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The Lotus Institute
Beyond the News
Join host Dr. Larry Ward as he explores current events through the lens of Buddhism and neuroscience, sharing practical skills for how to engage with the information we receive from the wider world. While we cannot ignore the news or modern media, we can learn new ways to shift our perspective from reactivity to reflection, and gain a deeper understanding of our body and mind along the way. Dr. Ward is the author of America’s Racial Karma, a senior teacher in the Plum Village tradition of Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh and the co-founder of The Lotus Institute. He brings an interdisciplinary...
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Ratings & Reviews
5.0 stars from 11 ratings
Thank you.
Dear Dr. Larry Ward, Thank you for giving me tools to understand and integrate mindfulness into my daily life. You’re amazing. Just the sound of your voice helps calm me nervous system. You are an excellent teacher. I hope you do more podcasts about mindfulness and neuroplasticity the future.
Lm Wilder via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/02/23
Deep wisdom
Dr. Larry Ward‘s perspective is always refreshing, moving and inspiring. A deep thanks to him and the Lotus Institute for bringing wisdom to the complexity of today’s news.
MountainWomanTaywah via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/31/23
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