each video). The cost is $59.95 for 6 months....


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Subscribe and watch "The Hug That Burns", Francis' latest video release.

Posted on: 2011-07-15 18:15:45

 Three new videos will be released each month. The 6 month ticket gives access to 20 videos over a 6 month period. Each video features a full satsang with Francis Lucille (average duration is approximately 1 hour 20 min for each video). The cost is $59.95 for 6 months....


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Subscribe and watch "Limo To Heaven", Francis' latest video release.

Posted on: 2011-07-03 03:53:15

  Three new videos will be released each month. The 6 month ticket gives access to 20 videos over a 6 month period. Each video features a full satsang with Francis Lucille (average duration is approximately 1 hour 20 min for each video). The cost is $59.95 for 6 months....


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Francis Answers - 238 - On doubts and beliefs

Posted on: 2011-06-30 00:25:21

 Name: Jay 
Location: Gadag, India 
Question: Dear Francis, I know this question follows very closely to my last. I must preface it briefly. It is about doubt, specifically doubt after the Truth has been seen in full clarity. After many smaller experiences, Truth revealed itself as my true identity beyond all doubts and remained there, effortlessly close and real. This unshakeable state persisted for six days, until I became very ill physically. It then waivered and left. I have recovered entirely, but the solidity I thought was final left. The sense of finality and sureness left. Doubts have returned...


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Subscribe and watch "That Which Is Never Ceases To Be", Francis' latest video release.

Posted on: 2011-06-23 18:16:35

 Three new videos will be released each month. The 6 month ticket gives access to 20 videos over a 6 month period. Each video features a full satsang with Francis Lucille (average duration is approximately 1 hour 20 min for each video). The cost is $59.95 for 6 months....


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Francis Answers - 237 - Who is talking? Who is hearing?

Posted on: 2011-06-22 14:13:20

 Name: janice 
Location: Florida 
Question: Beloved Francis, I know that I am one self, the seed that contains all, through my self realization, the self shined forth by itself to itself without seeking my own self, there was only movement and seeing, nothing had a meaning to what was seen because the mind vanished! now the mind came back, knowing now I am not the mind or this body, I am the eteranl self, from the return of the mind confusion has set in, to whom does the talking? and to whom am I talking to when talking ...


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Francis Answers - 236 - I want some advice about living practically.

Posted on: 2011-06-20 20:10:16

 I want some advice about living practically, having realized the truth about the Self and the limitations of the me-self.  The separateness is still abound, but the belief is wafer thin. The bundle of thoughts carried are also light.

I listen to your videos and other Advita ones till the deep reverberations are there.  There is cognizance of the thoughts of separateness that are here now that disturb the peace and simplicity.

 I want some advice about living practically.  What one does in this situation- to live it?


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Francis Answers - 235 - IsWould it be possible for one to be a sage, yet to act in ways that violate notions of justice and moral conduct?

Posted on: 2011-06-16 06:56:21

 Name: Jay 
Location: Gadag, India 
Question: Dear Francis, I hope my questions do not sound poorly thought-out. Since there is, in fact, only one doer, can a sage be distinguished by his or her actions in the world? Judging from outward appearance only, it seems to me that literally anyone could be a called sage, since ultimately only the one doer exists and does actions. Thus one cannot distinguish between sage and non-sage. Yet it is difficult to see a great evil-doer as a sage. Would it be possible for one to be a sage, yet to act in ways that violate notions of justice and moral conduct? Of course, even...


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Francis Answers - 234 - Is a sage awake during deep sleep?

Posted on: 2011-06-14 21:29:26

 Dear Francis,

A question that has been on my mind for a number of years and which I asked a number of teachers and (so-called ) enlightened people is: are you aware in the deep sleep state?
My notion of full realization, when one is fully cooked, full cirkel so to say is when one is aware in the deep sleep state, also during the day. Ramana calls it susupthi...


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Subscribe and watch "Nothing Ever Happens", Francis' latest video release.

Posted on: 2011-06-11 19:52:28

   Three new videos will be released each month. The 6 month ticket gives access to 20 videos over a 6 month period. Each video features a full satsang with Francis Lucille (average duration is approximately 1 hour 20 min for each video). The cost is $59.95 for 6 months....


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Francis Answers - 233- How does consciousness perceive itself?

Posted on: 2011-06-10 18:19:37

 I believe I have heard you say that the mind cannot perceive consciousness, but that consciousness can perceive itself. I am confused about this. If consciousness can perceive itself, then this seems to imply that a part of my experience is the perception of consciousness. If this is so, which part of my experience is it? Also, I have had “glimpses” where apparently I was perceiving consciousness, or where I appeared to “know myself”. In these glimpses (if I remember correctly) there was still a focal point...


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Francis Answers - 232- IWhy did you choose the Advaitic approach?

Posted on: 2011-06-10 06:55:58

 I find your thinking very interesting, the best i found in the new gurus. I would like to know why did you choose advaitan approach, negating krishnamurti teachings on no authority, no teachers, on remaining alone.?...


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Subscribe and watch "The Artistic Life", Francis' latest video release.

Posted on: 2011-06-02 15:04:00

  Three new videos will be released each month. The 6 month ticket gives access to 20 videos over a 6 month period. Each video features a full satsang with Francis Lucille (average duration is approximately 1 hour 20 min for each video). The cost is $59.95 for 6 months....


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Subscribe and watch "Don't Settle For Less", Francis' latest video release.

Posted on: 2011-05-25 08:50:05

 Three new videos will be released each month. The 6 month ticket gives access to 20 videos over a 6 month period. Each video features a full satsang with Francis Lucille (average duration is approximately 1 hour 20 min for each video). The cost is $59.95 for 6 months....


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Subscribe and/or watch "THE GLOW OF PRESENCE", Francis' new video.

Posted on: 2011-05-17 11:13:05

 Three new videos will be released each month. The 6 month ticket gives access to 20 videos over a 6 month period. Each video features a full satsang with Francis Lucille (average duration is approximately 1 hour 20 min for each video). The cost is $59.95 for 6 months.


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Subscribe and watch "We Are Love in Search of Itself", Francis' latest video release.

Posted on: 2011-05-09 01:22:06

 Three new videos will be released each month. The 6 month ticket gives access to 20 videos over a 6 month period. Each video features a full satsang with Francis Lucille (average duration is approximately 1 hour 20 min for each video). The cost is $59.95 for 6 months....


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Subscribe and watch IT'S ALL ABOUT SURRENDER, Francis' latest video release.

Posted on: 2011-04-26 10:34:14

  The Advaita Channel is now offering a Video-on-demand service for the satsangs with Francis Lucille. The service works well with most Internet connections, except dial ups. The sound and image quality is good, even on a large screen.Try it and watch our free video sample or subscribe and watch our latest release, It's All About Surrender.

http://www.francislucille.com/pay_per_view_videos.html


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Upcoming Satsang webcast with Francis Saturday, April 16, 2011

Posted on: 2011-04-12 06:58:44

 Below is the url to the page where you can register for the interactive video webcast.
http://netinetimedia.com/event_francis_lucille.shtml 

Once you register you will receive instructions on how to log in and use the webex platform.


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Only the Heart Truly Sees - New release - Francis Lucille videos-on-demand

Posted on: 2011-04-11 10:31:18

 The Advaita Channel is now offering a Video-on-demand service for the satsangs with Francis Lucille. The service works well with most Internet connections, except dial ups. Try it and watch our free video, THE ART OF CUTTING CARROTS, or subscribe and watch our latest release, Only the Heart Truly Sees.

http://www.francislucille.com/pay_per_view_videos.html


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Satsang with Francis Lucille tomorrow Sunday in Berkeley, CA

Posted on: 2011-04-09 16:24:23

 

Northbrae Community Church - 941 The Alameda Berkeley, CA


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Francis Answers - 231- I am afraid of loosing my normal functioning abilities.

Posted on: 2011-04-07 12:30:41

 Question: Dear Francis, When it is said that the jnani is free from the notion of "I," can he be said to have any sense of personal continuity, or are all notions of the "I" thought perfectly dead and gone to him? I have had an experience that is completely beyond all words. I mean completely. To even call it "spiritual" or "Truth" or "consciousness" is insufficient. No words applied and no concepts can describe it, not even those of spirituality.


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New release - Francis Lucille videos-on-demand

Posted on: 2011-04-03 10:19:35

 The Advaita Channel is now offering a Video-on-demand service for the satsangs with Francis Lucille. The service works well with most Internet connections, except dial ups. Try it and watch our free video, THE ART OF CUTTING CARROTS, or subscribe and watch our latest release, THE KINGDOM OF SHIVA.

http://www.francislucille.com/pay_per_view_videos.html


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Francis Answers - 229 - Could you help me understand consciousness?

Posted on: 2011-03-28 19:10:49

 Name: Martin 

Location: Dublin, Ireland 
Question: Hi Francis, I wonder can you help me understand consciousness. I have listened to J Krishnamurti on dvd many times talking about consciousness. My understanding of what he is saying is that consciousness is not mine or yours or anybodys, but it is universal. I also understand that he states that this consciousness is chaotic as we look at what the way the world is today. When I listen to what you say, it appears that consciousness is the truth and the absolute...


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Francis Answers - 228 - what am I to do Francis?

Posted on: 2011-03-15 11:00:44

 Location: Florida 

Question: Dearest Francis, before I knew of the truth, I was someone who lost her identity thru much suffering from a misdiagnose which left this body partially disabled, not only was my identity gone but so were my attachments, I knew nothing of spirituality until 6 months ago, one day as I woke up I noticed that everything around me was peace, not just around me but in me and everywhere, I had no senses except for eyesite, everything that my eyes set on was there but they had no names to them, I felt as if my body was ...


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Francis Answers - 227 - Follow up on Q. 222

Posted on: 2011-03-15 10:51:28

 Name: Jay 
Location: NM 
Question: Dear Francis, Thank you for your very clear answer. I don't mean to belabor this point. I understand very well what you say about the importance of experiential as opposed to theoretical understanding. The reason I ask this question is because it seems that no degree of happiness lasts forever, even when ignorance is not involved. I notice a continual cycle of opening and contraction, opening and contraction. Opening is marked by enthusiasm, joy, energy, and love. It follows a sustained trajectory ...


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Francis Answers - 226 - Is consciousness different than our ego or do we die to a greater consciousness ?

Posted on: 2011-03-15 10:34:26

s consciousness different than our ego or do we die to a greater consciousness ?

 
                                                                                                   Thank you
                                                                                                           Randy


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Francis Answers - 225 - Where do thoughts originate?

Posted on: 2011-03-13 07:49:58

 Name: Katherine 

Location: Buckingham, VA 
Question: Dear Francis, Where do thoughts originate? How do they come to appear in this mind that the seeming I experiences? With love and thanks, Kathy...



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Francis Answers - 224 - When you die if you are not aware of the Greater Self, what then does your consciousness experience?

Posted on: 2011-03-13 07:13:43

  Name: charlotte

Location: Rochester, NY 
Question: When you die if you are not aware of the Greater Self, what then does your consciousness experience?



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Francis Answers - 223 - What is the difference between you and me?

Posted on: 2011-03-13 06:41:22

 Name: Javier 
Location: Vitoria 
Question: Dear Francis, first sorry for my English, I love the path you teach and a question comes to the mind. what is really the difference between you and me? it is true that when a negative thought comes you simply disidentify with it and welcome, taking clear that it is only a temporary manifestation of the consciouness, a form arising? 


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Francis Answers - 222 - How can one even know that one is in the absolute state?

Posted on: 2011-03-13 06:31:23

 Name: Jay 
Location: NM 
Question: Dear Francis, How can one even know that one is in the absolute state? Such knowledge remains relative, for it exists only in contrast with its opposite, the relative state. Thus it seems that the absolute state is somehow a non-state, for it can have no opposite. It also seems that it cannot be gained anew, for what can be gained anew would still have an opposite. If it cannot be gained ...


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Francis Answers - 221 - I was a pupil many years ago of John Levy, we did no Yoga or meditation but worked in a group, have you anything like this?

Posted on: 2011-03-13 06:05:53

  I was a pupil many years ago of John Levy, we did no Yoga or meditation but worked in a group ,have you anything like this?


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Francis Answers - 220 - On the causal body

Posted on: 2011-03-05 09:29:03

 What is the causal body?


The causal body is the divine spark, the light of consciousness. From the vantage point of the mind, it appears as a blind spot, like the spot on the retina where the optical nerve converges. It is the most essential point of the eye, but it doesn't record any image. It seems to be part of the mind and limited by it, but it isn't, just as the blue sky appearing on the wall through the window is not part of the wall...


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Francis Answers - 219 - What is impersonal desire?

Posted on: 2011-01-03 20:05:44

 Name: Jay 

Question: Dear Francis, I have a question for you regarding something you told a questioner during a satsang that has been made into a video under the title, "The Perfume of Peace." In answering a question about whether it is possible to be aware of one's true nature as consciousness during daily activities, you say, "all impersonal desires strangely manifest." After much meditation and self enquiry, I began frequently experiencing states of enthusiasm where I saw my desires and yet remained minimally attached to them. I noticed how, because of the lack of attachment, I was able to act much more effectively in fulfilling them. Some even seemed to come effortlessly. BUT, bit by bit, I would become more and more attached to my desires...


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Francis Answers - 218 - How do you work with a student who does not live near to you?

Posted on: 2011-01-02 19:22:36

 Name: Lana   

Location: Madison Mississippi 

Question: Hi Francis: How do you work with a student who does not live near to you? Thank you. Lana....



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Francis Answers - 217 - On the blank state, again

Posted on: 2010-12-30 19:11:04

 Name: Gary Bramley 

Location: Orlando, FL 

Question: Dear Francis, Thank you for this virtual satsang! Follow up to question 214: The second question was poignant. It asks: 2. "If you could comment on the sometimes neutral or dead quality I find in attending to consciousness I would also appreciate that." Neutral or dead quality is bad news. It points to a mind created blank state. No juice there. Stay away. SEEK FREEDOM! This is all too familiar; however, I have been with it long enough to realize that this blank state ...


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Francis Answers - 216 - On the blank state

Posted on: 2010-12-30 18:58:22

 Name: Michael 

Location: Chicago, IL 

Question: Dear Francis, Could you please clarify today's answer regarding a mind created blank state? I'm not sure if I have found myself in such a state, as I seemingly have lost interest in everything, and events just seem to pass by without any kind of reaction on my part. I frequently notice that blocks of time have passed by without me even being aware of them until later when the mind seems to come back and no matter how hard I try, I can't even remember "being there" during that period. If this is a mind ...


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Francis Answers - 215 - On heaven and hell

Posted on: 2010-12-30 18:41:43

 Name: Robert 

Location: The Netherlands 

Question: Dear Francis, I was raised up in the sixties in a Christian surrounding and when I was about 15 years old I became heavily scared by the idea of the existence of hell. I’ve done nearly everything to escape from that horrible idea and fear. So I ‘became’ an atheist, I visited mediums, red hundreds of spiritual books and finally I discovered Advaita. The fear became a little less, but it never disappeared completely. For example, I recently did an experiment. In the local library I picked up a book...


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Francis Answers - 214 - Does psychological suffering completely disappear with self realization?

Posted on: 2010-12-29 15:36:15

  Name: Murray 

Location: East Aurora NY 

Question: Dear Francis, I know myself as consciousness. Although I don't live in constant recognition of this it is true that I can turn attention to this consciousness whenever it occurs to me to do so, and it occurs to me to do so several times a day. I am deeply grateful for the Grace that has brought me to this. And within this I find that sometimes the taste of consciousness is very sweet but at other times it is quite neutral; there is almost a deadness to it. Also I quite frequently experience psychological pain-- usually triggered by seeing the suffering in others, particularly in my daughter. You speak of permanent abidance in peace...


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Francis Answers - 213 - Why did the fly come back?

Posted on: 2010-12-28 18:10:24

 Name: Patricia 

Location: Indiana 

Question: Waiting. Waiting without waiting. Waiting with out waiting but also with tension when the fly lands on sticky paper..lol. Oh joy, Reading the poem by Thayumanavar, this one cannot but wonder, when having stepped away from not wondering of course, why it is that having experienced the non-experince, god, godhead,whatever, life itself really, and also the container of life, this...


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Francis Answers - 212 - Follow up on answer 211 (The Direct Path doesn't work for me)

Posted on: 2010-12-28 17:59:36

 This is a follow-up question on the "Direct Path.”

Dear Francis, thank you for your clear, enlightening and specific answers to my rather abstract questions.

However, your previous comment, “…your premise is not true: if pain and avoidance of pain (…) were the cause of ignorance, sages should be in ignorance…” shows me that I have been misunderstood with what I meant with ‘resistance to pain,’ which I like to clarify below...


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Francis Answers - 211 - The Direct Path doesn't work for me

Posted on: 2010-12-26 20:48:21

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A poem by Thayumanavar

Posted on: 2010-12-25 15:39:47

  In all people, as soon as the ego-sense known as ‘I’ arises to

afflict them,
the world-illusion, manifesting as multiplicity, follows along behind.
Who might have the power to describe the vastness
of the ocean of misery that grows out of this:
as flesh; as the body; as the intellectual faculties;
as the inner and the outer; as the all-pervasive...


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Don't Curb Your Enthusiasm

Posted on: 2010-12-21 21:21:08

  Video: a full length dialogue with Francis Lucille on Vimeo


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Francis Answers - 210 - I have screwed up my grades. What should I do ?

