In The Spirit Individual – Vedic

In The Spirit: Vedic Religion

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61. Sri Ramakrishna ~ Lex Hixon celebrates the auspicious birth of Sri Ramakrishna, the Avatar of the Kali Yuga, with music, recitations, readings, and teachings from the Great Master.

62. Sri Ramakrishna ~ The Avatar of Kali, the Divine Mother of the Universe, is given praise by Lex Hixon through readings and devotional music. (1972)

63. Swami Vivekananda ~ Lex Hixon and Satindra Mazumdar, a direct disciple of Swami Shivananda, meet to pay tribute to Swami Vivekananda, the chief disciple of Sri Ramakrishna who brought Advaita Vedanta to the West in 1893. (1976)

64. Sri Ramakrishna ~ Lex Hixon, Satindra Majumdar and others meet to celebrate Sri Ramakrishna’s birth with sacred song, teachings, and various readings. (1976)

65. Sri Ramakrishna ~ Lex Hixon continues to celebrate the eternal spiritual presence of Sri Ramakrishna, this time on the Great Master’s birthday and with the help of a taped interview of Swami Prabhavananda of the Vedanta Society of Southern California. (1976)

66. Swami Prabhavananda ~ Lex Hixon remembers Swami Prabhavananda, the head of the Vedanta Society of Southern California and a great monk of the Ramakrishna Order, who passed away on July 4th and who affected so many great contemporary Western thinkers. (1976)

67. Sri Ramakrishna ~ Lex Hixon gathers with guest musicians the Quinn Brothers and Steve Kindler to honor Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa at the time of His sacred birthday, offering songs, readings and recitations to the Great Master. (1978)

68. Sat ~ a disciple of Swami Prabhavananda, who speaks about Sri Ramakrishna, monasticism and Vedanta. (1979)

69. Swami Nikhilananda ~ In the summer after the swami’s passing, Lex Hixon pays tribute to Swami Nikhilananda, his spiritual teacher, and tells stories and anecdotes about their interaction and offers selections from the swami’s writings.

70. Swami Prabhavananda ~ Lex Hixon remembers Swami Prabhavananda, the late spiritual head of the Vedanta Society of Southern California, and re-airs an old program and interview with him.

71. Sister Suraduni ~ Lex Hixon welcomes Sister Suraduni, Sarah Ann Lavinsky, onto the show and speaks with her about her book, Bridge of Dreams, which she wrote about Swami Paramananda, one of the early pioneers of Vedanta in the West. (1985)

72. Divine Mother of the Universe ~ With various readings from the scriptures, music, poetry and personal experiences, Lex Hixon and musical guests praise and celebrate Divine Mother Reality in all Her forms.

73. Divine Mother of the Universe ~ With guests, Donald and Shoshanna, Lex Hixon honors the Divine Mother Reality, reading from the scriptures and reciting the spiritually based poetry of various poet/saints. (1977)

74. Divine Mother of the Universe ~ Lex Hixon worships Mother Kali, the Divine Mother of the Universe, using songs by guest artists and reading from the life of Sri Sarada Devi, the Holy Mother, the Divine consort of Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa.

75. Ramana Maharshi ~ Lex Hixon pays tribute to Ramana Maharshi, a contemporary sage from India, and reads from various writings, including an essay from his new book, Coming Home, about Ramana Maharshi.

76. Ramana Maharshi ~ another program honoring Ramana Maharshi, with a particular emphasis on a hymn to Arunachala, the sacred mountain in India where the sage lived and taught up until his passing.

77. Ramana Maharshi ~ Lex Hixon reads from a major work on Ramana Maharshi and from his book, Coming Home: The Experience of Enlightenment in Sacred Traditions, which contains a chapter on the great contemporary sage of India.

78. Sri Aurobindo ~ a program on Sri Aurobindo, a contemporary sage of India, with the help of Udar Pinto, a disciple from the Sri Aurobindo Ashram in Pondicherry, and Vasant Rai, a talented sarodist and student of Alaudhin Khan.

79. Swami Dayananda ~ initiated disciple of Swami Chinmayananda, who speaks about Vedanta and recites the Dakshinamurti Stotram interspersed with the music of Babaji Bob Kindler. (1977)

80. J. Krishnamurti ~ the contemporary thinker speaks about socio/spiritual responsibility with regards to breaking down limiting concepts and conventions.

81. Swami Muktananda ~ a program which includes musical salutations, information about the guru principle, readings from Muktananda’s autobiography and a taped phone call with the swami. (1974)

82. Students of Swami Muktananda ~ students of Muktananda talk about their artistic endeavors and spiritual experiences. (1976)

83. Swami Muktananda ~ Lex Hixon plays a taped interview with Swami Muktananda, the spiritual leader of the Siddha Yoga Foundation. (1976)

84. Swami Samatananda ~ an American swami and student of Swami Muktananda, who speaks about his remembrances of the swami and his spiritual experiences and insights. (1979)

85. Swami Muktananda ~ Lex Hixon speaks with Swami Muktananda with the aid of a translator, interspersed with some of his own personal insights and the music of Babaji Bob Kindler. (1979)

86. Swami Paramananda (Muktananda’s disciple) ~ Swami Muktananda’s American female monastic disciple, Swami Paramananda, is interviewed over the air by Lex Hixon and information about the Siddha Foundation is exchanged. (1980)

87. Swami Chetanananda ~ an American monastic disciple of Swami Muktananda, who speaks on his personal development and his experiences with his guru. (1980)

88. Swami Muktananda ~ Lex Hixon plays a tape of various students asking Muktananda for clarification about different issues around meditation and spiritual life, interspersed with selected chants.

