Episode 44

Learning to Pray

With James Martin SJ
Episode 44

Learning to Pray

With James Martin SJ

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Being a Changemaker | Building a Principled World

With Magda Wierzycka, Among “Africa's 50 Most Powerful Women”

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2021
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The Art of Personality: A Sufi Perspective

With Shaikh-al-Mashaik Mahmood Khan Youskine, Legendary Sufi Teacher

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2021

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Mysteries of the Brain and Secrets of the Heart

with Dr. James R. Doty

Pioneering Compassion Researcher, Neurosurgeon, Professor & Bestselling Author

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Mysteries of the Brain and Secrets of the Heart

with Dr. James R. Doty

Pioneering Compassion Researcher, Neurosurgeon, Professor & Bestselling Author

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How to Build Character

With Angela Duckworth, Pioneering Psychologist and Bestselling Author of GRIT

THURSDAY, MAY 6, 2021
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How to Build Character

With Angela Duckworth, Pioneering Psychologist and Bestselling Author of GRIT

THURSDAY, MAY 6, 2021
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How to Build Character

With Angela Duckworth, Pioneering Psychologist and Bestselling Author of GRIT

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What does it take to rise from humble beginnings and ascend to great heights of business success? What should one do when one has deep love for one’s community, and yet finds it ridden with critical ethical and social problems? And how can one be a changemaker and seek to build a more principled world in a time of increasing uncertainty and polarization?

Join Prof. Hitendra Wadhwa in a conversation with Magda Wierzycka, self-made billionaire, changemaker, and among “Africa's 50 Most Powerful Women,” live on Intersections this Thursday, October 7 (11 am ET | 8 am PT | 5 pm CET | 8.30 pm IST).

Magda’s story is a powerful testament to the indomitable spirit that resides within each of us. Her rise from her humble beginnings to the highest echelons of African business, and then her transformation into a trailblazing reformer of business and society, is the stuff that legends are made of.

Born in Poland, Magda and her family escaped the country during the collapse of its communist regime, spent months in Austrian refugee camps, and eventually immigrated to South Africa, when she was only 12, with limited resources, and little understanding of the local language or culture. Persevering through years of social and political uncertainty, Magda went on from being a product development and investments actuary at Southern Life, launching a venture capital business, to becoming the Founder and Executive Chairman of Sygnia, one of the largest financial services companies in the country. She is also a leading anti-corruption activist, speaking out against exploitation, bribery, and fraud—or as she refers to it, “being on the right side of the equation.” In 2020, Forbes magazine listed her among “Africa's 50 Most Powerful Women.”

Join us live on Intersections where you will learn about:

  1. Magda’s entrepreneurial journey, fraught with personal sacrifices, unprecedented risks, and surprising twists
  2. Managing our internal dialogue and integrating opposing viewpoints to lead change and reform our businesses and society

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What human qualities do we really seek in our colleagues, friends, family, and even more so, in our own selves? Could personality-building be the purest art form, and if so, what human qualities represent its essence? How can we engage in personality-building and learn to fully express all dimensions of our personality in our everyday thoughts, speech and actions? This webcast offers a soul-stirring escape into the world of Indian Sufism (also known as Universal Sufism), as taught by the legendary Hazrat Inayat Khan, who started "The Sufi Order in the West" in the early part of the 20th century.

Join Prof. Hitendra Wadhwa in a conversation with Shaikh-al-Mashaik Mahmood Khan Youskine, legendary Sufi teacher, live on Intersections on Thursday, September 2 (11 am ET | 8 am PT | 5 pm CET | 8.30 pm IST).

Shaikh-al-Mashaik Mahmood Khan Youskine is a descendant of an ancient family of Sufi saints, poets and musicians. Through his father, Shaikh-ul-Mashaik M.P. Maheboob Khan and Uncle, Pir-o-Murshid Jagirdar Muhammed Ali Khan, brother and cousin-brother respectively of the famous Hazrat Inayat Khan, Mahmood learned Indian Sufism from within, both in theory and practice. Since then, Mahmood has fully devoted himself to the preservation and enhancement of the Indian, mystical and musical tradition of his Father and Uncles, thus becoming profoundly involved in Sufi mysticism and culture—and the general question of the spiritual dimension in modern life, its observance and particular requirements. In 2018, on behalf of the King of the Netherlands, Mahmood was granted the rank of a knight-officer in the Order of Orange-Nassau for his services to Sufism.

