You may have heard of Zach's dad. He almost single-handedly started a little thing called the counterculture. But here at OTBR, we are not star fuckers. We do not obsess over the cult of celebrity. We DO, however, want to know about engaging stories of creativity and transformation. We ask how people have taken the life they have been given and turned it into something meaningful and beautiful for themselves and for others. We are not our parents, but we are, in some sense, the collective experience, the collective victories AND failures, of our ancestors. We stand in a trajectory of light that reaches into infinity in both directions. We are the ancestors, for better or worse. We are responsible for our own becoming; our own transfiguration. And we are responsible for helping each other in love and light along the way. Zach Leary has certainly done that. In spades.
Zach is the host of the “It’s All Happening” podcast, an infrequent blogger/writer and a seasoned digital marketer and brand strategist. He is also a practitioner of bhakti yoga as taught through many of the vedantic systems of Northern India. Through the practice of bhakti yoga he has found keys that unlock doorways that allow the soul to experience it’s true nature of being eternal, full of knowledge and full of bliss.
In addition to bhakti yoga, Zach has been influenced by many different methods and traditions of consciousness exploration ranging from trans-humanism to buddhism and clinical psychology. Zach is also a frequent pundit on the political systems that are fueling societies economic systems and structures. At the core of all of Zach’s work is the belief that we have been fused together by the adoption and collective practice of using technology, spirituality and mysticism to define the very nature of who we are. We were honored to have him on the program.
Here we discuss the complexities of being a "legacy child," the transformative power of Bhakti yoga, and the politics of fear in the digital age.