Ep76: Shinzen Young & Chelsey Fasano 2 – The Science of Enlightenment

In this episode I host part 2 of a dialogue between Shinzen Young, meditation teacher and neuroscience research consultant, and Chelsey Fasano, a Columbia University neuroscience student.

We get a front row seat for what Shinzen calls ‘early science’ as Chelsey consults Shinzen on her current research project, a review of the neuroscience literature that examine states of self-identification and non-dual awareness.

In the course of the discussion, we discuss different paradigms of enlightenment, including gating of attentional abilities, reducing self-referential activity, the neuroscience of clinging, top-down processing and more.

Chelsey shares her own meditation experiences and Shinzen reveals a detailed account of how he experiences the world after a lifetime of extreme meditation and hard-nosed science.


https://www.guruviking.com/ep76-shinzen-young-chelsey-fasano-2-the-science-of-enlightenment/

Audio version of this podcast also available on iTunes and Stitcher – search ‘Guru Viking Podcast’.




Topics Include:

0:00 – Intro
0:51 – The three stories of self and reality
6:23 – Gating attentional abilities vs reducing self-referential activity
7:59 – How the modern influences traditional teachers
8:27 – Integrating hard data and subjective experience
9:11 – Chelsey’s meditation experiences
11:23 – Antonio Damasio’s theoretical framework and other theories
14:14 – Decrease in identification with the body in advanced practitioners
16:50 – Is it possible to grade levels of enlightenment?
19:34 – How Shinzen proves someone is not an arhat
22:32 – Enlightenment in the body
26:28 – Clinging and the posterior cingulate cortex (PCC)
35:27 – Reconfiguring top-down processing via meditation
40:12 – What is early science?
43:22 – Integration of liberation
49:40 – Shinzen’s experience after a lifetime of meditation and science
1:05:22 – Does theism have a place in science?
1:08:54 – Is enlightenment really about raw data?




Previous episode with Shinzen and Chelsey:
– https://www.guruviking.com/ep72-shinzen-young-and-chelsey-fasano-tantra-neuroscience-and-true-enlightenment/

Previous Interview with Shinzen Young:
– https://www.guruviking.com/ep37-shinzen-young-pandemic-edition-guru-viking-podcast/

To find out more about Shinzen, visit:
– www.shinzen.org

To find out more about Chelsey, visit:
– www.chelseyfasano.com

For more interviews, videos, and more visit:
– www.guruviking.com

Music ‘Deva Dasi’ by Steve James

Ep75: Daizan Skinner – Esoteric Energy Practices of Zen

In this episode I am once again joined by Daizan Skinner, a British Zen Roshi trained in both the Soto and Rinzai schools.

Daizan reveals the iconic Zen training technique of the Koan, and explains its manifold uses within the tradition.

Dazian explains how waking up works, how he diagnoses his students’ enlightenments, and why he is very demanding on his trainee teachers’ psychological maturity.

Daizan also discusses how awakening relates to moral purification, why so many famous Zen teachers have engaged in abusive behaviour, and reveals the esoteric energy and health practices of the Rinzai Zen lineage.



https://www.guruviking.com/ep75-daizan-skinner-esoteric-energy-practices-of-zen/

Audio version of this podcast also available on iTunes and Stitcher – search ‘Guru Viking Podcast’.



Topics include:

0:00 – Intro
0:42 – The Koan system of Zen
11:03 – How waking up works
18:36 – How Daizan diagnoses his students’ stream entry and spiritual attainments
22:19 – What to watch for during the waking up process
23:15 – Does enlightenment produce moral perfection?
24:16 – Recognising enlightened people
30:27 – How Daizan relates to morally flawed students
34:48 – How Daizan trains his trainee teachers in morality
36:42 – How Zen teachers can damage their students
37:53 – The significance of Inka transmission in Zen
43:17- Why Daizan has never given Inka transmission to a student or named a successor
44:48 – Does Daizan miss monastery life?
49:15 – The story of Hakuin and the energy practices of Zen
58:52 – Rikan and Naikan, the two wings of practice
1:00:53 – Daizan’s experience of the Zen energy practices



Previous Daizan episodes:
– https://www.guruviking.com/ep56-daizan-skinner-zen-and-the-unknowing
– https://www.guruviking.com/ep63-daizan-skinner-chaos-temple/



To find out more about Daizan, visit:
– www.zenways.org

For more interviews, videos, and more visit:
– www.guruviking.com

Music ‘Deva Dasi’ by Steve James

Ep74: Dr Ian Wickramasekera – Gurus, Hypnosis, & Toxic Devotion

In this episode I am once again joined by Dr. Ian Wickramasekera, Bön Buddhist practitioner and associate professor of Mindfulness Based Transpersonal Counselling at Naropa University.

