Peter Aronson

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  • Producer, Reporter, Photographer and Housing Revolutionary
  • Role: Producer/Reporter: Independent

Recent Pieces from Peter Aronson

Caption: Venerable Aileen Barry, Buddhist nun, Credit: Liberation Prison Project

Buddhism Behind Bars (07:05)
From: The Tibet Connection

Venerable Aileen Barry, a Buddhist nun from Ireland and for­merly of the Liberation Prison Project in Australia, talks about spir­i­tu­al­ity behind bars?—?her work with ...
Caption: Dr. Elizabeth Hausler, Credit:

Earthquakes don't kill people — bad buildings do (18:40)
From: Housing Revolution

Engineer and brickmason Dr. Elizabeth Hausler saves lives by making houses more earthquake resistant for little or no extra money. It just requires know-how.
Caption: An early sketch of the $300 House concept, Credit:

A $300 House: Fact or Fiction? (15:12)
From: Housing Revolution

Vijay Govindarajan, co-creator of the $300 House Project, discusses the genesis of the idea, how it’s different from mere cheap housing, and his hopes for what could develop ...
Caption: Geshe Kelsang Wangmo, Credit: Peter Aronson

First woman attains Tibetan "geshe" degree (10:06)
From: The Tibet Connection

A big milestone for women in Tibetan Buddhism, as a nun is recognized with a prestigious Buddhist academic title for the first time ever. TWO VERSIONS, standard (6:45) and ...
Caption: Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo, Buddhist nun, meditator and author, Credit: Photo © Peter Aronson

A Healthier Sense of Self (06:57)
From: The Tibet Connection

This month on Open Mind, Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo, a Buddhist nun and author, joins us once again to talk about our sense of self?—?what’s healthy, what’s not, and how to ...
Caption: Ruth Sonam, translator

The Translator: Bridging the Gap (07:05)
From: The Tibet Connection

A look into the art of trans­lat­ing -- bridg­ing the gap between a bril­liant teacher speak­ing Tibetan and his English-speaking stu­dents -- in an interview with long-time ...
Caption: Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo, Credit: [PHOTO CREDIT REQUIRED] ©2009 Peter Aronson

Our Human Potential (06:52)
From: The Tibet Connection

A contemplative nun who spent 12 years meditating in a cave high in the Himalayas offers her views on human potential.
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The First Time (Meditating, that is…) (08:16)
From: The Tibet Connection

An audio postcard from a meditation center in the Himalayas. Several foreign tourists who've just completed an introductory course and talk about what it's like to try to ...
Caption: James Neal, former Buddhist monk, Credit:

What is meditation, really? (06:58)
From: The Tibet Connection

A former Buddhist monk debunks some meditation myths.
Caption: Venerable Robina Courtin, Buddhist nun, Credit:

The Junkie Mind (07:19)
From: The Tibet Connection

What's the difference between an addict's mind and our own? According to the Buddha, not much… We're all addicted to all kinds of things. So says Venerable Robina Courtin, a ...