Our Natural Goodness with Sylvia Boorstein

As one of the most beloved American teachers of Buddhism, Sylvia Boorstein brings warmth, humor, and real-life honesty to the principles of mindfulness and spiritual practice. In this joy-filled conversation, she shares her insights on how we can be more accepting of the negative patterns in our minds, and find happiness regardless of the challenges we face. She explains, “The point of practice is not to keep the mind unconfused, because that’s not going to work. We’re going to keep getting confused, startled, broadsided by life all the time. So it’s not about not getting confused. It’s about recognizing that
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The Quakers, Forging America’s Identity with Susan Sachs Goldman

Quakers, also known as “the Society of Friends”, have been part of American history for over 300 years and America’s whole national character and moral fabric has been affected by their commitment to peace and social equality. They arrived in the mid-1600s and from the start worked for responsible relations with Native Americans. They denounced slavery and were early advocates for women’s rights. Unlike the Puritans they were tolerant of all religious beliefs. Even though they are Christian, they have no priesthood or official pastors. Their primary belief is that “truth” is discovered by going within. In this fascinating dialogue you’ll learn
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Living Well On Less Money with John Robbins

Many of us are finding that we are needing to adjust our way of life. Circumstances such as the downturn of the economy, or being downsized at work are causing many people great anxiety. Others are facing retirement, and find that their retirement fund may have lost a great deal of its value.  How can we live a good life, as our finances lessen? How does one rebuild when they’ve had everything wiped out mentally, psychologically, and financially. John Robbins suggests, “You find where your strengths are. You find where your assets are. They may not be in your bank account
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True Transformation Is An Inside Job with Isha Judd

We are often trapped in the matrix of our intellect telling ourselves that we are victims of circumstances: it’s the economy, it’s my upbringing, it’s my job, my co-workers. Judd says, “[T]his moment is the only moment you can change and this moment defines your future moments. So when I focus on praise, love, gratitude, and giving . . . I create more of that.  If you are focusing on what is wrong, what is missing, or what’s in lack, it is inevitable that you keep creating that.” She reminds us to be vigilant in choosing love over fear as we create
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