Religious/philosophical tradition of Chinese origin
A reflection on the power of receptivity as illustrated by the valley, which is an important symbol throughout the Tao Te Ching and philosophical Taoism. This is also an episode about the power of yin, and the concept of the mother goddess. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/thepynp/message Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/thepynp/support
ASIAN AMERICA: THE KEN FONG PODCAST
Back in 2006 Gene Luen Yang created the graphic novel "American Born Chinese," a 3-part story of a Chinese American teenager who's trying to gain acceptance at school while dealing with the mystical occurrences surrounding his life. His book has won many awards and has long been required reading in many schools. In this special episode, Gene and I reunite to hear how his now-seventeen-year-old book is about to launch May 24th on Disney+ starring two Academy Award-winning actors!
Sales Babble Sales Podcast | Sales Training | Sales Consulting |Sales Coaching
What is The Tao of Sales Babble? #477 If you've been listening to this podcast for a while you've probably had a vague question about Taoism. It probably doesn't keep you up at night but you know Pat's been talking about it for nearly two years. Given the Chinese music and Chinese names you probably know it's from China. And you probably know it was written by an old guy name Lao Tzu. But anything beyond that, you haven't a clue. Given your interest in the Tao of Sales Babble, it only makes sense that take a moment and teach you just a little bit about the source material. What is Taoism? That's the topic for today. How to Connect with Pat Helmers at Sales Babble Sales Babble shares selling secrets for non-sellers. Masterful selling is deeply understanding what buyers need, discerning if you can help, showing what you have and helping them to make a decision that is both good for their business and yours. See https://salesbabble.com This is a production of Habanero Media https://habaneromedia.net
Eckanbar is a belief system that emphasizes the importance of personal spiritual growth and enlightenment. Its teachings revolve around the idea that we are all connected and that everything in the universe is part of a greater whole. In Eckanbar, there is no hierarchy or dogma - instead, individuals are encouraged to explore their own spirituality and connect with the divine in their own way. While Eckanbar is relatively unknown in the Western world, it has strong roots in Asia, particularly in India and China. Its teachings share many similarities with Eastern religions such as Hinduism and Taoism, particularly in its emphasis on self-realization and the interconnectedness of all things. However, Eckanbar also has elements of Western mysticism and spirituality, particularly in its focus on the power of the mind to manifest one's desires and shape one's reality. This fusion of Eastern and Western spirituality is one of the key factors that makes Eckanbar such a unique and fascinating religion. Despite its relatively small following, Eckanbar has a strong and dedicated community of practitioners around the world. Its teachings have influenced countless individuals, both within and outside of the religion, and its emphasis on personal growth and spiritual exploration continues to resonate with people from all walks of life. In conclusion, Eckanbar may be a little-known religion, but its teachings and beliefs are powerful and impactful. As we continue to explore and connect with different faiths and spiritual practices, we can learn a great deal from this fascinating and unique religion.Reaching out to Rev Lyle Lyleschlundt@gmail.comReaching out to Podcast Infusion HealthPensighthttps://pensight.com/x/infusionhealthWebsite http://infusionhealthpodcast.com/?fbclid=IwAR0q2WW-No0O4XRbgRNVdmgo0vhqvQ18w2k3N9UohNl2vRbazqHuQFjU00IWe're excited to have you with us for today's show, and we hope you'll tune in for more great discussions on FB! Thank you for listening!Don't forget the golden rule and continue being your Best Advocate
Vitally You, Feeling Younger While Growing Older
After being cut out of someone's life recently, it got me thinking about the state of modern relationships and this culture of excommunicating anyone that we don't agree with. In this episode, I share three frameworks for restoring harmony and healing relational wounds. Cancel culture plagues our world with depleting emotions like fear, distrust, and anxiety. It might seem easy to block someone online or in real life, but in reality, when that negative energy gets trapped in the body and manifests itself in other ways. Of course, there are situations where it makes sense to uphold boundaries and protect yourself, but when you simply disagree with someone, there are alternative solutions to canceling them. I've witnessed the power of forgiveness first hand, and I share two ways that I practice forgiveness for myself and others. I also try to incorporate transparent, authentic, and open communication skills into everyday life and stay grounded in Don Miguel Ruiz's teachings about The Four Agreements. Listen in as I unpack the reality of cancel culture and how we can all become more compassionate communicators. If you are enjoying these conversations, please subscribe and spread the love by leaving a review and sharing it with your friends.Listen to the episode on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, TuneIn, or on your favorite podcast platform. Topics Covered: The energy behind cancel culture How cutting someone out of your life can create even more depleting emotions Learning to embrace imperfections in yourself and others Ways to restore harmony when trust has been broken Communication principles from Taoism that I resonate with Recognizing when you take things personally or make assumptions Resources Mentioned:The Four Agreements by Don Miguel RuizEpisode 82. An Introduction to Stem CellsGet in Touch: My WebsiteInstagramLifeWave PatchesSpecial offers: Download the Daily Vitality eBook at danafrost.com/daily-vitality/Credit:Podcast Production by the team at The Wave PodcastingMusic by Phoebe GreenlandPhotography by Amy Boyle PhotographyPodcast art by SimplyBe. Agency
Pantheism comes from the Greek Pan meaning “all or everything” and Theos meaning “God.” In Pantheism, everything that exists is One (Monism) and that one substance is God. God, however, is not personal but impersonal – an “It” rather than a “He.” This worldview has significant implications. If everything is "God" then humans must also be a manifestation of God. This is reminiscent of the Serpent's temptation in Genesis 3, "You shall be like God." Pantheism isn't just a superstition of the ancient past, it is very much still with us today in a variety of different world views, and many ascribe to some kind of Pantheism without even knowing it. On part two of our conversation with Christian philosopher Dr. Doug Groothuis, we discuss some of the failures and contradictory tenets of Pantheism, including its insufficient responses to the problems of evil and suffering. Dr. Douglas Groothuis holds a Ph.D. in Philosophy (University of Oregon, 1993) and is Professor of Philosophy at Denver Seminary where he heads the Christian Apologetics Master's degree program. He is the author of sixteen books, beginning with the best-selling Unmasking the New Age (InterVarsity Press, 1986) and including the popular and voluminous textbook, Christian Apologetics, 2nd ed. (IVP Academic, 2022), as well as a memoir, Walking Through Twilight: A Wife's Illness—a Philosopher's Lament (InterVarsity Press, 2017), an introduction to philosophy, Philosophy in Seven Sentences (InterVarsity, 2016), and a book on the controversial topic of Critical Race Theory, Fire in the Streets (Salem Books, 2022).Related Links: Free access to some related Watchman Profiles: Watchman Fellowship 4-page Profile on Pantheism by Dr. Douglas Groothuis: watchman.org/Pantheism Watchman Fellowship 4-page Profile on Transhumanism by Dr. Douglas Groothuis: watchman.org/Transhumanism Watchman Fellowship 4-page Profile on New Age by Dr. Robert M. Bowman: watchman.org/NewAge Watchman Fellowship 4-page Profile on Naturalism by Daniel Ray: watchman.org/Naturalism Additional ResourcesFREE: We are also offering a subscription to our 4-page bimonthly Profiles here: www.watchman.org/Free.PROFILE NOTEBOOK: Order the complete collection of Watchman Fellowship Profiles (over 600 pages -- from Astrology to Zen Buddhism) in either printed or PDF formats here: watchman.org/notebook. SUPPORT: Help us create more content like this. Make a tax-deductible donation here: www.watchman.org/give.Apologetics Profile is a ministry of Watchman Fellowship For more information, visit www.watchman.org © Watchman Fellowship, Inc.
