103. Greg Goode

Greg GoodeGreg is a teacher of nondualism well known for a breadth of expression and a sense of humor. Inspired by Sri Atmananda Krishna Menon, Greg is one of the pioneers, along with Jean Klein and Francis Lucille, of “direct-path” style nondualism, a very intuitive, holistic and immediate form of Advaita. It was through contemplation on the teachings of Sri Atmananda that Greg’s own search came to its peaceful conclusion.

Having studied Western philosophy at the Universität zu Köln in Cologne, Germany, Greg received his M.A. and Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of Rochester. He studied Advaita Vedanta through the Chinmaya Mission, the Mahayana teachings of Pure Land Buddhism through Jodo-Shinshu, and studied Madhyamika Buddhism through the lineage of the pre-eminent scholar of Chinese Buddhism, Master Yin-Shun of Taiwan, P.R.C., author of The Way to Buddhahood: Instructions from a Modern Chinese Master.

Greg is the technical consultant for Philosophical Practice, the Journal of the American Philosophical Practitioners Association. He is also the author of Nondualism in Western Philosophy, Standing as Awareness, the forthcoming The Direct Path: a User Guide, and the forthcoming Emptiness and Joyful Freedom.

Greg’s website: http://www.heartofnow.com

Greg’s new website on emptiness teachings. From the “About” page:
“Emptiness teachings are widely held to be liberating. The purpose of this site
is to present the wide variety of these teachings in a way that will help make
them accessible and relevant. We will feature scholarly, experiential and popular
approaches to the emptiness teachings, and we will honor the diversity of traditions
from which they flow. Our goal is to highlight the power and appeal of these
teachings so that they may do their work.”

Interview recorded 12/24/2011

Video and audio below. Audio also available as a Podcast.