Episode 055: Sound Healing with Julius Betila

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EPISODE 055: SOUND HEALING WITH JULIUS BETILA

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Welcome to the final episode (for now) of the Holistic Spaces podcast. I am sad to put the podcast on hold, but hopefully we'll be back soon with new episodes. Please let us know if you'd like to hear more! 

For our last session, we're chatting with Julius Betila, a sound healing artist I met at a Kundalini yoga event. Julius graciously joins us and opens up around his sound healing journey, how sound relates to feng shui and science and how we can begin our own sound journeys. I'm very excited to chat with him about all his wonderful instruments! 

  • Julius's sound journey
  • Sound and energy vibration
  • Sound and the body
  • The heart and the mind
  • How sound connects to the heart
  • Using sound to cut through energy
  • Tingsha and other sound healing instruments
  • Shamanic dream journey
  • Sound to lift chi and find happiness
  • Opening up through sound
  • Space clearing and sound
  • Ways to start working with sound
  • Catching the breath
  • Colors as vibration and frequency
  • Electromagnetic signals and clarifying your message

I'm so grateful to Julius Betila for sharing his sound journey and insights with us. I loved the experience of his music and sounds, and I highly recommend attending a sound healing workshop or meditation near you if you're interested! I also want to thank each and every one of you for listening to the podcast for these last 55 episodes. Please do let us know if you miss the episodes, and we'll hopefully be back! 

Don't forget to sign up for our Holistic Spaces newsletter, which we send once-a-month with tips on feng shui, green design and holistic living.

Since it's holiday shopping season, be sure to check out our Holistic Spaces 2017 Holiday Gift Guide as well! 

If you have feng shui questions, please send them my way at info@holisticspaces.com, and we'll do our best to answer them all in our Q&A Sunday series. If you're looking for more in-depth or urgent answers, schedule a 15-minute consultation call!


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A student of life, Julius Betila’s natural curiosity in science and technology led to spirituality and a deeper connection to the universe. He believes that Quantum Physics is the modern language of the mystics that we can use to bridge our inner and outer worlds. With a loving intention and sacred instruments like a gong, Himalayan bowls, drums, flutes, and chimes, Julius creates a meditative soundscape to promote a sense of well being by synchronizing the heart and brain. You can find more information at Www.soundhealingvibrations.com

Episode 054: Yantras and Sacred Art with Mavis Gewant

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EPISODE 054: YANTRAS AND SACRED ART WITH MAVIS GEWANT

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Mavis Gewant has been my sacred art teacher for eight years, and I'm happy to finally have her on the podcast talk yantras and sacred art! Mavis shares her vedic knowledge and how sacred art is like meditation. If'd you like, check out the Holistic Spaces yantra mandalas while listening and see if you can match up numbers and designs! 

  • What is a yantra?
  • Mavis's story as an artist
  • Yantras as meditation
  • Vedic astrology
  • Relationship mandalas
  • Psychic vedic numbers in sacred art
    • 1 - Sun - Orange, Yellow, Gold - Ruby - Sunday - Renunciation
    • 2 - Moon - Light Blue, Silver, Grey, White - Pearl - Monday - Individual Stability
    • 3 - Jupiter - Yellow - Yellow Sapphire, Citrine - Thursday - Selfless Service
    • 4 - Rahu, North Node of the Moon - Earthy brown, Smoky blue, Gold - Hessonite - Saturday - Satisfaction
    • 5 - Mercury - Green - Emerald - Wednesday - Sobriety
    • 6 - Venus - White, Pastel shades, Multicolors - Diamond - Friday - Discipline
    • 7 - Ketu, South Node of the Moon - Smoky greens - Cat's Eye - Tuesday - Practicality
    • 8 - Saturn - Black, Dark blue, Purple - Blue Sapphire - Saturday - Kindness and Forgiveness 
    • 9 - Mars - Red - Coral - Tuesday - Patience

Once again, thanks to my incredible teacher, Mavis, for sharing her insight on the interesting practice of sacred art and psychic vedic numbers. Mavis's art, classes and more are available on her website at sacredmotherarts.com. I encourage you to check out her work and see if she is offering workshops near you!

Check out the Holistic Spaces newsletter and sign up to receive our once-a-month collection of tips on feng shui, green design and holistic living. Our 2017 Holiday Gift guide is also in the works!

Have feng shui questions? Send them to info@holisticspaces.com, and we'll do our best to answer them all in our Q&A Sunday series. If you're looking for more in-depth or urgent answers, schedule a 15-minute consultation call!

Don't forget to also visit the Holistic Spaces Patreon page and join our patrons in supporting the podcast!


