Episodes
In a galaxy not so far away, you asked, and Vader delivered. The Dark Lord of Medicine enlightens us on vaping, tight scrubs, and the untold secrets of space cancer. Video version here. Video show archive, audio podcasts, music parodies, Supporter Tribe membership options, merch, social media, and email contact form: https://lnk.bio/zdoggmd Support us with a 1-time donation and get a personal email response from me: https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/zdoggmd More about Dr....
Published 02/04/24
Published 02/04/24
I take your questions on everything from transforming healthcare to identity shifts to practical decision making strategies and more. Originally streamed LIVE to Instagram, watch the video version here. Video show archive, audio podcasts, music parodies, Supporter Tribe membership options, merch, social media, and email contact form: https://lnk.bio/zdoggmd Support us with a 1-time donation and get a personal email response from me: https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/zdoggmd More about Dr....
Published 01/31/24
We rap about everything from the generation gap to pronouns to musical taste. Fun for the whole family 🥳 Originally streamed LIVE to YouTube, video version here. And check out the Australian generation gap lamb ad! Video show archive, audio podcasts, music parodies, Supporter Tribe membership options, merch, social media, and email contact form: https://lnk.bio/zdoggmd Support us with a 1-time donation and get a personal email response from me: https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/zdoggmd More...
Published 01/16/24
Originally streamed live on YouTube, in this Q+A we dive into: "Wherever you go, there you are" and what that really means What is "ananda" or bliss in relation to reality? Is there even a Now moment? How realization isn't the slightest bit "spiritual" How can we navigate social media without succumbing to mind traps? Reactivity and how to recognize and uproot it Is Doc Vader spiritual? The nature of desire Why do we hurt those we love MOST? Video show archive, audio podcasts,...
Published 01/09/24
Originally streamed LIVE to YouTube, we rap about retreat realities, reactivity management, Zcatt's dental saga and more! Watch the video version here. PS if you're into this stuff, join our Supporter Tribe and get access to supporter-only livestreams, online retreats (NEW for 2024) and connect with others on this pathless path 🙏 Video show archive, audio podcasts, music parodies, Supporter Tribe membership options, merch, social media, and email contact...
Published 01/03/24
Awakening to no-self in the comedy of existence with my guest Eshwar Segobind. Listen to our prior episode here. Watch the video version here. Eshwar is an emergency electrical contractor and tradesman whose realization and awakening journey began during a several week stay in an addiction recovery center. We riff in our native immigrant accents for a while on subjects not safe for anyone, and tie all that into realizing the nature of no-self, identity, emotion, and the integration into "real...
Published 12/22/23
Simon Brown returns for a master class on compassion and how it can never be separated from the deepest insights into the non-dual nature of reality itself. We talk about how compassion and suffering could matter if this world is a kind of illusion, the distinction between empathy and compassion as it relates to burnout, dorsal and ventral vagal mechanisms related to deep trauma conditioning, the true meaning of Christmas and the holiday season and MUCH more. Please listen to our previous...
Published 12/16/23
I take YOUR questions on non-duality, silent retreats, the illusion of identity, the nature of reality and more! Originally streamed LIVE to YouTube, watch the video here. Video show archive, audio podcasts, music parodies, Supporter Tribe membership options, merch, social media, and email contact form: https://lnk.bio/zdoggmd Support us with a 1-time donation and get a personal email response from me: https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/zdoggmd More about Dr....
Published 12/14/23
Joined by Dr. Angelo DiLullo, your favorite ‘pair-o-docs’ dive into the paradox of self-emptying, where the journey to feeling truly recognized sparks a liberation beyond the boundaries of the ego. Plus a whole lotta taint talk 😂 Topics & Timecodes: 00:00 Taints (AKA The Perineum, if you're nasty) 06:12 Anger, reactivity, root beliefs, the illusion of control 16:52 Identity, no separation, energetic “knowing” 23:55 Deep stage awakening, the illusion of the physical world 31:35 The...
Published 11/26/23
Waking up to your true nature is all about realizing there’s no separate “you” suffering. And knowing just that transforms how you show up in the world. Spoiler alert: Compassion just flows. Video originally streamed LIVE to YouTube, watch here. Side note: This episode contains intentional stretches of silence, so when things get quiet, rest assured it's not a problem with your podcast app 🙏 Video show archive, audio podcasts, music parodies, Supporter Tribe membership options, merch,...
Published 11/15/23
There's an intricate relationship between past trauma, our bodies, and the spiritual journey of awakening. Realizing the non-dual nature of existence and the illusion of self doesn't allow us to simply bypass the echoes of past trauma that can linger in the body like energetic knots, often manifesting as chronic pain, disability, mental illness, and emotional distress. Our guest, Simon Brown, shares his remarkable journey navigating the challenging terrain of complex childhood trauma. Through...
Published 11/04/23
Strip away all the story and identity and spiritual mumbo-jumbo and you're left with what's right in front of your face, always here and only now. My guest Eshwar Segobind is an emergency electrical contractor and tradesman whose realization and awakening journey began during a several week stay in an addiction recovery center. We dive into how investigating YOUR experience in this moment is the key to seeing past the fundamental misperception that there is a "me" looking in the first place....
