Calendar

May
3
Wed
2017
Expand The Box thoughtware upgrade 5-day training @ ROC Illetas Hotel
May 3 – May 7 all-day

Expand The Box is a safe and astonishing 3-day learning environment for upgrading traditional thinking and behaviors.

Without our knowing how, the standard thinking and behavior patterns we adopted from our parents, our culture and our education system severely limit both the quality of our relationships and our ability to respond creatively to the opportunities and challenges of life. Expand The Box installs swinging doors through walls that previously appeared to be impenetrable.

Sep
11
Tue
2018
FREE Laughter Yoga on the PHONE! @ On the phone from wherever you are
Sep 11 @ 9:00 am – 9:15 am
FREE Laughter Yoga on the PHONE! @ On the phone from wherever you are

Join others for 15 glorious minutes of Laughter Yoga on the phone as we celebrate 11 Days of Global Unity!
No previous experience, no special clothes or equipment required. CALL: +1-218-339-2460 CODE: 52844# (LAUGH#) We’ll start with SMILE-UPs and get the giggles with silly, playful LAUGHTER exercises that help unite us as we decrease stress, anxiety and depression, increase joy, connection, creativity, energy, focus and productivity. “Laughter is the shortest distance between 2 people.” – Victor Borge Connect to others with Laughter! Different times each day so check the calendar carefully. Times given for Central Standard Time. More information about Sarah and her work on www.SeriousGiggles.com Come together to LAUGH for joy!

Sep
12
Wed
2018
FREE Laughter Yoga on the PHONE! @ On the Phone from WHEREVER you are!
Sep 12 @ 9:00 am – 9:15 am
FREE Laughter Yoga on the PHONE! @ On the Phone from WHEREVER you are!

Join others for 15 glorious minutes of Laughter Yoga on the phone as we celebrate 11 Days of Global Unity!
No previous experience, no special clothes or equipment required. CALL: +1-218-339-2460 CODE: 52844# (LAUGH#) We’ll start with SMILE-UPsSM and get the giggles with silly, playful LAUGHTER exercises that help unite us as we decrease stress, anxiety and depression, increase joy, connection, creativity, energy, focus and productivity. Connect to others with LAUGHTER! Different times each day so check the calendar carefully. Times given for Central Standard Time. More information about Sarah and her work on www.SeriousGiggles.com Come together to LAUGH for joy! “Laughter is the shortest distance between 2 people.” – Victor Borge

Sep
13
Thu
2018
FREE Laughter Yoga on the PHONE!! @ On the Phone from wherever you are
Sep 13 @ 1:00 pm – 1:15 pm
FREE Laughter Yoga on the PHONE!! @ On the Phone from wherever you are

Join others for 15 glorious minutes of Laughter Yoga on the phone as we celebrate 11 Days of Global Unity!
No previous experience, no special clothes or equipment required. CALL: +1-218-339-2460 CODE: 52844# (LAUGH#) We’ll start with SMILE-UPsSM and get the giggles with silly, playful LAUGHTER exercises that help unite us as we decrease stress, anxiety and depression, increase joy, connection, creativity, energy, focus and productivity. Connect to others with LAUGHTER! Different times each day so check the calendar carefully. Times given for Central Standard Time. More information about Sarah and her work on www.SeriousGiggles.com Come together to LAUGH for joy! “Laughter is the shortest distance between 2 people.” – Victor Borge

Sep
14
Fri
2018
FREE Laughter Yoga on the PHONE! @ On the PHONE from Wherever you are!
Sep 14 @ 3:00 pm – 3:15 pm
FREE Laughter Yoga on the PHONE! @ On the PHONE from Wherever you are!

Join others for 15 glorious minutes of Laughter Yoga on the phone as we celebrate 11 Days of Global Unity!
No previous experience, no special clothes or equipment required. CALL: +1-218-339-2460 CODE: 52844# (LAUGH#) We’ll start with SMILE-UPsSM and get the giggles with silly, playful LAUGHTER exercises that help unite us as we decrease stress, anxiety and depression, increase joy, connection, creativity, energy, focus and productivity. Connect to others with LAUGHTER! Different times each day so check the calendar carefully. Times given for Central Standard Time. More information about Sarah and her work on www.SeriousGiggles.com Come together to LAUGH for joy! “Laughter is the shortest distance between 2 people.” – Victor Borge

Sep
15
Sat
2018
FREE Laughter Yoga on the PHONE! @ On the PHONE from WHEREVER you are!
Sep 15 @ 5:00 pm – 5:15 pm
FREE Laughter Yoga on the PHONE! @ On the PHONE from WHEREVER you are!

Join others for 15 glorious minutes of Laughter Yoga on the phone as we celebrate 11 Days of Global Unity!
No previous experience, no special clothes or equipment required. CALL: +1-218-339-2460 CODE: 52844# (LAUGH#) We’ll start with SMILE-UPsSM and get the giggles with silly, playful LAUGHTER exercises that help unite us as we decrease stress, anxiety and depression, increase joy, connection, creativity, energy, focus and productivity. Connect to others through LAUGHTER! Different times each day so check the calendar carefully. Times given for Central Standard Time. More information about Sarah and her work on www.SeriousGiggles.com Come together to LAUGH for joy! “Laughter is the shortest distance between 2 people.” – Victor Borge

Sep
16
Sun
2018
FREE Laughter Yoga on the PHONE! @ On the Phone from Wherever You Are!
Sep 16 @ 1:00 pm – 1:15 pm
FREE Laughter Yoga on the PHONE! @ On the Phone from Wherever You Are!

Join others for 15 glorious minutes of Laughter Yoga on the phone as we celebrate 11 Days of Global Unity!
No previous experience, no special clothes or equipment required. CALL: +1-218-339-2460 CODE: 52844# (LAUGH#) We’ll start with SMILE-UPsSM and get the giggles with silly, playful LAUGHTER exercises that help unite us as we decrease stress, anxiety and depression, increase joy, connection, creativity, energy, focus and productivity. Connect to others through LAUGHTER! Different times each day so check the calendar carefully. Times given for Central Standard Time. More information about Sarah and her work on www.SeriousGiggles.com The Event Page has more details including a MAP to find the correct time in YOUR time zone and a link to the Facebook Event where you can RSVP if you want to connect further. Come together to LAUGH for joy! “Laughter is the shortest distance between 2 people.” – Victor Borge

Sep
17
Mon
2018
FREE Laughter Yoga on the PHONE! @ On the PPHONE from wherever you are!
Sep 17 @ 9:00 am – 9:15 am
FREE Laughter Yoga on the PHONE! @ On the PPHONE from wherever you are!

Join others for 15 glorious minutes of Laughter Yoga on the phone as we celebrate 11 Days of Global Unity!
No previous experience, no special clothes or equipment required. CALL: +1-218-339-2460 CODE: 52844# (LAUGH#) We’ll start with SMILE-UPs and get the giggles with silly, playful LAUGHTER exercises that help unite us as we decrease stress, anxiety and depression, increase joy, connection, creativity, energy, focus and productivity. “Laughter is the shortest distance between 2 people.” – Victor Borge Connect to others with Laughter! Different times each day so check the calendar. More information about Sarah and her work on www.SeriousGiggles.com Come together to LAUGH for joy!

Sep
18
Tue
2018
FREE Laughter Yoga on the PHONE! @ On the Phone from Wherever You Are!
Sep 18 @ 11:00 am – 11:15 am
FREE Laughter Yoga on the PHONE! @ On the Phone from Wherever You Are!

Join others for 15 glorious minutes of Laughter Yoga on the phone as we celebrate 11 Days of Global Unity!
No previous experience, no special clothes or equipment required. CALL: +1-218-339-2460 CODE: 52844# (LAUGH#) We’ll start with SMILE-UPsSM and get the giggles with silly, playful LAUGHTER exercises that help unite us as we decrease stress, anxiety and depression, increase joy, connection, creativity, energy, focus and productivity. Connect to others through LAUGHTER! Different times each day so check the calendar carefully. Times given for Central Standard Time. More information about Sarah and her work on www.SeriousGiggles.com The Event Page has more details including a MAP to find the correct time in YOUR time zone and a link to the Facebook Event where you can RSVP if you want to connect further. Come together to LAUGH for joy! “Laughter is the shortest distance between 2 people.” – Victor Borge

Play it Forward – The Gratitude Calendar and 21-Day Challenge @ Your home
Sep 18 @ 8:50 pm
Start your own 21 Day Gratitude Challenge any day! 
START TODAY!!

Inspired by the 21-Day Gratitude Challenge (http://gratitudechallenge.com),  musicians Nimo Patel and Daniel Nahmod, brought together dozens of people from around the world to create this beautiful, heart-opening melody.

This song is a celebration of our spirit and all that is a blessing in life. For the 21 Days, over 11,000 participants from 118 countries learned that “gratefulness” is a habit cultivated consciously and a muscle built over time. As a famous Roman, Cicero, once said, “Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all others.”
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Links to calendar and music:

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http://www.karmatube.org/videos.php?id=446

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Developed by Tiny Prints, The Gratitude Challenge encourages individuals to look at the brighter side of life.
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Sep
19
Wed
2018
FREE Laughter Yoga on the PHONE! @ On the Phone from Wherever You Are!
Sep 19 @ 3:30 pm – 3:45 pm
FREE Laughter Yoga on the PHONE! @ On the Phone from Wherever You Are!

Join others for 15 glorious minutes of Laughter Yoga on the phone as we celebrate 11 Days of Global Unity!
No previous experience, no special clothes or equipment required. CALL: +1-218-339-2460 CODE: 52844# (LAUGH#) We’ll start with SMILE-UPsSM and get the giggles with silly, playful LAUGHTER exercises that help unite us as we decrease stress, anxiety and depression, increase joy, connection, creativity, energy, focus and productivity. Connect to others through LAUGHTER! Different times each day so check the calendar carefully. Times given for Central Standard Time. More information about Sarah and her work on www.SeriousGiggles.com The Event Page has more details including a MAP to find the correct time in YOUR time zone and a link to the Facebook Event where you can RSVP if you want to connect further. Come together to LAUGH for joy! “Laughter is the shortest distance between 2 people.” – Victor Borge

Sep
20
Thu
2018
FREE Laughter Yoga on the PHONE! @ On the Phone from Wherever You Are!
Sep 20 @ 5:00 pm – 5:15 pm
FREE Laughter Yoga on the PHONE! @ On the Phone from Wherever You Are!

Join others for 15 glorious minutes of Laughter Yoga on the phone as we celebrate 11 Days of Global Unity!
No previous experience, no special clothes or equipment required. CALL: +1-218-339-2460 CODE: 52844# (LAUGH#) We’ll start with SMILE-UPsSM and get the giggles with silly, playful LAUGHTER exercises that help unite us as we decrease stress, anxiety and depression, increase joy, connection, creativity, energy, focus and productivity. Connect to others through LAUGHTER! Different times each day so check the calendar carefully. Times given for Central Standard Time. More information about Sarah and her work on www.SeriousGiggles.com The Event Page has more details including a MAP to find the correct time in YOUR time zone and a link to the Facebook Event where you can RSVP if you want to connect further. Come together to LAUGH for joy! “Laughter is the shortest distance between 2 people.” – Victor Borge

Oct
21
Sun
2018
Awakening Humanity at Work @ Allegretto Vineyard Resort.
Oct 21 – Oct 24 all-day
OCTOBER 21-24, 2018
Paso Robles, CA

Awakening Humanity at Work

Leadership that Cultivates Compassion, Wisdom, and Well-Being in a New Age

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CCARE and Whirling Chief are excited to bring this unique leadership development retreat to California at the Allegretto Vineyard Resort. In this powerful three-day program we will explore the latest in neuroscience, the bio-psycho-physiology of compassion, and dynamic practices that support the development of compassion, wisdom, and well-being at work. A significant body of evidence shows that when people in power adopt a human-centered view of business and promote a culture of respect, trust, compassion, and wisdom, the performance of the organization rises along with individual wellness.Join us to expand your capacity for this kind of leadership.Reach out to us if you are interested in participating.

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The rise of artificial intelligence, robotics, and “smart” technologies powers change faster than ever. For some, this new era has ushered in prosperity and the potential to address some of humanity’s most vexing challenges in creative new ways. For others, however, this era of technological and social change has ushered in isolation, loneliness, and fear.

Humanity Needs a New Form of Leadership
A significant body of research shows that when people in positions of power adopt a human-centered view of business that emphasizes a culture of respect, trust, compassion, and wisdom, the performance of the organization rises along with individual well-being. Rigorous evidence from multiple disciplines demonstrates that organizations can recruit more talented people, retain them longer, draw out higher quality service, and engage in more rapid innovation when performance goes hand-in-hand with human thriving. Where people thrive, business thrives.

Audience
Corporate executives, organizational leaders and those in influencing roles who want to immerse in the new science of compassion and well-being and explore the strategic value of human-centered leadership to create stakeholder and shareholder value.

Program Objectives
In this powerful three-day program, we will use the latest research in neuroscience, the bio-physiology of compassion and well-being, and dynamic findings from organizational behavior and psychology to learn the skills of resilience and creating thriving organizations.

We will explore how a neuroscientific and physiological approach to building an organizational culture of compassion and well-being changes what you think you know about the basics of human and organizational psychology. Along with like-minded fellow travelers on a journey of evolution, we will participate in a discussion about how to develop new qualities within ourselves and within the organizational ecosystems where we live and create action plans that inspire our own compassion and well-being.

Some of the benefits you will experience through a combination of classroom learning, experiential work, discussion, and case study include:

  • Gain a better understanding of the scientific basis for an emphasis on compassion and well-being in the workplace and the motivators for compassion in business,
  • Increase consciousness and build skill in managing the physiology and psychology of human well-being,
  • Recognize thinking habits and biases that work for you and against you as you endeavour to cultivate compassion, wisdom, and well-being,
  • Learn about and experiment with some new taxonomy of ‘being’,
  • Use scenario planning to envision future states of ‘doing’,
  • Develop methodologies to lift self and others into new states of thriving and vitality in your organization
  • Develop approaches to reducing and responding to suffering at work that may otherwise be invisible or unaddressed in order to build collaboration and enhance working relationships.

Agenda
The three days of this program will emphasize a blend of classroom-style learning, expert presentations, and discussion with experiences that help you fully internalize and practice the skills and ideas that will change your life and your workplace.

Day 1: What is the new world of work and how shall humanity respond?
Day 2Awakening humanity in leadership: The crucial element of success in the new world of work
Day 3: A new kind of being, a new kind of business

Program Facilitators
Developed as a collaboration between Stanford University’s Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education (CCARE) and Whirling Chief, the program will bring together best-selling author and renowned neurosurgeon Dr. James Doty with leadership expert and business guide Sesil Pir, principle of Whirling Chief.

Other facilitators include Monica Worline, research scientist at CCARE with expertise in compassion science and the field of Positive Organizational Scholarship; Aslı Aker, global leadership and organizational development expert; and Sinan Canan, neuroscientist and co-founder of Açık Beyin Academy.

Venue
Allegretto Vineyard Resort, Paso Robles, California.

Pilot Pricing Info
Discounted rate 6,000 USD / person, plus travel costs. 

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Facilitators: Dr. James Doty & Sesil Pir
Where: Allegretto Vineyard Resort, Paso Robles, California
When: October 21–24, 2018

Nov
15
Thu
2018
Aura Home Women Vets with support by the Prem Rawat Foundation – THE PEACE EDUCATION PROGRAM @ Ongoing support for women veterans
Nov 15 @ 6:03 pm

AURA HOME WOMEN VETS

50 South French Broad Avenue

Suite 203

Asheville NC  28801

828-771-6979

http://aurahomewomenvets.org

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Prem Rawat Foundation Supports Veterans With Peace Education Program

(Below is an excerpt regarding Aura Homes)

This article is also available in: French

For too many veterans, finding an enduring sense of peace remains elusive long after they return from war. They often face immense challenges as they transition to civilian life, from trauma disorders to unemployment and homelessness.

Thankfully, November 11 marks an occasion to honor their service and support solutions that can improve their lives. The date is Veterans Day in the United States, and in many other countries it is called Remembrance Day and Armistice Day, commemorating the end of World War I.

A growing number of veterans say the Peace Education Program is a solution that gives them the tools they need to harness their own inner-strength and overcome their obstacles. The program’s workshops feature videos of Prem Rawat’s empowering international talks on themes such as dignity, choice and hope.

“The Peace Education Program tries only to achieve one simple thing: it’s to put you in touch with yourself,” says Rawat.

