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Location:

Leyden, MA

Description:

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.

Language:

English

Contact:

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


Episodes

Spirit Fire Radio with Hosts Steve Kramer & Dorothy Riddle: Discernment and the Common Good

9/20/2017
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Discernment is the ability to judge well, to distinguish between truth and falsehood. On this episode, we explore the ways that truth and common good are inextricably linked. Join us.

Duration: 00:59:13


Spirit Fire Radio with Hosts Steve Kramer & Dorothy Riddle: Developing Discernment: Pt. 2

9/13/2017
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We continue our exploration of discernment through the Riddle Scale. This system reveals the ways that prejudice and discrimination tincure our lives. As we examine the subtleties of bias in ourselves and in our society, we learn ways to develop a discerning mind.

Duration: 00:57:55


Spirit Fire Radio with Hosts Steve Kramer & Dorothy Riddle: Developing Discernment: Pt. 1

9/6/2017
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The month of September will be dedicated to discernment. How do we discern between right and wrong, truth and falsehood, productive attitudes and limiting beliefs? Through discernmet we come to know our selves, and as a result, create opportunies for being 'a part of the solution' as opposed to being 'a part of the problem.' We will begin by looking at the Riddle Scale which was developed to analyze homophobia but expanded to other social issues. ...

Duration: 01:00:47


Spirit Fire Radio with Hosts Steve Kramer & Dorothy Riddle: Strengthening Compassion

8/30/2017
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We are born with a compassionate instinct; yet, not unlike our muscles, if we don't use it, we lose it. That said, modern life is saturated with stories and examples of the way we harm one another and the life on our planet. We are all well aware of sufferring, but are we well aware of the presence of compassion? On this show we will discuss ways to generate compassion and balance suffering with the care and consideration of the human heart.

Duration: 00:57:46


Spirit Fire Radio with Hosts Steve Kramer & Dorothy Riddle: Why Is It Challenging To Be Compassionate?

8/23/2017
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In the face of suffering, making our way toward comapsssion can sometimes be tough. Recent examples of senseless human tragedy have been hard to process; some have gone as far as saying that finding peace within these events is not useful. What are the challenges with keeping our inner alignment so as to offer compassion to those in need? This is the topic of today's show.

Duration: 00:58:03


Spirit Fire Radio with Hosts Steve Kramer & Dorothy Riddle: Defining Compassion

8/16/2017
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Life on this planet evolves through relationship. Compassion is necessary in this process. But what is compassion, exactly? It is not this same as emapathy or altruism, though they are related. On this episode of Spirit Fire Radio, we'll explore compassion; its meaning, purpose, and place in our lives.

Duration: 00:57:29


Spirit Fire Radio with Hosts Steve Kramer & Dorothy Riddle: Creating Conscious Leaders

8/9/2017
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We constantly look to our guides for inspiration, direction, or advice. Guides can take many forms: our higher-self, Universal intelligence, mentors or spiritual teachers, best friends or life-partners. They assist us and we assist them by being the fullest expression of our true selves. On this episode of Spirit Fire Radio, we get an inside look at the ways that those who have dedicated their lives to others as business leaders stay open to guidence themselves. ...

Duration: 00:58:00


Spirit Fire Radio with Hosts Steve Kramer & Dorothy Riddle: PRACTICAL CONSCIOUSNESS WITH GUEST MARY SHORES

8/2/2017
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Spirit Fire Radio is exactly half-way through our season dedicated to practical spirituality. We have spent 4weeks each month exploring components of the spiritual path and offering conversation about practical ways toincorporate awareness into day to day living. The timing is perfect to have a look back at six months’ worth of topicsthrough the lens of Mary Shores’ informative forthcoming book, Conscious Communications. Join host Steve Kramer andhis guest, Mary Shores, as they d ...

Duration: 00:56:28


Spirit Fire Radio with Hosts Steve Kramer & Dorothy Riddle: Strengthening Our Harmlessness Muscle

7/26/2017
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Small things are big things! On this show we will discuss ways, big and small, to incorporate harmlessness into your life. We'll offer daily practices for noticing harm and shifting attitudes and actions toward altruism. Join us!

Duration: 00:55:54


Spirit Fire Radio with Hosts Steve Kramer & Dorothy Riddle: Being Harmless in Thought, Word, and Deed

7/19/2017
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Being harmless is much more than being kind and it goes beyond having a friendly disposition. Our thoughts form reality. Being harmless is an all-inclusive way of being, living, and breathing which creates an inner and outer environment of support, respect, dignity, and compassion. We'll explore the body, mind, and spirit aspects of harmlessness this week.

