Forbidden Rice Podcast
Is trading time for money the path to a “better life”?
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.read more
Cotterill really captures the primitive, beautiful, and simple life that still hangs on in Laos.
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.read more
Is the constant flow of digital information actually changing our brains?
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.read more
Yunrou provides some background and history for this Taoist themed 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.read more
In this talk, Yunrou explores the Taoist approach to dealing with the world.
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.read more
Taoist philosophy tells us that, in cycles, when things go too far in one direction they will inevitably come back in the other.
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.read more
Humor promotes a relaxed mind and body that leaves you open to new ideas and insight.
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.read more
Tai chi and meditation are practices that allow your brain to rest and allow intuition to kick in.
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.read more
Should profit rule our corporate and business culture?
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.read more