Robert Beatty – Mindfulness: Awakening to the Natural Way of Being (Podcast)

Long-time mindfulness practitioner and teacher, Robert Beatty speaks about mindfulness as a way of waking up in our lives and becoming fully human in each moment. Robert shares fundamental insights about impermanence, the connection between ethics and meditation, and truth of unity of all life.

Robert will be presenting “Mindfulness Meditation/Vipassana: The Practice of Waking Up” October 8 – 13, 2017:

Padma Shyam – Finding Freedom Through Meditation (Podcast)

Go deep into the pure space of your own being. Meditation teacher Padma Shyam speaks about her desire to experience freedom, meeting a meditation Master in the Himilayas, and the benefits of a meditation practice. Meditation is not a technique but the awarenss of the pure, ever-present, untouched, free space of your own being. Join Padma for an experience of the freedom of our true nature.

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Oriane Lee Johnston- A Meaningful Life: Your Emerging Future (Podcast)

Oriane Lee Johnston speaks about her personal journey using self-inquiry, and dialogue with the deeper self to be present with what the soul is being called to next and using this process to guide others about their emerging future. This process also involves acknowledging and honoring meaningful milestones in the soul’s journey, being clear on the values that resonate most deeply within ourselves and aligning the inner habitate with our way of being. Who you are has value and out of that value is a way of living and contributing. This is an beautiful interview about the call to live a meaningful, soulful life.

Bessel van der Kolk – Trauma: The Brain and the Body (PODCAST)

World renowned trauma expert and author of “The Body Keeps the Score” Bessel van der Kolk speaks about introception, the primitive self-protective parts of the brain, breathing as an effective self-regulatory mechanism and the connection between trauma and illness. von der Kolk highlights the complex nature of trauma and the underlying thread that effective treatments share the foundation of consciousness of oneself and self-care; treating the body as a precious entity.

Bessel will be presenting”Trauma, Body & the Brain” at Hollyhock August 18-23, 2017:

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Dan Hines- Deep listening, Trust, and the Inner Teacher (Podcast)

Dan Hines, activist, consultant, facilitator, and priest, speaks about deep listening, building trust in small groups, truth-telling, solitude, and the process of creating Circles of Trust.

These circles are like a loom that we are weaving together. The loom sits in the center and I offer the string of my truth to the loom and the loom accepts that thread. Others give voice to the situation of their lives and there is a tapestry of collective wisdom that is being created by everyone in the circle.

This is an insightful interview about being together in ways that honor the Inner Teacher within every one.

Dan will be presenting “Journey Towards Wholeness: A Courage & Renewal® Retreat” at Hollyhock, September 6-10, 2017: