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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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Vasant Lad Interview - Ayurveda: The Science of Longevity

In this Banyen podcast interview, Dr. Vasant Lad offers simple, practical tools in combating anxiety and depression. Dr. Lad also speaks about the effect of digital technology on the pineal gland and the importance of spending time in Nature. Finally, Dr. Lad connects listeners with the sacred through breathing and the mantra of breathing inviting us all to enter the gap between inhale and exhale and enter the doorway into the eternal.

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Bruce Lipton Interview - Consciousness, Evolution, & the 6th Mass Extinction

Scientist, author, and international speaker, Bruce Lipton passionately talks about how human survival on planet Earth depends on understanding our essential nature as creators. This thought-provoking interview links climate change and turmoil in the ecosystem with subconscious beliefs that perpetuate victimhood, conflict, and deny our power as creators. Uprooting these beliefs and bringing consciousness into our thoughts and behaviours hold the promise that we can survive the six mass extinction and create heaven on Earth.

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Interview: Radical Dharma - Rev. Angel Kyodo Sensei

“Love and justice are not two. Without inner change, there can be no outer change. Without collective change, no change matters.”
                   
Maverick spiritual teacher and author, Rev. angel Kyodo williams Sensei speaks eloquently about Dharma, social justice, truth and love. Kyodo sensibly advocates for Dharma that leaves nothing out of its inquiry so that as practitioners, we can face the uncomfortable truth of present day racial injustice, gender inequalities and social injustice. Bridging the inner and outer, Kyodo delivers a complex, nuanced, and discerning understanding of right action.

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Dan Siegel Interview - The Science of Pure Awareness

"If you look at the neural correlates, the brain activity, that goes along with pure awareness and love, they are virtually indistinguishable."

In this interview, Daniel Siegel, pioneer in the field of intra-personal neurobiology, NY Times bestselling author, and Executive Director of the Mindsight Institute, speaks about the science of pure awareness. This brilliant dialogue shines a light on the cross-over between science, wisdom, and love.

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Elder Malidoma Somé Interview - Ancestral Wisdom

In this Banyen podcast interview, Dr. Malidoma Patrice Somé, West African shaman, Elder and author, speaks powerfully about the realm of the ancestors and the yearning of our ancestors to connect with those living, and to collaborate in the healing and beautification of our world. He also speaks about the role of our ancestors in the fulfillment of our life's purpose.

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