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Basic Buddhism (Mahayana) with Robert Thurman

October 21, 2014 | Posted by: Michelle Wesley
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We are pleased to bring you this excerpt from Basic Buddhism with Robert Thurman.  From this five lecture title he will focus on each part of Buddhism.  Today the topic is Mahayana. So the mission of the Buddha Bodhisattva who wants to be Buddha and transform the universe is not a sort of materialistic mission, because all things are empty, all things are transformable. After all, other beings have already... Read more

 

Chanting Breath by Breath with Thich Nhat Hanh

September 30, 2014 | Posted by: Michelle Wesley
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We are pleased to bring you this new release of Chanting Breath by Breath with Thich Nhat  Hanh and the Monks & Nuns of Plum Village.     In Plum Village, the practice of chanting in English is a flower, slowly blossoming. The chants and music on this CD are some of the first petals to open on this beautiful flower. Chanted by the resident community of Plum Village in 2002,... Read more

 

FREE MP3 for October: Awakening Genius with Mark Matousek

September 26, 2014 | Posted by: Michelle Wesley
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We are pleased to bring you another title from Mark Matousek, "Awakening Genius".  Learn about the Genius that is born within all of us.  It just has to be awakened.  Find out about your connections between creativity, desire, and spirituality, and how intertwined they are as forces of productivity and self-awareness in us.By genius, why this force would need to be reawakened in us?  We’re also going to be looking... Read more

 

Eastern Wisdom, Modern Life with Alan Watts

September 25, 2014 | Posted by: Michelle Wesley
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We are extremely pleased to bring you a piece of the extraordinary collection Eastern Wisdom, Modern Life: Collected Talks 1960–1980 with Alan Watts.  From this collection which was completed in the sixties, he addresses some of the era's most important questions: What is the nature of reality? How does an individual's relationship to society affect this reality? He has continued through the years with his publications and we are proud to... Read more

 

Rune Reading for the week of September 26, 2014

September 26, 2014 | Posted by: Steve Stein
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    Here is this weeks' rune reading with Ralph Blum bestselling author of The Book of Runes. You can purchase The Book of Runes here.   Click play below to watch the video.       Read more

 

Giving Our Best with Pema Chodron Excerpt - Part Two

September 23, 2014 | Posted by: Michelle Wesley
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We are pleased to bring you part two of the excerpt from Giving Our Best with Pema Chodron.  To continue with this recorded retreat, Pema Chödrön continues to focus on the enlightened heart and mind.  By nurturing a compassionate attitude in our hearts, we can naturally become more open and present to others and free in our lives, even amidst life’s adversities and fears. The Buddha’s don’t need our veneration. They don’t... Read more

 

Excerpt from Giving Our Best with Pema Chodron

September 18, 2014 | Posted by: Steve Stein
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We are pleased to bring you this excerpt from Giving Our Best with Pema Chodron.  Compassion is a skill. You can learn it here and now, and the benefits are vast. In this recorded retreat, Pema Chödrön shows you how—using a text that is very close to her heart: the Buddhist classic known as The Way of the Bodhisattva. Here she focuses on its primary subject, the enlightened heart and mind... Read more

 

Rune Reading for the week of September 19, 2014

September 20, 2014 | Posted by: Steve Stein
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    Here is this weeks' rune reading with Ralph Blum bestselling author of The Book of Runes.   Click play below to watch the video.     Enjoy the video.     Read more

 

Power of Space and Reincarnation with Alan Watts (preview 3)

August 30, 2014 | Posted by: Michelle Wesley
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We are pleased to present this final excerpt from "The Power of Space and Reincarnation" by Alan Watts.  Do we really understand space and how this universe exists.  Or even how it differs from the other dimension of our physical world.The funny thing about space, is that in a way it doesn’t end where a solid begins.  You can shift a solid around in space without apparently altering it in any... Read more

 

Power of Space and Reincarnation with Alan Watts (preview 2)

August 30, 2014 | Posted by: Michelle Wesley
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We are pleased to present this excerpt from "The Power of Space and Reincarnation" by Alan Watts.  What is space and can we measure it in the same way we measure our physical world? We are always looking for the answers, can we find them?I began by reviewing two possible concepts of the nature of space.  One that it is simply an abstraction, and projected upon the physical world in rather... Read more

 

