Journals of Spiritual Discovery by spiritualteachers.org
By Shawn Nevins
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Interviews with profound, yet down-to-earth spiritual teachers. Hear their life stories and nuggets of wisdom that you can apply to your spiritual search. If the great mysteries of life intrigue you, then you will enjoy this show. Some of the questions we explore: Who am I? Where did I come from? Where am I going? What is the self? Is there a soul? What is enlightenment? What is death? What is the difference between meditation for relaxation and meditation for self inquiry?
||CleanJerry Wennstrom Interview||Anything we do with our heart and soul becomes a spiritual endeavor, in spite of ourselves. ~Jerry Wennstrom One of the striking features of my interview with Jerry Wennstrom is it felt we were in the same room even though we were hundreds of miles apar||1/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNorio Kushi Interview||“I’m not a teacher,” says Norio Kushi, “I’m not someone who knows something you don’t know. Just look for yourself and see what you see.” Though Norio Kushi says he is not a spiritual teacher, the story of his s||10/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJan Frazier Interview||Jan Frazier is a spiritual teacher and author of When Fear Falls Away and The Great Sweetening, among other books. In our interview, I found Jan’s emphasis on allowing and unfolding a nice counterpoint to my usual drive to find practices and tools||8/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSpiritual Poems from Beyond Mind, Beyond Death||A mini-episode with a few spiritual poems from the book Beyond Mind, Beyond Death. If you like the spiritual poetry of Rumi, I think you’ll enjoy this. Listen to the episode on iTunes, Stitcher, or Google Play. Stream by clicking here, or downl||7/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Hillbilly Sutra||My teachers were the sun, moon, stars, dirt, wind, trees, and the critters. All of them were preaching the truth…. ~ The Hillbilly Sutra There is a hidden spiritual goldmine tucked away in rural Tennessee. He doesn’t consider himself a spir||5/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDaniel Ingram Interview||Daniel Ingram is author of Mastering the Core Teachings of the Buddha and a leading proponent of Buddhism as a practical path to enlightenment in this lifetime. He’s played a key role in keeping Buddhism vital and accessible while also grounded in||4/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEddie Traversa Interview||Australia: land of koala bears, kangaroos, Vegemite, and enlightened Aussies like Eddie Traversa. Eddie is in the unique position of being both a psychotherapist and awakened, which gives him a deep perspective as well as a broad tool set with which t||3/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMichael Taft Interview||This 1.5 hour interview with Michael Taft seemed to fly by, leaving me immediately wanting a Part 2. As you will see, Michael is deeply knowledgeable about meditation and succinctly explained the paradox of the observer watching the observer–a me||2/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPaul Rezendes Interview||When Paul Rezendes was kind enough to write a blurb for the back cover of Images of Essence, my book collaboration with Bob Fergeson, I had no idea there was anything more to Paul than being a talented nature photographer and wildlife tracker. A few y||1/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTess Hughes Interview||Were overlooking things because of the sheer familiarly of them.||12/6/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
Inspiring and Informative
These are incredibly inspiring and informative podcasts. They stand out for two reasons. One is the teachers that are interviewed. They're open and straightforward about their spiritual path and what they found, and they have insightful observations about what's useful, and not so useful, in the search. The other reason is that the interviewer, Shawn Nevins, listens well and asks penetrating questions that draws out each teacher's unique perspective and insights. I highly recommend them for anyone interested in the spiritual path.
For seekers on any path (or without a path/practice) these interviews are revealing & inspiring because they give hope to anyone wanting to awaken spiritually. The hope comes from knowing that you don’t have to become a monk/nun to wake up, it’s also possible for people with partners, jobs, & families.
Shawn Nevins is someone who has experienced self-realization, which makes him a sensitive & insightful interviewer. He’s a great listener, he asks great questions, & he is respectful of where his interviewees are willing to go, or not, in telling their stories.
Great podcast! Keep it up, Shawn!