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Rupert Spira Podcast
61 minutes | Jun 22, 2021
Episode 28: Catalin Matei
In this episode, Rupert Spira talks with Catalin Matei, host of the Generation You podcast. They discuss how to find lasting peace and happiness, beginning with identifying our true nature. Catalin Matei is an entrepreneur and the CEO of Increase Media, a hybrid digital marketing company. His conversations on Generation You address the big challenges faced by humanity in the realms of health, climate, technology and many more.
50 minutes | Jun 1, 2021
Episode 27: James Stevenson (Evolutionary Festival)
In this episode, Rupert talks to James Stevenson at the Evolutionary Festival. They discuss Rupert's origins in non-duality, the essential nature of experience, and the direct path to peace and happiness. James Stevenson is a presenter at the Evolutionary Festival, which was held in April. The festival is for all big-picture thinkers, and includes talks and workshops from cutting-edge thinkers and international leaders.
119 minutes | May 11, 2021
Episode 26: Simon Mundie
In this episode, Rupert talks to Simon Mundie. They discuss the philosophy of sport, touching on how and why peak sporting performance is characterised by the loss of the separate self, why identifying personally with sporting excellence often leads to an outsized ego, and why Roger Federer is an artist in the truest sense of the word. Simon Mundie is the host of the podcast Don't Tell Me The Score, which uses sport to explore life's bigger questions. This podcast can be listened to via the link below. https://subscribe.acast.com/dont-tell-me-the-score-with-simon-mundie
55 minutes | Apr 27, 2021
Episode 25: The Krishnamurti Educational Center
In this episode, Rupert talks with Henry Fischer and Jaap Sluijter from the Krishnamurti Educational Center in California. Their discussion includes Rupert's meeting Krishnamurti, the relationship between thoughts and awareness, and the John Smith/King Lear metaphor for understanding the illusory separate self. You can find out more about the Krishnamurti Foundation of America via either of the links below. Website: kfa.org Podcast: theimmeasurable.org
39 minutes | Apr 6, 2021
Episode 24: Hale Dwoskin
In this episode, Rupert Spira talks with Hale Dwoskin about achieving true freedom and inner peace. Their discussion explores the nature of awareness, perception, and letting go. Hale Dwoskin, CEO and Director of Training with Sedona Training Associates, is an international speaker, author, and podcast host.
22 minutes | Mar 16, 2021
Episode 23: Reflections on 'Monet Refuses the Operation'
In this episode, Rupert shares the poem 'Monet Refuses the Operation', by Lisel Mueller. He places the poem into context in the life of the painter Claude Monet, as well as in Mueller’s own life, and delves into the themes of perception and illusion that it explores. Lisel Mueller was born in Germany in 1924, and lived most of her life in the US until her death in 2020.
81 minutes | Mar 2, 2021
Episode 22: SHINE
In this episode, in collaboration with SHINE, Rupert talks to police officers currently working for the metropolitan police about their experiences during lockdown, and offers methods of coping with the high stress situations they face daily in their jobs. SHINE wellbeing are a holistic, authentic service, enhancing staff's mental resilience within the Metropolitan police service.
36 minutes | Feb 16, 2021
Episode 21: Alcoholics Anonymous
In this episode, Rupert Spira talks with Dave Gilbank about alcoholism and addiction from the non-dual perspective. Dave Gilbank is the host of the Here’s Tom with the Weather podcast, which focuses on the Alcoholics Anonymous twelve-step programme and the ways that people can conceive a higher power of their own understanding.
50 minutes | Feb 2, 2021
Episode 20: Mark Matousek
In this episode, Rupert Spira talks with Mark Matousek about moving beyond self-consciousness. They talk about the Direct Path being the path for our age, discuss misconceptions about non-duality, and explore how one may recognise the nature of one’s being. Mark Matousek is an award-winning author, teacher and speaker. He is also the founder of The Seekers Forum, a community focused on the art of self-enquiry as a path to a more awakened life.
86 minutes | Jan 19, 2021
Episode 19: Dr. James Cooke
In this episode, Rupert Spira talks with Dr. James Cooke about the non-dual nature of mind and reality. They discuss self-enquiry and the nature of consciousness, using the analogy of the screen and the movie. Dr. James Cooke is a neuroscientist, writer and speaker, with a focus on perception, meditation, and well-being.
