Occupy Spirituality: A Radical Vision for a New Generation (Sacred Activism) ~ Adam Bucko , Matthew Fox [updated Dec 25, 2015]

Released Date: September 13, 2013

The Occupy Wall Street movement and protest movements around the world are evidence of a new era of inter-generational activists seeking deeper spiritual meaning in their quest for peace and justice.

This book is a call to action for a new era of spirituality-infused activism. Authors Adam Bucko and Matthew Fox encourage us to use our talents in service of compassion and justice and to move beyond our broken systems–economic, political, educational, and religious–discovering a spirituality that not only helps us to get along, but also encourages us to reevaluate our traditions, transforming them and in the process building a more sacred and just world.

Incorporating the words of young activist leaders culled from interviews and surveys, the book provides a framework that is deliberately interfaith and speaks to our profound yearning for a life with spiritual purpose and for a better world. Each chapter is construed as a dialogue between Fox, a 72-year-old theologian, and Bucko, a 37-year-old spiritual activist and mentor to homeless youth. As we listen in on these familiar yet profound conversations, we learn about Fox and Bucko’s own spiritual journeys and discover a radical spirituality that is inclusive, democratic, and relevant to the world we live in today.

Table of Contents
Foreword by Mona Eltahawy
Foreword by Andrew Harvey
Introduction: Invitation to Occupy Your Conscience
1. Is It Time to Replace the God of Religion with the God of Life?
2. Radical Spirituality for a Radical Generation
3. Adam’s Story
4. Matthew’s Story
5. What’s Your Calling? Are You Living in Service of Compassion and Justice?
6. Spiritual Practice: Touch Life and Be Changed by It
7. No Generation Has All the Answers: Elders and Youth Working Together
8. Birthing New Economics, New Communities, and New Monasticism
Conclusion: Occupy Generation and the Practice of Spiritual Democracy
Afterword by Lama Surya Das

ADAM BUCKO is co-founder of the Reciprocity Foundation, empowering homeless youth to break the cycle of poverty, and HAB, an inter-spiritual contemplative fellowship focused on training young people in radical spirituality and sacred activism.

MATTHEW FOX is an internationally acclaimed theologian working in the creation spirituality tradition of Christianity. He is the best-selling author of 30 books, including Original Blessing, A Spirituality Named Compassion, and The Coming of the Cosmic Christ.

Adam Bucko – Buddha at the Gas Pump Interview

Published on Dec 24, 2015

Also see https://batgap.com/adam-bucko/

Adam Bucko is an activist, spiritual director to many of New York City’s homeless youth, and co-author of a new award-winning book called “Occupy Spirituality: A Radical Vision for a New Generation (Sacred Activism)“.

He grew up in Poland during the totalitarian regime and spent his early years exploring the anarchist youth movement as a force for social and political change. At the age of 17, Adam immigrated to America where his desire to find his path towards a meaningful life led him to monasteries in the US and India. His life-defining experience took place in India, where on his way to a Himalayan hermitage, he met a homeless child who lived on the streets of Delhi. This brief encounter led him to the “Ashram of the Poor” where he began his work with homeless youth. After returning to the US, he worked on the streets of various American cities with young people struggling against homelessness and prostitution. He eventually co-founded The Reciprocity Foundation, an award winning nonprofit dedicated to transforming the lives of New York City’s homeless youth.

In addition to his work with homeless youth, Adam established HAB, an ecumenical and inter-spiritual “new monastic” fellowship for young people which offers formation in radical spirituality and sacred activism.

He collaborates with spiritual leaders across religious traditions and mentors young people, helping them discover a spiritual life in the 21st century and how to live deeply from the heart in service of compassion and justice.

Adam is a recipient of several awards and his work has been featured by ABC News, CBS, NBC, New York Daily News, National Catholic Reporter, Ode Magazine, Yoga International Magazine and Sojourner Magazine.

Website: http://AdamBucko.com

The Forum at Grace Cathedral — The Rt. Rev. Marc Andrus; The Rev. Dr. Matthew Fox; and Adam Bucko

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Your Moment (Spoken Words) (Volume 3) by Prem Rawat (Author)

“Compared to the age of the Earth, your life is like a moment. In this moment, recognize the value of being alive.” In his many speaking engagements around the world, Prem Rawat addresses the age-old quest for human fulfillment with refreshing humor and compassion. He advocates the art of appreciation, the art of trusting one’s own self, and the art of living a life fulfilled. These six chapters edited from his talks invite the reader to explore the realm of the self, where real peace dwells and can be enjoyed by anyone. With vividly colored photographs and illustrations, “Your Moment” offers a unique and entertaining approach to living in a busy world while learning to enjoy the most profound within everyday.

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Lighting the Flame of Peace / Prem Rawat (English)

Rising Women Rising World: Unleashing Our Voices, Values and Vision to Shape the Future

Rising Women Rising World: Unleashing Our Voices,
Values and Vision to Shape the Future
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The Sacred Shift, Co-Creating Your Future…in a New Renaissance ~ Hunt Henion (Author), Barbara Marx Hubbard (Contributor), Diana Cooper (Contributor), Patricia Cota Robles

The revelation of unity and a renaissance of caring and sharing is quietly transforming our world! The first two sections of the book put this sacred shift in perspective. Section three shares secrets about protecting the potential of our children and posterity. Section four reveals simple, economic ways to bring prosperity and peace down to Earth. Contributors to this anthology include Barbara Marx Hubbard, Steve Bhaerman, AKA Swami Beyondanada, Diana Cooper, Patricia Cota-Robles, and assorted experts in various fields. This book was compiled for anyone who ever wondered how God could possible turn what we have today into the prophesied Golden Age. It reveals exactly how we’re going to get from here to there — co-creating our future with family, community, and God!

