The Awakened Podcast

The Awakened Podcast

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By Ian Marshall
A dose of dynamic dharma that embraces the timeless wisdom in all traditions with Zen Master e.
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Better for Being Broken
We don't believe that we're better for being broken. We believe that we are flawed beyond repair. We believe that if people would see the truth of who we are that they wouldn't love us, talk to us, connect with us, care with us. That the story of who we are - we need to filter and post only the best parts. Show the world only the most beautiful moments and those other parts that aren't so beautiful we push down deep. We hide away and we repress and we think that they're gone but they're not. They are not. They are stuck deep within you. Deep within you. A lot of times in our world, in our lives, wTo live in this world means many things  And one of those things is that we shall be wounded and we shall wound.  We will be hurt by others and we will hurt others  You will not get through this life without being scarred in some way and without scarring others. Leanoard Cohen wrote and sang,  Ring the bells that still can ring Forget your perfect offering There's a crack a crack in everything That's how the light gets in Ring the bells that still can ring that harkens to “Yeah - you've been hurt, you've been wounded, there's some pain there but there's still beauty and there's still much more of this story ahead so ring the bells.” Feel the vibrations Hear the sounds And if in that moment those sounds are full of sobs then that's what they are. That's what they are. To read the transcripts of this episode go to: https://zenawakened.com/better-for-being-broken/  To listen to or read the transcripts of the previous podcast go to: https://zenawakened.com/category/podcasts/
19:03
October 13, 2019
I'll Remember For You
It doesn't matter what the world is presenting us. It doesn't matter what a person is showing us.  When we're in that heart space, there are no sides. There's just love and understanding and that feeling of warmth and fullness. And that people are showing up and presenting whatever - fear, anger, worry - we see the truth.  They show up and we're like, “Oh, hey, Buddha ex-husband. You don't know that you’re Buddha. You're a Buddha! All right - You're gonna keep doing this - being mean or worried. All right. Well I'm gonna keep remembering - for you. I’ll remember, for you." You're presenting this? Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah. I see you. I really see you. To read the transcripts of this episode go to: https://zenawakened.com/remembering-for-you/ To listen to or read the transcripts of the previous podcast go to: https://zenawakened.com/category/podcasts/
18:42
October 5, 2019
Mojito Mind
In this episode we look at instincts, what it means to live a good human life by today's standards and how instincts change once we're on the Dharmic path.  When we hit the Dharmic path, we start to see how we're ruled by these primal instincts, primal tendencies. And we stop getting bamboozled by them, enchanted by them, dragged about by them, tossed about by them.  Because when we're at ease… Say you're on a beach, sipping a mojito, perfect temperature, whatever that is for you. 27.5 degrees, slight breeze, had breakfast… Feel it right… Feels nice. Even in this construct, of ease, it's going to take a little bit for you to be a jerk. Right? For you to freak out. For you to have a natural tendency with - somebody spills you your drink - for you to fly off the handle, right? These moments they give you a little bit of a glimpse of the possibility of the fundamental ease that's within you. The clarity of mind, the openness of heart, the responsiveness, that's who you naturally are. But you've never been given the testing ground to allow that to come through. To read the transcripts of this episode go to: https://zenawakened.com/mojito-mind/  To listen to or read the transcripts of the previous podcast go to: https://zenawakened.com/category/podcasts/
31:39
September 29, 2019
Nothing Special Whatsoever
We want to make it special. We want to create a divide. It can't be doing the dishes, right? It has to be natural. Nothing special whatsoever. One of my teachers in the Tibetan tradition - that was one of the first things out of his mouth, “Just be natural. Nothing special about you whatsoever.” To somebody that wants to be awakened, the Buddha, a realized master that's a wicked blow the ego. Right? Nothing special whatsoever.  The small little mind wants to make it special. Wants to make it transcendent. Wants to make it a miracle. It wants to set up that, you know, a big divide, a big chasm, as well. You need to do the practice for 25 years, you need to travel to Nepal, right? Oh my gosh, we're making it special all over the place, right? We're making it special - everywhere. And we have to check ourselves continually. Are we making it special? Are we making ourselves special? Nothing special about you whatsoever. You’re the Buddha. To read the transcripts of this episode go to: https://zenawakened.com/nothing-special-whatsoever/ To listen to or read the transcripts of the previous podcast go to: https://zenawakened.com/category/podcasts/
18:49
September 23, 2019
Everyday Miracles
You're missing it. It's right here but you're missing it. Life is amazing! Miracles are every moment. The practice opens us up because it frees us from ourselves. Because we're bearing down on each moment with our wants, with our don't wants, with our hopes, with our fears. We're never looking at the moment nakedly. We're always looking at it through a lens, But that lens gets clearer and clearer and clearer. With each breath you take. Every time that you go and sit on the cushion. When you come here for Dharma talks. When you listen to the podcast - it gets clearer and clearer. And then natural. You become more natural. The transcription of this podcast can be found here: https://zenawakened.com/everyday-miracles/ To listen to or read the transcription of previous episodes please visit: https://zenawakened.com/category/podcasts/
20:26
September 15, 2019
Pub Life is Dharma Life
zen master e answers questions about reconciling old friendships after practicing the dharma, what is identity, the nature of mind and Bodhisattva action and insight. We may have some subtle biases about what it means to be Buddhists, or practitioners or what it means to be on the Dharma path. This episode will help you to see that your whole life is the dharma. Fully transcribed podcast can be found here: https://zenawakened.com/pub-life-is-dharma-life/ All podcasts can be found here: https://zenawakened.com/category/podcasts/
26:22
September 7, 2019
Giving It Up to the Buddha
Give it up to the Buddha. To that greater aspect of ourselves. Then the wisdom will come through right there in that moment. We give it up but not that we're giving it up to get away. Like to run away. We want to be fully in it. Even more so. But to be in it, but to not be tossed about by it, to not be ruled by it. It's exhausting. It's exhausting being us. And in that moment, we give that up. I give up this. In that moment, we're out of the way. We're able to put it down and it's going to get taken care of in a more compassionate, more wise and a more skillful way. The Buddha energy starts to flow more and more.
23:35
September 1, 2019
Where Do I Start?
Zen Master E answers the question that we've all had at one point in our spiritual journey - Where do I start? He clarifies and helps to put to rest the matter of practice and of your innate Buddha Nature.
38:47
August 25, 2019
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