Videos about Philosophy
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Can We Do It Ourselves? (2015)
Within modern life exists a paradox: we celebrate democracy as a political system, but not as an economic system, even though our workplaces have a far greater impact on our day to day lives. It's fair to say that most workplaces under capitalist management are organized in...
The Battle For Compassion (2015)
The Battle for Compassion is a film by Jonathan Leighton about what matters and how we can have greater impact in shaping a gentler future for our planet. The film draws on key ideas from his book The Battle for Compassion: Ethics in an Apathetic Universe. He advocates the...
Transformational Festivals Panel #2 - "New Ways Of The Sacred"
Transformational Festivals Panel for “New Ways Of The Sacred” LIVE at 7:20pm May 6th following the LIVE MASS VIEWING of THE BLOOM PART III. Part III of The Bloom “New Ways of The Sacred” looks at how Transformational Festivals are venues for an active engagement with...
Terence McKenna: Reclaim Your Mind
Terence Kemp McKenna (November 16, 1946 -- April 3, 2000) was a modern philosopher, whose main interest was psychedelics and their role in society and existence beyond the physical body" 
Films For Action & The Bloom: Transformational Festivals Panel - "Practicing The New World"
Transformational Festivals Panel for “Practicing The New World” LIVE at 7:00pm April 29th following the LIVE MASS VIEWING of THE BLOOM PART II  Part II of The Bloom explores how Transformational Festivals have become incubators and spaces for “Practicing The New World”...
Satyagraha Truth Force (2014)
** BREAKING NEWS ON THIS STORY 22 May 2015** Swami Shivanand has decided to give up his life because of destructive mining and development on the sacred Ganges River. He has given up both food and water in protest. We will put the film online for free until this situation...
Charles Eisenstein: The Story of Interbeing
Charles Eisenstein explains how the real power we have to create change comes from stepping into a new story he calls The Story of Interbeing. Live on stage at UPLIFT 2014 in Byron Bay.
Brené Brown on Blame
You are probably a bit of a blamer - most of us are. But why should we give it up? In this witty RSA Short, inspirational thinker Brené Brown considers why we blame others, how it sabotages our relationships, and why we desperately need to move beyond this toxic...
Beyond Right and Wrong: Stories of Justice and Forgiveness
"Beyond Right & Wrong" looks at areas of conflict around the world and asks what it takes to forgive, and what it takes to ask for forgiveness under the most difficult of circumstances. Paired personal interviews of aggressors and victims from Northern Ireland, Rwanda...
What Is Marxism? (Karl Marx + Super Mario Bros.) - 8-Bit Philosophy
If you want a 4 minute summary of Marxism, this is as good as any. Because people should probably have a basic idea of what it actually is.
Protecting the Source, Inspiring the Future: The Story of Pachamama Alliance
The Pachamama Alliance is a non-profit organization working to create a just, thriving and sustainable world for all. Our work started in the Amazon rainforest with a call from our indigenous partners, and has spread our message to the entire world.
The Humanism of Star Trek
No piece of art or entertainment has meant more to me than "Star Trek." It continues to have a profound effect on my life and the manner in which I perceive the world around me. The half century of philosophical and metaphysical musculature stands as one of the most robust...
Terry Crews on Manhood, Feminism & the Mindset That Leads to Rape
These days we're talking a lot about gender: about sexism, discrimination, sexual assault, and gender roles. Actor, author and former NFL Football player Terry Crews, who is well known for his work on the TV series Brooklyn Nine-Nine and his appearances in ads for the brand...
The Art of Happiness
Based on Dalai Lama's book "Art of happiness". A short illustration of the reckless but powerful human mind. Footage from a trip to India and Nepal in 2012. Shot and cut by Samir Bernardes May the happiness be with you!
Mark Corske's Engines of Domination (2014)
Political power -- armed central authority, with states and war -- is it part of human nature? Is it necessary for human communities? Or is it a tool that ruling elites use to live at the expense of communities? A tool that does violence to human nature and the...
Elder Explains the Origins of the First Nation Seven Teachings
Manitoba First Nation Elder Dave Courchene explains the origins and lessons of the First Nation Seven Teachings. The lessons of the Bear Spirit (Courage), the Beaver Spirit (Wisdom), the Eagle Spirit (Love), the Buffalo Spirit (Respect), the Sasquatch Spirit (Honesty), the...
