Episode 5 – “Going off Script” with Liam Chai

Really enjoyed this conversation with ‘Awake In’ friend and marathon meditator Liam Chai. Be warned: The conversation is wide ranging and includes all kinds of risky subjects like: 🔥 Kundalini awakening on retreat, 🕊 spiritual bypassing, 🦖 and secret dinosaur civilizations.

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Topics

  • 1:00 Intro to Liam and going “off script”
  • 1:40 How me and Liam met via Jasmine & Awakin Circle
  • 4:30 How Liam began his road to spirituality
  • 6:03 Liam’s first meditation experiences
  • 8:00 Vipassana’s life changing experience for Liam (sexual ref)
  • 12:15 Did Liam tell the teachers about the occurrence?
  • 13:20 Daoist sexual practices
  • 13:45 Bill’s take on Liam’s experience – Arising & Passing (A&P)
  • 14:22 Kevin Rose interview with Zen Master Henry Shukman – Arising and Passing event
  • 16:20 Bill’s Arising & Passing experiences
  • 17:18 Universality of these types of experiences
  • 19:00 Liam’s first experiences with Goenka style Vipassana retreats
  • 22:30 Seeking meditation references – Alan Wallace – The Attention Revolution
  • 24:00 Phenomenon of extreme Jhanic states and how Liam understands the possibility in them
  • 28:00 Encounters with Allan Wallace, contemplative PhD, and his Attention revolution book
  • 31:00 Liam meeting Allan Wallace and reasons for seeking other teachers
  • 35:00 Liam’s 6 month meditation retreat and decisions why
  • 38:30 Funny experiences on retreat
  • 40:30 Kindness on Liam’s retreat
  • 41:00 What Liam practiced on his retreat
  • 46:00 Brasington’s different explanation of Jhanic states
  • 52:00 Bill on meditative attachment
  • 53:00 Liam on Shinzen Young’s meditative maximisation of life
  • 56:00 Spiritual bypassing
  • 59:00 Contemplating meditation for the masses
  • 1:01:00 MBSR’s powerful benefits
  • 1:03:00 Liam’s experiences teaching mindfulness to schoolkids
  • 1:04:00 Deep history, human records in the fossil record, dinosaur civilizations and moon visits

Links

Liam’s site – liamchai.com

Books

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