27 episodes

Listen to Kara-Leah's raw, intimate and vulnerable sharing as she reviews her day and feels into what's at play in her unconscious. This is a rare and insightful glimpse into the inners workings of an ordinary person dedicated to the process of liberation in this lifetime. Kara-Leah speaks about desire, love, relationship, sex, and of course, Tantra.

Pillow Talk with Kara-Leah Kara-Leah Grant

    • Spirituality

Listen to Kara-Leah's raw, intimate and vulnerable sharing as she reviews her day and feels into what's at play in her unconscious. This is a rare and insightful glimpse into the inners workings of an ordinary person dedicated to the process of liberation in this lifetime. Kara-Leah speaks about desire, love, relationship, sex, and of course, Tantra.

    Perspective flips

    Perspective flips

    There is no self, it's all a construct. Feeling into that tonight... When all patterns, defences and constructs fall away, what remains?

    If there is no "you" left once those patterns, defences and constructs fall away, then who the f**k is wanting something, desiring and seeking?

    I also dive into:
    - Tantra as just another vehicle to awakening - an access point to liberation, but not the thing itself.
    - Going beyond identity and self constructs with Tantrik Yoga.
    - How waking up and orientating to truth no matter what is f*****g fierce.
    - We are infinitely programmable beings: taking back the programming.
    - Mark Whitwell and the unfolding conversation around power dynamics: What is my place in this story? How can I stand in truth?

    • Patreon•

    If you love the podcast and want to donate, or if you want to connect with me and access exclusive teachings and resources, join me on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/karaleah

    • Credits •

    Audio • Marilyn Vaccaro

    Music • Matiu Te Huki • https://bit.ly/2y32khx

    Photo • Pete Longworth • http://petelongworth.com/

    • 41 min
    Going Beyond Fear

    Going Beyond Fear

    Going Beyond Fear

    Here's what I'm pondering tonight: Fear

    What is it exactly? And what if, what if it was possible to be fear-less?

    And what if watching horror movies could be good training for mastering the fear response and centering in non-reactivity?

    I also explore:

    * The process of releasing attachment and facing into aversions as a known way to navigate out of suffering

    * Love - what the f**k is it?

    * A series of questions and embodied inquiries for you, dear listener about what brings you here and how you experience this podcast - why do you listen?

    * Why questioning everything is NOT the same as overanalysing

    * Noticing a pattern of self-isolating in myself and how I'm executing a "pattern interrupt" and doing exactly the opposite

    • Applied Tantra Money Mastery •

    Registrations are now open for the January intake of this 21 day online program which explores the teachings of Tantra as applied to our relationship with money.

    Find out more & register: http://karaleah.com/money-mastery/

    • Patreon•

    If you love the podcast and want to donate, or if you want to connect with me and access exclusive teachings and resources, join me on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/karaleah

    • Credits •

    Audio • Marilyn Vaccaro

    Music • Matiu Te Huki • https://bit.ly/2y32khx

    Photo • Pete Longworth • http://petelongworth.com/

    • 41 min
    Let Love Flow

    Let Love Flow

    I'm in bed, in my pyjamas. I'm nervous, but I've chosen to show up and join you all tonight. Is any of what I have to say 'true'? I don't know. I offer it up to you to feel, inquire into and explore. Tell me, what is your desired reality? How do you want to play this game?

    In this episode my pillow talk ponderings lead me to consider:

    • Why you shouldn't believe ANY of your thoughts
    • How awakening is like the Matrix, but also not
    • Why you've gotta feel what you feel when you feel it (or soon afterwards)
    • The most painful parts of awakening
    • Why the teachings of Tantra makes the most sense to me
    • How our modern lifestyle no longer enforces presence in the way that it did for our hunter-gatherer ancestors when we were closely tied to the rhythms of nature.
    • And yet every single human being has the potential to be present - yes, that includes you. And you!

    • Patreon •

    If you love the podcast and want to donate, or if you want to connect with me further as a teacher, join me on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/karaleah

    • Credits •

    Audio • Marilyn Vaccaro

    Music • Matiu Te Huki • https://bit.ly/2y32khx

    Photo • Pete Longworth • http://petelongworth.com/

    • 35 min
    Liberation Within This Lifetime

    Liberation Within This Lifetime

    Recently there's been a quickening in the evolution of my experience of reality

    Thanks to the study that I've been doing with Tantra scholar Christopher Wallis, I now have a language for the experiences I've been having for so many years.

