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Join spiritual teacher Jeff Carreira each week to explore mind-bending philosophical conceptions and profound spiritual insights. This podcast features interviews with some of the most innovative thinkers of our time as well as spiritual teachings from Jeff that explore the miracle of meditation and the journey of awakening. More at jeffcarreira.com

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Join spiritual teacher Jeff Carreira each week to explore mind-bending philosophical conceptions and profound spiritual insights. This podcast features interviews with some of the most innovative thinkers of our time as well as spiritual teachings from Jeff that explore the miracle of meditation and the journey of awakening. More at jeffcarreira.com

    “Spiritual Work and The Challenge of Our Times”

    “Spiritual Work and The Challenge of Our Times”

    In this teaching given during a recent retreat, Jeff Carreira shares his thoughts about the role of spiritual practice in these times, and how we might move beyond the challenges circumstances humanity currently finds itself in.
    His unique perspective and own conviction offers tremendous hope for whats possible for all of us in radically transforming ways.









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    David Newman – “Bhakti, Love and Awakening”

    David Newman – “Bhakti, Love and Awakening”

    In this dialog singer songwriter and kirtan musician, David Newman speaks with Jeff Carreira about his inner relationship with his guru, – the late Neem Karoli Baba and how he went from law school, to starting a yoga studio, to singing kirtan. As the discussion progresses we compare the Bhakti path of love with the Jnana path of wisdom and what happens when we come to the true end of seeking.
    About David Newman
    David Newman’s greatest gift is his willingness to listen to his inner voice and open his heart to be of service to others. David guides and inspires fellow travelers on their paths, through his uplifting music and the valuable insights that he shares through his writings and teachings.
    David’s Website: davidnewmanmusic.com
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    “Timothy Morton and Reality Beyond the Human Perspective”

    “Timothy Morton and Reality Beyond the Human Perspective”

    Timothy Morton of Rice University is Speculative Realist. That means he is a philosopher who believes in the power of wild speculation about the nature of reality. Morton is driven by his concerns around global warming and he believes that the solutions to our ecological crisis will never be found within the bounds of normal thinking. We need to learn to see beyond our current mental attitudes and the inherent limitations of the human experience. The global challenges we face were produced because human beings became a globally influential force while still seeing reality exclusively from our point of view.
    In this talk you will explore what it means to experience beyond the human perspective and why it is crucial to the future that we do.









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    “Hippies, Hipsters and other Romantic Revolutionaries”

    “Hippies, Hipsters and other Romantic Revolutionaries”

    The philosophical history of the past few hundred years reveals how cultures revolve between periods of progressive growth followed by times of Romantic upheaval. These romantic revolutions call for a return to more traditional sources of meaning and value. The original romantic movement was born in the late 18th Century in response to the failure of the French Revolution and the hardships of the Industrial Revolution.
    In this lecture you will learn about the nature of Romantic Revolutions and explore the similarities between the English poets of the 18th Century, the Transcendentalists of the 19th Century, the hippies of the 1960’s and Hipsters of today.
    You will see that the original romantic movement is still alive and well even if it periodically goes underground for a time.









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    • 1 hr 18 min
    “What About Love?”

    “What About Love?”

    In this short but potent teaching, Jeff Carreira responds to a retreatant’s question ‘What about Love? Is Love a quality of existence or awareness?”
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    “Love is not a quality of existence or awareness.
    Love, existence, awareness and life are all words signifying the same thing. To turn any of these into a quality of any of the others is diminish both.
    Love is not a quality of awareness. Love is awareness. Awareness is not a quality of Love. Awareness is Love.
    Relative love, the love that an idea of being someone, holds for another, an idea of being someone or another idea of something, is a reflection of a much bigger Love, an infinite Love.
    Love is what opens our eyes every morning to a new day. Love is the force is that propels us moment, to moment, to moment.
    Love is what pumps blood through our veins. Love is what propelled us into this life. Love is what sustains us. Love is life, is existence, is awareness. The love that the idea of being someone can hold for one thing and not another is a reflection of the infinite Love that is.
    Who is it that asks a question about Love? And is the one who asks the question, separate from the Love that they ask about?
    Ultimately Love is not something that exists separately from other things. Love cannot be a quality of something else. Love is…..
    We experience love from the point of view of the separate sense of self.
    The love that we experience as love is a shadow cast by a Love so vast it cannot be seen. That Love is existence itself. That Love is awareness itself. That Love is Life itself and that Love is who we are.
    When we sit together in the truth of who we are, we sit together in Love.”










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    Dr. Jeffrey Eisen – “Spiritual Evolution and Psychonoetics”

    Dr. Jeffrey Eisen – “Spiritual Evolution and Psychonoetics”

    Spiritual Teacher and Non-Dual Psychotherapist Jeffrey Eisen talks with Jeff Carreira about spiritual evolution as a process that begins with coming home to non-dual awareness. ​All life ‘knows by Being’ (aperceptual consciousness), while the human brain has evolved to ‘know about life’ as well (perceptual consciousness). This evolution has layered itself upon our foundational ‘knowing by Being’ until most of us are convinced that what we know about is reality.
    Our spiritual evolution awaits us when we can ‘still’ our ‘knowing about’ to remember and experience our ‘knowing by Being’. What we find in that Stillness is not only our potential to partner these ways of knowing, but also our evolutionary past, including lifetimes of experiences which continue to color our ‘knowing by Being,’ giving us our underlying human personality, character, and difficulties.
    Dr. Eisen introduces us to PsychoNoetics, an intentional clearing practice that can 1) help us reach Still Mind, usually with the assistance of a practitioner, 2) release our karma, our knowing by Being, our sense of identity accrued from living in past lives and through the evolutionary process itself, and 3) when we develop our own practice, catapult us into new potentials that bring our ‘knowing’ into focus to change ourselves and the world around us. I have known Jeffrey for a decade and we have had many opportunities to dialog about spiritual matters, and this discussion is a clear and fascinating introduction to his work.
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    Dr Jeffrey Eisen’s website: drjeffeisen.com










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