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The podcast show Levevei™ explores different approaches to personal, relational and societal transformation. Levevei is a Scandinavian word that translates as “livelihood” or “vocation”, but it could also have the connotation of “way of life”. So how can we find our way in life – both individually and collectively – given the many challenges and opportunities we´re facing at all levels of our personal and collective human unfolding?

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Episode 59: Aikido and the art of creating a meeting

Episode 59: Aikido and the art of creating a meeting

In this episode I´m delighted to be joined by Jan Nevelius from Sweden who is one of my favorite teachers in aikido. Nevelius started practicing martial arts when he was 11 and since then he has pursued a whole range of asian healing arts, such as reiki, qi gong, shiatsu and acupuncture. He is now a 6th dan instructor in Aikikai and trains under both Endo sensei and Christian Tissier sensei […]

Episode 58: Insight Dialogue – an interpersonal path to freedom

Episode 58: Insight Dialogue – an interpersonal path to freedom

In this episode I have the pleasure of connecting with Gregory Kramer Ph.D. and Lucy Leu from the Metta Foundation, as we explore the emerging practice of Insight Dialogue. This relationally oriented form of meditation is based on the early teachings of the Buddha, but brings the qualities of mindfulness and […]

Episode 57: Being evolution through doing revolution

Episode 57: Being evolution through doing revolution

In this episode I have the delight of connecting with author, teacher and integral revolutionist Terry Patten who is visiting Oslo, Norway in February 2013. In our conversation we engage some of the core themes that Terry has been advocating the last couple of years. For instance, how […]

Episode 54: Omstilling Sagene – a Norwegian Transition Town initiative

Episode 54: Omstilling Sagene – a Norwegian Transition Town initiative

In this conversation I have the pleasure of speaking with Dayton Gordley and Camilla Skjerve-Nielssen who live together in Sagene district in Oslo, Norway. Together with a local group they´ve started up a project that aims to create a community that is both socially and environmentally sustainable. Their project is […]

Episode 53: Societal development from an evolutionary perspective

Episode 53: Societal development from an evolutionary perspective

In this episode I have the delight of connecting with David Sloan Wilson, Professor of Biology and Anthropology at Binghampton University, New York. Wilson has written several books explaining evolution to the general public, while also championing the view that understanding evolutionary processes can be of great benefit […]

Episode 46: Collaborative Problem Solving – working with explosive children

Episode 46: Collaborative Problem Solving – working with explosive children

In this episode I speak with Dr. Ross Greene, Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and the originator of the Collaborative Problem Solving method. He is also responsible for the not-for-profit organization Lives in the Balance and has written several books, one being […]

Episode 43: The transformative approach to conflict

Episode 43: The transformative approach to conflict

In this episode I´m delighted to be joined by Dr. Joseph Folger, professor of Adult and Organizational Development at Temple University in Philadelphia. He´s also the author of a seminal book in the field of mediation, a book he co-wrote together with his colleague Robert A. Baruch Bush; The Promise of Mediation […]

Episode 40: Envisioning a University for the Future

Episode 40: Envisioning a University for the Future

In this truly inspiring conversation I´m joined by Gaudenz Assenza, chair of the University for the Future Initiative, and Gary Hampson, senior researcher in the field of transformative higher education and transformative leadership. Both deeply care about regenerating higher education by embracing wisdom, deep vocation, dialogue and grand challenges. In the […]

Episode 38: The future potential of leadership is already expressing itself

Episode 38: The future potential of leadership is already expressing itself

In this three-way conversation I have the delight of connecting with Barrett C. Brown Ph.D and Jonathan Reams Ph.D as we explore the intriguing topic of late stage leadership development. Barrett has recently written a thesis with the following title: “Conscious Leadership for Sustainability: How leaders with late-stage actions […]

Episode 37: Generating transformative change through working with polarities

Episode 37: Generating transformative change through working with polarities

In this episode I´m glad to be joined by Geoff Fitch, founder and CEO of Pacific Integral. This is an organization in the U.S. that “works with both individuals and organizations that are committed to the emergence of a sustainable, equitable and beautiful future for humanity”. Geoff is […]

Episode 36: Dancing with Horses and Shadows

Episode 36: Dancing with Horses and Shadows

In this episode I´m joined by process philosopher and Associate Editor at Integral Review Journal, Bonnitta Roy. She will be visiting Norway in June 2012 in relation to a 5-day seminar focusing on integrative and transformative principles to learning and leadership. Bonnitta explains how her experience working with horses […]

Episode 33: Presencing and the Art of Conversation

Episode 33: Presencing and the Art of Conversation

In this episode I am joined by Dr. Olen Gunnlaugson who is an Assistant Professor in Leadership and Organizational Development in the Department of Management at Laval University, Quebec, Canada. The conversation begins with Olen sharing his life story in terms of what inspired this work personally as […]

Episode 30: A systems perspective on sustainable economics

Episode 30: A systems perspective on sustainable economics

In my conversation with Peter VictorPhd. , who´s a professor in environmental studies at York University in Canada, we engage in some of the pressing issues regarding economic growth and the hazardas effects perpetual growth has on our enviroment. Knowing that humans rely on the biosphere in multiple ways, how […]

