22: Marsha Foster Boyd - Eldership & Particularity

Marsha Foster Boyd, PhD, is a proven thought leader in the field of higher education. She spent 25 years as a professor, dean, accrediting officer and school president. A hallmark of her leadership is her passionate focus on bringing people together across boundaries to find new, fertile, not-so-common ground on which to build new relationships and strategies to affect growth in individuals, institutions and in our world. Check out the Bridge Collective to explore her most recent project.

If you don't have time now to listen to everything, feel free to skip ahead to where the meditation begins at 48:00 and then come back later for the conversation.

Troy Bronsink is the founder and director of The Hive - A Center for Contemplation, Art & Action. The Hive is a nonprofit located in the Northside neighborhood of Cincinnati. For $30/month, a Hive member can attend classes and events. If you're interested in this for yourself or would like to sponsor someone else to become a member, you can find more information at here.

This episode is brought to you by Family Thyme Kitchen, a mother daughter duo on a mission to bring you and your family back together around the dinner table. Heidi spent her career as a nurse, where she had first hand experience with the struggle to get dinner on the table for her busy family. Emma worked as a nanny for multiple families, and saw the same challenge. Thus, the idea of Family Thyme Kitchen was born - help working parents and busy families sit down together to eat delicious, wholesome, and healthy food. Their best-selling item is our make-your-own-mason jar salads, which make for the perfect, easy, grab-and-go lunch for you, your spouse, or even your kids! They also offer homemade soups and entrees. Best part? They deliver to your doorstep! Email info@familythymekitchen.com or visit them on Facebook.

The intro and outro music is by Troy Bronsink. From the Hive is produced by Joey Taylor.

 

21: LaWanda Thompson - Posture, Story & Bodily Wisdom

LaWanda Thompson is an award winning corporate executive. She is the Founder and President of Sustainable Outcomes LLC, a coaching, business consulting, and leadership development organization specializing in empowering leaders, teams, and companies to make long-lasting, sustainable differences in the world. Her background as a Ph.D. scientist, business leader in a Fortune 100 company, and Master Somatic Leadership Coach has uniquely shaped LaWanda’s professional career.

If you don't have time now to listen to everything, feel free to skip ahead to where the meditation begins at 42:00 and then come back later for the conversation.

Troy Bronsink is the founder and director of The Hive - A Center for Contemplation, Art & Action. The Hive is a nonprofit located in the Northside neighborhood of Cincinnati. After nearly 2 years of over 3,000 tickets to classes and events sold, The Hive has released its May/June classes. Go here to check out the offerings. For $30/month, a Hive member can attend classes and events. If you're interested in this for yourself or would like to sponsor someone else to become a member, you can find more information here. 

The intro and outro music is by Troy Bronsink. From the Hive is produced by Joey Taylor.

 

Pocket Practice with Varun Soni

From the Hive is a contemplative space where meditative practice meets mindful everyday living. This is a pocket practice with Varun Soni. Keaton Nelly provides the drum track. If this sparks an interest check out the entire conversation on episode 20.

 

20: Varun Soni - Dancing without Doubt

Dr. Varun Soni is the Dean of Religious Life at the University of Southern California (USC) and the first Hindu to serve as the chief religious leader of an American university. Find out more here.

If you don't have time now to listen to everything, feel free to skip ahead to where the meditation begins at 38:00 and then come back later for the conversation. 

Troy Bronsink is the founder and director of The Hive - A Center for Contemplation, Art & Action. The Hive is a nonprofit located in the Northside neighborhood of Cincinnati. After nearly 2 years of over 3,000 tickets to classes and events sold, The Hive is now announcing its May/June classes. Go here to check out the offerings. 

For $30/month, a Hive member can attend classes and events. If you're interested in this for yourself or would like to sponsor someone else to become a member, you can find more information here. 

We've just launched a new podcast called Common Good Podcast where we interview Walter Brueggemann, Peter Block and John McKnight. Check it out here.

The intro and outro music is by Troy Bronsink. From the Hive is produced by Joey Taylor.

 

19: Lauren Bille - Embodiment & Participation

Lauren Bille is a social impact entrepreneur,  movement builder, branding and marketing expert, public speaker, activist and facilitator. Before co-founding Cycles + Sex Lauren was a Partner at The Big Quiet, a meditation movement of over 20,000 people, that hosted events in places like Summerstage Central Park, Lincoln Center, Madison Square Garden, the top of the World Trade Center. Prior to her entrepreneurial ventures, she worked with Wagner School of Public Policy, United Nations and lululemon - organizing and building community at the intersection of wellbeing and justice. She currently gives her spare time to progressive political and social organizing and is proudly affiliated with The Arena, Breakout, and Harvard Divinity School. Follow @cyclesandsex on instagram and go to cyclesandsex.com to learn important and amazing stuff about your body.

