As such, the spiritual is traditionally contrasted with the material, the temporal and the worldly. A perceived sense of connection forms a central defining characteristic of spirituality — connection to a metaphysical reality greater than oneself, which may include an emotional experience of religious awe and reverence, or such states as satori or nirvana. Equally importantly, spirituality relates to matters of sanitypsychological health. Spirituality is the personal, subjective dimension of religion, particularly that which pertains to liberation or salvation (see also mysticism and esoterism) .
Living Forward, Giving Back: A Practical Guide to Fulfillment in Midlife and Beyond – Isabelle St-Jean
Bulding on her own integration of decades of personal development, Isabelle St- Jean helps others to live fully, to embrace their authentic vocation and to negotiate life transitions. With a degree and experience in social work and psychology, and family counselling, Isabelle became in midlife, a Certified NLP Practioner, Professional Life Coach, Certified Retirement Coach, author, speaker, seminar leader and an artist.
Mary Gordon is recognized internationally as an educator, best-selling author, child advocate and parenting expert who has created award-winning programs informed by the power of empathy. In 1996, she founded Roots of Empathy, which now offers programs in Canada, Australia, New Zealand, the United States and the Isle of Man. In 2005, Ms Gordon founded the Seeds of Empathy program.
A student and leader of group process in humanistic, cognitive and transpersonal psychology for over 15 years and a facilitator for business support circles with ViRTUS for six years, Maureen is a private coach and facilitates leadership training and team building for companies and business executives. Am creating a leadership training and employee engagement program that integrates Be The Change study circles into the workplace, to give people the meaning that many of them are looking for in their work.
A captivating keynote speaker and international consultant, Karen Rae Wilson is the founder of Wisdom Culture Consulting – a leading edge company that designs unique leadership experiences and life changing Quests that inspire both personal and social change. She has a special gift for empowering individuals to live their highest potential. She draws upon the Wisdom Teachings of many ancient traditions, and has worked with tribal elders and spiritual teachers from Celtic, Native American, African, Tibetan and Indian traditions.
Ruth Mendelson, both a Grammy-listed composer and multi-instrumentalist, has been composing award-winning scores for film, HBO, A&E, Discovery Channel, Disney, Animal Planet, The Learning Channel, PBS, CBS, and NBC (among others) for 18 years. She is the only woman in the history of Berklee College of Music (Boston, MA) to teach in the Film Scoring Department, which she enjoys part-time to this day. Ruth is also a guest lecturer, producer, music director/arranger, and author.
His critically acclaimed feature documentary, ScaredSacred (2004) has played to audiences around the globe, and is the winner of nine major awards, including the Special Jury Prize at the Toronto International Film Festival, a Hugo Award, and the 2006 Genie Award for Best Documentary. ScaredSacred is currently in the midst of a highly successful release in Canada by Mongrel Media, in the U.S. by Zeitgeist Films, and in Australia and New Zealand by Gil Scrine Films.
Nearly every culture has ways for people to come together and join their voices in song. This may be for social or political purposes but very often it is to honor, rejoice or praise the divine in one form or another. Tonight’s show will look at ways that singing communally can heal, reduce racism, create harmony and unity and open the heart to spirit. The directors of two of Vancouver’s popular multi-faith, multi-cultural gospel choirs will be our guests.
Dr. Leonard George is a Vancouver psychologist, writer and lecturer. His interests are extremely varied, and include spiritual philosophies of antiquity and the Renaissance, the psychology of unusual experiences, and the history of heresy.
Epic Alchemy with Little Woo; Wake Your Wild Voice! with Edwin Coppard; One with the Herd with Liz Mitten Ryan; Adam – DreamHealer
DID YOU KNOW THAT YOUR VOICE CAN SELL OR SINK YOU IN MERE SECONDS?!In our stressful modern world, Edwin Coppard has developed a unique and revolutionary natural remedy that helps people harmonize their body, mind and emotions in a healthy new way. Edwin’s message is simple: EVERYONE CAN SING. Connecting with your inner sounds – the sounds that come from within our bodies – is a healthy, rejuvenating and healing activity that can be done everyday. Singing is the perfect and most natural way to do this. Sounds evolve into songs; the essence of these songs are words which come from the same source as the sounds. These words tell the truth about you. Songs can create a world that is true to your real needs and the words are what dictate the musical nature of the song. Singing songs becomes a way to communicate a part of you that is irresistible. It improves all levels of your ability to communicate in personal relationships, business, teaching and speaking because it wakes up your Wild Voice – your primary instrument of communication.