Podcast: Susan Bauer-Wu, A Future We Can Love

Podcast: Susan Bauer-Wu, A Future We Can Love

How can we reach a positive future for all, despite the challenges of climate change? Susan Bauer-Wu shares lessons from the Dalai Lama, climate activists, and scientists to help start the conversation.

Susan Bauer-Wu is the President of the Mind & Life Institute, an organization cofounded by the Dalai Lama in 1987 to bring science and contemplative wisdom together to better understand the mind and create positive change in the world. In her work with Mind & Life, she has championed “human-earth connection” as a priority. She began her career as a registered nurse specializing in oncology and end-of-life care, and later completed PhD studies in psychoneuroimmunology. She has held leadership, teaching, and clinical positions in nonprofits, higher education, and health care, and is the author of Leaves Falling Gently: Living Fully with Serious & Life-Limiting Illness through Mindfulness, Compassion & Connectedness. In her free time, she is outdoors as much as possible, gardening and hiking the Blue Ridge mountains. To learn more, please visit

“People relate to what they can see, what they experience, and how it affects them. That’s what makes it real. If people are disconnected from what’s happening around them, then they’re not going to see it.”

In this episode, Susan and Rabbi Rami talk about meeting the Dalai Lama, intergenerational perspectives, and becoming part of the solution against climate change.

Read Rabbi Rami's thoughts on this podcast here.

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