视频公开课:中华文化20讲

http://v.163.com/movie/2012/3/1/9/M7STQR832_M7SU92019.html

A good overview of the essence of 儒释道, with many interesting anecdotes!

Sometimes as addictive as even the best TV drama!

Life after banking can be a good time to catch up on some of the missed lessons from school 🙂

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Great entertainment and time-killers

Star Wars
http://www.starwars.com/

This does not need an introduction.

Other than watching the 6 episodes of Star Wars back-to-back, what other better pass times could there possibly be in a life-after-banking??

Worth noting though is the startling similarities between the Jedi philosophy and Buddhism. In fact, the creator of Star Wars, George Lucas, stated that his religion was “Buddhist Methodist”.


Columbo
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Columbo

If you haven’t heard of it, it’s because this happened before you were born.

A great detective series from the good old days when a detective could rely on nothing but his wits to not only solve crimes, but also prove who did it without any modern technology.

A classic.


Japanese movies
http://www.ftchinese.com/story/001043345

This is a good FT article with a list of some of the best Japanese movies – the real Japanese movies and not the stereotypical horror/sex types.


一公升的眼泪(日本)
http://zh.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E4%B8%80%E5%85%AC%E5%8D%87%E7%9A%84%E7%9C%BC%E6%B7%9A_(%E9%9B%BB%E8%A6%96%E5%8A%87)

Touching beyond measure
Full of wisdom
Good for the soul
Highly recommend to everybody, especially the soul searchers and those with disabled friends and family.


背叛
http://www.youku.com/playlist_show/id_434421.html

If you liked 天道, you will also like this. It was based on a novel by the same author written years before 天道, but the style is similar. Very realistic.

… and i’m not promoting it just because all the heroes in these series are unemployed 😛


24
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0285331/

This show needs no introduction. Ideal for one of the first weeks after quitting when you want to just lie on your couch at home and do absolutely nothing…


Modern Family
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1442437/

One of the best comedy shows of recent years!



Boston Legal
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0402711/

Another addictive, smart show, good for relaxing…


West Wing
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0200276/

My favorite TV series of ALL TIME. Watched every episode of the first few seasons over 30 times…

Videos for soul searching

和谐拯救危机
http://www.rongaitang.com/hexie/hexiedl.htm

The best introduction to Buddhism thinking. No prior knowledge required.


天道
http://www.youku.com/playlist_show/id_1282439.html

这是一部神奇的电视剧。

平凡甚至粗糙的外表下有着高深的灵魂。

以商战为主线,涵盖宗教文化、法律、警匪多方面内容。

绝对不俗。


了凡四训
http://www.youku.com/playlist_show/id_3912134.html

This is a series of lectures given by master 净空. Again, it’s not purely about Buddhism, but more about finding out life’s purpose in general.

A good introduction to Chinese traditional culture represented by 儒释道.


TED: Why you fail to have a great career
http://www.ted.com/talks/lang/en/larry_smith_why_you_will_fail_to_have_a_great_career.html

One of my personal favorites from TED Talks.

“In this funny and blunt talk from TEDxUW, Larry Smith pulls no punches when he calls out the absurd excuses people invent when they fail to pursue their passions.

A professor of Economics at the University of Waterloo in Canada, Larry Smith coaches his students to find the careers that they will truly love.”


Death (Yale Lecture)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p2J7wSuFRl8

Professor Kagan is simply a great lecturer. This course will examine a number of issues that arise once we begin to reflect on our mortality.