Deconstructing Yourself

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

Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 1h8m. Bisher sind 61 Folge(n) erschienen. .

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 2 days 14 hours 56 minutes


episode 61: 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.



episode 60: 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.


 2021-03-12  50m

episode 59: 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.


 2021-02-03  1h2m

episode 58: Soulmaking Dharma, with Catherine McGee

Host Michael Taft speaks with meditation teacher Catherine McGee about the practice of Soulmaking Dharma.


 2020-12-09  49m

episode 57: Dreams and the Spiritual Imagination, with Steve Aizenstat

Depth Psychologist Steve Aizenstat speaks with host Michael Taft about the living image of dreams and their innate intelligence, the healing and creative power of the deep imagination; dreams, meditation and spiritual practice; and the way that we are "all cyborgs now."


 2020-11-06  58m

episode 56: Love Unveiled with A. H. Almaas

Spiritual teacher A. H. Almaas speaks with host Michael Taft about the centrality of love to our spiritual nature, how to tell the difference between emotional love and spiritual love, how the wounds of love can become openings for awakening, various “flavors” of love, and the necessity of love to approach truth.


 2020-10-07  48m

episode 55: Vajrayana and Deity Yoga with Chandra Easton

Buddhist Teacher and author Lopön Chandra Easton talks with Michael Taft about Vajrayana, her own pilgrimage and experiences in India, the struggle to bring motherhood, sexuality, the feminine, and the female voice into spiritual life, the power of yidam or deity yoga, how Westerners relate to deity yoga, and a look into the practice of the 21 Taras.


 2020-09-21  55m

episode 54: Evolving Ground with Rindzin Pamo and Jared Janes

Host Michael Taft speaks with Rin’dzin Pamo and Jared Janes about their new project, entitled “Evolving Ground,” which is a community of practitioners that seeks to reinterpret and revitalize Vajrayana practice in a contemporary Western context.


 2020-08-25  1h13m

episode 53: A Conversation with Ken McLeod

A wide-ranging conversation between writer, translator, teacher, and business consultant, Ken McLeod and host Michael Taft about meditation, Vajrayana, and more.


 2020-08-03  1h20m

episode 52: Paranoia, Conspiracy, and Covid, with Erik Davis

Author, podcaster, award-winning journalist, and cultural historian Erik Davis speaks with host Michael Taft about paranoia and conspiracy in the current moment.


 2020-07-14  57m