Thursday, April 3, 2014

Francis Lucille

If you have not yet had the privilege of meeting the brilliant Advaita (non-duality) teacher, Francis Lucille, allow me to introduce you with a few brief videos from Stillness Speaks.  Enjoy.


  1. Thanks for posting these, Bonnie. Good, his slow and thoughtful delivery. He comes across quite lucidly about subjects which are potentially difficult to grasp: the workings of the mind, consciousness and the difference between consciousness and sense perceptions. I had not heard of Lucille before, but want to investigate him and Advaita further.

  2. You're welcome, Robert. You could also get Lucille's book "Eternity Now". I found it pulled together so many strands of what I knew to be true, but had not yet really integrated.

    Another non-duality teacher is Rupert Spira. He is based in Britain (Shropshire), and is a gentle, brilliant soul. His talks on the nature of experience and consciousness have such a shining purity to them. His book is "The Transparency of Things".

    There are many videos by these teachers on YouTube. I actually was introduced to Advaita thinking by YouTube videos of the teacher/guru "Mooji". He is from Brixton, of Jamaican descent, studied in India and is now based in Portugal. While they are all Advaita-based teachers - none use or propose Advaita as something to be followed religiously. Each of them is very open and relaxed. Mooji appealed to my senses, Spira to my heart and Lucille to my brain. I'll be interested to hear what you think.

  3. Thanks so much for this post, Bonnie, as well as the additional references you have given in your response to Robert's comments. Like Robert, I had not previously heard of Lucille, but his observations are directed at matters of utmost importance, matters about which I am always thinking or reading. I like the notion (truth is perhaps a better word) of consciousness being the space between to perceptions of the mind. As we grow older, many of us learn that turning off the mind chatter is the only way to become conscious and experience our true, authentic being. Needless to say, it's easier said than done, and I work on it daily through whatever spiritual practices or disciplines are available at the moment — solitude, silence, meditation, prayer, reflection, spiritual reading, anything that stills, slows down, or subdues my overactive mind.

  4. I'm so pleased that Lucille and his message appeal to you, George. After what is now years (is that possible?!) of following each other through blogging, it is evident that we follow a similar spiritual quest.

    I backed off of blogging precisely because I was devoting my time to reading and watching Lucille, Spira and Mooji (especially while I was painting). What I have learned is so simple and so profound that it has really turned everything I took as spiritual givens about who I am, about experience, about time, about thought, etc. for a loop. It would really please me to hear, down the road, what YOU think!

  5. Many thanks. I thoroughly enjoyed this post.

    Greetings from London.


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