Sraddhalu Ranade at a beach sunset

Art and the Creative Spirit

What makes art sacred? Does the creative spirit lie within the artist, or is it channeled through the artist from some "higher power"? This episode of Global Spirit seeks answers to these and other questions by looking at various sacred art forms, and by engaging with artists who speak eloquently about the spiritual aspect of the creative process. The program presents the work and teachings of Buddhist artist and teacher Lama Lhanang Rinpoche as well as Pueblo Indian sculptor Estella Loretto. Visually engaging and emotionally uplifting, this Global Spirit episode imparts new insights and discoveries about sacred art and the creative spirit from spiritual traditions as distant and seemingly disconnected as Tibet and the American Southwest.

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The Power of Community

This episode of "Global Spirit" focuses on the powerful role that spiritually-based communities have played for hundreds of years, and continue to play, in supporting the well-being, spiritual growth, and transformations of many individuals.

The program explores the challenges of living in a spiritual community, as well as its potential to transform the individual and collective consciousness and catalyze positive societal change.

  • 2016-10-27T19:00:00-07:00

Inside Sacred Texts

"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. The program brings knowledgeable, engaging scholars, translators, and practitioners from three faiths together to explore how these seminal texts, which form the foundation of most world religions and have influenced entire civilizations, are in some cases, now being reappraised.

  • 2016-11-03T19:00:00-07:00

The Spiritual Quest

In this episode of Global Spirit, writer and spiritual seeker Phil Cousineau hosts internationally renowned author and comparative religion scholar Karen Armstrong and Professor of Buddhist studies Dr. Robert Thuerman for a discussion of The Spiritual Quest as both a personal and religious phenomenon.

  • 2016-11-10T18:00:00-08:00

Forgiveness and Healing

Most world religions and wisdom traditions include teachings on the nature of forgiveness. This episode of Global Spirit explores forgiveness and healing on a personal and societal level. The program features author and psychotherapist Dr. Ed Tick and his wife Kate Dahlstedt taking a group of PTSD traumatized Vietnam War vets back to the land where they fought and killed, to help them learn the art of "forgiveness of the self". Program guest Azim Khamisa powerfully illustrates "forgiveness of the other" as he traces how he learned to forgive the boy who murdered his own son.

  • 2016-11-17T18:00:00-08:00