Artship Foundation - San Francisco, CA
The Artship Foundation is a community of performing artists committed to the co-creation of an artistic process that births original, mythic work from communal intuitive depths. The ensemble's creative process or "art practice" is the central work of Artship. Themes draw on questions of identity, rootedness, community, and place in contemporary life. Kalliopeia supports the ensemble's production of Stories Without Words, an evening of telling, singing, playing, and giving voice and image to originally created or retold short stories.
An intimate portrait of ex-Yugoslavian émigré artist Slobodan Dan Paich, "Silent Crescendo" follows his daily ritual of creating simple drawings with tea and ink. In response to the modern pace of the art scene, Slobodan has embraced these fluid works of art to express his searching approach.
Bioneers (Collective Heritage Institute) - Santa Fe, NM
Bioneers is a social and strategic hub for engaged citizens from all backgrounds and fields dedicated to solving urgent global problems within a holistic framework of interdependence. In its annual conference, Bioneers brings together leading-edge innovators to share solutions to environmental and social challenges, all based on the premise that nature's principles can serve as metaphoric guideposts for organizing an equitable, compassionate, and democratic society.
California Institute of Earth Art and Architecture - Hesperia, CA
Cal-Earth is dedicated to research and dissemination of simple, sustainable, and widely replicable earth building technologies for the benefit of humankind. Cal-Earth's primary initiative is to promote the philosophy and use of Superadobe, a technology developed by visionary architect Nader Khalili (1936 - 2008) who was inspired by the mystical poetry of Rumi to seek the equilibrium of earth, water, air, fire, and to unite them in design in service of beauty and human need. Cal-Earth's mission is guided by three principles: (1) shelter is a basic human right, (2) every human being should be able to build a house for him or herself, and (3) the best way to provide shelter for the exponentially increasing human population is by building with earth.
Center for Earth Jurisprudence - Miami Gardens, FL
(Fiscal Sponsor: St. Thomas University)
The mission of The Center for Earth Jurisprudence is to advance legal principles, laws, and governance that support and protect the health and well-being of all beings and ecosystems that constitute the natural world. Based on the premise that a transformation of legal thinking is required to extend "appropriate consideration to the intrinsic, spiritual value of the Earth," the CEJ seeks to develop a philosophy and practice of law that respects the natural world in its own right and recognizes humanity as an integral member of the Earth community. Using an interdisciplinary approach, the CEJ works to extend legal protection to all human and non-human members of the Earth community, including the rights of future generations.
Center for Partnership Studies - Carmel, CA
Kalliopeia provides project support for the Alliance for a Caring Economy (ACE) Campaign, which works for a more just and prosperous world by redefining economic "productivity" to include the crucial work of caring and caregiving. Working with representatives from government, business, academia, and civil society, ACE innovates economic rules, measures, and policies that recognize the real value of caring – whether in market or nonmarket sectors, whether performed by women or men – to develop more caring policies and practices for our schools, workplaces, families, and environment.
Watch a Global Oneness Project interview with Riane Eisler, founder of the Center for Partnership Studies.
"Building Cultures of Peace" an article by Riane Eisler in Yes! Magazine.
Center for Whole Communities - Fayston, VT
Center for Whole Communities (CWC) seeks to create a more just, balanced, and healthy world by deepening the connections between land, people, and community. Understanding that fragmentation between social justice and environmental conservation movements limit the success of both, CWC works toward a new land movement that integrates conservation, health, justice, spirit, and relationship. Kalliopeia provides project support for the Whole Thinking Program, which convenes nonprofit leaders from a wide variety of social, climate, land, and water issues for intensive weeklong retreats designed to build a more connected, effective, and resilient network of leaders in the movements for social and environmental change.
Link to the site Whole Measures.
Download a pdf of "What is a Whole Community," by Peter Forbes.
