Brian Collins aka The Rabid Monk® is a healer, online educator, metaphysical consultant, funnyman & cartoonist from Boston, Massachusetts. Trained in a synergistic blend of ancient Hawaiian and Chinese spiritual and energetic methods Brian owned a highly successful healing practice in Boston’s Back Bay for 25 years.
Given the nickname "The Rabid Monk" by his clientele as a result of his intrinsic comedic, rebellious, yet deeply philosophic values, Brian brings a whole new twist to enlightenment through approaching it through humor and in his your face consciousness expanding methods.
His vast working knowledge of spiritual energy combined with his inner city South Boston "Southie" wise ass Irish comedic nature is truly an impactful energy to encounter and experience. Throughout his career Brian has aided Housewives, Corporate CEO's, Financial leaders, Movie stars, Rock Stars, Publishers, Lawyers, Doctors, PhD's, Scientists, Iron Workers, Business Owners, Martial Arts Masters, Chinese Medicine Professors, Psychologists, Award winning Chefs, Real Estate developers and many, many, many more.
”For 25 years at my award-winning studios in Boston's Back Bay, I helped countless numbers of clients get to where they want to go in life. I promise you that with the combination of your passion and my know how, I will help get you there too. When I first started with my spiritual own journey in 1977, I had to jump over a lot of hurdles. Being raised in the violent inner city housing projects of South Boston, Massachusetts wasn't exactly like being in Shangri-La.
I was immersed in racism, daily crime and drug-laden streets. I had no idea I would ever be able to discover something called "Enlightenment" or become a Master of the self. Sure, I made a lot of mistakes along the way ( does that sound familiar?) but I learned valued life lessons from all of them. I found the amazing spiritual answers I desired to discover in my youth during my global travels and studies with a variety of Masters. I am now here to share my knowledge and help you discover an amazing world behind the world that you currently experience.”
Energetic Healing for Bodies and Businesses
In his practice Brian often addressed not only the energy of the human body to aid ones health and wellness but also helped to shift the energy of many businesses as well. Brian was frequently contacted to “be the man behind the curtain” and hired by radio stations, law firms, award winning chefs, Yale money managers, business owners and many more. They often sought out Brian to help them straighten out repetitive stagnations/ issues/energies that lead to recurring imbalances which effected the bottom line .
Martial arts and Meditation Instructor
Brian is also a practicing ( 40 years) martial artist who was personally awarded the title of Guro ( Instructor) directly by Modern Arnis Founder Grandmaster Remy A. Presas in the mid 1990's while aiding "The Professor" at one of his intensive summer training camps ( the rank awarded was given to him in Tucker, Georgia). For his 20 years of service and dedication, he was also awarded the highest recorded rank of advanced instructor aka #1 (1st in lineage line) in the art of DeJesus Arnis directly from the Ken DeJesus, the founder of the Philippine Martial Arts Society in West Palm Beach Florida in the mid 2000's.
Brian also had the fortune to perform the Yang Tai Chi Chuan long form for the Yang family while studying varied methods of Chi Gong and Chinese Medicine while on a cultural exchange education visit in Mainland China in 1996. In addition to his martial and chi gong studies, he is also a former teacher of ancient Hawaiian metaphysics/spirituality. Brian has also served as a Advisory Board Member for the International Association of Meditation Instructors ( I.A.M.I )
Brian has been featured in Boston Magazine numerous times for his vast knowledge of meditation and metaphysical energy and was a contributing writer to The Toilet Paper Entrepreneur Website/ Mike Michalowicz Blog where he discussed varied ways on how to use ones spiritual energy to better the workplace.
Rabid Monk Cartoons as an energy shifting device?
In addition to having his online healing/spiritual consultation practice Brian loves to create smiles and laughter through his skill at cartooning. His unique cartoon style have been featured on Conan O’Brien’s Team Coco Website, The Absurd.com comedy website, and also in the City Shopper and Walking magazines in Boston.
Brian is currently designing special online spiritual teaching programs based on his secret methods and practices (program currently in development) and refers to this synergistic practice as “ E.F.V KEYS”.
A FEW THOUGHTS ON BRIAN COLLINS "THE RABID MONK" :
"If you like your zen teachings with a little bit of sarcasm and street,
Brian Collins is the man!"
-Comedian/Actor/SNL star Colin Quinn
“I am particularly fond of his South Boston working-class sense of humor”
The world is redeemed by masters like Brian who, out of compassion for sentient beings, share freely of the wisdom that they have attained. My life has been immeasurably enriched by our encounter.
