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What do you get when two men leave the big city, come together through a spiritual connection, and move to a mountaintop meditative retreat center in Western Massachusetts? Spirit Fire Radio! A radio show about practical mindfulness and the myriad of ways that the principles of meditation express in everyday life. We are Tim Darter and Steve Kramer. We run an educational non-profit named Spirit Fire, and we're taking its mission to the airwaves.

What do you get when two men leave the big city, come together through a spiritual connection, and move to a mountaintop meditative retreat center in Western Massachusetts? Spirit Fire Radio! A radio show about practical mindfulness and the myriad of ways that the principles of meditation express in everyday life. We are Tim Darter and Steve Kramer. We run an educational non-profit named Spirit Fire, and we're taking its mission to the airwaves.
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Leyden, MA

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What do you get when two men leave the big city, come together through a spiritual connection, and move to a mountaintop meditative retreat center in Western Massachusetts? Spirit Fire Radio! A radio show about practical mindfulness and the myriad of ways that the principles of meditation express in everyday life. We are Tim Darter and Steve Kramer. We run an educational non-profit named Spirit Fire, and we're taking its mission to the airwaves.

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English

Contact:

407 W. Leyden Road Leyden, MA 01337 (413) 624-3955


Episodes

Spirit Fire Radio with Hosts Steve Kramer & Dorothy Riddle: Exploring Interdependence

9/5/2018
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We are part of an interdependent community of life; or as we could say, we are part of an interdependent community called Life. Each subject we've explored this season (interconnectivity, participation, nonlinearity, and nonduality) leads us to this underlying principle that governs the way in which we coexist: interdependence. If fact, we thrive to the degree that we become efficiently mutually reliant on each other. We will explore this topic for the month of September. Join ...

Duration:00:58:30

Spirit Fire Radio with Hosts Steve Kramer & Dorothy Riddle: Encore: Hope & Spirituality

8/29/2018
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What is hope? What part does it play in our spiritual evolution? Hope is ever present! By exploring its universal qualities and its relationship to our joy, faith, and optimism we can unlock our personal growth potential; aligning ourselves with positive outcomes.

Duration:00:56:16

Spirit Fire Radio with Hosts Steve Kramer & Dorothy Riddle: Moving Beyond Duality

8/22/2018
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Today's show explores ways to uphold the truth of our interconnectedness and dispell the illusion of duality. Our similarities are stronger than our differences. Join us as we focus on reversing the "this or that" approach to living.

Duration:00:59:26

Spirit Fire Radio with Hosts Steve Kramer & Dorothy Riddle: Objectification and Its Consequences

8/15/2018
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Objectification reinforces the myth of our dualistic reality. It is so pervasive in our culture that we may not notice that myriad of ways that we objectify one another, the ways we are objectified, and the ways in which we objectify ourselves. Join us as we explore this topic.

Duration:00:59:40

Spirit Fire Radio with Hosts Steve Kramer & Dorothy Riddle: Addressing Bigotry

8/8/2018
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Allowing our uniqueness to shine through highlights the diversity amongst our human family. Yet, using our differences as a way to separate and divide reinforces bigotry. At our core, we have much more in common with each other than we have differences. We must learn to hate; we are not born this way. We are fed illusory ideas about another person based on their skin, their background, or their religion. We are born with love in our hear ...

Duration:00:58:43

Spirit Fire Radio with Hosts Steve Kramer & Dorothy Riddle: Dualistic Reality: Is It Actually Real?

8/1/2018
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The concept of duality seems to define our day to day existence: this or that, us or them, over or under, stop or go, rich or poor, black or white, yes or no. Certainly this way of approaching the world lends itself to the conceot of free-will and choice; both of which we have discussed in terms of creating our own reality. But are we limited to this or that? Is reality more complex than a dualistic approach? Join us as we begin our month's topic of nonduality.

Duration:00:59:19

Spirit Fire Radio with Hosts Steve Kramer & Dorothy Riddle: Nonlinearity and Social Change

7/25/2018
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"The only constant in life is change," so it has been said. It's an interesting paradox and feel true. That said, one would think that culturally and socially we are progressing, learning from our mistakes, and changing for the better. What has happened when certain human rights seem to disintegrate while progress is made on others? Can evolution and devolution happen simultaneously? And why do certain social structures outlast others? On today's show we'll discuss nonlinearity and soci ...

Duration:00:59:24

Spirit Fire Radio with Hosts Steve Kramer & Dorothy Riddle: Linearity & How We Mature

7/18/2018
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As we look at the span of our life and consider our maturity, we will often defaut to timeframes; for instance, references such as "when I was three..." or "my college years" create markers on a seemingly straight line of the time-travel we've embarked upon since birth. Yet we mature in spurts as well as at different rates from one another... and some family members don't seem to mature at all (mischevious joke). Join us as we discuss the organic nature of our maturity. ...

Duration:00:58:48

Spirit Fire Radio with Hosts Steve Kramer & Dorothy Riddle: The Illusion of Linearity

7/11/2018
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The perception of linearity keeps our world tidy and manageable. Yet it is merely a perception; in fact, it verges on illusion. An illusion is a distorted idea or mental concept of reality. In that we are constantly creating and shaping our ever changing world, it's useful to leverage the idea of limitless potential. Join us as we discuss the limitations of perceived linearity.

