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Activism, art, education, science, psychology, philosophy, health, spirituality… All these and more are featured in this lively, short (10-20 minute) companion to the diverse, award-winning one-hour New Dimensions program that has been broadcast on public radio since 1973. For more information and over a thousand hours of downloadable programs visit newdimensions.org.   

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Activism, art, education, science, psychology, philosophy, health, spirituality… All these and more are featured in this lively, short (10-20 minute) companion to the diverse, award-winning one-hour New Dimensions program that has been broadcast on public radio since 1973. For more information and over a thousand hours of downloadable programs visit newdimensions.org.   

    A Love Story of Death and Beyond - Carla Malden - C0251

    A Love Story of Death and Beyond - Carla Malden - C0251

    Carla Malden has been a screenwriter and published author. She began her career as the assistant to renowned director Elia Kazan. With her husband and screen writing partner, Laurence Starkman, she co-wrote many screenplays and produced and wrote several award winning short films. She is author of When Do I Start? [co-authored with her father, Academy Award winning actor Karl Malden] (Limelight Editions 2004) and Afterimage, A Broken Hearted Memoir of a Charmed Life (Skirt! 2011)
    Interview Date: 9/6/2012       Tags: Carla Malden, grief, loss, Death & Dying

    Creating a Field of Peace by the Way We Eat - Will Tuttle, Ph.D. - C0494

    Creating a Field of Peace by the Way We Eat - Will Tuttle, Ph.D. - C0494

    Will Tuttle, Ph.D., is a professional pianist, composer, and teacher who holds a Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley. For more two decades he has presented at progressive churches, vegetarian and human potential conferences, and intentional communities throughout the United States. He trained in Korea as a Zen Buddhist Monk and has worked extensively in Tai Chi, Yoga, and meditation. He also works with his artist wife Madeleine Tuttle who contributes to his presentations, books, and albums. He is the author of many books including Your Inner Islands: The Keys to Intuitive Living (Will Tuttle - revised 2017), The World Peace Diet: Eating for Spiritual Health and Social Harmony (Lantern Books 2005), He also has many original piano albums including: Ascension: A Journey Beyond and Islands of Light.
    Interview Date: 1/12/2020       Tags: Will Tuttle, vegan, veganism, vegetarian, vegetarianism, world peace, animal agriculture, plant-based eating, ahimsa, The Farm, glyphosate, GMOs, sexual abuse of animals,  Health & Healing, Meditation, Spirituality, Social/Change/Politics, Peace/Nonviolence, Media

    Waking the Healing Capacities of the Brain for Special-Needs Children - Anat Baniel - C0236

    Waking the Healing Capacities of the Brain for Special-Needs Children - Anat Baniel - C0236

    Anat Baniel was born in Israel and worked with the great master of movement Moshe Feldenkrais, who frequently taught classes in her parents' home. She has established an international reputation for her work with children with special needs. A clinical psychologist who, since the early 1980s, has refined her method for working with children and now runs the Anat Baniel Method facility in Marin county in Northern California. She created the Anat Baniel Method for working with special needs children and adults. She is the author of Kids Beyond Limits: The Anat Baniel Method for Awakening the Brain and Transforming the Life of Your Child With Special Needs (TarcherPerigee Books 2012). 
    Interview Date: 4/24/2012     Tags: Anat Baniel, brain science, working with special needs children, Health & Healing, Science, Parenting

    The RAIN Process-A Weave of Mindfulness and Compassion - Tara Brach, Ph.D. - C0491

    The RAIN Process-A Weave of Mindfulness and Compassion - Tara Brach, Ph.D. - C0491

    The RAIN Process (Recognize, Allow, Investigate, Nurture) reminds us to pause and reconnect with a wise and compassionate presence allowing us to align our lives with our hearts. It can assist us when we get lost in unconscious, mental, emotional reactivity, fear, and are living on “autopilot.” RAIN is a healing process available to us that opens us to our inner radiance.  Tara Brach, PhD, is an internationally known teacher of mindfulness, meditation, emotional healing, and spiritual awakening. each month. Tara is the senior teacher and founder of Insight Meditation Center of Washington, DC. and she produces a weekly podcast. She is the author of many books including Radical Compassion: Learning to Love Yourself and Your world with the Practice of RAIN (Viking 2019), Radical Acceptance: Embracing Your Life with the Heart of a Buddha (Bantam 2004) and True Refuge: Finding Peace and Freedom in Your Own Awakened Heart (Bantam 2016)
    Interview Date: 1/24/2020       Tags: MP3, Tara Brach, RAIN process, Recognize, Allow, Investigate, Nurture, mindfulness, compassion, fear, shame, anger, somatic, allowing, Viktor Frankl, Tsoknyi Rinpoche, failure, difficult emotions, vulnerability, Alice Walker, Babemba tribe of South Africa, kindness, attention changes our brain, BJ Fogg, Tiny Habits, Personal Transformation, Meditation

    Conscious Evolutionaries - Barbara Marx Hubbard, Ph.D. - C0245

    Conscious Evolutionaries - Barbara Marx Hubbard, Ph.D. - C0245

    Barbara Marx Hubbard, Ph.D (1929-2019) shares with us ways we can be conscious evolutionaries. She was a visionary futurist and evolutionary educator. She was the cofounder and chair of the board of The Foundation for Conscious Evolution and was a guide and teacher for The Shift Network's Agents of Conscious Evolution training. She was the author of : Birth 2012 and Beyond: Humanity's Great Shift to the Age of Conscious Evolution (Shift Books 2012)

    Interview Date: 6/29/2012    Tags: Barbara Marx Hubbard, Conscious evolution, Philosophy

    The Sight That Brings Awakening - Terry Tempest Williams - C0488

    The Sight That Brings Awakening - Terry Tempest Williams - C0488

    Terry Tempest Williams is a naturalist, environmentalist, and award-winning author. She is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and her work is widely taught and anthologized around the world. On the 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act, Ms. Williams received the Sierra Club’s John Muir Award honoring a distinguished record of leadership in American conservation. She currently is the writer in residence at Harvard Divinity School and divides her time between Cambridge, Massachusetts and Castle Valley, Utah. She is the author of many books including: Refuge: An Unnatural History of Family and Place (Pantheon 1991), Red: Patience and Passion in the Desert (Vintage Books 2002), An Unspoken Hunger: Stories from the Field (Vintage Books 1995), Leap (Vintage 2001), Red: Patience and Passion in the Desert (Vintage Books 2002), The Open Space of Democracy (The Orion Society 2004), Finding Beauty in a Broken World (Pantheon 2008), When Women Were Birds (Sarah Crichton Books: Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2012), The Hour of Land: A Personal Topography of America’s National Parks (Sarah Crichton Books, Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2016), Erosion: Essays of Undoing (Sarah Crichton Books, Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2019)
    Interview Date: 12/13/2019         Tags: Terry Tempest Williams, erosion, public lands, oil and gas industry, coal industry, Bears Ears, seeing, Mormon, Mormonism, Creation Myths, Marie-Louise van Franz, Adam and Eve, Fazal Sheikh, State of Utah, gospel choir, Follow the Drinking Gourd, Big Dipper, Assault on American Lands, hidden violence, Nuclear bombs, uranium tailings, war games in the desert, coal and copper mines. Grand Staircase-Escalante, radioactive waste, President Donald J. Trump, Senator Orrin Hatch, Lamanites, Racism. Book of Mormon, Environmental racism is the outcome of bad stories, Ecology/Nature/Environment, Meditation, Spirituality, Social Change/Politics, Personal Transformation, Peace/Nonviolence, Community, Mythology

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