Raising Responsible Adults: Ken Wilgus on effective parenting of teens

This episode is an educational and fun dialogue with Dr. Ken Wilgus, the author of Feeding The Mouth That Bites You, a practical guide for parents of adolescents targeted at helping them facilitate their teenager’s autonomy, responsibility, self-efficacy and independence. We touch on many tough subjects: behavior issues, academic performance, helicopter parenting, failure to launch, device... Continue Reading →

GG Episode 11: Exactly what is mindfulness good for?

GG Episode 11 features cognitive neuroscientist David Vago, PhD, who gives us a neuroscience of mindfulness update providing clarity on what mindfulness is, is not, can and cannot do. Listen at http://traffic.libsyn.com/groundlessground/GGep11.mp3 and on your favorite podcast app! David Vago, Ph.D., is research director of the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine and director of the Contemplative... Continue Reading →

GG Episode 10: Evan Thompson on Embodied Cognition

Evan Thompson discusses Embodied Cognition, 4E Cognition, and the problems with studying the mechanisms of mindfulness from a brain-only perspective. Direct download: http://traffic.libsyn.com/groundlessground/GGep10.mp3 Or listen on http://groundlessground.com or on your favorite podcast app! Evan is a writer and professor of philosophy at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. He works on the nature of the... Continue Reading →

GG Episode 9: Phillip Moffitt on awakening the subtle body in meditation

Groundless Ground Podcast Episode 9 is a must-listen for all seasoned meditation practitioners interested in advanced energetic mind-body training. Phillip Moffitt, author, yogi, and Theravada Buddhist meditation teacher discusses his most recent book on extraordinary teachings on yoga and the subtle body, transmitted to Phillip by Himalayan master Swami Sri Premvarni Balyogi. Now eighty-six years old,... Continue Reading →

GG Episode 8: Kathy L Kain on Nurturing Resilience

Subscribe and listen to the Groundless Ground Podcast on iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, Spotify, TuneIn and YouTube or download Episode 8 at http://groundlessground.com This episode features an in-depth dialogue with Kathy L Kain, on working with patients suffering the effects of developmental trauma and complex trauma. She recently co-authored a groundbreaking book on this topic titled, Nurturing Resilience. It was... Continue Reading →

Groundless Ground Episode 7: Union of Buddhism and Science

Subscribe and listen to the Groundless Ground Podcast on iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, Spotify, TuneIn and YouTube or download Episode 7 at http://groundlessground.com Cortland Dahl, PhD exemplifies a rare mix of contemplative and scientific talent. He is a longtime Buddhist practitioner, scholar, translator of Dzogchen and Mahāmudrā Tibetan Buddhist texts, and meditation teacher. Cort has served for many years... Continue Reading →

New Dharma Talk: Karma and Reincarnation

GG Episode 6 features a dharma talk I gave at Marin Sangha http://marinsangha.org/ on May 6, 2018. The talk treads on the somewhat problematic territory of karma and reincarnation as understood in the early Buddhist teachings. My interest in the actuality of karma and reincarnation is purely speculative. I do not find belief in past... Continue Reading →

Groundless Ground Episode 5: Integrative Psychiatry

Subscribe and listen to the Groundless Ground Podcast on iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, Spotify, TuneIn and YouTube or download Episode 5 This episode features Jose Calderón-Abbo, MD. A native of Mexico City, Dr. Calderón is board certified in psychiatry and addiction medicine, with an additional certification in mind-body medicine. In addition to his private practice in New Orleans, Dr. Calderón... Continue Reading →

Healing PTSD: Richard Miller on iRest Yoga Nidra

Direct download link: http://traffic.libsyn.com/groundlessground/GGep4.mp3 Groundless Ground Podcast is now available on iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, Spotify, TuneIn and YouTube About 220 million people will experience a traumatic event and 20% of them will subsequently develop symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Rates of PTSD are even higher among US combat veterans. This dialogue on Embodied Contemplative Interventions features clinical psychologist... Continue Reading →


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