Video Samples

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Here below are some samples of our videos.



Daisy Khan addresses the 2010 open Center Gala: Daisy Khan is executive director of the American Society for Muslim Advancement (ASMA), a non-profit organization dedicated to developing an American Muslim identity and to building bridges between the Muslim community and general public through dialogues in faith, identity, culture, and arts.


Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, following an introduction by Alvin H. Perlmutter, addresses the 2010 open Center Gala: Feisal Abdul Rauf is an Egyptian-American Sufi imam, author, and activist whose stated goal is to improve relations between the Muslim world and the West. Since 1983, he has been Imam of Masjid al-Farah, a mosque in New York City.


The Open Center interviews Deepak Chopra, one of the world’s greatest leaders in mind-body medicine as well as a leading spiritual thinker and the bestselling author of over 50 books, to discuss his latest book, Muhammad: A Story of the Last Prophet.


Lorna Byrne grew up in a poor family in ’50s Ireland, and has been seeing and talking to angels since she was a baby. She only began to speak publicly about her angelic experiences with the recent appearance of her best-selling book Angels in My Hair.


Islam, Sufism and the Heart of Compassion, a New York Open Center conference, explores the wisdom and contemporary relevance of the 13th century mystic and teacher Ibn ‘Arabi, who is considered one of the greatest masters of gnostic and philosophical Sufism.


Political thinker and poet Peter Dale Scott, a former Canadian diplomat and English professor at the University of California, Berkeley, gives a poetry reading at a symposium in his honor at the New York Open Center in March 2010.


The Lakshmi Voelker Chair Yoga training is for yoga teachers, teachers-in-training and healthcare practitioners with yoga experience who want to teach Chair Yoga to help those limited by age, weight, handicap or inflexibility. Founder Lakshmi Voelker leads a class.


Urban Tantra® is a radically updated Tantra practice for modern sexual and spiritual explorers. Barbara Carrellas explains that Tantra is not only a sexual practice, but a way of life and a path to spiritual growth and fulfillment in which pleasure, vision and ecstasy can be found in both everyday life and peak sexual experiences.


Hypnosis offers easy, practical and effective techniques for mind/body transformation, and Melissa Tiers’ integrative approach has helped many people make profound life changes. Learn to use hypnosis methods to reduce stress, manage emotions, change our habits, increase our motivation, manage pain and set goals.


Alisa Rose is the founder of One Yoga Unites, which offers a combination of classical and modern approaches to yoga. Originally trained and certified as a yoga teacher in Bangalore, India, in 1996 at the Vivekananda Yoga Ashram SVYASA, she currently teaches Anusara-Inspired Yoga, a system founded by John Friend.


Nalini Mehta takes the Open Center on a culinary tour of NYC’s Little India discussing the ins and outs (and cultural/spiritual significance) of Indian cooking.


Yang Yang, an internationally renowned, traditionally trained taiji and qigong master, has distilled some essential aspects of these arts into an easy-to-learn health program for people of all ages and physical capacities.


Reiki Master Joanna Crespo discusses some of the basics to practicing Reiki, at the February 2010 open house of the New York Open Center.


Wendy Coad introduces the practice and theory of Reflexology, at the February 2010 open house of the New York Open Center.


Thomas Amelio explains the principles of Mantra and Meditation, at the February 2010 open house of the New York Open Center.


Robin Rose Bennett teaches hands-on tree identification skills while exploring many of the healing properties of the herbal medicines found in trees.