Super Soul Sunday
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Although your day-to-day activities may distract you, author and spiritual teacher Jack Kornfield says there is a way to quiet your mind and recapture your awareness. Watch as Jack reveals a simple meditation for calming the heart.
Jack Kornfield, one of the founding fathers of Buddhism in the United States, spends much of his time teaching the wisdom he's gained over 40 years of practicing the ancient philosophy. Watch as the spiritual teacher explains how it's possible to be a Christian, a Muslim or a Jew and still practice Buddhism.
Best-selling author Jack Kornfield says Buddhist teachings begin with the idea that people are born whole and good, and that later, they can choose to turn back to their innate goodness. Watch as Jack explains how to return to your original state of mind by cultivating forgiveness and compassion. Plus, he shares words from Nelson Mandela that still affect him today.
Jack Kornfield says he felt like he only got half an education after graduating from an Ivy League school. He didn't learn any methods for coping with the anger and fear he felt about his difficult family life. Watch as Jack reveals how this epiphany led him to a spiritual rebirth as a monk along the Mekong River in Thailand.
Oprah sits down with Jack Kornfield, one of the leading Buddhist teachers in America. Jack reveals the surprising secret to growing one's spiritual practice, introduces the basic principles behind Buddhism and shares the steps involved in mindful living.
In his late 20s, Howard Schultz was head of sales for a kitchenware company when he noticed a small company called Starbucks Coffee, Tea and Spice was ordering a large number of European drip coffeemakers. Intrigued, Howard visited the shop himself, convinced the company's owner to hire him as marketing director and moved across the country to Seattle. Shortly after that, a business trip took Howard to Italy, where coffee is an art. Watch as Howard shares what he learned from the cozy espresso bars he saw and reveals what he was inspired to bring back to America after his trip.
In the mid-'80s, Howard Schultz left a small Seattle coffee company called Starbucks to start his own vision of what coffee should be. After being turned down more than 200 times by investors, Howard finally raised enough money to open the first Il Giornale location, a coffee bar inspired by the neighborhood espresso bars he visited in Italy. Then, Howard says, the owner of Starbucks approached him to say he was selling Starbucks. Watch as Howard tells Oprah about that moment and reveals why he thinks he got lucky, even though he doesn't believe in luck.
In April 2000, Howard Schultz stepped down as CEO of Starbucks but remained chairman of the board. By 2007, he sensed something was missing in the company and began to consider returning as CEO. Just as he resumed his role, the recession hit and sales were down for the first time in the history of Starbucks. Worst of all, he says, the company had lost sight of its core values. Watch as Howard opens up about the company's 'spiritual crisis.'
Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz says you can't build any organization without surrounding yourself with people who have more experience and a greater skill level than your own. Watch as Howard explains why you shouldn't be threatened by those traits but why you should insist that those co-workers share your core values.
Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz says it's important for leaders to demonstrate they aren't infallible. Watch as he explains why vulnerability and transparency are true leadership traits.