Category: Mindfulness

Integral Transformation, Part One

Tami Simon speaks with Ken Wilber, in the first of a two-part series. Ken is one of the most influential and widely read American philosophers of our time. He is the founder of the Integral Institute and has published over 25 books, including A Brief History of Everything, and The Simple Feeling of Being, as well as the Sounds True audio learning sets Kosmic Consciousness and The One Two Three of God. Ken discusses, “What is genuine transformation?”. (40 minutes)

Financial Independence—A Redefinition

Tami Simon speaks with Vicki Robin, coauthor of the national bestseller Your Money or Your Life. Called the prophet of “consumption downsizers” by the New York Times, Vicki has lectured worldwide on achieving financial independence. Vicki discusses how spending limits relate to freedom, what constitutes genuine fulfillment, and what financial independence really means. Visit www.yourmoneyoryourlife.info. (60 minutes)

Discernment on the Spiritual Path

Tami Simon speaks with Mariana Caplan, PhD, a psychotherapist, cultural anthropologist, and professor of yogic and transpersonal psychologies at the California Institute of Integral Studies. She is also the author of the new Sounds True book Eyes Wide Open: Cultivating Discernment on the Spiritual Path. Mariana discusses enlightenment, the teacher-student relationship, and what makes someone “spiritually mature.” (54 minutes)

Living as a River

Tami Simon speaks with Bodhipaksa, a Buddhist teacher, author, and member of the Western Buddhist Order since 1993. He currently teaches Buddhism and meditation to prisoners and is the author of several books, including Wildmind: A Step-by-step Guide to Meditation, as well as the Sounds True audio learning programs Still the Mind and The Wisdom of the Breath. In this interview, Bodhipaksa discusses the fluid nature of identity: what he calls “living as a river.” (56 minutes)

What Makes a Healthy Mind

Tami Simon speaks with Dan Siegel, MD, a clinical professor of psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine and the executive director of the Mindsight Institute in Los Angeles. He is the author of several books, including The Developing Mind; the Sounds True audio learning programs The Mindful Brain and The Neurobiology of We; and the October Soundstrue.com online course Mindfulness and the Brain. Dan discusses what it means to have a healthy mind. (68 Minutes)

Richard Mendius: Neuro-Dharma

Tami Simon speaks with Richard Mendius, a neurologist, meditation teacher, and the cofounder of the Wellspring Institute for Neuroscience and Contemplative Wisdom. Along with Dr. Rick Hanson, Richard Mendius is the co-author of Buddha’s Brain: The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love, and Wisdom, as well as the Sounds True audio-learning program Meditations to Change Your Brain. Richard discusses the anatomy of the brain and the emerging field called Neuro-Dharma. (76 Minutes)

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