Category: Mindfulness

Finding Happiness at Work … and in Life

Tami Simon speaks with Dr. Srikumar S. Rao, who received his PhD in marketing from Columbia University, and teaches the immensely popular and pioneering course “Creativity and Personal Mastery” at the London Business School , and the Haas School of Business at the University of California at Berkeley. He is the author of Happiness at Work and the Sounds True audio-learning program The Personal Mastery Program: Discovering Passion and Purpose in Your Life and Work. Dr. Rao discusses passion and purpose, particularly in the workplace, and what makes for lasting fulfillment in life. (57 minutes)

Clarissa Pinkola Estés: The Dangerous Old Woman, Part...

Tami Simon speaks with Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estés, an internationally recognized scholar, award-winning poet, diplomat, senior Jungian psychoanalyst, and cantadora. “CPE” as Tami calls Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estés, or “Dr. E” to others, recorded Women Who Run With the Wolves with Sounds True in 1989, three years before the book ever reached bookstores. Now Dr. E is launching her masterwork over three decades in the making: The Dangerous Old Woman, launching as an online event series at SoundsTrue.com beginning April 6, 2010. In the second of a two-part conversation, CPE discusses The Dangerous Old Woman. (56 minutes)

Clarissa Pinkola Estés: The Dangerous Old Woman, Part...

Tami Simon speaks with Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estés, an internationally recognized scholar, award-winning poet, diplomat, senior Jungian psychoanalyst, and cantadora. “CPE” as Tami calls Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estés, or “Dr. E” to others, recorded Women Who Run With the Wolves with Sounds True in 1989, three years before the book ever reached bookstores. Now Dr. E is launching her masterwork over three decades in the making: The Dangerous Old Woman, launching as an online event series at SoundsTrue.com beginning April 6, 2010. In the first of a two-part conversation, CPE discusses The Dangerous Old Woman. (47 minutes)

Wisdom 2.0

Tami Simon speaks with Soren Gordhamer, an author and teacher whose specialty is helping people find ways to reduce stress, access presence, and increase creativity particularly in relationship to technology. He is hosting a two-day conference in Silicon Valley, April 30 – May 1, 2010, entitled “Wisdom 2.0,” which is also the title of his recent book. The conference will be the first of its kind to bring together people from a variety of disciplines to explore how we can interface with the technologies of our age, from cell phones to social media, with mindfulness, meaning, and wisdom. For more information about the event, you can visit wisdom2summit.com. (38 minutes)

Adyashanti: Ultimate Flexibility

Tami Simon speaks with Adyashanti, a spiritual teacher trained in the Zen tradition who lives in Northern California. Adya (as he is called by friends and students) is often described as a non–dual teacher, someone who teaches about “awakening to oneness” or what he calls awakening to “non-division.” Sounds True has published many programs with Adya including Spontaneous Awakening, True Meditation, and The End of Your World. Adya discusses the way many contemporary non–dual teachers talk about how important it is to be “without position”—to not believe in the reality of any thought or belief or take a position on anything and how to make sense out of your thoughts. (36 minutes)

Underneath the Midlife Crisis

Tami Simon speaks with James Hollis, licensed Jungian analyst practicing in Houston, Texas, and the author of 13 books, as well as the Sounds True audio learning program Through the Dark Wood: Finding Meaning in the Second Half of Life. Jim speaks about the importance of realizing our real self versus our adapted self, moving through experiences of fear with courage and persistence, and what the most important questions are that we ask ourselves as we approach the end of our life. (43 minutes)

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