Posted on: 2010-12-18 19:16:11

 I am having a problem , I am a student and I have screwed up my grades ..if I think about future I see that I have to work hard to get a job or something ..but I am unable to do so ..I am driven by feelings and habits ...so the habit of postponing and not giving attention to studies may lead to be harmful for me .
what should I do ?....


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Francis Answers - 209 - About the sense object, the arts, and the search for truth

Posted on: 2010-12-18 18:38:40

 Name: Jay 

Question: Dear Francis, My question is about the sense object, the arts, and my search for truth. I am wondering, how should one relate to sense objects while still upholding Truth, and is it even possible to engage with sense objects while one is indifferent to them, like a sage is supposed to be? In the world I find so many opportunities to indulge desires for sensuality! I, for one, listen to much music, and have good knowledge and understanding of jazz and several other genres. Are the desires to listen to music, or say, to watch a movie...


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Francis Answers - 208 - When you see A hurting B, what are you going to do?

Posted on: 2010-12-18 17:48:32

 Location: Carlsbad

 
Question: Dear Francis,
When you see A hurting B, what are you going to do?
 
1 Tell A to stop or ask A why?
 
2 Call the police?
 
3 Leave them to take care of whatever issue themselves?...


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Francis Answers - 207 - Can a jnani fall back into ignorance?

Posted on: 2010-12-17 19:49:41

 Location: CO 

Question: Dear Francis, Is the jnani perfectly free from thoughts? Or does he still have them from time to time? Does he occasionally get caught up in the world, and then have to stop and allow his true identity to return? Or is he free permanently, no matter what happens? Thank you for speaking words of Truth. Kindest regards, Franklin...


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Francis Answers - 206 - On focusing on the Heart

Posted on: 2010-12-15 16:05:38

 Name: ganesh 

Location: holland, alkmaar (near amsterdam) 

Question: dear Francis, I have a question about meditation. In your book 'the perfume of silence' you write: "Don't let your mind rest upon any object. In this sense, meditation requires a kind of vigilance. The only place to rest is the Self. When we create a sensation in the body to rest on, we create a pseudo self, a pseudo 'me'." In my experience there is often a comfortable, burning sensation...


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Francis Answers - 205 - Should I identify with awareness?

Posted on: 2010-12-14 19:46:54

 Location: Washington DC 

Question: Dear Francis, About 10 days ago I had an awakening experience when I saw that the "I" is a just a conjured up mind-sensation. I knew this for a long time intellectually, but somehow didn't seem to 'take it seriously' before. Now I see that it is almost ridiculous to think there is a ghost entity behind living. However, I am still puzzled. I don't know what "this", which is what is left, is. Various Advaita teachers talk about this is "Awareness". I do not have the sense of "this" being awareness. Nor do I understand why the talk about identifying with this "Awareness". I have just disidentified with an imagined entity. Identification...


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Francis Answers - 204 - I would like to receive a new name from my guru.?

Posted on: 2010-12-14 19:38:43

 Location: italy 

Question: dear Francis, in my heart I know that any name is but a concept. So my first name, Viola, is also a concept that my parents passed on to me out of their mind. I know my first name is just a name for my social identity, which I didn't even choose myself, so it is not even my concept! Yet, paradoxically, I would like to receive a new name from my guru...


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Francis Answers - 203 - Is a guru necessary?

Posted on: 2010-12-14 19:22:41

 Name: Bhasha 

Location: Amsterdam, The Netherlands 

Question: Dear Francis, I really ask myself this question: Don't you perpetuate of looking for realisation, enlightenment, truth, love - in the future, when you suggest that a guru is needed to realize one Self? Is it not only possible right here right now? I love your expression of truth and thought I needed to meet you, but is that so? Loving you Bhasha...


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Francis Answers - 202 - If there is only Oneness, and separateness is illusory, how can the illusion of separation exist within the Oneness?

Posted on: 2010-12-14 05:13:41

 Location: South Korea 

Question 1: Dear Francis, I lead a Nonduality discussion group. Recently there was a discussion on the illusory dualistic world, and I came upon a question I'v been turning over in my head ever since: If there is only Oneness, and separateness is illusory, how can the illusion of separation exist within the Oneness? 

Dear Zach,

The illusion of separation exists within the Oneness just as it exists within the night dream. Upon waking up, it becomes obvious that all the apparently sepa...


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Francis Answers - 201 - If consciousness is universal, how is it that my emotions and thoughts are personal to me, and yours to you?

Posted on: 2010-12-13 13:22:22

 Question: Dear Francis, You write in Answer 164, 'There is no individual, separate consciousness, to whom sitting or anger could occur. Whatever is perceived, anger or anything else, is always really perceived by the only real consciousness there is, which is universal and divine.' I know this is the crux of your teaching (and of all non-dual traditions), and, after decades of contemplating it, through thinking and...


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Francis Answers - 200 - What is the best practice?

Posted on: 2010-12-12 13:22:27

 Location: Austin 

Question: Dear Francis, Are meditation disciplines like focusing on one's breath for sustained periods useful for self-realization? I ask because I have had several sustained periods of the Absolute state, or rather, non-state. These came about through my sadhana of focusing on the space between thoughts whenever I can in my daily life. I know that this was the Absolute state because there was no entity to analyze it or to assert it as being the "final" state. It just was, undivided. But I now find my mind constantly wandering. I still have some sense being the witness consciousness, rather than any object within it, yet there has returned a sense of limitation an individuality, and thus worries and fears. One thing I have never done as sadhana is a highly regular, daily meditation practice, such as samatha or zazen. I have read sages such as Ramana Maharshi and Krishna Menon suggest that such practices ...


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Francis Answers - 199 - On free will

Posted on: 2010-12-11 20:50:13

 Location: Spain 

Question: I saw your fascinating interview on conscious TV. My question is on free will. I agree that we can't control our thoughts, for example only thinking beautiful thoughts, and I understand how that points to us having no free will. My question is this: If you ask me to think of a most beautiful moment in my life, or to think of a beach, I can do it. I don't know how long I can sustain this "beach imagery" in my ...


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Francis Answers - 198 - What is God to the non-dualist?

Posted on: 2010-12-08 05:24:35

 Question: What is God to the non-dualist?

Dear Ryan, 

It depends on what you mean by "non-dualist". 

If you are referring to an individual, one who sees himself as a "non-dualist", as different from one who is a "dualist" for instance, I have no clue about what God is to that one, we would have to ...


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Francis Answers - 197 - What has to happen for the knowing-presence that I am to recognize itself as everything?

Posted on: 2010-12-03 10:31:07

 Name: Marco 

Location: Italy 

Question: Dear Francis, after some years of seeking my true nature, at the beginning of september I had a very clear glimpse of what I am. Suddenly it was clear that I'm awareness, I am knowing-presence. Before this realization I was convinced of being the knowing-presence, but I was still waiting for some kind of confirmation. I was waiting to "perceive" this knowing-presence that I am to be sure of being that!! Suddenly it was clear what now sounds really obvious: I cannot perceive the knowing-presence that I am, because I AM THAT. Everything I can perceive cannot be the knowing-presence that I am...


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Francis Answers - 196 - How to practice self-inquiry.

Posted on: 2010-12-01 16:34:02

 Location: Maryland 


Question: Hello: I am not sure how to practice Atma Vichara or Self Enquiry. Do I keep asking myself the question "Who Am I" or "What am I" everytime I lose the I-I conciousness? 


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Francis Answers - 195 - I cannot find a real I

Posted on: 2010-12-01 10:56:25

 Name: Rogelio 

Location: Spain 

Question: Hello, Mr. Lucille, Thank you for your time. I feel I´m seriously stuck in a loop, so any comment would be greatly appreciated. My current experience is not one of finding a real "I", but one of complete dissapearence of a "subject". Scary situation. I´ll ellaborate: When I look at any "object", let´s say a tree, I have the certainty that there´s nobody looking at it from "here". No subject at all. The tree is an arising in consciousness and it does it on its own accord, so to speak.Of course, there are lots of thoughts related to my this body/mind, but if a thought appears claiming the ownership of the perception, it is obvious that the thought is just another perception. There´s this magical display arising in Consciousness, a whole world of short-lived subjects and objects , but it feels like I´m watching a movie. I don´t feel there´s a cristalyzed "I" inside of it as an actor, nor outside as an observer. So right now, all there is is Consciousness appearing to "nobody".


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Francis Lucille - Audio Answer - 008 - While practicing meditation on the "I" thought, I have begun to experience sensations of great fear

Posted on: 2010-11-12 22:12:31

 

Location: CO 

Question: Dear Mr. Lucille, While practicing meditation on the "I" thought, I have begun to experience sensations of great fear. It comes about like a sharp terror whenever the thought of "I" exists all by itself. When I feel this terror, I back down and stop meditating on the "I", or I divert my mind into some sort of distraction emanating from my ego/personality. This provides some relief, and I feel more at peace leading my life as it normally is. But I also know that I have not found the final Truth. Deep down I sense that in order to find this Truth, I must see this deep terror all the way through. However, I feel like doing this would be to step into the complete abyss, the equivalent of jumping off a cliff and dying. I am utterly terrified. Must I go through this experience? I have read your story on your homepage, and it seems that you did, and I have read of very similar stories from other teachers as well. Should I sit down try to bring about this experience, or does this just hold the fear at bay? (I think of the Buddha sitting down for his final meditation prior to his enlightenment.) Is such a final confrontation needed? Or should I just wait for the fear to surface? Do "I" have any say at all in confronting the fear? The fear is great. Writing this question seems like it might even be an escape. 


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Francis Answers - 193 - Should I mind my own business or keep trying changing the views of narrow minded people?

Posted on: 2010-11-05 08:45:15

 Question: I daily deal with people full of hate for anyone that is not the same color or religion as them. Most of these people are set in their ways and have a do not bother me with the facts attitude, my mind is made up. I have tried to get some people to look past their narrow view of the world but with little success. As an individual, should I mind my own business or keep trying?



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Francis Answers - 192 - What is a glimpse of Truth?

Posted on: 2010-11-05 01:38:54

 Name: Theresa 

Location: Toronto, Canada 

Question: Dear Francis, I have been a keen follower of your teachings or the last several months and I would like to express my gratitude to you because your teachings have cleared up many of my misunderstandings about practice and enlightenment. In your answer to the question "Is there evidence of a limited consciousness?", you said there are two types of experiments: the experience through which we perceive an object (type 1) and the experience through which we directly experience consciousness (type 2). If I understand your teachings correctly, we know that we are conscious (knowing) and we know that consciousness exists...


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Francis Answers - 191 - Should one give up all desire except the desire for liberation and strive for it?

Posted on: 2010-11-05 01:00:21

  Location: NM 

Question: Dear Francis, I have a question for you about desire. Please forgive the length. I notice that whenever I feel fear, it is the result of the possibility that some desire I have will not be fulfilled, be it a small desire for some sort of pleasure, or a large or instinctual desire, such as my body's desire to avoid pain or death. Through following various teachings, I have had several powerful experiences of sensing that the physical body to which "my" eyes belong is not truly me. This has led to feelings of peace in which I find that my desires do not seem as strong. After these experiences I notice that some desires are even fulfilled effortlessly...


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Francis Answers - 190 - Inquiry and "Primary I"

Posted on: 2010-11-02 06:25:41

 Name: Patricia 

Location: Indiana 

Question: Inquiry and "Primary I" -- Dear Francis, reading a posted question about inquiry and your answer, it is just too difficult not to ask this question regarding my own seeing, or lack of. Primary I has just always seemed to have simply appeared from nowhere, from void, or whatever it is most proper to call this. Void is this which is Source but without any felt/seen/detected qualities “at all” , not even consciousness, or truth, or love (which continues to pull out emotions object or energies of deep angst...


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Francis Answers - 188 - What is the next step to being your student?

Posted on: 2010-11-02 05:50:06

 Name: josephine 

Location: Holland 

Question: Dear Francis, When i listened to your video's i recognized the same deep silence beneath your words, what you call Presence, also when i heard you play the flute so purely on a video i felt a deep resonance and recognition. A week or so ago, mind was quiet and with inquiry a vortex of love, beauty and truth started to pull me in, unfortunately mind became active because it knew this was going to mean its death. So attention was pulled back into the body/mind...


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Francis Answers - 187 - Is there evidence of a limited consciousness?

Posted on: 2010-10-25 19:56:58

 Name: Peter 

Location: Santa Ana California 

Comments: Dear Francis, Whenever you ask us to examine being/consciousnes, you say that there is no evidence for it to be limited, and that, in truth, it is unlimited. This is where I seem to fall off the cart! I am still convinced that consciousness is limited to the body-mind. The consciousness that is typing this now does indeed seem to be very...


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Francis Answers - 186 - On predestination

Posted on: 2010-10-25 18:59:57

 Name: John 

Location: Lincoln, NM 

Question: Dear Francis, Since the beginning of my spiritual quandaries several years ago (I have mainly followed the teachings of Ramana Maharshi), I have noticed some gradual though powerful changes in my life. My question for you involves predestiny, or as Maharshi puts it, prarabdha karma. (My practices have been contemplating the sense of "I" daily, enquiring "who am I," and choosing to surrender the outcomes...


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Francis Answers - 185 - How to practice self-inquiry/self-abidance?

Posted on: 2010-10-21 19:46:14

 1 How can I be absolutely sure that I am doing the self-enquiry/self-abidance/awareness watching awareness practice right? For me the best ‘practice’ to date is a mix of sitting still, being silent, being aware of ordinary awareness, “do not think about being, you are” (Ramana Maharshi). There is not one way and a sure way supposes external validation which by definition is relative. Therefore the ‘sure’ way is that of Faith, silence, stillness, abidance along the way. Correct? 


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Francis Lucille - Audio Answer 007 - How can we stand as universal consciousness?

Posted on: 2010-10-21 00:45:47

 

Location: Sydney, Australia 

Question: Dear Francis, I wrote to you a while ago asking for examples of experiments regarding universal consciousness but no answer has appeared on your site. That is fine. I noticed that you have suggested previously that devising such experiments should be an exercise left to the enquirer, so perhaps that is why you have not answered. However, I also found an example (I think it was in your book "Eternity Know") in which you suggest that a dog may respond differently depending on the stand you are taking when you approach it. But I am not entirely clear even with this seemingly simple example you have given. Is in not true that by taking the stand of considering your consciousness to be universal, you are in fact taking a mental stand (ie. a belief), which is therefore still personally based, and therefore doesn't really test the hypothesis at all? I realise that this would imply that such an experiment is not possible unless one is already self-realised, and yet you assert that it can be done, so would I be right to assume that this "taking a stand" is not just adopting (or at least attempting to adopt) the belief mentally? One thing that you seem to do in many of your answers is to draw a clear distinction between the Universal Self and the personal self, seeming to negate the possibility of being somewhere between these two or a mixture of the two ie. partly universally identified and partly personally identified. Is this a misunderstanding on my part? If so, then perhaps "taking a stand" would in effect be shifting our identification more towards one than the other? With Gratitude, Graham


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Francis Lucille - Audio Answer 005 - How can we help someone see that we are the same consciousness?

Posted on: 2010-10-20 00:38:53

 Name: Chris 

Location: Florida 

Question: Greets Francis, In a video of yours, you asked one of your guests to imagine what it would be like to have a monologue with other people or to imagine that others were none other than your very self. About a month later when reading a book by Ramana Maharshi, I came across a passage where he said "I do not see anyone outside of myself, therefore, I have no disciples." If this is in fact true, how would you go about pointing this out to someone or helping them see it? Much Bests, Chris


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On the various stages of realization - Francis Answers - 184

Posted on: 2010-10-19 01:40:14

 Name: Jay 

Location: Albuquerque 

Question: Dear Francis, Thank you so much for readily taking questions, especially ones that can be long, like this. My question involves a dilemma that has bothered me for a long time, almost for the entire time I have been on the spiritual path. It is this: among those persons who are what we call "self-realized," are there varying levels of self-realization (as in, partially realized compared to fully realized, for example) and do certain lifestyle choices imply certain levels realization? My struggle started when I read about the four levels of enlightenment in Theravada Buddhism—stream-enterer, once-returner, non-returner, and arhat. Each is said to lead to progressively greater levels of renunciation and abandonment, until finally, at the final stage, the arhat must leave family life if he or she hasn't already because at this stage he or she has perfectly eliminated all attachments, thus rendering him or her unable to carry on with the responsibilities of family, household, career, etc. In this tradition, one generally becomes a monk, leaving behind the family, etc, before the arhat stage...


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Francis Lucille - Audio Answer 001 - What is enlightenment?

Posted on: 2010-10-18 00:21:21

 According to your teaching, when I become "aware of Awareness," as the undeniable "I Am Presence" in me, is this only "a glimpse," or is this the "final & full glimpse" that you call Enlightenment? If this is not the final glimpse, how is this glimpse any different from Enlightenment? 

Love,
Bedri


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Francis Lucille - Audio Answer 003 - On positive thinking.

Posted on: 2010-10-17 23:25:15

 Location: Wisconsin 

Question: Dear Francis, How do I reconcile these seemingly conflicting teachings? On one hand, you suggest that we 'welcome the totality of our experience' - and that rings true in me. But, there is also sage advice in the Yoga Sutras suggesting that we 'replace a negative thought with a positive thought' . Doesn't that imply that we be less than welcoming with what arises in the mind? How can I welcome something and also replace it with something "better". It's as contrary seeming to me as the message that 'the mind is everything, what we think we become' as opposed to the realization that 'we are not the mind'. Can you help to clarify these concepts for me? With deepest gratitude, Sally


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Francis Lucille - Audio Answer 002 - On "prescriptive" paths and techniques leading to self-realization.

