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Dedicated to liberation in all its forms, Deconstructing Yourself is passionate about fearlessly investigating, attempting, and questioning all things to do with awakening, meditation, mindfulness, brain hacking, consciousness, neurofeedback, and more. Your host Michael W. Taft interviews some of the most interesting thinkers, authors, and teachers around, as well as other offerings. In this hard-hitting, radical, and fun podcast we look at secular post-, non-, un- Buddhism, Advaita Vedanta, ...
 
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This episode is the audio for a YouTube TeamStream that initially ran on August 4, 2022. TeamStreams run every Friday at 9 pm on the WOJM YouTube channel, barring unforeseen circumstances or holidays. Please take a moment and help us out — even if you don’t watch us there, subscribe to our YouTube channel today! In this episode, Rack Time Rob bring…
 
This episode is the audio for a YouTube TeamStream that initially ran on July 29, 2022. TeamStreams run every Friday at 9 pm on the WOJM YouTube channel, barring unforeseen circumstances or holidays. Please take a moment and help us out — even if you don’t watch us there, subscribe to our YouTube channel today! In this episode, Travis Moody of YouT…
 
This episode is the audio for a YouTube TeamStream that initially ran on July 22, 2022. TeamStreams run every Friday at 9 pm on the WOJM YouTube channel, barring unforeseen circumstances or holidays. Please take a moment and help us out — even if you don’t watch us there, subscribe to our YouTube channel today! In this episode, the full cast is bac…
 
Host Michael Taft speaks with author, science journalist, and psychology nerd David McRaney about what sorts of conversations actually cause human beings to change their minds; the fascinating on-the-ground research of groups like Street Epistemology and Deep Canvassers, the stories of people deciding to leave insular in-groups such as the Westboro…
 
This episode is the audio for a YouTube TeamStream that initially ran on July 15, 2022. TeamStreams run every Friday at 9 pm on the WOJM YouTube channel, barring unforeseen circumstances or holidays. Please take a moment and help us out — even if you don’t watch us there, subscribe to our YouTube channel today! In this episode, the WOJM Team settle…
 
This episode is the audio for a YouTube TeamStream that initially ran on June 8, 2022. TeamStreams run every Friday at 9 pm on the WOJM YouTube channel, barring unforeseen circumstances or holidays. Please take a moment and help us out — even if you don’t watch us there, subscribe to our YouTube channel today! In this episode, Mike, Mark, and Rob t…
 
This episode is the audio for a YouTube TeamStream that initially ran on July 6, 2022. TeamStreams run every Friday at 9 pm on the WOJM YouTube channel, barring unforeseen circumstances or holidays. Please take a moment and help us out — even if you don’t watch us there, subscribe to our YouTube channel today! In this Special Edition, the WOJM boys…
 
This episode is the audio for a YouTube TeamStream that initially ran on July 5, 2022. TeamStreams run every Friday at 9 pm on the WOJM YouTube channel, barring unforeseen circumstances or holidays. Please take a moment and help us out — even if you don’t watch us there, subscribe to our YouTube channel today! In this Special Edition, Mike, Rob, an…
 
This episode is the audio for a YouTube TeamStream that initially ran on July 1, 2022. TeamStreams run every Friday at 9 pm on the WOJM YouTube channel, barring unforeseen circumstances or holidays. Please take a moment and help us out — even if you don’t watch us there, subscribe to our YouTube channel today! Does Hasbro Pulse know how to launch a…
 
This episode is the audio for a YouTube TeamStream that initially ran on June 24, 2022. TeamStreams run every Friday at 9 pm on the WOJM YouTube channel, barring unforeseen circumstances or holidays. Please take a moment and help us out — even if you don’t watch us there, subscribe to our YouTube channel today! Guest Host Month continues as Joe On …
 
This episode is the audio for a YouTube TeamStream that initially ran on June 17, 2022. TeamStreams run every Friday at 9 pm on the WOJM YouTube channel, barring unforeseen circumstances or holidays. Please take a moment and help us out — even if you don’t watch us there, subscribe to our YouTube channel today! It's Guest Host Month with Double Sho…
 
This episode is the audio for a YouTube TeamStream that initially ran on June 11, 2022. TeamStreams run every Friday at 9 pm on the WOJM YouTube channel, barring unforeseen circumstances or holidays. Please take a moment and help us out — even if you don’t watch us there, subscribe to our YouTube channel today! Mike, Mark, and Rob pull double duty …
 
This episode is the audio for a YouTube TeamStream that initially ran on June 10, 2022. TeamStreams run every Friday at 9 pm on the WOJM YouTube channel, barring unforeseen circumstances or holidays. Please take a moment and help us out — even if you don’t watch us there, subscribe to our YouTube channel today! In this episode, the WOJM Team busts …
 
