Kosmos is a beautiful word in Greek, because it means the beauty of the whole and it also means deep order, that there is a deep order to the world, to the universe, that is not random. When a person is deeply connected to their soul they have an increasing experience of Kosmos. It’s an immediate apperception of how incredibly beautiful and of how deeply orderly the universe is. People have this perception—almost like that is how the soul is seeing the world all the time—and we fragment that perception because of our suffering, because of our inability to stay connected.

— Thomas Yeomans
The Concord Institute

A few years ago, we offered a series of events reflecting unique and unusual expressions of beauty and wisdom in pursuit of our mission. Below are recordings of those talks, and a podcast feed is also available. If you are interested, please click here to subscribe.


Cancer and Tikkun Olam, the Healing and Repair of the World: A Talk by Louise Diamond
January 7, 2013
AUDIO: download

Going to the Heart of Sustainability: An Indigenous Wisdomkeeper’s Perspective with Larry Merculieff
May 14, 2012
Held at the David Brower Center in Berkeley, CA
VIDEO: view
AUDIO: download
TRANSCRIPT: view and download

Reverence and Resilience: A Conversation with Bay Area Thought and Action Leaders and Kalliopeia Foundation
October 27, 2011
AUDIO: download part 1
AUDIO: download part 2

Educating the Whole Person in the 21st Century: An Evening with Sraddhalu Ranade
October 20, 2011
Held at The Open Center in New York, NY
VIDEO: Part 1 and Part 2
AUDIO: Introductory remarks by Barbara Sargent (Kalliopeia Foundation) and Linda Lantieri (Inner Resilience Program) download
Presentation by Sraddhalu Ranade download
Q & A discussion download
TRANSCRIPT: view and download

Kalliopeia Foundation Bay Area Grant Partner’s Gathering – with mythologist and storyteller Michael Meade
January 18, 2011
AUDIO: download

The Return of the Feminine: A Gathering for Women with Anat Vaughan-Lee 
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM on Saturday, June 5, 2010
AUDIO: download

The Living Universe: Where are we? Who are we? Where are we going?: An Evening with Duane Elgin
November 20, 2009
AUDIO: download

The Insight Prison Project: An Evening with Jacques Verduin, Rusty Trunzo, Pat Mims, and Arlinda Love
October 29, 2009
AUDIO: download

Nature Awareness and Cultural Mentoring: An Evening with Jon Young
July 31st & August 1, 2009
AUDIO: download: part 1 | part 2

Education and the Soul: An Evening with Sraddhalu Ranade
June 2, 2009
AUDIO: download