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Mindrolling with Raghu Markus
68 minutes | 7 days ago
Ep. 388 – Intelligent Self Inquiry with Ralph De La Rosa
Ralph De La Rosa and Raghu discuss mantra and bhakti yoga as intelligent self inquiry, compassion as the root of anger, healing our loneliness, and how all paths lead to love.Ralph De La Rosa, LCSW, is an author, psychotherapist, meditation teacher, Buddhist philosopher, and student of Amma. He leads healing retreats at Omega Institute, Spirit Rock, and Kripalu, and his work has been featured in the New York Post, CNN, GQ, SELF, Women's Health, and many more. For information on Ralph's ongoing work and his new book, Don't Tell Me to Relax: Emotional Resilience in the Age of Rage, Feels, and Freak Outs, head over to ralphdelarosa.com
66 minutes | 14 days ago
Ep. 387 – Word Woman with Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer
Poet, Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer, joins Raghu to discuss poetry as a spiritual path, meeting the blank page with trust, and the joyful daily practice of giving it away.Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer lives in Southwest Colorado with her husband and two children, served as the third Colorado Western Slope Poet Laureate (2015-2017) and was a finalist for Colorado Poet Laureate (2019). Her poetry has appeared in O Magazine, on A Prairie Home Companion and PBS New Hour, in Ted Kooser’s American Life in Poetry, in back alleys and on river rocks. Rosemerry is the co-host of Emerging Form, a podcast on creative process; and teaches and performs poetry for addiction recovery programs, hospice, mindfulness retreats, women’s retreats, teachers and more. For more info, poetry books, and daily poetry offerings please visit, WordWoman.com
74 minutes | 21 days ago
Ep. 386 – The Spirit of Music with John Forté
Grammy-winning recording artist, John Forté, of The Fugees, joins Raghu to talk the spirit of music as community, the highs and lows of success, music as internal alchemy, and headlining the Ram Dass Soul Land Music Series.John Forté is a Grammy-winning recording artist best known for his work with the hip-hop group, The Fugees, writing and producing songs on their multi-platinum record The Score. After a stint in prison while riding the volatile waves of success and failure, John coupled his refuge of music with messages of wisdom and love from inspirational spiritual teachers. Listen to John's new album Riddem Drive, and don't miss him on the Soul Land Music Series: Songs & Stories Inspired by Ram Dass, April 30th.
81 minutes | a month ago
Ep. 385 – Mischief Man with Duncan Trussell
Duncan Trussell returns to talk fatherhood, harmonizing the home, and confusion as a condition of enlightenment; in this psychic arm-wrestling match with Krishnamurti's concept of a mischievous me.
68 minutes | a month ago
Ep. 384 – Remarkable Stories with David Silver
OG Mindroller, David Silver, rejoins Raghu to share mind-blowing stories with exceptional individuals, giving insight into spiritual discernment, consciousness, psychedelics, compassion, & relationships.The band is back together, as Mindrolling alumni, David Silver, returns with Raghu to share more remarkable stories and epiphanies from his rich, nuanced, deeply authentic, and synchronistic life. For part two of this autobiographical series, curating an assortment of handpicked stories inspired from his upcoming book, David illuminates his life through his relationship with remarkable individuals and extraordinary circumstances, gracefully offering firsthand lessons learned about spiritual discernment, consciousness, psychedelics, compassion, and relationships. From a wildly transformational breakthrough peyote ceremony at a convergence of some of the world's highest shamans, to hilarious and meaningful run-ins with the likes of Phil Spector and Paul Newman, David Silver truly offers one-of-a-kind, holographic, intergenerational wisdom.
61 minutes | a month ago
Ep. 383 – Translating the Mystery with Anthony Thogmartin
Anthony Thogmartin, of Papadosio and EarthCry, joins Raghu to discuss the inseparability of music and spirituality, at the brimming intersection of nature and technology.Anthony Thogmartin is a consciousness, technology, and ecologically minded multi-instrumental musician, producer, and teacher best known for his work with the jamtronica outfit Papadosio, and his solo electronic act, EarthCry, aimed at “healing the planet and its people.” Anthony recently stepped into the teaching role with his Seed to Stage Academy, where he shares lessons, both digitally and in group settings, to help up-and-coming musicians and producers learn the art, technology, and fundamentals so they can begin tapping their imaginations, creating music, and playing shows. You can find information about his upcoming offerings, like his newest album Identity Mitosis, at EarthCry.netDon't Miss Anthony performing as EarthCry to kick off this spring's Soul Land Music Series: Songs and Stories Inspired by Ram Dass on March 19th!For the full artist lineup, dates, and details visit RamDass.org/Music
68 minutes | 2 months ago
Ep. 382 – Full Ecology with Mary M. Clare Ph.D and Gary Ferguson
Social psychologist, Mary M. Clare, Ph.D, & science writer, Gary Ferguson, join Raghu to help us past the seperation myth, & into a restored balance of full ecology, environment, & human nature.Mary M Clare, Ph.D., brings her lifelong passion for the natural world together with a 30-year career as a social and cultural psychologist. A fellow in the APA with 100+ scholarly articles and two books, she opens doorways for considering how the natural world around and inside of us can be tapped as a guiding force for creating more contented and fruitful lives. For info on her new book with Gary, Full Ecology, please visit FullEcology.com. For Mary's personal offerings, please visit, ClaseConsultation.com.Gary Ferguson, a best-selling science writer and keynote speaker, began his career chronicling the tracks humans leave in nature. Today, he’s working “to portray the tracks nature leaves in us,” with books like, The Eight Master Lessons of Nature, which shines a powerful new light on the dazzling processes that nourish the creative powers of nature. For info on his new book with Mary Full Ecology, please visit FullEcology.com. For Gary's personal offerings, please visit, WildWords.net
61 minutes | 2 months ago
Ep. 381 – Revival and Courage with Anne Lamott
Writer, Anne Lamott, rejoins Raghu with her unparalleled honesty and humor, to shine twilight's mystical light through the dark of night, exploring the illuminating dawn of hope, faith, forgiveness, repentance, revival, and courage.
