The Groundless Ground Podcast launched!

http://traffic.libsyn.com/groundlessground/GGep1.mp3   Well, 2018 is the year I finally decided to create a podcast. I have worn many creative hats in my life and I recently decided, in addition to seeing patients in private practice, why not do what I love most for a wider audience: disseminate leading-edge information that awakens, transforms and heals, and dialogue... Continue Reading →

Interview on Somatic Trauma Interventions

On this day, September 11, when many of us remember the traumatic events in NYC, Washington DC and Pennsylvania, I am pleased to share an interview I did for the Present Moment Podcast. Our discussion revolved mainly around the use of Integrative Psychotherapy and Somatic Experiencing Therapy for trauma healing highlighting where mindfulness interventions and somatic... Continue Reading →

The Ultimate Rx

You can now download for free on Academia.edu The Ultimate Rx: Cutting through the delusion of self-cherishing, the chapter I authored for the newly published Handbook of Mindfulness: Culture, Context and Social Engagement. Chapter Abstract: Western and Buddhist psychologies acknowledge the significant role distorted self-narratives play in poor mental health. But these two disciplines hold divergent views on the... Continue Reading →

Deluded and Undeluded Mind: Two new dharma talks

Listen to two dharma talks I recently delivered on Delusion and Non-delusion.  Delusion and Deluded Mind This first talk covers the Buddhist psychological description of how delusion manifests in human perception and its effects on collective and personal human suffering. Download mp3               iTunes podcast Non-delusion and Undeluded Mind This... Continue Reading →

Download Dzogsar Khyentse Rinpoche’s teachings on “Buddhism Without Rebirth”

Audio of Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche's teachings are now available for free download. The day of teachings on "Buddhism Without Rebirth"  were courageous and unparalleled in their unrelenting attentiveness to discerning the true meaning and intent of the Buddhist teachings and its relationship to the current wave of Western secular interpretations. Here is the link: http://siddharthasintent.org/resources/podcasts/audio-podcasts/is-there-buddhism-without-rebirth/

Talks from the Buddhism and Modernity Symposium

On June 7, 2015, a select group of presenters from the Mindfulness and Compassion Conference at SFSU convened at the Mangalam Research Center in Berkeley to discuss Buddhism and Modernity. I chose to speak on Transcendent wisdom and psychotherapy. Below are videos of all three panels. Panel 2: The role for the transcendent dimensions of Buddhist practice and teachings... Continue Reading →

APA PsycCRITIQUES Raves about “Effortless Mindfulness”

This is a well-thought out, deeply considered book review focused on the role of Buddhist psychology in contemporary Western psychotherapeutic practice. The authors have fully 'groked' my purpose and intention for producing a textbook for clinicians that gives them the tools to facilitate fearless inquiry into human suffering and effect direct recognition of the mind's... Continue Reading →

Six questions for Alan Wallace

Tom Hunt engages B. Alan Wallace, one of the most eloquent Western Buddhist thinkers and teachers, in a conversation on the relevance of Buddhist philosophy in a world which fully embraces a scientific method of investigation. Hunt's six questions and Alan's remarkably clear answers are well worth reading. Here is the link:  http://www.tricycle.com/blog/six-questions-b-alan-wallace

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