Being Well Podcast Interview with Rick and Forrest Hanson: Mindful Practice in the Real World

Being Well Podcast Interview with Rick and Forrest Hanson: Mindful Practice in the Real World

Thank you to Forrest and Rick Hanson for inviting Stephen as a guest on their Being Well podcast. Their thoughtful questions invited an interesting discussion about awakening, deepening self-realizations, and nibbāna itself. Including a look at how the ancient Buddhist heart meditations and practices can lead to these transcendent states arising within awareness and consciousness. You can stream audio here:...

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Thriver’s Podcast Interview About Meditation’s Deeper Dimensions

Thriver’s Podcast Interview About Meditation’s Deeper Dimensions

Donny Mac at the Thriver’s podcast recently interviewed Stephen. You can stream audio here: www.thriverspodcast.com Donny and Stephen’s conversation took a deep dive into the dynamics of meditation in the Buddhist tradition. Some of the subjects they discussed include: • Stephen’s path to the Theravada tradition and his experience with Zen practice. • Books Practicing the Jhānas and Buddha’s Heart. • What...

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Discovering Relaxation in a Turbulent World

Discovering Relaxation in a Turbulent World

With an ongoing global health pandemic, economic uncertainty, civil rights changes underway, heavily contested political elections, and returning children to school, few times in history have been as thoroughly stressful day to day. We all find stress challenging to manage. How can we relax in an easy yet lasting way? By tapping into our innate goodness.   The First Step to True Relaxation The effects of stress include fatigue,...

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