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Cultivating Our Inner Strength of Compassion - Rick Hanson, Ph.D. - C0434 (1)

Rick Hanson, Ph.D. is a psychologist with a deep interest in neuroscience and mindfulness. He is a senior fellow of the Greater Good Science Center at the University of California Berkeley and creator of the year-long course The Foundations of Well-Being. He is the author of many books including Buddha’s Brain: The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love, and Wisdom (New Harbinger 2009), Just One Thing: Developing a Buddha Brain One Simple Practice at a Time (New Harbinger 2011),...


Seeking Healing With Experiential Therapies - Françoise Bourzat - C0484

Françoise Bourzat is a consciousness guide and counselor. She has a master’s degree in Somatic Psychology and is a Certified Hakomi Practitioner. After traveling the world, she became an apprentice to an indigenous Mazatec woman leading healing ceremonies with sacred mushrooms in the high mountains of Southern Mexico. Drawing from years of her close apprenticeship with this Mazatec curandera, as well as her training in other indigenous traditions, Bourzat has developed a comprehensive...


The Pearls of Wisdom of the Bhagavad Gita - Isaac Bentwich, M.D. - C0479

Isaac Bentwich, M.D. is a longtime practitioner and teacher of Yoga and Meditation. Trained as a physician in Western and Ayurvedic medicine, he founded three life-science technology companies, leading revolutions in medicine, genomics, and environment conservation. Dr. Bentwich lives in Israel. He’s a translator of the Bhagavad Gita and the author of Gita: A Timeless Guide for Our Time (Harmonia Publications 2018) Interview Date: 6/29/2019 Tags: MP3, Isaac Bentwich, Bhagavad Gita, inner...


Perfecting Your Love, Courage and Hope - Diana Percy - C0483

Diana "Di" Percy is the founder of the internationally acclaimed Organisation Development Australia, a director of Vogel Percy and past chair of the Dharma School, with experience in psychology, Gestalt Therapy, business, leadership education and governance. She has served as a corporate advisor working with Boards of Directors and CEOs. She is also a poet, leads pilgrimages to oceans and forests and participates in a project she calls, “The New Elders” which centers on the positive...


Beyond Our Wounds is a Field of Healing - Carla Marie Manly, Ph.D. - C0477

Carla Marie Manly, Ph.D. is a licensed psychotherapist who’s focus is on fear-based disorders such as trauma, anxiety, and depression as well as women’s issues. With her doctorate in clinical psychology and her master's degree in counseling, Manly merges her psychotherapy skills with her writing expertise to offer easily understood guidance. Through a highly personalized approach that focuses on discovering and understanding each individual's unique needs and life-path goals, Dr. Manly's...


It's a Matter of Consciousness - Peter Russell, D.C.S. - C0333

Peter Russell, D.C.S. is an author and meditation teacher focusing on consciousness and spirituality. His studies include theoretical physics, mathematics, experimental psychology, and computer science. His principal interest is the deeper, spiritual significance of the times we are passing through. His work seeks to distill the essence of the world’s spiritual traditions and present them in ways relevant to current times. In 1982, with his bestseller of the same name, he coined the term...


Shifting Our Attention With Mindfulness - Marc Lesser - C0475

Marc Lesser is a Zen teacher who leads trainings and talks worldwide. He has led mindfulness and emotional intelligence programs at many of the world’s leading businesses and organizations including Google, Genetech and Kaiser. He’s currently CEO of ZBA Associates, a company providing mindfulness-based leadership trainings and creating community by supporting ongoing groups. Previously, he served as CEO and co-founder of Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute, whose core programs he...


A Creative Meditation That Transforms Suffering in Ourselves and Others - Lama Palden Drolma - C0481

Lama Palden Drolma is a licensed psychotherapist, spiritual teacher, and coach. She has studied Buddhism in the Himalayas with some of the preeminent Tibetan masters of the twentieth century, including Kalu Rinpoche, who authorized her to become one of the first Western lamas. She is the founder of thae Sukhasiddhi Foundation, a Tibetan Buddhist center in Fairfax. California.She is the author of Love on Every Breath: Tonglen Meditation for Transforming Pain into Joy (New World Library...


Deepening Our Gaze to What the Underworld Offers - Martin Shaw - C0480

Martin Shaw, Ph.D. is a storyteller and mythologist. He’s a wilderness rites-of-passage guide and is internationally regarded as one of the most exciting proponents of the mythic imagination. He tells “prophetic stories” that speak deeply to the challenges we face today, in the world and in our personal lives. He has devised and led the Oral Tradition course at Stanford University, is a visiting fellow at Schumacher College, and the Director of the Westcountry School of Myth, a Learning...


Circumventing the Power of Negative Thoughts - David Hanscom, M.D. - C0265

David Hanscom, M.D. is a board certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in complex spine problems in all areas of the spine. He is the author of Back in Control: A Spine Surgeon’s Roadmap Out of Chronic Pain (Vertus Press 2012). Interview Date: 4/13/2013 Tags: David Hanscom, M.D., stress and anxiety, chronic pain, education, dysfunctional families, bullying, Hoffman Institute, Dr. Daniel Wegner paper White Bears, Dr. David D. Burns Feeling Good about Negative Thoughts, negative thoughts,...