Jejune Institute, The Institute, Dispatches from Elsewhere, the Latitude Society, In Bright Axiom, Jeff Hull, alternate reality games (ARGs), immersive art, Rosicrucianism, the Whitechapel Club, the Fortean Society, the Cacophony Society, Suicide Clubs, press clubs, social upheaval, humor as a teaching tool and path of enlightenment, Western forms of Taoism and Sufism, New Thought, The Secret, actions vs thoughts, group encounters, magical realism, the magic of place, manifesting the incredible, the encroachment of capital on open places, the closing of the weird commons, genre fiction, tropes, Museum of Jurassic Technology, David Lynch, Stanley Kubrick, The X-Files, fiction as a means of transformation, nonfiction metanarrative, changing the narrative, magical nonfiction, the breakdown of society and what comes nextNote: I confused two separate X-Files episodes, season 2's "Firewalker" and season 6's "Field Trip." The former dropped in 1994 while the later appeared in 1999. The Museum of Jurassic Technologies was founded in 1988, but it wasn't originally based in Culver City. Lawrence Weschler's acclaimed account of the museum, Mr. Wilson's Cabinet of Wonders, appeared in 1995. By the time Weschler began exploring the museum, it was based out of Culver. An early display recounting a genus of fungus dubbed Tomentellawas alleged to leave West African ants known as Megaloponera foetens dead with spores protruding from their bodies. Death came after the fungus consumed the ant's brain and nervous system, leaving only a spike-like protrusion out of the creature's head. "Firewalker" most closely resembles this exhibit and the timeframe seems to allow for the X-Files writing staff to explore the museum during this era. After first musical break (4: 10): an epic rundown of the influences behind immersive art and ARGs: Rosicrucianism, the Whitechapel Club, Suicide Clubs, the Fortean Society, Discordianism, Operation Mindfuck, the Cacophony Society. Also, the magic of place and the encroachment of capital: Can magical spots be preserved for the curious? After second musical break (40: 45): The Secret vs actions; magical mystery tours; death and rebirth of personality; manifesting the incredible; Jeff's "the Warp Zone experience" After the third break (1:03: 00): Magical realism, subverting genre fiction a la Lynch & Kubrick; art and self-discovery; human potential, self-help & group encounters; the Museum of Jurassic Technology; the projection of magical spots throughout; the metaphysics of The X-FilesAfter the fourth break (1: 32: 16): The breakdown of consensus reality: When the weird turn pro, what does everyone else do? Plus, the Non-fiction metanarrative; or magical nonfiction? Music by: Keith Allen Dennishttps://keithallendennis.bandcamp.com/Additional music taken from Daniel Dutton's The Faunhttps://www.amazon.com/dp/B0BC5PQ7GB/ref=sr_1_2?crid=3PNRMC4O8GV21&keywords=dan+dutton+the+faun&qid=1680225166&s=music&sprefix=%2Cpopular%2C71&sr=1-2 Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Pantheism is one of four foundational “world views” held by millions of people around the world. It is the common theme of many of the world's eastern religions including Hinduism, Buddhism and Taoism. In the West, it underlies the basis of Transcendentalism, Wicca (witchcraft) and much of New Age spirituality. How do we recognize Pantheism today? How should we respond? On the next two episodes of the profile, we sit down with Christian philosopher Dr. Doug Groothius (pronounced GROW-tice) to talk with him about what Pantheism is, how to recognize it, and how to respond compassionately with the Gospel.Dr. Douglas Groothuis holds a Ph.D. in Philosophy (University of Oregon, 1993) and is Professor of Philosophy at Denver Seminary where he heads the Christian Apologetics Master's degree program. He is the author of sixteen books, beginning with the best-selling Unmasking the New Age (InterVarsity Press, 1986) and including the popular and voluminous textbook, Christian Apologetics, 2nd ed. (IVP Academic, 2022), as well as a memoir, Walking Through Twilight: A Wife's Illness—a Philosopher's Lament (InterVarsity Press, 2017), an introduction to philosophy, Philosophy in Seven Sentences (InterVarsity, 2016), and a book on the controversial topic of Critical Race Theory, Fire in the Streets (Salem Books, 2022).Related Links: Free access to some related Watchman Profiles: Watchman Fellowship 4-page Profile on Pantheism by Dr. Douglas Groothuis: watchman.org/Pantheism Watchman Fellowship 4-page Profile on Transhumanism by Dr. Douglas Groothuis: watchman.org/Transhumanism Watchman Fellowship 4-page Profile on New Age by Dr. Robert M. Bowman: watchman.org/NewAge Watchman Fellowship 4-page Profile on Naturalism by Daniel Ray: watchman.org/Naturalism Additional ResourcesFREE: We are also offering a subscription to our 4-page bimonthly Profiles here: www.watchman.org/Free.PROFILE NOTEBOOK: Order the complete collection of Watchman Fellowship Profiles (over 600 pages -- from Astrology to Zen Buddhism) in either printed or PDF formats here: watchman.org/notebook. SUPPORT: Help us create more content like this. Make a tax-deductible donation here: www.watchman.org/give.Apologetics Profile is a ministry of Watchman Fellowship For more information, visit www.watchman.org © Watchman Fellowship, Inc.
There are two dominant forces that we have within us and that surround us — The Masculine & Feminine or, as described in Taoism as, Yin and Yang. Yin, being the feminine and Yang being the masculine.
Kyle Espenshade is back for another great conversation. Kyle is a SOMA Breath Master Instructor, Healing Tao Qigong instructor, Transformational Coach, music producer, and ecstatic dance DJ, with over a decade of experience in internal alchemy arts. He is the founder of Soma Alkhemy, a syncretic system of holistic healing and transformation for the modern day spiritual seeker which combines ancient alkhemy practices from both eastern and western traditions with modern technology and scientific understanding. We talk about psychedelics but largely from an angle of what it's pointing you towards rather than just the fleeting experience itself. How you can seek further what you've been shown but through your own body rather than just the ingestion of external chemicals. We also go deep around Hermes and The Emerald Tablet, and his work he's been doing to align the body-based Eastern systems with some of the more Mind-based Western occult systems He does online sessions also! If you're interested at all, check out his website below and you can find the link to sign up. Intro sessions, weekly group sessions and longer monthly session are available plus his new course! Website: www.somaalkhemy.com Emerald Key Course: https://www.alkhemy.academy/courses/emerald-key Darkness Retreats (audio essay of Erick Godsey's experience) DERO the private blockchain network Bittensor AI
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This podcast episode is a continuation of a sermon series that has been going on since January called "Why Am I Here?" The focus of the series has been on the Sermon on the Mount in Matthew 5 through 7 and the foundation of kingdom principles. Pastor Anthony discusses how Jesus was not necessarily saying anything new, but was putting more emphasis on certain concepts. He emphasizes the importance of not just talking the talk but walking the walk, and being a living example of the principles one believes in. The episode centers around the Golden Rule, which is a concept that has been taught in many religions throughout history. The speakers explore how the Golden Rule is not just a Christian principle but is present in many religions, including Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, and Taoism. Pastor Anthony also discusses the importance of understanding the entire picture of God, and how Christianity is an extension of Judaism. He emphasizes that God is the same yesterday, today, and tomorrow, and that the Old Testament is about discipline, while the New Testament is about correction. Pastor Anthony encourages listeners not to get stuck in the disciplinary mode and to embrace the correction that comes with a relationship with God. Overall, this episode is about exploring the concept of the Golden Rule and the importance of understanding the entire picture of God. Do you have questions? Feel free to email me at email@example.com to discuss this sermon series with me. Let's Go! Want more from Pastor Anthony? Check him out on the FIT Network Resource Hub https://www.fitinfaithmedia.com/mediaapp And on the Founder Collective Podcast https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-founder-collective-podcast/id1673059154
UnMind: Zen Moments With Great Cloud
Designing DharmaDharma was the pointOf 2500 years —And forever more* * *Matsuoka Roshi would often say that most people go through life with something missing; they don't know what it is, but they definitely know it's missing. Finally, he said, they come to Zen to find it. Zazen is, of course, not the only way to penetrate the truths of existence, but as Sensei claimed, any method that works — yoga, prayer, philosophy, martial arts, chanting, etc. — “will have something of Zen in it.” He would often mention examples of undivided attention in sports, like baseball —e.g. Willie mays — as evidence of the focus factor of Zen. Master Dogen expressed something similar, in a passage with which I am sure Matsuoka Roshi was familiar:When dharma does not fill your whole body and mind you think it already sufficientWhen dharma fills your body and mind you understand that something is missingFollowing this remarkable assertion in Genjokoan—Actualizing the Fundamental Point, he goes into a long analogy of the ocean appearing to be circular from our perspective when no land is in sight, and how all things are like this:Though there are many features in the dusty world and the world beyond conditionsYou see and understand only what your eye of practice can reach.This “eye of practice,” vintage Dogen coinage, comes close to giving us a clue as to what Dharma is, and how we should expect to apprehend it in our own direct experience, rather than as a concept or belief. The implication is that our eye of practice can become more discerning through, well, practice. Nowadays we interpret Zen practice as indicating meditation itself, but of course it is all-inclusive of the various dimensions of life, as outlined in Buddha's original