Oct 062005
 

On Being

On Being with Krista Tippett takes up the big questions of meaning with scientists and theologians, artists and teachers — some you know and others you'll love to meet. Updated every Thursday, a new discovery about the immensity of our lives.

Rachel Yehuda — How Trauma and Resilience Cross Generations

Rachel Yehuda — How Trauma and Resilience Cross Generations

Genetics describes DNA sequencing, but epigenetics sees that genes can be turned on and off and expressed differently through changes in environment and behavior. Rachel Yehuda is a pioneer in understanding how the effects of stress and trauma can transmit biologically, beyond cataclysmic events, to the next generation. She has studied the children of Holocaust survivors and of pregnant women who survived the 9/11 attacks. But her science is a form of power for flourishing beyond the traumas large and small that mark each of our lives and those of our families and communities.

 
 

[Unedited] Rachel Yehuda with Krista Tippett

[Unedited] Rachel Yehuda with Krista TippettThis unedited conversation with Rachel Yehuda comes from the produced show "How Trauma and Resilience Cross Generations." Genetics describes DNA sequencing, but epigenetics sees that genes can be turned on and off and expressed differently through changes in environment and behavior. Rachel Yehuda is a pioneer in understanding how the effects of stress and trauma can transmit biologically, beyond cataclysmic events, to the next generation. She has studied the children of Holocaust survivors and of pregnant women who survived the 9/11 attacks. But her science is a form of power for flourishing beyond the traumas large and small that mark each of our lives and those of our families and communities. See more at www.onbeing.org/program/rachel-yehuda-how-trauma-and-resilience-cross-generations/7786
 
 

Elizabeth Alexander — Words That Shimmer [remix]

Elizabeth Alexander — Words That Shimmer

Poetry is something many of us seem to be hungry for these days. We're hungry for fresh ways to tell hard truths and redemptive stories, for language that would elevate and embolden rather than demean and alienate. Elizabeth Alexander shares her sense of what poetry works in us — and in our children — and why it may become more relevant, not less so, in hard and complicated times.

 
 

[Unedited] Elizabeth Alexander with Krista Tippett

[Unedited] Elizabeth Alexander with Krista TippettThis unedited conversation with Elizabeth Alexander comes from the produced show "Words That Shimmer." Poetry is something many of us seem to be hungry for these days. We're hungry for fresh ways to tell hard truths and redemptive stories, for language that would elevate and embolden rather than demean and alienate. Elizabeth Alexander shares her sense of what poetry works in us — and in our children — and why it may become more relevant, not less so, in hard and complicated times. See more at: www.onbeing.org/program/elizabeth-alexander-words-that-shimmer/246
 
 

Mirabai Bush — Search Inside Yourself: Contemplation in Life and Work

Mirabai Bush — Search Inside Yourself: Contemplation in Life and Work

She works at an emerging 21st century intersection of industry, social healing, and diverse contemplative practices. Raised Catholic with Joan of Arc as her hero, Mirabai Bush is one of the people who brought Buddhism to the West from India in the 1970s. She is called in to work with educators and judges, social activists and soldiers. She helped create Google’s popular employee program, Search Inside Yourself. Mirabai Bush’s life tells a fascinating narrative of our time: the rediscovery of contemplative practices, in many forms and from many traditions, in the secular thick of modern culture.

 
 

[Unedited] Mirabai Bush with Krista Tippett

[Unedited] Mirabai Bush with Krista TippettThis unedited conversation with Mirabai Bush comes from the produced show "Search Inside Yourself: Contemplation in Life and Work." She works at an emerging 21st century intersection of industry, social healing, and diverse contemplative practices. Raised Catholic with Joan of Arc as her hero, Mirabai Bush is one of the people who brought Buddhism to the West from India in the 1970s. She is called in to work with educators and judges, social activists and soldiers. She helped create Google’s wildly popular employee program, Search Inside Yourself. Mirabai Bush’s life tells a fascinating narrative of our time: the rediscovery of contemplative practices, in many forms and from many traditions, in the secular thick of modern culture. See more at www.onbeing.org/program/mirabai-bush-search-inside-yourself-contemplation-in-life-and-work/7731
 
 

Rami Nashashibi — A New Coming Together [remix]

Rami Nashashibi — A New Coming Together

Rami Nashashibi uses graffiti, calligraphy, and hip-hop in his work as a healing force on the South Side of Chicago. A Palestinian-American, he started his activism with at-risk urban Muslim families, especially youth, while he was still a college student. Now he’s the leader of a globally-emulated project converging religious virtues, the arts, and social action. And he is a fascinating face of a Muslim-American dream flourishing against the odds in post-9/11 America.

