Archive | December, 2012

Thanissara | Time to awaken and engage

The Buddhist Declaration on Climate Change summarizes our situation: Today we live in a time of great crisis, confronted by the gravest challenge that humanity has ever faced: the ecological consequences of our own collective karma. The scientific consensus is overwhelming: human activity is triggering environmental breakdown on a planetary scale. Global warming, in particular, is happening much faster than previously predicted…Eminent biologists and U.N. reports concur that ‘business-as-usual’ will […]

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Audrey Addison Williams

The Motherland | Myself: Reflections on 17 months in East Africa

By Audrey Addison Williams In January 2011 I paused at the top of the metal staircase and looked out over Entebbe International Airport. Standing just beyond the door of the aircraft, I stretched out my arms and thanked God for allowing me to make it to the Motherland. I had come home to my beloved Africa-—a place I had never visited. Nine months earlier I had written my first book, […]

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the beginning is near

The beginning is near | Recreating the world in 2013

As we approach the end of the year and, indeed, the vaunted “end of the Mayan calendar,” we also begin a new cycle. Sacred time is circular, not linear, and, as a result, every ending is also a beginning.  In this month’s Interviews, we’ve asked some of our favorite thought leaders–David Krieger, Rabbi Lerner, Armando Sanchez–to share their perspectives on all that might be beginning now.  Mythologist Michael Meade, Buddhist […]

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The Hopi Elders Speak

You have been telling the people that this is the Eleventh Hour. Now you must go back and tell the people that this is The Hour. There are many things to be considered: Where are you living? What are you doing?   What are your relationships? Are you in right relation?   Where is your water?  Know your garden.   It is time to speak your Truth. Create your community. […]

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