Overcome Social Conditioning to Stop Suffering with Cheri Huber

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In this podcast, I had the pleasure of speaking with Zen teacher and author, Cheri Huber. We had a fascinating discussion about why many people feel bad or unworthy. In most cases, the answer lies in social conditioning. Listen in to learn more about the effects of social conditioning and how you can tap into a deeper knowing to begin loving yourself deeply, an action that will translate into happier relationships too!

About Cheri Huber

Cheri Huber, author of 20 books, has been a student and teacher of Zen for over 35 years. In 1983, Cheri founded the Mountain View Zen Center, and in 1987 she founded the Zen Monastery Peace Center near Murphys, California. She and the monks at the Monastery conduct workshops and retreats at these centers, other places around the U.S., and internationally.

In 1997, Cheri founded Living Compassion, a nonprofit organization dedicated to peace and service. Living Compassion’s primary work is the Africa Vulnerable Children Project, based in Zambia, where for over a decade they have been working with the people of Kantolomba, beginning the process of turning a slum of 11,000 people into a self-sustaining community.

Cheri also has a weekly Internet based radio show.

0:10 Introducing Cheri Huber

1:44 Patterns in our head

8:10 Seeing yourself first

11:43 Committing to marriage

13:01 Find out how life works

  • Education is expensive
  • Stop the suffering

17:34 The conversation in your head

  • Seeing the truth
  • Life is not easy

22:33 Two step process

  • First self, then relationships
  • Paying attention to thoughts

26:06 Sorting through the thoughts

  • Recordingandlistening.org
  • Meditation practice
  • Mentoring process

33:52 "The Big Bamboozle"

  • Social conditioning

36:49 Duality

  • Listen to a deeper knowing
  • The role of intent

41:41 Cheri's resources

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2 replies
  1. Mia
    Mia says:

    Wow. So many great points. Overall I find it very empowering to promote self-awareness within relationships with others in order to grow and be the best person that I can be. I found this podcast exceptionally helpful, insightful, and applicable.


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