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Many of today's most compelling and authentic spiritual teachers enter the Sounds True studio to offer their insights and practices-unscripted and from the heart. The producers of our programs present the moment when they hear the teacher's unique vision coming through with brilliant clarity, and the recording becomes a true wisdom transmission.

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A New Vision for Healing  

Edward Tick is a practicing psychotherapist who has specialized in veterans’ health and PTSD for more than 40 years. He is the cofounder of the Soldier’s Heart nonprofit organization and the author of many books, including Warrior’s Return and War and the Soul. Sounds True producer Stephen Lessard drew this week’s excerpt from the audio […]

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Three Keys to Understanding Anxiety  

Lisa Wimberger is an author and a practicing therapist who specializes in stress disorders. She founded the Neurosculpting Institute, which promotes and encourages the practice of positive neuroplasticity. In this excerpt from the audio program Neurosculpting for Anxiety: Brain-Changing Practices for Release from Fear, Panic, and Worry, Lisa explains that “anxiety” is a catch-all term […]

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The Freedom to Be Nobody  

A.H. Almaas—the pen name of A. Hameed Ali—is an author, teacher, and the creator of the path of spiritual inquiry known as the Diamond Approach. Speaking on Almaas, Sounds True producer Mitchell Clute shares, “In editing [Almaas’] talks, on more than one occasion I pushed the pause button and sat in stunned silence, trying to […]

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Living with a Mind  

“Just by virtue of being human, we are at times going to be challenged and even controlled by our habitual patterns of thought,” states Sounds True producer Mitchell Clute—something that Kevin Griffin, an authority on mindful addiction recovery, can attest to. In this excerpt from Griffin’s audio program Recovery One Breath at a Time, he […]

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Guided Instructions to Breath-Centered Meditation  

Sharon Salzberg is a renowned spiritual teacher who has been leading meditation classes and retreats for more than 40 years. An avid student of many schools of Buddhist thought, Sharon is the cofounder of both the Barre Center for Buddhist Studies and the Insight Meditation Society. With Sounds True, she has released the audio program […]

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The Imaginary Identity Called Ego  

Matt Kahn is an increasingly renowned author and spiritual teacher who drew upon his background as an empath to publish the book Whatever Arises, Love That. Sounds True producer Mitchell Clute drew this week’s excerpt from the companion audio program of the same name. In this intriguing selection, Matt Kahn describes the origins and compulsive […]

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Developing Mindfulness  

Christopher Willard is a practicing psychologist who focuses on bringing mindfulness into childhood education. With Sounds True, he has published the book Growing Up Mindful: Essential Practices to Help Children, Teens, and Families Find Balance, Calm, and Resilience. In this week’s excerpt—drawn from the book’s companion audio, Practices for Growing Up Mindful: Guided Meditations and […]

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The Fruition of Mindful Leadership  

Michael Carroll is a former executive for Simon & Schuster, a successful business consultant to companies such as Starbucks, and a longtime teacher of Tibetan Buddhism. With Sounds True, he has released the audio program Mindful Leadership Training: The Art of Inspiring the Best in Others by Leading from the Inside Out. In this week’s […]

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Go Into the Darkness  

Tami Simon is the founder and publisher of Sounds True. She is the host of the weekly podcast Insights at the Edge, which features interviews with some of today’s most well-known and provocative spiritual teachers. This week’s edition of Producer’s Pick is a special one because it is drawn from Tami’s first audio program, Being […]

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Committing to Your Own Process  

HeatherAsh Amara is an author, speaker, and teacher who focuses on weaving together many different spiritual traditions to encourage deeper inquiry into our most authentic selves. In this excerpt from her audio offering The Warrior Goddess Training Program, HeatherAsh talks about the origins of her teachings and how they arose from a painful, grueling period […]

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Kriyas, the Movement of Kundalini  

Kundalini is identified by traditions worldwide as a key to the most profoundly transformative experiences we can have—yet if we don’t know what’s going on or how to deal with it, a Kundalini awakening can be challenging and confusing. This is what Sounds True producer Mitchell Clute learned when he recorded Awakening Kundalini with Dr. […]

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Commit to You  

HeatherAsh Amara is the founder of Toci—the Toltec Center of Creative Intent—a spiritual community steeped in Toltec thought and many other global traditions. Her published works encourage the development of more open, authentic lives and a deeper exploration of what motivates and enlivens us. Sounds True producer Mitchell Clute chose this week’s excerpt from the […]

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The Seven Stages of Healing  

Through his pioneering research and experience in the field, Dr. James Gordon has established himself as a leading voice on how we treat and prevent depression. Yet it is his own personal experience that has provided many of his key insights for helping us deal with depression—and inspired him to challenge common wisdom about how […]

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The Paradox of Modern Religion  

Thomas Moore is a bestselling spiritual author who has been—at various points of his life—a university professor, psychotherapist, musician, and a monk. “There’s no mistaking that the world is changing rapidly . . .” says Sounds True producer Kriste Peoples regarding this week’s selection for Producer’s Pick. “More and more, we’re questioning our faith—wondering whether […]

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What Is Self-Compassion, and Why Is it Important?  

Dr. Kristin Neff is an associate professor at the University of Texas whose work focuses on a universal truth: most of us are incredibly tough on ourselves. We feel a genuine desire to feel compassion for others, but we’re afraid that if we begin to feel that same compassion for ourselves that we’ll become self-centered, […]

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Creating Healthy Habits  

Lisa Wimberger is the founder of the Neurosculpting Institute and a therapist specializing in stress disorders. In her audio program Neurosculpting for New Habits, Lisa explores why we establish habitual patterns of behavior—both good and bad—and how they become ingrained in our everyday routine. In this illuminating excerpt, Lisa explains that unwanted and unhealthy habits […]

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Honoring Your Calling  

Rick Jarow is a professor of religion at Vassar College and an acclaimed alternative career counselor. Most counselors will tell you that the way to find the right job for you is to make an inventory of your skills and then match them to the trends and demands of the marketplace. Yet how often does […]

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The Transmission of Generational Suffering  

Adyashanti is a prolific and respected spiritual teacher whose work began in Zen Buddhism but has expanded beyond any set tradition or ideology. His teachings emphasize that any and all people can achieve enlightenment regardless of their specific spiritual path. In his newest audio program, Healing the Core Wound of Unworthiness, Adya explains how modern […]

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The Importance of Energetic Boundaries  

Cyndi Dale—one of the world’s leading experts in energy healing—has made an astonishing discovery in her private practice: up to 80 percent of the complaints that people come into the office with are not really their own, but are issues they have absorbed from those around them. She’s found that we unconsciously internalize many issues […]

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The Cosmic Yes  

Deva Premal and Miten are world-renowned devotional singers whose many albums and tours have spread the joy and power of traditional chants to millions. This week’s audio selection is excerpted from Chanting Mantas with Deva Premal and Miten: A 21-Day Immersion in the Power of Sacred Sound—a unique program intended to familiarize listeners with a […]

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