While the goal is simple, the impact was profound for Alyce Knaflich, a veteran who suffered from post-traumatic stress, depression and homelessness for 10 years. She credits PEP with giving her the confidence to now work as the executive director of Aura Home Women Vets, a charity in Asheville, NC that provides housing and support to homeless women veterans.

Veteran Alyce Knaflich shares her story in this video.

“I was lost. Prem Rawat and his message in the program, it brought me home. And my home is my heart. Peace starts on the inside,” says Knaflich.

She has incorporated the Peace Education Program into Aura Home’s services to help her clients have the same enriching experience that she did.

“Prem’s message will help them heal their emotional stress, and ease the transition of coming out of the military and trying to find a new career path. It will help them center themselves and bring out their confidence,” says Knaflich.

Stanford University presents: Conversations on Compassion with Dr. Elissa Epel @ Cubberley Auditorium, Graduate School of Education, Stanford University 485 Lasuen Mall
Nov 15 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Stanford School of Medicine

Conversations on Compassion with Dr. Elissa Epel

When

6:00 pm to 7:30 pm, November 15, 2018

Location

Cubberley Auditorium, Graduate School of Education, Stanford University
485 Lasuen Mall, Stanford, CA, United States

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About The Event

In this conversation, CCARE’s founder and director, Dr. James Doty, will discuss compassion, meditation, and biology of aging with Dr. Elissa Epel. The hour-long dialogue will be followed by questions from the audience and a book signing. The talk will be recorded and posted to CCARE’s YouTube Channel and website several weeks after the event.

About Dr. Elissa Epel

Elissa Epel, Ph.D, is a Professor at UCSF in the Department of Psychiatry. She studies how chronic stress can impact aspects of biological aging (including the telomere/telomerase system), and how behavioral, mindfulness, and meditation interventions may buffer stress effects and promote psychological and physiological thriving. She co-leads the NIH Stress Network and a UC obesity research consortium, linking other UC campuses in the study of stress, sugar, food addiction, and obesity. Dr. Epel is a member of the National Academy of Medicine, steering council member for the Mind and Life Institute, and President Elect of the Academy of Behavioral Medicine Research. She co-authored “The Telomere Effect: A Revolutionary Approach to Living Younger, Healthier, Longer,” a NYT best seller, with Nobel Laureate Elizabeth Blackburn.

Registration

FREE ONLINE REGISTRATION | Please bring a paper or electronic copy of your confirmation email for entrance to the event.

Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for registered attendees | Registration is required to access seating before the event begins. Remaining seats will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis after the event begins.

Directions & Parking

Cubberley Auditorium, Stanford Graduate School of Education | Directions | Parking

Disability-Related Accommodations and Services

Please email CCARE staff at CCARE_info@stanford.edu by November 10, 2018 with requests for disability-related accommodations.

Dec
5
Wed
2018
Women’s WOVEN VOICES
Dec 5 @ 12:00 am

About

Empowering Women through Writing, Weaving and Sharing
Be heard, connect with your inner resources and cultivate courage to create change.

Our Mission

To create a woven tapestry based on the stories of 1,000 women globally by 2020 that will be exhibited internationally to shine a light on the creative accomplishments of women while calling attention to the challenges women currently face world-wide.

To foster a culture of self-knowledge and sharing that builds courage and fosters a sense of power in women everywhere to contribute to their communities in positive ways.

To allow women to tell the story of their lives, as a catalyst for change, particularly by opening up discussions about issues of domestic violence and sexual abuse in a safe and supportive way.

To promote resilience, compassion, open communication, healing and peace in individuals and communities.

Intro to the Project

Participating in Woven Voices is a journey that starts with self-reflection and writing, and transforms into a woven tapestry, a visual storyboard of women’s lives from around the globe. The 3 elements of the Woven Voices project work together as tools to access, claim, and celebrate our power as individuals and together as a global community of women.

The Artist

Brecia Kralovic-Logan is a passionate champion of creativity who has spent the last 40 years helping people of all ages to embrace and express their unique individuality.

 

Brecia Kralovic-Logan
4164 Mount Hukee Ave
San Diego, Ca 92117
Mobile: 805-896-3287
breciakl@gmail.com
breciacreative.com
thespiralofcreativity.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aug
5
Mon
2019
Meditation and Prayer Gathering for World Peace on Hiroshima Day @ DAG Hammarskjold Plaza
Aug 5 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Meditation and Prayer Gathering for World Peace on Hiroshima Day

August 5 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

 

This is a simple call for a gathering of spiritually-minded persons dedicated to world peace. Please join us, to make peaceful compassionate steps to help heal our wounded world. Walk together one step at a time mindfully. Let us cultivate peaceful minds and hearts within, and work harmoniously with our fellow beings on earth.

The event includes A-bomb panels, experiencing a walking mindful meditation, Origami, Tanabata tree of wishes, music, prayer and readings.

Details

Date:
August 5
Time:
3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Venue

DAG Hammarskjold Plaza
245 E. 47th St
New York, NY 10017 United States
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Aug
7
Wed
2019
CANDLELIGHT VIGIL & COMMUNITY DIALOGUE ON GUN VIOLENCE PREVENTION @ Old Courthouse
Aug 7 @ 7:00 pm
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AUG 7

Disarm Hate: Gun Violence Prevention Vigil & Dialogue

Public

 · Hosted by Rise Up Doylestown and 3 others
Wednesday at 7 PM – 9 PM
2 days from now68–90°F Thunderstorms
Former BC Courthouse then walk to Salem United Church
Doylestown Borough

DISARM HATE: A CALL TO ACTION

CANDLELIGHT VIGIL & COMMUNITY DIALOGUE ON GUN VIOLENCE PREVENTION

WED, AUGUST 7, 2019, 7pm – Doylestown, PA

In the wake of the mass shootings this past weekend that left 30 dead and many injured, we ache for the victims, their families and the entire community. As we mourn, we also rise up to take a stand against hate and all forms of gun violence. The clear connection between hate and the access to firearms must be addressed by our elected officials

Please join us this Wednesday, August 7, at 7 pm on the steps of the former Courthouse (55 E Court St, Doylestown) for a candlelight vigil followed by a slow procession to Salem United Church for a Community Dialogue. (186 E Court St, Doylestown)

Please bring your own candle.

Co-sponsors include: Orange Wave, Temple Judea, The Peace Center, Rise Up Doylestown, Bucks Students Demand Action, Heeding God’s Call, The Rainbow Room, Salem United Church & CeaseFire PA.

For more information, contact thepeacecenter.org or call 215-750-7220.

Aug
15
Thu
2019
Sounds True presents THE 30-DAY WAKE UP CHALLENGE WITH ADYASHANTI @ online
Aug 15 @ 12:00 am
Sounds True Presents
THE 30-DAY WAKE UP CHALLENGE
A Direct Way to Spiritual Liberation
Join Adyashanti in this journey beginning Thursday, August 15, 2019
“We’re seeking to wake up in all of the dimensions of being.”
ADYASHANTI
bestselling author and spiritual teacher

 

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Meet Your Teacher
Adyashanti is an American-born spiritual teacher devoted to the awakening of all beings. His teachings are invitations to stop, inquire, and recognize what is true and liberating at the core of existence. His books include Emptiness Dancing, Falling into Grace, and The Most Important Thing. Adyashanti offers teachings that are free of any tradition or ideology.

 

When You Enroll in The 30-Day Wake Up Challenge, You’ll Enjoy ALL These Benefits
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Become More Present

Learn to become aware of the pure consciousness underlying all of your experiences. When you perceive this always-available presence, you open to startling new vistas of awareness.
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Delve Deeper

Realize the boundless potential of the fundamental ground of being. From this most basic, universal consciousness, you will experience the natural arising of wisdom, insight, and purpose.
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Evoke Love and Compassion

Discover an awareness connected with your all-accepting compassionate nature as Adyashanti guides you in contacting the silent spaciousness of the Spiritual Heart.
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Embody Awakened Awareness

With practical guidance from Adyashanti, you will learn how to embody the dimensions of awakened awareness with your family, career, and every other aspect of your life.

 

Enroll Today—We Begin Thursday, August 15!

 

Journey Schedule
The 30-Day Wake Up Challenge is divided into four weekly sessions that guide you throughout the different dimensions of awareness. In this eye-opening journey, you will learn:
Awakened Awareness
Week One | Thursday, August 15
Awakened Heart
Week Two | Thursday, August 22
Awakened Ground of Being
Week Three | Thursday, August 29
Enlightened Relativity and the Paradox of Being
Week Four | Thursday, September 5

 

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Compassion Camp presented by School of Integrated Living (SOIL) @ Earthaven Ecovillage
Aug 15 @ 2:00 pm – Aug 18 @ 3:00 pm

Compassion Camp

August 15-18, 2019

at Earthaven Ecovillage | near Asheville, North Carolina

Compassion Camp is a four day event for adults and children where we create a community of people who learn, play and celebrate together, empowered to then send each other back into the world to spread these seeds of justice and love. Our time together is designed to foster community among the growing number of people in Western North Carolina and beyond who are passionate about living and promoting compassionate consciousness. Located at Earthaven Ecovillage, it is an opportunity to have fun, enjoy ourselves, learn together, and connect deeply in a beautiful natural setting.

Compassion Camp is inspired by the life and work of Dr. Marshall Rosenberg, the creator of Nonviolent Communication (NVC). We believe that the theory and practice of NVC is a life-changing tool for cultivating compassion in our hearts, communities, and the world. In addition to NVC, other topics may include: social justice, ecology, circling, restorative circles, healthy relationships, feminism, families and children, eco-sexuality, community, economics, and authentic movement.

Compassion Camp combines experiential and traditional approaches to learning, including professionally led classes, small-group conversations, hands-on practices, movement, self-reflection, and interactive activities, to provide an intimate, well-rounded, and powerful experience. Through both pre-planned presentations and Open Space sessions, Compassion Camp seeks to concentrate the creativity and inspiration of participants into an ongoing, life-serving energy for the community and create networks among affinity groups such as educators and social activists. Compassion Camp also features relational activities centered around singing, dancing, storytelling, and silence, which cultural anthropologist Angeles Arrien has identified as the four most common ways that humans create wellness, community, and connection.

Compassion Camp participants will likely experience:

  • Increased connection to self, others, and nature
  • A deeper commitment to being of service
  • A broader understanding of the ways you can live compassion
  • More skill in creating supportive community in your life
  • More practical tools and resources to inspire yourself and others

Schedule

Compassion Camp hosts a broad selection of topics to explore through the combination of pre-planned presentations and group-selected open space offerings. Connection and movement activities, meals, and rituals also contribute to a rich and nourishing experience.

More about schedule and Open Space technology


About the Co-Directors

For over thirty years, Steve Torma has gently guided our culture toward cooperation and regeneration. He is the former President of Earthaven Ecovillage, where he continues to live his passion for community and sustainability. Trained in Nonviolent Communication, and other healing modalities, Steve co-founded The REAL Center in 2007. Through his compassionate presence and guidance, Steve has helped countless people to find healing, direction, and meaning in their lives.

Terrie Lewine focuses her work on deep self-awareness, communication and relationship work. She currently resides in Philadelphia, PA where she owns and manages her private teaching/coaching practice and the Back to Life Wellness Center. She offers classes, workshops and trainings for individuals and couples, and supports organizations by developing and supporting best practices regarding collaboration, team building and effective conflict resolution.

Steve and Terrie have been deeply enriched by using NVC in their own lives, relationships,  communities and with the people they serve. Having felt the power of NVC to transform lives they are excited to create a gathering where people can come together to learn from each other, celebrate, and network.

While deeply inspired by NVC, their vision of a compassionate world includes many other aspects of creating the more beautiful world our hearts know is possible. With that in mind, they’ve brought together a group of leaders in WNC to share their wisdom at Compassion Camp.

More Facilitators and Class Descriptions


Location, Travel, and Accommodations

Location
This program takes place at Earthaven Ecovillage. This permaculture-based community offers a unique living classroom where participants will engage with the natural world, eco-infrastructure, and the intimate experience of rural community living.

What to expect at Earthaven

Accommodations
Camping is included. Private indoor lodging at Earthaven is available for an additional cost.

Shared indoor lodging

Cost per person: 1 night $20, 2 nights $40, 3 nights $60, 4 nights $75

Private indoor lodging

Cost for 1 person: 1 night $50, 2 nights $85, 3 nights $105, 4 nights $120
Cost for 2 people (shared bed): 1 night $75, 2 nights $130, 3 nights $160, 4 nights $175

Off-site options

Various options in Bat Cave, Black Mountain, and Asheville.

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Travel
Earthaven is nestled in the heart of the rural Southern Appalachian Mountains, 30 miles outside of Asheville, NC on curvy mountain roads and within two hours of three airports.

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Permaculture Design Course participants look at a locally grown feast.

Food

Delicious, omnivorous meals are prepared by talented culinary artists from the Earthaven community. Vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options available. Snacks and beverages (tea, coffee) are provided. Participants are invited to help with meal clean-up. Many hands make light work.

As much food as possible is sourced from Earthaven and its surrounding farms and gardens, with some ingredients sourced from local grocery stores. Our meals are created with seasonal, local, fresh, wildcrafted, humanely-raised, and organic ingredients.


Children and Families

We welcome families with children to attend and will do our best to support you and your children. The village setting of Earthaven offers a safe and fun place for people of all ages and stages to explore. Much of the content involves focused, sit-down presentations, so attending with a young child will likely mean being less able to participate fully in the program.

Children ages 0-3 ($0 includes food and camping)
Young children are welcome to attend with parent/guardian at no cost. We do not offer a program or childcare for this age group. If you decide to bring your young child(ren) to sessions, please understand that you and your child may need to step outside if your child is crying or playing loudly so that others may participate fully.

Children ages 4-12  ($100 includes food and camping)
Children are welcome to attend with parent/guardian. For this age group we offer a youth program that runs during open space sessions and will include games, crafts, and nature connection activities. Parents are responsible for their children during all other times.

Teens ages 13-17 ($100 includes food and camping)
Teens are welcome to attend with parent/guardian. We do not offer a program for this age group. Teenagers may attend sessions, but parents should be aware that there may be adult content, and parents are responsible for them and what they attend.

Compassion camp was an emotionally nourishing environment where I was able to sink into my relationship with my partner and our children. ~ Angel Trail, 2018 Participant


Cost

Registration includes instruction, all materials, food, and three nights of camping. Private indoor lodging at Earthaven is available for an additional cost (see above).

Adults
Registration Sliding Scale: $220-400
Payment available in $60 increments

Youth
Infant and Toddlers ages 0-3: Free
Children ages 4-12: $100 (youth program available)
Teens ages 13-17: $100 (no program available)

Work Trade: We offer a few partial work trade opportunities to individuals who are available and qualified for the following service areas, and who would otherwise not be able to afford to attend.  Our partial work trade positions cost $50-90 depending on the position, require about 11 hours of service, and include food, camping, admittance to camp, and materials.

Scholarships: We offer limited partial scholarships of $100 to individuals who otherwise would not be able to afford it. We prioritize scholarships for people of color and single parents with financial needs. We understand that people of color experience more financial and institutional barriers to participation, and we want to counteract that by offering scholarships.

Work trades and scholarships do NOT cover transportation or indoor lodging.
Please contact us at info@schoolofintegratedliving.org to receive a work trade or scholarship application.

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If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.   ~ Dalai Lama

Sep
10
Tue
2019
HOW WE CAN BEGIN TO HEAL OUR BROKEN WORLD – A Healing Story Approach @ Online
Sep 10 @ 8:00 pm

HOW WE CAN BEGIN TO HEAL OUR BROKEN WORLD

For more than 26 years, I’ve been helping individuals and communities creatively navigate difficult transitions — such as loss of a loved one, livelihood, illness, or bursting forth of a life unlived, the collective trauma of community disaster — through story-making. I’m now finishing a book — a combination memoir and workbook — about my healing story approach.

Not since 9/11, have I felt such urgency to put my work in service to healing our national culture. For the next year and half, I’m going to be offering more community reconciliation programs to counter-attack the hate and violence-filled narratives that the Administration and its minions are flooding media with. I’m targeting my programs now to change-makers: healers, writers, storytellers, teachers, activists.

Here’s the mistake many are making: Focusing on Trump’s media grabs day after day. This only gives energy to his evil and distracts from the fact that millions of citizens support him as a cult – meaning a disregard for facts in favor of allegiance to a leader that makes false promises, but is interested only in expanding his own power and wealth. But how can we pull followers out of this cult? Not by judging, preaching, haranguing.

Rather by listening, engaging, finding non-political common ground, by sharing our stories – not our victim tales, but a deeper story that is always flowing like a river beneath the surface of our lives – where we are one people, one race, one blood.

