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Lalitha Interview - Cultivating Spiritual Maturity

In this episode of In Conversation, Lalitha speaks candidly, and with humour, about the fiery path of Guru Yoga and what it takes to cultivate spiritual maturity.

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David Spangler ~ On Current Times . . .

Those who are dedicated to the spiritual journey and who seek to be sources of Light upon the earth know that in moments like these, the need is for calm. This is calm within oneself and, where possible, extending calm to others. This can help us banish fear from our hearts and minds and, again, where possible, through example if nothing else, from the hearts and minds of others. Calmness and fearlessness give us a foundation to see clearly, think clearly, and act clearly. They also enable us to act with love. Otherwise, we can easily contribute to the problem, increasing the agitation and turmoil around us.

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Don Jose Ruiz - 'The Fifth Agreement' Author on Love, Fear, & Transformation

Don Jose Ruiz, Toltec shaman and NY Times best-selling author of The Fifth Agreement, converses with Banyen Books & Sound’s podcast host, Ross McKeachie. Don Jose speaks in his unique, heart-centred story-telling style and shines a light on the energy of fear and how, through gratitude, we can move into love. He points towards the connection between all of the world's spiritual traditions, and also the connection between Paramahamsa Yogananda and the Toltec tradition. In an inspiring and poetic way, don Jose captures our attention, showing us how to awaken to the fact that we are dreaming and that we can become the masters of our own dream, changing our lives for the better.

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Matt Kahn Interview - The Universe Always Has a Plan

Join In Conversation host Ross McKeachie for an intimate and inspiring conversation with spiritual teacher and highly attuned empathic healer Matt Kahn.

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Lama Tsultrim Allione Interview - Wisdom Rising

Banyen Books & Sound presents renowned Buddhist teacher Lama Tsultrim Allione in conversation with Ross McKeachie. They discuss the arising of feminine wisdom in our times, women in Buddhism, patriarchy in spiritual traditions, and what the experience of the feminine brings to the spiritual path.

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Bargain Books Now Online!

Bargain Books are now on our website, too!  While we have hundreds of these titles on the shelves, we've posted about a hundred of the best on our site. They are great titles at discounted prices (average 7.99 instead of 22.95). These are brand new publisher's overstock. Good or Excellent condition. Usually marked on the underside of the book with a sharpie, but otherwise brand new.

 

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Free online offerings for nourishment & inspiration at home during these times

There’s a wealth of emerging resources for caring, bright-minded and heartful connection, as most of us are “sheltering in place”. Here are some free, generous offerings which we hope will inspire and nourish you at this time (keep this list handy, there’s a lot of useful goodies here you can unpack over time):

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Dr. Martin Shaw Interview - Pandemic & Mythic Meanings of this Cultural Moment

Dr. Martin Shaw, one of the great master storytellers of our time, discusses the mythology and meanings of our current cultural moment and the global coronavirus pandemic. Interview host Ross McKeachie got ahold of Dr. Martin Shaw in his cottage in Dartmoor, UK, where he was on the 10th day of 14 days of isolation before being able to go home and see his daughter. With the COVID-19 pandemic at the top of everyone's mind and Dr. Shaw, fresh off of a 101 day ritual in the forest and now taking time to reflect, they tap into a state of wonder around the current mythology unfolding in the world. Questions are explored, such as: How do we sit with our discomfort and use this potent time for our own and the planet's transformation? With humour and word-weaving, Dr.

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In Memoriam - Dorothy Maclean

Dorothy Maclean was one of the founders of the Findhorn Community, which is now the largest ecovillage in the UK.  A writer and educator on spirituality, she was best known for her descriptions of contacts with consciousnesses of nature which she called ‘devas’.

Born in Guelph, Ontario, she explored the Sufi teachings of Hazrat Inayat Khan and the work of mystic Sheena Govan before meeting Peter and Eileen Caddy, with whom she would found Findhorn.  In 1954 Dorothy had her first experience of the God within, which she called a “vast unity.”  She began a regular practice of meditation to connect with this voice, which led her to the belief that love must be practical.

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Jamal Rahman - Sufi Stories of Laughter

Sufi teacher and author Jamal Rahman speaks about the Sufi path of the heart and the importance of laughter in awakening the soul. This delightful interview brings levity into spiritual teachings and brings insight into the cosmic joke of duality.

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Sarah Edmondson Interview - Escaping NXIVM Cult

In this Banyen conversation, Sarah Edmondson—whistleblower who denounced the cult of NXIVM founded by Keith Raniere—opens up about her experiences and healing journey, and describes some of the red flags of cult behaviour we can watch out for. She has released a new book entitled 'Scarred: The True Story of How I Escaped NXIVM, the Cult that Bound My Life'.

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Tuning Fork Demonstration

Fleur Choy at Banyen demonstrates ways of working with tuning forks for healing and relaxation.

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