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CBC Radio's Tapestry is a weekly exploration of spirituality, religion and the search for meaning, hosted by Mary Hynes.

Copyright: Copyright © CBC 2017

Finding meaning in death

Fri, 13 Apr 2018 17:55:30 EDT

This time on Tapestry, looking for meaning in death through an app, letters, and a woman's deathbed confession.

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Family crisis leads opera singer Isabel Bayrakdarian to make pact with God

Fri, 06 Apr 2018 17:44:00 EDT

Isabel Bayrakdarian's album Mother of Light was conceived as she prayed for her mother's life. She bargained with God: if you take care of my mom, I'll sing about Your mom. The result is a collection of Armenian hymns and chants in praise of Mary.

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EPISODE: Insights into interfaith love and the good life

Thu, 29 Mar 2018 16:35:30 EDT

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Marilynne Robinson says the secret to a meaningful life -- and the answer to the question posed in her new collection of essays, "What Are We Doing Here?" - is simpler than you might think. And Meera Estrada, a Hindu woman who married a Catholic man, decided to keep both religious traditions equally alive in their family, but advises it requires an open mind for it to work.

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Juno nominees on the power of music

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 17:23:30 EDT

Guest host, Laurel Sprengelmeyer (a.k.a musician Little Scream) speaks to some of this year's Juno nominees about the power of music to bring a feeling of transcendence, connection, and meaning. She speaks Will Butler from Arcade Fire, soprano Isabel Bayrakdarian, Leif Vollebekk, Alysha Brilla, and Magdelys Savigne from The Battle of Santiago.

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Connecting with your roots - for better and for worse

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 16:43:00 EDT

Donisha Prendergast, granddaughter of the world's most famous Rastafarian, Bob Marley, explains why marijuana is considered a sacrament in her religion. And guest host Ali Hassan looks at how DNA testing has brought families together - for better or for worse.

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Drugs and Peace

Fri, 02 Mar 2018 17:45:00 EST

Geoff Turner, host of CBC Radio's On Drugs, gives a special report on the intersection of religion and opioid addiction in Utah, the heart of Mormon country. Philosopher Tim Crane says his fellow atheists are too quick to dismiss religious believers. He argues why atheists should give religion a chance.

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Not doing religion by the book

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 16:00:00 EST

Rev. Shawn Sanford Beck, an Anglican priest who is also a practising Druid, talks about he blends Christianity with paganism. And Anjali Kumar says she spent years 'stalking God', as she puts it, and her quest took her to some pretty wild places.

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Lacrosse: The Creator's Game

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 17:03:30 EST

For many Indigenous nations throughout North America, lacrosse is referred to as the Creator's Game and is known for its power to heal people and communities. In this episode, historian Allan Downey talks about the way lacrosse has been used for both assimilation and Indigenous empowerment over the centuries. In some Indigenous cultures, lacrosse is only supposed to be played by men. You'll hear from Amy Lazore and Terri Swamp, two Haudenosaunee women who have worked to allow girls on the lacrosse field.

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The Ethics of Doping

Fri, 09 Feb 2018 17:21:00 EST

Can an athlete who’s doping ever really win? Bio-ethics expert Thomas Murray weighs in. And a new app that uses NASA planetary data to chart your daily horoscope

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Self-Reno Projects

Fri, 26 Jan 2018 18:11:00 EST

Netflix therapy, a.k.a. binge-watching your way to better mental health. Suggestions for a successful Depth Year. And Alexa Carson's Buy Nothing Wedding.

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Fri, 19 Jan 2018 17:11:30 EST

Transform your life by ditching the new and going deeper during a "Depth Year". And eight years after his passing, we bring you a special recording of Paul Quarrington performing his short story, "The Conversion.

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Sacred Space 2: The Power of the Land

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 00:00:00 EST

The movement to bring back the bison to the Blood Reserve in Alberta; and a deeper look our relationship with the Canadian landscape, via a new book called 'The Good Lands'

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Sacred Space 1: Architecture and Region

Fri, 05 Jan 2018 00:00:00 EST

What makes a space sacred? David Pereyra explains the architecture of a church and Paul Bramadat considers how the place where you physically live may influence how you worship.

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Living your best life

Fri, 29 Dec 2017 00:00:00 EST

Don't worry, no new year's resolutions here. Instead we offer you a sampling of collected wisdom from our guests as a kind of companion on the road as you stroll into the year ahead.

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How recording an album behind bars helped prisoners give back

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 00:00:00 EST

Every week, inmates at a Kingston, Ontario penitentiary converted the prison chapel into a recording studio. Under the guidance of veteran musician Hugh Christopher Brown, they recorded an album, raised money for charity and redefined themselves.

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Witchful Thinking

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 00:00:00 EST

A modern take on ancient rites - two witches share why Wicca is rising in popularity, especially amongst young women, with artist Monica Bodirsky and writer John Threlfall.

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Making Peace with the Past and Present

Fri, 01 Dec 2017 00:00:00 EST

Buddhist teacher Joseph Goldstein on how to keep calm in 2017, Briana Whiteside unexpectedly finds God after a drastic haircut, and Martha Troian revisits the residential school that her mother escaped from.

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Procrastination 101

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 00:00:00 EST

There is nothing wrong with procrastinators! Empathy isn't just niceness, it's about sensing our needs and those of others. Oh yeah - and meditating is essential!

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Race, Religion and The Marvel Comics Universe

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 00:00:00 EST

Reverend Lawrence Ware left his church when they debated condemning white supremacy - and why the Black Panther comic superhero matters; and Seyran Ateş is under 24 hour police protection for creating a liberal mosque in Berlin.

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Cultural appreciation vs. cultural appropriation

Fri, 03 Nov 2017 00:00:00 EDT

Appropriation? Appreciation? How does a well-meaning person tell the difference? How do you engage with a culture that isn’t your own … without getting it wrong?

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Coming Home to the Present: The Life and Teaching of Thich Nhat Hanh.

Fri, 27 Oct 2017 00:00:00 EDT

One of the world’s great spiritual teachers celebrated a birthday this month: Thich Nhat Hanh turned 91 on Oct. 11. Tapestry marks the occasion with a special episode: Coming Home to the Present: the Life and Work of Thich Nhat Hanh.

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