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Buddha at the Gas Pump

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Rank #64 in Spirituality category

Religion & Spirituality
Spirituality
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Interviews with "Ordinary" Spiritually Awakening People

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Interviews with "Ordinary" Spiritually Awakening People

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Enlightening and important

By Sports123789 - Aug 24 2019
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Rick provides a gift to humanity with this show. Fascinating guests and love the long format.

Prasannan Jyotish

By cshaynerun - Feb 23 2019
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Amazing interview on Jyotish. Prasannan explains the principles very well.

iTunes Ratings

268 Ratings
Average Ratings
235
13
9
8
3

Enlightening and important

By Sports123789 - Aug 24 2019
Read more
Rick provides a gift to humanity with this show. Fascinating guests and love the long format.

Prasannan Jyotish

By cshaynerun - Feb 23 2019
Read more
Amazing interview on Jyotish. Prasannan explains the principles very well.

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Interviews with "Ordinary" Spiritually Awakening People

452. Ken Wilber

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With over two-dozen published books translated in nearly as many languages, Ken Wilber has created what is widely considered the first truly comprehensive Integral Map of human experience. By exploring and integrating the major insights and conclusions of nearly every … Continue reading →

Apr 30 2018

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259. Rupert Spira, 2nd Interview

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From an early age Rupert Spira was deeply interested in the nature of reality. At the age of seventeen he learnt to meditate, and began a twenty-year period of study and practice in the classical Advaita Vedanta tradition under the … Continue reading →

Nov 05 2014

1hr 29mins

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371. Adyashanti and Susanne Marie on the Falling Away of Self

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Join Susanne Marie and Adyashanti in an exploration about an often misunderstood subject. Beyond the traditional landing places that mind creates (commonly discussed in non-dual circles), lies an indescribable landscape of living as pure, direct experiencing. Prior to this opening, … Continue reading →

Nov 15 2016

1hr 54mins

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285. John Prendergast

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John J. Prendergast, Ph.D., is a retired professor of psychology at the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco and a psychotherapist in private practice. He spent many years studying with the European Advaita master Jean Klein as well … Continue reading →

Apr 06 2015

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224. Robert Svoboda

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Robert E. Svoboda is the first white member of Kenya’s Pokot tribe, and the first non-Indian ever to graduate from a college of Ayurveda and be licensed to practice Ayurveda in India, where he lived for more than a decade. … Continue reading →

Apr 02 2014

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236. Darryl Anka (Bashar)

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After experiencing two, close, broad-daylight UFO sightings, Darryl’s path led him to become a channel for an extraterrestrial entity called Bashar. Darryl has channeled Bashar internationally for the past 30 years, providing powerful methods by which people can change their … Continue reading →

Jun 19 2014

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420. Cynthia Bourgeault

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The Rev. Cynthia Bourgeault, Ph.D., is an Episcopal priest, teacher, writer, and internationally acclaimed retreat leader. A student of Fr. Thomas Keating, Bruno Barnhart, Beatrice Bruteau, and the Gurdjieff Work, she has made her mark exploring Wisdom Christianity and the … Continue reading →

Oct 03 2017

2hr 14mins

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325. Stanislav Grof

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Stan Grof, M.D., Ph.D. is a psychiatrist with more than fifty years’ experience researching the healing and transformative potential of non-ordinary states of consciousness. His groundbreaking theories influenced the integration of Western science with his brilliant mapping of the transpersonal … Continue reading →

Jan 06 2016

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394. Culadasa (John Yates)

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Important Message from the Dharma Treasure Board of Directors As the message at the above link indicates, “John Yates (Upasaka Culadasa) has engaged in ongoing conduct unbecoming of a Spiritual Director and Dharma teacher”. His interview remains on BatGap because … Continue reading →

Apr 05 2017

2hr 6mins

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520. Dr. Miles Neale

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Dr. Miles Neale, PsyD, is a Buddhist psychotherapist in private practice and founder of the two-year online Contemplative Studies Program. Author of Gradual Awakening (Sounds True, 2018) and co-editor of Advances in Contemplative Psychotherapy (Routledge, 2017), Miles is a faculty … Continue reading →

Oct 09 2019

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316. Robert Thurman

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Robert A.F. Thurman is the Jey Tsong Khapa Professor of Indo-Tibetan Buddhist Studies in the Department of Religion at Columbia University, President of the Tibet House U.S., a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation and promotion of Tibetan civilization, and … Continue reading →

