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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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8 Tips for Finding The Right Spiritual Teacher

Spiritual teachers can be helpful. I know this through my own experience working with some great teachers. Here’s a little guide that might help you find the right teacher for you. Keep in mind this is…

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Let Life Explode in Silence

Since the idea of a separate ego is just a mental construct, as illusory as a mirage, all choices and decisions occur spontaneously: they are actually Presence that appears as choices and decisions. Any event that…

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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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Spiritual Cross-Training, Part 2/2

Continues… All three of the factors have traditional spiritual practices associated with them: zazen, mantra, self-inquiry, bhakti, loving compassion, etc. However, the ability to reduce our ego’s control and to open our hearts to all of…

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Spiritual Cross-Training, Part 1/2

Any experience when fully entered into, can open a portal. – Vijnanabhairava Tantra There was a time when the idea of a baseball player or a pole vaulter doing yoga would have seemed weird. But in…

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There’s No Such Thing as Ego

I don’t have an ego. And nor do you. That doesn’t mean you and I don’t get caught up in egocentric thinking and behavior, but that we are mistaken in thinking of the ego as some…

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Deconstructing Yourself

I remember as a teenager, feeling that the Monty Python joke “my brain hurts” was talking about me. It was clear to me that my biggest problem in life was my own mind. I was very…

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