This episode is the audio for a YouTube TeamStream that initially ran on June 3, 2022. TeamStreams run every Friday at 9 pm on the WOJM YouTube channel, barring unforeseen circumstances or holidays. Please take a moment and help us out — even if you don’t watch us there, subscribe to our YouTube channel today! In this episode, Guest Host Month gets…
 
Host Michael Taft speaks with artist, bodyworker, and philosopher Guy Sengstock about the origin and creation of Circling practice, how the asynchronous qualities of new technologies have created a deeper hunger for basic human contact, the crucial importance of embodiment in communication, mindfulness of presence, as well as the new practice he’s …
 
This episode is the audio for a YouTube TeamStream that initially ran on May 28, 2022. TeamStreams run every Friday at 9 pm on the WOJM YouTube channel, barring unforeseen circumstances or holidays. Please take a moment and help us out — even if you don’t watch us there, subscribe to our YouTube channel today! In this episode, the WOJM Team kicks o…
 
This episode is the audio for a YouTube TeamStream that initially ran on May 20, 2022. TeamStreams run every Friday at 9 pm on the WOJM YouTube channel, barring unforeseen circumstances or holidays. Please take a moment and help us out — even if you don’t watch us there, subscribe to our YouTube channel today! Yes, you're reading that right -- Jim,…
 
This episode is the audio for a YouTube TeamStream that initially ran on May 13, 2022. TeamStreams run every Friday at 9 pm on the WOJM YouTube channel, barring unforeseen circumstances or holidays. Please take a moment and help us out — even if you don’t watch us there, subscribe to our YouTube channel today! In this episode, Mike and Mark welcome…
 
This episode is the audio for a YouTube TeamStream that initially ran on May 6, 2022. TeamStreams run every Friday at 9 pm on the WOJM YouTube channel, barring unforeseen circumstances or holidays. Please take a moment and help us out — even if you don’t watch us there, subscribe to our YouTube channel today! Taking advantage of a light week in GI …
 
Host Michael Taft speaks with meditation teacher and author Kelly Boys on the practice of non-sleep, deep rest—a modern name for the ancient practice of yoga nidra, using liminal states as gateways to profound meditative experiences, finding ways to let go more completely, how this practice relates to nonduality, and the transformative power of emb…
 
This episode is the audio for a YouTube TeamStream that initially ran on April 29, 2022. TeamStreams run every Friday at 9 pm on the WOJM YouTube channel, barring unforeseen circumstances or holidays. Please take a moment and help us out — even if you don’t watch us there, subscribe to our YouTube channel today! It was our 11th Anniversary episode,…
 
This episode is the audio for a YouTube video that initially ran on April 27, 2022. Please take a moment and help us out — even if you don’t watch us there, subscribe to our YouTube channel today! In this episode, Mike and The Honcho welcome longtime Friends Of The Program and Total Action Force collaborators Brian Hickey and Paddy Lennon back to t…
 
Host Michael Taft iterviews Tibetan Buddhist meditation teacher and author Andrew Holecek on nondual practice and theory, finding your way back to the true nature of mind, the dangers of getting dropped off in the deep end too soon, challenging to notion of path, the art of doing nothing (and doing it well); Andrew also offers listeners a dream-bas…
 
This episode is the audio for a YouTube TeamStream that initially ran on April 22, 2022. TeamStreams run every Friday at 9 pm on the WOJM YouTube channel, barring unforeseen circumstances or holidays. Please take a moment and help us out — even if you don’t watch us there, subscribe to our YouTube channel today! In this episode, the Mike, Mark, and…
 
This episode is the audio for a YouTube TeamStream that initially ran on April 8, 2022. TeamStreams run every Friday at 9 pm on the WOJM YouTube channel, barring unforeseen circumstances or holidays. Please take a moment and help us out — even if you don’t watch us there, subscribe to our YouTube channel today! This week, the WOJM TeamStream covers…
 
This episode is the audio for a YouTube TeamStream that initially ran on April 1, 2022. TeamStreams run every Friday at 9 pm on the WOJM YouTube channel, barring unforeseen circumstances or holidays. Please take a moment and help us out — even if you don’t watch us there, subscribe to our YouTube channel today! In this episode, the team is at full …
 
This episode is the audio for a YouTube TeamStream that initially ran on March 25, 2022. TeamStreams run every Friday at 9 pm on the WOJM YouTube channel, barring unforeseen circumstances or holidays. Please take a moment and help us out — even if you don’t watch us there, subscribe to our YouTube channel today! In this episode, Mike, Joe, and Mark…
 
This episode is the audio for a YouTube TeamStream that initially ran on March 18, 2022. TeamStreams run every Friday at 9 pm on the WOJM YouTube channel, barring unforeseen circumstances or holidays. Please take a moment and help us out — even if you don’t watch us there, subscribe to our YouTube channel today! In this episode, Mike and Rack Time …
 
