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Playlist: Inspirations & Motivations

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Mindful Multitasking

From Jeremy Richards | 10:55

Computer Scientist David Levy discusses his research in meditation and multitasking, and he shares his personal experience of finding stillness in the art of calligraphy.

David_levy_small University of Washington professor David Levy wants to know if meditation can make multitasking at work less stressful. He's conducted experiments with a Zen teacher, a neuropsychologist, and a volunteer group of office workers. David currently teaches in the UW Information School, and he started his career as a computer scientist studying artificial intelligence. But his ideas about contemplative multitasking are rooted in the ancient art of calligraphy. David Levy speaks with KUOW's Jeremy Richards.


From The Tibet Connection | 06:16

Julie Adler, producer for The Tibet Connection talks to Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche about the Tibetan tradition of dream yoga. What is it and why is it important not just to Tibetans but to all of us?

Geshetenzinwangyal "Look to your experience in dreams to know how you will fare in death.  Look to your experience of sleep to discover whether or not you are truly awake."

Geshe Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche was born in Amritsar, India after his parents fled the Chinese invasion of Tibet and received training from both Buddhist and Bon teachers, attaining the Geshe degree.  He came to the US in 1991 and has taught all over Europe and America.  He is the author of such books as 'The Tibetan Yogas of Dream and Sleep', and 'Healing with Form, Energy and Light: the  Five Elements in Tibetan Shamanism, Tantra & Dzogchen' among others.  He presently lives in Charlottesville, Virginia where he runs the Ligmincha Institute, an organization devoted to the study and practice of the teachings of the Bon tradition.