CHUCH OF LOVE PODCAST
Live Sundays at 7:00 EDT
Church of Love is a podcast hosted by Jyoti (Susan Kiskis), along with co-hosts Swamini Shraddhananda Saraswati and Rev. Rachel Schwab, and produced by Sunbury Press. Church of Love will explore the changing dynamic of religion occurring worldwide.
People are seeking an individualized connection with a higher being, namely, God. People are seeking to individualize who and what this being, or energy, is in their own words. Additionally, they are looking to personalize that connection with said being.
Church of Love explores this new spiritual frontier and the commonality of this evolving belief is that God is still considered, in whatever shape he/she/it takes, the essence of love.
In addition to this, we will explore how we find love in times of crisis. What do we do if the physical church is not there? How do we use our time to develop our relationship to "it" or "love."
Church of Love: Welcome to the Church of Love S1:Ep 1
April 05, 2020
Jyoti, Swamini ji, and Rev. Rachel explore the concept and creation of"Church of Love." What does it mean in times like these and in our daily lives? How can we inspire and uplift one another? They will explore how we can find solace in spiritual traditions and a connection to our own inner self.
Available to listen and download on: iTunes, Spotify, SoundCloud, Podbean
Church of Love: What is Next for Religion? S1:Ep 2
April 12, 2020
Live 7pm Sunday, April 12, 2020
This week on Church of Love, hosts Jyoti, Swamini Shraddhananda Saraswati, and Rev. Rachel Schwab are joined by Dr. Dan Cozort to discuss "What is next for religion?"
Given the mass exodus away from organized religion will religion will survive in its current form or will there be an evolution in terms of the way structured religion is offered, proselytized and conducted?
They will also explore if and how different healing modalities and traditions are impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic.
Dr. Daniel Cozort is Professor of Religion and chair of the Department of Religion at Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania., U.S.A. His courses explore the thought and practices of Indian religions, particularly Hinduism and Buddhism, but he also has taught about Native American religions, romantic love in the western tradition, happiness, and methods for the study of religion. He has published several books on Buddhist philosophy and the esoteric tantric tradition, particularly its use of mandalas.
Dan Cozort grew up in North Dakota, attended Brown University where he majored in religious studies, specializing in Christian theology and ethics. He attended grad school at the University of Virginia, where he began his study with Tibetan lamas. He did a year of fieldwork in India, traveling broadly and staying in
Tibetan monasteries. He received his doctorate in Buddhist Studies in 1989.
He is the author of six books: Highest Yoga tantra, Buddhist Philosophy, Unique Tenets of the Middle Way Consequence School, Sand Mandala of Vajrabhairava, Sadhana of Mahakala, and Enlightenment Through Imagination. He has also written numerous book chapters and articles and a film script. Since 2006, he has been the Editor of the Journal of Buddhist Ethics. His most recent book is the Oxford Handbook
of Buddhist Ethics (2018).
Church of Love: What is the Holy Spirit?
April 19, 2020
Live 7pm Sunday, April 19, 2020
This week on Church of Love, hosts Jyoti, Swamini Shraddhananda Saraswati, and Rev. Rachel Schwab are joined by Rev. Dr. Bruce Humphrey to discuss “What is the Holy Spirit?”
Together, they will explore what the Holy Spirit is in various faith traditions, what is our relationship with it, and what does it play in our personal healing, awakening and reconciliation.
Rev. Dr. Bruce Humphrey is a retired Presbyterian pastor who served his last seventeen years as Head Pastor in a San Diego mega-church. During his 40 years of pastoral ministry he led two congregations through significant growth and multiple building expansions. In retirement he is serving as an Interfaith Dialogue Coordinator at Penn State Harrisburg campus.
Dr. Humphrey holds a D.Min and Ph.D. in the field of interfaith dialogue. His first ministry was among the Tlingit people of Southeast Alaska. He has written books on pastoral leadership, the Holy Spirit, and life in the Tlingit village of Hoonah.
Bruce and Kate, his artist/musician wife of 44 years, retired to Pennsylvania to share family life with their four married children and three grandchildren.
Church of Love: Faith & Meaning in Difficult Times
April 26, 2020
Live 7pm Sunday, April 26, 2020
This week on Church of Love, hosts Jyoti, Swamini Shraddhananda Saraswati, and Rev. Rachel Schwab are joined by Rabbi David Wolpe to discuss "Faith & Meaning in Difficult Times."
