Mind Meld 153 |Dr. Miles Neale | The Temple of Tomorrow Is a World-Healing Memetic Fractal

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Dr. Miles Neale is a psychotherapist, speaker, and faculty member of Tibet House and Weill Cornell Medical College.

Miles is the author of Gradual Awakening: The Tibetan Buddhist Path of Becoming Fully Human.

For more information on his two-year contemplative studies course go here.


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(Almost) every time sit down for a mind meld, I’m hit with at least one wonder-inducing novelty nugget. That said, I’m not sure if I’ve ever been this moved during a podcast. I think it’ll butter your bread too if you’re walking around with a heart in your chest.

On top of that, Dr. Miles Neale is a rare bird. He’s got the western chops as a doctor of psychology and he’s been practicing Tibetan Buddhism for over two decades. He’s also got a truly fabulous sense of humor. When you combine the three of those, you’ve got a wise and wonderful manwitch. 

Simply put, conversations like this are why I do it. They make me want to do everything I can to secrete my drops of wonder water to the maximum. I hope it does the same for you.

Check out Miles’ wonderful book here

If you’re interested in deepening your spiritual practice, sign up for Miles’ incredible contemplative studies course.

Musings in this mind meld

  • Where the monomyth and eastern thought meet
  • The pitfalls of spiritual materialism
  • Spirituality, conformity, postmodernism and rebellion
  • The psychodrama of ritual
  • The utility and danger of conspiratorial thinking
  • Are there dangers to modern mindfulness?
  • There is enough of a self to have agency, but not enough to have an identity
  • Differences between Tibetan Buddhism and other branches
  • The temple of tomorrow is a world healing memetic fractal
  • Miles’ thoughts on bardos and other realms



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