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Documentary Who's Driving the Dreambus?

Who’s Driving the Dreambus?: Documentary Investigating “Who Am I?”

An intriguing film by Boris and Claire Jansch looks at the big question we all ask ourselves: who am I?

Who’s Driving the Dreambus? (Baci Films) is a documentary examining the journey of life, featuring perspectives from notable philosophers, writers, and spiritual leaders.

As the winner of the Premier Award at the Insight Film Festival, Who’s Driving the Dreambus? explores topics from consciousness and choice, suffering and free will, and enlightenment and meaning in everything.

Who’s Driving the Dreambus?

With Boris as narrator, the film follows a series of interviews with spiritual teachers as he documents his own spiritual quest. The common questions people ask themselves at points between birth and death include: Who am I? What is my purpose? How can I feel happiness? What happens to me after I die? Who’s Driving the Dreambus? takes on a non-dualism perspective in which those interviewed present ideas that life is about unity rather than separateness.

This Idea of Life

Documentary Who's Driving the Dreambus?Featured in the documentary are Gangaji, Tony Parsons, Guy Smith, Jeff Foster, Dr. Amit Goswami, Genpo Roshi, Timothy Freke, and Toni Packer. These spiritual thinkers discuss ideas that test the way in which individuals consider their life’s purpose and meaning.

Foster describes an individual as a “story” or an “idea” that is happening in the present, and there’s nothing to fear upon death because it will just be the end of a story or an idea. Gangaji adds that there is a seeking for union present in every form of life—for example, humans seeking the union of love—and it is a radical way of thinking to change any perspective of reincarnation or reunion after death. The interviewees challenge viewers to consider a non-duality universe.

“What happens if you wake up and there is no other? If there’s no division, ultimately, between you and anything? And what you really are is everything?” asks Freke.

Parsons explains that “The beauty of life is that it is without purpose. The beauty of life is that it is simply what it is.” He goes on to say that living is an “adventure of unknowing, the adventure of freefall.”

Fascinating Look at Spirituality

Who’s Driving the Dreambus? is a film that will give viewers new ideas and different perspectives to consider during their spiritual quests. It is a though-provoking look at the meaning and purpose—or absence of—in life. Like Parsons says, “The most fascinating problem in the world is, ‘Who am I?’”

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Inner Alchemy: Cultivate Your Body of Light

Taoist sages lived with passion and purpose as part of their philosophical belief that an energy body, or body of light, connects each individual to the universe as a whole.

Using this energy body, Taoists learned how to align themselves with their highest potential, something that everybody today can learn to do.

Your Body of Light: Energetic Practices for Better Health, Emotional Balance, and Higher Consciousness (Sounds True) is an audio course presented by qigong expert Lee Holden, designed to encourage listeners to cultivate their own body of light using various techniques and meditations.

Qigong Master Shares Knowledge

Lee HoldenLee Holden is a qi gong instructor known around the world. His first experience with this transformative healing practice came following sports injuries. Realizing how powerful qigong was in healing his body, Holden began practicing regularly. Today, Holden teaches t’ai chi, qigong, and various stress management techniques using his knowledge as a certified Chinese medical doctor and acupuncturist.

In addition to releasing several audio and DVD programs designed to help people rediscover their health and vitality, Holden is the author of Seven Minutes of Magic: Recharge Your Body Each Day with Qi Gong (Penguin). He is also co-founder of the Santa Cruz Integrative Medicine and Chi Center.

Taoist Energy Techniques

Ancient Taoists were “inner alchemists,” meaning they used energy from life forces to search out universal truths. They also often questioned, “Who are you?” in order to continuously search for deeper meaning and connections. In Your Body of Light: Energetic Practices for Better Health, Emotional Balance, and Higher Consciousness, Holden guides listeners through various Taoist energy practices, ones that are not often taught in the Western world. The goal of learning these techniques is to encourage listeners to harness their life energy and consistently question, “Who am I?”

Holden leads listeners through a variety of qigong exercises and meditations, techniques that are useful for combatting stress, sleep problems, worries, and other common everyday problems. Holden teaches an effective stress-reducing technique called “The Inner Smile.” He also explains “Pearl of Consciousness,” a method of learning to find an individual’s personal place of power within the universe.

