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Excerpt from Robert Thurman

February 24, 2014
We are once again pleased to bring you this excerpt from this Classic Course from Robert Thurman which was recorded in the mid 1980's as we neared the end of the second- Christian Millenium, many prophetic voices were being raised to speak of revelation and other apocolyptic visions. Some western mystics even mentioned the future Buddha. So Buddha is when they incarnated in the world, according to the legend. They...

 

Excerpt from Thusness by Alan Watts

April 01, 2014
We are pleased to bring you this excerpt from "Thusness" by  Alan Watts.  Here he helps us to explore who we really are.  Before you came to be, who were you?    SRAMANA, sramana. This is closely allied to the word shaman, and a shaman is the holy man in a culture that is still hunting, it isn’t settled, it isn’t agrarian. There is a very strong and important difference...

 

Zalman Schachter and The December Project

March 27, 2014
We are pleased to present to you an excerpt from an article about Zalman Schachter and his new book: The December Project.  Follow with us, a journey through life, the bar mitzvahs, schooling and journey.  When my family moved back to Philadelphia from New York in the early 1970s so my father could be an assistant professor in the sciences at the University of Pennsylvania, it was natural that they would send...

 

Alan Watts: Reborn in Her

March 24, 2014
Today we bring to you an article about Spike Jonze's Her which was nominated for several academy awards and has connections to Alan Watts..... It's not very often that you're watching a feature film and hear the name Alan Watts. But there it is, not in some obscure indie flick, but in Spike Jonze's Her, which is nominated for five Academy Awards, and has already won Golden Globe and Writers Guild...

 

Excerpt from Pema Chodron - Don't Bite the Hook

February 21, 2014
Once again, we are delighted to share with you this transcribed excerpt from Pema Chodron's fantastic recording, Don't Bite the Hook. In it, she talks about the importance of working with anger -- something so many of us would rather avoid! So -- what is the significance of the teaching on how to work with anger? Well, it has tremendous significance because again and again, whenever we’re challenged, there is...

 

Excerpt from Ethical Intelligence with Bruce Weinstein

March 05, 2014
We are delighted to share with you this transcribed excerpt from Ethical Intelligence with Bruce Weinstein. This lively and fun seminar will help you learn to increase  your ethics IQ not only in business, but in every aspect of your life.  What would you do in the following situations? Number one: You wake up one morning with the flu. Would you stay home and rest?  All right, why would you stay home and rest...

 

Excerpt From "Phenomenal Customer Service" by Shep Hyken

January 14, 2014
We are delighted to share with you this transcribed excerpt from Phenomenal Customer Service by Shep Hyken. This high energy seminar will help you learn how to amaze your clients, make a great first impression, and be a step above the rest when it comes to customer service. How many of you believe it’s important to satisfy your customers? Raise your hands. Good.  Everybody’s hand goes up.  Now let me tell you the reality...

 

Excerpt From Star Talk Radio: Neil Degrasse Tyson - Season One: A Universe of Inspiration (Part 2)

January 24, 2014
We are happy to present part two of this excerpt from Star Talk Radio season one with Neil Degrasse Tyson as he continues the discussion of how creativity is inspired by the universe and every type of artist there is.  It's not just about painters and sculpters.  Let's take a look: Peter I understand the universe inspires you. Is that a recent phenomena, or does it go far back? It started...

 

Excerpt from A Talk Based on "Life Inc" by Douglas Rushkoff

January 21, 2014
We are very excited to have this fascinating excerpt from a talk by Douglas Rushkoff based on his book Life Inc.: How Corporatism Conquered the World and How We Can Take it Back -- a book that challenges us to think completely differently about how we see the economics, the world of business, and money itself. Hmmm, yeah, I mean, as I see it, nothing is free, right? Nothing is free....

 

Excerpt From Networking Skills That Work by Shawna Schuh

January 14, 2014
We are delighted to share with you this transcribed excerpt from Seminars on Demand - Networking Skills That Work by Shawna Schuh. This fabulous seminar will teach you networking skills that help you win.  Maximize the skills and move forward today!   So today we’re going to learn about winning, winning with interactions. Now, there’s one caveat I needed to say. When I’m talking about winning, and we’re going to talk about...

 

Excerpt from Seminars on Demand - Brain Selling

January 08, 2014
We are delighted to share with you this transcribed excerpt from Seminars on Demand - Brain Selling by Patrick Schul.  This great seminar will teach you how to utilize your brain and give you insight for using other key skills to advance in a business environment.    I got two things, just simply two things I want to do. I want to give you enough information and insight on the brain...

 

Excerpt from "Modern Thoughts on Buddhism" from Robert Thurman

December 04, 2013
We are pleased to bring you this excerpt from this Classic Course from Robert Thurman which was recorded in the mid 1980's as we neared the end of the second- Christian Millenium, many prophetic voices were being raised to speak of revelation and other apocolyptic visions. Some western mystics even mentioned the future Buddha.  So Buddha is when they incarnated in the world, according to the legend. They had come...

