The Land of the Free…

Americans pride ourselves as living in “The land of the free and the home of the brave.” But are we really free? Many of us are slaves to our jobs and can’t really make end meet. Others are slaves to alcohol, drugs and food. But we all want peace and security. Meanwhile, the rich are […]

For a Future to be Possible

The final session of the Earth Holder Retreat was on the theme of “For a Future to be Possible” on Sunday, May 1 at the Deer Park Monastery. The panel discussion was led by Brother Phap Ho (Brother Protection) and included Kristin Barker (founder of One Earth Sangha), Jayna Gieber (director of “People of the […]

The Choice is Ours

Jacques Fresco and the Venus Project have come up with a series of documentary films called, “The Choice is Ours.” The preview is available in this article and we should all watch it and decide for ourselves whether we want a health planted with a resource based economy or continue on as usual. I can’t […]

Thoughts on Climate Change by Matthieu Ricard

In this video, we learn about altruism and thoughts on climate change by Matthieu Ricard. The video is from a Ted Talk from last October that was posted recently. He says, It is all the more important to foster an altruistic motivation rather than a selfish one… We are now the major agent of impact […]

Do You Want To Wake Up?

This lovely video from the I Am Awake project is short and to the point. Instead of “What if I told you to wake up?” please tell me, do you want to wake up? What does it mean to wake up? We must wake up to the destruction we are causing to the environment. Just […]

A Resource Based Economy

The Venus Project is the creation of Jacques Fresco, a modern day Michelangelo. His inventions have the potential to eliminate poverty, hunger, crime, and many other ill of society. In his mid 90’s, he is still creating and pushing for a resource based economy. According to The Venus Project founded by Jacques Fresco, a resource […]

Zeitgeist Resurrected

Zeitgeist is a German word meaning “spirit time.” It refers to the spirit of the time we are living in. Zeitgeist resurrected refers to the video below, Zeitgeist Moving Forward from 2011, as my previous post on Thich Nhat Hanh On Government and Governments Need Mindfulness – Not Enemies. The movie points out how important […]