Urban Guru Cafe

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100. I AM – the Alpha and Omega – Urban Guru Cafe

[ Comments Off on 100. I AM – the Alpha and Omega – Urban Guru Cafe ] Posted on 03.29.11 under Bob Adamson

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The Urban Guru Cafe was created 2007-08.   The origins of the concept for a podcast sprang up out of conversations between Areti Alexova and Gilbert Schultz.  A dutch visitor, Eric, who was attending Bob Adamson’s meetings offered to do the technical side of constructing a podcast site.  Eric also translated one of Bob’s books into Dutch.  

It was a harmonious beginning and we were all excited about the project.  Areti played the role of being an excellent interviewer and we approached various teachers around the world, speakers who we found to be genuine, clear and fairly direct.  The project quickly became a popular podcast around the globe.  Because the podcasts were not focused on any one teacher, it introduced many relatively unknown teachers to a wide audience.  Areti’s role was the significant central role and many listeners came to love her style and her voice.  Areti edited the interview recordings she made into a concise and easily listening format, which many expressed the appreciation of.  Gilbert played the hidden role of putting the sound files together with musical breaks.  The overall effect was a winner.  The site reached a far bigger popularity than any of us expected.  

The podcasts remain available and many continue to discover them.  The podcasts continue to entertain, inform and illuminate.  Hundreds of listeners continue to listen to the podcasts on a regular basis, even though they have already heard them many times already.

Please enjoy what is on offer.

What is pointed to in these podcast programs will not go stale or be dated. What is pointed to has never aged or changed one iota.   Therefore these programs continue to serve as a vehicle for clear pointing.  

Podcast number 100:

This program contains all the essential pointers that anyone needs.  If you can follow what is pointed out it is virtually impossible not to recognize your own essential ‘natural state’.   You may need to listen a few times.  This particular podcast represents what the Urban Guru Cafe is about.  Listen in a relaxed way and let the ‘message’ register without ‘reaction’ from the mind.  Mind is only appearance.  Pure being is not in the mind.  As long as there is some form of grasping consciousness going on, then the idea of seeking will perpetuate itself.   This naked awareness, which is beyond mind, is timelessly present – it is not altered by ‘time’.   Anyone who has experienced a true insight knows that it is a wordless insight – it is not in the conditioned mind – it is pure in-seeing.  Space like awareness is prior to the appearance of all the qualities and content of consciousness. That does not mean that it is separate.  Not two.

What must be clearly understood is that no one can ‘do’ anything for you – no guru, teacher or any ‘me’ or  ‘other than me’ can facilitate the recognition that is required. What is usually offered is a conditional perspective which keeps the seeker locked into a mind game.  Once a clear and precise recognition has ‘happened’ there is little one can say about it, because it is beyond language.  Knowing is never truly corrupted by thought….It is pure knowing, pure being, which has always been present because it IS presence itself.  Any ‘personal history’ is only baggage and all our old ideas amount to nil until we let go absolutely.  Link to Guest Speaker here.

The guide can walk with you and assist with direction and the avoidance of deviations.  The spontaneous recognition is always potential.  You must SEE for yourself.  Belief is useless in this ‘venture’.  Belief is a hinderance and old ideas amount to nothing.

Music: G on Mandola and Mary Hopkin’s “Those were the days”.

P.S. Thousands upon thousands have a copy of “I am THAT” – Nisargadatta.  Few understand what is offered in the book.  The book often sits on a shelf as a trophy.  The lucky one is driven to read it every day.   Something percolates down.   As for the Urban Guru Cafe, there may or may not be further programs (as the song says “we thought they would never end”).     If you get the gist of what this single program is pointing to, there will be no need for MORE.  Listen a few times.  – G.

The UGC is a FREE podcast.  The producer of these podcasts has a new e-book available on this website.

72. Relaxing into THAT. (No Crusade – No Mission)

[ Comments Off on 72. Relaxing into THAT. (No Crusade – No Mission) ] Posted on 02.21.10 under Bob Adamson, Gilbert Schultz, Stephen Wingate

New program. How can anyone possibly miss what is being pointed at? Beats me.  There is no mission impossible here – no mission at all.

Music includes: Mal Webb, Ray Charles, Gilbert, The Swell Season (piano piece), Paul Simon, Ry Cooder, James Taylor, Bliss, Bob Dylan and the fantastic music of Dan Hicks and the Hot Licks with “Humming to myself” (a Non Duality song…ha).

