There’s nothing to change. There’s nothing to fix. There’s nothing to control. There’s nothing to manipulate. There’s nothing to make better. There’s nothing wrong at all. There’s nothing at all to do. Just rest as the awareness that is always there, uninvolved with anything, simply aware of its own awareness without any effort. Zero effort. Rest like that.
Michael W. Taft
We’re bringing kindness, and caring, and a sense of dignity, and equality to even all the animals on the earth, and every river, and every stream, and every rock, and every plant, and every bird, and every drop of water in the ocean, and every cloud, and every fish, and all beings on the entire earth becoming healed, and joyous, and thriving, again.
So we want that in our practice both in our body and even in our mind, where the mind is relaxed, the mind is open, the mind is at ease. As I sometimes put it, you know, I said it tonight, the core of your mind relaxes.
Host Michael Taft speaks with meditation teacher and author Kelly Boys on the practice of non-sleep, deep rest—a modern name for the ancient practice of yoga nidra, using liminal states as gateways to profound meditative… Read More »The Power of Non-sleep Deep Rest with Kelly Boys
Guided Nondual Meditation with Michael Taft Streamed live on November 11, 2021 So let’s begin our meditation now. What I’d like you to do is to set up your posture and remember that in these… Read More »Vipashyana on the Origin, Location, and Destination of Thoughts
Host Michael Taft interviews Tibetan Buddhist meditation teacher and author Andrew Holecek on nondual practice and theory, finding your way back to the true nature of mind, the dangers of getting dropped off in the… Read More »A Conversation on Nonduality with Andrew Holecek
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Host Michael Taft talks with meditation teacher and author Tina Rasmussen about how psychology and meditation practice can work together to help people heal, working with trauma, the importance of heart-based practices such as metta,… Read More »Can People Really Change?, with Tina Rasmussen
Host Michael Taft talks with neuroscientist and meditator Ruben Laukkonen about the phenomenology of the insight experience, how the sequence of deepening meditative practices maps onto the model of predictive processing in the human brain,… Read More »Meditation, Insight, and Predictive Processing with Ruben Laukkonen
This guided meditation is a westernized and adapted version of tonglen meditation from the Vajrayana tradition of Tibet and India. Tonglen means giving and receiving, and in this sit we’re giving the compassion the healing… Read More »Giving and Receiving (Nondual Sun Visualization)
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