What does it take to really create change–the kind that helps us work together as human beings for one another and for the planet? We believe the change we all wish to see in the world first needs to happen within. In this podcast, Kristen Vandivier and Isabel Keoseyan – co-founders of Meditation Without Borders – and their guests share laughs, stories and insights into the movement of meditation for social change.
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This week’s podcast is all about Karma. Not the definition that’s popular in the West which is more like a “what goes around comes around” kind of thing, but the true definition of Karma which is action that binds. After this past year of massive global Karmic events, it can feel like the walls are closing in on all of us, so how do we free ourselves? In this episode, Kristen and Isabel share some strategies (and amusing anecdotes) about how to live life unbounded within no matter what is happening on the outside.
Healing Sexual Trauma
It’s a topic that’s not broached often, but is a powerful undercurrent in the lives of many people, especially women. What if there was a way to change your consciousness so that sexual trauma is not limiting you but becomes a point of connection with others that can lead you to your purpose? In this episode, Kristen and Isabel share deeply personal experiences of incorporating a history of abuse into your spiritual journey.
In the Darkness, We Wake Up
The world is in a pretty dark place right now, it’s hard to deny, and it has people searching for an answer. What if there was a way to find light in this darkness? What if it was the darkness itself that caused the awakening? In this episode, we talk about spiritual epiphanies and how they are triggered. Isabel and Kristen share their most personal stories of loss and darkness and how those influenced their own evolution and how you too can spark your awakening in the shadow.
Taking On Polarization
It seems like the only thing we can all agree on nowadays is that we are living in a time of extreme polarization. And the lines of division are across almost every sphere of life: political, racial, generational, Covid safety, economic, whether see a blue or a gold dress? What got us to this intensely divided state where people don’t just disagree, they hate the other side for disagreeing? And how do we fix it? In this episode, Isabel and Kristen examine the cultural roots of the current divisiveness and show how you can make a difference in bringing a sense of unity back to the world.
How do you scale wisdom? Cory Smith, serial social entrepreneur and CEO/co-founder of Wisdom Labs is on a mission to find out, and we are lucky enough to have him on our podcast. He started Wisdom Labs with the belief that business is a force for social change and it starts with our behaviors at work. In this episode, we tap into Cory’s wisdom from years of creating purpose-driven company after company and discuss how when people at work meditate, it leads to more thoughtful decisions and better relationships, which then ripple out the improve people’s lives and then the planet in general. You will also learn about the dramatic event that Cory awakened to his purpose. He’ll leave you feeling inspired and buzzing with ideas on how business can usher us into a more enlightened time.
In the Name of Freedom
Whole nations have been formed and wars have been fought in the name of this concept we call freedom. But what is freedom? Is it doing whatever we want to do, whenever we want to do it, following one desire after the next in search of fulfillment? What about a free society, what happens when your free action infringes on the freedom of others? In this episode, Isabel and Kristen reveal how to achieve true freedom and why experiencing it is so necessary to create peace and balance in our world.