Named one of the 500 Most Influential People in Los Angeles in 2016 and again in 2017, Most Influential Rabbi in America by Newsweek and one of the 50 Most Influential Jews in the World by The Jerusalem Post, David Wolpe is the Max Webb Senior Rabbi of Sinai Temple. Rabbi Wolpe previously taught at the Jewish
Theological Seminary of America in New York, the American Jewish University in Los Angeles, Hunter College, and UCLA. A columnist for Time.com, he has been published and profiled in The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post’s On Faith website, The Huffington Post, and the New York Jewish Week. He has been featured on The Today Show, Face the Nation, ABC This Morning, and CBS This Morning. In addition, Rabbi Wolpe has appeared prominently in series on PBS, A&E, History Channel, and Discovery Channel. Rabbi Wolpe is the author of eight books, including the national bestseller Making Loss Matter: Creating Meaning in Difficult Times. His new book is titled "David, the Divided Heart." It was a
finalist for the National Jewish Book Awards, and has been optioned for a movie by Warner Bros.
Church of Love: Illusion, Attachment, and Truth on the Spiritual Path S1:Ep 5
May 03, 2020
Live 7pm Sunday, May 3, 2020
This week on Church of Love, we welcome healer and author, don Miguel Ruiz, Jr. to discuss “Illusion, Attachment, and Truth on the Spiritual Path.”
At the age of 14, don Miguel Ruiz Jr. apprenticed to his father don Miguel Sr. and his grandmother, Madre Sarita. From that early age, he was called upon to translate Madre Sarita's prayers, lectures and workshops from Spanish into English. In this way, through constant repetition and review, he learned the content of her teachings in both languages.
Through interpreting for Madre Sarita, don Miguel Jr. came to understand the power of faith. He saw first-hand how she manifested her intent to heal people, both physically and spiritually.
He is the author of the books: “The Five Levels of Attachment”, “Living a Life of Awareness”, “The Mastery of Self”, and “The Don Miguel Ruiz’s Little Book of Wisdom”. He also co-authored the book, “The Seven Secrets to Healthy, Happy Relationships.”
Church of Love: Contemporary Techniques, Ancient Objects, and Indigeonous Tools on the Spiritual Path with Dr. Adhi Two Owls. S1:Ep 6
May 24, 2020
Live 7pm Sunday, May 24, 2020
This week on Church of Love, hosts Jyoti, Swamini Shraddhananda Saraswati, and Rev. Rachel Schwab are joined by Shamanic teacher, Dr. Adhi Two Owls to discuss “Contemporary Techniques, Ancient Objects, and Indigeonous Tools on the Spiritual Path.”
Dr. Adhi Two Owls is an artist, shaman teacher and inspirer of minds and hearts. Adhi received her Doctorate in Philosophy & Therapeutic Counseling From the Open University of Complimentary Medicine Sri Lanka in 2013 through their affiliate campus in Montreal, Canada. She writes the Shaman@Large blog, creates sacred and magical tools for healing. She travels and teaches globally.
Church of Love: Shakti, God as Divine Feminine
May 31, 2020
Live 7pm Sunday, May 31, 2020
This week on Church of Love, we welcome teacher and writer, Sreedevi Bringi to discuss "Shakti, God as Divine Feminine."
Sreedevi Bringi is a native of South India where she received formal training in yoga, meditation, Sanskrit, and Hindu religious and spiritual traditions. As a retired faculty member in Yoga Studies at Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado, Sreedevi offers invited classes and workshops at yoga festivals and yoga centers on topics such as yoga nidra meditation, Bhagavad Gita, Yoga Sutras, Sacred Sanskrit for spiritual practice, yoga philosophy, Goddess traditions of India, Shiva-Shakti Tantra and sacred Indian texts. She has been co-teaching a course for the online Hanuman Academy on the “Five Elements of Yoga”, and has presented for a few years at the Hanuman Festival, Moksha Festival, and at the Grand Valley Yoga Festival. She has also participated in several interviews and inter-faith panel discussions on yoga-related topics through the Shambhala Mountain Center, Naropa University, the Legacy Foundation, and other spiritual /religious organizations and venues. With graduate degrees in Chemistry, Atmospheric sciences, and Environmental Education, Sreedevi likes to infuse scientific perspectives into ancient Vedanta-Yoga-Tantra teachings and practices. Her prior teaching careers in Chemistry and Science Education have been at the public school, community college and university levels in Fort Collins, Colorado..
