Podcast – All Episodes
Episode 9/21: The Wisdom Workshop Interview with Rolf Lutterbeck about “Consciousness Development” (Interview in German)
Rolf Lutterbeck, computer scientist, former executive, today systemic coach and trainer talks about the different levels of consciousness. We talk about the different perspectives that can be taken from level to level and what influence this has and can have on business and politics. What is needed for a hopeful future for future generations?
Thank you, dear Rolf, for your deep friendship. It’s nice that we know each other!
Enjoy watching the video, which is accompanied with really informative slides.
Episode 8/21: The Wisdom Workshop 2nd Interview with Ajahn Michael “How does suffering arise?” (German)
Why does Buddha define complaining, birth, sorrow, etc. with the term “suffer”? You could say that these terms lead to suffering. Actually, they are not suffering per se. But Buddha defined it as above. Why? This is one of the questions Ajahn Michael has long asked himself. Through long research in neurology, psychotherapy and psychopathology, he has found tools to exactly understand this. He shares his interesting discoveries with us in this interview. Especially the discovery that Buddha’s teachings are congruent with the aforementioned sciences.
This interview is a continuation of the first interview with Ajahn Michael. But it stands for its own and can therefore be watched independently.
Episode 7/21: The Wisdom Workshop Interview with Ute Marke “The Mad Mom Cycling”
“We are one human race. We all have the same aspirations and dreams … we all have the same hopes … and we all go through the same things. We should stop limiting ourselves to religion, gender, or to national aspects. This is just rubbish in my sense … I just consider myself to be part of the human race. I bow my head towards India, because India allows me to be the way I am” – Ute Marke
Ute Marke whose nick name is “The Mad Mom Cycling”, is a certified economist with sound experience in Telecommunication sector with strong focus on human centered digitalization. Now a days she supports young businesses within the green economy with strategic advice and consultancy. She has enabled life enhancing social projects in Africa and India
Where does her passion for India come from? What has this country given her? What relationship does she have with spirituality and how does she see herself and others see her? And of course we speak about Leadership and Change, resilience and sustainable future. What can German companies learn from India?
Listen to this impressive woman, who learned cycling at the age of 45 and cycled 1000 miles through Lesotho for a good cause and the Himalayas! Ute, you rock and P L E A S E keep on going. You show people around the world, that nothing is impossible and everything starts in your mind: boundlessness or the belief in a life full of boundaries. You are a role model! Thank you for this wonderful and very deep interview. With a deep bow!
Episode 6/21: The Wisdom Workshop Interview with Christian Ahl “Consciousness in Leadership”. (German)
I talk about consciousness, passion and relationships with consciousness mentor Christian Ahl, who has lived experience as a leader for years as a CEO in the industrial world. These attributes (and others) define the life of a leader. “Whenever I interact with someone, I change the relationship,” Christian says. Most problems in companies arise on a human, not a technical level. “At what point do I see development happening in my life?” That’s what we need to bring into our awareness, because development runs through like a thread. We also talk about school system, language and much more and what impact it has on our societies. We agree that there can and should be a coexistence of types and stages of development.
Listen in to this multifaceted conversation.
Episode 5/21: Wisdom Workshop “Business Talk” With Carolin Hambruegge on “Women in business in India”
“Leadership is about making others better as a result of your presence and making sure that impact lasts in your absence.” (Sheryl Sandberg, COO Facebook)
Carolin Hambrügge is a self-employed partner of GPS – Global Procurement Sevice in Germany. In this episode we speak about her experiences in doing business in India and we are also focusing on the aspect “Doing business in India as a woman” since the image of the huge country is rather negative in this aspect.
Enjoy the conversation and Carolin’s professional view as well as her long and deep experience in the Indo-German Business relationships.
Meditation is not about trying to get somewhere. It’s about allowing ourselves to be exactly where we are, and to be exactly who we are, and to allow the world to be exactly who it is in this moment. – Jon Kabat-Zinn –
Metta is a word from the ancient Indian Pali language spoken at the time of the historical Buddha.
It means loving kindness, warmth of heart, benevolence, in a narrower sense it is derived from the words “kindness” and “gentleness.”
Ajahn Michal prefers not to translate it, but to call it just metta.
What this has to do with us as human beings and at the same time with politics and economy, you will learn in this interview, which in my opinion again has a wonderful depth and can show some new perspectives.
Have fun listening!
“Everything in your life is a reflection of a choice you made. If you want a different outcome, make a different choice.” – Unknown
This chapter is the last with our wonderful Julia Hayden, who has decided to focus on her vocation of “body whispering” and helping her clients get better connected with themselves.
And that’s what this chapter is all about. Whatever choice you make, stick with it. Give that choice a chance to thrive. Who do you want to be around with? What do you occupy yourself with throughout the day? What am I eating today or reading or watching TV?
I have decided to continue with the Wisdom Workshop podcasts. Julia, thank you for the wonderful time we have had together in our interviews and sharing of ideas. It has been very inspiring and I have learned a lot from you as well.
With a deep bow.
“The Fall, a time when the illusion of the Maya fades away, a freedom from the identification with the illusory persona. For as the trees let go of their leaves to embrace the new season each year, there is no need to fight the shadows that form the illusion or the masks that form our egoic personas, but rather enjoy the illusion for what it is and find the freedom to accept and play a role outside of identification.” ― Virgil Kalyana Mittata Iordache
We do identify ourselves with that what we have achieved, what we have gathered or bought. We identify ourselves through our roles. We have actually lost the deeper connection to love, knowledge and order. By losing this we lost connection to our infinite resources.
We shall not forget that there are infinite resources. Per definition, an infinite resource doesn’t become less, because we use it.
Julia and I look back on an eventful year 2020. We share our personal impressions in this corona time and talk about what the episodes and the different interviews have touched, inspired and made us think in which way. Stay healthy and we look forward to a happy reunion in 2021.
Enjoy watching or listening to our conversation.
The term Wu wei, also Wuwei, comes from Daoism. It is defined as non-action in the sense of acting in accordance with nature. Wu Wei does not mean that one does not act at all, but that the actions arise spontaneously in accordance with the Dao. Thus the necessary is done easily and effortlessly and overzealousness as well as blind actionism (which is considered as obstructive) is avoided. It is a state of inner silence that allows the right action to emerge at the right time without any effort of the will. “Wu-Wei essentially means to orient actions to the nature of one’s own individuality rather than to the purely cognitive, benefit-oriented will.
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