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Stories to Remember (Episode #206)

KQED World: Thu, Nov 30, 2017 -- 2:00 AM

Life's three fundamental questions: Who are we? Where did we come from? and Where are we going? have often been approached through philosophy or science. Yet for millennia, for human beings everywhere, 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. This unique program brings together two guests that use the power of story and storytelling as a means of remembering - Kay Olan a renowned storyteller from the Mohawk nation in upstate New York, and Orland Bishop, a mentor and community organizer in Los Angeles working with members of the LA gangs known as the Crips and the Bloods, while wielding the powerful weapons of myth, power and story.

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  • KQED World: Thu, Nov 30, 2017 -- 8:00 AM

The Search for God (Episode #205)

KQED World: Thu, Nov 23, 2017 -- 2:00 AM

The search for God is perhaps the oldest of all spiritual quests. While the Abrahamic faiths place the concept of "God" as an entity separate from and above man, indigenous peoples tend to understand God or "Creator" as an integral, indivisible aspect of life, or nature. Some non-theistic faiths, such as Buddhism, focus not on a deity, but on a transcendent quality or attribute that the Buddha attained, such as compassion or enlightenment. This program brings together two teachers from different faiths that have devoted their lives and teachings to the concept of "God" or "ultimate reality". Dr. Jacob Needleman is an author and professor of Philosophy, who meets for the first time, Pir Zia Inayat-Khan, a scholar and teacher of Islam and Sufism in the lineage of his father, Pir Vilayat Khan and his grandfather, Hazrat Inayat Khan.

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  • KQED World: Thu, Nov 23, 2017 -- 8:00 AM

Inside Sacred Texts (Episode #204)

KQED World: Thu, Nov 16, 2017 -- 2:00 AM

This program explores the origins, translations and interpretations of sacred or revered texts and sheds light on the mystical experience these texts often originate from. The episode brings knowledgeable, engaging scholars, translators and practitioners from three faiths 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. "Inside Sacred Texts" features renowned translator of the Gnostic Gospels, Willis Barnstone, Anglican priest and mystic Rev. Cynthia Borgeault, Tibetan translator Ken McLeod and religious scholar Dr. Nikky Singh.

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  • KQED World: Thu, Nov 16, 2017 -- 8:00 AM

The Power of Community (Episode #203)

KQED World: Thu, Nov 9, 2017 -- 2:00 AM

This Global Spirit episode explores the powerful role that intentional communities have played for many hundreds of years in supporting the well-being, growth and transformations of many individuals. The program visits two contemporary communities to witness their most important practices, and to access their potential to transform consciousness and catalyze positive societal change. The program features Zen Buddhist Abbot Roshi Joan Halifax of the Upaya Zen Center in Santa Fe, N.M., and Christian youth activist Adam Bucko, who heads the Reciprocity Foundation, which has become a sanctuary for homeless youth in New York City. Both guests bring considerable compassion and many useful insights as they apply their traditions, their experiences and their hearts to work with young LGBT and other communities of need in the U.S.

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  • KQED World: Thu, Nov 9, 2017 -- 8:00 AM

The Pilgrimage Experience (Episode #202)

KQED World: Thu, Nov 2, 2017 -- 2:00 AM

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 a spiritual renewal. But why do millions of pilgrims endure such hardships? What are they ultimately in search of? This episode utilizes compelling film footage from pilgrimages to India and Peru, and brings together Peruvian anthropologist Zoila Mendoza and renowned travel writer Pico Iyer. These guests, together with host Phil Cousineau, shed light on various dimensions of this timeless ritual, which is an important part of most, if not all religions and spiritual traditions.

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  • KQED World: Thu, Nov 2, 2017 -- 8:00 AM
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