April 22, 2023.
1-2 p.m. EDT (New York), 7-8 p.m. CEST (Europe)
Registration will close 1 hour in advance of the event.
This program is open to everyone.
Translation from English will be offered in Chinese, French, German, Portuguese, and Spanish.
Recordings will be posted in English only on YouTube.
During a sixty-minute conversation with Tergar Cofounder Cortland Dahl, cofounder of the Be Here Now Network and host of the Mindrolling Podcast Raghu Markus shares stories from his first steps of spiritual inquiry to the development of an established meditation practice. From the foothills of the Himalayas and his friendship with Baba Ram Dass to the founding of a transformational media network, this conversation promises to explore a fascinating path from an extraordinary perspective.
My Meditation Journey is a light-hearted discussion with a serious message that intends to empower, inspire curiosity, and help to develop self-confidence and joy through healthy habits.
A rare opportunity to hear Raghu Markus, the host of the Be Here Now Network’s Mindrolling Podcast, share his own meditation habits and stories of his spiritual journey, helping to demystify the spiritual and place meditative practices in the sphere of everyday living.
Raghu Markus spent 18 months in India with Neem Karoli Baba and Ram Dass. He has been involved in music and transformational media since the early 1970s, when he was program director of CKGM-FM in Montreal.
In 1974, he collaborated with Ram Dass on the box set Love Serve Remember. In 1990, he launched Triloka Records, which established itself as a critical leader in the development of world music. For 17 years, Triloka was home to such artists as Krishna Das, Hugh Masekela, Walela, Jai Uttal and transformational media projects that featured Ram Dass, Deepak Chopra, and Les Nubians.
Raghu lives in Ojai, California, and is the Executive Director of the Love Serve Remember Foundation. In 2016, he co-founded the Be Here Now Network, where he hosts the Ram Dass Here & Now podcast, as well as his own Mindrolling podcast. He is the producer of Becoming Nobody, a Ram Dass documentary feature film that was released in 2019.
Mindrolling Podcast is about coming unstuck and the recent history of awoken awareness. It’s about the intersection of culture, consciousness and realization.
This podcast “rolls” the frantic monkey mind, mugs the complacent mental head. The moving power of music is one of the main tools of the show, transformation is the common denominator. Actual direct experiences is the core of the Mindrollers, some of which are enlightening, some of which were intensely frightening – what turns up here is a Mindroll of the karmic and cosmic dice, but we dare to promise honesty and guarantee high comedy along with the more high falutin’ content…
Tergar Cofounder Cortland Dahl is a Buddhist scholar and translator, a meditation teacher, and a collaborator on various scientific studies. Cortland’s interest in meditation began more than twenty years ago.
After receiving a Master’s Degree in Buddhist Studies, he lived for eight years in India and Nepal, where he spent long periods in solitary retreat in the Himalayan foothills and taught courses on Buddhism, meditation, and Tibetan language at Kathmandu University’s Center for Buddhist Studies.
As an author and translator, Cortland has published numerous translations on meditation and Buddhist philosophy, as well as scientific articles on meditation research and the cultivation of well-being.