The Chaplaincy Institute for Arts and Interfaith Ministries - Berkeley, CA
The mission of the Chaplaincy Institute for Arts and Interfaith Ministries (TCI) is to educate and empower people for interfaith spiritual service and leadership. TCI specializes in training interfaith chaplains to provide spiritual care in hospitals, hospices, and other institutional or community settings in a way that serves each individual's unique relationship to the sacred outside the boundaries of any one religion or spiritual path. By providing an experiential education in the modern diversity of spiritual expression, TCI helps broaden the scope of this traditional role, supports soulful ministry to people of all faiths and paths, and invigorates the chaplain's function of tending to the spiritual dimension of life.
Contemplative Outreach, Ltd. - Butler, NJ
Contemplative Outreach is an international network of individuals and small faith communities devoted to fostering a deep inner connection to the universal meaning of the Christian scriptures through prayer and contemplation. Contemplative Outreach's primary focus is the instruction of contemplative practices through workshops and publications, especially the Centering Prayer taught by Father Thomas Keating.
Watch a Global Oneness Project interview with Father Thomas Keating.
Cultural and Educational Media Productions - Sausalito, CA
CEM Productions is a nonprofit film and video production and consultation group that uses film, video, and television technologies to promote new understanding, awareness and tolerance between peoples, cultures, nations, and faiths. Kalliopeia provided support for the post-production of Sound of the Soul, a film documenting the uniting power of music at the Fez Festival of World Sacred Music. Kalliopeia is contributing to the production of video and a new website One Through Love, which explores the state of nondual love realized in the legendary encounter of twelfth-century Sufi saints Jelaluddin Rumi and Shams of Tabriz – mystics whose story powerfully resonates across faiths and cultures.
Daily Acts - Petaluma, CA
Daily Acts is a community-based sustainability education network grounded in the principle that simple, mindful choices enrich our lives and world. Guided by a vision of a healthy, just and reverent culture, Daily Acts creates media, initiates and implements models of regenerative design in local communities, builds networks, and provides hands-on education. By sharing the powerful relationships, skills, and tools needed to create healthy lives and resilient communities, Daily Acts empowers citizens, strengthens leaders, and cultivates local self-reliance – all with a focus on the power of gratitude and mindful choice.
DreamWeather Foundation - Sebastopol, CA
DreamWeather Foundation is dedicated to exploring and celebrating the unique strengths of feminine spirituality. DreamWeather believes that women's unique spiritual capacities contain the wisdom of healing, interconnectedness, and transformation so profoundly needed by the world. Through workshops, retreats, and conferences around the country that provide time for women to gather, share dreams, meditate, and listen to the guidance of the heart, DreamWeather seeks to nourish feminine spiritual capacities for the good of the whole.
Earth Charter International - San Jose, Costa Rica
(Grant to Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisor's "Earth Charter Fund")
The Earth Charter International (ECI) is dedicated to promoting the Earth Charter, a declaration of global interdependence and shared responsibility for the human family. Developed through a unique decade long, cross-cultural, participatory drafting process, the Earth Charter articulates fundamental ethical principles for building a just global society. ECI stimulates and coordinates international grassroots activity around the charter, generates commentary and advocacy from global thought leaders, and works toward the charter's adoption as a UN declaration.
Earth & Spirit Council - Portland, OR
Established in 1991, The Earth & Spirit Council (ESC) is dedicated to renewing our awareness of the essential interdependence of all life. As a largely volunteer-run coalition of spiritual leaders, environmental activists, and concerned members of the community, ESC provides opportunities for adults and children to engage in art, education, ceremonies and cultural events that reawaken our spiritual connection with the natural world. Kalliopeia provides support for ESC's Internet Wisdom Education Project, which documents Indigenous elders and other Earth-conscious spiritual and environmental leaders on video and distributes their wisdom via online media platforms.
