The Listening Inspires webinars are events dedicated to exploring how we can engage in actions of solidarity and protection of Nature with a more “soulful approach”, working with our minds, hearts and souls, from a space of love and joy. Each event offers the opportunity to learn from inspiring speakers from diverse backgrounds.
Initially started as the “Narayan webinar series”, the “Listening Inspires webinars” are now part of the activities of a nascent non-profit organisation “Listening Inspires” – find out more on this blogpost.
International Day of Yoga 2020
Join us for a fun and interactive “fishbowl webinar” on the occasion of the International Day of Yoga, on Friday 19th June 2020 at 4pm CET.
To register, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Listening to the Earth
On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of Earth Day (22nd April 2020), the Listening to the Earth team was honored to host a webinar, in partnership with Nature4Climate, Climate & Sustainability and Narayan.
The webinar concluded with a collective guided meditation on “One planet, one humanity, one health”, guided by Radha Gupta.
Food that Reconnects
Listen in on the Narayan webinar “Food that reconnects – invisible yet essential ingredients for sustainable food systems”.
Are you passionate about food and how we can ensure our food systems are sustainable, respectful of Nature and provide healthy diets? If so, why? Could the preciousness of food lie in that it connects us to our bodies, to one another, and to Nature? Could being more conscious of these important connections make our work on food systems even more meaningful and impactful? On the occasion of the first day of spring, we invited participants to hear from inspiring individuals who will share their experience of working on food systems, not just at a technical level, but with their intuition, their hearts, and with attention to elements that are invisible and yet may be essential for food systems to be truly nourishing:
- Paul Sommers, an active proponent for the integration of agriculture and nutrition since 1979 through his work with USAID, Peace Corps, NGOs, and the United Nations in over 55 countries, shares stories of how mindfulness has supported and inspired his work in the field and in managing projects
- Ana Gerlin Hernandez, a nutritionist from Guatemala with years of experience in crisis situations with the International Committee of the Red Cross currently consulting with WHO, inspired us with her love of food and the role she sees of beauty and arts in the work we do on healthy diets and sustainable food systems.
- Dr.V.Ramakantha, a former Indian Forest Service officer and member of the Green Kanha team in the Heartfulness Community’s ashram (Kanha Shanti Vanam) in India, will share the story of how a desert land was transformed into a lush oasis of peace through careful regenerative ecological and agricultural practices building, which are nourished and supported by practices of the “way of the heart”.
And we also wanted to hear about where others find meaning and inspiration in their work on food systems. What sustains and supports us in facing the challenges that stand in our way? What brings us joy?
*Photos on the cover page courtesy of Dr. Ramakantha, Green Kanha
Yoga, the Sustainable Development Goals and Climate Action
In this webinar, we explored how the Science of Yoga (Union) can help us achieve the Sustainable Development Goals – including SDG 0 – and support inspired Climate Action.
We look at the “Eight limbs” of Yoga as described by Patanjali in his famous Yoga Sutras and the four paths of Yoga (listed below) and their relevance for bringing about positive change in the world. Karma Yoga – Union through action
- Gyana Yoga – Union through discernment and analysis
- Bahkti Yoga – Union through devotion
- Raja Yoga – the Royal path to Union (meditation)
You can see the presentation used in this webinar here: Narayan Yoga SDGs Climate 21Jun19 and read the transcript here.