Tony Parsons - The Open Secret

Paintings by Fred Schley


Talks and Residentials


"To meet with Tony Parsons is to encounter a paradox. Tony is unexpectedly ordinary and very approachable, but the message he communicates is unique and revolutionary. It is delivered with a gentle but impersonal authenticity which recognisably emanates from absolute clarity.

"The Open Secret discussions illuminate rather than seek to satisfy the mind as the enquirer's perceptions are turned to discover that they are already the very illumination they seek. Long silences often fill the space with a resonance that is palpable.

"Friendship, simplicity and much laughter carries a singular, radical message that can leave those that hear with nothing and everything". - Haydn Davies


Tony Parsons gives talks and facilitates investigation and discussion on the nature of Advaita Vedanta and non-dualism.

He works both in the UK and internationally and his books are published in many countries.

The fundamental principle of his work is to define the non-dual and impersonal nature of reality and to expose the dichotomy of the dualistic belief in a progressive path leading to spiritual attainment.

The origins of this non-dual communication can apparently be found many centuries ago in the teachings of Lao Tzu, Saivite Tantra, Advaita Vedanta through the teachings of Shankara, Gaudapada and others, Dzogchen Buddhism through the teachings of Longchempa, Mahamudra and others, together with the original precepts of Zen Buddhism with the teacher Huang Po.

The expression of the non-dual perception can also be found in Christian mysticism.

However, Tony Parsons also includes in his communications recent scientific discoveries that have been made by neuroscientists and biologists which further reinforce and support the non-dual perception. There is also an emphasis in his work on the way in which physicists are now reaching the same conclusions about our reality as religious mystics have been expressing over many centuries.

So, although this message has its origins in seemingly recognised traditional teachings, it also embraces recent scientific discoveries which further confirms its authenticity as an enlightening and comprehensive communication.

Telephone Discussions

You can discuss this communication directly with Tony any weekday morning. He will not enter into email discussions but you can email a question, together with your telephone number, and he will try to contact you.

Please telephone +44 (0) 1747 828188

Monday to Friday only - best time between 9am to 12noon (GMT)

London Events

Open Discussions

The Friends Meeting House,
120 Heath Street, Hampstead, London NW3

Saturday 6 October 2018

Saturday 3 November 2018

Saturday 1 December 2018

Saturday 5 January 2019

Saturday 2 February 2019

from 2pm to 5pm
The cost is £15.00. Please pay at the door

London Weekend

Pax Lodge, London NW3

24&25 March 2018

Saturday: 2pm - 5pm / Sunday: 10.30am - 5pm
Cost £85 - payment on booking please - see Pax Lodge link below for details
Click here for Pax Lodge information.


Weekend Meetings - please note new venue
de Roos (The Rose)
Pieter Cornelisz Hoofstraat 183
1071 BW Amsterdam

Saturday 28 & Sunday 29 July 2018

Saturday 8 & Sunday 9 December 2018

Weekend meetings are as follows:
Saturday 2pm-5.30pm - 50 euros
Sunday 2pm-5.30pm - 50 euros
(cost for the complete weekend 90 euros)

For information and to reserve your place please contact Rosemarijn email:


Weekend Meetings
Zeit-und-raum, Grunewaldstr.18
10823 Berlin [Schoeneberg]

Saturday 29 & Sunday 30 September 2018
This is the rescheduled meeting
from June

Weekend meetings are as follows:
Saturday 2pm-5.30pm - 50 euros
Sunday 2pm-5.30pm - 50 euros
(cost for the complete weekend 90 euros)

For further information and reservations please contact:
Joerg Roettger email:
For more info visit:


Weekend Meetings
Seniorenheim, Alt-lehel, Christophstr.12,
Room "Festsaal Alt Lehel"

Saturday 10 & Sunday 11 March 2018

Saturday 17 & Sunday 18 November 2018

Weekend meetings are as follows:
Saturday 2pm-5.30pm - 50 euros
Sunday 2pm-5.30pm - 50 euros
(cost for the complete weekend 90 euros)

For further information and reservations please contact:
Marianne Nentwig; click email address:
For more info visit:


2018 Residentials

UK: Buckland Hall, Wales (

Spring: Wednesday April 18 to Sunday April 22

Summer: Sunday July 15 to Thursday July 19 (please note days)

Autumn: Wednesday October 24 to Sunday October 28

If you would now like to book a UK residential click here to
download the information sheet and booking form
We advise you to read both documents as there is important information in both.

For help contact the Reservations Office by email at:

OR telephone +44(0)7795 413 467

will be requested when your booking is confirmed by us.

Click here for Buckland Hall information

Germany: Seminarzentrm Sonnenstrahl, Kisslegg, (

Dates: Sunday August 26 - Thursday August 30


Details available from

We look forward to receiving your booking forms and seeing you in the coming year.