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Refuge Recovery

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Refuge Recovery

Refuge Recovery World Services

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Refuge Recovery is a Buddhist-oriented, non-theistic recovery program that does not ask anyone to believe anything, only to trust the process and do the hard work of recovery. In fact, no previous experience or knowledge of Buddhism is required. Recovery is possible, and this program provides a systematic approach to treating and recovering from all forms of addiction. When sincerely practiced, the program can ensure a full recovery from addiction and a life-long sense of well-being and happ ...
 
If you would like to support the work I do, Please consider making a donation. https://www.paypal.me/satisila As a Dharma teacher, my primary focus of interest has been in early Buddhism. This being the oldest record of what the historic Buddha may have taught. These teachings have been well preserved in a body of text known as the Pali canon, which is the core focus of the Theravada tradition. Within this massive volume of work lies the message that has been left behind for all of us to exp ...
 
Created and hosted by award-winning journalist Farai Chideya, Our Body Politic is unapologetically centered on reporting on not just how women of color experience the major political events of today, but how they're impacting those very issues. Weekly episodes feature in-depth conversations about the economy, health, politics, education, the environment, and the most prescient issues—because all issues are women's issues. Tune in every Friday everywhere you listen to podcasts, and on public ...
 
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Disrupted

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Disrupted

Connecticut Public Radio

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Most of us entered 2020 assuming that the decennial Census, an impeachment trial, and the Presidential election would be the key defining political moments of the year. Six months in, however, and the global COVID-19 pandemic and uprisings over police violence have captured the public square in a way no one could have predicted. Together these two watershed events have both exposed and deepened longstanding tensions in the United States. They have also disrupted nearly every aspect of our li ...
 
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Bodyful

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Bodyful

Valerie K. Martin, LCSW, RYT

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Bodyful is a podcast that explores the wonder and complexities of living in this human form, and how we can engage in an ongoing practice of bodyfulness to become more fully at-home in ourselves and in the interconnected web of Gaia, the living earth. We frequently hear about the importance of being mindful— and it’s time to invite our bodies to the party. Bodyful is hosted by Valerie Martin, psychotherapist and founder of the Gaia Center for Embodied Healing.
 
The Lancet Voice is a fortnightly podcast from the Lancet family of journals. Lancet editors and their guests unravel the stories behind the best global health, policy and clinical research of the day―and what it means for people around the world. Each episode seeks to inform, challenge, and delight listeners with stories at the crossroads of health, science, policy and current global affairs.
 
Actor/Comedian Andy Dick invites listeners to join him as he candidly examines his notorious struggle with addiction, sexuality, and mental health. In each episode, Andy meets with a leading doctor, therapist, spiritual leader, life coach, or recovery specialist who tries to help him get to the root of his problems and break his patterns of self-destructive behavior. His daughter Meg, and the producers of the show, accompany Andy on this voyeuristic exploration filled with both laughter and ...
 
Black Dog Institute is a global pioneer in the identification, prevention and treatment of mental illness and the promotion of well-being. Our unique approach incorporates clinical services with research, education and the voice of lived experience to reduce the incidence of mental illness and suicide, remove stigma and improve lives. Here you will find all of the Podcasts produced by the Black Dog including Expert Insights, Being Well and Emprac.
 
Effective Compassion is an investigation into American poverty-fighting. Journalists Anna Johansen Brown and Sarah Schweinsberg dig into the concept of challenging, personal, and spiritual help. They investigate how those concepts work in different scenarios and discover some of the common pitfalls that get in the way. And through it all, they keep coming back to one main question: How does being a Christian affect the way we try to help people?
 
When reading about sound is not enough, Sounding Out! presents an aural chronicle of sound and culture. From the crackle, pop and hiss of a record to Arizona noise ordinances, Sounding Out! remixes the everyday with theory, insight and practice. More details at www.soundstudiesblog.com
 
Psychiatry Conversations is a podcasts series aimed primarily at psychiatry trainees and consultant psychiatrists, but also at any others interested in psychiatry and mental health matters. It consists of interviews and conversations with various mental health specialists on a range of topics related to mental illness and health, as well as other historical, cultural, social, political, ethical and philosophical matters. This series is brought to you by Psych Scene Hub: www.psychscenehub.com ...
 