89. Meher Baba ~ With slides, pictures, music and personal experiences, Lex Hixon hosts the Meher Baba House and several speakers from around the United States in Studio C of WBAI, who read from Meher Baba’s writings and relate information about their meetings and feelings for him. (1973)

90. Meher Baba ~ Disciples and admirers of Meher Baba meet in Studio C at WBAI to celebrate his life with music, recitations, personal impressions and readings from his writings.

91. Meher Baba ~ Lex Hixon hosts another Meher Baba salute with many of his followers and music, writings and readings.

92. Adi K Arani (Meher Baba disciple) ~ a long-time disciple of Meher Baba, who speaks on the subject of God as companion and friend.

93. Swami Chinmayananda ~ Speaking on Vedanta and the Hindu Dharma. (1973)

94. Ma Yogashakti ~ a sanyasini who early in life was married and had children, and who speaks on the Hindu Dharma and the role of women in spiritual life. (1975)

95. Ma Yogashakti ~ Greeting his guest, Ma Yogashakti, for the third time on his program, Lex Hixon converses with her and ask questions about spiritual life.

96. Ma Yogashakti ~ Ma Yogashakti chants from the Bhagavad Gita and gives her insights into living a spiritual life in the world and the special function of the Guru.

97. Sri Chinmoy ~ Guest host Paul Gorman offers a program with Sri Chinmoy and his students who offer music, readings, chanting and choral arrangements along with questions from Lex Hixon to Sri Chinmoy. (1971)

98. Sri Chinmoy ~ Lex Hixon offers a program with Sri Chinmoy and some of his students, and speaks to him on the phone in a taped interview.

99. Sri Chinmoy ~ Music, readings and a long talk given by Sri Chinmoy comprise this program on “In The Spirit” with Lex Hixon as host. (1976)

100. Sri Chinmoy ~ Sri Chinmoy speaks on meditation, the qualifications necessary for his students, and other topics pertinent to his view of spiritual life.

101. Swami Satchitananda ~ Lex Hixon hosts Swami Satchitananda, the spiritual leader of the Integral Yoga Institute. (1975)

102. Swami Satchitananda ~ Lex Hixon interviews Swami Satchitananda and asks questions pertinent to spiritual life. (1975)

103. Students of Swami Satchitananda ~ Lex Hixon speaks with several of Swami Satchitananda’s students and also airs a taped interview he did with the swami on an earlier program. (1976)

104. Swami Satchitananda ~ The meaning of the word, Satchitananda, is discussed at great length as Lex Hixon and Swami Satchitananda converse on spiritual matters. (1980)

105. Swami Rama ~ Lex Hixon meets with Swami Rama, the founder of the Himalayan Institute, who speaks on healing of the body, mind and spirit.

106. Swami Janakananda ~ Guest host, Eve Quinn, interviews Danish-born Swami Janakananda, visting New York, who gives a guided meditation and speaks on Yoga and spiritual life.

107. Swami Hariharananda ~ Guest host, Salik Schwartz, welcomes Swami Hariharananda in his first visit to the West, who is a disciple in the direct line of Swami Yogananda and Sri Yukteshwar.

108. Gene Kiefer ~ Lex Hixon’s guest is Gene Kiefer, who speaks on Gopi Krishna, interspersed with excerpts from his writings about Kundalini Yoga experience.

109. Doctor Mishra ~ Lex Hixon interviews Doctor Mishra, the founder of Ananda Community, who speaks about physical and mental health as well as meditation and spiritual life.

110. Ram Das & Hilda Charlton ~ Lex Hixon hosts Hilda Charlton and Ram Das, who speak about their past history and relate the instructions received from their respective gurus (Neem Karoli Baba & Swami Nityananda) who directed them in visions to follow the guidance of Joya as their guru. (1975)

111. Ram Das ~ Ram Das reads from the Bhagavad Gita and speaks with Lex Hixon about his life and spiritual orientation.

112. Ram Das ~ Ram Das joins Lex Hixon and the Quinn brothers for a program of WBAI fund raising with music, talks and recitations. (1976)

113. Ram Das ~ Lex Hixon welcomes Ram Das once again, who reads from the Gita, while guest, Father Paul Meyer, speaks on Judaism and issues of political and spiritual ramification. (1978)

114. Hilda Charlton ~ On Easter, Lex Hixon hosts Hilda Charlton and some of her friends who celebrate on In The Spirit with music and song. (1975)

115. Hilda Charlton ~ Lex Hixon has Hilda Charlton as his guest, who speaks about her meetings with Satya Sai Baba and other occurrences in her life.

116. Hilda Charlton ~ Hilda Charlton appears on the program once again, hosted by Lex Hixon, with offerings of music and song. (1977)

117. Hilda Charlton ~ Lex Hixon and Hilda Charlton discuss matters pertaining to life and the spirit. (1979)

118. Bhagavan Das and Bhavani ~ In studio A, and without a host, Bhagavan Das and his wife Bhavani, offer devotional songs and chants.

119. Thakur ~ Some devotees of a Hindu spiritual teacher talk about their lives and their teacher, called Thakur, as Lex Hixon asks questions and conducts the interviews.

120. Charles Lute ~ Lex Hixon meets with Charles Lute, an exponent of Transcendental Meditation, who speaks about Mahesh Yogi, his teacher, and the perspective of T.M. and its teachings.

121. Sybil and Ollie ~ Lex Hixon gathers together disciples of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi to speak on the practice and principles of Transcendental Meditation.

122. Ishvara ~ Lex Hixon meets with Ishvara who talks extemporaneously about God, life and her personal perspectives amidst interludes of various songs and music.

123. Ishvara ~ Ishvara appears for a second time on the program with Lex Hixon as host.