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History Ends in Green

The coming together of dream, film, and psychedelics in the 20th century set the stage for the “archaic revival”.   Terence McKenna gives us a look through the window of our potential as humans. Below is an excerpt from his lecture History Ends in Green. “If not ontologically, then by a degree, is the focus on […]

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On Spiritual Beauty

This electrifying excerpt from a service at Agape International Spiritual Center recorded Easter 2008 brings us right into the room as Michael Bernard Beckwith invites attendees to participate in a celebration of spirit. Take a look around for a second and look at the shape of spiritual beauty that is revealing and manifesting and reflecting the image and […]

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Planting Seeds with Thich Nhat Hanh

Today we bring to you Planting Seeds featuring songs from Thich Nhat Hanh.  A beautiful collection for any adult wishing to plant seeds of peace, relaxation, and awareness in children.  It is full of wisdom on how to simply be with children and nourish their compassion for themselves and others.

You will be enchanted with Planting Seeds, Practicing Mindfulness with Children featuring Thich Nhat Hanh and the Plum Village Community.  The CD has inspiring recordings of all the songs in the book, Planting Seeds, as well as a guided pebble meditation, total relaxation, and children's touching the earth.

 


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Pema Chodron: Smile at Fear Part One

Today we are pleased to bring to you this excerpt from Smile at Fear: A Retreat with Pema Chodron.  We all have fears, but when we look closely at them, we discover that behind each fear resides a basic fear of ourselves.  Take the journey with Pema Chodron and discover what is inside of your fear.

I think it’s really wonderful that so many of us are going to spend this time together.  Despite its inconveniences and quite a few people expressed their dismay, at there being 3,000 people. They sort of thought they were going to have an intimate time with me and I actually was pretty amazed myself at this turn out. In fact, dumbfounded, but that this large group of people can gather together and mediate together and contemplate teachings that come from the intention of wanting to help the world at this time or any time.

The Shambhala teachings presented in the last ten years or so of his life and he died in 1987 were based on the fact that we could take our wish to be sane and open hearted people.  That we could take that wish that most of us have to be more sane and more kind and more open hearted, open minded but that we could do it in a very large global context of wanting to wake up, to wanting to be kinder, more sane, more open hearted and open minded so that we could help other people. So that we could reach out to the people that come into our lives, our family members and neighbors and coworkers or perhaps we feel inspired to enter a profession where we spend all of our time and energy trying to help in a more global or national level.

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