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Welcome to The Wonder Dome. On this podcast, I explore the question “what is your fiercest hope for humanity?” through conversations with an incredible array of practitioners from across disciplines, including coaches, artists, entrepreneurs, healers, scientists, philosophers, psychologists, and organizational leaders. All of these people are working at the edge of what’s possible for humanity, striving to help us all become more resilient, adaptive, creative, and compassionate.

The Wonder Dome Andy Cahill

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Welcome to The Wonder Dome. On this podcast, I explore the question “what is your fiercest hope for humanity?” through conversations with an incredible array of practitioners from across disciplines, including coaches, artists, entrepreneurs, healers, scientists, philosophers, psychologists, and organizational leaders. All of these people are working at the edge of what’s possible for humanity, striving to help us all become more resilient, adaptive, creative, and compassionate.

    #97 What the Heart Hears (with Rev. Dr. Nóirín Ní Riain)

    #97 What the Heart Hears (with Rev. Dr. Nóirín Ní Riain)

    Rev. Dr. Nóirín Ní Riain is a theologian, philosopher, and teacher of music and music history. She is a Reverend minister, a master of ritual, and uses sound to help people mark the most important milestones in their lives: birth, marriage, death, and many others along the way.

    She also originated the concept of Theosony which is the sound of God or the sound of the Divine, a way of engaging with reality through listening that can bring us in touch with the mystery and the wonder of existence and of the universe.

    Nóirín has collaborated with hundreds of other singers and artists, perhaps most relevant to this audience, her sons Owen and Mícheál. In 2004, she collaborated with Sinead O'Connor who described Nóirín as her biggest influence and heroine in music.

    Nóirín has helped thousands of people through her music and gentle encouragement, as you’ll hear in our conversation today - which traverses Irish poetry, prayer, and sacred song; a distillation of the incredibly rich and full life that Nóirín has lived and an embodiment of her calling to share her gifts with the world.

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    Connect with Nóirín:
    https://noirin.love
    turasdanam.com
    facebook.com/RevNoirin
    instagram.com/noirininterfaith
    Listen to my conversation with Nóirín’s son, Owen - mindfulcreative.coach/the-wonder-dome/2022/3/1/86-owen-osuilleabhain
    Voice at the Edge Documentary - hilaryfennell.com/portfolio/noirin-ni-riain-voice-at-the-edge
    bookshop.org/books/listen-with-the-ear-of-the-heart-an-autobiography/9781847301727
    Sean-nós singing - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sean-n%C3%B3s_singing
    Theosony: the Sound of God from BBC - bbc.co.uk/religion/religions/christianity/music/theosony.shtml

    • 1 hr 8 min
    #96 For All Beings (with Monique Schubert)

    #96 For All Beings (with Monique Schubert)

    Monique Schubert is a dear friend who I've had the privilege of studying with, learning from, and teaching alongside. She is a beautiful soul who sees life as an extended project to make the world more beautiful, more kind, and more inclusive. She uses the tools of art, yoga, and music to educate, inspire, and connect.

    Monique is also a Kripalu certified teacher and helps design their teacher trainings and facilitates transformational experiences, including their 200-hour meditation teacher certification, which she is co-teaching alongside another dear friend, colleague, and past Wonder Dome guest, Sam Chase.

    For over 20 years she’s been teaching yoga and mindfulness in the New York City area, and she brings together a wonderful background in visual arts that weaves into her mindfulness teaching and practices. She's also a member of the Resistance Revival Chorus, a powerhouse group of 60+ women and femmes who unite to sing songs from various protest traditions, such as the civil rights movement, the labor movement, and the women's movement.

    Infusing all of Monique’s work as a teacher, an educator, an artist, a musician, and an activist, is her deep commitment to collective joy and thriving.
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    Connect with Monique:
    omsociety.yoga
    linkedin.com/in/monique-schubert-mfa-4a57ba45
    resistancerevivalchorus.com
    'For All Beings' by Zenju Earthlyn Manuel - zenju.org/for-all-beings-2/
    Valerie June 'Astral Plane' - youtube.com/watch?v=rN35g4eLQgg
    Ronald McNair - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ronald_McNair
    Resistance Revival Chorus 'Reason I Sing' featuring Valerie June - resistancerevivalchorus.bandcamp.com/track/reason-i-sing
    Ani DiFranco 'Joyful Girl' feat the Resistance Revival Chorus - youtube.com/watch?v=qS_b_ExBfWI
    Ubuntu Philosophy - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ubuntu_philosophy

    • 59 min
    #95 Everything Is Humming (with Sessei Meg Levie)

    #95 Everything Is Humming (with Sessei Meg Levie)

    My conversation with Sessei Meg Levie works with the possibility that sitting in stillness, attending to what is without judging yourself or the world, and simply noticing, can open whole new doorways of possibility in your life and the lives of those around you. Sessei Meg Levie is the head priest of the Stone Creek Zen Center in Sonoma County, CA, and she has been practicing Soto Zen for 30+ years. Over the past decade, she has pioneered the development of awareness practices in organizations around the world.

    As a senior teacher for Search Inside Yourself, the mindfulness-based emotional intelligence and leadership program created at Google, she has trained hundreds of other meditation and mindfulness teachers and impacted thousands more participants. She's also a professional coach who works with executives to bring meditation and mindfulness to their leadership.

