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I recently had a wonderful podcast interview with author Ann Purcell. Her new book entitled “The Transcendental Meditation Technique and The Journey of Enlightenment” In our dialogue we discuss Ann’s history about how she became involved with his Holiness Maharishi Mahesh Yogi teachings. She is also a wonderful poet, and her book has over 120 poems that will uplift and will stimulate your spiritual being.
Maharishi brought TM to the west in 1958, and the teaching and techniques have spread through our country. As Ann states TM is a simple, natural, mental technique practiced sitting comfortably with eyes closed. During the practice, the mind settles down effortlessly to quieter levels of thought until the quietest, most refined level of thinking is transcended and you experience the field of unbounded awareness-transcendental consciousness.
Through TM, you experience the deepest silence of your Self-transcendental consciousness. The TM Sidhi Program which includes Yogic /flying technique, develops the ability of the individual to spontaneously think and act from the most subtle and powerful level of awareness. Functioning from the level of transcendental consciousness naturally results in more expansive, creative thinking and greater success in effortlessly achieving one’s goals.
If you are interested in learning more about the Transcendental Meditation Technique and Journey of Enlightenment then I highly recommend that you listen carefully to this wonderful interview with master teacher Ann Purcell.
You can visit Ann’s website by clicking here, or you can learn more about her TM through the organizations website’s Facebook page or the organizations website by clicking here. Enjoy this wonderful interview with author and Transcendental Meditation teacher Ann Purcell.
We all hear about meditation and the tremendous benefits of the practice, but really how many of us are practicing? Yes, I mean really practicing so that we can make a connection to our Higher Spirit, God whatever you want to call the connection we reach that moves us to the ultimate transcendent experience.
In my interview with author and yoga teacher Jennie Lee about her new book entitled “Breathing Love Meditation in Action,” we discuss not only the benefits of meditation but the various forms of meditation that can assist us in making a connection with those deep areas of emotional hurt and filling them with love so that we are better able to move beyond our emotional pain.
As Jennie states ” In order to notice the difference between the small self and its efforts in love and the greater Self and its essence as the love we need to practice periods of stillness throughout the day. These are moments to check in, get centered, self-reflect. They are moments to manage stress, to listen to our inner needs and to respond with self-compassion.” To ask questions like: Do I hold any beliefs about love that are not uplifting to me? Do I have any judgments about love? About myself and love? About other and love? These are just a few of the opportunities that Jennie gives her readers to turn this into a reflective and daily practice.
Remember nothing from outside fulfills us forever, it is always an inside job to reach our desired happiness. I hope you will join me and author Jennie Lee as we explore the teaching of “Breathing Live Meditation in Action.” If you want to learn more about Jennie please click here to be directed to her website, or you can connect with her on Facebook by clicking here.
Enjoy this great interview with author and yoga teacher Jennie Lee.
If you are like most people from time to time you question your life; and if done effectively how to change our worldview. Is the world in which we “think” we live the reality we want to live in? Are we happy with our existence on this round blue ball called earth? If we are not happy how can we, change our emotional, spiritual and physical experiences?
I am pleased to say that in this interview with author Rodney Smith about his book “Touching the Infinite-A New Perspective on Buddha’s Four Foundations of Mindfulness” you can find a starting point in which you can look at your life, and question your perceived reality. What is the truth?
As Rodney states ” The spiritual journey is looking behind the scenes. We have all grown up holding the world to a conventional set of criteria established by our cultural and personal norms. These norms established our worldview and are embedded early in childhood. There is both a conscious and unconscious part of our drama, a part that we are willing to see and a part that does not fit our script.” As Buddha taught “only one thing, suffering, and its cessation”
If you want to release yourself from the shackles of life, you best look at the world from the perspective of the end of suffering. “When we question what we are doing and why we have to steer the question through the continuum bounded by suffering and the end of suffering: Does this method you are employing, this effort you are exerting, this goal you are setting, add to or alleviate suffering?
I am fascinated by Rodney Smith’s perspective, his book and teaching and I know you are going to learn tremendous lessons from our dialogue in the interview.
If you want to learn more about “Touching the Infinite” just click the link. You can also click any of the highlighted URL to be directed to the book on Amazon.
Enjoy this wonderful dialogue with a very informative and deep teacher of living a life of mindfulness.
How often do you beat up on yourself? What if you could learn to apply self-compassion to that part of you that gets lashed by your ego telling you that you are not good enough?
In my interview with author Radhule Weininger MD, Ph.D. we discuss her new book Heartwork The Path of Self-Compassion. In the interview, with Radhule she reveals the 9 practices for opening our heart up so that we can heal the pain that we carry inside, and that frequently won’t go away.
Hearwork is filled with wonderful success stories and practices so that the reader can apply the techniques to their specific issues. She also provides various meditation and mindfulness practices that cultivate heightened awareness, tranquility and inner happiness. As Radhule writes ” As your wounded heart begins to heal with self-compassion, it may begin to fill with generosity and kindness; the boundaries of your self-preoccupation may loosen, and compassion for yourself can naturally widen to compassion for others. His Holiness the Dalai Lama tells us, ” Although you may not be able to avoid difficult situations, you can modify the extent to which you (and others) suffer by how you choose to respond to the situation”
So if you want to learn how to respond differently with self-compassion and compassion for others, then you are going to want to listen to my interview author Radhule Weininger MD, Ph.D. If you are interested in exploring Radhule’s website, just click here. You will find more about her workshops, seminars and professional services.
I hope you enjoy my interview with author Radhule Weininger MD, PhD about her new book Heartwork, The Path to Self-Compassion.