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Spiritual seeker Rahul N Singh host of The Bearded Mystic Podcast explores the Hindu philosophy of Advaita Vedanta or Nonduality in a very simple, direct and practical way. Episodes include discussions into eastern scriptures like The Bhagavad Gita, The Upanishads etc and discussions about everyday spirituality. Rahul has been a spiritual seeker for over 20 years and has an open-minded approach to spirituality and finds that there is no one size fits all approach. A new episode is uploaded e ...
 
Dedicated to liberation in all its forms, Deconstructing Yourself is passionate about fearlessly investigating, attempting, and questioning all things to do with awakening, meditation, mindfulness, brain hacking, consciousness, neurofeedback, and more. Your host Michael W. Taft interviews some of the most interesting thinkers, authors, and teachers around, as well as other offerings. In this hard-hitting, radical, and fun podcast we look at secular post-, non-, un- Buddhism, Advaita Vedanta, ...
 
Looking for Aha-moments? Surprisingly useful connections? Interested in learning more about You, how your personality was formed, who you truly are? I know I am. And so, as an INFJ type I enjoy finding underlying patterns and share them in this forum. I also talk about Non-Duality (Advaita Vedanta). Take this journey with me and with your questions and comments we will tread forth together, attempting to make sense of it all. :)
 
If you suffer with uncertainty, anxiety, or pain… if you want to step into lasting happiness, success, and emotional well-being… if you are ready to live as effortless, boundless awareness… this show is for you. Author, teacher, and mentor of the Sedona Method, Hale Dwoskin, leads discussions about true freedom with spiritual teachers and thought leaders, including those featured in Rhonda Byrne’s books "The Secret" and "The Greatest Secret," so you can live a life of deep joy and unshakable ...
 
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Sanskrit Recitations from the Works of Adiguru Shankaracharya. Listen to recitations of Stotras, of Sanskrit Hymns, of Adiguru Shankaracharya. Shri Shankara is the most important Indian Philosopher-Saint. He was the Master-Exponent of Kevala Advaita Vedanta. But he was also a Bhakta, a devotee. He composed many hymns in devotion to Shiva, Krishna, Devi. These are recordings from Yoga Vidya Ashram Germany.
 
Every evening the teachings of Aghoreshwar Bhagwan Ram are read and contemplated at Sonoma Ashram. The passages are read from "The Book of Aghor Wisdom", containing the core teachings compiled over the lifetime of this great modern saint. Baba Harihar Ram, a monk and disciple of Aghoreshwar, offers his commentary on each teaching.
 
Video and Audio Presentations about Tantra Yoga as a Spiritual Path and for personal healing. Topics include Sacred Sexuality, balancing body, mind and Spirit, enlightenment, Self-realization, meditation, Tantra and related yoga practices, non-dualism, non-duality, Advaita Vedanta, Kashmir Shaivism, and Tantric perspectives on Life, consciousness and the individual Self.
 
Mark Coleman has been engaged in meditation practice since 1981, primarily within the Insight meditation tradition. He has been teaching meditation retreats since 1997. His teaching is also influenced by his studies with Advaita Vedanta and Tibetan teachers in Asia and the West, and through his teacher training with Jack Kornfield. Mark primarily teaches at Spirit Rock Meditation Center in California, though he also teaches nationally, in Europe and India. He leads backpacking retreats, natu ...
 
Meditation, Non-duality, Mysticism, Yoga and other spiritual traditions and practices, the Inner Quest Podcast is about exploring these topics through talks and interviews with teachers and seekers. The program isn't live, but you can leave a message to be shared in future episodes. Ram Goodman is a student of Advaita Vedanta and a Yogacharya in the Sivananda Tradition.
 
In this podcast series, Rupert Spira explores the non-dual understanding, expressed in different ways. Please subscribe if you would like to be notified whenever new episodes are available. If you would like to find out more about events, publications, and Rupert's archive of recordings, please visit rupertspira.com. Music written and played by Shena Power and recorded by Simon Power.
 
Self-Realization in the Tradition of the Himalayan masters as on www.SwamiJ.com. The goal of sadhana or practices is the highest Joy that comes from the Realization in direct experience of the center of consciousness, the Self, the Atman or Purusha, which is one and the same with the Absolute Reality. This Self-Realization comes through Yoga Meditation of the Yoga Sutras, the contemplative insight of Advaita Vedanta, and the intense devotion of Samaya Sri Vidya Tantra. The methods are thorou ...
 
Author and Mindful Reality founder, Jill Eng, shares her powerful awareness on how to relieve emotional pain and stress by explaining why it is we are always doing the most we can do. Her poignant expressions promote mental ease by illuminating how actions do themselves via the momentary movements of our body, so we can stop believing thoughts that make us feel like we need to figure out how to make our life happen. These are bite-sized recordings (perfect for a lunch break or quick walk) fr ...
 