Barbara Marx Hubbard, Diana Cooper and Steve Bhaerman are shift awareness experts who offer invaluable assistance to us all at this time in our history. Despite the state of the world, we are truly on the threshold of great possibility, of our own conscious evolution.

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2012: A New Beginning – Barbara Marx Hubbard

Richard Garner, host of The One Network TV, has an enlightening conversation with Barbara Marx Hubbard on the 2012 phenomena. Don’t miss this one. Barbara Marx Hubbard is a powerful yet gentle speaker who puts things into perspective. We hope you enjoy this interview as much as we did.
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Human Purpose and Transhuman Potential: A Cosmic Vision of Our Future Evolution by Ted Chu

For millennia, great thinkers have contemplated the meaning and purpose of human existence; but while most assumed that humanity was the end point of creation or the pinnacle of evolution, Ted Chu makes the provocative claim that the human race may in fact be a means rather than an end—that humankind will give rise to evolutionary successors.

In this wide-ranging and authoritative work, Chu reexamines the question of human purpose in light of the extraordinary developments of science and technology. Arguing that a deep understanding of our place in the universe is required to navigate the magnitude of the choices that lie ahead, he surveys human wisdom from both East and West, traces the evolutionary trajectory that has led to this point, and explores the potentials emerging on the scientific frontier. The book addresses the legitimate fears and concerns of “playing God” but embraces the possibility of transcending biological forms and becoming or creating entirely new life-forms.


Born and raised in China, and spending much of his adult life in America, Ted Chu is currently a clinical professor of economics at New York University (Abu Dhabi, UAE). His ongoing research is focused on globalization, frontiers of technology and institutions, and “posthuman economics,” inclusive of the philosophic and ethical dimensions of transhumanism. Chu graduated from Fudan University in Shanghai, and earned his PhD in economics at Georgetown University.

During his twenty-five years as a business economist, his work included corporate strategy, public policy research, multinational operations, and global financial markets–including roles as chief economist of General Motors and chief economist of the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority, one of of the world’s largest sovereign wealth funds. Dr. Chu also held positions as macroeconomist for the World Bank and Arthur D. Little.

For the last fifteen years, his second career has been conducting independent research on the ethical and philosophical question of humanity’s place in the universe, with special reference to advanced technologies such as robotics, artificial intelligence, biotechnology, and nanotechnology. This focus was foreshadowed by his PhD thesis on the production efficiency frontier at Georgetown University. Chu has also read widely and deeply in evolutionary theory, history, politics, philosophy, and religious studies (East and West).

Dr. Chu is the founder of the nonprofit CoBe (Cosmic Being) Institute in Michigan, a senior scholar at ChangCe, a Beijing-based independent think tank, and a former president of Greater Washington Professional Forum. He has received a national award for dedicated community service and has served as a policy advisor for governments and many multinational institutions. Ted Chu’s extensive lines of interdisciplinary research have combined in-depth theoretical analysis and the fruits of practical, real-world experience.

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Ted Chu – Author of Human Purpose Transhuman Potential

The Ways of the Wise ~ Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

LIVE – Twitter Town Hall with Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

Streamed live on Feb 23, 2014

Live webcast of Twitter Town Hall with Sri Sri Ravi Shankar on 23 Feb from 10:30 pm – 11:00 pm IST.

On Sunday, Feb 23, global humanitarian and spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar answered questions from a global audience in a Twitter TownHall. More than 65,000 questions came from 6733 cities across 114 countries. In this two-part series, Sri Sri responds to a variety of questions covering love, religion, war, marriage, parenting and happiness.

Q: When I look around, I see only misery, hate, anger, greed and meaningless violence. How do I know there is a higher power?
A: The tendency of our mind is to magnify misery. If ten compliments are given to you and one insult is given to you, what you usually hold on is the one insult and blow it out of proportion. My dear, I would like to tell you that there are a lot of good things also happening in the society. There is a lot of service. There are a lot of good people around and if you look into the eyes of people, you will feel that there is compassion and love in most people’s hearts and minds. I agree there is hate, anger and greed. This is because we have not been able to educate them in human values.

Q: I am a homosexual and comfortable with it. Some call me a criminal. My family and friends disown me. Does God still love me?
A: God has no choice. God loves everybody on earth. So, don’t worry about it.

Q: Different people have different notions of spirituality. Some think it is escapism, others think it is torturing oneself. What is spirituality for you?

A: All that uplifts human spirit is spirituality. Anything that brings you peace, joy, love, comfort and motivates you to do service in society is spirituality. We are made up of both matter and spirit. Our body is made up of amino acids, carbohydrates, proteins and so on. Our spirit is made up of love, compassion, generosity, intelligence — all these values. So spirituality is not just sitting and doing something. It is something that invokes — that builds character in you.

Q: What is my role in transformation of Ukraine for peace and happiness and against corruption?
A: All that we can do in our capacity, we must do. In fact we should do a little bit more than what we think we can do to bring peace. Corruption is a very serious issue all over the world. I am sure if you create more awareness among people, and if you all unite together — not through violence, not with burning buses, trucks and cars on the streets or throwing stones at people, but through a peaceful, resolute revolution, we are sure to get success. It may take some time. We need patience and perseverance to fight against corruption.

Q: Why are people into conversion? Do they have identity crisis?
A: People leave one religion and go to another religion because they have not studied their own religion properly. This is a problem. They have not understood their faith or the essence of it fully, especially in the Hindu faith because we are simply going on with the rituals that we often don’t understand or study. There are not many opportunities to study the Vedas, and the scriptures on Yoga, or treatises like the Yoga Vasishta. We tend to know very little about our Vedas or Vedic heritage, especially in India. So people tend to convert. I feel that they should first study their own faith in-depth — whichever faith they are born in. And do not denigrate the faith you are born in when you convert. Conversion is your free choice. But do not insult the faith or denigrate the faith.

