A lively discussion with “meditation MacGyver” Jeff Warren about polyspirituality, Buddhist hedonism, the X-factor of awareness, and how he contributed to Dan Harris’s new book Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics (Spiegel & Grau). http://jeffwarren.org/ Download this episode (right click and save)
On today’s Heart Of Mind Radio, host Kathryn Davis speaks with Mark Becker, founder of The New Life Expo. http://newlifeexpo.com/
In our first segment we will discuss the next New Life experience opportunity that is coming up on March 18th – 20th at the Pen Plaza Pavilion: 401 7th Ave., NY, NY 10001. Host Kathryn Davis will give a lecture on Vibrational Intelligence on Friday May 18th at 9 PM, Room C 2nd Floor.
In the second part of today’s program we feature segments from three inspiring authors on the general topic of self-realization from the series: Sounds True Producers Pick. Go to this link for the full collection of inspiring audio clips
Rick Jarow: Honoring Your Calling
Rick Jarow is a professor of religion at Vassar College and an acclaimed alternative career counselor. Most counselors will tell you that the way to find the right job for you is to make an inventory of your skills and then match them to the trends and demands of the marketplace. Yet how often does that end up providing us with truly fulfilling work? Rick teaches a radically different approach. “We are all called toward a unique expression that only we can offer to the world,” he says, “and if we do not honor that calling, our gifts may remain lost to the world forever.” In selecting this Producer’s Pick, Sounds True producer Matt Licata chose an excerpt from The Beginner’s Guide to Finding Your Perfect Job that showcases not only Rick’s wisdom for finding our purpose, but also his ability to carry us with his voice into a spacious place where we can naturally hear our unique calling.
Tara Brach: Connecting with Your Aspirations
There is a saying in Zen Buddhism: “The most important thing is to remember the most important thing.” As Tara Brach teaches, this is a pointing instruction that guides us to reflect on the essential values that are most important to us—heartfelt truths that are often obscured by our hectic movement through the everyday world. In this selection from her audio program Finding True Refuge selected by Sounds True producer Randy Roark, Tara offers a simple and profound guided meditation to help you reach a place of truth, love, and awareness in order to rediscover and reconnect to what is most important to you.
Jack Kornfield: Becoming a Child of Spirit
The play of sunlight through leaves . . . the songs of the wind . . . the arc of a brushstroke on paper. To be awake, reflects Jack Kornfield, is to discover the beauty hidden in all things—and to express that beauty ourselves. “The thing that resonated with me most in Jack’s new program, Turn Toward the Beautiful: Creativity as a Path of Liberation,” says Sounds True producer Randy Roark, “is the realization that the greatest impediment to our creativity is the false sense of certainty we so often seek—our desire to ‘solve’ life like it’s a problem.” In this excerpt, Jack explores how we can reclaim our childlike attitude of wonder, attuning ourselves to the beauty that often passes us by unnoticed