— D.T Ph.D Brookline, Ma.
“He is the best”
Brian Collins is a man who has changed my life. He has taken the confusion out of today's diluted, drive-through spirituality and has helped me forge an authentic path of love and acceptance for myself and others.
— N.M Boston, Ma..
• "Collins’ brand of spirituality and meditation—one worlds away from sitting cross-legged on a yoga cushion—is a welcome break for those tired of New Age-y jargon"
•“Brian helped my husband and I conceive our 1st child
and while he was in a different state, he aided my 3 year old daughter in the emergency room for an asthma attack. Whether he is physically present or not, he has the ability to know and heal.
— A.H Boston, Massachusetts.
•"I am so grateful for all you have done for me"
— Martial Arts Master/Actor/Movie Star Jeff Speakman Las Vegas, NV.
•“Enter the Rabid Monk.... Brian Collins Is the Real Deal. The Life Changer. He's a genuine healer, a wise teacher, and a good friend. I should also mention he is one of the most unique and funniest individuals I've ever had the pleasure of knowing !”
— Whitesnake Bassist Michael Devin, Los Angeles, California.
“I've done enough martial arts to know when someone is the real deal and he certainly is."
Daniel W. Boston
•"Thank you for balancing the force sir”
— Comedian/Actor Patton Oswalt
•"I was referred to Brian about 15 years ago by my, then therapist who felt he might be able to help me. At the time I was suffering from near debilitating depression.
I had tried, what I thought was everything, drugs, therapy even ECT. Nothing had worked". Then I met Brian. I believe that it was Brian who really pulled me out of the black hole I had been inhabiting for over a year. I am an accountant, I deal in hard facts. I can't explain what happened to me after seeing him. Just being in his presence was a transformative experience, I have never met anyone like him. He was a loving , funny , caring person who helped me to see the values of living. I am extraordinary fortunately to have had Brian in my life. He is a treasure" .
F. C. CT
•“Brian has walked the walk more than anyone I've ever met”
There is no way I could write a letter that could do justice to all the things Brian has done for me, my family and the world.
— B.H Boston, Massachusetts.
•“Profane sense of humor that combines the best parts
of an Irish standup comedian and Zen master”
For years it has felt like only those of us lucky enough to have encountered him know that one of the wisest men in America is a wise-ass sage from Southie.
— Patrick Kiker Washington D.C.
•“Nothing like what you would expect”, Brian is a true spirituality and enlightenment ninja"
— Dr. Jeff Karp, Principal Faculty at the Harvard Stem Cell Institute and Associate Professor at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School.
Rabid Monk Social MEDIA shout outs
As Rabid Monk "likers" what do you get from this page (Facebook)?
What is your experience? Do you get spiritual lessons? Comedic fun? Enlightenment?
You crack me the fuck up
All of the above, Thank you for your wonderfully warped and beautiful mind.
Shannon Laliberte Bowman:
I get it all
All of the above, actually.
Love the music posts + drawings, You are a modern version of a spiritual “New Yorker” cartoon.
All of the above
A little bit of everything, because if we learn to laugh especially
with ourselves are we then not a little more enlightened
Elizabeth Mc Allister-McConeghy:
A little bit of all of them. Which makes all of them better
A bit of each. Main thing is it usually makes me think about things....
I like the cahhhtoons, khed... they're wicked f'n funny!
The Rabid Monk
Deadpan Fury Podcast Interview
May 17, 2017
No intro I could do is going to do this conversation justice so here it is.
I was really spooked of this one. I wasn't going into something I knew much about. I'm not a particularly spiritual person, and what does that even mean? And can I find out without stuffing myself into yoga pants and keeping my third eye away from young, nubile women in my accidental quest for enlightenment? The Rabid Monk made it easy for me to shut up and listen,I barely even miss talking. I'm not in my element, but he absolutely was in his, in a conversation that left me buzzing an hour later, and thinking a bit on the second.
I'm off the map, and I couldn't be happier about it. I'm not going to edit this one, I wouldn't do it justice, you're going to hear it beginning to end. Assume any unprofessional gulps of water or stammering is from my screwing it up. The Rabid Monk is ready from word one, and rather than chop it all up,I wanted the talks energy(?) intact.
Brian C, The Rabid Monk , and you can follow him on twitter at @the_rabid_monk
Theme snippet: "(This is) The Thrilling conversation you've been waiting for" By Harvey Danger- Used with permission
Deadpan Fury is part of the Inside Joke Outside Voice podcast network. IJOV.net
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