Watch an Internet Wisdom Education Project: Indigenous Elder Wisdom for Modern Times with Larry Merculieff
View the recent talk "Going to the Heart of Sustainability: An Indigenous Wisdomkeeper's Perspective with Ilarion Merculieff" below:
East Bay Meditation Center - Oakland, CA
Founded in a celebration of diversity, the East Bay Meditation Center's mission is to foster liberation, personal and interpersonal healing, social action, and inclusive community building. EBMC offers mindfulness practices and teachings on wisdom and compassion from Buddhist and other spiritual traditions, with a profound commitment to diversity and welcoming all who seek to cultivate equanimity and happiness.
Genesis Farm - Blairstown, NJ
Genesis Farm is a learning center for Earth studies, focusing on the interrelationships between the health of our global commons – air, water, land, and nature – and the health of our local communities and bioregions. Rooted in Thomas Berry's cosmology that reverences Earth as a primary revelation of the divine, Genesis Farm offers a variety of programs and academic credit for graduate courses in "Earth Literacy" – an exploration of the mysterious unity and relationships binding Earth and all of life together within the unfolding of a single, living Universe. Kalliopeia provides general support and project support for Genesis Farms' Transition Towns Initiative.
Sister Miriam MacGillis Introduces Cosmology at Seven Pillars' Inauguration (Video)
Global Peace Initiative of Women - New York, NY
Global Peace Initiative of Women (GPIW) was founded to help awaken and mobilize spiritual energies in places of great need with the goal of aiding in healing and unifying the world community. Under the stewardship of a group of women spiritual leaders and practitioners, GPIW gathers women and men of great insight, compassion, and dedication, many of whom are working quietly for the upliftment of the world. A major focus of GPIW's work is to aid in building a global network of contemplative leaders who through their inner work can help transform the causes and conditions that lead to suffering at both the individual and collective level. Kalliopeia recently provided project support for A Spiritual Narrative for the 21st Century: Becoming a Sacred Earth Community, to be held in New York City, and for Balancing Material and Spiritual Development, a conference to be held in Bhutan.
Report on the Sufi-Yogi Dialogue by Dena Merriam
Global Systems Initiatives - Rockville, MD
(Fiscal Sponsor: Institute for Multitrack Diplomacy)
Global Systems Initiatives brings the principles and perspective of systems thinking – i.e. the observation and understanding of a whole system and its complex dynamics as opposed to its individual parts – to policy-making, international conflict resolution and climate change challenges.Systems thinking acknowledges that we live in an age of dynamic interdependence, and recognizes that solutions to "intractable" global problems can be found by understanding how systems function in nature. Kalliopeia provided project support for the Simple Rules of Systems Thinking for Complex Global Issues as well as the Breakthrough Initiative, which tests the hypothesis that when whole systems are in distress, the application of whole systems thinking can generate breakthrough results.
Download a pdf of: "A Systems Approach to Peacebuilding" an article by Louise Diamond.
Read The Global Systems Review a periodic e-newsletter that explores critical world issues through the lens of whole systems thinking.
Green Mountain Monastery - Greensboro, VT
Green Mountain Monastery is home to a community of Benedictine sisters dedicated to celebrating Earth as a sacred community. Inspired by mentor and co-founder Thomas Berry, the sisters engage their ancient monastic lineage with the emerging "planetary phase" of religion that understands the Earth as the immediate place in which the Divine is revealed. Kalliopeia provides project support for Monastic Wisdom: Sharing the Gift, which invites diverse groups of lay women to participate in the monastic wisdom of prayer, silence, simplicity, labor, farming, and arts within this expanded sense of the sacred.
Read "Discovering the Divine Within the Universe," an article by Gail Worcelo, CP, in EarthLight, The Magazine of Spiritual Ecology.
Watch a vimeo about the Green Mountain Monastery: "The Evolving Nuns"
Images & Voices of Hope - New York, NY
Images & Voices of Hope is a global dialogue dedicated to strengthening the role of media as agents of world benefit and expanding awareness of the choices those in media make that raise public trust, generate constructive meaning, amplify human hope, and enhance humanity's capacity for life-promoting action. With the understanding that change in awareness precedes change in the outer world, IVOH collaborates with media professionals for the distribution of media that creates a "new world story of possibility."