Your Body of Light is a learning program that prepares one’s soul and spirit for what’s to come after this lifetime. As part of this preparation, Holden teaches the “Breath of Life,” which is various ways to engage one’s qi—or life energy—as well as techniques to attune the mind and spirit with the physical body—such as with the “Three Treasures,” promoting long, healthy living.

Find Your Body of Light

Cover for Your Body of LightAvailable as an audio download or an 8 CD set with a study guide, Your Body of Light is a resourceful program for people searching greater relaxation and connection with self and with the universe. Complete with a volume of Taoist philosophy, energy practices, and guided meditations, Your Body of Light is a useful guide to developing daily practices and routines for healthy physical, emotional, and spiritual living.

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Making a Shift to a Brighter Future: Our Destined Evolution

Our global society is on the verge of a major culture shift, and each individual can play an important and active role as co-creator of this transition.

Although there are many indications that lead us to believe that a negative fate is what’s next, our species is “exactly where we need to be” in order for a positive future to emerge.

Spontaneous Evolution: Our Positive Future and How to Get There from Here (Sounds True) by Bruce Litpon and Steve Bhaerman is an audio program that looks at science and history with a holistic perspective and the next stage of our existence.

Science & Spirit

Author Bruce LiptonStem cell biologist Bruce Lipton is known around the globe for his approach to science and spirit. Through his acclaimed and groundbreaking research with cells, Lipton has been able to propose successful theories of how the mind-body connection can be made using one’s own biological makeup. With a belief that a strong spirit exists outside of one’s body, Lipton gives many lectures and workshops on how science and this mind-body connection converge. Lipton is the author of several books, including The Biology of Belief: Unleashing the Power of Consciousness, Matter and Miracles (Hay House).

Steve Bhaerman is a well-known political and cultural commentator, giving his perspectives from a spiritual slant. Also a popular leader of various workshops, Bhaerman is an author of several books, including Driving Your Own Karma (Inner Tradition) and When You See a Sacred Cow Milk it for All It’s Worth (Aslan Pub).

Science, History, and What’s Next

In a positive examination of how the human race is evolving and changing just as it’s destined, Spontaneous Evolution presents to listeners a case of the dramatic growth our species is about to take.

Cover of Spontaneous EvolutionIn this program, Lipton and Bhaerman discuss the different belief systems that have been present throughout history, and how the once-revered institutions of thought and knowledge have evolved as they no longer serve society’s needs.

In their “Myth-Perceptions of the Apocalypse” discussion, Lipton and Bhaerman dissect today’s four major thought structures and note how they are about to “crumble.” This is not necessarily a negative outcome, though, as the presenters also point out that in the process of shedding these things that have no purpose for us anymore, there is a new space left for the emergence of a new philosophy.

Discussions also focus on each individual’s cell structure, and how this can be used as a map for directing a positive change in an individual’s life and for society. Lipton and Bhaerman encourage listeners to take steps and actions that will help move our society towards this new state of cultural existence.

Evolving to the Next Stage

Available as a 5 CD set or an audio download, Spontaneous Evolution is an uplifting program for those seeking ways in which they can challenge the status quo and change their individual destinies as well as the path of society. Using one’s own biological roadmap, a positive shift can occur in our species’ history.

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An Enlightening Interview Between Dr. Rita Louise and Bruce Lipton


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Facing Everything by Gangai

Join in as Gangaji Teaches How to Face Everything

“How would your life change if you were able to remain boundlessly open to and fully present with whatever was going on?”

This is the question addressed by spiritual leader Gangaji in her audio program Facing Everything: Meeting Your Life Without Resistance (Sounds True).

Part of one’s spiritual awakening, discusses Gangai, is the ability to encounter what happens without turning away in fear or denial.

Gangai Shares Her Spiritual Philosophy

Facing Everything is an audio recording of a three-part discussion led by Gangaji. At the end of each session, listen in as Gangaji discusses with her audience and callers further questions on spiritual awakening and facing life’s experiences.

Facing Everything by GangaiSession #1: Meeting Fear—In this session, Gangai discusses the tendency of humans to suffer from the avoidance of fear. This suffering show up as forms of denial, excess drama, or even feelings of numbness.

The guidance offered by Gangaji is to meet and accept this fear in order to rid one’s self from this habitual suffering.

