Burgs has been teaching meditation for almost 20 years. Listen to inspirational live recordings from retreats covering a wide variety of topics all to do with meditation, consciousness and the wonders of life.Website: https://theartofmeditation.org/Email: email@example.com
Episode 22 - Delighting in What You Have to Give
Giving back starts with each one of us doing the inner work to realise our reals needs are far less than our perceived needs are. Living simply is not a sacrifice but a relief. And this opens our heart so that we feel more connected to the people around us and all of life. Delight in what you have to give and find peace in your life. From little acorns come mighty oaks. If you keep walking in the right direction, you cant fail.
Episode 21 - Why is Now the Time to Give Back?
We are living in the most important time in history. We are being asked to bring about a total paradigm shift in what it means to be a human being. How can we be the generation to turn it all around? How can we give back more than we take out? We are using up our good fortune and the only way to accumulate it again is to create merit and give something back – both for ourselves, the planet and future generations.
Episode 20 - Finding Acceptance: Forgiveness, Grief and Love
Why do we find it so hard to accept certain things? When we find it challenging to accept something, it is usually wrapped up in our idea of ourselves and how we think the world should be. A big part of acceptance is yielding on our position and to the way things are. Experiencing grief can be a healthy response to losing someone we love and can also be unhealthy – how can we love unconditionally without attachment that is bound up in fear, control and insecurity?
Episode 19 - Overcoming Our Deepest Fears
Keeping fear packaged up inside us ties up a lot of our energy. It takes courage to turn this into something positive. What lies behind the fear we are holding onto? At the deepest part of ourselves is the fear of our existential annihilation. We can overcome this by gradually developing a relationship with what remains when our ego passes; the love which is the ground of our being.
Episode 18 - The Joy of Simplicity
Upholding a complex life that is both expensive and difficult to mange vexes us to the point that we don’t experience joy. The path out of suffering is a gradual path of negotiation with ourselves, looking at which the degree to which we are attached to things that cause suffering and our willingness to let these go. If we are in conflict with letting go, then we are not ready to do so. It is a choiceless process relating to our level of understanding and our longing for simplicity.
Episode 17 - Life Story of the Buddha Part 2
Following the Buddha's enlightenment, a great Brahma asks the Buddha to teach others the path out of suffering. This leads to the Buddha's first teaching and the turning of the wheel of Dharma which has existed to this day. The truth lies within each and every single one of us waiting for us to discover it for ourselves. What are you going to do with your time here?
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I spent a long time trying to meditate to no avail. That is before I found Burgs, through the invitation of a friend to one of Burgs Let Go Retreat. What an experience that was! That happened more than 10 years ago...and I was hooked! I never stop thinking how like I am to have been presented with the opportunity to have the most amazing teacher ever!
Found Burgs via Mt. Wolf and have never stopped trying to find more of his works. Incredibly insightful with an incredibly soothing easy listening manner. His guided mediations have been the only ones to work for me.
I do not know a single person who would not find HUGE benefit in listening to this amazing podcast. Thank you Burgs for opening my heart and the heart of many others.