VividLife Radio’s Ed and Deb Shapiro welcomes Peter Fenner to discuss what happens when we go out of our habitual mind into radiant mind?
What happens when we go out of our habitual mind into radiant mind? Radiant mind arises when unconditioned awareness radiates through the totality of our conditioned existence. When we live in radiant mind we experience ourselves as a unique human being, while at the same time resting in a unified expanse of centerless and boundless awareness. This state is called liberation, buddhanature, egolessness, pure presence, nondual wisdom, our natural condition, and effortless being. Peter Fenner was a celibate monk in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition for 9 years and has a Ph.D. in philosophical psychology. Over 35 years he has distilled the essence of traditions like Zen, Dzogchen and the Buddhist Middle Way, and adapted them to suit our post-modern culture. He says: “When we rest in unconditioned awareness, there’s nothing more that we need. It’s the only state that’s totally fulfilling. We cultivate nondual presence integrated with the complexities of daily commitments. Every aspect and dimension of our existence becomes a unique expression of freedom and transcendence.”
As the great Zen master Alan Watts said: “We all need to go out of our minds at least once a day!” Going Out Of Your Mind with Ed and Deb Shapiro is a chance for you to drop your analyzing and intellectual mind and come into the immediate experience of present awakening. We are irreverent spiritual teachers and don’t take ourselves too seriously so our discussion show has a great sense of humor while also exploring in depth what it means to live with integrity, awareness, kindness, compassion, and humility.
We will be talking with some of the most luminous women and men about how their lives reflect that luminosity, how they relate to the trials and tribulations of ordinary life, and how this can be of benefit to you. They are people from all walks of life: scientists, actors, activists, musicians, comedians, and business leaders – people whose lives you would never have guessed were rooted in meditation and freedom.