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Consciousness Now

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Consciousness Now is hosted by Sensei Derek Fletcher Ⓥ. Buddhist | Orator| Author | Vegan Consciousness, Spirituality and Philosophy. Subscribe now and be lifted!

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To The Unsung Heroes

October 5th, 2019

6:24

Wisdom may be discovered among a variety of people. We often heed the advice and opinions of someone simply because they have a "public presence." But, you may be standing next to, or passing by, a wise individual …

Fresh Flowers Stinky Fish

September 6th, 2019

4:24

What's familiar to us may be preferred even though that preference may be unhealthy. When given the choice between fresh flowers or stinky fish most people choose the stinky fish! Here's why... 🙏🏾☸️📿 #consciousness …

Dancing With Death

September 5th, 2019

5:31

Life has only one natural partner....death. So much anxiety, stress and depression results from thoughts around death. Here's a different …

Despair, Humanity & Consciousness

March 16th, 2019

7:15

Discontent about the present "state of humanity" is common today. Yet, those who despair about it may not fully understand their involvement in this …

Where Did Happiness Go?

January 22nd, 2019

13:02

Happiness remains one of the most slippery goals we can aspire to obtain. Why is this? What's really going on? Let's take a look... 🙏🏾📿☸️ #organic #healthcare #health #wellness …

My Visit In Hell

January 22nd, 2019

12:55

Hell is real. Many traditions speak of it. I've been there and this is what I can share...🙏🏾📿☸️ #organic #healthcare #health #wellness #lifestyle #vegan #spirituality #hope #meditation …

Emptiness & Suffering: What Is Suffering?_ V2

December 27th, 2018

1:15

Announcement! The second video in my "Emptiness & Suffering" video series has posted on my YouTube channel Plant Powered Buddhist. This video titled "What Is Suffering?" was posted Thursday December 27, 2018. Learn …

Emptiness & Suffering Video Series

December 26th, 2018

1:21

Announcement! My new "Emptiness & Suffering" video series has just launched on my YouTube channel Plant Powered Buddhist. The first video "Emergence of Phenomena" was posted Monday December 24th, 2018. Listen to a …

Loneliness Can Liberate You

December 20th, 2018

3:05

Loneliness is something most people fear and avoid. This is a missed opportunity to become powerful beyond your imagination. If you can be with it …

Losing Hope In Humanity

December 2nd, 2018

3:00

So many people today have lost hope in humanity. There are many reasons for this. However, to lose hope in humanity says something even deeper than you think. Here's why...🙏🏾

How To Deal With Hardships

November 26th, 2018

4:19

All too often you own your challenges or hardships. Then they take ownership of you. This results in additional pain and suffering. This cycle, …

Plant Powered Buddhist Herbal Blends!

November 19th, 2018

3:59

Announcing the release of Plant Powered Buddhist herbal blends! These are blends that I have personally crafted and use myself to maintain optimal health. (including my personal alkaline pH of 7.6-8.0) They are …

Seeking Happiness = Barrier To Enlightenment

November 17th, 2018

4:27

Happiness is something that so many people pursue. Unfortunately, pursuing happiness most often leads to suffering and here's why...🙏🏾

Why I Don't Suffer

November 7th, 2018

4:54

I have been asked to give a little more detail about how it is that I don't suffer. Though it seems unimaginable to most it's quite possible for you too. For more content on this please visit …

Mindfulness Is The Problem

November 5th, 2018

4:19

Mindfulness has been a buzzword for several years now. While most people believe in its ability to achieve its ends, I totally disagree...🙏🏾 To …

Why You Suffer

October 28th, 2018

4:01

People often jump to the lesser issue of "how" they suffer. This focus will never relieve your suffering and often times will only increase it. The only question to ask is: "Why do I suffer?" The answer to this is not …

Religion's Relationship To Enlightenment

October 17th, 2018

4:12

Does enlightenment require religion or religious affiliation? Sensei offers his opinion. For more on this and related topics visit Patreon.com/ConsciousnessNow and PlantPoweredBuddhist.com

Spiritual Life or Material Pursuits?