Dec 01 2015

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521. Henry Shukman

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Henry Shukman (Ryu’un-ken) is an Associate Zen Master of the Sanbo Zen lineage, based in Kamakura, Japan. He has trained primarily with Joan Rieck Roshi, Zen teacher John Gaynor, Ruben Habito Roshi, and now continues his training under the guidance … Continue reading →

Oct 20 2019

2hr 7mins

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275. Kenneth Folk

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Kenneth Folk is a personal meditation trainer known worldwide for his innovative approach to secular Buddhist meditation. After twenty years of training in the Burmese Theravada Buddhist tradition of Mahasi Sayadaw, including three years of intensive silent retreat in monasteries … Continue reading →

Jan 23 2015

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289. Bonnie Greenwell

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Bonnie is a non-dual teacher in the lineage of Adyashanti, and a transpersonal therapist who has specialized in working with spiritual emergence issues for 30 years. She has published several books and articles related to kundalini and spiritual awakening, most … Continue reading →

Apr 27 2015

1hr 47mins

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314. Bruce Joel Rubin

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Bruce Joel Rubin is an Oscar-winning screenwriter for the film Ghost.   His films include Jacob’s Ladder, My Life (which he also directed), Brainstorm, Deep Impact, Stuart Little 2, The Last Mimzy and The Time Traveler’s Wife, among others.   His spiritual … Continue reading →

Nov 18 2015

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317. Richard Moss

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Richard Moss is an internationally respected leader in the field of inner transformation, subtle body-mind dynamics, and living a path of conscious relationships. In 1977 Richard was a practicing medical doctor when he experienced a spontaneous spiritual illumination that awakened … Continue reading →

Dec 07 2015

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442. Paul Selig

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Paul Selig is considered to be one of the foremost spiritual channels working today. In his breakthrough works of channeled literature author and medium Paul Selig has recorded an extraordinary program for personal and planetary evolution as humankind awakens to … Continue reading →

Feb 21 2018

1hr 45mins

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237. Richard Lang

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Richard Lang first saw who he really was in a workshop in 1970 with the English philosopher Douglas Harding, author of ‘On Having No Head’. Since then he has devoted his life to Seeing, and to sharing the simple, accessible … Continue reading →

Jun 26 2014

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341. Suzanne Giesemann

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Suzanne Giesemann is the author of 11 books, an inspirational speaker, metaphysical teacher, and evidence-based medium. She is a messenger of hope who captivates audiences as she brings love, healing, and comfort through her work. Suzanne’s gift of communication with … Continue reading →

Apr 04 2016

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286. Ellen Emmet

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Ellen’s deepest longing for the absolute was fulfilled when she met her teacher, Francis Lucille. In his presence, over many years, she awakened to her true nature of peace and happiness through continuous and deepening glimpses. The process of aligning … Continue reading →

Apr 13 2015

1hr 27mins

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526. Julie Brown Yau

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Julie Brown Yau, Ph.D., has a 30-year background in psychological, somatic and spiritual traditions providing her with a unique depth of knowledge and direct experience. Julie’s unified approach for addressing developmental and complex trauma, includes the latest neuroscientific & psychosomatic … Continue reading →

Dec 02 2019

1hr 46mins

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525. Vicki Woodyard

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Vicki Woodyard is a spiritual writer living in Atlanta, Georgia. Born and raised in Memphis, Tennessee, she graduated from The University of Memphis, magna cum laude, with a B.S. in English and Psychology. She is a meditator, a webmaster and … Continue reading →

Nov 25 2019

1hr 41mins

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524. Mark Nepo

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Mark has been called “one of the finest spiritual guides of our time,” “a consummate storyteller,” and “an eloquent spiritual teacher.” His work is widely accessible and used by many and his books have been translated into more than twenty … Continue reading →

Nov 18 2019

1hr 32mins

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523. Barbara & Charles Whitfield

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Barbara Whitfield was a researcher at the University of Connecticut Medical School with psychiatry professor Bruce Greyson. Together they researched the after-effects of people who have had a Near-Death Experience. She taught at Rutger’s University’s Institute for Alcohol and Drug … Continue reading →

Nov 11 2019

1hr 53mins

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522. Annette Kaiser

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Annette Kaiser was born in Zürich, Switzerland in 1948. She is a spiritual teacher, founder and spiritual director of the retreat center Villa Unspunnen in Switzerland. Under her guidance, this place has become a gem of peace and light, that … Continue reading →