Q: With such a demanding lifestyle, how can one be a better parent and give quality time to children?
A: You should never doubt your goodness because you can never be a bad parent at all. Just be yourself and if you scold your children sometime, you should know it is necessary. Parents feel so guilty even when they scold their children here and there. So I would say there is no need to do that because you need to make your children strong. It is like a vaccination for them. If your children’s upbringing is so weak that they cannot tolerate an insult or harsh comment from someone, then it means you have not attended to your children. You have not given them the much-needed vaccination, that dose of discipline. Sometimes it is necessary. No parent will be a bad parent if they are relaxed and free of tension and stress. So first of all you have to relieve yourself from your tension and stress, and give quality time to children.

Q: How to get close to and help people we love who are closed down and have built barriers around them?
A: With patience and perseverance. People generally build barriers around them because they are insecure or have some prejudice. Prejudice and insecurity are two important things in society that we need to attend to and this requires that we relieve the stress in the minds of people. This we can do only with patience and perseverance.

Q: What has been the biggest risk you have ever taken in your life Sri Sri?
A: There is not one, I cannot say it is one risk, any challenging thing comes in front of me, I simply jump into it, whether it is going to Iraq for peace building at the time of war, or something else. I like to go on adventures.

Q: Did God create man or man created God?
A: Both. God created man and man created God. Isn’t it funny? Man created different concepts of God, stories about God. But again, what is God. Is He somebody sitting up there who just created something and went away? No. The summum bonum of creation, if you take it that’s the one thing by which everything has happened and in which everything is, may be you can call it God. So according to the Vedanta, it is ‘Asti, Bhati, Preeti’. It is, it shines and it is love, and that’s what the whole world is. Isn’t it? And this could be one of the concepts unless until you start feeling it as an authentic reality in our life, as true as a pain in your feet if you have one.

Q: Sri Sri, is it only time that brings maturity? How does one cultivate it in life?
A: Perception, observation and expression — these three things can bring you maturity. The way you perceive things and observe things all around you. Wisdom doesn’t need time at all. You don’t need to become old to become mature. You simply need observation of not just yourself, but also in the lives of all around you.

Q: With an alarming rise in the number of divorces, is marriage necessary? Doesn’t it add baggage to love’?
A: Marriage is an important institution. Even to ask this question, somebody married and that’s why you are here. Isn’t it? I think you will see that you need some stability in life at some point of time. And marriage is a very sacred institution. We must have that. Growing in marriage is growing in responsibility, taking responsibility. And love and responsibility, they go together.

Q: You say that our nature is love but why is there so much conflict in the world?
A: That is because we have not realized we are Love. When the realization comes, this won’t happen. I usually say war is the worst act of reason. There is some reason then you go in for war. Then you go beyond those reasons and find wars are futile. Nobody wins a war.

Q: You say live in the moment, but you also say have goals. Isn’t it contradictory?

A: Yes, truth is contradictory and multidimensional. You plan for future, but you live in the present moment. Even the planning of future happens in the present only. When you are driving your car, what do you do? You look through the windshield, you also look at the rear mirror and you also look at the side mirror. All three are essential. Isn’t it? If you say, ‘No, I am only going to look ahead and I am not going to look back or to the side mirror’, you are going to get an accident. So while driving a car, the rear mirror is small so you should learn something from your past. From side mirror you should keep looking around also and drive ahead. So all these have to simultaneously happen. So plan for the future but at the same time be in the present moment.

Q: We have received hundreds of questions from Syria, Egypt and Middle East? Do you have any message for them?

A: The violence in the Middle East is a huge humanitarian problem, and my heart pains when I see the amount of injustice and violence that is happening there. Again I would say, that let’s pray for peace, and at the same time continue to explore ways of bringing peace. We should keep thinking about it. We should still keep hope that one day we will all be able to bring some peace there.

Krishnamurti’s Notebook by Jiddu Krishnamurti (Author)

When Krishnamurti’s Notebook first became available in 1976, it was soon realized that it was a spiritually unique document giving his perceptions and experiences and describing his states of consciousness. It is a kind of diary but one that is little concerned with the day to day process of living, though very much aware of the natural world.

Krishnamurti, Jiddu born of middle-class Brahmin parents, was recognized at age fourteen as the coming World Teacher. Krishnamurti claimed allegiance to no caste, nationality or religion and was bound by no tradition. He traveled the world and spoke spontaneously to large audiences until the end of his life at age ninety. He said man has to free himself of all fear, conditioning, authority and dogma through self-knowledge and this will bring about order and psychological mutation.

J. Krishnamurti (1895-1986)
was a renowned spiritual teacher whose lectures and writings have inspired thousands. His works include On Mind and Thought, On Nature and the Environment, On Relationship, On Living and Dying, On Love and Loneliness, On Fear, and On Freedom.

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Eckhart discusses selections from the revered teacher’s classic journal and shares some of the profound “passages into stillness” that Krishnamurti opens for us. Eckhart teaches us about how we are looking for something greater to come into our lives, we are continuously missing all the little things of which our lives really consist. Eckhart explains how Krishnamurti presents us with an invitation to join him in a state of consciousness.

Eckhart Tolle on ” Through the eyes of Krishnamurti
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Krishnamurti – Why is there such Chaos in the World ?

Jiddu Krishnamurti (May 11, 1895 — February 17, 1986) was an Indian born speaker and writer on philosophical and spiritual subjects, and was widely considered as a World Teacher. His subject matter included: psychological revolution, the nature of mind, meditation, inquiry, human relationships, and bringing about radical change in society. He constantly stressed the need for a revolution in the psyche of every human being and emphasized that such revolution cannot be brought about by any external entity, be it religious, political, or social.