October 15th, 2018

4:14

Many people are struggling today with a question: "Shall I live a spiritual life or pursue material things?" This is problematic but not for the reasons that most people think. Sensei offers a subtle perspective about …

Freedom May Not Be Given or Withheld

September 24th, 2018

9:01

Freedom is a phenomenon that is of interest to everyone. It's life's most precious "currency." Yet, as life progresses we feel less and less of it. This does not have to be so and here's why...🙏🏾 #consciousness …

Love & Possession Don't Mix

September 19th, 2018

4:01

Many of the challenges we encounter in romantic relationships are self produced. The source of this has to do with our orientation to love. Rare is the person who can love without poisoning the experience with this …

Clean Living Space Clearer Consciousness

September 17th, 2018

3:10

We miss the opportunity to experience and enjoy clearer Consciousness every day. So many people keep their living spaces dirty or cluttered. Then they wonder why depression, anxiety or negative thoughts haunt them. It …

Noble Truth of The Buddha #3

September 12th, 2018

4:31

The Four Noble Truths of the Buddha are essential to understanding and practicing Buddhism. If you are interested in eliminating your suffering you will benefit from understanding the Four Noble Truths. Here Sensei …

Love Is Not Limitless

September 10th, 2018

4:35

Love is such a powerful force in our existence. It is responsible for many wonderful things. Yet, with all of its power and influence, it is no more …

The Power of Impermanence

September 8th, 2018

4:32

Here Sensei shares one of the truths that has significantly impacted his personal life and heartfelt understanding of Consciousness. For extended content on Consciousness visit Patreon.com/ConsciousnessNow🙏🏾☸️📿

You're Probably Just Sad Not "Depressed"

September 5th, 2018

4:01

Have you ever looked up the phrase "clinically depressed?" Do you know what depression really is? Often people seek a title and story to give to their sadness, grief or sorrow. One of those prematurely used is "I'm …

Do You Love Yourself?

September 3rd, 2018

4:06

Some people may think highly of their professional skills or ability to perform a task. They may even be able to love others intensely. Yet, when it comes to loving themselves they are not able to do it. Are you one of …

You Are IT!

August 31st, 2018

2:56

As a child the game of tag was a favorite. Once someone was chased and touched by another we'd say "you're it!" Such a simple playful utterance which …

Children, Consciousness & Transference

August 30th, 2018

4:20

Children can develop in a natural way if given general proper guidance and protection. A problem arises though when adults begin layering identities …

Santa Claus And The Ego

August 27th, 2018

3:56

Scores of books have been written about the ego. Perhaps even more therapeutic theories have sprung from this idea. Likewise, dozens of human flaws and mental disturbances have been attributed to the notion of the ego. …

Do You Need A Guru?

August 24th, 2018

5:59

We do maintenance on our cars and other mechanical gadgetry. If you have the means, you see a doctor once a year for a "check up." Do you regularly …

Fasting For Awareness

August 22nd, 2018

4:28

Fasting is an age old spiritual practice and one of my favorites. There are several types of fasting each with great benefits. I discuss a few of …

What Is Corporate Conscience

August 20th, 2018

4:14

Consciousness is all pervasive and not restricted by boundaries. It also expresses itself in groups, organizations and businesses. Listen in as Sensei gives a brief introduction to corporate conscience. If you want to …

The Deception Of Pursuing Happiness

August 17th, 2018

6:10

The pursuit of happiness has long been held as the ultimate good. This is particularly stressed in western philosophy/culture but is completely …

The Opportunity To Suffer

August 16th, 2018

5:19

Suffering is a fact of life. But, it is also a major opportunity and here's why....🙏🏾

Stop Trying To Become Spiritual

August 15th, 2018

3:44

So much unnecessary effort is put into trying to become spiritual. That is not the best way to reach your destination and here's why. 🙏🏾 (visit patreon.com/consciousnessnow for more on this topic)

Meditation Is Not Necessary

August 15th, 2018

5:10

Meditation is a powerful spiritual exercise. Its benefits are many. However, to achieve the same results you can do this rather than meditate...🙏🏾

Stop Asking Yourself This Question

August 13th, 2018

4:55

There is a deeply profound question that has intrigued, enlightened and haunted humankind since it was first asked. As insightful as it has been, we …

The Journey Is NOT More Important Than The Destination

August 12th, 2018

4:53

People erroneously state and believe that questions are more important than answers or that the journey is more important than the destination when it comes to spiritual understanding. In this episode, Sensei explains …

