This series presents engaging, contemporary, fresh views about these religious traditions, belief systems or philosophies, as it travels around the world to meet teachers, scholars and practitioners to discover and see what the eternal questions are all about. With intros and closing comments by John Cleese, who has a strong interest in these types of programs, it blends compelling film segments with engaging conversations as it engages such well-known public television voices as Deepak Chopra, Karen Armstrong and Robert Thuerman to shed new light on our deepest eternal questions around the human quest for meaning, truth and wisdom. Hosted by author Phil Cousineau, critically acclaimed Global Spirit takes viewers on an engaging, experiential journey. Exploring such ideas as "Forgiveness and Healing," "Oneness" and "The Spiritual Quest," "Sacred Music" and "Sacred Art" and "Human Consciousness," the series looks at relationships between ancient wisdom traditions, world religions and modern science, showing viewers why these ideas might matter to us.
Global Spirit Previous Broadcasts
Forgiveness and Healing (Episode #102H)
KQED Plus: Tue, Mar 26, 2013 -- 11:00 PM
Most world religions and wisdom traditions include teachings on the nature of forgiveness. This episode of Global Spirit explores forgiveness and healing on a personal and societal level. The program features author and psychotherapist Dr. Ed Tick and his wife Kate Dahlstedt taking a group of PTSD traumatized Vietnam War vets back to the land where they fought and killed, to help them learn the art of "forgiveness of the self". Program guest Azim Khamisa powerfully illustrates "forgiveness of the other" as he traces how he learned to forgive the boy who murdered his own son. Now Khamisa works with the killer's grandfather to foster forgiveness and healing with young audiences all over the world.
- KQED Plus: Wed, Mar 27, 2013 -- 5:00 AM
The Spiritual Quest (Episode #101H)
KQED Plus: Tue, Mar 19, 2013 -- 11:00 PM
In this episode of Global Spirit, writer and spiritual seeker Phil Cousineau hosts internationally renowned author and comparative religion scholar Karen Armstrong and Professor of Buddhist studies Dr. Robert Thuerman for a discussion of The Spiritual Quest as both a personal and religious phenomenon. Drawing on personal experiences and the guests' extensive knowledge of various religious traditions, this fascinating conversation in front of a live, New York audience, illuminates the individual and universal dimensions of the Spiritual Quest, asking questions that have intrigued humanity since the dawn of time.
- KQED Plus: Wed, Mar 20, 2013 -- 5:00 AM