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Host Farai Chideya talks with former Ohio state Senator Nina Turner about the pros and cons of being a progressive within the Democratic Party. Doctors Uché and Oni Blackstock share their family’s history with healthcare, and what we know and don’t know about the new Covid-19 variant. Dana Coester of 100 Days in Appalachia explains why she was not …
 
Spoiler alert: Diet Culture (along with its co-conspirators The Patriarchy and White Supremacy) is THE WOOOORST. And even though it may be called “diet" culture, this term has come to represent a tangled, shitty web of harmful systems that impact not just our relationship with food, but also our relationship with our bodies, movement, and how much …
 
The new Omicron variant of Covid-19: Gregg Gonsalves argues that it serves as a reminder of how little we're doing on pandemic prevention. We need government action to address the inequalities in power, resources, and information that leave some people at far greater risk. Meanwhile, Republicans are describing Omicron as a Democratic plot to bring …
 
During the pandemic, many people turned to art to process their feelings and cope with loss. Others turned to local artists to contextualize the current moment. Art has the unique ability to comfort us and get us through difficult times. Today, three New Haven artists and disruptors on the ways they are using art to affect change. GUESTS: Kwadwo Ad…
 
The festive season is a time of celebration but it can also be a period of high stress for those of us working in mental health. The festive season can mean preparing for the shutdown of a private clinic whilst ensuring that our clients are well-supported in our absence. It can also mean managing higher rates of grief, trauma, and isolation in our …
 
Host Farai Chideya talks with author and China expert Leta Hong Fincher about how feminists face up to the country’s authoritarian regime, and the similarities with gender-equality struggles in the U.S. Sixto Cancel of the non-profit Think of Us shares his experience in the foster care system, and what the organization is doing to reform it. Chef K…
 
This episode originally aired on August 11th, 2021 Trees are one of New England’s most treasured resources. But in Connecticut cities, a painful history of racism and redlining has led to fewer trees. During this holiday week, we look back at a show from this summer about our urban tree canopy in Connecticut. And, our region loses nearly 38 square …
 
Andrew continues the series on the Buddha's core teachings, the Four Noble Truths and the Eightfold Path, speaking on the topic of the Second Noble Truth: Craving & Clinging. Although life is unpredictable and largely outside of the realm of our control, we can learn to meet these ups and downs with less reactivity, with less craving and clinging. …
 
We’re still thinking about the Kyle Rittenhouse verdict in Kenosha, where Republicans have been celebrating the “not guilty” verdict in the trial of a 17-year-old who shot three people, killing two, during the street protests over the police shooting of a black man, Jacob Blake. John Nichols comments on the threat from white vigilantes to Black pro…
 
Host Farai Chideya talks about the power of forgiveness with Sharon Risher, whose relatives were among the Mother Emanuel shooting victims. Michael Arad, the architect behind the new memorial to the Emanuel Nine, discusses the collaborative process of designing an homage to the congregation. Civil rights leader Rashad Robinson talks about the final…
 
No brief introductory words could adequately communicate how proud I am to know this woman. Dr. Daltry Dott is not only an incredibly skilled and successful anesthesiologist, but she also happens to be one of my lifelong best friends, going on over 20 years now. In the intro for this episode, you’ll hear me share just a couple ridiculous anecdotes …
 
Republicans continue to work to ban teaching about Black Americans’ place in our history – their legislation, proposed in 27 states, would prohibit teaching the 1619 Project, which has just published a book offering what the authors call “a new origin story” about the United States. Martha Jones, a historian at Johns Hopkins University, and one of …
 
As more people confront the realities of climate change, our society’s relationship with food is changing. This week, the ways we access our food. We’ll hear from a man who spent just 5 dollars feeding himself over two years, by mastering the art of dumpster diving. We also hear from an indigenous ethnobotanist who shares the ways we can all lessen…
 
In this episode Mikey Noechel discusses the refrain from the Satipatthana Sutta, "contemplating with a mind free from desire and discontent in regard to the world". Mikey further expands on this topic by introducing the five hindrances. The five hindrances are: greed, hatred, sloth, restlessness, and doubt.…
 
Host Farai Chideya talks with MacArthur Fellow, poet Reginald Dwayne Betts, about why we struggle to articulate exactly how we want to change the prison system in the U.S. OB-GYN Dr. Jamila Perritt explains why she dreams of exercising her medical practice without the interference of politics. Gwen Ifill Award winner Sisi Wei of OpenNews examines t…
 
