431: Dr. Miles Neale on Gradual Path to Awakening


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Dr. Miles Neale is among the leading voices of the current generation of Buddhist teachers and is a forerunner in the emerging field of Contemplative Psychotherapy. He is a licensed psychotherapist in private practice, an international speaker, and a faculty member of the Tibet House (US) and Weill Cornell Medical College.

In this episode, Miles and Eric discuss his book, Gradual Awakening: The Tibetan Buddhist Path of Becoming Fully Human

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In This Interview, Dr. Miles Neale and I Discuss Gradual Awakening and…

  • His book, Gradual Awakening: The Tibetan Buddhist Path of Becoming Fully Human
  • How a person’s mythology is held in the unconscious with the framework that was formed in childhood
  • Shadow work is diving deep into the unconscious or the inner child
  • The process of going from understanding our behavior to changing it
  • How processing emotions need to be included in behavior change
  • The importance of establishing a new framework in the complex inner work
  • Becoming fully human is complex and requires commitment
  • The gradual and direct paths to awakening experiences
  • How awakening requires a new framework within the psyche
  • The importance of understanding the complexities of psychedelics
  • The paradigm of the current wellness movement and materialism
  • How we can miss the power of many transformative techniques
  • Aligning ourselves with the greater good

Dr. Miles Neale Links:

Miles’s Website



If you enjoyed this conversation with Dr. Miles Neale, you might also enjoy these other episodes:

Awakening in Life with Ryan Oelke

Spiritual Awakening with Adyashanti

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