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The Tao of Christ

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The Tao of Christ is a podcast which explores the mystical roots of Christianity, which Jesus called the Kingdom of God, which church historian Evelyn Underhill called the Unitive Life, which Richard Rohr calls the Universal Christ, and which I refer to as Christian nonduality, unitive awareness, or union with God. This is the Tao of Christ.

The Tao of Christ is a podcast which explores the mystical roots of Christianity, which Jesus called the Kingdom of God, which church historian Evelyn Underhill called the Unitive Life, which Richard Rohr calls the Universal Christ, and which I refer to as Christian nonduality, unitive awareness, or union with God. This is the Tao of Christ.

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United States

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The Tao of Christ is a podcast which explores the mystical roots of Christianity, which Jesus called the Kingdom of God, which church historian Evelyn Underhill called the Unitive Life, which Richard Rohr calls the Universal Christ, and which I refer to as Christian nonduality, unitive awareness, or union with God. This is the Tao of Christ.

Language:

English

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Episodes

Noah & Nonduality

7/9/2022
I am returning to the Book of Genesis and interpreting it from the perspective of nonduality. Today I am going to look at the well-known story of Noah and the Flood.

Duration:00:16:44

What Does Nondual Awareness Feel Like?

7/2/2022
What is nondual awareness like? What does it feel like? That is the question that I have been asked several times recently. This episode is an attempt to answer that question.

Duration:00:16:55

Nondual Nonviolence

6/25/2022
In this episode I talk about nonviolence as an expression of nonduality. I explore the origin of violence by looking at the biblical story of Cain murdering his brother Abel. I see the solution to violence – including gun violence - in nondual awareness.

Duration:00:17:40

Banished from Nonduality

6/18/2022
In this episode I explore the second part of the the third chapter of Genesis and interpret it from a nondual perspective. I look the banishment of Adam and Eve to the land east of Eden. They were banished from the Garden of Nonduality to live in the Wilderness of Duality. The characteristics of this banishment can be summed up in two words: separation and suffering.

Duration:00:16:42

The Fall into Duality

6/11/2022
In this episode I look at one of the most famous passages of scripture and interpret it from a nondual perspective. It is the story in Genesis chapter 3 that is normally referred to as the Fall. The story takes place in the Garden of Eden. The characters are Adam and Eve, the serpent, the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil, and the Tree of Life.

Duration:00:16:06

Human Nonduality

6/4/2022
In this episode I explore the myth in Genesis 2 about the creation of man and woman from the androgynous figure of Adam. This ancient teaching, which is found in various spiritual traditions including early Judaism, taught that the original human was non-binary. The original condition of humankind was nondual. This primal androgyne is split in half, and two separate beings are created – a man and a woman. I explore what this has to say about nonduality and gender identity.

Duration:00:12:28

The Human Soul

5/28/2022
In this episode I look at the second creation story in the Bible from a nondual perspective, interpreting the human soul as the World Soul.

Duration:00:16:47

In the Image of God

5/21/2022
In this episode look at some famous verses in the first chapter of Genesis about the creation of human beings and talk about what it means to be made in the image of God from a nondual perspective.

Duration:00:13:33

Before there was God

5/14/2022
There has been something I have been meaning to talk about for a while. I am going to go through the early chapters of the Book of Genesis and show how they are expressions nonduality. This episode focuses on the first creation account in Genesis 1.

Duration:00:15:14

Peace That Surpasses Understanding

5/7/2022
In this episode I give a Christian nondual interpretation of the words of the apostle Paul in his Letter to the Philippians: “Do not be anxious about anything. Instead, in every situation with prayer and petition with thanksgiving, tell your requests to God. And the peace that surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.”

Duration:00:17:32

How Do I Wake Up?

4/27/2022
The most frequent inquiry I receive from listeners is various forms of the question: “How do I wake up?” I reply to each inquiry individually, but I thought it would be good to do an episode addressing the topic

Duration:00:16:22

Be Still and Know that I am God

4/16/2022
This episode is an exploration of Psalm 46:10, interpreted as an expression of Christian nonduality. “Be still and know that I am God!”

Duration:00:17:04

Nonduality and the Apostle Paul

4/6/2022
In this episode I talk about the Apostle Paul and how he and his teachings fit into Christian Nonduality. I explore this Damascus Road experience of Christ and his later experience of nonduality. I show how and why there are both dualistic and nondualistic elements in his writings.

Duration:00:17:04

Integrating Nondual Awareness Into Everyday Life

3/26/2022
I got an email a while ago from a listener who asked about integrating unitive awareness into everyday life. Let me read you part of what he wrote: “The act of remembering to let go and live out of one's True Self seems to be part of integrating unitive awareness into everyday life. But could you speak about your process of integration? Is it more or less a process of remembering - to be more aware of when one experiences separation/suffering, and creating positive feedback loops for...

Duration:00:21:28

Reading Other Scriptures

3/17/2022
In this episode I talk about the value of reading the scriptures of faiths other than our own. I also explore the concepts of the inspiration and authority of scripture from a nondual perspective.

Duration:00:17:14

A Christian Reads the Gita

3/5/2022
Recently I have been reading a chapter from the Indian spiritual classic the Bhagavad Gita as part of my daily devotions. As a Christian with a nondual approach, it is natural to me to read from scriptures of other religions that also connect with nonduality. In this episode I share insights about Christian nonduality from reading the Bhagavad Gita. I deal with three overarching themes that make up the framework of the Gita. Each of them can be described in terms of a picture in the mind’s...

Duration:00:17:54

The self as Humpty Dumpty

2/26/2022
The children’s nursery rhyme about Humpty Dumpty is a good metaphor for how the illusion of the self is shattered and one wakes up to nondual awareness. One might call it the parable of Humpty Dumpty. “Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall. Humpty Dumpty had a great fall. All the king's horses and all the king's men couldn't put Humpty together again.” That in a nutshell – or more accurately an eggshell - is the story of spiritual awakening. It is the story of the end of the self.

Duration:00:15:59

Nondual Resurrection

2/19/2022
In the previous episode I interpreted the Cross as an expression of nonduality. I argued that the meaning of the Cross is the death of the physical and psychological self, not the theories of sacrifice and substitutionary atonement that came to dominate later Christianity. In this episode I talk about the other half of the story, which is the resurrection of Jesus. The resurrection also points to nondual reality. I uncover the three layers of the biblical Easter tradition – visions of the...

Duration:00:16:08

The Nondual Cross

2/12/2022
In this episode I interpret the Cross and the crucifixion of Jesus as an expression of nonduality. Next time I will deal with the empty tomb and resurrection appearances as expressions of nondual reality.

Duration:00:14:09

Spiritual Bypassing

2/2/2022
This episode is in response to an email I received a few weeks ago from a listener in Western Australia asking if I would address the topic of spiritual bypassing. I responded that I had never heard the term. So this listener replied with a definition from Wikipedia: Spiritual bypassing is a "tendency to use spiritual ideas and practices to sidestep or avoid facing unresolved emotional issues, psychological wounds, and unfinished developmental tasks." The email went on to explain “It occurs...

Duration:00:14:01