Sharon Salzberg – Metta Hour – Ep. 239 – Duncan Trussell and Raghu Markus

For episode 239, Sharon chats with friends Duncan Trussell and Raghu Markus about their new audiobook Moving from the Movie of Me to the Movie of We.

Duncan Trussell is a stand-up comedian, podcaster, writer, and actor. He is most known for his podcast The Duncan Trussell Family Hour. He produced and starred on the Netflix series The Midnight Gospel. Raghu Markus spent two years in India with Neem Karoli Baba and Ram Dass. He has been involved in music and transformational media since the early 1970s. Currently, he is the Executive Director of the Love Serve Remember Foundation and hosts the Mindrolling Podcast on the Be Here Now Network.

In this episode, Sharon, Duncan and Raghu discuss:
  • How the new book came to be
  • The healing is in the return
  • Self pre-occupation versus self-love
  • The guru in Duncan’s kids
  • Raghu’s parents meeting Neem Karoli Baba
  • How Duncan first met Ram Dass
  • Raghu and Duncan’s first hang
  • Finding the mother archetype
  • Wanting Jesus “with skin on”
  • Ram Dass the therapist
  • How to cultivate unconditionality
  • Getting real with ourselves
  • Duncan’s formal practice
  • “Remember Buddha Nature and your SS number” – RD

The conversation closes with a guided meditation by Ram Dass on Loving Awareness. You can learn more about the new book Moving from the Movie of Me to the Movie of We right here. Listen to Duncan’s podcast and check out his upcoming comedy events right here. Listen to Raghu’s Mindrolling podcast right here.

Listen to more from Sharon Salzberg:
Jump into the first episode of the Real Life Series with Jon Kabat-Zinn
Tune into Ep. 1 of the Metta Hour to learn about The Buddha Within
Listen to Joseph Goldstein’s Meditative Story, Hosted By Rohan Gunatillake
Hear from Tara Brach and Sharon Salzberg in Ep. 56 of Metta Hour