Urban Guru Cafe

Discovering what you truly are

35. Appearance and Sensation – Randall Friend

[ Comments Off on 35. Appearance and Sensation – Randall Friend ] Posted on 04.10.09 under Podcast, Randall Friend

Gilbert introduces Randall who shares some insights and explorations into the unknown. Randall’s website

The extract is from a talk by Randal called “Oneness of Consciousness” – hear the rest through the link above.

Randall’s first book is being published in early May – The title is “You Are No Thing” – publisher Non-Duality Press.

Comedy: A short piece from the late and great Bill Hicks is featured at the beginning.

Short music interludes include: James Taylor, Flamenco Arabe, Bob Lind, Ray Stevens, Joe South and Chrissie Hynde.

A recording of Helen Adie playing a Gurdjieff piano piece from a collection of music called “Dances and Chants of the Seids” – an unusually ‘moving’ piece of music.

Point of interest: Helen Adie, a concert pianist during her early life in London, was Gilbert’s ‘sacred dance’ (‘movements’) teacher for many years. She played Piano for the Movement Classes in Paris (Fontainebleau) for G.I. Gurdjieff . Helen and her husband George Adie were pupils of Gurdjieff. This music, along with many other pieces, was recorded by Gilbert in the 80’s. There is a 3 CD set of the music available (or was for a few years). It may be hard to find. Some of the pieces are exceptionally ‘moving’. As I remember it, Helen was flown to the US to play pieces for the production of Peter Brook’s film, on Gurdjieff’s early life, called “Meetings with Remarkable Men”. Some of the ‘movements’ appear in that film. You can see them on google video.

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35. Across Space and Time – Program #1 – Nisargadatta Tapes

[ Comments Off on 35. Across Space and Time – Program #1 – Nisargadatta Tapes ] Posted on 04.03.09 under Nisargadatta Maharaj, Podcast

This program contains rare audio from the meetings in Khetwadi, Bombay.

There is only One Presence. – THIS – is – IT

***A Transcript of the essential parts of the program appear in the comment pages.***

“Awareness becomes consciousness when it has an object. The object changes all the time. In consciousness there is movement: awareness is motionless and timeless, here now.” Quote from Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj.

NOTE: The usual programs will still appear, interleaved with these ‘tapes’ from Bombay. These Bombay audio files are bigger than usual. They will take a little longer to download. Streaming the audio may be a problem for those with slower internet connections.

Every ‘event’ throughout ‘all time’ is contained in this singular Presence. The seeming ‘passage’ into this Open View is totally available to everyone beyond the arising thought patterns. Usually this needs to be introduced to us. A living ‘tradition’ exists where-in, ‘one who knows’ this open view, intimately ‘points’ the apparent ‘other’ to recognize and SEE from their own ‘clear space of immediate knowing’.

This program features one such ‘teacher’. Listen to the program and discover all that needs to be known, simply and immediately.

Music by Vas, Sitar piece by Ravi Shanka, Flute piece by Telvin Singh and Sarod piece by Asad Qizilbash plus a short piece from the movie Slumdog Millionaire.

Yes it is all FREE and it has to be that way. These tapes will not be turned into a product for sale at some future time. No one is excluded. A newly introduced Donation Tab appears on this site – top of front page (very small icon) near the contact icon and another at the bottom left hand side of comment pages. If you appreciate these programs, please feel free to support the continuation of the Urban Guru Cafe. It is a non-profit project. Those who do donate ensure that these programs will continue, for themselves as well as for everyone. No one need miss out because of FEES.
All inclusive is the nature of Non Duality.

33. ‘The Great Way is not difficult’ by Chien-chih Seng-ts’an + Bob Adamson – part 2

[ Comments Off on 33. ‘The Great Way is not difficult’ by Chien-chih Seng-ts’an + Bob Adamson – part 2 ] Posted on 03.28.09 under Bob Adamson, Podcast

This is Part 2 of this profound text. Please listen to Part 1 before listening to this program. It appears below this one on the list.

The text is reviewed with commentary by Bob Adamson after the completion of the text.

The extract from Bobs meeting which appeared on the previous program is from a down-load meeting from Bobs website.

It is called Melbourne Meeting #3? Please Note: IS NOW AVAILABLE via the link above. – Highly recommended.
Music by Samwad – Raga Bliss.

Yes it is all FREE and it has to be that way.  No one is excluded by any intention on our part. For those who can easily afford to donate, a newly introduced Donation Tab appears on this site – top of front page (very small icon) near the contact icon and another at the bottom left hand side of comment pages. If you truly appreciate this site, please feel free to support the continuation of the Urban Guru Cafe. It is a non-profit project. Those who do donate ensure that these programs continue, for themselves, and for everyone. All inclusive is the nature of Non Duality.

