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Wisdom 20

My Weekend at the Happiest Place on Earth (No, It Wasn't Disneyland)

Arianna Huffington | Posted 02.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Arianna Huffington

This past weekend I went to Disneyland. Not the actual Disneyland, but my version of Disneyland. It was a conference called "Wisdom, 2.0," which is designed to address "the great challenge of our age: to not only live connected to one another through technology, but to do so in ways that are beneficial to our own well-being, effective in our work, and useful to the world." We all know that technology is taking over practically every aspect of our lives -- mostly for the better. But there is also a growing awareness that our increasing dependence on technology puts us at risk of becoming disconnected from ourselves. As Wisdom 2.0's founder and host Soren Gordhamer put it, "We're done with this honeymoon phase and now we're in this phase that says, 'Wow, what have we done?' It doesn't mean what we've done is bad. There's no blame. But there is a turning of the page."

Arianna: Being Present And Being Joyful Is An Important Part Of Life's Equation (WATCH)

Posted 02.27.2013 | Healthy Living

Last week at the fourth annual Wisdom 2.0 Summit, the Concourse Exhibition Center was bustling with talk about how to find balance in a digital, hyper...

Watch Live: Wisdom 2.0 Summit

Posted 02.22.2013 | Healthy Living

In today's digital age, it's easy to get caught up in the connectedness of technology and forget to unplug. Enter the Wisdom 2.0 Summit, a conference ...

Twitter Cofounder Biz Stone Interview at Wisdom 2.0

Soren Gordhamer | Posted 02.04.2013 | Business
Soren Gordhamer

You really have to work on a culture like you would work on a relationship. You have to invest time, energy, and resources into it. And that's a hard sell, especially if you're at a fast-paced start up and you're prioritizing different things.

The Real Conversation: Wisdom and Technology

Soren Gordhamer | Posted 09.26.2012 | Technology
Soren Gordhamer

The real conversation of our age is about how to connect to one another through technology -- and in person -- purposefully, in ways that are beneficial to our own well-being, effective for our work, and useful to the world.

10 Ways to Make 70 a Healthy Birthday

Patricia Yarberry Allen | Posted 09.10.2012 | Fifty
Patricia Yarberry Allen

A milestone birthday is a precious gift. Treat your body and mind carefully and look forward to the next milestone.

What Is Wisdom? Business Leaders and Spiritual Teachers Share Their Thoughts (Video)

Soren Gordhamer | Posted 07.05.2012 | Healthy Living
Soren Gordhamer

Backstage at Wisdom 2.0, we asked numerous people -- from wisdom teachers Jack Kornfield and Jon Kabat-Zinn, to Twitter co-founder Biz Stone and Burning Man founder Larry Harvey -- the question: "What is wisdom?"

Being Human 2012

Jay Williams, Ph.D. | Posted 05.07.2012 | Healthy Living
Jay Williams, Ph.D.

San Francisco has become the hot spot for the rapidly-growing think tank movement. Recent interdisciplinary conferences, including Wisdom 2.0 and the Yoga Journal Conference, have begun integrating a range of topics geared toward maintaining balance and humanity in our business and technology-oriented culture.

Your Body As An iPhone App

Soren Gordhamer | Posted 09.29.2011 | Healthy Living
Soren Gordhamer

While we want the newest and coolest app available in the app store, more people are realizing that taking care of themselves amidst an increasingly-connected life is paramount.

It's All Happening at the Zoo

Michael J. McCarthy | Posted 06.04.2011 | Denver
Michael J. McCarthy

I went to the Denver Zoo recently to reflect. Quite often, a change of scenery helps give me a fresh perspective.

8 Twitter Tips For Making Deeper, More Meaningful Connections

Marguerite Manteau-Rao | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Marguerite Manteau-Rao

Is there a way beyond straight sharing of trivial information? Can Twitter be used to add more meaning into one's life? I think so.

Wisdom 2.0 Panel Explores The Power Of New Media For Inner And Outer Transformation

Alison Rose Levy | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Alison Rose Levy

What are the actual up- and downsides of social media's impact on spiritual awareness, compassion, authentic interconnection and social transformation?

15 Percent of People Take Phone Calls While Having Sex! Really?

Soren Gordhamer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Soren Gordhamer

This is our challenge: to live consciously connected, and create a world that is as wise in inner technologies of mindfulness, wisdom and compassion as it is developed in the external technologies.

What Is Your Place In The World?

Dr. Judith Rich | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Judith Rich

"Tell me, what is it you plan to do with this one wild and precious life?" Mary Oliver I just retur...

The Wisdom 2.0 Conference: Merging Wisdom and Technology

Soren Gordhamer | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Soren Gordhamer

It seemed like a crazy idea when it popped into my mind two years ago: bring technology leaders together, along with people from wisdom traditions, to explore the intersection of the two.

Wisdom 2.0 Conference Blends Technology and Spirituality (VIDEO)

Soren Gordhamer | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Soren Gordhamer

Last month, 350 people gathered in Silicon Valley for the first annual Wisdom 2.0 conference. For those that couldn't make it, here is a 6-minute video of highlights from the conference.

Wisdom 2.0. -- The Tale of the Zen Master and the Chess Game

Soren Gordhamer | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Soren Gordhamer

There is no question for most of us ifwe are going to live a connected life, use cell phones, read blogs, and engage on social networks. The real question is how are we going to do so?

Why HOW Matters So Much More Than WHAT

Soren Gordhamer | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Soren Gordhamer

It does not matter the activity, it could be running, emailing, texting, a meeting with a colleague, the what we are doing is so much less important than the how we are doing it.

Google, Facebook, Twitter, and the Wisdom 2.0 Conference

Soren Gordhamer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Soren Gordhamer

How do we live a full, meaningful lives now, while engaging with the technologies of our age? The technologies themselves are generally neither good nor bad; it is the quality of consciousness with which we relate to them that matters.

The Wisdom 2.0 Conference: Balancing Inner And Outer Technologies

Soren Gordhamer | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Soren Gordhamer

he new tools of our age are changing media as we know it, making it much more user-directed and transparent. But while there are many benefits to these new technologies ... happiness is something else.

The Primary And Secondary Questions: Spirituality And Technology

Soren Gordhamer | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Soren Gordhamer

How to best use the technologies of our age is always a secondary question: the primary question is "What is the deeper purpose that life wants to express through me?"

The Wisdom 2.0 Conference: Can Technology And Wisdom Unite?

Soren Gordhamer | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Soren Gordhamer

to address the numerous challenges of our age, the various groups in our world -- the techies with their gadgets, the wisdom folks with their practices, the activists with their campaigns -- need to come together.

My Interview With Zappos CEO, Tony Hsieh, On Happiness

Soren Gordhamer | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Soren Gordhamer

What ties everything together and really helps us achieve our greater purpose is that Zappos is about delivering happiness.

Twitter And the Dalai Lama: Can Social Media Help Create a Happier World?

Soren Gordhamer | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Soren Gordhamer

I hear it quite a bit, including comments here on Huffington Post: "Twitter is useless. It is just people with big egos trying to promote themselves. ...

The 5 Keys to Twitter's Success

Soren Gordhamer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Soren Gordhamer

Twitter has succeeded in part because it allows people to have their own broadcasting network, a means to share and comment on both what they like and dislike that is occurring the world.