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The New Dimensions Café
New Dimensions Foundation

Activism, art, education, science, psychology, philosophy, health, spirituality… All these and more are featured in this lively, short (10-20 minute) companion to the diverse, award-winning one-hour New Dimensions program that has been broadcast on public radio since 1973. For more information and over a thousand hours of downloadable programs visit newdimensions.org.   

The New Dimensions Café (Total: 78 episodes)

Sam Daley-Harris is the founder of Results and Results Educational Fund. Results is an international grassroots, citizen’s lobby committed to healing the break between people and government and creating the political win, and creating the political will to end hunger and the worst aspects of poverty. He is the director of Results Educational Fund’s largest project, the Microcredit Summit, a campaign to reach a hundred million of the world’s poorest families, especially the women in those families, with credit for self-employment and other financial and business services. He is the author of Reclaiming Our Democracy: Healing the Break Between People and Government, the 20th Anniversary Edition (Camino Books Inc. 2004)

Tags: MP3, Sam Daley-Harris, grassroots activism, Francis Moore Lappe, democracy, bi-partisanship, Citizen’s Climate Lobby, U.N. children’s fund, UNICEF, global and domestic poverty, Quaker lobby FCNL.org, citizen activist, George Bernard Shaw, House Climate Solutions Caucus, Representative Tom Moyer, Social change, Politics, Media, Self Help

Robert Fuller, Ph.D. is a physicist and former president of Oberlin College. He has consulted with Indira Gandhi, met with Jimmy Carter regarding the President's Commission on World Hunger, and worked to defuse the Cold War in Russia when it was known as the USSR. As Fuller reflected on his career he realized that he had been, at different times in his life, a somebody and a nobody. His periodic sojourns into “Nobodyland” led him to identify rankism - the abuse of the power inherent in rank - and ultimately to write the book Somebodies and Nobodies: Overcoming the Abuse of Rank. He has become a recognized leader of the dignity movement to overcome rankism and keynoted a Dignity for All conference hosted by the President of Bangladesh.

Tags: Robert Fuller, Robots, slavery, dignity, evolution, technological species, dignity movement, Red Queen Syndrome, sexual harassment, rankism, AI, artificial intelligence, intuition, synchronicity. Social Change, Politics, Science, Spirituality, Technology

Isa Gucciardi, Ph.D. developed depth hypnosis and the “Coming to Peace” process after years of academic training and studying in the field with shamanic and spiritual teachers. Her studies include linguistic anthropology, comparative religion, and transpersonal psychology, all of which form the basis of her approach to healing and wholeness. She founded the Foundation of the Sacred Stream, a school for consciousness studies in Berkeley, California, to house the training programs. In addition to training hundreds of people to be spiritual counselors, she has taught thousands of students seeking personal growth through the Foundation’s other academic programs of applied shamanism, applied Buddhist psychology, integrated energy medicine, and empowered living. She is the author of Coming to Peace: Resolving Conflict Within Ourselves and With Others (Sacred Stream 2016)

Tags: Isa Gucciardi, Coming to Peace Process, Insight Inquiry, hurricane Harvey in Houston, TX, depth hypnosis, karmic patterns, negative intentionality, attachments, positive, Psychology, Shamanism, Spirituality, Buddhism

Robert Thurman is an eminent scholar of Asian and Tibetan history and Buddhist art and sciences. For over 50 years he has been a close student, colleague, and personal friend of the Dalai Lama. He’s professor of Indo-Tibetan Buddhist Studies in the Department of Religion at Columbia University, and co-founder with his wife Nena, and President of the Tibet House U.S., a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation and promotion of Tibetan civilization. He is author of many books including Man of Peace: The Illustrated Life Story of the Dalai Lama of Tibet (graphic novel co-creator) (Tibet House 2016)  and Love Your Enemies: How to Break the Anger Habit & Be a Whole Lot Happier (co-author Sharon Salzberg) (Hay House 2013)

Tags: Robert Thurman, violence, peace. China, industrial consumerism, industrial militarism, nonviolence, elections, Muhammad, Islam, materialism, Red Tara, women's power, feminine power, vote, anger, Shantideva, interrupting, creatively rude, humor, skillful means, Sarah Drew, Gaia Codex, Peace, Non-Violence, Global Culture, Ecology, Nature, Environment, Buddhism

Carlyn Montes De Oca is an acupuncturist, plant-based nutritional consultant, and animal-human health expert. A former film editor for Lucas films and spokesperson for the Guardian Campaign at In Defense of Animals. She is the founder of The Animal-Human Health Connection and the author of Dog As My Doctor, Cat As My Nurse (She Writes Press 2017)

