Light of the Spirit Podcast
About This Show
Podcasts by Abbot George Burke of Light of the Spirit Monastery on meditation, yoga, practical spiritual life, and remarkable spiritual people he has known. Podcasts will include talks on Original Christianity and Original Yoga, Om Meditation, the necessity for vegetarianism in spiritual life, Jesus in India, and much more.
Most Recent Episode
Reincarnation, Its Causes and Consequences
Last month our friend Bianca Vlahos of the Australian radio station PBA-FM interviewed Abbot George Burke on the broad topic of reincarnation. They discussed the source of reincarnation (karma—our actions, both positive and negative) and the purpose of reincarnation: our spiritual evolution and growth.
Abbot George likened reincarnation to school. We can choose to learn the lessons of life and graduate to higher classes and new lessons, and thereby hasten our spiritual growth. Or we can dawdle along the way, refusing to learn the consequences of our actions, choosing to blame others for our faults and failures and suffering, and take the same courses over (and over).
Bianca gave the interview this title: “The Spiritual Journey of Humans – Discussing pain and suffering, enlightenment, karma, forgiveness, reincarnation, awakening, meditation, mindfulness and more. Interview with Abbot George Burke discussing his book May a Christian Believe in Reincarnation?” (This book is available in print and as a free ebook on Amazon, and also on our site here.
Bianca plans to follow this interview with another in which she will ask Abbot George about past life recall methods and more. Stay tuned.
If you do not see the player above (it won’t show in emails), click here to listen to Reincarnation: Its Causes and Consequences. Podcast length: 52:00 minutes.
Rated 5 out of
Memories of a Spiritual Giant
Abbot George relates his encounters with the God-man, Swami Sivananda of Rishikesh, with vivid and amusing detail. This is a podcast well worth listening to both for the portrait of Swami Sivananda and for the teaching which Abbot George draws from his time with this saint.
Date published: 2015-03-03