Rune Reading for the week of September 5, 2014

September 05, 2014 | Posted by: Steve Stein
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    Here is this weeks' rune reading with Ralph Blum bestselling author of The Book of Runes.   Click play below to watch the video.     Enjoy the video.     Read more

 

Waking from the Trance of Struggle with Mark Matousek

August 30, 2014 | Posted by: Michelle Wesley
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We are pleased to bring you this excerpt from "Waking from the Trance of Struggle" with Mark Matousek.  Learn more about the struggles many people face and how we seem to let it consume us, but how we can come to understand it and succeed without it.This is a very important topic for many people who feel gripped with a sense that their life is an ongoing struggle, that their in a... Read more

 

Power of Space and Reincarnation with Alan Watts (preview 1)

August 30, 2014 | Posted by: Michelle Wesley
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We are pleased to present this excerpt from "The Power of Space and Reincarnation" by Alan Watts.  Space and time are always questionable. Come take a look at how life all comes together because of space and how big we really are in this otherwise overwhelming universe.It’s curious how, past the middle of the 20th century, there is very strong evidence of a revival in western philosophy of what used to... Read more

 

Rune Reading for the week of August 29, 2014

August 29, 2014 | Posted by: Steve Stein
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    Here is this weeks' rune reading with Ralph Blum bestselling author of The Book of Runes.   Click play below to watch the video.     Enjoy the video.     Read more

 

What's Your Story with Mark Matousek

August 27, 2014 | Posted by: Michelle Wesley
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We are pleased to bring you this excerpt from "What's Your Story" with Mark Matousek.  Whose story, exactly, are we living? Who is this character we’ve invented? Those are the questions Mark Matousek forces us to ask ourselves.What’s your story? Discover who you are and what you want through the power of personal writing.  It's about asking questions and understanding who we are and why we are what we are.  Allow yourself... Read more

 

Rune Reading for the week of August 22, 2014

August 22, 2014 | Posted by: Steve Stein
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    Here is this weeks' rune reading with Ralph Blum bestselling author of The Book of Runes.   Click play below to watch the video. Enjoy         Enjoy the video.       Read more

 

Beyond Success: Finding Balance in Business (final preview)

August 05, 2014 | Posted by: Michelle Wesley
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We are pleased to bring you the final preview of this excerpt from the Ram Dass title "Beyond Success: Finding Balance in Business".  Learn how to gain balance in your life, learn effective strategies for happiness, in order to reach your full potential, both personally and professionally.  I was with a man a few weeks ago in New York City. He was working in Coney Island with one of the rides... Read more

 

Rune Reading for the week of August 15, 2014

August 14, 2014 | Posted by: Steve Stein
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    Here is this weeks' rune reading with Ralph Blum bestselling author of The Book of Runes.   Click play below to watch the video. Enjoy         Enjoy the video. Scroll down for a written interpretation of the Rune from Ralph.       Scroll down for more commentary from Ralph.                             u  ... Read more

 

Beyond Success: Finding Balance in Business (preview 2)

August 05, 2014 | Posted by: Michelle Wesley
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We are pleased to bring you part two of this excerpt from the Ram Dass title "Beyond Success: Finding Balance in Business".  Learn how to gain balance in your life, learn effective strategies for happiness, in order to reach your full potential, both personally and professionally.  Some people who have been very successful in this culture, who have won in a big way and in their early wins, were part of... Read more

 

Reality, Art and Illusion with Alan Watts

January 21, 2014 | Posted by: Michelle Wesley
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We are pleased to present this excerpt from "Reality, Art and Illusion by Alan Watts.  Come as he takes a look at how we, as people, view human beings and view the universe. There was an exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in New York some years ago, called ‘The New Image of Man’, and these things didn’t look like human beings at all. Some of them did, but, but that’s... Read more

 

Beyond Success: Finding Balance in Business with Ram Dass

August 05, 2014 | Posted by: Michelle Wesley
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We are pleased to bring you this excerpt from the Ram Dass title "Beyond Success: Finding Balance in Business".  Internationally acclaimed spiritual teacher Ram Dass reflects on the basic questions of how to do business in a conscious, more mindful and balanced way. He explores the idea that commercial and conventional success can be self-limiting. Where did you learn who you think you are? You learned it from your parents, you... Read more

 