On Sept. 10, at 8 pm eastern, I’m going to be offering a free introduction to a 3-step healing story process for people who would like to use story in their community, therapeutic, or classroom programs, but may not know how. That’s Tuesday, Sept. 10 at 8 pm eastern time.

To register and receive the link, write to me at juIietbrucephd@gmail.com.

Enjoy the rest of your summer,
Juliet Bruce, Ph.D.

 

Sep
13
Fri
2019
Earth Treasure Vase Global Healing Project – Full Moon Meditation Series @ Global - in your time zone
Sep 13 – Dec 11 all-day

Join us each month on the full moon for the profound Earth Treasure Vase Full Moon Global Healing Meditation series, with Cynthia Jurs and David T. Nicol.

Fri Sept 13 // Sun Oct 13 // Tues Nov 12 // Wed Dec 11

Our mailing address is:

Alliance for the Earth

PO Box 8031

Santa FeNM 87504
https://www.earthrising.one/earth-treasure-vase

 

Inspired by an ancient Tibetan Buddhist tradition, the Earth Treasure Vase Global Healing Project brings healing and protection to the Earth by filling consecrated clay vessels with prayers and offerings, and ceremonially burying them in the Earth in collaboration with indigenous elders, young activists and grassroots leaders in places where healing and protection are most needed around the planet.

The project began in 1990, when Cynthia met a 106 year-old lama living in a cave in the Himalayas and asked him, What can we do to bring healing and protection to the Earth? He gave her this practice and since then, 49 Earth Treasure Vases have been planted (5 of these are in process now) in sacred places, war torn communities, mountains, forests and sources of rivers on every inhabited continent. The vases form a living global mandala of prayers and intentions for the healing of the Earth. With 21 vases still to go, the practice continues with pilgrimages to many new locations. On every full moon we gather for a guided meditation to direct our prayers and intentions into the vases and energize the global mandala, embracing Gaia with our heartfelt presence and sacred offerings.

Meet Your Facilitators

Cynthia Jurs

Cynthia Jurs, is a Lama in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition and a Dharmacharya in the Order of Interbeing of Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh. She is the guiding teacher at Open Way Sangha in Santa Fe, New Mexico, where she teaches a dharma path of sacred activism in response to the call of the Earth. In 1990 she made a life-changing pilgrimage to meet the hermit and meditation master, Kushok Mangden Charok Rinpoche, a 106-year-old lama living in a cave in Nepal, from whom she received the practice of the Earth Treasure Vases. Cynthia’s nonprofit, Alliance for the Earth is dedicated to facilitating a global community committed to planetary healing and collective awakening through the Earth Treasure Vase Global Healing Project and is also engaged in numerous peace-building and women’s empowerment efforts in Liberia, Africa. Cynthia directed the film, Turning Prayer Into Action: Indigenous Grandmothers Meet the Bioneers and is currently at work on a book and film entitled, Summoned By The Earth.

David Nicol, Ph.D.

David T. Nicol, Ph.D., is the executive director and co-founder of the Gaiafield Project, and co-founder of BeThePeace and WiseUSA, two initiatives that have united tens of thousands of people worldwide for large-scale meditations dedicated to social change. He is the author of Subtle Activism: The Inner Dimension of Social and Planetary Transformation (SUNY Press), the first comprehensive study of the idea that focused collective meditation and intention can contribute powerfully and measurably to social change. David has taught on Subtle Activism at the California Institute of Integral Studies, The Shift Network, and the Institute for Subtle Activism.

Remaining 2019 Full Moon Dates 
for the ETV Global Healing Meditation are:
Fri Sept 13 // Sun Oct 13 // Tues Nov 12 // Wed Dec 11.

 

Register for this free call here
Sep
16
Mon
2019
Global Peace Film Festival @ Several venues
Sep 16 – Sep 22 all-day

2019 Festival Tickets & Passes

Tickets & passes are now on sale of the 2019 Global Peace Film Festival

Sept. 16-22, 2019

About the Festival

The Global Peace Film Festival, established in 2003, uses the power of the moving image to further the cause of peace on earth. From the outset, the GPFF envisioned “peace” not as the absence of conflict but as a framework for channeling, processing and resolving conflict through respectful and non-violent means.

People of good faith have real differences that deserve to be discussed, debated and contested.

GPFF works to connect expression – artistic, political, social and personal – to positive, respectful vehicles for action and change. The festival program is carefully curated to create a place for open dialogue, using the films as catalysts for change.

Don’t miss out on our Online Global Peace Film Festival, which goes live Monday, Sept. 16. Visit peacefilmest.org to watch the films in our online festival wherever you are, on whatever device you want!

CONTACT US

Global Peace Film Festival
P.O. Box 3310
Winter Park, FL 32790-3310

info@peacefilmfest.org

Schedule is up; Tickets & Passes now available

Tickets & Passes for the 2019 Global Peace Film Festival, Sept. 17 to 22, are available now. Browse the film catalogue, check the schedule, or dive right in and start buying passes or tickets.

Festival Venues

Bush Auditorium/SunTrust Auditorium/Tiedtke Concert Hall/Bush 176, @ Rollins College
Fairbanks Ave. & Interlachen Ave., Winter Park, FL 32789
Parking: SunTrust Parking garage on E. Lyman Ave. or there is 3 hour street parking. Parking on the Rollins campus is extremely limited.

The Orlando LGBT+ Center
946 N. Mills Avenue, Orlando, FL 32803
Parking: On site or street parking

CityArts
39 S. Magnolia Avenue, Orlando, FL 32801
Parking: The Rogers-Kiene Building validates a portion of the fee in the Chase Plaza building parking lot. Patrons must enter CityArts to receive validation.

Enzian Theater & Eden Bar
1300 South Orlando Avenue, Maitland, FL 32751
Parking: On site

Holocaust Memorial Resource & Education Center 
851 N. Maitland Avenue, Maitland, FL 32751
Parking: On site

Mount Dora Plaza Live
2728 Old Highway 441, Orlando, FL 32757
Parking: On site

Orlando City Hall rotunda
400 South Orange Avenue, Orlando, FL 32801
Parking: City Commons Parking Garage (across the street from City Hall)

Ten Thousand Villages
329 N. Park Avenue, Suite #102, Winter Park, FL 32789
Parking: Street parking or North Park Avenue garage offers free parking

Winter Park Public Library
460 E. New England Ave., Winter Park, FL 32789
Parking: on site

FILM LISTINGS

Alternative Facts: The Lies of Executive Order 9066

65 minutes | USA | 2018

Alternative Facts is a documentary about the false information and political influences that led to the World War II incarceration of Japanese Americans. It sheds light on the people and politics that influenced the signing of the infamous Executive Order 9066 which authorized the mass incarceration of nearly 120,000 Japanese Americans. The film exposes the lies used to justify the decision and the cover-up that went all the way to the United States Supreme Court. The film also examines the parallels to the current climate of fear, attitudes towards immigrant communities, and similar attempts to abuse the powers of the government.

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At Arm’s Length

15 minutes | USA | 2018

As the one-year anniversary of a mass shooting in Sutherland Springs, TX, approaches, two journalists try to reconcile their relationships to the victims with the demands of their work.

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Blue Goes Green: Net Zero Police Station

26 minutes | USA | 2019

A police station in Cincinnati is the first Net Zero Energy police station in America. The project saved taxpayers money and included a surprising benefit – improved police-community relations: a sustainability and community engagement success story.

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Catching Giants

50 minutes | USA/South Africa | 2018

CATCHING GIANTS is a heart-stopping film that follows the world’s preeminent giraffe researcher, Dr. Francois Deacon, as he attempts to put GPS collars on 20 giraffes, including ten males, which have never been collared and that we know so little about. The film takes viewers on an incredible journey alongside the conservationists in their quest to learn more about giraffes. For Francois and his family, catching and saving Africa’s giants is not just a passion but their mission.

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Changing the Game

95 minutes | USA | 2019

Changing the Game takes us into the lives of three high school athletes – all at different stages of their athletic seasons, personal lives, and unique paths as transgender teens. Their stories span across the US – from a skier and teen policymaker in New Hampshire, to a track star in Connecticut openly transitioning into her authentic self and a Texas State Champion wrestler. Trans athletes have to work harder than their cisgender peers in order to thrive in their field while also having the courage and resilience to face daily harassment and discrimination. This film is their urgent, articulate plea for acceptance.

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College Crucible

41 minutes | USA | 2019

College Crucible features the stories, struggles, and coping strategies of 15 undergraduate students enrolled in a course called Body Liberation, Food Justice. Powerful testimony, digital art, and current research bring to life pressures and stressors such as binge drinking and drug use; body image and anorexia; and anxiety and depression. The documentary invites viewers inside contemporary college life, helping viewers envision how we might work together to create more humane, equitable, and just environments—on campus and beyond.

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Community First, a Home for the Homeles

65 minutes | USA | 2018

Community First! Village is transforming the lives of homeless people in Austin, TX, through the power of community. You’ll hear about heartbreaking events that cause homelessness, and heartwarming stories of being welcomed into a nurturing environment where dignity and self-worth are restored. You will witness what can be achieved when a community comes together. This flourishing model hopes to inspire other cities and towns throughout the US to use the blueprint offered in the Community First! Village to create their own versions.

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The Condor & the Eagle

80 minutes | USA/Canada/Ecuador/France/Peru | 2019

Four indigenous environmental leaders embark on an extraordinary trans-continental journey from the Canadian plains to deep into the heart of the Amazonian jungle to unite the peoples of North and South America and deepen the meaning of “Climate Justice.” The Condor & the Eagle offers a glimpse into a developing spiritual renaissance as the four protagonists learn from each other’s long legacy of resistance to colonialism and its extractive economy. Their path through the jungle takes them on an unexpectedly challenging and liberating journey, which will forever change their attachment to the Earth and to one another.

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Decade of Fire

75 minutes | USA | 2018

In the 1970s, the Bronx was on fire. Abandoned by city government, nearly a half million people were displaced as their close-knit, multi-ethnic neighborhood burned, reducing the community to rubble. While insidious government policies caused the devastation, Black and Puerto Rican residents bore the blame. This story of hope and resistance exposes the truth about the borough’s untold history and reveals how the embattled and maligned community chose to resist, remain and rebuild. Decade of Fire tells the story of the South Bronx that has not been heard before – and offers a roadmap for building the communities we want and truly deserve.

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Eating Up Easter

76 minutes | USA/Chile | 2018

In a cinematic letter to his son, native Rapanui (Easter Island) filmmaker Sergio Mata’u Rapu explores the modern dilemma of their people who risk losing everything to the globalizing effects of tourism. The film follows four islanders, descendants of the ancient statue builders, who are working to tackle the consequences of their rapidly developing home. One leads recycling efforts to reduce trash, others use music to reunite their divided community while the fourth embraces the advantages of building new businesses. These stories intertwine to reveal the complexities of development and the contradictions within us all as we are faced with hard choices about our planet’s future.

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For They Know Not What They Do

91 minutes | USA | 2019

In the wake of the landmark US Supreme Court case legalizing marriage equality, the Right has launched an effective, new, state-by-state campaign to limit the rights of America’s LGBTQ citizens across the country. Their backlash has been swift, severe and successful. For The Know Not What They Do takes us on a journey of understanding what connects us all and gives us the courage to embrace each other. Meet four American families whose stories are at the intersection of religion, sexual orientation and gender identity through their experiences of tragedy and triumph, rejection and validation. Above all, the film offers much needed healing, clarity and understanding.

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FusionFest Shorts

90 minutes | 2019

See a collection of short films about Central Floridians of diverse origins and heritages in the screenings of the FusionFest Short Film Contest. In late August, the GPFF is running the MYgration film contest that will produce 3- to 5-minute films about people from around the world who make Central Florida their home. These films will be presented during the GPFF and audience members will have two opportunities to vote for their favorite film from the contest during the festival. An Audience Award will be presented at the conclusion of the Saturday screening. FusionFest is a free, two-day celebration of the diverse origins and heritages of our Central Florida community that will be held in Downtown Orlando on November 30 and December 1, 2019. All the MYgration films will be shown in a special film pavilion throughout the FusionFest weekend and a jury award of $1000 will be presented to the winning film.

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The Gathering

24 minutes | USA | 2016

The Gathering tells the story of Witness to Innocence, the largest organization of death row exonerees in the US. These innocent men and women, some spending decades on death row for murders they didn’t commit, come together once a year to share their thoughts and feelings, fears and dreams with the only people who really understand what they experienced.

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heartbeat Iowa

USA | 2019

Across the US, heartbeat has become the latest weapon in the fight to end legal abortion, and last summer Iowa was one of the first states to enact such a ban. Heartbeat, Iowa documents an activist, a pro-life advocate, and the staff of Iowa’s oldest abortion clinic as they fight on opposing sides of this new legislation.

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Incompatible Allies

43 minutes | USA | 2019

Incompatible Allies: Black Lives Matter, March for Our Lives and the US Debate About Guns and Violence captures local black students’ experiences with gun violence and their perspectives on gun violence prevention and community safety. Produced following the Parkland shooting, the film offers a perspective often excluded from national conversations about gun control, highlighting the ways that violence in white communities is often seen as a national crisis, while violence in black communities is often ignored.

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JFK: The Last Speech

58 minutes | USA | 2018

JFK: The Last Speech explores the dramatic relationship between two seminal Americans – President John F. Kennedy and the poet Robert Frost – which reached its tragic climax in a surprising encounter with Soviet Premier Nikita Khruschchev at the height of the Cold War. Born out of these events is Kennedy’s remarkable speech about poetry and power, which alters the course of a group of Amherst college classmates who witness this compelling address and continue to exemplify in their contemporary lives a portrait of the challenges facing America.

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Keepers of the Future: La Coordinadora of El Salvador

24 minutes | USA/El Salvador | 2017

In a fertile floodplain in El Salvador, where the great river meets the sea, a peasant movement puts down roots – growing resilience in the scorched earth of exile and civil war. They soon discover new challenges: climate crisis exacerbated by an economy of ruinous extraction. The solutions they come up with will be a revelation for audiences in the prosperous north: in their model may lie the key to the future.

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King Bibi

87 minutes | Israel/USA | 2018

Twenty years before the spectacle of Donald Trump’s presidency emerged, Benjamin Netanyahu already understood the political benefits of creating a toxic relationship with the media, and communicating directly with the public. King Bibi explores Netanyahu’s rise to power, relying solely on archival footage of his media performances over the years: from his days as a popular guest on American TV, through his public confession of adultery, and his mastery of the art of social media. From one studio to another, “Bibi” evolved from Israel’s great political hope, to a controversial figure who some perceive as Israel’s savior, and others as a cynical politican who will stop at nothing to retain his power.

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LIKE

49 minutes | USA/Hong Kong | 2019

Like explores the impact of social media on our lives and the effects of technology on the brain. Social media is a tool and social platforms are a place to connect, share, and care … but is that what’s really happening?

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A Living Earth

52 minutes | Belgium | 2018

Sustainable ecosystems are talked about, but few are living it. A year in the life of permaculture is captured by Luc Dechamp’s camera watching from the heights of Spa, the work at the Belgian Desnie Farm School, a self-sustaining community thriving on permaculture.

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Marching Forward

60 minutes | USA | 2018

Marching Forward is the history of two dedicated high school band directors – one black, one white – inspired by music to cross color lines in the Deep South and work together for the sake of their students. This courageous cooperation resulted in the experience of a lifetime for Orlando’s black and white students at the 1964 New York World’s Fair.

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Nailed It

60 minutes | USA | 2018

A fortuitous encounter with twenty Vietnamese refugee women and The Birds actress Tippi Hedren in 1975 sparks the Asian nail salon as we know it. In this hour-long documentary, Nailed It presents a lineage of legacy moments in nails, like Mantrap, the first nail salon chain to cater to black women in the ‘hood. The democratization of the manicure fans the fire of Vietnamese “discount” nail salons blazing across the country. Through the international journey embarked upon by Nailed It director Adele Pham, this unique film captures an unforgettable and often hilarious saga born of tragedy, charting the rise, struggle, stereotypes and steady hold Vietnamese Americans have on today’s $8 billion nail industry.

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The New Gatherers

2 minutes | USA | 2019

People from all walks of life are picking up trash. They are spreading out across trails and parking lots, rivers and beaches. Their dream? To stop the tide of litter. They hope to prevent 8 million metric tons of plastic that enter our world’s oceans each year by collecting it, one piece at a time. Will you join them and gather the garbage before it reaches the sea?

