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Escaping the Observer Trap

Are you feeling stuck in your practice? Did meditation lead to big, positive life changes early on, but now years later you’re just sort of treading water with no sense of making progress? Mindfulness meditation is…

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Meditation, Cosmology and Human Society

by Amrit Srecko Sorli As meditators we have experience of timelessness. At the beginning, timelessness comes to us only in glimpses, but with years of meditation, linear sensation by and by disappears and we see we…

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10 Zen Stories

1. A Cup of Tea Nan-in, a Japanese master during the Meiji era (1868-1912), received a university professor who came to inquire about Zen. Nan-in served tea. He poured his visitor’s cup full, and then kept…

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A Luminous Map Of Embodied Awakening, Chameli Ardagh

Chameli Ardagh, teacher, author, and founder of The Awakening Women Institute, retells the myth of Gaia and Uranus as a map of how we came to build our identity upon the imagined split between form and…

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Lovemaking and Altered States of Consciousness

People have tried many ways to alter their consciousness — meditation, psychedelic mushrooms, LSD, rituals and dance. Now a new paper adds sex to that list. The paper’s author, Adam Safron, a neuroscientist and Ph.D. student…

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Enter the Holy Darkness, Vera de Chalambert

Drawing from her knowledge of the symbolism of the divine feminine in the world’s religions and her experience of its expression in her own life, Vera de Chalambert draws attention to the manifestations of Kali in…

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Consciousness Expanded by Psilocybin

Psychedelic drugs alter consciousness in a profound and novel way that increases the breadth and fluency of cognition. However, until recently, scientists were unable to offer an explanation for how the brain was altered to account for…

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The Intention of Becoming One, David Cates

David Cates borrows from the science of neurobiology to describe the ways in which human beings relate, and proposes that the rhythmic entrainment of music, dance and breath is a way to reduce the tension between…

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