Krishnamurti was born into a Telugu Brahmin family in what was then colonial India. In early adolescence, he had a chance encounter with prominent occultist and high-ranking theosophist Charles Webster Leadbeater in the grounds of the Theosophical Society headquarters at Adyar in Madras (now Chennai). He was subsequently raised under the tutelage of Annie Besant and Leadbeater, leaders of the Society at the time, who believed him to be a “vehicle” for an expected World Teacher. As a young man, he disavowed this idea and dissolved the worldwide organization (the Order of the Star) established to support it. He claimed allegiance to no nationality, caste, religion, or philosophy, and spent the rest of his life traveling the world, speaking to large and small groups and individuals. He authored many books, among them The First and Last Freedom, The Only Revolution, and Krishnamurti’s Notebook. Many of his talks and discussions have been published. His last public talk was in Madras, India, in January 1986, a month before his death at his home in Ojai, California.

His supporters, working through non-profit foundations in India, Great Britain and the United States, oversee several independent schools based on his views on education. They continue to transcribe and distribute his thousands of talks, group and individual discussions, and writings by use of a variety of media formats and languages.

The Turning Point: Creating Resilience in a Time of Extremes by Gregg Braden [updated Feb 3, 2014]

There’s a time when every crisis can become transformation; when simply surviving can become joyous thriving. In our lives that time is The Turning Point. In our world that time is now!

We live in a time of extremes. And because the conditions of global finance, markets, resources, and jobs touch so much of our lives, we can no longer separate our everyday routines from the extremes of the world. The crises of climate change, extreme weather, and failing economies, for example, translate directly into the cost of the fuel that gets us back and forth to work each day; the interest we pay on our loans and that we’re in turn paid on our savings; the loss of neighborhood businesses and local jobs; and the closing of factories, with the many benefits they bring to our communities. All of this means that our lives are changing in ways we’ve never seen in the past, and they’re changing faster than we’ve been prepared to deal with.
The good news is that nature gives us the key to turn the frightening Tipping Points of such extremes into life-affirming Turning Points of transformation.

Fact: The solutions to our biggest problems already exist!

Fact: We already have the technology and the means to adapt to the extremes!

Fact: All that stands between the suffering of the present and the world transformed is the shift in thinking that allows the existing solutions into our lives.
In this compelling new work, best-selling author and visionary Gregg Braden merges his expertise in leading-edge science with present-day realities to answer the questions on everyone’s minds: What’s causing the extremes in our world? What do the global trends mean in our personal lives? How do we make everyday life better for us and our families? Through his powerful synthesis of easy-to-understand science and real-world circumstances, Gregg uniquely:

1. Identifies the facts underlying the crises of personal, as well as global, change.
2. Describes new scientific discoveries that hold the key to turning global crises into personal transformation.
3. Reveals simple strategies of resilient thinking for our finances and lifestyles and resilient living for our families and communities as we navigate the greatest shift in power, wealth, and resources in the modern world!

Will we choose the Turning Point to the greatest transformation of living and thinking the world has ever seen?

Gregg Braden
is a New York Times best-selling author whose work has led to cutting-edge books such as The God Code, The Divine Matrix, The Spontaneous Healing of Belief, Fractal Time, and Deep Truth. Gregg’s work is now published in 17 languages and 33 countries and shows beyond any reasonable doubt that the key to our future lies in the wisdom of our past.

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The Turning Point: Creating Resilience in a Time of Extremes by Gregg Braden

There’s a time when every crisis can become transformation; when simply surviving can become joyous thriving. In our lives that time is The Turning Point. In our world that time is now!

We live in a time of extremes. And because the conditions of global finance, markets, resources, and jobs touch so much of our lives, we can no longer separate our everyday routines from the extremes of the world. The crises of climate change, extreme weather, and failing economies, for example, translate directly into the cost of the fuel that gets us back and forth to work each day; the interest we pay on our loans and that we’re in turn paid on our savings; the loss of neighborhood businesses and local jobs; and the closing of factories, with the many benefits they bring to our communities. All of this means that our lives are changing in ways we’ve never seen in the past, and they’re changing faster than we’ve been prepared to deal with.

The good news is that nature gives us the key to turn the frightening Tipping Points of such extremes into life-affirming Turning Points of transformation.
Fact: The solutions to our biggest problems already exist!
Fact: We already have the technology and the means to adapt to the extremes!
Fact: All that stands between the suffering of the present and the world transformed is the shift in thinking that allows the existing solutions into our lives.

In this compelling new work, best-selling author and visionary Gregg Braden merges his expertise in leading-edge science with present-day realities to answer the questions on everyone’s minds: What’s causing the extremes in our world? What do the global trends mean in our personal lives? How do we make everyday life better for us and our families? Through his powerful synthesis of easy-to-understand science and real-world circumstances, Gregg uniquely:

1. Identifies the facts underlying the crises of personal, as well as global, change.
2. Describes new scientific discoveries that hold the key to turning global crises into personal transformation.
3. Reveals simple strategies of resilient thinking for our finances and lifestyles and resilient living for our families and communities as we navigate the greatest shift in power, wealth, and resources in the modern world!

Will we choose the Turning Point to the greatest transformation of living and thinking the world has ever seen?

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Take 5 minutes to get in touch with your essential higher guidance ~ Dr. Jean Houston

New Year, New You!
Audios to Awaken To Your Life’s Purpose

If you want to activate your deeper wisdom and experience your higher self consciously and at will, in more than just those fleeting moments when you sense the greater intelligence working through you, then you can do it through these practices from Awakening To Your Life’s Purpose with Dr. Jean Houston.

