In Episode 36 of the Metta Hour Podcast, “Congressman Tim Ryan” Sharon sits down with her friend Congressman Tim Ryan at the Mindful Life Conference in Washington DC. Sharon and Tim discuss voting as well as mindfulness in politics in the current political climate. They also discuss a variety of mindfulness programs in public school system and the broader affects of these tools on the education system. “Self compassion because you learn how to regulate your own emotions and how you’re connected with others… it’s part of shifting the consciousness of people to say we know if you’re socially and emotionally stable you’re a much better learner. We know if you’re safe, you’re a much better learner. That is not breaking news, that’s a no-brainer” – Congressman Tim Ryan
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Sharon’s Metta Hour podcast features Buddhist wisdom in a practical, common sense vernacular. With over 30 episodes, Sharon’s natural wisdom, sense of humor and the ease with which she translates these teachings forge an intimate connection with the listener. From everyday experiences to pithy revelations, each podcast is a journey on the path of self-discovery. Subscribe to this podcast on iTunes for weekly episodes. Make a donation to support the continuation of these podcasts.