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New Homeland

93 minutes | USA | 2018

Every summer since 1914, Camp Pathfinder, located on a small island in the Canadian wilderness, invites a community of boys to spend a few weeks in the backcountry learning how to camp, hike, canoe and fish. Two years ago, Camp Director Mike Sladden, enraged by the tragic images from the growing global refugee crisis but inspired by Canada’s growing intake of asylum seekers, had an idea. What if he could bring a group of displaced boys from war-torn Syria and Iraq to spend the summer at Pathfinder? If the camp experience had such a profound effect on generations of boys already, imagine what it would be like for these refugee boys.

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Plant the Seed

11 minutes | USA | 2018

Music video about black farmer and educator Leah Penniman and her journey to become the founder of Soul Fire Farm, a national leader in the food justice movement.

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Planting Seeds, Growing Justice

13 minutes | USA | 2018

Farmworkers are often more adversely affected by climate change than others; an altered environment alters their source of livelihood. The Farmworker Association of Florida gives voice to farmworkers and climate justice advocates who are on a mission to utilize indigenous agricultural practices to save our environment, replenish local lands and empower the farm-working community.

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The Plummery

8 minutes | Australia | 2019

The Plummery is a suburban home where a backyard permaculture garden measuring only 1076 sq. ft. (100 sq/m) produces over 900 pounds (400kg) of food year-round.

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The Power to Heal: Medicare and the Civil Rights Revolution

56 minutes | USA | 2018

Narrated by award-winning actor and activist Danny Glover, Power to Heal tells a poignant chapter in the historic struggle to secure equal and adequate access to healthcare for all Americans. Central to the story is how a new national program, Medicare, was used to mount a dramatic, coordinated effort that desegregated thousands of hospitals across the country practically overnight. Beyond delivering a compelling history lesson, Power to Heal makes the clear moral connection between health care and civil rights for all and calls on everyone to work toward policies that protect our rights by protecting our citizens.

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The Public

119 minutes | USA | 2018

A librarian helps a group of homeless people take refuge at the free public library in order to survive a brutal winter night. NOTE: Tickets for the screening of The Public are free . But you must reserve them here . Tickets for the Opening Night Reception following the film are $20 and can be purchased at the same link.

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The Remix: Hip Hop X Fashion

67 minutes | USA | 2019

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Rigged: The Voter Suppression Playbook

79 minutes | USA | 2019

What would happen if political operatives tried to subvert the sacred American principle of “one person, one vote”? What if they hatched and pursues that plan for years before anyone noticed what they were doing? That is the frightening tale told in Rigged. Narrated by Jeffrey Wright, and filmed during the 2016 election, the film identifies and unpacks a shrewd ten-part strategy developed by Republicans to suppress votes that would be cast against them. In the wake of the 2018 elections, our democracy is in peril. Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) states in the film, “I fear for our younger people. I fear they will not have the kind of democracy I experienced… Somebody’s got to say, ‘This is not right.” Somebody’s got to say, ‘We can do better.’”

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Right to Harm

75 minutes | USA | 2019

Through the riveting stories of five rural communities, Right to Harm exposes the devastating public health impact factory farming has on many disadvantaged citizens throughout the United States. Filmed across the country, the documentary chronicles the failures of state agencies to regulate industrial animal agriculture. Known formally as Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (or CAFOs) these facilities produce millions of gallons of untreated waste that destroys the quality of life for nearby neighbors. Fed up with the lack of regulation, these disenfranchised citizens band together to demand justice from their legislators.

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The Robo Con

16 minutes | USA | 2019

With an unexpected turn of events at the end of this short film, Wall Street emerges victorious in its quest to turn the foreclosure process into a for-profit business. Along with the big banks, they have been quietly foreclosing on homes across America with no oversight from local, state or federal authorities by using a process called robo signing.

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The Sequel

61 minutes | UK/Greece | 2018

The Sequel daringly re-imagines a thriving, resilient civilization after the collapse of our current economies, drawing on the inspirational work of David Fleming, grandfather of the global Transition Towns movement. Opening with a powerful “deep time” perspective, from the beginning of the Earth to our present moment, this film recognizes the fundamental unsustainability of today’s society and dares to ask: What will follow? Around the world, fresh shoots are already emerging as people develop the skills, will and resources necessary to recapture the initiative and re-imagine civilization, often in the ruins of collapsed mainstream economies. Our current economic structure is centered on growth which is straining our finite resources. What if we developed an economic structure with human engagement and meaning at its centre?

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Travel Ban: Make America Laugh Again

84 minutes | USA

Travel Ban is about being brown and immigrant in America seen through the eyes of comedians of Middle Eastern background.

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Undeterred

75 minutes | USA | 2019

Undeterred tells the story of community resistance in the rural border town of Arivaca, Arizona. Since NAFTA, 9/11 and the Obama and Trump administrations, border residents have been on the front-lines of the humanitarian crisis caused by increased border enforcement build up. This film provides an intimate portrait of how residents of the small rural community, caught in the cross-hairs of global geo-political forces, have mobilized to demand their rights and to provide aid to injured, often dying people funneled across a wilderness desert.

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The Uterati, Fighting Back in the War Against Women

51 minutes | USA | 2012

In 2011, the word uterus was banned from the Florida House of Representatives even as GOP members in that room were voting to regulate all uteruses across the state via 18 anti-choice bills. As these extremists and their national leaders continued their war on women, the Uterati were fighting mad and fighting back! In 2019, this film has not lost its urgency.

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Walk in My Shoes

60 minutes | USA | 2018

In this time of fear, turmoil and anger, Theater of Witness brings people together across divides of difference to bear witness to the beauty of meaningful engagement, cultivate empathy and truly listen to the stories of people we’ve never heard before. This is the time for a new story that taps into the spirit of love and connection between us all. Walk in My Shoes is a film of a Theater of Witness performance created with and performed by 4 Philadelphia police and 3 community members. The performance explores societal wounds and shares performers’ stories and visions of the future.

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What Will Become of Us

72 minutes | USA/Australia | 2019

Frank Lowy started with one Australian store and built his business into a global billion dollar enterprise – the shopping mall giant Westfield. Now in his late 80s, he faces the prospect of a merger that will lead to his retirement and also the bittersweet journey of his beloved wife’s decline due to Alzheimer’s Disease. In this film, he reflects on his past and on events that made him the fighter, survivor and philanthropist he became. Revisiting sites of his childhood and young adulthood the film takes us from the ghettos of Budapest in the 1930s to living as a refugee and emigrating to Australia, and chronicles the impact of a single life in the lives of so many.

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The Worst Thing

84 minutes | Germany/USA | 2019

How do you get over the worst thing to ever happen in your life? In 1985, Kathleen lost her brother Eddie, an American soldier, at the hands of the RAF (Red Army Faction), a German leftist terrorist organization. Now, decades later, she decides to seek out the group responsible for his murder. The film follows Kathleen as she travels to Germany to make peace with aging former members of the RAF. As Kathleen searches for some form of connection with former RAF members, memories are retold, intentions are uncovered, and remorse and redemption manifest in unexpected ways.

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Sep
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Wed
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The Juliana plaintiffs and Greta Thunberg together in DC
Sep 18 all-day

Press Conference – Livestream – Facebook – JULIANA vs UNITED STATES – SEPTEMBER 18 – SIGN UP AND TUNE IN – WASHINGTON D.C. 


This month will be the dawn of a new era in the climate movement. With glaciers melting at unprecedented rates and fires burning across the Amazon, young people are going all out to fight for our future and our elders are rising in solidarity with us.

On Wednesday, September 18, my Juliana v. United States co-plaintiffs and I will come together with Swedish climate activist, Greta Thunberg, at a press conference in Washington D.C. We will call on world leaders to recognize the fierce urgency of climate change, and to put in place science-based climate recovery plans around the world. Tune in to the Facebook livestream of this historic union of major youth leaders.

Sign up for a reminder to tune in to the September 18 press conference featuring the Juliana plaintiffs and Greta Thunberg.

https://www.youthvgov.org/livestream

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AND THEN – DON’T FORGET; 

On Friday, September 20, young people, workers, activists, politicians and many more will strike to demand immediate climate action in what will likely be the largest climate mobilization ever. We will strike to demand transformative action to address the climate crisis. Building on the recent surge of the youth climate movement, adults will join us to send a clear, intergenerational message to governments that they must act decisively in the face of climate chaos. 

Join my co-plaintiffs and me at strikes across the country, from New York City to Alaska, to show solidarity with the broader youth climate movement and demand our day in court.

Grateful for all you do to support the brave young people in this movement.

Thank you for rising with us,
Xiuhtezcatl Martinez
Juliana v. United States plaintiff and Earth Guardians Youth Director

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#strikewithus

On September 20, three days before the UN Climate Summit in NYC, young people and adults will strike all across the US and world to demand transformative action be taken to address the climate crisis. Millions of us will take the streets to demand a right to a future, and we’re inviting you to #strikewithus

Find a strike near you to attend on September 20 on the map below. If you don’t see an event in your area, organize one! We’ll provide everything you need to get started in planning something in your community so no experience is necessary.

Whether you’re 7 or 777, you’re invited to join the movement.

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PO BOX 5181 EUGENE, OR 97405 | INFO@OURCHILDRENSTRUST.ORG

US Climate Strike

https://www.youthvgov.org/congress4julian

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KELSEY JULIANA, 23

EUGENE, OREGON

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XIUHTEZCATL MARTINEZ, 19

BOULDER, COLORADO

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MIKO VERGUN, 18

BEAVERTON, OREGON

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LEVI D., 12

INDIALANTIC, FLORIDA

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ISAAC V., 17

BEAVERTON, OREGON

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JAIME BUTLER, 18

FLAGSTAFF, ARIZONA

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NATHAN BARING, 19

FAIRBANKS, ALASKA

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HAZEL V., 15

EUGENE, OREGON

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NICK VENNER, 18

LAKEWOOD, COLORADO

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TIA HATTON, 22

BEND, OREGON

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JOURNEY ZEPHIER, 19

KAPAA, KAUA’I, HAWAI’I

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ZEALAND B, 15

EUGENE, OREGON

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AJI PIPER, 19

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON

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AVERY M., 14

EUGENE, OREGON

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JACOB LEBEL, 22

ROSEBURG, OREGON

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VIC BARRETT, 20

WHITE PLAINS, NEW YORK

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KIRAN OOMMEN, 22

EUGENE, OREGON

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JAYDEN F., 15

RAYNE, LOUISIANA

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SAHARA V., 15

EUGENE, OREGON

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SOPHIE KIVLEHAN, 21

ALLENTOWN, PENNSYLVANIA

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ALEX LOZNAK, 22

OAKLAND, OREGON


MUSIC BY JULIANA V. US PLAINTIFF XIUHTEZCATL
VIDEO PRODUCED BY ROBIN LOZNAK

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IF YOU’RE A LEGISLATOR AND READY TO SHOW YOUR SUPPORT, GO HERE.

While we wait for the decision from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, we must call on Members of Congress to publicly support Juliana v. United States and the constitutional rights of young people to life, liberty, and property free from government endangerment. We have been calling on the judicial branch to help hold the executive branch of our federal government accountable for its role in causing the climate crisis, and we need the legislative branch to step up as well.

Let’s make this happen.

~ Vic Barrett, Juliana v. United States plaintiff

Remember to do all three – tweet and email and call

The United States government has known about the causes and dangers of climate change for more than half a century. Yet it continues to promote and protect the major driver of the climate crisis: our national fossil fuel energy system. These actions of the executive branch have endangered young Americans. This is unjust and unconstitutional. That’s why the 21 young plaintiffs in Juliana v. United States are suing the federal government. We need Congress to support them and their fundamental constitutional rights to life, liberty, and property free from government endangerment in its role in causing climate chaos.

 

Sep
19
Thu
2019
Men’s Spirituality Retreat at Ghost Ranch, New Mexico @ Ghost Ranch
Sep 19 – Sep 22 all-day

Men and Spirituality –  Ghost Ranch – New Mexico

Workshop ID: G190933
Dates: September 19 – September 22
Price: $375.00 – $835.00

What is in a man’s heart? As a man, you are possibly the only person who truly knows, and you may feel isolated without answers to the age-old questions: Who am I? Why am I here? Where am I going? Gather with other men in a safe contemplative setting to experience the true power of conscious vulnerability, and the healing alchemy of deeply connecting with other men seeking answers along their spiritual path. Then learn how to take your experience home if you wish and extend the conversation to engage like-minded men.


Please note that our workshop price structure packages your tuition, course materials, lodging and meals together in a single rate. Prices are presented for each of the types of lodging available for the workshop you select. Some art workshops will have an additional list of course materials and supplies that can be purchased or you will be asked to bring with you.

  • Note:  Some courses (especially studio courses and plein air painting courses) can carry an additional material list or expense.

All rates are Per Person, Double Occupancy unless otherwise specified. Single Occupancy: Single occupancy rooms may be reserved for an additional $50 per night when space is available. The fee will be charged when space is confirmed. Single occupancy lodging is generally not available during June and July. If you are a single person and do not specify a roommate, a roommate of the same gender will be assigned to share your lodging space or you can request the single occupancy and be charged the supplement of an additional $50 per night (based on availability). For more information or if you would like to attend this workshop, but do not need lodging, please call the Registrar’s Office at 505.685.1001 or 505.685.1001 ext 4155 or toll-free at 877.804.4678 — available SundayFriday8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. MST.

Three ways to register:

  1. Download printable registration form and mail to: Ghost Ranch Registrar, 280 Private Drive 1708, Abiquiu, NM 87510. OR scan and email your completed form to: registrar@GhostRanch.org
  2. Register by telephone at 505.685.1001 or 505.685.1017 or toll-free at 877.804.4678, ext. 4155 or ext. 4121 — available Monday-Saturday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. MST.

Circles of Men Project

Circles of Men Project

The Circles of Men Project, in association with the Charter for Compassion, launched in January 2019 for the purpose of creating and fostering a global constellation of likeminded men working together to elevate mindfulness, compassion and consciousness among men around the world.

The overarching intention is to provide a forum:

  • for thought leaders in men’s work to support one another navigate forward in the rapidly changing world
  • to enable men and boys around the world to engage in contemplative conversation both in person and virtually
  • to help provide a foundation for work in the area of deep healing between women and men with Gender Equity and Reconciliation International.

The Circles of Men Project is evolving as an extension of the Men’s Fellowship Network which launched in 2012 and has grown into a global network with visitors to the website from over 140 countries; half of whom are women seeking to learn more about the issues men face today and to offer as a resource to the men in their lives.

For more information contact us at: clay@clayboykin.com

Sep
26
Thu
2019
GOOD of the WHOLE Private Lakeside Retreat and Intimate Gathering @ 146 and 147 Lakeview Acres
Sep 26 – Sep 29 all-day

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A BEAUTIFUL OPPORTUNITY…

You are invited to gather with GOOD of the WHOLE Mentoring Stewards and friends as we deepen into the embodiment of wholeness, co-mentoring strategic, sacred action for the earth and all her inhabitants. Given that we are on the evolutionary edge, living in times of great change, we share a vision of a world where every individual feels valued, connected, and whole. During this time together, we will joyfully cultivate an ethos of wholeness, nurturing our innate capacity to live for the good of the whole.

Each morning in Heart Resonance, tuning into the Unified Field and listening to the collective consciousness, we experience an expanded sense of vision and purpose. Aligning with our true nature and inherent wisdom, we step forward as co-mentors and leaders.

With the exciting news of GOOD of the WHOLE’s non-profit status, we are grounding in sacred action, contributing our gifts and co-creating the education, community and media opportunities that are in front of us. We invite you into this generative experience. Join with us as we expand the newly-merged Global Heart Team, catalyze new media and communications, access our shared-resource repository, and lift up your unique gifts and vision!

“Wholeness is the medicine of our times.” ~ Julie Krull

 

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MORE DETAILS…

Who? GOOD of the WHOLE Mentoring Stewards & Friends

What? Private Lakeside Retreat and Intimate Gathering

When? 5:00 pm Thursday September 26th through Sunday evening, September 29th

(Come join us pre OR post retreat from September 25 – 30)

Where?  Julie Krull’s Lake Houses, 146 and 147 Lakeview Acres, Johnson Lake, Nebraska 68937

(Nice bunkhouse accommodations for the first confirmed 24 people)

Why?  Gather in a coherent field of love, resonance and creativity, as we experience the emergence and realize our collective potential. We are the embodiment of consciousness for the GOOD of the WHOLE. We will open to the impulse of creation expressing through us and offer our greater gifts for the good of the whole.

