VividLife Radio’s Ed and Deb Shapiro welcome Contemporary Thought Leader Panache Desai and Yoga Icon Cyndi Lee, to discuss awakening your passion and infinite potential, the way to a lighter life.
Spiritual teacher Panache Desai travels the globe providing experiential programs and inspired-living workshops as well as producing a monthly live webcast series empowering people to free themselves from pain, suffering, sadness and self-limiting beliefs. To learn more, visit PanacheDesai.com and watch his complete interview with Oprah on “Super Soul Sunday”
“Our potential is infinite – every man, woman, father, son, mother, daughter, is infinite – every person is infinite. Our potential is only ever limited in the way that we say it is – the way we allow it to be.”
For all her wisdom as a teacher, Cyndi Lee—founder of New York’s world renowned OM yoga Center—understood intuitively that she still had a lot to learn. In spite of her success in physically demanding professions—dancer, choreographer, and yoga teacher—Lee was caught in a lifelong cycle of repetitive self-judgment about her body. Instead of the radical contentment expected in international yoga teachers, she realized that hating her body was a form of suffering, which was infecting her closest relationships—including her relationship to herself.
Inspired by the honesty and vulnerability of her students, Lee embarked on a journey of self-discovery that led her outward—from the sacred sites of the parched Indian countryside to the center of the 2011 earthquake in Japan—and inward, to seek the counsel of wise women, friends and strangers both. Applying the ancient Buddhist practice of loving-kindness meditation to herself, Lee learned that compassion is the only antidote to hatred, thereby healing her heart and changing her mind.
Her newest book is the The New York Times critically acclaimed May I Be Happy: A Memoir of Love, Yoga and Changing My Mind. Other books include Yoga Body, Buddha Mind and OM yoga: A Guide to Daily Practice. She writes regularly for Yoga Journal, Shambhala Sun, Yoga International and Tricycle Magazine. Cyndi holds an MFA in Dance from UC Irvine and is a long time student of Gelek Rimpoche. omyoga.com
As the great Zen master Alan Watts said: “We all need to go out of our minds at least once a day!” Going Out Of Your Mind with Ed and Deb Shapiro is a chance for you to drop your analyzing and intellectual mind and come into the immediate experience of present awakening. We are irreverent spiritual teachers and don’t take ourselves too seriously so our discussion show has a great sense of humor while also exploring in depth what it means to live with integrity, awareness, kindness, compassion, and humility.
We will be talking with some of the most luminous women and men about how their lives reflect that luminosity, how they relate to the trials and tribulations of ordinary life, and how this can be of benefit to you. They are people from all walks of life: scientists, actors, activists, musicians, comedians, and business leaders – people whose lives you would never have guessed were rooted in meditation and freedom.
Ed and Deb Shapiro are featured bloggers on HuffingtonPost.com, Oprah.com, and VividLife.me. They teach meditation worldwide and are corporate consultants. They are award-winning authors of BE THE CHANGE, How Meditation Can Transform You and the World, foreword by the Dalai Lama, winner of the 2010 Gold Nautilus Book Award; and YOUR BODY SPEAKS YOUR MIND, winner of the 2007 Visionary Book Award. http://www.edanddebshapiro.com/