About Our Guest: Michael is a meditation teacher, bestselling author and neuroscience junkie. He’s been practicing meditation for over 35 years, and is the author of several books, including The Mindful Geek.
1:30: Michael’s journey from the spiritual to the secular to back again
5:00: LSD, yoga, and Shinzen Young
8:30: Reconciling the spiritual and the secular
15:45: What is “deconstructing yourself?”
20:45: Ego dissolution and panic
25:00: “Spiritual emergencies” and cautions around mindfulness
29:20: Psychedelics and seeing the ego as an object
31:00: Practices that help people see the empty nature of the self
34:00: Key teachings for life’s long road
45:00: A message to your younger self
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