Podcast: Episode 98: Hogarth Brown: The Eclipses and Beyond
On this episode, Laura Chandler welcomes back author, archetypal consultant, and Neo-Vedic Astrologer, Hogarth Brown. Hogarth is host of a popular YouTube channel, Hogarth’s Global Astrology, where he offers astrological insights into global happenings, historical and contemporary figures. Today he is talking about the upcoming eclipses and their implications for this year and beyond. He also discusses the banking and financial crisis, the latest with China, Ukraine, and other global issues. Hogarth also explains the implications of the Pluto return that is happening for the US at this time and what we can expect in the coming years. Hogarth is always insightful and a lot of fun. So, join me for this riveting episode.
Podcast: Episode 97: Clementine Moss: From Bonham to Buddha and Back
On this edition of the podcast, Laura Chandler sits down for a chat with author, songwriter, and musician, Clementine Moss. Clementine is the founding member of the popular all women’s Led Zeppelin cover band, Zepparella, and has just released her book, From Bonham to Buddha and Back.
Podcast: Episode 96: Barbara Higbie: Presence
On this edition of the podcast, we are excited to welcome back the prolific recording artist, Barbara Higbie. Barbara is a Grammy-nominated, Bammy award-winning composer, singer-songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist who has just released her latest album, Presence, the third in a trilogy of recordings alongside Resonance and Murmuration. In this inspiring conversation, Barbara talks about the creative process, the distinctly nurturing feminine quality of her work, and her thoughts on music and healing.
Podcast: Episode 95: Geshe Pema Dorjee: A Life of Compassion: Part 2
On this episode, Isa Gucciardi, Ph.D. is our guest host, and she continues the conversation from our last episode with Geshe Pema Dorjee, picking up where Laura and Geshe-la left off. They discuss his life in India after escaping from Tibet. He recounts his adaptation to a new way of life – the difficulties as well as the joys. He describes his early encounter with the street children of Nepal who helped him when he needed it most and who inspire his humanitarian efforts to this day. His fascinating story includes his time as the head of the Children’s Village in Dharamsala and his work to preserve the Bodong tradition of Tibet. He also discusses the many projects he has ongoing to help the poor and disenfranchised people of Nepal and northwestern India. His humor, sincerity, and kind spirit shine through in this at-times playful and engaging conversation with his longtime friend, Isa.
Podcast: Episode 94: Geshe Pema Dorjee: A Life of Compassion: Part 1
On this episode, Laura Chandler speaks with internationally recognized scholar, humanitarian, and teacher of Tibetan Buddhism, Geshe Pema Dorjee, about his time in Tibet, before the Chinese invasion, when Tibetans were a Nomadic culture still living close to the earth. His stories are heartwarming as well as heartbreaking as he recounts his trek as a young boy across the Himalayans with his family and the shock of the new life he found in India.
Podcast: Episode 93: Lynne Twist: Living a Committed Life
On this episode, Laura Chandler talks with international bestselling author, activist, and consultant, Lynne Twist. Her new book is Living a Committed Life: Finding Freedom and Fulfillment in a Purpose Larger Than Yourself.
For more than 40 years, Lynne has been doing just that. A recognized global visionary committed to alleviating poverty, ending world hunger, and supporting social justice and environmental sustainability, she is the Founder of the Soul of Money Institute and co-founder of the Pachamama Alliance.
Podcast: Episode 92: Lorna Byrne: Angels in My Hair
On this episode, Laura Chandler talks with international bestselling author, activist, and spiritual teacher, Lorna Byrne. Lorna is the author of seven bestselling books, including Angels in My Hair: The True Story of a Modern-Day Mystic. She has been published in more than 50 countries and in 2019 she was named one of the 100 Most Spiritually Influential Living People in the World. Lorna is considered by many to be a modern-day mystic. She has been seeing angels and receiving their messages, many of them prophetic in nature, since she was a young child. Growing up she suffered from severe dyslexia and received only a primary school education. She had been told by the angels that she would write a book about them one day, but did not believe them. Then, in 2008, she published Angels in My Hair, which went on to sell millions of copies world-wide. It was the first time she had shared her experience of the angels and now she offers hope and inspiration to many people around the world. In this conversation, Laura and Lorna talk about her remarkable life, messages from the angels, and her thoughts on the future of humanity. To learn more about Lorna, visit lornabyrne.com.