63 minutes | 2 months ago
Ep. 380 – Inner Guru with David Harshada Wagner
Teacher, David Harshada Wagner, joins Raghu to discuss the intersection of selfless service with becoming nobody, depict the importance of keeping a loving inner guru, & share poetry of Kabir.David Harshada Wagner is a creative mindset consultant, teacher, author, artist and proud father who has dedicated more than 30 years of his life to the path of selfless service, spiritual awakening, and radical self-transformation. His training is vast and varied, from 12 Step Recovery training, to the Indian wisdom traditions of Yoga, Bhakti, Vedanta, and Tantric Shaivism. David has served on the faculties of YogaGlo, Kripalu, and Omega, and is the author of Backbone – the Modern Man’s Ultimate Guide to Purpose Passion and Power. David currently is based in in Ojai, California and travels widely serving his worldwide community. For more info, please visit DavidHWagner.com
65 minutes | 2 months ago
Ep. 379 – Feeding Your Demons with Lama Tsultrim Allione
Lama Tsultrim Allione rejoins Raghu to share rare, behind the scenes, Ram Dass stories, and explore how to work with afflictive emotions by feeding your demons, rather than running from them.One of Mindrolling's favorite reoccurring guests, Lama Tsultrim Allione, returns to join Raghu for an illuminating, fun, and healing conversation. Beginning the talk by sharing exceptionally rare stories of Ram Dass, involving Bhagavan Das and Allen Ginsberg; they naturally flow into potent Maharajji lilas before subtly weaving the conversation into the main topic of the podcast: feeding your demons. Laying down a path away from polarization, and into the oneness of interconnected love, Lama Tsultrim and Raghu brainstorm how to cultivate a new paradigm of being, starting from the inside out.
64 minutes | 3 months ago
Ep. 378 – Wait: How to Stop the Fighting Within w/ Cuong Lu
Author Cuong Lu drops by Mindrolling to talk about his new book, share stories of studying with Thich Nhat Hanh, and explore how we can all stop the fighting within ourselves.Cuong Lu, a Buddhist teacher, scholar, and writer, was born in Vietnam in 1968 and emigrated to Holland with his family in 1980. In 1993, he was ordained a monk at Plum Village in France under the guidance of Thich Nhat Hanh. Cuong is the founder of the Mind Only School, where he teaches Buddhist philosophy and psychology. His latest book, Wait: A Love Letter to Those in Despair, is available on February 9, 2021.
