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Meditating in Nature with Mark Coleman

May 15, 2024
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Free Listening Through May 28 :   Keep listening while you browse! Click on the Pop out player button, above on the right. 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…

Awe And Wonder: Keys To Living A Passionate Life with Gregg Levoy

July 7, 2021
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This far-ranging dialogue is full of stories that will inspire and delight. Levoy speaks about a sense of wonder as being the active ingredient in a passionate life, and how even suffering and restlessness can be explored with curiosity. He tells us that wonder can offer us the adaptive benefit…

Eating Local Food As An Act Of Belonging with Vicki Robin

February 17, 2021
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Food is among our most basic human needs. 200 years ago in the US, everyone ate local food, and farming was a primary profession. However, industrial agriculture has distanced us from the hands that grow and process our food. If you are over 60 you’ve seen, in your lifetime, your…

Nature As Guide in Perilous Times with Osprey Orielle Lake

January 22, 2020
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Seeing the peril and promise of this moment in time, Osprey tells stories that renew our energy and summon our will to rise up in meaningful ways for the sake of the natural world as well as all civilization. We must infuse our cultural discourse with the language and wisdom…

Re-Creating the World with Michael Meade

December 4, 2019
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Meade shares the Native American story of the Old Woman in the Cave and the ancient Vedic myth of Manu who saves a fish and establishes our interconnection with all life and the natural world. These two myths are re-creation stories as opposed to simply creation myths. He reminds us that we…

Watering The Seeds Of Mindfulness with Zachiah Murray

August 28, 2019
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Zachiah Murray
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Zachiah Murray tells us that mindfulness is an awareness of what is around us and within us in the moment, so that we can see deeply without being caught in the past or the future. She says mindfulness has a different flavor from meditation, “Meditation tends to take you from the…

Re-Creating the World with Michael Meade

August 7, 2019
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Interviews
Meade shares the Native American story of the Old Woman in the Cave and the ancient Vedic myth of Manu who saves a fish and establishes our interconnection with all life and the natural world. These two myths are re-creation stories as opposed to simply creation myths. He reminds us that we…

Why Buddhist Practice? Why Psychotherapy? with Pilar Jennings, Ph.D.

March 6, 2019
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Jennings is both a Buddhist practitioner and a psychologist. Here she talks about when it’s appropriate to bring our psychological struggles to our Buddhist teacher and when it is appropriate to bring them to a therapist. In general, Jennings says the differences between them are: “When you are working with a…

Getting Dirty: The Joy Of Growing Food In Your Own Backyard with Rachel Kaplan

August 22, 2018
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The Urban Homesteading Movement is a do-it-yourself people’s movement that is happening all around the country, where people with no previous experience of farming are starting to grow their own food, and take care of what we think of as farm animals, chickens, goats, bees, rabbits, and quail. Rachel Kaplan…

The Meaning Of Refuge with Terry Tempest Williams

February 7, 2018
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Terry Tempest Williams
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This is one woman’s story of growing up downwind of an atomic testing site in a wild, beautiful, and “virtually uninhabited” area near the Great Salt Lake in Utah. “My family were some of the virtual uninhabitants,” Williams says. In 1983, as her mother was dying of cancer, there was a catastrophic flood of the…
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