The Pondcast, Episode 60
Anthony Pierlioni, Steve Enders, Chris Leone and Kevin Minto
with special guest Yun Rou, www.monkyunrou.com
In This Episode...
Daoist monk, Yun Rou, joins his friend Anthony and the rest of The Pondcast team to talk turtles, philosophy, writing, and anything else that comes to mind. His newest book – Turtle Planet: Conservation, Extinction, and What the Fate of Turtles May Say About the Future of Humanity and our World – released last week.
Born Arthur Rosenfeld in America, Yun Rou (the name means Soft Cloud) was ordained a Daoist monk in China. Host of the hit national public television show “Longevity Tai Chi with Arthur Rosenfeld”, he is the author of award-winning titles and teaches tai chi around the world and in South Florida. As did Alan Watts, his non-fiction books use the wisdom of Lao Tzu’s Tao Te Ching to address climate change, the challenges of culture, society, and everyday living, advancing prescriptions as useful as those in Wayne Dyer’s “Change Your Thoughts Change Your Life”, but with the east-meets-west philosophical flavor of Eckhart Tolle and Henry David Thoreau. His novels, by contrast, bring a New York literary sensibility to the emerging “Silkpunk” genre, blending Chinese history, some science fiction, and fantasy into adventurous, rollicking, thought-provoking reads.
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