DMF 48: Tbird continued, on catching up with himself, and on learning to acknowledge what is

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Tbird and I finish our conversation. He wraps up his story on re-gathering the parts of himself he left behind as a child and in his 20s, and how his worldview has changed because of those experiences. He finishes with some powerful thoughts on living with--and sharing--grief.

Mentions

Shambhala Meditation: In many Hindu and Buddhist traditions, Shambhala is a mythical kingdom or city (sometimes called Shangri-la). In relation to meditation, it represent the perfect spiritual place that may perhaps be reached through meditation. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shambhala

Active Hope: A book by Joanna Macy and Chris Johnstone. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13235686-active-hope

Prana: A Buddhist word meaning something along the lines of "life force." The power that animates all life--including us.

Tbird's non-profit: Alchemy of Prana, whose goal is to connect people with the land, with themselves, and with all consciousness. Organized around a primarily ecophychological paradigm. https://www.alchemyofprana.com/about

Naropa University: https://www.naropa.edu/

Transpersonal Ecopsychology: A philosophy that humans are a part of the larger ecological community, and that our psychological and societal health impact and are impacted by the health of natural ecosystems both small and large. https://www.naropa.edu/academics/masters/ecopsychology/about/index.php

Pema Chödrön at the Tara Mandala retreat center: https://www.taramandala.org/all-teachers/12145/pema-chodron/

Tbird's album, Songs of Earth & Mountain: Not publicly released. If it becomes so I will update this description

51 episodes available. A new episode about every 6 days averaging 20 mins duration .