In this episode, Michael and John discuss the journey from the head to the heart, from separate self to awakened presence. John talks about the 3 levels of heart awareness, spiritual narcissism, and how we can unhook or dis-identify from our core limiting stories and move more fully into our heart. They also discuss about the importance of clarity of intention and quality of our attention in our meditation practice and much more...
“Michael is a delight to be with and to listen to - insightful, warm-hearted, and engaging.”
John J. Prendergast
John J. Pendergast is a spiritual teacher, author, psychotherapist, and retired adjunct professor of psychology who offers residential and online retreats. He is the author of In Touch: How to Tune into the Inner Guide of Your Body and Trust Yourself and The Deep Heart: Our Portal to Presence. http://listeningfromsilence.com/
To offer your gratitude and support Well of Light Productions: www.patreon.com/welloflight
In this episode, Michael and Stephen explore the mysteries of our human connection, synchronicity and divine love. They also explore the infinite Mind beyond space and time that creates and sustains the universe and how we can tap into that field of universal consciousness. They explore the question of mind preceding matter and non locality interconnection...
After my interview with Michael Stone all I can say is that if joy were electric I would have been on fire. He has a wonderfully caring presence and is so deeply knowledgeable on matters of spirit and flourishing. I am aware of no one in the world today who asks Big Questions about meaning and the cosmos with Michael’s conceptual depth, spiritual insight, and open-mindedness. He is among the most important of the children of spiritual light in these troubled times when great messengers must carry words of love and kindness to us all. Thank you Michael for making me feel special and for positively shifting the balance in our culture.
Stephen G. Post PhD
God and Love on Route 80! The Hidden Mystery of Human Connectedness
Stephen G. Post, Ph.D. is a philosopher, public speaker, professor of preventive medicine, and best-selling author who has taught at the University of Chicago Medical School, Fordham University-Marymount, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine (1988-2008), and Stony Brook University School of Medicine (2008-). He is an elected Fellow of the Hastings Center and a Senior Scholar of the Kennedy Institute of Ethics at Georgetown University. Post is Founding Director (2008) of the Center for Medical Humanities, Compassionate Care, and Bioethics at Stony Brook University School of Medicine in the Department of Preventive Medicine. He is an elected member of both the College of Physicians of Philadelphia and the New York Academy of Medicine. www.unlimitedloveinstitute.com
In this fiery episode, Michael and Clare discuss how tree planting could mitigate 37% of the carbon based greenhouse gases; and why supporting the empowerment of women and girls is an important part of combating climate change. They also discuss the importance of feeling and grieving as an integral part of our evolution and survival as a species.
Clare Dubois is the founder of TreeSisters.org, a global women’s movement supporting humanity’s evolution into a restorer species. She is an Earth-loving social entrepreneur and inspirational speaker, known for her direct, catalytic energy; her whole systems approach to behaviour change and her unending loyalty and love for the natural world. In her own life, her aim is to reclaim balance, astonish herself and be 'walking permission' for those who are fed up of being held back, and just want to have a go. https://www.treesisters.org
In this episode, Michael and Nigel explore the real impact of oil spills on our natural world and how he started Aqua-Guard which now provides equipment and services that protect water, the planet's most precious resource, in 104 countries. Nigel’s participation in extreme sports led him to be a highly successful entrepreneur, father and devoted family man while running a global business.
After almost being shot down by FARC guerrillas on the Venezuela-Colombia border and being forced to escape Egypt while working for his father's oil spill contingency planning company, Nigel decided to break away and start Aqua-Guard Spill Response. Aqua-Guard now provides equipment and services that protect water, the planet's most precious resource, in 104 countries.
In this episode, Michael and Isaac review his new translation of the Bhagavad Gita and the three path of awakening; Action; Devotion and Wisdom contained in the structure of the Gita. They explore surrender as a way to move from the external chaos and drama of the world as a metaphor for our egoic battle over our busy mind and habits. This is an important interview for anyone seeking spiritual awakening.