66 minutes | 3 months ago
Ep. 377 – Personally Accessed Wisdom with Allyson and Alex Grey
Visionary artists, Allyson and Alex Grey join Raghu to share their deep connection with Ram Dass, Be Here Now, Maharajji, psychedelics, Dzogchen Buddhism, and creativity.Visionary artists, wise psychonauts, and podcasters, Allyson and Alex Grey are co-founders & Ministers of CoSM, the Chapel of Sacred Mirrors, a transformational art based non-profit which grew into an interfaith church and thriving artist community. Allyson and Alex are currently in the process of constructing Entheon, a sanctuary for visionary art, and sacred, nondenominational temple and hub for visionary artists and inner-seekers. Allyson and Alex host Sunday Art Church events, fusing creativity and dharma; as well as Full Moon Gatherings, which bring together artists, musicians, wisdom teachers, and free-thinkers to honor our cosmic alignment with nature and the creative forces. For a deep dive into their minds, check out their new podcast, The CoSM Podcast, and for updates on Entheon, CoSM, their art and events, visit their website CoSM.org
68 minutes | 3 months ago
Ep. 376 – The Karma of the Moment w/ Dr. Robert Svoboda and Noah Markus
Dr. Robert Svoboda rejoins Raghu, with special guest Noah Markus, to share ancient Ayurvedic wisdom elucidating how to navigate our incarnations within the law of karma.Dr. Robert Svoboda is the first Westerner ever to graduate from a college of Ayurveda and be licensed to practice Ayurveda in India. During and after his formal Ayurvedic training he was tutored in Ayurveda, Yoga, Jyotish, Tantra, and other forms of classical Indian lore by his mentor, the Aghori Vimalananda. He is the author of twelve books including Prakriti: Your Ayurvedic Constitution and the Aghora series, which discusses his experiences with his mentor during the years 1975 – 1983. In the years since 1986, Dr. Svoboda has traveled extensively and often speaks on Ayurveda, Jyotish, Tantra, and allied subjects in locales across the world. Subscribe to his many enlightening online courses, and keep up with his offerings at DrSvoboda.com
74 minutes | 3 months ago
Ep. 375 – Grabbing onto Grace with Aubrey Marcus
Aubrey Marcus returns with Raghu to share poetry and dig into topics of navigating collective karma with intuition, the unconditional love of the mother, and the nature of time and free will.Aubrey Marcus (IG: @aubreymarcus) is the founder of Onnit, a lifestyle brand based on a holistic health philosophy he calls Total Human Optimization. Onnit is an Inc. 500 company and an industry leader with products optimizing millions of lives, including many top professional athletes around the world. Aubrey is the author of the NYT bestseller Own The Day, Own Your Life, with a followup Master Your Mind, Master Your Life due out 2021. He currently hosts the Aubrey Marcus Podcast, providing a motivational destination for conversations with the brightest minds in athletics, business, science, relationships, and spirituality. Connect mind, body and spirit at aubreymarcus.com.
59 minutes | 3 months ago
Ep. 374 – A Remarkable Heart: Ram Dass Stories, w/ Trudy Goodman Kornfield
Trudy Goodman visits the Mindrolling podcast to share her experiences with Ram Dass and reflect on the impact that his teachings have made in the world.Trudy Goodman Kornfield, Ph.D., is a Vipassana teacher in the Theravada lineage and the Founding Teacher of InsightLA. She also teaches residential retreats at Spirit Rock Meditation Center in Woodacre, CA, Vallecitos Mountain Retreat Center, and Insight Meditation Society in Barre, MA, among others. Learn more at trudygoodman.com.
58 minutes | 4 months ago
Ep. 373 – A Mantra of Compassion: Ram Dass Stories with Joseph Goldstein
Joseph Goldstein returns to Mindrolling to share stories about Ram Dass, including how he was the doorway to Joseph’s teaching career and how he inspired Joseph’s mantra of compassion.Don’t forget to preorder Being Ram Dass and leave a message about how Ram Dass influenced you.
59 minutes | 4 months ago
Ep. 372 – The Pretense of Accident: Ram Dass Stories with Sharon Salzberg
As we crest the anniversary of Ram Dass leaving his body, Sharon Salzberg visits Raghu to share stories about Ram Dass and his amazing capacity to both give and receive love.
63 minutes | 4 months ago
Ep. 371 – Transparent to Love: Ram Dass Stories with Jack Kornfield
66 minutes | 4 months ago
Ep. 370 – This One Wild Precious Life with Sarah Wilson
Author, journalist, & activist, Sarah Wilson joins Raghu to discuss balancing the inner spiritual journey with outer action, sharing, and sacrifice in order to be of service to the collective.Sarah Wilson is a former journalist and TV presenter, author and activist, who wrote the New York Times bestsellers I Quit Sugar and First, We Make the Beast Beautiful, which Mark Manson described as, “the best book on living with anxiety that I’ve ever read.” Previously she was editor of Cosmopolitan Australia, host of Masterchef Australia and founder of the largest wellness website in Australia, IQuitSugar.com. In May 2018, Sarah closed the business and gave all money to charity. She now builds and enables charity projects that “engage humans with each other” and campaigns on mental health and climate issues. Sarah ranks as one of the top 200 most influential authors in the world and has a combined digital audience of 2.5 million. Sarah’s latest book, This One Wild and Precious Life, is a soul’s journey through the complexities of climate change, coronavirus, racial inequalities and our disconnection from what matters. For more info, visit SarahWilson.com
76 minutes | 5 months ago
Ep. 369 – A F*ckup’s Guide to Self Help with Jamie Kilstein
Comedian & Podcaster, Jamie Kilstein joins Raghu to talk about honesty, vulnerability, f*cking up, atheism, suicide, psychedelics, and spirituality.Jamie Kilstein is a comedian, writer, musician, fighter, and podcaster who hosts, A F*ckup’s Guide to Self-Help, where he talks culture, self-improvement, drugs, mental health, and being an outcast. He describes it as a magical journey of self-discovery, self-loathing, f*cking up, and learning from those f*ck ups. Jamie made his debut tv appearance on Conan and has been seen on MSNBC’s Up with Chris Hayes, Countdown with Keith Olbermann, Showtime, and BBC America. For more info visit JamieKilstein.com
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