Ambassador Anwurl Chowdhury comments on Global Healing & Global Oneness
Chief Phil Lane Jr Kicks off UN Lecture SeriesLast Updated on 2017-02-04 10:39:37Chief Phil Lane Jr. will kick off the USF Patel College of Global Sustainability Lecture Series Wednesday February 8th 5:00 p.m. at the USF Patel Center.
The lecture series is part of a series of events where the USF Patel College Blue Community Consortium will be celebrating the U.N. Year for Sustainable Tourism for Development.
USF Patel College of Global Sustainability Year of Sustainable Development Lecture Series
Sacred Lands Gathering
Chief Phil Lane teaching circle
Saturday February 11, 2017 from 9-4
Prophecies, Unprecedented Global Change and an Emerging Global Civilization
We are in the midst of global change unlike what most of us have every experienced. The theme of this timely... More »
The Quest for JusticeLast Updated on 2017-01-05 20:04:51PART 1
A Puzzling Void
For three decades I have lectured and offered seminars at institutes and retreat centers frequented by modern pilgrims in search of something called spirituality. For the most part I have applauded these neoheroic travelers into the depths of the psyche and their experimentation with non-Western spiritual practices. But recently, I have grown dissatisfied with the theory and practice of what passes for spirituality. Last summer, conducting a seminar at such a center, I fell into a void. What compelled my attention was the simple observation that amid all the offerings on holistic living, healing, meditation, awareness, opening the heart, oneness, knowing God, sacred bodywork, etc., there was not one reference to justice. Checking the catalogs of several other centers devoted to spirituality, growth, and living at the level of the soul, I found the... More »
The Quality of LifeLast Updated on 2016-10-29 20:35:27So long as we continue to breathe life goes on.
It continues, proceeds, abides.
All Life is quantitative.
Our minutes become hours, then days.
Our days become weeks, then months.
Our months become years
throughout a lifetime.
Our life is a process-a series of steps
upward or downward to somewhere.
We are ever departing, arriving,
departing again. Yet we are always
in a somewhere partaking of
the strange and the... More »
Lion Guardians - Coexistence between people and lions (Maa w/subtitles) Last Updated on 2015-03-24 09:14:20Published on Aug 2, 2013
The Lion Guardians monitor lion movements, warn pastoralist when lions are in the area, recover lost livestock, reinforce livestock corrals and intervene to stop lion hunting parties. Collectively these efforts lead to a reduction in the loss of livestock, which in turn enhances the livelihoods of the local people and builds tolerance for lions and other wildlife.
This film shows how enrollment in the Lion Guardians program becomes a life-changing experience for the warriors involved and how the program can benefit your community.
Our mission is to promote sustainable coexistence between people and lions using cultural values, community participation and science.
Just over 60 years ago there were estimated to be more than half a million lions in Africa. Today fewer than 30,000 remain.
The Lion Guardians program was created to help... More »
Humanity is ending its Goldlilocks geological eraLast Updated on 2015-01-29 15:06:36In the space of one lifetime, human interference is bringing the conditions of the Holocene - the only ones in which we know we can flourish - to an end, writes Geoffrey Lean.
It has been a Goldilocks geological era. The last 11,700 years have not been too hot, or too cold, too wet or too dry and have witnessed an earth well provided with freshwater and a great array of biomes and life. They have provided almost a planetary ceasefire after a long history of abrupt swings between very much more hostile hot and cold conditions.
So it is not surprising that it has been in the Holocene (the term comes from the Greek words for "whole" and "new") that human civilisation was born, grew and spread. We entered it as a few hunter-gatherers, but have now grown so dominant that scientists believe that we are ourselves bringing the Goldilocks era to an end, with unknown –... More »
Drag and drop the content to change the order of featured content. The top nine will be displayed.