Many feel as if they are not growing spiritually, nor positively, because their life-force energy is being held back in some way. This is usually due to cultural and social influences but also can be due to early trauma or emotions such as shame and guilt. But, these shadows can be overcome and we can… Continue reading Episode 81: Get Your Life-Force Back!
Good afternoon, and welcome to the Curious Bodhi Podcast! On our show, we are talk about one of the most mysterious and misunderstood terms in Buddhism. This is the notion of "not-self" or Anatta. The Buddha taught the Middle Way between eternalism and nihilism. In Zen, they say: "if your mind is leaning [to the… Continue reading Episode 54: Understanding “Not-self” in Buddhism
As Swamini's guru most eloquently put it: ‘In psychology there is no solution to the human problem. In Vedanta, there is no problem.’ Swamini was classically trained as a modern psychologist and moved her consciousness forward, based on the limits she saw within this framework. Thus, she trained under her Advaita Vedanta guru and master,… Continue reading Episode 29: What is Advaita Vedanta? — Interview with Swamini Brahmaprajnananda
What does death feel like? Surely, no one of us knows: but we have our imaginations to help us find out. One of the four noble truths is that life is suffering (or dukkha), if it is taken wrongly. Almost all of us have a wrong view of both life and death, because they are… Continue reading Episode 24: Gentle Guided Meditation on Death