Listen as David and Shinzen dialogue about applying “spiritual alchemy” strategies to emotional triggers.
Listen as Eliko and Shinzen discuss “contemplative growing pains” and moving into a new level of maturity with respect to trusting one’s gut instinct or intuition.
Listen to Mehrnaz and Shinzen discuss the relationships between meditation practice, diet, and eating behaviors.
Listen to Emily and Shinzen dialogue about the ASIA process.
Listen as Feras and Shinzen discuss working with subtle, intense energetic blowback in the body resulting from a rigorous meditation regimen.
Listen as Sandra and Shinzen discuss the phenomena of holding the breath in daily life when not intentionally implementing a mindfulness technique.
Listen as Noah and Shinzen discuss the phenomena of disconnection from negative emotions as a result of practice (in a way that is unhelpful) and how to work with it.
Listen to Dimitri and Shinzen disucss kriyas and the big-picture of what is “stream entry.”
Listen as Warner and Shinzen discuss the Sun Lun Method of meditation.
Listen as Brett and Shinzen discuss advice for working with shamanic catalysts, as well as how purification in the body relates to chakras.
Listen as Kara and Shinzen discuss her passion around “secular monastic householding,” and how she might create an offering to support others in fostering those practices.
Listen as Rosie and Shinzen discuss her new life adventure--co-managing a retreat center with her partner, with the explicit intention of making this their “householder’s monastery.”
Listen as Jeffrey works with Shinzen on reducing three types of subtle negative sensory phenomena.
Listen as Luke checks in with Shinzen on his nondual practice using the ox-herding pictures, and asks about making career choices.
Listen to Zach and Shinzen discuss vibratory flow windows, along with how to deal with fainting levels of triggered fear, such as with flying.
Listen to Alexis and Shinzen work on optimizing practice to complement martial arts performance, as well as mindfulness strategies in anticipating a newborn.
Listen to Rae and Shinzen discuss sensory overwhelm and cultivating skillful action while meeting rigorous performance expectations.
Listen to Michael and Shinzen work on discomforts associated with contacting emptiness and aging.
Listen to Pam and Shinzen discuss strategies for dealing with post-retreat momentum slump, along with the “primordial black hole” flavor of emotional discomfort.
Listen as Lucas and Shinzen discuss development of balanced clarity in spaciousness practice — in stillness, in motion, and in interacting with others.
Listen to Linnea as she works with Shinzen on practicing Gone in daily life.
Listen as SanShin and Shinzen discuss how to best make use of the daily schedule at the Monastic Academy in Lowell, Vermont.
Listen as Lucas talks with Shinzen about preparing for surgery and recovery.
Listen as Nicoya and Shinzen explore the warning of “getting caught in a good place” and evolution of practice.
Listen as Feras and Shinzen discuss debilitating levels of resistance/reactivity to work situations.
Listen as Kathleen and Shinzen discuss maintaining practice when someone is “melting down,” and mindfulness strategies for children.
Listen as Bernadette and Shinzen discuss the Do Nothing technique and how AutoThink can augment creativity.
Listen as Ettore and Shinzen discuss spaciousness practice.
Listen as Noah and Shinzen strategize what to do with a heightened intensification of thought activity.
Listen as Brandi and Shinzen discuss how to experience union with God.