Oprah sits down with today's top thinkers, teachers and spiritual leaders to discuss life's big questions. A regular feature on "Super Soul Sunday," Oprah's Soul to Soul segment features a questionnaire that poses thought-provoking questions: What is the difference between spirituality and religion? What is the soul? What happens when we die? Now, in this soul-stirring celebration, we reflect on the most provocative insights and fascinating viewpoints from a remarkable roster of guests, including renowned author Dr. Maya Angelou, singer/songwriter India.Arie, vulnerability researcher Brené Brown, legendary NBA coach Phil Jackson and more.
Plus, see exclusive never-before-seen footage and surprise guest appearances by rock and soul queen Tina Turner, legendary filmmaker George Lucas and Grammy award-winning artist John Legend. Then, we asked our dedicated community to share the places they feel at peace. See their breathtaking photos!
Oprah sits down with Jack Kornfield—one of the leading Buddhist teachers in America—as he shares the surprising secret to growing one's spiritual practice, introduces the basic principles behind Buddhism and explains the steps involved in mindful living.
Jack's spiritual explorations have taken him around the world. After graduating from Dartmouth College in 1967, he joined the Peace Corps and was sent to northeastern Thailand, where he eventually sought training as a Buddhist monk. After leading a monastic life for five years, Jack chose to return to the United States, eager to share what he had learned and to integrate the ancient teachings of Buddhism into the modern world.
Oprah sits down with Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz, who shares the story of his inspiring rise from the housing projects in Brooklyn, New York, to his current role as a global thought leader and innovator.
Howard reveals the leadership lessons he's learned while guiding this iconic brand for more than three decades, discussing how an emphasis on ethics, authenticity and a people-before-profit philosophy helped to grow and sustain his multibillion-dollar company.
Reflecting on his book Onward: How Starbucks Fought for Its Life Without Losing Its Soul, which was number one on the New York Times best-seller list, Howard recounts the story behind the global coffee company's comeback in 2008, when he decided to return as the CEO to help restore Starbucks' core values and its mission to inspire and nurture the human spirit "one person, one cup and one neighborhood at a time."
Oprah sits down with best-selling author and TED Prize winner Karen Armstrong, who shares her groundbreaking insights into the world's great religions. After conducting decades of research, Karen reveals the thread that she says runs through all the world's great religions: compassion. In our perilously divided world, she says, we need to live more compassionately now more than ever. In her book Twelve Steps to a Compassionate Life, Karen outlines simple practices anyone can do in hopes of making a lifelong commitment to creating a more harmonious world. Whether you're waiting in line at the supermarket or sitting at your desk at the office, we can all put ourselves in another person's shoes and offer them our understanding and respect.
Plus, see the first in a series of short films about what people believe. In the Super Soul Short Snatam Kaur: I Believe, musician Snatam Kaur shares how her Sikh faith has shaped her daily life and her music.
On December 14, 2012, 20 children and 6 adults lost their lives in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, including Francine and David Wheeler's 6-year-old son, Benjamin. With astounding grace and wisdom, the Wheelers share how they are coping with their tragic loss through courage, strength and love.
Oprah sits down with Mark Nepo, author, poet and teacher, at her home in Hawaii. During their discussion, Mark opens up about how battling cancer can be a catalyst for a spiritual awakening.
In Part 2 of this thought-provoking interview, Mark shares the inspiration behind his book Seven Thousand Ways to Listen, and explains why he believes listening with an open heart is the key to living a vibrant and meaningful life.
Now a two-time cancer survivor, Mark is the author of 14 books, including the New York Times best-seller The Book of Awakening, which made its way onto Oprah's Ultimate Favorite Things list in 2010. Through writing and teaching, Mark remains devoted to the exploration of inner transformation and healing.
Also, in a Super Soul Short update, wellness advocate Kris Carr reveals how a recent spiritual shift has changed the way she lives with—and beyond—cancer.