Wayward Nation: The New American Dream Is Rejected
The guys are miserable as they see their beloved Janice being hitched up and towed once again. They are stuck waiting for the tow for hours and eventually decide on a new course. They hitch to Austin with their gear on their backs and begin some much-needed therapy with the...
Rap News 28: The Singularity
Today we travel into the pure world of sci-fi to investigate the much vaunted, mysterious potential future event known as 'The Singularity'. What will a machine consciousness mean for humanity? What are the ethical, political, military and philosophical implications of strong...
AWAKE: The Life of Yogananda
An unconventional biography about the Hindu Swami who brought yoga and meditation to the West in the 1920s. Paramahansa Yogananda authored the spiritual classic AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF A YOGI, which has sold millions of copies worldwide and is a go-to book for seekers, philosophers...
Casa De Paz: House of Peace
In the Fruitvale area of Oakland, California, residents are opening their doors and their hearts, fostering peace in their neighborhood—one block at a time. Casa de Paz is one of several houses joined by a common backyard/ farm, where friends and neighbors are encouraged to...
The Difference Between Living Better and Living Well
The difference between 'better' and 'well' makes all the difference. This is a clip from Occupy Love (2013) by Velcrow Ripper. Watch the full documentary here.
Mesmerizing: The Song of Niyamagiri
As in the American civil rights movement, both music and adult education for action are central to the Dongria Kondh people's resistance struggle. Niyamgiri is the mountain sacred to the Dongria Kondh people which is threatened by the Vedanta mining company. If you can, take...
Desmond Tutu: Did You Know This?
Desmond Tutu shares a simple and important message for us all - in 19 seconds. Desmond Mpilo Tutu is a South African social rights activist and retired Anglican bishop who rose to worldwide fame during the 1980s as an opponent of apartheid. This is a tiny clip from Pangea Day.
Greg Sarris: From "We" Societies to "Us/Them" Societies and Back Again
Greg Sarris describes how his people (descendants of Coast Miwok and Southern Pomo) are using their understanding that they have always been a part of the natural world to embark on a major commitment to position themselves as “keepers of the land” once again. Using ancient...
SLOMO
Disillusioned with his life, Dr. John Kitchin abandons his career as a neurologist and moves to Pacific Beach. There, he undergoes a radical transformation into SLOMO, trading his lab coat for a pair of rollerblades and his IRA for a taste of divinity.
Today I Lost A Friend And Slam Poet...Rest In Power Zaccheus Jackson
Today I lost a good friend.  Zaccheus Jackson and I connected over our mutual love for the art of spoken word poetry a few years back, and our paths often crossed when I would return to Vancovuer.  Our conversations would often be around issues of addiction, the ones that he...
Alan Watts: The World of Man and Nature
Words from Alan Watts combined with breathtaking timelapse footage by two amazing photographers, and beautiful music by Carbon Based Lifeforms.
What is the Meaning of Death? This Man Has Some Words to Share with You.
A good friend of mine, Ian Mackenzie recently shot this short film The Meaning of Death – Stephen Jenkinson.  Hope you are as moved as I was by the film. IN JANUARY this year, I flew out to attend my first full session of the Orphan Wisdom school, founded by Stephen...
What Can We Do That Honors and Respects Every Human Being on the Planet?
 This video has a few answers to this question, but most of all, it is asking you. Because it may be one of the most important questions we need to answer. This is a clip from the film "What Would It Look Like?" by the Global Oneness Project. You can watch the full film here.
Bill Hicks: It's Just a Ride
The world is like a ride in an amusement park. And when you choose to go on it, you think it's real because that's how powerful our minds are. And the ride goes up and down and round and round. It has thrills and chills and it's very brightly coloured and it's very loud and...
You. Are. Powerful.
If you really want to change the world...you have to change yourself. Because it all begins and ends with you. The video is a clip from Unveiled & Lifted. Watch the full film here.
The Global Brain: Peter Russell (1983)
Peter Russell’s award-winning video, based on a live audio-visual presentation in 1983. He explores the idea that the Earth is an integrated, self-regulating living organism and asks what function humanity might have for this planetary being. It suggests that we stand on the...
What the World Needs Is An Evolution of Spirit
Sometimes there's not much use in telling people what the problems are. The best thing you can do is lead by example. Just show people how this awareness and knowledge has had a positive impact on your life, and people will take interest in what you're doing. The video is a...
