M.R. O’Connor – “Resurrection Science: Conservation, De-Extinction and the Precarious Future of Wild Things”

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Maura R. O’Connor, a bright and compassionate humanitarian, ecologist and journalist talks with Jeff Carreira about some of the philosophical questions that she raises in her book Resurrection Science: Conservation, De-Extinction and the Precarious Future of Wild Things. In this discussion you will hear a fresh voice calling into question many of our common assumption about ecological conservation and environmentalism.

Robert D. Richardson – “Ralph Waldo Emerson and William James”

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In this episode, recorded over a decade ago, Jeff Carreira speaks with the biographer Robert Richardson, who died last month. In this conversation he discusses his writings on Henry David Thoreau, Ralph Waldo Emerson, and William James. Richardson devoted 10 years to researching and writing each of these three biographies and each presents a detailed picture that brings the personalities of these men and their achievements vividly to life. In the wake of his recent passing, we want to honor Robert D. Richardson by offering this interview for you to listen to and enjoy.

“Adding Dimensionality to your Meditation Practice”

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In this teaching given during a recent meditation retreat, Jeff Carreira describes five inner attitudes and qualities of consciousness – stillness, emptiness, generosity, timelessness, selflessness and not knowing – that creates the space around our practice that allow miracles to happen both during meditation and in our lives.