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Neo v. Classical Tantra: How to Navigate The Tantric Path
As its popularity continues to surge, especially in the yoga scene, it seems like everyone's ‘going tantra’. But with so many different interpretations and practices out there, how do you separate the hype from the authentic teachings? Join me as I share my personal journey in traditional Tantra and offer tips for seekers looking to navigate this complex and transformative path.
3 Pitfalls of Pursuing Your Passion- Navigating Personal Growth Mindfully
Do you believe that anything is possible if you put your mind to it? While this notion may seem empowering, it's crucial to consider the limitations and realities of pursuing your passions. In this episode we’ll delve into 3 dangers of blindly following personal growth mottos like 'follow your bliss' and 'anything is possible’, and explore what yoga wisdom has to teach us about finding true fulfillment.
Tantric Basics: Why A Strong Energy Body Is Essential On The Spiritual Path
Energy leaks are almost always the cause of getting stuck in our spiritual growth. In fact, most people have energy leaks and don't even know it. This is why in the tantric tradition, fortifying the energy body is a standard practice. In this episode of the Karmic Warrior Podcast, I’m going to talk about why you need a strong energy body on the spiritual path, three tell-tale signs of a weak energy body, and what to do to strengthen your energy body.
Mantra Music & The Path of Sacred Sound
Mantra music, or kirtan is a growing phenomenon in the west. Over the past decade, as yoga has become more popular, so too has kirtan. What most people who go to a kirtan gathering or concert will say is that it enlivens you, lifts you up– and then takes you on a journey inward.
My guest for this podcast is Aleah Gandharvika, a kirtan singer who has traveled the world for over a decade with her partner in the kirtan duo the Love Keys. She’s performed at thousands of events and festivals in over 15 countries – and has toured with other kirtan artists including Shantala, Adam Bauer, and Tina Malia. Aleah is also a vocal coach and facilities Bhakti Yoga immersions. In today's episode, we’re going to take a deep dive into the mystical world of mantra… Our program begins with a short two-minute performance by Aleah, which, unfortunately, doesn’t have the best sound due to zoom, but I decided to keep it in the podcast because you can still feel the deep beauty of her voice and transmission. Enjoy!
Trauma, Art & The Spiritual Path
My guest today is Dr. Sally Adnams Jones– She is an expressive arts educator, researcher, counselor, and author of the book Art Making with Refugees and Survivors which was published in 2018. The book has become deeply relevant to our times, especially as refugees from the Ukraine War are flooding into Europe, the US and Canada. But also as climate change and all the natural disasters that come with it are uprooting people from their homes and communities. The US National Art Education Association has also endorsed her book to it’s 1800 members to use as a resource in their classrooms to be become more trauma informed and to understand how art educators can facilitate healing through the expressive arts. (Quite an accomplishment!) Today we’re going to talk about her book and the intersection between art, psychology, and spirituality…
Finding Shared Identity & Purpose Despite Differing Views
One of the most important aspects of our spiritual journey is community — being able to come together with like-minded people on the same path, who share a similar view. However, the potential danger of this is getting caught in an echo chamber and therefore not being able to perceive when or where we might be getting detoured. My guest for this episode of the Karmic Warrior podcast spent nearly 2 decades building an interfaith community of spiritual and religious leaders committed to promoting global peace and healing. Reverend Charles Gibbs is an Episcopal priest, Sufi, visionary, peace builder and poet, and today he’s going to share his insights about the challenges of bringing people together of different spiritual and religious views and how these challenges can ultimately lead to a profound sense of shared identity and purpose.
Lisa offers very wise advice. I would highly recommend it.