All Beyond Awakening Episodes

Beauty is Only Heightened by the Presence of What Threatens It—with Oscar Miro-Quesada

On Sunday, I was joined by Western-educated kamasqa curandero and shamanic adept don Oscar Miro-Quesada for: Living the Mystery: Opening Up to Gaia’s Song of Grief & Love don Oscar Miro-Quesada is a seasoned navigator of non-ordinary states of consciousness who helps people access realms of being where multidimensional powers are available for healing self, […]

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Your Brokenness Leads You to Your Genius, Not to Despair

Your Brokenness Leads You to Your Genius, Not to Despair

Last Sunday, I was joined by renowned storyteller, author, and scholar of mythology, anthropology, and psychology, Michael Meade, for “The World is in Trouble and Needs Your Genius.” Michael is one of the founding figures of the men’s movement along with Robert Bly, Sam Keen, and Bill Kauth (The Mankind Project). He co-edited a best-selling […]

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A Spiritual Death that Liberates Our Capacity to Show Up in Life — with Sarah Marshank

A Spiritual Death that Liberates Our Capacity to Show Up in Life — with Sarah Marshank

Last Sunday, I was joined by Sarah Marshank, for “The Dynamism of Stillness Emerging: Exploring Incarnational Non Dual Aliveness.” Sarah is a dynamic teacher of embodied feminine awakening and the author of the memoir, Being Self-ish: My Journey from Escort to Monk to Grandmother, which chronicles her dramatic life journey, ten years of meditative retreat, […]

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The Great Reckoning—Making it a Great Homecoming with Michael Dowd

On Sunday, March 27, Michael Dowd joined me for a powerful, deep, searing public conversation we titled “The New Ten Commandments and the Coming Apocaloptimism.” Michael Dowd is an evolutionary theologian, bestselling author, and evangelist for Big History and an honorable relationship to the future. What I appreciate about Michael is that he combines the […]

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I Can’t Go On, I’ll Go On: Facing the Heartbreaking Truth with Stephen Jenkinson

This past Sunday I was joined by activist, farmer, author and founder of The Orphan Wisdom School, Stephen Jenkinson, for a public conversation entitled: “Death Phobia and Grief Illiteracy: How They Distance Us From One Another, Our Planet, and Our World Crisis.” It was a rich conversation, animated by Stephen’s wry humor and unflinching contact with death […]

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Falling in Love vs. Non-Separation: Evolutionary Spirituality in Dialogue

Falling in Love vs. Non-Separation: Evolutionary Spirituality in Dialogue

This past Sunday I was joined by integral philosopher and author Steve McIntosh for a conversation entitled: The Love of God and Non-Dual Samadhi: How Evolutionary Spirituality Integrates Our Highest Spiritual Experiences Steve McIntosh is an important integral philosopher and the author of three books. His just-released book is The Presence of the Infinite. He’s […]

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Going Beyond Mindfulness, Beyond Awakening, and Beyond Conventional Activism with Dustin DiPerna

Going Beyond Mindfulness, Beyond Awakening, and Beyond Conventional Activism with Dustin DiPerna

On Sunday I was joined by Dustin DiPerna for “Waking Up Beyond Mindfulness. What kind of consciousness will really help save our world?” Dustin DiPerna is a dynamic young integral leader who has traveled all over the world, working as a bridge-builder, a scholar, a teacher, and an entrepreneur. He continues to make fresh, dynamic, original contributions […]

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Experiments in We-Mysticism with Patricia Albere

On Sunday I was joined by Patricia Albere for “Collective Awakening: What makes it possible? And why is it important?” Patricia Albere is the founder and director of the Evolutionary Collective in New York and San Francisco, where a committed group works inside a highly focused container that provides a rich environment for this shared […]

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The Unexpected Gifts of “Scenario X”

The Unexpected Gifts of “Scenario X”

On Sunday I was joined by revolutionary futurist and meditation teacher Peter Russell for a dialogue we entitled ““Supposing it’s too late…what then?” Peter’s combination of penetrating intelligence, discernment, and spiritual depth have kept him at the forefront of enlightened futurism for over 30 years. He continues push into daring, unexplored territory, with discriminating intelligence, […]

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Grief, Loss, Tango and Freedom

Grief, Loss, Tango and Freedom

On Sunday I was joined by Jun Po Denis Kelly Roshi for a fiercely human dialogue we entitled “Falling in Love with Death.” Jun Po is the 83rd Patriarch of his lineage of Rinzai Zen. He began his Buddhist practice at Zen Center San Francisco in the early ’70s, later becoming a student of Eido […]

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The New Bodhisattva and a New Kind of Political Activism

The New Bodhisattva and a New Kind of Political Activism

On Sunday I was joined by David Loy for “The Politics of Buddhism: Awakening from Institutionalized Greed, Ill-Will, and Delusion.” David Loy is a professor, writer, and Zen teacher in the Sanbo Kyodan tradition of Japanese Zen Buddhism. He is a prolific author, whose essays and books (including Money, Sex, War, Karma, The Great Awakening, […]

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