We learn how a mirror divination from a mysterious Lama, and a powerful lucid dream, saw Ian travel to Sikkim in search of the monastery of his previous incarnation.

Ian discusses the similarities between the Western tradition of hypnosis and the system of Dzogchen, and why he considers hypnosis to be the best means to approach and apprehend Buddhist thought.

Ian reveals why gurus are so often surrounded by high-hypnotisable people, to what extent hypnotic language can be used by spiritual teachers to induce religious conversion and enhance their followers’ devotion, and what the Dharma has to learn from Western hypnosis.



https://www.guruviking.com/ep74-dr-ian-wickramasekera-gurus-hypnosis-toxic-devotion/

Audio version of this podcast also available on iTunes and Spotify – search ‘Guru Viking Podcast’.



Topics Include:

0:00 – Meeting a Dharma Guardian in a lucid dream
0:51 – Dream yoga and Ian’s past life as a monk in Sikkim
11:11 – Tenzin Wangyal’s lucid dreaming advice
13:38 – Visiting Sikkim to find his past life monastery
24:34 – Reflecting on Lama Dawa’s divination for Ian’s life
27:22 – Meeting hypnotists and Bon Buddhism teacher Daniel P Brown
28:29 – Hypnotism is the best means to integrate Western thought with Buddhism
37:30 – The Default Mode Network and the sense of self
41:24 – The similarities between the views of hypnosis and Dzogchen
49:52 – The possibilities of combining a realised Dzogchen master and a master hypnotist
54:18 – Common misunderstandings about Vajrayana
57:33 – What is a high-hypnotisable person?
1:01:16 – Hypnotism in marketing and propaganda
1:07:49 – Toxic guru devotion and spiritual materialism in Dzogchen
1:12:40 – Religious conversion phenomena and powerful state experiences
1:19:48 – Is high hypnotic ability required to experience the deepest meditation teachings?
1:25:02 – Do spiritual teachers deliberately use hypnosis to induce conversion and devotion?
1:36:40 – Teaching hypnosis to a Vietnam veteran with a catastrophic spine injury
1:38:54 – The tradition of open skepticism
1:43:43 – Different teachings suit different personality types
1:48:46 – How gurus use the hypnotic voice in meditation instruction
1:52:56 – Can you be hypnotised against your will?
1:56:44 – Ian’s powerful near-death experience



Previous episodes with Ian:
– https://www.guruviking.com/ep61-dr-ian-wickramasekera-devolving-the-self/
– https://www.guruviking.com/ep67-dr-ian-wickramasekera-tummo-hypnosis-realising-rigpa/

To find our more about Ian, visit:
– https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Ian_Wickramasekera2
– https://www.naropa.edu/faculty/ian-wickramasekera.php



For more interviews, videos, and more visit:
– http://www.guruviking.com

Music ‘Deva Dasi’ by Steve James

Steve Interviewed by Susan Guner of ‘Fireside Chats’

Susan Guner recently interviewed me again for her ‘Fireside Chats’, a series of conversations for her 21 Day Meditation Challenge Community.

https://www.guruviking.com/steve-interviewed-by-susan-guner-of-fireside-chats/

Audio version of this podcast also available on iTunes and Stitcher – search ‘Guru Viking Podcast’.

0:00 – Intro
1:00 – Why livestream meditation?
5:30 – Steve’s meditation biography
11:55 – What kind of meditation does Steve practice?
14:47 – Susan’s meditation journey
17:37 – How plant medicine transformed Susan’s meditation practice
20:10 – 3am meditation, night sitting, and lucid dreaming
26:35 – Gradual vs sudden awakening
27:31 – Why does Steve meditate?
31:23 – How to get more people to meditate?
35:16 – How our culture validates meditation
37:03 – Trauma and the limits of meditation
39:46 – Different reasons people meditate
42:37 – Teaching at Esalen
44:36 – Did Esalen run secret plant medicine ceremonies?
46:30 – Meditation myths and ‘Stealth Buddhism’
50:31 – Bias, fundamentalism, and unaware meditation teachers
54:38 – The courtship phase and advice for beginning meditators
1:00:14 – What has Steve noticed about meditation in the pandemic?
1:04:08 – Closing comments



To find out more about Susan, visit:
– https://www.facebook.com/groups/susanguner/

For more interviews, videos, and more visit:
– http://www.guruviking.com



Resources:
– Non Linear Movement Method: https://www.michaelaboehm.com/the-non-linear-movement-method-2/
– https://www.linkedin.com/in/mikeysiegel

Ep73: Daniel Ingram – Dangerous and Delusional?