Mavis’ next workshop will take place November 3 at The Living Seed in New Paltz, NY. She teaches Sacred Painting Workshops worldwide, including a yearly retreat in Haridwar, India. It is her humble desire to help others through this transformational art form and she makes her painting a spiritual practice. Her artwork can be seen on her website: www.sacredmotherarts.com

 


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Tune in November 27 for the next Holistic Spaces Podcast

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Episode 032: The Way of Flowers with Marcia Shibata

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THE WAY OF FLOWERS WITH MARCIA SHIBATA

Welcome back to the Holistic Spaces podcast! This is our next-to-last podcast this year, and we have such an amazing guest. Marcia Shibata is a Master Shambhala KADO instructor, classically trained in Ikebana, the Japanese art of flower arranging, and has studied with Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche and Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche in the Shambhala Buddhist community. She's also the co-founder of the Shambhala Kado School and is my spiritual mentor in addition to my KADO and Ikebana teacher. I'm so happy to welcome her insight around the path of flowers and bringing them into your holistic spaces.

  • What is KADO?
  • The meaning of "holistic"
  • Thich Nhat Hahn's "interconnectedness"
  • Our connection to nature
  • Flowers, "the jewels of the planet"
  • Flowers and your environment
  • Disposing of flowers 
  • Bringing flowers into your space holistically and mindfully

Thank you so much, Marcia, for sharing your knowledge and advice for including flowers in our holistic spaces. I hope each of you will consider these ideas when choosing aspects of nature to add to your homes.

For more insights and tips into feng shu, green design and holistic living, be sure to sign up for our Holistic Spaces newsletter!

If you have specific questions, please feel free to reach out and have them answered via Q&A Sunday or through our new service, 15-minute consultation calls!

Tune in after Christmas for our final 2016 podcast and tips for setting intentions for the new year!


Marcia Wang Shibata is a Master Shambhala Kado/Ikebana Instructor within the Shambhala Buddhist community and co-founder the Shambhala Kado Ridgen School of Ikebana. She is a student of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche and Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. Having studied and practiced in both a major classical and modern Ikebana school, she teaches from the view of nature’s innate wisdom and Buddhist/Shambhalian compassionate warriorship.

Ms Shibata was further bestowed the title of “Artist to the Kalapa Court” in autumn 2013 by Sakong Mipham Rinpoche. 

for more information about the KADO RIGDEN SCHOOL OF IKEBANA, please visit http://kado.shambhala.info/


Tune in December 26 for the next Holistic Spaces Podcast, Feng Shui and Intentions for the New Year 

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Episode 023: Katie Hess of Lotus Wei Talks Flowers

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KATIE HESS OF LOTUS WEI TALKS FLOWERS

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UPDATE! new GIVEAWAY!

I want to share a new giveaway for the podcast! We're giving away:

  • 30-minute Mini podcast feng shui consultation (to be aired on a podcast) OR

  • $50 gift card to Holistic Spaces. 

Note: You can remain anonymous if you choose the consultation!

To enter, you must leave a review on iTunes, then follow up with your email to info@holisticspaces.com. Between now and September 30th, everyone who enters will be entered into a raffle for the free podcast consultation or gift card! 

To leave a review:

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I'm incredibly excited to welcome Katie Hess, a flower alchemist and founder of one of my favorite companies, Lotus Wei, to the podcast this week. Katie is an expert in flower essences and a student of Tibetan Buddhist meditation (like me!) and has agreed to share her flower knowledge with us!

Thanks so much to Katie for chatting with us about how healing and life-enhancing flowers can be. If you're interested, be sure to check out the Lotus Wei Flowerevolution, and don't forget to sign up for the Holistic Spaces newsletter to receive weekly insight on feng shui, green design and holistic living PLUS a 10% off coupon to the Holistic Spaces store.

If you have any questions about feng shui, holistic living or green design, please feel free to send them along for answers and a chance to be featured on the Q&A Sunday series!


Katie Hess is a flower alchemist and the founder of LOTUSWEI, one of the world’s leading floral apothecaries. After 15 years of independent research of flower and plant-based healing, her flower-powered community is thriving in over 15 countries. Her transformative elixirs having been featured in O, The Oprah Magazine, The New York Times, The LA Times, Sunset, and Organic Spa Magazine. A lifelong spiritual seeker, Katie has studied meditation and mindful-awareness techniques with several Tibetan Buddhist masters, including the Dalai Lama and the Karmapa, Tibet’s next generation leader.

www.lotuswei.com


Tune in August 8 for the next Holistic Spaces Podcast

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Episode 022: Joseph Mauricio and Meditation to Create a Sacred Space

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JOSEPH MAURICIO AND MEDITATION TO CREATE A SACRED SPACE

UPDATE! new GIVEAWAY!

I want to share a new giveaway for the podcast! We're giving away:

  • 30-minute Mini podcast feng shui consultation (to be aired on a podcast) OR

  • $50 gift card to Holistic Spaces. 

Note: You can remain anonymous if you choose the consultation!

To enter, you must leave a review on iTunes, then follow up with your email to info@holisticspaces.com. Between now and September 30th, everyone who enters will be entered into a raffle for the free podcast consultation or gift card! 

To leave a review:

  1. Click HERE to view In iTunes
  2. Under iTunes Customer Reviews or App Store Customer Reviews, tap Write a Review.
  3. If prompted, enter your password.
  4. Select a star rating, enter a title, write your review, then tap Send.

