(Long) Audio Interview With CommonWeal

Posted by Nipun Mehta on Apr 26, 2007
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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 (MP3 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.)

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  • Michelle wrote ...

    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,

  • Patrick Yalokwu wrote ...

    I am impressed about the whole concept of Charity Focus and the achievements made over a such a short time. May God bless and keep the founders and members growing and developing from strength to strength for the good of humanity.

  • Mpiletso Ntai wrote ...

    Well done! This is a great achivement.Keep it up. looking foward for more.