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  • Alan Watts on Carl Jung

    Alan Watts speaks about the time he met with Carl Jung. Topics discussed include approaching Eastern Philosophies as a westerner, Jung’s ability to distill ancient wisdom in modern psychological terms, the collective unconscious…

  • It’s Okay by Toni Bernhard

    A Practice to Help You Handle Life’s Difficulties with Grace A few months ago, I was being interviewed for a radio show and the host said to me, “What is equanimity?…

  • Carl Jung on Death

    Face to Face, a 35 episode BBC television series broadcast between 1959 and 1962, was the first program on British television to unmask public figures and show what lies beneath the…

  • Sudden Awakening, Gradual Cultivation

    The great twelfth-century Korean Zen Master Chinul’s, framework of teaching is Sudden Awakening, Gradual Cultivation: “Although we have awakened to original nature, beginningless habit energies are extremely difficult to remove suddenly.…

  • Death and Denial

    We’re constantly surrounded by potential causes of death, and by the news of the dead and dying, yet many people still wander around in denial, thinking to themselves “It can never…

  • The Hopi Conception of Time

    The Hopi’s universe has only two great temporal forms: the manifest and the manifesting (or not yet manifest). Manifest is everything which we perceive with the senses; it is objective and…

  • Lama Tsultrim Allione on Feeding Your Demons

    Feeding your demons rather than fighting them might seem to contradict the conventional Western approach to what assails us, but it turns out to be a remarkably effective path to inner…