An interview with the Dalai Lama by Rajini Vaidyanathan at his residence in McLeod-Ganj near Dharamshala, India. Published by BBC on June 27, 2019.
Video interviews with Peter Fenwick and Eben Alexander; legislation in Washington state to allow composting of human bodies.
New Johns Hopkins University research found that an ‘encounter with God’ made people less afraid of death and improved their overall moods and outlooks, writes Natalie Rahhal. Published on Mail Online on April 26, 2019.
“We dreamed up the Earth game as an experiment in separation from our divine source, to feel what it would be like, to see what it could teach us, and to experience the exhilaration of awakening within the dream, says Jeff Street. Published on Wake Up World on February 3, 2017.
Catholic Priests burned books they deem sacrilegious in a wacky event in Poland on March 31, 2019, writes Bhagawati.
Philosopher and comic Emily Levine talks on Ted: about making friends with reality, waves and particles, and death.
The Dalai Lama talks to a group of seekers led by Deepak Chopra at his residence in Dharamsala/McLeodGanj, HP, India on February 11, 2019.
Prince Harry is said to meditate every day – along with 40 million people using the app Headspace – and 91 million people searching for the term on Google. Here’s how meditation can help with everything from stress, to your job. Article by Shireen Jilla published in QC on January 15, 2019.
Mindfulness at school: Thousands of pupils will be given meditation lessons to help them ‘cope with pressure’, writes Eleanor Harding. Published in Mail Online on February 3, 2019.
Parents who maintain their socially-given identity cannot be the true guardians of the child, asserts Harry Krueger. Published in Wake-up World on June 7, 2016.
Pope Francis’ general audience featured a surprise guest appearance when a small boy ran onto the podium. All those who judged this spontaneous child, had to eat their words later. Published on BBC on November 28, 2018.
Every year, northern India is flooded with men and women in saffron clothes walking through the streets carrying pots suspended on a stick, reports the BBC on August 9, 2018.
Arjuna (John Hogue) writes about mundane and spiritual suicide on the occasion of Anthony Bourdain’s demise. Excerpted from Part 1 of his essay published on HogueProphecy.com on July 27, 2018.
If we want transformation to happen, it can take place in a moment. Just one moment of will, of complete determination is enough. writes Naina in The Sentinel, Assam, on June 24, 2018.
A lecture (audio) by Alan Watts: “If you can’t trust other people you cannot have a community, not even a corporation.”
Young Turkish people are rejecting Islam, writes Selin Girit, BBC News, Istanbul. Published on May 10, 2018.
Official video of the Grammy Award-winning ‘Losing My Religion’ from R.E.M.’s critically-acclaimed, 1991 album, ‘Out Of Time’.
“Positive thinking is like the New Age version of believing in Santa Claus,” writes Rudá Iandé in Huffpost.
A remixed Eminem/Rihanna song parody on the right to die according to a person’s wishes by ZDoggMD (Dr Zubin Damania).
Michael Roads, Guest Writer for Wake Up World, looks at the impact that regularly repeated words and statements have on people’s lives.
Gurdjieff’s 83 rules of advice he gave to his daughter Cynthie Sophia “Dushka” Howarth (1924–2010). She went on to found the Gurdjieff Heritage Foundation.
Andy, a former homeless man in Britain and now in temporary accommodation, speaks on video about how his life changed after he bought a puppy off a beggar. They bonded and through Bailey, Andy got off his drug habit of 15 years.
For our international audience: “From gigil to wabi-sabi and tarab, there are many foreign emotion words with no English equivalent. Learning to identify and cultivate these experiences could give you a richer and more successful life.” writes David Robson on BBC.
In this TED talk, emergency medical technician O’Reilly describes what happens next when a gravely hurt patient asks him: “Am I going to die?”
“Silence can be anywhere, any time – it’s just in front of your nose. I create it for myself as I walk up the stairs, prepare food or merely focus on my breathing,” writes Erling Kagge in his recently published book ‘Silence in the Age of Noise’.
“Only when you have something that is truly worth complaining about … engage in solution-oriented complaining.” Article by Travis Bradberry, published in Entrepreneur.
Jim Carrey is a well-known Canadian-American actor and quirky comedian. He also acted in several unusual outstanding movies which are early pointers to his present life and insights that he conveys in this video.
It appears to be the funniest sign of high intelligence; result of a study published on PsyBlog and SOTT on October 15, 2017.
No one believes God exists because it is a ‘preposterous’ idea, according to Graham Lawton, in ‘How to be Human’ by the New Scientist. Phoebe Weston in Mail Online, UK, September 29, 2017.
For those who participated in Enlightenment Intensive (now Who Is In), wisps of memories will arise – and tears – then as now. A four minute experience to look beyond borders in a video created by Amnesty Poland.
Phyllis Shacter shares a very personal story about love and courage – and her husband Alan’s choice to die with the aid of VSED, voluntary stopping eating and drinking. Recorded at TEDxBellingham.
Having reported previously on Dr Brian Weiss and his important work into regressions and healing, we gladly show now this video to participate from home in a past life regression session.
“Those craftily manipulating and controlling our society are caring less and less about whether or not we buy into their false reality, played out in the world ‘theatre of illusion’,” writes Paul Philips in Wake up World, on August 30, 2017.
A noted speaker, Hans Wilhelm has been inspiring audiences around the world with his spiritual and life-affirming concepts that he shares in many of his more than 200 books that he wrote and illustrated. This is his latest video about the negative impact of organised religions on the individual.
Deidre Macken points out why Facebook’s business model turns users to Instagram, Snapchat; published in The Australian on July 1, 2017.
A young clinical psychologist in London launched a bold experiment, setting up open-air cubicles in a park to help people solve problems with accidental strangers. Published on BBC on July 23, 2017.
There is an ancient and well-kept secret to happiness which the Great Ones have known for centuries, writes Shemsi Prinzivalli.
A new scientific review suggests that these and other mindfulness exercises can actually reverse stress-related changes in genes, writes Amanda McMillan in TIME Magazine, published June 17, 2017.
Sannyasins are widely known for their spontaneous loving hugs. Yet who knew the significance of touch for the emotional and physical health for all humans – from newborns to old persons? Thanks to Dr. Mercola who provided the research.
Article by Cathy Byrd, as told to Maria Carter at Country Living. Published in SOTT on April 23, 2017.
Scientists at Northwestern Medicine discovered that the rhythm of breathing creates electrical activity in the human brain that enhances emotional judgments and memory recall. Published on medicalxpress.com on December 6, 2016.
Aleksa Erickson lists a number of general observations of pain and the location in the physical body to serve as a guide to help healing. Published in Collective Evolution.
Intimacy is one of the most elementary human needs. Its wealth nourishes the human soul, writes Frank M. Wanderer, PhD, in Wake Up World on December 17, 2016.
Past and future are created in our mind. They are distractions… writes Jon E. Dougherty in mindbodyscience.news and SOTT on May 20th, 2016.
Tammy Kennon explores the rather unsettling changes happening in our brains, minds and emotions with the constant exposure to the internet and electronic gadgets. Published on February 28, 2017, in ‘The Week’, USA, and SOTT.