The Enlightenment Project by Jonathan Robinson

New York Times bestselling author, Jonathan Robinson, has interviewed everyone from Oprah to Adyashanti —over 100 gurus and spiritual teachers in all— to find out how to live a happy, peaceful, and meaningful life.

Through his popular podcast Awareness Explorers and for his bestselling books, Jonathan Robinson has made a career out of getting to know the greatest spiritual leaders of our time.

In his latest book, The Enlightenment Project: How I Went from Depressed to Blessed, and You Can Too, he describes what really works.

In his encounters with people such as the Dalai Lama, Byron Katie, Deepak Chopra, and the late Mother Teresa and Ram Dass, he shares stories of what he learned, as well as powerful methods that helped him out of his depression and into lasting inner peace.

“This book will inspire and support you to take the next step on your journey of enlightenment. It is fun, surprising, informative, and a real page turner.” — John Gray, the author of Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus

In this highly entertaining and practical book, you’ll discover:

• What awakening is, and how to easily have glimpses of such experiences

• How entering into higher states of consciousness is easier than you think (if you know the right technique)

• What it’s like to hang out with enlightened gurus and awake people

• The precise methods that most often lead to awakening

• How to let go of past conditioning that keeps you from inner peace

• How to use relationships, money, and your career to further your spiritual goals.


About the Author:

Jonathan Robinson is a psychotherapist, best-selling author of 14 books, and a professional speaker from Northern California.  He has reached over 200 million people around the world with his practical methods, and his work has been translated into 47 languages.   His work has appeared in Newsweek, USA TODAY, and the Los Angeles Times, as well as dozens of other publications.  In addition, Mr. Robinson has made numerous appearances on the Oprah show and CNN, as well as other national TV talk shows.   He has spent more than forty years studying the most practical and powerful methods for personal and spiritual growth.

Jonathan’s second book The Little Book of Big Questions became a New York Times bestseller, as did his book Communication Miracles for Couples.  Some of Mr. Robinson’s other books include:  Shortcuts to Bliss; The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Awakening Your Spirituality,  and Find Happiness Now.  His most recent book is called The Enlightenment Project: How I Went From Depressed to Blessed, and You Can Too.

As a professional speaker, Mr. Robinson has spoken to companies such as Microsoft, IBM, Coca-Cola, Dell, Bank of America, Google, Wells Fargo and hundreds of other successful businesses and organizations. He speaks on 14 different topics, from mindfulness and depression, to communication and personal transformation. He is known for providing his audiences with immediately useful and powerful information, presented in an entertaining and motivating manner.

Luminous Darkness: An Engaged Buddhist Approach to Embracing the Unknown

Luminous Darkness: An Engaged Buddhist Approach to Embracing the Unknown by Deborah Eden Tull is a resonant call to explore the darkness in life, in nature, and in consciousness—including difficult emotions like uncertainty, grief, fear, and xenophobia—through teachings, embodied meditations, and mindful inquiry that provide us with a powerful path to healing.

Darkness is deeply misunderstood in today’s world; yet it offers powerful medicine, serenity, strength, healing, and regeneration. All insight, vision, creativity, and revelation arise from darkness. It is through learning to stay present and meet the dark with curiosity rather than judgment that we connect to an unwavering light within. Welcoming darkness with curiosity, rather than fear or judgment, enables us to access our innate capacity for compassion and collective healing.

Dharma teacher, shamanic practitioner, and deep ecologist Deborah Eden Tull addresses the spiritual, ecological, psychological, and interpersonal ramifications of our bias towards light.

Tull explores the medicine of darkness for personal and collective healing, through topics such as:

Befriending the Night: The Radiant Teachings of Darkness
Honoring Our Pain for Our World
Seeing in the Dark: The Quiet Power of Receptivity
Dreams, Possibility, and Moral Imagination
Releasing Fear—Embracing Emergence

Tull shows us how the labeling of darkness as “negative” becomes a collective excuse to justify avoiding everything that makes us uncomfortable: racism, spiritual bypass, environmental destruction.  We can only find the radical path to wholeness by learning to embrace the interplay of both darkness and light.

Forthcoming in September 2022 from Shambhala Publications.

 

About Deborah Eden Tull

Zen meditation and mindfulness teacher, author, activist, and sustainability educator. Eden teaches the integration of compassionate awareness into every aspect of our lives. She spent seven years training as a Buddhist monk at a silent Zen monastery and has been teaching dharma for 19 years. Eden has also been living in, and teaching about, sustainable communities for over 25 years.

Her teaching style is grounded in compassionate awareness, experiential learning, inquiry, and an unwavering commitment to personal transformation. She teaches engaged awareness practice, which emphasizes the connection between personal awakening and global engagement. Eden draws upon teachings from the natural world and an embodied understanding of animism.

She is author of “Relational Mindfulness: A Handbook for Deepening Our Connection with Our Self, Each Other, and Our Planet” (Wisdom 2018) and “The Natural Kitchen: Your Guide for the Sustainable Food Revolution.” Her work has been featured in The Los Angeles Times, Tricycle, Yogi Times, GOOP, Shambhala Times, and The Ecologist. She also teaches The Work That Reconnects, a program created by Buddhist scholar Joanna Macy, and teaches for UCLA’s Mindful Awareness Research Center. Eden offers retreats, online courses, and consultations internationally.

Readers can connect with Deborah Eden Tull on Facebook, Instagram, and Goodreads. To learn more, go to DeborahEdenTull.com.

To request a copy of Luminous Darkness to review or an interview with Deborah Eden Tull, please contact Kelsey Butts at Book Publicity Services at Kelsey@BookPublicityServices.com or (807) 807-9027.