The Democrats need to do big things fast if they want to have a chance of winning in 2022 and 2024. John Nichols says that Trump will be a “lousy candidate” then—but he will still pose an even greater threat to American democracy than he did in 2020. Plus: Rebecca Solnit talks about politics and pleasure, about knowing your enemies, and about joy a…
 
America is home to many spiritual practices that were once considered evil - like Brujeria or Hoodoo. But today, more people are looking to reclaim these ancestral traditions.This hour on Disrupted, we hear how slavery gave birth to Hoodoo and how young African-Americans are embracing their past. We learn about Brujeria, a witchcraft tradition from…
 
Andrew kicks off a series of talks on the 4 noble truths and the eightfold path, speaking on the first noble truth: dukkha! The first truth has often been misinterpreted as the Buddha making a claim that "life is suffering", but rather than a claim to be believed, the Buddha is offering a task to be put into practice centered around embracing the d…
 
Host Farai Chideya talks with longtime immigrant rights expert Cecilia Muñoz about Welcome.US, a website that connects people to the process of resettling newcomers. Our Body Politic contributors Diane Wong and Jenn Jackson, researchers at the GenForward survey, share their findings about the favorability of both major parties with young people of …
 
The Anchorage landfill countdown on the municipality’s web page shows less than 50 years of capacity. Recycling and composting keeps reusable items out of the landfill. What do you need to know, and where can you find out? UPDATE: Since the recycling/composting program aired Monday morning, here’s a bit of useful info for Mat-Su Valley residents in…
 
The Debt Collective has a new project: Cancelling probation debt of formerly incarcerated people. They’re actually doing it, for tens of thousands of people—and setting out to abolish bail debt completely in California. Astra Taylor explains how they're going about it, and reports on the continuing campaign to get Joe Biden to use executive action …
 
In September, TikTok surpassed over a billion monthly users. And the app is fundamentally changing how creators reach an audience online. This week, how TikTok is changing our relationship with media. We’ll hear from a TikTok creator about how he’s staying relevant. A professor reveals how TikTok's impacting childhood development. And a look at Tik…
 
Will the future of psychological therapy combine the best of digital interventions with clinician expertise? A growing body of evidence in this space indicates that when used well, digital interventions in conjunction with therapy can enhance patient progress and maintain treatment momentum between sessions. This Expert Insights session explores th…
 
Taquka’aq B-Duk Took Drum Group at the Alaska Native Heritage Center (Jeff Chen/Alaska Public Media) Since 1990, federal, state, and local governments have recognized November as Native Heritage Month to celebrate and honor America’s Indigenous Peoples. November is such an interesting time for Native peoples, though, as it is right after Halloween …
 
Host Farai Chideya asks Virginia gubernatorial candidate Princess Blanding about running on a third-party ticket and how her platform is diverse and inclusive. Our Body Politic public health contributor Dr. Kavita Trivedi covers everything we need to know about vaccines, and not only against Covid-19. Two sisters in the Bay Area share the story beh…
 
Why are the countries which currently suffer the most direct health impacts from climate change some of the least likely to publish climate research? In the lead-up to COP26, Prof. Penny Murage of LSHTM discusses the field and her community work in sub-Saharan Africa, and Ayesha Tandon of CarbonBrief talks about her recent piece on inequality in cl…
 
Who really runs Haiti—the government, or the gangs? The kidnappings suggest it’s the gangs – and the leader of the gang that kidnapped 16 Americans has openly expressed political ambitions. Amy Wilentz explains. Plus: Colin Kaepernick’s silent protest, taking a knee, became the symbol of resistance to racial injustice in America. Dave Zirin talks a…
 
In this episode, Andrew finishes off a series of talks on the Four Foundations of Mindfulness, speaking on the Fourth Foundation: Mindfulness of Dhammas. He highlights the aspect of this teaching called the "Seven Awakening Factors". What do we need to cultivate in our search for more freedom in our lives? The Buddha says these seven qualities are …
 
Capitalism is a major driving force in American society. But the COVID-19 Pandemic has shown that the system doesn’t work for everyone and what we prioritize matters. This hour on Disrupted, a conversation with political scientist Margaret Levi on the future of our economy and how we can find dignity in work. And economist Janelle Jones talks about…
 
Cosplayers at Senshi Con, Alaska’s largest fandom convention, spent the day as their favorite comic book and anime characters last weekend at the Dena’ina Center. (Photo by Ammon Swenson) In Alaska pop culture and entertainment serve as a means to escape the dark, chilly winters that conquer the final months of each year. The politics and popularit…
 
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