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Learn how modern exploration of non-duality is an extension of millennia-long traditions in Asia. Listen to a clear description of how awareness is our most primary experience. Experientially discover how you are that which is the changeless awareness that is at the core of all experience. Swami Sarvapriyananda joins Hale Dwoskin in this episode of…
 
The Maitrayaniya Upanishad is an ancient Sanskrit text that is embedded inside the Yajurveda. It consists of seven lessons, many of which discuss metaphysical questions about the soul (Atman), concluding that humans are the Ultimate Self – the immortal Brahman. 🔆 If you benefit from these podcasts and would like to support our nun's hermitage, ther…
 
Atisha was born in the year 982 AD in East Bengal. He was one of the major figures in the spread of 11th-century Mahayana and Vajrayana Buddhism in Asia and inspired Buddhist thought from Tibet to Sumatra. He is recognised as one of the greatest figures of classical Buddhism. Atisha's chief disciple, Dromtön, was the founder of the Kadam school, on…
 
1. Is saying "I am the Experiencer" imprecise language? 2. How is all knowledge ignorance? Is there any useful knowledge? 3. Do obstacles happen for everyone? What is their cure? 4. What is the technology and purpose behind ancient structures? 5. What to do when the awareness has become finer? 6. Can the mind trick you into thinking that you are no…
 
In this episode, Rupert Spira talks to Connor Beaton, host of the ManTalks Podcast. They explore the nature of time, the beauty of simple awareness, and the great spiritual traditions of the world. Connor Beaton is a philosopher and podcast host. In 2014 he founded ManTalks, a community and podcast for men looking to expand and deepen their sense o…
 
When we become aware that we are an actor we get the freedom of being able to choose what roles we play. By relaxing and dwelling in the unknown present, we train our mind in a way that transcends and translates into all our experiences. It is like strength training, which automatically makes us stronger in all situations where muscles are involved…
 
1. What is creative potential of the existence and is it infinite? 2. How to meditate on a topic? 3. How is the experiencer emptier than empty? 4. What is a single pointed mind? 5. What is truth? How to arrive at a perfect criterion for truth? 6. How to decide right and wrong? 7. Is it possible to leave the society? 8. How to stop the climate chang…
 
In this episode, The Bearded Mystic Podcast discusses the 2nd chapter of the Bhagavad Gita, specifically verses 39 - 43. Shri Krishna discusses what the focus should be for Arjuna and how he can master the understanding of Sankhya Yoga and day to day actions in life. Translation used: The Bhagavad Gita Comes Alive: A Radical Translation by Jeffrey …
 
This is a reading from the first section of Benner's book, The Impersonal Life. Joseph Sieber Benner (January 3, 1872 – September 24, 1938) was an American author, New Thought writer, member of the Lutheran Church, and Representative of the Brotherhood of Christ who used the pen name "Anonymous". He was the first to introduce the Knowledge and Teac…
 
1. What are the consequences of ignorance? 2. Is guru a valid means of knowledge? 3. Objectivity is the strictest criteria for truth. Explain. 4. The Experiencer knows itself by being itself not by seeing itself. Explain. 5. Which is the most important knowledge? 6. Why should we have the knowledge of the illusion, when it is not true at all? 7. Wh…
 
This is a guided meditation on applying the paradigm of the Four Noble Truths as taught by the Buddha. For more information on this topic, I recommend this priceless booklet by Luang Por (Ajahn) Sumedho which you can download for free here: https://amaravati.org/book-authors/ajahn-sumedho/?fpmtp_languages=english 🔆 If you benefit from these podcast…
 
We live in a world that is facing great challenges, and it can be overwhelming for us to keep our equanimity with so much going on around us. It is not always clear what, if anything, we can do to support ourselves, those we care about, and the world. In today’s episode of “Letting Go & The Greatest Secret,” host Hale Dwoskin describes a simple yet…
 
In this episode, The Bearded Mystic Podcast discusses the 2nd chapter of the Bhagavad Gita, specifically verses 31 - 38. Shri Krishna summarizes for Arjuna how to approach the war. He is given two outcomes if he loses the battles and dies or if he is victorious. Balance is the key in this message. Translation used: The Bhagavad Gita Comes Alive: A …
 
1. What qualifies a student for the path of knowledge? What do to when the required qualifications are absent? 2. How to decide what is true and what is false? Justify your choice. 3. What are the symptoms of ignorance? 4. What is the method to arrive at the essence of who you are? 5. Why can't the experiencer change just like every other experienc…
 
