New Books in Spiritual Practice and M...

Interviews with Spiritual Practitioners about their New Books

Religion & Spirituality
Spirituality
1
Robyne Hanley-Dafoe, "Calm Within the Storm: Re...
An interview with Robyne Hanley-Dafoe
63 min
2
Darren Main on Inner Tranquility
An interview with Darren Main
60 min
3
Bayo Akomolafe, "These Wilds Beyond Our Fences:...
An interview with Bayo Akomolafe
32 min
4
Leigh Burrows, "Empowering Mindfulness for Wome...
An interview with Leigh Burrows
61 min
5
Elder Little Brown Bear: Healing Wisdom from a ...
An interview with Elder Little Brown Bear
30 min
6
Stuart Walker, "Design and Spirituality: A Phil...
An interview with Stuart Walker
41 min
7
Seth Zuihō Segall, "Buddhism and Human Flourish...
An interview with Seth Zuihō Segall
62 min
8
Stuart Farrimond, "The Science of Living: 162 R...
An interview with Stuart Farrimond
62 min
9
Chris Chapple on Nonviolence as Pandemic Wisdom
An interview with Chris Chapple
39 min
10
Frank Clooney on “The Scholar-Practitioner”
An interview with Frank Clooney
44 min
11
Ruth Roth on the Wisdom of the Catholic Church
An interview with Ruth Roth
35 min
12
Arti Dhand on The Mahābhārata
An interview with Arti Dhand
49 min
13
Ian Whicher on Yoga Philosophy
An interview with Ian Whicher
43 min
14
Stacee L. Reicherzer, "The Healing Otherness Ha...
An interview with Stacee L. Reicherzer
42 min
15
Debbie Sorensen, "ACT Daily Journal: Get Unstuc...
An interview with Debbie Sorensen
42 min
16
Bhakti Marg Swami: ISKON Leader
An interview with Bhakti Marg Swami
45 min
17
Brian Carwana: Director of Encounter World Reli...
45 min
18
Bhante Saranapala: The Urban Buddhist Monk
An interview with Bhante Saranapala
46 min
19
Eric Rupp, "The Transformational Travel Journal...
An interview with Eric Rupp
28 min
20
Stephen Fulder, "What's Beyond Mindfulness? Wak...
An interview with Stephen Fulder
48 min
21
Jill A. Stoddard, "Be Mighty: A Woman's Guide t...
An interview with Jill A. Stoddard
43 min
22
Meditation for the Academic Life: A Discussion ...
An interview with Lori Snyder
45 min
23
Steven Collins, "Wisdom as a Way of Life: Thera...
An interview with Steven Collins
52 min
24
W. Pearson and H. Marlo, "The Spiritual Psyche ...
An interview with Willow Pearson and Helen Marlo
57 min
25
T. M. Luhrmann, "How God Becomes Real: Kindling...
An interview with T. M. Luhrmann
62 min
26
David A. Treleaven, "Trauma-Sensitive Mindfulne...
An interview with David A. Treleaven
36 min
27
How to Stop Chasing Happiness and Make a Meanin...
What is the meaning of life? You can find out by making your own life meaningful...
47 min
28
Theodora Wildcroft, "Post-lineage Yoga: From Gu...
An interview with Theodora Wildcroft
74 min
29
J. A. Gosetti-Ferencei, "On Being and Becoming:...
An interview with Jennifer Anna Gosetti-Ferencei
44 min
30
Elisabeth Lasch-Quinn, "Ars Vitae: The Fate of ...
An interview with Elisabeth Lasch-Quinn
67 min
31
Michal Pagis, "Inward: Vipassana Meditation and...
Pagis explores in depth one school of mindfulness, or vipassana, founded by the Indian teacher S.N. Goenka and now established in countries around the world...
61 min
32
Richard S. Balkin, "Practicing Forgiveness: A P...
In this book the author presents a model for forgiveness that addresses how we either repair relationships when someone has harmed us...
51 min
33
Dealing with the Fs (Fear and Failure)
A Discussion with Alice Connor
57 min
34
Melissa Steginus, "Everyday Mindfulness: 108 Si...
Steginus guides you through the most powerful daily mindfulness practices that help you rewire your habits and rewrite your life....
54 min
35
Daniel Simpson, "The Truth of Yoga: A Comprehen...
