Category: Mindfulness

Richard Mendius: Neuro-Dharma

Tami Simon speaks with Richard Mendius, a neurologist, meditation teacher, and the cofounder of the Wellspring Institute for Neuroscience and Contemplative Wisdom. Along with Dr. Rick Hanson, Richard Mendius is the co-author of Buddha’s Brain: The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love, and Wisdom, as well as the Sounds True audio-learning program Meditations to Change Your Brain. Richard discusses the anatomy of the brain and the emerging field called Neuro-Dharma. (76 Minutes)

Rick Hanson: You Can Change Your Brain

Tami Simon speaks with Rick Hanson, a neuropsychologist and cofounder of the Wellspring Institute for Neuroscience and Contemplative Wisdom. Rick is the co-author of Buddha’s Brain: The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love and Wisdom, as well as the Sounds True audio learning programs Meditations for Happiness and Meditations to Change Your Brain. In this interview, Rick discusses the neurological structure of the brain, and how this knowledge can help us create a positive mental outlook. (71 minutes)

Clarissa Pinkola Estés: Diamonds in the Dark

Tami Simon speaks with Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estés, an internationally recognized scholar, award-winning poet, diplomate senior Jungian psychoanalyst, and cantadora (keeper of the old stories). In addition to her international bestseller Women Who Run With the Wolves, Dr. Estés is deputy managing editor and columnist at TheModerateVoice.com and a columnist at The National Catholic Reporter online. In this interview, Clarissa discusses her new online events through Sounds True: Mother Night, Learning to See in the Dark. (56 minutes)

Michael Beckwith: The Discovery of Eternal Truth

Tami Simon speaks with Michael Beckwith, a humanitarian, peace activist, and founder and spiritual director of the Agape International Spiritual Center in Los Angeles. He is the author of the Sounds True audio learning program Life Visioning: A Step-by-Step Process for Realizing Your Highest Potential. Here Michael Beckwith shares the story of his own spiritual awakening and the discovery of what he calls “eternal truth.” (51 minutes)

Sharon Salzberg: Beginning Anew

Tami Simon speaks with Sharon Salzberg, one of America’s leading meditation teachers, about some of the insights she has had in her nearly four decades of practice. Sharon is a co-founder of the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Massachusetts and is the author of many books, including The Kindness Handbook, as well as several Sounds True audio learning programs, including Guided Meditations for Love and Wisdom. (48 minutes)

Thich Nhat Hanh: Meditation Is for Everyone

Tami Simon speaks with Thich Nhat Hanh, a Vietnamese Zen Buddhist monk, teacher, poet, peace activist, and the author of over 100 books and numerous Sounds True learning programs, including The Art of Mindful Living and Living Without Stress or Fear. In this interview, Thich Nhat Hanh talks about his experience as a young monk, the engaged Buddhist movement, and the core of the Buddhist teachings: liberation through mindfulness. (45 minutes)

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