In this interview I am once again joined by Daniel Ingram, meditation teacher and author of ‘Mastering The Core Teachings Of The Buddha’.

In this episode Daniel responds to Bikkhu Analayo’s article in the May 2020 edition of the academic journal Mindfulness, in which Analayo argues that Daniel is delusional about his meditation experiences and accomplishments, and that his conclusions, to quote, ‘pertain entirely to the realm of his own imagination; they have no value outside of it.’

Daniel recounts that Analayo revealed to him that the article was requested by a senior mindfulness teacher to specifically damage Daniel’s credibility, to quote Daniel quoting Analayo ‘we are going to make sure that nobody ever believes you again.’

Daniel responds to the article’s historical, doctrinal, clinical, and personal challenges, as well as addressing the issues of definition and delusion regarding his claim to arhatship.

Daniel also reflects on the consequences of this article for his work at Cambridge and with the EPRC on the application of Buddhist meditation maps of insight in clinical contexts.




https://www.guruviking.com/ep73-daniel-ingram-dangerous-and-delusional/

Audio version of this podcast also available on iTunes and Spotify – search ‘Guru Viking Podcast’.



Topics Include:

0:00 – Intro
1:11 – Daniel explains Analayo’s article’s background and purpose
17:37 – Who is Bikkhu Analayo?
24:21 – Many Buddhisms
26:51 – Article abstract and Steve’s summary
32:19 – The historical critique
41:30 – Is Daniel claiming both the orthodox and the science perspectives?
49:11 – Is Daniel’s enlightenment the same as the historical arhats?
58:30 – Is Mahasi noting vulnerable to construction of experience?
1:03:46 – Has Daniel trained his brain to construct false meditation experiences?
1:10:39 – Does Daniel accept the possibility of dissociation and delusion in Mahasi-style noting?
1:18:38 – Did Daniel’s teachers consider him to be delusional?
1:23:51 – Have any of Daniel’s teachers ratified any of his claimed enlightenment attainments?
1:34:03 – Cancel culture in orthodox religion
1:38:40 – Different definitions of arhatship
1:43:08 – Is the term ‘Dark Night of The Soul’ appropriate for the dukkha nanas?
1:47:29 – Purification and insight stages
1:54:00 – Does Daniel conflate deep states of meditation with everyday life experiences?
1:59:00 – Is the stage of the knowledge of fear taught in early Buddhism?
2:09:37 – Why does Daniel claim high equanimity can occur while watching TV?
2:12:55 – Does Daniel underestimate the standards of the first three stages of insight?
2:16:01 – Do Christian mystics and Theravada practitioners traverse the same experiential territory?
2:21:47 – Are the maps of insight really secret?
2:28:54 – Why are the insight stages absent from mainstream psychological literature?
2:33:36 – Does Daniel’s work over-emphasise the possibility of negative meditation experiences?
2:37:45 – What have been the personal and professional consequences of Analayo’s article to Daniel?




Check out my previous interviews with Daniel:
– https://www.guruviking.com/ep14-daniel-ingram-guru-viking-interviews/
– https://www.guruviking.com/ep40-daniel-ingram-pandemic-edition-guru-viking-podcast/
– https://www.guruviking.com/ep68-daniel-ingram-magick-the-occult-summoning-demons/


To find out more about Daniel, visit:
– integrateddaniel.info
– firekasina.org
– https://theeprc.org/

Publisher’s public access version of Bikkhu Analayo’s article: https://rdcu.be/b4aDZ

Articles Referenced:
– Anālayo, B. Meditation Maps, Attainment Claims, and the Adversities of Mindfulness. Mindfulness 11, 2102–2112 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s12671-020-01389-4
– Anālayo, B. The Insight Knowledge of Fear and Adverse Effects of Mindfulness Practices. Mindfulness 10, 2172–2185 (2019). https://doi.org/10.1007/s12671-019-01198-4




