Become more fluent in your humanity. Shape your presence in the world.

Welcome to the On Being Project. We explore the big questions of meaning at the intersection of spiritual inquiry, science, social healing, and the arts:

What does it mean to be human?
How do we want to live?
Who will we be to each other?

You can find us in the studio producing the award-winning On Being and Poetry Unbound, incubating tools in the Lab for the Art of Living, and hosting quiet conversations and not-so-quiet gatherings.

Step away from the week with us in our weekly letter, The Pause, and read Krista Tippett’s letter about the next chapter of our adventure.

On Being Foundations

A special, four-part series. On Being Foundations are words and ideas — ways of seeing the world and walking through it — a few tethering understandings towards imagining and walking our way into our callings for now and the future. Each of the four offerings is short, less than 15 minutes — more wisdom and practice than podcast episode, and meant to be interactive.

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Some friendships are built on small encounters and last a lifetime. Two women — from across culture, location, and age — spend a lifetime in communication.

We’re pleased to offer Dunya Mikhail’s poem, and invite you to connect with Poetry Unbound throughout this season.

Pre-order the forthcoming book Poetry Unbound: 50 Poems to Open Your World and join us in our new conversational space on Substack.

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Our Libraries are thematic collections of writings and episodes from the On Being archive dating back to 2003. Wander the rows and scan the shelves.

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