Global Spirit: The Call of Wisdom
Examine the true nature of wisdom, how it is recognized, and why our survival today as a species and a planet may depend on it. Author Jean Shinoda Bolen and professor Roger Walsh come together to discuss The Call of Wisdom and address a range of important questions such as: Are we now as a species, headed for wisdom or catastrophe?
Global Spirit: Sacred Ecology
Explore the natural world as an access point to the sacred. Eco-philosopher Joanna Macy meets ecologist Michael Tobias to explore some of the most basic existential questions: How do we see “ourselves” amongst the wider family of Earth’s inhabitants? Are our human notions of “ecology” or of “the sacred” blind to nature’s fundamental laws and truths?
Global Spirit: Rumi & The Sufi Path of Love
How did a 13th-century Sufi mystic from Central Asia become the most widely read poet in the United States? Rumi & The Sufi Path of Love brings together two distinguished studio guests from different cultural traditions: Sufi sheik Kabir Helminski, and Iranian filmmaker and multi-lingual website host Parisa Soultani.
Global Spirit: The Art of Living and Dying
Our most basic understanding of life is in many ways determined by our understanding of death. While to some, death is an end in itself, to others it is the final test of faith. The Art of Living and Dying presents a conversation between spiritual leaders Therese Schroeder-Sheker and Frank Ostaseski in the end-of-life movement.
Global Spirit: Stories to Remember
Life’s three fundamental questions: Who are we? Where did we come from? Where are we going? Stories to Remember brings together guests Kay Olan, a storyteller from the Mohawk Nation, and Orland Bishop, a mentor and community organizer working with members of LA gangs, who use the power of story and storytelling as a means of remembering.
Global Spirit: The Search for God
The search for God is perhaps the oldest of all spiritual quests. The Search for God brings together two teachers - Philosophy professor Dr. Jacob Needleman and Pir Zia Inayat Khan, a scholar and teacher of Islam and Sufism - of different faiths that have devoted their lives and teachings to the concept of “God” or "Ultimate Reality."
Global Spirit: Inside Sacred Texts
Explores the origins, translations, and interpretations of sacred or revered texts and sheds light on the mystical experience these texts often originate from. Inside Sacred Texts brings Willis Barnstone, Rev. Cynthia Bourgeault, Ken McLeod and Dr. Nikky Singh together to explore how these seminal texts are, in some cases, now being reappraised.
Global Spirit: The Power of Community
Explores the powerful role that intentional communities have played, in supporting the well-being, growth, and transformations of many individuals. Featuring Zen Buddhist Roshi Joan Halifax and Christian activist Adam Bucko, the guests bring compassion and insights as they apply their traditions, their experiences and their hearts to work.