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Curious Bodhi

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What makes us human? What is the nature of our happiness and suffering... and where do we rile up the energy to do all of this!? How does awakening unfold on the tri-level of our body/mind/spirit continuum and transfer into society? This podcast is for truth-seekers and those who wish to gain wisdom… read more

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75 - Clarity within Buddhism and Humanism: Interview with Rodrigo Jacinto

August 6th, 2020

25:35

Clarity can be conceived as either a "small" and contracted concept or we can choose to see clarity in its larger sphere. Clarity in Buddhism is a sort of good habit to attain; indeed, if our goal is enlightenment, then …

74 - Freedom in Our Post-Corona World: A Roundtable Discussion

July 30th, 2020

46:24

We are joined by two guests: Rodrigo Jacinto, native to Portugal and Andrzej Idzikowski, native to Poland, to talk about what freedom means and our …

73 - Premonitions, Dreams, and "Material Spirituality"

July 21st, 2020

35:08

After a long break, here are the various insights I've found on dreams and premonitions of what could come out of this auspicious, mysterious, and …

72 - Uncomplicated Buddha Dhamma: Fundamental Teachings Across Paths

June 6th, 2020

30:17

The Dhamma is really uncomplicated if we wish to make it so... but the trick is that we have to start where we are and be honest about what we know and what we don't know. For a western audience especially, this is …

71 - Auspicious Dreams: Can You Help Me Decode?

May 20th, 2020

6:42

Two simultaneous dreams that reveal the nature of reality, as I strive for the largest portrait of the truth in this lifetime. Can you help me …

70 - The Virus & the Vaccine Will NOT Take Our Freedom and Humanity Away!

May 5th, 2020

47:17

If you have the feeling that the pandemic is more than questionable and misleading - you are not alone! I go over the recent unfoldment of events …

69 - "The Universe Is Saying I Love You"

April 29th, 2020

7:23

Good morning! A simple message about love and what you are.

68 - Building an Off-grid Eco Home (The Bare Minimum of Technicalities), Part 2

April 28th, 2020

49:03

This episode follows up on part 1 (episode 55) of building your own eco-home in Portugal, but it will help you with your dreams no matter which …

67 - Buddhist Science: The Ultimate Theory of Relativity

April 7th, 2020

34:35

We give a brief overview of what the Buddha has to offer us in terms of wisdom; indeed, 2500 years ago, the Buddha discovered what we are discovering in quantum physics today, and we compare this with Einstein's …

66 - Coronavirus / Covid-19 Outbreak: Tough Questions on Society and Hope for our Spiritual Lives

March 20th, 2020

29:09

Rarely do I do an opinion piece, but this is too big to ignore. Because of the global scale of the virus, we should be asking the same analytical …

65 - Spirituality: A Message of Hope for your Practice!

March 7th, 2020

23:05

Spirituality is for everyone! Although we have different capacities in terms of intellect and obtaining knowledge, creativity, physical abilities, and so on...  the same force operating the macrocosm - reality - is …

64 - Overcoming Addiction through Buddha Dhamma: Interview with Vince Cullen

February 28th, 2020

53:01

We are all subject to what the Buddha called the "three poisons": greed, hatred, and delusion. If we look closely, it is clear that addiction - affecting not just oneself but loved ones and the wider community - are …

63 - Reawakening Satsang: for Spiritual Empowerment

February 14th, 2020

15:02

This Satsang is for advanced spiritual seekers and knowers of the divine to reinvigorate the reason we are reaching for awakening. We talk about the …

62 - Five Minute Reawakening Meditation

February 14th, 2020

5:26

Relax into this comforting reawakening meditation for your spiritual empowerment.

61 - Transcending Illusion in the Kali Yuga: Interview with Sri Acharya

February 8th, 2020

59:31

In episode 40, I had the good fortune of interviewing Sri Acharya; this is the second interview in our series. Now, I ask: how is our current …

60 - Endurance Running & Spirituality

February 8th, 2020

49:28

This is an inspiration episode on how all of us are truly "creatures of endurance". Whether you are fresh into sports or have years of experience, I …

59 - Vedic Dharma vs. Buddhist Dhamma (And More Buddha-Talk)

January 23rd, 2020

26:37

Nowadays, it's preferable to call Hinduism by another name: "Sanatana Dharma", which has Dharma right in the name. The Sanskrit word Dharma has a …

58 - Upajjhatthana Sutta: Subjects for Contemplation

January 14th, 2020

8:22

This Sutta is the Buddha's reminder that we all carry the same prospects for aging, sickness, death, separation, and acting in the world. The Buddha reminds us that we harbour our own actions, as all other beings …

