• Arun Gandhi — Grandson of THE Gandhi

    Religious Tribes Compete For The Soul Of One Person!
    Tribal Leaders explain to our soulSURVIVOR what it is that their Tribe actually believes! And the Tribal Leaders will NOT have immunity! Our soulSURVIVOR will be able to challenge, critique, or question any aspect of all Tribal codes! At the end of the contest, our soulSURVIVOR will then decide which Tribe presented the most compelling case for faith – Then reveal to us if they’ll be joining that Tribe!

    Tribe Hindu:
    Born in 1934 in Durban, South Africa, Arun is the fifth grandson of India’s legendary leader, Mohandas K. “Mahatma” Gandhi. Growing up under the discriminatory apartheid laws of South Africa, he was beaten by “white” South Africans for being too black and “black” South Africans for being too white; so, Arun sought eye-for-an-eye justice. However, he learned from his parents and grandparents that justice does not mean revenge, it means transforming the opponent through love and suffering. Grandfather taught Arun to understand nonviolence through understanding violence. For years, he has participated in the Renaissance Weekend deliberations with President Clinton and other well-respected Rhodes Scholars. Other engagements have included speaking at the United Nations, Chicago Children’s Museum, the Women’s Justice Center in Ann Arbor, Young President’s Organization in Mexico, the Trade Union Leaders’ Meeting in Milan, Italy, the Peace and Justice Center in St. Louis, Missouri, The Scottish Parliament and many more. Arun has also spoken at Universities and Colleges in all 50 states of the USA. Shortly after Arun married his wife Sunanda, they were informed the South African government would not allow her to accompany him there. Sunanda and Arun decided to live in India, and Arun worked for 30 years as a journalist for The Times of India. Together, Arun and Sunanda started projects for the social and economic uplifting of the oppressed using constructive programs, the backbone of Gandhi’s philosophy of nonviolence. The programs changed the lives of more than half a million people in over 300 villages and they still continue to grow. Sunanda died in February of 2007 and the family is working to establish a school in poorest rural India in her name. Arun is the author of several books. The first, A Patch of White (1949), is about life in prejudiced South Africa; then, he wrote two books on poverty and politics in India; followed by a compilation of M.K. Gandhi's Wit & Wisdom. He also edited a book of essays on World Without Violence: Can Gandhi’s Vision Become Reality? And, more recently, wrote The Forgotten Woman: The Untold Story of Kastur, the Wife of Mahatma Gandhi, jointly with his late wife Sunanda.

    TRIBAL COUNCIL: At the end of today's segment, one of our finalists who weren't chosen to be this year's soulSURVIVOR, will join us to give their thoughts on our 2016 soulSURVIVOR'S interview with each Tribal Leader. So stay tuned to hear what the Tribal Council has to say!)

Special Guests

  • Gayle Scott — Senior Faculty of The Enneagram Institute
    Today we begin a monthly series on The Enneagram. For thousands of years, spiritual teachers from many different traditions have reminded us of the richness of the human spirit and its potentials. But without real self-knowledge, it is not possible to awaken to the deeper truths of the soul or to sustain whatever degree of realization we have attained. One of the most powerful tools for understanding ourselves and others is the Enneagram, an ancient symbol of unity and diversity, change and transformation.

    *Gayle Scott has been teaching Authorized Riso-Hudson Enneagram Workshops, Riso-Hudson Trainings, and Teacher Certification courses in the US and internationally since 2005. She leads the Enneagram Institute’s Teacher Certification Program, supervising and certifying students to teach Authorized Workshops, and facilitating the required Master Class: Practicum on Workshop Teaching. Scott Is a Certified Integral Life Coach with New Ventures West in San Francisco. She maintains an Enneagram teaching and consulting practice as well as her Integral Coaching practice in Boulder, Colorado. She facilitates various Enneagram and film-related workshops and seminars across the US and Canada. Gayle is a veteran of the Hollywood and Canadian film and television industries with over 20 years’ experience in production. In the mid ’90’s, her work with actors inspired her to combine her professional expertise with her passion for the Enneagram. She began employing the Enneagram as a tool for psychological character development in scriptwriting and film acting, leading to her pioneering specialty of Enneagram Consultant to Actors and Screenwriters. Her clientele has included many well-known actors, opera singers, writers, and directors.

  • Reggie Dabbs — Author Of Just Keep Breathing: A Shocking Exposé of Letters You Never Imagined a Generation Would Write
    “I get abused and hurt so much, and no one seems to care....” These are real words written by a real girl. Her pain is real. Her story is true. And in the new book, Just Keep Breathing, co-authors Reggie Dabbs and John Driver shed light on the thousands more just like her. Just Keep Breathing is an inside look at the letters Reggie has received from students over his 25 years as one of the most sought-after public school speakers in the world. The messages reveal a generation that is hurting and in need of someone who will simply listen and care. After each letter, the book includes Reggie’s actual response of hope to that individual, equipping readers to in turn help others in crisis by providing both the inspiration and the information needed to respond confidently and appropriately. As John, a former public school teacher, community youth advocate and mentor, says, “Reggie does not fill a role; he fills a hole. In other words, he offers them what he has to give: genuine concern and love. We cannot always fill roles, but we can always fill holes.” John adds additional commentary and observations at the end of each chapter, as well as “Breathable Moments” throughout the book that offer snippets of wisdom for to educators, parents, friends, and family— anyone facing the issues of today’s generation.

    *Reggie Dabbs has spoken to professional athletes, stay-at-home moms and high school students relentlessly chasing his personal passion around the globe by sharing his own astonishing story of tragedy, redemption, and hope with millions of people each year.

  • Kerri Pomarolli — Comedian, Actress, Author
    That's right folks - It's time for our monthly visit with our favorite Hollywood Correspondent!

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