429. Amoda Maa – 2nd Interview

Amoda Maa is a contemporary spiritual teacher, author, and speaker. After years of spiritual seeking, meditation, and immersion in psychospiritual practices, an experience of the dark night of the soul led her to a profound inner awakening. Then, after a long period of integration, she began speaking from silence in small gatherings. Today she offers meetings and retreats, and is a frequent speaker at conferences and events, attracting spiritual seekers and people looking for peace and fulfillment in an increasingly chaotic world. Her teachings are free of religion and tradition, and she brings to them a deep understanding of the human journey, born out of her own experience.

She is the author of Radical Awakening (originally released as How to Find God in Everything) and Change Your Life, Change Your World: Ten Spiritual Lessons for a New Way of Being and Living. Both books were written shortly after her awakening and before she began to speak in public.

Her new book Embodied Enlightenment written 15 years after her awakening — is based on the many conversations at the cutting edge of spiritual inquiry in her meetings with people from all around the world, and addresses many of the questions relevant to today’s seeker. It has been acclaimed as “a beautiful and precious gift to an emerging new humanity.”

Amoda lives with her husband and beloved, Kavi, in New Mexico.

Website: amodamaa.com

Previous BatGap interviews with Amoda:

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Transcript of this interview

Interview recorded November 5, 2017

YouTube Video Chapters:

  • 00:00:00 – Introduction to Buddha at the Gas Pump
  • 00:03:36 – Recognizing Spiritual Maturity
  • 00:06:54 – The Maturation of Awakening
  • 00:12:11 – The Natural State of the Nervous System
  • 00:16:40 – The Ongoingness of Awakening
  • 00:20:56 – The Impact of Awakening on Humanity
  • 00:25:32 – The Passing on of Spiritual Awakening
  • 00:29:16 – The Importance of Integrating Inner Divisions
  • 00:33:49 – Returning to the Human Heartbreak
  • 00:38:11 – The Wound of Aloneness
  • 00:41:46 – Fear of Separation and Oneness
  • 00:46:08 – Breaking Free from Victimhood in Relationships
  • 00:49:53 – The Permeability of Boundaries in Oneness and Love
  • 00:54:38 – Intimacy in Every Moment of Life
  • 00:58:24 – The Energy of the Sexual Act
  • 01:02:28 – The Art of Listening
  • 01:06:08 – The Manifestation of Oneness in the Relative
  • 01:10:21 – Becoming a Servant of Cosmic Intelligence
  • 01:13:57 – The Maturation Process and the realization of no-self
  • 01:18:43 – Integration of the Self and the No-Self
  • 01:22:39 – Navigating the Tricky Inner Terrain
  • 01:26:43 – Opening Spirituality to a Wider Audience
  • 01:30:51 – Concepts and Intrinsic Reality
  • 01:34:01 – The End of Division and the Catalyst for Change
  • 01:38:03 – The Divine Feminine and the Infusion of Love
  • 01:42:19 – Non-violence towards our inner experience
  • 01:47:01 – Tenderness towards Loss
  • 01:51:36 – The Clinging to Loss
  • 01:56:07 – The Illusion of Punishment
  • 01:59:17 – The Power of Direct Experience and Belief
  • 02:02:48 – Conclusion and Thank You