All Revolutions Begin As Revolutions of Consciousness
Important reflections for everyone hoping to affect change in the world. This is a clip from "UnVeiled & Lifted," which was released online for free by the film-makers in 2013. Watch the full film here.
Freedom: A Condition of the Human Heart
It is so simple, yet so difficult to feel it sometimes. Freedom Is the condition of the Human Heart.  On an interior level freedom is not about what we have; it is more about where we are and what we do. It is about having the right attitude and perspective. In this context...
Ubuntu
"I am because you are," is the deep meaning of Ubuntu, a traditional African philosophy recognizing the shared essence within humanity and life. In this film, we visit Dorah Lebelo and the GreenHouse Project, Credo Mutwa, the great Zulu traditional healer and teacher, and the...
Journey of the Universe (2011) (trailer)
Re-imagine the universe's story and see the human connection to the cosmos in new ways. Author and evolutionary philosopher Brian Thomas Swimme shares his infectious curiosity about life's biggest questions and our role as humans in this awe-inspiring universe.
Love Everybody
'Love Everybody' tells the story of Krishnadas, a man who stands everyday for hours on end at Juhu Circle in Mumbai with a sign that says 'Apne dharm par chalo, sabse prem karo' - 'Follow your religion, Love everybody'.
Earth Whisperers - Papatuanuku (2009)
This absorbing documentary focuses on 10 visionary New Zealanders out to prove that a shift in consciousness can heal our environment. You'll be inspired, and never look at stinging nettle in your garden in quite the same way again.  "This inspirational film weaves together...
The Story of the Chinese Farmer
"The whole process of nature is a process of immense complexity and it is really impossible to tell whether something that happens in it is good or bad." A parable about life and nature narrated by Alan Watts, animated by Steve Agnos, and with music by Chris Zabriskie.
The Sacred Balance (2002)
Based on David Suzuki's best-selling book of the same name, and filmed on five continents, THE SACRED BALANCE celebrates a new scientific worldview, an inclusive vision of nature in which we human beings are intimately connected to all life processes on Earth. With Suzuki as...
The Evolution of Ecological Consciousness (2013)
Permaculture designer Andrew Faust gives us an inspiring and heady narrative about the evolution of all life and human consciousness on Mother Earth.  For more info about Center for Bioregional Living or to subscribe to the newsletter: 
Mr. Happy Man
Meet Mr. Happy Man: 88-year-old Bermudian Johnny Barnes devotes six hours every day to an endearing traffic ritual that has made him one of the island’s most cherished citizens. Come rain or shine, he’s there. He stands and blows kisses. This story will make you smile. Every...
The Land Owns Us
Bob Randall, a Yankunytjatjara elder and traditional owner of Uluru (Ayer's Rock), explains how the connectedness of every living thing to every other living thing is not just an idea but a way of living. This way includes all beings as part of a vast family and calls us to...
Earth Pilgrim (2008)
A spiritual journey into the ethereal landscape of Dartmoor with Satish Kumar, the world-renowned ecologist & creator of Resurgence magazine. Through changing seasons, Satish walks the moor and explores ancient woods and rivers, home to a wealth of wildlife including red...
For The Next 7 Generations (2009)
In 2004, thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers from all four corners, moved by their concern for our planet, came together at a historic gathering, where they decided to form an alliance: The International Council of Thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers. This is their story. Four...
A Will for the Woods
What if our "last act" could be a gift to the planet — a force for regeneration? Musician, folk dancer, and psychiatrist Clark Wang prepares for his own green burial, determined that his final resting place will benefit the earth. A WILL FOR THE WOODS is an immersive...
Is 'Capitalism' or 'Crony Capitalism' the TRUE Problem? Finally - A Definitive Answer
Is 'true' capitalism good and crony capitalism the real problem? This debate has been raging for a long time and finally we have a definitive answer. This video kindly cuts through all of the divisive rhetoric and misunderstandings and offers a constructive path towards...
Mindful Insight Across the Philippines
Bhante Rakkhita Samanera is an English Buddhist monk exploring the Philippines. Local villagers experience the opportunity to offer spiritual & material support during this residential stay at yoga-healing communities.
My Father's Gift
'Gift' is a must watch short film that has a profound, heart-touching message about the importance of giving, and the true value of wealth. It’s a beautiful depiction of how we deeply touch others when we selflessly give our time, love and kindness. “Gift” is about a boy who...