The eco-benefits of the current coronavirus lockdown for cleaner, greener and vibrant nature need to be preserved, writes Ma Lavlin (Dr. Lavlin Thadani).
Excerpts from a talk given by Vandana Shiva, well-known Indian physicist, thinker, author, environmental activist and food sovereignty advocate.
Primatologist Jane Goodall weighs in on the world her great-grandchildren will inherit, writes Sophie Brickmann. Published in ELLE Australia, December 2019/#72.
Bush fires raging for weeks in Australia’s state of New South Wales have impacted the lives of thousands of people, among them sannyasin friends, writes Bhagawati.
The timeless meditation by Br. David about ‘A Good Day’, set to Gary Malkin’s soulful music, is re-imagined by filmmaker Louie Schwartzberg (video).
Recalling some of the magic moments during discourse and darshan in Chuang Tzu Auditorium. Commentary by Prem Maneesha.
Leeladhar, an enthusiastic nature lover, set out to explore part of the Grindelwald area in Switzerland.
Film featuring forest ecology professor Suzanne Simard and forester and bestselling author Peter Wohlleben.
“The widespread separation of humans from nature can be traced to a few key historical developments, starting with the rise of Judeo-Christian values 2000 years ago,” writes Heather Alberro in The Conversation, on 17 September 2019.
We have mistreated our abode like a kind of junkyard while dreaming about our golden future, states Keerti. Published in the Deccan Chronicle on April 30, 2019.
A bald eagle was unable to fly, after a huge ice ball grew on his tail while it was hunting in the blistering cold winds of Michigan, USA. Published on BBC, February 15, 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.
A unique yet natural phenomenon has been documented in Virginia and Florida, USA. Published on BBC on November 27, 2018.
An essay by Nirbija and Bhagawati. While Nirbija read Osho speaking about a Zen carpenter asking a tree if it wants to become a table, he remembered his woodworking beginnings and a surprising book Osho put into his toolbox.
Sound and silence have a direct, powerful influence on emotions. Here some hints how to establish life in healthy surroundings. Published in SOTT and drweil.com on November 16, 2018.
“Now this is a totally different approach… There is no fight between the man and the tree, there is a friendship. This is absurd for a Western mind,” states Osho.
“… I paid a lot of attention to tiny things, and I still do – maybe I pay more attention now than I did before,” says Upendra Mishra, quoting Osho and what one can learn from nature about our inner world. Published in India New England News.
Osho answers a question by a physician and states, “Health is natural, death is natural, but disease is not natural.”
Osho says, “Even miniature organisms possess an inner source of feeling.” From ‘Hidden Mysteries’, Ch 5, Part 4 of 6.
Osho talks on the topic of ‘trees’ and tells the story of the Taoist woodcutter: “Either man has to turn back and drop the Western aggressive attitude or man has to get ready to say goodbye to this planet. ”
Kabul and Afghanistan have become associated with war and violence for decades. Among all strife, people keenly aware of the importance of trees and plants persevered to maintain parks and gardens. A BBC documentary.
“This whole life is geared around wrong things. Money is more important than meditation,” says Osho, answering a disciple’s question.
Osho talks on ‘Listening’ at the 1968 Meditation Camp in Ajol, Gujarat: “Listen… and by and by, within you, a humming of silence will begin. The mind is becoming silent.”
Passengers used to crammed public transport in Taipei, Taiwan’s capital, have been offered a fragrant leafy ride.
Modern psychology has discovered a few things which are significant; although they have been discovered only intellectually, still it is a good beginning.
Frozen spectacle in Lake Baikal creates its own beautiful music – a blend of the sound of water with the tinkling of glass shards.
A selection of artworks by Anandi. “I been drawn to the beauty of nature, mainly flowers in all shapes and colors, but now recently I have been attracted to abstract painting.”
Joshua Krause calls upon humanity to break free and stop being slaves to technology. Published by ZenGardner.com on April 23, 2016.
Part 1: Like messages in a bottle, stones can tell us wonderful stories. They whisper of the mysteries of deep time and deep space and introduce us into our own Big History.
Maybe not today but some time in the future, when man will be able to understand, he will come to know this truth.
This non-commercial video was created by Vivek Chauhan, a young film maker, together with naturalists working with the Sanctuary Asia network.
Damini shares this peace chant from her new film, ‘Hindu Wanderings in Sacred India’, and her insight about the recent dramatic events in Uttarakhand.
A spectacular display of two realities … one shows the politician’s attitude, the other the heroic rescuers – both military and civilians.