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.

“Opening Our Hearts to the Challenge of Crisis”

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This seminar is designed for those of us who have spent months, years and even decades doing spiritual work and developing our inner self. Perhaps without realizing it, we have been cultivating the qualities of an open heart and an open mind that is exactly what is needed now. In short, we were training for a moment like this.

“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.

“Hippies, Hipsters and other Romantic Revolutionaries”

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In this lecture you will learn about the nature of Romantic Revolutions and explore the similarities between the English poets of the 18th Century, the Transcendentalists of the 19th Century, the hippies of the 1960’s and Hipsters of today. You will see that the original romantic movement is still alive and well even if it periodically goes underground for a time.

“What About Love?”

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In this teaching given during a recent virtual retreat titled ‘From Practice to Attainment’, Jeff Carreira reveals the difference between teaching to the path and teaching to fruition. He provides a taste of the fruition path of meditating as the truth of who we are and resting in awareness beyond everything else.