8 episodes

Lama Tsomo and Rev. Matthew Fox have taken less-traveled spiritual paths, giving them each an unusual combination of expertise in their traditions along with a fresh perspective informed by their own routes and the nature and challenges of today’s world.
The Lotus & The Rose presents these traditions, these individuals, this friendship in a unique set of conversations.

Their 2018 book of the same name compiled over a decade of their conversations and explorations. With this podcast, they hope to engage people through the infectious joy of their taped dialogues in short, accessible episodes. Whenever they get together, their lively passion for their traditions, depth of knowledge on the subject matter, and personal friendship evoke the power of connection and community with listeners.

The episodes have been thoughtfully curated to address valuable themes that come up again and again in their work and in society.

The Lotus & the Ros‪e‬ The Lotus & the Rose

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Lama Tsomo and Rev. Matthew Fox have taken less-traveled spiritual paths, giving them each an unusual combination of expertise in their traditions along with a fresh perspective informed by their own routes and the nature and challenges of today’s world.
The Lotus & The Rose presents these traditions, these individuals, this friendship in a unique set of conversations.

Their 2018 book of the same name compiled over a decade of their conversations and explorations. With this podcast, they hope to engage people through the infectious joy of their taped dialogues in short, accessible episodes. Whenever they get together, their lively passion for their traditions, depth of knowledge on the subject matter, and personal friendship evoke the power of connection and community with listeners.

The episodes have been thoughtfully curated to address valuable themes that come up again and again in their work and in society.

    Episode 8: Interfaith

    Episode 8: Interfaith

    Lama Tsomo and Rev. Matthew Fox have both taken less-traveled spiritual paths, giving them each an unusual combination of expertise in their traditions along with a fresh perspective informed by their own routes and the nature and challenges of today’s world.

    Interfaith is more than just the peaceful process of tolerance. Instead, Matthew and Tsomo discuss the active roles of interfaith without concluding one correct use or religion. The inquiry, research, and richness of multiple traditions through deep, open dialogue enables anyone to connect further with their own beliefs through the exploration of another’s trust and understanding.

    Centuries of wisdom are often more aligned than we realize and Lama Tsomo and Rev. Matthew Fox’s experiences add depth to both when shared.

    • 23 min
    Episode 7: Buddha Nature

    Episode 7: Buddha Nature

    Lama Tsomo and Rev. Matthew Fox have both taken less-traveled spiritual paths, giving them each an unusual combination of expertise in their traditions along with a fresh perspective informed by their own routes and the nature and challenges of today’s world.

    Matthew and Tsomo discuss the presence of Buddha nature and cosmic Christ, the idea that all things, cells, and beings are connected and permeated by the Buddha nature. These universal qualities connected as one and our awareness without wisdom will lead us to believe we are separate and not responsible for the qualities of others.

    The value of this interconnectedness goes beyond wisdom and compassion, it becomes the cosmic catalyst for creativity.

    • 23 min
    Episode 6: Trust And Faith

    Episode 6: Trust And Faith

    Lama Tsomo and Rev. Matthew Fox have both taken less-traveled spiritual paths, giving them each an unusual combination of expertise in their traditions along with a fresh perspective informed by their own routes and the nature and challenges of today’s world.

    Trust and faith are two words and concepts continuously associated with religiosity. However, Matthew and Tsomo explain and explore how their value is not in a water-tight, white knuckle belief but rather the result of intellectual and spiritual pursuits, only to be strengthened by questioning, insight, and exploration.

    Trust, Matthew reminds us, is often recovered in nature where we can see the interconnectivity and success that our world provides without asking anything in return.

    • 20 min
    Episode 5: Choosing A Spiritual Path

    Episode 5: Choosing A Spiritual Path

    Lama Tsomo and Rev. Matthew Fox have both taken less-traveled spiritual paths, giving them each an unusual combination of expertise in their traditions along with a fresh perspective informed by their own routes and the nature and challenges of today’s world.

    Both Tsomo and Matthew discuss how they could be better at their traditions. There is no perfect-Buddhist or perfect-Christian here. In fact, they both are attracted to different elements of the spiritual “smorgasbord." Lama Tsomo dives into how it takes practice to practice spiritual traditions, and sometimes she “doesn’t wanna” but finds that it is the cure for whatever is ailing her. Matthew shares his catalytic spiritual experiences and how their depth and context took his path in a unique direction.

    Also discussed: spiritual lineages and the effect of diasporas, the search for meaning, parallelisms between ancient religions/writing and Western psychology.

    • 23 min
    Episode 4 - Sacred Masculine

    Episode 4 - Sacred Masculine

    Lama Tsomo and Rev. Matthew Fox have both taken less-traveled spiritual paths, giving them each an unusual combination of expertise in their traditions along with a fresh perspective informed by their own routes and the nature and challenges of today’s world.

    Following their previous episode focused on the divine feminine, Matthew and Tsomo dive into the complex and often poorly exemplified sacred masculine. They cover the traditional archetypes of the sacred masculine and explain them in relation to the divine feminine.

    Matthew also touches on the challenges that ignored, misappropriated, and destructive archetypes have had on the reception and interest in religious activities.

    • 21 min
    Episode 3: Divine Feminine

    Episode 3: Divine Feminine

    Lama Tsomo and Rev. Matthew Fox have both taken less-traveled spiritual paths, giving them each an unusual combination of expertise in their traditions along with a fresh perspective informed by their own routes and the nature and challenges of today’s world.

    Godhead. Jung Chenmo. This is not your average discussion of the feminine side of the psyche. Matthew and Tsomo explore the names, emotions, and understandings of the divine feminine. This is practical, radical, and accessible as they relate their experiences and common conceptions back to the suppression of the feminine. Spoiler alert: The femininity can be toxic, too.

    "When I didn’t have the perfect mother, I went to something greater, Mother Earth, and was nurtured by her.” (11:50)

    Lama Tsomo leads a Namchak Green Tara (Divine Feminine) prayer (14:46).

    • 32 min

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