With Barnet Bain, Nancy Roof, Jean Houston, Steve Bhaerman and Karen Noe – host
7:00 to 8:00 pm Pacific – Click here to find the time in other time zones.
Sacred Activism is first going within and then acting from the Divine essence of who we are. We are all capable of accessing the Divine core of our being when we quiet our minds and take deep breaths. It is about being first and then taking action for that peaceful and calm state, which our actions will be far more effective when we act from this state.
Filmmaker, author and executive coach, Barnet Bain’s film credits include Milton’s Secret (director, writer) based on the novelette by Eckhart Tolle, Oscar-winner What Dreams May Come (producer), Emmy-Award nominee, (for Outstanding TV Movie), Homeless to Harvard (executive producer), and The Celestine Prophecy (writer, producer). Barnet is a core faculty member at Spirituality Mind Body Institute at Teachers College, Columbia University. He is the author of The Book of Doing and Being: Rediscovering Creativity in Life, Love and Work, and The Third Story: Awakening the Love that Transforms. Barnet consults and trains business leaders and private clients who are committed to high performance. Through his workshops and talks, Barnet guides people of all ages to expand their vision of what is possible, and develop their gifts and talents with passion. www.barnetbain.com
Nancy Roof, Ph.D. is the founder of the award-winning Kosmos Journal: Global Transformation in Harmony with all Life, based on evolving interior development and cultural values as they impact globalization and world community. Kosmos Associates, Inc. is also actively involved in the founding of the Global Commons movement with James Quilligan of the Global Commons Trust.
Nancy won the 2009 Images and Voices of Hope award for journalism as a tool to inform, inspire and engage individual and collective participation in a global shift to higher-level thinking. In 2004, Kosmos was nominated by Utne for excellence. Her testimony on the human dimension of the United Nations was distributed to the US President and Congress.
As a founder of Transpersonal Psychology (late 70s), she served as a spiritual guide to individuals for 20 years. In the late 80s, she began to define the field of global transformation at the United Nations, where she successfully lobbied for elevated global standards in international treaties and co-founded the Values Caucus (1994) and the Spiritual Caucus (2000).
It has been said that Jean Houston’s mind should be considered a national treasure. There’s a reason for that. Trained as a classical scholar, Jean stepped beyond her teaching positions at major universities to explore the untapped possibilities of the human mind and spirit – starting over 60 years ago. Her work and publications drew the attention of leaders around the world, and she stepped into the role of a mentor to Presidents of countries, social change agents, and those students on every continent who wanted to hone their personal potentials and put them to use.
Houston became a consultant for the United Nations and has written over 30 books advocating the spiritual genius in each and every person, and the necessary expression of that self-actuated human for good in the world. Deepak Chopra says “Jean Houston is the most important teacher of personal and social change today.” She is and always has been the dedicated champion of the human spirit.
Steve Bhaerman is an internationally known author, humorist, and workshop leader. For more than 30 years, he has written and performed as Swami Beyondananda, the “Cosmic Comic.” Swami’s comedy has been described both as “comedy disguised as wisdom” and “wisdom disguised as comedy.” Noted author Marianne Williamson has called him “The Mark Twain of our generation.”
An educator and political scientist by training (and no, he never did get to dissect a politician in poly sci lab), Steve spent a year teaching in inner city Washington, D.C. and then co-founded an alternative high school, the New Educational Project. He and co-founder Joel Denker wrote a book about their experiences, No Particular Place to Go: Making of a Free High School (Simon & Schuster, 1972). He then went on to teach labor history and ethnic studies at Wayne State University, and creative writing at University of Michigan. In 1980, he founded one of the first holistic monthly magazines, Pathways, in Ann Arbor. Pathways saw the “birth” of the cosmic comic character, Swami Beyondananda, and Steve and his wife Trudy embarked on a full-time venture with his traveling Swami show in late 1986.
On the more serious side, Steve has co-authored with cellular biologist Bruce H. Lipton, PhD Spontaneous Evolution: Our Positive Future and a Way to Get There From Here (Hay House, 2009). He has been active in the transpartisan movement, and co-authored (with conservative transpartisan activist Joseph McCormick) an e-book, Reuniting America. He also hosts a weekly radio show Wiki Politiki to “bring left and right front and center to face the music and dance together.” Swami can be found online at www.wakeuplaughing.com and Steve at www.wikipolitiki.com
After bestselling author, Dr. Wayne Dyer left the physical plane in 2015, Karen has consistently been receiving very profound and specific messages from him for his family and for the world as well. While Wayne comes through singularly for his family, he also comes through together with a group of other celestial beings called the We Guides that include Saint Francis of Assisi and a countless number of angels and ascended masters.
Karen Noé is a renowned New Jersey-based psychic medium, spiritual counselor, and healer with a two-year waiting list. She is the author of We Consciousness: 33 Profound Truths for Inner and Outer Peace, Your Life After Their Death: A Medium’s Guide to Healing After a Loss, Through the Eyes of Another: A Medium’s Guide to Creating Heaven on Earth by Encountering your Life Review Now, and The Rainbow Follows the Storm: How to Obtain Inner Peace by Connecting with Angels and Deceased Loved Ones. She is the founder of the Angel Quest Center in Waldwick, New Jersey, where she teaches classes, gives readings, and practices alternative healing.