Resources

Links, videos, podcasts and articles to inspire and teach

Podcasts

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What is Consciousness!? Fascinating Expert Exploration from Various Traditions and Disciplines

Dr. Rachel asks Dr. Mike to define consciousness and ego as he understands it. He shares his expertise of buddhist dharma, western psychology, noetic sciences, and Non Duality.

Dharma talks

Presentations

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Presence, Awareness, and Vulnerability – IONS

Apr 4, 2016 - Interpersonal aspects of meditation-based interventions

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Idaho Air National Guard – Yellow Ribbon presentation

Mike's inspirational Yellow Ribbon presentation to the Idaho Air National Guard's 124th Fighter Wing after returning from a 6 month combat deployment

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To the edge and back

San Diego CONSCIOUSNESS HACKING Meetup 2019 To the Edge and Back: Integrating the experiences of the Unknown. This talk will cover how to differentiate between spiritual emergence and psychiatric issues, ...

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Meditation and Human Potential – IONS

The Future of Meditation Research (FOMR) is an IONS project exploring the deeper aspects of meditation and transformational experiences. More information: www.noetic.org/fomr

Publications

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Intergenerational transmission of trauma: How the Holocaust transmits and affects child development.

Sapiro, M. (2012). Intergenerational transmission of trauma:  How the Holocaust transmits and affects child development. Hadassah-Brandeis Institute Project on Families, Children and the Holocaust Working ...

Essays

These articles and essays were written primarily as a supplemental tool for my students in the Satsang Yoga Teacher Training.  All of the material has come from my personal experience while studying both Buddhist  Dharma and Yogic Philosophy.  And that means some of the more technical information might be just plain wrong! To correct these errors I am including a Primary Reading List of books I whole-heartedly recommend.

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Using Ayurvedic Principles and Yogasanas for optimal health in body and mind

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Yogasanas and Health

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3 Gunas and the Order of Creation

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Yogic Communication and Healing

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5 Koshas (sheaths)

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Ayurveda and the Mind: Using the Yoga Sutras to understand Healing

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Tricks of the Trade and Habits of the Mind: A Companion to “Ayurveda and the Mind”

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The Many Lives of Meditation

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Karma and Karma Yoga: Same Same but Different

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Ayurvedic/Yogic Daily Routine (not definitive)

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A Brief History of Yoga

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Raja Yoga’s 8 Limbs (Ashtanga)

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4 Paths of Yoga

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Understanding Suffering from a Yogic Perspective