Heart of Mind Radio – 04.24.15

Today’s Theme on Heart Of Mind Radio is Self Mastery. Kathryn shares insights from a variety of authors and offers commentary on her experience and cultivation of the mastery that can be attained through attentiveness to everyday life, and the insight that Mastery is the expression of love in every encounter.

Kathryn’s Meditation & Movement Class: Brooklyn Healing Space

Sunday. April 26– 1:00 – 2:30 PM

110 Bay Ridge Ave (2nd floor walk up) and give contact Info: –

(347) 480-1694

Guest Audio Segment includes:

Angeles Arrien: What Is Gratitude? – “Angeles Arrien has the mind of a scholar and the heart of a friend.” This was Sounds True producer Mitchell Clute’s reaction when he recorded Angeles’ audio program Gratitude: The Essential Practice for Happiness and Fulfillment. As both a cultural anthropologist and a spiritual teacher, Angeles had a gift for seeing how diverse global traditions all share certain common threads of wisdom. As Mitchell says, “Angeles weaves examples from many times and cultures to illuminate her core concepts. It is this skillful ability that gives her work such a unique impact.” In this week’s excerpt, Angeles explores gratitude and its relationship with grace, the giving of gifts, solace, and peace.

Joseph Goldstein: Nothing Is Outside of Our Practice – Joseph Goldstein has been one of the most prolific and well-respected teachers of Buddhist meditation practices in the West since 1974. In this excerpt drawn from the audio series Abiding in Mindfulness, Joseph explains how mindfulness can—and must—be practiced in even the most trying of circumstances. In the words of Sounds True producer Randy Roark, “Joseph teaches that if we can learn how to practice . . . even in sickness—and especially in the face of death—we will deepen one of the most important aspects of our practice. That is: how to turn off the mental process of self-inflicted suffering so that we can see more clearly in those important moments.”

Alice Walker: The Natural Self – Winner of both the Pulitzer Prize® and an American Book Award in 1983, Alice Walker is recognized as one of the most influential writers of our time. Her novels include The Third Life of Grange Copeland, Meridian, The Temple of My Familiar, and Possessing the Secret of Joy. Her most famous work, The Color Purple, spent more than a year on the New York Times bestseller list and was made into a film directed by Steven Spielberg. An essayist, poet, short story writer, and children’s book author, Alice has taught at Wellesley College, Brown University, Sarah Lawrence College, and Harvard University, and was an associate professor of English at Yale University. In this excerpt, Alice considers how it is possible to appreciate yourself as you are—including your imperfections—in every single moment.

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