Archive of Tours of the Week

 

(September 14,2008

New to the Science Page)

Center for Health and the Global Environment

center

Eric Chivian, M.D. and Associates

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(July  26,2008)

YouTube - Barack Obama in Berlin

link tv

Link TV | Experience Link TV

(June 22,2008)

An Integrative Music and Dance Experience

YouTube - Where the Hell is Matt? (2008)

(May 20, 2008)

Raffi

Child Honoring: Raffi Cavoukian

RaffiNews.com | Raffi Renaissance Trailer

Across all cultures, we find an essential humanity that is most visible in early childhood—a playful, intelligent and creative way of being. Early experience lasts a lifetime. It shapes our sense of self and how we see others; it also shapes our sense of what’s possible, our view of the world. The impressionable early years are the most vulnerable to family dynamics, cultural values, and planetary conditions. At this critical point in the history of humankind, the irreducible needs of all children (no matter where they live) can offer a unifying ethic by which the cultures of our interdependent world might reorder their priorities.

Child Honouring is a vision, an organizing principle, and a way of life—a revolution in values that calls for a profound redesign of every sphere of society.

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Merzel

D. Genpo Merzel: Big Mind

Big Mind ™, according to Merzel, is a process that allows everyone—including non-Buddhists—to experience the enlightenment of the Buddha. The process claims to implement a combination of meditation and psychological techniques and, while borrowing from certain truths found in Buddhism, is not a Buddhist form of meditation. In workshops he, or someone trained in how to conduct a Big Mind seminar, requests that participants get in touch with various aspects of themselves. He walks them through interactions with different aspects of their mind which he terms The Controller, The Skeptic and Desiring Mind—ending the process with Big Mind and Big Heart. According to Genpo Roshi, Big Mind and Big Heart are the forces within that allow us to see the interconnectedness of all beings.

(Febraury 22, 2008)

David Lynch

David Lynch | David Lynch Foundation

David Lynch, founder
and chairman of the
Board of Trustees of the David Lynch Foundation
for Consciousness-Based
Education and World
Peace, is an award-
winning director, writer,
and producer. His work
includes Eraserhead,
Elephant Man, Wild at
Heart, Twin Peaks, Blue
Velvet, Lost Highway,
Straight Story, Mulhol-
land Drive, and INLAND
EMPIRE.

“In today’s world of fear and uncertainty, every child should have one class period a day to dive within himself and experience the field of silence—bliss—the enormous reservoir of energy and intelligence that is deep within all of us. This is the way to save the coming generation.” These words from the great educator and scientist of consciousness, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, simply and beautifully describe the urgent need in education today.

(anuary 26, 2008)J

micheael Meade

Michael Meade - Mosaic Multicultural Foundation

Here is a truly inspiring link with audio interviews with Michael Meade

Michael Meade is a masterful storyteller with a genius for metaphorical thinking and gleaning ideas from years of working with youth and communities at-risk. His language rings with echoes of truth and "sings with an incantational voice that takes you right to the edge of elemental knowledge." In addition to his book, The Water of Life: Initiation and the Tempering of the Soul, Michael has several audio productions including: Initiation and the Soul: The Sacred and the Profane and Holding the Thread of Life: The Human Response to the Unraveling of the World. Michael is the Founder/Director of Mosaic Multicultural Foundation, an organization that seeks to create cross-cultural alliances, mentoring relationships and social connections built upon personal trust and commitment to bridging unhealthy divisions in contemporary communities. Michael’s work with Mosaic focuses on youth at risk, 'genius based' mentoring, and developing the 'arts of community' in diverse organizations and groups.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Director of Other People's Lives

Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck

Director of

The Lives of Others (movie)

This movie is described by the Director as a therapeutic experience. The story, the music, the images examine and integrate opposing elements of our human condition: the extremes of reason and the extremes of emotion. View this movie in the DVD format and watch the Special Feature: Interview with the Director.   He provides a wonderful explanation of how movies explore and integrate many hidden aspects of our psyche.  We sorted this reference on our Strategies page and it obviously also belongs around our "We" campfire in that it is internally, subjectively integrative.

Thomas Berry

Thomas Berry, The Mystique of the Earth

"What I am proposing is the development of an integral human order within the order of the planet Earth: that we begin to think of an integral relationship of every aspect of existence with all other aspects, because in the design of Nature things are inherently supportive of other things." - Berry

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Besides the two additions, I am still suggesting that you wet your curiosity with the links below.

I am featuring the four/links as samples of the depth of the gathered teachers on the integrative powers of the natural mind.    It is my pleasure to introduce you to four truly remarkable teachers/writers who offer: methods and a framework for the unity of knowledge, for unlocking the healing and integrative power of your genes, for understanding and working with our adaptive unconscious and our  dreams.    Ancient wisdom and modern science are connected. 

E.O. Wilson

Amazon.com: Consilience: The Unity of Knowledge: Books: Edward O. Wilson

Edward O. Wilson, Pellegrino University Research Professor, Emeritus, at Harvard University, is one of the most respected scientists in the world today. Hailed as "the new Darwin" by Thomas Wolfe, and one of "America's 25 Most Influential People" by TIME Magazine, he has twice received the Pulitzer Prize, for The Ants and On Human Nature.

 

Strangers to Self

Timothy D. Wilson's Book

Harvard University Press: Strangers to Ourselves : Discovering the Adaptive Unconscious by Timothy D. Wilson

About the adaptive unconscious  Timothy Wilson writes:

"...people can process consciously about 40 pieces of information per second.  Think about it: we take in 11,000,000 pieces of information per second, but we process only 40 of them consciously.  What happened to the other 10,999,960?  It would be terribly wasteful to design a system with such incredible sensory acuity but very little capacity to use the incoming information. Fortunately, we do make use of a great deal of the this information outside of conscious awareness." - Wilson

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Allow me to introduce you to Ernest Rossi, Ph D, and the Psychobiology of Gene Expression.    He is among the thinkers and practitioners gathered on the Strategies page.    After you access Rossi's Web page, go to the Interviews and read "Only Connect."   Download it, print it and share with a friend.  It is truly inspirational and could change the way you think about everything. 

 

Rossi

Ernest Rossi, Ph D, Therapeutic Hypnosis

And Powerful

Integrative Neuroscience

Third, as a wonderful complement to Rossi and Wilson, allow me to introduce you to Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche.   He is also among those gathered around the Strategies fire.

He is a master from the Tibetan Bon Buddhist tradition.

"...Having accomplished sleep practices, we will know how to transform these obscurations into the path.     Sleep practice is not just for sleep, but is the practice of integrating all moments - waking and sleeping, dreaming and in the bardo - with the clear light."   - Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche from The Tibetan Yogas of Dream and Sleep. 

Tenzin Wangyal

Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche

Explore !

Experiment

Have some fun exploring the links we have gathered around this fire.   Use your imagination and you will be activating some of the most integrative parts of your brain.   Be curious.   You will be surprised by what you find within these "links" and you may be delighted and surprised with the creative thoughts and insights that emerge in your own mind.

        

 

 

 

togetherness

Home | Tides Center

If you are curious about innovations in building a better future, and haven't heard about the Tides Cener in San Francisco, this link will interest you.  It was recently added to the circle of integrative resources around the Future camp fire.

 

 

 

(February 25, 2007)

I am featuring two sites/links as samples of the depth of the gathered teachers on the integrative powers of the natural mind.    It is my pleasure to introduce you to a two truly remarkable teachers who offer methods for unlocking the healing and integrative power of your genes and your dreams.  

First, allow me to introduce you to Ernest Rossi, Ph D, and the Psychobiology of Gene Expression.    He is among the thinkers and practitioners gathered on the Strategies page.    After you access Rossi's Web page, go to the Interviews and read "Only Connect."   Download it, print it and share with a friend.  It is truly inspirational and could change the way you think about everything. 

 

Rossi

Ernest Rossi, Ph D, Therapeutic Hypnosis

And Powerful

Integrative Neuroscience

Second, as a wonderful complement to Rossi, allow me to introduce you to Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche.   He is also among those gathered around the Strategies fire.

He is a master from the Tibetan Bon Buddhist tradition.

"...Having accomplished sleep practices, we will know how to transform these obscurations into the path.     Sleep practice is not just for sleep, but is the practice of integrating all moments - waking and sleeping, dreaming and in the bardo - with the clear light."   - Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche from The Tibetan Yogas of Dream and Sleep. 

Tenzin Wangyal

Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche

Explore !

 

 

Tour of the Week, December 25th, 2006

 

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Featured , November 27th, 2006

Featured, October 30th. - November 11th., 2006

If you want to get a sense of the range of wonderful resources within this web space,  take the September 25th tour (below).    This week, favoring depth rather than breadth, I am featuring one particular link as a sample of the depth of the gathered teachers on the integrative powers of the natural mind.    It is my pleasure to introduce you to a truly remarkable teacher and brilliantly clear writer who offers methods for unlocking the healing and integrative power of your dreams.   He is a master from the Tibetan Bon Buddhist tradition.

"...Having accomplished sleep practices, we will know how to transform these obscurations into the path.     Sleep practice is not just for sleep, but is the practice of integrating all moments - waking and sleeping, dreaming and in the bardo - with the clear light."   - Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche from The Tibetan Yogas of Dream and Sleep.

Tenzin Wangyal

Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche

He can be found through the first link on the

Therapeutic Strategies page, "The Chamma Ling Retreat Center"

Explore !

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Tour of the Week: October 1, 2006

This week rather than suggest you meet someone at all five positions around the campfire of discovery, I am suggesting that you meet someone from one perspective on the circle and spend time moving into that site to appreciate it's depth and the wisdom and inspiration available there.   She is a great example of the richness of the perspectives and insights represented throughout this Website.

Dear Visitor,

It is an honor to introduce you to Joanna Macy.  Click on the line below her picture, go to her website and then read her "My Current Letter."  Prepare yourself for a personally, emotionally moving experience.  Then familiarize yourself with her many integrative projects.   If you are a scholarly-type, go buy her brilliant books.  If you are interested in integration, she is someone well worth knowing.   If you don't already know about her, it is my pleasure to introduce you to her.  

Joanna Macy

JoannaMacy.net - Welcome to All Beings

The above "tour" will take more than one visit.

Or not.

You will be discovering what we need to "integrate" and how we can do it.

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Tour of the Week:  September 25,2006

 

Take The Original or Standard Tour

Integration is about connecting across generations, across disciplines, across space, across time, across perspectives and creating synergy with the different parts of our mind.   Explore some more content of this site, try another sample tour, visit these sites in sequence:

 

Tour of the Weeks:  September 11 and September 18, 2006

 

Week of August 27, and week of Sept 4,  2006:  For the next two weeks, 

the recommended introductory tour of this site is as follows:

           click on title to return to Meet Page

 

Week of August 20, 2006

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Week of August 13, 2006

 

(Week of August 6, 2006)

(week of July 31, 2006)

         

               (week of July 23,2006)