Our most basic understanding of life is in many ways determined by our understanding of death. While to some, death is an end in itself, to others it is the final test of faith in the existence of a God or an afterlife.This Global Spirit program presents a deep conversation between two dedicated spiritual leaders in the end-of-life movement, meeting for the first time. Harpist, singer, and lay Benedictine Therese Schroeder-Sheker, founder of the Chalice of Repose Project, joins Frank Ostaseski, the... [see more] Zen Hospice Project co-founder and current director of the Metta Institute, to explore how a less fearful and more conscious relationship to death can radically shift our experience of life.
For thousands of years, people from all cultures and religious traditions have entertained universal questions about who we are and why we are here. The series presents views from many different religions and belief systems. With intros by John Cleese who has a strong interest in these kinds of programs, Global Spirit blends compelling film segments with engaging conversations with such people as Deepak Chopra, Karen Armstrong and Robert Thuerman to shed light on our deepest eternal questions around the human quest for meaning, truth and wisdom.