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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

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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Zoe and Eddy

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 00:00:00 EDT

Zoe Dodd and Eddy Robinson: meet two people who have overcome difficult childhoods caused by systemic problems but who have emerged from their personal traumas as dynamic leaders in Toronto.

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Pop Culture Wisdom

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 00:00:00 EDT

Who are your companions on the path? Five pearls of Buddhist wisdom from The Princess Bride by Ethan Nichtern; One pilgrimage, many quests: a group of people spent three days walking from Montreal to Kahnawake.

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Keeping it Real in Virtual Reality

Fri, 06 Oct 2017 00:00:00 EDT

In his first ever VR session, Sean Foley meets Jesus. Plus, why we need a code of ethics for this emerging technology.

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Artist challenges you to see beauty in all bodies

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 00:00:00 EDT

Riva Lehrer's large-scale paintings of so-called "disabled bodies" and the queer community violate convention and encourage people to see possibilities instead of limitations in differently-shaped bodies.

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Religion and Sexuality

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 00:00:00 EDT

An Orthodox rabbi reaches out to an old friend, who is a lesbian, to help him reconcile views on religion and sexuality. And Rev Steve Chalke says the New Testament actually says nothing against same-sex relationships.

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Episode: Translator Sarah Ruden, Zoroastrian Priest Jal Panthaky

Fri, 08 Sep 2017 00:00:00 EDT

Translator Sarah Ruden reinvigorates the Bible in English; Priest Jal Panthaky goes deep into his Zoroastrian faith to unpack the rules of marriage.

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The spiritual overtones of Little Scream's indie rock

Fri, 01 Sep 2017 00:00:00 EDT

Musician Little Scream (Laurel Sprengelmeyer) was raised in Iowa as a Jehovah's Witness. Though she left the religion long ago, spiritual exploration continues to be a theme in both her music and her personal life, as in her album 'Cult Following.'

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