meditation

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    Mar 13
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    Mar 16
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"Through the Flames" -Literally

Allan LokosOn Christmas Day, 2012, Allan Lokos escaped from a crashed and burning plane on Myanmar with severe burns over 33% of his body.  He was not expected to survive, but he not only lived, he has written a book about the crash, his miraculous surThrough the Flamesvival, and the process of healing. Details from the crash and the immediate aftermath are supplied by his wife Susanna, who was also injured in the crash, though not as severely.

In addition to some wonderful medical professionals, Lokos credits his years of meditative practice as a major contributing factor to both his survival and his healing. "Through the Flames: Overcoming Disaster Through Compassion, Patience, and Determination" is an inspiring tale of heroism and persistence. 

Lokos is the founder of the Community Meditation Center in NYC and was a guest on Writers' Voices previously with his book "Patience: The Art of Peaceful Living." 

nick terraforteDr. Nick Terrafranca is the Co-Founder and CEO of NeuroRecovery Technologies, a new, cutting-edge medical technology company focused on the design and development of devices and applications to help restore function & movedean sluyterment in patients with paralysis. Their current technology evolved from collaborative research between The University of California Los Angeles, The California Institute of Technology, and The University of Louisville.

Dean Sluyter is an author and public speaker. He will be discussing his latest book, Natural Meditation: A Guide to Effortless Meditative Practice, and his recent trip to India.


Parmamahansa Yogananda

 

Today's guests are filmmakers Peter Rader and Lisa Leeman. Their current film, Awake: the Life of Yogananada, recently opened to rave reviews in theaters nationwide.

"Compelling....enough to make a modern soul look inwards." NY Times. Awake, will be playing at the Orpheum Theater in Fairfield, IA and the Apple Fresh Pond Cinema in Cambridge, MA on Friday November 7.

http://www.awaketheyoganandamovie.com/filmmakers/

Dr. Don Ingwerson was appointed to the Christian Science Committee on Publication for Southern California in August 2006. In this capacity, Dr. Ingwerson oversees all media and legislative relations on behalf of the Christian Science Church.

Mr. Philip Goldberg is an author and public speaker. His latest book is titled American Veda, From Emerson and the Beatles to Yoga and Meditation, How Indian Spirituality Changed the West.

  • Fri
    Apr 11
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    Apr 14
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How About a Biography or Two (or More?)

East Meets WestWe have a rare treat for biography lovers this week!  First up, John Adago, author of "East Meets West," the stories of the remarkable men and women from the East and the West who built a bridge across a cultural divide and across the centuries, and introduced Meditation and Eastern Philsophy to the West ( and yes, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi is one of the featured teachers.) Check out thejourneyback.net for more information on the author and this many subjects.No Better Time

Our second guest, Molly Knight Raskin, is a journalist and former writer/producer for the NewsHour with Jim Lehrer. You may never have heard of her subject, Danny Lewin, but you will wonder why not. Danny grew up in the US and Israel, became a member of an elite counterterrorism unit in Israel, came to MIT to study abstract math, and co-founded one of the early dot-com companies that tranformed the internet. And, he was most likely the first victim of the 9/11 attacks when he was fatally stabbed while attempting to stop the terrorists on one of the planes that flew into the World Trade Center. The book is titled "No Better Time."

Steve Briggs is the author of the book, India Mirror of Truth, A Seven Year Pilgrimage. Mr Briggs will discuss his time in India visiting ashrams and holy places from Kerala to the high Tibetan plateau.

A facinating discussion with Tommy Edison, the blind film critic. Blind since birth, Mr Edison discusses his unique perspective on film. He has also worked in radio for over twenty five years. http://blindfilmcritic.com/

The Gift of AdversityJoin Monica and Caroline this week as we welcome Dr. Norman Rosenthal back to Writers' Voices.  Throughout his storied career as a research psychiatrist, Dr. Rosenthal has searched outside the box for ways to help people struggling with depression and other mood disorders.  This search led him to diagnose and name seasonal affective disorder (SAD) and develop light therapy as a wonderfully effective treatment while at the National Institute of Mental Health.  He went on to write several books that brought alternative, non-pharmaceutical treatments straight into public awareness, including "Winter Blues," "St. John's Wort:The Herbal Way to Feeling Good," and, most recently, the New York Times bestseller, "Transcendence," which explores the power of Transcendental Meditation in healing and transformation.

In his new book, "The Gift of Adversity: The Unexpected Benefits of Life's Difficulties, Setbacks and Imperfections," Dr. Rosenthal shares personal stories of adversity, as well as case studies and lessons he has learned from his heroes. Less scientific than his previous books, "The Gift of Adversity" is part memoir, part inspiration, and thoroughly enjoyable to read.

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    May 04
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    May 07
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Priscilla Warner on "Learning To Breathe"

Learning To Breathe

You'll definitely want to take time to sit back and enjoy this week's wonderful edition of Writers' Voices.

Our guest is Priscilla Warner, who has written the new book, "Learning to Breathe: My Yearlong Quest to Bring Calm to My Life". For many years, Priscilla struggled with anxiety and panic attacks despite having a loving family and a successful book ("The Faith Club"). This book chronicles her journey and transition from panic to peace. Testing spiritual chanting, Ayurvedic oil treatments, meditative painting, meetings with mystical rabbis, silent retreats, self-examination and much more, she attempts to find a place of calm.

Don't miss this delightful conversation!

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    Jan 06
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    Jan 09
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Allan Lokos on "Patience: The Art of Peaceful Living"

Allan LokosPatience: The Art of Peaceful LivingIn our fast paced, ever changing world, patience is often our most needed, but least cultivated virtue. Allan Lokos is the founder and guiding teacher of New York City's Community Meditation Center. His book "Patience: The Art of Peaceful Living" lays out a compelling and helpful path to deeper patience. Drawing on Lokos many years as a Buddhist practitioner and teacher, as well as interviews from a wide range of people who have had their patience dramatically tested, this book provides a realistic approach to becoming calmer and happier with one's self, in relationships, at work, and with the world.

Don't miss out on this very inspirational Writers' Voices!

Maximum security

 

Alan Gompers, author of Maximum Security - The True Meaning of Freedom, will be our guest on Writers' Voices this Friday, May 22, at 1pm.

Monica Hadley and Chamaigne Montanab will take a look inside this profound book about a man whose search for worldly security landed him in prison where he discovered real security and freedom through meditation and the teachings of Swami Muktananda.

He takes us on his journey with him through high finance, selling drugs, navigating the dangerous waters of prison, and finding unshakable peace. A former con-man, in this book he describes a spiritual awakining, profound insights, and inner peace with clarity that can't be faked.