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18 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Thomas McConkie. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Thomas McConkie, often where they are interviewed.

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18 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Thomas McConkie. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Thomas McConkie, often where they are interviewed.

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43. Consecrating a Crisis - Thomas McConkie

Faith Matters
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We know it’s been an eventful, and uncertain, and even scary couple of weeks for everybody. We’ve been grappling with our “new normal,” just like everyone else, and have been feeling the anxiety, uncertainty, and isolation that we know a lot of people are. 

We asked Thomas McConkie to come on the podcast and share the way he’s thinking about what’s been happening; Thomas always seems to have an ability to find the calm in the middle of a storm, and we think everyone that takes a moment to listen will really benefit from what he shares. As we spoke with him, he really helped us gain some insights that we think are transcendent but also practical.

Thomas is continuing his community mindfulness practice at Lower Lights School of Wisdom, which normally meets in person but has moved online — you can see the upcoming event dates at lowerlightswisdom.org

He’ll also be starting the upcoming season of his podcast, Mindfulness+, a bit early in light of our current situation, and is anticipating releasing his first episode on Wednesday, April 1, so make sure to go subscribe if you’re interested in hearing more insights from Thomas

Lower Lights: https://lowerlightswisdom.org/
Mindfulness+: https://mindfulnessplus.org/

02:36 What is Alembic?

08:16 Getting on the path we would like to be on

13:27 Dealing with the anxious mind

22:42 A mindfulness exercise led by Thomas

39:18 Finding the gold in mindfulness practice

Mar 28 2020

45mins

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38. Connection Through Prayer - Thomas McConkie

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In this episode, we speak with Thomas McConkie on the subject of prayer.

Thomas brings a unique perspective, one that fuses a traditional idea of prayer with a more contemplative practice. He shares his insights on finding real connection to God through prayer, on the intersection of acceptance and seeking for specific outcomes, and perhaps most importantly, on how contemplative connection with God can help us rid ourselves of the "wrong ideas" that cause us pain. 

We hope you enjoy this conversation!

12:38 Prayers, Now and Then
18:10 Intentionality in Prayer
26:06 How to Develop Spiritual Habits
34:56 Prayer as Conversation
40:30 Thoughts on Fasting
46:13 The Role of Prayer in Faith Crisis

Jan 25 2020

58mins

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Pioneering an Integral Spiritual Tradition - Conversation with Thomas McConkie, founder of Lower Lights

The Daily Evolver
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“While we can easily plateau in our adult development, we don’t have to. In fact, there seems to be no upper limit to how much we can grow. The latest stages of human development remain a Mystery waiting to be lived.”

… so says Thomas McConkie, founder of Lower Lights, a spiritual community that is practicing a new approach to integral spirituality. Based in Salt Lake City as well as operating virtually, Lower Lights seeks to integrate the three pillars of mindfulness, adult development and the wisdom traditions to discover Universal patterns of growth and transformation.

In our conversation, Thomas discusses the doctrines, practices and rituals he and his community have developed to, as he says, “address the whole human being, always in relationship to a larger whole.”

I consider Thomas to be one of the brightest young innovators in the emergent field of integral spirituality. I hope you enjoy our conversation!

Thomas McConkie has joined with Integral theorist Terri O’Fallen to create Spectra, a 9-month “journey of transformation” for a cohort of 20-25 people. You can find out more about the program here.

The post Pioneering an Integral Spiritual Tradition appeared first on The Daily Evolver.

Oct 30 2019

48mins

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Ep 221. A Spiritual Journey with Thomas McConkie

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Listen in on our discussion today as Thomas shares how he left the church and went on a journey of self-development that, in the end, brought him closer to God than he could have ever seen coming. Thomas has some incredible insights about our development through adulthood, as well as the power of combining mindfulness and faith.

Get full show notes and more information here: https://jodymoore.com/221

Oct 11 2019

33mins

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Episode 157: Thomas McConkie, Active LDS, Author of ‘Navigating Mormon Faith Crisis’

Listen, Learn & Love Hosted by Richard Ostler
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My friend Thomas McConkie shares his story stepping away from the LDS faith for about 20 years (age 13 – 32) and then returning. While away Thomas lived around the world and developed a deep spirituality as he connected with and learned from the good in other faiths. About 7 years ago while in Salt Lake City, Thomas shares spiritual experiences that led him back into the LDS faith.