Episode 29: Moving towards a steady state economy

Episode 29: Moving towards a steady state economy

In this episode I´m joined by the founding director of Center for the Advancement of the Steady State Economy (CASSE). Brian Czech explains some of the basic tenets of a ´steady state economy´ and how this relates to sustainability issues in general. We further discuss some of the barriers […]

Episode 26: How sharing your stuff can help build a community

Episode 26: How sharing your stuff can help build a community

In this episode I´m joined by Sam Stephens from London, England. Together with some friends he created Street Bank, an online tool that makes it easy to borrow and lend things you and your neighbours need. In our conversation he explains how the idea came about, how Street […]

Episode 25: Steps towards an Integral Education

Episode 25: Steps towards an Integral Education

In this episode I speak with Miriam Mason Martineau from Next Step Integral, an organization “dedicated to the advancement of human consciousness and to the integral embodiment of our human potential”. In our conversation we inquire into some of the possible links between integral perspectives and the field of education. Is […]

Episode 24: Occupy what?

Episode 24: Occupy what?

In this episode I´m joined by Adam Salem from Delawere, USA. He has taken part in the protests against what many see as widespread injustice embedded in global financial and governing systems. It´s a movement that literally and symbolically is trying to occupy Wall Street and Adam explains […]

Episode 21: How art can be a doorway to heaven, hell and beyond

Episode 21: How art can be a doorway to heaven, hell and beyond

In the interview I speak with the violinist Miha Pogacnik on how classical music can be a way to unleash the creative potential lying dormant in individuals and organizations. He further addresses how music and art can be a tool for leaders wishing to create change in the world. Embedded […]

Episode 20: Why wake up the workplace?

Episode 20: Why wake up the workplace?

In this truly engaging conversation with Ewan Townhead, one of the people behind wakinguptheworkplace.com, we delve into how work and business can be a catalyst for transformation of consciousness. Ewan shares his own story before we explore why it makes sense to engage in the sector of business, especially if one […]

Episode 19: An integral approach to the creation of a sustainable future

Episode 19: An integral approach to the creation of a sustainable future

In this episode I speak with Professor Karen O´Brien from the Department of Sociology and Human Geography at Oslo University. Karen is influenced by the integral philosophy of Ken Wilber and works to apply different perspectives in researching and understanding the many facets of environmental change. She´s specifically interested […]

Episode 14: Integral Theory and Geography (part 3)

Episode 14: Integral Theory and Geography (part 3)

In this final part of my conversation with geographer Dr. Brian Eddy, we explore both the challenges and opportunities in bringing integral perspectives into the world. Realizing that the world is complex and unpredictable, we must train ourselves to constantly learn and adapt to new circumstances. We discuss some of the challenges […]

Episode 13: Integral Theory and Geography (part 2)

Episode 13: Integral Theory and Geography (part 2)

In this second part of my conversation with geographer Dr. Brian Eddy, we explore the relationship between nomothetic and idiographic types of knowledge, and how much of our knowledge of the world is situated and contextualized. We discuss how enduring patterns of reality (nomothetic patterns or habits) manifest […]

Episode 12: Integral Theory and Geography (part 1)

Episode 12: Integral Theory and Geography (part 1)

In this episode I speak with geographer Dr. Brian Eddy. We are both interested in the work of American philosopher Ken Wilber, and in this first part we delve into some of the basic tenets of Integral Theory. Brian first gives a description of the four quadrants of the AQAL model and his […]

Episode 10: Meditation practice from a Buddhist perspective

Episode 10: Meditation practice from a Buddhist perspective

In this 10th episode I´m joined by Gil Fronsdal, a Norwegian-American teacher in the Insight Meditation Tradition. First we lay out some themes in regards to meditation practice in general, before we delve into the particular nuances of the Buddhist tradition itself. This includes the practice of loving-kindness […]

Episode 7: Aikido – riding the wave of personal and relational transformation

Episode 7: Aikido – riding the wave of personal and relational transformation

In this seventh episode I speak to Mouliko Halen, a 6th Dan instructor in Aikido. He reveals how he came across the martial arts and further explains how Aikido is a system of self defense, but at the same time, a highly advanced approach to personal and relational […]

Episode 4: Creating change through informal learning communities

Episode 4: Creating change through informal learning communities

In this fourth episode I speak with Vince Horn, co-founder of the popular podcastshow Buddhist Geeks. He’s also a teacher in the Insight Meditation Tradition, in addition to being an explorer of what he calls Pragmatic Dharma. Besides talking about geeky Buddhist stuff, we delve into the idea […]

Episode 2: Passion for Learning (part 2)

Episode 2: Passion for Learning (part 2)

In this second episode with Jonathan Reams we continue our discussion about transformational learning. We begin by exploring the challenges one meets when trying to create new ways of teaching in todays school system. Further on we discuss the different expectations for teachers and students, and how we can build institutions […]