Sunday, March 28, 2010 | Categories: Episodes |
Shula Klinger lives in Vancouver. Her ancestral roots are all over the place. When it comes to celebrating religious holidays, it's a bit of a mash-up. We're going to hear about a new holiday in Shula's household, called 'Eastover'. Find out what happens when Shula and her husband plan a Scottish-Acadian-Jewish-Polish-Canadian-Catholic Seder.
Also this week:
Meet spiritual teacher Byron Katie, recently compared by writer Mark Matousek to 'the goddess Kali in Hindu lore; the fierce feminine, severing chains-of-delusion with the sword of self-knowledge.'
Byron Katie is best known for her workshops, which focus on what she calls The Work: four simple questions we use to challenge our own negative thoughts. The questions are simple enough, but Katie's wisdom is hard-won. She had to crash hard before she had the idea of challenging her own thoughts. In the late 1980s, Katie was a successful businesswoman with three children and a nice house. But she began to suffer from a depression so debilitating, she couldn't leave her bedroom. At one point, she ended up in a half-way house. And that's when it hit her: 'it's not the world that's the problem. It's my thinking about the world'. Now Byron Katie, or Katie as everyone calls her, travels all over the world, teaching people to ask: "Is that really true?" Byron Katie is the author of Who Would You Be Without Your Story?: Dialogues with Byron Katie, published by Hay House.
David Weale joins us with a reading of his essay, 'Song of Songs, from his collection of essays, Chasing the Shore: Little Stories About Spirit and Landscape, published by Tangle Lane. David Weale is a storyteller and writer in Prince Edward Island. He taught for three decades at the University of PEI.
Some of the music on Tapestry is licenced under a Creative Commons attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike License.On today's program, you heard excerpts from Eye Heart Knot, by General Fuzz and It's All in Your Head, by King Tut.