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Yogacharini Maitreyi Interview - The Essence of Yoga

In this Banyen conversation, Yogacharini Maitreyi illuminates the true meaning of—and debunks popular misconceptions about—Yoga and Tantra. Maitreyi discusses the qualities of commitment, spiritual maturity and discernment that help us to evolve along the path. She also delves into issues around the teacher-student relationship, including how to protect against false gurus who are abusing their power.

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Doña María Apaza Interview

Doña María Apaza, Andean Alto Misayoc Priestess, shares spiritual wisdom from the Q'ero culture and guidance for navigating the challenges of our contemporary world.

Doña María is accompanied by Maco Peña García (translating from Quechua to Spanish) and María Belen Meneses (translating from Spanish to English).

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Diana Beresford-Kroeger Interview - To Speak for the Trees

Diana Beresford-Kroeger, world recognized author, medical biochemist and botanist, speaks passionately about climate change and offers concrete actions we can do to help. She also explains the practice and healing benefits of forest bathing. Beresford-Kroeger brings together a visionary understanding of contemporary scientific research with traditional concepts of the ancient world.

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Caroline Myss Interview - Prayer, Guidance & Grace

Caroline Myss speaks about a profound crisis facing humanity: the crisis of faith and the loss of connection to the Divine. Myss articulates what it means to be on a spiritual path, the importance of understanding our connection to the whole, and the deeply personal and impersonal aspect of God. Invoking prayer, inner guidance, and grace, Myss offers hope for restoring the connection to our sacred self.

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Loch Kelly Interview - Effortless Meditation

Loch Kelly, spiritual teacher, author, and founder of Open-Hearted Awareness Institute, shares a radically different and simple approach to meditation- effortless mindfulness. Rooted in spacious awareness and connection to the heart, Loch offers glimpses into a state of being accessible to all and available in every moment. Students of meditation from beginners to long-time practitioners can tune in for a taste of something radically different and profoundly simple.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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