83 episodes

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 - not just 'dry, book knowledge'. We cover topics like: how awakening affects us on a societal level in science, art, & economics; Buddhism, Hinduism, & ancient knowledge; plant entheogens; and spiritual practice. Email me at curiousbodhi@zoho.com

Curious Bodhi Alba

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 5.0 • 2 Ratings

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 - not just 'dry, book knowledge'. We cover topics like: how awakening affects us on a societal level in science, art, & economics; Buddhism, Hinduism, & ancient knowledge; plant entheogens; and spiritual practice. Email me at curiousbodhi@zoho.com

    83 - Bhakti Revival in Portugal and Around the World!

    83 - Bhakti Revival in Portugal and Around the World!

    What does the world need right now?! A "Bhakti Revival"! This is my new ambitious and REAL LIFE project (ie, not online), based right here in Portugal, where I am happily hosting live kirtan dancing and musical jam sessions in the near future. Please see my full dance performance at www.curiousbodhipodcast.com. Let's bring God back to life and to each other with limitless expressions of love and joy! Jai, jai, jai!

    • 10 min
    82 - Is Consciousness Infinite? Do We Really have any Limitations?: With Rodrigo Jacinto

    82 - Is Consciousness Infinite? Do We Really have any Limitations?: With Rodrigo Jacinto

    In this episode, we tackle the "problem" of whether we are truly infinite beings! Get ready for a philosophical and uplifting talk on how we can expand... and expand... and expand...

    Rodrigo and I 'argue' that we are completely infinite and that there are millions of ways to do a million things... and that no perspective in particular is right or wrong. We human beings limit ourselves based firstly on our parents' projections, then on our cultural upbringings and systems of thought (such as capitalism or communism) and believe that we are separate egos instead of the sea of love and bliss that we are.

    Because we are individuals, which is the beauty of life and of nature, this indivi-duality creates an unlimited scope for unlimited possibilities. If this is so, then we can go on to transcend our current limitations and become the all. Shakyamuni Buddha experienced this infinity during his enlightenment. Call it Moksha, or Mukti, or Nirvana, or Awakening -- yet it is the same.

    We talk Siddhis. We talk culture. We talk consciousness. And we talk our amazing human nature.

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    Enjoy, and email me at curiousbodhi@zoho.com

    • 1 hr 12 min
    81 - Get Your Life-Force Back!

    81 - Get Your Life-Force Back!

    Many feel as if they are not growing spiritually, nor positively, because their life-force energy is being held back in some way. This is usually due to cultural and social influences but also can be due to early trauma or emotions such as shame and guilt. But, these shadows can be overcome and we can be truly happy, in the Dharmic sense, by following the necessity of uplifting ourselves and each other through: compassion, bodily movement/imbibement, doing what pleases us, and even big changes such as getting out of the city or learning the needs of our spouse or child. In fact, I went through this myself -- for 7 years, I sacrificed nearly 100% of my life-force energy, though unknowingly, for a job I didn't enjoy in a large city (that is, London, England) with no free time to expand my consciousness or awareness. Through moving to Portugal and throwing away the keys to my old lifestyle, I am growing and expanding, because each day is precious: I now have time for nature, to enjoy the sunshine, to spend quality time with my family and friends, say hello to my community on my daily runs, to contemplate, dance, garden, paint, and worship the divine through both Kirtan and Sadhana (prayer). If your heart is calling you this way, I encourage you to follow your intuition so your energy becomes "unstuck" and you can again grow. Blessings, healing, and prayers for you, friends. Namaste! Email me at curiousbodhi@zoho.com and visit www.curiousbodhipodcast.com. **Please look into: Samaneri Jayasara, Lama Surya Das, and Dharma Bytes Podcast for the awareness meditations mentioned in this episode.

    • 26 min
    80 - Most Important Spiritual Lesson of 2020: Dharma Friends!

    80 - Most Important Spiritual Lesson of 2020: Dharma Friends!

    The pinnacle of spiritual evolution is about other people -- and not just people, but animals and all those inhabiting this universal sphere with us: from Tibetan gods and goddesses to Shiva, Vishnu, Narayana, Krishna and all our spiritual friends both seen and unseen. Enjoy, and please reach out to me! I love you!

    • 15 min
    79 - Is Buddhism a Revolutionary Force?: An Interview with Nick Lee and Jared Benson of the Revolution and Ideology Podcast

    79 - Is Buddhism a Revolutionary Force?: An Interview with Nick Lee and Jared Benson of the Revolution and Ideology Podcast

    Do Buddhists simply focus on themselves rather than the greater good going on out there? Absolutely not! In this joint episode, I talk to Nick and Jared who host an awesome podcast called Revolution and Ideology, and we talk about whether Buddhism can make an impact from first the "individual level" and then on to a massive scale. But, we are not simply limited to Buddhism -- all Dharmic paths are involved, since they ultimately lead to final liberation. In the age of our pandemic, lasting one year now, we have a vital window of opportunity to harness the collapsing social, economic, political, and personal structures that have kept our minds and hearts encapsulated for too long. What type of world do we want to see in our not-so-distant future? Do we want to live from a place of truth, serenity, and harmony with each other and all other species and beings that inhabit this biosphere with us -- and beyond? Let's explore. Tell me what you think at curiousbodhi@zoho.com. Visit Nick and Jared at www.revolutionandideology.com and visit their Youtube channel for current episodes!

    • 1 hr 30 min
    78 - Compassion and the Actual Meaning of Life

    78 - Compassion and the Actual Meaning of Life

    A short message on what the meaning of life is about. Loneliness, or the sense of being alone, is only down to a distorted view of what life means. True compassion -- what the Buddha realised under the Bodhi tree -- is knowing that focusing on OTHERS as opposed to the "me" is what makes us actually happy. It's a simple truth but as a wise man once said: "The truth is simple, but the seekers of truth are complex." Namaste!

    • 10 min

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