Published 10/30/23
A deep dive into how the body stores trauma, surrendering to these hidden sensations and the paradox of free will - originally streamed LIVE to Instagram. And here's Tara Brach's video I mentioned. Join our Supporter Tribe to connect with others on this journey and to access private Zoom meetings. Video show archive, audio podcasts, music parodies, Supporter Tribe membership options, merch, social media, and email contact form: https://lnk.bio/zdoggmd Support us with a 1-time donation and...
Published 10/25/23
Think the awakening journey is all unicorns and rainbows? Think again. Reactivity, emotional volatility, and more, from Sunday Zen, LIVE. And here's Angelo's video I referred to Breaking the Chains of Suffering -- Fetters 4 & 5 with Kevin Schanilec Video show archive, audio podcasts, music parodies, Supporter Tribe membership options, merch, social media, and email contact form: https://lnk.bio/zdoggmd Support us with a 1-time donation and get a personal email response from me:...
Published 10/09/23
A deep dive into all things awakening including no-self realization, with David Mc Donald. Check out the video version and David's YouTube channel Video show archive, audio podcasts, music parodies, Supporter Tribe membership options, merch, social media, and email contact form: https://lnk.bio/zdoggmd Support us with a 1-time donation and get a personal email response from me: https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/zdoggmd More about Dr. Z: https://zdoggmd.com/about-z/ Learn more about your...
Published 09/24/23
Oh good (dark) lord, he's gone live again 😂 Full video here. Video show archive, audio podcasts, music parodies, Supporter Tribe membership options, merch, social media, and email contact form: https://lnk.bio/zdoggmd Support us with a 1-time donation and get a personal email response from me: https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/zdoggmd More about Dr. Z: https://zdoggmd.com/about-z/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 09/21/23
From a recent Facebook live episode. I discuss the arising of strong emotions during the realization "journey" and the deep knowing that the Universe, (or God, or whatever descriptor we use to point to the ineffable) perfectly holds us as this process unfolds. And the beautiful synchronicity that all traditions seemingly point at the perennial wisdom: that we are NOT who or what we think we are 🔥 Full video here. Video show archive, audio podcasts, music parodies, Supporter Tribe membership...
Published 09/17/23
Dr. Monica Gandhi is BACK to unpack lessons learned from the COVID pandemic. From prolonged lockdowns, to the widening gap between the haves and have-nots, to finding genuine compassion in a time of so much division, this post-pandemic deep dive might give us a playbook for a happier, wiser path forward. #RIPFrodo 🐶 Check out Monica's book Endemic: A Post Pandemic Playbook Watch the full video on YouTube Here's all our previous episodes with Monica. Video show archive, audio podcasts, music...
Published 08/27/23
Zen teaches us that faith isn't blind; it's the knowing of our innate nature. Doubt isn't negative; it's the engine of inquiry that propels us toward understanding. Determination isn't force; it's the steady resolve to persist, harmonizing these traits for profound self-realization. WARNING: Pretty direct pointing here, so be prepared 😂 From a Facebook Live show. Here's the book I mentioned, Throw Yourself Into The House of Buddha. Join my non-cult 🤣 https://zdoggmd.com/supporters/ Watch the...
Published 08/20/23
What do Death Stars, CME conferences and powerful sphincters have in common? THIS PODCAST 💀 Originally streamed LIVE to YouTube, Doc Vader weighs in on vaccines, drug seekers, the art of upcoding and MUCH MORE 🔥 Watch full video. Video show archive, audio podcasts, music parodies, Supporter Tribe membership options, merch, social media, and email contact form: https://lnk.bio/zdoggmd Support us with a 1-time donation and get a personal email response from me:...
Published 08/17/23
Ever notice that being human seems kind of unbearable at times? What happens when you look for the one who's really running the show? Originally streamed LIVE to YouTube, a crazy discussion about the nature of reality, embodying duality within non-duality, post-realization motivation and so much more. Topic List: Does anything matter: embracing and embodying duality within non-duality Why is reality always perfect…not in the human sense of the word, but PERFECT nonetheless Emotion and...
Published 08/14/23
This conversation originally aired in June 2022 and is definitely worth a second listen. Andrew Holecek is an author, teacher and renowned meditation expert who specializes in lucid dreaming and dream yoga. Basically, it's a meditation practice within a dream, and the twist is the dreamer knows they're dreaming. We explore how this practice of increasing awareness during sleep can have profound benefits for your life. In fact, it might just be the key to unlocking reality. Check out Andrew's...
Published 07/11/23
Robert F. Kennedy Jr. is hitting the media circuit big time, and after his Rogan appearance, I have a bit to say. We also talk about the Titan submersible and take YOUR comments LIVE (with zero f*cks given, cuz it's Friday) 🥳. Paul Offit's editorial on RFK's claims and here's his piece on that notorious convo with RFK. Watch the video here. Video show archive, audio podcasts, music parodies, Supporter Tribe membership options, merch, social media, and email contact...
Published 07/01/23
A revisit to a classic early 2021 interview on the nature of reality that has prompted many to question, well, EVERYTHING. Here's the full video, transcript, and more. Bernardo Kastrup is the executive director of Essentia Foundation. His work has been leading the modern renaissance of metaphysical idealism, the notion that reality is essentially mental. He has a Ph.D. in philosophy (ontology, philosophy of mind) and another Ph.D. in computer engineering (reconfigurable computing, artificial...
Published 06/23/23