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Tavis Smiley: My Conversation With Andrew Cohen on Whether JFK Gets Too Much Credit on Civil Rights

Tavis Smiley | Posted 07.13.2016 | Home
Tavis Smiley

Kennedy's June 11th report to the American people on race is often credited with setting the stage for the Civil Rights Act of 1964. In the clip below, Andrew and I debate whether President Kennedy deserves the praise that historians give him on civil rights.

The Only Place in the Universe

Andrew Z. Cohen | Posted 06.23.2013 | Home
Andrew Z. Cohen

I had my first spiritual experience when I was 16 years old. I was sitting up late one night having a conversation with my mother about something I can't remember, when for no apparent reason, the doors of perception opened wide.

Free Your Mind (And Your Body Will Follow)

Andrew Z. Cohen | Posted 06.19.2013 | Home
Andrew Z. Cohen

In this short interchange, he explains how and why a liberated relationship with the mind can be the door to our own infinite potential

India's True Prosperity

Andrew Z. Cohen | Posted 06.03.2013 | Home
Andrew Z. Cohen

Underneath modern India's booming economy and ever-more-commercialized spirituality, the mystery of consciousness, of Brahman, still exists. India is still a magical place.

Why the World Needs More Spiritual Heroes

Andrew Z. Cohen | Posted 05.14.2013 | Home
Andrew Z. Cohen

"The way I see leadership is that a leader is really the symbolic soul of group consciousness. And the soul is our core consciousness, for lack of a better word, where we find meaning, context, relationships, and the yearning to access the larger archetypal being that we really are."

Zen and the Art of Conviction

Andrew Z. Cohen | Posted 04.20.2013 | Home
Andrew Z. Cohen

The very fact that Jeff Bridges is "coming out" so publicly about the deeper truths that he apparently feels so passionately about in our overly secularized and often frustratingly shallow culture is in and of itself an admirable act of conscience, courage, and conviction.

It's Hard To Be Happy

Andrew Z. Cohen | Posted 09.08.2012 | Home
Andrew Z. Cohen

Why should happiness be a birthright? Why should our spiritual aspirations be focused on the pursuit of inner peace alone? Did God create the universe so that you and I, at the beginning of the 21st century, could be happy?

When God Falls Out of the Sky

Andrew Z. Cohen | Posted 08.22.2012 | Home
Andrew Z. Cohen

I believe we have reached a time in history when God, which I would describe as the energy and intelligence that initiated the creative process, is now completely dependent upon us.

Globalization Isn't Just For Economists

Andrew Z. Cohen | Posted 07.01.2012 | Home
Andrew Z. Cohen

If 50 years ago you were to tell somebody that Americans would teach Enlightenment in India and that Asian seekers would come to California to learn about what the Buddha taught from an American Jew, they would never have believed you.

Do We Need Faith To Believe In Progress?

Andrew Z. Cohen | Posted 06.25.2012 | Home
Andrew Z. Cohen

When it comes to telling us how to relate to some of our biggest global challenges, I wonder if the most spiritually enlightened among us might be missing the boat right now.

Are You Thinking Your Own Thoughts?

Andrew Z. Cohen | Posted 06.12.2012 | Home
Andrew Z. Cohen

Are you thinking your own thoughts? Are you living your own lives?

A Meditation On The Indefinable Nature Of The Divine

Andrew Z. Cohen | Posted 05.16.2012 | Home
Andrew Z. Cohen

God is love. The reason the love that is God can set us free is because that unquatifiable peace was the very nature of existence before the universe was born.

"I Have Seen the Mountaintop:" A Vision of the Possible

Andrew Z. Cohen | Posted 03.17.2012 | Home
Andrew Z. Cohen

Visionaries are living for what has not yet occurred because their attention is riveted by the promise of the possible.

Inspiration Is Liberation: New Year's Reflections On The Nature Of Existence

Andrew Z. Cohen | Posted 03.14.2012 | Home
Andrew Z. Cohen

When human beings are in touch with this powerful creative positivity and inspiration it provides the boundless energy source from which we have historically been able to move mountains.

Mayer Hawthorne: Soul Singer Does Michigan Proud

Kelly Frazier | Posted 01.16.2012 | Detroit
Kelly Frazier

For the past three years, Mayer Hawthorne has been the new look of pop music, dipping back to the old sounds of Motown and funk. For us, though, he is a testament to the continuing legacy of great music coming from Michigan.

What Is Conscious Evolution?

Andrew Z. Cohen | Posted 12.06.2011 | Home
Andrew Z. Cohen

I believe that it is possible to take responsibility for the entirety of who you are in such a profound way that you can consciously choose who you want to be.

A Mysterious Compulsion To Evolve

Andrew Z. Cohen | Posted 10.15.2011 | Home
Andrew Z. Cohen

When time began, for an unknown reason, something came from nothing. Suddenly, an impulse emerged -- the impulse to become, to create, to evolve.

The Path Of Evolutionary Enlightenment: From Minus One To Zero To Plus One

Andrew Z. Cohen | Posted 09.26.2011 | Home
Andrew Z. Cohen

The path of transformation, reduced to its simplest terms, is the shift from the ego's negative relationship to life to the authentic self's positive relationship to life, which I call "plus one."

Understanding Why We Are Here

Andrew Z. Cohen | Posted 09.10.2011 | Home
Andrew Z. Cohen

Confidence can only be found through awakening to who you are and why you are here at the very deepest level of your being.

Can Meditation Take You Beyond Time?

Andrew Z. Cohen | Posted 08.27.2011 | Home
Andrew Z. Cohen

When you go deeply into the meditative state, your awareness detaches itself from the thought-stream. Then your identification with emotion, memory, time and body begins to fall away.

Shining Light On Your Unconscious Values

Andrew Z. Cohen | Posted 07.18.2011 | Home
Andrew Z. Cohen

If you want to know what your values are, just look at your own life. Your life looks like your values. A lot of us think we have higher or spiritual values, but those values are not necessarily reflected in our so-called personal lives.

Spontaneous Revelation And Noble Effort

Andrew Z. Cohen | Posted 11.17.2011 | Home
Andrew Z. Cohen

There are two ways that you can experience the intoxicating joy, profound peace and ecstatic wakefulness of the Ground of Being: spontaneously or through effort.

Spirit Is Higher

Andrew Z. Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Andrew Z. Cohen

If Spirit, or God, is that which is always Highest, how does that affect our perspectives and our judgments? Are they always informed by the natural hierarchy inherent at every level of the very fabric of the cosmos?

Eternal Evolution And Reincarnation (VIDEO)

Andrew Z. Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Andrew Z. Cohen

Here is a video from a seminar in London, in which I answer a participant's question about reincarnation.

'I Just Called To Say I Love You': Reflections On The Multiple Meanings Of Love

Andrew Z. Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Andrew Z. Cohen

When we use the word "love," what exactly are we talking about? This is complex and confusing territory, for sure.