Mahmood deeply values and seeks to promote the memory of his first cousin Noor-un-Nisa Inayat Khan, the World War II heroine and famous British spy, whom he knew well and of whom he preserves fond recollections. For a century short of seven years of involvement in Inayatian Indian Sufism, “Arch Shaikh” Mahmood Khan may be regarded as having an exceptional position within the Sufi world. He is the only as yet living family member who has personally and very intensely worked with the Hazrat Inayat Khan’s brothers and his Inayatide cousins, and is an enthusiastic supporter of the current Sufi leader and his American nephew, Pir Zia Inayat Khan Maulabakhsh.

It is the continual inclination to produce beauty which helps one to develop art in the personality…[How] readily man is inclined to learn outer refinement, and how slow many souls are to develop that art inwardly…[Outer] manner is meaningless if it is not prompted by the inner impulse towards beauty.” — Hazrat Inayat Khan

Join us live on Intersections on and walk away with key insights on:

  1. The 11 building blocks of personality-building, as taught in Indian Sufism
  2. How to refine and thoughtfully express our personality in our everyday thoughts, speech and actions
  3. The luminous life of Hazrat Inayat Khan and the heroic personal journey of Noor Inayat Khan

Mysteries of the Brain and Secrets of the Heart - Part I

How can you unshackle yourself from the baggage of troubled memories, strained relationships and negative experiences? What does modern science reveal about the brain-heart connection on how to manifest your greatest desires? And are there some time-tested and scientifically-validated techniques that can help you manifest them?

Listen to Dr. James R. Doty, pioneering compassion researcher, Stanford professor, neurosurgeon and bestselling author, in an inspiring conversation with Prof. Hitendra Wadhwa, exclusively on Intersections.

Dr. Doty is a clinical professor of neurosurgery at Stanford University’s School of Medicine, and the founder of Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education at Stanford, of which His Holiness the Dalai Lama is the founding benefactor. He works with scientists from a number of disciplines to examine the neural bases for compassion and altruism.

Throughout his luminous life and career, Dr. Doty has continued to wear many hats: he is an inventor and holds multiple patents; a successful entrepreneur and former CEO of Accuray; an advisor to leading medical device companies and corporations including Apple, Google, and Microsoft; a philanthropist, serves on the board of a number of nonprofits, has supported several charitable organizations in peace and healthcare initiatives, and provided scholarships and held chairs at multiple universities.

Dr. Doty is also the author of Into the Magic Shop, a New York Times and international bestseller, that has been translated into over 30 languages. He is also a friend and associate of the world’s most influential spiritual leaders including Amma, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, His Holiness Pope Francis, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Desmond Tutu, Eckhart Tolle, Werner Erhard, Deepak Chopra, Thich Nhat Hanh and more.

In this Intersections episode, Dr. Doty reveals:

  1. A powerful moment he experienced as a 12-year old that completely changed his life trajectory—from anxiety and despair to the highest corridors of success and happiness
  2. How to unshackle yourself from the baggage of troubled memories, strained relationships and negative experiences
  3. A time-tested and scientifically-validated method to manifest your greatest desires by tapping into the secrets of the mind-heart connection

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Mysteries of the Brain and Secrets of the Heart - Part II

Does the heart have an intelligence of its own, and if so, how can we learn to harness it? What does it truly mean to lead with an open heart, and what do we stand to gain from it? What are some ordinary practices we can inculcate today that can potentially bring extraordinary impact, both in our own lives and that of others?

In this Intersections episode, Dr. Doty reveals:

  1. The latest scientific insights on how the heart plays a pivotal role in shaping our journey to our full potential
  2. Inspiring stories from his life journey that illuminates the power of compassion in our daily lives
  3. A powerful method to tap into the intelligence of our hearts (and minds), in the service of our greatest aspirations in life and leadership

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