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Interviews and live rants on healthcare, depolarizing our divided society, and the non-dual nature of reality. Hosted by UCSF/Stanford-trained physician Dr. Zubin Damania (AKA ZDoggMD).

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United States

Description:

Interviews and live rants on healthcare, depolarizing our divided society, and the non-dual nature of reality. Hosted by UCSF/Stanford-trained physician Dr. Zubin Damania (AKA ZDoggMD).

Twitter:

@zdoggmd

Language:

English


Episodes

Force Friday w/Doc Vader

2/4/2024
In a galaxy not so far away, you asked, and Vader delivered. The Dark Lord of Medicine enlightens us on vaping, tight scrubs, and the untold secrets of space cancer. Video version here. Video show archive, audio podcasts, music parodies, Supporter Tribe membership options, merch, social media, and email contact form: https://lnk.bio/zdoggmd Support us with a 1-time donation and get a personal email response from me: https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/zdoggmd More about Dr. Z: https://zdoggmd.com/about-z/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:52:33

Ask Z Anything (From Instagram LIVE)

1/30/2024
I take your questions on everything from transforming healthcare to identity shifts to practical decision making strategies and more. Originally streamed LIVE to Instagram, watch the video version here. Video show archive, audio podcasts, music parodies, Supporter Tribe membership options, merch, social media, and email contact form: https://lnk.bio/zdoggmd Support us with a 1-time donation and get a personal email response from me: https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/zdoggmd More about Dr. Z: https://zdoggmd.com/about-z/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:49:19

Closing The Generation Gap (Feat. Tha' ZPupps), LIVE

1/16/2024
We rap about everything from the generation gap to pronouns to musical taste. Fun for the whole family 🥳 Originally streamed LIVE to YouTube, video version here. And check out the Australian generation gap lamb ad! Video show archive, audio podcasts, music parodies, Supporter Tribe membership options, merch, social media, and email contact form: https://lnk.bio/zdoggmd Support us with a 1-time donation and get a personal email response from me: https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/zdoggmd More about Dr. Z: https://zdoggmd.com/about-z/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:57:05

Hurting Those We Love, Reactivity, The Nature of Now (Sunday Zen, LIVE)

1/9/2024
Originally streamed live on YouTube, in this Q+A we dive into: "Wherever you go, there you are" and what that really means What is "ananda" or bliss in relation to reality? Is there even a Now moment? How realization isn't the slightest bit "spiritual" How can we navigate social media without succumbing to mind traps? Reactivity and how to recognize and uproot it Is Doc Vader spiritual? The nature of desire Why do we hurt those we love MOST? Video show archive, audio podcasts, music parodies, Supporter Tribe membership options, merch, social media, and email contact form: https://lnk.bio/zdoggmd Support us with a 1-time donation and get a personal email response from me: https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/zdoggmd More about Dr. Z: https://zdoggmd.com/about-z/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:15:30

2024 New Year's Day (From YouTube LIVE)

1/2/2024
Originally streamed LIVE to YouTube, we rap about retreat realities, reactivity management, Zcatt's dental saga and more! Watch the video version here. PS if you're into this stuff, join our Supporter Tribe and get access to supporter-only livestreams, online retreats (NEW for 2024) and connect with others on this pathless path 🙏 Video show archive, audio podcasts, music parodies, Supporter Tribe membership options, merch, social media, and email contact form: https://lnk.bio/zdoggmd Support us with a 1-time donation and get a personal email response from me: https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/zdoggmd More about Dr. Z: https://zdoggmd.com/about-z/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:14:07

From Taint to Truth: An Alcoholic's Awakening (w/Eshwar Segobind)

12/21/2023
Awakening to no-self in the comedy of existence with my guest Eshwar Segobind. Listen to our prior episode here. Watch the video version here. Eshwar is an emergency electrical contractor and tradesman whose realization and awakening journey began during a several week stay in an addiction recovery center. We riff in our native immigrant accents for a while on subjects not safe for anyone, and tie all that into realizing the nature of no-self, identity, emotion, and the integration into "real life" of all of this. Learn more and sign up for a personal session with Eshwar here on his website and peep his YouTube channel. Video show archive, audio podcasts, music parodies, Supporter Tribe membership options, merch, social media, and email contact form: https://lnk.bio/zdoggmd Support us with a 1-time donation and get a personal email response from me: https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/zdoggmd More about Dr. Z: https://zdoggmd.com/about-z/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:02:09:20