Eightfold Path, a kind of prescription for practice.In another passage, Eihei Koso Hotsuganmon—Dogen's Vow, the great Master and Founder of Soto Zen in Japan indicates that the Dharma is a trans-sensory phenomenon, not limited to an object of perception as such:We vow with all beings from this life on throughout countless livesTo hear the true DharmaThat upon hearing it no doubt will arise in usNor will we lack in faith“Hearing the true Dharma” does not imply hearing someone preaching the Dharma anymore than “seeing” what our eye of practice can reach implies visual perception. This is the “see” of “I see what you mean.” My best friend in high school used to say, with a mischievous grin, “Yes, but do you mean what I see?”You could make the case for “feeling” the true Dharma as well, and go beyond the senses in your embrace of the Dharma as having to do with sensation altogether, as Master Dogen mentions in Jijuyu Zammai—Self-fulfilling Samadhi after a long, effusive description of realization:When for even a moment you express the Buddha's seal By sitting upright in SamadhiThe whole phenomenal world becomes the Buddha's sealAnd the entire sky turns into enlightenmentAll this however does not appear within perception Because it is unconstructedness in stillnessIt is immediate realizationSo by this we are to understand that expressing or hearing the true Dharma is a transformational experience, not subject to ordinary understanding. But this should not surprise us; what, of all the many phenomena we experience on a daily basis, can we be said to truly understand? That the Dharma is beyond understanding does not mean that it is not real, or that it must be unimportant. We do not “understand” birth, or death, nor most of what happens in-between.At this point you may want to shout, in exasperation, “Please stop talking about Dharma and just tell me what it is!” If Dharma is beyond understanding, yet accessible to awareness, it is certainly beyond concepts, and far beyond words. Which brings up the central stanza from Tozan's Hokyo Zammai—Precious Mirror Samadhi:Although it is not constructed it is not beyond wordsLike facing a precious mirror Form and reflection behold each otherYou are not it but in truth it is youSo this unconstructed dimension of reality can be pointed at, if not captured, in words. Which explains the written record of some 84,000 sutras and the vast body of commentary on them from India, China and Japan. When it comes to the instructions for meditation, which Zen claims to transmit the method of Buddha himself, the words are not pointing at a description of reality, but rather offering a prescription for a do-it-yourself approach to entering into the true Dharma directly, through whole body-mind immersion. So as Pogo the Possum famously reminds us, “We have met the enemy and he is us.” The Dharma is already present in its multifarious manifestations, from the world of nature as well as the machinations of human kind, and beyond to the unlimited, inconceivable universe. The only thing coming between the true Dharma and ourselves is our own ignorance, both innocent and willful. It may help to consider the contrarian position that we already hear the true Dharma, that in fact we cannot hear anything but the true Dharma. Elsewhere I have argued that anything and everything we hear has to be dukkha, the universal dynamic of change that we human beings interpret as “suffering.” In order to hear any sound, the sound has to emanate from some level of change. No change, no sound. Similarly, we can assume that any sound we hear, including that of human voices, constitutes an instance of Dharma. It cannot be otherwise. Confusion sets in when we understand the language that the human voice is speaking, particularly if they are speaking of the Dharma. Instead of witnessing the concrete event that happens to be producing intentional sounds directed toward illuminating the Dharma, we find ourselves bogged down in the dualistic concepts being expressed in language, which is inherently dualistic in nature. Both things can be true at the same time, as the popular trope has it.The design of Dharma would then relate only to the spoken and written teachings, perhaps extending to the establishment of temples, monasteries and Zen centers as intentionally promulgating and propagating the practice. When we read the record of Buddha's teachings, or sutras, assuming that they capture the events fairly accurately, we can see that the format for their live presentation was similar to the ubiquitous talk show of today. Typically a member of the Order would interview the sage, asking questions for the benefit of the audience. Occasionally Buddha would have a guest or two sharing the couch.Our charge and challenge today is the same. How we present the Dharma to today's audience will be the determining factor in its acceptance, assimilation, and effect upon the denizens of our world. In my opinion, Zen may be one of the few hopes we have for world peace in an increasingly mad world. How we introduce Zen to the madding crowd and whether we can make it accessible to all levels of society will greatly condition the influence that the “compassionate teachings” have on the future. This is why we emphasize householder Zen, rather than the monastic model, in the Silent Thunder Order.If the Dharma were dependent upon a specific lifestyle or mode of living in the world, it would not be the Dharma. Imagine a world in which Zen has not yet been discovered and the method of its transmission is yet to be invented and designed. The bare manifestation of reality is still the Dharma. Or even further, a world on which there are no human beings to “hear” or “meet” the true Dharma, as we are told was the case a mere 250 to 300,000 years ago. The Dharma was already operative in that inchoate world. Dharma has many connotations. A couple that are indicative of its deeper meaning are that of a “being” — from a minute particle to the largest galaxy; and that of “law” — as in natural law, or the way reality works. In this latter definition it is close to a principle of physics, or Taoism's the “Way.” So Dharma as “teachings” in the form of words is merely pointing at the true Dharma that transcends words.But language is one of the most powerful and precise media that we have available to convey meaning But in communications design, the message is the message received, not the message sent. Master Dogen was a master of the language, as was Matsuoka Roshi, doubling down in his non-native tongue of English. That these past masters used language instead of being used by it makes them exemplars of the approach to solving the problem of propagation of Zen today. In literary circles the advisory trope is “Write what you know.” The key to being able to share the Dharma assets is to hear, or meet the true Dharma, oneself. In a “publish or perish” climate, we can expect to find a lot of folks rushing into print at their first inkling into what they think they recognize as the Dharma, or its corollary in their vernacular.That there is a true Dharma implies that there can be a false Dharma, or many such anomalies. Or we may quote one of the ancient but timely Ch'an poems on the subject, Hsinhsinming—Trust in Mind:There is one Dharma, not manyDistinctions arise from clinging ignoranceOnce the subject of Dharma is identified and introduced into the vernacular, it becomes subject to the same distortions as any other topic of discourse. Zen offers a refreshing approach to this dilemma. We say with Dogen, in Fukanzazengi—Principles of Seated Meditation:You should stop pursuing words and lettersLearn to withdraw and shine the light on yourselfWhen you do so your body and mind will drop awayAnd your original Buddha nature will appearNote that taking Dogen's “backward step” is the opposite of attempting to understand by pursuing linguistic concepts. It is also, fundamentally, the opposite of “doing.” This is the intersection of Buddha and Dharma. By engaging in an intentional act of non-action, thinking non-thinking, and doing non-doing, the natural process of realization can take place. Do your best to do nothing about this.In the next segment we will take up the third leg of the stool, that of Sangha, the harmonious community. * * *Elliston Roshi is guiding teacher of the Atlanta Soto Zen Center and abbot of the Silent Thunder Order. He is also a gallery-represented fine artist expressing his Zen through visual poetry, or “music to the eyes.”UnMind is a production of the Atlanta Soto Zen Center in Atlanta, Georgia and the Silent Thunder Order. You can support these teachings by PayPal to donate@STorder.org. Gassho.Producer: Shinjin Larry Little
Enlightenment Today with Jason Gregory
In this podcast, we will explain Taoism's paradoxical view of charisma. This is the thirty-fifth episode of the 81 Meditations of the Tao Te Ching, a series where we explore each chapter of the Tao Te Ching. We will dissect chapter thirty-five of the Tao Te Ching to give you ultimate clarity on the meaning of this chapter. SUBSCRIBE https://www.youtube.com/OneWorldWithin for new videos every week SUPPORT MY WORK Patreon https://www.patreon.com/jasongregory Paypal https://www.paypal.me/JasonGregoryAuthor MY BOOKS Spiritual Freedom in the Digital Age https://amzn.to/3iDNaHL Emotional Intuition for Peak Performance https://amzn.to/2oZZdFm Effortless Living http://amzn.to/2z0EG3Q Fasting the Mind http://amzn.to/2zhsAY1 Enlightenment Now http://amzn.to/2B2oNuV The Science and Practice of Humility http://amzn.to/2z01WPb RECOMMENDED READING LIST https://jasongregory.org/recommended-books/ PRIVATE CONSULTATION https://jasongregory.org/contact/ MERCHANDISE https://teespring.com/stores/jason-gregory FOLLOW ME Instagram https://www.instagram.com/jasongregoryauthor/ Twitter https://twitter.com/JasonGregory33 Facebook https://www.facebook.com/JasonGregoryAuthor/ LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/jasongregoryauthor/ Amazon Author Page https://www.amazon.com/Jason-Gregory/e/B0053O1HKK/ Goodreads Author Page https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/3021190.Jason_Gregory WEBSITE https://jasongregory.org/ Disclaimer: Jason Gregory is an Amazon Associate member. The Amazon links in this description are affiliate links. As an Amazon Associate, Jason will earn a very small commission on qualifying purchases you make, at no additional cost to you. This goes a tiny way towards defraying the costs of making these videos.
