The Human Sun Institute Public Video Library

These videos are free resources for those interested in personal development and spiritual growth. For other offerings, including Saniel Bonder’s books Healing the Spirit/Matter Split, Great Relief and The Conscious Principle; and the Awake and Radiant DVD set by Saniel and his wife and full teaching partner, Linda Groves-Bonder, please see our webstore.

Note: The videos in each section are linked sequentially. To view one of the videos out of order, scroll to the end of the previous video and the next video will start automatically.

“The Sun in Your Heart Is Rising” public video series

In this series of short videos, Saniel introduces the unique perspective on human nature and transformation that is the central message of his life’s work and is the foundation of the teaching that he and Linda are making available through Human Sun Institute. This teaching celebrates and calls forth the joy, wellbeing, and divine potential that reside in the core of every human heart.

Section One: The Sun in Your Heart

Introduction to the Sun in your Heart, part 1
Meet Saniel and listen to a key excerpt, “The essence of my blessings,” from his forthcoming book The Sun in Your Heart Is Rising (10:33)

Introduction to the Sun in your Heart, part 2
Your essential “Beingness” (9:56)

Introduction to the Sun in your Heart, part 3
Introduction to the ancient art of gazing meditation (11:37)


Section Two: Helping Your Sun Rise

“Helping your Sun rise” reading
“Helping your Sun rise just by being here” (10:01)

“Helping your Sun rise” commentary, part 1
“Serving by being” (10:45)

“Helping your Sun rise” commentary, part 2
You and I don’t have to be perfect to realize our hearts’ potential (7:45)

Gazing with flute accompaniment from “The Nectar”
Gazing meditation with flute accompaniment from Saniel’s CD “The Nectar” (5:06)


Section Three: That Most Intimate Mystery of You

“That Most Intimate Mystery of You” readings
Readings from The Sun in Your Heart Is Rising including “We co-arise from and as a great sameness” and “Aloneness and togetherness in the one and only heart” (14:56)

“That Most Intimate Mystery of You” commentary, part 1
“Go figure! It's mad!” Saniel comments on portions of the four essays that begin his manuscript, The Sun in Your Heart Is Rising (12:36)

“That Most Intimate Mystery of You” commentary, part 2
Your ongoing individuation, divinization, and unique calling in the world (12:56)

“That Most Intimate Mystery of You” commentary, part 3
The importance of living your unique calling (10:11)

Gazing with lightning-struck flute
Short gazing meditation with flute introduction (5:46)


Section Four: “Sheer Gratitude”

“Sheer Gratitude” readings, part 1
Readings of four short essays including “Once you are established in such joy, sheer gratitude is never far behind” (13:23)

“Sheer Gratitude” readings, part 2 & commentary
Continuation of readings including “Feeling/Knowing/Being: the Sun in your Heart does not immunize you from life’s ills, pains, and misfortunes”, plus commentary (14:18)


Section Five: Heart Credentials

“My Heart Credentials” reading & commentary, part 1
Reading and commentary on the essay, “Why I've got to give you my Heart credentials.” Beginning of the story of Saniel’s awakening experiences in early 1972 (13:25)

“My Heart Credentials” reading & commentary, part 2
Continuation of the story of Saniel’s awakening experiences in early 1972 (14:52)


Section Six: The Sun First Reveals Itself in My Heart

“The Sun First Reveals Itself in My Heart” reading & commentary
More of the story of Saniel’s awakening experiences in early 1972 (13:43)

Gazing and chant
You don't need to have an experience like Saniel’s for the Sun in your Heart to be rising: it’s just happening (4:13)


Section Seven: Presence

Chant and Blessing
Saniel demonstrates and comments on “The Sun in Your Heart Is Rising” chant, and reads the essay “The essence of my blessing” (17:49)

Needing the Heart Alive
In a very emotional tribute, Saniel reads the poem “presence” honoring his first teacher, Ramana Maharshi. He then recites the remainder of his essay from “The Sun in Your Heart Is Rising” telling more of the story of that time in his life (14:52)

Long Gazing for the Broken-Hearted
Saniel tells the story of his “floor-seeking missile,” a ceramic flute made of Mother Earth that has been broken six times, glued back together, and yet still has its full, pure tone. Dedicating the session to the places in us where we all have some brokenness, he then plays the flute and gazes for about 10 minutes. (16:45)