Opening The Heart of Compassion (w/Simon Brown)

12/16/2023
Simon Brown returns for a master class on compassion and how it can never be separated from the deepest insights into the non-dual nature of reality itself. We talk about how compassion and suffering could matter if this world is a kind of illusion, the distinction between empathy and compassion as it relates to burnout, dorsal and ventral vagal mechanisms related to deep trauma conditioning, the true meaning of Christmas and the holiday season and MUCH more. Please listen to our previous conversation on awakening and trauma here. Check out Simon's YouTube channel here. Here's that book by Ally Wise that Simon referenced, Embodied Healing. Topics and Timecodes: 0:00 Intro 4:05 Trust. Does life NEED planning? 13:07 Non-dual teachers’ absolutism, nature of fixation post-awakening 20:00 Working with reactivity and separation 25:30 Adyashanti’s resonance and retirement, spiritual perfectionism 33:26 Recent retreat insights, feeling everything with compassion 37:30 Learning the language of the heart 41:43 Dzogchen, emptiness and form, manifesting as awake presence 49:27 Nagarjuna, the Middle Way, compassion and acceptance 59:30 The work of unfolding is never finished 1:03:35 Awareness of thought/consciousness as the 6th sense 1:07:15 Why the self is not an enemy, self as a tool to see suffering of others 1:12:59 The true meaning of the Heart Sutra, Avalokiteshvara 1:20:35 Why suffering and compassion MATTER, when unconditional love meets suffering 1:24:05 Compassion vs. Empathy, healthcare professionals, burnout 1:31:28 Simon’s Cat! 1:32:15 Self-compassion, early wounding, the traumatized nervous system 1:43:15 Elephant and rider model of conscious and unconscious mind, trauma 1:44:50 Embodied Health by Ally Wise, ventral and dorsal vagal responses 1:48:50 When child’s basic needs aren’t met, degrees of trauma, co-regulation 1:54:12 Feeling into the primary emotions that trigger thought cascades, the Golden Thread 1:58:44 Compassion and the meaning of Christmas and the holiday season Video show archive, audio podcasts, music parodies, Supporter Tribe membership options, merch, social media, and email contact form: https://lnk.bio/zdoggmd Support us with a 1-time donation and get a personal email response from me: https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/zdoggmd More about Dr. Z: https://zdoggmd.com/about-z/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:02:09:14

Beyond Existential Terror (Monday Zen, LIVE)

12/14/2023
I take YOUR questions on non-duality, silent retreats, the illusion of identity, the nature of reality and more! Originally streamed LIVE to YouTube, watch the video here. Video show archive, audio podcasts, music parodies, Supporter Tribe membership options, merch, social media, and email contact form: https://lnk.bio/zdoggmd Support us with a 1-time donation and get a personal email response from me: https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/zdoggmd More about Dr. Z: https://zdoggmd.com/about-z/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:51:17

See And Be Seen – For The First Time (w/Dr. Angelo DiLullo)

11/26/2023
Joined by Dr. Angelo DiLullo, your favorite ‘pair-o-docs’ dive into the paradox of self-emptying, where the journey to feeling truly recognized sparks a liberation beyond the boundaries of the ego. Plus a whole lotta taint talk 😂 Topics & Timecodes: 00:00 Taints (AKA The Perineum, if you're nasty) 06:12 Anger, reactivity, root beliefs, the illusion of control 16:52 Identity, no separation, energetic “knowing” 23:55 Deep stage awakening, the illusion of the physical world 31:35 The “flavor” of consciousness, unbound consciousness as a tool 41:19 Specialness, hide & seek, avoidance, neutrality 52:50 Emptiness of self, feeling seen 1:01:16 Fixations and the role of a spiritual teacher, delusive hindrance 1:12:29 Formless non-duality, no-self letting go, the well of grief Check out the video version (including topics & timecodes) and here's the infamous 'Taint Episode' 🥳 Video show archive, audio podcasts, music parodies, Supporter Tribe membership options, merch, social media, and email contact form: https://lnk.bio/zdoggmd Support us with a 1-time donation and get a personal email response from me: https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/zdoggmd More about Dr. Z: https://zdoggmd.com/about-z/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:24:22