The Art of Charm is brought to you by BetterHelp. Visit betterhelp.com/charm today to get 10% off your first month. In today's episode, we cover happiness and fulfillment with Prince Ea. Prince Ea grew up as a shy, introverted kid who discovered conscious hip hop in high school and was inspired to make music to educate others like the rappers he admired did for him. He pursued a career in hip hop but found himself constantly comparing and competing with other artists which led him to question the meaning of happiness. He stopped rapping and began reading books on Buddhism, Hinduism, Taoism, and psychotherapy to find the answer. He found that happiness is inside all of us and began sharing his insights through poetry and informative content. He continues to be the change he wants to see in the world and helps others find peace in their own lives. The journey to find fulfillment in life is filled with obstacles and distractions, so what can you do to overcome them, what resources can you use to find happiness and fulfillment, and how can you know who to bring with you on your journey so they don't hold you back? What to Listen For Introduction – 0:00 What advantages does being shy grant you over people who are extroverted? How do you avoid the comparison trap of social media so you don't get lost in beating yourself up over not doing or having enough? Failure and Self-Criticism – 12:48 How do you view failure so you don't bogged down when something you create doesn't have the reception or impact you thought it would? What can you do to be more patient? Maximize the Value You Take From Books – 23:06 How do you approach a book to get the most value out of it? What can you do to unlock your inner confidence and create lasting changes in your life? Filtering People In and Out of Your Life – 32:28 How do you know who to allow into your life and who to remove from your life? We explore stories of self-discovery and inner growth, ranging from the importance of self-love to the power of books and the pivotal role of relationships in our lives. We hear about a rapper's journey to finding peace, the value of prioritizing one's own world, and how comparing oneself to others online can lead to a trap. Additionally, we take a closer look at the significance of friendships, how to find a tribe that aligns with our energy, and the role language plays in our relationships. Tune in for insights and tips to cultivate personal growth and create a more fulfilling life. A Word From Our Sponsors Are you ready to take your career to the next level in 2023? Looking to grow your high-value social circle? We've packaged our best insights inside a course called, Social Capital. And, as a thank you for being a podcast listener, we want to give you this training for FREE to start 2023. To get your hands on this training and immediately start improving your relationships, go to theartofcharm.com/sc Running out of things to say in conversation… and still struggling to get people interested in you? That's an uncomfortable position to be in. Don't want to risk getting tongue-tied and screwing things up the next time you meet someone? Check out Conversation Magic now to make sure you don't crash and burn. With our bulletproof formula, you'll be flirting up a storm, sparking fun and engaging conversations, and making high-value friends anywhere! Resources from this Episode Prince Ea's YouTube channel Prince Ea on Instagram Prince Ea on Twitter Prince Ea's website The Mood Cure: The 4-Step Program to Take Charge of Your Emotions--Today Check in with AJ and Johnny! AJ on Instagram Johnny on Instagram The Art of Charm on Instagram The Art of Charm on YouTube The Art of Charm on TikTok Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Enlightenment Today with Jason Gregory
In this podcast, we will explain Taoism's bizarre view of greatness. This is the thirty-fourth episode of the 81 Meditations of the Tao Te Ching, a series where we explore each chapter of the Tao Te Ching. We will dissect chapter thirty-four of the Tao Te Ching to give you ultimate clarity on the meaning of this chapter. SUBSCRIBE https://www.youtube.com/OneWorldWithin for new videos every week SUPPORT MY WORK Patreon https://www.patreon.com/jasongregory Paypal https://www.paypal.me/JasonGregoryAuthor MY BOOKS Spiritual Freedom in the Digital Age https://amzn.to/3iDNaHL Emotional Intuition for Peak Performance https://amzn.to/2oZZdFm Effortless Living http://amzn.to/2z0EG3Q Fasting the Mind http://amzn.to/2zhsAY1 Enlightenment Now http://amzn.to/2B2oNuV The Science and Practice of Humility http://amzn.to/2z01WPb RECOMMENDED READING LIST https://jasongregory.org/recommended-books/ PRIVATE CONSULTATION https://jasongregory.org/contact/ MERCHANDISE https://teespring.com/stores/jason-gregory FOLLOW ME Instagram https://www.instagram.com/jasongregoryauthor/ Twitter https://twitter.com/JasonGregory33 Facebook https://www.facebook.com/JasonGregoryAuthor/ LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/jasongregoryauthor/ Amazon Author Page https://www.amazon.com/Jason-Gregory/e/B0053O1HKK/ Goodreads Author Page https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/3021190.Jason_Gregory WEBSITE https://jasongregory.org/ Disclaimer: Jason Gregory is an Amazon Associate member. The Amazon links in this description are affiliate links. As an Amazon Associate, Jason will earn a very small commission on qualifying purchases you make, at no additional cost to you. This goes a tiny way towards defraying the costs of making these videos.
First Cup of Coffee with Jeffe Kennedy
Paying the price - do we always have to suffer or sacrifice for a reward? Why this is often offered as a writing rule, especially when creating magic systems. Also a report on ROGUE FAMILIAR: coming along!Preorder ROGUE FAMILIAR here https://jeffekennedy.com/rogue-familiarRUBY is out now! https://jeffekennedy.com/ruby FIVE GOLDEN RINGS is now available here: https://jeffekennedy.com/five-golden-rings SAPPHIRE is available here: https://jeffekennedy.com/sapphire and PLATINUM is available here https://jeffekennedy.com/platinum.THE LONG NIGHT OF THE RADIANT STAR, a midwinter holiday fantasy romance in the Heirs of Magic series, now available!! https://jeffekennedy.com/the-long-night-of-the-radiant-starSHADOW WIZARD, Book One in Renegades of Magic, continuing the epic tale begun in DARK WIZARD. https://jeffekennedy.com/shadow-wizard is out now! Including in audiobook!Interested in Author Coaching from me? Information here: https://jeffekennedy.com/author-coachingROGUE'S PARADISE is out (https://jeffekennedy.com/rogue-s-paradise). Buy book 1, ROGUE'S PAWN, here! (https://jeffekennedy.com/rogue-s-pawn) and book 2, ROGUE'S POSSESSION, here! (https://jeffekennedy.com/rogue-s-possession).If you want to support me and the podcast, click on the little heart or follow this link (https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/jeffekennedy).You can watch this podcast on YouTube here https://youtu.be/eVINQl_9Ad0Support the show
Enlightenment Today with Jason Gregory
In this podcast, we will explain Taoism's paradoxical path of power and enlightenment. This is the thirty-third episode of the 81 Meditations of the Tao Te Ching, a series where we explore each chapter of the Tao Te Ching. We will dissect chapter thirty-three of the Tao Te Ching to give you ultimate clarity on the meaning of this chapter. SUBSCRIBE https://www.youtube.com/OneWorldWithin for new videos every week SUPPORT MY WORK Patreon https://www.patreon.com/jasongregory Paypal https://www.paypal.me/JasonGregoryAuthor MY BOOKS Spiritual Freedom in the Digital Age https://amzn.to/3iDNaHL Emotional Intuition for Peak Performance https://amzn.to/2oZZdFm Effortless Living http://amzn.to/2z0EG3Q Fasting the Mind http://amzn.to/2zhsAY1 Enlightenment Now http://amzn.to/2B2oNuV The Science and Practice of Humility http://amzn.to/2z01WPb RECOMMENDED READING LIST https://jasongregory.org/recommended-books/ PRIVATE CONSULTATION https://jasongregory.org/contact/ MERCHANDISE https://teespring.com/stores/jason-gregory FOLLOW ME Instagram https://www.instagram.com/jasongregoryauthor/ Twitter https://twitter.com/JasonGregory33 Facebook https://www.facebook.com/JasonGregoryAuthor/ LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/jasongregoryauthor/ Amazon Author Page https://www.amazon.com/Jason-Gregory/e/B0053O1HKK/ Goodreads Author Page https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/3021190.Jason_Gregory WEBSITE https://jasongregory.org/ Disclaimer: Jason Gregory is an Amazon Associate member. The Amazon links in this description are affiliate links. As an Amazon Associate, Jason will earn a very small commission on qualifying purchases you make, at no additional cost to you. This goes a tiny way towards defraying the costs of making these videos.
