Moksha Festival 2013 featured a two-hour Spirituality in Hollywood panel discussion during which
moderator Julie Carmen (psychotherapist, actress,
yogini) zoomed in for interviews with actors Josh
Radnor (How I Met Your Mother), Lou Gossett,
Jr. (Oscar winner for An Officer and a Gentleman), Tia Carrere (singer, actress), and Tajamika
Paxton (activist, writer, and producer).
The panelists spoke candidly about turning points in their Hollywood careers that called for them to take an ethical stand. They
disclosed details about their personal spiritual practices that keep
them centered and about obstacles they have faced. They touched
on whether or not ethical fair trade commerce is a spiritual choice
in show business.
The peak in conversation happened when the actors discussed
their craft as shape shifters, deftly transitioning between Self and
Character. There were some lighthearted questions from the audi-
ence about Josh Radnor's iconic character, Ted Mosby in How I
Met Your Mother, and what would drive his character to explore
yoga and meditation.
Tracee Stanley and Julie Carmen co-produced the event for Moksha Festival entrepreneur Arvind Chittumalla.
Pictured left to right: Tajamika Paxton, Tia Carrere, Louis Gossett, Jr.,
Julie Carmen, Tracee Stanley, and Josh Radnor.
OUR COMMUNITY [ seen & heard]
BY JULIE CARMEN