Author Archives: Christopher Chase

About Christopher Chase

Co-creator and Admin of the Facebook pages "Tao & Zen" "Art of Learning" & "Creative Systems Thinking." Majored in Studio Art at SUNY, Oneonta. Graduated in 1993 from the Child & Adolescent Development program at Stanford University's School of Education. Since 1994, have been teaching at Seinan Gakuin University, in Fukuoka, Japan.

Gaia’s Dance: A Vision of Wholeness

“From a Gaian point of view, we humans are an experiment — a young trial species still at odds with ourselves and other species, still not having learned to balance our own dance within that of our whole planet…”  ~Elisabet Sahtouris … Continue reading

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Listening to the Land’s Dreaming Intelligence

“We need to listen to the land’s dreaming intelligence, hear its stories and hear its vast and more than human voice. All our dreams are connected with our bodies, all our dreams are connected with each other…” ~Jason Hine We need … Continue reading

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You Can’t Always Get What You Want, But…

“You can’t always get what you want, but if you try sometimes, you might find you get what you need.” ~The Rolling Stones   Right now, millions of people suffer on our planet because what we want distracts us from … Continue reading

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Hsin Hsin Ming 信心銘 – Faith in Mind

“When the fundamental nature of things is not recognized, the mind’s essential peace is disturbed to no avail. Indeed, it is due to our grasping and rejecting that we do not know the true nature of things. Live neither in … Continue reading

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Education of the Spirit

  Did we perhaps take a wrong turn in public education when the spiritual nature of children was no longer acknowledged, when their inner lives and feelings were no longer respected and prioritized? Yes, there needs to be a separation … Continue reading

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Tao of the Jewish Buddha

“Breathe in. Breathe out. Breathe in. Breathe out. Forget this and attaining Enlightenment  will be the least of your problems.”   Let your mind be as a floating cloud. Let your stillness be as the wooded glen. And sit up straight. … Continue reading

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The Wisdom of John Lennon

“The thing the sixties did was to show us the possibilities and the responsibility that we all had. It wasn’t the answer. It just gave us a glimpse of the possibility.” “Love is like a precious plant. You can’t just … Continue reading

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