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THE GROUNDLESS GROUND
WELCOME TO LEADING EDGE MENTAL HEALTH!

A podcast that:

Unites pioneering health sciences research and practice with profound wisdom traditions
Investigates genuine mental health and embodied innate well-being
Informs about integrative psychotherapies and Buddhist psychology
Dialogues with an amazing array of pioneering clinicians, researchers, academics, contemplatives and offers targeted meditative practices.
Delivers content with a heavy dose of intelligence, clarity, and openheartedness. 

GG Host
Lisa Dale Miller, LMFT, LPCC, SEP
Clinician, Author, Dharma Teacher
lisadalemiller.com

Lisa specializes in Integrative Psychotherapy and Somatic Experiencing Therapy. She is the author of a highly regarded textbook on Buddhist psychology for mental health clinicians, Effortless Mindfulness: Genuine mental health through awakened presence and a recent chapter in The Handbook of Mindfulness: Society, Culture and Context. Lisa is a dharma teacher and has been a yogic and Buddhist meditation practitioner for over four decades. 

Show notes for dialogue with Cortland Dahl, PhD

May 20, 2018

Cortland Dahl, PhD exemplifies a rare mix of contemplative and scientific talent. He is a longtime Buddhist practitioner, scholar, translator of Dzogchen and Mahāmudrā Tibetan Buddhist texts, and meditation teacher. Cort has served for many years as the main translator for Mingyur Rinpoche and is the co-founder of Tergar International. He tells us the unusual story of how they met. Over the last 7 years, Cort completed a PhD at the University of Wisconsin Center for Healthy Minds, focused on the psychological and neural mechanisms of different families of meditation practices. In addition to his continuing work at Tergar, Cort currently serves as Chief Contemplative Officer of Healthy Minds Innovations and is the creator of Healthy Minds programs, a well-being research and training program that integrates insights from science with a comprehensive path of contemplative training. A list of his published works can be found on the show's blog

Below is a list of his published works:

Research Publications

Dahl, C. J., Lutz, A., & Davidson, R. J. (2016). Cognitive processes are central in compassion meditation. 

Reconstructing and deconstructing the self: Cognitive mechanisms in meditation practice. 

Davidson, R. J., Dahl, C. J. (2016). varieties of contemplative practice. 

Davidson, R. J., & Dahl, C. J. (2017). Outstanding challenges in scientific research on mindfulness and meditation. 

Does the Five Facet Mindfulness Questionnaire measure what we think it does? Construct validity evidence from an active controlled randomized clinical trial. 

Books on Tibetan Buddhism

Steps to the Great Perfection: The Mind-Training Tradition of the Dzogchen Masters.(Author and translator). Snow Lion Publications, 2016.

Ornament of the Great Vehicle Sutras: Maitreya's Mahayanasutralamkara with Commentaries by Khenpo Shenga and Ju Mipham. (Volume editor and co-translator). Snow Lion Publications, 2014

The Lalitavistara Sutra. (Co-translator). 84000, 2013.

Distinguishing Phenomena from their Intrinsic Nature: Maitreya's Dharmadharmata Vibhanga with Commentaries by Khenpo Shenga and Ju Mipham(Volume editor and co-translator). Snow Lion Publications, 2013.

Vajra Wisdom(Volume editor and co-translator). Snow Lion Publications, 2012.

Ornament of Reason: The Great Commentary To Nagarjuna's Root Of The Middle Way. (Volume editor).Snow Lion Publications, 2011.

Luminous Essence: A Guide to the Guhyagarbha Tantra. (Volume editor and co-translator). Snow Lion Publications, 2009.

Entrance to the Great Perfection: A Guide to the Dzogchen Preliminaries. (Author and translator). Snow Lion Publications, 2009.

Great Perfection: Separation and Breakthrough. (Author and translator). Snow Lion Publications, 2008.

Great Perfection: Outer and Inner Preliminaries. (Author and translator). Snow Lion Publications, 2007.

Middle Beyond Extremes: Maitreya's Madhyantavibhanga with Commentaries by Khenpo Shenga and Ju Mipham. (Volume editor and co-translator). Snow Lion Publications, 2007.

Deity, Mantra and Wisdom: Development Stage Meditation in Tibetan Buddhist Tantra. (Volume editor and co-translator). Snow Lion Publications, 2007.