By Rosa Lewis
I chat with a series of friends and co-creators about meaningful, impactful and fun projects in action.
Creative AdventuresDec 08, 2022
Long-term Retreat, with David Lassiter
David spent over 18 months on retreat in a 5 year period in the Theravada Buddhist tradition. In this conversation we cover a wide range of stuff, from the Progress of Insight, to the emotional turmoil that can emerge to the benefits of this kind of intensive practice.
There isn’t a lot of content available about long-term retreat experiences; this could be particularly helpful or interesting for people interested in the Theravadan path, the progress of insight and Mastering the Core Teachings of the Buddha.
You can find David here: https://david-lassiter.com/
Spiritual Discovery, with Paul Wallace
In this episode Paul shares his journey of discovery through semiotics, meaning, French philosophers, art, spiritual practice and more.
We bond over a love of the shadow, the flow between the conscious and the unconscious and metaphor as the doorway into the unknowable.
Towards the end we talk about this diagram or mandala that Paul created.
You can find out more about Paul here and see some of his art here.
Chiropractic and Working With the Body, with Joe Arnold
Joe talks about the origins of chiropractic and we discuss a wide range of topics related to what I would call body awakening. This includes the quantum entanglement of the body-mind-emotion system, society's sympathetic-nervous-system dominant state and what we see as the solutions to this.
You can find out more about Joe's practice here: https://www.dartmoorchiropractic.co.uk/
Psychedelics and the Ineffable, with Aidan Lyon
I talk with Aidan about his upcoming book, Psychedelic Experience, and we discuss the ineffable and user experience design.
Sexual Energy, Eros and Awakening, with David
The episode in which we discuss societal sexual shadows and eros as being the key to some of the deepest spirituals experiences.
I also describe the experience of receiving a VR blow-job. There is much giggling in the discussion of it but it leads to some very interesting explorations on gender dynamics and sexuality.
Karma is Trauma, with Kaloyan
Kaloyan experienced a deep awakening that has involved working through and purifying a lot of bodily and karmic trauma. I have been guiding him and working with him through this process.
In this episode we describe what karma is and how we've worked with it in our sessions, particularly focusing on healing the masculine and feminine energies.
Healing Trauma, with Dan
My wonderful friend Dan has created a website about trauma-informed mental health.
We discuss our personal experiences and professional perspectives on trauma and talk about why it's so important that people know about it.
You can find his website here: haveyoutriedmindfulness.com
Work Made Meaningful Part 4, with James O'Halloran
The final part of our conversation about making work meaningful. We discuss making work a pleasure, the meaning of life and the importance of cultivating maturity.
Work Made Meaningful Part 3, with James O'Halloran
Part three of our conversation. In this part we talk about projection, flow states, conflict, interdependence and vulnerability, all in the context of work and spiritual practice
Inside a Women's Group, with Claud and Emma
We reveal the mysteries and magic that goes on behind the scenes of a women's group.
Concluding that this is basically the best spiritual practice there is.
Starting a Sangha, with Joost Vervoort
The story and inspiration behind the sangha that Joost has started, which is called the Dharmagarage, and how it has become a community for shared adventures and explorations into dharma and meditation.
Making a Short Film, with Eamon and Lucy Bourke
A conversation about the themes that arose from our collaborative film-making process.
Work Made Meaningful Part 2, with James O'Halloran
In this episode we talk about creativity in meditation, clarifying what success looks like to you and finding belonging.
Work Made Meaningful Part 1, with James O'Halloran
In this four part conversation we talk about how work can be used to make life meaningful and how your career can be an opportunity to self actualise. We also bring into the conversation how this can intersect with spiritual practice and ultimately improve the world for everyone.
In this first part we talk about making room for failure, the importance of knowing yourself, lego serious play and creating a better world through meaningful work. Enjoy!