fbpx

Lola’s Least Favorite Things

By | Podcast | No Comments


In this season of “best-of” lists and Oprah’s favorite things, Lola takes a different approach this episode and shares five of her least favorite things. Like: running yourself ragged to keep up with the holiday hustle and bustle! Lola’s least favorite things list will remind you to prioritize your well-being, rest, reflection, and genuine connection with others.

“I think it’s a really important time of year to be in reflection. It’s a great time of year to be considering: what am I ready to let go of?”

Read More

Vision Fulfilled

By | Podcast | No Comments


“We are in a great time of year to really tap into this collective consciousness that may oftentimes be known as holidays or holy days. There is a collective intention to be reflective this time of year. Most often when we have the experience of a vision unfulfilled, it’s because either we haven’t spent the necessary intention and reflection time to get clear on what it is we desire, and / or we don’t believe it’s possible.” 

The phrase “vision fulfilled” has been popping into host Lola Wright’s mind lately. She describes two personal experiences with fulfilled visions, then guides you through connecting with a larger vision for your own life. “There is some contribution that you are uniquely here to bring.” 

Read More

Maintaining Presence This Holiday Season

By | Podcast | No Comments


This episode features excerpts from a recent House of Bodhi with Lola Wright, Bodhi Center’s brand new live experience! Wherever you are in the world, you can get a sense of what we’re up to in Chicago. Lola shares a personal story about succumbing to holiday stress herself and offers suggestions for how we can become less thrown off course by the chaos of daily life. The episode closes with a walking meditation and some homework that will be useful to you as you move through your week.

The episode features special guest artist avery r. young and master juggler Cyril Rabbath.

Read More

Affirmations 101

By | Podcast | No Comments

“Every wildly successful thing in this dimension of reality was preceded by a thought.” In this episode, host Lola Wright guides you through the use of affirmations to bring about the things you desire in your life.

Read More

Befriending Your Inner Critic

By | Podcast | No Comments

On a previous episode of this podcast, Bodhi Center’s Creative Producer Tyler Greene asked Lola how she stays grounded “in the midst of all of this?” Her reply was “I tell on myself.” On this episode, Lola continues her practice of using her own encounters with her egoic self to guide you through similar challenges.

Read More

Abundance

By | Podcast | No Comments

On this episode, Lola guides listeners through the topic of abundance – specifically regarding our relationship with money. She encourages listeners to challenge limiting beliefs that may be keeping them trapped in a scarcity mindset.

Read More

I Tell On Myself

By | Podcast | No Comments

This episode features host Lola Wright in conversation with Bodhi Center’s Creative Producer Tyler Greene.

Listeners to And This Is Bodhi with Lola Wright know Lola as a master public speaker, a bold and unapologetic presence on the planet. But, as she shares, “being a loud, bold, big woman was not always easy.”

After her parents divorced, Lola left the wealthy Northern Chicago suburbs and found a greater sense of belonging among counter-cultural scenes in the city: going to punk parties with Hare Krishnas, hanging out in clubs, and hanging out in the Chicago hip-hop scene. Eventually Lola entered into an intimate relationship and had her first child at the age of 18.

Lola’s young adult life was a search for a greater understanding of the world and how to find meaning. She read everything she could get her hands on about the Black American experience: books like Soul on Ice by Eldridge Cleaver and writings by Assata Shakur. She discovered the spiritual teacher Michael Beckwith and eventually Bodhi. She describes the process of learning to move beyond deeply painful experiences and the limiting self-definitions that accompanied them and to embrace forgiveness and growth. Finally, Lola shares a practice with listeners to inspire their own growth beyond limiting self-definitions and thought patterns.

Lola also did a TED talk, and appeared as a guest on The Rebel Mindset podcast.

Read More