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Bob Thurman on compassion

August 29, 2011

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In our hyperlinked world, we can know anything, anytime. And this mass enlightenment, says Buddhist scholar Bob Thurman, is our first step toward the compassion of our Buddha nature – and the first person who becomes happy when compassion emerges in your heart is yourself. Bob Thurman is the first American to be ordained a […]

Paul Hawken – The World’s Largest Social Movement

August 25, 2011

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The world’s largest movement has no name, no leader, and no ideology, yet it involves more than 100 million people. Paul Hawken, in his inspiring speech at Bioneers, says, “The movement cannot be divided because it is atomized – small pieces loosely joined. It forms, gathers, and dissipates quickly. Many inside and out dismiss it […]

Too big too fail? Is it the end of power and control?

August 25, 2011

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Ideologies and fundamentalists have created the miasma in which we are now mired. Look around, says environmentalist and entrepreneur Paul Hawken, solutions are being found and created all ’round us.

Our aspiration for a better world

August 21, 2011

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We all hold somewhere in our mind an image of what we would like to be or could be if we were empowered to be who we really are and do what we truly aspire to. Then because we live in the world, this vision of an ‘ideal’ or truer self is accompanied by a […]

Measuring Real Progress by Ron Colman

August 20, 2011

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Measuring Real Progress by Ron Colman All of us— politicians, economists, journalists,  and the general public—have been completely hooked on the illusion that equates economic growth with well-being and prosperity. This was not the intention of those who created the GDP. Simon Kuznets, its principal architect, warned 40 years ago: The welfare of a nation […]

Global Organisations

August 20, 2011

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Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Official website of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change EarthTrends A comprehensive online database, maintained by the World Resources Institute, that focuses on the environmental, social, and economic trends that shape our world. The Worldwatch Institute The Worldwatch Institute is an independent research organization recognized by opinion leaders around the world […]