Honored to be included in this month’s “Punk to Monk” feature in Mantra Yoga + Health Magazine along with my soul sister Jessica Pimentel (Maria Ruiz on Orange Is the New Black / vocalist of Alekhine’s Gun). Big ups to my other soul sister Keli Lalita (of 108 & Mantralogy) for putting it together! Available at Whole Foods and all sorts of other fine retailers HERE!
Duncan Trussell, best known as the conscious comedy podcast guru, hosts a lively exchange of ideas with an eclectic group at the iconic Deepak Chopra Theatre at ABC Home in downtown New York City.
This special evening made for an entertaining, surreal and enlightening conversation around spirituality, addiction, Buddhist reality view and the courage factor in treading the path of life. He is a comedian, actor and host of his Duncan Trussell Family Hour Podcast. He is unique in his melding of consciousness, personal honesty with a formidable sense of humor. He has appeared on the wild and wacky Joe Rogan Questions Everything on the SYFY Network.
Lama Surya Das has been called the “American Lama” by His Holiness the Dalai Lama. He is the author of 13 books that bring the Buddhist teachings into a vernacular that is accessible to a western audience. He is also a lecturer and retreat leader and has appeared on many media outlets expounding on the efficacy of the Buddhist tradition.
Chris Grosso is part of the new generation of Buddhist teachers who are changing the face of spiritual traditions in the West. His groundbreaking book, Indie Spiritualist: A No Bullshit Exploration of Spirituality, is a no nonsense take on transforming and awakening within our high-paced lives.
Raghu Markus is the Executive Director of Ram Dass’ Love Serve Remember Foundation and the host of the Mindrolling Podcast on the Be Here Now Network. He followed Ram Dass to India in the early ’70s and met the beloved Guru Neem Karoli Baba. He has been involved in transformational media for over 30 years.
For more visit: www.beherenownetwork.com
In this episode of The Healing Journey Web Series, Damien Echols and I discuss Magick, what it is and isn’t; the role Magick played in Damien surviving almost 20 years on death row, 10 of which were spent in solitary confinement; the wisdom traditions that resonate with each of us, including Magick, Zen, Wicca, Vedanta, Taoism; the Rumi quote “Everyone will taste death – but only some will taste life.”; the energetic power of words and intention and explore how The Bible is a great example of this; the difference between hope and faith and what they mean to each of us; what it’s like to be young, feel like an outcast, and how to work through that; and much more! Click HERE to watch!
Damien Echols is a ceremonial magician and artist who lives in NYC with his wife and cats. He spent 18 years on death row for a crime he did not commit and wrote the book “Life after Death” about his experiences. You can keep up with his upcoming exhibitions on Facebook at @damienwechols and at:
Chris Grosso and Ken Wilber explore a radical new evolution of the spiritual life that is much better adapted to the needs and pressures of the 21st century world. It is a spirituality that is so all-inclusive, nothing gets left out. So all-embracing, it literally has no opposite. So all-pervading, even sex, drugs, and rock ‘n roll can find their rightful place on the altar. This is not your grandma’s spirituality. These aren’t the crusty moralizations of traditional religion, or the saccharine pablum of New Age narcissism. This is Hardcore Spirit.
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