Love & Understanding

by John Driggs

In Love & Understanding, the goal is wisdom. John Driggs, the show's host, is interested in building a personal and secular spiritual life - one that is grounded in honesty, humility, science, reason, meditation, reflection, contemplation, and compassion. John wants you to know yourself, to love yourself, to embody yourself fully. He wants you to learn to walk  ... 

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Podcast episodes

  • Harmonizing Self and No-Self

    Harmonizing Self and No-Self

    A conversation with Loch Kelly about healing, spiritual development, and non-dual mindfulness. Loch Kelly is offering John's listeners a special discount code for the Mindful Glimpses App, available here: Loch Kelly is the creator of the new groundbreaking meditation and wellness app, Mindful Glimpses. An award-winning author, psychotherapist, and nondual meditation teacher, Loch is also the founding director of the nonprofit Effortless Mindfulness Institute. Loch has master’s degrees from both Columbia University and Union Theological, where he won a traveling fellowship to Sri Lanka, India and Nepal. There, he trained with some of the great meditation masters of the modern era. Informed by modern neuroscience and psychology, Loch teaches Effortless Mindfulness, an ancient form of nondual meditation. His nondual mindfulness discussion on Sam Harris’s Waking Up app was the most-listened-to audio of the year. Loch has co-taught with IFS-Founder Dick Schwartz and collaborated with neuroscientists at Yale, UPenn, and NYU to study how awareness training can enhance compassion and well-being. He also worked as a community mental health professional in New York City for over 30 years. Loch is known for his unique practical methods and warm sense of humor. He has a talent for leading people to their true nature, which he frames as the next stage of human development. In the Mindful Glimpses app, Loch introduces Effortless Mindfulness through simple yet advanced micro-meditations. These short meditations open the door to well-being, clarity, and compassion. Mindful Glimpses weaves together ancient nondual practices, cutting-edge psychology, and neuroscience research.

  • My Posture To Humanity

    My Posture To Humanity

    In this episode, through his own personal struggle, John explores some skillful reflections to help us work through anger, fear, and distrust.

  • Mindfulness in Schools: A Conversation With Ben Painter

    Mindfulness in Schools: A Conversation With Ben Painter

    In this episode, John speaks with Ben Painter, the co-founder of Whole School Mindfulness, an organization dedicated to funding and placing Mindfulness Directors in schools. Interested in getting mindfulness in your school:

  • Happy Thanksgiving!

    Happy Thanksgiving!

    In this episode, John shares a personal reflection on gratitude.

  • Moral Tyranny

    Moral Tyranny

    In this episode, we'll continue our exploration of the question of good and evil by examining Plato's political and moral theory of tyranny. We will then contrast this to the political theory of Athens, under the leadership of Pericles, which we learned about in the last episode titled "Who Decides What Is Right & Wrong?".