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7.8.11 (Audio: 45 min)
“Dreaming” involves many practices designed to help us access sources of guidance, healing and creativity beyond the reach of the everyday mind. Best-selling author Robert Moss explains how we can become “active dreamers” to read signs from the world around us, use our energy and attention with precision and power, step beyond self-limiting beliefs, and live from the heart.
Hari Nam Singh Khalsa
7.12.11 (Audio: 1 hr 22 min)
Kundalini Yoga is very effective at combating the effects of stress and promoting physical fitness, good health and emotional balance. This class explores the role and practice of meditation in Kundalini Yoga, including breathing techniques, concentration exercises and mantras, and how to integrate a “meditative mind” into every aspect of life.
6.2.11 (Audio: 1 hr 53 min)
Learn from “the most organized man in America” how to clear away clutter and other obstacles that keep you from what’s really important. Whether you’re looking for the scissors or for personal transformation, find practical solutions with tangible results, to revolutionize how you manage your time and your life.
Rabbi David Ingber
6.1.11 (Audio: 1 hr 32 min)
This introduction to the life-changing teachings of Kabbalah explore Kabbalistic perspectives on the meaning of life, relationships, purpose, death and reincarnation, through ancient texts and the writings of leading figures of Kabbalah.
6.7.11 (Audio: 2 hr 22 min)
Many people seem engaged in a frenzied, relentless race for rewards: for money, material success, status, pleasure, etc., but often are left feeling empty, unsatisfied. Learn about Buddhist mindfulness inquiry and meditation techniques, which can help us form a healthy relationship with our aspirations and find more happiness, while participating fully in modern life.
5.25.11 (Audio: 1 hr 9 min)
Ayurveda, the ancient holistic Indian medical system, offers effective approaches to achieving optimal health and longevity. In this introductory class, discover how to restore your immunity, stamina and emotional, mental and hormonal vitality with methods drawn from the world’s oldest medical tradition.
Don Oscar Miro-Quesada
4.8.11 (Audio: 2 hr 28 min)
Don Oscar shares stories of his apprenticeship in northern coastal Peruvian curanderismo and southeastern Andean paqo shamanic traditions, and introduces the ritual arts of Pachakuti Mesa cross-cultural shamanism which he originated.
6.7.11 (Audio: 2 hr 7 min)
Modern science has defined life as random, predatory, and purposeless, but the latest evidence tells a radically different story: that relationships and cooperation are intrinsic to the biology of all living things. One of the world’s foremost authorities on the bridge between science and spirituality outlines this new science, and the how the world operates through the connection between things.
6.4.11 (Audio: 3 hr 5 min)
Apart from friends, family and good work, what matters most to us? What leads us to a freer, larger, more considered, more conscious life? Jungian therapist James Hollis explores how to live an authentically meaningful life, one that is full of paradox and challenges, but that rewards us in the end with a far more interesting story than if we had never examined our life and beliefs.
5.23.11 (Audio: 1 hr 38 min)
Renowned author and authority on world mysticism Tim Freke explores how we can cultivate a state of awakeness and spiritual enlivenment that the ancients called “gnosis” and he refers to as “lucid living”—a beautiful experience of communion and compassion in which we see through the illusion of our separateness.