Vegetarian Ideal

Nothing will benefit human health and increase the chances for survival of life on Earth as much as the evolution to a vegetarian diet.
- Albert Einstein

Monday, September 29, 2014

What is Philosophy?

Uploaded on Sep 2, 2011
::UPDATE:: I have edited the closed captions and they are now accurate!

The first video in Dr. Richard Brown's online introduction to philosophy. For a listing of the videos go here:http://onlinephilosophyclass.wordpres...
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David Wilcock: Occupy Your Self! Personal Spiritual Development

Uploaded on Nov 23, 2011
David Wilcock explores the core spiritual teachings we need today... in order to be able to truly become who we already are!

The 2012 prophecies now have a stunning factual basis behind them in David Wilcock's New York Times bestselling book, The Source Field Investigations. In this video, breaking new ground in production value for Divine Cosmos, David Wilcock goes into the spiritual principles hidden behind these scientific investigations.

Meditation, dreamwork, out-of-body experiences, philosophical principles, the Law of One, the fourth-density shift... all of this and more is explored. David Wilcock's brilliant spiritual insights give you practical tools that can help improve the quality and joy of your life... right now!

Visit for David Wilcock's latest articles, radio shows, video announcements, conference locations and more!

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Martin Seligman believes you can make yourself happy.

Published on Nov 7, 2011
Pioneer of "positive psychology" Martin Seligman, believes that by identifying and enhancing your signature strengths, you can learn to make yourself happy. His new book is "Authentic Happiness". (Originally aired
February 2002).
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Reading by Michael Hofmann, Poet

Uploaded on Apr 13, 2010
Michael Hofmann, poet, translator, and author of Behind the Lines, reads a number of his poems and translations as part of the College of General Studies and Boston University Humanities Foundation Poetry Reading Series. Hofman has translated such German authors as Joseph Roth, Franz Kafka, Wolfgang Koeppen, and Durs Grunbein; his translation of The Film Explainer, a novel by his father, Gert Hofman, won the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize in 1995.

Cosponsored by the College of General Studies and the Humanities Foundation at Boston University on February 4, 2010
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Sunday, September 28, 2014

Beethoven’s Flash Mobs |

This week Bill previewed the new film Following the Ninth, a documentary exploring the worldwide cultural and political influence of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony. “Ode to Joy,” has inspired flashmob performances by musicians in countries around the world.  

Choir Without Borders performed on November 9, 2009, to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall at a train station in Leipzig, Germany.

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Friday, September 26, 2014

Chogyam Trungpa

Chogyam Trungpa would have been 75 years old now.

For a rich wealth of Trungpa materials - see here (Shambhala), here (the Chronicles Project) and here (the Chogyam Trungpa Legacy Project)

not forgetting his pivotal role in establishing "the first fully-accredited Buddhist-inspired university in America" - Naropa

A selection from Johanna Demetrakas' 2011 documentary - Crazy Wisdom - The Life and Times of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche may be viewed here

Here's, on the occasion of his birthday, footage of Trungpa, from 1975 - Surrendering Your Aggression


Uploaded on Oct 17, 2010

Aggression not in the sense of that you're angry, you keep on loosing temper. But aggression in the sense of fundamental obstacle. ...surrendering, seems to be the only way to overcome aggression.
Naropa University 1975
©1975 by Diana J. Mukpo.

Shambhala Web Site: Vision - Lineage - Meditation - Community at

50 Best Quotes, Photos: Chögyam Trungpa, Buddhist meditation teacher
Shambhala Sun "Today's leading Buddhist magazine, bringing a contemplative view to all the important issues in life." Extensive archives.
Buddhadharma "An in-depth, practice-oriented publication for Buddhists of all traditions." Online is "information on each issue including brief excerpts from many articles."

Shambhala is a global community. There are more than 200 centers and groups around the world, as well as thousands of individual members.

Shambhala web site: Vision - Lineage - Meditation - Community at more video (and audio) lectures are available here on the Chronicles site.

Shambhala released  The Collected Works of Chogyam Trunpa Rinpoche (edited by Carolyn Rose Gimian) in eight individual volumes. 

Carolyn Rose Gimian also collaborated with Diana J Mukpo (Trungpa's wife - they married when she was a mere sixteen) on her revealing, candid and intimate memoir, Dragon Thunder.

By the way, this weekend (Sunday March 2nd) sees the start of the Tibetan New Year, Shambhala Day or Losar, auspicious, we hope - goodbye to the Year of the Water Snake!, hello to the Year of the Wood Horse! 


Church Sign: "Everybody welcome. Come in, kneel down and pray,"

In the final verse, the hippie shares his experiences of going to a church. After pointing out a sign reading "Everybody welcome. Come in, kneel down and pray," he is asked to contribute to the offering; however, when he realizes he has no money, he takes out a slip of paper, writing on it :

"Thank you, Lord for thinking about me, I'm alive and doing fine."  

Signs (Five Man Electrical Band song) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:

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Thursday, September 25, 2014

Ancient Computer: Antikythera Mechanism

Published on Sep 5, 2014
An ancient analog computer designed to predict astronomical positions and eclipses. It was recovered in 1900–01 from the Antikythera wreck, a shipwreck off the Greek island of Antikythera. The instrument has been designed and constructed by Greek scientists and dated between 150 to 100 BC. Technological artifacts approaching its complexity and workmanship did not appear again until the 14th century, when mechanical astronomical clocks began to be built in Western Europe.

Worldviews in conflict

“Silence in the face of evil is itself evil: God will not hold us guiltless. Not to speak is to speak. Not to act is to act.”  -- Dietrich Bonhoeffer

“Love for the Creator is universal, in all the world and in all people, whether Jews, Christians, or Zoroastrians.”—Rumi

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Description of the Quran

The Qur'an ("Qor-Ann") is a Message from Allah (swt) to humanity. It was transmitted to us in a chain starting from the Almighty Himself (swt) to the angel Gabriel to the Prophet Muhammad (saw). This message was given to the Prophet (saw) in pieces over a period spanning approximately 23 years (610 CE to 632 CE).

The Prophet (saw) was 40 years old when the Qur'an began to be revealed to him, and he was 63 when the revelation was completed. The language of the original message was Arabic, but it has been translated into many other languages.

The Qur'an is one of the two sources which form the basis of Islam. The second source is the Sunnah of the Prophet (saw). What makes the Qur'an different from the Sunnah is primarily its form. Unlike the Sunnah, the Qur'an is literally the Word of Allah (swt), whereas the Sunnah was inspired by Allah but the wording and actions are the Prophet's (saw). The Qur'an has not been expressed using any human's words. Its wording is letter for letter fixed by no one but Allah.

Prophet Muhammad (saw) was the final Messenger of Allah to humanity, and therefore the Qur'an is the last Message which Allah (swt) has sent to us. Its predecessors such as the Torah, Psalms, and Gospels have all been superseded. It is an obligation - and blessing - for all who hear of the Qur'an and Islam to investigate it and evaluate it for themselves. Allah (swt) has guaranteed that He will protect the Qur'an from human tampering, and today's readers can find exact copies of it all over the world. The Qur'an of today is the same as the Qur'an revealed to Muhammad (saw) 1400 years ago.

Quran Recitation and Translation Online in Arabic, English, and Urdu:

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