Posted on: 2010-10-15 01:01:26

 

Location: New York City 

Question: Hi Francis, I have been regularly (even "strenuously") following the guidelines of Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj by focussing on the "I Am" several times daily. As suggested, I merely contemplate the existence of the "I Am" prior to the emergence of conceptual notions such as "I am this or that---". Theoretically, at least, the "I Am" will eventually dissolve, as it were, revealing the Absolute, or what I prefer to call "Oneness". Although Nis employed this method himself, as suggested by his own Guru, I find a good deal of contention and debate concerning this or, for that matter, any "prescriptive" path or technique employed in the service of "self-realization". Could you kindly share your views on this issue; I'm quite conflicted at this point. Many thanks. In Love and Peace, Don 


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Francis Lucille at the Science and Nonduality Conference in San Rafael

Posted on: 2010-10-11 17:15:04

 

FIVE DAYS OF AN EXCITING AND STIMULATING CONFERENCE

Saturday, October 23, 2010

4:30pm-6:30pm
San Rafael Ballroom


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Francis Lucille satsang in the Bay Area, Oct. 22

Posted on: 2010-10-11 16:54:19

 EAST BAY OPEN CIRCLE

Fri Oct 22
7pm
Francis Lucille www.francislucille.com
Berkeley Unitarian 1924 Cedar Street MAP

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Francis Lucille - Video Answer 82 - On loneliness

Posted on: 2010-10-11 01:59:50

 Location: Belgium 

Question: Can Conscienceness get lonely, if it sees there is no other than itself?

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Francis Lucille - Video Answer 79 - On guilt and forgiveness

Posted on: 2010-10-10 01:32:36

 Location: Boulder USA 

Question: Dear Francis, Several years back, from a place of ignorance, I acted in a way that was unskillful – and which caused harm to someone I care deeply about. I’ve admitted my mistake, apologized, and attempted to make amends – though this person still feels very upset with me, to the point of refusing to communicate. Now, what I’ve noticed is that this situation – in particular my desire to “fix” things – has become very much of an obstacle, in relation to my spiritual unfolding. In particular, there is a belief that I can’t fully release identification with this bodymind, until I “fix” this situation which can only be “fixed” within the same context (of dualistic ignorance) within which it arose. Along with this is the feeling that – until I heal the relationship with this person – I don’t deserve to feel permanently happy and joyful. So even when there is a sweet flow of joyful contentment, say in meditation, still there is this nagging sense of guilt around it. Intellectually, I know – without a doubt -- that the greatest gift, and greatest form of healing, that I can offer to this person (and all other apparent “beings”) is to realize and become ever-more-firmly established in the Truth of who I am. Yet somehow I remain trapped in feelings of guilt and remorse and unworthiness; and the feeling that dissolving, i.e. realizing the illusory nature of this “self” that behaved unskillfully would be just too “selfish – and that this separate self has to first somehow figure out a way, within duality, to mend this situation … and only then will it be “worthy” of eternal joy and bliss. Any clues, pointers, greatly appreciated! In gratitude, Elizabeth

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Francis Lucille - Video Answer 78 - What is the law of abundance?

Posted on: 2010-10-06 23:29:13

Location: Colorado USA 

Question: Dear Francis, In your recent exchange with students around the issue of what qualifies one to be a teacher, you mentioned one of the conditions being a recognition of the “universal law of infinite supply” and that “all desires should spontaneously materialize due to the absence of attachment.” Later in the thread, you wrote: “The signs of sahaja Samadhi are unbroken peace and happiness and the fulfillment of all desires in a display of divine energies.” I’m wondering if you could expand a bit on this relationship between spiritual and material abundance? What is the “universal law of infinite supply” and how does it work? And in relation to “desires spontaneously materializing”: what is the source of these “desires”; and to whom do they materialize, i.e. who enjoys them? Most generally: is the appearance of “limited resources” in all cases simply a result of ignorance, of perception still clouded by dualistic assumptions? with appreciation & gratitude, Elizabeth


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Francis Lucille - video answer 77 - Can I be seen?

Posted on: 2010-10-06 00:28:29

 

Location: Singapore 

Question: I who see my body and everything else, where am I? Beloved, Dear Francis, first and foremost I bow to you in utmost humility. [I do this to anyone whom I feel that he is a Jnani] My question is: I , who see my body and everything else, where am I? Interestingly though, last year there was an occasion where I was in the toilet, and while adjusting my hair infront of a mirror, suddenly I begin to be aware that I see my reflection in the mirror and I see my body, but I who see both the reflection of my body in the mirror and my physical body, I don't know where it is! Meaning I don't know where am I, I don't know where I am looking from. Then I took up an invitation of enquiry : "Can seer be seen?" , I rephrase it into "Can I be seen?" because my mind does not work well with "Can seer be seen?". I believe it is the same question as I believe what it is asking is "Can I who sees everything be seen".And my findings from the enquiry "Can I be seen?" is this: I who sees my body and everything else cannot be found! cannot be seen! And to me it's a paradox because usually we equate cannot be found as absent or don't exist, however I cannot deny the existence of seer, yet it cannot be found or located. My conclusion is: Seer exist or seeing take place but seer cannot be seen or be found. Dear Francis, this is my own findings and I ask for your advice and guidance, my question is 1) So what now? 2) And what has the knowledge of not knowing where I am, got to do with enlightenment? Because it is quite a joke that I can see my body but I don't know where am I, LoL. Thank you so much and Much Love to you Peter Singapore Namaste


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Francis Lucille - Video Answer 75 - What is Grace?

Posted on: 2010-10-04 22:44:26

 Location: Virginia Beach, Virginia 

Question: Dear Francis: What is "grace"? Does it exist? Does it move? Does it have attributes? Can I (this body/mind) receive it? Can I bestow it? 


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Francis Lucille - Video Answer 74 - Thinking out of the box

Posted on: 2010-10-03 09:50:18

Location: Gatineau, Canada 

Question: Dear Francis, You teach that we have to be open to the possibility that consciousness is unlimited then live from that perspective and see what happens. Could you please give as many examples as possible for how to think from that perspective, feel from that perspective and act from that perspective. Thank you Aziz


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Francis Answers - 183 - Can we see the impersonal via reasonableness?

Posted on: 2010-10-02 08:58:33

 Location: Indiana 
Question: Dear Francis. In direct experience of Void ( if this can be called experience, since what was then called consciousness could not go there), great curiosity and great fear were also experienced. Seeking was the result for awhile. Now there is “this” unmoving space which cannot be doubted, yet there remains unnecessary “reaction” to all the constant movement of that which at core is unmoving, ha, and a second later there is the seeing of the reaction that was unnecessary...


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Francis Answers - 182 - How can w be sure not to fall again into ignorance?

Posted on: 2010-10-01 13:59:39

 Location: Istanbul, Turkey 

Question: Dear Francis, This long question relates to Enlightenment and Knowledge. Few of the last words of my previous teacher, Dan Eltzroth, before he passed away were, "Bedri, you are already enlightened." It is indeed my direct experience that "Awareness that I AM" knows Itself, and when there is living in surrender to That Truth, to that Silent Knowing that I AM, instead of living in belief to thoughts/feelings that sometimes claim the contrary, I would agree with Dan that Enlightenment is my natural non-state because the Knowledge of Who I Am cannot be forgotten and is eternally present...


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Francis Answers - 181 - On the dark night of the soul

Posted on: 2010-09-30 12:47:42

 Question: Dear Francis, 3 years ago, I read through a Jean Klein book and was taken by a love with the truth shared. I've been reading your answers and watching the videos. I am grateful for all the beauty of the answers, which ring true and carry me into a selfless space. I am 26. My sincere spiritual journey began 5 years ago, and has carried me through many interests. At this point I feel disillusioned with all of them, except maybe these teachings. The following paragraph may sound very dim and bemoaning but I want to describe where I'm at. In the last two years, I feel like I am losing a zest for everything...


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Francis Lucille - Video Answer 76 - Is awareness a thought?

Posted on: 2010-09-29 16:22:15

 Location: Temecula, California 

Question: Francis, I am stuck in an illusion somewhere. Can you please comment on and show the true nature of thought and questions? All I seem to want to do is overcome my mind and its thoughts/incessant questionings. Its like my mind is continuously working to put itself in a better state of consciousness. I feel like I must explore everything at the deepest level of thought to really "know". I feel like I need to be in a world that I understand fully. This discovery process feels like work, drudgery and exhaustion sometimes. I feel trapped by my own thoughts and pressured. It seems that automatic thoughts and questionings appear without consciously creating them. Some thoughts/questionings protect us, and others are harmful and it can be disconcerting because I never know if a "negative" thought/question will come that I will have to deal with. And many of the same ones I do not know how to deal with and this creates psychological suffering. I keep hearing that thought and everything else that exists arises in consciousness. But isn't this just a thought? Isnt the experience of being just a thought? Isn't awareness a thought? Isn't "doing something" a thought? Is it not true that any state we are in as human beings just a processing of information- a thought? Isn't a "realization" a thought? Anything we affirm or say to be true or something we perceive to "know"... Arent these all really just thoughts and not the real being, the core at the deepest most authentic level? Is thought just how we exist/experience the physical world? With that being said, are we trying to reach a point of no-mind? During no-mind moments it is peaceful because it is blank but this doesnt feel like truly living and engaging and having a full experience. Can we become attached to thoughts and if so how can we dissolve this attachment? We wouldnt need the mind if we really "knew" right? The mind just appears to make judgements on what is (or appears to be). But why would this mechanism be necessary if we already have the answers within us? I suppose in the end that without thought I do not feel safe and protected. (This may be ego talking) We keep asking the same questions because we feel the answers must be important to our well-being. Im saying in my mind, "Know, dont think." But isnt the thought or concept of knowing not actually knowing? You wouldnt have to think if you knew. Wouldnt the thought of it be just that... a thought and not the actual experience of knowing? Is that experience of knowing in the present also just a ever present thought? What is the role of thought and how can we be at peace with it? (whether its a transcendent thought or whatever- as long as it dissolves the incessant questioning) Thank you again for your clarifications on this. Much Love, Steven


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Francis Lucille - video answer 00071 - Where is the blindspot?

Posted on: 2010-09-27 05:49:24

 Where is the blindspot?  Even though I've had glimpses of apperception, true nature, I find there is a flatness to it.


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Follow up on Q.179 - Francis Answers - 180

Posted on: 2010-09-26 09:49:25

 In my case, I am handicapped by the what I call as broken brain, two stroke like incidences, as I informed you earlier makes it difficult to visit my teacher.  As you said earlier, the teacher appears sometimes unannounced.  J. K was my first eye opener after the nervous breakdown in 1979; and your logic and pointers hit some marks inside of me, I having a logical scientific mind that also is moved by grace.
All my glimpses happened while contemplating, in satasngs  or in chantings.  Somehow the Guru aspect that is a part of my upbringing never took a place in me...


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How does "being it" fully flower into the experience of Ultimate Reality? - Francis Answers - 179

Posted on: 2010-09-24 12:01:08

 Question: Francis, To quote Ramesh Balsekar " Seeing it is none other than being it". My question: How does "Being It" fully flower into the experience of oneself as the ULTIMATE non-dual Consciousness? It feels so common place "so ordinary" How does it unfold in the body-mind vehicle? How did it happen for you?? i realise that each individual b0dy-mind mechanism is a unique expression of consciousness and unfolds accordingly but is there any general progression?? Is being present in the conscious waking state enough?? How do the higher steps of Patanjali's Yoga fit in here? ( e.g. pratyahara, dharana, dhyana ). Currently my non-effort of Beingness is only in my full conscious waking state allowing consciousness to move as it will. thank you, Francis



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Francis Lucille - video answer 00070 - Can we train the body?

Posted on: 2010-09-24 00:26:31

 Is there anything "personal" or "non-automatic" about this body?


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Francis Lucille - video answer 00069 - About being gay and the spiritual quest

Posted on: 2010-09-22 10:02:10

 I have a question about a long standing "issue" that has been occurring. Since about 15 years ago, when I first felt attracted to someone of the same sex (a man), "being gay" has been something that I've worried a lot about -- mainly due to the usual concerns about "what will people think of me", etc.


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Reply to a comment on Video Answer 66

Posted on: 2010-09-21 10:25:25

 Comment:

great question.

unsatisfactory answer.

perhaps it comes down to differences in amygdala responsiveness to illusions?

Reply:

The point is that the reality of consciousness....


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Francis Lucille - video answer 00067- I have two questions, one revolves around judgement...,

Posted on: 2010-09-21 04:53:48

 i have two questions, one revolves around judgement, at my workplace there is alot of judgement going around, and although its not very bad, it can be very tiring, is there a way to not get involved in this game, or should one play along knowing its all not true? My second question is, if there is no-one and no choice, am i/ we powerless against jugdement?


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Francis Lucille - video answer 00066 - Is everything we perceive not real?

Posted on: 2010-09-20 06:23:15

 You keep saying that we and everything we perceive is not real. Do you mean "not permanent"? Since Consciousness is real, and we and everything else is simply Consciousness in form, then we must all be real, however temporarily. I recognize that time is simply a perception, like dropping a coconut on my toe is a perception, but they are real in the moment. Would you kindly elucidate?


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Francis Lucille - video answer 00065 - How do we live as impersonal Consciousness?

Posted on: 2010-09-19 01:36:10

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Francis Lucille - video answer 00064 - Why is there evil?

Posted on: 2010-09-17 19:13:15

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Francis Lucille - video answer 00063 "One Universal Doer"...

Posted on: 2010-09-17 00:10:53

 Everything is done not by one "Universal Doer", but that of natural, spontaneous, and automatic stimulus responsive conditions to the unfolding environment from moment to moment. "I" wonder if "you" say to seekers "there is only one doer" as way of pointing away from the nonexistence personal chooser or is this "One doer" evident in "your" experience? Of course it's all words, stories, and bullshit. Truth is everywhere as everything so it doesn't stand anywhere particular, therefore the question is as irrelevant as the answer, but something is moving to ask.


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Francis Lucille - video answer 00062- Why all this purgatory "DARK NIGHT OF THE SOUL" torture

Posted on: 2010-09-16 00:47:11

 Why all this purgatory "DARK NIGHT OF THE SOUL" torture. WHY I think always in terms of attainment be it ENLIGHTENMENT or WORLDLY SUCCESS? Thank u for WHAT YOU ARE so that we can be WHAT WE ARE.


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Francis Lucille - video answer 00061- Is there any benefit to the practices of Kriya Yoga?

Posted on: 2010-09-15 06:47:31

 Is there any benefit to the practices of Kriya Yoga, Kundalini Yoga, pranayama and Chi Gong??? Why are they practiced if the recognition of ourselves as "Awareness itself " is the Goal?? I am an advanced student.


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Francis Lucille - video answer 00060 - I notice that you occasionally speak of sages and non-sages

Posted on: 2010-09-12 23:31:22

  I notice that you occasionally speak of sages and non-sages. At the same time, you consistently point to the absence of separation, the absence of individual entities. I think you can see my question coming: if there are no individual entities -- just the one Consciousness -- in what sense can you say, "This one is a sage," and "This one is not a sage"? Doesn't the distinction between sage and non-sage presuppose that they exist as distinct, separate entities? I would be grateful if you could clear up my confusion over this apparent contradiction. Sincerely, Michael


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Francis Lucille - video answer 00059 - Can you please help me verify if that is correct?

Posted on: 2010-09-08 17:37:35

 Hello Francis, I have got enlightened about 2 months ago or at least I believe I have. Can you please help me verify if that is correct? One big problem that I have right now is that I have no one to tell the truth to. If you could tell me what I have to do to start talking to people I would appreciate it very much.


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Francis Lucille Video: Don't Curb your Enthusiasm (excerpt)

Posted on: 2010-09-07 06:28:20

 The humor and spontaneity of Truth shine in this newly released DVD ($25) by Francis Lucille. Also available as a HD Blue Ray disk ($30)

Visit the following link to purchase this DVD:
http://francislucille.com/publications.html

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Francis Lucille - video answer 00058 - I am certainly open to the possibility ...

Posted on: 2010-09-06 14:57:15

 About 20 years ago I spontaneously experienced a day of peace beyond all understanding, which of course gave me endless motivation to seek its return. Based on answers you gave in earlier posts, this may have been the grace of my (to me unknown) teacher/guru. Since then I have had some "difficult" life circumstances, but also an awareness that these were valuable for my growth, and largely now accepted and released. More recently I have felt motivated to accelerate my seeking, mainly through intensified meditation and exploration of teachings of this nature. I have occasional experiences that seem to indicate that I am heading in the direction of the "goal" eg. periods of mental peacefulness, being deeply moved by acts of compassion and by the beauty of nature. However, I now feel the need to convince my mind of the likelihood that it is illusory. You mentioned in a much earlier post the possibility of performing experiments (of a subjective nature) based on the hypotheses that there either is or isn't such a thing as universal consciousness. I am certainly open to the possibility that consciousness is universal, for example based on the seemingly objective evidence of the "Global Consciousness Project", and the occasional personal experience of seemingly telepathic connection in close relationships. Of course it would be more powerfully convincing to design and carry out one's own experiment. But I am struggling to conceive of any such experiments. Would you be able to provide one or two examples?


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Oct. 25 - 31 Retreat in Temecula, CA with Francis Lucille

Posted on: 2010-09-06 11:50:16

  Enjoy the perfume of Silence and the sweetness of like minded Friends gathered to celebrate Truth, Love and Beauty in the serene De Luz Hills near Temecula, CA. This retreat was scheduled right after the Science and Nonduality Conference to allow for participants to attend both events.There are still spots available for this retreat. Due to the increasing number of participants, we suggest that you check on availability before making travel arrangements and that you RSVP by joining our new Meetup group at 

http://www.meetup.com/Advaita/

We look forward to seeing you soon in Temecula.


