Open Div Summit

Casey Rosengren

A 4-day "pod-conference" around spirituality, meaning, and connection in the secular world.

All Episodes

Join us for a conversation on monasteries 2.0 with Tasshin Fogleman, a resident at the Monastic Academy in Vermont.

Feb 28

35 min 41 sec

Join us for a conversation on ACT for clergy and pastoral counselors with Dr. Jason Nieuwsma, a clinical psychologist who is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Duke University Medical Center and who serves as the Associate Director for VA Mental Health and Chaplaincy.

Feb 28

40 min 38 sec

Join us for a conversation with Jay Stolar, a songwriter and producer known for developing signature sounds for artists in multiple genres. In the 2 years since he shifted his main focus from being an artist to a writer/producer his songs have amassed over 200 million streams and been recorded by artists ranging from Selena Gomez to John Legend.

Feb 28

15 min 41 sec

Join us for a conversation on building One Spirit Interfaith Seminary with Rev. Diane Berke, the Founder and Spiritual Director of One Spirit Learning Alliance.

Feb 28

43 min 4 sec

Join us for a conversation on contemplative spirituality for the 21st century with Fr. Adam Bucko, director of The Center for Spiritual Imagination at the Episcopal Cathedral of the Incarnation in Garden City, NY and member of The Community of the Incarnation, a "new monastic” community dedicated to democratizing the gifts of monastic spirituality and teaching contemplative spirituality in the context of hearing and responding to the cry of the poor and the cry of the earth.

Feb 28

31 min 8 sec

Join us for a conversation on how to create equitable spiritual spaces with Christian Watkins, Associate Minister in the United Church of Christ in Connecticut and a Global Co-Missioner with Global Ministries in Istanbul, Turkey.

Feb 28

29 min 49 sec

Join us for a conversation on how to revive pilgrimage with Guy Hayward, co-founder of the British Pilgrimage Trust (britishpilgrimage.org), who leads guided pilgrimages around Britain.

Feb 28

39 min 15 sec

Join us for a conversation on prosocial spirituality with Jeff Genung, co-founder of Contemplative Life, a non-profit organization that connects people and communities with transformative practices, and co-founder of Transformation365.org, an experiential practice network.

Feb 28

41 min 59 sec

Join us for a conversation on rationalism and re-enchantment with Daniel Shkolnik, a Humanist speaker, community organizer and host of the Re-Enchantment podcast, and Casey Rosengren.

Feb 28

38 min 48 sec

Join us for a conversation on reimagining modern-day Jewish life with Daniel Libenson, founder and president of the Institute for the Next Jewish Future and co-host of the Judaism Unbound podcast.

Feb 28

45 min 12 sec

Join us for a conversation on reimagining the role of religion in a changing world with Elan Babchuck, Founding Director of Glean Network, an incubator and network for entrepreneurs who are building new models of faith in action, and Director of Innovation at Clal, a think-tank focused on the future of faith in America.

Feb 28

38 min 37 sec

Join us for a conversation on religion, conflict and values with Drew Rau, writer, theologian, teacher, and spiritual entrepreneur.

Feb 28

42 min 51 sec

Join us for a conversation on technology, psychedelics, and the future of religion with Erik Davis, an author, independent scholar, podcaster and teacher based in San Francisco.

Feb 28

37 min 26 sec

Join us for a conversation on the formation of lay chaplains with Arelis Benítez, a graduate student in Religion, Psychology, and Culture at Vanderbilt University.

Feb 28

39 min 34 sec

Join us for a conversation on the psychedelic peer support line & why we need it with Hanifa Nayo Washington, award winning cultural artivist and the Cultivator of Beloved Community for the Fireside Project, which aims to help people fulfill the potential of their psychedelic experiences by providing compassionate, accessible, and culturally responsive peer support, educating the public, and furthering psychedelic research.

Feb 28

34 min 7 sec

Join us for a conversation on the state of religion and young people with Dr. Josh Packard, Executive Director of Springtide Research Institute, accomplished researcher and academic with an expertise in the sociology of religion and new forms of religious expression.