International Dialogues for Thought Leaders in Media
Institute for Jewish Spirituality - New York, NY
Through retreat-based leadership programs, the IJS works with rabbis, cantors, educators, and lay leaders to nurture and disseminate through mainstream Jewish institutions the stream of contemplative Judaism. The IJS uses a participatory model to teach Torah study, prayer, yoga, meditation, spiritual direction, and retreat, with the goal of enriching the inner lives of Jewish leaders, revitalizing the Jewish wisdom tradition, and connecting the search for inner wholeness with social and environmental activism.
Listen to "Spirituality in Daily Life"a series of IJS podcasts.
Journey of the Universe Project - Woodbridge, CT
(Fiscal sponsor: Thomas Berry Foundation)
Kalliopeia provides support for the Journey of the Universe educational project which tells the 14 billion year story of cosmic, planetary, biological, and cultural emergence. By integrating humanity's best scientific understanding of the universe's birth with narrative form, Journey of the Universe contextualizes life on earth in an awe-inspiring cosmic process — bridging the divide between sacred and secular and providing an inspiring, scientific, and humanistic context to respond to the current environmental crisis.
"Singing to the Dawn: Thomas Berry on our Broken Connection to the Natural World," "The Sun," Issue 317.
Karina Films - Berkeley, CA
(Fiscal Sponsor: Interfaze Educational Productions)
Kalliopeia provided support for the short film Phoenix Dance, a deeply moving portrayal of lifelong dancer Homer Avila's choice to continue his art after losing a leg to a rare form of cancer. The vulnerability, trust, interdependence, and overcoming of challenges in Avila's rehearsal and performance are visually brought to life through film. People from all walks of life – including those with disabling illness, wounds of war, and many other challenges – have been moved by its testament to the transcendent power of beauty.
Kerulos Center - Jacksonville, OR
The Kerulos Center has the mission to use science, spirit, and service to create a world where animals live in dignity and freedom, and to create a community that fosters animal self-determination and wellbeing. Kalliopeia provides project support for Sacred Bones, an educational curriculum and healing journey that repatriates the confiscated remains of poached animals to their natural habitats, while teaching a holistic and interdisciplinary curriculum that covers each species' biology, habitat, and human interactions. This includes the species' cultural relationships with Indigenous peoples and the often-parallel histories of displacement and exile. Grounded in trans-species psychology, Sacred Bones journeys go beyond conventional science education to explore the need for atonement and healing within and between human and animal cultures.
Kosmos Journal - Lenox, MA
Kosmos is an international journal and forum committed to tracking the birth of a "new planetary culture" that is aware of our intrinsic interdependence. Featuring dynamic new leaders who embrace a comprehensive approach to change, the bi-annual journal addresses multiple facets of individual, cultural, and global transformation including diversity of cultural values, new spirituality, and global activism. In design and content, Kosmos is a true celebration of beauty.
Emergence: Kalliopeia Gathering, by Steve Nation, Kosmos Journal, Spring.Summer 2010 (pdf)
Marin Interfaith Council - San Rafael, CA
With the belief that increased communication among people of different religions breaks down barriers, creates trust, and builds genuine relationship, Marin Interfaith Council brings religious leaders and members of various faith communities together for study and celebration throughout the year. Participants experience one another's prayers, meditations and music, advocate for social justice, and build community based on deepened understanding and shared experiences.
Metta Center for Nonviolence - Berkeley, CA
The Metta Center for Nonviolence (TMC) is dedicated to inspiring, educating and supporting the practice of nonviolence. By offering resources, research fellowships, internships, and mentorship programs for young people, TMC aims to support those who have opportunities to model nonviolence but are not yet comfortable using it safely and effectively in their situation. With a core commitment to the principles of service, compassion, and wisdom, TMC works with educators, activists, media agents, and others to shift the prevailing cultural paradigm to one of nonviolence.
