Spiritual Practice and Mindfulness
Religion November 25, 2020

Peace Love Yoga

The Politics of Global Spirituality

Andrea Jain

Hosted by Lindsey Jackson
In Peace Love Yoga: The Politics of Global Spirituality (Oxford University Press, 2020), Andrea Jain examines the interconnectedness between global spirituality and neoliberal capitalism through an examination of the global …

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Academic Life November 19, 2020

Finishing Your Book When Life Is A Disaster

A Discussion with Jennifer Strube

Jennifer Strube

Hosted by Christina Gessler
Welcome to The Academic Life. You are smart and capable, but you aren’t an island, and neither are we. So we reached across our mentor network to bring you podcasts …
Academic Life November 12, 2020

Should I Quit My Ph.D. Program?

A Discussion with Rebecca Duke-Barton

Rebecca Duke-Barton

Hosted by Christina Gessler
Welcome to The Academic Life. You are smart and capable, but you aren’t an island, and neither are we. So we reached across our own mentor networks to bring you …
Dan Hill's EQ Spotlight November 12, 2020

The Serenity Code

How Brain Plasticity Helps You Live Without Stress, Anxiety, and Depression (SAD)

Christophe Morin

Hosted by Dan Hill
In his book The Serenity Code: How Brain Plasticity Helps You Live Without Stress, Anxiety and Depression (SAD) (Depth Insights, 2020), Christophe Morin explains how you can rewire your brains …
Spiritual Practice and Mindfulness November 10, 2020

Dancing on the Tightrope

Transcending the Habits of Your Mind and Awakening to Your Fullest Life

Beth Kurland

Hosted by Elizabeth Cronin
If life can feel at times like a challenging tightrope walk, how do we face life's difficulties yet remain resilient and open-hearted? Rather than seeking "perfect" balance, or tiptoeing on …
Psychology November 10, 2020

To Heal a Wounded Heart

The Transformative Power of Buddhism and Psychotherapy in Action

Pilar Jennings

Hosted by Yakir Englander
Early on in her clinical practice, psychoanalyst Pilar Jennings was presented with a particularly difficult case: a six-year-old girl who, traumatized by loss, had stopped speaking. Challenged by the limitations …
Spiritual Practice and Mindfulness October 26, 2020

Growing Young

How Friendship, Optimism, and Kindness Can Help You Live to 100

Marta Zaraska

Hosted by Eric LeMay
Today I interview Marta Zaraska about her book Growing Young: How Friendship, Optimism, and Kindness Can Help You Live to 100 (Appetite/Random House, 2020). Now you may be thinking to …
South Asian Studies October 9, 2020

Contemplative Studies in Hinduism

Meditation, Devotion, Prayer, and Worship

Rita D. Sherma and Purushottama Bilimoria

Hosted by Raj Balkaran
What counts as contemplative practices in Hinduism? What can Hindu Studies offer Contemplative Studies as a discipline? Contemplative Studies in Hinduism: Meditation, Devotion, Prayer, and Worship (Routledge, 2020), edited by …
Literature October 1, 2020

Seconds and Inches

Carly Israel

Hosted by Eric LeMay
Today I interview Carly Israel about her bold new memoir, Seconds and Inches (Jaded Ibis Press). In the opening sentence of her introduction, Israel writes, “My last name, Israel, means …
Spiritual Practice and Mindfulness September 18, 2020

The Well-Gardened Mind

The Restorative Power of Nature

Sue Stuart-Smith

Hosted by Christina Gessler
Sue Stuart-Smith, who is a distinguished psychiatrist and avid gardener, offers an inspiring and consoling work about the healing effects of gardening and its ability to decrease stress and foster …
Literature September 4, 2020

Two Worlds Exist

Yehoshua November

Hosted by Yakir Englander
Yehoshua November's second poetry collection, Two Worlds Exist (Orison Books), movingly examines the harmonies and dissonances involved in practicing an ancient religious tradition in contemporary America. November's beautiful and profound …
Spiritual Practice and Mindfulness September 1, 2020

The Possibility Principle

How Quantum Physics Can Improve the Way You Think, Live, and Love

Mel Schwartz

Hosted by Elizabeth Cronin
How would you like to experience your life? It’s an intriguing question, and yet we’ve been conditioned to believe our life visions and goals are often unattainable—until now. With The …
Religion August 12, 2020

The Flip

Epiphanies of Mind and the Future of Knowledge

Jeffrey J. Kripal

Hosted by Yakir Englander
A “flip,” writes Jeffrey J. Kripal, is “a reversal of perspective,” “a new real,” often born of an extreme, life-changing experience. The Flip: Epiphanies of Mind and the Future of …
Spiritual Practice and Mindfulness August 11, 2020

Spiritual Awakening Made Simple

How to See Through the Mist of the Mind to the Peace of the Here and Now

Andrew Seaton

Hosted by Elizabeth Cronin
In this inspiring and, above all, practical book, Andrew Seaton guides us to our true nature, the peace-filled observing awareness beyond the mind. Spiritual Awakening Made Simple: How to See …
African American Studies August 10, 2020

Bipolar Faith

A Black Woman’s Journey with Depression and Faith

Monica Coleman

Hosted by Elizabeth Cronin
Monica A. Coleman's great-grandfather asked his two young sons to lift him up and pull out the chair when he hanged himself, and that noose stayed in the family shed …
Hindu Studies August 4, 2020

A Discussion with Seth Powell about Yogic Studies

Seth Powell

Hosted by Raj Balkaran
Today I talked with Seth Powell, founder of Yogic Studies “where the studio meets the academy” rendering rigorous research accessible to studios, teachers, and students. Beyond completing his Yoga Studies …
African American Studies July 29, 2020

Black Transhuman Liberation Theology

Technology and Spirituality

Philip Butler

Hosted by Nicole Powell
In his book Black Transhuman Liberation Theology: Technology and Spirituality (Bloomsbury Academic, 2019), Philip Butler explores what might happen if Black people in the United States merged technology and spirituality …
South Asian Studies July 24, 2020

A Conversation with Chris Chapple

Part II, Living Landscapes

Christopher Key Chapple

Hosted by Raj Balkaran
Join us as we continue discussion with Dr. Christopher Chapple, Doshi Professor of Indic and Comparative Theology at Layola Marymount University as we dive into his new book Living Landscapes …
Spiritual Practice and Mindfulness June 26, 2020

Making Sense of Mindfulness

5 Principals to Integrate Mindfulness Practice into Your Daily Life

Keith Macpherson

Hosted by Elizabeth Cronin
Mindfulness has become a major buzzword in culture today, and yet very few people understand what this word actually means and how to integrate this practice into their daily lives …
Spiritual Practice and Mindfulness June 18, 2020

The Mindful Day

Practical Ways to Find Focus, Calm, and Joy from Morning to Evening

Laurie Cameron

Hosted by Elizabeth Cronin
Designed for busy professionals looking to integrate mindfulness into their daily lives, this ultimate guide draws on contemplative practice, modern neuroscience, and positive psychology to bring peace and focus to …