Feb 28

28 min 7 sec

Join us for a conversation on wisdom for rebels with David Fuller, a multi-skilled journalist, filmmaker and the founder of Rebel Wisdom, a platform to make highly complex ideas accessible to as many people as possible.

Feb 28

25 min 50 sec

Join us for a conversation on ACT, spirituality and cultivating prosociality with Steven C. Hayes, a Nevada Foundation Professor in the Behavior Analysis program at the Department of Psychology at the University of Nevada.

Feb 27

47 min 37 sec

Join us for a conversation on religious studies after "world religions" with Chris Cotter, a Lecturer in Religious Studies at the University of Chester, and IASH-CTPI Duncan Forrester Research Fellow at the University of Edinburgh.

Feb 27

46 min 36 sec

Join us for a conversation on attention collections with Anthony Garcia, a writer, storyteller, and gifted public speaker.

Feb 27

40 min 19 sec

Join us for a conversation on building the Sacred Design Lab with Casper ter Kuile, co-founder of Sacred Design Lab, a co-host of the podcast Harry Potter and the Sacred Text and a Ministry Innovation Fellow at Harvard Divinity School.

Feb 27

43 min 26 sec

Join us for a conversation on chaplaincy for spiritual rebels with Rev. Sarah Bowen, an interfaith/interspiritual minister serving on the academic staff of One Spirit Interfaith Seminary in New York City, where she teaches both interspecies and 12-step spirituality.

Feb 27

32 min 8 sec

Join us for a conversation on faith and Crossfit with Alexander Darius Ornella, who holds a PhD in Theology (Dr. theol.) and a Master in Theology (Mag. theol.) from the University of Graz, Austria.

Feb 27

44 min 53 sec

Join us for a conversation on financial models of spiritual community with Elan Babchuck, Founding Director of Glean Network, an incubator and network for entrepreneurs who are building new models of faith in action, and Director of Innovation at Clal, a think-tank focused on the future of faith in America.

Feb 27

40 min 5 sec

Join us for a conversation on finding your path outside tradition with Jillian Richardson, a writer and coach, teaching people how to connect more deeply with themselves and others.

Feb 27

38 min 16 sec

Join us for a conversation on journaling as a spiritual practice with Christina Baldwin, a writer and seminar presenter of 30+ years experience. She has contributed two classic books to the renaissance of personal writing, including the well-known classic, Life's Companion, Journal Writing as a Spiritual Practice, revised and reissued in 2007 after 100,000 original sales.

Feb 27

43 min 27 sec

Join us for a conversation on nontheistic sanctification with Gina Magyar-Russell, a licensed psychologist in Maryland who specializes in psychological and spiritual adjustment following adverse life events, with emphasis on the treatment of anxiety, mood, and spiritual problems.

Feb 27

34 min 55 sec

Join us for a conversation on nuns, nones, and modern day expressions of Benedictine spirituality with Katie Gordon, co-founder, national organizer, and network weaver with Nuns & Nones, a collaboration between Catholic Sisters and spiritually diverse millennials that seeks to create communities of care, contemplation, and courageous action.

Feb 27

40 min 30 sec

Join us for a conversation on spiritual and religious coping in the non-religious with Julie Exline, Professor in the Department of Psychological Sciences at Case Western Reserve University.

Feb 27

43 min 49 sec

Join us for a conversation on spiritual direction for the non-religious with Sarah Cledwyn, a spiritual guide and healer who holds a Master of Arts in Theology and a Certificate in Spiritual Direction from St. Catherine University.

Feb 27

49 min 16 sec

Join us for a conversation on storytelling and organizing with Marshall Ganz, the Rita E. Hauser Senior Lecturer in Leadership, Organizing, and Civil Society at the Kennedy School of Government, where he teaches, researches, and writes on leadership, organization, and strategy in social movements, civic associations, and politics.

Feb 27

46 min 21 sec

Join us for a conversation on the future of belonging with Vanessa Mason, the research director at the Institute for the Future, a 52 year old nonprofit organization that helps individuals, organizations and communities think systematically about the future.