57 - Being a Buddha and Loving Your Enemy

December 25th, 2019

22:54

Recently, I have had the good fortune of having many mild realisations on the nature of reality, and I want to share them with you. These often inspire my episodes -- so the good news is that the Dharma works! Even …

56 - On Awakening & Poverty, Buddha-Dharma, and The Body: Reverse Interview with Anna Zambreny

December 20th, 2019

36:38

Anna Zambreny of "Anna's Intuitive" podcast conducts an interview with me on the fruition of my spiritual awakenings and coming to Buddhism through my struggle with poverty with advice for anyone who is living …

55 - How to Build an Off-grid Eco-home: part 1

December 8th, 2019

45:42

I recently gave up my past history after 11 years in London (mundane job, rented flat, water and electric bills, less time for loving life) to move off-grid in Portugal. We bought a plot of land and imported four large …

54 - Understanding "Not-self" in Buddhism

November 28th, 2019

25:53

What is this mysterious "not-self" (Anatta) we keep hearing about in Buddhism? Does this mean complete obliteration into a black hole, or nihilism? …

53 - Guided Vajrayana Medicine Buddha Meditation

November 15th, 2019

11:05

This is a meditation on our friend, the Medicine Buddha. Let this meditation stream on, and finish when you are ready. After this, you will feel more positive and relaxed about yourself and the world we inhabit. Om. …

52 - Dharma Doors: Is Dharma the Best Path?

October 30th, 2019

22:01

This talk gives a taste of the reasons why Dharma is "a best path" - for those who truly desire to learn on their way to enlightenment. Dharma is for …

51 - The Dharma of Death

October 14th, 2019

23:42

This Dharma talk focuses on death -- how death can become a great motivator to see our lives in a larger context. This can reduce fear, anxiety, depression, and mental fog. We are much larger than we think we are! Drop …

50 - The Dharma of Liking, Disliking, Self & Not-self

October 11th, 2019

28:32

The Curious Bodhi recently moved to Portugal! Hurray! This is my first episode in my new home country, and I decided to give a Dharma talk. Buddhism is all about practicality and notions we can use in our everyday lives …

49 - Trika Shaivism and Waking Up: Interview with Shambhavi

October 2nd, 2019

53:41

Shambhavi runs Jaya Kula, a centre focusing on the Trika Shaivism and Dzogchen traditions with centres in Portland, Oregon and San Rafael California …

48 - The Cycle of Mind: Interview with Alan Gordon

September 17th, 2019

43:14

"My theory is... 'okay, so I live in a prison. I'm not going to be able to stop thinking. So instead of a prison, why don't I make it a palace?!" ~ Alan Gordon. This is, after all, what every great ancient wisdom …

47 - Feeling Fear? Good News!

September 14th, 2019

5:43

Short episode on what is really going on here... *If you'd like to get in touch, email me at curiousbodhi@zoho.com - ask questions, get curious, and I will answer them on the show.

46 - Conscious Evolution! Interview with Rob Cobbold

September 10th, 2019

1:11:51

Rob Cobbold runs consciousevolution.co.uk, a global awareness movement that knows our true potential. He caught on that we are at the cusp of being …

45 - Non-Judgement, The Buddhist Way!

September 7th, 2019

18:18

What is true non-judgment and non-discrimination, at the root of it all? We go over the practical ways in which you can practice and see everyone and everything as "equal" -- this is in sharp contrast to how we normally …

44 - Satta Sutta: A Being

September 7th, 2019

5:17

Sutta  reading -- part III in a series of the three most crucial suttas to  begin to understand the Dhamma. (Tipitaka: Samyutta Nikaya: SN23)

43 - Dhammacakkappavattana Sutta: Setting the Wheel of Dhamma in Motion

August 31st, 2019

10:13

Sutta reading -- part II in a series of the three most crucial  suttas to begin to understand the Dhamma. (Tipitaka: Samyutta Nikaya:  SN56)

42 - Anatta-lakkhana Sutta: The Discourse on the Not-self Characteristic

August 26th, 2019

6:18

Sutta reading -- the first part in a series of the three most crucial suttas to begin to understand the Dhamma. (Tipitaka: Samyutta Nikaya: SN22)

41 - Navigating Through Spiritual Fads

August 22nd, 2019

27:58

How do we know we are learning genuine spiritual teachings and are not being taken a fool? Here, we talk about spiritual fads in relation to gurus, …

40 - God, Dharma, & Vedic Spirituality for all Seekers: Interview with Sri Acharya

August 7th, 2019

58:35

Why can we trust the Vedas and the Upanishads over the scriptures and books of other religions? If experience is of the utmost importance, as it is …

39 - On Meditation: Interview with Eric Zimmer

July 30th, 2019

34:06

Eric battled his former problem of addiction with meditation. Here, we talk about the way we both use meditation and our experiences. As a practice, meditation is so open to interpretation, so this episode may give you …

38 - The Essence of Dharma with Devananda

July 23rd, 2019

56:53

Devananda of the Essence of Dharma podcast talks with us in a free-flowing conversation about the nature of consciousness and Buddhism in a 'non-sectarian' sense and what this is like, breaking boundaries and barriers …

37 - Waking Up Isn't So Easy!