Podcast: Episode 91: Durga Leela: Yoga of Recovery
On this episode, Laura Chandler talks with Ayurveda Practitioner, Yoga Teacher, and the creator of Yoga of Recovery, Durga Leela. In her new book, Yoga of Recovery: Integrating Yoga and Ayurveda with Modern Recovery Tools for Addiction, Durga offers an innovative and comprehensive exploration of the issues of recovery and how to address them in a holistic way. She takes contemporary tools and theory and introduces important supportive elements that include maintaining health of the mind, body, and spirit. She provides detailed practices, recipes, and easy to understand applications of Ayurvedic medicine to the process of maintaining recovery. Ayurveda is perhaps the oldest holistic medicine system. It was developed in India over 3,000 years ago and has helped millions of people lead healthier, more balanced lives. We talk about all of this and more on today’s episode. To learn more about Durga, her classes, and the Yoga of Recovery, visit yogaofrecovery.com.
Podcast: Episode 90: Machiel Klerk: Dream Guidance
On this edition of the Sacred Stream Radio Podcast, Laura Chandler speaks with Machiel Klerk, author of Dream Guidance: Connecting to the Soul Through Dream Incubation. Machiel is a licensed therapist, dream expert, and founder of the Jung Platform. He has traveled the world, studying various cultures, their healing traditions, and dream practices. In his book, Machiel teaches how to work with dreams in a practical and profound way.
Podcast: Episode 89: Hogarth Brown: Neo-Vedic Astrology
On this episode, Laura Chandler talks with author, archetypal consultant, and Neo-Vedic Astrologer, Hogarth Brown. Hogarth is host of a popular YouTube channel, Hogarth’s Global Astrology, where he offers astrological insights into global happenings, historical and contemporary figures, and also collaborates with other readers and astrologers for lively discussions, predictions, and perspectives on the news of the day. Laura and Hogarth cover a variety of topics, including how Neo-Vedic astrology works, some of his mind-blowing predictions, including the January 6th insurrection in the US, and what he sees in the charts of Vladimir Putin, the Ukraine, the upcoming mid-term elections, and more.
Podcast: Episode 88: Paul Selig: Resurrection: The Manifestation Trilogy
On this episode, Laura Chandler talks with world-renowned psychic and channel, Paul Selig, about his 11th channeled book, Resurrection: A Channeled Text: (Book One of the Manifestation Trilogy). Paul channels the Guides, a group of beings, directly and unedited. In the book, he shares the new manifestation of humanity, a vision of alteration and elevation that will shift how we think and move through the world. Building on the success of his Beyond the Known series, this new trilogy gives readers a glimpse into the spiritual underpinnings that govern the world we live in. Resurrection is an astonishing invitation to rethink, reconstruct, and rebirth our world view in a transcendent way.
Podcast: Episode 87: Jim Blake: The Zen Executive
On this episode, Laura Chandler talks with author and CEO of Unity World Headquarters, Jim Blake, about his book, The Zen Executive: Gems of Wisdom for Enlightened Leadership. Jim has held numerous executive positions in the corporate world, including as Director of Customer Operations for Landis+Gyr, a global leader in the utility industry, and as Vice President of Products and Technology for Rhythm Engineering. He currently serves as the CEO of Unity World Headquarters, a spiritual nonprofit that helps people of all faiths and cultures apply positive spiritual principles in their daily lives.
Podcast: Episode 86: Rev. Cameron Trimble: Progressive Christianity and Spiritual Leadership
On this episode, Laura interviews Rev. Cameron Trimble – author, pilot, CEO, and Co-founder of Convergence, an international church consultancy. Cameron is part of a progressive movement in Christianity and spiritual leadership and on this episode she talks with Laura about her activism and the importance of diversity in spiritual movements. In her over 25 years as an out queer woman minister, she reflects on the changes she’s seen in the Christian church and offers her view of the future.
Podcast: Episode 85: Thupten Jinpa: Mindfulness in the Modern Era
On this episode, we reach back into the archives for this talk by esteemed author and Buddhist scholar, Thupten Jinpa, Ph.D., given at the Sacred Stream Center in Berkeley, CA, in 2018. Jinpa is a longtime friend and advisor to the Sacred Stream and he is the author of several books, including A Fearless Heart: How the Courage to Be Compassionate Can Transform Our Lives and Tsongkhapa: A Buddha in the Land of Snows. In this talk, Jinpa discusses the universality of spiritual traditions, his relationship with the Dalai Lama, and the modern mindfulness movement.
Podcast: Episode 84: Geshe Namgyal: Holy Women of Great Perfection
On this episode, Laura Chandler interviews Geshe Dangsong Namgyal, the founder of Kungsong Dar Meditation Center in Santa Cruz, and author of the book, Holy Women of Great Perfection: Thirty Signs and Meanings of Ultimate Nature in the Ancient Tibetan Tradition. And she is joined by a special guest co-host, Isa Gucciardi, Ph.D., author of The New Return to the Great Mother and Founding Director of the Foundation of the Sacred Stream.