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  • ... group of well-known scientists, thinkers, and spiritual teachers from around the world. Be a part of a unique, spontaneous ...
  • Following a disastrous first day as a supply teacher, Sloane makes a trip to a hardware shop, where he has a chance encounter with a young American woman called Robin. After securing her phone number, Sloane winds up at the pub, where his mates weigh in on the great peanut controversy.

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  • Host Bokara Legendre hosts a memorable lunch with internationally- renowned comparative religion scholar Huston Smith, along with spiritual teacher Ram Dass, (formerly Dr. Richard Alpert, who along with Tim Leary was fired from a tenured position at Harvard following experiments with LSD). Here together, the scholar and the guru share their thoughts on consciousness, mortality, love, grace,...

  • ... Union adviser at Garfield High School in Seattle, where teachers , parents, and students chose to boycott the standard test in 2013. ...
  • Someone is hacking into MI-5's central computer. Files are disappearing and agents are being lost in the field. The number one candidate is a secondary school teacher, Gordon Blaney (Chris Fairbank), who is face-matched near an offending computer. MI-5's files link him to a violent socialist group, and terrifying assaults and protests. Zoe is placed in the school undercover, while Danny tries...

  • It's a date, Mr Sloane. The boys plan a stag-do for Reggie, and Sloane has a second encounter with Robin, under less-than-ideal circumstances. Sloane’s offer to help fix Robin’s tap inadvertently leads to a first date of-sorts, that concludes with mixed results and a valiant battle with a café toilet. Meanwhile, Sloane has been reinstated as a supply teacher, leading to another round with a...
  • It’s December, 1969 in Watford, England, and Jeremy Sloane is at the end of his rope. More than a year ago, he lost his accounting job, and his wife Janet left him to “find herself.” His only solace is in his evenings at the pub with his childhood mates Ross, Reggie and Beans. An unexpected job as a supply teacher will either put him back on his feet, or bring further humiliation.

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  • In her debut show, Bokara Legendre hosts meditation teacher Jack Kornfield and psychologist Paul Ekman. Meeting for the first time, the scientist and former Buddhist monk share insights on that exciting edge where the study of science meets the study of mind. What do scientists and psychologists understand about our minds and about our emotional states, and how does this compare with what...

  • Joan Halifax, Buddhist teacher, author and abbot of Upaya Zen Monastery in Santa Fe, talks about initiation with African shaman, healer and diviner, Malidoma Some. Malidoma suggests that people in the West suffer from "sickness of the soul." He joins Roshi Joan in a fascinating conversation about the ways we can heal this sickness, as well as the unexpressed grief in our culture. In this program...
  • The inquiry into human consciousness is in many ways, the "holy grail" of the entire Global Spirit series. Certainly, awareness of different stages of consciousness has been at the heart of many spiritual practices and spiritual traditions, for centuries. In this Global Spirit program, host Phil Cousineau brings together both spiritual and the scientific traditions of east and west. The program...

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