Playlist · by Eddie Burns
11 episodes, 6 hours 3 mins
Brené Brown Part 2: Living with a Whole Heart
How to conquer shame and live with a whole heart. This is Part 2 of Oprah’s interview with renowned researcher Dr. Brené Brown. Oprah calls this an “aha-a-minute conversation!”
Brené Brown Part 1: Daring Greatly
What is the real catalyst for human connection, and can we make our lives more meaningful through vulnerability? Oprah asks Dr. Brené Brown, a professor, New York Times best-selling author and nationally acclaimed speaker.
President Jimmy Carter: His Prayers from Inside the White House
The former U.S. President and Nobel Peace Prize winner discusses how his faith guided him and how his global influence grew after he left the White House. He also opens up about the secret to his over 70-year marriage to former First Lady Rosalynn.Following this interview, Mr. Carter announced he had been diagnosed with cancer.
Pema Chödrön: Dealing with Difficult Times
Born in New York City, Pema Chödrön is one of the first Western women to be fully ordained as a Tibetan Buddhist nun. Pema explains how difficult times can be an opportunity for growth and change if you're willing to embrace the situation and the feelings that come with it. One of the basic Buddhist tenets, Pema says, is that change is constant. "Things are going to keep changing," she says. "If you're invested in security and certainty, then you're not going to feel good a lot of the time."
Ram Dass: The Life of a Spiritual Teacher
In a rare interview at his home on the Hawaiian island of Maui, cultural icon Ram Dass sits down with Oprah to discuss his role as a global spiritual teacher. Born in 1931 to a wealthy family outside of Boston, Richard Alpert was the star of his family. By age 27, he was an assistant professor at Harvard University, with a corner office. When another professor, Dr. Timothy Leary, moved into the office next door in 1959, Dr. Richard Alpert began the journey to become the man we know today as Ram Dass. Learn more about the psychedelic drug experiment that got them both fired, and the Indian guru who changed Ram's life forever.
Thich Nhat Hanh: How to Listen with Compassion
Thich Nhat Hanh, the Buddhist monk, author and Nobel Peace Prize nominee, sits down with Oprah to discuss his dedication to mindful meditation and his legacy of nonviolent opposition to the Vietnam War. In 1966, the spiritual leader met with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and urged him to publicly denounce the Vietnam War. After the meeting, Dr. King nominated Nhat Hanh for the Nobel Peace Prize, saying, "His ideas for peace, if applied, would build a monument to ecumenism, to world brotherhood, to humanity." Nhat Hanh also explains how to practice "compassionate listening," which he believes will help ease suffering, end wars and change the world for the better.
Father Richard Rohr: Finding Your True Self
Contemporary theologian and author Father Richard Rohr discusses how we can reconnect to our true self by overcoming the many ways in which our ego blocks our path. A Franciscan priest for more than 40 years and founder of the Center for Action and Contemplation in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Father Richard has firsthand understanding of how silence and meditation, deeper spiritual intuition and the inherent experience of love can lead to transformational discoveries within oneself. According to Father Richard, within each of us lies the true self and the false self. The true self, he says, is what religion often calls the soul—your eternal essence. The false self is the persona you create for yourself. Father Richard believes your goal in life is to find and manifest your true self.
Brené Brown: Rising Strong
We've all been there: You have a strange or unpleasant encounter with someone, and you keep replaying it in your head all day long. You wonder what you did to offend this person, and you invent a story about why he or she mistreated you. In her New York Times best-selling book "Rising Strong," research professor and social scientist Brené Brown describes three phases everyone goes through in these moments: the reckoning, the rumble and the revolution. To create a true revolution in your life, Brené says, "You first must come to terms with the false stories you tell yourself. These erroneous tales can be quite dangerous and hold you back from your higher purpose." Here, Oprah sits down for a conversation with Brené, who has inspired millions through her insights on courage, vulnerability, shame and worthiness.
Panache Desai: Discovering Your Soul Signature
Oprah sits down with contemporary thought leader and spiritual teacher Panache Desai, who discusses the transformative power of energy, offering step-by-step advice on how we can change our lives by shifting our energy. Panache reveals what he believes are the keys to overcoming anger, rage, fear and insecurity. The young luminary shares his best advice for how we can achieve what he describes as our "infinite potential," the key to unlocking who we are and how to identify what he refers to as our "soul signature." In this interactive conversation, Panache answers compelling questions from listeners, including how to be thankful for the difficulties in our lives, how to experience deeper personal fulfillment at work, and how to maintain self-care while caring for an ailing loved one.
Adyashanti: Falling into Grace
Spiritual thinker, teacher and author Adyashanti explores the meaning of grace and how it shows up when and where we least expect it. Adyashanti offers practical insights into how and why the thoughts in our heads must not be mistaken for our true identities. He explains why all negative energy is looking for resolution, and reveals a surprising way to let go of painful emotions and unlock true happiness. Adyashanti also discusses his books “Falling into Grace: Insights on the End of Suffering” and “Resurrecting Jesus: Embodying the Spirit of a Revolutionary Mystic.”
Jeff Weiner: Leading with Compassion
LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner discusses his spiritual evolution, what it means to lead with compassion while finding meaning in your work, and his unique approach to running a multi-billion dollar tech company. With nearly 500 million members, LinkedIn operates the world's largest professional networking website. Jeff stresses the importance of being clear about your vision and dreaming big. He explains how implementing core values from the top down has given his company “an incredible competitive advantage.” Jeff also talks about what his life was like before meeting his wife, Lisette, and explains why it was a pivotal moment for him.
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