COST? $222 plus $30/per day food (Limited to 24 – First come first serve)

For More Information Contact:

Julie Krull 308.830.0296  Julie@GoodoftheWhole.com

OR Shelley Darling 415.516.3555  Shelley@GoodoftheWhole.com

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TRAVEL INFORMATION…

BEST FLIGHT: Omaha Eppley Airfield: 231 miles, 3 hour drive (Rental car, car pool, shuttle to Kearney, NE & bus available to Lexington, NE – super easy drive!)

Shuttle from Omaha to Kearney: Eppley Express — website for reservations and schedule HERE 

FLY to Kearney, NE: 30 minutes drive (Pay a little extra for flight; Rent car or we will pick you up!)

FLY to Grand Island, NE: 1½ hour drive (A little extra for flight; Rent car or we will pick you up!)

FLY AND/OR DRIVE FROM COLORADO: Estimated drive time from the front-range of Colorado is 4-5 hours. You can fly to Denver and rent a car. This option includes a 4 hour drive.

REGISTER NOW…

Make a $100 Donation as a down payment to hold your spot HERE

Please email Shelley@goodofthewhole.com your travel itinerary so she can help organize your commute with cars and shuttles. Thank you.

Standing in Love,

GOOD of the WHOLE Stewards

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Oct
7
Mon
2019
Healing After Divorce Begins With The Parents – Learn How with ShaRon Rea @ Zoom
Oct 7 @ 6:00 pm – Oct 29 @ 8:30 pm

PUT YOUR OXYGEN MASK ON FIRST

Healing After Divorce Begins With The Parents

Your children will be better when you are better.

 

10 “Parenting Pick Me Up” tips to inspire you on those tough days.

Co-Parenting Course For: Moms

Mondays 6:30pm to 8pm October 7, 14, 21, 28, 2019

Co-Parenting Course For: Dads

Tuesdays 6:30pm to 8pm October 8, 15, 22, 29, 2019

THIS COURSE REPEATS MONTHLY

You Matter! Self-love is not selfish. It’s necessary.

Give yourself permission to focus on your mental, emotional, spiritual and physical health with kindness and compassion. You deserve to feel good!

I’m inviting you to take a bold step and join me in this safe, supportive and nonjudgmental place I’ve created for you. We meet live online in small groups for your convenience so each parent receives personal attention.

Do this for you, because your NEW LIFE is calling!

 

Welcome!

I’m ShaRon Rea and I’m thrilled you’re here!
After years of helping hundreds of parents regain their confidence after a breakup or divorce, my clients tell me how glad they were to work with me. They just couldn’t read another co-parenting self-help book!

Let me be your personal guide. Discover how you too can experience more success managing the day to day challenges of co-parenting. Learn how to anticipate problems before they escalate and stop making decisions from desperation.   The Co-Parenting Course increases your parenting skills and inspires you to try new things to build a high-quality future for you and your children.

Who Is The Co-Parenting Course For?

This course is for divorced, separated and single parents. You can take control for yourself and the kids, even if the other parent is not willing. This course is also for grandparents, foster parents and any adult caring for children of divorce.

In the United States and abroad, courts mandate divorcing parents take a class. The court ordered classes give parents a foundation, but in the months and years after the court classes have ended, parents still struggle to find peace. Conflicting opinions about what’s best for the kids, and so many other arguments, stop effective co-parenting from becoming a reality for many families.

In The Co-Parenting Course, I deliver the next level of support to parents so they can deal more successfully with conflict, have patience with the ups and downs of their children’s behavior and turn their focus to solutions instead of staying stuck in the problems.

LOOK INTO THE FUTURE and IMAGINE

In just four weeks, after completing The Co-Parenting Courseyour life will be filled with

HEALTH
HARMONY
HAPPINESS

COURSE DETAILS

This 4-week course repeats each month
on the first Monday for moms and the first Tuesday for dads.

 

October 2019 classes are open and enrolling now.

Each group meets LIVE online

through www.zoom.com

once a week,
for 90 minutes per class,

for a total of four classes.

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Coach ShaRon Rea

will teach each group with:

information-rich slides,

open discussions

and manages each class,

leaving lots of time for Q&A.

WEEK 1
What Do You Know?

Discover important statistics parents need to know about children and divorce, explore The ACE Study (Adverse Childhood Experiences), and learn to take care of yourself so you can better help the kids.

WEEK 2
Show Off Your Parenting Style and Kid “Know-How.”

Discussions about why your “parenting style” is important, the ages and stages of your child’s development and critical secrets kids are afraid to tell their parents.

WEEK 3
He Said. She Said.

Men and women use different words to talk about what’s important to them.
Learn to hear the other parent in ways that make conversations more effective.

WEEK 4
Getting to the Win-Win

Learn strategies to move from being stuck to discovering solutions and develop problem-solving methods with more chances of success!

WHEN YOU INVEST IN PEACE OF MIND AND GREATER CO-PARENTING CONFIDENCE
YOU GET SOME BONUSES!

Because you’re worth it and it’s fun to give!

 

Pay $299 in full
Get 2 Bonus private sessions with Coach ShaRon Rea

Make two payments of $149
Get 1 Bonus private session with Coach ShaRon Rea

 

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Meet Coach ShaRon Rea

Trained Professional Educator

  • Certified Family Communication and Relationships Coach
  • Arizona State Attorney General trained Mediator
  • Certified Fatherhood Practitioner and Healthy Relationship Educator
  • Certified Social Emotional Learning Educator
  • Certified ACE (Adverse Childhood Experiences) Trainer

Real-Life Experience
Married for 21 years, I raised two children and divorced in 2008. I lived through the anger, fear, and grief until finding the way to a successful co-parenting relationship with my children’s father. What I teach is what has helped me, and my clients. My passion is to see all families live in the greatest amount of love and compassion. I’m really excited to meet you and help you find your personal co-parenting success!

Testimonials

“ShaRon is compassionate and really cares about all members of the family. What I like the most is that when it fits, she shares her own experiences with us. She truly wants us to understand what’s working and what we can change. My daughter adores going to see ShaRon!”

L.T. Co-parenting mother of 3 teen daughters

“Thank you for working with me ShaRon. I appreciate how you are able to shed perspective on my life and help me see my worth. I appreciate you very much and don’t know what I would do without you guiding me through this very difficult time in my life.”

M.J. Co-parenting dad of a young son

“I have worked with ShaRon for over a year. She has been an invaluable support and resource.  She listens in non-judgmental ways and has never-ending knowledge on how to work through co-parenting conflicts. She has helped me find peace, clarity, and a loving approach to challenges in times when the children and I needed it most.”

A.P. Co-parenting mom of 2 elementary aged kids

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ShaRon Rea
Champion for Outstanding Family Relationships 
 www.thewholefamilycoaching.com
Founder of the Global Movement No Judgment. Just Love.® 
www.nojudgmentjustlove.com
Founding Corporate Member of World Kindness USA 
www.worldkindnessusa.org
Peace in your family and in the world. 
Both are possible! Let's talk...480.420.9551 

 

 

 

 

 

Oct
17
Thu
2019
JOIN US IN CREATING ‘MEMORIES OF THE FUTURE’ AND ASKING #WHATIF @ Your community
Oct 17 – Oct 24 all-day

JOIN US IN CREATING ‘MEMORIES OF THE FUTURE;’ AND ASKING #WHATIF

WE KNOW THE TIME OF BUSINESS IS OVER, THAT WE MUST TRANSFORM THE

PRESENT IN ORDER TO CREATE A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE

If we are to make the changes the climate emergency demands of us, the next 10-15 years will be a time of social, cultural, economic and political transformation almost without precedent. It will be a time when our imagination needs to be invited, valued and empowered. A time that future generations will sing great songs, and tell great tales about. A challenging yet amazing time to be alive!

What will help us build something so necessary and so remarkable will be our ability to tell rich and compelling stories of how the future could look, feel, taste, and sound. Stories that create a deep longing for a future very different from the present.

A future of clean air, children playing in the street, cities with food growing everywhere, more birdsong and wildlife, thriving local economies, homes and businesses powered by renewable energy, imaginative and playful architecture, and rewilded landscapes.

An age of connection, collaboration and community, with a sense of collective purpose. A more resilient, more diverse, more equal, more caring, fair world with zero emissions.

It will be a time of creativity, dreaming, and sharing. A space to explore our longings for what we want the future to be. Connecting us to each other and to a future worth fighting for.

WE INVITE YOU TO JOIN US DURING 17-24 OCTOBER

Gather your community group, faith group, street, school, or organisation and spend time together generating ‘memories of the future’.

What this will look like is up to you, and you can find out more and download a resource guide here – https://transitionnetwork.org/popuptomorrow/

Oct
23
Wed
2019
From Quarks to Love @ Hayes Mansion
Oct 23 – Oct 27 all-day

Date:
Oct 23, 2019 – Oct 27, 2019
Location:
  • Hayes Mansion, San Jose California
  • 200 Edenvale Ave
  • San Jose, CA
  • 95136

 

At Science and Nonduality (SAND), preeminent scientists, philosophers, mystics and artists gather to explore and advance the new paradigm emerging in spirituality that is both grounded in cutting-edge science and consistent with the ancient wisdom of nonduality—the deep understanding of the interconnectedness of life.

To open the conference, Cynthia is excited to offer a teaching on Sacred Activism for the Great Turning; the Earth Treasure Vase Global Healing Meditation. Like acupuncture needles in the living body of the Earth, little holy vessels known as Earth Treasure Vases have been offered to Gaia to form a healing mandala of nodes and meridians imagined as a web of light to serve us as we awaken together into our own unique role in the great work of our time—to heal the web of life, restore balance and harmony, envision our world anew, and embody that vision with every fiber of our life force for the benefit of all.

Charles Eisenstein’s excellent essay, Every Act a Ceremony, refers to the ETV practice. Charles will also be a speaker at SAND.

October 23–27, 2019
Hayes Mansion, San Jose, CA

 

“For small creatures such as we,
the vastness is bearable only through love.”
~ Carl Sagan

 

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For scientists, bonds and connections are essential to the working of the universe; for mystics, love is the ultimate principle. From the depths of physics to the delights of being human, relationships make life possible.

The mechanistic view of reality which sees the world as separate objects, separate individuals, communities and nations, has led to fragmentation in every aspect of life. We are now realizing that, from quarks to people, from gut bacteria to galaxies, it’s all about interconnectedness, cooperation, and symbiosis.

This year, SAND will be bringing together some of the brightest minds in science, along with spiritual teachers from various traditions and artists, in a quest to expand and deepen our understanding and experience of our relational nature through the two lenses of science and spirituality. We will explore and integrate our human knowledge and experience around the theme of relationships. We will inquire into the many scales of relationship we are part of, from microbes and bacteria to mushrooms and trees, to people and families, to galaxies and black holes.

At the end of the day, no matter how complex the field of study becomes, the innate intelligence and reflective nature of the universe shines through. Love is what breathes life into the equations; Love is the field in which the quarks and human beings relate.

We will meet you there.

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As of Aug 8, Hayes Mansion is sold out for the event dates.

See a list of alternative accommodations

Download the free SAND app

We’re excited to announce that Science & Nonduality Conference 2019 has a free, official app which you can Download and be able to:

– View the event agenda and plan your schedule
– Find someone to share a ride or a room
– Plan some social activities such as a morning run, city tour, or meet-ups with your fellow attendees.
– Receive updates such as last minute room change from the organizers
– Get presentation documents and slides
– Share photos and essential takeaway

Get Whova Now

Already used the Whova app in the past? Double-check that it is installed on your phone, and log in using your existing account email and password.

We look forward to seeing you soon at Science & Nonduality Conference 2019 !

See a list of alternative accomodations

 

 

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Nov
7
Thu
2019
11:11 Star Knowledge Conference @ Rocky Mountain Hotel
Nov 7 – Nov 11 all-day

11:11 STAR KNOWLEDGE CONFERENCE

CEREMONY OF REMEMBRANCE

Estes Park, Colorado

NOVEMBER 8-9-10-11, 2019

 

FEATURING:

CHIEF GOLDEN LIGHT EAGLE

JENNIFER BLACK ELK

GRANDMA CHANDRA

LAURA EISENHOWER

ELIZABETH APRIL

BLISS PREMA

JAMES GILLILAND

JEN BERRYHILL

BRIAN BERRYHILL

MICHAEL LEE HILL

CHARLES BOLTA

BOBBIE JO KUHL

AMANDA KIMIMILA

SHIRLEY BOLSTOK

MEGAN RILEY

MARITZA VALDIOSERA

SYLINA “TWO BEARS”

AND MORE!

MORE TO BE ANNOUNCED


11:11 STAR KNOWLEDGE CONFERENCE EVENT DETAILS

JOIN US IN THE GLORIOUS MOUNTAIN SETTING OF ESTES PARK, COLORADO NEAR ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK FOR A ONCE IN A LIFETIME EXPERIENCE. THIS IS A CONFERENCE LIKE NO OTHER. NOT ONLY DO WE BRING YOU THE TEACHINGS OF THE STAR WAYS, BUT WE ENLIGHTEN OUR GUESTS WITH KNOWLEDGE AND ANCIENT WISDOM OF THE GALACTIC STAR NATIONS THROUGH THE WISDOM KEEPERS, ALTERNATIVE HEALERS, AUTHORS, CHANNELERS, LIGHT LANGUAGE SPEAKERS, AND INSIDERS TO THE TRUTH OF WHAT IS HAPPENING ON A GALACTIC LEVEL…

ALL WITH A TOUCH OF CEREMONY.

Chief Golden Light Eagle –

Your Host and Founder of Star Knowledge Conferences

Teacher of The Star Ways, Chief Golden Light Eagle is one of the “original code carriers” of Turtle Island (North America). Nakota Sundance Chief Golden Light Eagle, is a member of the Nakota Ihunktowan Band of South Dakota, a spiritual advisor, and He is one of seven Sundance Chiefs for the Yankton Sioux Sungdeska Sapa Tiospaye. Through years of prayer and ceremony, with a group of spiritual teachers, he has brought forth interpretations of the Star Laws.

He co-authored four books titled, “MAKA WICAHPI WICOHAN”, “ANPAO WICAHPI WICOHAN”, IKTOMI WICAHPI WICOHAN”, and “CAN WAKAN WICOHAN”. The MAKA WICAHPI WICOHAN manual was inducted into the Smithsonian Institution during a formal ceremony on September 26, 1999 and the manual was also donated to the A.R.E. Library on September 22, 2002.

Chief Golden Light Eagle will be sharing about the 11:11, 12:12, and 13:13 teachings featured in the books that he authored through the guidance of spirit and ceremony.

FRIDAY NOVEMBER 8, 2019

1:00 pm – Registration and Vendor Setup

2:00 pm — Opening Ceremonies/Conference Begins/Chief Golden Light Eagle/Jennifer Black Elk

2:30 — Jennifer Black Elk

3:30 — Sylina “Two Bears”

4:30 — Michael Lee Hill

5:30 — Elizabeth April

6:30 — 8:00 pm – Break for Dinner

8:00 pm – Laura Eisenhower

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 9, 2019

9:00 a.m. — Opening and Presentation with Amanda Kimimila

10:00 — Jen Berryhill – Blue Owl Woman

11:00 — Chief Golden Light Eagle Presentation

12:00 – 2:00 – Lunch Break

2:00 — Bliss Prema

3:30 — Grandma Chandra Via Skype

4:15 — Crystal Bowl Sound Healing with Caressa

5:00 — James Gilliland

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Break for Dinner

8:00 – 10:00 Live Entertainment/Music/Dance

CHIEF GOLDEN LIGHT EAGLE AND THE STARDUST JAM BAND

SUNDAY NOVEMBER 10, 2019

9:00 a.m. — Opening and Presentation with Brian Berryhill

10:00 – Megan Riley

11:00 – Bobbie Jo Kuhl

12:00 – 1:30 – Lunch Break

1:30 — Elliott Haines III

2:00 – Shirley Bolstok

3:00 – Light Language Panel (Garrett Duncan, Shakara Tosha, Yemanya Carey and friends)

4:00 – Charles Bolta

5:00 Special Panel to be announced!

6:00 – Closing Ceremonies

MONDAY NOVEMBER 11, 2019

11:11 CEREMONY

11:11 AM – Outdoors in Estes Park

(Free to All who want to participate)

Location to be announced

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STAR KNOWLEDGE HAS TEAMED UP WITH THE EAGLE HEART FOUNDATION FOR THIS YEAR’S NON-PROFIT BENEFACTOR

50% OF THE PROCEEDS FROM THE SILENT AUCTION AND RAFFLE WILL GO TO THE EAGLE HEART FOUNDAtion

Mission

The Eagle Heart Foundation promotes connection across all cultures through education and charitable contributions.