 

Excerpt From Star Talk Radio: Neil Degrasse Tyson - Season One: A Universe of Inspiration

December 21, 2013
We are happy to present this excerpt from Star Talk Radio season one with Neil Degrasse Tyson as he discusses how creativity is inspired by the universe and every type of artist there is.  It's not just about painters and sculpters.  Let's take a look: Welcome back to StarTalk. I am your host, Neil Degrasse Tyson, joining me is my co-host Lynne Koplitz. Lynne, you’ve been gone for two weeks. I know....

 

Excerpt From Emmett Miller:

December 19, 2013
We are pleased to offer this excerpt from Emmett Miller as he teaches you how to open your mind and gain a deeper understanding on how your mind and body can work together in your everyday daily life.   What I used to do is to ask……How many people here would like to really live a life completely free of stress? Everybody would raise their hand, of course, and of course,...

 

Excerpt from "Yoga of Ordinary Living" by Robert Thurman Preview 1

December 04, 2013
We are pleased to offer this excerpt from Robert Thurman as he talks about the road to spiritual discipline and how to achieve it in the reality of our daily lives.   Vimalakirti’s teaching, this scripture is specially known for a number of its doctrines. In one respect it’s known as a…as I say, because the main figure in this scripture, although Buddha, Shakyamuni Buddha is in the scripture, and...

 

Excerpt from "Perfect Just as You Are" with Pema Chodron

November 22, 2013
Pema Chodron explores limitless potential in this wonderful transcribed excerpt from "Perfect Just as You Are". So often the question is asked: why are they called limitless? Have you asked that question? Because these four remarkable qualities are, generally speaking, traditionally called the four limitless qualities or the four limitless ones or the four boundless qualities. But boundless or limitless, it’s because we start with what we have, and it’s...

 

Excerpt from the NeuroLeadership Institute's "The Brain Is a Social Animal"

November 05, 2013
Think Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs pyramid explains it all?  Matthew Lieberman of the NeuroLeadership Institute challenges that theory by stating that our social needs might just be more important -- or at least as important -- as food and water.  Learn in this transcribed excerpt from "The Brain Is a Social Animal". I can’t talk about social pain without first mentioning Naomi Eisenberger, and that’s not because she’s a source...

 

Excerpt 2 from the NeuroLeadership Institute's "The Beliefs Organizations Should Hold"

October 11, 2013
This fascinating transcribed excerpt from "The Beliefs Organizations Should Hold" with Carol Dweck and Janet Van Huysse recounts a research experiment where kids were either told how intelligent they were or how hard they worked.  Guess which ones performed better in the end? I want to tell you about some studies we did that show how tuned in kids are.  In one study with adults, we started giving a math...

 

Excerpt from the NeuroLeadership Institute's "The Beliefs Organizations Should Hold"

October 07, 2013
Check out this extremely thought-provoking transcribed excerpt from the NeuroLeadership Institute's program "The Beliefs Organizations Should Hold" with Carol Dweck and Janet Van Huysse.  Are we putting our attention, focus and emphasis on all the wrong things?  Are we raising a generation of non-learners?  What do you think? I want to start with my favorite quote by Benjamin Barber, an eminent political scientist. He says: “I don’t divide the world into...

 

Excerpt from the NeuroLeadership Institute's "Stay Cool Under Pressure"

October 05, 2013
Think your emotions run you?  This transcribed excerpt from "Staying Cool Under Pressure" with David Rock and Matthew Lieberman from the NeuroLeadership Institute talk about how simply by naming an emotion allows our brains to control them a bit.  Interesting... My little interlude in this talk is called D3 theory: disruption, disambiguation and detachment, or “why labeling makes you feel better”.  That’s probably the simple way to remember it. So,...

 

Excerpt from "Mindful Leadership" with Ellen Langer

October 03, 2013
The NeuroLeadership Institute is doing such important work around how we can use our brains better to create a more mindful society and workplace.  Check out this transcribed excerpt from "Mindful Leadership" with Ellen Langer.  Langer talks about how easily we engage in mindlessness rather than mindfulness. We get lulled into thinking we know.  But perhaps the most important bottom line to all that I’m going to say is that...

 

Excerpt from "Global Mind Change" with Edgar Mitchell

November 04, 2012
In honor of Neil Armstrong's life and death, we are delighted to share with you an excerpt of a talk by Edgar Mitchell  -- the sixth person to walk on the moon – who talks to us about what what it means to be a human and our place in the universe in his series of lectures, “Global Mind Change.”     I like to suggest that there is a...

 

Excerpt from "Perfect Just as You Are" with Pema Chodron

November 04, 2012
We are delighted to offer Pema Chodron's teachings  with an excerpt from her recording "Perfect Just as You Are".So often the question is asked: why are they called limitless? Have you asked that question? Because these four remarkable qualities are, generally speaking, traditionally called the four limitless qualities or the four limitless ones or the four boundless qualities. But boundless or limitless, it’s because we start with what we have,...

 

Scholars, Witches and Other Freedom Fighters by Gloria Steinem

August 09, 2013
This talk by Gloria Steinem — timely, timeless, and recommended for all genders — is a never before released recording that took place in 1993 in Salem, Massachusetts, in concurrence with the 300th anniversary of The Salem Witch Trials. In this incredibly enlightening and motivational audio program, Steinem puts into social and historical context the role of society in the treatment and mistreatment of women and other freedom fighters..  We...

 

 

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