"I believed I wanted to be a poet, but deep down, I just wanted to be a poem."
-Jaime Gil de Biedma
I was honored to be the first guest for Season Two of All There Is with Anderson Cooper. We spoke about many matters close to the soul. I hope you find the conversation supportive of your own encounters with sorrow and loss. Here is the write-up for the episode:
Grief doesn’t just go away, no matter how hard we may want it to. So how can we live with it and learn from it? These are the questions Anderson Cooper struggles to answer after the first season of All There Is ends. Anderson spends months playing more than 1000 unheard voicemail messages about grief from podcast listeners, and once again finds himself in his basement surrounded by boxes, full of letters, photos and objects that belonged to his late father, mother, and brother. He also talks with psychotherapist and author Francis Weller, whose book “The Wild Edge of Sorrow” gives him hope.
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A live recording from a recent SAND Community Gathers hosted by Zaya and Maurizio Benazzo (co-founders of SAND*). Along with their guest, Francis Weller, they explore themes of emptiness, individualism, self-help, separation, religion, belonging, relationality, and Francis’s deep work with grief.
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*SAND: Science and Nonduality
Join host Ned Buskirk in conversation with psychotherapist, writer, & soul activist Francis Weller, talking about the saturation of sorrow we’re faced with in these times - & how we might trust, befriend, & accompany our grief with slow encounters, to return with medicine for our community, as we more wholly & fully renter LIFE.
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Francis explores the territory of the Long Dark with Michael Shaw, host of Living in a Time of Dying. A deeply intimate and moving conversation.
Recently, Francis was invited to present a talk at the C.G. Jung Institute in San Francisco. It was a rich exploration on "An Apprenticeship with Sorrow: Tending the Losses of Everyday Life."
Hear psychotherapist and author Francis Weller, discuss the communal nature of grief, the expressive virtue of anger, false happiness, and the two hands of grief and gratitude. Interview recorded at the 2013 Minnesota Men's Conference.
A rich and varied conversation between Michael Lerner, founder and director of Commonweal and Francis Weller, exploring the Long Dark that is emerging in our culture and the planet.
Recorded November 12, 2021
An exquisite video combining scenes from the film, "The New World" and passages from Francis' book, The Wild Edge of Sorrow. Produced by Tom van der Linden, of "Like Stories of Old."