In My Opinion…

Vedanta is a Hindu philosophy and practice whose goal is self-realization. In this conversation, Mark asks a woman in India about the best place to study Vedanta. Read more »

People and Places – Steve 2 – Born in Brooklyn

Some people all Brooklyn "The Planet" because it is so culturally diverse. Steve was born and raised in Brooklyn. Listen to Steve talk with Mark about some of his past experiences. Read more »

People and Places – Burke 2 – And then they went to Europe

What do Oranjeboom, Ghana, and CSIS have in common? A Canadian man named Burke, whose parents were teachers who worked in different countries when he was a child. Listen to Burke talk about it. Read more »

Outside Oslo

[Audio clip: view full post to listen] Download audio file (outsideoslo.mp3) at catmer Mark met a Norwegian woman at a cafe. Mark: What part of Norway do you come from? The Norwegian Woman: Just outside Oslo. Mark: Oh Yeah. Is it like part of Oslo? The Norwegian Woman: No it […] Read more »

People and Places – The Swami 3 – The Five Elements

[Audio clip: view full post to listen] Download audio file (swami3.mp3) at Irp Mark: What are the five elements? Swami: The first is earth. Mark: Earth. Swami: The most solid. Rough is the earth. Mark: Matter. Swami: Matter. Matter. Subtler than that is water. Mark: Water. Swami: Subtler than water […] Read more »

People and Places – The Swami 2 – Twenty-four hours I am on the job

[Audio clip: view full post to listen] Download audio file (swami2.mp3) at Irp Swami: If you are meditating anyway there is a lot of heat. Mark: Mm. Swami: I have a lot of heat so that is why I wear very little (very few) clothes. Mark: Do you meditate all […] Read more »

People and Places – The Swami 1 – What is your first language?

[Audio clip: view full post to listen] Download audio file (swami1.mp3) at Gayatri Swami: Where are the cricket grounds in Australia … where test cricket is held? Mark: Every city. Swami: Every city? Mark: I am from Brisbane. Swami: Ah-ha Brisbane! Queensland. Mark: That is right. Yeah. Swami: Aah Adelaide, […] Read more »

People and Places – Adrian – A German in India

[Audio clip: view full post to listen] Download audio file (adrian.mp3) at Motographer Mark: So Adrian, what part of Germany do you come from? Adrian: I’m coming from the southwest of Germany. Mark: What’s the name of the area? Adrian: It’s called Palatinate. Mark: Palatinate. And you come from a […] Read more »

Miyako’s Education – Part 26

[Audio clip: view full post to listen] Download audio file (miyako26.mp3) at omnos John: This is really good. You are a great cook. Hiroko: It’s not too salty? John: No, it’s delicious. Where did you learn to cook? Hiroko: My mother taught me. My mother and my grandmother. John: But […] Read more »