Being Well Podcast: Becoming Wise with Dr. Roger Walsh
March 15, 2021

Dr. Roger Walsh, a professor of psychiatry, philosophy, and anthropology, and expert on the world’s great wisdom traditions, joins The Being Well Podcast to help us explore how we can bring together psychological science and contemplative practice, and what we can all learn from the world’s great wisdom traditions.

About Our Guest: Dr. Roger Walsh is professor of psychiatry, philosophy, and anthropology, as well as professor in the religious studies program at UC Irvine. His scholarship has had a huge impact on the fields he’s participated in, and he’s the author of a number of wonderful books.

Key Topics:

  • 1:35: What drew such a successful academic toward contemplative practice?
  • 7:30: Conflict and synergy between psychological science and contemplative practice
  • 10:30: The challenges of translating ancient wisdom
  • 12:25: The maturation of spiritual faith
  • 16:30: What helps people move from one developmental stage to another?
  • 22:00: The gradual process of self-development
  • 25:15: Commonalities among the world’s many wisdom traditions
  • 33:00: Things that hold us back
  • 39:45: Therapeutic lifestyle changes
  • 44:00: What can we do for the world?
  • 50:50: Many small impacts
  • 53:00: Non-judgementality and non-attachment
  • 58:00: Recap

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