Author Archives: Don Salmon

Yoga Psychology in the Schools

Yoga Psychology In The Schools:
Some Insights from the Indian Tradition
 By Don Salmon, PhD Introduction I am presently co-authoring, with Jan Maslow, a book entitled Through the Eyes of Infinity. In the book we will examine and integrate the theories … Continue reading

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Integrating contemplative practices

ESSENCE OF ALL PRACTICE: The intention to open to the presence and action of God/The Dharmadatu/Allah/a well harmonized brain functioning intuitively beyond the small self (ie surrender of the small self to a greater functioning). As Krishna puts it at … Continue reading

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A Christmas Story

This story was read aloud on the US National Public Radio show, “This American Life.” *********** Well, it all began at Christmas two years ago when my daughter was four-years-old. And it was the first time that she had ever … Continue reading

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Where is Martin Neimoller?

Televangelist Pat Robertson said Trump was a “harbinger of the Apocalypse” and the return of Jesus was imminent. “Now we have a man of God back in the White House, Jesus Christ will soon return,” said Robertson. “Sure, he’ll massacre … Continue reading

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Neuroscience and Integral Yoga

John Yates, in his book, “The Mind Illuminated,” presents a way of understanding the mind that many have found supportive of their efforts to concentrate in meditation. He’s describing two basic ways our brain has evolved to engage with the … Continue reading

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Integral Yoga and the Buddhist Stages of the Path

I was just studying John Yates’ (also known as Culadasa) marvelous book on the “stages of the path” in traditional Buddhism (the book is ‘The Mind Illuminated”). Jan and I have been looking at it, as it has a number … Continue reading

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Some reflections on mindfulness

(Jan and I just came back from a meditation retreat. On the retreat, someone we met asked for some links to websites that would provide information on scientific research on the benefits of mindfulness practice. I suppose, being on a … Continue reading

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Important new anti-materialist textbook from the American Psychological Association

This is an Amazon review by Larry Dossey: 5.0 out of 5 stars“We are in the midst of a sea change.” By Larry Dossey on September 23, 2016 Once upon a time, not so long ago, there was a kingdom … Continue reading

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Sri Aurobindo and Iain McGilchrist on intellect and intuition

Sri Aurobindo and Iain McGilchrist on intellect and intuition In a recent conversation on Auroconference (a worldwide online forum on integral yoga, for those not familiar with it) Rod Hemsell brought up an ongoing dispute between the philosopher Henri Bergson … Continue reading

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politics, neuroscience and autism

George Saunders has been following Trump around the last few months (Saunders is a writer for The New Yorker). He was just on National Public Radio (NPR) here in the US and talked about how Right and Left have gotten … Continue reading

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