In May 2009, filmmaker Roger Ingraham and Greg had a long conversation, which Roger edited into a set of 10 videos. For more videos by Roger, go to rogeringraham.com.
All Words Point to Consciousness
Discusses how the meaning of words isn’t dictated by objects or by social convention, but point to awareness only.
Alternative Means of Self-Realization
Discusses how the direct path is largely contemplative, but how realization can also be attained by working with the body or through opening the heart in devotion.
Who Am I?
Discusses how self inquiry is like a treasure hunt. Also discusses how all perception is always done by awareness, and how everything experienced is always already awareness.
A Guided Self-Inquiry Exercise
Nonduality teacher Greg Goode conducts an experiment to find the place where Roger’s “I” is located. Illustrated with drawings by Roger.
Greg’s Path of Self-Realization
Discusses the particular path of nondual inquiry that Greg traveled. It began in childhood, continued off and on throughout graduate school, and culminated with the encounter with ATMA DARSHAN from Sri Atmananda.
The Collapse of Physicality
Discusses how his sense of the independent existence of physical objects collapsed. Also discusses how physicality serves as a metaphor for all separation, even within one’s own psyche.
Progressive and Direct-Path Teachings
Discusses how direct-path teachings differ from progressive-path teachings, and characterizes nondual realization as “seeing the cover come off” and recognizing what was underneath as having been present all along.
Literal and Figurative Language
Discusses the various motives one might have for pursuing nondual teachings. Also discusses how nondual teachings have literal and figurative ways of using language.
The Purpose of Self-Realization
Discusses how during the earlier stages of one’s inquiry, one feels a purpose, and how the closer one gets, the more this sense of purpose dissipates. Self realization recognizes the non-existence of one to whom a purpose could apply.
Presuppositions about Enlightenment
Discusses how enlightenment is not an experienced object, and isn’t transmitted by contact with other people. Also discusses various kinds of samadhi, which are easier in the direct path.
Chris Hebard Interviews with Greg
The Fragrance of Sentience
Greg Goode and Chris Hebard discuss Shri Atmananda Krishna Menon’s Advaita non-dual teachings in a clip called “The Fragrance of Sentience.”
Do We Ever Experience an Object?
Greg Goode and Chris Hebard discuss whether we ever experience an object.
Greg Goode and Chris Hebard discuss memory.
The Physicality of the Body
Greg Goode and Chris Hebard discuss the physicality of the body.
Where is Perception Perceived?
Greg Goode and Chris Hebard discuss where perception is perceived.
Greg Goode and Chris Hebard discuss philosophical deconstruction.
Other Videos with Greg
Is There Such a Thing as Enlightenment?
From the Western Masters of Non-Duality series by StillnessSpeaks.com, Greg Goode discusses if there is such a thing as Enlightenment, and if so, what is it?
Buddha at the Gas Pump Interview
Rick Archer interviews Greg for Buddha at the Gas Pump. See also Greg’s page on the Buddha at the Gas Pump site.
The Truth Is You Interview
Travis Eneix interviews Greg for The Truth Is You.