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New Dimensions is an original and powerful forum for inspired and inspiring voices and views on a wide range of timely and timeless topics. Activism, art, education, science, psychology, philosophy, health, spirituality, global transformation, cross-cultural traditions, the interconnectedness of all life … All these and more are featured in this award-winning one-hour interview program that has been broadcast on public radio since 1973. For more information and over a thousand hours of downloadable programs visit newdimensions.org

    Tapping Into The Powerful Resource of Effective Prayer - Guy Finley - ND3710

    Tapping Into The Powerful Resource of Effective Prayer - Guy Finley - ND3710

    Finley explores the most effective use of prayer beyond making wishes and petitions to the Divine. He says, “Prayer can help us discover that which is already living in us and is everything that we ever wanted, hoped, or actually imagined was possible.” He also outlines the 5-prayers for self-transformation. Guy Finley is a spiritual teacher and author. He is the Founder and Director of Life of Learning Foundation, a nonprofit center for transcendent self-study located in Merlin, Oregon. He also hosts the Foundation’s Wisdom School — an online self-discovery program for seekers of higher self-knowledge. He offers free online classes open to all every Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. Each class also includes a Question and Answer session with Guy. Guy Finley is the author of over 45 books including The Secret of Letting Go (Llewellyn Publications 2008) and The Lost Secrets Of Prayer: Practices For Self-Awakening (Llewellyn Publications 1998)

    Interview Date: 8/22/2020     Tags: Guy Finley, prayer, good and evil, reaction, resistance, silence, The Lord’s Prayer, awareness, disorder, chaos, consciousness, Personal Transformation, Philosophy, Spirituality

    • 57 min
    A Candid Conversation Between A White Woman And African-American Woman About Racism - Ronita Johnson - ND3709

    A Candid Conversation Between A White Woman And African-American Woman About Racism - Ronita Johnson - ND3709

    This is a most candid and revealing conversation on the subject of systemic racism and culture. Here the two women converse about what we've learned, what continues to scare us, and our hope for the future. When asked how white people can become better allies to people of color, Ronita gives a sweeping list of things that people can do. Ronita Johnson has worked at the intersection of DEI which stands for diversity, equality, inclusion, and has been convening sacred circles for over 30 years. She cut her teeth in the corporate world as a first diversity manager in a large corporate organization in the 80s. Skilled in the practice of dialogue, she creates safe spaces for listening, learning, and self-reflection to bring conscious that which lies in shadow. In 2010, after a successful diversity consulting career, Ronita retired to devote all her energies to convening circles. She hosts online and in person circle gatherings, organic in nature and focused on authentic conversations toward excavating truth around life giving topics that matter. She, along with Justine Toms, are founding conveners of the Millionth Circle. She is also an original convener of Women Eradicating Racism and convener facilitator of Becoming Anti Racists. Dhr is the author of Coming To Forgiveness: A Daughter’s Story Of Race, Rage And Religion (Ronita Johnson & Associates 2012)

    Interview Date: 8/26/2020   Tags: Ronita Johnson, white privilege, Jacob Blake, unequal treatment, Eric Garner, George Floyd, Ibram X. Kendi, 13th Amendment, stop and frisk, for profit prisons, school to prison pipeline, W. Kamau Bell, Shades of America, New Orleans 9th ward, Jim Crow laws, John Lewis, Social Change/Politics

    • 57 min
    Wandering And Wondering In Our Native Landscape - ND3608 Kate Marianchild

    Wandering And Wondering In Our Native Landscape - ND3608 Kate Marianchild

    Kate Marianchild has trained herself as an amateur naturalist watching wildlife, leading nature walks, and giving slide presentations. Here she shares the delight that comes from walking slowly or sitting quietly in nature, including how we might go about discovering our local eco-system. She is a “Citizen Scientist” who shares the delight that comes from walking slowly or sitting quietly in nature. She is the author of:
    Secrets of The Oak Woodlands: Plants & Animals Among California’s Oaks (Heyday 2014)
     
    Interview Date: 2/23/2017 Tags: Kate Marianchild, acorn woodpeckers, western scrub jay, corvids, titmouse, Oak Woodlands, newts, manzanita, keystone species, California ground squirrels, wasps, ants, poison oak, woodrat, Christmas bird count, Ecology/Nature/Environment, Personal Transformation

    • 57 min
    Early Signs of a New Society - Sarah van Gelder - ND3606 (1)

    Early Signs of a New Society - Sarah van Gelder - ND3606 (1)