    And I'm really relishing in the fruits of the practice - this s**t works, ya'll! When the desire is there for liberation and when you show up and do your practice, the fruits come and the evolution unfolds.

    Join me as I explore:

    * The discovery that I'm terrified of falling in love and how I'm using my Tantra practice to work with that fear
    * How teaching Tantra motivates me to up my game and deepen my own practice
    * An exploration of the View, one of the fundamental teachings that I seek to share with my students
    * The 3 Stages of Awakening and a guided practice to explore and play with the first stage.
    * The best way to alleviate suffering and prevent social collapse

    Note: The reading on the View is taken from page 55 of 'Tantra Illuminated: The Philosophy, History, and Practice of a Timeless Tradition' by Christopher Wallis

    • Patreon •

    If you love the podcast and want to donate, or if you want to connect with me further as a teacher, join me on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/karaleah

    • Credits •

    Audio • Marilyn Vaccaro

    Music • Matiu Te Huki • https://bit.ly/2y32khx

    Photo • Pete Longworth • http://petelongworth.com/

    • 43 min
    Why Tantra is NOT Sex Education

    Why Tantra is NOT Sex Education

    This is my first night alone since I came home from Mexico and I'm sharing with you the real, unvarnished me.

    Yes, I'm scared, but I'm leaning in.

    Yes, there will be inaccuracies, delusions, and blindspots in what I share, but I'm doing it anyway.

    This is a report from the tantrik frontlines, nothing more, nothing less.

    Join me as I track, explore and feel into...

    • Why Tantra is NOT sex education and how going after a great sex life, for the sake of it, leads only to suffering.
    • Tracking the inner saboteur within myself
    • Using relationship as a vehicle for liberation
    • The difference between awakening and liberation
    • The value of throwing it all out and rebuilding from the ground up
    • Why desire is a crucial and valuable tool when it comes to the liberation process
    • The process of liberating myself from judgment
    • How the truth really does set us free from suffering.

    Loving shout out to my teacher Christopher Wallis, who is an excellent source of knowledge on the academic and historical view of Tantra (visit https://hareesh.org/ for more details) and to my friends Nikki Rhodes and Franko Heke, who also feature in my thoughts in this episode.

    • Credits •

    Audio • Marilyn Vaccaro

    Music • Matiu Te Huki • https://bit.ly/2y32khx

    Photo • Pete Longworth • http://petelongworth.com/

    • 32 min
    Just Showing Up

    Just Showing Up

    I'm not woke, I'm waking up. So I'm sharing the process as it unfolds in me and trusting that you'll take from it whatever is relevant and applicable to your own journey.

    In this episode, I get clear and present and take you with me as I explore:

    • My experience of getting comfortable with failure
    • The Hero's Journey and what it means to Show Up
    • How to approach a teacher with discernment
    • Feeling reality directly through the body
    • The most effective antidote to judgement
    • The joy of providing profitable pathways for authors to magnify their message with my publishing company, Aarohati Publishing

    You can find Jewel's article here: https://www.villagekiwi.co.nz/blog/post/parenting-and-relationships-43

    A loving shoutout to my Aarohati Publishing team - Tara, Renee, and Lucinda. And of course to Angie, our first author!

    * SUPER SPECIAL OFFER *

    I'm offering a USD$300 discount to any Pillow Talk listeners who want to attend my Mexico retreat! Email me and mention Pillow Talk in the email to claim your discount.

    **Find Out More About my Offerings **

    Join me for one of my events or retreats: http://karaleah.com/events/

    1:1 sessions: http://karaleah.com/work-with-kara-leah/

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    • Credits •

    Audio • Marilyn Vaccaro

    Music • Matiu Te Huki • https://bit.ly/2y32khx

    Photo • Pete Longworth • http://petelongworth.com/

    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

photogmomma ,

Beautiful!

It has been very hard to find a podcast that matches my perceptions. I absolutely love how Kara Leah navigates through her reactions and shares with us in the process. It’s beautiful!

willowtreebrook ,

Incredible

Kara-Leah is so raw, vulnerable, and honest in this podcast and every time I listen it helps me self reflect and is so fascinating to get a feel for her process. It’s a beautiful reminder to wake up in every moment. Thank you Kara-Leah for this gift to the world.

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