The Nature Institute - Ghent, NY
The Nature Institute serves as a local, national, and international forum for research, education, and the exchange of ideas about the re-visioning of science and technology in an effort to realign humanity with nature. Inspired by integrative scientists such as Johann Goethe and Rudolf Steiner, the Nature Institute is dedicated to developing qualitative and holistic approaches to understanding nature and technology. Through research, publications, and educational programs, the Nature Institute works to create a new paradigm that embraces nature's wisdom in shaping a sustainable and healthy future.
Read "Learning to See Life,"and"Seeing Nature Whole - A Goethean Approach" by Craig Holdrege.
Nehirim - New York, NY
Nehirim (Hebrew for "lights") is the leading national provider of community programming for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) Jews, partners, and allies. Their weekend spiritual retreats and multi-faith advocacy efforts regarding LGBT inclusion transform lives, and engage participants to be agents for change in their home communities. "Our activism is spiritual – we do not focus on policies and procedures, but on opening hearts." In both their immediate communities and in their national advocacy work, Nehirim is helping heal the powerful splits in Western culture between body and spirit, sexuality and spirituality.
The New School at Commonweal - Bolinas, CA
The New School (TNS) is a growing community dedicated to dialogue on a range of issues "for people committed to lives of service." A part of Commonweal, a health, environmental and educational center in Bolinas, California, TNS focuses on emergent values, ideas, and movements across a range of fields. Through an eclectic and carefully-chosen variety of live conversations, art, music and theatre, as well as audio podcasts, TNS is building a resilient community that is global in reach. TNS is dedicated to the creation and nourishment of sustainable ways of living that are grounded in deep wisdom, ethical responsibility, and a connection to the heart across cultures.
Occidental Arts and Ecology Center - Occidental, CA
For over 35 years the bio-intensive organic gardens and orchards of Occidental Arts (OAEC) have been a source of inspiration and training for thousands of gardeners, farmers and landscapers, many of whom have themselves gone on to train dozens of others. In keeping with their holistic values, Occidental Arts (OAEC) provides thriving programs in biodiversity, arts, and intentional community, as well as community-centered programs around ecological agriculture and food systems, watersheds, and school gardens. Kalliopeia appreciates OAEC's deeply rooted understanding of the interdependence and interconnectedness of these many living systems, and their role in contributing to the education of our local bioregion.
Watch the short video "An Introduction to OAEC"
Pachamama Alliance - San Francisco, CA
The Pachamama Alliance's twofold mission is to preserve the earth's tropical rainforests by empowering the Indigenous Peoples who are its natural custodians, and to contribute to a new global vision of equality and sustainability for all. The Pachamama Alliance believes that our ability to meet the challenges of the new millennium depends on our ability to successfully combine the best elements of modern and Indigenous worldviews into a single global vision, an alloy that blends the intellectual and scientific prowess of the modern world with the deep and ancient wisdom of traditional cultures. Initiated at the request of the Achuar people of Ecuador, the Alliance works in the Amazon to support tribal leaders in strengthening their culture and empowering their ability to stand for and represent their own interests, and in the North to change the collective "dream" from one of exploitation and separation to one of respect and interconnection.
Watch the short video "Awakening the Dreamer"
People's Grocery - Oakland, CA
People's Grocery works in the underserved neighborhood of West Oakland, CA to build a local food system that improves health, provides opportunity, and supports community. Through urban gardens, local farms, low-cost food distribution, educational outreach, youth programs, cooking classes, and a variety of community-building activities, People's Grocery supports a regenerative culture based on connection to the land and sustainable agricultural practices. Whether through ancestral trauma of being forced to work on land or simple lack of opportunity to leave the neighborhood, many marginalized urban residents have a diminished connection to nature, made worse by an unjust food system that does not provide fresh, healthy foods to poorer communities. People's Grocery uses food and community to redress these basic human needs and reconnect people to the ecological cycles that sustain us all.