If you don't have time now to listen to everything, feel free to skip ahead to where the meditation begins at 33:00 and then come back later for the conversation.

Troy Bronsink is the founder and director of The Hive - A Center for Contemplation, Art & Action. The Hive is a nonprofit located in the Northside neighborhood of Cincinnati. After nearly 2 years of over 3,000 tickets to classes and events sold, The Hive is now moving to a membership based registration. For $30/month, a Hive member can attend classes and events. If you're interested in this for yourself or would like to sponsor someone else to become a member, you can find more information here. The intro and outro music is by Troy Bronsink. From the Hive is produced by Joey Taylor.

 

18: Jeff Gorman - Integral Openness

Jeff Gorman is a songwriter, guitarist, vocalist, and bassist for the touring/recording rock duo Illiterate Light. He was raised in a conventional middle-class evangelical white suburban upbringing before studying history in college, being impacted to Shane Claiborne, and becoming a part of the New Monastic movement after graduating. He spent 2 years running an organic farm and living in social justice + eco-centric intentional Christian community in Harrisonburg VA, while also pursuing music regionally in various bands. At 25, he formed Illiterate Light (name comes from Wilco song - "Theologians") while he continued his commitment to community and farming. He then took a hiatus, joined the Living School with Fr. Richard Rohr, and started touring heavily. He describes his practice as a combination of Centering Prayer and Walking Meditations. He is interested in the role of music in regards to inner life, the enneagram, integral theory, integral art, and living contemplatively in a loud and noisy "career" path.

Illiterate Light floats between pools of postmodern confusion and rivers of vibrant optimism, integrating both into their lives and music. The duo’s search for meaning and depth drives a hunger for experimentation, but their uniqueness is a result of limitation. Jeff Gorman elevates his gritty guitar melodies and honest lyricism by stomping out thunderous synth bass with his feet as Jake Cochran layers lush vocal harmony and explodes with body convulsing energy around his minimal standing drum kit. Formed in the summer of 2015, Illiterate Light’s three EP catalogue and high energy live shows have gained underground fan momentum through consistent touring of the East Coast and Southeast. Spanning the better part of a decade, the creative evolution between Gorman and Cochran is far from typical. Starting with a chance meeting as the rhythm section for a pop singer-songwriter, the duo has since run an organic farm in the Shenandoah Valley, toured the mid-Atlantic by bicycle in several acoustic bands, lived in small intentional communities, and pursued alternative education in permaculture and contemplation. Their eclectic background is mirrored in their sound and lyricism; from non-duality to social justice and millennial dating norms, nothing is off limits. Though shaped by the DIY music scene and friendly nature of their hometown, Harrisonburg VA, the duo has grown immensely through immersion in the thriving alternative scenes in both Richmond VA and Nashville TN. Gorman and Cochran’s incessant writing, commanding live performance, and constant touring promise a bright future as they work with producer Vance Powell (Jack White, The Raconteurs, Tinariwen, Chris Stapleton), a relationship that began after a string of energetic Nashville shows in the summer of 2017. Often drawing comparison to the likes of My Morning Jacket, Dr. Dog, and tUnE-yArDs, Illiterate Light is gearing up for a big 2018. Available on Spotify, iTunes, Apple music, illiteratelight.com, etc.

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The image is a preliminary attempt at mapping an integral/four quadrant approach of Illiterate Light's health and growth. If you don't have time now to listen to everything, feel free to skip ahead to where the meditation begins at 49:00 and then come back later for the conversation.

Troy Bronsink is the founder and director of The Hive - A Center for Contemplation, Art & Action. The Hive is a nonprofit located in the Northside neighborhood of Cincinnati. After nearly 2 years of over 3,000 tickets to classes and events sold, The Hive is now moving to a membership based registration. For $30/month, a Hive member can attend classes and events. If you're interested in this for yourself or would like to sponsor someone else to become a member, you can find more information here. The intro and outro music is by Troy Bronsink. From the Hive is produced by Joey Taylor.

 

17: Leslie Hershberger - Intention, Pause & We-ness

Leslie Hershberger is a leading teacher of the Enneagram and a skilled facilitator, consultant and coach who's work spans the U.S and Europe. She's on the board of the International Enneagram Association and she's known not only for her unique interventions in team dynamics, but also for her humor and insightful facilitation of Enneagram panels. She's a huge fan of the work of The Hive and is excited to join us for this dive into the Enneagram. Leslie is also one of The Hive's Core Facilitators. Check her out here.