 
 

[Unedited] Rami Nashashibi with Krista Tippett

[Unedited] Rami Nashashibi with Krista TippettThis unedited conversation with Rami Nashashibi comes from the produced episode "A New Coming Together." Rami Nashashibi uses graffiti, calligraphy, and hip-hop in his work as a healing force on the South Side of Chicago. A Palestinian-American, he started his activism with at-risk urban Muslim families, especially youth, while he was still a college student. Now he’s the leader of a globally-emulated project converging religious virtues, the arts, and social action. And he is a fascinating face of a Muslim-American dream flourishing against the odds in post-9/11 America. See more at www.onbeing.org/program/rami-nashashibi-a-new-coming-together/5011
 
 

Béla Fleck + Abigail Washburn — Beauty in Banjo and in Life

Béla Fleck + Abigail Washburn — Beauty in Banjo and in Life

They are partners in music and in life — recovering something ancient and deeply American all at once, bringing both beauty and meaning to what they play and how they live. Béla Fleck is one of the greatest living banjo players in the world. He’s followed what many experience as this quintessential American roots instrument back to its roots in Africa and taken it where no banjo has gone before. Abigail Washburn is a celebrated banjo player and singer, both in English and Chinese. Experience our public conversation with them on stage before an adoring crowd at the Belcourt Theatre in Nashville, Tennessee.

 
 

[Unedited] Abigail Washburn + Béla Fleck with Krista Tippett

[Unedited] Abigail Washburn + Béla Fleck with Krista TippettThis unedited conversation with Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn comes from the produced show "Beauty in Banjo and in Life." They are partners in music and in life — recovering something ancient and deeply American all at once; bringing both beauty and meaning to what they play and how they live. Béla Fleck is one of the greatest living banjo players in the world. He’s followed what many experience as this quintessential American roots instrument back to its roots in Africa and taken it where no banjo has gone before. Abigail Washburn is a celebrated banjo player and singer, both in English and Chinese. Experience our public conversation with them on stage before an adoring crowd at the Belcourt Theatre in Nashville, Tennessee. See more at www.onbeing.org/program/bela-fleck-abigail-washburn-beauty-in-banjo-and-in-life/7705
 
 

john a. powell — Opening the Question of Race to the Question of Belonging

john a. powell — Opening the Question of Race to the Question of Belonging

“Race is a little bit like gravity,” john powell says: experienced by all, understood by the few. He is an esteemed legal scholar and thinker who counsels all kinds of people and projects on the front lines of our present racial anguish and longings. Race is relational, he reminds us. It’s as much about whiteness as about color. And it largely plays out, as we’re learning through new science, in our unconscious minds. john powell is steeped in this new learning and offers it to us, as a form of everyday power, to animate our belonging to others that is already real. But we must claim it.

 
 

[Unedited] john powell with Krista Tippett

[Unedited] john powell with Krista TippettThis unedited conversation with john a. powell comes from the produced show "Opening the Question of Race to the Question of Belonging." “Race is a little bit like gravity,” john powell says: experienced by all, understood by the few. He is an esteemed legal scholar and thinker who counsels all kinds of people and projects on the front lines of our present racial anguish and longings. Race is relational, he reminds us. It’s as much about whiteness as about color. And it largely plays out, as we’re learning through new science, in our unconscious minds. john powell is steeped in this new learning and offers it to us, as a form of everyday power, to animate our belonging to others that is already real. But we must claim it. See more at www.onbeing.org/program/john-a-powell-opening-the-question-of-race-to-the-question-of-belonging/7695
 
 
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