    I invite you to start with the advice Meg offers at the end: simply pay attention. If you are feeling that sense of exhaustion, fatigue, or overwhelm, or even a hint that things could be different, then start by paying attention. Who knows what doorways might open?

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    Connect with Meg:
    meglevie.com
    linkedin.com/in/meglevie
    stonecreekzencenter.org
    sfzc.org
    siyli.org
    Sunryu Suzuki Roshi
    wordsfortheyear.com/2015/09/04/the-breeze-at-dawn-by-rumi
    ynharari.com/book/sapiens-2
    Find Meg's essay 'Home-leaving and Home-making' here: wisdomexperience.org/product/buddhas-apprentices

    • 1 hr
    #94 Queer Flourishing for All (with Dominic Longo)

    #94 Queer Flourishing for All (with Dominic Longo)

    Dominic Longo is the founder of Flourishing Gays, a coaching and consulting firm that works especially with gay, bi, queer, and trans men to support their leadership, personal development, growth, and flourishing. He is a remarkable scholar, teacher, coach, thinker, theologian, bringing together a number of different streams of understanding about how we humans are made, and who we can become if we give ourselves the gift of a life of transformation and growth.

    Our conversation explores human development through the lens of what it is to be Queer - in particular a Queer man - in our culture. We land on the beautiful possibility that by creating a world where Queer humans flourish, we are creating a world where every human can flourish.  Because, in a sense, “queerness” is a part of all of us.

    Regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity, all of us have parts of ourselves that are deemed to be too different, strange, threatening, or confusing by our dominant culture. The natural protective response is to hide or repress those parts. But this comes with massive emotional, psychological, and energetic costs. When we find ways to set down our protections and our defenses, we have the opportunity to welcome and amplify the latent gifts and potentials living inside us.

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    Connect with Dominic:
    flourishinggays.com
    facebook.com/flourishinggays
    instagram.com/flourishinggays
    linkedin.com/in/fdominiclongo

    • 1 hr 4 min
    #93 At the Intersection of Light and Loss (with Cynthia Scott)

    #93 At the Intersection of Light and Loss (with Cynthia Scott)

    Cynthia Scott has carried a lifelong curiosity about how people thrive, regenerate, and transform. She's done extensive research on burnout prevention, personal and organizational resilience, and the development of true agility and adaptability. She asks how do we grow, evolve, and stay resilient, especially as the world around us becomes so much more uncertain and things we once took for granted disappear?

    She is the founder of ChangeWorks Lab, and she has 40+ years of experience as a consultant, author, social entrepreneur, educator, and coach. Over the decades, she’s served as a leadership professor, an organizational psychologist, a nonprofit board member, an executive, and a change catalyst. In all those contexts, she's worked to help people connect to the light that fills their life with purpose and grieve the losses that make life hard so that we can find a way forward.

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    Connect with Cynthia:
    changeworkslab.com
    linkedin.com/in/scottcynthia
    twitter.com/cynthiascottsf

    • 1 hr 8 min
    #92 Choose the Rough Waters (with Aidan McCullen)

    #92 Choose the Rough Waters (with Aidan McCullen)

    One of the coolest things about hosting The Wonder Dome is that I get to dive deep into conversations with some of the most dynamic human beings on the planet. Aidan McCullen is one of those people.

    He is the author of Undisruptable: A Mindset of Permanent Reinvention for Individuals, Organisations, and Life. He also hosts the fantastic podcast, The Innovation Show, which served as an exemplar for me of what's possible for the Wonder Dome. And he publishes a weekly blog centering around what it means to reinvent ourselves and our organizations.

    As you’ll see and hear, he has a remarkable gift for storytelling and metaphor, and his body of work speaks to the importance of having full access to all of our inner resources. So that we can do the hard work necessary to weather tough times. And so that we can adapt and innovate when the situation demands it.

    We could stop there, and that would be material enough. But before Aidan built this body of work, he made a successful career as a professional rugby player with over 100 caps for Leinster, Toulouse, and London Irish. And in our conversation, he shares how even becoming a rugby player was in itself a personal reinvention.

    In short, Aidan is someone who has walked the walk in terms of growth, adaption, and evolution. If you care at all about how to live life more fully, more creatively, with more resilience and adaptability, then this conversation is for you.

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    Connect with Aidan:
    Listen to theinnovationshow.io
    Keep up with Aidan’s blog aidanmccullen.com/thursday-thought-blog
    Read Aidan's latest book theinnovationshow.io/undisruptable-book
    Visit AidanMcCullen.com
    instagram.com/the_innovation_show
    linkedin.com/in/aidanmccullen
    twitter.com/aidanmccullen

    • 58 min

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Kinnickkinnick ,

Just beautiful

This podcast is great. I find that these episodes live on in my bones after I hear them, powerful catalysts for transformation. Andy creates a lovely space that really invites realization and insight, a wonder dome indeed.

Mike Trugman ,

Fierce hope for humanity

Andy unpacks his fiercest hope for humanity with so many heart-centered, thoughtful leaders and I leave every episode feeling grounded and inspired to be the best possible human.

Andy is a masterful listener and question asker, and his guests always open up and share their gifts with ease.

If you are passionate about human development, The Wonder Dome is the place to be!

MichaelKoehler ,

Master of conversation!

Andy is so skillful in diving deep into the soul and wisdom of his guests! The conversations are an inspiration for leaders, coaches and everyone interested in the big questions of life!

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