Beyond Mindfulness: Monthly Meditations with Dustin DiPerna


Dustin DiPerna Dustin DiPerna is an author, entrepreneur, and spiritual mentor. A graduate of both Cornell University and Harvard University, Dustin applies his spiritual wisdom and theoretical insight to catalyze transformative effects in the individuals, groups, and organizations that he touches. He is the author of four books: The Coming Waves, Streams of Wisdom, Evolution’s Ally, and Earth is Eden (forth-coming). After a decade of close study with American philosopher Ken Wilber, Dustin is now recognized as a global leader in the field of Integral Theory. In addition to his academic and theoretical foundations, Dustin has spent the past eight years studying and practicing in the spiritual lineages of Mahamudra and Dzogchen under the direction of Daniel P. Brown and Rahob Tulku Rinpoche. His website is

Meditation is not just about being more calm or more mindful. Meditation, in its fullest and most fundamental expression, is about Waking Up.

Many of us in the integral community are interested in Waking Up. Unfortunately, along the way, few of us have ever been told how to make Waking Up a reality in our own direct experience.

We’re hosting these meditations so that the larger community of practitioners in the Bay Area can develop a better understanding of what we mean by phrases like spiritual realization, self-recognition, and spiritual awakening. According to both the traditions themselves and the offerings of contemporary spiritual teachers, these terms mean something very specific.

Saints and Sages of the past have proclaimed that each and every one of us has the innate potential to recognize the Ultimate Nature of Reality-Itself. Reality Itself is Undivided Wholeness, unobstructed by conceptual limitations of time, space or separation. Reality-Itself is effulgent radiance, expressing itself in each and every moment as an invitation from the kosmos to step deeper into love.

Not only is it possible to have glimpses of the true essence of Reality, it is also possible to make such a recognition a stable part of our direct experience from moment to moment.

These meditation sessions are for all levels of practice. If you find your self curious about taking spiritual awakening to an even deeper level of practice in your life, please join us. Each evening will consist of a short lecture, two 20 minute meditations, and plenty of time for questions and answers.

If you already have come to know the essence of Reality in your own direct experience and want support in making the recognition a persistent aspect of your life, please join. And if you already have a stable sense of what it means to live an Awakened, blended life, from moment to moment, please come to support others.

Join Dustin as he offers a beautiful synthesis of ancient and modern orientations to meditative practice.

Beyond Mindfulness is held once a month on Thursday evenings from 7:30 to 9:00pm in Berkeley. Upcoming dates:

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What People Are Saying About Dustin

“Dustin provides a series of brilliant first steps toward a vibrant trans-lineage spirituality… His teaching fundamentally changes the way religion and spirituality can (and should) be practiced.”Ken Wilber

The work I’ve done with Dustin has bestowed benefits in all aspects of my life. I am more centered, more confident, more at home in the world, more able to effortlessly give and receive love, and have felt a significant shift in the depth and quality of connection I am able to bring to many of the most important relationships in my life. I can’t recommend Dustin highly enough.”

“Dustin is a rare man–a combination of hip, handsome, grounded and ethical who has traveled very far along the spiritual path while living a life of great external achievements. His capacity to convey his wisdom with compassionate care always astounds and supports. I recommend him unequivocally.”

“Dustin has a natural gift of bringing awareness to and integrating the Divine and the human. He offers a toolbox filled with experiential practices, theoretical maps, and his own personal embodied transmission. Most importantly, he serves as a benevolent mirror reflecting intelligence back to itself. I  am deeply grateful for him and wholeheartedly endorse his work.”

Beyond Mindfulness: Monthly Meditations with Dustin DiPerna

Monthly on a Thursday, 7:30 to 9:00pm
Dondrubling, 2748 Adeline St., Berkeley (above Crixa Cakes Bakery)

By Donation: Suggested: $15-$30 — No one turned away for lack of funds.

Pre-registration is not necessary – Please just show up and make your donation at the door.