Compiled By: Kristin Frasheski
From The Tibet Connection | 06:16
Julie Adler, producer for The Tibet Connection talks to Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche about the Tibetan tradition of dream yoga. What is it and why is it important not just to Tibetans but to all of us?
"Look to your experience in dreams to know how you will fare in death. Look to your experience of sleep to discover whether or not you are truly awake."
Geshe Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche was born in Amritsar, India after his parents fled the Chinese invasion of Tibet and received training from both Buddhist and Bon teachers, attaining the Geshe degree. He came to the US in 1991 and has taught all over Europe and America. He is the author of such books as 'The Tibetan Yogas of Dream and Sleep', and 'Healing with Form, Energy and Light: the Five Elements in Tibetan Shamanism, Tantra & Dzogchen' among others. He presently lives in Charlottesville, Virginia where he runs the Ligmincha Institute, an organization devoted to the study and practice of the teachings of the Bon tradition.
This month on Open Mind, Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo, a Buddhist nun and author, joins us once again to talk about our sense of self?—?what’s healthy, what’s not, and how to develop a sense of self that truly benefits us… and others, too.
On this episode of Friend Speaks My Mind, Quakers and Aging, I explore the question, what is the experience of being an older friend, both physically and spiritually?
I begin by heading to Kendal for a tour of the retirement community, led by Peggy Brick; then an interview with Friend Ruth Peterson about her engagement with Quakerism and how aging has effected her spirituality; and finally an interview with Philadelphia Yearly Meeting's Care and Aging coordinator, George Schaefer about the "final third of life" and what it means to be an elder.
This episode follows three men's scientific journeys: one seeking alien life, another investigating the spiritual world, and the last sailing towards an unknown supercontinent.
Scientific discoveries can be dramatic tales of unexpected adventure. They can also be personal explorations of intuition and faith. In this episode we look at three men's distinct scientific journeys, starting with Wolf Vladimir Vishniac's quest to find alien life. Next, Distillations' Associate Producer Victoria Indivero speaks with historian Bill Brock about 19th-century scientist William Crookes' investigations into spiritualism. Finally, we learn about James Cook's 18th-century search for a mysterious continent.
From Karen Brown | 29:00
A documentary on Cambodian refugees still coping with past trauma.
This documentary explores how the Cambodian refugee community in Massachusetts is still trying to come to grips with the trauma they experienced under the Khmer Rouge...the grief they still feel....while also burdened with the pressures of starting over in a new country. How does an Asian Buddhist culture find mental health care and relief in a Western medical context that may not understand their background and spirituality? And how can former refugees use their own cultural and religious resources to draw upon their natural resilience? This half-hour program first aired on WFCR in 2002 -- and won the 2002 Daniel Schorr Journalism Prize. It was later expanded into an hour-long program that aired on The Infinite Mind. Excerpts of the documentary were gbroadcast on World Vision radio. CDs are available by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.