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Michael Owens

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Common Good Politics - Fighting Voter Suppression with Michael Owens

Common Good Podcast

Doug, Robb and our guest Michael Owens discuss the wave of proposed laws that would make it harder for people - especially people of color - to vote. Michael worked alongside Stacy Abrams to help turn out black voters in Georgia, an effort that arguably won back the senate for Democrats and made the recent stimulus bill possible. Dr. Michael C. Owens is a third-generation veteran, a father, and a progressive Democrat who ran for Congress in Georgia’s 13th District. Michael served on the Georgia Advisory Committee with the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition and served as Chair of the Cobb County Democratic Party.  @owensforga13 Doug Pagitt is the Executive Director and one of the founders of Vote Common Good. He is also a pastor, author, and social activist.  @pagitt Robb Ryerse is a pastor, author, and Political Organizer at Vote Common Good. You can find his book about running for congress as a Progressive Republican in Arkansas here: Running For Our Lives@RobbRyerse The Common Good Podcast is produced and edited by Daniel Deitrich. @danieldeitrich Our theme music is composed by Ben Grace. @bengracemusic votecommongood.com votecommongood.com/podcast facebook.com/votecommongood twitter.com/votecommon

1hr 2mins

16 Mar 2021

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Michael Owens - Pt 2

Clear On Life

Clear On Life 002 - Michael Owens Pt 2We explore what Buddhism has to say about procrastination, creativity, relationships.  We also take a short detour into Buddhist Tantra and how that relates to creativity.   Also, ever wondered why Buddhist rituals in the US are so somber?  We talk about the fascinating reason why.  Our modern society is riddled with choices.  This applies to spiritual paths as well. We discuss why curation, therefore, is so important.You can find more about Michael and his work at www.lotusunderground.com Also, a big shout out to SF Dharma Collective for facilitating this interview late last year.  SF Dharma Collective is a community run collective that hosts live online meditation classes, talks, and events. Check them out at sfdharmacollective.org I hope you enjoy and get as much out of this episode as I did recording it. Please subscribe on your favorite podcast platform and leave me a review on Apple Podcasts.  Here we go.Editing Team:Jazzwall SharadWesley Wolfbear PinkhamCamille Lojewski


11 Jul 2020

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Michael Owens - Pt 1

Clear On Life

In this episode I talk with Michael Charles Owens.  He is a  Buddhist teacher, translator, and author.  We explore what Buddhism has to say about purpose and meaning in life. But not the Buddhism you might be thinking of.You see, in American Buddhist communities, there's a heavy emphasis on sitting meditation practice and not so much on the Dharma teachings. And even less on the Buddhist Sutra texts. Michael is an expert and a big proponent of Buddhist Sutras. And so, we explore the often overlooked magical world of these sutras and talk about how it can be applied in our modern daily lives.You can find more of him and his work at www.lotusunderground.com Also, a big shout out to SF Dharma Collective for facilitating this interview late last year.  SF Dharma Collective is a community run collective that hosts live online meditation classes, talks, and events. Check them out at sfdharmacollective.org I've decided to split this interview into two episodes to keep each under 45 minutes. I would call this interview a journey.  Enjoy.Editing Team:Jazzwall SharadWesley Wolfbear PinkhamCamille Lojewski


28 Jun 2020

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Michael Owens Gets Amped Up with Proud Resister - 1-10-20

Amped Up with Ryan Knight

Progressive activist Ryan Knight chats with Michael Owens about his exciting run for Congress to bring bold progressive change to Georgia's 13th District.--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/AmpedUp/support


10 Jan 2020

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Meditating with Buddhist Sutras, with Michael Owens

Deconstructing Yourself

Host Michael Taft speaks with Michael Owens, a Buddhist teacher and author, about being a monk in Taiwan, Buddhist sutras as portals to alternate realities, understanding dependent origination, the nondual ground and extreme psychedelia of the Mahayana sutras, the Vimalakirti Nirdeśa Sutra, explaining the "inconceivable," Suchness as the opposite of Emptiness, and more.Michael Charles Owens is a Buddhist teacher, translator, and author. Michael uses a sutra-based curriculum that draws from a variety of traditions to teach the history, philosophy, and practice of Buddhism. His teaching style weaves humor and storytelling with modern scholarly research to create a unique learning experience. He teaches regularly for the San Francisco Dharma Collective and he also runs Lotus Underground, a repository of his teaching activities, audio recordings, and writings.MC Owens - Lotus Underground on Soundcloud

1hr 16mins

28 Dec 2019

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From Despair to Hope, Michael Owens

ADW Theology on Tap

Michael Owens shares with us his conversion story, and how he went from despair to hope in his search for Truth in this Theology on Tap #tbt


31 Oct 2019

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Dr. Michael Owens is Running for Congress

Peachpod: A Georgia Politics Podcast

This week, we talk with Dr. Michael Owens, the former Chairman of Cobb County Democrats and a third-generation military veteran, about his decision to launch a primary challenge against Rep. David Scott in Georgia's 13th Congressional District. You can learn more about Dr. Owens' campaign here and find him on Facebook and Twitter.  Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher | Tune In Radio | Medium Music Credit: Music by Joakim Karud http://youtube.com/joakimkarud

1hr 1min

27 Sep 2019

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Digital to Dice Podcast Episode 7: Interview with Michael Owens

Digital to Dice podcast

Ron and Dave talk with game developer Michael Owens. He talks about his games past, present, and future, and we also have a nice chat about sports in general.


15 Aug 2019

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Success Defind 017: What's Most Important In Business and Leadership- Ruel Joyner & Michael Owens

Success Defined with Ben McDonald

Getting two unbelievable leaders to join the show at the same time leads to incredible conversation. That's what we have this episode, as Ruel Joyner and Michael Owens discuss reluctant leadership, stoicism, growing a family owned small business, handling 14 million visitors to the city of Savannah GA, and much more. Ruel is the owner of 24e Design as well as Commissioner of the Georgians First Commission. Michael is the President/CEO of the Tourism Leadership Council as well as the Chariman of the Georgia Travel Association. We get past surface level conversation and go deep throughout the entire show.  You can reach out to Ruel at Ruel@24estyle.com, or visit the company's site at www.24estyle.com. Feel free to talk with Michael at Michael@TourismLeadershipCouncil.com, or visit www.tourismleadershipcouncil.com and www.georgiatravelassociation.com.  If you have questions for me or know somebody who should be a guest on the show, email me at Ben@SkywardVenture.com. You can check out other episodes and clips of the shows at www.SkywardVenture.com.  

1hr 15mins

12 Jun 2019

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Episode 099: Michael Owens – Go Johnny Gaudreau Go!

The Heart Of The Rink Hockey Show

Michael Owens is a singer and songwriter from Alberta who has created the perfect hockey anthem as a tribute to Calgary Flames star Johnny Gaudreau.In this episode Michael tells us about his upbringing, his love for rock & roll and how the song came to be. Michael and I also reveal a special connection that we share.Links: Go Johnny Gaudreau Go! – on YouTubeMichael Owens Music – on FacebookThe Heart Of The Rink Hockey Show – on Facebook


8 Apr 2019