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Listen With All of You

Here’s a passage from my book Leap Before You Look.When your partner or anyone close to you is speaking to you, Whether telling you a story, lodging a complaint, or sharing a feeling, Give your undivided attention. Listen with all of you: With your ears, with your heart, with your skin, with your breath. Pay […]

Great Questions about The Deeper Love

Thank you so much to all the friends who joined us for the Deeper Love Retreat-at-Home virtual launch party last night. Did you miss the call?  You can still listen to the replay.  Register here. We had so many great questions, and we could only get to some of them on the call.  Today we […]

What an evening!

Hey! Did you catch our conversation tonight with Gay and Kathlyn Hendricks?  We loved everything that unfolded. If you missed it, please listen to the replay here. If you were on the call, please post your comments and reactions with the “Add a Comment” link above So much love to you! Arjuna and Chameli

The Art of Goddess Worship

  Modern Man’s Response to the Emergence of the Goddess Back in July, I published a piece on this blog, as well as on Huffington Post, called Why It is Wise to Worship a Woman. That article emerged in a very personal and spontaneous way. I’d been out for a walk with Chameli, my wife, […]

Education for an Evolving World

I want to talk a little bit about different approaches to learning things. This is actually incredibly important and makes all the difference to how education unfolds for you. What I’m going to say to you is difficult for most people to absorb thoroughly because our conditioning is so strong in another direction. So if […]

Ultimate Intimacy

“I love you.” “I hate you.” “I need you.” “I want space from you.” “I resent you.” “I’m curious about you.” We make statements similar to these all the time in all types of relationships. When we speak in this way, it makes it sound as if there are fixed things called an “I” and  […]

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Why It Is Wise to Worship a Woman

A few days ago, after a particularly exquisite evening with my wife Chameli, I put this post up on Facebook before going to bed: “I have had many, many great teachers in my life. A super abundance. No one and nothing comes close to the woman who is now asleep in the bedroom. My marriage […]

Exchange Personalities Over Dinner

Here’s a practice from my book Leap Before You Look.Over family dinner, With your spouse and children, or your parents and siblings or even a group of your friends, Swap personalities among yourselves. Have everyone write their name down on a small piece of paper, And place all the names in a bowl. Mix them […]

Talk Gibberish

Here is a practice from my book “Leap Before You Look.” Whenever there is disagreement or disharmony in the family, Or any time at all, just for the fun of it, Switch to gibberish. You will all continue to communicate And connect fully with each other, You will just stop making any sense. Express everything […]

Reflections on a marriage…

  My beloved wife of 8 years, Chameli, has left me for the sunny beaches of Corfu. I would feel a lot more upset about this if it would not for the fact that she’ll be back soon, and sends me the most delicious love notes every day. And anyway, I have gone back to […]

The Future of Love

In times of crisis like these, perhaps Love has never been more important than it is today. It’s for this reason that I’m delighted and honored to share with you that I will be participating in an extraordinary teleseminar series on The Future of Love which started already on April 17th. During this 25-week series, […]

The Deeper Love

For the last 8 years Chameli and I have been practicing and teaching an approach to intimate relationship which we call the Deeper Love. It has arisen one hundred percent out of our own personal experience, and our longing to bridge a schism which can often be confusing and painful. We have taught this as […]

Relationship as a Practice

Here is a passage from my 2005 Bestseller, “The Translucent Revolution.” As with every other area of our lives, there is a symbiotic relationship between the depth of our translucence and the way we view otherness. Translucence naturally shifts our habits of relating, without our doing anything about it. We have less to defend as […]

Other Realization

Here is a passage from my 2005 Bestseller, “The Translucent Revolution.” As a child, Michael Barnett went on vacation every year with his family to Broadstairs, on the southeast coast of England. On the beach, there was always a Punch and Judy show, a small tent with an opening like a stage at the top. […]

Longing for Love

  I’ve been traveling around the world most of my adult life conducting trainings and seminars.  During this time I probably got to hear every kind of story that a human being could tell:  people feel miserable, people think they are enlightened.  Someone is on a winning streak, someone is down on their luck.  One […]

Intimacy has been my Guru

I’ve been greatly blessed in my life by being with with many great teachers.  I was close for many years to H.W.L. Poonja (people called him Papaji), and it was he who initially asked me to be a teacher of awakening.  I had some fantastic visits with Urgyen Tulku Rimpoche who was at that time […]

Exchange Points of View

This is a practice from my latest book: Leap Before You Look.” This practice is chosen from the section “Intimate Relationship Practices.” When you find yourself caught in a disagreement With your partner or a close friend, When you are arguing, Trying to be convincing that your point of view is more correct, Stop and […]