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Mingyur Rinpoche Interview - In Love with the World

In June 2011, Abbott of a monastery in India, Mingyur Rinpoche, left his esteemed post and spent four and a half years in a wandering Retreat. Living without money, clothing (other than the dhoti cloth on his body) or material comforts, he tested the boundaries of his meditation practice and found a freedom and happiness not bound by external conditions and comforts. In this illuminating video interview, Rinpoche speaks about his near-death experience and the importance of dying every day in order to embrace the impermanence of life and experience the luminosity of pure awareness.

Join Mingyur Rinpoche for a live public talk and daylong teaching in Vancouver, June 21-22, 2019.  Details here.

 

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Carina Stone & Erin Robinsong Interview - Michael Stone's Life & Legacy

In this poignant and moving interview, Carina Stone, wife of Michael Stone, an internationally recognized Buddhist teacher whose life ended tragically and suddenly, speaks about Michael's latest book and the legacy of his life and teachings. She is joined by Erin Robinsong, editor of Michael's book 'The World Comes to You'. This is a tender interview about life, loss, spiritual practice, impermanence, and the enduring quality of love.

Carina Stone and Erin Robinsong will be speaking about Michael Stone's work and legacy at Banyen Books & Sound on August 21, 2019. Details here.

 

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Norman Fischer Interview - Powers of the Imagination

Buddhist wisdom and cognitive science teach that we create the world with our thoughts. This inspiring interview with beloved Buddhist teacher, poet, and author Norman Fisher is all about using the imagination to create a different world and reality that allows us to honor the truest part of our human existence- that we are here to love and serve others in all ways and for all time.

 

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Deva Premal & Miten Interview: Sacred Chant & Divine Light

In this new Banyen interview, Deva Premal and Miten speak about their life together touring the world on the wings of sacred music, and the blessings it brings to them and to all those to gather and sing together.

A testament to the healing power of prayer and community, Miten speaks about his recovery from open heart surgery and the insights from having a second chance to live, love, and sing.

This is an inspirational video about the power of sacred chant as a portal to Divine Light.


Deva Premal & Miten will be performing with Manose in Vancouver on May 25th.:
https://www.banyen.com/events/premal-2019

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Mirabai Starr Interview - Invoking Women Mystics

With poetic language, inter-spiritual teacher, author, mother and lover of the Beloved, Mirabai Starr takes listeners on a journey invoking the awe of the feminine. Calling on women mystics of all traditions and Lineages, Mirabai weaves a tapestry of stories that have relevant lessons for our modern, broken world. This is a tender interview with a fierce message to rise up, love more, and give ourselves completely to the Beloved.

Mirabai will be speaking on 'Wild Mercy: Living the Tender Wisdom of the Women Mystics' at Banyen Books on April 5th:
https://www.banyen.com/events/starr-2019

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Gangaji Interview - Inner Freedom

In this Banyen interview, spiritual teacher and author Gangaji speaks about coming home to our inner freedom, a state that transcends emotions and suffering and is not subject to loss or gain. This requires a willingness to have no future and no past and to recognize what’s here. Gangaji eloquently speaks about how to overcome the trance of suffering, the illusion of thought and find immediate and lasting fulfillment of our Divine birthright.

Join Gangaji live on March 26, 2019 for an Open Meeting at St. James Community Square in Vancouver, BC. Event details: https://gangaji.org/events/view/?id=1062 
 

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Orit Sen-Gupta Interview - Touching the Sacred

In this Banyen interview, Orit Sen-Gupta, Sanskrit scholar, founder of Vijnana Yoga International, and respected Yoga teacher, speaks about stillness and spaciousness and the practice of movement and sitting that bring us closer to the experience of the sacred.

Orit Sen-Gupta will be offering a free talk at Banyen Books on Wednesday, October 17th. Event info: https://www.banyen.com/events/sen-gupta

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Steven Halpern Interview - Sound Healing

Steven Halpern, Grammy-award nominee and pioneer in the field of sound healing, discusses his career in using sound to facilitate higher states of consciousness. Steven speaks about noise pollution, brain entrainment, and the power of intention in creating music. This fascinating podcast weaves together the fields of science, spirit, and sound.

Steven Halpern will be presenting a sound healing concert and workshop at Unity of Vancouver on December 7 & 8, 2018. The events are co-hosted by Banyen and Unity. Tickets & info: https://www.banyen.com/events/halpern

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Doug Duncan Sensei & Catherine Pawasarat Interview: Wasteland to Pureland

Archariya Doug Duncan and Catherine Pawasarat, co-founders of the Clear Sky Retreat Center and authors of Wasteland to Pureland, speak about spiritual awakening as the only sustainable mindset in a universe that appears chaotic and for a planet that is in crisis. Offering practical tips gained from their experience in setting up a Retreat Center, Doug Sensei and Catherine offer insights from the path of karma yoga and the wisdom that comes from integrating spiritual life with the realities of modern-day living. This is a delightful inteview about shedding limitations of the spiritual life and continuously cultivating wholesome mindstates that contribute to harmony and happiness for all beings on this planet.

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John Lockley Interview - Way of the Leopard

John Lockley, renowned sangoma/South African Shaman, speaks with Farah Nazarali in this Banyen interview. John Lockley is a fully initiated traditional sangoma in the Xhosa tribe of South Africa – the same tribe as Nelson Mandala and Desmond Tutu. He uniquely bridges African spirituality with Zen and Western Psychology. Leopard Warrior, his bestselling new book, is published by Sounds True, with a forward by Elder Malidoma Somé.

John Lockley will be offering a book talk at Banyen Books on Wednesday, September 19th, and a two day ceremony at Bridge and Enrich in Vancouver, September 22-23, 2018. Event info: www.banyen.com/events/lockley

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