Can Meditation Help Us Address Racism? The Necessity of Evolving Beyond Ego

Like most of us, I’ve been reflecting deeply on the unrest sweeping America and the entrenched social injustice that is igniting it. As we face this moment of societal upheaval, I want to add my voice to those denouncing these injustices, and share my commitment to deep listening and reflection on the systemic roots of racial oppression, as well as …

Rethinking Meditation: The Miraculous Practice of Direct Awakening

Genuine spiritual awakening has always been the pinnacle of human aspiration. If you’ve had even a glimpse of this profound spiritual potential, you know that an extraordinary, enlightened life is possible–a life filled with meaning and purpose, in which you have access to a seemingly limitless well of inspiration, wisdom, love and creativity. So, why is that, for thousands of …

What Wonder Woman and the Buddha Have in Common

Have you noticed that the number of movies and TV shows featuring beings with supernatural powers seems to be on the rise? Why are we humans so fascinated with superheroes? Is it because we can’t bear the overwhelming complexities of our world and find comfort in the fantasy that a group of super-ordinary beings could save us? Or are we …

The Practice of Natural Enlightenment: 5 Gateways to Awakened Consciousness

In this 35-minute audio, Craig guides you through five brief “meditation experiments” designed to open you to a direct experience of your true nature beyond the mind. In each segment, you’ll be invited to step directly into one of the natural inner postures of awakened consciousness, opening the door to the infinite freedom and wholeness that is always already here. …

What Happens When We Awaken: The Mysterious Discovery of Undivided Wholeness

In this talk, excerpted from one of Craig’s course modules, he shares about the two life-altering realizations at the core of authentic spiritual awakening and why, once we discover these profound truths, we know without a doubt that we have come home. Want to download the mp3 version? Click here. ______________________ Enrollment is now open for The Awakened Life – A …

Guided Meditation: Resting in the Ground of Being

In this 30-minute guided meditation, Craig invites you to discover a part of yourself that is beyond time, change and becoming—the infinite depth of pure Being that is always already free from everything that happens in this world. Want to download the mp3 version? Click here. ______________________ Enrollment is now open for The Awakened Life – A Journey into the …

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The 5 Most Common Meditation Mistakes People Make (and How to Avoid Them)

We’ve all heard that meditation is an essential part of any healthy, conscious lifestyle. Wisdom traditions have long taught meditation as a path to spiritual transformation and modern science is now showing how this ancient practice can improve our health and well being across dozens of life areas. As research on meditation continues to deepen, the evidence suggests that meditation …

Meditation Mistake #5: The Trap of Practicing with a Future Goal in Mind

The last meditation mistake I want to discuss isn’t so much an error in how we’re practicing, but a confusion in how we’re approaching the whole endeavor of meditation. When we think about meditation practice, almost invariably, we think about it as a process that occurs over a period of time. We envision a future goal that we imagine meditation …

Spiritual Survival Skill #4: Not Waiting for a Better Future

The final “Spiritual Survival Skill” is a fascinating one. It’s based on the powerful spiritual recognition that this moment, including all of reality, is completely full, whole, and perfect.  This might seem particularly challenging in a moment when the world seems so fractured and imperfect. But there may be no better time to access this inherent wholeness than right now.  …