A Unique Approach
to Spiritual Development

Pointing Out The Great Way combines a strong grounding in the Western scientific study of the contemplative experience integrated with the ancient Indian and Tibetan spiritual traditions and the wisdom of their direct transmission lineages. This provides Westerners of all levels with simple, profound and clear access to the deepest spiritual traditions.

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What is Meditation?

Concentration mediation is about taming the mind's wild, reactive nature.

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The POGW Teachings

An ancient way of teaching meditation passed down directly from teacher to student for thousands of years.

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Daniel P. Brown, PhD

Daniel Brown has studied and taught meditation practice for nearly 40 years.

Upcoming Courses

  • Living Meditation with Dustin DiPerna
    Oct 05, 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM PDT
    via Zoom
    This ongoing class and practice community offers the opportunity to explore the path and meditations to understand and awaken to the True Nature of the Mind.
  • Level 1 Retreat with Dustin DiPerna
    Oct 10, 2:00 PM PDT – Oct 15, 10:00 PM PDT
    Zoom
    Most students enter the Pointing Out The Great Way community by attending a Level 1 retreat. An entire set of teachings, from the beginning up to a taste of awakening, is included in the Level 1 retreat.
  • Living Meditation with Efraim Schwadron
    Oct 19, 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM PDT
    via Zoom
    This ongoing class and practice community offers the opportunity to explore the path and meditations to understand and awaken to the True Nature of the Mind.
  • Emptiness Review with Dustin DiPerna
    Oct 22, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM PDT
    via ZOOM
    This three-hour course will review the ordinary emptiness practices from the Level 1 retreat, including emptiness of self, emptiness of thought, emptiness of emotion, and emptiness of perception.
  • Living Meditation with Dustin DiPerna
    Nov 16, 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM PST
    via Zoom
    This ongoing class and practice community offers the opportunity to explore the path and meditations to understand and awaken to the True Nature of the Mind.
  • Natural State Review with Dustin DiPerna
    Nov 27, 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM PST
    ZOOM
    This course will start with Emptiness of Time and Ocean and Waves, and cover Sealing, Automatic Emptiness, and setting up the View of limitless, timeless, non-dual awareness, free of all conceptualization and all doing.
  • Living Meditation with Efraim Schwadron
    Nov 30, 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM PST
    via Zoom
    This ongoing class and practice community offers the opportunity to explore the path and meditations to understand and awaken to the True Nature of the Mind.
  • Living Meditation with Dustin DiPerna
    Dec 14, 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM PST
    via Zoom
    This ongoing class and practice community offers the opportunity to explore the path and meditations to understand and awaken to the True Nature of the Mind.
  • Living Meditation with Efraim Schwadron
    Dec 28, 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM PST
    via Zoom
    This ongoing class and practice community offers the opportunity to explore the path and meditations to understand and awaken to the True Nature of the Mind.