Spiritual teachers Adi Vajra and Rishika Anya explore the Big Questions of existence, from the nature of Reality to the existence of God and all points in between. Bring a wide open mind and leave your paradigms at the door. Listener questions welcome.
Ep. 10: Love, Longing, and the Divine Romance
There is a longing that lives in every human heart, a gravitational pull toward something mysterious that feels just out of reach. Many of us embark on the spiritual path after finding that all of our worldly pursuits and accomplishments fail to satisfy it. In this episode we ask: What do we really long for? Why is our longing so relentless? To what does it point and how should we follow?
Ep. 9: Recasting Death As An Ally
Sooner or later on the spiritual path, we must encounter the inevitability of death. In this episode, we look at some of the ways fear and denial of death can keep us from truly living; how death appears from the standpoint of nonduality; and how we may encounter life more fully with death by our side, as an ally.
Ep. 8: Relationship on the Path
Our relationships may be mightily challenged by our Awakening and spiritual progression. In this episode Adi and Rishika explore the nature of relationship “before” and “after,” the role of ego, opportunities for growth, and the paradoxical but essential experience of loneliness we will encounter on our way to becoming Whole. Features a poetry reading from Hafiz.
Ep. 7: Discovering Your Christed Self
In this episode Adi and Rishika explore Christ Consciousness, the personal experience and embodiment of which is not limited to those on a Christian path — although Jesus was perhaps its most perfect messenger. We can think of Christ Consciousness more as the “destination” toward which our inner loneliness calls us, a wholeness at home in the One, at which all spiritual seekers will ultimately arrive. This week’s poem: Hafiz.
Ep. 6: Ego 101
In yoga and spiritual practice we speak often of “dissolving the ego,” but what exactly is it? Contrary to popular usage, it’s not simply having an inflated opinion of oneself. Ego is instead a stealthy opponent whose goal is to outmaneuver us on the path and preserve itself at all costs. We take a look at its components, drives, and eventual resolution.
Ep. 5: The Trap of Spiritual Materialism
As we steadily dismantle the ego in the course of our practice, it will often simply rebuild itself, cloaked in new disguises. Adi and Rishika discuss the pitfalls of indulging the ego’s spiritual displays, and why shadow work is among the essential tools for navigating this nearly universal developmental phase on the path to true freedom. This week’s poem: Mira
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I love listening to this dialogue between two sages
Thank you Rishika and Adi for sharing your conversations and insights into the spiritual life with us. You guys are now in my regular rotation with a Tara Brach and Russell Brand while I’m doing mindful laundry!
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I’ve just recently begun meditating and seeking out what life TRULY IS. I enjoy your podcasts so much. I appreciate your candor and authenticity. Please keep them coming— I’m learning so much!!!