1 hr 44 min

567. Terrence Stephens Buddha at the Gas Pump

    • Spirituality

Terrence is an Australian born teacher and guide of Non-Duality. Like us all, Terrence had his own personal back ‘story’ (a ‘me’) which included sexual abuse as a child, living in a dysfunctional and broken family followed by drug addiction, divorce, depression, and anxiety with suicidal thoughts. He has also been a student and chief instructor in the art of Kung Fu for most of his life, a professional singer-songwriter-musician, and has also run several successful companies as a director.



During his journey, he consulted various psychologists and therapists and pursued a variety of spiritual paths and self-help groups.



Nothing seemed to relieve the deep-seated experience of separation and isolation. Then one day in 1986 he chanced to meet Sailor Bob Adamson who had settled in Melbourne following his 12 months with Nisargadatta Maharaj in Bombay.



Here, Terrence gained an intellectual understanding of Non-Duality. However, it was many years later that his sense of self (me) finally collapsed.



What resulted was no more searching, no wanting, and no desires, and a state of being carefree. It was in this state of collapse that his true nature was revealed; awakening from the dreamed fictitious personal character.



Since then Terrence has been pointing the way. Profoundly direct and yet delivered with compassion, warmth, and fun!



Website: terrencestephens.com.au



Discussion of this interview in the BatGap Community Facebook Group.



Interview recorded September 5, 2020.



Video and audio below. Audio also available as a Podcast.

Terrence is an Australian born teacher and guide of Non-Duality. Like us all, Terrence had his own personal back ‘story’ (a ‘me’) which included sexual abuse as a child, living in a dysfunctional and broken family followed by drug addiction, divorce, depression, and anxiety with suicidal thoughts. He has also been a student and chief instructor in the art of Kung Fu for most of his life, a professional singer-songwriter-musician, and has also run several successful companies as a director.



During his journey, he consulted various psychologists and therapists and pursued a variety of spiritual paths and self-help groups.



Nothing seemed to relieve the deep-seated experience of separation and isolation. Then one day in 1986 he chanced to meet Sailor Bob Adamson who had settled in Melbourne following his 12 months with Nisargadatta Maharaj in Bombay.



Here, Terrence gained an intellectual understanding of Non-Duality. However, it was many years later that his sense of self (me) finally collapsed.



What resulted was no more searching, no wanting, and no desires, and a state of being carefree. It was in this state of collapse that his true nature was revealed; awakening from the dreamed fictitious personal character.



Since then Terrence has been pointing the way. Profoundly direct and yet delivered with compassion, warmth, and fun!



Website: terrencestephens.com.au



Discussion of this interview in the BatGap Community Facebook Group.



Interview recorded September 5, 2020.



Video and audio below. Audio also available as a Podcast.

1 hr 44 min

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