Deep Awakening with Shunyamurti Shunyamurti returns for another interview on the Outer Limits of Inner Truth to discuss: What is Kali Yuga, why humans are being tested, what are paths to enlightenment and inner-peace. Shunyamurti became aware of yoga as a spiritual path at an early age and was immediately drawn to it. He spent many years of meditation practice and training in numerous forms of yoga, including apprenticeship with Baba Hari Dass, deep study of the life and teachings of Sri Ramana Maharshi, and ten years of vowed association with a Brahmachari ashram in India. The teachings of such Eastern approaches to consciousness as Sankhya, Advaita, Advaya, and the insights of esoteric Shaivism and Buddhism, have been supplemented by the intensive study of Western metaphysics, and profound exploration of the dimensions opened by entheogens. From formal study of transpersonal psychology and hypnotherapy, various forms of psychoanalysis, including Kleinian and Lacanian approaches, and post-Jungian analysis and dreamwork, to the perennial philosophies, including Taoism, Kabbalah, and mystical Christianity, to postmodern philosophy, Shunyamurti has been a lifelong student and meditator. Website link: YouTube Channel:
Whether it involves completely abstaining from food and drink or a lighter, lower-calorie form of eating, fasting is practised in various religions and philosophies across the world, including Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Buddhism, Hinduism, Taoism and Jainism. - Dema ku li welatekî pirçand wekî Australya dijîn, pêkane ku hûn bi kesên ji bawerî yan çandeke cûda hene hevaltiyê bikin. Çi bi tevahî xwarin û vexwarinê naxwin yan jî xwarinên sivik, kêm-kalorî dixwin, rojî di ol û felsefeyên cuda de li çaraliyê cîhanê, di nav de Xiristiyanî, Îslam, Cihûtî, Bûdî, Hindos û yên din de dibe.
Sanyu Estelle is the author of "The History (Mystery) of the Tarot," the opening chapter of Tarot for Pregnancy by Brittany Carmona-Holt. Sanyu is a Claircognizant ("clear knowing") Soothsayer ("truth teller") that is also known as "The Word Witch" because of her deep love for word origins (etymology) and word culture (philology). These natural inclinations are bolstered by an 11+ year practice of Taoism, as well as a 10+ year relationship with Ifa, the indigenous tradition of the Yoruba people of now-Nigeria. Sanyu is known for her straightforward card reading style and her way with words via writing, speaking and singing. A "1st generationish" US-American of Ugandan and Belizean descent, Sanyu was born, bred and buttered in Los Angeles on land traditionally stewarded by the Tongva. Many dream up the future, but it belongs to their descendants. Thus, Sanyu is the best thing that came out of her Colonizer's lineage. She uses their/her own ancestry to denounce their indoctrination into the invention of Whiteness through colonization. They are lucky to have her and they ensured not only that she is, but what she is. SUPPORT THIS PODCAST ON PATREON Visit Sanyu's Website Follow Sanyu on Instagram Buy Tarot for Pregnancy Book a Reading with Nick Follow Nick on Instagram Music by AJ Ackleson. Thanks AJ!
"The Tao that can be spoken is not the eternal Tao". So says the primary text of Taoism, the Tao Te Ching. But to trace our way back to that eternal Tao, we can make use of the spoken word as a pointer. Much like a finger pointing to the moon, use this guided non-dual meditation to become present to the unceasing clarity of your essential nature. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/methods/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/methods/support
Charlie Henderson is a zealous human being whose passions lie in human connection, tantra, and nervous system-based healing. As an intimacy and empowerment expert, her goal is to support her clients to experience an authentic relationship with themselves, true liberation of the body, and the fullest expression of their unique power. Her coaching practice incorporates the most influential teachings of modern neurobiology and holistic healing. Charlie draws on the techniques of the ancient teachings of Tantra, Taoism, and Sacred Sexuality and blends them with western neuroscience, psychology, and trauma healing. In her free time Charlie enjoys dancing, singing, writing and playing music, spending as much time as possible in nature. Follow Charlie on Instagram: @charliehenderson_coaching Learn about working with Emily in 1:1 feminine embodiment career coaching: www.talktoemily.com Get the book Wholeness Within here: https://www.guidetowholeness.com/wholeness-within Join the Guide to Wholeness Newsletter & get a free breathwork meditation: https://guidetowholeness.substack.com/ Get Guide to Wholeness Merch: https://www.guidetowholeness.com/shop Leave a 5-star rating & review Follow Emily Smith on Pinterest & LinkedIn & Instagram
A reading for meditation of excerpts taken from the text "All Else is Bondage". Terence James Stannus Gray (14 September 1895 – 5 January 1986), better known by the pen name Wei Wu Wei, was a 20th-century Taoist philosopher, writer, Egyptologist and theatre producer. Gray was born in Felixstowe, Suffolk, England on 14 September 1895, into a well-established Anglo-Irish family. He was educated at numerous prestigious institutions including Eton and Oxford University. After he left his theatrical career, his thoughts turned towards philosophy and metaphysics. This led to a period of travel throughout Asia, including time spent at Ramana Maharshi's ashram in Tiruvannamalai, India. Between the years 1958 and 1974 a series of eight books appeared attributed to the mysterious 'Wei Wu Wei'. These works draw on a variety of sources, including Taoism, specifically the texts attributed to Lao Tzu and Chuang Tzu, Buddhism, especially The Heart, Diamond and Lankavatara Sutras, and Chan Buddhism as taught by Hui Neng, Huang Po, Hui Hai, etc., as well as the teachings of Padma Sambhava and Sri Ramana Maharshi, among others.