52 minutes | Jan 5, 2021
Episode 18: Nikki Walton
In this episode, Rupert Spira talks with Nikki Walton about how he found his path in life, and waking up to happiness. They also discuss the presence of awareness, and a shared being. Nikki is a best-selling author and licensed psychotherapist, and is also host of the New Growth Podcast.
63 minutes | Dec 15, 2020
Episode 17: Rhonda Byrne
In this episode, Rupert Spira talks with Rhonda Byrne about her latest book, The Greatest Secret, in which she quotes Rupert. They also discuss their own spiritual journeys, the teachers who have influenced them and the act of teaching itself. Rhonda Byrne is the best-selling author of The Secret Book Series and the producer of the 2020 film The Secret: Dare to Dream, which is based on her first book, The Secret.
125 minutes | Dec 1, 2020
Episode 16: Swami Sarvapriyananda
Join Rupert Spira and Swami Sarvapriyananda in a lively and insightful discussion of the non-dual perspective on a wide range of topics, such as happiness, God, the science of the mind and enlightenment. Moderation for this conversation was provided by Rick Archer of Buddha at the Gas Pump.
67 minutes | Nov 17, 2020
Episode 15: Tim Freke
In this episode, Rupert Spira talks with Tim Freke about the essence of the non-dual understanding of reality, and Tim invites Rupert to consider an alternative possibility to this. Tim Freke is a philosopher and the author of 35 books. He hosts the What Is Life? series, which explores the great mysteries of existence with original thinkers in authentic and animated conversations. What Is Life? can be viewed via this link: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL9oOm-3dG-W_rE7ajkpVS2jzKLf3cqxt7
90 minutes | Nov 3, 2020
Episode 14: Allen Saakyan
In this episode, Rupert Spira talks with Allen Saakyan from the Simulation Series about consciousness and the effectiveness of the dream analogy for investigating the reality of our experience. Simulation is a YouTube channel that explores questions about consciousness, humanity and the nature of reality through interviews with thinkers from across the cultural spectrum.
51 minutes | Oct 20, 2020
Episode 13: Deepak Chopra
In this episode, Rupert Spira talks to Deepak Chopra about Rupert's book Being Aware of Being Aware, as well as discussing consciousness and the Direct Path. Deepak Chopra is a well known author and speaker on alternative medicine and personal transformation.
94 minutes | Oct 6, 2020
Episode 12: Stuart Goodnick and Rob Schmidt
In this episode, Rupert Spira talks to Stuart Goodnick and Rob Schmidt from The Mystical Positivist. They discuss Rupert's spiritual journey, as well as the Direct Path, and the role of a teacher. Stuart Goodnick and Rob Schmidt host a radio show called The Mystical Positivist, that involves discussion in and around the local and larger spiritual community.
33 minutes | Sep 22, 2020
Episode 11: Rupert Sheldrake
In this episode Rupert Spira and Rupert Sheldrake talk about the nature of reality, consciousness, and beliefs about the universe, and discover a common understanding. Rupert Sheldrake is a biologist best known for his hypothesis of morphic resonance. Music written and played by Shena Power and recorded by Simon Power.
81 minutes | Sep 8, 2020
Episode 10: From Clay to Words
In this episode Rupert Spira discusses his work as a potter, and the evolution into his current activity, with Rupert making the transition from the form of clay to the form of words. We hope you enjoy this episode. Please subscribe if you would like to be notified whenever new episodes are available. If you would like to find out more about events, publications, and Rupert's archive of recordings, please visit rupertspira.com Music written and played by Shena Power and recorded by Simon Power.
30 minutes | Aug 11, 2020
Episode 9: Conversations on the Nature of Awareness and Experience
In this episode a man asks if awareness is simply a feedback mechanism of the body; Rupert distinguishes between the conditioned and unconditioned mind; a man asks about the difference between physical and metaphysical experience; and a man asks if our true self can ever be obscured. These dialogues are taken from Rupert Spira’s 5th July 2019 evening meeting in London. For audio and video recordings of the full meeting and the entire library of Rupert Spira’s recordings and publications, as well as information about attending live and streamed events, please visit rupertspira.com.
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