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What makes us human? What is the nature of our happiness and suffering... and where do we rile up the energy to do all of this!? How does awakening unfold on the tri-level of our body/mind/spirit continuum and transfer into society? This podcast is for truth-seekers and those who wish to gain wisdom - not just 'dry, book knowledge'. We cover topics like: how awakening affects us on a societal level in science, art, & economics; Buddhism, Hinduism, & ancient knowledge; plant entheogens; and spiritual practice. Email me at curiousbodhi@zoho.com
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Veda: Knowledge (n). Akshay was born in India and now lives and breathes in New York City, though he still keeps his connections to India. He is well-versed in Sanskrit, the Vedas, and Hindu scriptures, where we go through his wealth of knowledge and wisdom. We touch on Vedic stories, Ayurveda, history, and more. Though the Vedas can seem daunting to touch at first, here are key resources to become familiar with Vedic literature and thought: The Bhagavad Gita As It Is - by Srila Prabhupada, The Upanishads - of 108, 10-13 of which are considered major: Brihadaranyaka, Chandogya, Taittiriya, Aitareya, Svetasvatara, Isha, Kena, Katha, Prasna, Mundaka, Mandukya, Kausitaki and Maitrayaniya, & great Vedantan Swami Vivekananda.
Greg Lawrence is a certified transformational and psychedelic integration coach who works with his clients in the preparation and integration stages of using psychedelic medicines. In our episode, we talk about psychedelic care; what to expect when taking plant medicines; and when it's a good or bad time take psychedelics personally. Greg has worked extensively with: Ayahuasca, San Pedro, Bufo/5-MeO-DMT, NN-DMT, Kambo, Iboga, Sananga and Psilocybin/magic mushrooms. If you want to get in touch, see Greg's website at www.psychedelicintegrationspecialist.com.
It's no secret: "modern mindfulness" is in -- especially in the United States, and it is spreading rapidly also within Europe. We chat to Ron Purser, head of the Mindful Cranks Podcast and author of McMindfulness: How Mindfulness Became The New Capitalist Spirituality, on his critique of the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) programme that may have gotten too big for its britches to become a trendy self-help business model and even harmful for people and society in the long run. How has "modern mindfulness" been severed from its true Buddhist roots? How have big companies like Google and Apple hijacked mindfulness programmes to keep workers docile and the wheel of good ol' capitalism spinning? Is the science backing mindfulness even that sound? We go over all these questions and more in this engaging interview. McMindfulness will be released in July, 2019. Catch Ron at Foyle's Bookstore in Charring Cross, London in early August at his book signing.
Anish Banskota was born in Nepal and moved to the United States at a young age, where he began to question the Christian narrative which brought him back to his pantheistic roots. We dabble in what Hinduism means to him and also his experiences with psychedelics which have helped him on his spiritual path back home. Anish is also working on a podcast called Trippy Talks. Send me a voice message - make it easy, @ https://anchor.fm/curiousbodhi/message  
Here, we whittle down the most fundamental and important Buddhist terms without the "fluff". What do they actually mean in a practical way? Emptiness ; Non-duality ; Nibbana ; Dukkha ; Sankhara. Send me a voice message - make it easy, @ https://anchor.fm/curiousbodhi/message 
Artisha nearly left this earth in 2018 and came back a new woman; we go through what brought her to the brink of death, her experiences interacting with another plane of consciousness, and the attitude it left her with today. We also share ways in which consciousness works on the path to awakening and how it makes us more positive and how it can make YOU more positive, too. Please reach out if you have a near-death experience to share to raise awareness about this subject! Contact Artisha at www.tboldmedia.com.  Send me a voice message - make it easy, @ https://anchor.fm/curiousbodhi/message  
Lane  Belone has been called to be a positive force in the world through his  extensive experiences with travel; after exploring over 40 countries, he  explains how he integrates his brand new mind with what he's learned  through his awareness of other people and cultures. He now guides others  to live the lives they want and also works with Ayahuasca and San Pedro  in South America. Listen to find out more about these medicinal plants,  the ceremonies, and catch lane at www.increasefreedom.com for a free consultation to see how you can work together.  Send me a voice message - make it easy, @ https://anchor.fm/curiousbodhi/message 
Swamini B resides in Mumbai, India, where she has been trained under H.H. Sri Swami Dayananda Saraswati ji (1930-2015) who has been known as the greatest Advaita teacher of his time. She is well-versed in the Vedas, and specifically the Upanishads, and helps numerous people directly in her city and via the online community. I ask what Advaita Vedanta is all about, pick her thoughts on the neo-Advaitan movement with teachers ranging back from Ramana Maharshi up until the current Mooji, and what Buddhism and Advaita have in common (or not)... Catch Swamini at www.discoveratma.com and listen to her podcast: River of Wisdom. Have a question for me? Send me a voice message - make it easy, @ https://anchor.fm/curiousbodhi/message 
In this episode, we go over how Buddhism is interrelated with music and Bill's usage of music as a gateway to transform both himself and others through an emotional release/connection, letting go, being together in a crowd, and also being in the present moment -- whether that brings fear or liberation! We even get into some nitty-gritty human subjects on the situation in the United States and a bit of quantum physics. Bill has been playing the piano since the age of three and is now a music care practitioner; learn more about Bill by visiting him at www.billprotzmann.com.  Send me a voice message - make it easy, @ https://anchor.fm/curiousbodhi/message  
27 - Realisations Lately...

27 - Realisations Lately...

2019-06-0700:12:28

What have you realised about your own consciousness, recently? Here, I go over a spontaneous insight that tumbled out and snowballed into many, until I had to write them all down. I distinguish "insights" from "thoughts and feelings", because insights are fresh and thoughts and feelings are old and often come back again and again which try to suck us in. I want to provoke you to reach into your own conscious experience for insights! As always, email me at curiousbodhi@zoho.com. Send me a voice message - make it easy, @ https://anchor.fm/curiousbodhi/message 
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