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Francis Lucille - video answer 00057 - How does one combine creative endeavour with nonduality?

Posted on: 2010-09-04 19:57:01

 As I become more and more established in the nondual 'perspective' I find my motivation to write has dried up, as it feels like writing books in a dream and possibly a pointless activity to tell 'stories' that must necessarily reflect duality. I still carry on with normal daily activities, but the thing I thought was my 'calling' or true vocation, to write, has become challenged. I don't know any other solution than to wait for the answer to this apparent dilemma to just appear, through no longer writing or just continuing to write, should the activity resume. I wonder whether you can shed any light on this? How does one combine creative endeavour with nonduality? Is it just a passing phase that it should seem pointless? And if I continue to write, does this imply that universal consciousness has something to say about things other than nonduality?


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Francis Lucille - video answer 00056 - Is it simply enough to observe Reality as the Seer?

Posted on: 2010-09-02 13:53:10

 Dear Francis, I am examining the idea that there is no perceivable distance between the Seer and the seen and that this is what causes me to mistakenly identify myself as my experience. If I want to know my True Self which I am told is boundless Peace and causeless Joy, is it simply enough to observe Reality as the Seer? Do I ultimately "identify" as the Seer by simply repeating the process of witnessing What Is over and over again until it is all I know?


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Francis Lucille - video answer 00053 My question has to do with the meaning and nature of silence

Posted on: 2010-08-31 01:20:55

 My question has to do with the meaning and nature of silence. Regarding sound or noise in everyday experience, the absence of sound we call silence. A horn or whistle blows. The absence of these noises we call silence. I speak. My not-speaking is silence. But what about so-called thoughts? We speak of "quieting" our thoughts, as if thoughts were sound in the same sense that horns and whistles and the human voice are sounds. But thoughts are not things that are "heard" in this sense. There is nothing aural about thoughts, except insofar as we do sometimes "speak" thoughts inwardly to ourselves. But we don't "hear" our thoughts in the same sense that we "hear" our voice, do we? So what is "silence" in this sense of that which contrasts to thought? Is silence metaphorical in this sense? It would seem that it is, which is a kind of metaphysical hint at the non-duality that embraces silence and form, or, if you will, emptiness and form. For, if we can't say clearly what the absence of thought is (that is, "silence" only refers to it obliquely), then perhaps there is no final distinction between silence and form...that they are, in truth, the same thing! I love the phrase "silence beyond silence," because silence just doesn't seem to get at what silence is really about! Perhaps "emptiness," "the void" are other feeble attempts to express the same reality. I hope I have been clear over a rather subtle issue..


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Truth Love Beauty is now available on Kindle

Posted on: 2010-08-31 00:49:22

 An e-book version of Francis Lucille's book TRUTH LOVE BEAUTY is now available on Kindle for $9.99. You can read it on your Kindle, but also on your Iphone, Ipad, or computer (Mac or PC) by downloading the Kindle application.


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Francis Lucille - video answer 00052 - What's the apparent relationship with a particular body mind?

Posted on: 2010-08-29 01:39:18

 Can you please speak to the apparent relationship with a particular body mind? It seems that a particular body mind called Greg is always present, and what I perceive seems limited to what I think can be perceived by Greg. For example, when Greg goes to sleep the world disappears. Why is this? What is going on?


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Francis Lucille's appearance at the 2010 Science and Nonduality Conference

Posted on: 2010-08-27 18:02:49

 The Science and Nonduality Conference has been created to provide an arena where various aspects of nonduality can be explored, discussed, and experienced. It will take place in San Rafael, California, in October 2010. Part seminar, part festival, part conference, this event explores how science combines with meditation, philosophy, art, music, dance, and entheogens to point the way to nondual experience, to aid in integrating nonduality into daily life, and to deepen the understanding of a fundamental nondual reality.
Francis will take questions from the audience during the 4:30 Plenary Session on Saturday, October 23, 2010.

A 7 day retreat with Francis Lucille in Temecula will follow the Conference, beginning on Monday, October 25, 2010.




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Francis Lucille - video answer 00051 - How is this angry emotion "felt", and by whom?

Posted on: 2010-08-26 00:48:54

 Hi Francis, I'm not entirely clear on the teaching that phenomena occur but, to paraphrase the Buddha, to "no one". For example, let us suppose the emotion of "anger" appears. Now, although I recognize clearly that this body and all its physical and emotional components do not exist independently of Awareness, how then is anger perceived or felt. The self-righteous, powerful, and almost instantaneous arising of anger is famialiar to, presumably, almost everyone. How then is this emotion "felt", and by whom. Is it some undifferentiaited cloud of feeling manifesting in the cosmos, an amorphous "angerness", if you will? If not, how can this (or any other) emotion "be felt, but by no one"? In the midst of relative clarity, as it were, this issue has been a major stickng point---perhaps you can clarify?


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Francis Lucille - video answer 00050 - ; Why does judgement have so much power?

Posted on: 2010-08-24 23:48:09

 Dear Francis, i have noticed recently a few questions on judgement. I have practiced the work of Byron Katie, and althought the judgement of others has largely subsided, the judgements still come back, and sometimes they are very strong, i would like to ask you; A; Is there a way to totally and once and for all cease all judgement B; Why does judgement have so much power C; Why does judgement return


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The Spiritual Plant - New Blue Ray/DVD video by Francis Lucille

Posted on: 2010-08-24 20:41:35

 Watch an excerpt from this new DVD/BD. 


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Francis Lucille - video answer 00048 - Could you please enlarge on what you mean?

Posted on: 2010-08-24 01:39:55

 Dear Francis In your book Eternity Now you say that after realization "People...that used to exert a strong appeal on us are now met with indifference" (foreword); also that "radical change" occurs, even in relation to one's family (page 10). Could you please enlarge on what you mean by this, please? Particularly with regard to one's family


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The Perfume of Silence is now available on Kindle

Posted on: 2010-08-23 11:21:51

 An e-book version of Francis Lucille's book THE PERFUME OF SILENCE is now available on Kindle for $9.99. You can read it on your Kindle, but also on your Iphone, Ipad, or computer (Mac or PC) by downloading the Kindle application.


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Francis Lucille - video answer 00047 . We enjoy watching the tragedy from the safety of our sofa...

Posted on: 2010-08-22 00:17:17

Francis, I heard you speak about the horror movie during the Conscious TV interview. We enjoy watching the tragedy from the safety of our sofa with chips and the coke zero because it reminds us of our repose (or words to that effect.) I've yet to hear you say that everything is of the hand of God, but I think your reference to the tragic theatrical play and the safety of the sofa just said it. Is that so?


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Francis Lucille - video answer 00046 - Why does the world appear to be outside of us?

Posted on: 2010-08-20 00:11:50

 It seems that all of our senses lead inward until they converge in the physical brain where a 'picture' of the outside world is finally assembled. Since we have no apparent mechanism for projecting that picture, how is it that the world then appears to be outside of us?


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Francis Lucille - video answer 00049 - Do you recommend bodywork?

Posted on: 2010-08-16 09:18:19

 Dear Francis, I enjoy the simple inner state of non-dual being most of the time. However, I find that there are still residuals of bodily patterns, such as tensions and fidgeting from time to time. When I attend to these they cease as long as I am vigilant and deliberately include them in my global experience.. How do you permanently relieve or resolve these? Do you recommend bodywork, such as massage, etc.?


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Francis Lucille - video answer 00044

Posted on: 2010-08-13 16:34:53

 I would like to ask you what it is that comes up when I ask myself Who I am - and then I move from knowing I am not the body, I am not the mind, and I realize that I am not those things, and this realization does not feel of intellect only, like it used to, but a deep one - but then as I continue to look for the Source and go deeper, I can almost feel it, I do feel it, the thoughts are extinguished - for a fleeting moment before they come back again, I am silent, I am quiet, it all disappears, I become one with Oneness - and then I feel a little foggy, like there is still a thin veil I have not been able to lift even though I came ever so close to it ... like there is something still separating me from knowing myself. What is this veil and how I can lift it ? How can it be lifted ? I realize and remember the words of Ramana's that the moment comes when all the effort ceases and that's when the Realization happens, effortlessly. I also remember his words that the mind needs to be pure for it to happen, or it happens with Grace, or with the Guru's grace. All these words seem contradictory in some sense and then they are not. The shamans would describe such teachings as "the skillful means". We are not to have desires but then only this desire which needs to be pure, strong, without doubt and unwavering - I feel I may have some weakness in that department - or yet another :) - but then I do have a strong desire to know myself ... stronger than anything... Can you help me with this ?


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Francis Lucille - video answer 00044

Posted on: 2010-08-11 18:03:37

 I would like to ask you what it is that comes up when I ask myself Who I am - and then I move from knowing I am not the body, I am not the mind, and I realize that I am not those things, and this realization does not feel of intellect only, like it used to, but a deep one - but then as I continue to look for the Source and go deeper, I can almost feel it, I do feel it, the thoughts are extinguished - for a fleeting moment before they come back again, I am silent, I am quiet, it all disappears, I become one with Oneness - and then I feel a little foggy, like there is still a thin veil I have not been able to lift even though I came ever so close to it ... like there is something still separating me from knowing myself. What is this veil and how I can lift it ? How can it be lifted ? I realize and remember the words of Ramana's that the moment comes when all the effort ceases and that's when the Realization happens, effortlessly. I also remember his words that the mind needs to be pure for it to happen, or it happens with Grace, or with the Guru's grace. All these words seem contradictory in some sense and then they are not. The shamans would describe such teachings as "the skillful means". We are not to have desires but then only this desire which needs to be pure, strong, without doubt and unwavering - I feel I may have some weakness in that department - or yet another :) - but then I do have a strong desire to know myself ... stronger than anything... Can you help me with this ?


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What is meant by Grace of the Guru?- Francis Answers - 178

Posted on: 2010-08-08 07:27:48

 Dear Francis,

If I may leave a question:

What is according to your understanding meant by Grace of the Guru?

Thank you for your wisdom and time.

Most affectionately,

Jeroen

Dear Jeroen,

What is the taste of a mango? It reveals itself directly when you taste one for the first time. We can try to describe it with words such as "it tastes like a peach, but sweeter and with an exotic flavor", but only the actual experience of it really answers the question.

Love,
Francis



 


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A few spots available for the summer retreat with Francis Lucille in Temecula, CA.

Posted on: 2010-08-04 20:32:41

 There are still spots available for the summer retreat with Francis Lucille in Temecula, CA. Due to the increasing number of participants, we suggest that you check on availability before making travel arrangements and that you RSVP by joining our new Meetup group at 

http://www.meetup.com/Advaita/

We look forward to seeing soon you in Temecula.



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Is it enlightenment? - Francis Answers - 177

Posted on: 2010-08-03 03:37:49

 Dear Francis,

many things happened to me since I wrote you last time. I'm not sure where to begin, there are many things that cannot be really named.
I guess I had the experience of enlightenment, of nothingness. It is as if I look at the world, including me, that comes from nothing. I don't know how
to call it, nothingness is about the closest to a word I can find. But it is not dark and dead, it is alive.
If I now go through some teachings I used to read and follow, I can see how it might be pointing to this, but it has nothing to do with the experience.


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On Politics - Francis Answers - 176

Posted on: 2010-06-27 01:03:37

 Hello Francis,
Where should one stand on political issues?
I'm from Toronto Canada, and they're holding the G20 summit here; there is so much talk about it. It's pretty scary at times. Both sides are getting armed. When I watch the news reports you can see the hostility beneath all the propriety. The counter cultural side even uses words like: Press for Truth. They talk about educating police, and awakening them to the truth. But to me, that's not the truth at all, it's their version of the truth. When you watch the mainstream media it's the total opposite; it's the counter cultural side that needs to be educated. Does one have to take a side and make a stand?

Nicholas


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Francis Lucille - video answer 00043 - When will my longing be permanently satisfied?

Posted on: 2010-06-26 16:22:45

 Location: Tampa, Florida 

Question: The teaching given to me--Every new perception is a celebration. Consciousness is between perceptions. Only the truth has glimpses of itself and enjoys itself.. --Body sensations are the objects, perceptions; these objects are in the Space, the Silence , the Consciousness. Now the mind the object, the objectified subject ,the consciousness enjoying itself and the play of the subject, the perceptions. There is only ever new perceptions, the celebration. The mind that had the glimpses, the absence of itself that happens, without its volition, now-- cries for the lover to arrive again. When would this crying be satisfied permanently-alias consciousness be enjoying itself?


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Is the coffe table made out of awareness? - Francis Answers - 175

Posted on: 2010-06-23 22:16:00

 Location: uk 

Question: I can see that I am awareness and understand that all things come and go within this awareness but sometimes "things" seem so solid. For example there is a coffe table nearby which looks solid and it is quite heavy, so is the coffe table made out of awareness? How can awareness seem so solid and heavy? Also, is this computer made out of awareness? Or is it just appearance in this worldly dream? Thanks for your time. Cliff


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Guided meditation - The Silence of the Heart -Ottawa, 2000

Posted on: 2010-06-23 15:44:17

The Silence of the Heart

Francis Lucille
Ottawa, Canada
2000
 
Our silence in meditation is not the silence of the mind.  It is the silence of the heart.
 
A silent heart is a heart that is turned inwards towards its source and keeps facing that direction, like a sunflower tracking the sun.  Our hearts are tracking the sun of all hearts inside...  


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A follow up on Video Answer 33 on Vegetarianism

Posted on: 2010-06-16 16:44:12

 Dear Francis,

 
Thank you for taking the time to reply to my inquiry. I appreciate it very much.
 
I still have a feeling that there cannot be any 'should' or 'should not' as if and when we believe that everything is manifestation of the consciousness, and this world with its 'good' and 'bad' and 'right' and 'wrong' is only an illusion, is it not the consciousness itself that it is consuming flesh through another manifestation of consciousness to experience itself?


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Urgent: a few more spots available for the July Germany retreat

Posted on: 2010-06-15 08:03:06

 Although there are no more residential spots left for the German-English bilingual retreat (the current count is 42 participants), we have decided to open a few non-residential spots. There are many nice resort hotels in the area, and the meals can be taken at the retreat center.

For reservations contact Udo

udolandow@showdvision.com

For info on the retreat, visit the following link;

http://www.meetup.com/Advaita/calendar/12584543/?from=list&offset=0


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How will I ever know what is the right path? - Francis Answers - 173

Posted on: 2010-06-10 08:51:04

 Dear Francis,

I am living in a very different world where the lives of everyone else make
 no sense, yet my life makes no sense to me either....


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Francis Lucille - video answer 00032 - What is spontaneous action?

Posted on: 2010-06-07 13:55:45

 Question: Can action be done without an impluse of a thought? Recently, I observed on myself that whenever I take some course of action, be it something spontaneous, or something planned, I can feel how thoughts arise in me, and they tell me what to do. It is very strange, because it doesn't feel really like a thought, it's more like an impulse, a recommendation. It is hard to give it a name. Anyway, does an enlightened being experience this? I can't imagine how you can exist in a meaningful way, unless I have something that tells me what to do. I guess it might be possible, for example when I do something using a reflex, I don't think about catching a ball when someone tosses it to me. Is this the way it feels? But then there is another concern: if I live from moment to moment, how can I know how to act with respect to the future?


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Francis Lucille - video answer 00057 - Is everything a dream?

Posted on: 2010-06-05 09:05:35

Location: Australia 

Question: I have read a lot about non duality & dreams. So do we mean that even the power of Masters such as Jesus, Buddha, Ramtha & all the other ascended Masters are futile as they are all in the dreams & illusions? in other words there is no point in following them? They are good only for those who are asleep... Please clarify 


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Do we owe something to our parents? - Francis Answers - 172

Posted on: 2010-05-27 12:33:31

Dear Francis,
Can you tell me... Do we owe something to our parents? My seeking very often ‘hurts’ them. When I say I am going to a hermitage or to see a teacher: they worry, especially my mother. It seems that the right thing for me hurts them. Often, I think about moving away, quite far. In truth (I have very much guilt about thinking this) I would very much like to be apart from them, and not hear from them, and get rid of many of my possessions. 
 


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Francis Lucille - video answer 00027 - is "unshakable Peace," possible in this world?

Posted on: 2010-05-24 01:45:02

 Location: Istanbul Francis answers the following question: when you awakened, (or later enlightened) has your Understanding that Consciousness is Universal and Divine came from an unshakeable Knowledge, and does it ever waver as time passes, thus allowing conflict (ignorance) enter your mind associated with the belief of being a separate, individual Consciousness. In other words, is "unshakable Peace," possible in this world?


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Everything is a miracle (video trailer)

Posted on: 2010-05-20 01:12:42

 Francis Lucille on consciousness. Excerpt from "Everything is a miracle", a new Blue Ray Disk. Click on the following link to buy the full HD disk. http://francislucille.com/publications.html#HD_Blue_Ray_Videos


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What makes one qualified to guide others on the path? - Francis Answers - 171

Posted on: 2010-05-06 11:13:46

 A few days ago, a conversation took place on Facebook following an Advaita Channel article on the required qualifications for a teacher. There were some errors in the posting of this thread due to the fact that the conversation was taking place on different websites. The following is the entire thread.