July 19th, 2019

19:24

My first awakening was as a teenager. I opened a book after having a psychological break (you know, the world ends with everything when you're …

36 - Vedic Living: Interview with Akshay Kanade

July 14th, 2019

55:21

Veda: Knowledge (n). Akshay was born in India and now lives and breathes in New York City, though he still keeps his connections to India. He is well-versed in Sanskrit, the Vedas, and Hindu scriptures, where we go …

35 - Psychedelic Integration: Interview with Greg Lawrence

July 9th, 2019

44:15

Greg Lawrence is a certified transformational and psychedelic integration coach who works with his clients in the preparation and integration stages of using psychedelic medicines. In our episode, we talk about …

34 - McMindfulness: The New Capitalist Spirituality with Ron Purser

July 4th, 2019

56:08

It's no secret: "modern mindfulness" is in -- especially in the United States, and it is spreading rapidly also within Europe. We chat to Ron Purser, …

33 - The Pantheistic Approach: Interview with Anish

July 2nd, 2019

1:07:06

Anish Banskota was born in Nepal and moved to the United States at a young age, where he began to question the Christian narrative which brought him back to his pantheistic roots. We dabble in what Hinduism means to him …

32 - Key Buddhist Terminology

June 27th, 2019

36:00

Here, we whittle down the most fundamental and important Buddhist terms without the "fluff". What do they actually mean in a practical way? Emptiness ; Non-duality ; Nibbana ; Dukkha ; Sankhara. Send me a voice message …

31 - Near-death & New Life Experience: Interview with Artisha Bolding

June 24th, 2019

45:25

Artisha nearly left this earth in 2018 and came back a new woman; we go through what brought her to the brink of death, her experiences interacting with another plane of consciousness, and the attitude it left her with …

30 - Ayahuasca & San Pedro in Peru: Interview with Lane Belone

June 22nd, 2019

34:47

Lane  Belone has been called to be a positive force in the world through his  extensive experiences with travel; after exploring over 40 countries, he  explains how he integrates his brand new mind with what he's …

29 - What is Advaita Vedanta? Interview with Swamini Brahmaprajnananda

June 19th, 2019

30:32

Swamini B resides in Mumbai, India, where she has been trained under H.H. Sri Swami Dayananda Saraswati ji (1930-2015) who has been known as the greatest Advaita teacher of his time. She is well-versed in the Vedas, and …

28 - Music & Buddhism: Interview with Bill Protzmann

June 13th, 2019

1:07:03

In this episode, we go over how Buddhism is interrelated with music and Bill's usage of music as a gateway to transform both himself and others through an emotional release/connection, letting go, being together in a …

27 - Realisations Lately...

June 7th, 2019

12:28

What have you realised about your own consciousness, recently? Here, I go over a spontaneous insight that tumbled out and snowballed into many, until I had to write them all down. I distinguish "insights" from "thoughts …

26 - Living Life as the Tao: Interview with Harry Sherwood

June 6th, 2019

53:08

Harry Sherwood spent time with a multiplicity of yogis, masters, monks, and witnessed various sacred ceremonies and practices all around the world to …

25 - The Prospective Billionaire Who Walked Away: Interview with Danny Levin

May 30th, 2019

1:00:55

While many of us don't have opportunities to be rich or famous... we are still not always that humble ;-) What if it had been handed to us, in our karma -- in our deck of life's playing cards -- to dine with the …

24 - Gentle Guided Meditation on Death

May 22nd, 2019

11:41

A gentle and relaxing meditation on the experience of the death of the body and the gross mind. Don't be afraid! It's very uplifting.  Send me a voice message - make it easy, @ https://anchor.fm/curiousbodhi/message 

23 - Just Walk! A Guided Meditation

May 12th, 2019

8:44

Walking meditation can't get any simpler than "just sitting" Zazen... whether you're on your way to work and a mission -- or you specifically set out to just walk -- these are the basic foundations of walking, noticing, …

22 - The Cycle of Birth, Death, & Caffeination

May 3rd, 2019

20:27

Waking up can be tricky business! Why, when we start to awaken, do we backslide instead of flowering fully into that non-dual presence we know is …

21 - Energy, Tantra, and Awakening with Julie Jancius

April 26th, 2019

50:21

Are you intrigued by what carrying a "higher vibration" means? How does it affect our personality and our moods? Special guest, Julie Jancius of the …

20 - Buddhism is not a Religion!

