Earth Wisdom for a World in Crisis
S2 E212 - 56m 25s
The dramatic increase in global warming and a thinning ozone layer made the United Nations realize that native peoples may possess some keys to the survival of our species. The Global Spirit crew attends the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues in New York City. The program documents the proceedings and interviews a range of renowned indigenous leaders and tribal representatives.
Sound of the Soul
S2 E211 - 57m 21s
Sound Of The Soul is a compelling portrait of an Arab country where Muslims, Christians and Jews have lived together in relative peace for centuries. This powerful documentary demonstrates how music is a unifying, transcendent force and a strong starting point for reducing conflict and crossing religious divides. This episode reveals the essential oneness among all faiths through music.
The Call of Wisdom
S2 E210 - 57m 18s
Examine the true nature of wisdom, how it is recognized, and why our survival today as a species and a planet may depend on it. THE CALL TO WISDOM features Jean Shinoda Bolen, an author, Jungian analyst, and activist, and Roger Walsh, a professor of psychiatry, philosophy, and anthropology. These two come together to discuss this topic and address a range of important questions.
S2 E209 - 57m 5s
With global warming on the rise and the number of animal species now declining at alarming rates, are humans trapped in a never-ending destructive cycle fed by ever-increasing desires? Or do our most serious environmental problems stem in part from our very concept or understanding of “self”? Are our human notions of “ecology” or of “the sacred” blind to nature’s fundamental laws and truths?
Rumi and the Sufi Path of Love
S2 E208 - 58m 28s
How did a 13th-century Sufi mystic from Central Asia become the most widely-read poet in the United States? This program mixes knowledgeable, in-depth conversations with evocative film segments to explore the depths of Rumi’s poetry and teachings. What is Rumi’s concept of divine Love, or “Iskh,” and how is this love similar or different than what other great teachers, such as Jesus, taught?
The Art of Living and Dying
S2 E207 - 56m 49s
Our most basic understanding of life is in many ways determined by our understanding of death. While to some, death is an end in itself, to others it is the final test of faith in the existence of a God or an afterlife. Two dedicated spiritual leaders in the end-of-life movement, explore how a less fearful and more conscious relationship to death can radically shift our experience of life.
Stories to Remember
S2 E206 - 58m 9s
Life’s three fundamental questions: 1. Who are we? 2. Where did we come from? 3. Where are we going? -- have often been approached through philosophy or science. These same questions have been posed and explored through the power of story. From different cultures come those stories we tend to remember, the stories that connect us, not just with others, but with that which gives our lives meaning.
The Search for God
S2 E205 - 57m 38s
Abrahamic faiths place the concept of “God” as an entity separate from and above man, indigenous peoples understand God or “Creator” as an integral, indivisible aspect of life, or nature. Some non-theistic faiths, such as Buddhism, focus on a transcendent quality or attribute that the Buddha attained. Two teachers from different faiths come together for a discussion on the concept of "God."
Inside Sacred Texts
S2 E204 - 57m 38s
Explore the origins, translations and interpretations of sacred texts and shed light on the mystical experience these texts originate from. Engaging scholars, translators and practitioners from three faiths come 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.
The Power of Community
S2 E203 - 57m 42s
Communities have played a role for hundreds of years in supporting individuals' well-being, growth, and transformations. Visit two contemporary communities to witness their most important practices and to access their potential to transform consciousness and catalyze positive societal change. Guests share valuable insights about working with young LGBT and other communities of need in the U.S.
The Pilgrimage Experience
S2 E202 - 57m 41s
For thousands of years, people of every tradition have embarked on long, difficult and often costly journeys to sacred places in search of various benefits, from health or material well-being to spiritual renewal. Explore various dimensions of this timeless ritual, which is an important part of most, if not all religions and spiritual traditions.
Love, Fear & Beyond
S2 E201 - 57m 11s
While most people consider the opposite of love to be something related to the English word, “hate,” this Global Spirit program explores the oppositional relationship between love and fear, featuring guitarist and spiritual practitioner Carlos Santana, drummer-composer Cindy Blackman-Santana and authors and therapists Jerry Jampolsky MD and Diane Cirincione-Jampolsky Ph.D.
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