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Banyen Interviews

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Deborah MacNamara Interview:

In this Banyen interview, Dr. Deborah MacNamara discusses the relational developmental modal of Gordon Neufeld.

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Lalitha Interview:

On the Baul Tradition and the Guru & Disciple Relationship

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Barbara Hand Clow Interview:

On Revelations of the Ruby Crystal


Barbara Hand Clow, teacher and Mayan Calendar researcher, is the author of many titles including The Pleiadian Agenda, Alchemy of Nine Dimensions, and The Mayan Code. In this interview, she spoke with Banyen about the themes and process behind her new novel Revelations of the Rubt Crystal. Barbara will give a public talk on Friday, February 19th at Canadian Memorial Centre for Peace.

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Gabor Maté Interview:

Understanding Addiction


In this Banyen interview Dr. Gabor Maté, author of In the Realm of the Hungry Ghosts, illuminates essential questions about addiction and substance abuse. Gabor Maté will present a full-day program on Saturday January 30, together with Diederik Wolsak and Sat Dharam Kaur. The workshop is a fundraiser for Beyond Addiction: The Yogic Path of Recovery, an innovative 16-session recovery program.

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Marianne Williamson Interview:

On Forgiveness, Miracles, and Love as a Global Force


Marianne Williamson, #1 New York Times bestselling author and spiritual lecturer, spoke with Banyen on the themes of love, forgiveness, and miracles. Marianne Williamson is the author of several books including A Return to Love, Everyday Grace, and A Year of Miracles.
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Doug Duncan Sensei & Catherine Pawasarat Interview:

On Integrating Eastern & Western Awakening Traditions, The Hero's Journey, and Dharma-Astrology

Dharma Teachers Doug Duncan Sensei and Catherine Pawasarat are the founders of Kyoto-based Dharma Japan and Clear Sky Meditation & Study Center in Eastern British Columbia. In this Banyen interview, Doug Sensei and Catherine spoke with us about their innovative teaching work, the blending of Eastern and Western traditions, and the integration of the shadow aspects of our psyches for transformation.

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Sharon Salzberg interview:

on the Practice of Lovingkindness


Sharon Salzberg is co-founder of the Insight Meditation Society (IMS) in Barre, Massachusetts. She has been guiding meditation retreats worldwide for over 40 years, and is the author of several celebrated books including Lovingkindness, Heart as Wide as the World, and Real Happiness.
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David Loy interview:

on Buddhism's encounter with modernity


David R. Loy is an author, professor, and Zen teacher in the Sanbo Kyodan tradition of Japanese Zen Buddhism. In this interview, he spoke with us about his experience as a draft resister, his first encounter with Dharma, and the role of social activism in Buddhism today. David Loy will be presenting a series of upcoming talks and retreats in Vancouver, including a talk at Banyen on Thursday, May 14th. (event details here).
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Caitlin Frost interview:

on Transforming Limiting Beliefs


Cailtin Frost, Certified Facilitator of The Work of Byron Katie, speaks with Banyen about her experiences practicing and sharing Byron Katie's transformative methods of self-awareness and inquiry. Caitlin Frost will speak at Banyen on Sunday, May 8 and lead an in-depth program at Hollyhock September 7-11.

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