Author Archives: Peter Fenner

Peter Fenner

About Peter Fenner

Peter Fenner, Ph.D. is a spiritual leader in the adaption and transmission of Asian nondual wisdom and Founder of Timeless Wisdom, a California nonprofit. He is a pioneer in the development of nondual therapy. He created the Radiant Mind Course® and the Natural Awakening: Advanced Nondual Training. Peter runs courses, trainings, retreats and satsang telecalls and offers individual coaching sessions. His students and clients include Buddhist psychotherapists, psychologists, coaches, Zen masters, Sufi masters, Vipassana and Mindfulness teachers, Yoga teachers, psychiatrists, medical doctors, hospice workers, students of Tibetan Buddhism, followers of Advaita, artists and spiritual seekers worldwide.Peter also offers retreats on 4 continents. He has presented his work at leading universities and institutions including Columbia, Stanford, CIIS and Naropa. Stay in touch: • Join Peter Fenner's network on LinkedIn • Like his page on Facebook

Am I getting this right?

Peter: Normally when we engage in a course, or a retreat, we do so with an expectation that our participation in the work, exercises, processes, and so on, will bring us closer to “it”. We attend the course with the […]

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Exacting work

Peter: As we draw close to the end of the course many of you are moving in and out of an experience in which you can’t say whether what you are doing is meaningful or not. You are arriving at […]

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The missing key!

Rob: The last time I attended a day with you I had a really strange experience. Right at the end of the day I asked you a question. I’d been wanting to ask it all day but I only got […]

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Neither mindful nor mindless

The mind is to be let loose without directing. Sustaining mindfulness is cast away without objectifying it. The mind is left in its ordinary state without meditating. Thus, with nothing controlling it, the mind is joyous and at ease. Gampopa […]

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In Hot Pursuit of Egolessness

by Peter Fenner Most spiritual paths suggest that the ego is the source of our suffering and the enemy of true wisdom. The ego shows up as a constant and nagging obstacle to the development of a truly free and […]

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Getting “it” and losing “it”

Anne: I’m feeling bored with what we are doing right now. I want to actually do this work, rather than just describe what is happening for us in this room. I want to do get into my fixations. I want […]

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An unusual silence

“It cannot be sought by mindlessness, it cannot be understood by mindfulness. It cannot be reached by talking, it cannot be understood by silence.” Chinese Zen master Ying-an Peter: Thank you very much. I appreciate the opportunity to make a […]

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Should I talk, or stay silent?

Peter: I’m noticing that you seem to be spending a fair amount of time waiting for something to happen. I’m sure you can recognize the energy of waiting. You are waiting for something to come along. It could be a […]

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Interview with Gary Smith of Evolutus PR – June 2009

Gary: How would you define surrender? Who or what is one surrendering to in your opinion? God, Universe, Self, Soul, What Is, present moment…? Peter: Generally, the way that I see things, such as the notion of surrender, is inspired […]

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Radiant Mind – SENTIENT TIMES Feb/March 2008

Radiant Mind Interview with author Peter Fenner By Carrie Grossman Whether it is called enlightenment, pure awareness, or the “unconditioned mind,” there exists an awakened state of pure liberation that is at the heart of every contemplative tradition. Peter Fenner, […]

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