Interbeing with All Life

When I discussed interbeing with all life with Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson several years ago, he said, I would say in modern times, (I need to define modern as in the last century).  What you said recent times was 25 years.  In modern times, we have come to learn about ecology.  I’ll use a single […]

The Pale Blue Dot

Last night, I saw a remarkable image of the pale blue dot (planet Earth) as viewed from the Cassini spacecraft during an eclipse of the sun by Saturn. The image was shown on the California Academy of Sciences Planetarium at the Dean Lecture on astronomy by Dr. Carolyn Porco, Cassini Imaging Team Leader from Boulder, […]

The Top Environmental Problems

This quote about the top environmental problems was shared to me by my daughter. I’ve been thinking about this a lot lately in conjunction with my work with the Buddhist Climate Action Network and the Earth Holder Sangha. I’ve written about the retreat called The Bells of Mindfulness from Mother Earth led by dharma teachers […]

A Short History of the Cosmos

Dr. Christopher D. Impey is the Distinguished Professor of Astronomy and the Steward Observatory at the University of Arizona. On February 4, 2013 Dr. Impey gave the Dean Lecture at the Morrison Planetarium in the California Academy of Sciences in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco. You can find the recording of his lecture on […]

The Science Of Yoga With Jon Kabat-Zinn And Kelly McGonigal

Jon Kabat-Zinn Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is the brain child of Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn. He is the founder of the Stress Reduction Clinic at the University of Massachusetts. The MBSR program includes mindfulness meditation and Hatha yoga. He defines mindfulness as “Mindfulness means paying attention in a particular way; On purpose, in the present moment, […]