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The Everyday Sublime podcast explores a full spectrum spirituality. Each week begins with a dharma talk, and each month Josh has an in-depth conversation with a thought leader in the field. As Stephen Batchelor says, "the mystical does not transcend the world, but saturates it." www.joshsummers.net

The Everyday Sublime podcast explores a full spectrum spirituality. Each week begins with a dharma talk, and each month Josh has an in-depth conversation with a thought leader in the field. As Stephen Batchelor says, "the mystical does not transcend the world, but saturates it." www.joshsummers.net

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The Everyday Sublime podcast explores a full spectrum spirituality. Each week begins with a dharma talk, and each month Josh has an in-depth conversation with a thought leader in the field. As Stephen Batchelor says, "the mystical does not transcend the world, but saturates it." www.joshsummers.net

Language:

English

Contact:

781-710-5215


Episodes

The Way of Obstacles: Dharma Talk (Episode 102)

1/25/2021
Challenging energy is part of the path. Can we open to these energies with curious kindness? Can these energies be integrated within our being? This is the path. The post The Way of Obstacles: Dharma Talk appeared first on Josh Summers.

Duration:00:52:27

Dharma in the Time of Dukkha (Episode 101)

1/18/2021
Practice is not a luxury. In times like these, practice is essential for resilience, centered-ness, and compassionate engagement. The post Dharma in the Time of Dukkha appeared first on Josh Summers.

Duration:00:27:02

Vanja Palmers: A Mushroom in the Lotus (Episode 100)

12/15/2020
Some people in the spiritual world say we don't need crutches, or that we shouldn't use crutches. This is true, we don't need crutches; we don't need zendos; we don't need sesshins. But still, many seem to benefit from these supports. The post Vanja Palmers: A Mushroom in the Lotus appeared first on Josh Summers.

Duration:01:32:27

Tuning the Lute: Dharma Talk and Meditation (Episode 99)

12/8/2020
Joseph Goldstein writes, "Effort becomes unskillful when there's some idea of gain and a mind full of expectations, rather than an openness and receptivity to what is already." The post Tuning the Lute: Dharma Talk and Meditation appeared first on Josh Summers.

Duration:00:45:22

On Gratitude: Dharma Talk and Meditation (Episode 98)

12/3/2020
"As we peer into our experience, we peer into one of the biggest mysteries of all: The fact of our own consciousness peering back at the web of existence that created it." The post On Gratitude: Dharma Talk and Meditation appeared first on Josh Summers.

Duration:00:47:46

The Wings of Awakening: Dharma Talk and Meditation (Episode 97)

11/23/2020
Compassion without wisdom can lead to emotional burnout. Wisdom without compassion can lead to detached apathy. Together they balance and complement each other on the path. The post The Wings of Awakening: Dharma Talk and Meditation appeared first on Josh Summers.

Duration:00:50:18

Lateral Drift: Dharma Talk and Meditation (Episode 96)

11/16/2020
If the straight-ahead, conscious approach fails to render a solution, the "lateral drift" approach can be employed by allowing the mind to stop thinking about the problem which allows a solution to suggest itself. The post Lateral Drift: Dharma Talk and Meditation appeared first on Josh Summers.

Duration:00:48:49

Dr. Judith Blackstone: Healing Within Fundamental Consciousness (Episode 95)

11/12/2020
From the safe experience of fundamental consciousness - a consciousness that is awake to, within and beyond the body - we can release and unburden the body's holding of trauma within the fascia. The post Dr. Judith Blackstone: Healing Within Fundamental Consciousness appeared first on Josh Summers.

Duration:01:30:46

The Knowing Ungrasps Tanha: Dharma Talk and Meditation (Episode 94)

11/9/2020
As the Buddha said, "The rain could turn to gold and still your thirst would not be slaked." In many ways, the entire path pivots on the skillful relationship to desire. The post The Knowing Ungrasps Tanha: Dharma Talk and Meditation appeared first on Josh Summers.