This is a selection of some profound pointers from Nagarjuna, including some verses from the MMK (Mulamadhyamakakarika) for meditation. Nāgārjuna (c.150 – c. 250 CE) was an Indian Mahāyāna Buddhist thinker, scholar-saint and philosopher. He is widely considered one of the most important Buddhist philosophers. He is also considered one of the greate…
 
Discover how letting go and surrendering are exquisite openings for you to break free of all that is holding you back. In this episode of “Letting Go & The Greatest Secret,” Kute Blackson joins Hale Dwoskin to discuss how, as you surrender, you discover profound truths and learn how life flows with ease the more you let go. Kute Blackson is an insp…
 
1. What is knowledge? Which process is responsible for knowledge? 2. How is spiritual truth different from worldly truth? 3. How to remove ignorance? 4. Establish that the Experiencer is nontemporal. 5. Refute the locality of the Experiencer and the Experience. 6. What is the role of senses in generating the Experience? 7. How many layers are possi…
 
In this episode, The Bearded Mystic Podcast discusses the 2nd chapter of the Bhagavad Gita, specifically verses 26 - 30. Shri Krishna summarizes the concept of death so that Arjuna is now clear that the atman cannot die and therefore we need to embrace our own mortality. Translation used: The Bhagavad Gita Comes Alive: A Radical Translation by Jeff…
 
Selected verses and teachings taken from Sermons of Meister Eckhart and Selected Writings. Johannes Eckhart was one of the greatest of Christian mystics. He was born at Hochheim in Thüringen, Germany, in 1260 and died c.1327. He entered the Dominican order when he was 15. 🔆 If you benefit from these podcasts and would like to support our nun's herm…
 
1. What do we gain on the path of knowledge? What do we lose? 2. Which qualities are mandatory for a seeker to walk on the path of knowledge? 3. What is the cause of change of essence of an object or a person? 4. Can animals achieve self realisation? 5. What qualities are present in the experiencer? 6. What qualities are present in the experience? …
 
This is a meditation on the teaching entitled "Pointing the Staff at the Old Man" from the book - Advice from the Lotus Born - A Collection of Padmasambhava's Advice to the Dakini Yeshe Tsogyal and Other Close Disciples. Translated by Eric Pema Kunsang. 🔆 If you benefit from these podcasts and would like to support our nun's hermitage, there are tw…
 
In this episode of “Letting Go & The Greatest Secret,” Hale Dwoskin is joined by artist, business owner, and author Harri Aalto. Harri shares his experience over many decades living as and exploring the landscape of pure awareness. You are invited to join him in his living experience of truth. Harri Aalto is the author of “The Landscape of Enlighte…
 
Host Michael Taft speaks with Dorje Lopön Chandra Easton about her recent work with the 21 manifestations of the Goddess Tara, some aspects of Green Tara, and especially the role of vision and visualization in Vajrayana, and Buddhism more generally. Beginning with the somewhat negative role of the eyes in early Buddhist practice, moving through the…
 
1. What is the main cause of ignorance and how can the path of knowledge rectify it? 2. If a book says something which corresponds to my direct experience, is that book a good means of knowledge? 3. Should we believe in the truth? 4. What is the essential truth? 5. How can a person become the experiencer and which practices are necessary to reach t…
 
This is a reading of the SUPPLEMENT to Reality in Forty Verses for meditation. Translated by Prof. K. Swaminathan This supplement consisting of a second forty verses was added to the original "Reality in Forty Verses". So indifferent to authorship was Bhagavan that he did not write all those supplementary verses himself. When he came upon a suitabl…
 
A selection of Rumi poems formatted for meditation and contemplation. Excerpts taken from the texts Kulliyat-e Shams, The Divani Shamsi Tabriz, XIII, Mathnawi II and III, In the Arms of the Beloved. 🔆 If you benefit from these podcasts and would like to support our nun's hermitage, there are two options to donate - via Paypal using this email addre…
 
1. How are concepts different from abstractions? 2. Why doesn't education system teach anything spiritual or philosophical? 3. Why don't spiritual people make policies and laws? 4. How can we improve the system? 5. What is the difference between spirituality and religion? 6. How to know how many causal desires are completed? 7. What is a prayer and…
 
You are the presence that is at the heart of every experience. This presence is not a separate entity, yet we can often forget this. In this episode of “Letting Go & The Greatest Secret,” Kalyani Lawry and Hale Dwoskin discuss how you can come back to this presence by simply allowing the objects of perception to melt into this spacious, dimensionle…
 
In this episode, The Bearded Mystic Podcast discusses the 2nd chapter of the Bhagavad Gita, specifically verses 21 - 25. Shri Krishna explains exactly what You are. Translation used: The Bhagavad Gita Comes Alive: A Radical Translation by Jeffrey Armstrong https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08L1FGCJJ/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_DNA2SCWKGQ692DJFF6D4 I hope you enjoye…
 