Tags: Carlyn Montes De Oca, nature in our homes, dogs and cats, Chinese Medicine, environment, Parkinson’s disease, wildlife, antidote to disliking a person, hero’s journey, Joseph Campbell, animal companions, rescue animals, animal communication, Animals, Health & Healing, Personal Transformation

Cheryl Krauter, MFT is a marriage and family psychotherapist with almost 40 years of experience in the field of depth psychology. Her own voyage through cancer combined with her experience as a therapist brings a unique perspective to her clients. She conducts talks and workshops on living with the uncertainty of life threatening illness. She is the author of Surviving the Storm: A Workbook for Telling Your Cancer Story (Oxford University Press 2017)

Tags: Cheryl Krauter, cancer, survivorship, survivor care plane, pathology, depression, anger, non-pathology approach, gratitude, curiosity, fear, dreams, listening, witness, intention, Health & Healing, Personal Transformation, writing

William Arntz is a physicist and filmmaker and creator of the film, “What the BLEEP Do We Know!?” Deirdre Hade is a modern-day mystic, poet and leading visionary in the ancient arts of the wisdom traditions, and creator of “The Radiance Journey” a path to mystical knowledge that unites the magical with the material. Together, husband and wife team William Arntz and Deirdre Hade explore how science merges with mystical prophecy to help us navigate the upheaval and ever-changing surprises in these post-modern times. Arntz and Hade are the co-creators of the book: The (not so) Little Book of Surprises (Waterside Press2016), with the award winning photography of Endre Balogh.

Tags: Deirdre Hade, William Arntz, What the Bleep Do We Know, psychic, Age of Surprises, habits, neuroplasticity, dopamine, intuition, rewire the brain, affirmations, mysticism, oversouls, despair, faith, grace, God, super powers, super heroes, Philosophy, Science, Spirituality, intuition/psychic

David Hanscom, M.D. is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in complex spine problems in all areas of the spine. He has expertise in adult and pediatric spinal deformities such as scoliosis and kyphosis. A significant part of his practice is devoted to performing surgery on patients who have had multiple prior spine surgeries. He works for Swedish Neuroscience Specialists in Seattle, Washington with eight neurosurgeons and a physiatrist. Besides performing surgery when it is called for, he advocates a comprehensive and effective program of pain reduction he labels DOCC (Defined, Organized, Comprehensive Care), which takes into account the Mind/Body Syndrome. He’s the author of the revised edition of: Back in Control: A Spine Surgeon’s Roadmap Out of Chronic Pain (Vertus Press 2017)

Tags: David Hanscom, chronic pain, anger, physical pain, talking about our pain, emotional pain, mirror neurons, adrenalized nervous system, adrenalin, pain pathways, spine surgery, expressive writing, nervous system pain receptors, Health & Healing, Personal Transformation

Lydia B. Smith has been involved in the film industry for more than a quarter of a century. She has produced films for CNN and PBS. She is a licensed spiritual practitioner of the Agape International Spiritual Center and the United Centers for Spiritual Living. In the spring of 2008 she walked the Camino de Santiago. She is director and producer of the documentary film: Walking the Camino: Six Ways to Santiago. Kurt Koontz retired early from his job as a successful sales executive for a Fortune 500 technology company and then spent his time volunteering in his community. He bicycled across Europe and in the Western United States and Canada. In 2012 he walked the 500 mile El Camino de Santiago. He’s author of: A Million Steps (2013 Kurt Koontz).

Tags: Lydia Smith, Kurt Koontz, pilgrimage, Camino de Santiago, Santiago de Compostela, walking the Camino, network news, shoes, REI, Travel, Personal Transformation

Mark Nepo is a poet and philosopher who, for over three decades, has been teaching in the fields of poetry and spirituality. As a cancer survivor, Mark remains committed to the usefulness of daily inner life. He devotes his writing and teaching to the journey of inner transformation and the life of relationship. He is the author of many books including: As Far As The Heart Can See (HC I books 2011); Finding Inner Courage (Conari Press 2011); Surviving Has Made Me Crazy (CavanKerry Press 2007); The Book of Awakening (Conari Press 2000); Reduced To Joy (Cleis Press 2013); Seven Thousand Ways To Listen: Staying Close To What Is Sacred (Free Press 2012)

Tags: Mark Nepo, deep listening, technology, multi-tasking, problem solving, creating lists, time, what really matters, friendship, loss and grief, information overload, conscience, coming together and falling apart, The Tao, Philosophy