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13 Comments

  1. Sebastian Valle June 2, 2011

    I love the way this blog is scientifically written.
    Red it all in a single morning.
    Thank you very much.
    Greetings from Brasil.

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  2. tom October 12, 2011

    Been hoping to find someone to help me with the deconstruction process.
    Any pointers would be greatfully received

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  3. Art M September 12, 2014

    Great blog. Plenty of amazing information. Definitely very unique.

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  4. Bayon Simmons October 31, 2018

    I’m wondering if Michael would welcome feedback about his SAND talk last weekend. I participated. I have both appreciative and critical comments.

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  5. Ted November 19, 2018

    Thank you for your work! A show with guest #28 and guest #29 together could be interesting.

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  6. Andrew January 3, 2019

    Hi! I just discovered your podcast and it’s great. The download links for episodes 4 and 9 are broken however. Trying to download episode 4 only downloads a very small file which can’t be played and the download for episode 9 always dies about half way through.

    Thanks for the great stuff!

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  7. Jake March 19, 2019

    Fantastic content! Thank you for all the work that has gone into this 🙂

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    1. MWT March 20, 2019

      Thanks, Jake!

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  8. Tashi Tharpa July 19, 2019

    Your teaching is just awesome, Michael. After so much over-striving for so many years, this receptive and open approach is exactly what I’ve needed to recontact. Thanks so much for posting these SFDC vids!

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    1. MWT July 19, 2019

      Thanks, Tashi!

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  9. Benjamin Dean July 27, 2019

    Michael, I just started reading this book after watching one of your Jhana classes on Youtube. Your ability to elucidate these concepts in such a radically different forms is incredible. I also listened to the Deconstructing yourself podcast. I’m starting to realize just how far you came from the Maha-satipatthana sutta to get to this . Thank you for showing Right understanding, Right thought, Right speech, Right action, and Right livelihood. I can’t speak to the others, obviously, but I’m willing to guess you’ve got them covered too. You’ve given humanity this wonderful practice in a form that we can understand. Freely accessible. This human, at least, is most appreciative of this very kind gift. Buddha would likely approve.

    For anyone who reads this book and wants ab it more, I suggest following some of Michael’s meditations on Youtube. It’s not the greatest looking cinematography (visual quality okay, audio needs to be clearer), but he’s great at leading you to where it says on the cover of the youtube. There will probably come a time in your solo practice when you start contemplating finding a personal teacher but can’t afford it. His material is a good substitute to deepen your practice.

    If anyone is wondering whether to read this book, I recommend it as sincerely as I would Michael’s other efforts. I just hope this helps get people’s head out of their asses enough to do something about fucking over the planet. If people just sat down and did this freakin’ practice, we wouldn’t be where we are today…

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  10. Damon October 25, 2019

    Hi Michael. I’d love to hear you dialogue with Tantrik scholar and yogi Christopher Wallis- aka Hareesh. I think the two of you would have much to say to each other. Ideally, it would be a direct and simple encounter that is not afraid to explore difference as well as accordance.

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    1. Michael W. Taft October 25, 2019

      Thanks, Damon. I’m looking into it.

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