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Transcendent Man ~ A Documenary Film.

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The compelling feature-length documentary film, by director Barry Ptolemy, chronicles the life and controversial ideas of luminary Ray Kurzweil. For more than three decades, inventor, futures, and New York Times best-selling author Ray Kurzweil has been one of the most respected and provocative advocates of the role of technology in our future. In Transcendent Man, Ptolemy follows Kurzweil around the globe as he presents the daring arguments from his best-selling book, The Singularity is Near: When Humans Transcend Biology. Kurzweil predicts that with the ever-accelerating rate of technological change, humanity is fast approaching an era in which our intelligence will become increasingly non-biological and millions of times more powerful. This will be the dawning of a new civilization enabling us to transcend our biological limitations.

In Kurzweil’s post-biological world, boundaries blur between human and machine, real and virtual. Human aging and illness are reversed, world hunger and poverty are solved, and we cure death. Ptolemy explores the social and philosophical implications of these changes and the potential threats they pose to human civilization in dialogues with world leader Colin Powell; technologists Hugo deGaris, Peter Diamandis, Kevin Warwick, and Dean Kamen; journalist Kevin Kelly; actor William Shatner; and musician Stevie Wonder. Kurzweil maintains a radically optimistic view of the future, while acknowledging new dangers. Award-winning American composer Philip Glass contributes original theme music that mirrors the depth and intensity of the film. — (c) official site

Transcendent Man by director Barry Ptolemy introduces the life and ideas of Ray Kurzweil, the renowned futurist who journeys the world offering his vision of a future in which we will merge with our machines, can live forever, and are billions of times more intelligent…all within the next thirty years.

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Stand Up, Speak Out!: Marianne Williamson at TEDxTraverseCity

The Coming Golden Age

In this prophetic presentation, Sri Acharyaji reveals Vedic insights on such crucial topics as the 2012 prophecies, the transition of ages, the current global political/economic/earth-changes crisis that we are all experiencing, Vedic predictions for our era, the future of Sanatana Dharma, and the immanent arrival of a new Golden Age. This talk was recorded in March, 2009 during a gathering of his disciples, students and supporters. It has not been made public until now. This is the most important and powerful media presentation that we’ve ever produced.

If you found it to be informative and inspirational in your own personal spiritual journey and in your understanding of our reality, please consider helping others on the path by forwarding it to everyone you know, sharing in on your Facebook wall, and helping in any way you can to get the word out. This video has been a labor of love, created entirely by unpaid volunteers, and is designed with the sole desire to help enlighten the world and to help humanity prepare for the coming Golden Age.

Preparing for the Coming Golden Age

Are we about to enter a new Golden Age? In this very bold and no nonsense presentation, Sri Dharma Pravartaka Acharya not only explains that we are, indeed, about to experience a time of historical spiritual transition, but he also reveals what we, our families, and society can do in order to adequately prepare for the changes taking place around us. This brand new presentation is the recently filmed follow-up to Sri Acharyaji’s earlier, history-making talk of March, 2009, which became known to the world as the video titled “The Coming Golden Age”. This is a crucial message that you and your loved ones need to hear.

For much more information about how to prepare yourself for the coming Golden Age, visit our main website at:

http://www.dharmacentral.com

The Nonviolent Life by John Dear

“How can we become people of nonviolence and help the world become more nonviolent? What does it mean to be a person of active nonviolence? How can we help build a global grassroots movement of nonviolence to disarm the world, relieve unjust human suffering, make a more just society and protect creation and all creatures? What is a nonviolent life?”

These are the questions John Dear, Nobel Peace Prize nominee and Pace e Bene staff member poses in his latest book The Nonviolent Life, available in September. He focuses on three important aspects on the path toward becoming people of nonviolence – being nonviolent toward ourselves; being nonviolent to all others (including creation and creatures); and joining the global grassroots movement of nonviolence. After thirty years of preaching the Gospel of nonviolence John says he has never found a book that completely captures these crucial elements of nonviolent living. According to John, “most people pick one or two of these dimensions, but few do all three. To become a fully rounded, three dimensional person of nonviolence we need to do all three simultaneously.”

In this book, John proposes a simple vision of nonviolence that everyone can aspire to. Order your copy today and journey with John along the path of the nonviolent life.

John Dear is an internationally known voice for peace and nonviolence. He is a popular speaker, peacemaker, organizer, lecturer, retreat leader, and the author/editor of 30 books. John has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize after having participated in nonviolent campaigns for three decades resulting in over 75 arrests and more than a year of his life spent in jail.

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John Dear, S.J. on Spiritual Activism

Rev. John Dear, S.J. is a priest, pastor, social activist and author. He is the former co-chair of the Fellowship of Reconciliation, and following the events of 9/11, he coordinated the pastoral counseling of victims and bereaved family members. At the May 2006 Conference on Spiritual Activism in Washington, D.C., he spoke about the need for a socially engaged nonviolent movement to revitalize American spiritual and political life.

The Book of Life: Daily Meditations with Krishnamurti By Jiddu Krishnamurti

365 Daily Meditations on Freedom, Personal Transformation, Living Fully, and Much More, from the Man the Dalai Lama Described as “One of the Greatest Thinkers of the Age”

Jiddu Krishnamurti lived from 1895 to 1986, and is regarded as one of the greatest philosophical and spiritual figures of the 20th century. Krishnamurti claimed no allegiance to any caste, nationality, or religion, and was bound by no tradition. His purpose was to set humankind unconditionally free from the destructive limitations of conditioned mind….

