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Spirituality & Religion

Luis Palau
All Things Considered BBC
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Roy Jenkins' guest this week is a preacher who's been described as 'one of the world's most effective and compelling spiritual communicators.' Thirty million people are reckoned to have attended his meetings in 75 countries. He's published nearly 50 books. His radio programmes are heard around the world. And this week, the Argentinian-born evangelist Luis Palau is in Wales. He's here to share some of his insights with church leaders, and, at 83, to support Higher, described as 'the largest youth mission to the UK for a generation' with high energy concerts and a range of community events aimed at young people who are seen as 'the hardest to reach'. Recorded ahead of his visit to Cardiff, he shares his views on the challenges facing young people today; his impressive ministry, and how he feels the churches can revitalise their approach to sharing their faith.
Tumi Bhaja chanted by Ishwara
Ishwara sings the Kirtan Tumi Bhaja Re Mana in a Saturday evening Satsang at Yoga Vidya in Bad Meinberg. O Spirit, praise Rama, praise Rama, join with Rama, this is the beginning of this kirtan. The text most likely comes from Tulsidas, presumably also the melody. This is a Kirtan for worshiping Rama. In the Yoga Vidya Kirtan Songbook you will find this Kirtan under the number 208. Here is the text for singing along: Tumi Bhaja Re Mana, Tumi Japa Re Mana Om Shri Ram Jaya Ram, Japa Re Mana. Learn more about yoga and the yogic way of life: www.yoga-vidya.org. Yoga Vidya offers numerous seminars on mantrasingen and music. For more english yoga videos, music, blog posts, etc., please visit our english pages at my.yoga-vidya.org. Information on Yoga Vidya Teachers Training Course, seminars or workshops.
Questions about God
Lecture by Swami Tyagananda, given on October 22, 2017, at the Ramakrishna Vedanta Society, Boston, MA.
12/11/2017
All Things Considered BBC
access_time8 days ago
On Remembrance Sunday, Roy looks at the role of Military Chaplains. From the royal spectacle in Whitehall, with its marching bands and huge crowds, to simple events in towns and villages across the land, people gather today to honour those who have fallen. Almost always, the ceremonies are led by Christian ministers, with leaders of other faith communities where appropriate - although many of those remembering might not see themselves as religious. The proportion of servicemen and women with an active faith is unlikely to be any higher, but everyone is meant to have access to a chaplain, and they're still seen as having an important function. What is it? How have reactions changed to the person with the dog collar? And what's it like to be padre in the middle of a conflict? Joining Roy to talk about Military Chaplaincy are four people who've been there: The Rev Jonathan Woodhouse, Cardiff-born Baptist minister and former Chaplain General of the British Army; The Rev Marcus Wyn Robinson, Presbyterian minister in Caernafon and former Royal Navy Chaplain; Anglican Priest The Rev Mandy Reynolds was at one time the only woman chaplain in the British Army; and Imam Asim Hafiz, who was the first Muslim civilian chaplain in the British forces, and is now an adviser to the Ministry of Defence on cultural and religious issues around Islam.
Jaya Ganesha chanted with Katyayani
Katyayani directs the "Jaya Ganesha" in a Saturday evening Satsang at Yoga Vidya in Bad Meinberg. With the "Jaya Ganesha" we call the various divine aspects in us and around us. By reciting a mantra, we can reconcile ourselves to a higher reality. Mantrasingen lets us open our hearts and in this way we worship a higher reality in and around us. More information in German about the Jaya Ganesha. Seminars with Katyayani. Seminars on the area of mantras and music.
Marilynne Robinson
All Things Considered BBC
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Roy Jenkins guest is one of America's most distinguished authors. Marilynne Robinson was awarded a Pulitzer Prize for Gilead, the first of a trilogy of books based around the family of an elderly Congregationalist minister in a fictional town in Iowa. Numerous honours have followed, among them the National Humanities Medal, awarded by President Barack Obama for her 'grace and intelligence in writing.' That was more than a formality on his part: her writings, he said, 'have fundamentally changed me I think for the better' And before he left office, the president chose to interview her for the New York Review of Books. Her non-fiction work includes regular collections of essays in which she explores issues of science and religion, politics and culture - all in the light of her personal commitment to a distinctively Calvinist understanding of Christian faith. The British commentator Brian Appleyard is one of her many admirers: 'I'm not saying you're actually dead if you haven't read Marilynne Robinson,' he wrote, 'but I honestly couldn't say you're fully alive.".
Shiva Shiva Shambho chanted by a group of children
Children of a children's yoga group are singing the mantra Shiva Shiva Shambho during a Saturday evening satsang at Yoga Vidya Bad Meinberg, germany. The lyrics of the Shiva Shambho Kirtan are very simple, the rhythm very catchy, so you can sing along relatively quickly: Shiva Shiva Shiva Shambho Shiva Shiva Shiva Shambho Mahadeva Shambho You will find this Shiva Kirtan also in the Yoga Vidya Kirtan Songbook as number 261. If you are interested for the Kirtan singing mantra music, then you will find in the Yoga Vidya seminar plan diverse and numerous seminars on mantra chanting and music. Learn more about ayurveda, meditation, yoga and the yogic way of life: www.yoga-vidya.org. For more English yoga videos, music, blog posts, etc., please visit our English pages at my.yoga-vidya.org. More information referring to mantras, yoga and meditation at www.yoga-vidya.org. Check out our english-speaking yoga seminars and workshops at Yoga Vidya.