Samantha Shelley from Zelph in the Shelf rejoins the podcast! We talk about building a joyful relationship to food by savoring our experience, Taoism and the power of presence, Mormon young adult fiction, and Samantha's upcoming performance at Something Cool on a Friday Night on March 31 in SLC!Sam is hands down one of our favorite humans! Can't wait for you to listen...Links:Zelph on the Shelf YouTubeInstagram: @thesampsoSam's Coaching WebsiteZelph on the Shelf PatreonSomething Cool on a Friday Night (Live Music event in SLC):Grab your Ticket!** 21+ Event **$ Donation based (pay what you can)Friday, March 31 @ 8:00pm (Doors open @ 7:30pm)Come party with us on March 31! 8 pm - as long as the party keeps going! Featuring several local bands, artists and DJs.BYOBMormons on Mushrooms – Ways to ContributeOur podcast is supported by our amazing listeners and magical community. If you'd like to energetically contribute to what we're creating, there are several ways to do so:Become a PatreonSend a Contribution (buy us a booch)!Purchase Mormons on Mushrooms Merchandise
Heather Conn is the AUTHOR of numerous books and has been published in 50+ magazines and newspapers across North America, including The Vancouver Sun, Edmonton Journal, and Globe and Mail. Her expertise lies in writing about spirituality and trauma healing, storytelling, and as a writing coach in trauma- related memoirs. Heather has taught the online creative nonfiction course Writing from Pain to Power for the University of King's College in Halifax, NS, Canada and teaches creative writing for the City of Port Moody. Over more than three decades, Heather has taught at many venues, including Simon Fraser University and Capilano University.Moreover, Heather is passionate about reaching people interested in spirituality and spiritual practices to help lead them to profound transformation, growth, and healing. She shares her own healing in her memoir and in November last year, she gave a presentation to an audience of 140 about Trauma and Truth-telling in Memoir: The Risks and Rewards of Revealing Secrets.Quote: "From meditation and yoga to seven months in India, have spent several decades exploring a variety of spiritual practices. I embrace "eclectic spirituality"; for me, that incorporates concepts and practices from Tibetan Buddhism to pantheism and Taoism. My spiritual mentor from about twenty years ago promoted Oneness, which I still follow. She believes Essence is the powers and unites us.Support the showThank you for listening to another episode of How To Survive Society. Visit www.howtosurvivesociety.com for lifeskill courses that is curated by Abby to help you navigate and survive society.Buy I survived society t-shirts and hoodies at www.howtosurvivesociety.com
Nikita Obraztsov is a master of religious studies at St Petersburg University and a popularizer of the science of religion. His main interest is the study of contemporary religious processes, and his master's thesis is on the Brights movement. He went into religious studies from jurisprudence, because it is more important to live interestingly than to live richly :). He is convinced that it is possible and necessary to speak about religion in a scientific language, contrary to the postmodernist narratives that are widespread today, denying such a possibility. Interested in Buddhism, Shinto and Taoism. Author of popular science courses on the religions of the world, explaining complex concepts in simple language. FIND NIKITA ON SOCIAL MEDIA YouTube | VKontakte | Dzen | Telegram ================================ SUPPORT & CONNECT: Support on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/denofrich Twitter: https://twitter.com/denofrich Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mark.develman/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/denofrich Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/den_of_rich/ Hashtag: #denofrich © Copyright 2023 Den of Rich. All rights reserved.
I've been all around the world to India, Peru, Bali, and more. I've studied with Shamans, Gurus, Mystics, and Yogis; the list is endless. What I know about the New Age will blow your mind, and I'm convinced by spirit to share it. Whatever comes of this, I'm grateful and thank you for taking the time to listen this episode. …… The New Age Movement consists of an eclectic range of beliefs and practices based on Buddhism and Taoism, psychology, and psycho-therapy; paganism, clairvoyance, tarot and magic. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/phonchrist/message
So many of us are so disconnected from ourselves….from our desires, and our values, and our intuition, and our beauty – that “loving ourselves” only ever happens at the surface level.How do you learn how to see yourself with honest transparency? And how do you shed the layers of protection that you're hiding behind?On today's episode of The Limitless Life Podcast, I chat with Po-Hong Yu, a Spiritual Guide, Somatic Healer, Plant Medicine Facilitator, and Self Intimacy Teacher. She guides people in their process of awakening, healing, embodiment, and being seen. The foundation of her teachings are based in Taoism, energetics, and the practice of surrendering to the divine flow of life with consciousness and receptivity. Her experience as an acupuncturist brings a holistic approach to her work where she integrates the physical, emotional, mental, and energetic realms. All of Po-Hong's work is devoted to the remembrance of who we are and living from that place. Here's what you'll hear about in this episode: Intimacy (into-me-you-see) – and how we try to protect ourselves from being SEEN The process of shedding your invisibility cloaks What does it mean to be “in your body”? What are you trying NOT to be with/feel? The profound practice of mirror work, and looking at yourself with neutral eyes The power of leaning into your edges and expanding your capacity Your triggers as an “entry point” to shadow-work The importance of creating space for yourself (and putting yourself 1st) What is “fierce love” and what does it look like? Car screaming – and why you need to try it! You are not being victimized by your circumstances Here's how you can connect with PO Website: https://www.taoofpo.com Tao of Po Podcast on Apple Tao of Po Podcast on Spotify IG: https://www.instagram.com/pohong.yu/ FB: https://www.facebook.com/pohong.yu __________________________________________________________ P.S. Doors to The Limitless Life Expansion Community are now open! This community is a unique Subconscious Strategy and Energetic Healing space that you won't find anywhere else. I don't do basic
Chasing Heroine: On This Day, Recovery Podcast
Jeannine interviews Dr. Chad Davis who shares specific tools and methods to manage stress and anxiety, why "relaxing well" after stressful situations is vital for overall wellness in life, how meditation allows us to "reprogram" our brains and much more. From Dr Davis: "Addiction is an epidemic, stress is a pandemic, and whether you currently struggling with mental health issues or you simply want to "up your game" in your specific field, everyone can use a little "Mental Remodeling." Just like a professional who remodels homes I use a fully holistic toolbox to help get the job done effectively. Some of the common tools are CBT, DBT, MI, REBT, ACT, IFS, LTEA, EMDR, and NLP among the rest of the alphabet soup. I also use the subcontractors of Christianity, Buddhism, Taoism, Stoicism, Vedas, Ayurveda, along with the core ideas in functional and traditional medicine to help reframe and support core beliefs and values while also providing health and wellbeing to the entire property. So come bathe in the revitalizing efforts of person-centered, compassion, and meaning therapy, and enjoy what the process of a fresh coat of positive psychology will look like in your own life. Learn to tear down those restricting and confining walls found in clinical therapy which can give way to the new breathtaking views of transpersonal psychology! Allow me the pleasure and opportunity to apply over 8 years of psychology, counseling, and consulting education with 14 years of dual Dx therapy experience and 20+ years of fitness experience to work on your behalf." Connect with Dr. Davis: https://fearlessrecovery.weebly.com/ Connect with the show: https://www.instagram.com/chasingheroine/
Greg Boyd: Apologies & Explanations
Greg plays with fire. Episode 1066 Greg's new book: Inspired Imperfection Dan's new book: Confident Humility Send Questions To: Dan: @thatdankentTwitter: @reKnewOrg Facebook: ReKnew Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Links: Greg's book:"Crucifixion of the Warrior God" Website: ReKnew.org
Mattias Daly Talks to Bill Porter aka Red Pine, renown translator of Chinese poetry and religious texts. He delves into the philosophy of his translation methodology and the history and practice of Zen Buddhism. Mattias and Bill discuss Bill's personal story, practice, translation methodologies and travels as well as his forthcoming work, “Dancing with the Dead”, an anthology of Chinese poetry translations including Buddhist poets Cold Mountain (Hanshan) and Stonehouse (Shiwu), as well as Tang-dynasty luminaries Wei Yingwu and Liu Zongyuan.