32. ‘The Great Way is not difficult’ by Chien-chih Seng-ts’an + Bob Adamson

[ Comments Off on 32. ‘The Great Way is not difficult’ by Chien-chih Seng-ts’an + Bob Adamson ] Posted on 03.16.09 under Bob Adamson, Podcast

One of the most profound texts of all time on the subject of Non Duality. If one were only to have this text to contemplate, it is enough. Its rich content touches the unfathomable nature of our existence. Written by the Chinese Third Patriarch of Chan (Zen in Japanese). His name, Chien-chih Seng-ts’an or Jianzhi Sengcan. The author is also known by the name Sosan in Japan. It seems fitting that so little is known about the author. The text transcends ‘the personal’ and reveals something profound about our true nature. If you have heard it before, then listen to it as fresh and new – because it IS fresh and new. Ram Dass said he read it for a very long time without understanding breaking through. Then it opened up into a profound meaning (paraphrasing). One can listen to it many times and its profundity is not diminished.

This program contains Part 1 of 2 parts of the text. Part two will appear in due course.
The excellent reading of the text is by Ram Dass. The second half of this program is a visit to a meeting at Bob Adamson’s Place.

The extract from Bob’s meeting is from a down-load ‘meeting’ from Bob’s website.

It is called ‘Melbourne Meeting #3′ Please Note: IS NOW AVAILABLE via the link above. – Highly recommended.
Music by Samwad – “Raga Bliss”.

Yes it is all FREE and it has to be that way. No one is excluded by any intention on our part. For those who can easily afford to donate, a newly introduced Donation Tab appears on this site – top of front page (very small icon) near the contact icon and another at the bottom left hand side of comment pages. If you truly appreciate this site, please feel free to support the continuation of the Urban Guru Cafe. It is a non-profit project. Those who do donate ensure that these programs continue, for themselves, and for everyone. All inclusive is the nature of Non Duality.

31. Tony Parsons – The Open Secret – Interview

[ Comments Off on 31. Tony Parsons – The Open Secret – Interview ] Posted on 03.08.09 under Podcast, Tony Parsons

Areti interviews Tony Parsons. In depth questions. As always it isn’t about the messenger – it is the message that can resonate.

There is NO YOU.

Music by The Charles River Valley Boys, The Fureys, Andre Vollenweider, Inxs, Ketil Bjornstad , Forro, Carles Benavent, Dan Hicks and the Hot Licks, Wet wet wet, Seban Bajramovic, with a short comedy extract from TV show ‘Faulty Towers’ with Basil and Manuel.

Tony’s website is called ‘The Open Secret’.

30. John Wheeler – The truth of who you are – #4

[ Comments Off on 30. John Wheeler – The truth of who you are – #4 ] Posted on 02.27.09 under John Wheeler, Podcast

John Wheeler  shares his views on various unusual points of interest.

The quality of the sound varies due to the quality of the phone line. The sound file has been repaired considerably.

Three other interviews with John can be found on this site.

Music by Sting, Crosby Stills Nash & Young, James Taylor, Bob Dylan and Argentina.

All contact with John is now through johnwheeler111@yahoo.com

FREE Podcast….. All inclusive is the nature of Non Duality.

29. In the Name of your God – part two

[ Comments Off on 29. In the Name of your God – part two ] Posted on 02.19.09 under Gilbert Schultz, Podcast

Follow what is pointed to – and SEE for yourself.

Short musical interludes by: Flamenco Arabe, The Klezmatics, Crowded House, Cheb i Sebbah, Bob Dylan, Fleetwood Mac, Don McLean, Jethro Tull, J.J. Cale, Al Stewart, The Alan Parsons Project, James Taylor, The Beatles, Pink Floyd.

Brief comedy from that classic comedy series ‘Faulty Towers’ and a pertinent voice cut from a great all-age movie “The City of Embers“.

Get the FREE e-book “Everything is Clear and Obvious” from this site. Gilbert is available for Skype calls for those who resonate with what is being pointed out. Email him for details.

Yes it is all FREE. For those who wish to donate, a newly introduced Donation Tab appears on this site – top of front page (very small icon) near the contact icon and another at the bottom left hand side of comment pages. If you truly appreciate this site, please feel free to support the continuation of the Urban Guru Cafe. It is a non-profit project. Those who do donate ensure that these programs continue, for themselves, and for everyone. All inclusive is the nature of Non Duality.

NOTE: 28 Previous programs are on this site. There is a link at the bottom left hand corner of this page called “Previous entries” – it takes you to the previous ten programs….etc.

27. In the Name of your God *****

[ Comments Off on 27. In the Name of your God ***** ] Posted on 02.02.09 under Gilbert Schultz, Podcast

In this program Areti interviews Gilbert. Plus a section of the Hsin-hsin Ming text read by Ram Dass.

