Category: Self-Compassion

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 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 first of a two-part series, Father Keating discusses his personal monastic path, prayer, doubt, and how he has dealt with both little deaths and big deaths in his own life. (28 minutes)

Doing Well by Doing Good

Tami Simon speaks with Jeff Klein, CEO of Cause Alliance Marketing and author of the new Sounds True book Working for Good: Making a Difference While Making a Living. He currently serves as president of the Conscious Capitalism Alliance and Conscious Capitalism, Inc., cofounded by John Mackey, CEO of Whole Foods Market. Jeff discusses many of the tensions that exist in the workplace between our ideals, our heart ideals, and the gritty realities of business. (53 minutes)

Clarissa Pinkola Estés: Diamonds in the Dark

Tami Simon speaks with Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estés, an internationally recognized scholar, award-winning poet, diplomate senior Jungian psychoanalyst, and cantadora (keeper of the old stories). In addition to her international bestseller Women Who Run With the Wolves, Dr. Estés is deputy managing editor and columnist at and a columnist at The National Catholic Reporter online. In this interview, Clarissa discusses her new online events through Sounds True: Mother Night, Learning to See in the Dark. (56 minutes)

Geneen Roth: No Situation Is Unworkable

Tami Simon speaks with Geneen Roth, author of the best-seller Feeding the Hungry Heart and the Sounds True audio learning course When Food Is Food and Love Is Love. We discuss the spiritual lessons which resulted from Geneen’s financial losses with disgraced investment advisor Bernie Madoff, and how this experience caused her to re-examine many of her long-held beliefs about money, loss, and the preciousness of this moment. (67 minutes)