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

  • Natural State Review with Efraim Schwadron
    Jul 17, 9:00 AM GMT+2 – Jul 18, 12:00 PM GMT+2
    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.
  • Level 1 Retreat with Dustin DiPerna & Efraim Schwadron
    Jul 25, 1:00 AM PDT – Jul 30, 9:30 AM PDT
    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.
  • The Stages of Tranquility with Dustin DiPerna
    Sep 02, 8:30 PM PDT – Sep 04, 12:00 PM PDT
    Big Sur, 55000 CA-1, Big Sur, CA 93920, USA
    In this weekend meditation retreat, participants will learn all nine stages of Asanga’s Elephant Path. By the conclusion of the retreat, students will have all the instructions necessary to successfully master the nine stages of tranquility.