Videos about Philosophy
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The Price of Certainty
It’s alarming to see how polarized politics have become in the United States. The wider the gulf grows, the more people seem to be certain that the other side is wrong...
The Charter For Compassion
The principle of compassion lies at the heart of all religious, ethical and spiritual traditions, calling us always to treat all others as we wish to be treated...
6 Habits of Highly Empathic People
Are you a Highly Empathic Person? Discover the traits of those who are, and learn how we can use empathy to support both others and ourselves. Learn more here.
Tashi And The Monk (2014)
On a remote mountaintop of the Himalayas sits Jhamtse Gatsal (Tibetan for “The Garden of Love and Compassion”), a special school and home for 85 abandoned and neglected...
The Circle of Human Concern
In a new animated video, Haas Institute Director john a. powell asks, "Who belongs in the circle of human concern?" Through the framework of belonging, the video explains how...
Make The Serengeti Great Again | Resource Scarcity, Demagogues and How Creativity Can Trump Hate (2017)
A Familiar Tale of Resource Scarcity, Demagogues, and How Creativity Can Trump Hate A quick, original, illustrated allegory that pokes at the demagogues we’ve got with an...
Why Are We so Attached to Our Things?
After witnessing the "violent rage" shown by babies whenever deprived of an item they considered their own, Jean Piaget - a founding father of child psychology - observed...
A Deep Ecology Meditation to Connect You With Nature
Stunning imagery combined with words (starting at 1:11) that guide you deep into nature; urging you to imagine you are river, following the water through the land, you are the...
How You Change People
This is exactly what we all need right now. Here is a great secret of life that you can use to change the hearts and minds of everyone in your world. Speech by Garret John LoPorto
From Gangs to Gardens (2014)
Organic gardener and vegan chef DJ CAVEM is an award-winning international recording artist and activist who uses Hip-Hop culture to inspire young people to connect to the...
How Mindfulness Empowers Us
Many traditions speak of the opposing forces within us, vying for our attention. Native American stories speak of two wolves, the angry wolf and the loving wolf, who both live...
Nonduality and the Consciousness of 'Things' - Thich Nhat Hanh
Do animals and plants have consciousness? Are electrons alive? Thich Nhat Hanh in dialogue with University of Virginia Astrophysicist Dr. Trinh Xuan Thuan.
Humanity's Greatest Challenges Aren't Technical, They're Human
Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs is incomplete as we commonly know it. Later in his life, Maslow wrote about a stage beyond self-actualization. Nichol Brandford explains how to...
"Injustice Anywhere" (2016)
Filmmaker Aziza Binti describes the documentary as such: "Social justice is not just "their" problem; it's everyone's concern. We reference the quote from the Rev. Dr. Martin...
The Struggle Against Compassionate Bigotry
Ever heard the term "compassionate bigotry"? Learn what it is in this powerful talk, featuring Tai Amri Spann-Wilson and Caleb Stephens at the Unitarian Universalist...
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: A Modern Ritual for a Vibrant New and Ancient Way of Living
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...