The Awakened Podcast

The Awakened Podcast
A dose of dynamic dharma that embraces the timeless wisdom in all traditions with Zen Master e.

Your Body Spaceship
Dec 17, 2019 • 23 min
A student is having a tough time navigating his busy life with family commitments, work obligations and personal commitments to practice. And it seems to be getting more difficult as we go into the darkest days of the year and the busiest time of year for…
Christian Mystic Mantra - Abwoon
Dec 12, 2019 • 4 min
(This episode is just Abwoon chanted 33 times) The Christian Mystic path is probably one of the most beautiful and life transforming paths out there. And one of the practices found in it is the chanting of certain phrases - Abwoon being one of them. They…
Leaving Home - Coming Home
Dec 2, 2019 • 32 min
A student shares the challenges he’s facing having his family understand and respect his choice to pursue the dharma and dedicate time for practice. And this is a challenge that all of us face. Anytime that we’re trying to take up anything new in general,…
What is this?
Nov 18, 2019 • 19 min
Can true happiness ever be found? It seems that a student may have stumbled upon something and she shares her insights from her life. Then zen master e shares a new zen koan and teaching entitled, “What is this?” Just this. If every moment is just this -…
Never Good Enough
Nov 3, 2019 • 31 min
Is there possibly another way that we can help people grow into the best of themselves without being so aggressive about it? That we can nurture them and guide them and help them unfold their own beauty and their own strengths that they don’t know that…
Showing Up To Your Life
Oct 27, 2019 • 27 min
Most of the time we reject our lives. We reject and fight with what’s arising. But there’s another way of living. Everyday you show up to your life. Your life is your teacher. Your life is your teaching. Your life is your Dharma Hall. And we show up. Try…
Special Quan Yin Healing Practice
Oct 20, 2019 • 34 min
A beautiful healing practice bestowed directly from Quan Yin. The Bodhisattva Goddess Quan Yin heals us deeply with her boundless compassion. In Sukhavati there is the heavenly healing abode of Quan Yin This realm is surrounded by a soft healing light of…
Better for Being Broken
Oct 13, 2019 • 19 min
We don’t believe that we’re better for being broken. We believe that we are flawed beyond repair. We believe that if people would see the truth of who we are that they wouldn’t love us, talk to us, connect with us, care with us. That the story of who we…
I’ll Remember For You
Oct 5, 2019 • 18 min
It doesn’t matter what the world is presenting us. It doesn’t matter what a person is showing us. When we’re in that heart space, there are no sides. There’s just love and understanding and that feeling of warmth and fullness. And that people are showing…
Mojito Mind
Sep 29, 2019 • 31 min
In this episode we look at instincts, what it means to live a good human life by today’s standards and how instincts change once we’re on the Dharmic path. When we hit the Dharmic path, we start to see how we’re ruled by these primal instincts, primal…
Nothing Special Whatsoever
Sep 23, 2019 • 18 min
We want to make it special. We want to create a divide. It can’t be doing the dishes, right? It has to be natural. Nothing special whatsoever. One of my teachers in the Tibetan tradition - that was one of the first things out of his mouth, “Just be…
Everyday Miracles
Sep 15, 2019 • 20 min
You’re missing it. It’s right here but you’re missing it. Life is amazing! Miracles are every moment. The practice opens us up because it frees us from ourselves. Because we’re bearing down on each moment with our wants, with our don’t wants, with our…
Pub Life is Dharma Life
Sep 7, 2019 • 26 min
zen master e answers questions about reconciling old friendships after practicing the dharma, what is identity, the nature of mind and Bodhisattva action and insight. We may have some subtle biases about what it means to be Buddhists, or practitioners or…
Giving It Up to the Buddha
Sep 1, 2019 • 23 min
Give it up to the Buddha. To that greater aspect of ourselves. Then the wisdom will come through right there in that moment. We give it up but not that we’re giving it up to get away. Like to run away. We want to be fully in it. Even more so. But to be in…
Where Do I Start?
Aug 25, 2019 • 38 min
Zen Master E answers the question that we’ve all had at one point in our spiritual journey - Where do I start? He clarifies and helps to put to rest the matter of practice and of your innate Buddha Nature.