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What is the difference between the waking state and the dream state?- Francis Answers - 171

Posted on: 2010-04-27 23:59:26

 Dear Francis, I have been listening to your satsangs and am quite happy to be in contact with you. I read quite a lot of Sri Ramanamaharshi's works. I have one question that has been bothering me lately. Hope you can take some time to answer. 

I understand that my life if an extended dream. But one thing that I am trying to understand is that my dreams always consists of the same or similar surroundings. ( same faces, same workplace etc ). Where as my...


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What makes one qualified/ready to guide others on the Direct Path? - Francis Answers - 169

Posted on: 2010-04-25 20:24:34

 When one is established in the impersonal Awareness, having gone beyond the distinction of teacher and student, but at the same time acknowledging the importance of it on the relative plane, what makes such a one qualified/ready to guide others on the Direct Path, as there isn't really a formal transmission involved, as far as I understand it?


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If consciousness is non-dual, why the game of make-believe? - Francis Answers - 170

Posted on: 2010-04-08 21:13:38

 Name: Thalia 

Location: Los Angeles, California 
Question: I'm stuck and I'm hoping you can help. Also, please understand that my heart and mind are as sincere in their longing for the answer to this question, despite my sometimes cynical or pessimistic undertone- it's not real. My aunt and I were discussing in a conversation- Why perfect awareness, consciousness would leave itself to play a game with itself whereby the appearances contained within it- would be completely ignorant of the nature of things, save and except a small few- giving us what's commonly referred to as "The Game of Life" where Love is the Truth and Suffering the byproduct of Misidentification- what's the point? Particularly if consciousness is nondual- why the game of make-believe?


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What is consciousness? - Video -1

Posted on: 2010-03-31 10:07:26

 Excerpt from the new upcoming  HD (Blue Ray) Video "HAPPY AND FREE,  LOOKING AT THE SKY" Dialogues with Francis Lucille. To purchase this video, click here.


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Is mentation the product of ignorance? - Francis Answers - 169

Posted on: 2010-03-25 01:56:46

Is mentation  the product of ignorance?
Love,
Chris
Dear Chris,
The answer is: no.
It is in most cases the product of Maya, which is the power of the Self through which, although alone, it appears to be multiple, thus making...


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What is the role played by beauty in relation to love, transcendence, God? - Francis Answers - 168

Posted on: 2010-03-22 08:12:15

 Location: Barcelona

You said in Barcelona that compassion is one of the aspects of love. I would like to ask which is the role played by beauty in relation to love, transcendence, God. Thanks


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Follow up on Q.167 - Francis Answers - 168

Posted on: 2010-03-19 21:26:38

 Location: Sweeden

 I had been thinking about something similar, that is, if one does not achieve liberation during the "life" of the body, does it automatically occur upon death of the body and mind (brain). You answered the latest inquiry by saying: "death doesn't imply liberation" and "the letting go of the body in death presents an opportunity for the realization of our true self"

That being said, if liberation upon death is not a given and upon death the opportunity for realization of one's true self is not taken (you imply this possibility), what happens? ...


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Death and liberation - Francis Answers - 167

Posted on: 2010-03-19 09:10:34

 Location: Sweden 

Question: Hello Francis, My question is short and concise: When consciousness leaves and the body dies, only the Absolute prevails. If the destiny of a jnani and a normal individual is the same - why enlightenment? If the idea of reincarnation is false, what is the use? Then there literally is no liberation in enlightenment; there is liberation in death.


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A follow up on Q. 165 - Francis Answers - 166

Posted on: 2010-03-15 08:24:00

 Dear Francis,

In response to Question 165, you state that " Consciousness is the reality of our experience, that which truly perceives it. If there is only one reality, consiousness must also be the substance of everything". 

Can you  please explain the logic here more clearly? Why can't consciousness experience something that is "physical matter"? 


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What is the difference between a corpse and a living person? - Francis Answers - 165

Posted on: 2010-03-11 11:03:40

 Location: Japan 

Comments: I am always confused about the difference between "consciousness" and "awareness." Everything is consciousness. I understand that ...I guess. It is said that consciousness is that which makes the heart pump and allows the eyes to see and sense the world. And when we die, what is left? The corpse has no consciousness. But everything is said to exist in consciousness/awareness. A stone. A plant. So why not a corpse. So what is the difference between a corpse and a living person. Both exist as awareness, no? But there obviously is some fundamental difference. A corpse has no possibility of realizing non dual awareness.... 


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Is it true that there is no one to whom anger occurs? - Francis Answers - 164

Posted on: 2010-03-04 00:26:30

 Location: Forest Hills, NY 

Question: Hi Francis, I'm a recently retired pharmacologist with more than ample time to indulge my decades-long interest in non-duality. The result has been a blur of books, websites, videos, and CDs running the gamut from Shankara to Wei Wu Wei to Douglas Harding, etc. My ultimate question remains, lo these many years "How do I bridge the (apparent) gap between a deep intellectual understanding of Oneness and my inability to realize the truth experientially. I've just finished "Eternity Now", and I'd like to pose a more specific, less grandiose question. My wife and I recently attended a meeting held by a teacher in London. Assuming you're familiar with his work, you understand that he is a non-dual "purist", as it...


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In what way can one go beyond the empty state? - Francis Answers - 163

Posted on: 2010-03-02 21:17:58

 Location: California 

Question: Dear Francis, Thank you for taking the time to answer these questions, it is very much appreciated. During meditation I’ve come across a situation in which I relax deeply and I have almost no bodily sensations or thoughts. Then the question arises, Who am I? And the question seems to dissolve; it feels non-sensical, as if “I” was a concept with no real referent. I have heard you explain that this could be yet another object called emptiness (I thought this might be an example because the feeling of “I” comes back after a while). At other times, I have a quite spontaneous feeling of expansion, joy and satisfaction with no particular...


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Does one retain a personality after enlightenment? - Francis Answers - 162

Posted on: 2010-03-02 10:39:48

 Location: Pakistan 

Question: Hi Francis, Thank you so much for answering all our questions. It is wonderful to read your answers and 'be pointed in the right direction', if i may call it that. I have a couple of questions (which are probably very silly, but have been on my mind for a while): 1. What is the difference between personality and ego? As I understand, one has to see through the ego or mind to come to a realization of our true selves. But most enlightened masters or sages do have their own styles, teaching way, mannerisms, etc. Does one retain a personality after enlightenment, and if so, what does it mean if one has no self and is only


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Is intellectual knowledge necessary to experience our true nature? - Francis Answers - 161

Posted on: 2010-03-01 07:59:43

 

Comments: dear Francis... thank you for your graciousness to answer any odd ball question, as I have seen on your website. Therein lies my question. I have been somewhat upset after reading some questions and answers. My true experiences of freedom are, of course, utterly simple, devoid of any knowledge about the intricacies of consciousness, awareness, etc. And in my life search for union, to meet the other, and lose the apparent separation, I have 'looked' for that state in others. Indeed, I have felt...


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Follow up on Q. 159 - Francis Answers - 160

Posted on: 2010-02-28 05:54:31

 When the goal, happiness, is lost sight of, there is practice, work, "staying with", "noticing". Not a bad thing, for it eventually will restore the perfume of Presence, happiness. I sometimes give the same advice to one who still believes to be a doer. 

But this may take time, whereas...


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What do I do when I am not motivated to seek Truth? - Francis Answers - 159

Posted on: 2010-02-27 08:59:36

 Location: Belgium 

Question: I understand that one needs to be very motivated to find Truth. I sometimes think I am not motivated enough or not disciplined enough. What to do?


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Do I have any choice but to live in a way that is unhealty for my body and mind? - Francis Answers - 158

Posted on: 2010-02-24 21:14:23

 Location: London 

Question: Since attending a meditation retreat ten years ago and experiencing some very powerful energetic feelings which made me sure of being a part of the whole, I now have a constant inner sound like a distant whistle which increases when I shut my eyes. I also get pressure in my head and when I meditate I feel (or imagine) a cleansing process. Despite this I over eat (Binge) and still get tangled up in thoughts. It seems that I do not have any power to change my bad habits. Is the case that I am not an individual so I do not have any choice but to live in a way that is unhealty for my body and mind?


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Two kinds of seeking - Francis Answers -157

Posted on: 2010-02-23 10:32:49

Location: Ojai, California 

Question: Dear Francis, First, thank you for taking the time and care to answer questions. It is a wonderful gift. I have been seeking for many years. And my question is about seeking: doesn't seeking perpetuate division, the belief in a separate self? I feel incomplete, un-whole. So, I begin seeking wholeness. I am here. And wholeness or liberation are 'out there'--in the future. It seems to me that liberation is either now or not at all and that seeking prevents the result I am trying to achieve. Yet I cannot...


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Holding on to the sense of I AM - Francis Answers - 156

Posted on: 2010-02-18 07:57:18

 Location: Cork 

Question: Francis, my questions have to do with the sense of 'me', the sense of me is felt very easily and I have the feeling that it is the same sense of the ' I am', is it a necessity to distinguish between the two? Also, I have read Nisargaddata, and he recommends 'holding on to the sense of I AM'; if this is practiced, is it the me holding on to the me? And is there goal to this action? Wouldn't that make it a dual practice? Thank you so much, LLoyd



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What defines spontaneous action? - Francis Answers - 155

Posted on: 2010-02-16 21:18:38

 Location: New Delhi, India 

Question: Dear Francis, The defining characteristic of the way I now experience the world is spontanaeity. I do things and have thoughts, but there is no sense of choosing. In your experience, is spontaneous action the normal way that humans behave in the world? Is the feeling that one is making a choice inconsequential and unnecessary? Sincerely, Brian


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Do we really have no control over anything? - Francis Answers - 154

Posted on: 2010-02-15 06:46:12

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Location: Maine, USA 

Question: Dear Francis, Why does Presence choose "to temporarily ignore itself by playing the game of ignorance"? Do we really have no control over anything? Blessings to all, Sattva


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Schedule of meetings and retreats with Francis Lucille

Posted on: 2010-02-14 11:46:00

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Do objects have an independent existence of their own? - Francis Answers - 153

Posted on: 2010-02-14 11:08:34

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Location: India 

Question: Dear teacher, I see that if I see or perceive an object or a person with memory and my own prejudices it is a foggy , conditioned view not a total experience of "what is". Objects have an existence which is not independent of awareness or consciousness and as you say they are consciousness itself. But I wondered then, Why do objects have unique properties if they are relative to perceptions. For eg: why are solids always hard, why does soap always give out lather, every time i perceive? This leads me to doubting as to maybe the objects do have an independent existence of their own? Please help me clarify this. Shiva


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Is there a limit to the patience and forbearance of a spiritual teacher? - Francis Answers - 152

Posted on: 2010-02-12 20:33:03

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Location: Girona - Spain 

Question: Dear Francis: Here are Shankara's four pre-requisites to qualify for the spiritual life: 1. Discrimination; 2. Renunciation; 3. Earnestness (intense desire for liberation, and 4. A group of six attainments (tranquility of mind, control of the senses, cessation of senses, forbearance of the pairs of opposites, concentration, and faith). At the other end of the spectrum (and we are still at the phenomenal or empirical level), if in our midst we find someone exhibiting the following characteristics: pettiness, small-mindedness (the opposite of magnanimity), resentment, vindictivenes, insolence, passion and pride (we could call these the six counter-attainments), 1. Can a person with these character traits be still called a truth-seeker? 2. Can such a "person" be possibly redeemed? 3. Is there a limit to the patience and forbearance of a spiritual teacher? 


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What is this receptacle inside which everything happens? -Francis Answers - 151

Posted on: 2010-02-11 11:07:12

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Location: Mexico City 

Question: Hello Francis I have found great interest in your teachings, I wish you were my teacher, living teacher, not book or Internet, but I guess this forms of communication are the very next thing. =) My name is Carlo Mauricio, I am 32 years old, I was born in San Diego CA. an have always lived in Tijuana, and now I am living in the capitol Mexico City. Hope you can be over here some day with a lecture, or maybe I can catch one up north in California when I go up there again. This are my questions Francis: What is this receptacle if we can use that word where everything is happening inside of it, like form, inward outward...


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Does the individual have any choice about enlightenment? - Francis Answers - 150

Posted on: 2010-02-09 23:02:44

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Location: Maryland 

Question: Satyan Nadeen is quoted as saying that enlightment is a lottery. My question is whether attaining a sustained awakened state has anything to do with intention, devotion, or earnest effort? Does the individual have any choice about it at all?


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All things in the universe are expressions of Brahman, including consciousness - Francis Answers - 149

Posted on: 2010-02-08 20:37:58

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Location: Philadelphia, PA 

Question: I "think" of Brahman as equivalent to a unified field of energy. That is, that all things in the universe are expressions of it, including consciousness. We, as sentient beings, have the "gift" of witnessing it and as such are Natures most forward expression of knowing itself. The more we pull away the separative fog of ego, the less conflict and more peace we shall live. Is my thinking in line with traditional Advaita philosophy and do you see any falseness in where I'm pointing?


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On Love and Death - Francis Answers - 148

Posted on: 2010-02-06 10:30:35

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Location: california 

Question: Hi Francis....I would so much appreciate it if you could tell me how I can confidently know that the universe is composed of love, when sometimes, I experience peace and harmony, and other times I experience the contracted fear that comes with identification with body and form, yet the experience of this all pervading love has not yet revealed itself. Thank you so much for your time and wisdom!


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All there is is consciousness - Francis Answers - 147

Posted on: 2010-02-06 10:02:55

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Location: Seattle 

Question: Hi Francis, Sorry for the long question, but it's something I've been mulling over for a while now. Thanks! According to the Direct Path, as I understand it, the self gets folded into consciousness, on the one hand, and external objects get folded into thoughts, which in turn get folded into consciousness, on the other. The result is that: all there is is consciousness. Folding external objects into thoughts and then into consciousness means that what we naively regard as external objects do not have independent existence. This is where I, and I'm sure many others, have a problem. There is an extraordinary coordination between various perceptions, between those of different agents, between those of the same agent at different times, and between different sensations of the same agent at the same time. Mary can tell me about a new statue in the park, and I can go there and... 


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A question on spiritual escape - Francis Answers - 146

Posted on: 2010-02-04 18:26:34

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Hi Francis!

Happy happy christmas, first of all:) 

I hope you have a moment for this little question, that has been bothering me..

As there is more presence in this space, it seems like at times life can give you a shock, and because that peace is available always, by "going there" it seems like one uses that as a shock absorber, and i´m pretty sure that is a sort of spiritual bypassing, or escape.

at the same time, if that peace is real, and one can 


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What is true earnestness? - Francis Answers - 145

Posted on: 2010-02-03 19:34:57

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Location: minnsesota 

Question: Francis, I often hear you speak of the neccessity of earnestness. I feel all my actions are aimed at the benefit of the entity I believe myself to be. I can give lip service to the concept of selfless action without intention as put forth in the Bhagavad Gita but there would still be the intention of reaping the rewards that this is supposed to bring. ramana proscribed this type of action also but he also said only a jnani can be a karmic yogi. That seems to be a precise summation of the student's position. He is saying if you are selfless you can perform selfless actions so it seems any attempt at realization is self centered and would enhance the sense of self. so how to develop this ...


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When I'm looking to find myself I can't find anything. - Francis Answers - 144

Posted on: 2010-02-02 21:11:16

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Location: Greece, Athens 

Question: Dear Francis, I don't even know what I'm asking for, but I'll try to put it into words and you might underestand my question better than me. When I'm looking to find myself I can't find anything. I find a "nothingness" in which everything appears. I wouldn't even call this empty space since it's dimensionless. I can understand that or better: see that, if I look honestly. Seeing that does not give me peace though, I don't feel that I've always been that (shouldn't I?), and I don't know if that nothingness is actually "me" since I feel...


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Is ignorance of our true nature a personal choice? - Francis Answers - 143

Posted on: 2010-01-23 06:47:41

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Dear Francis,

If it's true that everyone has had an experience of awakening, though some of chosen to ignore it, then there is no excuse for ignorance (?) Please comment. Thank you.



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What happens when we die? - Francis Answers - 142

Posted on: 2010-01-20 05:52:49

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Location: uk 

Question: Having experienced an expansion of the heart and grief from the loss of my 25 year old son, I would like to know your thoughts on what happens when the physical body falls away; do we retain any of the personality we had, memories, emotions, love? While I guess much of this has to do with the mind, I would like to know what happens.


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Isn´t the "I Am", even when it´s not identified with any object, subtle or gross, physical or mental, the last trick to overcome? - Francis Answers - 141

Posted on: 2010-01-19 03:20:04

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Location: Spain 

Question: Hello, Francis. My question relates the waking state and the "I Am", a concept which, I think, has different meanings in the different traditions. I use it to describe the pure feeling of being, of existence, that appears in the waking state before getting identified with thoughts, names, body, mental processes, etc. and disappears in deep sleep. I think this was the way Nisargadatta used it, too. There´s something that confuses me. Most teachers use to speak about the Truth from the waking state´s standpoint only and, as the ...


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How does one slip past dualism, at last? - Francis Answers - 140

Posted on: 2010-01-17 04:58:26

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Location: Brooklyn, NY 

Question: How do "I" slip past Awareness as an object of thought to Awareness Alive and Subjective? I know that "I" can do nothing. I know that Awareness cannot be attained because It already is. Is it ego to practice being Awareness? Ego does not exist either. I feel that I am at "the gateless gate". How does one slip past it, past dualism, at last?


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On food addiction - Francis Answers - 139

Posted on: 2010-01-16 09:55:44

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Location: New Jersey, USA 

Question: Dear Francis, I recently discovered your site after many years of seeking. Some kind of understanding about the nature of things has occurred, certainly in the realm of thought but also sometimes experientially. The abiding with this nature of things is mostly erratic. One thought that drags me into the mire is an emotional addiction involving food and excessive eating. I am working with... 