Session #2: The Heart of Self-Betrayal—It is when we betray our true nature that we experience the most profound period of grief. What happens is we unconsciously try to prove to ourselves that we’re okay by accumulating unnecessary stuff, such as more power, or knowledge, or more pleasure.

It is common to deny or dramatize this grief. Gangaji discusses how to recognize the self-betrayal we all carry, and to reveal and embrace one’s true nature by facing what has been avoided.

Session #3: Letting the World into Your Heart—In the third session of this audio cast Gangai talks about the importance of individual awakening, as by doing so personal patterns of hatred and other negative feelings exist in one’s mind and are projected to the world through actions and words.

The only person responsible for halting the negative projections is one’s self. Gangai encourages everyone to embrace and recognize unconditional peace.

About Gangaji

Gangaji is a spiritual leader who travels the world sharing her knowledge and experiences of self-inquiry, discovery, and awakening. One participant of Gangaji’s Facing Everything course noted that “Meeting your life without resistance is to accept all that is as it is . . . [this is a] great opportunity for one to really see and be as one naturally is.” Another remark from someone who studied this program said, “Meeting your life without resistance is a life of allowance, surrender, trust, and graceful humility.”

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Gangaji Talks About Living Life as an Experiment

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Awaken to Your True Nature with The Diamond in Your Pocket by Gangaji

If we are constantly searching for happiness, we will never be satisfied, according to spiritual teacher and writer Gangaji.

In that quest, our true nature is overlooked, and happiness can only be found when we discover our true selves.

In The Diamond in Your Pocket (Sounds True), Gangaji posits ideas that will change the way people think and act as they find their way along their spiritual journey.

Referring to the precious jewel we all carry with us, The Diamond in Your Pocket is a reminder to all of us to live in the present as our true selves.

Spiritualist Focusing on Self-Inquiry

GangajiIn the early 1970s, Antoinette Roberson Varner started on a quest of spiritual fulfillment. Her routines involved practicing Bodhisattva vows, as well as Zen and Vipassana meditation. Working for a Buddhist Meditation Center and running an acupuncture clinic, Varner continued to carry with her the feeling of unfulfillment, regardless of her spiritual practices and daily routines.

Varner travelled to India in the 1990s where she met Sri H.W.L. Poonja (Papaji), a spiritualist who shared with others about the true nature of the path of self-discovery. Varner, now known as Gangaji, continous spreading Papji’s message today as she shares her spiritual enlightenment.

Today Gangaj is a teacher, author, and speaker who travels internationally, sharing her experiences and inspirations she acquired from Papaji. Gangaji has assisted thousands of people with her words, specifically discussing the discovery of one’s true fulfillment, who you really are, and what this revelation really means.

Finding Fulfillment Within Yourself

In The Diamond in Your Pocket, Gangaji presents ideas and topics that encourage individuals to contemplate their spiritual path in a new way. People are on a constant quest for fulfillment. Gangaji strives to assist people with letting go of the constant need to control every aspect of life, and rather refocus the mind on what’s truly important.

Book Cover for The Diamond in Your PocketThe Diamond in Your Pocket also encourages people to be vulnerable at times and embrace experiences with the “unknown.” Gangaji teaches individuals that it’s okay to let go of the suffering, or the drama, that gets carried around throughout life. By doing so, one puts his or herself in a better position to truly understand who they are.

Anyone in search of ways to fulfill their life will be captivated by Gangaji’s wisdom.

She reiterates that it’s not the constant search for happiness that will leave one eventually feeling fulfilled, but only when one stops to live in the present moment and to appreciate their true nature will fulfillment happen.

The Diamond in Your Pocket is available as an audio download, on CD, or as a paperback book.

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Gangaji Reflects on Searching for the Perfect Future

About the Gangaji Foundation

Established in 1993, the Gangaji Foundation is an educational, non-profit organization that “serves the truth of universal consciousness and the potential for the individual and collective recognition of peace inherent in the core of all being.” The Foundation organizes events with Gangaji, publishes spiritual and inspirational books, and contributes to numerous outreach programs.

The Gangaji Foundation also funds a scholarship program that assists people to attend an event featuring Gangaji, so her words can be heard by as many people as possible. The scholarship is provided by donations, fundraising, and event fees.

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