Podcast – All Episodes

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.

Episode 4/21: The Wisdom Workshop Interview with Ajahn (Laoshi) Shi Miao Dao on “Metta” (in German)

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!

Episode 3/21: Wisdom Workshop Chapter 3 “Choice”

“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.

Episode 02/21: The Wisdom Workshop Chapter 02 “Leadership in the Future”

In today’s chapter we discuss about what skills and thoughts do leaders need in future?
Mindsets of the last century cannot bring solutions for the future. How can mindsets be formed that support future developments and that include complex crisis that humanity is going to face e.g. climate change in which we are already in? It is actually simple, because indigenous people live accordingly. What can we learn from them?

Watch this video and enjoy our conversation.

Episode 1/21: The Wisdom Workshop Chapter 1/21 “We are many. Whom do we identify with?”

“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.

Episode 24: The Wisdom Workshop about „Wuwei – Flow” Interview with Andreas Andy Artmann (German)

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.

Enjoy listening to or watching the video. Andreas’ refreshing and light manner is fun.

Episode 22: The Wisdom Workshop 2. Interview with Wulf M. Weinreich “Tibetan book of death, evolution, epigentic, economics and politics” (German)

IIn the first interview with Wulf Mirko Weinreich, we talked about the integral model and how it is possible, to unite economics, politics and spirituality with each other in this model. The base of this episode is the Tibetan Book of the Dead, which Wulf Mirko has simplified and made it compatible for the western world in German and English (NOT translated). “The integral Book of the Dead” supports dying people in being accompanied into the different “Bardos”. If it is so that all people die the same way, and if manifest, subtle & causal are universal categories, so that every person goes through them, then it must be possible to describe it to everybody, without having studied religion or Buddhism per se.

Why is it important for Julia and me to deal with death? The way people deal with crises makes it clear that we, especially in the western world, are afraid of death. The naturalness that death actually brings with it (everything that lives will die) has been lost and actions, especially in business and politics, are based on “life support at any cost”. The causes that lead to actual suffering are hardly considered at all. Symptoms are treated. The detachment from the subtle and causal gives rise to fear. The connection to them creates trust.

Have fun listening. It makes sense to watch the first interview with Wulf Mirko, because this interview is based on it.