Whether it is called enlightenment, pure awareness, or "unconditioned awareness," there exists an awakened state of pure liberation that is at the heart of every contemplative tradition. According to Peter Fenner, this experience of boundless consciousness does not have to exist separately from our day-to-day, "conditioned" existence...
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Students in the West often feel frustrated in trying to follow the Eastern path to awakening, confused by seemingly vague or counter-intuitive teachings. Peter Fenner created the Radiant Mind practice to help you break through the obstacles that are often challenging for practitioners in our culture. Drawing on his background in Eastern spirituality and Western psychology, Fenner brings you a precise, step-by-step approach to non-dual practice that includes:
* How to observe and dissolve fixations, to live in the here and now without being controlled by our desires
* Listening and speaking in a way that moves us toward pure openness—and lets us share this experience with others
* Tools for identifying our conscious and unconscious sources of suffering—and learning to transcend those patterns
“As extraordinary as unconditioned mind may sound,” teaches Peter Fenner, “it isn’t distant from our everyday life; it’s always readily available to us.” With Radiant Mind this master-teacher crystallizes the contemplative wisdom of the East into an eminently accessible guide for living a life suffused with pure bliss.
About the Author
Peter Fenner, Ph.D. studied as a monk for nine years with many notable Buddhist lamas, including and Thubten Yeshe, Sogyal Rinpoche, and Zopa Rinpoche. He is founder of the Center for Timeless Wisdom, and the author of numerous books, including Reasoning into Reality (Wisdom Publications, 1995) and The Edge of Certainty (Nicolas-Hays, 2002). He has taught workshops at Stanford Medical School, Columbia University, and elsewhere.
Radiant Mind is an excellent guidebook for waking up from our collective trance and realizing the promise of enlightened life, both within oneself and in our benighted world. Peter Fenner has studied with wise Tibetan elders and brought their practical and also nondualistic teachings alive in a modern way which can benefit us all, skilfully pointing out how we can discover and actualize our innate unconditioned awareness while integrating it into daily life, where the rubber actually meets the road on the spiritual path. This book will help us to understand and practice the View, Meditation and Action of Dzogchen, the Natural Great Perfection.
[The Radiant Mind course] is a brilliant postmodern implementation of Buddhist nondual wisdom. Peter Fenner has taken the refined deconstructive practices that have liberated ten of thousands of Asian contemplatives and adapted them for effective Western use. I highly recommend it.
Peter Fenner is a teacher-practitioner of the first order. I know of no other Western author who communicates the essential reality of unconditioned awareness with such power, simplicity, and authenticity. Read this book. Enjoy unconditioned awareness.
Dr Fenner brings clarifying intelligence, scholarly expertise, personal attainment and a commitment to the world in his Radiant Mind work. Listen to his talks, read his works and discover the ‘already there’ inner freedom that thereby opens up.
Radiant Mind takes you straight to the heart of the matter. Stripping the non-dual approach down to its essential components, Peter Fenner focuses on the direct cultivation of unconditioned mind. Simple in its approach, yet profound in its implications, I believe this program will particularly benefit those with a contemplative practice who want to open to the fullest appreciation of “what is”.
These simple yet profound insights and exercises help us penetrate the trance of everyday consciousness to the liberating understanding that we already are that which we seek. Peter Fenner has done a remarkable job of making the timeless wisdom of the East accessible to the contemporary Westerner.