Will this practice make me happier?

A question that is very often posed to me is, “How will doing your practice change me?” “Will I be more effective?” “Will I suffer less?” People would love to hear that their lives will be richer, more harmonious, and […]

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Radical intimacy

In Radiant Mind and other courses I offer I prefer to talk about “intimacy” rather than “love.” This gives us a fresh opportunity to invent what we mean by the word “ love.” Rather than saying a lot about “love” […]

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“If I had the time, I’d be like the Buddha!”

One of the common things I hear from people when I’m running a workshop is that, “This space is great, but my life is so busy. I just don’t have the time to rest and be present to “what is.” […]

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The ultimate goal of all striving

Buddhism captured my attention over 40 years ago when I was a university student. The idea that our needs and preferences are the source of our suffering made immediate sense at an intellectual level. Having what we don’t want, and […]

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Revealing Nondual Awareness

The Progressive Presencing of Co-emergent Wisdom [1] Peter Fenner, Ph.D. Copyright © Peter Fenner, 2011 Introduction In this article I’d like to layout the way in which I introduce people to nondual awareness, particularly in terms of how I initially […]

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Blending Theory and Practice

by Peter Fenner “The Great Teaching … is easy to enter for those with sharp faculties and quick wits and broad penetration who don’t use their intellectual brilliance to try to comprehend it.” From the Chinese Zen master Yuanwu. “To […]

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Integrating the Personal and the Transpersonal

Although people desire the non-dualistic and limitless (awareness, they make a) limit out of that which is not limited and thereby constrict the essential mind itself. Even though people desire (the realization of) both (the transcendent and relative) realities they […]

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Dismantling fixations

by Peter Fenner People who have participated in the Intrinsic Freedom program enjoy its unique capacity to create an experience that is free from conflict and confusion. They also appreciate that the work is subtle. At times it is so […]

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Beyond Practice

by Peter Fenner During the Intrinsic Freedom course many people have a clear and thorough experience of presence. Participants enjoy a state of presence that is self-maintaining and which doesn’t need any further cultivation. Presence is experienced as a natural […]

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Caught in the Here and Now!

by Peter Fenner Do you oscillate between thinking: I need help – I don’t need help This is a real problem – I’m just making this up I need to try harder – Trying harder just gets in the way […]

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