In Conversation with Tom Evans

In this episode, I’m chatting with my friend Tom Evans. Tom is a meditation teacher, author, and former engineer. Our talk goes all over the place but we do manage to talk about everything from his spiritual journey, and how his books and teachings write themselves through him, we also talk about how time is not what it appears to be, especially within meditation.

Tom kindly guides a short meditation near the end of the chat.

Links:
www.tomevans.co
www.insighttimer.com/tomevans

Channelled poem that spawned ‘This We Know’
https://vimeo.com/67899011

Love is Now (A Reflection & Meditation)

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Change is the great constant in our lives. So how can having a meditation practice help us navigate the strong ebbs and flows of real life? In this beautiful moving short talk, John shares a recent example of a hugely significant life-changing moment and reflects on the nature of authenticity in our practices when all our perceived strategies fail us. 

There is a short interlude for a piece of music by yours truly called ‘In Balance.’

And we end with a 15-minute meditation to help you feel the connection of life that runs through your family line, that has lead to your life in this moment and that will flow on from here.

Love
John

In Conversation with Frances Trussell

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In this episode I’m chatting with my friend Frances Trussell. Frances is a meditation teacher, author, and former broadcast journalist. We talk about everything from her spiritual journey through to the impact of her meditation practice on her family life and lots more. There were some audio issues with the recording sadly so there are a few little dropouts here and there, so please forgive us for those, this chat is really good, so I had to share it with you.
John

Links Mentioned In This Podcast:

Frances Trussell Website
www.francestrussell.com

Frances’ Youtube Channel
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXBg8GuSc9p5qn8oiS0MQ8g

Continuum on Spotify
https://open.spotify.com/album/5helfFTtOIgeWv4kdxpNmi?si=62kOihS_TkKhkNInVmRipw

Meditation.Live
https://www.meditation.live/teachers/john-siddique

Insight Timer
http://insig.ht/authenticliving

In Conversation with Jo Tastula

In this wide ranging conversation with vinyasa flow yoga teacher Jo Tastula we discuss among many other things:

The evolution of her yoga practice

Her thoughts on authenticity both as a yogi and as a person, and how her whole life has become an integral practice.

She discusses her time living with and around spiritual teacher Ram Dass and his community in Maui.

The importance of family as her primary spiritual community, and that the evolution of spiritual life now means that it is our ordinary lives that are the forefront of spiritual awakening and practice.

We discuss one of the most important topics of the day, in how we can live alongside others whose views may be very different from our own, and the importance of vulnerability in meeting ourselves and each other.

We talk about her connection to the cycles of the moon, and how she has integrated that into her teaching and practice, and we look at how meditation reveals our true self which helps us move beyond fear into the wholeness of life… 

Jo Tastula has been teaching yoga and especially vinyasa flow for over twenty years, she leads retreats, and is one of the brightest stars of online yoga video service Yogaglo.

I hope you enjoy our chat
with love
John

Links Mentioned In This Podcast:

Authentic Living's Patreon Page
www.patreon.com/authenticliving

Jo Tastula
www.jotastula.com

YogaGlo
www.yogaglo.com

Photo of Jo by Amir Magal
www.amirimage.com

An Attitude of Service

While travelling in India I meet three vitalistic chiropractors from the USA who are on a series of 'mission trips' to bring pain relief and good health to all who need it. I sat down with doctors Navit Zuckerman and Gary Wilson next to the River Ganges at Rishikesh to talk with them about the wisdom and intelligence of the body, and to ask them about how the sense of service underpins their travel and their work.

Links Mentioned In This Podcast:
Authentic Living

Authentic Living's Patreon Page

Navit & Gary on Instagram

Navit & Gary's Blog