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Meditating in Nature with Mark Coleman

May 29, 2024
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Free Listening, Interviews
Coleman describes his surprising past when he was an anti-establishment anarchist and a punk to finding the teachings of mindfulness. He says both paths are revolutionary, “The Buddha talked about mindfulness awakening as also going against the stream of normative culture and views. And so, in that way, there was…

Creating a Better World From The Inside Out with Oren Jay Sofer

February 28, 2024
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Free Listening, Interviews
Our ancestors’ village was not the global village of the 21st Century, so writes Oren Jay Sofer in the Introduction to his book, Your Heart Was Made for This. The ancient ones did not have to contend with a bombardment of reportings of mass shootings, wars, and other ecological and social catastrophes. Nor…

Crazy Wisdom For A Crazy World With Wes “Scoop” Nisker

July 19, 2023
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Wes Nisker
Free Listening, Interviews
A conversation with Scoop Nisker is a funny, smart, enlightening foray into physics, spirituality, and the oddities of life as we know it. In this wildly entertaining yet informative interview, you’ll hear a new spin on atomic theory, meditation, politics, evolution, and more. You’ll even hear a song about the…

The Beloved Community Connected by Overflowing Love with Bishop Rev. Dr. Marc Andrus

July 12, 2023
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Free Listening, Interviews
Buddhist leader, Thich Nhat Hanh wrote a letter to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with an unexpected outcome. They met only two times and became not only allies in the peace movement but friends as they set aside their differences in religion, culture, and the fact that their countries were…

Complexity Theory, Consciousness, and Everyday Life with Neil Theise, M.D.

May 24, 2023
Read Time: 2 minutes
Free Listening, Interviews
Theise writes, “Generalizations about how we are all ‘one with the universe’ are so common these days as to be trite.” Using the observations of an ant colony led to the discovery of the importance of “quenched disorder.” Which means a few of the ants get off the beaten path…

The Exploration Of The Rainbow Body And The Resurrection Of Jesus with Father Francis Tiso, Ph.D.

December 28, 2022
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Francis Tiso
Free Listening, Interviews
The Rainbow Body is the dissolution of the material body at death. In many schools of Buddhism it is considered to be the most significant attainment. Father Tiso’s main spiritual teacher suggested that he travel to Tibet to gather eye-witness accounts of the dissolution of the body of Kenpo A…

Awakening to the Deep Wisdom Hidden in Classic Literature with Dean Sluyter

May 18, 2022
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Dean Sluyter
Interviews
“Perhaps you’ve had the experience of being elevated by the act of reading, feeling lifted almost literally to a higher level, where the air is rarefied, and the view is vast.” writes Dean Sluyter, who, in this deep dialogue, offers a banquet of literature that we, most likely, have not tasted…

We Are Not Who We Think We Are with Peter Coyote

February 9, 2022
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Interviews
Zen priest and actor Peter Coyote gives us a concise description of Buddhism and the pursuit of enlightenment as “[T]he wisdom that transcends likes and dislikes.” He also has conceived and conducts mask workshops that offer improvisational mask games as a way to see more clearly into a deeper wisdom available…

The Many Vehicles Of Meditation with Dean Sluyter

December 29, 2021
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Dean Sluyter
Interviews
Have you ever tried to meditate regularly but had trouble sticking to it? Have you told yourself that you just don’t have enough discipline to sit and tame your mind, rest in the space between thoughts, or achieve a completely blank mind? Dean Sluyter advocates what he calls natural meditation.…

Waking up to “Real” Reality as Taught by the Buddha with Robert Thurman, Ph.D.

December 8, 2021
Read Time: 2 minutes
Interviews
We’ve all been taught that meditation is good for us and mindfulness practices should be done daily. Thurman challenges us when he suggests that meditation should not take us out of the world of suffering. He’s learned this from his decades studying Tibetan Buddhism and has gained an understanding that the real…
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