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A question on no-Self, Bernadette Roberts, Advaita, Buddhism - Francis Answers - 138

Posted on: 2010-01-10 05:49:31

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Dear Francis,

 

Thank you very much for giving me your address. What a beautiful way of starting the new year.

 

Some time ago I sent you a question to which no answer ever appeared on your website. Probably there was an error and my question did not reach you, or perhaps you had some reason not to answer. The question was about one Bernadette Roberts, who is a Christian mystic, and who to her astonishment discovered that what is regarded as the final 'stage' in her tradition -- which she thinks is the same as the Sat-Chid-Ananda of the Advaitins -- dropped away one day, swallowing up and dissolving


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Are Atman and Brahman the same? - Francis Answers - 136

Posted on: 2010-01-03 22:48:13

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Location: East Aurora, New York 

Question: Dear Francis, It has been stated that Brahman and Atman are one. I wonder though, does this mean they are the same? I know the Atman that is myself and I sense that it is the same Atman that is every other one. But the knower (Atman) "in me" does not know the experience of all beings and hence seems not to be equivalent to the universal Brahman which I presume includes the experience of the entire universe. As a wave... 


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Passivity and non-duality - Francis Answers - 135

Posted on: 2010-01-03 02:23:52

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Location: Cape Coral, FL 

Question: Do you think a non-dualistic view of the world leads the individual to passivity in the face of the world\'s suffering?


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There is lack of trust - Francis Answers - 133

Posted on: 2009-12-24 03:54:10

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Location: Tampa 

Question: Francis, I sit here wondering if I have the trust in my understanding of the state I am. Since about a year the Atmavichara is going on, and my ego is not on firm grounds any more and I have an understanding of homeliness and peace with me. But the distrust and lack of faith swirl around often. When they subside infrequently , there it is, such happiness. Atmavichara, inquiry continues amidst health problems ( brain) and the medications. But it is OK. Then, I decided to do the inquiry on ...


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Follow up on Q. 131 - Francis Answers - 132

Posted on: 2009-12-20 03:01:42

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Dear Formless,

 Is the seeker separate from the sought!
Is there a experiencer separate from the experienced!
Is there a listener without listening
Is there an action without knowledge
I there a knowledge without the knower
Is there a creation without the creator...


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What made you to preach this ancient vedic Advaita? - Francis Answers - 131

Posted on: 2009-12-19 20:43:59

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Location: Dubai 

Question: I understand that you had the opportunity to meet sages in India. How was your experience and what made you to preach this ancient old vedic advaita. Rgds Ram


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Do you know something about the Universe? - Francis Answers - 130

Posted on: 2009-12-18 00:44:26

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Location: indonesia 

Question: Dear Francis, 

1. Is there any God? 

There is only one God

2. Do you know something about the universe? 

Very little...


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How can we be more present to Life? - Francis Answers - 129

Posted on: 2009-12-18 00:31:01

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Location: Bogota, Colombia 

Question: I am aware of mind activity; random thoughts: images and sounds, or a song playing in my head. When I observe this, I have a few interpretations: the mind creates a sense of separation: when the mind is happening (thought running or a song playing) it seems that this creates a private space that can't be shared directly with anyone else; I am the only one that "hears" the song that is sounding in my head. It is as if the activity of the mind serves the purpose of making me abandon the present moment, making me disconnect from life, from reality, and withdrawing to this private psychic space. It seems as if the energy that could ...


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More remarks on Question 116 - Francis asks a question - 128

Posted on: 2009-12-17 14:13:24

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The following is a question asked by Francis as a follow up on Q. 116

Dear William,

I believe we are now in agreement on the answers to your five questions, which would imply a de facto agreement on a wide variety of related issues. I was wondering whether there was an area where your and my experience or understanding would diverge, when I remembered something you said : " I spoke of individual consciousness and likened it to a drop of the ocean; the latter being Consciousness as such (two “meanings”)."

To clarify my incertitude, could you please answer the following question: in your experience and understanding, is the consciousness that really perceives these words  the individual consciousness, or is it the Consciousness as such?


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Two a priori statements - Francis answers - 127

Posted on: 2009-12-16 09:07:53

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Location: San Rafael, CA 

Question: Francis, I am troubled by something that might seem elementary for someone who has been investigating spiritual matters for over 40 years. It is evidfent if we investigate our own experience that everthying we ever experience, whether "internal" or "external", is experienced by or within consciousnes. Consciousness is, then, the a priori reality of our human experience. Clearly, realizing this most profoundly leads to a life radically transformed by freedom from any sense of limitation. However, to go on to state, as you and all other non-dual teachers do, that consciousness is the a priori reality of all existence, would seem to be an extrapolation, not directly supported by direct experience. The fact that we, as human beings, can never experience anything outside of consiousness does neither mean that there is nothing outside of consciousnes, nor that consciousness...


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Hello, Francis. I am stuck - Francis Answers - 126

Posted on: 2009-12-15 20:08:51

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Location: Shanghai, CN 

Question: Hello, Francis. I am stuck. I have been following Ramana Maharshi's teachings of self inquiry, and, at first, I was amazed by how quickly I was able to let go of thoughts. There was one instance in which I experienced being part of something so grand, but then it disappeared. Although it was brief, it was enough to fill me with such elation. I knew it was real, that this oneness existed, that all this here that I'd been living through up to this point didn't matter. That none of this mattered, and I wanted to laugh because it was so clear, how much I couldn't see that all made sense, and how much most of us can't see...


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Is there something beyond, or prior to, Consciousness? - Francis Answers - 125

Posted on: 2009-12-15 05:17:42

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Location: Chicago, USA 

Question: Dear Francis, Is there something beyond, or prior to, Consciousness? I am referring to the seeming lack of Consciousness during deep sleep, or when one is under anesthesia where there is a lapse of Consciousness/Awareness. It is only after waking or coming out of anesthesia that one seems to be able to say that they were unconscious. In other words, consciousness seems to recognize its own absence only in retrospect. If I am not conscious of the fact that I am sleeping or unconscious due to anesthesia, is consciousness then only a temporary state? If there is more, how does one realize it? Can you please give your thoughts on this? I apologize if this has been answered before. I have only recently discovered your teachings, so I am therefore not completely familiar with all of them, but I am very grateful for what I have read and watched so far. Thanks, Mike


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More remarks on Question 116 - Francis stands corrected - 124

Posted on: 2009-12-14 16:55:32

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This answers replaces the previous answer Q. 123  which was misleading due to an inadvertent logical error. My gratitude goes to William for making me aware of it and my apologies to all readers for the confusion it created.The following is the edited version.

Dear Mr. Lucille,

Thank you for your reply. Let me tell you, however, that there would have been nothing wrong with a well-founded, well-supported criticism of what I said in my letters; no quarters given to my ego. But for one reason or another, you brushed it all aside, wishing to “start from scratch” and “forgetting everything you and I know about the spiritual path to liberate a space in which a mutual understanding can blossom.” Still, even this would have been alright, were it not for the fact that you had no intention to keep your side of the bargain. It would have been fine as well, had I been talking about the ego without troubling myself with its diverse meanings. Fine too if, rather than trying as best I could to support my argument...


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A follow up on Question 111 - Francis Answers - 122

Posted on: 2009-12-12 06:23:42

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Dear Francis:

My question is whether the natural body and what is superimposed on it, leading to error of perception, are both illusions from the perspective of consciousness, given that what is superimposed is a vritti (as an imagination, a thought, would be, would it not?), but that, at the same time, the reality of it (the vritti) and of the physical world (the natural object that undergoes the superimposition by the mind) is consciousness - would you not say this? The subject matter, and the answer you gave to Q. 111, would then be the same or closely related... 


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Through the self-realization process, does the conditioned mind eventually cease to manifest? - Francis Answers -121

Posted on: 2009-12-11 20:47:50

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Location: Manitoba, Canada 

Question: Through the self-realization process, does the conditioned mind eventually cease to manifest, thereby making mind made suffering an impossibility?

Dear David,


A large part of the conditioning of the body mind is useful and doesn't disappear as a result of our  stabilization in our true identity. We still know how to drive or speak language. Only that part which was a by-product of ignorance dissolves with the removal of ignorance, and ignorance made suffering vanishes with it.


Love,


Francis



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Can you reveal the way to go deeper? - Francis Answers - 120

Posted on: 2009-12-11 20:24:55

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Location: Bucharest, Romania 

Question: Dear Francis, I have sent you a letter a few weeks ago. I did not receive an answer to it yet, but since this is a continuation of that first letter, if you ever get around to it, I will be content if you just answer to this letter. In your book you say: “The world does not exist as an object that is separate or distinct from awareness.” Can you please help me see if the understanding (experience) I wrote bellow is pointing to the right direction? And whether it is or not, can you point me the way to go deeper? -Whatever I see or experience is an expression of my senses. The...


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Is the tendency for human society to be idea imperialistic justified? - Francis Answers - 119

Posted on: 2009-12-10 10:44:44

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Location: Ballarat, Australia 

Question: I have been thinking a lot lately about the nature of reality and the implications on every day societal interactions. I am always intrigued by our conformist nature, our desire to fit in and the levels to which this is taken, especially in modern day western society. It's not fitting in or conformism I am questioning, because I don't neccessarily think that wanting to be like those you idolize for traits you love is a bad thing. What I am questioning is the out of control egotism and abuse of the human desire for community. I believe that we do create our own realities individually and collectively, but I am curious to know what you think about the tendency for human society to be idea imperialistic, to try to control other's realities to suit their own the best.


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On thought control - Francis Answers - 118

Posted on: 2009-12-10 10:13:28

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Location: NY, US 

Question: You say that we have no control over thoughts but what about the use of mantras during which other thoughts stop and the mantra goes on continuously? Other thoughts are stopped; that is, controlled. People control their thoughts all the time by suppression of anything they don\'t want to think about. There seems to be thought control going on all the time. People make themselves happy by remembering something good which happened or they can make themselves sad and depressed by thinking about something bad which happened. The Dalai Lama has said that the only freedom which human beings have is the freedom to choose what to allow into our mind streams. This entails the ability to control thoughts. The Buddhist practice of metta, loving kindness, is based...


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Is the ego, as far as you are concerned, a totally empty concept? - Francis Answers - 116

Posted on: 2009-12-10 08:13:41

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Question:

1. Dear Mr. Lucille, An admirer of your doctrine and method has told me that you deny that there is such a thing as the ego at any level of reality, be it at the level of the Absolute or the Self, or that of relativity and contingency. And he makes a distinction between his relative existence as a human being, which – true enough - has its ultimate reality in the Self, and that of the ego which, he claims, has no such claim to reality at all. What is more, he claims that the ego is a completely empty, psychological concept, a figment, so to speak, of the imagination. And yet, when I asked him, what is meant by your injunction: “Surrender!” or what, in other words, he thinks he is asked to surrender, he says that it is surrender “From the constricting...


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Dear Francis, Will you please tell us why you are vegetarian? - Francis Answers - 115

Posted on: 2009-12-10 06:50:55

Location: Maine, USA 

Question: Dear Francis, Will you please tell us why you are vegetarian? Thank you and thank you for your kindness and generosity, Sattva

Dear Sattva,

Because I love cows and sheep and chickens and cats and dogs and you.
Francis


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If we are consciousness and the rest is illusion, what is the point of continuing on in body? - Francis Answers - 114

Posted on: 2009-12-09 13:19:07

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Francis

IIf we are consciousness and the rest is illusion, what is the point of continuing on in body? I am truly only what I was before birth and what I will be after death and so why not just stop participating in the illusion?
Simone


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How do I get what you have got? - Francis Answers - 113

Posted on: 2009-12-07 21:30:29

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Location: Sydney, Australia 

Question: Can you explain to me how you know this is all an illusion, how we arrived at being a human being and then told it is an illusion, that our ego's are an illusion, that we are not the body or the mind, that I am that? And what is 'that' and how do you know that is that? If consciousness is all there is, how do you know that? Stephen Wolinsky says the only reason we believe we are here is because we have a brain and a nervous system that buys into the senses, how do you know that? Why do you feel the way you do and I don't, and how do I get what you've got? Don't tell me I already have it, because presently I don't feel it and don't know what you are talking about? Please explain!!! Thank you from a very long term seeker.


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God is back, in a sense - Francis Answers - 112

Posted on: 2009-12-07 21:14:22

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Location: Dorset,UK 

Question: Dear Francis, In Eternity Now you speak of there being no evidence for a material world outside of awareness and that the body along with the rest of the world is made out of sensory perceptions. If something is being perceived does it not then have a certain "reality"of its own in order to be perceived? If something is locked away in a vault for 100 years we could know from eye witness testimonies know, that it is the same object when it is uncovered 100 years later. Our intelligence tells us that it remained in the vault during the intervening period, outside of anyone's conscious perceptions. Does this not then prove that it existed "outside of awareness" for...


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Is the empirical world made of mind or of matter? - Francis Answers - 111

Posted on: 2009-12-06 07:50:26

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Location: Amsterdam, Holland 

Question: Beloved Francis, There are two great theories regarding the external world in Vedanta : Is the empirical world the mental vritti objectified, or is the objective world a reality which the vritti receives and reports to the jiva? 


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What happens to appearence when the perceiver falls back into itself as the unmanifest? - Francis Answers - 110

Posted on: 2009-12-05 09:40:16

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Question: Dear Francis, An apparent object arises in consciousness, for example, a sound. I ask the question 'What knows this sound?' I trust that asking this question leads to some kind of falling back into the true I, silence or subjectivity - that which is unknowable. I am then left with two questions: 1)What happens to appearence when the perceiver falls back into itself as the unmanifest? 2)In the original inquiry there appears to remain some fundamental duality operating between the unmanifest and the manifest with a privileging of the unmanifest over the manifest. If this is the case is the use of the question 'What is experiencing this?' enough to dissolve this apparent duality as it seems to privilege the unmanifest over the manifest? Could it be


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When I'm looking for God I'm deader than I am if I WANT something. Francis Answers -109

Posted on: 2009-11-27 07:26:01


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Would it be fair to say that spirituality can become a trap. In that we can spend a great deal of our lives cooped up and trying to 'get it'. The contrast of the spiritual path seems to be the 'worldly' person. Someone with a DESIRE to go out and make something. That desire to create and do seems to be completely in tune with sexual desire as well. It seems like when I'm looking for God I'm deader than I am if I WANT something. 


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Awareness is temporary - Francis Answers - 108

Posted on: 2009-11-24 05:56:50

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Location: Barcelona, Spain 

Question: Dear Francis, all these questions about awakening and enlightenment, being present... all refer to people living with a body. You can stand as awareness more or less frequently, but you still eat, feel the temperature of the air, sleep... All this is temporary and lasts as the brain lasts. What happens when the body dies? Do you know it for sure?


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Are other people real? - Francis Answers - 107

Posted on: 2009-11-24 05:35:33

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Location: Northern California 

Question: Hi Francis, Last night I invited the king in and looked for the "I". What became apparent was that the "I" is not local to this body. The body became unreal, and all that was there was "me". Thought was happening. What was "me" hides within the body or seems to, appearing to be a person thinking. As the "me" outside of the body, things appeared to happen in front of me, and within me, as if a stage play was going on and "I" am both the theater and the director. Everything else, actors, scenes, dialog seemed to be conjured out of my imagination. When the physical body opened its eyes again, the awareness seemed...


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A couple of nights ago, I woke up in a panic - Francis Answers - 106

Posted on: 2009-11-18 10:10:19

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Location: Shanghai, China 

Question: A couple of nights ago, I woke up in a panic. My mind was touching such a profound and powerful truth, and I quickly pushed it away. I was frightened. I wasn't ready. When I meditate, this is the very state I am trying to achieve, isn't it? I feel so frustrated because I know that the only way I will ever be truly free of the suffering I have attracted in my life is by going to that place, and yet, a couple nights ago it didn't feel like anything I have expected or wanted. There was such a deep and


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Can seeking be dangerous, can it come close to madness? - Francis Answers -105

Posted on: 2009-11-18 09:48:08

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Hello Francis,

Can seeking be dangerous, can it come close to madness?

Like with the poet Rimbaud, or Nietzsche for example. The image of the sage is someone sitting peacefully and blissfully, and sometimes I get to thinking that some seekers are TRYING to be peaceful. It seems like the way can be very intense, uneasy, and passionate, more like the poets or artists. Can you comment on this?



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The unalloyed ease of being - Francis Answers - 104

Posted on: 2009-11-16 19:35:18

 Dear Francis: 


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Location: India

I’m not sure if you respond to random emails but I will shoot it anyways knowing that it is sincere. 

I have a couple of questions for you and I wonder if you would have the time to respond:


Dear Sudhakar,


Here are your questions and my answers

  1. We are not what we experience; that much is clear. We experience our body-mind as much as we experience the world “outside” of us. This means that...

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Simultaneity and awareness - Francis Answers - 103

Posted on: 2009-11-15 23:35:14

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Location: New York 

Question: Dear Francis, I am awareness and all the sensing and thinking is myself through the objects defined as this mind and this body (at least from my understanding from Atma Darshan of Shree Khrishna Menon). The awareness that is reading now these words is aware of something else than the awareness that is writing them now? Or is the Francis Lucille just a mentation in the awareness that is writing this email and any reply to it is born from the same awareness that wrote them in this text box now? 


