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For Wildlife, Making a Daily Living Isn’t Easy: A Conversation with Wildlife Filmmaker Jeff Hogan

When Susan asked wildlife filmmaker Jeff Hogan about the patience needed in getting his award winning film footage, he replied, "Patience? If it takes me a whole day or two days to get a shot of a beaver coming down the stream, I don't need patience. While ...

For Wildlife, Making a Daily Living Isn’t Easy: A Conversation with Wildlife Filmmaker Jeff Hogan

When Susan asked wildlife filmmaker Jeff Hogan about the patience needed in getting his award winning film footage, he replied, "Patience? If it takes me a whole day or two days to get a shot of a beaver coming down the stream, I don't need patience. While I am waiting there is unlimited entertainment. To be amongst all that life, sitting in the middle of it, is incredible. I am in awe of the life around us. The wild just blows me away." Cinematographer Jeff Hogan has been filming and photographing wildlife around the world for over 30 years, earning numerous awards for his work, including several Emmy nominations for cinematography. Being a naturalist at heart, Jeff's passion is to...

EPISODE 22 Spiritual Ecology

Reawakening a Spiritual Relationship with Nature and Animals: A Conversation with Wildlife Vet Linda Bender and Susan Eirich

Last year, Susan was the keynote speaker at the first session of an online webinar series hosted by world-renowned wildlife vet Linda Bender. Having lived with rescued wild animals native to the rocky mountains over the course of their lifetimes, Susan has witnessed paradigm-shifting events that shed new light on what connects us to the natural world and how vital and enriching it is for each of us to do so. In this session, which you can listen to below, Susan discussed how all life is waiting to be heard and resonated with in very direct ways. Our human-centered frame of reference is too small, and it is critical now, more than ever before, that we reawaken to the sacredness and...

EPISODE 21 Spiritual Ecology

From Spirituality to Action: A Conversation with Buddhist Scholar David Loy

In this conversation, Susan sits down with Professor of Buddhist and Comparative Philosophy, David Loy, to explore the need to turn spirituality into action for Life. David Loy at Rocky Mountain Ecodharma Retreat Center David R. Loy is a professor of Buddhist and comparative philosophy, a prolific writer, and a teacher in the Sanbo Zen tradition of Japanese Buddhism. His books include Money Sex War Karma, A New Buddhist Path, and Ecodharma: Buddhist Teachings for the Ecological Crisis (forthcoming in January 2019). He is especially concerned about social and ecological issues. In addition to offering workshops and meditation retreats, he is one of the founders of the new Rocky...

Exploring Compassionate Conservation: A Conversation with Internationally Known Ethologist Marc Bekoff, Ph.D.

The basic idea behind Compassionate Conservation is that the life of every individual matters. Susan Eirich sits down with Marc Bekoff to discuss how each life has intrinsic value.

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