Buddhism, Satsang, Spirituality

Episode 12: Going to the Roots of “Being”


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In this episode, we talk about Be-ing and how to “get there”. It’s a bit disingenuous to say that anybody can “get there”, because in reality, there’s nowhere to go and nothing to do. It is a recognition of Being and going back to your roots.

This is what is meant by the great perfection; meditation. To be, and to simply watch your thoughts, emotions, sensations, patterns, concepts, and basic human experience arise and pass away from moment to moment from one eternal, unchanging, permanent place. Any moment.

If all is passing through and changing, then what is left?

As always, give me a shout at curiousbodhi@zoho.com!

Interview, Spirituality

Episode 5 – Interview with Tattooist Jeffrey Segundo on Following Instincts


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As the birds chirp in the backdrop to this episode, I speak to Jeffrey Segundo straight from Melbourne, Australia where we have an organic conversation about his humanness and spirituality.

We met when he made the decision to do a guest spot at our tattoo studio, Fifth Dimension Tattoo & Piercing in London. Jeff really inspired us with his positive attitude and the willingness to be open to any situation that stood before him — he’s such a natural character, and it’s such a blessing to be able to have met and keep in touch with him! He gives “going with the flow” a new name.

All artists have the gift of taking the mundane and making it more precious, more beautiful. This is exactly what Jeff does with his tattoo art form, as he’s been practicing for the past eight years, and he also does so with his gratitude for life. You can connect with Jeff at @juxtagram on Instagram.

Enjoy listening with us in this podcast, and please be in touch at curiousbodhi@zoho.com if you have a story about your own spiritual awakening.

Interview, Spirituality

Episode 4: Interview with Jana Rosenbergova on Freedom


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Good morning or afternoon, wherever you are! Jana Rosenbergova is a massage therapist working out of East London — in London Fields near Broadway Market, to be exact. She has been in the trade for around six years. With her expertise, she has been growing and learning the art of massage through traditional techniques such as deep tissue and Swedish massage, hot stone, and even Indian head massage, yet she integrates her own spin on the practices that can only be described as divine.

Jana’s instinct towards freedom, imbibed in her personality, comes out in each and every treatment session as she meets her clients where they are.

I am one of them. For years, I have experienced back pain; chronic, to the extent that it has been hanging around for as long as I can remember, but also just another human facet of busy London-life, breakups with ex-partners, a dash of ruffled-up sleeping habits, and perhaps not enough yogic postures to keep my spine limber. I am also a daily runner, trekking between 5-10 kilometres per day every morning, so massage is paramount in the weekly routine to keep my body happy and healthy. Jana has met me in this juncture, as a runner and as someone who has carried around a bit too much in her past.

Knowing Jana for just over a year has been such a pleasure and we have created a bond that will last a lifetime. (We even joke that we knew each other in the past and the bond will last multiple lifetimes!) She knows not just my physical pain but also my mental and spiritual pain, and I’m completely safe to put that into her “hands” and let the tensions melt back into the source.

Jana is first and foremost a healer and takes seriously the desire for spiritual and emotional growth and wellbeing for the people and natural elements of this planet. In the future, she hopes to go to a more lush and natural setting, like South America, to further her skills and learn from more masters.

You can email Jana for a massage at holisticandhair@gmail.com or visit her website at holisticandhair.co.uk.

Have a blessed human experience today!

 

Satsang

Episode 3: Organic & Spontaneous Satsang in London

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In this episode, I share the recent insights gathered in a spontaneous Satsang, unplanned and natural. There will be more organic Satsangs in the future. A Satsang is a sacred gathering, where beings meet to come to meet Themselves, as They really are — or meet reality, as it is.

Satsangs are lacking in Western societies by and large, and non-duality is not a buzz word on the streets and isn’t ready as a conversation starter at the cocktail bar, yet they have been going on in India since time immemorial. Regardless of this notion, we can also come together in a virtual Satsang where we share from across the globe and meet non-dual awareness together no matter your country, upbringing, age, or background. Those don’t matter, because they are not who you are!

In 2012 and 2016, I sat with my guru, Mooji, in Bethnal Green in London. He taught the way of the Satsang with the help of his master, Papaji, and his master, Sri Ramana Maharshi. Mooji has shown me the light that I needed to be propelled, against all odds, to awaken to my true nature. You can, too. Here’s a preview below of a Satsang by Papaji, a wise and hilarious character, now gone beyond. Enjoy, and om namo Buddhay!