spirituality dialogues

I somehow stumbled upon a series of free dialogues with spiritual leaders that is currently in progress. Not something I would normally even go near, a bit skeptical I am of this sort of thing, but I’m glad I found it because it’s quite interesting and there seems to be no catch!

It’s called the Sacred Awakenings series and I’ve listened to a few of the dialogues (each one is one hour, I believe). I listened to the Alice Walker talk and it was full of very inspiring beautiful words and stories from her life and the lives of others. Here is a quote from her talk in which she speaks of the responsibility, the role of the artist. It made me think of Japan…

You start in these places where you just think that our job is to come in and to help you to rise again, and to be whole even in your woundedness and even in your ragged and distraught and distressed situation. It is our job to come in and make it possible for you to see that whatever is happening we live in a magical world, and it has not changed. We have changed, but the world itself is amazing as ever and you don’t have to go very far to find this out, you just step outside the door, or even inside. But your eyes open to what is marvelous in life and they do not remain focused on what has gone horribly wrong.

This is the schedule, the past talks are always available to listen to online or to download.

Wednesday, Mar. 9th, 3:00pm Pacific ~ (webcast)
Grandmother Mona Polacca – Member of the International Council of 13 Indigenous Grandmothers; President, Turtle Island Project

Thursday, Mar. 10th, 5:00pm Pacific ~ (webcast)
Alice Walker – Pulitzer Prize winning author of The Color Purple, essayist, poet, and activist

Tuesday, Mar. 15th, 5:00pm Pacific ~ (webcast)
Lama Palden – One of the first Western women lamas in the Vajrayana tradition

Thursday, Mar. 17th, 5:00pm Pacific ~ (webcast)
Leonard Jacobson – Founder of The Conscious Living Foundation, author of Journey into Now

Friday, Mar. 18th, 12:00pm Pacific ~ (webcast)
Jeddah Mali – Mentor, Advisor, and Teacher

Monday, Mar. 21st, 5:00pm Pacific ~ (webcast)
Wendy Palmer – Creator of Conscious Embodiment, author of “The Intuitive Body”, sixth degree black belt in Aikido

Tuesday, Mar. 22nd, 4:00pm Pacific ~ (webcast)
Rev. Deborah Johnson – Founding minister and president of Inner Light Ministries

Thursday, Mar. 24th, 5:00pm Pacific ~ (webcast)
Sylvia Boorstein – Co-founding teacher at Spirit Rock, author of “Happiness Is an Inside Job”

Monday, Mar. 28th, 5:00pm Pacific ~ (webcast)
David Spangler – Co-director of Findhorn and the Lorian Association, author of “Incarnational Spirituality”

Tuesday, Mar. 29th, 5:00pm Pacific ~ (webcast)
Eli Jaxon-Bear – Founder of the Leela Foundation, author of “Sudden Awakening into Direct Realization”

Thursday, Mar. 31st, 5:00pm Pacific ~ (webcast)
Roger Housden – Bestselling author of 20 books, including the “Ten Poems Series”

Monday, Apr. 4th, 5:00pm Pacific ~ (webcast)
Rabbi Marcia Praeger – Rabbi of Philadelphia P’nai Or Jewish Renewal Community, author of “The Path of Blessing”

Tuesday, Apr. 5th, 5:00pm Pacific ~ (webcast)
Ram Dass – Co-founder of the Seva Foundation, author of “Be Here Now”

Thursday, Apr. 7th, 5:00pm Pacific ~ (webcast)
Hale Dwoskin – Best-selling author of “The Sedona Method,” featured in the movies “Letting Go” and “The Secret”

Monday, Apr. 11th, 5:00pm Pacific ~ (webcast)
Cheri Huber – Founder of Zen Monastery Peace Center and Living Compassion, author of “There Is Nothing Wrong with You”

Tuesday, Apr. 12th, 5:00pm Pacific ~ (webcast)
Bill Bauman – Founder of the Center for Soulful Living and the “Ultimate Human” program

Thursday, Apr. 14th, 5:00pm Pacific ~ (webcast)
Kabir Helminski – Shaikh of the Mevlevi Order, co-director of the Threshold Society, author, translator of Rumi

Friday, Apr. 15th, 12:00pm Pacific ~ (webcast)
Jack Kornfield – Co-founder of Insight Meditation Society and Spirit Rock, bestselling author

Tuesday, Apr. 19th, 5:00pm Pacific ~ (webcast)
Satyen Raja – Founder of The Get A Life Company and WarriorSage, author of “Living Ecstasy”

Thursday, Apr. 21st, 5:00pm Pacific ~ (webcast)
Gordon Davidson – Co-founder of The Center for Visionary Leadership, co-author of “The Practical Visionary” and “Spiritual Politics”


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