Satsang Audios

November 2015 Satsang Audio with Miranda Macphearson

miranda-macphersonMiranda Macphearson is a teacher, counselor and author of Boundless Love and The Journey Home. Known for her depth of presence and refined capacity as a guide into direct experience of the sacred, Miranda teaches and transmits a powerful synthesis of self-inquiry, depth psychology, devotion and meditation. Inspired by Ramana Maharshi, A Course in Miracles, and extensive study into the world’s wisdom traditions, Miranda has over twenty years teaching experience internationally. In 1996 she founded the ground breaking ‘Interfaith Foundation’ in London, and during her 10 years as spiritual director she trained and ordained over 600 ministers and spiritual counselors. Miranda’s clarity and love offers a deep holding in which to rest undefended in the present, taste deeper levels of consciousness and discover how to embody wisdom in daily life.


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October 2015 Satsang with Susanne Marie


Let me introduce you to Susanne Marie:
Susanne Marie writes, “I am delighted to share with you what I, and many others, have discovered to be possible, that the experience of feeling separate from life is a time-bound, limited perception that can be dissolved. Simply an innocent function of the mind, feelings of separation can be deeply looked into and seen through. … Being drawn home is the natural evolutionary cycle. Transformation and realization are for everyone, as we all have a natural yearning for happiness and freedom.”
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Her story:
This journey into the heart of what is true began as a child. I noticed that the adults around me were not always being authentic, which had a great impact on me. Gradually the world that I knew as whole began to take in the hypnotic dream of separation that those around me existed in. I was painfully aware by ten that something was changing which I tried to give voice to, and for which I had no support or understanding. What was occurring was that the experience of Unity was ebbing. As soon as it started to fade, I went on the search for that lost part. …
When my brother Daniel died in 2002, the search for truth took a nose-dive deeper into reality as I endeavored to understand where he went. It was an incredibly difficult time, as three major tragic life events all occurred within a year’s time. What ensued was a deep letting go of much that I had relied on and imagined, including spiritual beliefs. Up until that time, I had been a natural mystic, easily communing with beings and guides from other realms, with a rich dream and inner life. In essence, I felt myself to be on a guided progressive path eventually leading to what I believed freedom was. All that got left behind, as a stripping of all that I thought to be true fell away. Emerging out of this passage into the unknown, following a period of time described best as a stark landscape (a time of emptying out of content), a deep remembering into the nature of reality occurred, and continues to unfold, eventually with awakening itself dropping away and leaving simply livingness. Sharing with others evolves organically over time. It is my joy and passion to share and I find an on-going delight in learning.
I am a parent of two lovely teens who were raised during this time of deep unfolding. Parenting and being present to their own growth, while much of what I knew to be true was falling away, contained its own set of unique challenges which helped keep me grounded to the moment, for which I am grateful.
Her teachers:
All of Existence, Life itself, her laws, all beings and this body are my Teachers. I have had valuable pointers along the way such as Ammachi, Adyashanti, Neem Karoli Baba, Nisargaradata, and others unnamed to whom I offer my deepest gratitude. Even though we are to be a light onto ourselves as the Buddha says, we are also deeply interconnected and as a result, we share this journey as One Being and learn from one another.
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Transformation Through Presence

September 2015 Satsang Audio with John Mark Stroud

JMS-head2John Mark Stroud experienced a shift into enlightenment after spending a month at Oneness University in India. He was a Course student prior to that and he returned to the Course after his awakening. He describes his post-awakening experience with the Course this way:
“I continued my work with A Course in Miracles, but instead of study, it served to further illuminate the deepest truths of what I had so recently experienced.”
John Mark is clear and fun. Enjoy the following audio from the September 20 online Satsang.
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August 2015 Satsang with Ram Das Batchelder