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Something has forever existed - Francis Answers - 102

Posted on: 2009-11-14 08:26:55

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Location: Barcelona, Spain 

Question: Dear Francis. When I was a child, I used to think, when in bed before sleeping, "how is it possible that the Universe has come into existence? If something exists, something else is the originating cause". Going backwards, I always arrived (and I still arrive now) to a conclusion: "something exists from ever. But this is impossible to my logic... so nothing exists." Many times I felt, just for an instant, a sudden vacuum when 


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Spiritual sandpaper - Francis Answers - 101

Posted on: 2009-11-13 18:01:04

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Location: uk 

Question: Dear Francis, I was on the progressive path for many years untill discovering finally this more direct and simple and obvious way, but I have a lot of conditioning from the progressive path and just human conditioning, about being nice etc etc.... Do you have any advice on finding the balance, I seem to become withdrawn a lot when there are challenges with my close family and...


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A paradox evaporates - Francis Answers - 100

Posted on: 2009-11-13 17:46:59

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Location: Nagpur, India 

Question: Dear Francis, I understand from the basic tenets of Advaita that no efforts/practice (as they are in time & space) e.g. holding on to the 'I' consciousness, be oneself, meditation etc. are required to be done (or not done) (as there is no doer) in order to realize our true nature. The advaita seed of understanding implanted in the consciousness (and forgotten) is bound to bear fruit sooner or later automatically. However, I notice that various kinds of practices are advised by advaita teachers. Please will you explain the apparent paradox. What is your opinion? Or is the undestanding flawed? 


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God's Giggle - Francis Answers - 99

Posted on: 2009-11-11 10:19:02

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Question: Hello Francis:  I am looking for direct experience now. I love someone, now he is gone overseas for four months. The love which comes through me, for him, is no different than loving "God." How do I access that love for "me" to be that love and live that love every day? I mainly seem to be aware of it when directly, "in love" in his presence. I am not where you are Francis, yet, regarding projections, and my mind requires understanding, especially the subconscious, which is often disturbed, especially at night. Thank you. Patricia.


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The Bridge Between Time and Eternity - Guided Meditation - 5

Posted on: 2009-11-08 22:20:38


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Francis Lucille
Temecula, California
September 8, 2007
 
Go deeply into the present moment. 
The only cause for suffering is our refusal or rejection of that which the present moment is offering. 
We want it to be different.  We want it to be according to...


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Is awakening possible while taking medication? - Francis Answers - 98

Posted on: 2009-11-07 02:34:03

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Have you had any experience with individuals who have "awakened" while taking medication, and does "self-realization" generally result in resolution of emotional difficulties?


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Parmenides - On Reality (fragments of a poem)

Posted on: 2009-11-06 06:45:19

 Born around 515 BC., Parmenides, was a citizen of Elea, a small town in the south of Italy.  His poem "On Reality" was probably comprised of three parts of which we have only the first two largely intact.

  The first part takes the form of an allegorical poem in which we see the poet, impelled by a strong desire, travel toward the domain of the Goddess, in a chariot pulled by powerful runners.  After unveiling their faces for him, the Maidens of light guide him to the "threshold where the roads of Night and of Day converge", and he is allowed to cross it as a result of their intercession.  He is then welcomed with benevolence by the Goddess who takes his right hand in hers and commences her teaching...


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What is your core teaching? - Francis Answers - 97

Posted on: 2009-11-06 06:38:44

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Question: What is your core teaching? I am right now seeing glimpses of witnessing. I guess my ego is still lurking behind the witnessing state. How can the witnessing state gets transcended ? (I know how implies a method, and back again in the mind ..). 


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It seemed like every answer that you were giving to others questions were speaking directly to what I was experiencing - Francis Answers - 96

Posted on: 2009-11-03 10:01:09

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Question: During Satsang today I had an experience, one that I've had before, in your presence, that I have a question about. As you were talking about the hot seat and about surrendering, something that I have been practicing a lot lately, I once again had this intense bodily sensation of expanding, of opening up. It was a blissful feeling, electric almost, and I had remembered you telling me when this happened before and It scared me a little that I was "stopping" it and...


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Francis Lucille on Jean Klein

Posted on: 2009-11-02 10:46:15

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Jean Klein never meant for the world to be an illusion pure and simple, for the world as an experience is undeniable. What he meant was that a world existing independently from consciousness is an illusion. But as an expression of reality, or consciouness, the world is real. Jean Klein’s teachings are at the crossroads of Advaita and Tantrism (Kashmiri Shaivism) and the latter tradition emphasizes the reality of the world, and the...


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The Next Thought is God’s Thought - Guided Meditation -4

Posted on: 2009-10-31 12:01:34

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There is only one Reality.

 
This means that that which is hearing these words and the words that are being heard, that which sees and that which is seen, that which thinks and the thought, are One.  The thinker and the thought, the seer and the seen, the hearer and the heard are names that refer to this one single Reality. 
 
For this Reality there is no death and there are no problems.
 
The apparent problems are waves through which this Reality expresses itself and, in the same way, the solving of those problems are also waves through which this Reality ...(click on the title for more)
 


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Spiritual teachers are not jealous wives or husbands - or at least they shouldn't be. - Francis Answers - 95

Posted on: 2009-10-31 11:45:52

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Question: Dear Francis I found your videos recently and felt a strong emotional connection with a lot of what you say. It was a relief because I had just left an organisation which teaches Advaita after having been a member for about thirty years. I left in the summer, after a few years of discomfort. I think it was mainly because I felt that the teachings were being rammed into us in a dogmatic way. 


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What are your views about the year 2012 & catastrophic events to happen for planet earth? - Francis Answers - 94

Posted on: 2009-10-31 10:59:52

  

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If this life is a dream, an illusion, then what are your views about the year 2012 & catastrophic events to happen for planet earth? I mean shouldn't we still play the game & do something about it? Cheers Victor


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On dissatisfaction - Francis Answers - 93

Posted on: 2009-10-31 02:33:27

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Question: Dear Francis I then came across your videos on the internet some months ago and seeing you and hearing your words seemed to connect with something inside me. I had just left an advaita organisation that I had been with for many years. However, I seem to be stuck now. I can't seem to do anything in relation to "spiritual endeavour" . Anything I start doing seems to be driven by a wish to be clean and happy and when I become aware of this I can't continue. I have been waking in the morning with awareness of thoughts, and dissatisfaction follows. I am aware of the dissatisfaction and can't do anything about it.


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Question on a "shift" in perception - Francis Answers -92

Posted on: 2009-10-29 01:28:30

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Question: As I sat in my easy-chair on a Saturday morning recently, my intention was to simply sit aware of awareness. Nearly imperceptibly, there was a bit of what I will call a "shift" in perception. I began to be aware of a crystal clear reality, which would have made the sound of a crystal bell if it could have sounded. It was more real than sense perception. I noticed by it's absence, my mind was not offering it's usual ad-lib. I was very pleased about this, because had never known it's absence prior to this. I would like to say I began to know that which is really Real. I was that which is really Real. It was grander, and yet simpler than I had ever imagined it would be.


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Could one possibly inspire his fellow man to share the same vision of Oness? - Francis Answers - 91

Posted on: 2009-10-27 09:48:29

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Question:  Could one, and if yes, how would one go about inviting/inspiring a greater number to "look within"?  Is knowledge of oneself the path to freedom from the obselete mindset (greed, selfishness ect)? if that is true could one possibly inspire his fellow man to share the same vision of Oness and Inclusionality, where all beeings are free of traits such as greed?


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Advaita and reincarnation - Francis Answers - 90

Posted on: 2009-10-27 01:12:42

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Question: Dear Francis, As there is no individual identity either for the jnani nor the ajnani then, upon death, aren't they both finally liberated? So why in traditional advaita is the one 'liberated in this life' told that he will 'not be born again' if there is no individual in any case? If death is final and there's no individual to reincarnate couldn't one merely commit suicide? But wait! Even then, what's to stop the new experience of another 'me' (not this one of course) but a brand new individual starting all over again (like this 'one' did) with a life of sufferng and ignorance? This seems from my limited perspective to be a most perplexing conundrum. Can you help Francis?


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God in the quad - Francis Answers - 88

Posted on: 2009-10-23 08:48:17

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Question: Dear Francis, In Answer #76, you said, "There is only one awareness. Your awareness, my awareness and God's awareness are the same awareness which is the substance of all things..." Are you implying that God is a being with a mind? And that this mind contains the egg that was buried for six months? Isn't that tantamount to saying that objective reality is real? That it exists whether or not it is being observed? What you are saying is reminiscent of the famous pair of limericks summarizing the idealistic philosophy of George Berkeley: There was a young man who said "God Must find it exceedingly odd To think that the tree Should continue to be When there's no one about in the quad." ---Ronald Knox "Dear Sir: Your astonishment's odd; I am always about in the quad. And that's why the tree Will continue to be Since observed by, Yours faithfully, God." ---Anonymous


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Why are minds personal and different from each other? - Francis Answers - 87

Posted on: 2009-10-22 22:15:50

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Question: Dear Francis, In Answer #74, you said, "Rhonda's personal mind is therefore an illusion projected onto the reality, consciousness, Godhead, through the creation of specific mentations that we could call "Rhonda's recollections". You also said, "There are infinitely many others, among which "Francis' Mind", made of "Francis' recollections"... Are you implying that Francis' mind is also an illusion, and that it contains no recollections other than the personal recollections of Francis? This leads to my main question, which is, why are minds personal and different from each other? Is there some answer other than that God wants it that way? If not, this is the same answer that the Church gave to all such questions of why? before science was liberated from it in the 17th century.


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What is the right practice? - Francis Answers - 86

Posted on: 2009-10-21 20:36:31

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I "practice" to identify myself as the impersonal consciousness which witnesses what appears in it, instead of being identified with the appearance. It "works" specially well with so called negative emotions- I noticed that what ...sees the anger, isn't angry, ...sees the fear, isn't afraid, ...sees the sadness, isn't sad ... and so on. When I check in like that it brings me to the same space, like the question "who/ what am I?"...Would you say that it's the right approach to realize & embody the oneness with consciousness?...


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Should we focus on an unpleasant feeling or on that which experiences it? Francis Answers - 85

Posted on: 2009-10-20 06:22:35

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Question: Dear Francis, In meditation often a strong uncomfortable feeling such as fear, sorrow, anguish, etc. arises. When this occurs, if the feeling can be approached without thought, the result usually is bodily shaking and spasms for a couple of minutes, after which arises comfortable feelings of oneness and peace. Sometimes rather than "diving" into the uncomfortable feeling, the question is asked, "Who is it that is experiencing this feeling?"


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I would very much like to experience more joy and aliveness while inhabiting this body - Francis Answers - 84

Posted on: 2009-10-19 22:13:01

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My first priority is to wake up totally, but still I would very much like to experience more joy and aliveness while inhabiting this body. What would you suggest?


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Follow up to answer 77 - Francis Answers - 83

Posted on: 2009-10-07 11:44:28

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In your answer here there is perhaps a point which it may be helpful to clarify. You say that in cases of an incomplete glimpse "the central knot of separation" has failed to be eliminated. The implication here of the expression "central knot" does seem to suggest a central or fundamental point on which the main sense of separation is dependent. Now if it is the case, as you very reasonably assert, that they are "both equally important" - the dissolution of 'ignorance' or the separate self sense in regard to both intellectual identity and felt identity - the question arises where is this "central knot"? Is it of the 'cognitive-intellectual-mind' system or of the 'feeling-somatic' system?...



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Follow up to answer 81 - Francis Answers - 82

Posted on: 2009-10-07 10:31:11

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Dear Francis,

Thank you, that's very helpful.  But there's still a grain of confusion, so if I may, let me try a dream analogy.
 
If I'm dreaming, in my dream there may be a Francis character who appears to be in California, and a Michael character who appears to be in Maryland.  In the dream, Francis may say, "The air feels so dry here."  And Michael may say, "The air is feeling so humid."
 
So it appears within the dream that Francis is experiencing aridity, and Michael is experiencing humidity.  That would seem to be evidence of...


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If a tree falls in the forest and no one hears it, does it make a sound? - Francis Answers - 81

Posted on: 2009-10-06 10:44:30

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Question: Dear Francis, I was very interested in your comments about the distinction between "awareness" and "mind" (question no. 76). You said: "Be open to the possibility that nothing happens outside of or apart from awareness, but that many things happen outside of or apart from our human mind. The belief that nothing happens outside of a limited human mind is a form of ignorance known as solipsism." That statement gives rise to two questions: 1. Is there really such a thing as a "limited human mind"? What I mean is, here there are thoughts, feelings, perceptions. Why presume that these thoughts, feelings, perceptions are somehow "limited"? And why presume that there is something happening outside of what you call the human mind? It seems to me that, if there is a "belief" involved, it's a "belief" that something is happening that is not known here. So it seems that you would answer "yes" to the question, "If a tree falls in the forest and no one hears it, does it make a sound?" 


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Never forget the goal - Francis Answers - 79

Posted on: 2009-10-03 12:33:49

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Question: Dear Francis, is it possible to keep the focus on consciousness and work as executive in a company at the same time? The same question could be extended to any profession where you have to use the mind continously, speak to a lot of people and have the pressure of getting economical results. I would not ask this question if I were enlightened, but I am afraid I may never be if I continue working like this.


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You are the sweetness in all things - Guided meditation - 3

Posted on: 2009-10-02 06:20:31

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Leave the world of objects alone.

Thoughts, perceptions, feelings, sensations---don’t interfere.  In the beginning all we can do is to notice that we constantly interfere.  The only way is to say “Yes” to the attraction that comes from the background, from the sweetness.
 
Simply be open to the possibility that what we like in anything is not the thing, but that in which the thing appears, of which it is an expression or an extension.  Open your ...


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Has the goal been reached? - Francis Answers - 78

Posted on: 2009-09-28 05:35:17

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Question: Reading and contemplating over your post number 65 appears to have burst 'me". 'I' am writing to confirm my understanding/experience. Initially when I read about the "ultimate perceiver", the thought that came was "why cant there be more than one perceivers? (i.e. various individual perceivers and probably one super perceiver or God)" As enquiry into that question continued, after a day or so it dawned on me that a) my body-mind-thoughts-emotions are in awareness and not the other way around b) since awareness is not in any one location, there is no boundary separating "my" awareness from "anyone else's" awareness. i.e. it is a field of awareness in which bundles of body-mind-thoughts-emotions show up. c) The only "separation" from awareness is a thought that "I am separate". But since the thought itself is just arising in awareness and has no independent existence...


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Losing my head, finding my heart - Francis Answers - 77

Posted on: 2009-09-27 22:23:36

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Subject: Atmabodha

Dear Francis,

I've been contemplating your rendition of Atmabodha over the past 2 weeks or so and a couple of questions have arisen. [Very good rendition, by the way!]

Both questions essentially relate to the following 'logion' or statement:

<< 67. When Atman, the sun of understanding, rises in the space of the heart, it disperses darkness; permeating all and sustaining all, it shines, and all is light. >>

(1) Above, you've used the expression 'the sun of understanding' rather than, say, 'the sun of all being' or some equivalent expression...


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Is there something going on apart from awareness? - Francis Answers - 76

Posted on: 2009-09-27 01:34:23

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Question: Francis, The teaching that nothing exists apart from consciousness, I can understand when it is referring to name and form. But the doubt that keeps arising concerns change, if I bury an egg in my garden it is out of sight out of mind, when I go back and dig it up 6 months later it is not the same egg, change has happened without my awareness of it. Does not this imply that there is something going on outside of or apart from awareness? 


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"Why is there ignorance?" - Francis Answers - 75

Posted on: 2009-09-23 01:27:04

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"The "I" first chooses ignorance and as a result creates ignorant thoughts and feelings." Francis Lucille. In Q/A 68 under the 3rd question: is it the "I" that thinks these thoughts, and why do they tend to be negative? Answer: It is the "I" that thinks these thoughts, for there is only one thinker and only one doer. However they are distorted by ignorance. The "I" first chooses ignorance and as a result creates ignorant thoughts and feelings. They are negative because they arise out of frustration. Ignorance is the most basic of all frustrations: it frustrates us from what we are. In your answer above, this sentence (The "I" first chooses ignorance and as a result creates ignorant thoughts and feelings.) caught my attention and a question arose in me asking, how can it be that the I first choose ignorance before it is ignorant? 


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Why are we not aware of other's thoughts, feelings, etc. or can see "the world" from a different perspective? - Francis Answers - 74

Posted on: 2009-09-21 14:57:33

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Dear Francis, Thank you for answering so many questions - it is extremely helpful. My question is regarding consciousness. If our true nature is consciousness, which is unlimited, once we are enlightened why are we not aware of other's thoughts, feelings, etc. or can see "the world" from a different perspective. Of course since I am not enlightened - so this is a hypothetical question! But I assume that those who know themselves to be consciousness do not have this experience...


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We cannot speak the truth without living the truth. - Francis Answers - 73

Posted on: 2009-09-20 09:15:10

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It is clear that everything is consciousness and that absolute conscious/awareness is the source. Not so clear is why we always seem to attach certain positive qualities like, love, serenity, beauty, joy, God to THAT. How does THAT have qualities or characteristics when it is ISNESS itself?



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Now my life is the song I sing. Title: Alleluia. - Francis Answers - 72

Posted on: 2009-09-20 09:07:49

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I have had many moments of recognizing or noticing that the self exists in thoughts only or in “conclusions” about patterns of sensations or emotions over the years. But there is still a belief here that a sense of “identity” with Consciousness is the ultimate proof that a shift, or enlightenment, has taken place. I can recognize when there is identification with a ‘self’ easily. But I still believe that when the sense of being separate falls away there will be a “recognizing” oneness, or a “knowing” or “identification” with oneness instead of self. Can you confirm or respond to this?


