Contents

Taming Your Gremlin: A Guide to Everyday Joy

Werner Erhard’s Transformation

The Flower Sermon at the Bar: A Story

Bodywork as Spiritual Practice

B.J. Fogg on Behavior Design (8): Stay Flexible and Have Fun

B.J. Fogg on Behavior Design (7): Untangle Bad Habits

B.J. Fogg on Behavior Design (6): Celebrate Success

B.J. Fogg on Behavior Design (5): Find a Good Prompt

B.J. Fogg on Behavior Design (4): Start Tiny

B.J. Fogg on Behavior Design (3): Clarify Aspirations, Outcomes and Behaviors

B.J Fogg on Behavior Design (2): A Three-Part Recipe for Tiny Habits

B.J Fogg on Behavior Design (1): Transformation Through Habit Change

Living in the Light of Death: The Five Remembrances

P. D. Ouspensky on Our Fundamental Illusion and How to Wake Up

Revisiting Werner Erhard and Essence of est

Project Management for Meditators: An Introduction to ‘Getting Things Done’

Enlightenment: A Quick Start Guide

Deepening the Practice of Walking Meditation

‘What Shall I Do With the Rest of My Life?’ Robert Fripp on Creating Your Future

The Buddha’s Words to a Dying Man

Reducing the Stress of Writing: Allow for Three Kinds of Time

Helping Readers Succeed at Behavior Change: What Writers Need to Know

Writing for Insight and Behavior Change — Nathaniel Branden on the Joys of Sentence Completion

Robert Pirsig on Coming to Terms With the Death of His Son

How Not to Be a Self-Centered Jerk: David Foster Wallace on Metacognition

Crap-Detecting Self-Help Books: What to Avoid, Who to Trust

The Early Teachings of Shinzen Young: Clarifying the Self

The Early Teachings of Shinzen Young: Nirvana as the Un-Driven Life

The Early Teachings of Shinzen Young: Understanding Nirvana

The Early Teachings of Shinzen Young: Why Meditation Matters

The Rhetoric of Reperception: 8 Paths to Creative Thinking

A Beginner’s Guide to Nonduality: Where to Learn More

A Beginner’s Guide to Nonduality: Integrating the Experience with Daily Life

A Beginner’s Guide to Nonduality: Ways to Talk About It

A Beginner’s Guide to Nonduality: ‘Intimacy With All Things’

Remembering Robert Pirsig’s ‘Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance’

Sheldon Kopp’s Eternal Truths: An Eschatological Laundry List

What I Told My Children About Religion

The Enlightened Person Lives Without Intention

The Lazy Man’s Guide to Enlightenment: ‘No Resistance’

Garma C. C. Chang on the Practice of Zen (Part 2)

Garma C. C. Chang on the Practice of Zen (Part 1)

Revisiting the Gurdjieff Work: Does It Still Matter?

Disputing and Delusion: Two Options for Dealing With Upsetting Thoughts

Revisiting Eckhart Tolle: 20 Years After The Power of Now

Writing as Spiritual Practice: Cultivating Deep Humility

Writing as Spiritual Practice: Organizing for Creativity

Writing as Spiritual Practice: Headlong into the Abyss

Conversation as Win-Win: David Bohm on Dialogue

‘You Are Not the Guilty Party”—Bubba Free John on Original Sin

Crazy Wisdom and Criminal Charges: Coming to Terms With Bubba Free John

Testing Your Practices in the Fire of Suffering

Thomas Merton in the Snow

Three Books That Changed My Life

Cultivating Spaciousness: Ten Perspectives on a Practice

Letting Go of Goals: Consider These Alternatives

Letting Go of Goals: Freedom From Flawed Assumptions

Letting Go of Goals: An Invitation

Returning to the Roots of Mindfulness: The Four Noble Truths

Beyond Happiness: Buddha and Yuval Noah Harari on Nirvana

Creating Space Between Stimulus and Response: Insights from Goenka

The Intimacy of Shared Silence

Practices for a Pandemic Year—a Guide to Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

Don’t Boost Motivation: Just Ride the Wave

Bill Wilson and Carl Jung on Addiction and Spirituality

Taking Refuge in ‘Big Sky Mind’—the Observing Self

Sam Harris on Spirituality Without Religion

‘Every Moment is Fresh’ and More Slogans for Constructive Living

Pay Attention and Act Purposefully—the Heart of Constructive Living

The Art of Crap Detection

BJ Fogg on the Myths of Habit Change—and a Method That Actually Works

Further Reflections on the Landmark Forum

Notes on the Landmark Forum: A Personal Distinctionary

Remembering Thomas Merton: Rain, Grace and Rhinoceros

Wear the World Like a Loose Garment

Enlightenment—Possibilities and Limits

Meditating on Fear and Anxiety—Insights from Shinzen Young

Andrew Weil on the Power of Breathing

Remembering Ram Dass and ‘Be Here Now’

Tony deMello on the Power of Awareness

Living With Ease: the Heart of the Tao te Ching

Talking to Lao Tzu About Time Management

A Song for My Father