Urban Guru Cafe

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57. Jason Swanson – Seeing-Oneness – part two

[ Comments Off on 57. Jason Swanson – Seeing-Oneness – part two ] Posted on 10.17.09 under Jason Swanson

This is part two of an interview with Jason Swanson. Jason’s blog is You Are Seeing-Oneness. Jason leads the SL meetings.

Music includes: Bob Dylan, Led Zeppelin, Ben Harper, Lemonjelly, AndreasVollenweider.

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56. Suzanne Foxton – Nothing Exists Despite Appearances

[ Comments Off on 56. Suzanne Foxton – Nothing Exists Despite Appearances ] Posted on 10.11.09 under Suzanne Foxton

Areti interview Suzanne Foxton. Suzanne came to our notice through the comment pages on this site. She has a blogsite which is called Nothing Exists, Despite Appearances.

The blog is located here.

Music includes The Who, James Taylor, Lemonjelly, REM, Alan Parsons Project and Al Stewart.

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55. Jason Swanson – Seeing Oneness – part one

[ Comments Off on 55. Jason Swanson – Seeing Oneness – part one ] Posted on 10.03.09 under Jason Swanson

Areti interviews Jason Swanson a relatively unknown speaker on Non Duality. Jason runs the meetings in Second Life at the Urban Guru (Virtual) Cafe. (Note: Those Meetings are planned to have various ‘speakers’, Randall, Gilbert and maybe even Bob – so go along and get accustomed to the environment – it is easier than one may imagine once you get the hang of it)

Jason’s site is You Are Seeing Oneness.

Music includes: Normie Rowe (Australian), The Beatles, Ben Harper, Lemonjelly and Andreas Vollenweider (harp).

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54. Ramesh Balsekar (1917-2009) – extract from a typical meeting.

[ Comments Off on 54. Ramesh Balsekar (1917-2009) – extract from a typical meeting. ] Posted on 09.29.09 under Ramesh Balsekar

On the 27th Sept 2009 – two days ago, Ramesh Balsekar ‘passed away’. The physical body is a transient appearance. For those who feel a heavy weight because of Ramesh’s ‘departure’ – come back to what he was pointing to, in yourself. Your true essence. Joy is in that simplicity of being. The attachment to the guru is a gift – ‘a final teaching’. In that, there is the potential to truly grasp what was being pointed out all along. May all of his followers be delivered quickly and painlessly into their true essence. – Gilbert

“You may think that you are the doer – I assure you that you have never done a thing” – Ramesh – and “According to my concepts” -Ramesh

Ramesh: “What is the significance of the statement ‘No one can get enlightenment’? This is the very root of the teaching. It means that it’s stupid for any so-called master to ask anyone to do anything to achieve or get enlightenment. The core of this simple statement means, according to my concept, that enlightenment is the annihilation of the ‘one’ who ‘wants’ enlightenment. If there is enlightenment – which can only happen because it is the will of God – then it means the ‘one’ who had earlier wanted enlightenment has been annihilated. So no ‘one’ can achieve enlightenment and therefore no ‘one’ can enjoy enlightenment.”

From an interview – Chris Parish to Ramesh – How can we say that we know it is destiny or God’s will? All we know is that certain events take place. Afterward, we can look back on something we did and say, “It just happened,” and if we like, we can call it destiny. But isn’t it more accurate to say that we don’t really know whether it is destiny or not? Saying that we don’t know is different from saying “We know that it is God’s will.” It’s different from saying we know that everything is fixed. You see, it sounds to me like you’re saying that you do know that everything is the will of God.
Ramesh – We don’t know, and that is the bottom line; so if you like, you can drop the concept of destiny and say that nobody can really know anything. Fine!

Thousands visited Ramesh over the many years that he shared his concepts so willingly. Maybe you were there at some point. If so, this recording will refresh your experience of your own visit, as it did for me. – Gilbert

Includes some of the Bhajans from his regular meetings.

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.

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Hello world!

[ Comments Off on Hello world! ] Posted on 09.16.09 under Podcast

But the world is an illusion.

 

The UGC is functional, once again…  or dysfunctional, depending on your perspective. We have a new look, some new functionality, and have made an attempt, through user registration and comment ratings, to clean up the comments section according to the many recent complaints. There is a new Policy tab at the top of the site, which provides details about these new additions.

 

If you find any technical issues, have any feedback or ideas about how to improve the reader experience at the UGC, you are welcome to comment.

 

Thank you
UGC Staff

52. Peter Brown – The Open Doorway – Part 2

[ Comments Off on 52. Peter Brown – The Open Doorway – Part 2 ] Posted on 08.28.09 under Peter Brown

Continuation of the interview with Peter.

 

Peter’s website click HERE. The Open Doorway

 

Music Includes: Nick Drake, Al Stewart, Indian sitar (modern beat), Crosby Stills & Nash, – Ten Years After – (30 or more years after more like it) and the ever popular Pink Floyd.

 

Short voice cuts from The Big Lebowski movie (“It’s all a fake man” – “Your revolution is over Mr. Lebowski”).

 

The Urban Guru Cafe is a Free Podcast dedicated to clear direct pointing, irrespective of lineage and guru traditions. Small donations can be made via the small donation tab below the coffee cup symbol on this page of the website.

 

51. Paul Hedderman In Recovery – Part 3

[ Comments Off on 51. Paul Hedderman In Recovery – Part 3 ] Posted on 08.21.09 under Paul Hedderman

Final part to this interview on Recovery, recovery from believing in being a separate ‘self’.

Please listen to all three programs to hear the complete interview. Paul holds meetings in California.

Paul’s Website is ZenBitchSlap.….click HERE

Music includes: Massive Attack, Tom T. Hall, Cat Stevens ‘Mathew and Son’, Cheb i Sebbah, Bob Dylan, Loudon Wainwright, Traveling Wilbury’s, The Beatles, Ten Years After, Flamenco Arabe and Kenny G underneath Paul’s voice near the programs end.

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50. Peter Brown – The Open Doorway – Part 1

[ Comments Off on 50. Peter Brown – The Open Doorway – Part 1 ] Posted on 08.14.09 under Peter Brown, Podcast

Peter Brown has a way of expressing that side steps many ‘pitfalls’. It is very clear and simple.

Peter’s website click HERE.

Music includes: Paul Brady from his “Spirits Colliding” CD, Santana, Bob Dylan“Don’t take it so personal”, Patrick Park “Life is a song”, Shankar and Pink Floyd.

The Urban Guru Cafe is a Free podcast dedicated to clear and precise ‘pointing’. Nothing is asked of you but to listen with an openness. No new beliefs are needed. Small donations are welcome if you are moved by appreciation. Donation tab is under the Coffee Cup icon above.

49. Paul Hedderman – Recovery – Part 2

[ Comments Off on 49. Paul Hedderman – Recovery – Part 2 ] Posted on 08.07.09 under Paul Hedderman, Podcast

Continuation of this interview with Paul Hedderman. Paul is an animated speaker on this ‘subject’. Enjoy.

Zen Bitch Slap is Paul’s website, click HERE to go there after listening to the program.

Music and inclusions: Kenny G, ‘early’ Bob Dylan, Everything but the Girl, Loudon Wainwright, Ry Cooder, James Taylor and Seed.

The Urban Guru Cafe is a free podcast. Small donations are welcome. Donation tab is under the Coffee cup icon above.

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