Love Letters: Him To Her

August 12th, 2018

2:10

Sensei's invites you to visit Amazon.com and purchase his new book "Love Letters: Him To Her" which is available in paperback and ebook format. It's the first book of a 4 part series. Listen in on how he delves into …

Death, Time & Consciousness

August 11th, 2018

6:10

Here Sensei expounds upon the relationship between time and consciousness but adds the element of death. Death has a unique role in this whole …

Time & Consciousness

August 11th, 2018

5:27

Sensei raises a question regarding our present understanding of time and its impact on our ability to deepen our consciousness. A good thought experiment is proposed to illistrate the point. Try it and share your …

Second Noble Truth Of The Buddha

March 30th, 2018

4:55

The Four Noble Truths of the Buddha are essential to understanding and practicing Buddhism. Here I share some thoughts on the Second. 🙏🏾☸️

Food Deserts & Poor Performance

March 30th, 2018

6:03

Ever hear about food deserts? Ever see one? Listen in to found out what they are and my thoughts on their impact. This will be one the greatest …

First Noble Truth Of The Buddha

March 12th, 2018

4:06

The Four Noble Truths of the Buddha are essential to understanding and practicing Buddhism. Here I share some brief thoughts on the First. ☸️🙏🏾

When A Woman Knows Her Place

March 12th, 2018

1:06

Women are making greater strides toward more fairness and equality. A little poetry to honor their efforts.🙌🏾

BIG Discount On Select Black Living Water products!

March 7th, 2018

1:57

I was first introduced to Black MP (mineral-probiotics) products last year by a family member who is fighting cancer. I was so impressed after using …

Remember To Feed Your Spirit

March 5th, 2018

0:59

Goals are great. But without nourishing your spirit it will all be meaningless...

Noble Truth #1 Of The Buddha

March 5th, 2018

4:20

The Four Noble Truths as taught by the Buddha were among his most profound teachings! Understanding them is essential to practicing Buddhism. Here I share some brief thoughts on Noble Truth #1...☸️

How To Grow Old

March 5th, 2018

3:35

Today our culture is obsessed with youth and being young. In the West, if you are 30 or older you’re “washed up.” Cicero wrote a brilliant book on …

Why You Need Rituals Not Routines

March 4th, 2018

9:32

It’s time to get rid of ALL of your routines and start focusing on rituals! Here’s why...

Philosophy Of War & Fighting

March 4th, 2018

5:59

Why after so much time, history and experience do humans still fight? The answer may not be as clear as we imagine...

Ode To Poverty

March 4th, 2018

1:40

Poverty comes in many varieties, not just economic. It is a strange phenomenon which has the power to deplete or rejuvenate...#plantpoweredbuddhist

What If You Lived Forever?

November 27th, 2017

4:54

Many have probsbly pondered the question: “If I were going to die tomorrow, what would I do today?” It’s an interesting question. However, the …

Don’t Stress! Let’s Have Tea.

November 22nd, 2017

4:10

Oddly enough, during the holiday season depression, sadness, family drama and loneliness skyrockets! This should not be the case. Let me help you …

7th Vow Of The Medicine Buddha

November 21st, 2017

4:59

We often feel isolated and alone on our life journey, especially when dealing with existential or spiritual angst. It comforting to know that in fact …

Where EVERYTHING Comes From Pt2

November 21st, 2017

4:59

In Part 1 we introduced some basic notions of causes and conditions within the Buddhist concept of Dependent Origination. In this segment the focus is Cause & Effect. Cause & Effect along with its 6 key …

Where EVERYTHING Comes From

November 6th, 2017

4:59

In vain perhaps do we search for the single source of everything. A linear way of thinking, as opposed to the structure of consciousness, may be what prevents us form clearly seeing the answer. The good news is that …

This Belongs To Me! (Part 2)

October 24th, 2017

4:59

In part two of our exploration of private property, John Locke offers support to his original argument of labor by invoking Divine Command. What does God say about owning private property? Tune in!

This Belongs To Me! (Part 1)

October 21st, 2017

4:59

Few ideas inspire more debate than the idea of private property. This is Part 1 of a series on how this concept developed in its western roots. We begin with John Locke’s idea and its influence today.

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