Category: Self-Compassion

Caring for the Soul in Difficult Times

Tami Simon speaks with Thomas Moore, a monk, university professor, and psychotherapist. His work focuses on developing a deepening spirituality, as well as the act of cultivating the soul in everyday life. Thomas is the author of Care of the Soul, and Dark Nights of the Soul. Beginning on October 28, Thomas will begin a three-part online event series at Sounds True called Gifts of a Dark Night, where he’ll discuss periods of loss or failure that we’ll all endure while offering advice and guidance on how to navigate these difficult times. Thomas speaks about the danger of sentimentalizing the spiritual life, the fear of living versus the fear of death, and what it means to live with care. (56 minutes)

Riding the Waves

Tami Simon speaks with Shiva Rea, an internationally renowned vinyasa-flow yoga teacher, and one of the most innovative and pioneering yoga teachers today. With Sounds True, Shiva has created more than a dozen teaching programs, including the award-winning DVD Yoga Shakti, and several audio teaching programs, including Yoga Trance Dance and Yoga Chant, as well as several music compilations that are designed for yoga practice. Shiva discusses fluidity, our bodies, and how to be fluid in our life, even during difficult times. (58 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)

Awakening Is Endless

Tami Simon speaks with Gangaji, an American-born spiritual teacher dedicated to sharing the path of freedom through simple and direct self-inquiry. This year marks her twentieth year of teaching and sharing the essential message she received from her guru, Papaji, on the banks of the Ganges in 1990. She is the author of the Sounds True book The Diamond in your Pocket: Discovering Your True Radiance. Gangaji discusses the challenge of working with difficult emotions, the power of humiliation, and the endless nature of spiritual awakening. (47 minutes)

What is Radical about Radical Forgiveness?

Tami Simon speaks with Colin Tipping, the creator of a method for personal and spiritual growth called Radical Forgiveness. He is the founder of the Institute for Radical Forgiveness Therapy and Coaching, the cofounder of the Georgia Cancer Help Program, and author of the new Sounds True book Radical Forgiveness. Beginning February 2, 2010, Colin Tipping will be hosting a three-part online live event with Sounds True entitled Radical Forgiveness for Healing. Colin discusses Radical Forgiveness, its five steps, and the relationship between Radical Forgiveness, the healing of cancer, and weight loss. (51 minutes)

Father Thomas Keating: Inviting the Presence of the Di...

Tami Simon speaks with Father Thomas Keating, a Trappist monk in the Cistercian Order who has served as abbot of Saint Joseph’s Abbey Monastery in Spencer, MA, for 20 years. He now resides at Saint Benedict’s Monastery in Snowmass, CO. He is the author of 20 books, as well as the Sounds True audio-learning course The Contemplative Journey. Father Keating is one of the architects of the contemporary Centering Prayer movement. In the second of a two-part series, Father Keating discusses death, the afterlife, and the transformative process that occurs when one engages regularly with the practice of Centering Prayer. (28 minutes)