Becoming Wise

Becoming Wise

What did you love? What would you like to hear?

Season two of Becoming Wise is a wrap! We’re so grateful you joined us for these months of reflection and...

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Releasing Anger as an Act of Self-Compassion | Sharon Salzberg and Robert Thurman

The last episode of season two. Robert Thurman and Sharon Salzberg are icons of American Buddhism, and they are...

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Healing Through Story | Desmond Tutu

Archbishop Desmond Tutu is one of our wisest models on the territory of reckoning with past wrongs that infuse and...

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The Daily Opportunity in Randomness | Leonard Mlodinow

The physicist Leonard Mlodinow changes how we think about the agency we have in shaping our own destinies. As a...

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The Inner Life of Social Change | Ruby Sales

Public theologian Ruby Sales opens up what it was like to be a teenage participant in the civil rights movement —...

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Empathy Rooted in Action | Terry Tempest Williams

Naturalist Terry Tempest Williams brings meaning and direction to the grief around ecological loss and climate...

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Who We’re Called to Become | James Martin

Father James Martin is a beloved Jesuit writer and teacher who says desire ultimately is not selfish — and instead a...

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Happiness Is Practice, Not Pleasure | Matthieu Ricard

Matthieu Ricard is helping us redefine happiness in a culture convinced that it’s a passive experience. The...

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A Planetary Sense of Love | Natalie Batalha

Astronomer Natalie Batalha embodies a planetary sense of what “love” is and means. She says her experience searching...

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Our Lives Can Be Signposts for What's Possible | Vincent Harding

A civil rights elder and speechwriter for Martin Luther King, Jr., the late Vincent Harding brought the wisdom of the...

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Art and Justice Work Together | Rami Nashashibi

Rami Nashashibi champions how art can make humans visible to each other. He brings a new energy to Islam’s core...

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Nurturing Our Children’s Souls | Sandy Eisenberg Sasso

A rabbi and parent, Sandy Eisenberg Sasso wants us to think about how we might teach our children’s souls, not just...

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The Everyday Gift of Writing | Naomi Shihab Nye

Naomi Shihab Nye says writing is “an act that helps you, preserves you, energizes you in the very doing of it.” She...

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Friendship and the Democratic Process | Kwame Anthony Appiah | Becoming Wise

Philosopher Kwame Anthony Appiah offers hope for quiet, sustained culture shift through the “endless shared...

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Life Beyond the Mind | Eckhart Tolle

“There is a place inside me that is far more powerful than the continuous mental noise,” says Eckhart Tolle. The...

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We Believe Each Other into Being | Jennifer Michael Hecht

“Imagine yourself alone on this planet. Would anything be the same?” Jennifer Michael Hecht is a poet, philosopher,...

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The Pilgrimage of “Who Am I?” | Paulo Coelho

Rediscover the wonder in the mundane and the everyday with writer Paulo Coelho. He reframes the practice of...

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Season Two Trailer

A preview of season two, returning on Monday March 25, 2019. Hosted by Krista Tippett. Depth and discovery, in...

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#19 Einstein Speaks to Us About Race | S. James Gates

"His capability to ask the 'What if?' question opened the door to the deepest marker of humanity, and that's...

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#20 Trauma and Resilience Land in Our Bodies | Bessel Van Der Kolk

“Trauma treatment starts at the foundation of a body that can sleep, a body that can rest, a body that feels safe, a...

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