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Bob Thurman on compassion

August 29, 2011

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In our hyperlinked world, we can know anything, anytime. And this mass enlightenment, says Buddhist scholar Bob Thurman, is our first step toward the compassion of our Buddha nature – and the first person who becomes happy when compassion emerges in your heart is yourself. Bob Thurman is the first American to be ordained a […]

Nic Marks: The Happy Planet Index on TED talk

August 25, 2011

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Statistician Nic Marks asks why we measure a nation’s success by its productivity — instead of by the happiness and well-being of its people. He introduces the Happy Planet Index …, which tracks national well-being against resource use (because a happy life doesn’t have to cost the earth). Which countries rank highest in the HPI? […]