Videos about Philosophy
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Alan Watts: Treat Yourself Like a Cloud. Have You Ever Seen a Misshapen Cloud?
Alan Watts discusses choice and the thoughts process behind it. Our choices are fundamentally what shape our character, and more importantly our life as a whole.
Eckhart Tolle: Your Facebook Ego, That's Not Who You Are
“Identification with thoughts and the emotions that go with those thoughts creates a false mind-made sense of self, conditioned by the past: the "little me" and its story. This...
Carl Sagan: We Are One Planet
A stirring speech by the legendary cosmologist Carl Sagan, on the evolution of human consciousness. Decades old but still highly applicable today. "More of us flee from war...
RSA ANIMATE: Economics Is for Everyone!
‘Economics is for everyone’, argues legendary economist Ha-Joon Chang in our latest mind-blowing RSA Animate. This is the video economists don’t want you to see! Chang explains...
The Importance of Staring Out of the Window
We are so busy and so obsessed with our phones, we rarely take a break to do that vital and rather philosophical thing: stare out of the window. 
Why and How to Say Sorry
Apologising doesn't generally come easily - but it always tends to pay off beautifully.
How to Remain Calm With People
Remaining calm around people who annoy us is one of the great life skills. It's also a teachable and learnable skill. Want help reaching your own state of calm? "One of the...
Struggle[s] at Nuit Debout, Part 1: Paris - Medialien (2016)
Thoughts on the first weeks at Nuit Debout, how it functions, its massification, its relationship to the labour unions, to violence, to police brutality and to the...
Propaganda and The Engineering of Consent for Empire with Mark Crispin Miller
With thousands of advertisements seen by Americans everyday, and a corporate media that reinforces the needs of Empire, propaganda in the U.S. is more pervasive and effective...
The Cosmic Mass
Imagine a Sunday gathering that feels like a real celebration and inspires you in a deeply authentic way. Imagine dancing (and sweating!) your prayers, rather than sitting on...
Turning of the Whales (trailer)
Fresh out of college, a skinny nerd with little or no social skills, my worldview heavily influenced by an Enlightenment notion of the 'human', I decided to dedicate my...
What The Wise Ones Mean When They Say "It Was a Good Day"
What does "a good day" mean to you?
Making This Small Change Will Make a Profound Difference to Your Day
“Not to be able to stop thinking is a dreadful affliction, but we don't realize this because almost everyone is suffering from it, so it is considered normal. This incessant...
A New Story for Humanity (2016)
Inspired by the New Story Summit at the Findhorn Foundation: a sold-out multicultural, multigenerational inquiry into a new story for humanity, attended by change makers and...
Marxism 101: How Capitalism Is Killing Itself With Dr. Richard Wolff
Despite a concerted effort by the U.S. Empire to snuff out the ideology, a 2016 poll found young Americans have a much more favorable view of socialism than capitalism. Though...
Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind: Shunryu Suzuki - Essential Wisdom for the Art of Living
"In the beginner's mind there are many possibilities, but in the expert's there are few." So begins this most beloved of all American Zen books. Seldom has such a small handful...
Why People's Opinions of You Aren't Real
"You are what you love and not what loves you." - From Charlie Kaufman's film "Adaptation"
There's Gonna Be a Voice That Tells You It'll Be a Waste of Time. Don't Listen.
Motivational speaker Les Brown gives a powerful talk on how each and every one us can 'make a difference' in changing this world for the better.
Alan Watts: How Do You Define Yourself?
How do you define yourself? An inspiring lecture from the late Alan Watts. Alan Watts audio courtesy of alanwatts.org Music Used: Ludovico Einaudi - Nuvole Bianche...
We Are Humans, Not Labels
A short documentary-style film about the flaws and consequences of labeling. We are more than just labels.
The End of Control
It’s getting up to speak, and instead of going with what you had written down on paper, going with what’s really in your heart.  It’s the road-trip where you only go where you...
Gross National Happiness Is a Profound Alternative to How Our Failing Economy Measures Progress
Bhutan is a living example that it is possible to develop in a different way, and is creating a caring economy based on the values of altruism, compassion and...
Maya Angelou - Human Family
Human Family - I note the obvious differences in the human family. Some of us are serious, some thrive on comedy. Some declare their lives are lived as true profundity, and...
