Exploring practices for embodied mindful awareness, RamDev shines light on the five stages of the journey of awakening.
“Enlightenment is not something that is achieved. It is the revealing of what has always been here.” – RamDev (Dale Borglum)
In this episode of Healing at the Edge, RamDev dives into:
- The 5 different stages of the path of awakening: motivation, trust, compassion, tantra, and wholeness
- Grounding as the antidote to fear and anxiety, and a practice for integrating embodied mindfulness
- Centering as the antidote to guilt and shame, as well as judging and grandiosity
- Being with feelings exactly as they are in the body, mind, and heart
- Several practices for playing with non-duality
About RamDev Dale Borglum:
RamDev Dale Borglum is the founder and Executive Director of the Living/Dying Project in the San Francisco Bay Area. He is a pioneer in the conscious dying movement and has worked directly with thousands of people with life-threatening illnesses and their families for over 30 years. In 1981, Dale founded the first residential facility in the United States, The Dying Center, for people who wished to die consciously. His life’s work and passion has been and continues to be the healing of our individual and collective relationship with death and using our mortality as an inspiration for spiritual awakening.
Listen to more from RamDev Dale Borglum:
RamDev talks about how the current state of the world is uncovering so many opportunities for practice, in Healing at the Edge Ep. 48
RamDev gives a dharma talk about cultivating enough faith to face things as they are, and leads a meditation centered on the power of the grounding breath, in Healing at the Edge Ep. 49.
Building a bridge from separation to connection, RamDev offers practices for staying grounded, working with emotions like grief, and transmuting fear into love, in Healing at the Edge Ep. 67.
RamDev shares stories of his time with Ram Dass from the early days of the satsang, and reflects on what Ram Dass meant to him as a teacher and friend, in Healing at the Edge Ep. 42.
RamDev shares a dharma talk on how we can ease our suffering by offering compassion to our fear, in Healing a the Edge Ep. 46.
Photo via Volodymyr Martyniuk