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When Heartbreak is a Breakthrough - Susan Piver - C0143

Susan Piver is a graduate of a Buddhist seminary and an authorized meditation instructor in the Shambhala lineage. She has written for Body and Soul, Self, O: The Oprah Magazine, Reader's Digest, and the Shambhala Sun, and has been featured on Oprah, CNN, and Today, and in USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, and other national print publications. She is the author of five books, including: How Not to Be Afraid of Your Own Life: Opening Your Heart to Confidence, Intimacy, and Joy (St....


Everything is Sacred - Hank Wesselman -C0202

Hank Wesselman, Ph.D. is a respected paleoanthropologist who has worked with noted anthropologists around the world including in Ethiopia investigating the mystery of human origins in the Great Rift Valley. Besides his training and scientific work, he is a shamanic student, practitioner, and teacher, now in the 30th year of his apprenticeship. He lives with his wife Jill in Hawaii. In addition to his scientific publications, his seven books on shamanism include: Spiritwalker: Messages from...


Consciousness Trumps Fear - James Baraz - C0179

James Baraz has been teaching meditation since 1978, and the 10 month "Awakening Joy" class since 2003, which can also be taken on-line. Thousands have taken the course. He leads retreats, workshops, and classes in the U.S. and abroad, and is a founding teacher of Spirit Rock Meditation Center in Northern California. He is the co-author with Shoshana Alexander of Awakening Joy: 10 Steps That Will Put You on the Road to Real Happiness (Bantam Books 2010)


How to Meet the 21st Century's "Wicked" Problems - Terry Patten - C0441

Terry Patten is a community organizer and has dedicated his efforts to the integral practice of evolving consciousness through the marriage of spirit and activism. He founded and leads Bay Area Integral, which gathers and supports an integral community in the San Francisco Bay Area. He is the co-author with Ken Wilber and core team at the Integral Institute, of Integral Life Practice (Integral Books 2008). He is the author of: A New Republic of the Heart: An Ethos for Revolutionaries...


Coming Together Beyond That Which is Tearing Us Apart - Mark Nepo - C0436

Mark Nepo is a poet and philosopher who, for over three decades, has been teaching in the fields of poetry and spirituality. As a cancer survivor, Mark remains committed to the usefulness of daily inner life. He devotes his writing and teaching to the journey of inner transformation and the life of relationship. He is the author of many books including Reduced To Joy (Cleis Press 2013), Seven Thousand Ways To Listen: Staying Close To What Is Sacred (Free Press 2012) and The One Life We’re...


Choiceful Attention In a Digital World - Claudia L'Amoreaux - C0439

Claudia L’Amoreaux works at the intersection of new technologies in education. She helps parents and young people nurture the skills needed to make wider, needed to make wise choices about technology that will lead to greater well-being and she’s the founder of Mindful Digital Life. You may subscribe to her blogs on her website. Tags: Claudia L’Amoreaux, digital distractions, choiceful attention, attention, deluge of information, digital world, digital landscape, stress, Sherry Turkle,...


The Stories Our Belongings Tell Us - Lisa Tracy - C0172

Lisa Tracy is the author of Objects of Our Affection: Uncovering My Family's Past, One Chair, Pistol, and Pickle Fork at a Time (Bantam 2010). She is a journalist and the former Home & Design editor of The Philadelphia Inquirer. She now lives in Lexington, Virginia, where she teaches creative nonfiction.


The Visceral Experience of Writing - Albert Flynn DeSilver - C0438

Albert Flynn DeSilver is an American poet, memoirist, novelist, speaker, and leader of writing workshops. He is the author of several books of poetry including Letters to Early Street (La Alameda/University of New Mexico Press 2007) and Walking Tooth & Cloud (French Connection Press – Paris 2008). He has also published a memoir: Beamish Boy: (the Owl Press 2012) and is the author of Writing as a Path to Awakening: A Year to Becoming an Excellent Writer and Living an Awakened Life (Sounds...


Revising the Details of Our Childhood - Apricot Irving - C0437

Apricot Irving currently lives in the woods outside Portland Oregon, but has lived in Haiti, Indonesia, and the United Kingdom. She returned to Haiti in the spring of 2010 to cover the earthquake for the radio program This American Life. She’s a recipient of the Rona Jaffe Foundation writers award and an Oregon Literary Fellowship. Her renowned oral history project,, is a collaboration between youth and elders to record the stories of the neighborhood in the mist of...


Relaxing the Grip of Our Imagination - Dean Sluyter - C0440

Dean Sluyter has taught natural methods of meditation and awakening throughout the United states and beyond since 1970. He’s taught at colleges, yoga studios ,corporate offices, and maximum-security prisons. He’s known for his funny, down-to-earth style, and for making life-transforming teachings accessible and easy. He is the author of many books including: The Zen Commandments (Tarcher/Putnam 2001), Why the Chicken Crossed the Road and Other Hidden Enlightenment Teachings (Tarcher/Putnam...