If you don't have time now to listen to everything, feel free to skip ahead to where the meditation begins at 49:00 and then come back later for the conversation.

Troy Bronsink is the founder and director of The Hive - A Center for Contemplation, Art & Action. The Hive is a nonprofit located in the Northside neighborhood of Cincinnati. After nearly 2 years of over 3,000 tickets to classes and events sold, The Hive is now moving to a membership based registration. For $30/month, a Hive member can attend classes and events. If you're interested in this for yourself or would like to sponsor someone else to become a member, you can find more information here. 

The intro and outro music is by Troy Bronsink.

From the Hive is produced by Joey Taylor.

 

16: Father Richard Rohr - Cosmic Presence

Fr. Richard Rohr is a globally recognized ecumenical teacher bearing witness to the universal awakening within Christian mysticism and the Perennial Tradition. He is a Franciscan priest of the New Mexico Province and founder of the Center for Action and Contemplation in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Fr. Richard’s teaching is grounded in the Franciscan alternative orthodoxy—practices of contemplation and self-emptying, expressing itself in radical compassion, particularly for the socially marginalized.

If you don't have time now to listen to everything, feel free to skip ahead to where the meditation begins at 32:12 and then come back later for the conversation.

Troy Bronsink is the founder and director of The Hive - A Center for Contemplation, Art & Action. The Hive is a nonprofit located in the Northside neighborhood of Cincinnati. After nearly 2 years of over 3,000 tickets to classes and events sold, The Hive is now moving to a membership based registration. For $30/month, a Hive member can attend classes and events. If you're interested in this for yourself or would like to sponsor someone else to become a member, you can find more information here.

The intro and outro music is by Troy Bronsink.

From the Hive is produced by Joey Taylor.

 

Pocket Practice with Rome Ntukogu

From the Hive is a contemplative space where meditative practice meets mindful everyday living. This is a pocket practice with Rome Ntukogu. Sitting behind Rome’s guidance is a track from Benjamin Thomas. If this sparks an interest check out the entire conversation on episode 14.

 

Pocket Practice with Jonathon Stalls

From the Hive is a contemplative space where meditative practice meets mindful everyday living. This is a pocket practice with Jonathon Stalls. He leads us in a guided walking meditation. The invitation from Jonathon is to unhurried movement from your front door. Before you begin the podcast, put your shoes and coat on, and prepare to start walking. If this sparks an interest check out the entire conversation on episode 13.

 

Holiday Pocket Practice

From the Hive is a contemplative space where meditative practice meets mindful everyday living.

This is a pocket practice with Troy Bronsink, founder and director of The Hive and host of From the Hive, where he leads us in a practice centered around compassion for self and others in order to be prepared for the holidays. If the pocket practice sparks an interest check out episode 15, the full length episode.

The Hive has moved to a membership based registration. For $30/month, a Hive member can attend classes and events. If you're interested in this for yourself or would like to gift a membership, you can find more information here.

 

15: More Than Surviving Holiday Conversations

In this episode, Troy is interviewed by Joey Taylor, the produce of From the Hive, about holidays, brave space, and interior work in preparation for difficult conversations.

If you don't have time now to listen to everything, feel free to skip ahead to where the meditation begins at 27:45 and then come back later for the conversation.

Troy Bronsink is the founder and director of The Hive - A Center for Contemplation, Art & Action. The Hive is a nonprofit located in the Northside neighborhood of Cincinnati.

The Hive has moved to a membership based registration. For $30/month, a Hive member can attend classes and events. If you're interested in this for yourself or would like to gift a membership, you can find more information here.

The music is by Troy Bronsink.

 

14: Rome Ntukogu - Seeing One Another

Rome Ntukogu is the Director and Chief Creative Director of Far-I-Rome Productions, a full scale creative services company, working with companies like Vitamin Water, Uptown Consortium, Christian Moerlein, Cincinnati Recreation Commission, Elementz Youth Center and LPK.

A big thank you to Benjamin Thomas for his track in the background of the meditation. Check him out.

If you don't have time now to listen to everything, feel free to skip ahead to where the meditation begins at 34:40 and then come back later for the conversation.

Troy Bronsink is the founder and director of The Hive - A Center for Contemplation, Art & Action. The Hive is a nonprofit located in the Northside neighborhood of Cincinnati. After nearly 2 years of over 3,000 tickets to classes and events sold, The Hive is now moving to a membership based registration. For $30/month, a Hive member can attend classes and events. If you're interested in this for yourself or would like to sponsor someone else to become a member, you can find more information here

The intro and outro music is by Troy Bronsink. From the Hive is produced by Joey Taylor.