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Author, mother and meditation teacher Jenna Hollenstein offers an engaged form of mindfulness and compassion that mothers can practice in everyday life as a Mommysattva: a warrior of compassion, wisdom, and lovingkindness.
Soto Zen Teacher Ben Connelly leads a guided meditation integrating two ways of meditating in the spirit of the Yogacara tradition of Buddhism.
Soto Zen Teacher Ben Connelly on the relationship between science and reality, whether karma really exists, and how to be a Buddhist activist.
Lifelong human rights activist, writer, and Buddhist practitioner Kiri Westby guides us through a 10-minute guided meditation for fear, drawing upon her days working in war zones and her harrowing imprisonment in China.
"In that moment I literally let go of my life. I was sure that that was the end of my life. There was not a part of me that didn't think I was going to die in that moment." Lifelong human rights activist, writer, and Buddhist practitioner Kiri Westby spoke to us about how her Buddhist practice helped her through imprisonment in China and the role of Buddhism in her humanitarian mission.
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.
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Finding Fearlessness with Kiri Westby

“In that moment I literally let go of my life. I was sure that that was the end of my life. There was not a part of me that didn’t think I was going to die in that moment.”
Lifelong human rights activist, writer, and Buddhist practitioner Kiri Westby spoke to us about how her Buddhist practice helped her through imprisonment in China and the role of Buddhism in her humanitarian mission.

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Dalai Lama gets his COVID Vaccine shot in public

Episode 94: Vaccines and Compassion

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.

Listen / Read →
Kiri Westby Headshot

Finding Fearlessness with Kiri Westby

“In that moment I literally let go of my life. I was sure that that was the end of my life. There was not a part of me that didn’t think I was going to die in that moment.”
Lifelong human rights activist, writer, and Buddhist practitioner Kiri Westby spoke to us about how her Buddhist practice helped her through imprisonment in China and the role of Buddhism in her humanitarian mission.

Listen / Read →
Dalai Lama gets his COVID Vaccine shot in public

Episode 94: Vaccines and Compassion

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.

Listen / Read →

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