Please see below for Tina’s growing list of online videos.

Ryan Burton

“After Awakening” Interview with Ryan Burton

Tina is interviewed by Ryan Burton of “After Awakening.” This is Tina’s best interview covering aspects of awakening. Ryan has studied with Tina for many years, so they have a lot of fun! You can watch the video here, listen to the audio interview or read the transcript on Ryan’s website. Also available on Spotify.

GuruViking–Steve James

Guru Viking, Pandemic Edition

Tina discusses dealing with fear and panic, isolation, and sickness and dying in the times of Corona with “Guru Viking” Steve James

GuruViking–Steve James

GuruViking Interview with Tina Rasmussen

Tina Rasmussen Ph.D, is a meditation teacher and author who is best known as being the first Western woman to master the virtuoso-level shamata meditation system of Pa Auk Sayadaw.

In this interview we learn about Tina’s life-defining quest for enlightenment which inspired her 1-year solo retreat in which her practice of Dzogchen triggered not only massive energetic phenomena but also a profound spiritual awakening.

We hear all about Tina’s training and authorisation under the notoriously rigorous Pa Auk Sayadaw, culminating in mastery of all 8 jhanas, with all ten kasinas, and much more.

We also discuss issues such as integration of awakening in professional life, romantic relationship after enlightenment, and sexual scandal among meditation teachers.

Topics Include:

0:00 – Intro

00:53 – Learning meditation at 13 years old

03:19 – Rediscovering the spiritual path after divorce

07:10 – Discovering a natural faculty for deep meditation experiences

10:31 – Straddling deep practice and high end business consulting

14:11 – Why Tina outed herself as a meditator in her professional life

18:36 – Effects of Tina’s spiritual practice on her romantic relationships, and meeting Stephen Snyder

24:10 – Rewired romantic life after enlightenment and Tibetan Tantra

29:20 – Tina’s 1 year solo retreat

40:55 – Extreme energetic experiences and DIY Tummo

44:21 – Tsoknyi Rinpoche and subtle body trauma

50:38 – The challenges of working with very popular teachers

55:33 – Finding mentors as an advanced practitioner

58:52 – Tina’s dream yoga practice and 24hr meditation

1:02:31 – Tsoknyi Rinpoche and Mingyur Rinpoche

1:03:24 – Tina’s Dzogchen practice

1:06:53 – Mastering shamata meditation under Pa Auk Sayadaw’s instruction

1:20:14 – Which is more difficult, shamata or awakening?

1:22:06 – The consequences of jhana mastery

1:27:14 – Scandals among spiritual teachers, levels of awakening, and personality material

1:33:21 – Defining ‘Do No Harm’ and the need for psychological understanding

1:43:20 – Working with Tina

Conscious TV Buddha at the Gas Pump–Rick Archer

BATGAP Interview with Tina Rasmussen

Tina Rasmussen was interviewed by “Buddha at the Gas Pump“, a site that enables people to relate and share their experiences of spiritual awakening.

Conscious TV Conscious TV (external video links)

Tina Rasmussen ‘Living The Enlightenment Drive’

Miscellaneous Videos

Interview in Reggio Emilio, Italy

This interview provides an excellent overview of the teaching and work of Awakening Dharma, and Tina Rasmussen and Stephen Snyder.