Podcast | Spoken Mastery With Brenden Kumarasamy

On July 7th speech coach Brenden Kumarasamy and I talked: Brenden’s start doing case competitions in business school turning into coaching others Brenden’s video about mastering silence and replacing ums and a’s with pauses not judging how we speak and present now him not doing videos about mistakes communication in every moment of life communicationContinue reading “Podcast | Spoken Mastery With Brenden Kumarasamy”

Podcast | You Teach Me

This June 23 Insight Timer live event was described thus: A (brief) experiment where (you) the audience teach me anything you’d like. It could be from the spiritual journey, inner work, everyday life, work, play, groups, family, friends, enemies, frenemies, relationships, etc. I may fill in gaps with how to approach teachers and others forContinue reading “Podcast | You Teach Me”

Podcast | Jhanic Factors And Formless Realms Contemplation/Meditation

Oops! For those joining the live *(Jhanic Factors And) Formless Realms Contemplation/Meditation* I unplugged the internet while moving seats only realizing this afterwards! Obviously I need more mindfulness! We’ll see if I schedule something live like this again Here’s the description for this June 12th Insight Timer live event: Addressing the politics and emotional chargesContinue reading “Podcast | Jhanic Factors And Formless Realms Contemplation/Meditation”

An Integrating Presence Meditation: Investigating The Challenge Of Breath Curiosity — May 15, 2022 At Fat Cat Longevity (And Insight Timer Live)

This recorded and now edited meditation — from Sunday, May 15th at Fat Cat Longevity [https://facebook.com/freyflow] downstairs next to Peace Love Coffee at Mary’s House of Healing on Main St in St Charles, MO and on Insight Timer Live — explores how and why it’s so challenging to find the breath interesting then maintain such an interest to be with theContinue reading “An Integrating Presence Meditation: Investigating The Challenge Of Breath Curiosity — May 15, 2022 At Fat Cat Longevity (And Insight Timer Live)”

Podcast | Studying And Practicing With “The Iddhipāda-Vibhaṅga Sutta — An Analysis Of The Bases Of Power” (SN 51:20): Introduction; The Sutta’s Key Encapsulation Paragraph & A Translation Reading (1 of 7)

One reason this blog post and podcast series came about could likely be due to my meditation practice becoming stale and now provides an outlet for a somewhat more advanced level where details are dived into. If and when exploring this sutta on your own, it’s recommended to drop the intricate, sometimes tedious language I go into here to the fullest extent possible. It’s important to remember my intent here of placing plenty under a spiritual microscope to merely visit modes of deconstruction and analysis for study and (formal) practice possibilities, not as a general normalized mode of living. And while I go into minute details pertaining to this sutta please keep in mind it’s likely more helpful not to keep considering this sutta in isolation but within the broader context of the Buddha’s (other) teachings.

Podcast | Shawn White’s State Of The Massage Industry

Immediately relevant to the extensive linked list of Healing Modalities and Resources on IntegratingPresence.com I sit down with Shelly and Shawn White who, amongst many things, is a cancer conqueror, massage therapist, entrepreneur and spa founder/owner based in the greater St Louis, Missouri area. We mostly discuss the ups and downs of the massage andContinue reading “Podcast | Shawn White’s State Of The Massage Industry”