Backstage Interviews At Wisdom 2.0

Many important teachers at Wisdom 2.0 were asked, “What is wisdom?”

Jack Kornfield, founder of Spirit Rock Meditation Center in Marin County, California said that it was bringing about connection. His statement was in line with The Declaration of Interdependence.

Biz Stone, co-founder of Twitter, said “Wisdom is understanding plus experience.”

Daniel Siegel, co-director of the Mindful Awareness Research Center, said, “Wisdom is compassion towards yourself and kindness towards yourself. Wisdom is compassion to others and kindness for others.”

Kelly McGonigal, author and Stanford health psychologist, said that wisdom is seeing clearly.

Kelly’s twin sister, Jane McGonigal, co-founder of SuperBetter, said, “Wisdom is what we discover by tackling extremely tough challenges.”

Roshi Joan Halifax, abbot of Upaya Zen Center, said, “Wisdom is not knowing!”

Scott Kriens, directory of 1440 Foudation, said, “Wisdom is when what you’re doing now is what you’ll be glad you did later!”

Thupten Jinpa, the Dalai Lama‘s interpreter a major figure at The Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education, compared knowledge to wisdom in an elegant way.

Larry Harvey, founder of Burning Man, spoke about wanting to live longer.

Jon Kabat-Zinn, founder of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), said, “Wisdom to me is actually seeing things as they are.”

The next Wisdom 2.0 conference will be in San Francisco between February 21st and 24th.

Please comment below if you wish to learn more about the next conference. We’ll keep you updated as we receive more information.

Note: This article originally appeared on Best Meditation Videos on November 28, 2012. These meditation teachers are so accomplished I thought you would benefit from what they had to say again. Enjoy.

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