Hummingbird Garden

We arrived in Cuenca on April 24 by train from Valencia. We stayed at the fabulous Parador de Cuenca, an old convent. When we got there, we learned that there was to be a concert in the courtyard at 6:00 PM. We had plenty of time to settle in, have tea and wait for the […]

Compassion For Others

Do humans really occupy a special place in the cosmos? Watch this video and you will find out. You will also learn why it is important for us to develop compassion for others and love our children. The views of the universe are stunning! This video, from the Symphony of Science, was created using snippets […]

Deep Peace as Sung by Libana

This beautiful song and video is the song, Deep Peace as sung by Libana. The images are stunning and the song instills a feeling of deep peace. I found these lyrics on another website: Deep peace of the running wave to you Deep peace of the flowing air to you Deep peace of the quiet […]

Reiki Meditation for Stress Relief

Reiki is a type of healing involving the laying on of the hands. This video is about Reiki meditation for stress relief. This is similar to what Jesus taught. Reiki originated in Japan. It is useful for reducing stress and promoting health. I have experienced Reiki from several practitioners. It works well from me. Please […]

What Are You Grateful For?

The gratitude dance is spreading like wildfire. Many people all over the world are celebrating what they are grateful for. You can participate by writing down what you are grateful for each day. Then you can watch the video. Then you can learn the dance! This looks wonderful and fun. My wife would always say […]

Kudos for The Phantom Agony

Three weeks ago, I probably would have totally ignored this video by Epica called, The Phantom Agony. Kudos for The Phantom Agony! During late June, 2012, I experienced the fine music of  Peppino D’Agostino, his daughter, Aleza, Carlos Reyes, and Hot Buttered Rum. All of this live music prepared me for The Phantom Agony. I […]

The Great Bell Chant

This video of the Great Bell Chant featuring the voice of Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh is one of the most moving videos I have ever watched. Brother Phap Niem’s lovely voice sings out through the cosmos in Vietnamese. Thay, as Thich Nhat Hanh is known by his followers, narrates his poem in English. The […]

Chanting Om Namah Shivaya

The Chanting Om Namah Shivaya was one of the first chants I learned. It is a traditional yogic mantra. The translation is basically adoration or homage to lord Shiva, the destroyer god of Hinduism. I learned it from Swami Rama and Dr. Arya (Swami Veda Bharati) many years ago. Swami Rama also taught me a […]

The First Mindfulness Training

This video was created by R. Coleman fulling around with some movie-making software. What he came up with is truly amazing. The images are pretty gruesome at times, but relevant to the text of the first mindfulness training. They are accompanied by Krishna Das chanting the Hanuman Puja. The mindfulness trainings are a set of […]

Everyone Needs Compassion

This catchy tune sends a universal message about compassion and forgiveness. Everyone needs compassion! Even though the message is referring to Jesus as the savior. The music is performed by Hillsong Live. Even though I was Jewish on my parents’ side, I can enjoy this kind of music with a message of compassion and forgiveness. […]