I wanted to write a few words about the use of binaural brain entrainment technology (specifically Holosync® technology) for enhanced meditation, shadow work, and brain transformation. There seems to be some controversy, albeit small controversy, regarding its use. There’s the argument that goes something like this: Well, Buddha didn’t have Holosync®, which makes using Holosync® seem like cheating. There is also the idea that perhaps Holosync® is addictive. Or, there is the argument that if you use Holosync® to achieve very profound brainwave states, it’s not natural; you should be able to do it on your own.
To the first argument, I would say that the Buddha probably didn’t use 97% of the technologies that we use today. Okay. However, seeing that the main purpose, or the heart, of Buddhism is the liberation of all sentient beings from suffering, I believe that the Buddha would celebrate this technology that is helping to heal and awaken so many.
Bill Harris, founder of Holosync® and Centerpointe Institute, recently told me that transmitted Zen master Genpo Roshi is having his new students use Holosync® for a year before they even attempt koans. My experience with my own awakening process and what I see with the clients I work with is simply off the charts. Holosync® not only deepens the spiritual capacity—it is also extremely effective in helping people to heal and release life-crippling, psychological traumas, as well as increasing cognitive intelligence, rebalancing brain chemistry, etc., etc.
The mission of Integral Recovery is to heal and awaken. And this powerful technology is doing just that to a degree that I wouldn’t have formerly believed possible. I was recently asked in a talk if Holosync® is addictive or not. I answered no, it is still a practice and I have to discipline myself to do it. In fact, the morning after that question was asked, I sat in profound pain and darkness for an hour and a half during my morning Holosync®-assisted meditation. Sometimes it feels great, and other times you’re dealing with shadow, suffering, and darkness, all of which have a profound part in the Integral spiritual journey.
Another of the extraordinary things about using brain entrainment technology with meditation, which I have found in myself and heard reported by others, is that even when not using the technology, the Holosync® practitioner is able to access deep meditative states. I was recently at a workshop, sitting in silent meditation with a group of practitioners, and almost immediately was able to access a deep state of Samadhi, or open spaciousness, that was filled with absolute bliss and serenity.
Having said that, let me say there are two ways Holosync® can be used: the lazy way and the disciplined way. I tend toward the disciplined and really work the deep meditative states of consciousness that Holosync® makes available to me. Others (whom I know well) do the lazy version. They will listen to Holosync® and answer their e-mails. That just doesn’t seem right. However, I notice that these people still get profound benefits from doing this type of so-called practice! So, it seems to be kind of idiot proof. Just do it, as the shoe company says.
Sometimes, when I’m really tired and exhausted, I’ll just lay down and put the headphones on and let her rip. But usually, after 45 minutes or an hour of this, I find myself waking up again, becoming alert, and I sit up refreshed and continue to practice.
So, what I’m saying here is that if you do the lazy person’s version, or the dedicated practitioner’s version, or some mix of both, you’re still going to have very powerful and often amazing results. And as you continue to practice and transform your brain to function at a higher level, your traditional meditation experiences will also be much more profound.
I love you all.
Let me know how it works for you.