I'm excited to welcome my meditation teacher, Joseph Mauricio, back for a second week with the Holistic Spaces podcast! This week, Joe and I talk more about meditation and how it affects our sacred spaces, PLUS Joe will guide us through a mini meditation! 

- What is meditation?

- Meditation and feng shui

- Mini guided meditation

- Meditation posture

- How meditation affects physical spaces

- Creating a sacred space with meditation

Thanks so much to Joseph Mauricio for sharing his endless knowledge on why meditation is helpful in our modern society and how to make the most of our meditation time. If you enjoyed the short guided meditation on this podcast, listen in on this longer version from Joe's collection!

Don't forget to sign up for our Holistic Spaces newsletter for monthly tips on feng shui and green design, PLUS a 10% off coupon to Holistic Spaces, and if you have questions about feng shui, holistic living or green design, please reach out! Your question could even be featured on our Q&A Sunday series! 


Joseph Mauricio is a speaker, teacher, workshop presenter, and meditation instructor in academic, business and private sectors. A senior teacher in the Shambhala Buddhist Tradition, Joseph began teaching twenty years ago at Karma Choling Buddhist Meditation Center in Vermont, and has subsequently taught in meditation centers, schools, businesses and community centers throughout North America, Canada and Europe. He has served as the Director of Public Programs and Outreach at the Shambhala Meditation Center of New York, and has recently become the Executive Director of the Baltimore Shambhala Meditation Center.

Joseph is a close student of Meditation Master, Sakyong Mipham, Rinpoche, the Head of the Shambhala Buddhist lineage. He has studied with renowned teacher and author, Pema Chodren, and many prominent teachers in the meditation and yogic traditions in the U.S., Canada, Europe and Asia. He has completed dozens of solitary and group retreats, including three month-long meditation retreats, two month-long solitary retreats, an eight week silent group retreat, numerous shorter group retreats and years of advanced study. Joseph is a graduate of the Shambhala School of Buddhist studies and advanced meditation instructor and teacher trainings in the Shambhala Tradition.

www.josephmauricio.com


Tune in July 25 for the next Holistic Spaces Podcast

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Episode 021: Meditation with Joseph Mauricio

HOLISTIC SPACES PODCAST, EPISODE 021

MEDITATION WITH JOSEPH MAURICIO

UPDATE! new GIVEAWAY!

I want to share a new giveaway for the podcast! We're giving away:

  • 30-minute Mini podcast feng shui consultation (to be aired on a podcast) OR

  • $50 gift card to Holistic Spaces

Note: You can remain anonymous if you choose the consultation!

To enter, you must leave a review on iTunes, then follow up with your email to info@holisticspaces.com. Between now and September 30th, everyone who enters will be entered into a raffle for the free podcast consultation or gift card! 

To leave a review

  • Click HERE to open the Holistic Spaces podcast in iTunes and select "View in iTunes"

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Welcome back to the Holistic Spaces podcast! I'm honored to have my meditation teacher, Joseph Mauricio, in the studio this week and next to discuss meditation, how it can change your life and how to get started. Meditation is such a valuable part of my life, and I'm excited to share Joe's insight with you!

- What is meditation?

- Spacing out vs. meditation

- Quieting the mind

- How to start meditating

I hope this chat on meditation helps to bring clarity to any questions you may have about why this is a helpful practice and how easy it can be to get started. Join us next week, when Joe returns to help set each of us up with our own meditation practice and holistic space.

As always, feel free to send any questions my way. You could be featured on the Q&A Sunday series or a future podcast!

Don't forget to sign up for our monthly newsletter as well, for regular tips on green design, feng shui and holistic living. You'll receive a 10% off coupon for the Holistic Spaces store just for signing up!


Joseph Mauricio is a speaker, teacher, workshop presenter, and meditation instructor in academic, business and private sectors. A senior teacher in the Shambhala Buddhist Tradition, Joseph began teaching twenty years ago at Karma Choling Buddhist Meditation Center in Vermont, and has subsequently taught in meditation centers, schools, businesses and community centers throughout North America, Canada and Europe. He has served as the Director of Public Programs and Outreach at the Shambhala Meditation Center of New York, and has recently become the Executive Director of the Baltimore Shambhala Meditation Center.

Joseph is a close student of Meditation Master, Sakyong Mipham, Rinpoche, the Head of the Shambhala Buddhist lineage. He has studied with renowned teacher and author, Pema Chodren, and many prominent teachers in the meditation and yogic traditions in the U.S., Canada, Europe and Asia. He has completed dozens of solitary and group retreats, including three month-long meditation retreats, two month-long solitary retreats, an eight week silent group retreat, numerous shorter group retreats and years of advanced study. Joseph is a graduate of the Shambhala School of Buddhist studies and advanced meditation instructor and teacher trainings in the Shambhala Tradition.

www.josephmauricio.com


Tune in July 11 for the next Holistic Spaces Podcast, Joseph Mauricio and Meditation to Create a Sacred Space

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