Could it be that Bentinho Massaro is actually Matt Damon? That sneaking suspicion arose when I saw him in Berkeley in May 2012, and now… well, see for yourself in the photos! Don’t let his 20-something looks and Dutch accent fool you — Damon is a masterful actor.
Okay, I’m kidding, but I did see Bentinho Massaro in Berkeley and left with this impression: he is not ready for prime-time (see the end this post for updates from 2017 and 2019). Continue reading “Bentinho Massaro: A spiritual rock star”
Occasionally, I run across something so distasteful to me that I feel compelled to mention it. Swami Premodaya would be such a something. Like his full name (Bodhisattva Shree Swami Premodaya), I found his website pretentious and primarily concerned with portraying what an amazing and accomplished individual he is. The site even proclaimed Premodaya had, “Lived and worked in 6 different states, including America’s 3 largest cities; bought and sold 2 homes”! Continue reading “Swami Premodaya: Don’t read this”
I told myself I wasn’t going to write any more one-star reviews… and then I saw Pamela Wilson.
Some people believe being sweet and kind is a sign of enlightenment. It’s not. There’s nothing wrong with being nice and, in fact, I think there are lot of nice people in the world. I’d rather live in a world filled with nice people, but what I want doesn’t necessarily have anything to do with enlightenment either. Awakening is not about finding happiness, peace, beauty, or smiling buddhas. Awakening is about finding the Truth and being open to whatever that may be. Continue reading “Pamela Wilson: Sweet and kind enlightenment”
David R. Hawkins believed he found a path to ultimate Truth. I think he is honest, but I do not feel his path will lead one to the stated goal. Using techniques derived from kinesiology, Doctor David Hawkins presented a method by which one gauges truth (or consciousness): on a scale of 1 to 1000, where 1 is simply being alive and 1000 is an advanced state of enlightenment. Continue reading “David Hawkins: The scales of enlightenment”
Short answer: Yes, Andrew Cohen has arisen. I never had much interest in Andrew Cohen. I thumbed through some of his books, read about the controversy over his relationship with Poonjaji, and occasionally found a good read in his What Is Enlightenment? magazine. When I had the opportunity to see him at a Whole Life Expo many years ago, though, I knew I should take advantage of it. Continue reading “Andrew Cohen: Will he rise again?”