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

Episode 39: On Meditation — Interview with Eric Zimmer

Meditation is such a vast topic, but Eric and I whittle it down to what it means to him. Firstly, before undertaking a spiritual path, Eric was deeply addicted and involved with various substances. Meditation helped him break away from his afflictive behaviour. Listen above to hear about both our meditation journeys and pick up… Continue reading Episode 39: On Meditation — Interview with Eric Zimmer

Society, Spirituality

Episode 37: Waking Up Isn’t So Easy!

My friend, a true craftsman who has been honing his skills for 20 years, once mentioned to me: "the more you do something, the easier it gets!". That always stuck in my mind, until a whole podcast episode came tumbling out in the midst of a run through the city and woods. Take running as… Continue reading Episode 37: Waking Up Isn’t So Easy!

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, Interview, Philosophy, Society, Spirituality

Episode 29: What is Advaita Vedanta? — Interview with Swamini Brahmaprajnananda

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

Buddhism, Philosophy, Society, Spirituality

Episode 27: Realisations Lately…

In this episode, I go over briefly which insights I've had recently; they tumbled out and snowballed into one after another after another. In hopes that it provokes something in you -- when you're most yourself, most relaxed, or even during intense activities, you can catch the ways in which life hands you what you… Continue reading Episode 27: Realisations Lately…