April 12th, 2019

27:59

Buddhism is not a religion... nor a philosophy or a set of rigid values to uphold. Did you know that Buddhist morality is not mandatory but merely …

19 - Building an Ecological House: Part II

March 21st, 2019

25:36

As promised, here is what I am personally going to do to change the high-strung city lifestyle I now lead, to integrate the knowledge and awareness I …

18 - The Economy, Cities, & Our Big Brains: Part I

March 18th, 2019

23:51

As the population is projected to reach 10 billion by 2050, our economy will inevitably change: there will be less jobs, more machines and technology …

17 - Hinduism is not a Religion: Perspective with Karthik

March 14th, 2019

47:36

 In this episode, I speak with a friend who has grown up in India -- the  land of the "Hindus". Where did this term come from? Who gave it to …

16 - Internet Series: Effects on our Consciousness

February 15th, 2019

24:28

A few days ago, I stumbled on a documentary about "Just Eat" and how it's changing the way we order food. We can now sit online and order just about anything without having to move from the house. What repercussions …

15 - Is There Security In The Material?

February 4th, 2019

9:29

Can there ever be security in the material forms we surround ourselves with? What about our homes and environment? In this short episode, I ask what …

14 - The 8-Fold Path & The 4 Noble Truths

January 29th, 2019

35:25

When the Buddha was enlightened under the Bodhi tree, he became aware of the 4 Noble Truths and the 8-Fold Path. Ultimately, he got this beautiful …

13 - Samsara Explained; Getting off the Wheel

January 6th, 2019

12:42

Are we living in a "dream"? How do we know, and what are the examples that point to this? What is the true nature of life? I will explain, in this episode, the rationality behind Samsara and what it means to be caught …

12 - Going to the Roots of "Being"

December 31st, 2018

17:42

Are you a human being or a human doing? What is "being", anyway? In this episode, we go over what being is in all practicality and how you can train …

11 - Interview with Hans Wilhelm On Our Pre-birth Plan and Reincarnation

December 26th, 2018

48:18

In this episode, I talk to a very special guest who has helped uplift humanity through his books, videos, and unique illustrations: best-selling author, Hans Wilhelm. We go through the 'tough' subject of our pre-birth …

10 - The God Button: Bufo Alvarius

December 18th, 2018

27:39

In this emotional interview, I catch up with a friend who came face-to-face with Reality via Bufo Alvarius from the Amazonian jungle. "Bufo", for …

9 - Manifestation Takes Time, So Keep Going

December 9th, 2018

6:29

I recorded this short episode after a long run outdoors, when insights often arise about the nature of life -- what is the difference between recurring thoughts and those of manifestation? When thoughts and feelings, …

8 - Internet Series: De-Google Yourself!

December 3rd, 2018

21:46

The internet and Google are a huge part of how we co-create our reality, but I have to stop to wonder... is this the way we want to see ourselves going and interacting on a personal level in the future? The Native …

7 - Interview with Artist Demi on Italian Politics And Ego Death

November 26th, 2018

51:45

In this episode, I talk to artist Gianluca (Demi) who gets straight into what's bugging him about Italian fascism right this very moment. Then we go …

6 - All People and Phenomena Are Empty!

November 20th, 2018

13:04

Inspired by a trip in Paris, I recorded this episode in a teeny hotel room. I deconstruct our tendency to remember ourselves as "separate people" and just how this is created by memory and a very specific "my" viewpoint …

5 - Interview with Tattooist Jeffrey Segundo on Following Instincts

November 14th, 2018

53:40

I interview Jeffrey Segundo, a tattoo artist from Australia who speaks about how hard times can turn into gold from the perspective of the absolute. …

4 - Interview with Jana Rosenbergova on Freedom

November 7th, 2018

34:37

In this episode, I speak with Jana Rosenbergova, a top London massage therapist about what freedom means to her. We have a cup of coffee and go into the nitty-gritty of the thoughts and emotions having to do with …

3 - Organic & Spontaneous Satsang in London

October 28th, 2018

19:05

In this organic Satsang, which means "sacred gathering", we will traverse together to see if we connect on the insights that have been handed my way as of lately. This episode touches on the notions of "nothing" and …

2 - Buddhist Methods of Awakening

October 19th, 2018

36:24

In this very practical guide to various Buddhist methods of awakening, we will take a brief walk through the Vedas, Zen, Advaita, Theravada, Tantra, …

1 - Introduction: Spirituality is Realistic

October 14th, 2018

20:11

Food for every level of awareness, starting right at the beginning: somewhere or nowhere at all. It doesn't matter. Since we're all unique beings in various ages and contexts on this planet, we will all be in different …

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