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Thich Nhat Hanh and David Suzuki in Conversation about the Health of the Planet

by James Hoggan. Article and video-clips on HuffPost. “Thich Nhat Hanh said we have to accept that our civilization can be destroyed, not by an outside force, but by ourselves, just as many civilizations before ours have been destroyed. If … Continue reading

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Book: In Search of the Informal Capital of Community

by Hanmin Liu President and CEO of Wildflowers Institute. Hanmin Liu writes of his exploration and understanding of the often invisible strengths and resources in communities, what he calls informal capital. He then describes models and processes to support communities … Continue reading

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Balance in the Contemplative Life

by Gail Fitzpatrick-Hopler, Contemplative Outreach Ltd., NJ

All who provide Contemplative Outreach services do so in consideration of, and in balance with their personal, family, and professional responsibilities.
- Contemplative Outreach Administrative Principle #7

Contemplation is both silence and action. Therefore as Centering Prayer deepens, it sets in motion the deeper desire to share what we’ve received with others from the depth of our silence. We share with gentleness, ease and balance and we listen for just the right moment to do so. We are not interested in sharing our insights, reflections and practices for the sake of self aggrandizement. Rather we are motivated in serving from self-emptying love. Continue reading

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Thoughts on a World in Which Consciousness is Reality

by Rose von Thater-Braan, (Tuscarora/Cherokee), founding director of the Native American Academy. This is an amazing piece of writing that conveys in a very unique way a taste of what it might be like to experience the world as conscious … Continue reading

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Whole Thinking Journal

Check out the website for the Center for Whole Communities for in-depth books and essays that deeply address how to create whole communities. The journal is filled with interesting articles and can be downloaded as a pdf. more>>

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Video: Los Derechos de la Pachamama (The Rights of Mother Earth)

A video by the Quechua Peoples about their worldview and the sacredness of all of life. more>>

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Film/Book: HARMONY, A New Way of Looking at Our World

A new film and book by HRH Charles the Prince of Wales. “HARMONY looks at the root causes of the global problems we face and offers solutions. HARMONY paints a picture of an awareness that is arising in people around … Continue reading

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Interior and Exterior Landscapes: Indigenosity

by Tia Oros Peters, co-founder of The Seventh Generation Fund

Indigenosity: Generosity, Spiritual Commerce and Cultural Assets

Through ceremony and every day life, Indigenous Peoples throughout the world engage in an ongoing process of re-balancing and interacting with highly complex spiritual, cultural, social, and familial relationships. Where these energies unite they form a synergy and create a dynamic matrix of spiritual commerce vibrantly expressing cultural continuity and building cultural assets. These are often expressed in artforms and other creativity.

In North America, generosity of person, family, clan and community through material gifting, honoring, and wealth re-distribution is actualized in a multitude of ways. Among many of the people of the Pacific Northwest, “Potlatch” is a way to express generosity, spiritual understanding, and graciousness in life. As with many tribes and communities, among the pueblo people, ancestors’ spirits are honored and nurtured each day through prayer, the offering cornmeal, or corn pollen, or other sustenance. For other Native Nations it may be through the giveaway during ceremony or social events. Continue reading

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The Roscoe Lecture given by HRH The Prince of Wales

This speech by Prince Charles is a beautiful articulation of many of Kalliopeia’s interests and mission. more>>

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Film: Queen of the Sun

From the director of The Real Dirt on Farmer John comes a profound, alternative look at the tragic global bee crisis. Juxtaposing the catastrophic disappearance of bees with the mysterious world of the beehive, Queen of the Sun weaves an … Continue reading

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