Planting Justice - Oakland, CA
Planting Justice (PJ) is a community-based permaculture organization innovating a vibrant and regenerative model of social change in economically disadvantaged neighborhoods. PJ creates green jobs operating a self-sustaining edible landscaping business and uses the profits from these full-paying projects to transform private lawns and public spaces at low or no cost. The transformed garden spaces provide a focal point for community gatherings, access to healthy food, and environmental education. PJ's style of holistic community building through transformation of space, creating economic opportunity, and empowering neighborhoods to grow healthy food – all in the spirit of service – make it a uniquely effective and inspiring organization.
Post Carbon Institute - Santa Rosa, CA
Post Carbon Institute (PCI) is a holistic think tank and grassroots forum dedicated to supporting the emergence of resilient communities and re-localized economies that thrive within ecological bounds. PCI provides the resources needed to understand and respond to the interrelated economic, energy, environmental, and equity crises of our time. Kalliopeia helps support PCI's Community Resilience Initiative, which aims to develop and strengthen a distributed, interconnected network of resiliency efforts by providing: resources for starting and strengthening community initiatives; comprehensive information and inspiration; and an online platform for local initiatives to connect and share best practices.
Presencing Institute - Cambridge, MA
The Presencing Institute's work emerged from interdisciplinary research demonstrating that the structure of awareness determines the quality and the outcome of a change process in individuals, organizations, and societies. With this core insight PI was founded to co-create awareness-based social technologies that create deep innovation and profound change across cultures. PI offers resources, education, an international network of changemakers in government, business and civil society, as well as a variety of working groups engaged in applying deeper structures of awareness to critical social and environmental issues.
Primordial Tradition (formerly The Peter Kingsley Foundation) - Asheville, NC
Through lectures, publications, and experiential workshops, the work of Primordial Tradition is "to bring back to life, and make accessible again, the extraordinary mystical tradition that lies forgotten right at the roots of the western world." Using the groundbreaking research of scholar Peter Kingsley, Primordial Tradition works with the forgotten but immensely powerful tradition that underlies western civilization and has the power to bring the human being to a direct and immediate experience of life in its depths.
Watch a Global Oneness Project interview with Peter Kingsley.
View the trailer for the film, "Finding Our Ancient Wisdom"
Regenerative Design Institute - Bolinas, CA
The Regenerative Design Institute (RDI) holds a vision of a world in which people, inspired by nature, enhance fertility and biodiversity on the planet. Rooted in permaculture and wilderness awareness, RDI offers a variety of courses and programs with the conviction that humans can be a positive, healing presence on Earth, and serves as an inspiration of possibility for how people can live in a mutually enhancing relationship with our diverse bioregions.
Watch "Permaculture 101" with Penny Livingston-Stark, cofounder of RDI (below):
Resource Center for Women and Ministry in the South - Durham, NC
Kalliopeia provides project support for the Meinrad Craighead documentary film Meinrad Craighead: Praying with Images. This film offers an introduction to the lifelong pilgrimage of visionary artist Meinrad Craighead and her mystical encounters with the Divine Feminine. Inspired by her own dreams and inner journeys, Craighead's work is characterized by unusual depth, mystery, and beauty, with a focus on images of the Divine Mother and animals as emissaries of the divine.
Resource Center for Women and Ministry in the South
ServiceSpace (formerly CharityFocus) - Santa Clara, CA
(Grant to RSF Social Finance's "Gift Economy Fund")
Kalliopeia provides funds in support of the Trust-Driven Philanthropy Project, an experimental pay-it-forward model of micro-grantmaking based on trust and the "viral power of the small." The project aims to help catalyze a new kind of philanthropy in which donors and recipients co-create the change they wish to see in the world. By participating equally in the transformative joy of giving, this model breaks down the barriers of grantor and grantee, facilitating a new model of giving based on oneness and trust.
