About Stephen Julich and Jonathan Kay

Stephen Julich has worked as an adjunct instructor in History and Anthropology at the City College of New York, as a lecturer in Jungian Studies at the University of Philosophical Research in Los Angeles, and as an adjunct instructor at the California Institute of Integral Studies where he has taught classes on ensouled writing and Western Esotericism.

Jonathan Kay is a professional musician, and is currently a PhD student in the department of East-West Psychology at California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco under the mentorship of Dr. Debashish Banerji.

NBN Episodes hosted by Stephen Julich and:

Order and Disorder in South Asia with Christopher Chapple and Debashish Banerji

February 8, 2024

Order and Disorder in South Asia

Christopher Chapple and Debashish Banerji

This episode is dedicated to introducing the South Asian Studies Association (SASA) and their annual academic conference being co-hosted by the Asian …

Cultivating Contemplative Civilization and a New Civilization of Love and Ahimsa (Non-Violence) with Ananta Giri Kumar

January 14, 2024

Cultivating Contemplative Civilization and a New Civilization of Love and Ahimsa (Non-Violence)

Ananta Giri Kumar

This episode we speak with Dr. Ananta Giri Kumar, a professor at the Madras Institute of Development Studies, who was recently a guest speaker at the …

The Emergence of Integral Consciousness and Sustainability and Contemplative Civilization

September 11, 2023

The Emergence of Integral Consciousness and Sustainability and Contemplative Civilization

Debashish Banerji and Glenn Aparicio Parry
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This is a special podcast to introduce two upcoming sister conferences at California Institute of Integral Studies this September, to celebrate 150 Ye…

The Philosophy of Music and the Attunement of the Soul with Jack Bagby

September 4, 2023

The Philosophy of Music and the Attunement of the Soul

Jack Bagby

In this episode we speak with Philosophy, Cosmology and Consciousness core faculty, Jack Bagby about his engagement with the philosophy of music, from…

Contemplative Psychotherapy: Intersections of Science, Spirituality and Buddhism

June 2, 2023

Contemplative Psychotherapy

Joseph Loizzo
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In this episode we meet Joseph Loizzo, MD, PhD, who is a Harvard-trained psychiatrist and Columbia-trained Buddhist scholar with over forty years’ exp…

Inside the Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Integral Education, and the Politics of Spiritual Anarchy with Devdip Ganguli (Part 2)

May 15, 2023

Inside the Sri Aurobindo Ashram (Part 2)

Devdip Ganguli

This episode is a continuation of our conversation with ACTS student Devdip Ganguli. We discuss principals and politics of spiritual anarchy and Devdi…

Inside the Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Integral Education, and the Politics of Spiritual Anarchy with Devdip Ganguli (Part 1)

May 8, 2023

Inside the Sri Aurobindo Ashram (Part 1)

Devdip Ganguli

In this episode, we meet ACTS student Devdip Ganguli and learn about his upbringing in the Sri Aurobindo Ashram. Devdip discusses his experiences grow…

How to Manifest a Posthuman Existence Not Only in Theory, but in Practice?

April 6, 2023

How to Manifest a Posthuman Existence Not Only in Theory, but in Practice?

Francesca Ferrando

This episode is a continuation from our previous reading of Francesca Ferrando’s new text Existential Posthumanism: A Manifesto. We will take a deep d…

Arts-Based Collective Reading of Existential Posthumanism: A Manifesto with Francesca Ferrando

March 30, 2023

Arts-Based Collective Reading of Existential Posthumanism

Francesca Ferrando

Today’s podcast features a collective reading of Francesca Ferrando’s new text Existential Posthumanism: A Manifesto. It is set to a drone instrument …

The Supramental Ship and Mothership Earth Conference with Sangeeta Sahi

February 27, 2023

The Supramental Ship and Mothership Earth Conference

Sangeeta Sahi

In episode 27, we met Dr. Sangeeta Sahi and discussed her innovative approaches to integrative health and wholeness, focusing on the individual. In th…

Towards the Integral Pluralism of Vijnana Vedanta through the lineage of Ramakrishna, Vivekananda and Sri Aurobindo

February 13, 2023

Towards the Integral Pluralism of Vijnana Vedanta through the lineage of Ramakrishna, Vivekananda and Sri Aurobindo

Swami Medhananda

In this episode we meet Swami Medhananda, ordained monk in the order of Sri Ramakrishna and Vivekananda. He is also an extremely well respected schola…

