Inner Peace Fellowship (IPF) is about how to increase inner peace, goodness and sacredness. It is about how to have a direct, personal relationship with whatever created life through your experience; not through beliefs, middlemen or organizations. Millions of people in 236 countries and jurisdictions have used this book.
We are made of dust from stars that exploded long ago. Somehow that stardust came alive 3.8 billion years ago and no one knows what made that happen. The view in IPF is that whatever created life cannot be known through words, ideas or beliefs, but rather that whatever created life is known through your experience. Further, the view in IPF is that our experience of being alive is the direct experience our Creator. And finally, the view in IPF is that insisting your beliefs about our Creator are the truth – insisting that your beliefs somehow actually own our Creator – is idolatry that is tearing our world apart.
IPF describes our relationship with our Creator in terms of science. In terms of science, the story of how Earth was created and how life arose on Earth is much more astonishing and awe inspiring than any story told by religions. IPF was inspired by the work of Richard Feynman, David Christian and Edward O. Wilson who said: “Altogether, the results of the neuroscience of religion thus far suggest strongly that a religious instinct does indeed exist … [but] … surely there exist ways to find spiritual fulfillment without surrender and enslavement.” IPF expands on Wilson’s view that humans came to dominate Earth through cooperation and goodness. IPF describes how to connect with your instincts for cooperation and goodness, and then use those instincts to create balance in your life and in your society.
IPF is about gaining self-knowledge and remaining empowered. Self-knowledge comes from the fact that you know better than anyone what increases or decreases your inner peace, what is good and what is bad, and what brings you closer to sacredness; that you know better than anyone what works best for you. You gain self-knowledge by learning to trust yourself, your experiences and your instincts. And the self-knowledge gained is what then enables you to retain your power and not become disempowered by others.
IPF provides instructions for a 3,000 year old Vedic meditation technique from India based on original Sanskrit mantras from that time. This meditation has now been used and refined by yogis for thousands of years and is easy to learn. IPF provides a simple meditation practice for beginner’s that can be expanded into deeper and deeper practice over time. Through regular meditation you become more familiar with the silence and stillness inside of you, which in turn can increase your sense of well being and make you more present. Some call those effects from meditation enlightenment, moksha, liberation, self-realization, awakening or nonduality.
IPF is about overcoming the fear of death. Throughout history we have managed our fear of death with religious beliefs. Recently however research at Johns Hopkins University with terminal cancer patients found that psychedelic experiences can greatly diminished and even overcome the fear of death. In our experience, psychedelics, when administered professionally, have the ability to establish enduring inner peace and well being, and to end holy war.
What readers have said about Inner Peace Fellowship:
“I have been meditating for many years having done intensive Vipassana and Mindfulness meditation yet felt that I had not found the right technique for me. This gentle mantra meditation works quite well. Thanx.” Lecia