Gita - A Timeless Guide For Our Time
Isaac Bentwich M.D. is a longtime practitioner and teacher of Yoga and Meditation. Trained as a physician and a scientist, he has founded three life-science technology companies, leading revolutions in medicine, genomics, and environment conservation. The vision and innovations that underly these companies, came through periods of silent meditation retreats, at the foothills of the Himalayas and elsewhere. His path is one of reverence to the Wisdom teachings that shine through different traditions and religions. The study and practice of Gita's Wisdom teachings has profoundly touched his life, and he is passionate sharing this with others. His work on this translation of the Gita has spanned twelve years. https://www.newgita.com
In this episode, Michael and Fleet discuss how to eradicate all negativity from our lives, skills he mastered while serving time in prison. They also discuss practices for waking up to the truth and experience of our innate, unconditional goodness, in spite of the state of the world. They look at different modes of mindfulness and how to deepen our meditation and spiritual practice.
Fleet Maull, PhD, CMT-P is a senior teacher in both the Zen and Tibetan meditation traditions, executive coach, social entrepreneur, and creator of the “Radical Responsibility” philosophy and program. Dr. Maull has been practicing mindfulness meditation since 1972 and teaching meditation since 1981. He leads programs and retreats around the world. www.fleetmaull.com
The Way of Grace: The Transforming Power of Ego Relaxation
Miranda Macpherson is a spiritual teacher, author, and the founder of OneSpirit Interfaith Foundation in London, where she trained and ordained over 600 ministers. Today she leads the Living Grace Sangha in Northern California and holds retreats internationally.
In this interview Michael & Mark discuss how the practice and art of self expression deepens our wakefulness and sensitivity to our larger interconnection with all of life. They discuss topics such as deep listening, embodied perception, and meeting the challenges of today's complex and rapidly changing world.
Mark Nepo is a poet and philosopher who has taught in the fields of poetry and spirituality for over 40 years. A #1 New York Times bestselling author, he has published 21 books and recorded 14 audio projects. As a cancer survivor, Mark devotes his writing and teaching to the journey of inner transformation and the life of relationships. His work has been translated into more than 20 languages. www.MarkNepo.com
Matthew Fox has brought alive Hildegard of Bingen, Meister Eckhart and Thomas Aquinas for millions of people today. About his first work on Hildegard, Dr. Mary Ford Grabowsky writes: “If one person deserves credit for the great Hildegard renaissance in our time, it is Matthew Fox.” Sister Joan Chittister in her Foreword to Fox’s latest book on Hildegard writes: “This is a truly marvelous, useful, profound, and creative book.” About his most recent work on Eckhart, Jungian analyst and author Steve Herrmann writes: “Matthew Fox is perhaps the greatest writer on Meister Eckhart that has ever existed. No one paints as broad a portrait of the master as Fox does in this book.”
Lilly Woodbury is chapter manager of Surfrider foundation Pacific Rim. Upon graduating from University of Toronto, Lilly began volunteering for Surfrider Foundation, but took a job with Greenpeace New Zealand, until being offered the staff role of Chapter Manager for Surfrider Pacific Rim. She has now been the Chapter Manager for this organization since the spring of 2017, Surfrider’s mission is the protection and enjoyment of the oceans, beaches, and waves. Surfrider Pacific Rim's current focus is eliminating single-use plastics, implementing circular recycling practices for petroleum products, and working with youth, the public, government, and businesses in taking positive action for the coastline. www.surfrider.org pacificrim.surfrider.org
Chloé Dubois is the President and founding member of the Ocean Legacy Foundation, an integrative program where ocean plastics are monetized, plastic pollution concentration zones are cleaned, innovative technologies are built to collect and process plastic, policy gaps are addressed and crucial tools for education and awareness are facilitated. These tools create a leading wholistic approach called EPIC to prevent pollution from occurring while responding to the plastic pollution currently littering our natural environments. Since co-founding Ocean Legacy in 2014, Ms. Dubois has organized more then 30 extensive cleanup expeditions in 4 countries, and has engaged thousands of people in direct-action cleanups, education, and recycling initiatives. oceanlegacy.ca