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Spiritual Commuters - Guided Meditation - 2

Posted on: 2009-09-16 00:00:00

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Presence if effortless.
 
Effort always originates from the belief that we are a fragment, a fragment that wants to become the totality, which is impossible for a fragment to achieve: no end in view for the efforting entity. 
 
Effort is noticeably different from an action we accomplish out of interest, love, or celebration.  Such a deed stemming out of interest may be taxing for the body or the mind, but it is accompanied by joy and perfume. Whatever we do on the spiritual path should be effortless.  Our meditation, our investigation should arise out of an invitation from the Ultimate---out of interest and love for the truth.  In this way it is never mechanical, but always new, always different.  
 
If at any moment we feel that we have fallen into the "efforting" trap, that our investigation has become a practice,  automatic and therefore meaningless...


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Is thinking an obstacle to Self realization? - Francis Comments - 1

Posted on: 2009-09-16 00:00:00

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If thinking is useless in helping seekers on the path to the discovery of their true nature, it follows that the words/thoughts used by teachers in guiding them are equally useless. We would therefore expect the teachers who claim such a uselessness of mind to remain silent. They would be at least consistent with their own thoughts...


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If I am aware of consciousness, doesn't that make it an object? - Francis Answers - 71

Posted on: 2009-09-14 00:00:00

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Question: First, is there any difference between awareness and consciousness? Second, there appears to be an experiencing here of "Consciousness." If so, would that not make Consciousness an object? However, I know that there is no one to be aware of it , but am I aware of Consciousness as a concept, or as a direct experience? Could it be more accurate to say that actually Consciousness is aware of this illusion called Bob?



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Do I need to sit with an enlightened Guru? - Francis Answers - 70

Posted on: 2009-09-13 00:10:00

Question: "I" believe that I desire what is referred to as "enlightenment". Should I 'seek' enlightenment, do I need to sit with an 'enlightened guru', or should I just continue to meditate?

Dear Michael,

In your case, you needed to contact  a teacher, as evidenced by your asking this question.

Love,

Francis



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How do I get through the times in my day when I have to deal with insensitive & completely ignorant people? - Francis Answers - 69

Posted on: 2009-09-13 00:00:00

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Question: Namaste Francis, I am very happy to find that you will answer questions of the truthseekers. Thank you! My question is this: How do I get through the times in my day when I have to deal with insensitive & completely ignorant people?  So critical and hard-hearted most of the time. I am one of the few young people there, but even the other young people can be hard to get through to. Sometimes, I get very frustrated with my co-workers and I don't want to be around them. Then I start to think, there is no other place I am supposed to be except where I am. But, I still have feelings of frustration quite often. What am I to do?


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Why do we have negative thoughts about others? - Francis Answers - 68

Posted on: 2009-09-12 00:00:00

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1; Neo advaita teachers are these days teaching that thought is not a problem, but in my work place I notice a lot of negative thoughts about certain people, its hard to stay uninvolved and sometimes guilt arises because of this, if we dont choose our thoughts, then what is the purpose of these thoughts, they can be very sticky and painful.

Answer: There are two kinds of thoughts, thoughts that hinge upon the belief  and/or the feeling that we are a separate person, and thoughts that don't. Only the first kind is problematic. Negative thoughts about others...


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I have been doing self-inquiry but I am not free - Francis Answers - 66

Posted on: 2009-09-11 00:40:00

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Question: I have been doing Vichara - or asking myself the question "Who am I" - for some years now - sometimes more intensely, over a period of time, and in a focused way, at other times I experience periods of forgetfulness and do not do it for a while. I have been to Satsang a lot for some years and then I have been away but never lost an inner thread connecting me to either Vichara or the Satsang or the inner Truth shining through all this. I am aware of who I am - on some level - and have experienced flashes of the deeper Truth of being - not sure how to put this in words I suppose... But I am not free nor enlightened nor at peace... 


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The open secret - Francis Answers - 65

Posted on: 2009-09-11 00:00:00

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You have said "in order to see, to establish such a separation (between the perceived and the perceived), we should be able to perceive the perceiver, to see it as separate from the perceived. And that is not possible."

Is the understanding from this end correct that this is all meant within the obvious context of guiding into Oneness, beyond the illusion of separation, but not yet Ultimate Truth?



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While paying a visit to the King, don't cut corners. Travel first class! - Francis Answers - 64

Posted on: 2009-09-10 00:00:00

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As my desire to know myself as consciousness grows, my other motivations have decreased. I no longer feel ambitious with regard to career; I no longer believe I must get married in order to be fulfilled; I no longer feel driven to create; I no longer believe that I am here to accomplish anything other than to know more intimately the truth of who I am. Yet I do not yet know freedom. I have a beloved teacher, and I...


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How do we get the superimposition of the personal perceiver to cease? - Francis Answers - 63

Posted on: 2009-09-09 00:01:00

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Question: Francis, In your answer to question 27, you said that the cessation of the superimposition of the personal perceiver onto consciousness is necessary for apperception to take place. My question then is, how do we get the superimposition of the personal perceiver to cease?



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My basic experience of life seems to differ from that implicit in the typical nondual understanding of things - Francis Answers - 62

Posted on: 2009-09-09 00:00:00

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Question: My basic experience of life seems to differ from that implicit in the typical nondual understanding of things. I'm seeking any clarifying comments you might have. Here's my take: The core of the experience of separation seems to exist as a deeply embodied state for me. A kind of reaction to, or objectification of, a state of panic. It seems utterly physical. A likely neurological explanation is...


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How do we get the superimposition of the personal perceiver to cease? - Francis Answers - 61

Posted on: 2009-09-07 00:01:00

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Francis, In your answer to question 27, you said that the cessation of the superimposition of the personal perceiver onto consciousness is necessary for apperception to take place. My question then is, how do we get the superimposition of the personal perceiver to cease?...


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Is there awareness in the absence of perceptions? - Francis Answers - 60

Posted on: 2009-09-07 00:00:00

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Question: Francis You say: "Upon close scrutiny you will find out that consciousness exists both during the presence of the mind (as its witness) and in its absence (as the continuous background of all perceptions)." Are you defining mind and perceptions as different experiences or different levels of experience? When you say mind do you mean thought only? It appears to me that there is never 'not witnessing' in the waking hours. There is never 'not-objects' in the waking hours. The waking hours is equal to the appearance of objects and experiences and their witnessing, or is that not necessarily so? If witnessing and objects can cease completely in the waking hours that would mean that we would be absolutely unconscious of the world at times. Is that the case? The only time when mind or perception appear to be absent is in deep sleep. There seems to be no witnessing in deep sleep. But there is awareness in the absence of experience. Or is the 'absence of experience' in deep sleep, in itself an experience that is witnessed? Am I missing something and complicating something simple? ...


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Seeing seeing seeing. Guided meditation-1

Posted on: 2009-09-07 00:00:00

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Don’t separate yourself from your experience. 
 
Welcome the totality of it, the sensations in your body, the sound of my voice and the birds, your thoughts.  All of that is at a zero distance from you.  All of that is in you. 
 
Even if you create the thought that there is someone who is separate from that as the observer or the perceiver, this thought itself is one more appearance from which you are not separate. 
 
Recognize the immediacy of all appearances as a fact.  The separation comes after the fact, as an interpretation...


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Is the mind an obstacle to liberation? - Francis Answers - 59

Posted on: 2009-09-05 00:00:00

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Question: You said: "You are available when you understand that there is nothing that you can do on your own to get to the King. When you acknowledge your total powerlessness, you become an empty room. As soon as you become an empty room, you are a sanctuary. So the King can enter, take the throne and grace you with immortal presence." – Francis Lucille Does what I say below agree with the above, and is it true? -- This is receptivity with no interference with what is received, and therefore no opportunity for mind to arise and create a game or contest or struggle between its viewpoint and what is received. In fact, it is receptivity with no receiver...


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Does the universal consciousness bear any of the marks that we think of as the illusory, egoic self? - Francis Answers - 58

Posted on: 2009-09-04 00:00:00

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Question: In your reply to the Sept. 3 post, "Can We Change the Waking Dream?," you replied, "If the pronoun [you] refers to consciousness, which is the creator of all dreams, then the "you" which creates a dream can change it as it creates it." But I find this slightly wry, inasmuch as the "you" is hardly discrete or an agent in the way in which we think of action-requiring-agency. Does the "you" in this sense bear any of the marks that we think of as the illusory (egoic) "you"?


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Can we change the waking dream? - Francis Answers - 57

Posted on: 2009-09-03 00:00:00

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Question: Hello Francis I heard Tony Parsons saying that while asleep & dreaming you cannot change your dream. The same in this dream life (the second dream) you cannot change it. So what is your opinion?


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The "I AM" that is felt so easily and effortlessly, is that what the seeker is looking for? - Francis Answers - 56

Posted on: 2009-09-02 00:00:00

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The "I AM" that is felt so easily and effortlessly,

1. is that what the seeker is looking for? Or is there something beyond the "I AM" that is operating? 

2. Also when the "I AM" is felt, is it the person that feels it, or is it the being, there is some confusion around this point in advaita circles,

3.  I know of masters who say it is impossible for the person to sense the "I AM", if this is so, then who senses the "I AM"? 

4. Is there a conscious choice for the person to turn the attention to the "I AM" or is it not possible to choose the " I am", its a very confusing concept for me,



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How can thinking approach Truth? - Francis Answers - 55

Posted on: 2009-08-31 00:00:00

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Question: These last months I have been walking in a circling path. Apparently, the landscape across the path seems to change, as it happens with the circumstances in life. But the path, the land I am stepping on, is always exactly the same. It is a path of understanding and oblivion . Understanding and then forgetting which only brings a great despair and a strong longing. How is it possible to have seen/experienced the falsehood of a belief and that some time afterwards this belief rises again as something true and identification comes back? This is absurd! Is this happening 


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I cannot grasp the concept that the mind is contained within me - Francis Answers - 54

Posted on: 2009-08-27 00:00:00

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Question: Francis, Chris pointed me in your direction, and suggested I ask some of my questions to you. I honestly don't know what, or how, to ask because I have heard, and learned so much about Advaita that I already know what the answers will be. It's unfortunate, I know, and I'm extremely frustrated with it. I've looked within, and asked reapeatedly, "Who, or what am I?", and it stops within my mind, meaning that, as far back as I can trace myself, I seem to be in the mind... looking outward. I cannot grasp the concept that the mind is contained within me, not the other way around. I understand what is said, but cannot move past...


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Is Consciousness conscious of itself prior to the birth of the body and after its death? - Francis Answers - 53

Posted on: 2009-08-24 00:00:00

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Hello, Mr. Lucille: My question refers to the self- conscious or unconscious nature of the Unmanifest, our True Nature, and if this Awareness needs "form" (for example a human body) to be aware of itself: While Ramana and others (I think Jean Klein too) considered that Self -Consciousness is one of the charachteristics of the Absolute, with or without relying on manifest material form, Nisargadatta, on the other hand, says Awareness and Consciousness are not the same concept. He teaches Awareness is That which is aware ...


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Bilingual, residential January 2010 retreat in Barcelona.

Posted on: 2009-08-23 00:00:00

The following is an update on the January 2010 retreat with Francis Lucille in Barcelona.

The retreat is  residential and bilingual (English-Spanish). It will begin with an open dialogue at 6 p.m. on the first day and will end after lunch on Friday 8. During the...


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Let's face it: we have to face our fear - Francis Answers - 51

Posted on: 2009-08-22 00:00:00

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Now that I am 'on the threshold of eternity' (I realise that is not possible because there is no going in and out of It, we are always in It) and know intellectually that I am that limitless Consciousness, I have suddenly been very badly attacked by extremely negative feelings and it is really difficult to just let them appear without getting totally usurped by them. I know I should not castigate myself for experiencing those feelings but the ego is clever and is trying its hardest to plunge me into some sort of depression by constantly telling me about my shortcomings. I just wanted to ask you if this is a normal part of the 'process' of the Infinite finding itself. It is difficult to explain alll this in words, but I am sure you will understand what I am trying to express. Thank you for your help.


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One Truth, many ways - Francis Answers - 50

Posted on: 2009-08-21 00:00:00

Hello Francis, teachers have being saying that self inquiry is a way the seperate self strenghtens itself, they also claim meditation does the same and that enlightenment is an energetic shift, in other words the self inquiry hasnt got the power to release the tension of being a seperate person, do you feel there is a way to release the physical tension of feeling like a seperate person? 

 


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We are that which is its own cause - Francis Answers - 49

Posted on: 2009-08-20 00:00:00

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Question: Francis, Based on your answer to question 12, I am right to say that we can not prove that consciousness is not the product of the brain? All we can prove is that the brain is subject to the laws of physical reality which are universal and non local. Therefore, I am still left with the possibility that consciousness is the product of the brain. Thank you


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What can be done? - Francis Answers - 47

Posted on: 2009-08-17 00:00:00

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Question: In answer to number 43 on your website, "There is nothing you can do to awaken so just go to the movies or something" you replied, "It is true if the "you" in it is the false "you", it is false if the "you" in it is the true "you". How could the false "you" seek its ending? How could it really do anything, since it is not the real doer? That which seeks the Truth is therefore the real "you" and every step it takes to seek enlightenment is efficient. Teachers upholding this [statement 3.] are really telling you "my teachings are useless" and they are right on that point." I understand what you are saying but it still doesn't answer the question of what can be done (instead of going to the movies) to promote the necessary understanding. Can you clarify what can be done instead of going to the movies? 


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Enlightenment and self realization - 4 of 12 - Resonating with the Teacher

Posted on: 2009-08-17 00:00:00

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Francis answers a question on the teacher-student relationship.


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Is enlightenment always brutal and full of fear? - Francis Answers - 46

Posted on: 2009-08-16 00:00:00

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Question: Dear Francis,

Recently after a fierce internal conflict a question entered my mind suddenly which was ´´How can I check right now if I am my body or mind or whatever?´´ I haven't found any way to check what or who I am. Therefore I concluded that what I am is not an object. And at that very second I felt an absolute dread. I thought I would go insane or something like that. It was anything but bliss experienced in watching your thoughts or a beautiful landscape. That nothingness that I glimpsed for a second is not that sweet blissfull eternity I was dreaming of. I was so scared that I immediately reconvinced myself that I am this body and personality. It felt more safe. But the only thing I want is the Truth, so my question is ´´How can I overcome that absolute fear?´´ And is enlightenment always so brutal and full of fear?


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I have been having the experience of being separate from my thoughts during meditation - Francis Answers - 45

Posted on: 2009-08-16 00:00:00

 

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Question: Dear Francis, I have been enjoying your DVDs for a while now and would like to ask a question about witnessing during meditation. Increasingly, both in frequency and duration, I have been having the experience of being separate from my thoughts during meditation. On one two week occasion, I also had this experience outside of meditation, during activity, most noticeably during routine activities such as washing dishes, taking a shower, etc. This experience outside of meditation was liberating and wonderful. I am wondering whether I can encourage this experience in any way, or do I just leave it alone to develop at its own pace? 


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Do you address this issue of working "on" the gross body in parallel with the understanding in the intellect? - Francis Answers - 44

Posted on: 2009-08-15 00:00:00

Question: Dear Francis, We know that the intellectual realization or understanding of the knowledge of our essential nature is the first step (a big one indeed) towards Full Understanding (usually called Self-Realization or Liberation), that will necessarily include the "assimilation" of the mentioned knowledge, totally and fully. In my understanding (please correct me if wrong), some of the habits or embedded tendencies created by our conditioning in our life (or past lifetimes if we adhere to the hindu concept) had already passed the status of simple "mental tendencies" and became imprinted in our nervous systems (or cellular memory) and may cloud or slow down the very same process of assimilation (of the knowledge). (I am talking of normal people, not clinic cases of neurosis, schizophrenia, etc..) It may appear that the simple fact that we "know" that "I am not the body" intellectually, doesn't have the necessary strength, in many cases, to dissolve, in itself, those physical" obstacles to the process of assimilation. 

1. Do you address this issue of working "on" the gross body in parallel with the understanding in the intellect? 

2. If yes, how? 

Thanks in advance, Peace, Mouna

Dear Mouna,

The answer to 1. is yes.

The answer to 2. as been outlined in "Francis Answers - 2":

Here is what I suggest to you: Be acutely aware of the actual experience of your body. It is made of body sensations floating in the space of your awareness. Surrender,  offer these sensations to the presence, to that space in which they appear. Don't interfere with them by trying to suppress them, keep them, or change them. Do that first during moments of availability in your life, for instance during these periods set apart for meditation or yoga. Start sitting as comfortably as possible, then add yoga postures and other exercises from the hatha yoga paraphernalia, always being gentle with your body, without inflicting pain or discomfort. Then gradually incorporate this awareness and surrender of your body to other situations in your life, sitting at your desk or in the dentist's chair, etc..

Also, when thoughts about the Truth, the path, your true nature appear to you, don't avoid them. Welcome them. Let them guide you to the conscious presence to which they refer, to that in you which perceives and understands, in sharp contrast with the thoughts of ignorance, the thoughts of fear and desire, which always refer to a separate "Me". If such thoughts appear,  investigate the nature of this "Me", and whether it is separate or not.

Finally, there are external sense perceptions through which the so-called physical world appears to you. They too point to the presence in which they appear. Proceed with these in the same manner as with your body sensations, offering them to that presence, to your pure consciousness.

 

There are limitations however to that which can be transmitted over the int