Doing Nothing

Doing Nothing


Doing Nothing coverDoing Nothing

132 pages
ISBN 978-1-59181-068-1

Doing Nothing is for those who have found themselves religiously following practices that have not fundamentally changed their lives: new therapies, ancient meditations, exotic religions, or old-time religion. It encourages them to find the truths of life through the simple act of stopping the search... (more)

Being One coverBeing One

133 pages
ISBN 0-9710786-5-3

A sparkling exposition of the heart, Being One demonstrates that the clutter of solutions to relationship problems only adds to the turmoil, and sheds welcome light on the meaning of our quest for love... (more)

Getting to Where You Are coverGetting to Where You Are

207 pages
ISBN 1-59181-006-X

A penetrating and wide-ranging journey through contemporary spirituality, meditation technology and post-modern culture, Getting to Where You Are challenges the very basis of contemporary spirituality and the consumer society that created it... (more)

The Question to Life's Answers coverThe Question to Life's Answers

168 pages
ISBN 0-9710786-0-2

In this original and inspiring work, Steven Harrison lays bare the workings of the mind with brilliant clarity. Grappling with the questions we all have about life, he deconstructs the prevailing spiritual, therapeutic, and self-help methods we use to try to change ourselves... (more)

The Happy Child coverThe Happy Child

131 pages
ISBN 1-59181-000-0

In this thought-provoking new book, best-selling author Steven Harrison ventures far outside the box of traditional thinking about education. His radical proposal? Children naturally want to learn, he asserts, so let them direct their own education in democratic learning communities where they can interact seamlessly with their neighborhoods, their towns, and the world at large... (more)

What's Next After Now? coverWhat's Next After Now?

145 pages
ISBN 1-59181-034-5

Spiritual seekers by the thousands have come to the end of the masters and gurus, the religions and philosophies, and the process of getting better. They have discovered the timeless present and the power of marketing the “now.” But what’s next after now?... (more)

The Shimmering World coverThe Shimmering World

96 pages
ISBN 978-1-59181-066-7

"In the face of the vastness, the magic, the unknown quality of life, and in a moment of true humility, we may discover the actuality that washes away all our concepts." The words in this exquisite little book provide us with a portal to that discovery. Pairing the stunning paintings of Richard Stodart with the profound words of Steven Harrison, The Shimmering World evokes the mysterious alchemy of stillness that transforms us... (more)

The Love of Uncertainty coverThe Love of Uncertainty

200 pages
ISBN 978-1-59181-073-5

In his international dialogs, Steven Harrison invites his audiences to deconstruct their belief systems, examine their actual experience, and explore what is truly real in life. This book provides readers a unique window into these conversations, which have supported so many in living a life without practices or belief systems... (more)


The Learning Edge coverThe Learning Edge

Free download
1.5 hours

This recording is a frank and fascinating conversation between Chris Mercogliano and Steven Harrison, two inspiring visionaries in the alternative education field. Chris was a teacher at the Albany Free School for 35 years and has been featured on National Public Radio's "All Things Considered." In this dialog, he shares his experiences teaching at The Albany Free School and discusses some of the topics explored in his newest book, In Defense of Childhood: Protecting Kids' Inner Wildness... (more)

A Conversation with Steven Harrison coverA Conversation with Steven Harrison

3.5 hours

In 2007, over the course of several days, Steven Harrison and Martin Frischknecht engaged in a lively conversation exploring a wide variety of subjects, including: the chaos of the unknown, the paradox of the actual and conceptual, the movement of creative energy, the toxicity of the spiritual marketplace, the dynamics of dialog groups... (more)

The Risk of Creativity coverThe Risk of Creativity

7 hours
CD Set
Download available
ISBN 978-1-59181-067-4

In this weekend-long dialog, recorded live in Amsterdam, Steven Harrison presents a clear choice: We can live in our ideas about life, or we can live in the powerful energy of life itself. Harrison encourages us to take the risk of creativity and investigates how we can expand our capacity to live in life's dynamic energy, where we have the possibility to create anything... (more)

Self-Deception and the Fires of Transformation coverSelf-Deception and the Fires of Transformation

Free download
5 hours
ISBN 1-59181-030-2

Self Deception and the Fires of Transformation is the distillation of a six-week series of dialogues with Steven Harrison. Harrison guides the participants through a journey of intense self-inquiry with his radical honesty and potent eloquence... (more)

Are We Aware Yet? coverAre We Aware Yet?

70 min. Audio Cassette
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If you were unable to make it to the Inner Directions 2003 Gathering, "Opening the Heart," in La Jolla, California, you can still hear Steven Harrison's talk and dialogue with participants. Listening to the tape of the event, you can take part in this inquiry into actuality... (more)

Beyond Consciousness coverBeyond Consciousness

3 hours
2 Audio Cassette Set
Download available
ISBN 1-59181-013-2

What does it mean to abandon any hope of improvement and surrender to the actuality of our life? If we create a new spiritual ideal that suggests being “in the moment” will give us peace, what do we do with our conflict and unhappiness? In exhausting all concepts of spirituality we are left with a dynamic movement that is beyond consciousness and yet embedded in our ordinary life... (more)

The Moment of Discovery coverThe Moment of Discovery

5 hours
4 Audio Cassette Set
ISBN: 1-59181-004-3
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This tape set consists of four fascinating discussions about many aspects of the engaged life, including relationships, spiritual practice, vocation, and social change. Those who are familiar with Harrison's books will appreciate these explorations of living without reliance on beliefs... (more)

Other Audio

There are a variety of recordings of education talks available at .

Swiss Radio Program on Steven Harrison in German and English . Interview and commentary by Regula Siegfried in Berne, Switzerland along with material that was recorded from the Berne talk, readings from books, an interview with Francesco Muzio of the Berne dialogue group.


The Human Potential coverThe Human Potential

80 min.
ISBN: 1-59181-022-1

What is the human potential? Can the individual discover the full expression of creativity in life? How do we live in the world in a true and meaningful way? Explore these questions in a profound dialogue with contemporary mystic Steven Harrison, bestselling author of Doing Nothing and other books. Harrison's exchanges with the audience take us deeply into these questions and reveal the possibility of an essential shift in our perspective and in our relationship to the world... (more)

Just As It Is coverJust As It Is

107 min.
ISBN: 0-9710786-6-1

In this fascinating cinema-verite work filmed in Zurich, German videographer Niket Scherer takes the viewer inside a day in the life of contemporary mystic Steven Harrison during a European lecture tour. Unusual both in content and style of filming, this video is an opportunity to see the world of an original and important spiritual figure, just as it is... (more)

Special Collections

Three collections of Steven Harrison works at discounted prices available from .