Alan talking (with German translation) in an Art of Being Zoom meeting on May 7, 2020.
We need to go beyond words to find our deepest connection with ourselves and with each other. I regard language and music as the two greatest gifts of being human. Treasure them, and allow them to draw you into the the mysterious sound of silence.
Alan talks in a Zoom meeting about the opportunity social distancing provides us to find real friendship with ourselves.
Alan talks with workshop participants about how our everyday life is transformed when it is no longer run by our personality trips and social conditioning. He vividly describes what it takes to bring about this radical change and how it gives you a brand new perspective on what it really means to BE YOURSELF!
Edit note: This podcast has been edited to remove the German translation, so in just a couple of places there is an unavoidable fragment of the translator’s voice (it doesn’t interfere).
In this Czech Radio interview (conducted in English) Alan discusses how being afraid of death contributes to being unhappy in our ordinary everyday life. He makes the connection with having difficulty letting go when life asks this of us, and describes how we can make friends with our fears, transform our lives and gracefully accept our mortality.
Even as you listen to this 2-minute podcast of Alan talking to people in his relationship workshop today (May 19), you can begin to enhance your whole life with this simple, natural practice. All you have to do is remember to breathe out!
About journey from fears to celebration of our whole being.
I hope you enjoy listening to this as much as I enjoyed talking to participants in one of my workshops. It’s about how I discovered the magic of meditation in my years as a disciple of the Indian mystic master, Osho Rajneesh, and why you have to choose not to scratch the itch if you really want to experience the state of boundless presence that meditation is all about.
In this short talk, Alan Lowen nails the personal and social delusion that runs our world. He has more to say about it in his Autumn 2016 newsletter.
A short workshop talk from Alan about fear and desire, in which he offers a very simple way to be with your scary experiences.
I gave this short talk at the end of the Body, Heart & Soul Training in Czech Republic last November. Listening to it recently, it says so much that matters about life, love, the present moment and the mystery of eternity that I spent some time cutting out all the Czech translation and cleaning it up to make it easy to listen to in English. It does come back to earth at the end!
Hurting people close to you, a lesson on friendship and intimate relationship (from The Art of Being Training Sep 2014)
Friends, I gave this talk on the second morning of this Easter’s Body, Heart & Soul 1 workshop in Switzerland. It has important things to say about the resistance that can be such a self-sabotaging force for a few people in the early stages of a workshop, even one that is essentially an invitation into the experience of sensual and erotic ecstasy.
And here, just for balance, is what one woman – whose work commitments did not allow her to stay the whole week – wrote to me after leaving at the end of the 4th day: “Standing in the goodbye circle I felt more alive, more whole, more sensual, more feminine and more free than I ever did before. Something profound has changed…” Simone (Switzerland)
Your celebration, your devotion, your secret! In 38 years, this is the closest I have ever come to saying what The Art of Being really is, because in the end it cannot be captured with words. You have to discover it in yourself!