Vision

The integration of past wisdom with present knowledge to create a future of both heart and mind.

TO DONATE ITEMS FOR THE SILENT AUCTION AND/OR RAFFLE, PLEASE CONTACT JOY GRAY

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BOOK YOUR LODGING BY CALLING ROCKY MOUNTAIN HOTEL DIRECTLY

(970) 586-5363

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Nov
14
Thu
2019
Festival of the Child @ Online
Nov 14 – Nov 20 all-day

Festival of the Child is a free summit empowering parents & educators to help children thrive. 21+ expert speakers, 7 days, online.

About this Event

????Festival of the Child is a completely FREE event and takes place ONLINE, from Nov 14th-20th, featuring experts and change-makers working tirelessly for the good of children everywhere.

????Supporting a paradigm shift in learning, we are reimagining education.

????Join us and add your voice to the collective.

????Learn directly from visionaries, storytellers, teachers, activists, doctors, psychologists and more to get the latest insights in how to grow today’s child for tomorrow and restore wellbeing now.

????So many of our children suffer from mental health issues that directly result from ways in which they are being educated and a system that is failing to look at their developmental needs.

????Learn tried and tested strategies that support YOUR child to grow up healthy, happy and full of hope for the future.

????Now more than ever we have an incredible opportunity to shift the learning paradigm into one that supports ALL of our children to truly thrive.

????It is time to be bold in our vision and brave in our footsteps as we re-imagine what learning looks like in the 21st century.

????We know that you want your children to grow up with a connection to themselves a strong sense of self and personal identity, empathy and care for others and full of creative solutions to transform humanity as this crucial time in our collective evolution.

????Come join the education revolution. Be heard. Have your say. Be a part of this important conversation.

????Completely free to sign-up. ????

But only available to registered participants.

Get your FREE eventbrite ticket then head on over to our website www.festivalofthechild.com to REGISTER.

It’s the only way to access the videos – as all links will be sent out by email.

Can’t wait to see you all on the other side!

Jan
19
Sun
2020
Poor People’s Campaign in Dayton, Ohio – Manifesting the DREAM of MLK, Jr. @ College Hill Community Church
Jan 19 @ 12:00 pm

 

It’s not the waking, it’s the rising!

We must do M.O.R.E!

Manifesting the DREAM of MLK Jr.!

Sneak Peek Showing of “We Cried Power: A documentary of the PPC”

Dayton: January 19th at 12:00PM

College Hill Community Church

1547 Philadelphia Drive

Dayton, Ohio 45406

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Looking forward to hearing your voices and making a change with you to mobilize,organize, register and educate Ohioans around poverty, racism,ecological devastation and the war economy! 

Check out the newly designed website! Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival 

Here is a link to a video that describes the tour during the 2nd stop in North Carolina.

PPC in NC, We Must Do M.O.R.E!

For those of you wanting to join us in DC for the Mass Poor People’s Assembly and Moral March on Washington, June 20, 2020, please visit the site below and book your ride!  The PPC Rally will also make stops along the way to fill the bus, so if you don’t see your city listed let us know and we can find a way to connect you.  We will also need to do a tremendous amount of fundraising to send those that are impacted.

Here is the link to book your ride to DC, Click HERE  

Register for the March on Washington Click HERE

Here is the donation link for those who would like to support those going to DC. 

https://actionnetwork.org/fundraising/ohio-poor-peoples-campaign/

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EXCITING NEWS FOR APRIL:  The National Mobilizing, Organizing, Registering and Educating (M.O.R.E.) Tour, will be coming to Dayton, Ohio, with Campaign co-chairs Rev. Theoharis, and Rev. Barber on April 23, 2020—details will be coming in a few weeks!  

Jan
20
Mon
2020
Poor People’s Campaign in Cincinnati, Ohio – Manifesting the DREAM OF MLK, Jr.
Jan 20 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

 

It’s not the waking, it’s the rising!

We must do M.O.R.E!

Manifesting the DREAM of MLK Jr.!

Cincinnati: January 20th

A special collaboration with Public Allies from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m.

Sneak Peek of “We Cried Power”, followed by an economic  and  panel discussion.

Cincinnati Public Library in the Tower Room

800 Vine St, Cincinnati, OH 45202

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Looking forward to hearing your voices and making a change with you to mobilize,organize, register and educate Ohioans around poverty, racism,ecological devastation and the war economy! 

Check out the newly designed website! Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival 

Here is a link to a video that describes the tour during the 2nd stop in North Carolina.

PPC in NC, We Must Do M.O.R.E!

For those of you wanting to join us in DC for the Mass Poor People’s Assembly and Moral March on Washington, June 20, 2020, please visit the site below and book your ride!  The PPC Rally will also make stops along the way to fill the bus, so if you don’t see your city listed let us know and we can find a way to connect you.  We will also need to do a tremendous amount of fundraising to send those that are impacted.

Here is the link to book your ride to DC, Click HERE  

Register for the March on Washington Click HERE

Here is the donation link for those who would like to support those going to DC. 

https://actionnetwork.org/fundraising/ohio-poor-peoples-campaign/

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EXCITING NEWS FOR APRIL:  The National Mobilizing, Organizing, Registering and Educating (M.O.R.E.) Tour, will be coming to Dayton, Ohio, with Campaign co-chairs Rev. Theoharis, and Rev. Barber on April 23, 2020—details will be coming in a few weeks!  

 

Feb
2
Sun
2020
Spiritual Wildfire Summit @ Online
Feb 2 – Feb 7 all-day

pictured above:  Brooke Medicine Eagle

I’m thrilled to invite you to a FREE global online Summit that starts Feb. 2-7 called:

 

Igniting the Worldwide Spiritual Wildfire We Need Now: A Call to Action

 

LINK TO: https://www.spiritual-wildfire-summit.com

 

I’ll be participating with 23 other featured speakers including Sandra Ingerman, Andrew Harvey, Nina Simons, Cynthia Jurs, Steve Farrell and Lyla June Johnston and I’d love for you to join us! Each of us will be offering inspiration, healing, and empowering practical tools to anyone who is ready to courageously use their own light to help ignite a worldwide spiritual wildfire.

The Spiritual Wildfire Summit is organized to address the fact that we live in epic times. In fact, we are experiencing nothing less than the reinvention of civilization. Yet as we dive into uncharted waters and move closer to a critical tipping, we see a worldwide awakening beginning to catch fire. The Spiritual Wildfire Summit offers inspiration, healing, and empowering practical tools to anyone who is ready to courageously use their own light to help ignite a worldwide spiritual wildfire.

To register for this free event click here. Link to: https://www.spiritual-wildfire-summit.com

Together we can create a new world based on compassion, wisdom, justice, and joy!

During this FREE 6-day global online summit, together we will experience & integrate profound ways to restore the Story of Our Awakened Hearts.

This transformational event is FREE to all registered attendees! You do need to RSVP in order to receive all of the info you need to participate in this unique and never before seen gathering of visionaries!

 

Would you like to have permanent downloadable lifetime access to all 25 interviews, in both audio & video format, so you can watch or listen to them at your convenience even after the Summit has ended? If so, the Lifetime Access Upgrade Package is available for a very special Early Bird Price through Feb. 4 only. CLICK HERE to learn more about this upgrade package. 50% of all Lifetime Access purchases go to the Changing Woman Initiative.

 

Finally, here’s a link to a 2-minute video that beautifully sums up the Spiritual Wildfire Summit theme. Take a look and please share this video and info about this Summit to anyone you think would like to join the Spiritual Wildfire Revolution!

 

If you know someone that would like to participate in the Summit, please send them here so they can receive all of the benefits of the Spiritual Wildfire Summit.

 

We begin on 2-2-2020! Here’s to igniting the worldwide spiritual wildfire we need now! See you on the inside!

 

With gratitude and bright blessings,

 

Your host,

Joan D’Argo

www.Spiritual-Wildfire-Summit.com

www.joandargo.com

 

P.S. Be sure to return to the Event Schedule Page often while the Spiritual Wildfire Summit is airing so you get the most out of this event!

 

Feb
11
Tue
2020
Manifesting the Dream: Nonviolent Communication–A LIVE Interactive Broadcast & Workshop @ Online
Feb 11 @ 6:00 pm

Manifesting the Dream

Take Action and Be of Service

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This Broadcast is Inspired by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s

Philosophy and Practice of Nonviolence


Nonviolent Communication
A LIVE Interactive Broadcast & Workshop
 
Tuesday February 11th at 6PM Eastern Time
 
Featuring Thom Bond
Thom Bond
Founder of the New York Center for Nonviolent Communication

To send questions to Thom in advance
Or to speak to Thom LIVE during the workshop
RSVP By February 10th at
 MLK-NVC@WeTheWorld.org

Watch the Broadcast LIVE Online or Watch the Recording on
We, The World's Facebook Page
Please LIKE the Page to be notified when our Broadcasts are starting

Featured Speakers Include:

The WE CampaignKaren Palmer (Host) is a Global Kindness Leader and a Livestream / Social Media Expert who co-produces several popular online talk shows. She is a best-selling author and is Coordinator of We, The World’s Campaign for Women. Find her at http://www.globalkindnesstv.org

RickUlfikRick Ulfik (Co-Host) is the Founder of We, The World and the WE Campaign at WE.net. Rick is the Co-Creator of 11 Days of Global Unity – 11 Ways to Change the World with participants including Desmond Tutu, Jane Goodall, Deepak Chopra, Eve Ensler, Bill McKibben and many others. Rick has served as a Nonviolent Communication Workshop Facilitator and leader working with Thom Bond and the New York Center for Nonviolent Communication.

Thom BondThom Bond is a thought leader, author, activist and founder of The New York Center for Nonviolent Communication (NYCNVC.org). He is best known as the creator and leader of The Compassion Course. Thom is the author of The Compassion Book: Lessons From The Compassion Course (Second Edition) — available in paperback and the e-book, Shifting Toward Compassion (TheExercise.org), “64 Days for Peace” an online, self-led curriculum. Over the past fifteen years as a disciple of the creator of Nonviolent Communication, Marshall Rosenberg, Thom has touched hundreds of thousands of clients, participants, readers, and listeners throughout the world.

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You and Your Organization Are Invited
To Participate Now Through Feb. 29th


Sign Up Here
For Updates & To Participate

WE.net/MLK
Takes under a minute!

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2020 Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service & 40 Days of Peace
With 
Calls To Action that Inspire, Inform and Involve!

MANIFESTING THE DREAM – A SERIES OF INTERACTIVE BROADCASTS DURING 40 DAYS OF PEACE ON THE WORK AND LEGACY OF MARTIN LUTHER KING JR.

Join Interactive Broadcasts and Calls To Action on topics that MLK devoted his life to, such as Nonviolence, Racism, Materialism, Militarism and Poverty on our Facebook page.

Full MLK Broadcast Links and other activity details here: WE.net/MLK-program

Feb
22
Sat
2020
Ohio Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival—Mobilizing Workshop @ Vision Ministries South Toledo Campus
Feb 22 @ 10:00 am – 1:30 pm

FEB22

Toledo/NW OHPPC Mobilizing Workshop

 

Saturday at 10 AM – 1:30 PM
3 days from now28–46°F Sunny

Vision Ministries South Toledo Campus

1630 Broadway St, Toledo, Ohio 43609

We can’t wait to meet all the folks in NW Ohio who want to join the PPC and help Mobilize and Organize Toledo! If you are interested in attending please email us at ohio@poorpeoplescampaign.org.

For more information about the PPC go to Poorpeoplescampaign.org

Let’s get ready for National M.O.R.E. Tour stop in Dayton, on April 23rd and Poor People’s Assembly and March on Washington, D.C. on June. 20th!

We will introduce the campaign to those who are new, update those who have been involved, provide resources and information for mobilizing for April 23rd in Dayton, and June 20, 2020!

https://www.facebook.com/events/599486254167983/

Feb
23
Sun
2020
Special Online Interactive Broadcast—Manifesting The Dream: The Poor People’s Campaign–A National Call for Moral Revival @ Online
Feb 23 @ 6:00 pm

https://www.facebook.com/thewecampaign/


February 23, 2020

Special Online Interactive Broadcast
Part of our MLK Program
Manifesting The Dream
The Poor People’s Campaign
A National Call for Moral Revival
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Panel Discussion and Interactive Online Broadcast
Featuring National Campaign Leaders
Sunday February 23rd at 6PM Eastern Time

Watch the Broadcast LIVE or Watch the Recording on
We, The World’s Facebook Page
Please LIKE the Page to be notified when our Broadcasts are startingThese Special Broadcasts are part of our MLK Program
Manifesting The Dream
MLKand25thMLK-Day
Carrying Forward the Work and Legacy
of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
During the Compassion Games’ MLK 40 Days of Peace
To Participate in Manifesting The Dream: MLK 40 Days of Peace

Sign Up Here
WE.net/MLK
Takes under a minute!

Full MLK Broadcast Links and other activity details here:
WE.net/MLK-program

Feb
29
Sat
2020
World Interfaith Harmony Meet @ Gyan Saroval
Feb 29 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

WORLD INTERFAITH HARMONY MEET

Country: India
City: Mount Abu

+919079295525

Organizer:  Brahma Kumaris

Location::  Gyan Saroval – Academy for a Better World, Mt.Abu, Rajasthan, India

Email:  ecoshanti@brahmakumaris.com

World Interfaith Harmony Meet is being organized by Brahma Kumaris at its international Head Quarter Complex Gyan Sarovar, an academy for a better world.

This event is being celebrated during the Silver Jubilee celebrations of Gyan Sarovar. Many spiritual, religious and faith leaders will be participating in the meet. The aim and objectives of this event are to share common interests and to also come to common understanding regarding actions that could be taken to mitigate climate-related issues, inter-regional harmony, and value-based education systems. The list of the invited guests include:

HH Dalai Lama Ji,

Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev Ji,

Sri Ravi Shankar Ji,

Dadi Janki Ji, and many others.

Gyan Sarovar

The Academy for the Better World, known in Hindi as Gyan Sarovar, offers residential programs and courses on development and practical implementation of human, moral and spiritual values and principles.

The Brahma Kumaris started building the campus for the Academy for a Better World, an institution of higher learning established by the Brahma Kumaris along with its sister institution, the World Renewal Spiritual Trust, and Rajyoga Education and Research Foundation, in 1991. The aim was to provide a training facility for the institution’s outreach to all sections of society. Within a few years, 28 acres of land near the institution’s headquarters in Mount Abu was transformed into a modern village complex in a quiet, rural setting.

The campus includes Universal Harmony Hall, an auditorium that can seat 1,600 people and has facilities for simultaneous translation in 16 languages; the International Spiritual Art Gallery housing sculptures, murals, audio-visual and laser displays and other works of art from around the world; the International Center for Higher Learning comprising 13 seminar and training rooms; accommodation for up to 1,500 people; kitchen and dining facilities that can cater to 1,200 people at a time; three man-made lakes that irrigate the 15,000 trees planted to provide fruits and vegetables and a rural retreat atmosphere; and a solar water heater for cooking. The telephone exchange, computers and emergency lighting systems are powered by solar and wind energy, and a unique waste treatment plant is capable of treating 200,000 liters of washing, kitchen and bathroom waste water daily, of which nearly 80 percent is available for re-use.

In 1996, the Academy was presented to Habitat II, the second UN Conference on Human Settlements held in Istanbul, Turkey. It was recognised as part of the Best Practice Initiative for Human Settlements.

“When you increase the number of gardens, you increase the number of heavens too!”

Mar
9
Mon
2020
Broadway and No Bully @ Sony Hall
Mar 9 @ 7:00 pm

BROADWAY AGAINST BULLYING 2020   

SAVE THE DATE 

MARCH 9, 2020

New York City at Sony Hall

Get ready to celebrate!

Join us in New York on March 9, 2020 as No Bully celebrates our partners and friends at our annual Broadway Against Bullying event. This annual one-night-only cabaret show, featuring stars from some of Broadway’s biggest musicals, benefiting No Bully’s mission to eradicate bullying and cyber-bullying worldwide.

Calling all New York area Friends who LOVE Broadway.    March 9th: Broadway Against Bullying, a one-night-only cabaret featuring stars from some of Broadway’s biggest musicals.  Lexi Lawson (Hamilton), Telly Leung (Aladdin) and Kevin Duda (Book of Mormon). A wonderful organization, committed to a kinder world, No Bully has teamed up with Broadway Stars,(Year 2)  for an evening supporting bullying prevention school programs and positive action initiatives. Entertainment and Doing Good!  Get your tickets for March 9: www.nobully.org/broadway2020 and join the movement to end bullying! #broadwayagainstbullying #nobully #bullying #kindevolution, #nobullyingperiod

IGNITING COMPASSION

Words that come to mind when describing our team include: compassionate, kind, inclusive, strong, and has a generosity of spirit.