Much of what is said about yoga is misleading.,.
69 min
36
S. Newcombe and K. O'Brien-Kop, "Routledge Hand...
This book offers a comprehensive and interdisciplinary resource, which frames and contextualises the rapidly expanding fields that explore yoga and meditative techniques...
46 min
37
Andrea Jain, "Peace Love Yoga: The Politics of ...
Jain examines the interconnectedness between global spirituality and neoliberal capitalism through an examination of the global yoga and self-care industries...
36 min
38
Finishing Your Book When Life Is A Disaster
In this episode you’ll hear disaster stories, finishing a book project, poetry, and what resilience is and isn’t...
44 min
39
Should I Quit My Ph.D. Program?
What happens when graduate school doesn’t go as you’d planned, and what happens to your degree and your career if you leave school before you complete your PhD.
46 min
40
Christophe Morin, "The Serenity Code: How Brain...
Christophe Morin explains how you can rewire your brains to escape stress and anxiety...
34 min
41
Beth Kurland, "Dancing on the Tightrope: Transc...
Kurland reveals five common obstacles--habits of the mind that get in the way of living your fullest life--and five tools to transform these obstacles into lasting inner resources for resilience, peace, and joy...
58 min
42
Pilar Jennings, "To Heal a Wounded Heart: The T...
Early on in her clinical practice, psychoanalyst Pilar Jennings was presented with a particularly difficult case: a six-year-old girl who, traumatized by loss, had stopped speaking...
53 min
43
Marta Zaraska, "Growing Young: How Friendship, ...
Now you may be thinking to yourself, “100? I’m not sure how appealing that is.” In our interview, Zaraska has a surprising response for you...
38 min
44
Rita D. Sherma, "Contemplative Studies in Hindu...
What counts as contemplative practices in Hinduism? What can Hindu Studies offer Contemplative Studies as a discipline?
56 min
45
Carly Israel, "Seconds and Inches" (Jaded Ibis ...
In the opening sentence of her introduction, Israel writes, “My last name, Israel, means one who wrestles with God. And wrestling is all I know.”
57 min
46
Linville Meadows, "A Spiritual Pathway to Recov...
Addiction occurs among physicians at the same rate as in the general population, about 10%. Unlike the general population, however, an intensive rehabilitation program, geared specifically for their profession, vastly improves their chances of finding long-term sobriety...
55 min
47
Sue Stuart-Smith, "The Well-Gardened Mind: The ...
Stuart-Smith, who is a distinguished psychiatrist and avid gardener, offers an inspiring and consoling work about the healing effects of gardening and its ability to decrease stress and foster mental well-being in our everyday lives....
65 min
48
Yehoshua November, "Two Worlds Exist" (Orison B...
Yehoshua November's second poetry collection, Two Worlds Exist (Orison Books), movingly examines the harmonies and dissonances involved in practicing an ancient religious tradition in contemporary America...
53 min
49
Mel Schwartz, "The Possibility Principle: How Q...
How would you like to experience your life? It’s an intriguing question, and yet we’ve been conditioned to believe our life visions and goals are often unattainable—until now....
55 min
50
Andrew Seaton, "Spiritual Awakening Made Simpl...
In this inspiring and, above all, practical book, Andrew Seaton guides us to our true nature, the peace-filled observing awareness beyond the mind...
73 min
51
Monica Coleman, "Bipolar Faith: A Black Woman’s...
Monica A. Coleman's great-grandfather asked his two young sons to lift him up and pull out the chair when he hanged himself, and that noose stayed in the family shed for years...
47 min
52
A Conversation with Seth Powell about Yogic Stu...
What is "Yogic Studies"?
86 min
53
A Conversation with Chris Chapple, Part II: Liv...
The ancient Indian philosophers conceptualized the universe as comprising 5 elements (Earth, Water, Fire, Air, Space), corresponding to the five human senses...
78 min
54
Keith Macpherson, "Making Sense of Mindfulness:...
Keith Macpherson offers an accessible, solid, five-step framework that demystifies the buzzword “mindfulness”...
47 min
55
Laurie Cameron, "The Mindful Day: Practical Way...
Cameron shows how to seamlessly weave mindfulness and compassion practices into your life...
