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Ken Wilber, founder of the Integral Institute, leads participants through a process of stripping the mind of objects and resting in the ever-present subjective sense of I-Amness. Excerpts: The simple recognition of I-Amness is an infallible recognition of ever-present awareness, of ever-present Big Mind. And if you are aware of your own I-Amness right now, […]

Dharma Punx in New York City finds connection between Buddhism and punk rock ideology. In this CBS News interview Dr. Jon LaPook talks with teacher Josh Korda about how the punk movement finds a home in the ancient spiritual tradition. A few excerpts from the interview: “Both punks and Buddhism have an enormous questioning of […]

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 […]

James Dierke, principal of Visitacion Valley Middle School in San Francisco, CA, talks about the meditation program he implemented to try and improve student learning and behavior in his school. When Dierke first arrived at the school it had the highest absentee rate, the highest suspension rate, the highest teacher turnover rate, the lowest academic […]

This is a concise, clear overview of the Zen practice.  The short clip is from the documentary The Zen Mind by Empty Mind Films. Click here to watch the full movie. Excerpts: A great Zen master called Tozan once wrote: “The blue mountain is the father of the white cloud. The white cloud is the […]

Pema Chödrön, an ordained nun in the Shambhala lineage of Tibetan Buddhism, talks about the importance of meditation in order to develop self-compassion and consequently true compassion for other beings. Transcript: I think you just keep in mind, that if you want to, as your life goes on, be more and more able to help […]

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 […]

Genpo Roshi walks participants through a mini-version of the Big Mind process for a taste of how the technique works. Genpo Roshi (Dennis Merzel), an American Zen teacher, developed the “Big Mind Process” as a specific technique that merges Western psychological techniques (specifically Voice Dialogue therapy) with Buddhist conceptions of self and mind. Big Mind […]

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 […]

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