The Be Here Now Network Guest Podcast features dharma talks from a rotating lineup of contributors like: Roshi Joan Halifax, Mirabai Starr, Gil Fronsdal, Mirabai Bush, and so many more!
Ep. 76 – Mothers' Perspective on Practice w/ Jocelyn Kay Levy & Nina Rao
Yoga innovator, Jocelyn Kay Levy, is joined by kirtan wallah, Nina Rao, to share Mothers' perspectives on spiritual practice, offering personal stories and advice from Siddhi Ma.
Ep. 75 – The Untold Story of Sita with Dena Merriam and Mirabai Starr
Nina Rao welcomes Dena Merriam and Mirabai Starr for a conversation about Dena’s book, The Untold Story of Sita, and how the forces of Sita and Ram are still present in the world today.
Dena Merriam is a long-time meditation practitioner in the lineage of Kriya Yoga and the author of multiple books, including The Untold Story of Sita. Learn more about her at denamerriam.com.
Mirabai Starr is an award-winning author of creative nonfiction; her latest book is called Wild Mercy. Learn more about her at mirabaistarr.com.
Ep. 74 – Shifting Perspectives with Daryl Davis & Chris Bashinelli
Chris Bashinelli returns to the BHNN Guest Podcast for a fresh conversation with Daryl Davis about his process of shifting the perspectives of the white supremacists he engages with.
Daryl Davis is a musician, bandleader, actor, author, and race relations expert. He is well known for his work with engaging Ku Klux Klan members, many of whom wind up shifting perspectives, and leaving and denouncing the KKK. Learn more about Daryl and all of his work at daryldavis.com.
Ep. 73 – Mingyur Rinpoche – Open Awareness
Mingyur Rinpoche joins the BHNN Guest Podcast, sharing a dharma talk exploring meditation, open awareness, making friends with your problems, and overcoming the monkey mind.
Born in 1975, Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche is a much-loved and accomplished Tibetan Buddhist meditation teacher. From a young age, he was drawn to a life of contemplation. In addition to extensive training in the meditative and philosophical traditions of Tibetan Buddhism, Rinpoche has maintained a lifelong interest in Western science and psychology. Rinpoche currently teaches throughout the world, with centers on four continents. His candid and often humorous accounts of his own personal difficulties have endeared him to Buddhist and non-Buddhist students alike. Learn more about Rinpoche and find his worldwide teaching schedule at tergar.org.
Ep . 72 – JoAnna Hardy - The First Foundation of Mindfulness
JoAnna Hardy returns to the BHNN Guest Podcast to give a dharma talk centered on the first foundation of mindfulness, the breath and the body, and offer some meditation instructions.
Find upcoming events and content from Joanna, or even book a one-on-one session at joannahardy.org.
Ep. 71 – Chris Bashinelli - The Journey to Authenticity w/ Kelly Carlin
Kelly Carlin joins Chris Bashinelli for a conversation around the journey to authenticity and being in the moment, humanity and transparency, and the trappings of fame and celebrity.
Kelly Carlin is a writer, speaker and broadcast host. She is also a practitioner of Zen Buddhism, has a Masters in Jungian/Archetypal psychology, and is a producer on-screen and in the theater. Daughter of comedian George Carlin, Kelly comes from a family steeped in comedy, full of big ideas and warm hearts. Learn more about Kelly’s work, find her podcast, radio show and more at thekellycarlinsite.com.