The Daniel Ingram interview is now posted on the Journals of Spiritual Discovery podcast. A serious student and practitioner of Buddhism, he’s most radical, in my eyes, for saying that you can reach enlightenment by following the map his book offers. He’s made me think twice about the possibility of mapping out a process that, if followed with diligence, would lead to enlightenment.
In other news, Paul Hedderman released a new book Under A-Rest which explores the rich overlap of AA/12 Steps and non-duality teachings.
Lastly, I’m doing a 60-day challenge to help raise funds for the TAT Foundation’s new retreat center. My goal is to raise $500 through eBay sales and side work. Any donations I receive in the next 60 days will be added to that $500. If you like the service I offer, then donate something to the tip jar and help me help the TAT Foundation.
Actually, what new this week is old because I forgot to post it earlier this month… which is the same think I said last month…. Things are still crazy with work to finish my book, helping the TAT Foundation raise funds for a retreat center, organizing the April TAT meeting, opening a gift business, holding down a day job, and an occasional attempt to exercise.
I interviewed Eddie Traversa this month, and uploaded the interview to YouTube, so there is another option for enjoying. Definitely worth your time to listen.
Also new this week, Franklin Merrell-Wolff’s step-granddaughter has written a biography titled Franklin Merrell-Wolff: An American Philosopher and Mystic, and Bernadette Roberts’ The Real Christ is now available in a paperback on Amazon.
Actually, what new this week is old because I forgot to post it earlier this month. Things have been kind of crazy with work to finish my book, a retreat at the beginning of March, helping the TAT Foundation raise funds for a retreat center, organizing the April TAT meeting, opening a gift business, holding down a day job, and trying stave off imminent decay by exercising now and then.
Anyway, I interviewed Michael Taft this month, so that podcast is available now. Michael is an extremely skilled meditation teacher, and it’s worth you time to hear his thoughts.
The latest edition of the Journals of Spiritual Discovery podcast features an interview with Paul Rezendes, noted photographer and wildlife tracker. His amazing life story includes motorcycle gangs, yoga, and what he calls “tracking the mind.” The podcast is free, but you can help support my work by leaving a tip, buying a film, or even purchasing a birthday card for a friend.
Want to meet Paul Rezendes? He will be at the TAT weekend retreat, March 31 – April 2, 2017. This is a great East Coast event that also includes Tess Hughes, who is visiting from Ireland, and several other speakers.
On the West Coast, the “Lessons of Impermanence” weekend retreat March 3-5, 2017, still has some openings. The Mindful Geek author Michael Taft will lead an afternoon of hard core meditation practice, Paul Hedderman will speak Saturday night, and we’ll have time for discussion and small group exercises. $150 to $235 per person. Fees cover lodging and all meals and snacks for Friday night to Sunday afternoon and vary depending on your choice of lodging. Held at Four Springs Retreat Center, about 85 miles north of San Francisco. To learn more and register, visit: poetryinmotionfilms.com/march-retreat/
The podcast interview of Tess Hughes is now live. Enjoy my conversation with this Irish spiritual teacher.
My wife Aimee and I are holding a weekend retreat March 3-5, 2017. Titled “Lessons of Impermanence,” it will be an outstanding event filled with discussion, meditation, and small group exercises to reveal the lessons of impermanence that lead to both psychological well-being and spiritual awakening. Special guests include Michael Taft, who will lead meditation practice, and Paul Hedderman. Held at Four Springs Retreat Center, about 85 miles north of San Francisco. To learn more and register, visit: poetryinmotionfilms.com/march-retreat/
Lastly, I partnered with an old friend for a new venture called Corazon Gifts. As a website visitor, you get a coupon for 50% off of our first product: a set of five unique pop up birthday cards. These are truly clever designs based on the art of kirigami. Visit our Amazon listing, add the cards to your cart and use the coupon 8MR4TRHY during checkout. It is only good till 12/20/16