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Welcome to Vajra Body Vajra Mind, a provocative podcast that explores the outer limits of spiritual practice and human development. On our show, we talk with leaders in the Buddhist, entheogenic and somatic fields and through these conversations we attempt to glean the most pragmatic and succinct bits of wisdom to connect us deeper into our heart and mind. Our show is dedicated to the evolution of the human species and the benefit of all beings.

Welcome to Vajra Body Vajra Mind, a provocative podcast that explores the outer limits of spiritual practice and human development. On our show, we talk with leaders in the Buddhist, entheogenic and somatic fields and through these conversations we attempt to glean the most pragmatic and succinct bits of wisdom to connect us deeper into our heart and mind. Our show is dedicated to the evolution of the human species and the benefit of all beings.
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Welcome to Vajra Body Vajra Mind, a provocative podcast that explores the outer limits of spiritual practice and human development. On our show, we talk with leaders in the Buddhist, entheogenic and somatic fields and through these conversations we attempt to glean the most pragmatic and succinct bits of wisdom to connect us deeper into our heart and mind. Our show is dedicated to the evolution of the human species and the benefit of all beings.

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English


Episodes

Refuge and Bodhicitta with Damien Abel

6/13/2017
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In today's episode, Jed explains his stepping off the path and return to Dharma practice. He asks Damien for his commentary on the 4 instructions of Gampopa, Taking Refuge, Awakening Intention, Four Immeasurables, and Dedication. We discuss the importance of making practice a felt sense rather than just conceptual. Enjoy. For more about Damien visit: vajrabodyvajramind.com

Duration:00:52:41

Dreaming the Soul Back Home with Robert Moss

5/19/2017
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Robert Moss is an Australian historian, journalist and author and creator of Active Dreaming, an original synthesis of dreamwork and shamanism. In our show today we discuss how dreams can help us in troubling times. He also, shares a few entertaining stories that give us models on how to relate to synchronicity and our dreams. We also the discuss the many important and potential uses of symbols and learning what to ask for in life. Enjoy More about Robert at www.mossdreams.com Intro...

Duration:00:52:32

Navigating Ngondro with Jakob Leschly

5/5/2017
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Jakob is a long time student of Buddhism, Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche and Dxongsar Khyentse. He is a translator and author of many books on Tibetan Buddhism. In our conversation today we discuss how to maintain the important aspects of the tradition in our modern world. Topics like karma, keeping samaya, materialism, faith, devotion, relative truth, etc. This conversation is particularly helpful for Vajrayana practitioners but also for those on a spiritual path. Enjoy! Intro music by...

Duration:00:48:40

Dreaming Awake with Andrew Holocek

4/17/2017
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In today's episode, we talk with Andrew about working with dream yoga. We discuss why it can be so difficult to attain lucidity in dreams, how the practice fits into the larger path of Tibetan Buddhism and why this practice is so important. This conversation is a real blast, enjoy!! More about Andrew visit www.andrewholocek.com Intro music by William, darling Outro music by Clouds Over Moscow

Duration:01:12:50

Training in Pure Perception with Ken McLeod

4/10/2017
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Ken is a Buddhist teacher, author. and founder of unfetteredmind.org On this episode we have our friend Ken McLeod return to the show. In our conversation we discuss how to deal with our difficult political/cultural climate and about living with pure perception and the practice of being Chenrezig. Finally, we talk about devotion and how it can bring us into direct awareness. This conversation was deep and profound as can be expected when talking with Ken. Learn more about Ken at...

Duration:01:16:18

Lineage and Liberation with Michaela Boehm

3/26/2017
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We welcome back a dear friend Michaela Boehm. She is a lineage holder in Kashmiri Shaivism Tantra. In addition to over twenty years of extensive academic and clinical background in psychology and counseling, Michaela also traveled and taught with David Deida for 13 years. She has developed a women’s curriculum for feminine embodiment as well as teaching couples and men about the principles of intimacy and polarity. Michaela received degrees in Psychology and further extensive training in...

Duration:01:01:35

Breath Flows Where Imagination Goes with Robert Litman

3/11/2017
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For the last 26 years, Robert Litman has guided clients and students in the use of movement, breath and sound as a tool for personal growth, restoring healthy breathing rhythms, structural alignment, and efficient body mechanics. He founded The Breathable Body in 2003. In our episode we talk about how our unexamined breathing can cause anxiety in these stimulating times we are in. And how this anxiety puts us in a state of fight or flight that leads to an inability to discern real fears...

Duration:00:46:38

Death Wisdom with Stephen Jenkinson

2/24/2017
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Stephen Jenkinson, MTS, MSW is a teacher, author, storyteller, spiritual activist, farmer, and founder of Orphan Wisdom. With a Master`s degrees from Harvard University (Theology) and the U of Toronto (Social Work), he is revolutionizing grief and dying in the North America. He has spent many years in palliative care which has informed him about the death-phobia and grief illiteracy that we are living in North America. In our show we journey through understanding where our culture`s views...

Duration:00:53:21

Shapeshifter with Kai Altair

2/14/2017
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�Today's episode features our guest Kai Altair. Kai is an artist of many expressions including a singer/songwriter, dancer, Reiki practitioner, ocean advocate, and more. Overall, she is someone who is passionate about creating sacred space for herself and others. Our show in large part is about Kai's approach to creating through dreams, devotion to meditation, exercise, and practices. She has a new album entitled Shapeshifter that features well known visionary music artist such as Desert...

