Wisdom Topics & Wisdom Practices

German Podcast
The Way of Tea

Why tea and Zen share the same taste, an organic wine does too, and infinity may be waiting at the bottom of a cup of tea, you may learn here.

Guest: Meng-Lin Chou

Guide: Frederike Maas

English Podcast
Wisdom for sale?

Eva Schiffer tells us what you get in a philosophical practice; and what you definitely don’t.

Guest: Eva Schiffer

Guide: Eliane Schmid

English Podcasts
War

Is it possible to be prepared for war? Does “the way of the warrior” teach me to live a better or more conscious life? What is war anyway? A state of emergency or a normal event alongside others?

Guests: Daniel Trusilo, Olivier Del Fabbro

Guide: Eliane Schmid

English podcast
The meaning of life

In many eyes, perhaps the most important theme of the wisdom traditions: The meaning of life. We gather the most important answers of the great thinkers of this world.

Guests: Raymond Geuss

Guide: Eliane Schmid

Co-Guide: Michael Hampe

German podcast
Philosophical Care

Students of philosophy have heard of practical philosophy before. But what that can be outside of today’s classroom, you will learn here.

Guest: Caroline Krüger

Guide: Frederike Maas

English podcast
Holism

What does ALL of this mean? What do holistic or integrated approaches achieve? Do they really provide the answer to all the world’s questions?

Guests: Raymond Geuss

Guide: Eliane Schmid

Co-Guide: Michael Hampe

German Podcast
Music

People create and play music all over the world. Like any art, music has many faces and is rarely mere entertainment, it is a practice of wisdom.


Guest: Dieter Weische

Guides: Frederike Maas, Michael Hampe

German Podcast
Suffering

Life is associated with suffering. Most traditions agree on this and try to provide a remedy.


Guest: Raji Steineck

Guide: Michael Hampe

German Podcast
Power

Is it possible to be wise in politically dark times? After all, the old sages talk about balance, peace of mind and the like. They often advise us to withdraw from the power struggles of public life and work on ourselves alone in order to change our lives for the better.

Guest: Michael Hampe

Guide: Frederike Maas

German Podcast
Death and dying

Death has always been a topic of wisdom traditions. But what is death and what does it mean to die?

Guest: Winfried Hardinghaus

Guide: Frederike Maas

German Podcast
Rules & Law

Can wise rules of life simply be codified? What is the relationship between the individual case and the norm?

Guest: Daniel Strassberg

Guide: Michael Hampe