Rune Reading for the week of August 8, 2014

August 08, 2014 | Posted by: Steve Stein
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    Here is this weeks' rune reading with Ralph Blum bestselling author of The Book of Runes.   Click play below to watch the video. Enjoy         Enjoy the video.   Read more

 

Five Keys to Mastery with George Leonard

July 30, 2014 | Posted by: Michelle Wesley
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We are pleased to bring you this inspirational program inspired by George Leonard's Five Keys To Success.  You can enjoy featured interviews with Carlos Santana, BB King and other highly talented and successful people from all walks of life. The program culminates with an insightful interview with George Leonard himself. The program includes a digital booklet outlining the 5 Keys.A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step;... Read more

 

Reflections on Suffering with Ram Dass

August 05, 2014 | Posted by: Michelle Wesley
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Suffering -- the nature of it, how to be with it (ours or someone eles's), what attention we give it in our lives -- can be a major dilemma for most of us.  We often don't know how to be with it, whether to embrace it or shun it, give it space or re-direct it.  In this brief yet profound excerpt from "Reflections on Suffering", a talk given by Ram... Read more

 

Rune Reading for the week of August 1, 2014

August 01, 2014 | Posted by: Steve Stein
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    Here is this weeks' rune reading with Ralph Blum bestselling author of The Book of Runes.   Click play below to watch the video. Enjoy         Enjoy the video. Scroll down for a written interpretation of the Rune from Ralph.                 Wholeness: Receiving this Rune marks a time for regeneration right down to the cellular level. You may... Read more

 

Start Where You Are - Pema Chodron

July 30, 2014 | Posted by: Michelle Wesley
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Once again we are pleased to offer a transcribed excerpt from a Pema Chodron audio title.  This is a chapter titled "No Escape, No Problem" from the terrific recording of Start Where You Are.   We already have everything we need. There is no need for self-improvement. All these trips that we lay on ourselves – the heavy-duty feeling that we’re bad and hoping that we’re good, the identities that... Read more

 

Rune Reading for the week of July 25, 2014

July 26, 2014 | Posted by: Steve Stein
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  Here is this weeks' rune reading with Ralph Blum bestselling author of The Book of Runes. Click play below to watch the video. Enjoy   Enjoy the video. Consult the E-Book of Runes for an in depth description.  Read more

 

Marianne Williamson on iTunes from BetterListen!

July 22, 2014 | Posted by: Steve Stein
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Click here to find all of Marianne Williamson's lectures and workshops on iTunes. Brought to you by BetterListen!Note: there are a couple of steps to get to the Marianne Williamson Lecture and Workshop section on iTunes:When you click on the iTunes button above, it takes you to a Marianne WIlliamson preview web page on the internet. On the preview web page you then have to click on the blue button... Read more

 

Rune Reading for the week of July 18, 2014

July 18, 2014 | Posted by: Steve Stein
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  Here is this weeks' rune reading with Ralph Blum bestselling author of The Book of Runes. Click play below to watch the video. Enjoy    Enjoy the video. Scroll down for a written interpretation of the Rune from Ralph.  Scroll down for a written interpretation of this weeks Rune of The Week.      Here  is today: This applies to so many of us at this time: To remove our attachment to what is past; to be... Read more

 

Rune Reading for the week of July 11, 2014

July 11, 2014 | Posted by: Steve Stein
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    Here is this weeks' rune reading with Ralph Blum bestselling author of The Book of Runes.   Click play below to watch the video. Enjoy         Enjoy the video. Scroll down for a written interpretation of the Rune from Ralph.  Scroll down for a written interpretaion of this weeks Rune of The Week.              Possessions: A Rune of fulfillment and... Read more

 

Excerpt from Alan Watts: Four Ways to the Center (preview four)

February 26, 2014 | Posted by: Michelle Wesley
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We are pleased to bring you part four of the excerpt from "Four Ways to the Center" with Alan Watts.  There are many attitudes that run through all religions.  Explore the practices and feelings that are a part of the mind.Now remember that I pointed out that the situation of feeling yourself to be an ego is a kind of game. It is a pattern of life, a style of... Read more

 

Four Ways to the Center with Alan Watts (preview three)

