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Amid Crisis, Nepalis Turn to Buddhist Culture

Thursday, April 30, 2015

The death toll from last weekend's earthquake in Nepal has surpassed 5,000. How does the Buddhist faith and culture help the Nepali people in a time of such suffering? 

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The Takeaway

Turning Human Corpses Into Compost

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

The Urban Death Project wants to bring sustainability and peace to our social practices of death and dying by taking deceased human bodies and turning them into nutrient rich compost. 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Explorer's Take on Staying Put

Wednesday, January 07, 2015

A travel writer's take on meditation and exploring the inner world.

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On Being

Seane Corn — Yoga, Meditation in Action [remix]

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Yoga has infiltrated law schools and strip malls, churches and hospitals. This 5,000-year-old spiritual technology is converging with 21st-century medical science and with many religious and philosophical perspectives. Seane Corn is a renowned yoga teache

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On Being

[Unedited] Seane Corn with Krista Tippett

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Yoga has infiltrated law schools and strip malls, churches and hospitals. This 5,000-year-old spiritual technology is converging with 21st-century medical science and with many religious and philosophical perspectives. Seane Corn is a renowned yoga teache

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Barbara Ehrenreich on Mystical Experiences and the Search for Answers

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Barbara Ehrenreich recounts her quest—which began in childhood—to find "the Truth" about the universe and everything else. In middle age, she rediscovered the journal she had kept during her tumultuous adolescence, which records an event so strange, so cataclysmic, that she had never written or spoken about it to anyone. Until now. In Living with a Wild God: A Nonbeliever’s Search for Truth about Everything, she reconstructs her childhood mission, bringing an older woman's perspective to a young girl's impassioned obsession with the questions that, at one point or another, torment us all.

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On Being

Ursula King, Andrew Revkin, and David Sloan Wilson — Teilhard de Chardin's "Planetary Mind" and Our Spiritual Evolution [remix]

Thursday, January 23, 2014

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On Being

[Unedited] David Sloan Wilson with Krista Tippett

Thursday, January 23, 2014

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On Being

[Unedited] Andrew Revkin with Krista Tippett

Thursday, January 23, 2014

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On Being

[Unedited] Ursula King with Krista Tippett

Thursday, January 23, 2014

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The Brian Lehrer Show

DIY Religion

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Thomas Moore, author of Care of the Soul and A Religion of One's Own: A Guide to Creating a Personal Spirituality in a Secular World, encourages people to craft their own religious practice, as he did, drawing on the traditions of many cultures, including Greek mythology, Sufi Islam, Catholicism or Kabbalah.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

AmeriCanada!; Pregnancy Myths; Evolutionary Medicine

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Journalist Diane Francis has a modest proposal: the U.S. and Canada should merge. She talks about what both countries could bring to the partnership. Plus: neuroscientist Sam Harris on lying; economist Emily Oster debunks pregnancy myths about what’s dangerous for a woman who is expecting; and a deep look at “mismatch diseases”; how to be a friend to a friend who is sick; and an urban monk talks about spirituality in the city.

On Being

Walter Brueggemann — The Prophetic Imagination [remix]

Thursday, December 19, 2013

The people we later recognize as prophets, says Bible scholar Walter Brueggemann, are also poets. They reframe what is at stake in chaotic times. Hear a very special voice in conversation to address our changing lives and the deepest meaning of hope this

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On Being

[Unedited] Walter Brueggemann with Krista Tippett

Thursday, December 19, 2013

The people we later recognize as prophets, says Bible scholar Walter Brueggemann, are also poets. They reframe what is at stake in chaotic times. Hear a very special voice in conversation to address our changing lives and the deepest meaning of hope this

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On Being

Ira Byock — Contemplating Mortality [remix]

Thursday, November 07, 2013

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[Unedited] Ira Byock with Krista Tippett

Thursday, November 07, 2013

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Weekend Bonus: Five Pillars Week

Friday, July 19, 2013

This was Five Pillars week on The Brian Lehrer Show -- five interfaith conversations based around the Five Pillars of Islam: Shahadah (faith), Salat (prayer), Sawm (Ramadan), Zakat (charity) and Hajj (pilgrimage). This podcast compiles all five of the conversations into one file. Thanks for listening! Tune in to the Brian Lehrer Show every day at 10am on WNYC.

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On Being

Tami Simon — Inner Life at Work: Business, Meditation, and Technology

Thursday, May 30, 2013

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[Unedited Tami Simon with Krista Tippett

Thursday, May 30, 2013

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Finding Common Ground for the Common Good

Monday, April 01, 2013

Recent debates over gun control, the budget and gay rights have shown us that our nation cannot seem to agree on anything these days. Jim Wallis, progressive Christian activist, president and CEO of Sojourners, and author of  On God's Side: What Religion Forgets and Politics Hasn't Learned about Serving the Common Good, says it's time to focus on the old concept, "the common good" as the only way out of our politically polarized gridlock.

 

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