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Enlightenment in the Body
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July 06, 2015 09:09 AM PDT
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To be awake, to be enlightened, is to be fully and completely embodied. To be fully at one with who we are, in every respect, including our physical being, our emotions, and the totality of our karmic situation.

Listen to a Drishti Point Yoga Podcast with Director of Dharma Ocean, Dr. Reggie Ray. Reggie speaks about the modern alienation of the body, the importance of connecting to the Earth as a way of grounding and finding inner calm, and developing sensitivity to and connection with the Earth as a living being as a part of our spiritual evolution.

Jivanmukti Yoga
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June 24, 2015 04:46 PM PDT
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As a path to enlightenment through compassion for all beings, Jivamukti Yoga is grounded in the original meaning of the Sanskrit word asana as “seat, connection” – relationship to the Earth. Earth implies all of life. Citing Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra, which states that asana should be sthira and sukham, Jivamukti Yoga maintains that one’s relationship to others (asana) should be mutually beneficial and come from a consistent (sthira) place of joy and happiness (sukham). This is a radical idea that, when put into practice, can dismantle our present culture, which is based on the notion that the Earth and all other animals exist for our benefit and to be exploited for our own selfish purposes. So the practice of asana becomes more than mere physical exercise to keep one’s body fit or to increase strength or flexibility; it becomes a way to improve one’s relationship to all others and thus lead to enlightenment – the dissolution of the sense of separateness, the realization of the oneness of being, the discovery of lasting happiness.

Listen to a Drishti Point Yoga Podcast with Jivamukti co-Founder, Sharon Gannon. Sharon speaks about Jivamukti Yoga, compassion for all beings, devotion to God, and her own Sadhana that is woven into all that she does.

Buddhism and Business
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June 24, 2015 08:01 PM PDT
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Listen to a Drishti Point Yoga Podcast with Geshe Michael Roach, one of the first Westerns to be given the title Geshe, founding member of Andin International Diamond Corporation, and author of the book- The Diamond Cutter. Geshe Michael speaks about his book which describes how to use the teachings of the Buddha to achieve personal and financial success.

This is a beautiful interview about how to integrate the quest for success with living a spiritual life.

Valentine's Day Special: True Love
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December 09, 2015 12:34 PM PST
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For two years, Drishti Point Yoga Podcasts had produced a special Valentine’s Day special with Chuck Damov about love. The first interview is a beautiful interview about love as a path to knowing God, and the various kinds of love that can unfold within the human heart; self-love, brotherly and sisterly love, parental love, love for other sentient beings, love for our planet Earth, and love for God.

If you know love, you know God. If you don’t know love, you don’t know God, for God is love!

Awakening our Animal Intelligence
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March 17, 2017 09:41 PM PDT
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Cultural ecologist and geo-philosoper David Abram speaks about awakening our sensual ability to see the wind, hear the trees, feel the land, taste the ocean, and touch the spirit embedded in the world around us. This is a profound and inspiring journey into the intelligence and living presence of all life forms- plants, animals, humans, and living eco-systems. This podcast was originally recorded as part of the Hollyhock Talks Podcast Series in 2016. For more information about Hollyhock Retreat Center, visit www.hollyhock.ca.

Memoir of 3-Year Silent Retreat
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December 09, 2015 12:22 PM PST
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Listen to a fascinating interview with Ora Sundara Maimes who completed a three year Retreat at Diamond Mountain. Ora speaks about her Retreat and what it means to let go of who you are and using Retreat to transform ourselves from the inside out. Ora elaborates on the eleven yogas of the Angel of Diamond and how meditation is a tool to transform how we see ourselves, how we see others, and ultimately how we see our world.

This is a deeply profound interview about Retreat, transformation, and Enlightenment.

Science, Spirituality, and Nature
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March 17, 2017 09:39 PM PDT
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Author, biologist and one of the foremost thought leaders of our time, Rupert Sheldrake speaks about scientific findings that prove Eastern spiritual views that the mind extends beyond the body, that living systems (human, animals, and plants) can communicate non-verbally across space and time, and the power of pilgrimage- both his own annual pilgrimage to Hollyhock, and the practice of pilgrimage. This podcast was recorded as part of the Hollyhock Talks podcast series in 2016. For more information about Hollyhock Retreat Center, visit www.hollyhock.ca.

Yoga Sutra Series 1
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June 24, 2015 08:22 PM PDT
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Listen to a Drishti Point Yoga Podcast with Padma, one of Canada’s most respected teacher of Meditation and Yoga. In this first interview of our Yoga Sutras Series, Padma speaks about ahimsa (non-harm) as the foundation for a meditation practice. Padma also speaks about the Yam and Niyam, a comprehensive guide of ethics and morality presented in Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras.

This is a beautiful interview about how the ethics of yoga help guide our actions in the right direction and habituate our minds towards enlightened ways of being and acting in the world.

Valentine's Day Special: Four Infinite Thoughts
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December 09, 2015 12:32 PM PST
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For two years, Drishti Point Yoga Podcasts had produced a special Valentine’s Day special with Chuck Damov about love. This is the second interview.

If you know love, you know God. If you don’t know love, you don’t know God, for God is love!

This interview is about the Four Infinite Thoughts metta (loving-kindness), karuna(compassion), mudita (joyfullness), and upekha(equanimity), and how to cultivate this kind of love in your mind and heart.This second interview (for Members only) is an inspiring interview about the deeper dimensions of love, and the importance of love on the spiritual path.

Breathe to Heal
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December 28, 2017 12:32 PM PST
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Global speaker, teacher, and author, Max Strom speaks about how technology has affected human health and the importance of breathwork in regulating emotions, processing grief, and living inspired and meaningful lives. This insightful interview is full of research and stories that illustrate the value of intentional breathwork and the fundamental needs of humans- connection, love and meaning. www.maxstrom.com

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