“Disobey with Great Love”

“Disobey with Great Love”

Note: This episode is a re-publish of the 2012 conversation with Pancho. Pancho Ramos-Stierle has a passion for astrobiology that brought him to the University of California at Berkeley to pursue a Ph.D in Astrophysics. But when the government of the part of the Planet we call the U.S. and the laboratories of the university announced they were developing “safer nuclear weapons,” he decided to stop cooperating with the institution. Now as a responsible scientist,...
The Roots of Our Being

The Roots of Our Being

Philip Shepherd has a passion for adventure and exploration that has guided him for most of his life. At 18 it took him from his native Canada to cycle alone around the world through Europe, the Middle East, Iran, India and Japan. But that trip, adventurous as it was, merely expressed a commitment to a more crucial adventure – coming to understand the subtle and often hidden aspects of our culture that affect us all, compromising our sense of self, our connection...
The Contact Project

The Contact Project

Jennifer K. Lynne founded thecontactproject in 2007 to promote the cultivation of listening, patience and respect as foundations for conflict transformation & peacebuilding.  Jennifer received her Master’s in Conflict Transformation at the Center for Justice and Peacebuilding at Eastern Mennonite University with a concentration in Organizational Management and a specialization in Identity and Trauma.  In addition to role as director at thecontactproject, she...
Love Is All There is

Love Is All There is

  This is a new episode in our monthly podcast series, Upaya Conversations, a collaboration with Upaya Zen Center. John Dear is an internationally known voice for peace and nonviolence. A Jesuit priest, pastor, peacemaker, organizer, lecturer, and retreat leader, he is the author/editor of 30 books, including his autobiography, “A Persistent Peace.” In 2008, John was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize by Archbishop Desmond Tutu. A longtime practitioner and...
An Ecovillage for Homeless People

An Ecovillage for Homeless People

Darrell Blair is a Buddhist practitioner and a homeless activist. His aim is to cultivate the homeless potential within the homeless population. He can be contacted at bdarrell299 @ gmail.com. Darrell speaks with Joanna about part of his lifetime journey, and his project of an ecovillage by and for homeless people.   ”I Can’t Sit Still”, original music by Evarusnik   http://traffic.libsyn.com/futureprimitive/FP_340-darrell-blair-2013.mp3Podcast: Play in...
Becoming the Soul

Becoming the Soul

Susan Marie Scavo and Bill St.Cyr are founding members and co-executive directors of North of Eden. They are master dreamwork analysts who received their training from Marc Bregman and Christa Lancaster, the founders of North of Eden Archetypal Dreamwork. They co-lead the Center for Archetypal Dreamwork Analyst Training Program and the North of Eden Teacher Training Program and have led dreamwork retreat groups at the North of Eden Retreat Center since 2004, as...