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27 Flavors of Fulfillment: How to Live Life to the Fullest!: 27 Experts Show You How to Experience Lasting Happiness, Health, and Fulfillment (Volume 1) ~ by Nathan Crane

In this compelling look at life, 27 expert authors share their deepest insights and vast wisdom on what it means to live a fulfilling life. Packed with real world examples and personal stories, this book shows a way to solve the problems of inner conflict, depression, career, relationships, and health crises. Each chapter shares a new viewpoint on how it’s possible to live an abundant, healthy, happy, and meaningful life, no matter the circumstances.

In this book you will get hundreds of brand new ideas on how to positively impact your personal and professional life and the lives of your loved ones. Your are invited to never settle for anything less than your life’s greatest and most fulfilling purpose again! You’ll learn Meditation practices, steps for enjoying a deeper connection to the Divine, manifestation techniques, discovering your true self-worth, enhancing intimate relationships, co-creating a higher level of inner peace, and fulfilling your life’s purpose. It shows how a higher level of thinking – in harmony with our life’s purpose – can lead to lasting happiness. As an added value and thank you to the reader, you will find $716.00 in valuable bonuses in the back of the book offered by many of the contributing authors to help support your continued journey to true happiness. As an owner of this book, you will get these bonuses absolutely free.

Nathan Crane is a highly sought after 26 year old speaker, author, and teacher of “LIFE”. He is the Founder of The Panacea Community and Director of Panacea Life School. Nathan is the author of “The Panacea Cleanse”, and author of a best selling anthology, “27 Flavors of Fulfillment; How to Live Life to the Fullest!”

From addiction, dependency, and homelessness, to a profound spiritual awakening and international entrepreneur of conscious intuitive living, Nathan found his life’s purpose in helping people connect to their deepest innate and divine qualities of life.

Speaking to millions of people around the world, Nathan strives towards helping individuals understand their true nature and co-create their ideal lifestyle in alignment with the Universal Truths of Human Existence.

Nathan’s story of transformation will inspire you to live a more fulfilling and meaningful life with higher levels of health, abundance, and consciousness.

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27 Flavors of Fulfillment – How to Live Life to the Fullest

Published on Apr 17, 2013

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Dear life-loving friend,

How would you like to sit down with 27 life-loving master teachers who thrive in their lives and pick their brains on how they have cracked the code on truly living a fulfilling, happy, abundant and meaningful life?

I’m talking about well known expert authors like: Alan Cohen Sonia Choquette Dr. Robert Young Gangaji Guy Finley Dr. Leonard Coldwell Colin Tipping Derek Rydall Danielle MacKinnon Cindy Kubica

Plus a variety of people who have spent their entire life developing and practicing what they teach like: David Dibble Laura “Chiraya” Fox Steven Sadleir Adam Gainsburg Brent Phillips

And many others!

Not only will you get to sit with these authors and ask them questions during our live webcast, but you will get to learn from their life’s greatest lessons through our newest collaborative anthology book project called:

27 Flavors of Fulfillment;

How to Live Life to the Fullest!

27 experts show you how to experience lasting happiness, health, and fulfillment!

Would you like to dive into the minds of 27 of the world’s leading experts and learn how to truly live an abundantly happy, meaningful, and fulfilling life?

Get hundreds of brand new ideas on how to positively impact your personal and professional life and the lives of your loved ones. The truth is that you’ll never have to settle for anything less than your highest potential ever again!

Here’s the deal. 27 of the world’s leading experts wrote down their stories, experiences, and expert advice on how they have come to experience a meaningful, abundant, healthy, and fulfilling life.

They gave us their insights, wisdom, methods, and techniques that they’ve used to experience lasting peace, happiness, and fulfillment for themselves and their millions of clients.

If you’re fortunate enough to get your hands on this groundbreaking anthology, you’ll discover how these 27 people have found a way to enjoy life to the fullest!

But it’s not just the “rich and famous” who are living fulfilled. You’ll also discover how everyday people like you and I… folks who don’t live with giant swimming pools and huge bank accounts… live with meaning and fulfillment doing exactly what they love and what they feel they’ve come to the planet to do.

They are living and fulfilling their life’s purpose! And you can too!

Malala Yousafzai’s address to the UN

Malala Yousefzai, who was shot by Pakistani Taliban last year, addressed the UN Youth Assembly on her 16th birthday and called for improvements in global education.
The UN has declared her birthday, July 12, as “Malala Day”.

She started the speech with a prayer.
Some of history’s greatest statesmen have spoken there. Today, the Assembly listened spellbound to a 16-year-old schoolgirl.


Published on Jul 12, 2013

The full text: Malala Yousafzai’s speech to the UN General Assembly

Honourable UN Secretary General Mr Ban Ki-moon, respected president of the General Assembly Vuk Jeremic, honourable UN envoy for global education Mr Gordon Brown, respected elders and my dear brothers and sisters: Assalamu alaikum.

Today is it an honour for me to be speaking again after a long time. Being here with such honourable people is a great moment in my life and it is an honour for me that today I am wearing a shawl of the late Benazir Bhutto. I don’t know where to begin my speech. I don’t know what people would be expecting me to say, but first of all thank you to God for whom we all are equal and thank you to every person who has prayed for my fast recovery and new life. I cannot believe how much love people have shown me. I have received thousands of good-wish cards and gifts from all over the world. Thank you to all of them. Thank you to the children whose innocent words encouraged me. Thank you to my elders whose prayers strengthened me. I would like to thank my nurses, doctors and the staff of the hospitals in Pakistan and the UK and the UAE government who have helped me to get better and recover my strength.

I fully support UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon in his Global Education First Initiative and the work of UN Special Envoy for Global Education Gordon Brown and the respectful president of the UN General Assembly Vuk Jeremic. I thank them for the leadership they continue to give. They continue to inspire all of us to action. Dear brothers and sisters, do remember one thing: Malala Day is not my day. Today is the day of every woman, every boy and every girl who have raised their voice for their rights.

