Dec 13, 2010 | 53:59Tapestry Sacred Ground - Part 2 Audio
Tapestry Sacred Ground - Part 2 Dec 13, 2010 | 53:59Writer Phil Cousineau tells Mary Hynes what makes a place sacred. Akbar Ahmed ponders Mecca. We hear from Jane Korman, who traveled to Auschwitz in 2009 with her three children and her 89-year-old father who is a holocaust survivor. Jane made a video of herself, her father and her children, dancing to Gloria Gaynor's "I Will Survive" in front of the ovens and cattle cars of Auschwitz and the gates of Terezin prison. And Henry Lickers, Environmental Science Officer for the Mohawk Council of Akwesasne, tells Mary that all ground is sacred ground.
Nov 29, 2010 | 53:59Tapestry Soul in the City - Part 2 (2009 Encore) Audio
Tapestry Soul in the City - Part 2 (2009 Encore) Nov 29, 2010 | 53:59Mary Hynes visits Toronto architect Brigitte Shim in her home, which is tucked into a Toronto laneway, to talk about how the most sacred spaces in cities can be the abandoned places. And Dallas psychoanalyst Gail Thomas tells us how cities can have 'soul-wounds'; Dallas's is the assassination of John F. Kennedy Jr. She says those collective wounds can help people understand what it takes to heal the human spirit. We’ll hear from listeners too – about where they find soul in the city.
Oct 31, 2010 | 54:03Tapestry "Beauty Will Save the World!" (Documentary) Audio
Tapestry "Beauty Will Save the World!" (Documentary) Oct 31, 2010 | 54:03This week on Tapestry, a documentary by CBC producer Frank Faulk. While imprisoned in the Soviet gulag Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn would compose speeches expressing the cruelty he suffered. However in 1970, upon receiving the Nobel Prize he simply said: "Beauty Will Save the World!" Frank Faulk explores this provocative statement.
Oct 4, 2010 | 54:00Tapestry "My Stroke of Insight" with author Jill Bolte Taylor (2009 Encore) Audio
Tapestry "My Stroke of Insight" with author Jill Bolte Taylor (2009 Encore) Oct 4, 2010 | 54:00Jill Bolte Taylor is a brain scientist who had a stroke at the age of 37. The injury to her brain caused her to temporarily lose the ability to talk, read and write. But it gave her a new understanding of human consciousness, and of her own place in the universe. Today, Taylor has fully recovered. She tells her story in the book "My Stroke of Insight: A Brain Scientist's Personal Journey," and in a much-watched video.
Aug 1, 2010 | 54:00Tapestry Making a Case for God Audio
Tapestry Making a Case for God Aug 1, 2010 | 54:00Mary Hynes talks to Karen Armstrong. She wants people to think differently about God, and argues that the best place to start, is to forget much of what we think we know about religion.
Jun 27, 2010 | 54:00Tapestry Back to the Garden Audio
Tapestry Back to the Garden Jun 27, 2010 | 54:00The connection between gardens and spirituality. Why is the garden such a potent symbol in so many religious traditions? Is this some archetypal Paradise calling us back? Or do we all just need to get out and feel the earth between our fingers?
Jun 13, 2010 | 53:58Tapestry Reason and Awe Audio
Tapestry Reason and Awe Jun 13, 2010 | 53:58Reason has been a blessing for humanity, but often at the cost of dulling our ability to appreciate the ineffable – that dimension of human experience that evokes wonder and awe. Frank Faulk seeks a balance between reason and the ineffable.
Jun 11, 2010 | 54:02Tapestry The Kama Sutra Audio
Tapestry The Kama Sutra Jun 11, 2010 | 54:02In the Kama Sutra erotic pleasure is nothing if not sacred. The book is now more accessible to the English-speaking world than ever before, thanks to the work of Wendy Doniger.
Jun 6, 2010 | 54:00Tapestry "The Way Is Made by Walking" with author Arthur Paul Boers Audio
Tapestry "The Way Is Made by Walking" with author Arthur Paul Boers Jun 6, 2010 | 54:00Arthur Paul Boers likes to say of his pilgrimage in Spain: "I once walked 500 miles to go to church!" Boers is a Mennonite minister, associate professor of pastoral theology at Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminary in Elkhart, Indiana, and the author of "The Way Is Made by Walking: A Pilgrimage Along the Camino de Santiago" published by Formatio.