Thomas started a nonprofit called Lower Lights to heal and bring hope to others. Check out: https://lowerlightsslc.org/

On a personal note when I went through my mini-faith crisis while serving as a YSA Bishop, Thomas’ book was one of the three books that I read that helped get through that time (which I’m now glad occurred) helping me to stay a committed member of the Church. Thomas’ book is at: https://www.amazon.com/Thomas-Wirthlin-McConkie/e/B0164TIIJK%3Fref

Thank you for being on the podcast, Thomas. You have a unique and beautiful life ministry. Bringing all your experiences, gifts and insights to bring hope and healing to others.

Jul 25 2019

1hr 22mins

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Ep. 87: Faith transition, spirituality and adult development with Thomas McConkie

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I am SO FREAKING excited for you to have this episode in your life! If you have been feeling lost, disconnected, or like you’re coming to a new place in your life...this will be SO HELPFUL! In this episode I talk to adult development, mindfulness and meditation expert Thomas McConkie. We’re not talking about religion, we are talking about faith, spirituality, and what happens when you’ve got tough questions! What happens in your brain, in your relationships, in your LIFE and how to navigate the tough stuff! We cover a lot of ground and I’m positive it will relieve some suffering in your life or help you connect with someone who is suffering. It’s so important and I’m so grateful for us all to have this! Enjoy!

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Jul 03 2019

1hr 11mins

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Mythical Jesus: Thomas McConkie – Soul Changing Work

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We sit down today with my good friend Thomas McConkie. Thomas has so much to offer us. Deeply grounded in Buddhism and meditation and an expert in explaining development and Thomas has a unique perspective on Jesus having chosen intentionally to live out his spiritual life in this moment in a fundamentalist sect of Christianity. Nothing about Thomas is off the cuff or accidental. His life is one of intent and being present and holding space. I hope you enjoy today’s conversation where we discuss faith development and Jesus and some of the ways those two interconnect.

Resources:

Thomas McConkie’s podcast Mindfulness +

Lower Lights Spiritual Center

Spectra Development Course

Thomas McConkie’s book of Faith development


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Mar 27 2019

1hr 9mins

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19. Waking Up, Growing Up: A Conversation with Thomas McConkie Part 5

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This conversation centers around the cultivation of creativity and imagination, and how this cultivation improves our ability to “transcend and include” as we grow. Thomas and Bill talk about our instinctive movement towards higher meaning as human beings, and what roadblocks might halt this instinct. Thomas shares his “return to Jesus” after distancing himself from Christianity for many years. Through his story, he teaches how practices within the LDS tradition can move from concrete to symbolic to transcendent. His explanation offers generous permission to our changing faith and testimony as we develop through life.

Mar 26 2019

39mins

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16. Waking Up, Growing Up: A Conversation with Thomas McConkie Part 2

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Bill and Thomas dive into the field of adult development, explaining the potential perspectives one might experience as a growing Latter-day Saint. Through the lens and insight of "adult developmental psychology," the restored gospel of Jesus Christ can take on new meaning and depth, supporting healthy progress while steering away from shame or division. To quote Thomas, "The world we will create will be informed by the perspectives we’re able to take, and the possibilities that come from that...which helps us be more creative in a very deep way."

Mar 26 2019

50mins

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15. Waking Up, Growing Up: A Conversation with Thomas McConkie Part 1

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Thomas shares significant experiences from adolescence which caused a fracture with his family and native faith and began his exploration beyond his family’s devout Mormon heritage. He gives an overview of  his 18-year spiritual pilgrimage and his ultimate return to the faith of his youth, bearing gifts from his journey. Weaving what he had learned about eastern philosophy, mindfulness and adult developmental psychology into his LDS faith, Thomas  explores ways to inhabit new perspectives with compassion and curiosity. 

Mar 26 2019

57mins

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