47 min
56
Brian Greene, "Until the End of Time: Mind, Mat...
Greene offers the the reader a theory of everything...
117 min
57
Leslie M. Harris, "Slavery and the University: ...
How involved with slavery were American universities? And what does their involvement mean for us?
56 min
58
Shonda Moralis, "Breathe, Empower, Achieve: 5-M...
Shonda believes that when women empower themselves and create life balance, they unleash the capacity for incredible accomplishments...
46 min
59
Henry R. Carse, "Sinai: The Abundant Emptiness"...
Carse offers a meditation on the "abundant emptiness" of the desert...
45 min
60
Matt Cook, "Sleight of Mind: 75 Ingenious Parad...
According to Cook, a paradox paradox is a sophisticated kind of magic trick...
51 min
61
Yael Shy, "What Now? Meditation for Your Twenti...
Yael Shy shares mindfulness practices to help twentysomethings learn to identify and accept these feelings and respond—not react—to painful and powerful stimuli without pushing them away or getting lost in them...
46 min
62
Nicole Lovald, "Om Sweet Om: A Corporate Junkie...
"Om Sweet Om" is the inspiring story of how a stressed-out corporate junkie found her way to a yoga mat--and eventually, back to herself.
39 min
63
Phillipa Chong, “Inside the Critics’ Circle: Bo...
How does the world of book reviews work?
39 min
64
Stephanie Kaza, "Green Buddhism: Practice and C...
What is Green Buddhism? Find out...
62 min
65
Great Books: Glenn Wallis on Gibran's "The Prop...
Kahlil Gibran’s 1923 The Prophet is book that’s changed people’s lives...
63 min
66
Ronald Epstein, "Attending: Medicine, Mindfulne...
Epstein explores four foundations of mindfulness — Attending, Curiosity, Beginner's Mind, and Being Present — and shows how clinicians can grow their capacity to provide high-quality care...
37 min
67
K. Linder et al., "Going Alt-Ac: A Guide to Alt...
If you’re a grad student facing the ugly reality of finding a tenure-track job, you could easily be forgiven for thinking about a career change...
36 min
68
Vanessa Linsey, "Metta Mom: A Mindful Guide to ...
Linsey takes us on an uproarious journey of spirituality, humor, and humility...
50 min
69
Deborah Eden Tull, "Relational Mindfulness" (Wi...
"Relational Mindfulness" is a guidebook on how to embody compassionate awareness in all of our relationships...
40 min
70
Nir Eyal, "Indistractable: How to Control Your ...
"Indistractable" offers a theoretical framework for the powerful distractions each of us encounters every single day...
54 min
71
Kathryn Conrad on University Press Publishing
What do university presses do, and how do they do it?
37 min
72
J. Neuhaus, "Geeky Pedagogy: A Guide for Intell...
The things that make people academics do not necessarily make them good teachers...
29 min
73
Ira Helderman, "Prescribing the Dharma: Psychot...
Buddhism and psychotherapy have been in conversation since the days of Carl Jung, Sigmund Freud, and Erich Fromm...
60 min
74
Logan Thompson, "Beyond the Content: Mindfulnes...
Mindfulness is widely embraced in the business and athletic communities as a valuable technique to optimize performance. Author Logan Thompson, an expert in both test prep and mindfulness, says that it's about time the test prep community embraces it as well...
50 min
75
Christopher Willard, "Raising Resilience, The W...
In every spiritual tradition, we find teachings on the virtues and qualities that we most want to pass on to our kids...
41 min
76
Candy Gunther Brown, "Debating Yoga and Mindful...
An expert witness in four legal challenges, Brown scrutinized unpublished trial records, informant interviews, and legal precedents, as well as insider documents, some revealing promoters of “Vedic victory” or “stealth Buddhism” for public-school children...
30 min
77
Ronald E. Purser, "McMindfulness: How Mindfulne...
Purser takes a hard look at the mindfulness movement that has taken society by storm...
88 min
78
Holly Rogers, "The Mindful Twenty-Something" (N...
Rogers presents a unique, evidence based approach to help you make important life decisions with clarity and confidence.
53 min
79
Ann Gleig, "American Dharma: Buddhism Beyond Mo...
With Buddhism entering the mainstream of American society, it inevitably encounters the cultural and social forces that make ours a postmodern society...