Description of the Trust Driven Philanthropy Project: nipun.charityfocus.org/docs/tdp.html
Watch a Global Oneness Project interview with Nipun Mehta, a founder of CharityFocus and co-creator of the Trust-Driven Philanthropy Project.
Looking for new and cutting edge ideas and inspiration? Check out the ServiceSpace Blog or subscribe to some of their diverse and interesting newsletters: here.
Seven Pillars House of Wisdom - New Lebanon, NY
Kalliopeia provides support for Seven Pillars, a forum inspired by the tradition of ancient wisdom schools to support the advancement of wisdom in global culture. Through dialogues, seminars, courses of study, and special projects, Seven Pillars aims to galvanize momentum for the emergence of wisdom in such forms as interfaith solidarity, spiritual growth, ecological awareness, and moral culture.
Shalem Center: Abwoon Resource Center - Worthington, OH
Inspired by native Middle Eastern wisdom traditions, the Shalem Center is dedicated to religious understanding and peace. The center publishes and distributes the work of Dr. Neil Douglas-Klotz, whose acclaimed translations of the Lord's Prayer and Beatitudes from the original Aramaic language highlight the message of universality, interdependence, and care for the cosmos at the heart of Christian and other native Middle Eastern spiritualities. The center organizes outreach and study in the Aramaic prayers, native Middle Eastern spirituality, and interspiritual leadership through retreats, workshops, and seminars.
Dr. Neil Douglas-Klotz reciting The Lord's Prayer in Aramaic (Video)
Sophia Institute - Charleston, SC
The Sophia Institute provides a wide range of programs, retreats, and conferences addressing the needs of people engaged in personal and interpersonal transformation. A forum for leading-edge thinkers and teachers in wisdom and spiritual growth, the Sophia Institute is distinguished by its model of spiritual partnership and integration between feminine and masculine values, and its devotion to the "radical wisdom of the heart"that arises from such integration. Kalliopeia provides support for programming and scholarships.
Tides Foundation - San Francisco, CA
Kalliopeia's grant to Tides Foundation was used to support the Integral Science Lab Project which is a program of Dipti Trust in Pondicherry, India. Blending Western and Asian epistemologies, Integral Science Lab (ISL) conducts research and experimentation with the goal of reconciling modern science with ancient cosmological wisdom. ISL's current work explores the historical role of the etheric principle in ancient and modern sciences, explores theoretical models of the ether through computer simulation, and conducts experiments to test these models.
Watch a Global Oneness Project interview with Sraddhalu Ranade, founder of the Integral Science Lab Project
For more talks, videos and articles by Sraddhalu Ranade, please go to Wisdom-Splendour
Transition US - Petaluma, CA
Transition US is a resource and catalyst for building resilient communities across the United States that are able to withstand severe energy, climate, or economic shocks while creating a better quality of life in the process. Transition US aims to: raise awareness of the need to work together to build resilience in the face of fossil fuel depletion, climate change and economic crises; support the emergence and growth of Transition Initiatives and leaders across the U.S.; support Transition Initiatives in mirroring the cultural and demographic diversity of their communities; and continue developing and delivering high quality education, training, and consulting to advance the Transition Movement in the United States.
Urban Adamah - Berkeley, CA
Urban Adamah ("Adamah" means Earth in Hebrew) is a community organic farm and Jewish environmental education center. Each spring, summer, and fall, the organization selects twelve Urban Adamah Fellows to operate the farm and participate in a three-month residential leadership program. The fellowship integrates organic farming, direct social justice work, and a deep immersion in Jewish spirituality that revitalizes ancient agrarian teachings in a modern context of progressive Jewish learning. As an alternative rite of passage for young Jews, fellows live together, work in internships with local anti-poverty and food security organizations, and teach visitors to the farm about sustainable agriculture. All produce grown on the farm is distributed to communities in need, primarily through local food banks and Urban Adamah's own Free Food Farm Stand.