ID: Identity Dialogues with Debashish Banerji and Leslie Combs

February 2, 2023

ID

Debashish Banerji and Leslie Combs

Understanding theories and notions of identity, self-making, personhood, transpersonal relationality between self and other, self and cosmos, are ques…

Postcolonial and Posthuman World-Making: Introducing Asian Contemplative and Transcultural Studies (ACTS)

December 29, 2022

Postcolonial and Posthuman World-Making

Debashish Banerji

In this episode we speak with East-West Psychology chair Debashish Banerji to discuss the foundations of a new concentration in the EWP department tit…

Sri Aurobindo, the Psychic Being, and Integrative Medicine with Sangeeta Sahi

November 28, 2022

Sri Aurobindo, the Psychic Being, and Integrative Medicine

Sangeeta Sahi

In this episode we meet Dr. Sangeeta Sahi, who during her medical training found that “scientifically unexplainable healing instances” lead her to for…

Faith Seeking Understanding: Scholar-Practitioner approaches to Theology, Religious Studies, and Symbols in Integral Transformation

November 7, 2022

Faith Seeking Understanding

Patrick Beldio

In this episode we speak to Patrick Beldio, academic professor, sculptor, devotee of Mehar Baba and Sri Aurobindo and the Mother, about the intersecti…

"Thinking as Thanking”: From Original Thinking to Original Love with Glenn Aparicio Parry

October 31, 2022

"Thinking as Thanking”

Glenn Aparicio Parry

Today, the podcast starts with a prayer from our guest, Glenn Aparicio Parry, PhD (Humanities); East-West Psychology MA (both from CIIS), and now adju…

Haridas Chaudhuri, Anti-Gurus, and Cross-Cultural Adventures with Jim Ryan

October 10, 2022

“Don’t follow leaders, watch your parking meters”

Jim Ryan

This episode features a monologue by Jim Ryan, long time California Institute of Integral Studies faculty, about his journey to India which inspired h…

Mandala of Individuation: An Integral Jungian Reinterpretation of Art History with Olena Provencher

September 19, 2022

Mandala of Individuation: An Integral Jungian Reinterpretation of Art History

Olena Provencher

In this podcast, we meet Philosophy, Cosmology and Consciousness Ph.D. Olena Provencher, who shares her journey from Russia to the USA and eventually …

“What is a Word?”: Language Beyond Language, Wisdom Mind Poems, and Zen Koans with Gail Sher

September 5, 2022

“What is a Word?”

Gail Sher

In this episode we meet Gail Sher, an award-winning poet, writer, teacher, psychotherapist, and Zen practitioner. We discuss Gail's cross-cultural spi…

Becoming-Animal, Primal Metaphysics, and Transdisciplinary Approaches to Scholar-Activism in the Environmental Humanities

August 22, 2022

Becoming-Animal, Primal Metaphysics, and Transdisciplinary Approaches to Scholar-Activism in the Environmental Humanities

Chantal Noa Forbes

Today we speak with Chantal Noa Forbes, PhD from the Ecology, Spirituality, and Religion Department at CIIS. Chantal talks about her roots growing up …

“Living One’s Own Experiment”: Heretical Individuation, Alchemical Hermeneutics, and Cross-Cultural Mytho-Poetics

August 15, 2022

“Living One’s Own Experiment”

David Odorisio

Today we speak with David Odorisio, East-West Psychology PhD, about Eastern and Western wisdom traditions, searching for wholeness, and the integratio…

Spiritual Evolution, the Problem of Suffering, and the Birth of the Future Human

August 8, 2022

Spiritual Evolution, the Problem of Suffering, and the Birth of the Future Human

Judson Davis

Today Judson Davis, East-West Psychology PhD, takes us on a guided meditation and the conversation emerges from themes that arose in this liminal spac…

Classroom as a Sacred Space and Presence as Radical Respect

August 2, 2022

Classroom as a Sacred Space and Presence as Radical Respect

Holly Adler

In this episode we speak to EWP PhD graduate and EWP and ITP adjunct faculty Holly Adler from her classroom in Oakland, CA. As a teacher of underprivi…

Micro-Presencing: Psycho-Somatic Soul Work as Movement, Expression, and Improvisation through Connection with the Small

July 25, 2022

Micro-Presencing

Shannon Gray

In this episode we meet East-West Psychology MA Graduate, Shannon Gray, a trapeze artist and circus performer who after a devastating fall, came to EW…