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Triggers and Trauma as Portals to Growth - Susan Campbell, Ph.D. - ND3746

Jan 12 • 00:00

The hurts and disappointments that we suffered in childhood often leave lasting scars to our inner sense of safety and security. They show up later in the form of trigger reactions. Campbell describes the ultimate goal of inner work as making effective decisions that come from the higher brain versus the knee jerk tendencies of our primitive, lizard brain.Susan Campbell, P...

An Intimate Picture of Shunryu Suzuki Roshi - Tim Burkett, Ph.D. - ND3558

Jan 5 • 57:20

Millions of spiritual seekers have, in their library, a dog-eared copy of the spiritual classic Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind: Informal Talks on Zen Meditation. Here is an intimate and first-hand account of the way master teacher Shunryu Suzuki Roshi taught, as told by his student and now Zen teacher himself, Tim Burkett. These delightful stories are not to be missed. Tim Zent...

The Many Vehicles Of Meditation - Dean Sluyter - ND3540

Dec 29 • 57:20

Sluyter says not to worry about thoughts during our meditation; they are inevitable. Often we must deal with such sounds as voices or traffic rolling by. He instructs that, “It’s all a texture of the silence, which actually you are at your core. It’s just resting in what you are in your own essence.” He also suggests that we find the meditation style that suits us. Dean Sl...

Psychedelics-Medicine or Drug? - Richard Miller, Ph.D. - ND3742

Dec 22 • 57:20

Miller has reviewed and conducted interviews with leading scientists in America who are investigating the effects on humans of psychedelic medicines such as LSD, MDMA, Psilocybin and Ayahuasca. This has revealed that certain psychedelic medicines administered by proper protocol, have shown that altered states of consciousness can facilitate creativity and psychophysical he...

The Trials and Tribulations of a Somali Desert Nomad - Shugri Said Salh - ND3743

Dec 15 • 57:50

Salh is the last person in her direct lineage to have lived as a nomad and keeper of her family stories. Her beloved country of Somalia was changed forever by a civil war. Her grandmother imbued her with resilience, courage, love of poetry, and storytelling. Salh shares her journey from the deserts of East Africa to the green pastures of Northern California. Shugri Said Sa...

Waking up to “Real” Reality as Taught by the Buddha - Robert Thurman, Ph.D. - ND3739

Dec 8 • 57:20

Buddhism is not a religion but is an engagement with “real” reality. The entire Buddhist tradition is built on a philosophical scientific foundation. The Buddha was more a scientist than a religious teacher. Here we explore how we can tap into “real” reality by removing the veils of ignorance and make our life count with evolutionary skill. Robert Thurman, Ph.D. is the ret...

Beyond Informational Thinking To Connective Thinking - Glenn Aparicio Parry, Ph.D. - ND3555

Dec 1 • 57:20

Glenn Parry believes that the way to cure our planetary challenges begins with a return to original thought. The way we think and interact with nature and each other, he says, affects everything. He believes that the shift to linear thinking is not our natural way, and explains that our rational thought is different from the kind of thought that connects us to the universe...

A Healthy, More Resilient Brain - Brant Cortright, Ph.D. - ND3554

Nov 24 • 57:20

Brant Cortright brings brain research into a new dimension by putting it into a holistic health context. Cortright’s lessons about brain health incorporate body, heart, mind, and spirit. He clarifies some common misconceptions, and shares how we can help our brains thrive and grow, including what we might be doing to unknowingly cause harm. Brant Cortright, Ph.D. is a clin...

The Direct Route to Abiding Peace - Gail Brenner, Ph.D - ND3551

Nov 17 • 57:20

Brenner says we are not limited, damaged or inadequate. She critiques the self-help movement as perpetuating the idea that we are in need of fixing, and holds the provocative view that nothing needs to be changed or fixed to be happy. She posits that we have the capacity to spontaneously find inner peace by shedding the stories and negative emotions that cause us pain. Gai...

Awake-ism-The Heartmind of Buddhism - Ethan Nichtern - ND3550

Nov 10 • 57:20

“Awake-ism,” in Nichtern’s view, means to be aware, open, and compassionate. He looks at Buddhist thought as a useful psychological, philosophical, and ethical system that anyone can make use of. His advice for living in these times is to maintain our awareness as we move between very personal spaces and collective spaces. Ethan Nichtern is a senior teacher in the Shambhal...

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