Natural Awakening–the Guide Book

In 2014, I decided to make the Manual I had prepared to accompany the Natural Awakening Training available to the general public. Natural Awakening is the teacher training program I have offered with Marie in Europe and in USA. Participants […]

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Nonduality and therapy: awakening the unconditionned mind

From the Sacred Mirror, Paragon Press, 2003 NONDUALITY AND THERAPY: AWAKENING THE UNCONDITIONED MIND In order to arrive at what you do not know You must go by a way which is the way of ignorance. In order to possess […]

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Will this practice make me happier?

A question that is very often posed to me is, “How will doing your practice change me?” “Will I be more effective?” “Will I suffer less?” People would love to hear that their lives will be richer, more harmonious, and […]

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Radiant Mind, centerless being

An interview of Peter Fenner by Leo Drioli and Enza Vita from InnerSelf You spent 9 years as a Buddhist monk, how was that and why did you decide to become a lay teacher? I became a monk when I […]

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Radical intimacy

In Radiant Mind and other courses I offer I prefer to talk about “intimacy” rather than “love.” This gives us a fresh opportunity to invent what we mean by the word “ love.” Rather than saying a lot about “love” […]

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The ultimate goal of all striving

Buddhism captured my attention over 40 years ago when I was a university student. The idea that our needs and preferences are the source of our suffering made immediate sense at an intellectual level. Having what we don’t want, and […]

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Revealing Nondual Awareness

The Progressive Presencing of Co-emergent Wisdom [1] Peter Fenner, Ph.D. Copyright © Peter Fenner, 2011 Introduction In this article I’d like to layout the way in which I introduce people to nondual awareness, particularly in terms of how I initially […]

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Am I getting this right?

Peter: Normally when we engage in a course, or a retreat, we do so with an expectation that our participation in the work, exercises, processes, and so on, will bring us closer to “it”. We attend the course with the […]

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An unusual silence

“It cannot be sought by mindlessness, it cannot be understood by mindfulness. It cannot be reached by talking, it cannot be understood by silence.” Chinese Zen master Ying-an Peter: Thank you very much. I appreciate the opportunity to make a […]

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Blending Theory and Practice

by Peter Fenner “The Great Teaching … is easy to enter for those with sharp faculties and quick wits and broad penetration who don’t use their intellectual brilliance to try to comprehend it.” From the Chinese Zen master Yuanwu. “To […]

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