Nov 05 2019

1hr 59mins

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521. Henry Shukman

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Henry Shukman (Ryu’un-ken) is an Associate Zen Master of the Sanbo Zen lineage, based in Kamakura, Japan. He has trained primarily with Joan Rieck Roshi, Zen teacher John Gaynor, Ruben Habito Roshi, and now continues his training under the guidance … Continue reading →

Oct 20 2019

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520. Dr. Miles Neale

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Dr. Miles Neale, PsyD, is a Buddhist psychotherapist in private practice and founder of the two-year online Contemplative Studies Program. Author of Gradual Awakening (Sounds True, 2018) and co-editor of Advances in Contemplative Psychotherapy (Routledge, 2017), Miles is a faculty … Continue reading →

Oct 09 2019

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519. Cynthia Lane, 2nd Interview

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From my earliest memories, God was always at the center of things. After exploring a number of teachers and modalities in the great spiritual garden of late-sixties San Francisco, things really geared up when I learned the Transcendental Meditation (TM) … Continue reading →

Oct 03 2019

1hr 39mins

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518. Cassandra Vieten

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Cassandra Vieten is Executive Director of the John W. Brick Foundation, Scholar-in-Residence at the Arthur C. Clarke Center for Human Imagination at the University of California, San Diego, and a Senior Fellow at the Institute of Noetic Sciences where she … Continue reading →

Sep 24 2019

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517. Noah Elkrief

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Noah is an explorer of what is happening in his own experience. This started on the level of mind, and gradually opened to exploring what’s going on in his body, and then from his soul. This journey has led him … Continue reading →

Sep 16 2019

1hr 51mins

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516. Rey Hernandez

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Rey Hernandez is Executive Director of the Consciousness and Contact Research Institute (CCRI), a 501c3 academic research institute comprised of 15 Ph.D. academics and medical doctors whose mission is to explore the relationship between Consciousness, our Cosmology, and Contact with … Continue reading →

Sep 10 2019

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515. Gillian Ross

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Gillian Ross has always found it difficult to put a label on her spiritual perspective. If pressed she would describe herself as a Christian Buddhist yogi and mystic with a penchant for Taoism! Over recent years, however, she has been … Continue reading →

Sep 04 2019

1hr 58mins

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514. Dorothy Walters

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Dorothy Walters, PHD, spent most of her early professional life as a professor of English literature in various Midwestern universities. She helped to found one of the first women’s studies programs in this country and served as the director of … Continue reading →

Aug 25 2019

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513. Shyamji Bhatnagar

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Sri Shyamji was born and raised in India. At age 12, he met his spiritual teacher in the Himalayas and spent several years under his guidance. The Guru initiated Shyamji into the Saivite tradition of Tantra—imparting a rare oral tradition … Continue reading →

Aug 18 2019

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512. Tom Kurzka

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Over his lifetime Tom has dived deeply into inner work while simultaneously living a householder life. Through an ongoing revelation of living in the moment, he integrates the insights of the most sophisticated western-developed psychologies with the ongoing unitive consciousness … Continue reading →

Aug 11 2019

1hr 56mins

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511. Brian Longhurst

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Brian Longhurst has been aware of the reality of the spirit realms since childhood. Born in England, he moved to Canada as a young man, where he began what was to become an enduring, personal relationship with Jesus, who manifested … Continue reading →

Aug 04 2019

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510. Shaykh Burhanuddin Herrmann

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Shaykh Burhanuddin Herrmann is a contemporary mystic of the ancient Sufi tradition, called to the path at a tender age. He went through the classic dervish training, which involved an intense daily practice of meditation and prayers under the direct … Continue reading →

Jul 29 2019

1hr 53mins

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509. Georgi Y. Johnson

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Born in Sheffield, England, Georgi has led a life of charm, intoxication, collision and perpetual re-awakening. Having experienced her parent’s divorce and later her father’s death to alcoholism, Georgi was a born seeker for a stable home that was somehow … Continue reading →

Jul 13 2019

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508. Beth Miller

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My deepest devotion, throughout my life has been to the discovery and embodiment of our truest nature. I studied organized and mystical religions, I traveled to many countries in our world, getting a taste of different cultures and people, I … Continue reading →

Jul 05 2019

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507. Hans Wilhelm

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Some of the opinions expressed on certain topics in this interview do not reflect BatGap’s point of view.  While this may be true of any of our interviews, we wanted to make a special point of it here since the … Continue reading →

Jun 25 2019

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