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I interviewed Ram Das Batchelder for Awakening Together’s August 2015 Satsang. In this interview, Ram Das shares enthusiastically about his early spiritual path and the ego-delusions that accompanied his first experiences of God. He also shares how he found his Satguru, Amma, “the hugging saint.” In the final 30 minutes of the interview, Ram Das discusses his realization of truth through Self-inquiry including how through truth, he sees that everything he believed in before, including his own spiritual path, does not exist … Supreme Truth alone exists.
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Ram Das was born in Pennsylvania in 1961, had a spiritual awakening in his early twenties, and has spent most of the last 25 years in India as a devotee of Amma, the “hugging Saint.” He has written four children’s books, which have been translated into several European languages, and also a novel in rhyming verse, three full-length plays, and 40 original songs. In 2012, he and his wife, Tarini Ma, wrote and co-taught a university course on Hinduism in Venezuela. He has given numerous talks and workshops about various aspects of spirituality in many locations around the world. He and his wife are currently offering 5-star tours of the sacred cities of India, to both Spanish and English-speaking groups.
Rising in Love: My Wild and Crazy Ride to Here and Now, with Amma, the Hugging Saint” tells the story of Ram Das Batchelder’s powerful marijuana-fuelled spiritual awakening in America (which included meeting an angel), his two-year struggle with delusion and addiction, his subsequent renunciation of drugs, and his eventual discovery of Amma (the living Guru known in the West as “the Hugging Saint”). The narrative then covers the 27 amazing years he has spent in quest of Enlightenment as Amma’s devotee, most of that time in India. It is a story of profound healing from drug addiction and despair into a joyfully fulfilled life, and is therefore a ray of hope for all who suffer from addiction or mental illness of one kind or another.

(Rising in Love’s publication was directly approved by Amma, and contains 22 photos of her. All royalties from the sale of Rising in Love are being donated to Amma’s orphanage in Kerala, India, which houses 500 children and consistently turns out some of the most successful high school graduates in the state, one-third of whom go on to earn college degrees.) 

July 2015 Satsang Audio – Tony Samara Returns


Tony Samara, author of The Simplicity of Love Meditation returned this month for another Satsang interview with Regina.
This month’s interview covered the following topics:
  • Embracing the creative moment of this now
  • Transcending the inner saboteur
  • Learning to let the Heart make choices for us
  • The connection between the brain and choices
  • Realizing who I am
  • The Keys to Meditation

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June 2015 Satsang with Tony Samara

TonySamaraTony Samara was born in England. He grew up in Egypt, England, and Norway. He had an unusual curiosity as a boy, which led to a very serious spiritual interest by the time he was a teenager. Even though Tony was a good student, he decided to apply himself to meditation instead of going to university. At the age of 27 he experienced a dramatic moment of enlightenment. Now people from all over the world visit Tony to take spiritual guidance and experience being in his presence.
In this audio, Tony introduces us to Ahimsa as a spiritual path. Ahimsa is from the Jain tradition and points to thinking and acting from inner peace and love so that no harm comes to anyone or anything. You may listen to this audio Satsang at the link below.
Tony is the author of a number of books including ‘Shaman’s Wisdom,’ ‘The Simplicity of Love Meditation,’ ‘Different Yet the Same,’ ‘Karma, Mantra and Beyond’ and ‘Discover Your Inner Buddha’. His website is
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May 2015 Satsang with Gina Lake


Gina Lake was a wonderful guest for our monthly online Satsang. She was authentic, clear and generous with her sharing.
In 1999, Gina Lake awakened to her true nature. After awakening, she discovered her purpose, which is writing and teaching in order to help people be in the present moment and live happy and fulfilled lives. Gina teaches that both are possible by shedding light on the ego and other programming or conditioning that interferes with that.
Gina has written many books including From Stress to Stillness, Trusting Life, Radical Happiness, Embracing the Now, Choosing Love, Ten Teachings for One World, Getting Free, Living in the Now, Return to Essence, Anatomy of Desire, A Heroic Life, and The Jesus Trilogy (Choice and Will, Love and Surrender, and Beliefs, Emotions, and the Creation of Reality).
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March 2015 Satsang with Mukti

MuktiListen to the delightful conversation with Adyashanti’s wife, Mukti. Mukti has been a student of her husband, Adyashanti, since he began teaching in 1996. Together they founded Open Gate Sangha. Previously, Mukti studied the teachings of Paramahansa Yogananda for over 20 years.
In her teachings, Mukti points audiences back to their natural state of wholeness or undivided consciousness. In this audio, we get to experience those teachings directly and discover for ourselves how simple, clear and profound her teachings are.
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February 2015 Satsang with Nirmala


On Sunday, February 15, 2015, I interviewed Nirmala for Awakening Together’s monthly online Satsang. Nirmala offers free e-books, audios, videos and articles on his website, Endless-Satsang. His friend and mentor, Adyashanti, describes Nirmala this way:
“What is appealing about Nirmala is his humility and lack of pretense, which welcomes whatever arises within the field of experience. In the midst of this welcoming is always an invitation to inquire deeply within, to the core of who and what you are. Again and again, Nirmala points the questions back to the questioner and beyond to the very source of existence itself-to the faceless awareness that holds both the question and the questioner in a timeless embrace.”
Enjoy the following Satsang audio recorded live in the Awakening Together Sanctuary.
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