Chitheads Interview

Chitheads

On December 11, I chatted with Jacob Kyle on the Chitheads* podcast from Embodied Philosophy. He suggested we’d chat for about 45 minutes but we went an hour and a half. Even there, we skimmed a lot of the territory he wanted to cover.   They list these topics: – Davidya’s continual journey of awakening – 7 stages of consciousness – Awakening inside and outside of a tradition – Chasing experience – “Feeling value” and its role in the process of awakening – Personal and impersonal – changing focus – Ethics and awakening – three folds of the ego – Rising … Continue Reading…

BatGap Second Interview Live

Rick Archer and I sat down for a second Buddha at the Gas Pump interview shortly after I arrived in California for the SAND18 Conference. In the first part, I shared updates since the first interview in 2015. But that required an extended preamble to review the prior stages in consciousness so the updates had some context. Then we explored ParaBrahman and how that is activating influences that are supporting and accelerating global awakening. (Update: Changes since the interview are mentioned in comments below. The aspects are waking up in their universal nature now.) If you haven’t already, you can … Continue Reading…

SAND and BATGAP Interview 2

SAND and BATGAP Interview 2

In the spring, I mentioned I’ll be speaking at SAND18 later this month. They’ve only given me a 20 minute slot this year, so I need to narrow the scope of the talk, The Faces of Reality. The current plan is to talk about the koshas or layers of creation, referring briefly to the stages model I talked about last year. I’ve referred to development of the subject aspect of consciousness. This year I’m talking about development of the object aspect, the world. Rick Archer and I will do a second Buddha at the Gas Pump conversation after I fly … Continue Reading…

Update

Welcome to the latest subscribers. There has been a lot going on that people are asking about, so I thought I’d post a small update. The BATGAP interview has had a largely warm reception. There have been several thousand views and an even larger number of podcast listeners so far. This has brought a large spike in traffic here and a wave of new subscribers. This week, I’ll be traveling to San Jose, CA for the Science and Nonduality conference. Over 1,000 are registered and they’ve sold out both hotels. On Thursday, I’ll be spending much of the day on … Continue Reading…

BATGAP Interview Live

The Buddha at the Gas Pump interview is live on Youtube now and will be live on the BATGAP site shortly. If you didn’t see it, here’s a little context for where the interview is taking place. Considering how rarely I speak of some of this, it came out reasonably well – even if I did look at the floor too much. (laughs) www.youtube.com/watch?v=M36–suYFhw Links to related articles on some of the discussed subjects: Each has links to more. How to Listen and the Value of a Story I often mention the value of an effortless meditation. TM.org What is … Continue Reading…

Interview Follow-up

Interview Follow-up

Above is an aerial shot of the lodge property where we enjoyed the potent retreat along with interviewer Rick Archer. The BATGAP interview took place Friday, Sept. 25 at Kiwi Cove Lodge as planned. The weather was good, so we sat out in the gazebo beside the Kiwi orchard (7 varieties). Clare Blanchflower‘s interview followed, then the retreat began. Lorne and Lucia’s interview did not go ahead as they wish to get their book ready before the onslaught of new contacts. Unlike my usual articles, the interview is our spiritual story – how things unfolded here. These are 3&4 of … Continue Reading…

Buddha at the Gas Pump Interview

Periodically on this blog, I mention an interview on Buddha at the Gas Pump. The host Rick Archer has been interviewing “ordinary spiritually awakening people” since 2009, although it took a few months for the current format to develop. At first, they were indeed just ordinary people Rick knew in his circles. But soon, finding new interviewees for the weekly show that were both willing to speak publicly and able to share their experience in a clear way became more challenging. He requested recommendations and many suggested spiritual teachers they knew. Increasingly well-known teachers shared. And because the theme is … Continue Reading…