Water Culture Institute - Santa Fe, NM
The Water-Culture Institute (WCI) promotes the sustainable management of rivers, lakes, springs, and groundwater by: applying indigenous wisdom and cultural traditions that respect the rights of nature; studying ethics and value systems related to water management; and encouraging broad-based stakeholder involvement in water decisions. WCI's premise is that the sustainability of water ecosystems requires an ethic that recognizes our sacred responsibility to the Earth. WCI's work includes research, training, activism, and mediation to achieve water management practices that support the health of our planet. Kalliopeia provides support for WCI's Water Ethics Initiative, which applies a "values lens" to water issues and promotes critical dialogue about the values that are guiding behavioral practices.
The Water Research Institute - Blue Hill, ME
Through research and education, the Water Research Institute works to transform attitudes toward water and develop new criteria for the management of water quality based not on the absence of pollutants, but rather upon the positive nature of water itself. WRI's innovative research and observation of water’s natural behavior and the conditions it needs to serve life goes beyond the mechanistic notion of water as an inanimate, inert, and commodifiable substance. WRI contributes to the growing awareness that by studying the intelligence within nature we can learn to evolve efficient, sustainable, and respectful systems of living that serve all of life.
Wildflowers Institute - San Francisco, CA
Through a dynamic combination of cultural study, social investment, and grassroots leadership training, Wildflowers is dedicated to "unleashing the inherent power in communities." Wildflowers works with community leaders to uncover the implicit core values within a culture that lead toward greatest social health, unity, and sense of meaning; to make those principles explicit; and to help mobilize them toward effective social change.
"Making Visible the Invisible Power of Community," Article by Hanmin Liu and Jennifer Mei of the Wildflowers Institute.
Women's Earth Alliance - San Francisco, CA
(Fiscal sponsor: Earth Island Institute)
Women's Earth Alliance is a global organization that unites women working on the frontlines of environmental causes through the coordination of resources, training, and technology based on the premise that "when women thrive, communities thrive." WEA's method of networking women around the world at the grassroots level models oneness in action: by joining the technical, social, and spiritual resources of individual women in a dynamic collective, the Alliance empowers each members’ local efforts toward sustainability with the power of the whole.
Works & Conversations - Berkeley, CA
Works and Conversations (WC) is a print and online magazine with the goal of exploring artists' experiences and reflections about their own art making. Each issue is a collection of deeply thoughtful interviews with a wide range of social artists, presented in a remarkably beautiful and ad-free format. Besides creating a magazine of rare quality, WC is exceptional in its commitment to the values of the gift economy; since 2007 the magazine and archives have been offered entirely as an experiment in unconditional giving. Embodying the featured artists' passion for a world of transformative beauty, WC's pay-it-forward model is 'a whisper in the ear of the collective, a whisper insisting against the odds that there's another way of encountering this world and each other: generosity."
YES! Youth for Environmental Sanity - Soquel, CA
YES! connects, inspires, and collaborates with committed young changemakers who seek to live and work more consciously in alignment with their values. Working with youth leaders in unique peer-facilitated retreats, YES! focuses on integration of internal, interpersonal, and systemic transformation in a safe, dynamic, and supported format. Primary programs include Global Leadership, Leveraging Privilege for Social Change, and Supporting Aligned Movements.
Zócalo Public Square - Los Angeles, CA
Zócalo's goal is to restore the tradition of the Public Square by connecting people and ideas in an open, accessible, non-partisan, and broad-minded spirit. With the belief that specialization and narrowcasting undermine human connectedness and social cohesion, Zócalo uses a web magazine, lectures, panels, screenings, and conferences, to take on ideas that enhance our understanding of community, restore the best traditions of civic discourse, and explore how we see and relate to one another, be it locally, regionally, nationally, or globally.