Gilbert is available for Skype calls for those who resonate with what is being pointed out. Email him for details.

“The ones who say they know it – are the ones who will impose it on you” – from the lyrics of the first and last song on this program – a song by The Klezmatics – there is a link to one of their videos on their name.

Music includes – The Klezmatics (I ain’t afraid), The Beatles, Cat Stevens, Michael O’Suilleabhain (Piano piece), Lothlorien (Australian Band), Bob Dylan, Jethro Tull, Al Stewart, Colorblind James Experience.

Ram Dass reads the Hsin-hsin Ming (part two) – Verses on the Faith-Mind – By Seng-ts’an, Third Chinese Patriarch of Chan (Zen) – a translation into English by Richard Clarke.

Gilbert’s website

Yes it is all FREE. For those who wish to donate, a newly introduced Donation Tab appears on this site – top of front page (very small icon) near the contact icon and another at the bottom left hand side of comment pages. If you truly appreciate this site, please feel free to support the continuation of the Urban Guru Cafe. It is a non-profit project. Those who do donate ensure that these programs continue, for themselves, and for everyone. All inclusive is the nature of Non Duality.

26. Is this a dream or reality – or a dream within a dream? *****

[ Comments Off on 26. Is this a dream or reality – or a dream within a dream? ***** ] Posted on 01.21.09 under Bob Adamson, Gilbert Schultz, Podcast

This program includes the voices of Ram Dass with a beautiful reading, Orson Wells, Bob Adamson, Areti, Mark West and Gilbert. Short extracts from The Princess Bride and Peaceful Warrior films.
A short extract from a recorded meeting at Bob’s place.

Feature: Ram Dass reads an extract from ancient text

Also some words from Edgar Allan Poe “Dream within a Dream” at the end of the program.

Research: Hsin-hsin Ming – Verses on the Faith-Mind – By Seng-ts’an, Third Chinese Patriarch of Chan (Zen) – a translation into English by Richard Clarke.

Music from Queen, The Alan Parsons Project (Dream within a Dream), Bob Dylan (When you gonna wake up), Al Stewart (Year of the Cat), The Bonzo Dog Doodah Band (Urban Spaceman) and including music from the film “Crouching Tiger – Hidden Dragon“.

Note: Gilbert is available for Skype calls for those who resonate with what is being pointed out. Email him for details.

Yes it is all FREE and it has to be that way.  No one is excluded by any intention on our part. For those who can easily afford to donate, a newly introduced Donation Tab appears on this site – top of front page (very small icon) near the contact icon and another at the bottom left hand side of comment pages. If you truly appreciate this site, please feel free to support the continuation of the Urban Guru Cafe. It is a non-profit project. Those who do donate ensure that these programs continue, for themselves, and for everyone. All inclusive is the nature of Non Duality.

25. What else can I be but what I AM. ****

[ Comments Off on 25. What else can I be but what I AM. **** ] Posted on 12.30.08 under Bob Adamson, Catherine Harding, Gilbert Schultz, John Wheeler, Podcast, Randall Friend

Here is something new, something old and something you have never heard before – some salient points presented in a slightly different way.

The voices (but not all), in the order of appearance are: Meg Ryan, Sammy Davis Jnr, Randall Friend, Mark West, Bob Adamson, John Wheeler, Lee Hazelwood, Nancy Sinatra, Gilbert, Cat Stevens, Ian Anderson, John Lennon, Catherine Harding, Eliot Weber, Areti, John Sebastian, Mary Black, Van Morrison and Willy Richardson.

Music by Bonzo Dog Doodah band (Urban Spaceman), Queen, The Moody Blues, Sammy Davis Jnr (I gotta be me), John Lennon (Mind games), The Beatles (I’m only sleeping), Cat Stevens (Longer Boats and Father and son), Lee Hazelwood and Nancy Sinatra (I’ve been down so long), Jethro Tull (Trying to be), Alan Parsons Project (Touch the Sky), Paul Simon (50 ways), Crowded House(It’s only Natural), Rod Stewart and the Faces (When I was younger), The Loving Spoonful (Did you ever have to make up your mind), Mary Black, Van Morrison (Enlightenment) and Willy Richardson aka Gilbert (What’s wrong with right now, song).

Yes it is all FREE and it has to be that way.  No one is excluded by any intention on our part. For those who can easily afford to donate, a newly introduced Donation Tab appears on this site – top of front page (very small icon) near the contact icon and another at the bottom left hand side of comment pages. If you truly appreciate this site, please feel free to support the continuation of the Urban Guru Cafe. It is a non-profit project. Those who do donate ensure that these programs continue, for themselves, and for everyone. All inclusive is the nature of Non Duality.

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