IN CONVERATION: Podcast of Banyen Books & Sound

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Welcome to IN CONVERSATION - a series of captivating & insightful dialogues with leading writers, artists, and spiritual teachers. IN CONVERSATION is a production of Banyen Books & Sound, Canada’s most comprehensive body-mind-spirit bookstore. Vis...Show More

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Gangaji - Inner Freedom

29:06 | Jan 3rd

In this episode of Banyen Books & Sound's In Conversation, spiritual teacher and author Gangaji speaks about coming home to our inner freedom, a state that transcends emotions and suffering and is not subject to loss or gain. This requires a willingn...Show More

Orit Sen-Gupta - Touching the Sacred

34:22 | Oct 3rd, 2018

Sanskrit scholar, founder of Vijnana Yoga International, and respected Yoga teacher Orit Sen-Gupta speaks about stillness and spaciousness and the practice of movement and sitting that bring us closer to the experience of the sacred.

Steven Halpern - Sound Healing

58:19 | Oct 3rd, 2018

Steven Halpern, Grammy-award nominee and pioneer in the field of sound healing, discusses his career in using sound to facilitate higher states of consciousness. Steven speaks about noise pollution, brain entrainment, and the power of intention in cr...Show More

Wasteland to Pureland: Doug Duncan Sensei & Catherine Pawasarat

40:00 | Sep 8th, 2018

Archariya Doug Duncan and Catherine Pawasarat, co-founders of the Clear Sky Retreat Center and authors of Wasteland to Pureland, speak about spiritual awakening as the only sustainable mindset in a universe that appears chaotic and for a planet that ...Show More

John Lockley - Way of the Leopard: African Teachings of Ancestry, Instinct & Dreams

37:51 | Sep 8th, 2018

John Lockley, renowned sangoma/South African Shaman, speaks with Farah Nazarali in this Banyen interview. John Lockley is a fully initiated traditional sangoma in the Xhosa tribe of South Africa – the same tribe as Nelson Mandala and Desmond Tutu. He...Show More

Mark Nepo - The Power & Spirit of Community

31:10 | Aug 11th, 2018

“Through kindness we experience our kinship with one another.” Mark Nepo, best-selling author, beloved poet and spiritual teacher, speaks about the power of community and relationships as ways to manifest the in-dwelling presence of spirit and re-...Show More

Vasant D. Lad - Ayurveda: The Science of Longevity

20:41 | May 18th, 2018

Author, Ayurvedic physician and professor and Director of the Ayurvedic Institute, Dr. Vasant Lad offers simple, practical tools in combating anxiety and depression. Dr. Lad also speaks about the effect of digital technology on the pineal gland and t...Show More

Bruce Lipton, PhD - Consciousness, Evolution, and the Sixth Mass Extinction

50:52 | May 18th, 2018

Scientist, author, and international speaker, Bruce Lipton passionately talks about how human survival on planet Earth depends on understanding our essential nature as creators. This thought-provoking interview links climate change and turmoil in the...Show More

Deva Pemal - A Life of Mantra

23:06 | May 3rd, 2018

Deva Premal, world-renowned musician, speaks movingly about her life sharing mantra and music. Deva Premal & Miten with Manose will perform live at the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts, Saturday, May 19. Tickets & info: goo.gl/DcFxd5

Dr. Shefali - Conscious Parenting

18:08 | Apr 24th, 2018

Internationally-acclaimed author, speaker, and clinic psychologist Dr. Shefali speaks about what it means to use pain as a wake up call to parent more consciously through connection to self and letting go of cultural norms, external measures of worth...Show More

Lynne McTaggart - The Power of Altruistic Intention

31:17 | Apr 24th, 2018

“You don’t need sweat lodges or Ayahuasca or years of disciplined deprivation, all you need is a group [focused on altruistic intention] and it is a sudden fast-track to the miraculous.”- Lynne McTaggart Award-winning investigative journalist, Lyn...Show More

Pico Iyer - The Art of Stillness

33:37 | Mar 5th, 2018

In an age when information travels across time and space in nanoseconds and desires are fulfilled instantly, is the human mind designed to move at the same pace of technology? According to writer and essayist, Pico Iver, "in a world of constant movem...Show More

Rev. Angel Kyodo - Radical Dharma

28:25 | Feb 26th, 2018

“Love and justice are not two. Without inner change, there can be no outer change. Without collective change, no change matters.” Maverick spiritual teacher and author, Rev. angel Kyodo williams Sensei speaks eloquently about Dharma, social ju...Show More

