Legacy of Wisdom - Roshi Joan Halifax - Mission
Uploaded on Sep 16, 2010
QUESTION: How do I find my mission to feel complete and fulfill my life’s potential? The Legacy of Wisdom is a non-profit project dedicated to developing a vision of best practices for living and the fulfillment of our life’s potential. We ask a specific set of questions related to five of humanities most pressing issues. By gathering the answers from some of our most experienced and profound teachers, we are able to create a vision that is useable by people in all generations. In this video Roshi Joan Halifax speaks not only about finding fulfillment and mission but also about furthering inter-generational respect.
Choosing Conscious Elderhood: Larry Gray at TEDxWhitehorse
Published on Dec 30, 2013
How does one become an elder? Is it just a case of getting old and automatically acquiring wisdom? Or is there something that we have to consciously do – an inner journey to take? Before our communities can connect with the wisdom, guidance and experience of our elders, is it possible that perhaps elders first have to reconnect with themselves?
Legacy of Wisdom - Roshi Joan Halifax -Choosing Lifestyle Qualities
Uploaded on Jan 7, 2011
QUESTION: When we are able to work of choosing our eldering lifestyles, what personal elements should we pay attention to for enhancing the fulfillment of life? Legacy of Wisdom is a non-profit project dedicated to developing a vision of best practices for living and the fulfillment of our life’s potential. We ask a specific set of questions related to five of humanities most pressing issues. By gathering the answers from some of our most experienced and profound teachers, we are able to create a vision that is useable by people in all generations. Roshi Joan Halifax talks about the power of instilling deep qualities like Altruism in our style of living in our later years.
Tim Carpenter - Thriving As We Age - TEDxSoCal
Uploaded on Aug 16, 2011
Tim Carpenter is the founder of EngAGE and host/producer of the EXPERIENCE TALKS radio show. EngAGE is a nonprofit that transforms aging and the way people think about aging by turning affordable senior apartment communities into vibrant centers of learning, wellness and creativity. EngAGE provides life-enhancing arts, wellness, lifelong learning, community building and intergenerational programs and events to thousands of seniors living in Southern California.
Experience Talks is a radio magazine that shines a light on the value of experience in society, airing for 250,000 listeners on Saturdays at 8 a.m. Pacific on KPFK 90.7 FM in Los Angeles, 98.7 FM in Santa Barbara and streaming live worldwide on the web at www.kpfk.org. The show is syndicated by the Pacifica Network to up to 100 cities nationwide.
Tim catalyzed the creation of the Burbank Senior Artists Colony, a first-of-its-kind senior apartment community with high-end arts amenities and programs. In 2008, Tim was elected an Ashoka Fellow for being one of the top social entrepreneurs in the world, and in 2011, Tim received the James Irvine Foundation Leadership Award.
Elderhood rising -- the dawn of a new world age | Bill Thomas | TEDxSF
Uploaded on Jun 8, 2011
William H. Thomas, M.D. is an international authority on geriatric medicine and eldercare. A graduate of Harvard Medical School in 1986, he completed graduate medical training at the Highland Hospital/University of Rochester Family Medicine Residency.
While pursuing a career in Emergency Medicine, a part-time position as the medical director of a small rural nursing home turned into a full-time and life-long passion for improving the well-being of older people. In the early 1990’s, he and his wife Judith Meyers-Thomas developed the Eden Alternative, now a non-profit organization with international reach, which includes affiliates in Japan, Australia, Scandinavia, Europe, Canada, the United Kingdom, and across the United States. Dr. Thomas’ groundbreaking work in person-directed care also led him to imagine a new approach to long-term care that became known as the Green House. He oversaw the construction of the nation’s first Green Houses, and this model of care is now being replicated nationwide as an alternative to traditionally-designed nursing homes.
The author of six books, Dr. Thomas is also the recipient of several prestigious awards and honors, among them, the Heinz Award for the Human Condition, 2009 Picker Award for Excellence® in the Advancement of Patient-Centered Care, and being named as one of the ten most influential people in long-term care.
Phil Cousineau - Mentorship ... Passing the Torch - TEDxSanJoseCA
Uploaded on Apr 17, 2011
Phil Cousineau is an award-winning writer and filmmaker, teacher and editor, lecturer and travel leader, storyteller and TV host. His fascination with the art, literature, and history of culture has taken him from Michigan to Marrakesh, Iceland to the Amazon, in a worldwide search for what the ancients called the “soul of the world.” With more than 25 books and 15 scriptwriting credits to his name, the “omnipresent influence of myth in modern life” is a thread that runs through all of his work. His books include Stoking the Creative Fires: 9 Ways to Rekindle Passion and Imagination, The Art of Pilgrimage: The Seeker’s Guide to Making Travel Sacred, The Hero’s Journey: Joseph Campbell on His Life and Work, and most recently, Wordcatcher: An Odyssey Into the World of Weird and Wonderful Words.