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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 joyful, longtime friends. They challenge us to reframe our anger by seeing love for our enemies as an act of self-compassion. â€œItâ€™s very hard to see love as a force, as a power rather than as a weakness, but that is its reality,â€ Salzberg says. Sharon Salzberg is a meditation teacher and the cofounder of the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Massachusetts. She is the co-author of â€œLove Your Enemies.â€ Her other books include â€œLovingkindness: The Revolutionary Art of Happiness,â€ â€œReal Happiness: The Power of Meditation,â€ and â€œReal Happiness at Work: Meditations for Accomplishment, Achievement, and Peace.â€ Robert Thurman is the president of the Tibet House U.S. and the co-author of â€œLove Your Enemies.â€ His latest book is â€œMan of Peace,â€ an illustrated biography of the Dalai Lama. Find the transcript at onbeing.org.
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Susan Hockfield: The real answer to sustainable energy might be a virus-built battery
Former MIT president Susan Hockfield talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about her new book, The Age of Living Machines: How Biology Will Build the Next Technology Revolution.In this episode: How Hockfield got to MIT; how the school creates innovation; how Route 128 lost the digital revolution to the west coast; Boston's new "regional advantage," sustainable energy; the convergence of biology and engineering; why Hockfield wrote "The Age of Living Machines"; "living machines" that can help us prevent diseases and detect cancer; the challenge of clean water; how some viruses can become rechargeable batteries; how to direct investment and political attention toward these technologies; urging technology forward during times of relative peace; what China and other countries learned from the United Statesâ€™ post-WWII tech boom; and why the decline of trust in scientific expertise "terrifies" her.
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Bored Out Of Your Bonkerballs? - Why Having Nothing To Do Can Be Good For You!
Bored out of your bonkerballs with nothing to do? Turns out, being bored can be good for you! A new study from the United Kingdom suggests that periods of boredom are crucial for anyone looking to get their creativity on! Join Mindy and Guy Raz for the Paint Drying World Championships, and a mind-numbing fact-finding visit to the "Institute of Boredom!" It's the Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, and Wow in the World of BOREDOM!