Each one of us has our own personal story around bullying and we hold this work near and dear to our hearts. We are constantly trying to live out our mission on a day to day basis, both igniting compassion around the office and also the world!

No Bully takes a holistic approach to partnering with schools and districts by involving the administration, staff, parents, and students in the process.

 

FIND OUT MORE

No Bully is the most comprehensive professional development program proven to combat bullying and enhance school culture.

There are so many ways to become a part of No Bully’s mission to dramatically reduce bullying. Consider yourself invited to tell us how you’d like to connect.

Phone:
(415) 767-0070

Mailing Address:
No Bully
1012 Torney Ave
San Francisco, CA 94129

Mar
11
Wed
2020
Women in the Holocaust – a Webinar @ Online
Mar 11 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Webinar Registration

WOMEN IN THE HOLOCAUST

March 11th, 2020

3PM – 4PM EST

Women experienced the Holocaust differently from men. How did they manage to cope under such horrific circumstances and still function in their traditional roles and beyond?

Liz Elsby, a Yad Vashem educator, will explore this question using personal stories and multi-disciplinary sources to help give these courageous women a voice in your classroom.

To register:  https://info.echoesandreflections.org/women-in-the-holocaust

Check out other webinars on our website at  https://echoesandreflections.org/

Mar
20
Fri
2020
7-Day Awakening and Healing Retreat at the Chi Center for Wisdom Healing Qigong @ Chi Center for Wisdom Healing Qigong
Mar 20 – Mar 26 all-day

The Spring Awakening and Healing Through Pure Consciousness Retreat

Whether you have significant health concerns or not, the Pure Consciousness practices support you to:

transform the stress of modern living,

improve your overall well-being,

expand your capacity to be of service to others (including healing your loved ones, humanity, and our planet), and

expand your experience of life to live with more freedom, joy, and wisdom.

 

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Explore our 7-Day Awakening and Healing Retreat with us,

focused on continuous practice, silent connection, and

the embodied experience of pure consciousness,

pure energy, and essence

During the 7-day Retreat you will be guided by Master Mingtong in gentle movement, sound healing, and meditation practices, specifically to strengthen and stabilize your connection to Pure Consciousness and Pure Energy.

The Spring Awakening and Healing Through Pure Consciousness Retreat is coming up soon — March 20-26. It will convene at the beautiful Chi Center for Wisdom Healing Qigong, just outside Santa Fe, New Mexico.

During 7 magical days, Master Mingtong will guide you in cultivating your consciousness via group learning, direct transmission, and continuous practice — while you enjoy the clean air, starry skies, amazing food, charming facilities, and warm community you’ll find at The Center.

The Center for Wisdom Healing Qigong
Santa Fe, New Mexico

The Chi Center, 40 Camino Vista Clara, Lamy, NM 87540, US

National Refugee Shabbat 5780 @ Your community
Mar 20 – Mar 21 all-day

Take Action on National Refugee Shabbat

National Refugee Shabbat 5780, which will take place on March 20-21, 2020, is a moment for congregations, organizations, and individuals around the country to dedicate a Shabbat experience to refugees and asylum seekers.

Register: Learn more about how your community or group can participate at hias.org/nrs – it’s not too late!

There are also many ways individuals can take action for refugees and asylum seekers in the week leading up to National Refugee Shabbat, as well as on the actual Shabbat itself (in accordance with individual Shabbat practice). Feel free to share the list below widely with family and friends.

12 WAYS TO TAKE ACTION THIS NATIONAL REFUGEE SHABBAT

1. Advocate – Call your Member of Congress to ask them to stand for the rights, safety and dignity of refugees and asylum seekers.

2. Get Involved in the Election – Research the candidates running in local elections in your area, and let them know that the rights of refugees and asylum seekers are among your top priority issues this year.

3. Update Your Facebook Photo Frame – Show your support for refugees by updating your Facebook profile picture with the HIAS #JewsforRefugees frame. Click here for directions.

4. Join the “Jews for Refugees” Facebook Group – Joining this group is a great way to connect with thousands of other committed individuals across the country, access up-to-the-minute information about the Jewish response to the refugee crisis, and share the actions that you are taking. Click here to join.

5. Donate Your Miles to Asylum Seekers – HIAS has partnered with Miles4Migrants (M4M), a nonprofit charity dedicated to using donated frequent flyer miles and money for the relocation of refugees and those seeking asylum – including families recently separated at the U.S.-Mexico border. HIAS and Miles4Migrants (M4M) will work to identify refugees and asylum seekers who need assistance purchasing airfare to reunite with their families. Donate your frequent flyer miles here the week of National Refugee Shabbat.

6. Buy Refugee-Produced Goods – Support refugees and asylum seekers around the world and in your local community by buying refugee-produced goods and/or researching refugee-owned restaurants in your community and having a meal there. Check out this website to purchase goods made by a collective of African asylum-seeking women living in Tel Aviv, Israel.

7. Give Life to Refugees and Asylum Seekers – In the week leading up to National Refugee Shabbat, set up a Facebook fundraiser to benefit HIAS’ work.

8. Scholarships for Displaced Students – Research whether your local universities and colleges offer scholarships to refugees and asylum seekers. If not, reach out and ask them to consider starting such a program. Check out Columbia University’s program for an example.

9. Have A Difficult Conversation – Using the HIAS Conversational Guide for How to Talk About Refugees with Family and Friends, commit to having at least one conversation with someone in your life who has expressed concern about welcoming refugees to the United States or even someone who has made disparaging remarks about refugees or asylum seekers.

10. Light Shabbat Candles with Intention – As you welcome Shabbat on March 20, use this reading before lighting Shabbat candles to set an intention to stand with refugees and asylum seekers around the globe.

11. Host A Gathering In Your Home – Invite a small group of friends over to your home for Shabbat dinner or lunch or a havdallah (the ceremony for closing Shabbat) wine and cheese gathering. At the gathering, consider using the HIAS National Refugee Shabbat 5780-2020 Programming Content Resource. Use the text study on page 6 of this guide as a jumping off point for conversation, take a look at and discuss the refugee art on page 13 of this guide, or screen the movie suggested on page 14 and 15 of this guide.

12. Start A Book Club – Start a book club – for adults or young people – to read books by and about refugees and asylum seekers. Use this list as a jumping off point for suggestions or search google for even more ideas.

Apr
22
Wed
2020
PLANET HEART & WE THE WORLD present the 13th ANNUAL WORLD PEACE EARTH DAY CELEBRATION 2020 – 50TH ANNIVERSARY @ LIVE Online on Facebook
Apr 22 @ 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Awakening Humanity’s Consciousness as One,
“Celebrating Our Planet,

Healing our Heart

 

The13th Annual

WORLD PEACE EARTH DAY CELEBRATION 2020

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Planet Heart Logo © Elana Stanger,
​a.k.a. St. Angel www.diversityarts.com

Come join us on EARTH DAY

Wednesday, April 22, 2020, at
6 – 9:30 PM EST

Globally Online

for A Very Special Evening

with our Conscious Community as we

Gather in Unity Honoring Mother Earth
and the 50th anniversary of Earth Day!


Listen to Inspirational Talks with Spiritual,  Indigenous, Peace and Environmental Leaders, and Experience Live Music Performances! 

There will be Celebrations & Prayers for World Peace, Planet Earth & All Inhabitants.
All Are Welcome!


Due to the coronavirus we will be

hosting our event online this year!!


“Every day is Earth Day where Peace Within Brings Peace on Earth ” – ReAwakennd


PLANET HEART
   
Produced by Andrew Kaen in Association 
with We, The World (fiscal sponsor),

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Watch LIVE or the Recording HERE:
https://www.facebook.com/thewecampaign/
https://www.facebook.com/compassiongames/
Like these pages to get notified for the Event and please share!

  Contact us:  EarthDay@WeTheWorld.Org       

 212-222-5432

Even if you cannot attend, and you would like to support us, please make a tax deductible donation. Click Button Below. Thank you.

Meet your Presenters:

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MC HOST 

Mitchell Rabin,  International speaker/Workshop Leader,

Holistic Coach and Host/Producer of A Better World Radio & TV


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Rick Ulfik
Founder of We, The World, the WE Campaign, and Co-Creator of 11 Days of Global Unity 


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Angelica Cubides
Ordained Minister, Indigenous Elder

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Jonathan Granoff is President of Global Security Institute and an Attorney, Author and Advocate ​for the Abolition of Nuclear Weapons, 2014 nominee for the Nobel Peace Prize

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Transpersonal Coach/Healer
Soul Plan Activator, Author and Artist

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​Guy R. McPherson is an American scientist, Professor Emeritus of Natural Resources and Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Arizona

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Elly Lessin
Long-time Environmental Advocate

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Jackson Madnick Founder and President of Pearl’s Premium Lawn Seed

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Host of Heart of Mind Radio, ​facilitator of Meditation and Relaxation Techniques;  a Master Teacher of Qigong Form; an Energy-Vibrational Healer

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Heidi Little
International Award-Winning Singer-Songwriter, Vocalist, Self-Love and Empowerment Educator, Co-Founder/Director of International Children’s Month, Founder of The Center For Advancement in Social Emotional Learning, Co-Writer of ONE, The Message From Mother Earth

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Michael Fitzpatrick​
World-Renowned Cello Soloist 

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Two Feathers 
Indigenous Teacher and Educator

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William “Bill” Garrett
Founder/Chairman, Harlem Climate Caucus​

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Evan Pritchard
​Indigenous Speaker, Author, Musician

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Lisa Roma
Singer-Songwriter, Vocalist, Songpoet, Musician and Composer, Writer, Publisher,  and Visionary


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​Composer, Arranger, Producer and an accomplished Multi-Instrumentalist 


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David Young
Musician, Author, Speaker, Artist

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 Andrew Kaen (ReAwakennd)
Executive Producer and Founder/Organizer
Planet Heart’s Annual World Peace Earth Day Celebration
Vibrational Sound Healer/Channel/Poet/
​Singer-Soulwriter/Ambassador For Peace
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Portions of the Proceeds support 

We, The World and

Planet Heart

to produce these events.

“We hear Mother Earth’s call to simultaneously become more heart centered and action oriented.  Feeling Mother Earth’s sacredness in our hearts can be profound motivation to act on Her behalf.  Many actions are needed now, from calling legislators to attending rallies … art making, creative planning, spreading the word, writing letters to the editor … advocating for clean water, renewable energy … as well as social, racial, and economic justice issues that are inseparable from co-creating a sustainable, thriving world that works for all.  We believe these actions are most effective, and most beautiful, when they are inspired by and carried out with love and respect for this beautiful planet, all who reside here, and whatever divine energies are loving us and encouraging us through this Great Turning.  This feeling of connection, love, and inspiration is what we seek to create through Planet Heart’s Annual World Peace Earth Day.  Please join us, be inspired, keep your heart open, and channel that love into action. ”
Ellen Osuna, Environmental and Peace Activist 
 

 

 

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Apr
24
Fri
2020
Findhorn presents a Global Online Release of INNER CLIMATE CHANGE – a Documentary @ Online - Zoom
Apr 24 all-day


Global Online Release
INNER CLIMATE CHANGE documentary
Friday 24th April 2020

 

Watch the trailer

About INNER CLIMATE CHANGE

How do we navigate the intensity of emotions and reactions stirred up by climate change, or COVID-19 for that matter? How do we come to a place of peace, compassion, forgiveness and life-affirming action?

Both leading edge science and ancient wisdom traditions point us inwards for the answer.

In this documentary you will go with us on a journey to see how our inner climate relates to the topic of climate change. And how changing from within will create the change we need.

The INNER CLIMATE CHANGE documentary focuses on the very personal experiences, insights and responses to the climate crisis, of people who participated in the Climate Change and Consciousness conference (CCC19) held in 2019 at the Findhorn Ecovillage in the northeast of Scotland. Conference participants included 350 youngers and elders of multiple ethnicities and diverse genders from 45 countries.


Featured in the documentary are notable experts,
as well as deeply committed climate activists.

Watch Parties and Sharing Circles via Zoom

We invite you to join us to watch the film together (60 minutes) followed by a post film sharing with break out groups to explore your inner response evoked by the film. Experience yourself in – and offer your listening to – a community of like-minded people all around the world.

Submit your email address to receive a reminder when the film is released and the Zoom link through which you can access the Watch Party and Sharing Circle of your choice.

You can also contact us by post:

Visitors Centre
Findhorn Foundation
The Park
Findhorn
Forres, IV36 3TZ
Scotland, UK
For general enquiries tel: +44 (0)1309 690311
Email: enquiries@findhorn.org

There are three opportunities to join a viewing party and 100 places available on each. You need to sign up to receive the Zoom link. You will be able to enter the Zoom room later if you have seen the film already before and don’t want to watch it twice.

    • 24th April 2020 6pm-8.30pm BST

Hosted by Robin Alfred and Kosha Joubert, hosts of the CCC19 conference
7pm CET / 1pm EDT / 10am PDT / 3am AET (25th)

    • 25th April 2020 10am-12.30am BST

Hosted by Sue Miles, long term community member of the Findhorn Foundation.
11am CET / 5am EDT / 2am PDT / 7pm AET

    • 25th April 2020 7pm-9.30pm BST

Hosted by the film director Lorenz Gramann and Lucy Thomas: Findhorn community member and facilitator
8pm CET / 2pm EDT / 11am PDT / 4am AET (26th)


INNER CLIMATE CHANGE is a documentary inspired by the people who participated in last year’s Climate Change and Consciousness conference (CCC19) held at the Findhorn Foundation. It addresses the connection between our own inner climate and the changing climate outside. Among those featured in the film are Vandana Shiva, Charles Eisenstein, Jonathon Porritt, Xhiutecatl Martinez and Polly Higgins. Many more youngers and elders from around the world add their voices to this call for us to stand up
as the creators of our reality.  

This film is a gift from the Findhorn Foundation to the world. In the spirit of gift economy feel free to donate towards the making of the film (about £20.000) and the continuation of the ICC movement.

About the filmmaker

The man behind the INNER CLIMATE CHANGE documentary is the independent filmmaker Lorenz Gramann. This is Lorenz’s third feature-length documentary. His last one A New Story for Humanity has been seen over 200.000 times.

Lorenz’s background includes a variety of healing and psychotherapy modalities. He brings the sensitivity garnered in these fields to his film making. Since 2014 he has offered his skills in the northeast of Scotland and currently lives in the Findhorn Foundation Community.


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May
1
Fri
2020
Global Love Day presented by The Love Foundation @ Your community
May 1 all-day

Global Love Day


The Vision

We honor each May 1st as a symbolic day of unconditional love and call upon all people and all nations to gather together in the wisdom of peace and love.

Global Love Day is the universal recognition of our innate oneness through love. It is our vision to unite one and all in a celebration of love and compassion. Join people around the world in celebrating and expanding LOVE.

We are one humanity on this planet.
All life is interconnected and interdependent.
All share in the Universal bond of love.
Love begins with self acceptance and forgiveness.
With respect and compassion we embrace diversity.
Together we make a difference through love.

When we come from this limitless love we naturally and easily embrace ourselves and our fellow humanity. Opening our heart, we allow unconditional love to be our guide and compassion to be our gift to life.

We invite you to celebrate with us by consciously focusing on love and what it means to you throughout this day. We hope that by practicing love in all areas of your life, you will find it easy to love unconditionally all year long. Our main themes explain it best…”Love Begins With Me” and ‘Celebrating Our Humanity.”

Be a part of it. Spread the word. Share your love.

Think: Global Love Day;

Feel: Love Begins With Me;

Remember: May 1st

We Celebrate our Humanity

As we continue to connect with people and organizations around the world, we are amazed at how much is being done in efforts to positively assist humanity. There are so many wonderful people and associations that are actively working on behalf of a community, nation and even in global proportions.

As we often remind ourselves, what is presented by mainstream information sources is frequently a narrow and negative perspective of what is happening upon this planet right now. To the contrary, we see and know that good and right is occurring everywhere. Look for love and you will see it all around you.

This simple reminder changes the very nature of our experience. We are what we place our attention upon. When we allow love to be our focus of life, we expand this in our everyday activities. It is as simple as changing each perspective and allowing the negative and limiting views to be released and replaced by a higher, more loving understanding.

We appreciate and are grateful for the courage each of you express. In a world that has historically revered the negative and fear-based aspects, it takes strength to be and share love. It is time for love to become our common vision.