1. Can we influence the potential in emptiness? 2. Why is all experience cyclical? 3. What creates a separate self? 4. What is awareness really? 5. What does awareness actually do? 6. What mistakes seekers make while practising awareness? 7. Why are practices required? 8. Why are people crazy after strange experiences? Join the online meetings on T…
 
1. Who are fit for the path of knowledge, who are not? 2. Why is logic, which is intellectual, a means of knowledge but not the direct experience of trusted people or great masters? 3. Truth can be misleading. Explain. 4. How can nature of something be known? 5. What are the positive qualities in the Experiencer? 6. What are the implications of sel…
 
Awareness is our basic nature, yet we often get lost in what we are not instead of recognizing and resting as what we are. In this episode of “Letting Go & The Greatest Secret,” Hale Dwoskin explores ways to dissolve the artificial sense of separation and have Awareness become more of your living experience. Hale Dwoskin is the author of the New Yo…
 
In this episode, The Bearded Mystic Podcast discusses the 2nd chapter of the Bhagavad Gita, specifically verses 16 - 20. This episode goes deep into understanding what is real and what is unreal. Translation used: The Bhagavad Gita Comes Alive: A Radical Translation by Jeffrey Armstrong https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08L1FGCJJ/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_DNA2SCW…
 
1. Does it mean failure if actions of a seeker do not change? 2. How can all my actions become service? 3. How can my life be without any struggle? 4. Will awareness cause a total lack of emotions? 5. What is holistic health? 6. How to recognise a true Guru? 7. How to deal with negative people? 8. How to forgive properly? 9. Is solitude beneficial …
 
In this short, short episode we connect some of the ideas we have spoken about. In particular we see how The Art of Silence, of practicing silence, is the origin of the language of the giraffe. This is Marshall Rosenberg's Nonviolent Communication. It is also the language of win-win games. It is what is needed if we wish to physically stay on Earth…
 
Selected key pointers from Maharaj Nisargadatta formatted for meditation. 🔆 If you benefit from these podcasts and would like to support our nun's hermitage, there are two options to donate - via Paypal using this email address: vivekahermitage@gmail.com with PayPal or using this direct link: https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/VivekaHermitage or becom…
 
1. What are the characteristics of the path of knowledge? How is it different from other paths? 2. What is your best quality as a seeker and which qualities do you lack? 3. Why is knowledge ultimately ignorance? 4. If truth is subjective and arbitrary, is anything really true? 5. Why is the Experiencer confined to a human body? 6. All that changes …
 
The Sutta Nipāta (literally, "Suttas falling down") is a Buddhist scripture, a sutta collection in the Khuddaka Nikaya, part of the Pali Canon of Theravada Buddhism. All its suttas, thought to originate from before the Buddha's parinibbana, consist largely of verse, though some also contain some prose. Some scholars believe that it describes the ol…
 
Learn how your business can be a gateway to spiritual understanding. As you see business as a divine path of love, you discover that there are always ways to grow and thrive while succeeding in your chosen profession. Hale Dwoskin in joined by Guillermo Paz in this episode of “Letting Go & The Greatest Secret.” Guillermo Paz is a successful entrepr…
 
1. Is it possible to learn and progress spiritually without taking a human birth? 2. How to get rid of fear of public speaking and how to make our expression beautiful? 3. Is the process of attaining knowledge and liberation predecided? Who decides this? 4. What are the benefits of expressing? 5. How to improve the activity of thinking? 6. Can the …
 
John of the Cross (1542 -1591) was a Spanish Catholic priest, mystic, and a Carmelite friar of converso origin. John became a priest in 1567 and considered joining the Carthusian Order where monks lived cloistered in individual cells. 🔆 If you benefit from these podcasts and would like to support our nun's hermitage, there are two options to donate…
 
In this episode, The Bearded Mystic Podcast discusses the 2nd chapter of the Bhagavad Gita, specifically verses 11 - 15. This episode discusses the importance of understanding death, the eternal nature of life and how we are to be centered in stillness during pain and pleasure and to perceive them as fleeting shadows. Translation used: The Bhagavad…
 
Swami Vivekananda (1863 -1902), born Narendranath Datta was an Indian Hindu monk. He was a chief disciple of the 19th-century Indian mystic Ramakrishna. Influenced by Western esotericism, he was a key figure in the introduction of the Indian darsanas (teachings, practices) of Vedanta and Yoga to the Western world, and is credited with raising inter…
 
1. Is objectivity a superior criterion for knowing the truth? 2. What are the criteria for truth in science? 3. Are mathematical truths also not reliable? 4. Is science true because the gadgets work? 5. When/how does local memory interface with universal memory? 6. Why is there a border between universal memory and local memory? 7. How does the ind…
 
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