Duration:00:59:32

The Heavenly Stings: Dharma Talk and Meditation (Episode 93)

11/2/2020
The initial experience of awakening is not often one of calm, serenity, and bliss; rather, the initial encounter is one of waking up to confusion, uncertainty, and despair. We can map our own psychological experience to the mythological story of the Buddha's biography. The post The Heavenly Stings: Dharma Talk and Meditation appeared first on Josh Summers.

Duration:01:06:23

Ungrasping This Moment: Dharma Talk and Meditation (Episode 92)

10/26/2020
If you let it, reality will wake you up out of your drifting state into a naturally awake state. This transitional pivot is the key moment upon which the entire spiritual path unfolds. The post Ungrasping This Moment: Dharma Talk and Meditation appeared first on Josh Summers.

Duration:00:50:41

The Movie, The Viewer, and The Light: Dharma Talk and Meditation (Episode 91)

10/19/2020
"The 'I' that is looking for pure awareness can't find it, just as a wave can't do something to find the ocean." The post The Movie, The Viewer, and The Light: Dharma Talk and Meditation appeared first on Josh Summers.

Duration:01:13:58

I Am Not My Green Jumper: Dharma Talk and Meditation (Episode 90)

10/12/2020
If we respond to every television advertisement by purchasing the thing being advertised, we'd go bankrupt. In the same way, if we reflexively identify as the thinker of our thoughts, we make ourselves vulnerable to the demands of their message. The post I Am Not My Green Jumper: Dharma Talk and Meditation appeared first on Josh Summers.

Duration:01:19:16

Robin Wang: Yinyang Theory in Chinese Thought (Episode 89)

10/8/2020
When two things interact, a third dynamic emerges. When two people come together a relationship emerges. When Yin and Yang come to harmony, a Third Way emerges as the Path. The post Robin Wang: Yinyang Theory in Chinese Thought appeared first on Josh Summers.

Duration:01:27:39

The Antifragile Heart: Dharma Talk and Meditation (Episode 88)

10/5/2020
All experience, if you let it, will reveal the vast empty space from which all things arise and cease. Recognizing that open space as the source of your own awareness facilitates the emergence of an undefended Heart. The post The Antifragile Heart: Dharma Talk and Meditation appeared first on Josh Summers.

Duration:01:07:22

The Critic's Gold: Dharma Talk and Meditation (Episode 87)

9/28/2020
The Inner Critic seems to present an obstacle on the spiritual path, judging and disparaging our practice at every turn. But what if there was gold to be found in even its nastiest of statements? The post The Critic’s Gold: Dharma Talk and Meditation appeared first on Josh Summers.

Duration:00:57:16

Dharma Talk and Meditation: The First Step as Friendship (Episode 86)

9/21/2020
Josh considers wise friendship as the foundational energy of the spiritual path. The Buddha is believed to have said that wise friendship is, "the entirety of the holy life." How might we weave this statement into our meditation and practice of yoga? The post Dharma Talk and Meditation: The First Step as Friendship appeared first on Josh Summers.

Duration:00:52:25

Bernie Clark: Beyond the Binary (Episode 85)

9/10/2020
"You re flying the plane and have to figure out what works. We - teachers - are just ground control." The post Bernie Clark: Beyond the Binary appeared first on Josh Summers.

Duration:01:51:06

The Dharma of Michael Brooks (Episode 84)

8/13/2020
In this tribute, I'd like to mention three potential primary source thinkers and their books that I think had a strong influence on the man that Michael Brooks became. These three are what I'm calling the Triple Gem of Michael Brooks' Dharma. The post The Dharma of Michael Brooks appeared first on Josh Summers.

Duration:00:42:36

The Path of the Inner Bodhisattva (Episode 83)

8/10/2020
And it can be like that internally when a dynamic of tension between parts or within a part, when that tension dissolves or unravels or is unburdened, there can be an experience of calm and quiet that unfolds, similar to the experience of a distant hum suddenly switching off. The post The Path of the Inner Bodhisattva appeared first on Josh Summers.

Duration:00:47:02