Please join us. Be a part of this global day by choosing love, compassion, peace, and unity. Share this information with your friends, relatives and coworkers. Love locally and spread it globally.

 

Participate

Our first Global Love Day was presented on May 1, 2004. A variety of celebrations and events were held by individuals and groups around the world that initial year and the day was recognized with over a dozen proclamations from prominent Governors, Mayors and Councils. Since then we have continuously expanded each year to include many more communities and nations and now have over 580 proclamations honoring the day with thousands participating individually and at events. We are into our second decade of sharing love and celebrating our humanity – will you join us?

We have a special section dedicated to Global Love Day here on our site filled with ideas of how you can get involved and host your own local event on May 1st. Follow the dropdown tab above and find some suggestions of how you can participate and also find examples of what other creative events have been held before. You can find our Global Love Day social site pages too.

Our annual Art, Essay and Poetry Invitational is held in conjunction with Global Love Day each year and encourages anyone young at heart to submit their art, essay or poetry based on the tenents and vision and theme of the day. See our Guidelines for more information on this special related program.

The Global Love Day Flyers have been translated in over 37 languages so far and all are available to download and print right from your desktop.

 

The Initial Vision

(An open letter from Founder Harold Becker in 2004)
The Love Foundation is delighted to announce the first annual GLOBAL LOVE DAY on May 1, 2004 with this year’s theme of Love Begins With Me. Join people from around the world as we acknowledge, celebrate and share the love we have within. This is a special day of recalling that love is the link that binds us all. It is also the awesome power that heals and transforms everything it contacts.

Each of us is a potent force of love when we allow this energy to express itself. There is nothing we have to ultimately do, rather we need only allow ourselves to feel and be love. It is that simple. Global Love Day is merely our way of saying let’s remember love is ours to be and to share every moment of our lives.

We understand this day is a symbol of what we can do every day of the year. Our intent is to join together in a conscious recognition that love is always present. For so many, love is often hidden under layers of hurt, trauma, drama, pain and suffering. Emotional memories, unspoken doubt, fear, resentment and a multitude of old beliefs often keep us from realizing these thoughts and feelings have no real power over us. We give them power by living in the past and being afraid of the future. We ignore the love that is present every moment while embracing limitation. It is time to change that. It is time to release ourselves from our own self created bondage.

You and I have the opportunity to make a difference. Together we can embrace our unlimited self, the part of us that knows love and expresses it naturally and simply. It is when we accept ourselves just for who we are that we transform the moment into peace, security, joy and love. This process begins with releasing our limiting beliefs, past mistakes, lack of self worth, pride and ego through the conscious act of forgiveness. It is up to us as individuals to undertake this journey. We begin the transformation when we turn within and accept our self. We change the world when we change our perspective.

As we come to know who we are and why we act and react the way we do, we start to see ourselves in the faces of humanity. The reflection of hurt is our hurt, their pain is our pain, another’s anger is our anger. It is also seen in the face of nature. Her destruction is our destruction. These seemingly random expressions are our past thoughts seeking manifestation. It is our constant reminder that love is the answer. We build a new reality in this current moment when we let go. When we choose love over fear, kindness over hate, integration over separation, and peace over war, we bring a new reflection to humanity… our loving selves.

So, please accept our invitation to love. Join us hand-in-hand as we share our love on this planet once again.

Love, light, and peace,
Harold W. Becker
Founder/President

 

Founder’s Address 2019

Welcome Dear Friends to Global Love Day 2019,

We join our hearts this day in celebration of life itself. Coming together around the globe, we unify our highest intention and collective potential, igniting the creative spark that lights our shared journey forward on this precious planet we call home. Realizing our magnificence as loving beings, each of us holds the key to our brightest futures. Compassion, kindness, joy and peace are our natural expressions when we recognize that love begins with me.

As one humanity on this planet, we have a common heritage and universal destiny. With each unfolding moment, we are comprehending the grandness of our personal and combined opportunities to evoke our heart-felt wisdom. It is a simple knowing that all life is interconnected and interdependent and our gift to the world is appreciating one another with grace and dignity.

We all share in the Universal bond of love and, from this essential understanding, we build fresh, new realities that infuse the very best of who we are. In this way, we consciously manifest for the greatest benefit of all. We begin with self-acceptance and forgiveness as the cornerstone to a foundation built solidly on love. This ensures we inspire, nurture, cultivate and express our dreams of a better world for our children and the earth herself.

There are infinite possibilities before us to explore as we walk in harmony with everyone and everything around us. It is with respect and compassion that we embrace diversity. We learn and grow through our countless interactions and expand far beyond the sum of our parts when we allow ourselves to evolve beyond our present perspectives. The majesty of life reveals itself within and about us when we open our hearts. Together we truly do make a difference through love.

With happiness, delight and love, I welcome you to our sixteenth Global Love Day celebration.

Love, light and peace,
Harold W. Becker
Founder and President
The Love Foundation

Founder’s Address Previous Years Archive

May
11
Mon
2020
BEING & DOING PRESENTS…Practicing in the Midst – Deepening Presence, Compassion and Resilience in Times of Great Change @ Online
May 11 @ 12:00 pm – May 12 @ 7:30 pm

BEING & DOING PRESENTS…

Practicing in the Midst

Deepening Presence, Compassion and Resilience in Times of Great Change


REGISTER FOR FREE  Live-Streamed Global Online Gathering May 11th & 12th


To accommodate our global audience, the online live-stream will have

a 24-hour replay ​on Wednesday, May 13th, in every timezone.

welcome letter from the host…

Greetings friends…

We’ve all got to follow best practices for staying safe and taking care of each other during the pandemic. This online gathering is about best practices for your inner life.

How can you rest in your own presence and non-reactivity? How can you open in compassion and let your heart’s intelligence guide your actions? How can you stay open to your experience – not grabbing onto your emotion but not bypassing it either? How can your struggles deepen your practice and bring forward new capacities?

This Being & Doing gathering will give you a chance to hear from some extraordinary, open-hearted, generous mentors. The teachers will all be live – guiding practices, taking questions and joining with you in a supportive field of collective presence. Use this opportunity to help you stay open and free inside of yourself, to nourish your resilience, and to connect with a powerful community of like-minded souls.

Jeff Charno, Being & Doing Host

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You can use this Awakening in the Midst video collection right away.  

From Loch Kelly, Craig Hamilton, Diana Winston, Caverly Morgan

These aren’t ordinary guided meditations. These four short programs lead you directly into natural awakened awareness – a state of flow and effortless presence. Clarifying this in yourself is life changing and it’s easier than you think.

FREE VIDEO DOWNLOAD+ Reserve Your Place at the Gathering

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PRACTICING IN THE MIDST is a free two-day LIVE online gathering bringing together ten extraordinary and generous teachers with a community of thousands of people.  Challenging times can be a powerful catalyst for personal and collective evolution. Come join us in practice.

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Awakening

You will learn to rest in your already awakened nature. A subtle shift opens you to freedom from the endless agitation of your mind. Touch into your deep heart and let it energize your actions.

Transformation

Inquiry, mindfulness, and radical acceptance can each open doorways into unseen dimensions of your soul. Release what isn’t serving you and let your true nature lead the day.

Connection

Feeling like separate beings is a mistaken perception. Our interdependence and connection, usually buried in the background, has become more palpable than ever. We’re in these lives

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Teaching Schedule for the Live Gathering

Talks, Practices and Q&A​


MONDAY – May 11th, 2020:


LIVE-STREAM ON MONDAY
MAY 11 @ 12:00 PM (ATWATER, UNITED STATES) 

Effortless Mindfulness Teacher, Psychotherapist, and Author

“The important thing is to find the Self that has the capacity to bear what seemed to be unbearable, the self that can be present with all of our parts unconditionally.”

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LIVE-STREAM ON MONDAY
MAY 11 @ 1:30 PM (ATWATER, UNITED STATES)

Meditation Teacher, Nonprofit Leader, and Visionary

“If you meditate to be a better person, you’ll always be busy trying to be a better person. If you meditate because you are in love with resting in your own luminous infinite being, you’ll always be in love.”

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LIVE-STREAM ON MONDAY
MAY 11 @ 3:00 PM (ATWATER, UNITED STATES)

Contemporary Meditation Teacher, Bestselling Author

“Fall in love with where you are. Turn towards this – a sacred moment, unrepeatable. Trust the ebb and flow of things. Say yes to uncertainty and the unresolvedness of your life.” 

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LIVE-STREAM ON MONDAY
MAY 11 @ 4:30 PM (ATWATER, UNITED STATES) 

Founder of the Diamond Approach To Self-Realization

“We are not separate. Our sense of separateness is superficial and exists only in the physical dimension. Every other human being is just as precious as we are, and worthy of as much respect and love and consideration.”

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LIVE-STREAM ON MONDAY
MAY 11 @ 6:00 PM (ATWATER, UNITED STATES) 

Spiritual Teacher, Founder of Integral Enlightenment

“True meditation is about being fully present with everything that is – including discomfort and challenges. It is not an escape from life.”

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TUESDAY – May 12th, 2020:


LIVE-STREAM ON TUESDAY
MAY 12 @ 12:00 PM (ATWATER, UNITED STATES)

Founder of Gateway, Spiritual Facilitator

“Do you know how to be quiet and let go, when life challenges you and brings you to the edge?”

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LIVE-STREAM ON TUESDAY
MAY 12 @ 1:30 PM (ATWATER, UNITED STATES)

Wellbeing Research Professor, Director of Transformative Technology Lab

“The world’s largest scientific research project into fundamental well-being, sometimes called enlightenment, reveals the methods which actually work.”

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LIVE-STREAM ON TUESDAY
MAY 12 @ 3:00 PM (ATWATER, UNITED STATES) 

Author, activist, authorized Lama (Buddhist Teacher) and founder of Bhumisparsha Sangha

“Let your love be the container for anger and despair. Love will not dissolve them, but will offer enough space to not get lost in them.”

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LIVE-STREAM ON TUESDAY
MAY 12 @ 4:30 PM (ATWATER, UNITED STATES) 

Director of Mindfulness Education at UCLA, Author

“Saying yes means surrendering to your experience, whatever it is. It means feeling your body when you’re in the midst of a strong reaction or emotion… and noticing that thoughts and feelings come and go.”

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LIVE-STREAM ON TUESDAY
MAY 12 @ 6:00 PM (ATWATER, UNITED STATES)

Founder of Evolutionary Collective, Bestselling Author

“Right now, it feels more important than ever to come together and actively find our oneness, our goodness and our capacity to live a higher order of love as a social reality.”

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Practicing in the Midst

Being & Doing is committed to creating opportunities for people to come together to practice, to celebrate community, and to recognize unending mystery and beauty (even when the sky appears to be falling).


Recordings of the live sessions will be replayed for 24-hours on Wednesday, May 13th, in every timezone.


REGISTER FOR FREE


You can also purchase the recordings for a small cost.


Being & Doing Sponsors

 
May
19
Tue
2020
RSVP for the WEBINAR for THE INTERSECTION of the CLIMATE CRISIS and SOCIAL JUSTICE hosted by THE POOR PEOPLE’S CAMPAIGN @ Online
May 19 @ 3:00 pm
Poor People's Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival's photo.

MAY 19, 2020  3:00 pm EST

The Intersection of the Climate Crisis and Social Justice

Join the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival and The Climate Reality Project for our upcoming webinar highlighting the intersection of climate and environmental justice, the history of the #PoorPeoplesCampaign, and the upcoming digital mass march and assembly.

The webinar will feature Campaign Co-Chairs Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II and Dr. Liz Theoharis, as well as Dr. Robert Bullard, Climate Reality board member, Texas Southern University distinguished professor of environmental policy, and to many, the “father of environmental justice.”

The only way to solve the climate crisis is by working together. And to build a winning coalition, we need to understand how this crisis intersects with social inequities like racial discrimination, poverty, and environmental injustice.

Register here: bit.ly/ClimateRealityPPC-webinar

Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival
May
21
Thu
2020
Wes Studi – The Legendary Actor – His Plea for the Indian Country Amid the COVID Pandemic – Action Plans for the Nation @ You! Your community!
May 21 @ 12:00 am

From Indigenous New England

https://indigenous.boston  

 

StrongWalker | May 21, 2020 at 11:15 am | Categories: National News | URL: https://wp.me/pawHOv-4ty

Oscar winner Wes Studi launched a new PSA raising awareness about the seriousness of COVID-19 in Indian Country. (courtesy photo)

ADDISON, Texas — From small-town Oklahoma native to internationally acclaimed actor and musician, Wes Studi forever changed a stereotype with his unforgettable performances in Dances with WolvesThe Last of the MohicansHeat and Avatar.

Now, he’s working on another mission.

Yesterday, the Cherokee citizen and legendary film star released a public service announcement (PSA) to raise awareness of the serious effects of COVID-19 in Indian Country and request widespread support for Partnership With Native Americans (PWNA) to ensure Native Americans are not left behind during the pandemic.

What sparked the PSA is a series of vital health issues happening in the wake of COVID-19, even with many stay-at-home orders in place. The risk of contracting the virus is higher among Native Americans due to overcrowded housing and high rates of diabetes, kidney disease and asthma. And despite more than 7,100 confirmed cases of COVID-19 within the Navajo Nation and other tribal communities, federal aid has been slow to arrive.

In his new PSA, the Oscar winner reminds the public of the need for immediate attention and charitable donations to PWNA, which has secured tribal clearances and follows CDC and tribal guidelines to continue delivering critical items, such as food, water, sanitizer and personal protective equipment (PPE).

For more information on the PSA, and to learn how to donate, visit NativePartnership.org/COVIDrelief. Organizers are asking people to share this on social media using the hashtags #NativeHope and #COVID19. You can also call 1(800) 416-8102 to learn more.

“Every day, remote reservation communities face shortages of food, water and healthcare, and COVID-19 has magnified that reality,” said Joshua Arce, PWNA president and CEO. “Donations are critical now as we bring relief to under-resourced communities.”

Studi notes PWNA is a nonprofit he trusts. In 2019, they collaborated in a five-part Realities Video Series with Wes Studi that aimed to give an accurate portrayal of reservation life and dispels long-held myths that continue to impact Native communities.

The post Legendary Actor Wes Studi Urges the Public to Assist Indian Country Amid Pandemic appeared first on Native News Online.


“This is a major issue right now…also Protect The Sacred has a Facebook page…this was started by youth and has Mark Ruffalo helping them and a couple other actors…and Navajo youth who have stepped up to help their Elders”
from Grandmother Michelle Reid

People’s Hub Workshops: Getting Through Economic Downturns Together @ Online
May 21 @ 1:00 pm – Jun 11 @ 1:00 pm

TODAY.

Where have we been?

Where are we going?

What might be possible together? 

https://peopleshub.org/project/getting-through-economic-downturns-together-workshops-and-circle/

https://www.facebook.com/PeoplesHub-1695905997109684/

The Circle may be over but the workshops are coming up! 

It’s time to sign up!!

This has been a time of organizing. We are moving from our deep roots in community to challenge the status quo. We are building systems that work for our people. We are imagining a different way. 
 

It has been a time of reckoning. 

Covid-19 has magnified the disparities and injustices of our world. Specifically, the ways that Black, Indigenous, People of Color, chronically ill and disabled people experience higher levels of violence, housing insecurity, and job discrimination. We continue to lose people to white supremacy: 

Nina Pop

Breonna Taylor

Ahmaud Arbey

There is a missing and murdered indigenous women’s epidemic. 

Capitalism and white supremacy will attempt to make us forget this time and return to a disconnection from each other and the earth. 

We cannot and will not return to a normal that devalues people and planet. 

“We can impose beauty on our future.”
–Lorraine Hansberry 

Instead, let’s make a promise, a commitment to honor community. For those of us with privileges it’s a time to risk comfort,  #share your check.

Together, we can be a part of community-based solutions, be a part of the radical imagination. As Lorraine Hansberry stated, we can impose beauty on our future.

Join us for a deepened understanding of economic downturns and solidarity economy. What we do now matters. 

May
22
Fri
2020
Humanity Rising – Global Solutions Summit @ Online
May 22 – Aug 20 all-day

How can we be vessels of hope in a time such as this? We have the opportunity to embrace actions that can be taken to make a difference for ourselves and those around us. When we take these steps together there is a collective mounting of GOOD that impacts humanity and our world.  

Please consider joining us for the offerings laid out below.  Together we are creating a powerful vision for a healthy and flourishing future. We hope you can join us in these worthy endeavors!

Sign Up for the Summit HERE

May 22

OPENING  SESSION