Danielle is a martial artist, host of the Drunken Taoist Podcast and History on Fire, and the author of several books on comparative religion.
Roshi Joan Halifax is an abbot at the Upaya Zen Center is Santa Fe. She's also a peace worker, an activist, an author, and a personal inspiration. Her book "Standing At The Edge: Finding Freedom Where Fear And Courage Meet" is an exploration of the way that states like altruism, empathy, integrity, respect, and engagement can actually transform into violence and selfishness if we aren't careful and precise.
Shane Mauss was awarded ‘Best Stand-Up” at The HBO US Comedy Arts Festival in 2007. This led to his TV debut and first of five appearances on Conan. Since that time, he’s been on Jimmy Kimmel, Showtime, Comedy Central 'Presents' and 'This Is Not Happening'. For over a decade he has been headlining shows all over the world.
Jack Kornfield is a bestselling American author and teacher in the vipassana movement in American Theravada Buddhism. This episode is a wonderful palate cleanser if you've been drinking too much news.