Content Tagged: TED

Exploring the core of Well-Being at TEDMED2012

Under the watchful eyes of the famous Robert Berk bust of John F. Kennedy, 1500 people gathered at The Kennedy Center to participate in TEDMED 2012. Although this is the third year that Urban Zen has hosted our UZIT Sanctuary at TEDMED, it is the first year of the conferences “Great Challenges Program”, which allowed… Read more »

Exploring Innovative Healthcare at TEDMED

Day 1: Day one at TEDMED inspired the same anticipation of registration day in college. Repeat TEDMED guests were excited to see familiar faces and newcomers looked tentative as they found their way to badges, gift bags and daily schedules. The first session began in the evening and lasted briefly, but long enough to inspire… Read more »

The Audacity to be Truly Happy

Last night, the Urban Zen Foundation hosted its fourth installment of facilitated conversations about Sustainable Wellness with Dr. Frank Lipman. Yoga luminary Elena Brower and life coach extraordinaire Lauren Zander were our panelists for this special evening. Our guests had arrived to hear these two gurus speak on cultivating true happiness in our lives. By… Read more »

TED Talk Auditions

On Tuesday, May 24th, TED curator Chris Anderson and the rest of the TED team extended an invitation to a new kind of TED event. The TED team was holding auditions for the next round of TED speakers. Attending TED every year on behalf of Urban Zen is always a very special experience for me… Read more »

Introducing our first ever cultural ambassador – JR

What can we say about JR? For months, Urban Zen’s Creative Director, Sonja Nuttall, has been poring over a book of the amazing public art he has created in diverse communities around the world. And then, she meets him at TED. JR, who usually prefers to remain behind the lens, has agreed to be Urban… Read more »

Urban Zen, FFAWN & NASA: Teaching Children to be limitless

On Tuesday morning, the Urban Zen Foundation and the Foundation for the Advancement of Women Now (FFAWN) created an educational, experiential NASA event for local school children that was, literally, out of this world. The morning began on a lively beat. Children were welcomed into a vibrant environment made even more energetic by the talents… Read more »


It’s always a thrilling moment arriving at TED, my favorite conference of the year. The four-day event is truly an intellectual bubble, so full of ideas; it’s a surprise the bubble doesn’t pop. TED was created to bring together leaders from the worlds of technology, entertainment, and design, and it is amazing to see how… Read more »

Wisdom 2.0: Pondering our Disconnectedly Connected Culture

On Saturday, December 11, the Urban Zen Foundation welcomed guests into the loft space of the Stephan Weiss Studio to engage in Wisdom 2.0, a day-long workshop and evening discussion that delved into the issues of our “disconnectedly connected” culture. The event was a collaboration with Soren Gordhamer, founder of the Wisdom 2.0 Conference, and… Read more »