For more interviews, videos, and more visit:
– http://www.guruviking.com

Music ‘Deva Dasi’ by Steve James

Steve Interviewed On The ‘I Am Paulius’ Podcast

I recently appeared on the ‘I Am Paulius’ podcast. Paul is an incisive interviewer and we talked in some detail about my early life, including martial arts, my apprenticeship to a Christian mystic, money & business, and more…

Check out the ‘I Am Paulius’ channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTxywX9Qn0gzu9kbjhmezhA



From the ‘I Am Paulius’ shownotes:

We talk to with Steve James known as Guru Viking, who teaches self-development, has vast experience in contemplative disciplines, outdoor survival and what it’s like living on a boat. He is also currently collaborating with Shinzen Young on 11-Day Virtual Retreat.

🌐 Find Steve/GuruViking:
https://www.guruviking.com/
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuVI…
https://www.instagram.com/guruviking/

FOLLOW IMPAULIUS:
https://www.instagram.com/impaulius/
(coming soon) impaulius.com

🎵Music:
https://soundcloud.com/saintebarbemusic
Song: H2O

Ep72: Shinzen Young & Chelsey Fasano – Tantra, Neuroscience, & True Enlightenment

In this episode I host a conversation between Shinzen Young, a meditation teacher and neuroscience research consultant, and Chelsey Fasano, a Columbia University neuroscience student.

We take an inside look as Chelsey consults Shinzen on her current research project, a review of the neuroscience literature that examine states of self-identification and non-dual awareness.

In the course of the discussion, Shinzen details the many meanings and connotations of the word ‘tantra’ (including its connection to karmamudra). He discusses the importance of definitions, and critiques the use of critical race theory by the academy.

Chelsey asks if all traditions lead to the same end, or if different techniques lead to different types of enlightenment, and Shinzen reveals what the gurus of the world must learn from the culture of science.



https://www.guruviking.com/ep72-shinzen-young-and-chelsey-fasano-tantra-neuroscience-and-true-enlightenment/

Audio version of this podcast also available on iTunes and Stitcher – search ‘Guru Viking Podcast’.



Topics Include:

0:00 – Intro
0:56 – Chelsey introduces her research project
2:24 – Shinzen asks Chelsey about herself
4:18 – Chelsey’s background in meditation and academia
8:24 – Chelsey’s ultimate dream
10:30 – Shinzen discusses the importance of words
13:44 – Shinzen on the adjective ‘tantric’
17:43 – What does Chelsey mean by the word ‘tantra’?
19:42 – Shinzen describes Buddhist tantra’s central innovation
28:35 – The s*xual practices of Buddhist tantra
29:59 – What isn’t tantra, and tantra’s cultural context
36:45 – Do all traditions lead to the same end point or not?
40:07 – How Shinzen clarifies his thinking and teaching
43:16 – What the gurus have to learn from science
45:00 – Liberation and service, the two sides of practice
50:19 – Shinzen on critical race theory
52:06 – Studying states of nondual awareness in advanced practitioners
53:58 – Is it possible to resolve the terminology issue?
55:13 – Chelsey’s five theories



Previous Interview with Shinzen Young:
– https://www.guruviking.com/ep37-shinzen-young-pandemic-edition-guru-viking-podcast/

To find out more about Shinzen, visit:
– www.shinzen.org

To find out more about Chelsey, visit:
– www.chelseyfasano.com

For more interviews, videos, and more visit:
– www.guruviking.com

Music ‘Deva Dasi’ by Steve James

Books mentioned:
– ‘Good Sex: Getting Off Without Checking Out’ – Jessica Graham

Ep71: Dr Nida Chenagtsang – Karmamudra

In this episode I am once again joined by Dr Nida Chenagtsang, master of Tibetan Medicine and spiritual teacher of the Yuthok Nyingthig, to discuss karmamudra: Buddhist spiritual s3x.

Dr Nida reveals his own training in karmamudra, under the Aku Lhamo, the so called ‘h0rny professor’, and the Longchen Nyingthig nun Ani Ngawang Gyaltsen.

We learn about the difference between karmamudra and kamasutra, the role of tummo and tsa lung trulkor training, and the purpose of tantric feats such as vajroli mudra, sucking milk and bodily fluids through one’s g3nitals.

