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Ilarion (Larry) Merculieff: Indigenous Elder Wisdom for Modern Times

Ilarion (Larry) Merculieff was born and raised with a traditional upbringing on the Pribilof Islands of the Bering Sea. His traditional name, Kuuyux, was given to him when he was four and means extension of ancient knowledge into modern times. … Continue reading

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This Moment in Time by Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee

Spiritual teachings tell us that time is an illusion and only the moment is real. And yet there are moments in our individual and collective destiny that offer a unique opportunity, a possibility for real change. What is this moment … Continue reading

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Occupy Love

Occupy Wall St – The Revolution Is Love with Charles Eisenstein, author of Sacred Economics: Watch Video>>

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Voices of Vets with Michael Meade

Mosaic’s recent Voices of Veterans retreat and Welcome Home Ceremony brought together veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and the local community. Its purpose was to help heal the distance between the warriors and those they protect, and … Continue reading

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Book: The Birds Who Flew Beyond Time by Anne Baring

The Birds Who Flew Beyond Time is inspired by the great Persian poem The Conference of the Birds written by Fairid ud-Din Attar, a poet and Sufi mystic who lived in north-east Iran in the twelfth century. The central theme … Continue reading

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Anne Baring: A Website for the Recognition of the Soul

Anne Baring’s website is devoted to the affirmation of a new vision of reality and to the exploration of the deeper issues facing us at this crucial time of choice. It is well worth exploring her many essays, interviews and … Continue reading

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Sustaining the Human Spirit: Another Way of “Going Green”

by Parker J. Palmer, founder and Senior Partner of the Center for Courage & Renewal

I’ve admired and applauded the sustainability movement from afar but—true confessions—I’ve not been a close student of it or an active participant in the organizations that represent it.

Because of my ignorance, I assumed that the movement was exclusively focused on things like clean air; an adequate and potable water supply; soil conservation; the fuels we use to transport ourselves and our “stuff”; the flora and fauna that inhabit the earth; the earth itself under the impact of rapid and devastating climate change and species extinction; and, of course, our ability to survive as a species on this resilient yet fragile orb. Continue reading

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Democracy Action Circles

Parker Palmer launched his new book into the world this fall titled Healing the Heart of Democracy: The Courage to Create a Politics Worthy of the Human Spirit. The Prelude can be downloaded HERE.

Starting in January, all kinds of people are gathering all over the country, once a month for a couple of hours, to explore the habits of the heart that Parker Palmer describes in his recently published book, Healing the Heart of Democracy. The Center for Courage and Renewal will provide a free guide to anyone who wants to participate, plus lots of inspiration along the way through Twitter, Facebook, and our blog. Continue reading

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Book: Healing the Heart of Democracy

by Parker Palmer. At this critical moment in American life, Parker J. Palmer looks with realism and hope at how to deal with our political tensions for the sake of the common good. Building on his decades of social activism … Continue reading

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Karma Kitchen: Meals Paid for by Those Who Came Before You

by Toan Lam

Learn generosity at one very special restaurant run by volunteers in California.

What would you do if, after dining out, your server says, “There is no charge. Your meal was paid for by the person who came before you”? Yep, that’s right, there is nothing, zip, zilch — on your bill. You literally see “$0.00.”

In a world and society where we’re taught if it’s too good to be true, then it’s not, that’s hard to believe. In this case, you have to feel it, experience it — to believe it.

Every Sunday at The Taste of Himalayas restaurant in Berkeley, Calif., Karma Kitchen is cooking up kindness and generosity across the San Francisco Bay Area. It’s a volunteer-run experiment in generosity that is growing. On your zero-dollar and zero-cent bill, there is a kind note that reads: “Your meal was a gift from someone who came before you. To keep the chain of gifts alive, we invite you to pay it forward for those who dine after you.” Patrons can choose to pay whatever they’re moved to offer.

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