The purpose of this podcast series is to contemplate the thinkers who have most influenced my philosophical, moral, political and spiritual development – the thinkers I am most in debt to, and who have most shaped my relationship to the world.
This series is underpinned by a simple claim: it is not possible to flourish spiritually, without developing philosophical tools, techniques and disciplines. However, these aren’t the kind of tools that can you only acquire through formal training at a university – they are practical tools that everyone can develop and utilise.
Many of the most important and powerful truths can only be disclosed in meditation or some form of contemplation. They are and always remain ineffable. They are accessible only to those willing to enter into genuine contemplation, which is to say that they are yogic truths – grounded in yogic experience.
Through the lens of practitioners’ spiritual lives this podcast series explores the challenges and possibilities of spiritual life in the 21st century. We explore contemporary spirituality analytically, drawing on a mix of sociology, history, philosophy and particularly from the standpoint of the ‘West’ and its relationship with the ‘East’.