465. Paul Levy

Paul LevyA pioneer in the field of spiritual emergence, Paul Levy is a wounded healer in private practice, assisting others who are also awakening to the dreamlike nature of reality. He is the author of

He is the founder of the “Awakening in the Dream Community” in Portland, Oregon. An artist, he is deeply steeped in the work of C. G. Jung, and has been a Tibetan Buddhist practitioner for over thirty years. He was the coordinator for the Portland Padmasambhava Buddhist Center for over twenty years.

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Interview recorded August 4, 2018

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400. Ivan Rados

Ivan-Rados-AtmaIvan Rados (Atma) is a meditation master who was born in Former Yugoslavia. At the age of 42 he experienced a profound inner awakening that changed his perception of himself and the reality, after which Atma was devoted to integrating his knowing into his being, marking the beginning of a movement towards the inner point, which he calls The Middle Point. He started teaching meditation regularly from his healing studio in Vancouver.

As a healer, Atma is a true master of both himself and his life. Ivan asserts that he heals no one but simply helps people heal themselves through the power of  Consciousness. His journey reads like a book of miracles, which he modestly labels “ordinarinesses.” The wisdom he shares comes from his deep roots in the One-Self, the source of everything. Atma has assisted thousands in reconnecting with their state of health, in personal, group and long distance sessions.

Atma is not associated with any particular spiritual movement, religion or tradition. Atma’s deep and authentic rooting in the unknown provides him the insight and ability to be of great service to the evolution of Consciousness in these most transformative of times. Ivan travels extensively, taking his knowingness throughout the world, facilitating meditation classes, talks, intensives, and retreats.

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Interview conducted 5/13/2017

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399. Mike Jenkins

Mike JenkinsMike Jenkins trained as an actor and has worked in theatres in London and around the UK. He later worked as a performing arts teacher and customer services trainer and now creates and manages websites to help people connect with their audience. He has written two stage plays, a growing collection of poetry, and has always been drawn to expressing his own perception and perspectives and exploring those of others, through the creative arts. Mike loves to talk, sing, walk, read, write, cook, eat, sleep and to help others feel and know the deep joy, grace and peace at the centre of all life.

After many years of mental and emotional distress in his 20’s and a diagnosis of cancer at the age of 29, Mike began an intense spiritual search that led him to teachings on nonduality that sparked a series of awakenings and set him on a journey to integrate those shifts into everyday life.

Website: heartofpresence.co.uk

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Interview recorded 5/6/2017

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389. Brian Yosef Schachter-Brooks

Brian Yosef Schachter-Brooks is a Jewish spiritual teacher, musician and founder of Torah of Awakening (2006). He has taught this Jewish Path of Presence to hundreds of students around the world through workshops, retreats and his on-line program. He also served as clergy and sacred music director at Chochmat HaLev synagogue in Berkeley, California (2000- 2016). He received s’micha (ordination) as Minister of Sacred Music from Reb Zalman Schachter Shalomi z”l (2013), Spiritual Teacher from Rabbi SaraLeya Schley and Shaykh Ibrahim Baba Farajaje (2013), Jewish Meditation Teacher from Dr. Avram Davis (2004) and holds a Bachelor in Music from the Eastman School of Music (1991). He lives in Tucson, Arizona with wife Lisa and their two children.

Website: torahofawakening.com

Interview conducted 2/26/2017

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382. JP Sears

JP SearsJP Sears is best known for his hit “Ultra Spiritual” comedy series, which has accumulated over 100 million YouTube views. He is also an emotional healing coach, and has numerous online videos through which he encourages healing and growth. He is also an author, international teacher, speaker at events, world traveler, and curious student of life. His work empowers people to live more meaningful lives.

How to be Ultra SpiritualJP is the author of “How to Be Ultra Spiritual: 12 1/2 Steps to Spiritual Superiority” (Sounds True Publishing, release date of March 7th, 2017. Also available as an audio book). You can learn more about JP and his work at AwakenWithJP.com and at his Ultra Spiritual website.

Interview recorded 1/19/2017

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