Feb 27

34 min 36 sec

Join us for a conversation on the story of The Nomadic School of Wonder with Barbara Groth, founder and creative director of the Nomadic School of Wonder, who also handles Experience Design for the immersive art project known as Meow Wolf in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Feb 27

30 min 54 sec

Join us for a conversation on the Sunday Assembly with Josh Bullock, a criminology and sociology lecturer at Kingston University, London who did his thesis on Sunday Assembly.

Feb 27

40 min 58 sec

Join us for a conversation on Zen Buddhism and religious violence with Brian Victoria, who holds a M.A. in Buddhist Studies from Sōtō Zen sect-affiliated Komazawa University in Tokyo, and a Ph.D. from the Department of Religious Studies at Temple University.

Feb 27

1 hr

Join us for a conversation with Rev. Cristina Moon, a strategist, writer, and Zen teacher at Daihonzan Chozen-ji, a Rinzai Zen temple and monastery in Honolulu.

Feb 26

42 min 25 sec

Join us for a conversation on belonging and culturally sensitive spiritual practice with Sebene Selassie, a teacher, author and speaker who explores the themes of belonging and identity through meditation, creativity and spirituality.

Feb 26

32 min 42 sec

Join us for a conversation with Serena Bian, a community builder and strategist, building social healing across America.

Feb 26

36 min 30 sec

Join us for a conversation with David G. Robertson, a Lecturer in Religious Studies at the Open University, co-founder of the Religious Studies Project, and co-editor of the journal Implicit Religion.

Feb 26

46 min 10 sec

Join us for a conversation with Sergio Perez, who has a degree in Psychology from Trinity College Dublin and recently finished a M. Sc. in Applied Social Research, also at the same university.

Feb 26

36 min 22 sec

Join us for a conversation with Abraham Burickson, the co-founder and Artistic Director of Odyssey Works, an interdisciplinary performance group that makes bespoke performances for one-person audiences, and Ayden LeRoux, the Assistant Director of Odyssey Works and the author of two books related to their work, Isolation and Amazement (Samsara Press, 2013), and Odyssey Works: Transformative Experiences for an Audience of One (Princeton Architectural Press, 2016) co-authored with Burickson.

Feb 26

45 min 48 sec

Join us for a conversation with Angie Thurston, co-founder of Sacred Design Lab and a Ministry Innovation Fellow at Harvard Divinity School.

Feb 26

39 min 1 sec

Join us for a conversation with Dr. Erika Gault, an Assistant Professor of Africana Studies with a Ph.D. in American Studies from the State University of New York at Buffalo.

Feb 26

42 min 3 sec

Join us for a conversation with Micky ScottBey Jones – the Justice Doula – a womanist, faith rooted, contemplative activist, healer, movement chaplain and nonviolence practitioner.

Feb 26

33 min 21 sec

Join us for a conversation with Nick Moraitis, CEO at the Foundation for Young Australians, Australia's leading philanthropic organisation dedicated to young people's social action.

Feb 26

28 min 34 sec

Join us for a conversation with Daniel Pryfogle, co-founder and CEO of Sympara, a multifaith/interspiritual community that engages in sacred/civic placemaking.

Feb 26

38 min 39 sec

Join us for a conversation with Ezra Bookman, founder of Ritualist, a boutique consultancy designing more meaningful work-life and connected communities, and the youngest member on the Board of Directors of The Secret City, an Obie Award-winning arts organization.

Feb 26

37 min 17 sec

Join us for a conversation on spirit tech with Wesley J. Wildman, a Professor of Philosophy, Theology, and Ethics and Professor in the Faculty of Computing and Data Sciences at Boston University.

Feb 26

42 min 3 sec

Join us for a conversation with Rev. Andrew Chirch, Minister of Operations and faculty for The Chaplaincy Institute (aka “ChI”), he is also a writer, backpacker, husband, and father of three.

Feb 26

30 min 13 sec

Join us for a conversation with Chris Stedman, author of IRL: Finding Realness, Meaning, and Belonging in Our Digital Lives (2020) and Faitheist (2012), who has written for publications including The Guardian, The Atlantic, BuzzFeed, Pitchfork, VICE, The LA Review of Books, and The Washington Post.

Feb 26

32 min 52 sec