Urban Guru Cafe

Discovering what you truly are

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

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.

48. Paul Hedderman – In Recovery – Part 1.

[ Comments Off on 48. Paul Hedderman – In Recovery – Part 1. ] Posted on 08.03.09 under Paul Hedderman, Podcast

Paul Hedderman’s background has been with assisting those with addiction problems over many years. The 12 step program has some very potent ‘pointers’, which, by chance or some by other means, has assisted a few to go beyond the 12 steps. Paul is not talking exclusively about AA, the Big Book or the 12 step program here. Actually it is all closely aligned with what we discuss here at the UGC. It is a different slant on the same non-thing.

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

Music includes: Massive Attack, James Taylor, Bob Dylan, Crash Test Dummies (Canada), James Reyne (Aussie), Gary Jules, DJ Cam Feat and Ray Charles. Doubt, Deliverance and The International.

The Urban Guru Cafe is a FREE podcast site. 48 free programs to listen to. Check out those programs you have not listened to so far. Donations may be made through the donation tab on the front page of the website beneath the coffee cup Logo.

47. It’s YOURS right here, right NOW – Kimo, Dan and Morgan # 2

[ Comments Off on 47. It’s YOURS right here, right NOW – Kimo, Dan and Morgan # 2 ] Posted on 07.24.09 under Podcast

Continuing on from part 1. Dan, Morgan and Kimo share their insights on this subject of ‘Non Duality’. A demonstration that clear ‘pointing’ is happening – it is not a matter of ‘someone’ standing on a platform, wearing the ‘guru’ garments. Clear and present ‘Pointing’ is not inhibited by conditions of ‘membership’ or hefty fees and devotional attitudes. In fact a single blade of grass swaying in the breeze can ‘point’ you to your own true essence.

Music includes: Stevie Wonder, Gigi, Bob Dylan, Dan (our Dan), Ry Cooder, Mercan Dede, Jethro Tull, Alan Parsons Project, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Crosby Stills and Nash, The Beatles and Sam the Sham. – Voice cuts from TV and Movies: The Matrix, Deliverance, The Riches, The Street and the opening text was written by Bill Bryson, taken from ‘the introduction’ in his excellent ‘light read’ book “A Short History of Everything”. We might track Bill down for an interview.

This is a free Podcast available to all who find it. Small donations can be made by those who wish to, by using the donation tab on the front page of the website, beneath the coffee cup Logo. The donations are not tax deductible donations.

46. It’s YOURS right here, right NOW – Kimo, Dan and Morgan # 1

[ Comments Off on 46. It’s YOURS right here, right NOW – Kimo, Dan and Morgan # 1 ] Posted on 07.16.09 under Podcast

We have three guests on this program, Dan, Morgan and Kimo, regular posters on the comment pages here at the UGC. Areti interviews the boys and gets them to share ‘how they see it all’. We trust you will enjoy it. Gilbert throws in a few red herrings, just for fun.

Music includes: Bob Dylan, Duoud, Everything but the Girl, Groove Amarda, Pepe Habichulela (Flamenco), The Beatles, Dan (our Dan) and Men at Work. Brief voice cuts from the TV series: Mad Men – and The Riches.

This site is a non-profit free access site. No fees apply.

This is a free Podcast available to all who find it. Small donations can be made by those who wish to, by using the donation tab on the front page of the website beneath the coffee cup Logo^.

46 Programs to date. Reminder: Check out the ones you have not listened to, as yet.

45. Gnosis – Timothy Freke – Part 3

[ Comments Off on 45. Gnosis – Timothy Freke – Part 3 ] Posted on 07.04.09 under Podcast, Tim Freke

Part Three of this interview will complete this trilogy. Enjoy.

International best selling co-author of “The Jesus Mysteries”, Tim Freke, gives his views on Non Duality and integrating the sense of separation in this second part of a single interview.

Gnosticism is all about the simplicity of knowing, the naked, unadorned knowing that is present with you right now.

