Diane Pendola is the author of The Lioness Tale and creator of The Lioness Tale Prison Project. Her radio show “The Lioness Tale: Awakening the Liberating Spirit” first aired on VoiceAmerica Talk Radio. As with Diane’s work in prisons, the podcasts aim to awaken us to the liberating spirit that lives at the center of each of our lives.
With the help and expertise of her guests, Diane guides the listener into a process of self-inquiry and discovery. Utilizing principles from a variety of traditions, the imprisoning bars of addictive patterns are unlocked and the doors to a new life open.
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Podcast #1 — Wednesday, May 6, 2009 — The Power of Storytelling Listen
Hal Zina Bennett is a master story-teller and a much sought-after writing coach. On this show we will be reading and discussing the foreword to The Lioness Tale. Hal volunteered to write the foreword after he discovered the unpublished manuscript in a rustic cabin during a stay at Diane’s retreat center. The story of Lioness addresses issues of living under difficult, even despairing, circumstances. Listeners will easily identify with the Lioness of this tale. We all know what it is like to live in a world that is indifferent to our inner lives.
We know what it is to long for the intimacy of a caring voice, of someone in our lives who knows who we are and believes that who we are is important. Tune into The Lioness Tale: Awakening the Liberating Spirit and listen to the conversation with Hal and Diane as they discuss how stories like The Lioness Tale are primary ways for a community to share its wisdom and lead us to discover what our deepest longings are all about.
Podcast #2 — Wednesday, May 13, 2009 — Self-Remembering Listen
On this show I will be introducing the Enneagram and discussing the meaning of essence and the higher states of being— Love, Perfection, Freedom, Hope, Origin, Omniscience, Faith, Sobriety and Truth— from the Enneagram perspective. In The Lioness Tale, when we speak about self-remembering we are referring to connecting with these essential states of being, and embodying them, actually
In other words, we make these essential states, such as love, truth and freedom, flesh and blood in the members of our own bodies and our own persons. I will be welcoming Roger Rapp, Ph.D., inter-religious and cross-cultural philosopher, who is also a scholar and student of my own spiritual teacher and mentor, Raimon Panikkar. Roger is a long time friend and will be joining us for a conversation about Being, Time, and God. Please join us for a lively discussion about these profoundly engaging issues.
Podcast #4 — Wednesday, May 27, 2009 — The Enneagram: A Path to Freedom Listen