There are hundreds of human rights activists and social workers who are not only speaking for their rights, but who are struggling to achieve their goal of peace, education and equality. Thousands of people have been killed by the terrorists and millions have been injured. I am just one of them. So here I stand, one girl among many. I speak not for myself, but so those without a voice can be heard. Those who have fought for their rights. Their right to live in peace. Their right to be treated with dignity. Their right to equality of opportunity. Their right to be educated.

Dear friends, on 9 October 2012, the Taliban shot me on the left side of my forehead. They shot my friends, too. They thought that the bullets would silence us, but they failed. And out of that silence came thousands of voices. The terrorists thought they would change my aims and stop my ambitions. But nothing changed in my life except this: weakness, fear and hopelessness died. Strength, power and courage was born. I am the same Malala. My ambitions are the same. My hopes are the same. And my dreams are the same. Dear sisters and brothers, I am not against anyone. Neither am I here to speak in terms of personal revenge against the Taliban or any other terrorist group. I am here to speak for the right of education for every child. I want education for the sons and daughters of the Taliban and all the terrorists and extremists. I do not even hate the Talib who shot me.

Even if there was a gun in my hand and he was standing in front of me, I would not shoot him. This is the compassion I have learned from Mohamed, the prophet of mercy, Jesus Christ and Lord Buddha. This the legacy of change I have inherited from Martin Luther King, Nelson Mandela and Mohammed Ali Jinnah.

This is the philosophy of nonviolence that I have learned from Gandhi, Bacha Khan and Mother Teresa. And this is the forgiveness that I have learned from my father and from my mother. This is what my soul is telling me: be peaceful and love everyone.

Dear sisters and brothers, we realise the importance of light when we see darkness. We realise the importance of our voice when we are silenced. In the same way, when we were in Swat, the north of Pakistan, we realised the importance of pens and books when we saw the guns. The wise saying, “The pen is mightier than the sword.” It is true. The extremists are afraid of books and pens. The power of education frightens them. They are afraid of women. The power of the voice of women frightens them. This is why they killed 14 innocent students in the recent attack in Quetta. And that is why they kill female teachers. That is why they are blasting schools every day because they were and they are afraid of change and equality that we will bring to our society. And I remember that there was a boy in our school who was asked by a journalist: “Why are the Taliban against education?”He answered very simply by pointing to his book, he said: “A Talib doesn’t know what is written inside this book.”

They think that God is a tiny, little conservative being who would point guns at people’s heads just for going to school. These terrorists are misusing the name of Islam for their own personal benefit. Pakistan is a peace-loving, democratic country. Pashtuns want education for their daughters and sons. Islam is a religion of peace, humanity and brotherhood. It is the duty and responsibility to get education for each child, that is what it says. Peace is a necessity for education. In many parts of the world, especially Pakistan and Afghanistan, terrorism, war and conflicts stop children from going to schools. We are really tired of these wars. Women and children are suffering in many ways in many parts of the world.

In India, innocent and poor children are victims of child labour. Many schools have been destroyed in Nigeria. People in Afghanistan have been affected by extremism. Young girls have to do domestic child labour and are forced to get married at an early age. Poverty, ignorance, injustice, racism and the deprivation of basic rights are the main problems, faced by both men and women.

Today, I am focusing on women’s rights and girls’ education because they are suffering the most. There was a time when women activists asked men to stand up for their rights. But this time we will do it by ourselves. I am not telling men to step away from speaking for women’s rights, but I am focusing on women to be independent and fight for themselves. So dear sisters and brothers, now it’s time to speak up. So today, we call upon the world leaders to change their strategic policies in favour of peace and prosperity. We call upon the world leaders that all of these deals must protect women and children’s rights. A deal that goes against the rights of women is unacceptable.

We call upon all governments to ensure free, compulsory education all over the world for every child. We call upon all the governments to fight against terrorism and violence. To protect children from brutality and harm. We call upon the developed nations to support the expansion of education opportunities for girls in the developing world. We call upon all communities to be tolerant, to reject prejudice based on caste, creed, sect, colour, religion or agenda to ensure freedom and equality for women so they can flourish. We cannot all succeed when half of us are held back. We call upon our sisters around the world to be brave, to embrace the strength within themselves and realise their full potential.

Dear brothers and sisters, we want schools and education for every child’s bright future. We will continue our journey to our destination of peace and education. No one can stop us. We will speak up for our rights and we will bring change to our voice. We believe in the power and the strength of our words. Our words can change the whole world because we are all together, united for the cause of education. And if we want to achieve our goal, then let us empower ourselves with the weapon of knowledge and let us shield ourselves with unity and togetherness.

Dear brothers and sisters, we must not forget that millions of people are suffering from poverty and injustice and ignorance. We must not forget that millions of children are out of their schools. We must not forget that our sisters and brothers are waiting for a bright, peaceful future.

So let us wage a glorious struggle against illiteracy, poverty and terrorism, let us pick up our books and our pens, they are the most powerful weapons. One child, one teacher, one book and one pen can change the world. Education is the only solution. Education first. Thank you.

A Fuller View: Buckminster Fuller’s Vision of Hope and Abundance for All by L. Steven Sieden

“The most important thing about Spaceship Earth – an instruction book didn’t come with it.”
— Bucky Fuller

Known as a “Leonardo da Vinci of the twentieth century,” engineer, designer, inventor, and futurist Dr. R. Buckminster “Bucky” Fuller had a keen awareness that we’re all in this together. Understanding that we humans don’t have a clue about how to operate our fragile Spaceship Earth, Buckminster provided insightful design science solutions to our most challenging issues, including war, overpopulation, housing, increasing inflation, health care, the energy crisis, and much more. For all its genius, Fuller’s legacy has yet to be fully discovered. The world needs to hear Buckminster’s voice as it calls upon each of us to shift our intellectual and technological resources from creating weaponry to creating livingry.

