262 episodes

The Everyday Sublime podcast explores a full spectrum spirituality. Each week begins with a dharma talk, and each month Josh has an in-depth conversation with a thought leader in the field. As Stephen Batchelor says, "the mystical does not transcend the world, but saturates it." www.joshsummers.net

Everyday Sublime Josh Summers

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 127 Ratings

The Everyday Sublime podcast explores a full spectrum spirituality. Each week begins with a dharma talk, and each month Josh has an in-depth conversation with a thought leader in the field. As Stephen Batchelor says, "the mystical does not transcend the world, but saturates it." www.joshsummers.net

    The Heart's Divestment | Dharma Talk

    The Heart's Divestment | Dharma Talk

    Originally recorded on May 6, 2024, Josh offers reflections on the confusing relationship between renunciation and practicing one’s heart’s desire. Often seen in conflict, the practice of renouncing unfulfilling activity for the pursuit of one’s deepest desires is an ongoing evolution itself. 



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    • 47 min
    Beads of Bhakti | Dharma Talk

    Beads of Bhakti | Dharma Talk

    Originally recorded on April 22, 2024, Josh reflects on the parallels between artistic and spiritual development. He explores a maturing relationship to tradition. How do we draw from the world’s wisdom traditions and channel their pathways of heart in our own lives? And how might we consider cultivating a devotional practice to a personalized expression of the divine?



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    • 46 min
    The Heart's Precept | Dharma Talk

    The Heart's Precept | Dharma Talk

    Originally recorded on April 15, 2024, in this dharma talk, Josh offers a fresh perspective on how to cultivate an ethical commitment within your meditation practice. 



    Instead of referencing an orthodox list of do’s and don’ts, Josh uses each of the five training precepts in Buddhism as a way to open to a deeper exploration of your heart’s desire.



    Many members of the sangha have expressed ambivalence or uncertainty around what their heart’s deepest desire is, and this talk is an introduction to a way of practicing to really listen in a way that allows your heart’s desire to speak.



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    • 42 min
    Chas Di Capua | A Practice For Now

    Chas Di Capua | A Practice For Now

    I am delighted to welcome Insight Meditation teacher Chas DiCapua on the podcast to discuss a wide-range of topics, exploring how the dharma can help us meet the tragedies of our “now” – an interrelated group of crises of ecology, nationalism, racialization, and, in some ways, masculinity. 

    Chas has been practicing Buddhist meditation for almost 30 years. He has trained with Burmese meditation masters, western monastics of the Thai Forest tradition and senior western vipassana teachers. He has spent over two years in silent, intensive retreat.

    Chas has served as the Insight Meditation Society’s Resident Teacher at IMS since 2003. Chas is a graduate of the four year joint Insight Meditation Society / Spirit Rock Teacher Training Program. He teaches retreats at IMS and at various centers and sanghas throughout the country.

    As a way to address the wide spread suffering that is endemic in many partnered relationships, Chas explores how the dharma can be practiced in relationship, including how the masculine and feminine energies manifest in relationship, in spiritual practice, and in the world.

    If you’re local to Maine, Chas is also the guiding teacher at the Open Door Sangha of Portland, Maine.



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    • 1 hr 20 min
    Seed Selection | Dharma Talk

    Seed Selection | Dharma Talk

    Originally recorded on April 8, 2024, in this dharma talk, Josh offers ways for you to create your own mantra to use with any bead-based form of meditation practice. 

    A mala, rosary or bead-based garland by any other name is a wonderful way to strengthen your capacities for concentration, kindness and peace.

    Grab your beads, listen to this talk, and develop your custom-tailored mantra practice.



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    • 48 min
    Beads and Seeds | Dharma Talk

    Beads and Seeds | Dharma Talk

    Originally recorded on April 1, 2024, in this talk, Josh reflects on his history with bead-based practices, ie. mala mantra, and suggests ways of beginning to integrate this practice into your own.

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    • 46 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
127 Ratings

127 Ratings

Hawaii Bioneer ,

Best of Yin & Meditative Content out there

Josh’s 30 years of exploring the meditative path shine through brightly in how he shares his stories and reflections on topics of yin yoga, meditation and related content. His brilliant use of analogy and commitment to honest and academic examination of theory & pedagogy are rare and refreshing!

ecpapa ,

Wonderful!!!

It is refreshing to have a podcast episode that goes right into the substance of the topic without all the filler-talk. I love these short, but extremely substantive talks. They are very relevant, informative, and spot on. KUDOS!!!!!

zulumom ,

Love this podcast

Look forward to every episode. Insightful and thoughtful—masterful!

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