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San Francisco Schools Transformed by the Power of Meditation

Silence isn't something people usually associate with middle school, but twice a day the halls of Visitacion Valley School in San Francisco fall quiet as the sixth, seventh and eighth grade students meditate for fifteen minutes.

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In the Room with Sylvia Boorstein

The best way to nurture children's inner lives, Sylvia Boorstein says, is by taking care of our own inner selves for their sake. At a public event in suburban Detroit, Krista Tippett draws out the warmth and wisdom of the celebrated Jewish-Buddhist teacher and psychotherapist. And, in a light-hearted moment that is an audience pleaser, Boorstein shares what GPS might teach us about "recalculating" and our own inner equanimity.

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Live in Asheville

Can you identify this classic rock tune performed by new age music favorites Peter Kater & R. Carlos Nakai?

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The Four Agreements

Of Toltec teacher don Miguel Ruiz's four agreements to living a more authentic life, he says the first is the most important: Be impeccable with your word. Watch as he and Oprah discuss why this intention is so much more than just doing what you said you would do—it's about finding your own truth.

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Love and Trust

At the Greater Good Gratitude Summit, renown authors Jack Kornfield and Br. David Steindl-Rast define love and trust, and explore the relationship between these two critical concepts.

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Cosmic Consciousness

Deepak Chopra introduces the concept of cosmic consciousness as a state of awareness that encompasses the entirety of all that has existed and will exist. This state of consciousness identifies our core individuality with the universality of all existence, or God.

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Marie’s Dictionary

This short documentary tells the story of Marie Wilcox, the last fluent speaker of the Wukchumni language and the dictionary she created in an effort to keep her language alive.

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Gratitude in the Digital Age

At the 2014 Wisdom 2.0 Conference, Br. David connects grateful living practice to the key components of mindfulness: wisdom, awareness, and compassion.

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Gratitude

Nature’s beauty can be easily missed — but not through Louie Schwartzberg’s lens. His stunning time-lapse photography, accompanied by powerful words from Benedictine monk Brother David Steindl-Rast, serves as a meditation on being grateful for every day.

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Anne Lamott’s Unconventional Definition of Prayer

Author Anne Lamott says it's easy to thank God when life is going well. However, when times get tough, she says, feelings of anger or complete silence can also act as prayer's as long as you're trying to tell the truth of your heart. Watch as she explains why prayer takes on many forms.

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A Thousand Suns

A Thousand Suns tells the story of the Gamo Highlands of the African Rift Valley and the unique worldview held by the people of the region. This isolated area has remained remarkably intact both biologically and culturally. It is one of the most densely populated rural regions of Africa yet its people have been farming sustainably for 10,000 years. Shot in Ethiopia, New York and Kenya, the film explores the modern world's untenable sense of separation from and superiority over nature and how the interconnected worldview of the Gamo people is fundamental in achieving long-term sustainability, both in the region and beyond.

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Mindfulness

Anderson Cooper reports on what it's like to try to achieve "mindfulness," a self-awareness scientists say is very healthy, but rarely achieved in today's world of digital distractions.

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