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

100 FREE PODCASTS

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.

96. Cosmic Consciousness -There is NO Big Lie

[ Comments Off on 96. Cosmic Consciousness -There is NO Big Lie ] Posted on 11.17.10 under Gilbert Schultz, Podcast

The subject is the new e-book “Resonance in the Heart”. The myth about enlightenment is uncovered as another story. The basic premise of being a separate individual is sent to the junk yard.  It is a challenging program, for some. Common consensus reality is a fiction. There is a free short version of the e-book on the seeing-knowing website. The myth about enlightenment is dismantled without mercy.

The expressions in this program may appear to be a little ‘over the top’ for some.

Music includes: Pink Floyd, Police, Kinks, Stevie Wonder, Johnny Cash, Kings of Convenience , Kese Kess, and Supertramp.

The Urban Guru Cafe is a FREE podcast – 96 programs free. A second interview with the speaker on this program can be heard on the Being Ordinary Podcast site.

For another interviews with the same speaker on Urban Guru Cafe see program 64.

73. The mind is Infinite

[ Comments Off on 73. The mind is Infinite ] Posted on 03.01.10 under Gilbert Schultz, John Greven, John Wheeler, Stephen Wingate

New program……Listen up. How anyone could miss what is being pointed out is remarkable.  Approximately 36 hours of programs and seeking is still happening?

The grasping consciousness known as ‘the seeker’ ignores the obvious and wants ‘God himself’ to come down out of the clouds and be his personal teacher. Sadly many believe that God has done just that. It is all Bunkum.

Music inclusions:  Canned Heat, Radiohead, The Swell Season, Zero 7, Jethro Tull, Bob Dylan, Rivertriibe, The Kinks and Pipkins with “Give me dat thing”.

The UGC is Phenomena. Everything is phenomena. Put another nickle in the Nickelodeon. This unprecedented ‘service’ is free but there are costs involved. Donate a small amount to keep this site going, if you find some value in it. You might even feel good about it.

Everything is Consciousness – there are no exceptions.

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.

64. Gilbert – ‘So Clear – So Obvious’

[ Comments Off on 64. Gilbert – ‘So Clear – So Obvious’ ] Posted on 12.04.09 under Gilbert Schultz

Interview with Gilbert. An opportunity to re-discover the in-describe-able essence of what you are. Voice and an excellent selection of musical interludes.

Music includes: Pink Floyd, Ten Years After Sting and Annour Brahem. from his new-ish CD is called Barzakh.

The VIEW from ‘the last stepping stone’, on the pathless path, is the same VIEW from ‘the first stepping stone’. This Seeing NOW.

Pointers appear and disappear – what they all point to never appears… and so it never can disappear. Just the same is what you are has never truly appeared or disappeared. Knowing is all that is ‘happening’. Everything appears in the knowing – including the ‘knowing of’, the ‘conscious of’.

You ARE this SEEING-KNOWING-ESSENCE, the knowing of all things, which only ever forms into the transient patterns of ‘a seer’ and ‘the seen‘. The unchanging is what you ARE. This knowing does not need a pattern to associate with and all patterns come and go ‘upon’ the unchanging essence of ‘I am’.

Gilbert’s website. E-book – For a free sample titled “Without a reference point” Click HERE – the sample is from an E-book titled “Who do you think you are?”

The UGC is a free podcast on the subject of Non Duality.

Keep this site alive and kicking by making a small donation if you can.  We say ‘thank you kindly’ to those who have already made a donation over recent months.

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.

 

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.

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