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, Hindu Tantrism, philosophy, the neuroscience of the sense of self, neurofeedback and the consciousness hacking movement, aspects of artificial intelligence, entheogens, and much more.
If you’re looking for fresh directions, free from dogma and conformism, think of the Deconstructing Yourself podcast as the radical cafe where you can hear from the most interesting luminaries either from the outside edges of dharma, or a fresh take from more traditional teachers. If you’re interested in more, check out the Deconstructing Yourself website at https://deconstructingyourself.com.
Meditation and Communication with Shinzen Young
Shinzen Young talks with host Michael Taft about his new ideas around how we can apply the systematic mindset of mindfulness meditation to the many challenges of human communication and miscommunication.
Spiritual Bypassing and the Spiritual Friend
Host Michael Taft talks about the phenomenon of spiritual bypassing, as well as the importance of having a spiritua friend.
Meditation and Healing Trauma with Thomas Hübl
Host Michael Taft speaks with spiritual teacher and author Thomas Hübl about trauma and healing, aspects of collective and cultural trauma, meditation, spirituality, and much more.
A Conversation with Spring Washam
Host Michael Taft speaks with meditation teacher and shamanic practitioner Spring Washam about the "dharma of Harriet Tubman," the inner vs. the outer journey of finding liberation, how the "meditation bubble" can actually block spiritual growth, bringing the wisdom of meditation to activism, the role of plant medicines in healing ourselves and our world, and much more.
Talking with People about Things, with David McRaney
Host Michael Taft speaks with science journalist, author, and podcaster David McRaney about how people do (and do not) change their minds, how brains form their view of reality, conspiracy theory, the method of "technique rebuttal" vs. "topic rebuttal,' QAnon, neurology, psychology, belief, and much more.
Soulmaking Dharma, with Catherine McGee
Host Michael Taft speaks with meditation teacher Catherine McGee about the practice of Soulmaking Dharma.
I always get so much from these podcasts. Thank you.
Awesome gritty stuff!
Secular experts getting into the nitty gritty of meditation practice. Thank you Mr Taft! Keep doin’ what you’re doing.