Release of Mother of the Unseen World: The Mystery of Mother Meera

I’m excited that Mother of the Unseen World is coming out next month! It’s the mysterious story of Mother Meera — the most powerful spiritual presence I’ve encountered — and her profound effect on the hundreds of thousands of people (including myself) who visit her each year.

Mother Meera is not a guru. Continue reading

How Do You Live? A New Video Series

It was such a pleasure speaking to the British filmmaker, Magda Pniewska, for her inspirational new video series, How Do You Live? Magda asked me to talk about personal adversity, and how it is that life’s greatest challenges sometimes wake us up to our true potential. We discussed the power of gratitude and the virtues of surrender in the face of the unknown.  Here is a link to our interview. I hope you enjoy it.  http://howdoyoulive.com/

Writing to Awaken: Now Available in Paperback

Writing to Awaken: A Journey of Truth, Transformation, and Self-Discovery

An inspirational investigation of the self through expressive writing, guiding you along the path of awakening through radical truth-telling and self-inquiry. More information.

 

“Who Am I?” Excerpt From New Teaching Series

I recently did a four-part video teaching series based on “Writing To Awaken.” Here is an excerpt from the first installment, titled “Who Am I?”  This core question drives memoirists and seekers alike.   Rather than simply accept our stories at face value, we have the power to transform our lives when we begin to question our myths. In this video, I talk about how to use writing practice as a path of self-discovery, insight, and healing.

Writing about Intimacy and Self-Reliance at The Garrison Institute

This November, I’m leading a retreat at The Garrison Institute with my friend and collaborator, Dr. Maria SiroisIt’s called “Writing To Awaken: Exploring Loneliness, Self-Reliance, and Riddle of Human Relationship,” and takes place November 17-19. Garrison is a stunning venue on the Hudson River and I hope you’ll be able to join us!  Here’s a blog on the kind of work we’ll be doing. Click here for more information and registration.

Make Peace With Your Mind: A Conversation With Mark Coleman

I had a terrific conversation with Mark Coleman, the meditation teacher and therapist, about how to defeat bullies within and without. His new book, Make Peace With Your Mind, is full of good stuff. Continue reading