In a newly published textbook entitled, “Beacons of Dharma”, Sreedevi has written an invited chapter about Amma, the charismatic ‘hugging saint’ of India, also including the 3 paths of yoga, and the shakti principle. A sampling of Sreedevi’s deity mantra audio teachings and yoga nidra are at her website: http://www.shakti-institute.com. Videos of her recent yoga nidra meditations for planetary healing during the corona virus phase are on her FB page. https://www.facebook.com/sreedevi.bringi These offerings will continue through May 2020.
Church of Love: Living a Heart-Centered Life
June 07, 2020
This week on Church of Love, hosts Jyoti, Swamini Shraddhananda Saraswati, and Rev. Rachel Schwab are joined by Nischala Devi to discuss “Living a Heart-Centered Life.”
Nischala Joy Devi, an internationally renowned Yoga teacher began discovering how to blend traditional western medicine with yoga and meditation. She then offered her skills in developing the yoga portion of The Dr. Dean Ornish Program for Reversing Heart Disease. She also co-founded the award-winning Commonweal Cancer Help Program. Author of four books, numerous CD’s and online classes.
Church of Love: Walking the Path of Peace with Swami Brahmanishtananda
June 14, 2020
This week on Church of Love, hosts Jyoti, Swamini Shraddhananda Saraswati, and Rev. Rachel Schwab are joined by Swami Brahmanishtananda to discuss “Walking the Path of Peace.”
Swami Brahmanistananda Saraswati is a monk of His Holiness Sri Swami Sivananda Saraswati (Rishikesh) order and a disciple of His Holiness Sri Swami Chidananda Saraswati, Former President of The Divine Life Society; Rishikesh (Himalayas), India.
At present he lives independently in New Delhi. He spends most of his times in Himalayas. He takes classes on Yoga, Philosophy, Religion, Healing & Meditation Retreat sessions in Himalayan Regions as well as planes for spiritual seekers, students & corporates. He teaches on Self Management, Personality Development, Stress Management, Character Building vs Career Building, Positive Thinking, Right Attitude, Success in Life, Time Management, Team Building, Cultural Transformation & Positive Tips to Peace of mind,
He loves teaching The Bhagawat Gita, The Upanishads & The Patanjali Yogasutras in retreat sessions. He had worked for sometime with Bharat Ratna Dr A P J Abdul Kalam – the former President of India.
He has devoted his life & time for transforming the society and recreating path for changing thoughts, self-empowerment, self-belief, breeding love for God & His creation.
His mission in life is for a violence free, war free peaceful world with motto — "Vasudhaiva Kutumbakkam" meaning "One World One Family"
He works for alleviation of war, nuclear weapons, world-poverty and global educational system based on ethical and moral values, youth motivation, women empowerment, global warming, environmental protection, world-economy, inter-faith dialogues, universal brotherhood and world-peace.
Church of Love: Liberation with the Divine Feminine with Dr. Raechel Wooten
June 21, 2020
This week on Church of Love, hosts Jyoti, Swamini Shraddhananda Saraswati, and Rev. Rachel Schwab are joined by Dr. Raechel Wooten to discuss “Liberation with the Divine Feminine.”
Rachael Wooten, PhD, is a Zürich-trained Jungian analyst and psychologist who has been in private practice as a therapist for more than forty years. As a child, Rachael was drawn to different religious expressions and followed her instincts to study and practice in different traditions. Her interests in human consciousness led her to the field of psychology. Given its limitations for encompassing the whole of the individual, she began Jungian studies and a deep dive into spiritual practices for her own healing, that of her clients, and members of her community.
Church of Love: Spirituality as a Tool for Healing with Niralli D'Costa
June 28, 2020
This week on Church of Love, hosts Jyoti, Swamini Shraddhananda Saraswati, and Rev. Rachel Schwab are joined by Niralli D'Costa to discuss “Spirituality as a Tool for Healing.”
As a holistic psychotherapist, sacred embodiment teacher, and energy healer, Niralli believes that each of us holds within us the wisdom we need to heal and awaken to our own true nature. She draws upon her long-term study of yoga, meditation, and tantra to support people on their spiritual path and healing journey. Niralli is a CA licensed marriage and family therapist (MFT #54007), certified eco-therapist, and practitioner of integrative energy healing modality Syntara System. She practices online and in Los Angeles, CA, and serves as affiliate faculty in the Spiritual and Depth Psychology Specialization at Antioch University.
Church of Love: Living a Life Empowered and Led by Love with TBA
July 12, 2020
This week on Church of Love, hosts Jyoti, Swamini Shraddhananda Saraswati, and Rev. Rachel Schwab are joined by TBA.
Join us for our final episode of Season 1.