This Is A Dream, But Suffering Is REAL (LIVE)

11/14/2023
Waking up to your true nature is all about realizing there’s no separate “you” suffering. And knowing just that transforms how you show up in the world. Spoiler alert: Compassion just flows. Video originally streamed LIVE to YouTube, watch here. Side note: This episode contains intentional stretches of silence, so when things get quiet, rest assured it's not a problem with your podcast app 🙏 Video show archive, audio podcasts, music parodies, Supporter Tribe membership options, merch, social media, and email contact form: https://lnk.bio/zdoggmd Support us with a 1-time donation and get a personal email response from me: https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/zdoggmd More about Dr. Z: https://zdoggmd.com/about-z/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:56:13

Integrating Trauma & Awakening The Heart (w/Simon Brown)

11/4/2023
There's an intricate relationship between past trauma, our bodies, and the spiritual journey of awakening. Realizing the non-dual nature of existence and the illusion of self doesn't allow us to simply bypass the echoes of past trauma that can linger in the body like energetic knots, often manifesting as chronic pain, disability, mental illness, and emotional distress. Our guest, Simon Brown, shares his remarkable journey navigating the challenging terrain of complex childhood trauma. Through the convergence of therapy, somatic practice, and the profound insights gleaned from years of Buddhist practice, Simon shares invaluable insights on integrating trauma while opening our hearts to true vulnerability, authenticity, and joy. Find Simon on YouTube here and on Instagram (where you can DM him!) Here are some of the resources Simon mentioned in our conversation: Tara Brach's video on healing trauma Irene Lyon's YouTube channel Peter Levine and somatic healing practices The Body Keeps The Score Video show archive, audio podcasts, music parodies, Supporter Tribe membership options, merch, social media, and email contact form: https://lnk.bio/zdoggmd Support us with a 1-time donation and get a personal email response from me: https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/zdoggmd More about Dr. Z: https://zdoggmd.com/about-z/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:02:15:47

Wanna End Suffering? Come Back To Your Senses (w/Eshwar Segobind)

10/30/2023
Strip away all the story and identity and spiritual mumbo-jumbo and you're left with what's right in front of your face, always here and only now. My guest Eshwar Segobind is an emergency electrical contractor and tradesman whose realization and awakening journey began during a several week stay in an addiction recovery center. We dive into how investigating YOUR experience in this moment is the key to seeing past the fundamental misperception that there is a "me" looking in the first place. This is an audio-only episode & exclusive for our podcast listeners so strap in and listen with full presence ❤️ Learn more and sign up for a personal session with Eshwar here on his website and peep his YouTube channel. And here's an even deeper video dive with Eshwar and my friend Josh Putnam. Video show archive, audio podcasts, music parodies, Supporter Tribe membership options, merch, social media, and email contact form: https://lnk.bio/zdoggmd Support us with a 1-time donation and get a personal email response from me: https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/zdoggmd More about Dr. Z: https://zdoggmd.com/about-z/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:58:01

Trauma Is In The Body, And You Were Never To Blame

10/25/2023
A deep dive into how the body stores trauma, surrendering to these hidden sensations and the paradox of free will - originally streamed LIVE to Instagram. And here's Tara Brach's video I mentioned. Join our Supporter Tribe to connect with others on this journey and to access private Zoom meetings. Video show archive, audio podcasts, music parodies, Supporter Tribe membership options, merch, social media, and email contact form: https://lnk.bio/zdoggmd Support us with a 1-time donation and get a personal email response from me: https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/zdoggmd More about Dr. Z: https://zdoggmd.com/about-z/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:12:52

This Can Feel Truly Terrible, And That's OK (LIVE)

10/9/2023
Think the awakening journey is all unicorns and rainbows? Think again. Reactivity, emotional volatility, and more, from Sunday Zen, LIVE. And here's Angelo's video I referred to Breaking the Chains of Suffering -- Fetters 4 & 5 with Kevin Schanilec Video show archive, audio podcasts, music parodies, Supporter Tribe membership options, merch, social media, and email contact form: https://lnk.bio/zdoggmd Support us with a 1-time donation and get a personal email response from me: https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/zdoggmd More about Dr. Z: https://zdoggmd.com/about-z/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:13:37

