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Essential Questions with Jacob Needleman, Ph.D.

January 11, 2023
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Jacob Needleman
Free Listening, Interviews
For millennia, humans have pondered their place in the grand cosmic order of things. If we had the opportunity to speak to our younger self, what would we say? What wisdom could we give to that younger self about the meaning and purpose of life? What does our experience tell…

Finding Voice For Authentic Conversation with Terry Tempest Williams

December 21, 2022
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Terry Tempest Williams
Free Listening, Interviews
Terry takes us on a whirlwind tour of what it means to give voice to our own authenticity. It requires deep listening and fertile silences. She encourages us to speak “Mother Tongue” – speaking from the belly rather than the mind. She laments that in Western culture “the language of economics…

Offering Comfort and Dignity to Deeply Forgetful People with Stephen G. Post, Ph.D.

November 21, 2022
Read Time: 2 minutes
Stephen G. Post
Interviews
The family of caregivers of those who are cognitively impaired are our true unsung heroes. Often without respite nor compensation they serve those who have an Alzheimer’s diagnosis and other forms of dementia. Alzheimer’s can also have a component of early onset but most diagnoses show up as we get…

The Old Future is Gone with Wes Jackson, Ph.D. and Robert W. Jensen, Ph.D.

November 21, 2022
Read Time: 1 minute
Interviews
As we careen from one crisis to the next and focus on political struggles that seem to rarely produce even short-term solutions, it’s easy to avoid big questions that have no easy answers. Questions such as: What is the sustainable carrying capacity of the planet for Homo Sapiens? Has our…

Writing an Ethical Will with Rabbi Steve Leder

August 24, 2022
Read Time: 2 minutes
Interviews
It is true most of us have questions we wished we had asked of loved ones before they passed away: questions about what mattered most in their life, what gave their life meaning, what did they regret, what did they love and value, and what was their greatest challenge and…

Lessons from a Fledgling Democracy with Mamphela Ramphele, M.D., Ph.D.

August 10, 2022
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Interviews
For more than 50 years the dream of a free democratic South Africa has been Dr. Mamphela Ramphele’s focus and one that covers her every waking moment in action. She’s worked tirelessly for systemic, societal change in order to help her country of South Africa break free from the barriers…

The Intersection Of Life And Art with Andrew Harvey

July 27, 2022
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Andrew Harvey
Interviews
Andrew Harvey is a whirlwind of inspiration. This deep dialogue plunges into a myriad of topics and musings. He speaks of his “soul brother” the 88-year-old pianist and teacher, Seymour Bernstein, who is a true wisdom elder. He shares his wisdom and experience of why it takes rigorous discipline to…

Rejoining The Community Of Nature Through Personal Totems with Lupa

July 20, 2022
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Lupa
Interviews
Lupa is a strong advocate for connecting with animal or plant totems as allies to enhance our spiritual life and help us reconnect with nature. They can provide a “bridge” between us and the rest of the natural world. She cautions us to understand that totems, whether they be animal,…

The Nature Of Consciousness with Christian de Quincey, Ph.D.

July 6, 2022
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Christian de Quincey
Interviews
In this provocative dialogue Christian de Quincey describes the difference between consciousness and energy as “Consciousness knows, energy flows.” Energy and matter can be quantified but consciousness is non-physical and doesn’t exist in space or time. Consciousness knows objects but it is not itself an object. When asked if consciousness creates matter,…

Liberating Yourself Into Open-Hearted Awareness with Loch Kelly, M.Div. LCSW

May 4, 2022
Read Time: 1 minute
Loch Kelly
Interviews
Loch Kelly uses the metaphor of computer software when talking about an awareness-based way of living and operating. He says, “It’s not a matter of just having these momentary meditation states of freedom and peace of mind. You can actually live from non-conceptual awareness based on an open-hearted sense of being…
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