Here is a quote from Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj that express the essence message in these programs:

“Be conscious of this consciousness – that is the only meditation one needs”.

Timothy’s quirky website Click HERE.

Music includes: U2, Van Morrison, Everything but the Girl, The Beatles, Massive Attack, Bob Dylan, I am Sam, Ali Akbar Khan, Jan Hassen and Tafu.

A short voice cut from The Matrix.

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 supporting the on going presentation of this site – the clear and direct message re-appears in fresh programs that are contemporary and easy to listen to. 46 Programs to date. Check out those ones you have not listened to as yet.

44. Gnosis – Timothy Freke – Part 2.

[ Comments Off on 44. Gnosis – Timothy Freke – Part 2. ] Posted on 06.28.09 under Podcast, Tim Freke

International best selling co-author of “The Jesus Mysteries”, Tim Freke, gives his views on Non Duality and integrating the sense of separation in this second part of a single interview.  Some other books are “Lucid Living” and “The Laughing Jesus”.

Gnosticism is all about the simplicity of knowing, the naked, unadorned knowing that is present with you right now.

So, understand the light – and make friends with it – Hermes the Thrice-Greatest.

This program is bound to stimulate more comments and bring some new listeners and new material for contemplation.

This interview will be presented in three parts.

Here are three quotes from Nisargadatta that express the essence message in these programs:

“Be conscious of this consciousness – that is the only meditation one needs”.

When I see that I am nothing, that is wisdom. When I see that I am everything, that is love and my life moves between these two“.

and…………”I am THAT by which I know I AM“.

Timothy’s quirky website Click HERE.

Music includes: Elbows, Thomas Dybdhal, Starbuck, Cheb i Sebbah, The Pretenders, The Beatles, Wet Wet Wet, Vladivostock (Australian band) and The Traveling Wilbury’s. a short voice cut from Martin/Malloy (Aus)

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 supporting the on going presentation of this site – the clear and direct message re-appears in fresh programs that are contemporary and easy to listen to.

43. Gnosis – Timothy Freke – Part 1.

[ Comments Off on 43. Gnosis – Timothy Freke – Part 1. ] Posted on 06.23.09 under Podcast, Tim Freke

International best selling co-author of “The Jesus Mysteries”, Tim Freke, gives his views on Non Duality and integrating the sense of separation.

Gnosticism, as such, is only a few years older than Christianity but its origins, or the origins of its material, are lost in time. No one knows the exact origins of Gnosticism – Yet what it is all about is just that knowing that is present with you right now.

So, understand the light – and make friends with it – Hermes the Thrice-Greatest.

The program is looking at things from a different angle and is bound to stimulate a lot of comments and bring some new material for contemplation.

This interview will be presented in three parts. Here are two quotes from Nisargadatta that express the essence message in this program: “When I see that I am nothing, that is wisdom. When I see that I am everything, that is love and my life moves between these two“.

and…………”I am THAT by which I know I AM“.

Timothy’s quirky website Click HERE.

Music includes: Gigi, Jethro Tull, Le Trio Joubran (Oud) from a great CD called “Randana”, Cat Stevens, Moody Blues, Beck, Al Stewart with a short Guitar piece and Townes Van Zandt.

A short grab from ‘The Matrix’ movie sound track.

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 supporting the on going presentation of this site – the clear and direct message re-appears in fresh programs that are contemporary and easy to listen to.

42. Across Space and Time. Program # 4. Nisargadatta Tapes

[ Comments Off on 42. Across Space and Time. Program # 4. Nisargadatta Tapes ] Posted on 06.13.09 under Nisargadatta Maharaj, Podcast

A meeting with Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj. An extract from rare recordings from Khetwadi, Bombay.

American visitors ask questions.

The voice of Jack Kornfield appears as a short extract from “Awaken to the Eternal”.

Music by L. Shankar, Sirocco (Aus) and Vas.

For those interested a team in India have produced a CD of some previously unheard recordings of meetings with Nisargadatta.

Here is a link to the website – Click HERE.

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.

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