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Intimate interviews with the world's most influential authors, wisdom teachers, wellness experts, psychologists, philosophers, creatives, cultural innovators, and activists. Banyen Books is Canada's leading bookstore in spirituality and healing for 50 years. www.banyen.com

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Intimate interviews with the world's most influential authors, wisdom teachers, wellness experts, psychologists, philosophers, creatives, cultural innovators, and activists. Banyen Books is Canada's leading bookstore in spirituality and healing for 50 years. www.banyen.com

    Episode 163: John Holland - Psychic Navigator

    Episode 163: John Holland - Psychic Navigator

    John Holland, world-renowned psychic medium, speaks with Banyen Books on Psychic Mediumship.

    John Holland, world-renowned psychic medium, has been helping people connect with their loved ones in the Spirit World for decades, bringing closure and healing, and has taught thousands of people how to develop and enhance their own natural psychic abilities. He is famous for his public psychic demonstrations and has starred in several TV specials, including A&E’s Mediums: We See Dead People and his own pilot, Psychic History, for the History Channel. He is the author of the best-selling books The Spirit Whisperer, Psychic Navigator, Power of the Soul, 101 Ways to Jump Start Your Intuition, and Born Knowing, as well as the oracle decks The Psychic Tarot, The Psychic Tarot for the Heart, and The Spirit Messages.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Episode 162: Sharon Salzberg - Love Your Enemies

    Episode 162: Sharon Salzberg - Love Your Enemies

    World-renowned meditation teacher Sharon Salzberg joins Banyen in conversation on her book, Love Your Enemies: How to Break the Anger Habit & Be a Whole Lot Happier.

    Sharon Salzberg is a meditation pioneer and industry leader, a world-renowned teacher and New York Times bestselling author. As one of the first to bring meditation and mindfulness into mainstream American culture over 45 years ago, her relatable, demystifying approach has inspired generations of meditation teachers and wellness influencers. Sharon is co-founder of The Insight Meditation Society in Barre, MA, and the author of eleven books, including the New York Times bestseller Real Happiness, and her seminal work, Lovingkindness. Sharon’s secular, modern approach to Buddhist teachings is sought after at schools, conferences and retreat centers around the world.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Episode 161: James Hollis - A Life of Meaning

    Episode 161: James Hollis - A Life of Meaning

    Renowned Jungian analyst James Hollis, PhD, joins Banyen for a deep conversation on the qualities that bring meaning to our human journey, and his new book A Life of Meaning.

    James Hollis, PhD, is a Zurich-trained Jungian Analyst practicing in Washington, D.C., and the bestselling author of 20 books including Living an Examined Life: Wisdom for the Second Half of the Journey, Hauntings: Dispelling the Ghosts Who Run Our Lives, What Matters Most: Living a More Considered Life, and Why Good People Do Bad Things: Understanding Our Darker Selves. He has served as Executive Director of the Jung Educational Center in Houston, Executive Director of the Jung Society of Washington, Senior Training Analyst for the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts, Director of Training of the Philadelphia Jung Institute, Vice-President of the Philemon Foundation, and Professor of Jungian Studies for Saybrook University of San Francisco/Houston.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Episode 160: Tara MacLean - Song of the Sparrow

    Episode 160: Tara MacLean - Song of the Sparrow

    Internationally renowned singer/songwriter Tara MacLean joins Banyen for a discussion on her powerful memoir Song of the Sparrow.

    Tara MacLean, Canadian singer/songwriter, has been an internationally renowned and award-winning recording and touring artist for over 25 years. She released her first album with the Nettwerk Music Group and Sony Music Publishing Canada in 1996. Since then, she has been signed with Capitol Records and EMI Canada with her JUNO-nominated band Shaye. She has written and recorded six solo albums and two with the band. Her first book, Song of the Sparrow, hit the Best Seller list the week it was released, and Tara quickly followed it up with “Sparrow” - the soundtrack for the book.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Episode 143: Bill Arnott - Gone Viking

    Episode 143: Bill Arnott - Gone Viking

    Bill Arnott discusses 'Gone Viking' and 'Gone Viking II', guiding us on an epic literary odyssey following history’s most feared and misunderstood voyageurs: the Vikings. Prepare yourself for an armchair adventure like no other!


    Bill Arnott is a songwriter, poet, and author of the bestselling travelogue 'Gone Viking: A Travel Saga' (Whistler Independent Book Awards Finalist and American Book Fest International Book Awards Finalist),' Gone Viking II: Beyond Boundaries', 'Dromomania', and 'Wonderful Magical Words'. His work has been published in literary journals in Canada, the US and UK, Europe, Asia, and Australia, and his column “Bill Arnott’s Beat” is a feature in several magazines. Bill has received awards for prose, poetry, and songwriting and is the creator of “Bill’s Artist Showcase.” For his eight-year Gone Viking expedition he was awarded a fellowship in London’s Royal Geographical Society. When not trekking the globe with a small pack and his journal, or showing off cooking skills as a culinary-school dropout, Bill can be found on Canada’s west coast, making friends and misbehaving.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Episode 140: Richard Rosen - Yoga by the Numbers

    Episode 140: Richard Rosen - Yoga by the Numbers

    Richard Rosen, renowned yoga teacher and author, discusses Yoga by the Numbers: The Sacred and Symbolic in Yoga Philosophy and Practice.


    Richard Rosen, one of America's most influential authors on yoga practice and philosohy, began his training in yoga in 1980 and graduated from the B.K.S Iyengar Institute in 1983. In 1987, together with Rodney Yee, he opened the Piedmont Yoga Studio in Oakland, CA, which operated until 2012. Richard is a contributing editor at Yoga Journal magazine, to which he has contributed countless articles and columns over the pst quarter century. He serves as the President of the board of directors fo the Yoga Dana Foundation. He is the author of five influential books, four of them published by Shambhala: The Yoga of Breath, Pranayama: Beyond the Fundamentals, Original Yoga, Yoga FAQ, and Yoga by the Numbers

    • 55 min

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