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Ready for a New Way of Thinking?

“We shall require a substantially new manner of thinking if mankind is to survive.”  ~Albert Einstein If you turn on the news, the human species seems to be at a crisis point. Poverty, racism, political division, ecological destruction, social instability and other seemingly “unsolvable” problems appear to be getting … Continue reading

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Buddhist Anarchism – Gary Snyder, 1961

“Institutional Buddhism has been conspicuously ready to accept or ignore the inequalities and tyrannies of whatever political system it found itself under. This can be death to Buddhism, because it is death to any meaningful function of compassion. Wisdom without … Continue reading

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The Conscious Process – Bob O’Hearn

“When we begin to see through the illusion we once took to be “me”, there is a simultaneous emergence of our true nature from the background, where it has been waiting patiently for us to sober up from the intoxication … Continue reading

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Waking Up From Our Illusions – Alan Watts

“This is IT! So you don’t need to do anything at all… It’s just the way it is. What’s required is a sort of act of super relaxation.. It’s not just letting go. It’s being with yourself as you are without … Continue reading

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“The Real ‘You’ Comes and Goes” – Alan Watts

“You have seen that the universe is at root a magical illusion and a fabulous game, and that there is no separate ‘you’ to get something out of it, as if life were a bank to be robbed. The only … Continue reading

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Let a Child’s Spirit Be Free to Unfold – M. Montessori

“To stimulate life, leaving it free, however, to unfold itself, that is the first duty of the educator. For such a delicate mission great art is required to suggest the right moment and to limit intervention, last one should disturb or … Continue reading

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Being the Change We Wish To See in the World

“People normally cut reality into compartments, and so are unable to see the interdependence of all phenomena. We are here to awaken from the illusion of our separateness.”  ~Thich Nhat Hanh I believe that human beings are creative, wise and … Continue reading

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