meditation

meditation

May 07, 2012

Every time we air this interview with Matthew Sanford, people write and express such deep gratitude. It’s the best part of producing public radio.

May 04, 2012

For Seane Corn, yoga is much more than a practice in flexibility. It's a way of applying spiritual lessons to real-world problems and personal issues. One way she channels her energy and love is through a practice she calls "body prayer" as she shares in this video from "Yoga from the Heart."

April 23, 2012

“Who we are and how much we split ourselves apart,” says Jon Kabat-Zinn, often cannot be explained in a cognitive way. Rather than offer ”some definitive prose statement which is bound to be inadequate and incomplete,”

April 01, 2012

I picked up Sylvia Boorstein's lovely book, That's Funny, You Don't Look Buddhist, years ago and loved it. Then, several years later, I found myself on a panel discussion with her and loved her in person.

February 18, 2012

The singer and composer Meredith Monk is a kind of archeologist of the human voice. She's also an archeologist of the human soul, with a long-time Buddhist practice.

January 01, 2012

The biggest challenge with discussing “happiness” in this culture might be finding our way back to the substance of the word itself — a substance that has been hollowed out by its uses in culture.

October 29, 2011

The title we’ve given this week’s show, “The ‘Happiest’ Man in the World,” is slightly tongue-in-cheek. It appeared in a British newspaper after the publication of scientific study results on Matthieu Ricard’s brain. He dismisses this label and has issued many good-natured disclaimers. We’ve revived it here, however, because of the lovely way in which Matthieu Ricard fills that phrase with a whole new range of savvy, satisfying meaning.

September 09, 2011

Day 23: the self doubt is crippling“The self doubt is crippling.” (photo: Meredith Farmer/Flickr, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

The Pushcart-nominated poet Yahia Lababidi wrote us this lovely note: “I’m a big admirer of your noble mandate and the fine work that you do. Kindly find two poems below from my new collection: Fever Dreams.”

Here’s the first of those two poems from the Egyptian writer, “Learning to Pray” — a lovely meditation on living life charitably and with intention:

August 17, 2011

A humorous view of the teaching moment that can happen in your car, and how GPS can illustrate Buddhist principles.

June 27, 2011

An enlivening conversation with neuroscientist Richard Davidson leaves Krista pondering how science might enrich other aspects of our daily lives: parenting, therapy, education, mental disorders. What can you imagine?

June 24, 2011

A Q+A with Phie Ambo on meditation, contemplative neuroscience, and what she learned while making the documentary Free the Mind on neuroscientist Richard Davidson.

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June 06, 2011

Highlights of live tweets from Krista's interview with Richard Davidson.

May 08, 2011

I picked up Sylvia Boorstein's lovely book That's Funny, You Don't Look Buddhistyears ago and loved it. Then, three years ago, I found myself on a panel discussion with her and loved her in person.

May 07, 2011

Somewhat unexpectedly, the Buddhist teacher offered to lead this meditation for 350 folks during our live event. The result? A magical experience. Try it for yourself and let us know if it translates for you.

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May 04, 2011

A special moment prior to the interview captured.

April 17, 2011

Even novice meditators are able to curb their pain after a few training sessions in mindfulness meditation.

April 04, 2011

by Jill Schneiderman, guest contributor

A Page from Lauren Redniss' "Radioactivity"
A page from Lauren Redniss’ book “Radioactive.”

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March 14, 2011

Members of the audience were asked to write questions for her on index cards. Here's a glimpse at what was on their minds.

February 01, 2011

One of the pioneering teachers of Buddhist thought and meditation in the U.S. answers our in-house "wannabe" mindfulness practitioner's questions on techniques and focus, and the balance of new technologies with human connection.

January 11, 2011

I Am

Perhaps your readers will enjoy this graphic meditation on being that was inspired by the book I Am That by Sri Nisargadatta Majaraj.


Leland R. BeaumontLeland R. Beaumont is an electrical engineer and computer scientist who is constantly curious about how the world works.

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