Summary At over 28,000 feet, Kangchenjunga is the third highest mountain in the world. With a view of the mountain, the community of Darjeeling in the Eastern Himalayas is now welcoming the the Grand Lama of Tibetan Buddhism as reported in the video below. ABOUT — Ratak Puntso seems like any other 2-year-olds, but he… Continue reading The Grand Lama of Tibetan Buddhism Has Arrived
Summary This document offers some recent video documentaries and other resources relating to the life and teachings of Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh. (11 Oct 1926 – 22 Jan 2022) Books For readers of eBooks, books by Thich Nhat Hanh available for instant delivery are available on Amazon. [View] A list of popular titles from… Continue reading Thich Nhat Hanh Reference 2022
Summary Rabbi Israel ben Eliezer was born on 25 Aug 1698 in Okopy, Ukraine (at that time Poland). By five years of age, in 1703, he was orphaned. In 1712, he was working as a “gabbai” in the service of the local synagogue. Over time, he became known as the Baal Shem Tov or as… Continue reading Baal Shem Tov Reference 2022
This is four-hour series on the rise of Christianity examines how Judaism and the Roman empire shaped Jesus’ life and traces the beginnings of the “Jesus Movement” in those early years before it was called Christianity. (PBS FRONTLINE, 22 Dec 2020) PART 1 (1h 49m) PART 2 (1h 51m) [Video Date: 22 Dec 2020. Posted:… Continue reading PBS DOCUMENTARY — “From Jesus to Christ: The First Christians”
In Episode #28, I talk about how using a Life Map can help us achieve balance and effectiveness. Listen using your favorite podcast service. Apple [Listen] Anchor [Listen] Google [Listen] Spotify [Listen] Listen Using the Anchor Player Below Listen Using Our Website Player You can also download the show. Tap (or right click) the link and save. [Download]
In the NewsHour’s Facebook Watch show, “That Moment When,” the founder of an organization dedicated to preventing senseless killing talks about the importance of building community. With Mothers/Men Against Senseless Killing (MASK), Chicago’s Tamar Manasseh goes to “where bad things are going to happen” and, over barbecue and good conversation, seeks to save lives. (12… Continue reading Tamar Manasseh on repairing the cracks in our communities with Tikkun Olam
On 28 Sep 2018, conservative Christian leader Jerry Falwell Jr. stated the following via Twitter: “Conservatives & Christians need to stop electing ‘nice guys’. They might make great Christian leaders but the US needs street fighters … at every level of government … because many Republican leaders are a bunch of wimps.” This is a… Continue reading LEADERSHIP: National Religious Leader Calls for Fewer Nice Guys – Asks for street fighters at every level of government.
Update: 18 Aug 2018 When this article was first posted on 12 Jun 2018, there were three videos included. By 18 Aug 2018, all three videos have now been removed from YouTube. A fourth video segment that wasn’t included in the original article from June has now been added. Also, an interview with the reporter… Continue reading Hasidic Judaism – Recent Criticisms in Mainstream Media
The Haredim are Jewish people who are very religiously observant. The following report offers some positive portrayals of the Haredim community and also criticisms of the community. Because the Haredim make up 30% of the population of Jerusalem, they have a strong and well defined community there. Here are some reasons why the Haredim may… Continue reading Documentary: The Haredim Represent 30% of Jerusalem’s Population
About “Pope Francis – A Man of His Word,” is intended to be a personal journey with Pope Francis, rather than a biographical documentary about him. The pope’s ideas and his message are central to this documentary, which sets out to present his work of reform and his answers to today’s global questions. From his… Continue reading Documentary: Pope Francis – A Man Of His Word – In Theaters 18 May 2018
This program explores the relationship between love and fear and the profound possibilities that arise when one learns to live life from a place of love rather than from fear. Program guests include guitarist and spiritual practitioner Carlos Santana, drummer-composer Cindy Blackman-Santana and authors and therapists Jerry Jampolsky and Diane Cirincione-Jampolsky (of Attitudinal Healing International). Mixing exciting concert… Continue reading Global Spirit – Love, Fear, and Beyond
How A Poem Changed My Life A poem that has strongly influenced my life is “The Road Not Taken” by Robert Frost. Frost’s words inspired me early on to be a non-conformist, pursue the arts, be an innovator, become a writer, seek kindness, consider things deeply, embrace ‘feminist’ ideals, choose vegetarianism, and whether with politics,… Continue reading Two roads diverged in a wood… and I took both paths.