I chat with a series of friends and co-creators about ideas, projects and structures that have the potential to change how we live in the world.
Some of the things we discuss are the vision and ethos behind the projects, the practical tools that are needed to make them happen, the meaning-making structures they create and the wider societal implications.
Episode 1: Work Made Meaningful Part 1, with James O’Halloran
My background is in project management and I specialised in creating environments where people and teams can thrive. James is an executive coach who is passionate about helping people find or create their perfect job.
In this four part conversation, we chat about how work can 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.
You can find out more about James here.
Episode 2: Work Made Meaningful Part 2, with James O’Halloran
In part two we talk about creativity in meditation, clarifying what success looks like to you and finding belonging.
Episode 3: Making a Short Film, with Eamon and Lucy Bourke
Eamon, Lucy and I created short film together.
This episode is an intimate conversation between close friends about the themes that arose from our collaborative film-making process and ultimately how we felt that it was an expression of meaning and connection.
It also contains some potentially contagious laughter and some graphic conversations about menstruation.
Eamon is a professional film-maker and you can read more about his work here.
Episode 4: Starting a Sangha, with Joost Vervoort
My friend Joost tells the story and inspiration behind the sangha that he started, which is called the Dharmagarage, and we discuss how it has become a community for shared adventures and explorations into dharma and meditation.
Find out more on the Dharmagarage website.
Episode 5: Inside a Women’s Group, with Claud and Emma
Claud and I founded a women’s group, which Emma now runs. We discuss the journeys that we have all been on being part of it, revealing how life-changing it was to experience connecting with such a wide range of different people’s life experiences.
Episode 6: 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.
Episode 7: 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 for work and through practice.
Episode 8: Healing Trauma, with Dan
Dan is a mental health professional who 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.
Episode 9: Karma is Trauma, with Kaloyan Stefanov
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.
Episode 10: Sexual Energy, Eros and Awakening, with David Lassiter
The podcast episode in which we discuss societal sexual shadows and the key to some of the deepest spiritual experiences being liberated eros.
I also describe the experience of receiving a VR blow-job, as a social experiment. There is much giggling around the discussion of it but it leads to some pretty interesting discussion on gender roles and expectations.
Episode 11: Psychedelics and the Ineffable, with Aidan Lyon
I talk with Aidan about his upcoming book, Psychedelic Experience, and we discuss the ineffable, user experience design and how this relates to spirituality.
You can find out more about Aidan and his work on his website.
Episode 12: 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.
Episode 13: 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.
Episode 14: 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 on retreat to the benefits of this kind of intensive practice.
Episode 15: Awakening and Dharma, with Bree Greenberg
Bree interviewed me in Summer 2022 about my experiences and some of the most important insights and wisdom that has emerged.
She also shares some of her deep wisdom. You can find Bree here.
Episode 16: Buddhism, Shadow Work and Capitalism, with Kristen Stake
I talk with Kristen about my relationship to Buddhism and Shadow Work and we discuss a wide-range of topics including evolving out of capitalism and being connected to the Universe.