Gardening as a Practice of Mindfulness - Zachiah Murray - C0258

Zachiah Murray is a landscape architect and member of the Order of Interbeing in the lineage of Thich Nhat Hanh. She is the author of Mindfulness in the Garden: Zen Tools for Digging In the Dirt. Interview Date: 1/12/2013 Tags:MP3, Zachiah Murray, mindfulness, gardening, breath, meditation, nature, trees, taking a shower, water, weeding the garden, pests, Meditation, Ecology/Nature/Environment, Spirituality


Surrendering Our Fear - Patricia Sun - C0228

Patricia Sun graduated Phi Beta Kappa at the top two percent of her class in 3-1/2 years from the University of California, Berkeley with two degrees, one in Social Sciences: Psychology and the other in Conservation and Natural Resources. She began her work as a family counselor. Her work today concentrates directly on creative solutions: “re-creating” thought patterns and “re-perceiving” experience. She is a pioneer in describing “right-brain” thought and is considered to be a teachers’...


Cultural Evolution - Steve McIntosh, J.D. - C0252

Steve McIntosh is a leader in the integral philosophy movement and is a co-founder of the think tank, The Institute for Cultural Evolution. His books include Integral Consciousness: The Future of Evolution (Paragon House 2011) and Evolution's Purpose: An Integral Interpretation of the Scientific Story of Our Origins (Select Books 2012) Interview Date: 9/18/2012 Tags: MP3, Steve McIntosh, J.D., Evolution, cultural evolution, cosmological evolution, biological evolution, purpose, meaning,...


From Loose Ends We Begin Again - Michael Meade - C0250

Michael Meade is a renowned storyteller, author, scholar of mythology, and student of ritual in traditional cultures. He has the unusual ability to tap into ancestral sources of wisdom and connect them into the stories we are living today. Michael is the founder of Mosaic Multicultural Foundation. He is the author of The World Behind the World (GreenFire Press 2006), The Water of Life: Initiation and the Tempering of the Soul (GreenFire Press 2006), Fate and Destiny, The Two Agreements of...


Exploring Unexpected Coincidences - Sky Nelson-Isaacs - C0473

Sky Nelson-Isaacs is a physicist, musician, teacher, parent, and activist. He has many years of experience as a physics and math instructor and has also worked in the software industry. His current work involves research in the field of quantum foundations and has published a growing body of peer-reviewed work developing the foundation of a theory of synchronicity. He has also earned recognition as a singer, songwriter, and performer. He is the author of Living in Flow: The Science of...


Detoxifying Our Lifestyle to Reverse Chronic Disease - Roberto Tostado, M.D. - C0474

Roberto Tostado, M.D., has been practicing medicine for over 26 years and is board certified in regenerative and anti-aging medicine. He’s a fellow of nutritional and digestive medicine at the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine, dedicating his practice exclusively to preventative and regenerative medicine. He is one of a new breed of doctors pioneering in integrative approach to wellness. Dr Tostado inspires his patients with the simple, powerful idea that good food is medicine. He...


An Englishman is Captured by the Magic of Hawaii - Kaliko Beamer-Trapp - C0478

Kaliko Beamer-Trapp was born on the Isle of Wight, England. He moved to the San Francisco Bay Area, joined a performing group named Dances of the Pacific and spent the following nine years as a performer of Polynesian music and dance both in California and also in group tours of England, Spain, Mallorca, Hawaiʻi, and Fiji. In 1994 he moved to the island of Hawaiʻi at the invitation of well-known Hawaiiana expert and cultural historian Aunty Nona Beamer (1923-2008). Being in Hawaiʻi brought...


Moving Through the World as No-Self - Kate Gustin, Ph.D. - C0472

Kate Gustin, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist who received her education from Princeton University and the University of California at Berkeley. She’s worked in a variety of settings such as a mental health practitioner: Outpatient psychiatry, Community Mental Health Clinics, VA Hospital, College Counseling Services, and currently in private practice in San Rafael in Northern California. She integrates the science of positive psychology and leads classes, workshops, and trainings throughout...


Two Sides of Our Brain-Two Perspectives - James Olson - C0229

A former innovative farmer, James Olson is a philosopher whose studies have included business, engineering, art, Eastern and Western religion, yoga, qigong, psychology, language, neuro-linguistic programming, sacred geometry, and brain science. For many years, he’s investigated the effects of brain perspective on government, corporate life, war, and our personal lives. He’s the author of The Whole-Brain Path to Peace: The Role of Left- and Right-Brain Dominance in the Polarization and...


Sinking Into the Experience of Immigrants Through Their Poetry - Patrice Vecchione - C0470

Patrice Vecchione is a poet, author, and artist. She teaches creative writing retreats, collage and poetry workshops. She has also worked with children, leading classes in poetry and the imagination in elementary, middle, and high schools. She's the author of several books including Writing and the Spiritual Life: Finding Your Voice by Looking Within (McGraw Hill 2001). Step Into Nature: Nurturing Imagination and Spirit in Everyday Life (Beyond Words Publishing 2015), The Knot Untied: a Book...