Duration:00:55:12

Gathering our Intuitive Nature with Stephen Harrod Buhner

1/24/2017
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Stephen is an Earth poet and award winning author of 20 books on nature, indigenous cultures, the enviroment, and herbal medicine. In today`s show we discuss the importance of remembering how to navigate the world and our enviroment will a feeling sense rather than strictly using reductionist reasoning. We cover many interesting topics ranging from serendipity, how to heal with plants, emotion vs feeling, the role of cannabis, psychotropic plants effects on ecology and humans, ending...

Duration:00:58:47

Dreams That Speak with Tenaya Amelia

1/10/2017
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Tenaya Amelia is a life-long dreamer trained by renowned dream teacher Robert Moss, creator of Active Dreaming. Intuitive, sensitive and creative, she holds a safe and vibrant space to explore the inner realms. Tenaya weaves together intuitive painting, collage, expressive movement and evocative music into her unique offerings. She is based in Northern California and offers workshops, one-on-one sessions and a monthly Dream Salon. In our show we discuss dreams in great detail. Ranging...

Duration:00:42:56

The Artform of Will and Goodness with Neil Kramer

1/2/2017
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Neil Kramer is a philosopher and eotericist. His work focuses on spirituality, mysticism, and metaphysics. In this episode, we talk with Neil about what it means to use our will to direct our lives. We discuss goodness and eithics and finally, we talk about living deep spiritual life that has harmony and balance. Learn more about Neil at: www.neilkramer.com

Duration:00:56:29

Trailing Elen of the Ways with Elen Sentier

12/21/2016
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Elen Sentier is a Shaman, an author and a trans-personal psychotherapist. We talked with Elen about the reindeer goddess Elen of the Ways, the importance of catharsis and the protective role of masculine energy. For more about Elen visit: www.elensentier.co.uk

Duration:00:40:11

The Psychedelic Gospels with Jerry Brown, Ph.D.

12/20/2016
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Jerry B. Brown, Ph.D., is an anthropologist, author, and activist. From 1972 to 2014 he served as founding professor of anthropology at Florida International University in Miami, where he taught a course on “Hallucinogens and Culture.” The Psychedelic Gospels is the result of Jerry and Julie’s (wife/co-author) anthropological journey throughout Europe and the Middle East. Based on stunning visual evidence found in the art and icons of many churches and cathedrals, The Psychedelic Gospels...

Duration:00:46:43

Following the Seed Melody with Dréa Drury

12/15/2016
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Anilah is the solo project of vocalist and composer Dréa Drury, a musician based in the Selkirk Mountains of Western Canada. Her inspirations draw from traditional shamanic sound practices, sacred chant, dark tribal, and Indian Classical. She has studied the art of using the voice as a healing modality. In todays episode we dive deeper into her roots, creative process, use of plant medicines, shifting music into a ritual, and much more. Learn more about Dréa at: www.anilah.ca or...

Duration:00:51:53

The Noble Heart with Damien Abel and Jed Ward

12/9/2016
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In this episode Damien and Jed recap the past few months of shows. They share what they have learned and where they are at in their life's and on their path. The conversation includes maybe topics ranging from Trump, death, synchronicity, and helpful ways to navigate during these times. www.vajrabodyvajramind.com

Duration:01:04:08

Esoteric Christianity with Richard Smoley

11/25/2016
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Richard Smoley is an author and philosopher who writes on the world`s mystical and esoteric teachings, particularly Chrisianity. In this podcast, we talk about the potential role of esoteric Chrisitianity in the modern world. For more on Richard visit: www.innerchristianity.com

Duration:00:43:24

Journey to the Dark Goddess with Jane Meredith

11/18/2016
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Jane Meredith is an Australian author and ritualist. Her books are: Magic of the Iron Pentacle: Reclaiming Sex, Pride, Self, Power & Passion (co-authored), Circle of Eight: Creating Magic for Your Place on Earth; Rituals of Celebration: Honoring the Seasons of Life through the Wheel of the Year; Journey to the Dark Goddess: How to Return to Your Soul; and Aphrodite's Magic: Celebrate and Heal Your Sexuality. In this show we define Dark Goddess and discuss the significance and ways to honor...

Duration:00:46:59

Sacred Spelling and Medicine with Shonagh Home

11/11/2016
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Shonagh Home is the author of Love and Spirit Medicine and XI Chel Wisdom. She is also a shaman and sacred bee keeper. In our discussion we talked about bringing back the magic of tradition, The need of the wisdom of heart-centered connection, The pro's and con's of technology, The co-opting of language the aims to keep us divided, Lending our gifts through volunteering, The power of being in nature, Healing and calming the mind, How to open up to the wise ones through intention, and...

Duration:00:56:38

The Genius Myth with Michael Meade

10/31/2016
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Michael joins us in an engaging conversation about the natural gifts of humans. And by giving our gifts, we experience meaning. We also talk about talent vs genius, call of the muses, staying close to our wound, the importance of rites of passage and much more. For more about Michael visit: www.mosaicvoices.org

Duration:00:58:18