Duration: 00:56:31


Spirit Fire Radio with Hosts Steve Kramer & Dorothy Riddle: The Pervasiveness of Harm

7/12/2017
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It is a fact that our modern culture offers more images and examples of harm than harmlessness. We may not be conscious of the myriad of ways that harmfulness pervades our every day life and thus reinforces separativeness, competition, and dualistic behavior. As we identify harmfulness, we can work towards its undoing.

Duration: 00:55:08


Spirit Fire Radio with Hosts Steve Kramer & Dorothy Riddle: Harmlessness

7/5/2017
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What is harmlessness? Why do people choose actions that would harm another? Are there actions which may cause harm unintentionally or unconsciously? We will spend the month of July exploring the concept of harm and looking into ways of developing the ethic of harmlessness in our every day lives.

Duration: 00:57:10


Spirit Fire Radio with Hosts Steve Kramer & Dorothy Riddle: Goodwill As An Agent of Change

6/28/2017
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Goodness of heart, kindness in action, and consideration for others: these are the ingredients of goodwill. As we begin to incorporate these qualities into our day to day, we begin to see global change for the better. On this show we will describe the many ways that you are form-fit for goodwill and inspire you toward action which promotes human welfare.

Duration: 00:55:49


Spirit Fire Radio with Hosts Steve Kramer & Dorothy Riddle: Goodwill Toward All Life

6/21/2017
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When we think of acts of goodwill, we often imagine humanity on the receiving end. As stewards of our planet, we must extend goodwill to all kingdoms: human, animal, plant and mineral. Expanding our concept of personhood is a wonderful way to do that. Join us for fascinating discussion about the other "people" in our midst.

Duration: 00:56:25


Spirit Fire Radio with Hosts Steve Kramer & Dorothy Riddle: Why Is Goodwill Challenging?

6/14/2017
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The premise of goodwill is that you do something today and the benefits are received in the future, what's more is that the benefits are for the greater good and not necessarily for personal gain. Between the modern spiritual emphasis on the Now and today's culture of instant gratification, it is easy to see how goodwill could be overlooked. Join us as we continue June's discussions on goodwill.

Duration: 00:57:25


Spirit Fire Radio with Hosts Steve Kramer & Dorothy Riddle: Goodwill, It's In Your Nature

6/7/2017
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We all posses the capacity for goodwill. In other words, our actions have the potential to move us all toward harmony and peace. On this episode, we explore the definition of goodwill, why it is important, and offer excercises to bring it to the forefront of your actions.

Duration: 00:55:58


Spirit Fire Radio with Hosts Steve Kramer & Dorothy Riddle: Living Right Action

5/31/2017
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We'll explore the relationship between right action and each of the monthly topics that we've covered thus far on Spirit Fire Radio. How does right action stem from right speech? Can hope create ease around right action? Is right action inherent within our human family? Join us as we revisit our past themes and look at them through the lens of right action.

Duration: 00:56:56


Spirit Fire Radio with Hosts Steve Kramer & Dorothy Riddle: Cultivating Right Action

5/24/2017
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“The future depends on what you do today.” -- Mahatma Gandhi Through cultivating right action on a regular basis, we can help create the world we'd like to live in. Do you envision a world in which all beings are treated with dignity? In which well-being is forefront in global priorities? In which integrity is the quality first recognized in our world leaders? It starts with you. Today's show looks at ways we can incorporate right action into our day to day lives. ...

Duration: 00:55:20


Spirit Fire Radio with Hosts Steve Kramer & Dorothy Riddle: Strengthening Our Moral Compass

5/17/2017
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Our moral compass is the internal guide that leads us toward right action in the form of ethical behavior and virtuous decision-making. How do we ensure that our compass still points True North? How do we care for it and calibrate it when necessary? On this episode, we will discuss our moral guidance system and explore the ways that it can assist us in moving through our world.

Duration: 00:57:38


Spirit Fire Radio with Hosts Steve Kramer & Dorothy Riddle: Right Action

5/3/2017
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Right speech leads to right action. We will spend the month of May discussing the concept of right action. We are moral agents, you and I; we have the capacity to reflect on a situation, decide how we intend to act, and then act. Our actions steward both our personal experience and our planetary existence. Let’s get it right!

Duration: 00:56:44

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