February 26, 2014 | Posted by: Michelle Wesley
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We are pleased to bring you part three of the Alan Watts title - Four Ways to the Center.Now let me repeat that the premise of this whole discussion, the first premise, is that existence is a game in the, in all senses of that word, the best senses and the worst senses, that it’s a pattern of dancing, the principle of which is “now you see it, now you... Read more

 

Excerpt from Perfect Just as you Are with Pema Chodron

July 02, 2014 | Posted by: Michelle Wesley
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We are delighted to bring to you an excerpt from Pema Chodron's teachings.  This comes from her recording "Perfect Just as You Are".   So often the question is asked: why are they called limitless? Have you asked that question? Because these four remarkable qualities are, generally speaking, traditionally called the four limitless qualities or the four limitless ones or the four boundless qualities. But boundless or limitless, it’s because... Read more

 

Excerpt from Alan Watts: Four Ways to the Center (preview 2)

February 26, 2014 | Posted by: Michelle Wesley
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We are happy to present part two in the Four Ways to the Center from Alan Watts.  Now I have been discussing four fundamental attitudes that are found in the various religions of the world was the human predicament, and as you see still on the blackboard, they are given to be four Rs, instead of the three Rs, repentance, opposite rebellion, and resignation, opposite reincarnation, the latter word being... Read more

 

This week's Rune Reading - week of July 4, 2014

June 16, 2014 | Posted by: Steve Stein
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Have a question or dilemna on your mind check out this weeks video rune reading with The Rune Master Ralph Blum. Ralph is the author of The Book of Runes (more than 2 Million in print)   For a list of all the Runes, a list of where to purchase the E-book of Runes and to do your own Rune Reading at any time visit http://www.bookofrunes.com     Read more

 

Four Ways to the Center with Alan Watts (part 1)

February 26, 2014 | Posted by: Michelle Wesley
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We are pleased to bring you this excerpt from Alan Watts from Four Ways to the Center. "All people, and this also includes all beings whatsoever, but we’re talking mainly of course about human beings, all people are manifestations, disguises of the total reality behind this cosmos.  And that, if that is so, there are not any mistakes in the world. When you look at patterns on the foam of the... Read more

 

The Yoga of Ordinary Living with Robert Thurman

June 11, 2014 | Posted by: Michelle Wesley
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We are pleased to offer another great excerpt from Robert Thurman as he takes us on a spiritual journey of discipline.  He explores responsibility, relationships and how it all ties in to Buddhism thoughts and beliefs. Spiritual disciplines often seen remote from the realities of our daily lives. Yet there is a Mahayana Scripture which presents a model of enlightened practice in the midst of urban living, the Vimalakirti Sutra. This teaches... Read more

 

Free weekly Rune Reading with Ralph Blum, author of the Book of Runes

May 13, 2014 | Posted by: Michelle Wesley
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The Book of Runes by Ralph Blum has been consulted by millions since it's original publication decades ago.  It continues to be a source of wisdom and inspiration for those seeking guidance.  And that's become even easier.  We've been publishing the E version of the Book of Runes (over 2 million hardover in print) and we'd like to let you know about some cool things we've been working on. Every... Read more

 

Excerpt from Robert Thurman

February 24, 2014 | Posted by: Michelle Wesley
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We are once again pleased to bring you this excerpt from this Classic Course from Robert Thurman which was recorded in the mid 1980's as we neared the end of the second- Christian Millenium, many prophetic voices were being raised to speak of revelation and other apocolyptic visions. Some western mystics even mentioned the future Buddha. So Buddha is when they incarnated in the world, according to the legend. They... Read more

 

Excerpt from Thusness by Alan Watts

April 01, 2014 | Posted by: Steve Stein
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We are pleased to bring you this excerpt from "Thusness" by  Alan Watts.  Here he helps us to explore who we really are.  Before you came to be, who were you?    SRAMANA, sramana. This is closely allied to the word shaman, and a shaman is the holy man in a culture that is still hunting, it isn’t settled, it isn’t agrarian. There is a very strong and important difference... Read more

 

Zalman Schachter and The December Project

March 27, 2014 | Posted by: Steve Stein
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We are pleased to present to you an excerpt from an article about Zalman Schachter and his new book: The December Project.  Follow with us, a journey through life, the bar mitzvahs, schooling and journey.  When my family moved back to Philadelphia from New York in the early 1970s so my father could be an assistant professor in the sciences at the University of Pennsylvania, it was natural that they would send... Read more

