Being in the World takes us on a journey around the world to meet philosophers influenced by the thought of Martin Heidegger, as well as experts in the fields of sports, music, craft, and cooking, in a celebration of human beings, and our ability to find meaning in life through the mastery of physical, intellectual, and creative skills.
In this ground-breaking BBC series, Jonathan Miller interviews New York Times best-seller Richard Dawkins, Daniel Dennett, Colin McGinn, playwright Arthur Miller, Denys Turner, and Nobel Prize Scientist Steven Weinberg. The subject: atheism and why nontheism is one of today’s most controversial issues.
Crazy Wisdom explores the arrival of Tibetan Buddhism in America through the story of Chogyam Trungpa, who landed in the U.S. in 1970. Trungpa became renowned for translating ancient Buddhist concepts into language and ideas that Westerners could understand and shattered preconceived notions about how an enlightened teacher should behave.Initially rejected, his teachings are now recognized by western philosophers and spiritual leaders as authentic and profound.
The original, compelling and inspiring portrait of Carl Gustav Jung, whose extraordinary genius and humanity projected his voice far beyond the realm of psychiatry, redefining the essential nature of who we are and what we hope to become. Stirring score by John Adams.
Is it possible to shed light on the states of grace experienced by mystics and meditators? Mystical Brain shows us the most recent discoveries of scientific research on this phenomenon in North America and abroad.
Modern yoga, that is, the form practiced daily by tens of millions of people around the world, goes back directly to the god Shiva according to Indian tradition. At the same time, however, modern yoga originated in the early 20th century - a creation of Indian savant T. Krishnamacharya (1888-1989). That story is far less known.
ON MEDITATION explores the deeply personal practice of meditation through an exploration of extraordinary people and their practices including David Lynch, Giancarlo Esposito, Russell Simmons, Congressman Tim Ryan, Peter Matthiessen, Mark Epstein and others.
Two conventional Harvard professors began probing the edges of consciousness in the '60s. Timothy Leary ended up in jail, while Richard Alpert became Ram Dass, a spiritual teacher.