Dr Nida talks about s3xual abuse by Tibetan Lamas, the prevalence of spiritual goldiggers, and shares his advice for young tulkus facing the temptations of fame.

Dr Nida also discusses pollution of the energy channels through p༠rnography and pr༠miscuity, how to heal s༣xual trauma, and why he chose to make these once secret teachings available to the public.



https://www.guruviking.com/ep71-dr-nida-chenagtsang-karmamudra/

Audio version of this podcast also available on iTunes and Stitcher – search ‘Guru Viking Podcast’.



Topics include:

0:00 – Intro
1:01 – Dr Nida’s Karmamdura teacher, the h0rny professor
8:14 – Tibetan erotic poetry
11:46 – Specifics of Nidra’s private Karmashastra and Karmamudra education
16:51 – Kamasutra vs Karmamudra
23:24 – 6 Yogas of Naropa and Tummo as a preparation for Karmamudra
27:22 – Karmamdura and Jnanamudra
28:35 – Why Karmamudra is not taught publicly today
35:27 – Tsa Lung Trulkor Karmamudra vs Ati Yoga Karmamudra
43:36 – Purpose of Vajroli Mudra and p3nis suction techniques
50:33 – Similarities between Tummo and Indian Hatha Yoga
56:44 – Has Dr Nida seen a yogi draw back their urine mid-flow and other miracles?
1:01:35 – The role of teacher-student s3x in karamamudra
1:06:25 – Spiritual gold diggers and s3xual abuse
1:20:02 – Dr Nida’s advice for famous young tulkus with little social and relational experience
1:25:29 – P0rn addiction and s3x education
1:30:28 – Criticisms of Dr Nida’s book
1:31:44 – Pollution of the energy channels from p0rnography and multiple partners
1:38:01 – Healing s3xual trauma with Karmamudra
1:44:13 – Dr Nida asks for Steve’s view on the book
1:46:54 – Bridging the traditional and modern views
1:49:36 – Dr Nida’s views on s3men retention



Previous Interviews with Dr Nida:
– https://www.guruviking.com/ep49-dr-nida-chenagtsang-heart-of-a-nomad/
– https://www.guruviking.com/ep41-dr-nida-chenagtsang-pandemic-edition-guru-viking-podcast/

To find out more about Dr Nida, visit:
– https://www.facebook.com/DoctorNida/
– http://www.skypressbooks.com/

For more interviews, videos, and more visit:
– www.guruviking.com

Music ‘Deva Dasi’ by Steve James

Studies mentioned:
– Chan WFN, Gurnot C, Montine TJ, Sonnen JA, Guthrie KA, Nelson JL (2012) Male Microchimerism in the Human Female Brain. PLoS ONE 7(9): e45592
– Ronald S. Immerman & Wade C. Mackey PhD (1999) The Societal Dilemma of Multiple Sexual Partners, Marriage & Family Review, 29:1, 3-19, DOI: 10.1300/J002v29n01_02

Ep70: Stephen Snyder – Buddha’s Heart

In this episode I am once again joined by Stephen Snyder, a meditation teacher, author, and the first non-monastic Western man to master the virtuoso-level shamata meditation system of Pa Auk Sayadaw.

In this interview we discuss Stephen’s new book ‘Buddha’s Heart’ a modern presentation of the Brahma Viharas, Buddhist heart meditations, from the perspective of Absolute Reality/ Awake Awareness.

Stephen reveals how deficiencies in his early practice and the inaccessibility of his heart saw him engage these powerful heart practices derived from early Buddhism.

Stephen discusses the damage done in the Americn Zen community by deeply enlightened masters with undeveloped hearts who abused students, embezzled money, and more.

Stephen lays out the two routes to awakening, and how combining the brahma viharas with deep jhanic absorption can lead to profound spiritual insight.

Stephen also talks about the counter-intuitive power of forgiveness, and his own journey in awakening the heart.



https://www.guruviking.com/ep70-stephen-snyder-buddhas-heart/

Audio version of this podcast also available on iTunes and Spotify – search ‘Guru Viking Podcast’.