    Van Gelder launched a 12,000 mile trip across America to explore the many dynamic movements taking root around the country. She collected a myriad of stories and examples that give us hope for our future. She observes that the sustainable systems change that is required in these threshold times is now being modeled on local levels across the country. Sarah van Gelder is cofounder and editor-at-large of the award-winning YES!Magazine. She writes and speaks internationally on environmental, social, and economic alternatives and on community-based change. She is the editor of: Sustainable Happiness: Live Simply, Live Well, Make a Difference (Berrett-Koehler Publishers 2015), This Changes Everything: Occupy Wall Street and the 99 Percent Movement (Berrett-Koehler publishers 2011). She is the author of The Revolution Where You Live: Stories from a 12,000-Mile Journey Through a New America. (Berrett-Koehler Publishers 2017) 

    Interview Date: 3/11/2017    Tags: Sarah van Gelder, poverty, wealth, inequality of wealth, Otter Creek Montana, Coal strip mining, Bakken Oil fields, fracking, Turtle Mountain Chippewa, community, potlucks, isolation, DIT, Do It Together, Halima Cassells, swap meets, extractive economies, sharing economies, Greensboro N.C., farmers markets, Whitesburg Kentucky, Appalshop, Archimedes, Community, Social change/Politics, History, Indigenous Wisdom

    • 57 min
    Asking Better Questions - Robert Fuller, Ph.D. - ND3464

    Asking Better Questions - Robert Fuller, Ph.D. - ND3464

    From traveling across Russia on the Trans-Siberian railroad to the “Golden Rule” in religion, Fuller takes us on a wide and deep adventure, always returning to the idea that learning to ask better questions is one of the keys to truly improving our lives and improving society. Robert Fuller, Ph.D. is a physicist and former president of Oberlin College. He has consulted with Indira Gandhi, met with Jimmy Carter regarding the President's Commission on World Hunger, and worked to defuse the Cold War in Russia when it was known as the USSR. As Fuller reflected on his career he realized that he had been, at different times in his life, a somebody and a nobody. His periodic sojourns into “Nobodyland” led him to identify rankism - the abuse of the power inherent in rank. His books include Somebodies and Nobodies: Overcoming the Abuse of Rank (New Society Publishers 2003), Dignity for All: How to Create a World without Rankism (co-author Pamela A. Gerloff) (Berrett-Koehler Publishers 2008), Religion and Science: A Beautiful Friendship? (e-book, Smashwords 2012),The Rowan Tree (CreateSpace 2013), Theo: The White Squirrel (co-author Claire Sheridan) (Amazon Digital Services 2016), Questions and Quests: A Short Book of phorisms (Amazon Digital Services 2017) and The Theory of Everybody (Robert Fuller 2017) 

    Interview Date: 2/5/13     Category: Tags: Bob Fuller, Citizen Diplomacy Movement, dignity, Robert Fuller, Robert Works Fuller, Community, Global Culture, Peace/Nonviolence, Philosophy / Psychology, Science, Social Change / Politics

    • 57 min
    Safe, Stable and Sane Spiritual Practices in Crazy Times - Philip Goldberg - ND3708

    Safe, Stable and Sane Spiritual Practices in Crazy Times - Philip Goldberg - ND3708

    Goldberg urges us to look for spiritual practices that fit our personal needs, predilections and circumstances. He advocates bringing the best of ourselves to our life and work by combining our outer work in the world with our inner work of spiritual development. He also encourages us to develop a spiritual routine yet remain flexible. Philip Goldberg has been studying the world's spiritual traditions for more than 50 years. He's a workshop leader, spiritual counselor and meditation teacher, and an ordained interfaith minister. He also co-hosts the Spirit Matters Podcasts. He leads American Veda tours and blogs regularly on Elephant Journal and Spirituality & Health. He is the author of many books, including American Veda: From Emerson and the Beatles to Yoga and Meditation How Indian Spirituality Changed the West. (Harmony 2013), The Life of Yogananda: The Story of the Yogi Who Became the First Modern Guru (Hay House, 2nd Edition 2020) and Spiritual Practice for Crazy Times: Powerful Tools to Cultivate Calm, Clarity, and Courage (Hay House 2020)

    Interview Date: 8/10/2020  Tags: Philip Goldberg, spiritual bypassing, spiritual activism, Thomas Merton, John Lewis, Paramahansa Yogananda, Mahatma Gandhi, mindfulness, Huston Smith, Bhagavad Gita, Jill Bolte Taylor, mantra, TM, Transcendental Meditation, Meditation, Personal Transformation, Spirituality

    • 57 min

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