Duration:00:57:26

Spirit Fire Radio with Hosts Steve Kramer & Dorothy Riddle: The Concept of Nonlinearity

7/4/2018
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We usually talk about our lives as proceeding in a linear fashion – from past to present to future. But underlying this way of thinking about our lives is an assumption of determinism or cause and effect. We know from our discussion last month that our universe is actually probabilistic rather than deterministic, and that it is our focus and our choices that create our reality. In the same way, time is not an objective, deterministic construct. Rather it is a construct that we create t ...

Duration:00:59:04

Spirit Fire Radio with Hosts Steve Kramer & Dorothy Riddle: Managing How We Act

6/27/2018
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Everything happening in the world today is an aspect of a thought precipitated into action somehow, somewhere. Last week we discussed the powerful energy behind thoughts and words. This week we explore the truth behind the expression, "actions speak louder than words."

Duration:00:55:51

Spirit Fire Radio with Hosts Steve Kramer & Dorothy Riddle: Managing Our Thoughts and Speech

6/20/2018
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Energy follows thought. It is factual, scientifically and spiritually. Managing our thoughts means taking responsibility for the part we play in fostering meaningful relationships and creating the world we live in. The words we choose to present our thoughts impact that creation all the more. Speech gives form to thought; it makes our thoughts available to others. What are you creating with your words? Do they empower? Do they inspire? Or do they harm? Join us as we discuss pa ...

Duration:00:56:56

Spirit Fire Radio with Hosts Steve Kramer & Dorothy Riddle: Attention and Intention

6/13/2018
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We wake up and life unfolds before us. With the first thought you think in the morning, you begin participating in creating the reality of your day. Will you continue on with the same stride or will you step to a new beat? We refine the level and quality of our participation in this process through attention and intention. What do you participate in? And how do you participate in it? What is the energy behind your participation? That's for you to decide! Join us.

Duration:00:58:53

Spirit Fire Radio with Hosts Steve Kramer & Dorothy Riddle: Participation: How We Create Our Own Reality

6/6/2018
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We move from last month's theme of 'interconnectivity' to this month's theme of 'participation.' We've established that we are all connected and interdependent; therefore, our the way we live our lives... or the level and quality of our participation in life created our reality and shapes the experience of all of those around us. Join us as we introduce the theme of participation.

Duration:00:57:54

Spirit Fire Radio with Hosts Steve Kramer & Dorothy Riddle: Managing Interconnectedness

5/30/2018
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As we learn to navigate group experience we refine our sense of interconnectedness and in the process we become an ever-valuable asset to the whole of humanity. How do we do this? On today's show we will explore the notion of a "cosmic citizen" and the ways to become one and make the most of being one. Join us.

Duration:00:59:27

Spirit Fire Radio with Hosts Steve Kramer & Dorothy Riddle: Living as Part of an Interconnected Group

5/23/2018
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Group activity fosters a sense of interconnectedness and an awareness that we are part of a greater whole, yet being a part of a functioning group requires effort, discipline and a degree of self-realization. On today's show we will explore the move from self identification to group awareness and its implicit rewards. Join us!

Duration:00:59:50

Spirit Fire Radio with Hosts Steve Kramer & Dorothy Riddle: The Limiting Belief of Separateness

5/16/2018
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On today's show we will explore the illusions that keep us held in the belief that we are independant rather than interdependant. Science has proven that we are all interconnected, so why is it that we so often default to an "us vs them" mentality? Join us.

Duration:01:00:41

Spirit Fire Radio with Hosts Steve Kramer & Dorothy Riddle: How Our Cosmos Functions

5/9/2018
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Science and spirituality seem to pull from the same pool of words as they describe our reality: energy, connection, expansion, etc. We can learn a lot about ourselves and the spiritual path by exploring our cosmos from a scientific perspective. On today's show we will discuss the principles that underlie or cosmos and the ways that energy creates our manifest reality.

Duration:00:59:46

Spirit Fire Radio with Hosts Steve Kramer & Dorothy Riddle: Welcome to Season 3!

5/2/2018
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We are extremely excited to be back together for a third season of Spirit Fire Radio. Our shows thus far have revealed that the spiritual path need not take you to the mountain top, into the monastery, or under the Bodhi Tree in order to inspire expansion… it can simply direct you out into day to day existence, amongst human beings, immersed in life itself. Last season we provided insight into the tools to make the experience of the spiritual path meaningful a ...

Duration:00:59:17

Spirit Fire Radio with Hosts Steve Kramer & Dorothy Riddle: Season Two Wrap-Up

1/31/2018
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It's been a wonderfully full year on Spirit Fire Radio. Month to month we examined purposful topics - navigation tools for the spiritual path and we discussed the challenges and benefits of working with these tools. On today's show Steve and Dorothy will share their personal highlights and the wisdom gained from their experience of exploring these topics. Join us!

Duration:00:56:18