Scott Snibbe on finding meaning and spirituality through art and creativity, love without attachment, and our infinite potential.
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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.
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.
Objects around us ordinarily appear as if they are solid, singular, and separate from us. However, both science and the
81. A Biologist and a Buddhist Monk on the Nature of Reality: A Conversation with Geshe Namdak and Dr. Rupert Sheldrake
A biologist and a Buddhist monk have a conversation on how science can make sense of rebirth, emptiness, and karma, the origins of consciousness and creativity, and how modern science’s understanding of the nature of reality could benefit from the wisdom of contemplative traditions.
Artificial intelligence expert Kristian Simsarian joins host Scott Snibbe to discuss how we can create ethical, unbiased and compassionate AI, whether we should be scared of AI, and the implications of AI on the future of work and spirituality.
In Part 2, Dr. David Kittay discusses science fiction, emptiness and whether life is a simulation, whether we should treat AI robots with compassion and whether the singularity might be another term for enlightenment.