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The implication of the title - Buddha at the Gas Pump - is that ordinary people are experiencing higher states of consciousness once thought to be rare and difficult to attain.

People everywhere are undergoing a shift or awakening to their true nature. For some, this shift has been abrupt and dramatic. For others, it has been so gradual that they may not have realized it has occurred.



Such shifts, or awakenings, are not new: Christ spoke of the Kingdom of Heaven within, Buddhists speak of Nirvana, Zen masters of Satori, Hindus of Moksha, but these traditions generally regard these states as rare and difficult to attain.



Many people are therefore skeptical of claims of higher states of consciousness. They find it hard to believe that apparently ordinary friends and neighbors might be experiencing something extraordinary. Maybe they expect Enlightenment to look as remarkable on the outside as it is reputed to be on the inside.



This show will attempt to dispel skepticism and misconceptions by week after week, allowing otherwise ordinary people to relate their experience of spiritual awakening. The terminology is tricky, because there are no universally agreed upon definitions to describe this experience. So please forgive us if we use some unfamiliar terms. We will try to clarify our definitions as we go along.



Perhaps, after a while, those listening will become convinced that genuine and permanent spiritual awakenings are not just a pipe dream, but are real and are becoming relatively commonplace.



These podcasts are the audio track of a weekly interview show which may be seen as videos on our YouTube channel (http://www.youtube.com/user/buddhaatthegaspump). Also see the main site: https://batgap.com.



For search purposes, I will add the following to this description - batgap, Buddha at the Gaspump, Buddah at the Gas Pump.

Buddha at the Gas Pump Rick Archer

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.8, 256 Ratings

The implication of the title - Buddha at the Gas Pump - is that ordinary people are experiencing higher states of consciousness once thought to be rare and difficult to attain.

People everywhere are undergoing a shift or awakening to their true nature. For some, this shift has been abrupt and dramatic. For others, it has been so gradual that they may not have realized it has occurred.



Such shifts, or awakenings, are not new: Christ spoke of the Kingdom of Heaven within, Buddhists speak of Nirvana, Zen masters of Satori, Hindus of Moksha, but these traditions generally regard these states as rare and difficult to attain.



Many people are therefore skeptical of claims of higher states of consciousness. They find it hard to believe that apparently ordinary friends and neighbors might be experiencing something extraordinary. Maybe they expect Enlightenment to look as remarkable on the outside as it is reputed to be on the inside.



This show will attempt to dispel skepticism and misconceptions by week after week, allowing otherwise ordinary people to relate their experience of spiritual awakening. The terminology is tricky, because there are no universally agreed upon definitions to describe this experience. So please forgive us if we use some unfamiliar terms. We will try to clarify our definitions as we go along.



Perhaps, after a while, those listening will become convinced that genuine and permanent spiritual awakenings are not just a pipe dream, but are real and are becoming relatively commonplace.



These podcasts are the audio track of a weekly interview show which may be seen as videos on our YouTube channel (http://www.youtube.com/user/buddhaatthegaspump). Also see the main site: https://batgap.com.



For search purposes, I will add the following to this description - batgap, Buddha at the Gaspump, Buddah at the Gas Pump.

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
256 Ratings

256 Ratings

JaiMex999 ,

Amazing library

I have listened to about 490 episodes of this amazing podcast. The best way I can describe it is as a depository or an archive of a very diverse body of voices of people who are in the awakening process. Most of them provide some anecdotes that help listeners relate to their own awakening process. All of them share the teachings that they learned or that they share with others. Rick Archer is a great interviewer with an amazing vocabulary and knowledge of the subject matter. I’d suggest to just listen to the interviews in the chronological order of when they were released and skip them if you don’t like the person being interviewed. You could also use the BATGAP.com website to find the interview you are looking for by topic, tradition, or other categories. The serious spiritual community is in great debt to this free podcast that is also available on YouTube for free. Kudos to Rick, his wife, and all the people who help make this possible.

Matt Keister ,

What a gift

I feel so lucky to have access to this, as I’m sure others must as well. Rick does a great job and brings on a nice variety of guests, from no nonsense nonduality folks to those coming from a more metaphysical angle, i.e. channelers. Thanks and keep up the amazing work.

BlazersAxe ,

An Important Friend on the Path

Buddha at the Gas Pump has been a wonderfully helpful resource for me as I have sought to understand and integrate big shifts in my life and consciousness. BATGAP has also really worked hard to have diverse guests and, recently, excellent gender balance. I do wish that the host would give a little more space for the guests to flow rather than feeling a need to "agree" about points or inject his own views time and again. But, the longform format is uniquely suited to bringing out the guests personal stories and spiritual perspectives. Thank you, thank you, thank you for this beautiful labor of Love!

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