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Emma Varvaloucas is the Executive Director of the Progress Network, an idea’s movement that connects and amplifies voices that are pointing our world in a more positive direction. She is also the co-host of the What Could Go Right? Podcast, and was previously the Executive Editor at Tricycle: The Buddhist Review. Her unique perspective is shaped by her double-major in journalism and religious studies.
Our conversation follows the arc of first introducing Emma’s background in Buddhism, exploring various tenets and foundations of the philosophy, from ethics, guruism, to the benefits of community. Emma shares the way in which Buddhism offers a more skilful lens to view the world, as well as tools to engage with global affairs from a responsible, not reactive, space.
We then focus on the role of the media in shaping reality, where Emma shares guidance around how to deal with the never-ending news cycle, as well as various practices, from sourcing information to understanding the way news is made, to empower the process, and help create a brighter image of the future.
Links to Emma’s work:
- Website: https://www.emmavarv.com/
- The Progress Network: https://theprogressnetwork.org/
- What Could Go Right? Podcast: https://open.spotify.com/show/5wtSK9WyigHxU8AOLl86cY
Resources and References:
- How to Read the News Without Losing Your Mind – Emma Varvaloucas