Join Loretta Brown for a profound program Thursday, August 1st at 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. (repeats Monday, August 5th at 6 a.m. to 7 a.m.) s she interviews Dena Merriam, Founder and Convener of the Global Peace Initiative of Women (GPIW). Together, they will discuss bringing spiritual resources to address critical global challenges, such as conflict, social justice, and ecological scarring of the earth.
Tune in to The Original Loretta Brown Show to hear this fascinating conversation!
Over the years, Dena has worked to bring greater gender balance and the balance between the Abrahamic- and Dharma-based religious traditions for a more inclusive interfaith movement. Dena served as Vice-Chair of the Millennium World Peace Summit of Religious and Spiritual Leaders, held at the United Nation in New York in the year 2000. She subsequently convened a meeting of religious and spiritual women leaders at the Palais des Nations in Geneva, and from that gathering founded the Global Peace Initiative of Women in 2002.
Among GPIW’s many programs is the organization of a session on the inner dimensions of climate change at the annual UN Climate Summits. In 2008, she was one of the founding members of the Contemplative Alliance, which later became a program of GPIW, to explore how meditation and contemplative practices are reshaping the spiritual landscape of our societies. For over 40 years, Dena has been a devotee of Paramahansa Yogananda, a practitioner of Kriya Yoga meditation, and a student of the great texts of the Vedic tradition.
She received her Master’s Degree from Columbia University in sacred literature and she has since served on the boards of such prestigious organizations as the Harvard Center for the Study of World Religions; the Interfaith Center of New York; The International Center for Religion and Diplomacy; the Manitou Foundation; the All India Movement for Seva (AIM for Seva); and the Gross National Happiness Center in Bhutan. As well, she was an advisor to the board of Dharma Drum Mountain Buddhist Association, and in 2014 she received the Niwano Peace Prize for her interfaith peace efforts. She is the author of My Journey Through Time: A Spiritual Memoir of Life, Death and Rebirth and—just published in 2019—The Untold Story of Sita: An Empowering Tale for Our Time.
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Loretta Brown, owner of Reiki Oasis, has been practicing and teaching Reiki Energy Medicine, sound healing, intuitive Guidance, past life regression, meditation and psychic development since 1995. Born as a sensitive, Loretta always felt at home among the concepts of angels, spirits, fairies, energies, vibration, sound, music, devas, goddesses and God. However, it took years for her to understand not everyone had these gifts, and to figure out how to use them to help others navigate their lives in a more positive way. Now, she is dedicated to helping everyone discover their own gifts, resonate from the very center of their Being and live the joy-filled life they were meant to live. Loretta has traveled the world extensively, teaching and performing internationally, has studied with great spiritual teachers, and has spent years chanting, searching for truths, visiting sacred sites and learning the great mysteries. Her joy is sharing as a Teacher, Channel and Healer so you can renew, refresh, and re-member who you really are and why you are on the planet at this time. Loretta also offers Crystal Bowl Healing Concerts, Loretta offers in person one-on-one sessions, as well as workshops, skype and phone sessions.
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