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Shinzen Young, a Vipassana (mindfulness) teacher, answers a question on how self-inquiry relates to mindfulness practice. One might initially look at these as two different approaches in meditation, but Shinzen explains elegantly the symmetry between them. Transcript: Someone wrote in asking, “How does self-inquiry relate to mindfulness practice?” It’s a really interesting question. In a […]

Genpo Roshi: Big Mind and Sitting Meditation In this video, Genpo Roshi, the developer of the Big Mind process, answers questions from practitioners. One of the questions is how the Big Mind fits into a sitting meditation practice, such as zazen. Roshi explains that the two practices are like two wings that need to be […]

Peter Russell and Shauna Shapiro (see bios below) talk about their nondual approach to teaching meditation and later led participants through a 20-minute guided meditation. Recorded at the Science and NonDuality Conference, San Rafael, CA, 2011. Here is the transcript from the guided meditation part (starts at 18:02): Just take a moment to arrive into […]

Nonduality teacher Rupert Spira offers pointing-out instructions in response to a student’s inquiry about her frustration after 40 years of seeking, and not achieving, enlightenment–something that majority of us can probably relate to. Transcript: STUDENT: It’s just a frustration I have doing this sort of thing for 40 years now, and not being awake. A […]

Jon Kabat-Zinn, a pioneer of scientific research on meditation, describes  the benefits of meditation practice on the mind, brain and body. One of the main points he discusses is how meditation actually makes changes in the brain structurally, in a process that is known in neuroscience as neuroplasticity. Excerpts from the video: “Meditation can transform […]

Vedic meditation Gary Gorrow explains how the vedic meditation technique works. The ancient Rishis realized that man could find tremendous resources through the development of his consciousness and the Vedic Meditation technique is the result of thousands of years of research and investigation into the subtle inner workings of the mind, body and being. Transcript: […]

Nondual teacher Francis Lucille talks about what self-inquiry is in this short clip excerpted from “Western Masters of Non-Duality” by StillnessSpeaks.com. Transcript: [Self-inquiry] is an investigation into the nature of consciousness, of the, what I call, the core of our experience, the reality of our experience, the reality of that which we are. To be […]

Zen master Ruben Habito of the Sanbo Kyodan lineage describes the three fruits of Zen practice. Transcript: What is Zen? Zen is about paying attention, and in doing so, awakening to the dynamic reality of each present moment. This is a way of life whereby we are able to give ourselves time on a daily […]

Benedictine Monk Laurence Freeman OSB talks about what meditation is and provides a simple meditation technique that Christians, or anyone, can practice. Father Laurence describes the primary experience and nature of meditation, and outlines a simple but effective method using a sacred word or mantra. Transcript: What is Meditation? What is meditation and how do […]

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