Society, Spirituality

Episode 55: How to Build an Off-grid Eco-home — Part 1

Greetings from a small-ish village called Ventosa in Portugal. We are near Serra de Montejunto -- a beautiful, hike-able, mountain in the district of Lisboa. On our first day here, we were greeted by a stingy field full of weeds with thick spikes and didn't quite know how to navigate after 24 hours of sleepless… Continue reading Episode 55: How to Build an Off-grid Eco-home — Part 1

Interview, Philosophy, Society, Spirituality

Episode 48: The Cycle of Mind — Interview with Alan Gordon

Alan Gordon is the creator of the Cycle of Mind "system" which looks at the subconscious mind as a gateway to change thoughts and behaviour. He explains in our interview how the subconscious, as opposed to the unconscious and conscious (which really have invisible boundaries), holds our most basic beliefs on what's possible for us… Continue reading Episode 48: The Cycle of Mind — Interview with Alan Gordon

Buddhism, Hinduism / Sanatana Dharma, Philosophy, Society, Spirituality

Episode 41: Navigating Through Spiritual Fads

How can we know that the spiritual teachings we are interested in learning are genuine or will lead us off some beaten track? Firstly, the goal of the teaching, the book, or the guru/teacher has to be the same goal you have in mind. Without a goal, we are groping in the dark and can end… Continue reading Episode 41: Navigating Through Spiritual Fads

Buddhism, Interview, Society, Spirituality

Episode 34: McMindfulness — The New Capitalist Spirituality with Ron Purser

Ron is not afraid of controversy with his new book: McMindfulness -- How Mindfulness Became the New Capitalist Spirituality, out this July. He also hosts the Mindful Cranks podcast. Let's start out by saying that: "Dr. Purser is an ordained  Zen Dharma teacher in the Korean Zen Taego Order.  He received ordination in April 2013… Continue reading Episode 34: McMindfulness — The New Capitalist Spirituality with Ron Purser

Buddhism, Hinduism / Sanatana Dharma, Philosophy, Society, Spirituality

Episode 19: Building an Ecological House – Part II

Building an ecological house... is what I am going to do. Because I feel a responsiblity towards taking care of myself and changing the current situation on earth. People, like you and me, are starting to wake up and bypass the status quo, because the disillusionment of pleasing authorities that exist in our imaginations is… Continue reading Episode 19: Building an Ecological House – Part II