A FULLER VIEW: Buckminster Fuller’s Vision of Hope and Abundance for All

EP24 Steven Sieden Book, Buckminster Fuller A Fuller View Video Episode 03 GreenerViews.net

L. Steven Sieden: Author: A Fuller View, Buckminster Fuller’s Vision of Hope and Abundance for All
***Steven shares his thoughts on his Biography of Dr. R. Buckminster Fuller…***

Do Not Go Quietly : A Guide to Living Consciously and Aging Wisely for People Who Weren’t Born Yesterday ~ George Cappannelli, Sedena Cappannelli

Do Not Go Quietly is an extraordinary and important book for all Gen Xers (40 to 45), baby boomers (46 to 64), and elders (65 and older). It is also valuable for those under 40 who want to better understand and assist their parents, older friends, and relatives. Discover how to harvest the fruits of our past and turn them into gold we can invest in the present and future. Learn how to live with greater mindfulness in each moment so that we can more fully celebrate our lives, live our dreams, and heal any wounds that may encumber us. See how to chart a more harmonious, joyful, and successful course so that we’ll be able to say with pride, “We have run the course to the best of our abilities, and we will leave behind a legacy of genuine value.”

George and Sedena Cappannelli are popular authors; speakers; and co-founders of AgeNation, a digital-media company and social enterprise, and The Age of Empowerment,a nonprofit organization that supports people and organizations serving vulnerable sections of our aging population. They are experts on individual, organizational, and societal change and well-known consultants, coaches, and keynote presenters who have worked with thousands of individuals and hundreds of the world’s leading institutions in both the private and public sectors, including Boeing, NASA, The Walt Disney Company, Oracle, PepsiCo, the Los Angeles Times, U.S. Navy, and more.

George and Sedena have appeared on hundreds of television and radio programs during two national book tours and in conjunction with their other projects and programs, including their own radio talk show, Talk About Your Life, in Phoenix, Arizona. George is also an Emmy Award–winning film and television producer/director, and Sedena has been a member of the Screen Actors Guild since 1979, having appeared in numerous films, television programs, and theatrical productions. She is also the founder of About Life, Inc, a company she created to bring personal empowerment to women.

In addition, George was the co-founder of The International Integrity Program; served as executive director of The Sedona Institute; and was the director of The Society for the Advancement of the Human Spirit, an organization chaired by the Dalai Lama. He has worked on special projects with Golda Meir, Lech Walesa, Desmond Tutu, Mother Teresa, and other world leaders. In 1991, George managed Jerry Brown’s U.S. Senate campaign in California, and he served as a special strategist and consultant in the 1992, 1996, and 2008 presidential campaigns. He has also served as creative director and eventually chief operating officer for Allerton, Berman & Dean, a New York–based marketing and public-relations agency.

George’s political blog It’s About Time explores the themes covered in his book, I Dream of a New America. Together, the authors have written two previous books: Say Yes To Change: 25 Keys to Making Change Work for You and Authenticity: A Guide to Greater Meaning and Purpose at Work and at Home.

Do Not Go Quietly – Birth 2012 Special ver 1

AgeNation – Living Consciously, Aging Wisely

All our lives will be deeply impacted by our aging population and AgeNation seeks to draw on the inspiration, creativity & idealism that will help redefine what it means to live consciously & wisely in the 21st century. Our activities are centered around our AgeNation.com website which contains both our rEVO online magazine & AgeNation Radio podcast sites.

AgeNation also produces entertainment events, conferences, leadership workshops, consulting and are developing unique television, publishing and travel divisions to help to teach & learn about how to achieve our mission. We are the generations that need to save our world – we cannot wait for a future generation to do it for us. We need you to help us reinvest value, care and heart into a world that is so desperately in need of it.

Lilou’s Worldwide Web vision exposed in this interview by Dr Allan Hunter, Boston MA

Lilou Macé is a French-American author, webTV host and international Internet video blogger since 2005 with over 24-million video views and the co-founder of an global Internet community, The 100-Day Reality Challenge http://www.CoCreatingOurReality.com. Lilou is now travelling around the world interviewing people to offer online everyday inspiration on the Juicy Living Tour. http://www.JuicyLivingTour.com. Lilou’s is supported via donations http://juicylivingtour.com/support-the-juicy-tour/donate-now/

In April 2009 she self-published ‘I Lost My Job and I Liked It: 30-Day Law-of-Attraction Diary of a Dream Job Seeker‘ after loosing her job on the 16th of February 2009, as Internet Marketing Director, in London, England.

Lilou’s Youtube videos (over 2,000 videos) document her participation in life, on her 12-month around the world Juicy Living Tour and the 100-Day Reality Challenge, as well as features world famous authors, speakers, artists, entrepreneurs that Lilou qualifies as ‘Juicy’. These guests presents their thoughts and message in a fun, educational and inspiring format.

Her international guests includes Dr Wayne Dyer, Neal Donald Walsch, Gary Zukav, Don Miguel Ruiz, Dr Joe Dispenza, Dr Carl Calleman, James Redfield, Caroline Myss, Barbara Marx Hubbard, John Gray, Sonia Choquette, Mooji, Pr Bill Tiller, Dr Joan Borysenko, Dr John Demartini, Barbara Marx Hubbard, Drunvalo Melchiezedek, Gay Hendricks, Amma, Panache Desai, Don Miguel Ruiz, Debbie Ford and many many more.

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