(Long) Audio Interview With CommonWeal

Last week, Michael Lerner interviewed me on a conference call -- former professor at Yale, author of several books and current president of CommonWeal. He opened our conversation by saying that he's just so stunned at the work of CharityFocus that he had an unusual "altered state of consciousness" experience while preparing for the interview!

The interview is almost an hour and half but covers a wide range of topics from broader spirituality to CharityFocus projects (including the recent ones like KarmaTube, Conversations and Karma Kitchen) to some personal life experiences: --Listen here--.

Phone interviews are interesting because you can't feed off the dynamic energy of the audience, but when have a 1.5 hour, unedited audio interview, you can't really fake it so the real you comes out. :) On this particular call, some friends like Marion Weber (second eldest daughter of Rockefeller) and Barabara Cushing also joined in so that felt nice. A woman, whom I later met at Karma Kitchen last Saturday, said she just sat still for three hours after the call. So, I suppose, one never knows what we're instruments for. :)

Although it's a new program, you can download past interviews with folks like Ram Daas. (Michael is also open to posting all his interviews on a Conversations.org audio channel that we are hoping to create.)

Posted by Nipun Mehta at April 26, 2007 02:54 PM

Posted by: Michelle on April 30, 2007 09:05 AM

Thought you would enjoy this comment about your interview from a friend in the UK!

Dear Friends,

I have just listened to an extraordinary conversation between my friend Michael Lerner (Commonweal) and Nipun Mehta (CharityFocus). I am left pretty much without words. I am completely blown away by what Nipum has acheived. His thought is radical, but his consistency of action even more so. He is one of the most strikingly authentic teachers that I have ever heard. I am very interested to hear what you make of this.

Here is the link to the audio file. The talk is introduced online as:

Nipun Mehta, Co-founder of CharityFocus.org on "The Invisible Revolution of the Inner-net" This talk was held on April 17th, 2007.

By the way, if you are not tracking Michael's= wonderful New School interview events, I warmly commend them to you.

All the best,

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