Free podcast on Non Duality. No fees, no membership, no hassles. Just direct pointing presented in an unconventional manner.

As a bit of a joke, the following was posted here……NOTICE: YES, the UGC is up for grabs – best offer wins – No offers were made via emailed in.


71. What is THAT ?

[ Comments Off on 71. What is THAT ? ] Posted on 02.12.10 under Bob Adamson, Gilbert Schultz, Jeff Foster, Randall Friend, Stephen Wingate

No Crusade – No Mission. You may think and believe that you have heard it all before. Well, maybe the salient points have not hit home as yet. So this is why we take a look at some of them in the fresh presentation of short extracts (snippets as Arteti calls them). In this ‘part two’ there are clips from the early programs

Music includes: Bob Dylan, Eric Satie, Annour Brahem, Matt Walters (Aussie singer songwriter) Bliss, Rivertribe (Aussie band) and a few others I will add to this list soon.

The UGC is a free podcast on the subject of Non Duality. Nothing quite like it appears anywhere else. Small donations can be made via the websiteto keep this site happening. Warm regards from the UGC Team. No Crusade – No Mission.

70. The Crux of the matter.

[ Comments Off on 70. The Crux of the matter. ] Posted on 02.03.10 under Bob Adamson, Gilbert Schultz, Randall Friend

Time to really knock the seeking out of the picture altogether?  Tired of all the seeking, seeking, seeking? Listen closely to the pointers that are expressed here. Listen with an open mind.

Listen as if you have never heard any of it before, not ever.

Music includes: Shooglenifty (Scotland), John Lennon , Tim Finn, Ancestor’s breath (? let us know who they are) River-tribe (Aus), Peter Gabriel, Shankar, Cheb i Sabbah, Fleetwood Mac, Gilbert (mandolin).

The UGC is a free podcast site. Donations are most welcome. Keep this site ticking over. Emails show that many are benefiting, in the scheme of things.

53. Spontaneous Recognition – At Bob Adamson’s place

[ Comments Off on 53. Spontaneous Recognition – At Bob Adamson’s place ] Posted on 09.16.09 under Bob Adamson

Some excellent points are discussed in this recording from a recent meeting at Bob’s place.

Music includes: Cheb i Sabbah, Gilbert on Mandola, Ry Cooder, Gilbert O’Sullivan, Gary Jules and Lemonjelly.

IMPORTANT NOTE: For those having a difficulty understanding Bob’s accent, we have made, just for you, a transcript.

Read the transcript as you listen. It will assist to make it a lot more accessible. The Australian accent can be hard to understand for some.

We do our best on a limited budget. The new look is being experimented with.

Instead of charging listeners, we keep the UGC as a totally free podcast. Please consider making a small donation to keep this site alive, if you are able.

41. Interview with Bob Adamson #2 – part 2

[ Comments Off on 41. Interview with Bob Adamson #2 – part 2 ] Posted on 06.02.09 under Bob Adamson, Podcast

This interview is a continuation from part 1, which appears as Program 39. This excellent interview presents some exceptional ‘pointers’.

Sailor Bob Adamson’s website.

Remarkable Music by Annour Brahem from “Le Voyage de Sahar” (piano and Oud) …..and…. Le Trio Joubran from “Randana” (Oud)

This site is a non profit free access site. No fees apply. Donations may be made through the small donation icon tab on the main page or on the bottom left side of the comment page, if one is moved to do so. These donations assist in keeping this site going – supporting the on going presentation of this clear and direct message in fresh programs that are contemporary and easily listened to.

The UGC is a great incentive. We miss things when they have gone……

Comments may be made on the comments pages. Genuine questions will always be answered.

39. Interview with Bob Adamson #2 – part 1

[ Comments Off on 39. Interview with Bob Adamson #2 – part 1 ] Posted on 05.11.09 under Bob Adamson, Podcast

Areti interviews Bob with some great questions. Bob answers in his direct and simple usual fashion. This interview is bound to resonate with anyone who is already opening up to the message.

There are download-able meetings on Bob’s Website.

Music by Annour Brahem and one piece by Eric Satie.

This podcast is FREE. For those who appreciate this free service, the opportunity is provided for making a (no obligation) small donation. 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. Bare in mind that a considerable amount of work goes into this site from a team of two.

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.

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.

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