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The Mind Can Never Be Controlled”—”A Mind at Home with Itself” Book Club, Chapter 2

Byron Katie and Martha Beck discussing chapter 2 of “A Mind at Home with Itself.” The quote they discuss is “the mind can never be controlled. It can only be questioned, loved, and met with understanding.”

Podcast: I Had An Abortion When I Didn’t Want To—The Work of Byron Katie

This podcast is also available on iTunes, click here to listen. A woman resents her husband because she feels he pressured her into having an abortion. BK: Get still. “You didn’t want to have an abortion”–is it true? Woman: I only have yes or no? BK: That’s it. Woman: I want a disclaimer (laughing). Yes.…

Interview—A Mind at Home with Itself—Byron Katie and Stephen Mitchell

  Click here to listen on iTunes. Lisa Natoli interviews Byron Katie and Stephen Mitchell about their newly released book, A Mind at Home with Itself. The book is structured around the Diamond Sutra, a Buddhist text whose main point is generosity. “The more you realize that there’s no such thing as a self—that in reality…

Four Liberating Questions

By Tom Moon, MFT– Corey came to see me, consumed with hurt and rage. Two years ago, his partner Lyle, whom Corey said “was the love of my life,” abruptly moved out of their apartment and disappeared while Corey was at work. In the following days, Corey discovered that Lyle had been involved with Lyle’s…

Byron Katie: Seeing Things As They Are

An interview with Joanna from, welldoing.org Byron Katie is a speaker and author, and the creator of The Work, a system that promotes generosity, selflessness and harmony. This extract of her new book A Mind at Home with Itself shows The Work in action: You’ll notice that Katie is very free in her use of…

Podcast: The Meat Industry is the Largest, Most Accepted Form of Violence in the World Today

  To listen on iTunes, click here. At the 5-day silent retreat in Engelberg, Switzerland (“Being with Byron Katie”) a Dutch woman questions her beliefs about the meat industry. The situation is that she’s watching an undercover video made at a slaughterhouse in Belgium. As she watches, she thinks, “The meat industry is the largest,…

The Work and Mindfulness

Apart from my current job, I am taking a Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Teacher Training program to become one of the very first MBSR teachers in Croatia. I feel great appreciation for the MBSR program and the work of Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn and was sad to find none of it is familiar in Croatia –…

The Work in Russia

Dearest Katie, Thank you for sharing The Work with the world. I just came back from Russia, where we had the most joyful and wonderful Work event with 48 participants, and then there was a wonderful one in Kiev, Ukraine. It is difficult to describe the joy, warmth, and love that were there, so many…

Testimonial Tuesday

The Work of Byron Katie is an extraordinarily effective tool for personal growth and inner awakening. Taking up The Work in earnest has revealed the many challenges of my life to be playing but perfect parts in the unfolding of an amazing transformational journey. As the owner of a leadership coaching & consulting business, the…

Podcast: How to be Successful—The Work of Byron Katie

  This podcast is also available on iTunes. Vanessa Jane Patrick of the “Limitless Potential” podcast interviews Byron Katie. Katie describes her experience of waking up to reality. Vanessa then asks Katie about identity. Vanessa: If we don’t identify with our thoughts, then what is our identity? BK: Well, we’re not left with much for…

Testimonial Tuesday

“I was introduced to The Work about 2 years ago. It has absolutely changed my life. I have been acting since I was 10 years old and have dreamt about being a successful actor since then. I was always going on auditions, reading books, attending rehearsals, or watching movies and plays. I concerned my entire…

Testimonial Tuesday

“I am not exaggerating when I say that the School for The Work was one of the best experiences of my life. I had no idea that something so wonderful existed in the world, and now that I have experienced it, I know that I have to be more connected to The Work and its presence…

Podcast: How to Work with Trauma—The Work of Byron Katie in Zurich

To listen to the podcast on iTunes, click here. A man does The Work onstage with Byron Katie during her 2017 Zurich event. In English with German translation. The first statement on his Judge-Your-Neighbor Worksheet is “I am saddened by my father because he beat and abused me.” BK: In any situation, I really want…

The Clearer Your Mind…

The clearer your mind gets, the more it projects a friendly universe, until one day it occurs to you that you haven’t had a problem for a very long time. Pre-Order A Mind At Home With Itself, here.

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