Host Michael Taft speaks with meditation master and neuroscience consultant Shinzen Young on the background and history of Zen Master LinJi (aka Rinzai, in Japanese), the meaning of his famous phrase "the authentic person," various aspects of nonduality, an unpacking of LinJi's Four-fold Analysis, as well as cessations, the current state of Shinzen…
 
This episode is the audio for a YouTube TeamStream that initially ran on March 11, 2022. TeamStreams run every Friday at 9 pm on the WOJM YouTube channel, barring unforeseen circumstances or holidays. Please take a moment and help us out — even if you don’t watch us there, subscribe to our YouTube channel today! In this episode, the gang is finally…
 
This episode is the audio for a YouTube TeamStream that initially ran on March 6, 2022. TeamStreams run every Friday at 9 pm on the WOJM YouTube channel, barring unforeseen circumstances or holidays. Please take a moment and help us out — even if you don’t watch us there, subscribe to our YouTube channel today! Ryan Costello, co-author of Renegade …
 
This episode is the audio for a YouTube TeamStream that initially ran on [DATE]. TeamStreams run every Friday at 9 pm on the WOJM YouTube channel, barring unforeseen circumstances or holidays. Please take a moment and help us out — even if you don’t watch us there, subscribe to our YouTube channel today! This week, The Honcho returns and brings Phi…
 
This episode is the audio for a YouTube TeamStream that initially ran on February 25, 2022. TeamStreams run every Friday at 9 pm on the WOJM YouTube channel, barring unforeseen circumstances or holidays. Please take a moment and help us out — even if you don’t watch us there, subscribe to our YouTube channel today! In this episode, with Joe and Mar…
 
This episode is the audio for a YouTube TeamStream that initially ran on February 18, 2022. TeamStreams run every Friday at 9 pm on the WOJM YouTube channel, barring unforeseen circumstances or holidays. Please take a moment and help us out — even if you don’t watch us there, subscribe to our YouTube channel today! In this episode, the gang celebra…
 
This episode is the audio for a YouTube TeamStream that initially ran on February 11, 2022. TeamStreams run every Friday at 9 pm on the WOJM YouTube channel, barring unforeseen circumstances or holidays. Please take a moment and help us out — even if you don’t watch us there, subscribe to our YouTube channel today! In this episode, Noted Author Jam…
 
This episode is the audio for a YouTube TeamStream that initially ran on February 4, 2022. TeamStreams run every Friday at 9 pm on the WOJM YouTube channel, barring unforeseen circumstances or holidays. Please take a moment and help us out — even if you don’t watch us there, subscribe to our YouTube channel today! In this episode, the gang takes ad…
 
This episode is the audio for a YouTube TeamStream that initially ran on January 28, 2022. TeamStreams run every Friday at 9 pm on the WOJM YouTube channel, barring unforeseen circumstances or holidays. Please take a moment and help us out — even if you don’t watch us there, subscribe to our YouTube channel today! In this episode, the Honcho is abs…
 
This episode is the audio for a YouTube TeamStream that initially ran on January 21, 2022. TeamStreams run every Friday at 9 pm on the WOJM YouTube channel, barring unforeseen circumstances or holidays. Please take a moment and help us out — even if you don’t watch us there, subscribe to our YouTube channel today! Sure, we've actually published ove…
 
Host Michael Taft talks with meditation teacher and author Tina Rasmussen about how psychology and meditation practice can work together to help people heal, working with trauma, the importance of heart-based practices such as metta, spiritual bypassing, using shamatha to build new brain networks, and Tina’s own story of her birth trauma and her pa…
 
This episode is the audio for a YouTube TeamStream that initially ran on January 14, 2022. TeamStreams run every Friday at 9 pm on the WOJM YouTube channel, barring unforeseen circumstances or holidays. Please take a moment and help us out — even if you don’t watch us there, subscribe to our YouTube channel today! This week, the WOJM TeamStream dec…
 
This episode is the audio for a YouTube TeamStream that initially ran on January 7, 2022. TeamStreams run every Friday at 9 pm on the WOJM YouTube channel, barring unforeseen circumstances or holidays. Please take a moment and help us out — even if you don’t watch us there, subscribe to our YouTube channel today! In this episode, the WOJM Team comp…
 
Host Michael Taft talks with neuroscientist and meditator Ruben Laukkonen about the phenomenology of the insight experience, how the sequence of deepening meditative practices maps onto the model of predictive processing in the human brain, the Eureka heuristic, what neuroscience can tell us about the deconstructive model of meditation, the science…
 
This episode is the audio for a YouTube TeamStream that initially ran on January 1, 2022. TeamStreams run every Friday at 9 pm on the WOJM YouTube channel, barring unforeseen circumstances or holidays. Please take a moment and help us out — even if you don’t watch us there, subscribe to our YouTube channel today! It's the first night of 2022, but 2…
 
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