Forbidden Rice Podcast

Is trading time for money the path to a “better life”?

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Forbidden Rice Podcast: Time for Money

Did the advent of agriculture and the industrial revolution change the way we trade time for money? In this talk Yunrou explores this trade along with many of the other modern ways that technology tempts and encourages us to spend our time and money.

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Cotterill really captures the primitive, beautiful, and simple life that still hangs on in Laos.

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Forbidden Rice Podcast: Laos and Colin Cotterill

Freshly returned from a trip to Laos, Yunrou explores a way for you to enjoy some of the flavor of that Southeast Asian country. Laos, at least for the near future, hasn’t become overly mechanized, sped-up, and crowded.

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Is the constant flow of digital information actually changing our brains?

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Forbidden Rice: Our Digital Addiction

Are we addicted to our phones and devices – some studies say that they’re more addictive than crack cocaine! In this talk Yunrou explores how a “digital addiction” makes it impossible to sustain deep focus.

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Yunrou provides some background and history for this Taoist themed poetry.

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Forbidden Rice: Chinese Wilderness Poetry

Have you ever read or explored Chinese wilderness poetry? In this episode Yunrou provides some background and history to this Taoist themed poetry and the poets who composed it.

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In this talk, Yunrou explores the Taoist approach to dealing with the world.

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Forbidden Rice: Tao is Big!

The Tao is Big! How do you approach the challenges of daily life? Can you see the context and surroundings in which a conflict occurs? In this talk, Yunrou explores the Taoist approach to dealing with the world.

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Taoist philosophy tells us that, in cycles, when things go too far in one direction they will inevitably come back in the other.

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Forbidden Rice: Swing of the Pendulum

Taoist philosophy tells us that, in cycles, when things go too far in one direction they will inevitably come back in the other. An awareness of these cycles can help us look and understand the events that unfold around us.

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Humor promotes a relaxed mind and body that leaves you open to new ideas and insight.

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Forbidden Rice: Humor and the Tao

Have you thought about the role of humor in Taoism? Zhuangzi, one of the early Taoist masters is famous for using humor to convey Taoist ideas.

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Tai chi and meditation are practices that allow your brain to rest and allow intuition to kick in.

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Forbidden Rice: Facts and Knowledge

What is the difference between facts and knowledge? As science evolves, it becomes apparent that facts can change over time. Perhaps it is best to not get too attached to facts and instead embrace the joy of learning. Real knowledge – real knowing is a direct experience of that transcends facts.

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Should profit rule our corporate and business culture?

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Forbidden Rice: Greed

The misunderstanding of the role of profit and the greed that stems from it is an abomination! In this talk Yunrou explores greed and how it infects the core of our society. The founding fathers had an understanding and appreciation of the danger greed presents.

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