Teachings on Interbeing with Carl Sagan

These teachings on interbeing with Carl Sagan may help us all recognize the interconnectedness of all life on earth. This beautiful video explores “the pale blue dot” that we live on and asks us to be kind to one another. He says, The earth is a very small stage in a vast cosmic arena…Our planet […]

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 […]

Ignite Your Inner Voice

Here is a great motivation video to ignite your inner voice. There are scenes from the movies, Limitless, The Pursuit of Happiness, Invincible, and Neil Young The 60 Year Old Skateboarder to accompany the speeches that you will certainly recognize. This quote from Jim Carey may spark your interest to watch the whole video: In […]

The Ancient Practice Of Awakening Your Heart with Mindful Breathing

I was surprised to receive an email from Omvana, a product of Mindvalley about the ancient practice of awakening your heart with mindful breathing. The video is from the public talk in Vancouver, Canada in August 14, 2011, after the retreat at the University of British Columbia called Awakening the Heart. I attended the retreat, […]

The Sound of the Bell in Plum Village

This video presents the sound of the bell in Plum Village, the home of Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh. The images of the trees in the forest of Whittle Dene in Northumberland complement the sound of the bell. In Plum Village, the bell is invited many times during the day. It is invited to awaken […]

Joanna Macy Talks about The Kingdom of Shambhala

In this lovely video, Joanna Macy talks about The Kingdom of Shambhala as related to her by Choegyal Rinpoche from the Kalachakra Tantra. This talk was recorded at Spirit Rock Meditation Center on January 28, 2014. The teaching she is talking about is the emergence of the Kingdom of Shambhala. She talks about the Shambhala […]

Spreading Loving Kindness to All Beings

Spreading loving kindness to all beings is something we are all capable of doing without much effort. This is especially effortless when we, ourselves feel the loving kindness coming from within. A simple smile can make someone’s day. A helping hand can brighten someone’s life. There are many ways to do this. Mother Teresa says, […]

Curing Cancer with Viruses

Do you have cancer or do you know someone who has cancer? Do you know someone who has died primarily because of cancer? In my family, cancer is rampant. My sister had leukemia and died at the age of 27. She left behind a husband and two young boys. Fortunately for the boys, her husband […]

Kelly McGonigal is Coming to Stanford

Kelly McGonigal is coming to Stanford on Thursday, March 12. She is giving a talk at CCARE, The Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education. She is on the faculty there. In this Ted talk, she talks about how to make stress your friend. Up until now, Kelly has been trying to eliminate stress. […]

If You Want to be Happy Be Grateful

The one thing all humans have in common is that each of us wants to be happy, says Brother David Steindl-Rast, a Benedictine monk and interfaith scholar. And happiness, he suggests, is born from gratitude. If you want to be happy be grateful. The Dalai Lama puts it this way: I believe that the purpose […]

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