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Oppressed and Oppressor Come From The Same Root

Spirituality often amplifies notions of love. However, when faced with extreme arrogance, horrifying brutality, and violent uprisings that do much harm – how then do you show love? Here are two perspectives from ancient living lineages in opposite ends of the globe. The monastic Zen Buddhist traditions from Vietnam, and the Shipibo peoples from deep […]

Indiogenius Origins of Ecstatic States

A few years ago, I was at Luna Musikalawaig, an indigenous music festival in Southern Philippines. It was independently run and located on a beautiful regenerative permaculture farm, Ki Bathala Gardens. It was mainly by invitation or within close networks, to keep the crowd intimate and filled with resonant and like minded community. Still, people from around the world arrived.