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Realization Unfolds

A Conversation Between A. H. Almaas and Adyashanti

Realization Unfolds

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Two Visionary Teachers Invite Us to Explore the Path to Spiritual Awakening

Spiritual realization expresses itself differently through different teachers. With Realization Unfolds, two of our generation’s most pioneering and influential spiritual teachers present a six-session on-demand online course that explores their respective perspectives on spiritual awakening and what it means to live an awakened life.

The first three sessions of the course are drawn from our live recording with A.H. Almaas and Adyashanti in San Rafael, California, on October 23, 2010. The next three sessions were recorded live in late March and early April 2011.

As you watch the video of the dialogue, we invite you to reflect deeply on what is being discussed and its relevance in your own life. After each video presentation, you will be offered a series of questions and contemplations. If you wish, you may write out responses to these in the online journal provided.

For the duration of Realization Unfolds, Adyashanti will be referred to “Adya” and A.H. Almaas will be referred to as “Hameed,” the names most commonly used by their friends and students.


  • Is psychological self-knowledge necessary for spiritual realization?
  • What about human uniqueness and individual personhood after awakening?
  • What is the role of the spiritual teacher and transmission in the awakening process?
  • The Diamond Approach—a way to investigate reality and work on oneself that leads to maturity and liberation

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Helpful Review by Kev

Helpful for anyone who is on their spiritual journey. It's so nice to see two open, enlightened beings discuss things in different, but also similar, ways.

(Posted on 3/9/2016)

Review for Realization Unfolds Review by Alain

Adya and Almaas were simply fantastic! Did learn a lot.

(Posted on 8/12/2014)

Review for Realization Unfolds Review by bernard guy

Brilliant. Insightful. And loved their humanness, humility and humor. More !

(Posted on 2/1/2013)

Review for Realization Unfolds Review by David Hogg

This is less a review than it is a huge Thank You. While I am certainly grateful for both Adyashanti and Hameed Ali and their teachings, this is a particular thanks to Tami Simon and Sounds True for introducing me to these teachers and in particular bringing them together in this video course.

I have found it invaluable in stoking my "inner flame", as Hameed calls it, and am truly grateful.

(Posted on 10/19/2012)

Review for Realization Unfolds Review by Nirved W

Very helpful. Two real spiritual teachers demonstrating also their ordinariness. The format- podium, seating arrangement, etc.-felt a little stilted. But it still worked.

(Posted on 9/30/2012)

Review for Realization Unfolds Review by Vivienne S

A wonderful teaching from two present day masters.

(Posted on 9/4/2012)

Review for Realization Unfolds Review by Gail Green

The experience of the two of them together is a gem, a finely sculptured diamond, that has enlightened and enlivened my sense of life and living.

(Posted on 8/9/2011)

Review for Realization Unfolds Review by James McCall

I thought this series included the first 3 hr segment but it does not
I found this very preliminary and am enjoying your interview with Hameed about the DA MUCH MORE

(Posted on 5/10/2011)

Review for Realization Unfolds Review by Linda Tennant

Loved the series --how could i not qith these two winderful spiritual lights?--but was disappointed that I could not download the last video. Well, could download it but it's not playable. Have tried many times using same method that worked on all the other videos.

(Posted on 4/30/2011)

Review for Realization Unfolds Review by Alan Mayhew

This was a very innovative idea (would like to see Eckhart involved in a future one) and I enjoyed all sections.
My only issue is a technical one. I was unable to download one segment, and have not had a reply for some time from technical help.

(Posted on 4/23/2011)

Review for Realization Unfolds Review by Anupam Barlow

I loved the live series of this event - the three evenings that took place in 2011. The questions were excellent and I liked the format also. I hope you will do more of these with Adya and Hameed and also other contemporary teachers such as Rupert Spira, Jeff Foster, Scott Kiloby and Bentinho Massaro.

(Posted on 4/13/2011)

Review for Realization Unfolds Review by Elaine Catton

This was a wonderful gift from you to us Tami - creating the space for Adya and Almaas to come together to deeply explore such excellent penetrating questions. I loved the dialogue you facilitated between them and found it so illuminating. The videos were easy to download and played well although could have been a little sharper in definition. So thank you, thank you, thank you. I am deeply grateful.

(Posted on 4/4/2011)

Review for Realization Unfolds Review by Felix Kamchung

presentation was lovely!
thank you

(Posted on 4/4/2011)

Review for Realization Unfolds Review by Ellyn Beale

I enjoyed the recorded sessions and the interaction between the two teachers. It seemed to me that the topics were discussed deeply enough to be useful and interesting. I did not really like the two single live sessions. The quality of the broadcast was not very good. I would also like to see a written transcript of the live sessions made available for download. All in all, this was a positive experience.

(Posted on 4/1/2011)

Review for Realization Unfolds Review by Mary Reinemann

I have been absolutely delighted with this program and hope for a sequel (or several.) I enjoyed Tammi's questions as well - particularly the question: "Do you have questions you'd like to ask of one another?" Adya has been a favorite teacher of mine for a long time, and Hameed I have only recently discovered - so to find, in this moment, two favorite teachers together - it was an extraordinary gift. I am deeply grateful - Mary Kay Reinemann

(Posted on 3/20/2011)

Review for Realization Unfolds Review by Carlos Gil

The video/sound streaming quality was excellent even a full screen. And the interview brilliant and the interviewer was great and she let them talk and being in the background and with good questions ! Very smooth interview. I felt very touch by the whole event ! Congratulations !

(Posted on 11/4/2010)

Review for Realization Unfolds Review by MM

I heard it was fabulous.

(Posted on 10/30/2010)

Review for Realization Unfolds Review by Spencer St Clair

I attended the event and was/am deeply moved by Adya &Hameed. The beauty of their words and more so of their beings shone brightly. There was a poetic grace to the whole event. These words are totally inadequate! My love affair with truth has accelerated.
Thank you Tami for this beautiful sharing of being.

(Posted on 10/27/2010)

Review for Realization Unfolds Review by Nancy Coats

Excellent presentation. I got many insights and appreciated the opportunity to see awakened beings interacting with each other and the audience. The content was invaluable. I highly recommend this.

(Posted on 10/25/2010)


Self-Guided Video Course

Contents 3 Audio downloads (3 hours, 30 minutes); Video downloads; Set of written course materials
Date Published May 17, 2011
Product Code WC01639N