Topics include:

0:00 – Intro
1:05 – Writing two books at once and other writing projects
2:49 – What are the brahma viharas?
4:20 – How to do brahma vihara meditation
6:28 – Head, heart, and belly centres of spiritual practice
8:02 – The deficiencies of Stephen’s early practice
9:42 – Do heart practices translate to improved relationship skill?
10:55 – How the heart practices transformed Stephen’s behaviour
12:40 – The disaster of deeply enlightened masters with no heart
14:36 – Witnessing cruelty in the Zen world
15:42 – Stephen’s mastery of deep jhanic practice
17:16 – Combining super-concentration with brahma vihara practice
20:20 – The two routes to First Awakening
24:37 – Kensho vs Satori in the Zen tradition
25:57 – Common resistances to the brahma viharas
28:56 – How to work with resistances in heart meditation
32:41 – The power of heart practice to reveal and release negative emotion
35:02 – Stephen’s journey with forgiveness
39:23 – The counter-intuitive power of forgiveness
41:37 – Are heart practices relevant to awakening?
45:02 – Stephen’s 12 month mentorship program
47:01 – Stephen’s legacy


Check out my previous interviews with Stephen:
– https://www.guruviking.com/ep24-stephen-snyder-a-stroke-of-realisation-guru-viking-interviews/
– https://www.guruviking.com/ep33-stephen-snyder-pandemic-edition-guru-viking-podcast/

Purchase ‘Buddha’s Heart’:
– https://www.amazon.com/Buddhas-Heart-Meditation-Developing-Well-being/dp/1734781025/ref=sr_1_2?dchild=1&keywords=buddha%27s+heart+snyder&qid=1606403777&sr=8-2


To contact Stephen Snyder, please email:
– stephendharma108@yahoo.com

For more interviews, videos, and more visit:
– https://www.guruviking.com/

Music ‘Deva Dasi’ by Steve James

Ep69: Dr Miles Neale – Buddhas, Tulkus, & Narcissists

In this episode I’m joined by Dr Miles Neale Buddhist psychotherapist and author of Gradual Awakening.

When Dr Neale contacted me to offer to appear on the podcast, I was intrigued by his impressive list of mentors – including Columbia University’s Professor Robert Thurman and Geshe Tenzin Zopa.

Miles recounts how an affluent but disturbed childhood with alcoholic parents and a narcissistic father drove him to self harm and dissatisfaction, and how he found solace and healing in religious practice and a series of influential mentors.

Miles tells a remarkable story of a supernatural experience with a reincarnated child master, a ‘tulku’.

Miles goes on to addresses the conflicts between the view of his Western therapeutic training, which prizes healthy parental attachment, and his religious affiliation with Tibetan Buddhism, in which specially chosen boys as young as three years old are removed from their homes to undergo rigorous training to become avatars of their lineage tradition. Miles discusses the cultural and religious context of this practice, and the possible developmental impacts on the young boys.

Miles reveals the secrets to being a good mentee, discusses the ups and downs of his relationships with his own mentors, and candidly discusses his own path as a practicing Buddhist and professional therapist.





https://www.guruviking.com/ep69-dr-miles-neale-buddhas-tulkus-narcissists/

Audio version of this podcast also available on iTunes and Spotify – search ‘Guru Viking Podcast’.



Topics Include

0:00 – Intro
1:24 – Miles’ childhood with alcoholic parents and a narcissistic father
7:32 – Consequences of being raised by addicts and a narcissist
22:51 – How Miles was able to received healthy reparenting from his mentors
29:01 – Miles discusses the developmental consequences of the tulku system in young boys
31:58 – Miles’ supernatural experience with a young tulku
35:16 – The cultural and religious context of removing young tulkus from the family home
44:59 – Does the cultural and religious context shield the child from developmental damage?
51:08 – Miles asks Steve why he asked about tulkus
54:17 – The role of mentorship and apprenticeship in human flourishing
59:00 – What makes Miles such a good mentee?
1:03:28 – Miles’ 20 year mentorship under Dr Joe Loizzo
1:11:33 – Miles’ schism with Joe Loizzo
1:15:21 – Why Miles’ and Joe’s relationship ruptured
1:18:36 – Miles’ peer relationship with Geshe Tenzin Zopa
1:21:57 – A sense of coronation at Miles’ book launch
1:26:20 – Miles’ relationship with Professor Robert Thurman
1:34:22 – Negative experiences with Geshe Michael Roach’s community



To find out more about Miles, visit:
– https://www.milesneale.com/



For more interviews, videos, and more visit:
– http://www.guruviking.com

Music ‘Deva Dasi’ by Steve James