Down The Reality Rabbit Hole (w/David Mc Donald)

9/24/2023
A deep dive into all things awakening including no-self realization, with David Mc Donald. Check out the video version and David's YouTube channel Video show archive, audio podcasts, music parodies, Supporter Tribe membership options, merch, social media, and email contact form: https://lnk.bio/zdoggmd Support us with a 1-time donation and get a personal email response from me: https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/zdoggmd More about Dr. Z: https://zdoggmd.com/about-z/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:55:59

Doc Vader: Who's Your Daddy? (From Facebook LIVE)

9/20/2023
Oh good (dark) lord, he's gone live again 😂 Full video here. Video show archive, audio podcasts, music parodies, Supporter Tribe membership options, merch, social media, and email contact form: https://lnk.bio/zdoggmd Support us with a 1-time donation and get a personal email response from me: https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/zdoggmd More about Dr. Z: https://zdoggmd.com/about-z/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:34:39

The Universe Holds You: Shadow Work & More (LIVE)

9/17/2023
From a recent Facebook live episode. I discuss the arising of strong emotions during the realization "journey" and the deep knowing that the Universe, (or God, or whatever descriptor we use to point to the ineffable) perfectly holds us as this process unfolds. And the beautiful synchronicity that all traditions seemingly point at the perennial wisdom: that we are NOT who or what we think we are 🔥 Full video here. Video show archive, audio podcasts, music parodies, Supporter Tribe membership options, merch, social media, and email contact form: https://lnk.bio/zdoggmd Support us with a 1-time donation and get a personal email response from me: https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/zdoggmd More about Dr. Z: https://zdoggmd.com/about-z/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:40:57

COVID Killed My Dog! (A Post-Pandemic Playbook) w/Dr. Monica Gandhi

8/27/2023
Dr. Monica Gandhi is BACK to unpack lessons learned from the COVID pandemic. From prolonged lockdowns, to the widening gap between the haves and have-nots, to finding genuine compassion in a time of so much division, this post-pandemic deep dive might give us a playbook for a happier, wiser path forward. #RIPFrodo 🐶 Check out Monica's book Endemic: A Post Pandemic Playbook Watch the full video on YouTube Here's all our previous episodes with Monica. Video show archive, audio podcasts, music parodies, Supporter Tribe membership options, merch, social media, and email contact form: https://lnk.bio/zdoggmd Support us with a 1-time donation and get a personal email response from me: https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/zdoggmd More about Dr. Z: https://zdoggmd.com/about-z/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:09:50

Faith, Doubt, and Determination (Sunday Zen, LIVE)

8/20/2023
Zen teaches us that faith isn't blind; it's the knowing of our innate nature. Doubt isn't negative; it's the engine of inquiry that propels us toward understanding. Determination isn't force; it's the steady resolve to persist, harmonizing these traits for profound self-realization. WARNING: Pretty direct pointing here, so be prepared 😂 From a Facebook Live show. Here's the book I mentioned, Throw Yourself Into The House of Buddha. Join my non-cult 🤣 https://zdoggmd.com/supporters/ Watch the Full video on YouTube Video show archive, audio podcasts, music parodies, Supporter Tribe membership options, merch, social media, and email contact form: https://lnk.bio/zdoggmd Support us with a 1-time donation and get a personal email response from me: https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/zdoggmd More about Dr. Z: https://zdoggmd.com/about-z/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:19:30

Doc Vader: Q&A LIVE!

8/17/2023
What do Death Stars, CME conferences and powerful sphincters have in common? THIS PODCAST 💀 Originally streamed LIVE to YouTube, Doc Vader weighs in on vaccines, drug seekers, the art of upcoding and MUCH MORE 🔥 Watch full video. Video show archive, audio podcasts, music parodies, Supporter Tribe membership options, merch, social media, and email contact form: https://lnk.bio/zdoggmd Support us with a 1-time donation and get a personal email response from me: https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/zdoggmd More about Dr. Z: https://zdoggmd.com/about-z/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:57:53