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Loving Your Enemies – Martin Luther King, Jr.

“Why should we love our enemies? The first reason is fairly obvious. Returning hate for hate multiplies hate, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot … Continue reading

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Transcending the Sense of the Small “I” – Chan Master Sheng Yen

The following is a description of the second stage of Chan (Zen) practice, taken from a talk by Chan Master Sheng Yen, in 1977. To read about the first and third stages, see the full transcript here. “The first stage … Continue reading

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The Joyous Cosmology – Alan Watts

“To begin with, this world has a different kind of time. It is the time of biological rhythm, not of the clock and all that goes with the clock. There is no hurry. Our sense of time is notoriously subjective … Continue reading

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Rave On John Donne – Van Morrison

Rave On, John Donne – Van Morrison, 1983 (full song) Rave on John Donne, rave on thy holy fool Down through the weeks of ages In the moss borne dark dank pools Rave on, down through the industrial revolution Empiricism, … Continue reading

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How to Integrate Emptiness into Daily Life

By Lama Thubten Yeshe, 1983 What is emptiness? Emptiness (shunyata) is the reality of the existence of ourselves, and all the phenomena around us. According to the Buddhist point of view, seeking reality and seeking liberation amount to the same … Continue reading

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Awakening Within The Dream

“Oh let the sun beat down upon my face, stars to fill my dream. I am a traveler of both time and space, to be where I have been. To sit with elders of the gentle race, this world has … Continue reading

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THOUGHTS FROM WITHIN by Woody Harrelson 

I sometimes feel like an alien creature for which there is no earthly explanation Sure I have human form walking erect and opposing digits, but my mind is upside down. I feel like a run-on sentence in a punctuation crazy world. and I see the world around … Continue reading

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A 12 Year Old Fighting For Our Planet’s Future

Here’s the full text and video of Severn Suzuki’s short yet powerful speech, made at the 1992 Earth Summit Conference, in Rio. Please consider sharing with friends, family, children and students this Earth Day… “Hello, I’m Severn Suzuki speaking for E.C.O. – The … Continue reading

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Living in Tune with the Ways of Nature

Wisdom in thinking and action is not something difficult or even new for human beings. It’s actually quite natural for people to think “eco-logically” – in terms of processes, relationships, values and communities. This is how Nature works, and how … Continue reading

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Regaining Our Sense of the Sacred

“Know what it is to be a child… To see a world in a grain of sand, and heaven in a wild flower. Hold infinity in the palm of your hand, and eternity in an hour.” ~William Blake Looking out at … Continue reading

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