Meditations on Nondual Awakening
Free Medicine is a collection of forty intimate meditations written by Sufi teacher Pir Elias Amidon. Whether describing a naked dive into a pond in the middle of the night, or a confrontation with soldiers in a Burmese temple, these meditations can serve as companions for those whose deepest desire is to know first-hand “the good news at the heart of reality.” Human, accessible, and tender, Free Medicine has the power to open us up in ways we never expected.
Amidon’s close connection with nature; his compassion for people in distress; his simple, clear observation of the mysteries of life and death; and his calm sense of humor combine in intriguing ways to reveal the uncaused happiness that is our essence.
Praise for Free Medicine
“Reading this book is a wonderful experience, full of brilliant insights, stories, images, lots of free medicine.”
— Coleman Barks, author of The Essential Rumi
“This beautiful book, rich in accessible wisdom, captures the direct experience of love and awakening in the music of poetic prose.”
— Roger Housden, author of Risking Everything
“It’s a sheer mystery to me how Pir Elias Amidon condenses so much wisdom into every sentence he writes. Free Medicine moves with a living, poetic potency that invites spiritual awakening into every moment of our personal lives. I wish I could keep turning the pages of Free Medicine forever!”
—Peter Fenner, Ph.D. author of Natural Awakening
“Although it comes packaged in different languages, cultures and religions, deep mystical insight spirals around a single heart-core: here is Elias Amidon’s inspired Sufi reflection of that ineffable nondual reality.”
— Keith Dowman, author of Natural Perfection
You can listen to an interview with Pir Elias Amidon on the Spirit Matters podcast, recorded in July, 2016 here.
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The book includes very helpful exercises and practices that foster a sense of equanimity and natural insight, as well as methods and teachings from many sources.