The Essence Podcast: Conversations with Ganesh

The deepest secrets of life in audio format: In the following podcast episodes you will learn how The Essence works in conversations with Ganeshyogi Joachim Bormann. You will be led deeper and deeper into the most fundamental themes of your existence. What is the difference between religion and spirituality? How are psychology, philosophy and spirituality connected? Is meditation and spiritual practice really necessary? Whether topics like Satsang, Awakening, Kundalini Yoga, Tantra or Enlightenment; from Advaita-Vedanta to Zazen. Just sit back, listen and experience what happens!

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A podcast on the deepest mysteries of life: everything about human consciousness, psychology, philosophy and spirituality, from Advaita-Vedanta to Zen

Anyone who has ever attended an exciting seminar, retreat or spiritual workshop will be familiar with this phenomenon: During the break times, small groups form outside the actual event, in which interesting “side conversations” take place. It can also happen that the instructors themselves are involved in such side conversations. Those present then take the opportunity to ask questions on certain topics or simply to be attentive. There is an atmosphere of extraordinary intensity, combined with a greatly heightened awareness. In such a transformative field – depending on the maturity level of the listener – a kind of transference of consciousness can occur. Suddenly, connections become apparent to the listener that would never have opened up to him or her in the usual way. In India, people are well aware of the potential inherent in this phenomenon. It is quite natural for the people there and is called Satsang. After there was increasing feedback during my event, such as: “It’s a pity that others couldn’t experience this now.” or: “It’s a pity that we didn’t record this.”, the idea arose to simply recreate corresponding events virtually. The podcast “Conversations with Ganesh” was born.

Episode 1: What is The Essence?

Part 1: Personality development redefined

“Psychology without spirituality is incomplete and very limited in its results”. This provocative statement introduces the first episode of the podcast series “Conversations with Ganesh”. If you want to seriously develop yourself, you have to leave the usual, conventional paths and open up to a new perspective: His own!
The introduction to a new kind of spiritual psychology.


Episode 2: What is The Essence?

Part 2: The fundamental misconception about your identity

We are in a deep error about our own identity. We think we are this person or that person. But we are not. All our personal problems are direct consequences of this fundamental misperception. The Essence is a modern path of consciousness development, of self-knowledge. A yoga of liberation.


Episode 3: What is The Essence?

Part 3: Who am I?

Man is a multi-dimensional being, incredibly complex, with unlimited potential – and he loves simple explanations. What does self-knowledge mean? What is the meaning of life? What is enlightenment? Who am I? Conversations with Ganesh provides the answers.


Episode 4: What is The Essence?

Part 4: What is spirituality?

What is spirituality? When it comes to this subject, our ideas are often very adventurous. The media inundate us with reports about meditation and self-realisation, about development of consciousness, satori, samadhi, enlightenment, self-realisation. Why? Because we feel a deep longing within us. We can deny it, repress it or suppress it. Once it has taken hold of us, there is no escape.


Episode 5: Religion and spirituality

Religion and spirituality are two completely different things. You can be religious without being spiritual and you can be spiritual without being religious. So what does religion mean, what does spirituality mean, are there similarities and how are the two related?


Episode 6: The Basic Forms of Spirituality – Part 1

Nature Mysticism – Episode 1

This podcast is a prelude to a series of further conversations that will demonstrate what spirituality really is and in what forms it manifests. Spirituality is not a question of faith or religious ideas. It is the living expression of our natural, human potential, in which our ordinary, limited ideas are overcome.