 

Alan Watts: Reborn in Her

March 24, 2014 | Posted by: Michelle Wesley
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Today we bring to you an article about Spike Jonze's Her which was nominated for several academy awards and has connections to Alan Watts..... It's not very often that you're watching a feature film and hear the name Alan Watts. But there it is, not in some obscure indie flick, but in Spike Jonze's Her, which is nominated for five Academy Awards, and has already won Golden Globe and Writers Guild... Read more

 

Excerpt from Pema Chodron - Don't Bite the Hook

February 21, 2014 | Posted by: Michelle Wesley
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Once again, we are delighted to share with you this transcribed excerpt from Pema Chodron's fantastic recording, Don't Bite the Hook. In it, she talks about the importance of working with anger -- something so many of us would rather avoid! So -- what is the significance of the teaching on how to work with anger? Well, it has tremendous significance because again and again, whenever we’re challenged, there is... Read more

 

Excerpt from Ethical Intelligence with Bruce Weinstein

March 05, 2014 | Posted by: Michelle Wesley
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We are delighted to share with you this transcribed excerpt from Ethical Intelligence with Bruce Weinstein. This lively and fun seminar will help you learn to increase  your ethics IQ not only in business, but in every aspect of your life.  What would you do in the following situations? Number one: You wake up one morning with the flu. Would you stay home and rest?  All right, why would you stay home and rest... Read more

 

Excerpt From "Phenomenal Customer Service" by Shep Hyken

January 14, 2014 | Posted by: Michelle Wesley
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We are delighted to share with you this transcribed excerpt from Phenomenal Customer Service by Shep Hyken. This high energy seminar will help you learn how to amaze your clients, make a great first impression, and be a step above the rest when it comes to customer service. How many of you believe it’s important to satisfy your customers? Raise your hands. Good.  Everybody’s hand goes up.  Now let me tell you the reality... Read more

 

Excerpt From Star Talk Radio: Neil Degrasse Tyson - Season One: A Universe of Inspiration (Part 2)

January 24, 2014 | Posted by: Michelle Wesley
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We are happy to present part two of this excerpt from Star Talk Radio season one with Neil Degrasse Tyson as he continues the discussion of how creativity is inspired by the universe and every type of artist there is.  It's not just about painters and sculpters.  Let's take a look: Peter I understand the universe inspires you. Is that a recent phenomena, or does it go far back? It started... Read more

 

Excerpt from A Talk Based on "Life Inc" by Douglas Rushkoff

January 21, 2014 | Posted by: Michelle Wesley
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We are very excited to have this fascinating excerpt from a talk by Douglas Rushkoff based on his book Life Inc.: How Corporatism Conquered the World and How We Can Take it Back -- a book that challenges us to think completely differently about how we see the economics, the world of business, and money itself. Hmmm, yeah, I mean, as I see it, nothing is free, right? Nothing is free.... Read more

 

Excerpt From Networking Skills That Work by Shawna Schuh

January 14, 2014 | Posted by: Michelle Wesley
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We are delighted to share with you this transcribed excerpt from Seminars on Demand - Networking Skills That Work by Shawna Schuh. This fabulous seminar will teach you networking skills that help you win.  Maximize the skills and move forward today!   So today we’re going to learn about winning, winning with interactions. Now, there’s one caveat I needed to say. When I’m talking about winning, and we’re going to talk about... Read more

 

Excerpt from Seminars on Demand - Brain Selling

January 08, 2014 | Posted by: Michelle Wesley
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We are delighted to share with you this transcribed excerpt from Seminars on Demand - Brain Selling by Patrick Schul.  This great seminar will teach you how to utilize your brain and give you insight for using other key skills to advance in a business environment.    I got two things, just simply two things I want to do. I want to give you enough information and insight on the brain... Read more

 

Excerpt from "Modern Thoughts on Buddhism" from Robert Thurman

December 04, 2013 | Posted by: Michelle Wesley
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We are pleased to bring you this excerpt from this Classic Course from Robert Thurman which was recorded in the mid 1980's as we neared the end of the second- Christian Millenium, many prophetic voices were being raised to speak of revelation and other apocolyptic visions. Some western mystics even mentioned the future Buddha.  So Buddha is when they incarnated in the world, according to the legend. They had come... Read more