In this first episode, Paul discusses the implications of the global COVID-19 pandemic and how attending to one’s sensations can be a doorway to a fresh relationship with the challenges of everyday life. Using the koan, “Stop the sound of the distant temple bell”, we explore a method of looking both through and behind the world of form to contact the ‘Source’ of reality.


Recorded by:
Paul Gerstein, MD

Podcast channel creation and website design:
James Kieffer –

Intro music:
Dancing for the Answers, Nick Mulvey

Ending music:
Who’ll Stop The Rain, Creedence Clearwater Revival