Dan Siegel - The Science of Pure Awareness

45:57 | Feb 15th, 2018

Dan Siegel, pioneer in the field of intra-personal neurobiology, Executive Director of the Mindsight Institute, and author of more than a dozen books on the mind, mindfulness, and the brain speaks about the science of pure awareness. His research rev...Show More

Dan Siegel - The Science of Pure Awareness

45:57 | Feb 15th, 2018

Dan Siegel, pioneer in the field of intra-personal neurobiology, Executive Director of the Mindsight Institute, and author of more than a dozen books on the mind, mindfulness, and the brain speaks about the science of pure awareness. His research rev...Show More

Elder Malidoma Somé - Ancestral Wisdom

34:11 | Feb 6th, 2018

Dr. Malidoma Patrice Somé, West African shaman, Elder and author, speaks powerfully about the realm of the ancestors and the yearning of our ancestors to connect with those living, and to collaborate in the healing and beautification of our world. He...Show More

Elder Malidoma Somé - Ancestral Wisdom

34:11 | Feb 6th, 2018

Dr. Malidoma Patrice Somé, West African shaman, Elder and author, speaks powerfully about the realm of the ancestors and the yearning of our ancestors to connect with those living, and to collaborate in the healing and beautification of our world. He...Show More

Caroline Myss - The Power of Words

20:45 | Jan 13th, 2018

Caroline Myss speaks with Banyen about the life-changing power of words. Caroline Myss is the author of Anatomy of the Spirit, Sacred Contracts, Invisible Acts of Power, and Why People Don’t Heal and How They Can. An internationally renowned speaker ...Show More

Caroline Myss - The Power of Words

20:45 | Jan 13th, 2018

Caroline Myss speaks with Banyen about the life-changing power of words. Caroline Myss is the author of Anatomy of the Spirit, Sacred Contracts, Invisible Acts of Power, and Why People Don’t Heal and How They Can. An internationally renowned speaker ...Show More

Dr. Gabor Maté - Compassionate Inquiry

28:00 | Jan 8th, 2018

Dr. Gabor Maté, renowned addiction expert and international speaker, discusses Compassionate Inquiry, a psycho-therapeutic method for facilitating physical, mental and emotional healing. Born out of necessity and rooted in the inseparability of mind ...Show More

Dr. Gabor Maté - Compassionate Inquiry

28:00 | Jan 8th, 2018

Dr. Gabor Maté, renowned addiction expert and international speaker, discusses Compassionate Inquiry, a psycho-therapeutic method for facilitating physical, mental and emotional healing. Born out of necessity and rooted in the inseparability of mind ...Show More

Johann Hari - Rethinking Addiction & the War on Drugs

38:57 | Oct 29th, 2017

NY Times bestselling author and award-winning journalist, Johann Hari makes a compelling case that we've got it all wrong about addiction and the war on drugs. Travelling all over the world in search of answers to the most basic questions about addic...Show More

Johann Hari - Rethinking Addiction & the War on Drugs

38:57 | Oct 29th, 2017

NY Times bestselling author and award-winning journalist, Johann Hari makes a compelling case that we've got it all wrong about addiction and the war on drugs. Travelling all over the world in search of answers to the most basic questions about addic...Show More

Stephen Jenkinson - Die Wise Manifesto for Sanity & Soul

24:40 | Oct 29th, 2017

“To grieve is part of the human experience. That's the great dare of being human and being conscious- to be willing to love something that's not going to last; that's a grief-endorsed understanding of life.” Author, teacher, activist, ceremonialis...Show More

Stephen Jenkinson - Die Wise Manifesto for Sanity & Soul

24:40 | Oct 29th, 2017

“To grieve is part of the human experience. That's the great dare of being human and being conscious- to be willing to love something that's not going to last; that's a grief-endorsed understanding of life.” Author, teacher, activist, ceremonialis...Show More

Simrit Kaur - The Power of Voice & Sound

23:14 | Sep 10th, 2017

Renowned chant & world music artist Simrit Kaur speaks with Banyen about the power of voice and sound. Question: "Have the practices of Naad Yoga helped you connect with the Divine?" Simrit: "Yes, most definitely. When I use my voice, that’s th...Show More

Simrit Kaur - The Power of Voice & Sound

23:14 | Sep 10th, 2017

Renowned chant & world music artist Simrit Kaur speaks with Banyen about the power of voice and sound. Question: "Have the practices of Naad Yoga helped you connect with the Divine?" Simrit: "Yes, most definitely. When I use my voice, that’s th...Show More