A spiritual and anti-capitalist podcast created with the firm belief that spirituality is necessary for a successful revolution and has been watered down to fit the neo-liberal dogma of preserving the status quo. This podcast aims to dispel neo-liberal notions of spirituality engendering passivity and instead recognizes and highlights the liberatory elements of spiritual practice.
Science & Spirituality
This week's episode is about the intersections of science and spirituality. In it, I debunk some conspiratorial myths prevalent in the spiritual community and try to show a common path forward for science and spirituality because many scientific discoveries seem to be proof of spiritual concepts.
Taoism & Critical Theory
In this episode, I take a look at the ancient Chinese tradition of Taoism and how this worldview relates to and connects with modern Critical Theory. I examine the way in which the resistance to and abolition of oppressive systems can be seen as an integral part of the Tao.
The Winter Solstice & Consumerism
In this festive episode, I dissect the ancient spiritual origins of Christmas as well as look into the modern-day consumerist spectacle into which this holiday was turned. I will also discuss the way capitalism eradicates and/or commodifies everything it comes across by subsuming and reselling any subversive or progressive elements.
Hinduism, Colonialism, and the Caste System
This episode is about the relationship between British colonialism and the terms Hindu and Hinduism. It will furthermore delve into the history of the Indian subcontinent and the spiritual traditions of its Indigenous inhabitants, as well as touch on the issue of the draconian caste system and the worryingly growing topic of Hindu nationalism.
Dharma II: Vedic Boogaloo
This week's episode discusses Dharma and Dharmic roles as understood in Hinduism, and connects this to sociopolitical ideas regarding social standing and spiritual development. It also calls into question to antitheistic sentiments of the modern left.
Cyclic Existence, Dharma, and Capitalism
In this week's episode, I discuss the concepts of cyclic existence and the Dharma as understood by Tibetan Buddhists and relate some of their key aspects to political activism and the capitalist mode of production. I will also go on a short tangent about Karma and justice as it pertains to anti-capitalist activism and cyclic existence.