78 min
80
Naftali Rothenberg, "Rabbi Akiva’s Philosophy o...
Is love between man and woman the source of wisdom and the cornerstone of moral life?
45 min
81
Rachel Stolzman Gullo, "Practice Dying" (Bedazz...
"Practice Dying" is about twins, David and Jamila, who seek meaning and connection from opposite ends of the world...
26 min
82
George Kinder, "A Golden Civilization and the M...
Kinder states “If we want our children to live in a Golden Civilization, the first step is for each of us to imagine it.”
56 min
83
Anne Cushman, "The Mama Sutra: A Story of Love,...
This thoughtful book spans an eighteen-year journey through motherhood as a spiritual practice...
55 min
84
Nico Slate, "Gandhi’s Search for the Perfect Di...
Slate explores the ways that Gandhi linked his diet to nonviolent political action through protesting salt taxes, fasting for peace, and abstaining from chocolate produced by slave-like labor...
52 min
85
Joan Watts, "The Collected Letters of Alan Watt...
The second in a two-part interview about Alan Watts
55 min
86
Anne Watts, "The Collected Letters of Alan Watt...
The first in a two part interview about Alan Watts.
66 min
87
Andrea Miller, "The Day The Buddha Woke Up" (W...
I spoke with Andrea on the heels of her trip to India to attend the International Buddhist Conclave...
48 min
88
Ira Helderman, "Prescribing the Dharma: Psychot...
Ira shows that psychotherapists approaches to Buddhist traditions are moulded by how they relate to what is and is not religion...
61 min
89
Discussion of Massive Online Peer Review and Op...
In the information age, knowledge is power. Hence, facilitating the access to knowledge to wider publics empowers citizens and makes societies more democratic...
29 min
90
Meido Moore, "The Rinzai Zen Way: A Guide to Pr...
In 2008 Meido Roshi received inka shomei ("mind seal"), designating him an 86th-generation Zen dharma heir and a 48th-generation holder of the lineage descended from Rinzai Gigen...
51 min
91
Greg McKeown, "Essentialism: The Disciplined Pu...
Essentialism is a systematic discipline designed to support making life decisions that help you to make your highest possible contribution towards the things that really matter...
57 min
92
Daniel Goleman and Richard Davidson, "Altered T...
Emotional Intelligence involves self awareness, self control, relationship management and social awareness....
51 min
93
Chris Germer, "The Mindful Path to Self-Compass...
Increasing self-compassion and compassion for others, may just be the key to your well-being...
53 min
94
Mani Rao, "Living Mantra: Mantra, Deity, and Vi...
What role does mantra play in the lives of Hindu practitioners?
61 min
95
McKenzie Wark, "General Intellects: Twenty-One ...
McKenzie Wark’s new book offers 21 focused studies of thinkers working in a wide range of fields who are worth your attention...
61 min
96
Kelly G. Wilson, "Mindfulness for Two: An Accep...
In this this interview, cross-posted from the podcast Psychologists Off The Clock, Dr. Diana Hill talks with Dr. Kelly Wilson about kindness and the common humanity of feeling inadequate and broken...
61 min
97
Stephen Batchelor, “Secular Buddhism: Imagining...
As the practice of mindfulness permeates mainstream Western culture, more and more people are engaging in a traditional form of Buddhist meditation. However, many of these people have little interest in the religious aspects of Buddhism,
68 min
98
Dan Siegel, “Aware: The Science and Practice of...
In this episode, cross-posted from the podcast Psychologists Off The Clock, Dr. Diana Hill interviews Dr. Dan Siegel about his new book, Aware: The Science and Practice of Presence (TarcherPerigree, 2018). Dr.
59 min
99
Deirdre Fay, “Attachment-Based Yoga & Meditatio...
In this this interview, cross-posted from the podcast Psychologists Off The Clock, Deirdre Fay, LICSW discusses how she integrates yoga, meditation and attachment theory into healing trauma. Ms. Fay discusses the intersection between yoga philosophy an...
49 min
100
Michael Kearney, “The Nest in the Stream: Lesso...
In this episode, cross posted from the podcast Psychologists Off the Clock, Dr. Diana Hill interviews Dr. Michael Kearney, a palliative care physician who takes an interpersonal, integrative approach to healing. Dr.
58 min