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The New School presents conversations, book signings, art, and lectures with thought and action leaders of our time. We are a learning community of 4,000 people in the Bay Area and around the world dedicated to learning what matters.

TNS focuses on the emergent, seeking out the thought and action leaders who are bringing discussion, beauty, and change to the world. We present events and podcast them in many areas: arts and sciences, health and the environment, and inner life. We follow streams of inquiry, including our End-of-Life Conversations, and series on Art and Healing, Archetypal Psychology, and Ibn ‘Arabi.

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The New School presents conversations, book signings, art, and lectures with thought and action leaders of our time. We are a learning community of 4,000 people in the Bay Area and around the world dedicated to learning what matters.

TNS focuses on the emergent, seeking out the thought and action leaders who are bringing discussion, beauty, and change to the world. We present events and podcast them in many areas: arts and sciences, health and the environment, and inner life. We follow streams of inquiry, including our End-of-Life Conversations, and series on Art and Healing, Archetypal Psychology, and Ibn ‘Arabi.

    2019:12.06 - Eric Karpeles - Józef Czapski: An Apprenticeship of Looking

    2019:12.06 - Eric Karpeles - Józef Czapski: An Apprenticeship of Looking

    Please join us in an investigation into the life and times of Polish painter Józef Czapski, following further along the path of discussion begun between Eric Karpeles and TNS Host Michael Lerner in the spring of 2019. That talk was prompted by the release of Karpeles’s biography of Czapski, “Almost Nothing,” and his translation of the painter's lectures on Proust given in a Soviet prison camp. The upcoming publication of a lavishly-illustrated monograph of Czapski’s paintings and drawings, “An Apprenticeship of Looking,” is the occasion of this further inquiry in which the question "how does an artist live his life?” will be addressed.

    • 1 hr 40 min
    2019:10.14 - Nipun Mehta - A Life of Service: A Spiritual Biography

    2019:10.14 - Nipun Mehta - A Life of Service: A Spiritual Biography

    Join TNS Host Michael Lerner in the next of our spiritual biography series conversations, this time with Nipun Mehta. During his mid-20s, Nipun left the .com world to cultivate projects that support a gift culture. Among other accolades, President Obama appointed him on a council for social change and the Dalai Lama recognized him as an “Unsung Hero of Compassion."

    Nipun is the founder of ServiceSpace.org — an incubator of projects that support a gift culture. In his mid-twenties, Nipun quit his job to become a "full time volunteer" and over the last 15 years, his work has reached millions, attracted more than 500 thousand volunteers, and mushroomed into numerous projects like DailyGood, Awakin Circles, and Karma Kitchen. Tirelessly, he has addressed thousands of gatherings around the world, speaking next to wide-ranging leaders from Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak to author Elizabeth Gilbert to civil rights legend John Lewis. One of his most formative experiences was a walking pilgrimage across India, with his wife of six months, whose profound lessons also became the subject of his widely-read address at UPenn commencement. Nipun's mission statement in life reads: "Bring smiles in the world and stillness in my heart."

    • 1 hr 49 min
    2019:09.28 - John Beebe - A Life in Jungian Practice: A Spiritual Biography

    2019:09.28 - John Beebe - A Life in Jungian Practice: A Spiritual Biography

    Join TNS Host Michael Lerner in a spiritual biography conversation with Jungian analyst John Beebe.

    John Beebe
    Born in Washington, DC, in 1939, John Beebe lived in many parts of the United States, as well as two years in China, before his desire to pursue psychiatric education led him to settle in the Bay Area. Since completing his residency at Stanford’s Department of Psychiatry, John has been practicing Jungian psychotherapy in the same San Francisco office since 1971. Guided by such Northern California Jungian pioneers as Thomas Kirsch, Jo and Jane Wheelwright, and Joseph Henderson, John became an analyst member of the C. G. Jung Institute of San Francisco in 1978. John gives lectures around the world on various topics, including psychological types, moral integrity, the I Ching, and film. For the past twenty years, he has been part of the training of the first generation of Jungian analysts in China. The many books he has worked on include, under his name as sole author, Integrity in Depth and Energies andPatterns in Psychological Type: The Reservoir of Consciousness.

    • 2 hr 11 min
    2019:09.21 - Alnoor Ladha - Mystical Anarchism: A Spiritual Biography

    2019:09.21 - Alnoor Ladha - Mystical Anarchism: A Spiritual Biography

    Join TNS Host Michael Lerner in a conversation with author, activist, and anti-preneur Alnoor Ladha. Find out more about Alnoor by reading his article in Kosmos Journal: "Mystical Anarchism: A Journey to the Borderlands of Freedom."

    https://www.kosmosjournal.org/article/mystical-anarchism-a-journey-to-the-borderlands-of-freedom/

    • 1 hr 45 min
    2019:06.06 - The Resilience Gathering - Michael Lerner Introduction

    2019:06.06 - The Resilience Gathering - Michael Lerner Introduction

    ~Co-presented with Commonweal Resilience Project, Millennium Alliance for Humanity and the Biosphere, and The Fan Initiative~

    Can we avoid civilizational collapse? We face a “perfect storm” of interacting global stressors. Is resilience a possible response? What does real resilience look like? Join some of the foremost thinkers in an inquiry into the greatest challenge of our time. Our keynote speakers are Nate Hagens and Joanna Macy, leading authorities in the field.

    • 15 min
    2019:06.06 - The Resilience Gathering - The Human Predicament - Keynote by Nate Hagens

    2019:06.06 - The Resilience Gathering - The Human Predicament - Keynote by Nate Hagens

    ~Co-presented with Commonweal Resilience Project, Millennium Alliance for Humanity and the Biosphere, and The Fan Initiative~

    Can we avoid civilizational collapse? We face a “perfect storm” of interacting global stressors. Is resilience a possible response? What does real resilience look like? Join some of the foremost thinkers in an inquiry into the greatest challenge of our time. Our keynote speakers are Nate Hagens and Joanna Macy, leading authorities in the field.

    • 58 min

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More enneagram please!

The three episodes of enneagram panels were wonderful - I’d love to hear the rest of them!

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New School Fan

I came across this podcast looking for interviews with David Whyte. I love it! Michael Lerner is very intelligent and a good interviewer and 90% of the guests are interesting. They do really good work at Commonweal.

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A Real Gem

These are very high quality and relevant talks facilitated by Michael Lerner, one of the founders of Commonweal. Michael brings a deep understanding of the connections between personal and planetary healing to these interviews. He finds interesting and innovative people and every one of them is worth listening to!

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