Dr. Manganiello has been a contemplative practitioner for more than 30 years. He explores how, in a moment of startle, we can experience a more awakened state of mind. A mind liberated from the noise and confines of our conditioned identity. Jim gives the audience a direct wake-up call using a sudden exclamation of the word PHAT, often uttered by Tibetan contemplative practitioners, to exorcise the grime and “demons” of the discursive thinking-mind. So they can then directly experience the pure awareness of the natural state of mind. And stabilize and strengthen their ability to do so in an ongoing experience soaked in wonder.