Heeding Premonitions - Larry Dossey, M.D. - C0113

Larry Dossey, M.D. is the executive editor of Explore: The Journal of Science and Healing, and served as co-chair of the Panel on Mind/Body Interventions of the NIH Office of Alternative Medicine. He is the author of numerous articles and books, including: Prayer Is Good Medicine: How to Reap the Healing Benefits of Prayer (HarperOne 1997). The Power of Premonitions: How Knowing the Future Can Shape Our Lives (Dutton 2009). The Energy of Prayer: How to Deepen Your Spiritual Practice...


The Indignity of Rankism - Robert Fuller, Ph.D. - C0261

Robert Fuller, Ph.D. is a physicist and former president of Oberlin College. He has consulted with Indira Gandhi, met with Jimmy Carter regarding the President's Commission on World Hunger, and worked to defuse the Cold War in Russia when it was known as the USSR. As Fuller reflected on his career he realized that he had been, at different times in his life, a somebody and a nobody. His periodic sojourns into “Nobodyland” led him to identify rankism - the abuse of the power inherent in...


Nothing is Independent-Everything Leans Into Everything Else - Elizabeth Mattis Namgyel - C0435

Elizabeth Mattis Namgyel is a Buddhist teacher and teaches throughout the U.S. and Europe. She’s the wife of Tibetan Buddhist master Dzigar Kongtru and has studied and practiced in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition since 1985. After many years of solitary retreat, Dzigar Rinpoche appointed Elizabeth as Retreat Master at Longchen Jigme Samten Ling, retreat center in southern Colorado. Her books include It's Up to You: The Practice of Self-Reflection on the Buddhist Path (editor) (Shambhala...


Following the Life of Alan Watts Through His Letters-C0433-Watts

Alan Watts was a British-born American philosopher, writer, speaker, and counterculture hero, best known as an interpreter of Asian philosophies for a Western audience. He wrote over 25 books and numerous articles applying the teachings of Eastern and Western religion and philosophy to our everyday lives. During the 1960s Watts became well known as a lecturer, writer, and radio and TV personality, both in philosophical and psychological venues and among the youth of the nation, who were...


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

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),...


Questioning Our Thoughts is the Path to Well-Being - Ora Naidrich - C0431

Ora Nadrich is a certified Life Coach and Mindfulness Meditation teacher and founder of The Institute for Transformational Thinking. A former actress and screenwriter, Nadrich retired to devote her time to explore in depth psychology and various spiritual approaches to life including Kabbalah, Buddhism, and Siddha Yoga. She is the author of Says Who? How One Simple Question Can Change the Way You Think Forever. (Morgan James Publishing 2016). Tags: Ora Nadrich, negative thoughts, fear...


Ingesting Light As A Nutrient - Jacob Liberman, O.D., Ph.D. - C0432

Jacob Israel Liberman is a pioneer in the fields of light, vision, and consciousness. He has developed numerous light and vision therapy instruments, including the first FDA-cleared medical device to significantly improve visual performance. He earned a doctorate in the field of optometry and a Ph.D. in Vision Science. He is the Past President of the College of Syntonic Optometry and the International Society for the Study of Subtle Energies and Energy Medicine (ISSSEEM). He is the author...


Tuning In To Cosmic Intelligence - Ricardo Stocker - C0430

Ricardo Stocker, Ph.D. grew up in Argentina, moved to Europe when he was 25 years old and now lives in California. He studied at Emerson College in England, Prescott College in Arizona, and at Saybrook University in San Francisco. He’s a counselor, homesteader, musician, and professor of Psychology and Communication at Mendocino College. He is the author of Our Compassionate Kosmos: Awakening to the Presence of Celestial Love. (Balboa Press 2016) Tags: Ricardo Stocker, cybersphere,...


Expanding Our Ability to be Clairvoyant - Ellen Tadd - C0429

Ellen Tadd is an internationally known clairvoyant counselor and educator who has been teaching for more than forty years. She is widely respected for the integrity of her work, the accuracy of her perceptions and guidance, and the clarity and usefulness of her teaching. Her work has been supported by the Edgar Cayce Foundation, the Marion Institute, Deepak Chopra, and the Institute of Noetic Sciences. She’s lectured and taught at colleges, universities, hospitals, and community groups....


Saving The Sacred African White Lions - Linda Tucker - C0269

Linda Tucker, an ecological activist, grew up in South Africa during Apartheid. In 2002, she founded the Global White Lion Protection Trust, an organization that works to protect not only the white lions, but also the indigenous communities and knowledge of the Tsonga and Sepedi cultures, which celebrate the white lion as a sacred living heritage. She is the author of Mystery of the White Lions: Children of the Sun God (Hay House 2010) and Saving The White Lion: One Woman’s Battle for...