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Charisma In Meditation

With the Mindsight Intensive fast approaching, I hope these reflections will facilitate the way students and teachers are going to embark on this most unusual journey. […]

By |2022-09-23T22:35:11+00:00September 23rd, 2022|Mindfulness|

The Art Of Non-Meditation

These days in Basel streetcars you can see an ad that says something like: “Get closer to your enlightenment this coming weekend! Participate in our Yoga and meditation sessions, and come to enjoy peace, tranquility and happiness.” What does everybody want when the idea of meditation comes up in one’s mind? Peace, tranquility and happiness! […]

By |2022-09-08T09:55:40+00:00September 8th, 2022|Mindfulness|

The Seamless Mind – From Golgi To God

The hidden power of awareness. Why Golgi? The Golgi body is an organelle, a subcellular structure that is part of each cell like organs are part of each body. It was named in 1898 after its discoverer, the Italian scientist Camillo Golgi. Its function is to package proteins inside the cell so that they are transportable outside the cell as they are sent to their destination. […]

By |2022-06-20T01:17:31+00:00June 20th, 2022|Mindfulness|

The Many Faces Of Aloneness

Like the weather shaping landscapes, aloneness pervades our psyche in ways that continually modulate its character. This topic recently came to be worked through in one of my psychotherapy groups, and as if by synchronicity, it also surfaced in the Mindsight Intensive during our explorations of unfamiliar modes of awareness we can access through meditation. I took this as an opportunity to try to put some order in this complex topic that elicited many questions from patients and students alike. […]

By |2022-04-25T19:45:53+00:00April 25th, 2022|Essays|

The Enlightening Power Of Darkness

A meditative journey through the power of darkness Creativity has its roots in the power of darkness. Orpheus may have been an extremely talented artist of very ancient times, but he also became a powerful archetype in the ancient Greek and Roman imagination. He was venerated as the greatest of all poets and musicians. As a hero, he visited the underworld and returned to the world of the living. […]

By |2022-04-24T13:53:06+00:00December 12th, 2021|Mindfulness|

Mindsight Intensive Curriculum 2022

As opposed to person-to-person psychotherapy, mindfulness meditation is primarily a solo exploration. Because in both cases we deal with the same mind, brain, and body, healing principles of psychotherapy have to be adapted to the solo journey of meditation. This course provides an advanced, practical, and experiential mindfulness meditation training conceived to hold participants as close to direct experience as possible. […]

By |2021-11-22T23:22:15+00:00November 22nd, 2021|Mindfulness|

The Dream Of Ordinary Waking Consciousness

Examining ordinary waking consciousness The content of this article is taught in a practical and experiential manner in next year’s 2022 Mindsight Intensive. Details of the curriculum can be found here. The movie Escape Plan with Stallone and Schwarzenegger depicts an archetype we have to wrestle with when we want to examine ordinary waking consciousness. Stallone is a top-secret agent specializing in breaking out of prisons to reveal weaknesses in the prisons’ security. […]

By |2021-12-14T16:45:05+00:00November 15th, 2021|Essays|

Magic, Miracles, Mind And Mindfulness

Around 1991 I took a trip to Bombay, Bangalore, and Uti in India. My mission was to have a closer look at Sai Baba, an Indian guru considered a holy man, said to be capable of performing miracles. Apart from his alleged ability to cause paralyzed people to walk again, his signature routine miracle was the materialization of ash called ‘vibuti’. […]

By |2021-10-04T22:35:16+00:00October 1st, 2021|Mindfulness|

Resource-Based Mindfulness – A Contemporary Approach To Mindfulness

Our organism is a structured and interactive collection of variously patterned energy flows, such as the individual cells and their interconnections, the hormonal and organ systems, and the different aspects of the mind including awareness, cognition/thoughts, emotions, and somatic sensations. These energy flows are in a constant process of self-regulation for survival and thriving, which unfolds through self-monitoring and appraising how fluid and adaptive the different energy flows and their intricate interactions are at any one moment. Once a determination is made that these energies flow sub-optimally, the organism proceeds to modify them by creating, tapping into, and using resources in such a way as to achieve maximal integration towards health and wellbeing. […]

By |2021-05-17T20:16:49+00:00May 16th, 2021|Mindfulness|

Nature’s Ways As Inspiration For Mindfulness

The oceanographer Francois Serano recounts an experience with a young male sperm whale, who approached the researchers with curiosity and communicated the way sperm whales usually only communicate when they intimately interact among themselves. It was a highly unusual encounter, as if the whale wanted to tame the researchers and invite them to become part of their own. […]

By |2021-04-04T15:09:57+00:00March 22nd, 2021|Mindfulness|
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