#3312 - Tuesday, October 7, 2008 - Editor: Jerry
They post podcasts -- interviews and talks by nonduality teachers -- melded
with music and songs of diverse styles and traditions. The podcasts are
creative, informative, entertaining, and professional.
Each podcast typically receives dozens, even scores of comments. The Urban
Guru Cafe is a vital, committed community by Areti who is supported by a
core group of energetic, involved, and seasoned nondual people. The group is
focused, fun, open-minded, and sensible.
Also, the Urban Guru Cafe website is beautifully designed. In the
Highlights only the bare bones text is printed. Here are some details from
the last few podcasts.
17. Interview with Bob Adamson - Part 1
With unswerving clarity, Bob clearly demonstrates a clear understanding
that removes all the difficulties from the subject of Non Duality - allowing
it to be completely accessible to anyone.
All you have to do is follow what is being pointed out and Hear it.
Music by Erik Satie - and additional music by Anouar Brahem.
16. It is all THAT - No exceptions - all inclusive - Gilbert
All concepts are ephemeral by nature, and they cannot bind Awareness - they
simply are awareness itself appearing as forms in or on Awareness. This
program is all about this fact. No belief is asked for or required.
The immediate experiencing is NOT of being a person. That fact is extremely
subtle and yet so very, very obvious. It is not a concept
.self-evident. If one truly hears what is being pointed
out - it is the dissolution of all beliefs in time and process - a Path -
and the clear presence of naked awareness is obvious - as it always
IS. It is not personal. Enlightenment is not a
personal achievement - no matter what any Guru, Teacher or anyone says.
Music by The Moody Blues, Kardes Turkuler, Cheb i Sabbah, Vas - Rick
Wakeman of Yes - Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs. Voice cuts from Dylan Thomas
Under Milkwood and from Alan Parsons Projects The Time Machine.
15. Jeff Foster - Falling Into The Mystery
In this interview with Jeff Foster, Jeff tells us that there is no path and
no process to recognizing what we are, and as such, he does not advocate
practices nor does he suggest that you stop them, for nothing you do or dont do
can or will lead to that which you already are.
He explains that this understanding is not about concepts or about
understanding something, but rather that it is about falling into the mystery,
the unknown. He examines a common trap people can fall into when they take
the concepts of non-duality and turn them into a religion.
Specifically, he looks at people falling into nihilism when they hear that there
is nothing to get and nobody to do anything.
We are sure that (some of) you will love it - others will take exception
- such is the way of the appearance, the dualism of LIFE.
Links for the selected music chosen for this program: The Hombres - Vas -
The Moody Blues - Jethro Tull - Andreas Vollenweider on piano and some beautiful
Cello work from Daniel Pezzotti - and a classic song from an old favorite Van
Morrison Into the Mystery briefly opens and closes the program.
14. Randall Friend - Challenging Assumptions
Randall Friend is Challenging Assumptions in this Urban Guru Cafe
interview. Our assumptions are based on beliefs.
The voice and music of George Harrison at the head of the program. Other
musicians appearing, the Beatles, Arabesque and Carlos Nunez.
13. The Non-Duality Loop
Scott Kiloby explains that what we are cannot be found if we look to our
minds for an answer, and he explains that even thoughts about non-duality can
trap us in a mind loop. - (ed: appear to trap us) .
Music by Son De La Frontera and Argentina.
12. A conversation with Stephen Wingate - part 2
This is part 2 of a conversation with Stephen Wingate. Stephen
leads us through an examination of presence awareness and explains once again
how we can investigate this reality if and when the suffering arises
Music includes: Tijuana Sessions, Dream Theater, Argentina, Flamenco Arabe
and Native Flute Ensemble.
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