Rick Repetti's Routledge Handbook on the Philosophy of Meditation (Routledge, 2022) provides a comprehensive overview and analysis of the state of the field of the philosophy of meditation and engages primarily in the philosophical assessment of the merits of meditation practices. This Handbook unites novel and original scholarship from 28 leading Asian and Western philosophers, scientists, theologians, and other scholars on the philosophical assessment of meditation. It critically assesses the conceptual and empirical validity of meditation, its philosophical implications, its legitimacy as a phenomenological research tool, its potential value as an aid to neuroscience research, its many practical benefits, and, among other considerations, its possibly misleading interpretations, applications, and consequences. Following the introduction by the editor, the Handbook's chapters are organized in six parts: - Meditation and philosophy - Meditation and epistemology - Meditation and metaphysics - Meditation and values - Meditation and phenomenology - Meditation in Greco-Roman and Judeo-Christian traditions A distinctive, timely, and invaluable reference work, it marks the emergence of a new discipline therein, the philosophy of meditation. The book will be of interest to an interdisciplinary audience in the fields of philosophy, meditation, Buddhism, Hinduism, Taoism, theology, and Asian and Western philosophy. It will serve as the textbook in any philosophy course on meditation, and as secondary reading in courses in philosophy of mind, consciousness, selfhood/personhood, metaphysics, or phenomenology, thereby helping to restore philosophy as a way of life. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/new-books-network
Rick Repetti's Routledge Handbook on the Philosophy of Meditation (Routledge, 2022) provides a comprehensive overview and analysis of the state of the field of the philosophy of meditation and engages primarily in the philosophical assessment of the merits of meditation practices. This Handbook unites novel and original scholarship from 28 leading Asian and Western philosophers, scientists, theologians, and other scholars on the philosophical assessment of meditation. It critically assesses the conceptual and empirical validity of meditation, its philosophical implications, its legitimacy as a phenomenological research tool, its potential value as an aid to neuroscience research, its many practical benefits, and, among other considerations, its possibly misleading interpretations, applications, and consequences. Following the introduction by the editor, the Handbook's chapters are organized in six parts: - Meditation and philosophy - Meditation and epistemology - Meditation and metaphysics - Meditation and values - Meditation and phenomenology - Meditation in Greco-Roman and Judeo-Christian traditions A distinctive, timely, and invaluable reference work, it marks the emergence of a new discipline therein, the philosophy of meditation. The book will be of interest to an interdisciplinary audience in the fields of philosophy, meditation, Buddhism, Hinduism, Taoism, theology, and Asian and Western philosophy. It will serve as the textbook in any philosophy course on meditation, and as secondary reading in courses in philosophy of mind, consciousness, selfhood/personhood, metaphysics, or phenomenology, thereby helping to restore philosophy as a way of life. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/buddhist-studies
If you're the deep into season two, you know we love a good personality test, especially once that helps us understand how we interpret the world and mange our emotions. In this episode, Ali and Tina speak with worldly enneagram expert and author, Rosemay Hurwitz about how this thousand year old practice helps you discover which of the 9 personality types best suits you. Most importantly, it helps you understand who you are meant to be.Drawn from philosophy components derived from ancient Greek philosophy, Buddhism, Taoism, Islam, Christianity, and mystical Judaism, the enneagram test helps you understand your behavioral patterns, how you respond to people and situations and how to know when you're in a state of flow vs imbalanced. Tina and Ali both took the test, had a session with Rosemary and were floored with their results. Also during this episode, we unexpectedly learn how Rosemary started her spiritual journey. It's a profound story with a beautiful ending and for those of you who are wondering what's next in your life, we think you'll the universe is drawing you in to hear her message. About Rosemary Rosemary Hurtwitz is an enneagram-based coach based in the Chicago area. She's a practitioner at the world-renowned Infinity Foundation in the Chicago suburbs, a globally sought-after speaker, intuitive / angel card reader and is deeply dedicated to helping people deepen their self-awareness, compassion and remember their connection to Spirit. Initially receiving a communications degree from Marquette University, Rosemary, worked in Human Resources and Corporate Recruiting/Career Coaching. As her youngest entered kindergarten, Rosemary answered a calling to her own deeper work.In 2001 she enrolled in the Institute of Pastoral Studies, at Loyola University, in Chicago. This led to receiving her Enneagram certification and doing spiritual direction and facilitating numerous workshops across the US with the Enneagram. She's the author of “Who You Are Meant To Be: The Enneagram Effect” is a 5-star rated book, found on Amazon and in Ali + Tina's homes as well. Connect with Rosemary Hurwitz Instagram: @enneagram_empowerment Website: www.spiritdrivenliving.com Buy Rosemary's Book: “Who You are Meant to Be: The Enneagram Effect” Connect with Ali + Tina:Instagram: @soulfulstreamingWebsite: www.soulfulstreaming.com Email: Have a topic you want us to dive into or want to be a guest, email us at, Ali@soulfulstreaming.com and Tina@soulfulstreaming.com.
It is our mission on this podcast - and the wider membership community from which it arose - to open doors and break down barriers, to bring forward the ideas and the actions of, and give voice to, the absolutely amazingly creative people who get that business is not usual, that the reality we have created for ourselves is misguided at best - and dangerously toxic at worst - and are doing their best to bring about change in a timescale that matters. This week, we spoke with Pooran Desai, whose scope and scale and grasp of the nature of the problem is unmatched. Pooran is a serial environmental entrepreneur and it felt like a breath of fresh air, to connect with someone who sees the bigger picture and is working to affect change at all levels. We explored topics that ranged from the building of Britain's first sustainable community at BedZED in London, to the nature of the meta-crisis and why measurement of single indices is one of the key factors in the emergency. On the way, we discusses the different natures of left and right brain thinking and how they apply to databases (and why databases are so critical to the way that business and so politics works in the world), the evolution of sustainable development goals (and why those started out well but have become yet another way of greenwashing business in its endless drive for profit), the nature of reality and how Daoist meditation can give us insights into our own delusions…and ways we could save the NHS 80% of its costs. This was a hard-hitting conversation. We didn't mince words or step around ideas. I found it exhilarating, enlightening and inspiring and hope you do to. Bio: Pooran Desai has been a neuroscientist, a property developer, and a technology entrepreneur, but all of it has been in service to a regenerative future. In 1994, he co-founded one of the world's first sustainability organisations, Bioregional which is responsible for setting-up enterprises in sustainable forestry, organic farming, recycling and real estate development.He assembled a wealth of environmental and sustainable talent to create the UK's first zero-carbon urban eco-village, BedZED, which was completed in 2002. In 2004, he was awarded an OBE for services to sustainability - in the days when the word still meant something seriously worthwhile. Pooran led Bioregional's One Planet Living® initiative for 18 years, leading teams that created sustainability strategies in 30 countries creating a set of principles that served as inspiration for the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (SDG's). Pooran is author of OnePlanet Communities: A Real-Life Guide for Sustainable Living, and is a trustee of the Design Council, supporting their 'Design for Planet' mission.In 2019, Pooran founded OnePlanet, to create a software suite that helps people, companies, policy makers shift to networked thinking - to let go of the constraints of consensus reality and the linear thinking that got us into this mess, and move towards systemic thinking that might get us out of it. LinksAlan Watts recordings https://alanwatts.org/audio/Sharon Blackie Post-Heroic Journey https://open.substack.com/pub/sharonblackie/p/the-post-heroic-journeyKnepp https://knepp.co.uk/
"The Tao that can be told is not the eternal Tao. The name that can be named is not the eternal name."Thus begins one of the most famous and mysterious claims in philosophy from one of the two primary texts of Taoism, the Tao Te Ching. Join us as we explore the philosophy of Taoism which values balance, flexibility, and non-attachment in this first of a four part series on Eastern Philosophy!Episode ResourcesTao Te Ching - Feng/English TranslationOpen Door Philosophy on Twitter @d_parsonage or @opendoorphilOpen Door Philosophy on Instagram @opendoorphilosophyOpen Door Philosophy website at opendoorphilosophy.comContact us via email at email@example.com
A reading for meditation of excerpts taken from the text "All Else is Bondage" by Wei Wu Wei. Terence James Stannus Gray (14 September 1895 – 5 January 1986), better known by the pen name Wei Wu Wei, was a 20th-century Taoist philosopher and writer. Between the years 1958 and 1974 a series of eight books appeared attributed to the mysterious 'Wei Wu Wei'. These works draw on a variety of sources, including Taoism, specifically the texts attributed to Lao Tzu and Chuang Tzu, Buddhism, especially The Heart, Diamond and Lankavatara Sutras, and Chan Buddhism as taught by Hui Neng, Huang Po, Hui Hai, etc., as well as the teachings of Padma Sambhava and Sri Ramana Maharshi, among others.