A New Story for Humanity
The film was inspired by the New Story Summit at the Findhorn Foundation: a sold-out multicultural, multigenerational enquiry into a new story for humanity, attended by change...
What Is Autonomy
Welcome to the very first "A is for Anarchy" a monthly video series that breaks down anarchist concepts, theories and thoughts. On this episode we look at the concept of...
The Truth
The tiny seed of Truth is found in every human being. Similarly to the seed of a tree, the tiny seed contains great potentials. If the spiritual Seeker protects and nourishes...
Where Were You When You Fell In Love With Nature?
Marine scientist and ocean advocate Wallace "J." Nichols explores the neuroscience of our brains on nature, and posits that our love of the natural world holds the key to...
Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise
In addition to her well-known autobiographies, Maya Angelou has steadily written poetry over the years. In this video Professor Angelou recites her poem, "And Still I Rise,"...
What The World Needs Now Is A Vision Of A Global Peace Culture Based On Trust
"Trust is the basis on which life heals. There is no deeper vision than the vision of a world in which trust reigns between all beings." The video is inspired by the english...
The Mindful Revolution
Melli O’Brien of MrsMindfulness.com has gathered over 30 of the world’s leading experts on meditation and mindfulness for a series of online interviews, practice sessions and...
45 Seconds of Wisdom From José Mujica
This is a clip from the 3-part documentary HUMAN. Watch it here. You can watch the full 10 minute interview with José via Part 2.
DREAM: A Spoken Word Meditation For When Life Is Kicking Your Ass
If life is kicking your ass and the general un-coolness of everybody on planet erf is making you want to off yourself, TALK to someone: 800-273-8255 (national suicide...
Inner Peace to World Peace (2015)
Can we really create peace in the world? Made for World Peace Day, join UPLIFT on a journey into peace in this inspiring new film.
Time Is Art (Saint's & Poets Clip)
"The artists task is to save the soul of mankind and anything less is a dithering while Rome burns." - Terrence McKenna The feature documentary film follows the journey of a...
Occupy Spirituality: A Radical Vision for a New Generation
The Occupy Wall Street movement and protest movements around the world are evidence of a new era of intergenerational activists seeking deeper spiritual meaning in their quest...
Rose Pere: We Believe In The Oneness of Everything That Exists
At her home just north of Tuai, a small town in the mountains of the North Island of Aotearoa New Zealand, Dr. Rangimarie Turuki Rose Pere shares some of the beliefs of her...
Noam Chomsky on the (in)compatibility of Democracy and Capitalism
Noam Chomsky on the relationship between capitalism and democracy. Deleted scene from the documentary "Can We Do It Ourselves?"
Unity: Not The Same, But Equal (2015)
Seven years in the making, the new documentary, UNITY, takes an in-depth look at what it truly means to be human. Writer/Director Shaun Monson (EARTHLINGS), collaborates with...
Kensho - Dreaming with Alan Watts
Short film dreamt by Aaron Paradox, narrated by Alan Watts.  Let's suppose that you were able, every night, to dream any dream you wanted to dream, and that you could for...
The Anarchist Ideal Summed Up Beautifully in 7 Minutes
This 7-minute clip from Engines of Domination discusses the abolition of armed central authority and what kind of world that would make possible -- a world of peaceful...
Every Morning This Man Gets $84,600. Every Night He Goes Broke...
This short film is so powerful and inspiring. Since watching it I have tried my best to make every second count. - Kasim Khan ”Take every day and take every moment and make...
Satish Kumar on "What Is a Sacred Place?"
Satish Kumar brings a Hindu, Buddhist and Jain perspective to the definition of "sacred place." We found his explanation so compelling that we edited a three-minute piece...
The School of Life: Capitalism (2015)
Welcoming and insightful in both approach and tone, this compilation of short videos named Capitalism tackles various aspects of capitalistic ideals from a surprisingly human...
The Important Difference Between Love and Being Loved
We talk of love as if it were just one thing: in fact, it’s two very different moves, Loving and Being Loved. You start to grow up when you stop focusing on the latter and get...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Thich Nhat Hanh - Body & Mind Are One
An Online Training Course in Mindfulness...