Podcast

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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Caroline Myss Interview - The Power of Words

In this interview, Caroline Myss speaks with Banyen about the extraordinary power of words as tools to navigate the human experience and deconstruct unconscious projections. Caroline Myss is the author of Anatomy of the Spirit, Sacred Contracts, Invisible Acts of Power, and Why People Don’t Heal and How They Can. An internationally renowned speaker in the fields of human consciousness and mysticism, she holds degrees in journalism, theology, intuition, and energy medicine.

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Dr. Gabor Maté Interview - Compassionate Inquiry

Dr. Gabor Maté, renowned addiction expert and international speaker, discusses Compassionate Inquiry, a psycho-therapeutic method for facilitating physical, mental and emotional healing. Born out of necessity and rooted in the inseparability of mind and body, Dr. Maté highlights the importance of processing unresolved pain within ourselves as the foundation of helping others free themselves from the past, release trauma, and connect to a healing power within.

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Stephen Jenkinson - Die Wise Manifesto for Sanity & Soul

“To grieve is part of the human experience. That's the great dare of being human and being conscious- to be willing to love something that's not going to last; that's a grief-endorsed understanding of life.” Author, teacher, activist, ceremonialist, and founder of Orphan Wisdom School, Stephen Jenkinson muses about life, death, grief, the natural world and the condition of being awake. This profound, provocative, and deeply insightful podcast is an invitation to explore the depths of our existential loneliness and be awake to the inter-connectedness of life so that we can live and die wise and our existence contributes to sustaining life for future generations.

 

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Johann Hari Interview - Rethinking Addiction & the War on Drugs

NY Times bestselling author and award-winning journalist, Johann Hari makes a compelling case that we've got it all wrong about addiction and the war on drugs. Travelling all over the world in search of answers to the most basic questions about addiction, Hari finds inspiration and hope in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside, and the progressive policies of Portugal and Switzerland. This is a fascinating look at the face of addiction and stories of people whose lives have been transformed by the war on drugs.

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Simrit Kaur Interview - The Power of Voice & Sound

We invite you to listen to Banyen's podcast conversation with rewnowned chant & world music artist SIMRIT KAUR on the power of voice & sound.

Question: "Have the practices of Naad Yoga helped you connect with the Divine?"

Simrit: "Yes, most definitely. When I use my voice, that’s the most unobstructed view and feeling of the Divine. I’m in an altered state most of the time."

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