In this episode I am once again joined by Bruce Frantzis, world renowned Taoist master and author of books such as ‘Opening the Energy Gates of your Body' and ‘Taoist Sexual Meditation'. Bruce recounts his training as a Taoist priest in an ancient secret society, including psychic training, sexual training, spiritual training, and more. Bruce discusses his training in Taoist exorcism, recalls the first exorcism he witnessed, and tells stories about exorcising trapped spirits in concentration camps and other sites of historical suffering. Bruce goes into depth about his training with Liu Hung Cheh, the Taoist immortal who would become Bruce's most significant master, and shares impressions and memories from that time including Liu Hung Cheh's last great miracle. Bruce also reflects on personal enlightenment, astral projection, the business of religion, compares Buddhism with Taoism, and considers his own legacy as a Taoist master. … Video version: https://www.guruviking.com/podcast/ep188-esoteric-taoism-bruce-frantzis-2 Also available on Youtube, iTunes, & Spotify – search ‘Guru Viking Podcast'. … Topics Include: 00:00 - Intro 01:09 - Wang Shu Jin and Taoist priesthood 03:01 - China's history of secret societies 04:39 - Inducted into a secret society 08:36 - Branches of learning 09:39 - Witnessing an exorcism 10:50 -Bruce's Taoist sex education 11:55 - Secret psychic training 14:16 - Problem with modern presentations of Buddhism, Taoism, and Christianity 16:23 - The role of a Taoist priest 17:16 - Sexual tests 19:39 - Learning qigong tui na 20:45 - Feeling chi and releasing trauma 26:14 - Varieties of enlightenment 29:42 - Personality development and the human condition 34:31 - Becoming aware of what's inside and clearing out trauma 38:39 - Bruce's teachers' extreme methods 42:50 - Enlightenment and the 10,000 identities 47:53 - Internal alchemy after enlightenment 48:23 - Seeing beyond this life 51:33 - Astral body journeys to other planets 53:28 - The life of Bruce's master, Liu Hung Cheh 57:06 - Bruce reflects on Liu Hung Cheh 59:27 - Life with Liu Hung Cheh 01:03:55 - The death of Liu Hung Cheh and leaving China 01:09:36 - Kalu Rinpoche and mystical visions 01:15:49 - Compassion and Bruce's tonglen practice 01:22:00 - Bruce's greatest gift 01:22:04 - The cultural revolution 01:23:26 - Beginning to teach meditation 01:25:03 - Clearing out trapped spirits in concentration camps and comments on Kabbalah 01:27:53 - Comments on Scientology 01:31:18 - Miraculous physical feats of Liu Hung Cheh 01:32:31 - Liu Hung Cheh's final miracle 01:36:39 - Taoist exorcism 01:38:57 - Sex with 1000 women 01:40:37 - Full effort with no force 01:44:44 - Dzogchen vs Taoism 01:47:53 - The martial and spiritual potentials of Tai Chi 01:52:26 - Buddhism vs Taoism 01:54:54 - Beyond happiness 01:53:44 - Difficulties teaching Taoism in the West 01:56:44 - Bruce's legacy 01:57:40 - Taoism is practical … Previous episode with Bruce Frantzis: - https://www.guruviking.com/podcast/ep171-taoist-master-bruce-frantzis To find out more about Bruce Frantzis, visit: - https://www.energyarts.com/ … For more interviews, videos, and more visit: - www.guruviking.com … Music ‘Deva Dasi' by Steve James
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*** Karma is Sunskrit means an action, work, or deed and its effect or consequences. In Indian religions , the term more specifically refers to a principle of cause and effect , often descriptively called the principle f karma. wherein intent and actions of n individual (cause ) influence the future of that individual (effect ) Good intent and good deeds contribute to good karma and bad rebirths, As per some scripture, there is no link of rebirths with karma. --The idea of Karma is associated with many religions, prominent in Asian countries ,particularly Hinduism, Buddism, Jainism,and Taoism, ~Wikipedia Q: Do you ever think about Karma Q: Do you apply any principles of Karma in your life? Q: How do you treat others? Follow/Contact: **--Shane Mark Tull LCSW-R Book: "The Mental Health Pandemic" Available on Amazon **----Join the conversation LiveChat as we raise the questions, give our opinions , and ask you the same questions... --Live Chat with Us Every week... -----Music: Audio Podcast : by Daniel Howse : www.youtube.com/ProfessorSoraMusic ** OneMicNite Theme Song "Chance" & Background Song "Kanye" Host: --Contact/ Follow Marcos on IG/Fb/IMdb/Twitter/TikTok: @MarcosLuis and www.MarcosLuis.com —Show: OneMicNite Podcast with Marcos Luis *Contact/Follow: IG/Fb/Twitter/Tumbler/LinkedIn/Youtube/TikTok @OneMicNite www.OneMicnite.com - - ** Listen to Audio Podcast: Available wherever you download , all digital platforms.. ** Support Us Now: http:www.Anchor.fm/onemicnitetalk ---Follow/Contact -- The Show: All Social Media Fb/Ig/Twitter/Tumbler/TikTok/ *** watch the episodes on Youtube @OneMicNite & www.OneMicNite.com Please Visit: The AzulesEn Online store to find incredible Homme Decor Products that Compliment your Lifestyle: Link https://www.c8be11.myshopify.com/ --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/onemicnite/support
I love the winter. I find a surprising sense of energy and creative spark that comes with the darkest, coldest months. The cold makes me feel alive; soups and stews, fires in the fireplace, and rich oils for skin make me feel nourished and cared for; and the dark… well, the dark is where I feel most awake. I don't mean that I'm a night owl… quite the opposite actually. I'm an in-bed-at-9-and-up-at-5 kinda gal. But those quiet, dark hours - when I'm in the liminal space of physical wakefulness and subconscious wakefulness… Those hours are my most insightful. This meditation series, The Dark Side of Meditation, is a nod to meditation teacher Deborah Eden Tull and her book, Luminous Darkness. Her teachings and my own experience have guided me to pay deeper attention to the dark; and so, we will use some of our winter months to stop chasing the light and learn how to savor the dark.Did you know that humans lived on earth for more than 600,000 years BEFORE learning how to kindle a fire? That is 600,000 of living in the rhythm of daylight and darkness; of living in rhythm with the seasonal changes in light. Living in rhythm is a practice of being embodied. When we think about sinking into the rhythm of the seasons and this darker time of year, it is about inviting ourselves deeper into our own bodies. And, meditation my friends, meditation is a practice of embodiment.Darkness has been a crucial teaching in so many spiritual and awakening traditions - Taoism, Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Aboriginal and Indigenous traditions - and yet, culture today places so much emphasis on light, on progress, on achievement, and on growth. It is all about ‘enlightenment'.On the flip side, darkness is associated with scariness, with the unknown, with spiderwebs and skeletons. Don't go into that dark closet without a flashlight! Turn on the lights so you can look under the bed, but the problem is if you keep turning on a light, your eyes never adjust to the dark. This time of year asks us to be patient enough, brave enough, to linger in the dark. Join me for today's episode of The Mindful Minute podcast as we explore endarkenment rather than enlightenment.Sign up for my newsletter at http://eepurl.com/dBYEUL to receive free mini meditations each month, creative musings, and more.Make a donation or learn more about my free offerings and live classes by visiting merylarnett.com.IG: @merylarnett #meditatewithmeryl
In this episode, Brad Stulberg shares a healthier, more sustainable model for success. At the heart of this model is groundedness--a practice that values presence over rote productivity, accepts that progress is nonlinear, and prioritizes long-term values and fulfillment over short-term gain. To be grounded is to possess a firm and unwavering foundation, a resolute sense of self from which deep and enduring, not shallow and superficial, success can be found. Groundedness does not eliminate ambition and striving; rather, it situates these qualities and channels them in more meaningful ways. Achievement often comes at a cost. Angst, restlessness, frayed relationships, exhaustion, burnout, and even substance abuse can be the unwanted side effects of an obsession with outward performance. While the high of occasional wins can keep you going for a while, playing into the always-on, never enough hustle culture—what he calls heroic individualism—ultimately takes a serious toll, both on individuals and communities. In his newest book, The Practice of Groundedness, Brad offers a healthier and more sustainable model for success. Interweaving case studies, modern science, and time-honored lessons from ancient wisdom traditions such as Buddhism, Stoicism, and Taoism, Brad discusses how to cultivate the habits and practices of a more grounded life and the application of the six principles of groundedness. We wrapped up with discovering what Brad's learned in the year since Groundedness has been out, and I must say it was as deep and reflective as you may expect from such a unique person. Brad's work helps us all to live our lives in full, and with authentic meaning. This is a rich conversation with an amazing guy, be sure to tune in on your favorite platform.
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Minter Dialogue with Charlie Birney Charlie Birney is a fellow podcaster, who co-founded Podville Media and the Podcast Village where he consults and helps produce notable podcasts, such as The Lincoln Project or The 1600 Sessions. He is also author of the newly published, “The Tao of Podcasting,” that uses the wisdom of Tao to help navigate the world of podcasting. In this conversation, we discuss Taoism, Charlie's career and creative outlets, the evolution of podcasting and some of the pearls in his book, which he wrote and illustrated. This episode is loaded with interesting tidbits and resources. If you've got comments or questions you'd like to see answered, send your email or audio file to firstname.lastname@example.org; or you can find the show notes and comment on minterdial.com. If you liked the podcast, please take a moment to rate/review the show on RateThisPodcast. Otherwise, you can find me @mdial on Twitter.
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