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Dr. Thupten Jinpa on the intersection of science, Buddhism, and critical thinking, and how Buddhist principles can help address the climate crisis as well as helping each of us lead better lives at home with our families and in our relationships.
Climate activist Rob Hopkins talks about engaged Buddhism that actively works for positive change in our communities and in the world.
Kim Stanley Robinson on climate change solutions, Buddhism in his life and work, sci-fi and “cli-fi”, colonizing Mars, and how to stay optimistic.
How does the Buddhist view on compassion help us think about COVID vaccine controversies? What do the Dalai Lama and the Pope have to say about vaccination? Host Scott Snibbe and Producer Tara Anderson talk about how to stay loving and connected to people we disagree with, how to avoid “compassion fatigue,” and how to (not) convince somebody to see things our way.
Is enlightenment really possible for people like you and me? Do you lose yourself when you become enlightened? Are there people on earth who are enlightened right now? Buddhist scholar Dr. Jan Willis answers these questions and more as we explore what enlightenment (or awakening) really means.