Mind & Body
It’s easy to get lost in the complexity of our fast paced lives. In response to Shift in Action members’ requests, we’ve created a very simple solution for delivering important kernels of wisdom, wrapped in beautiful music and sound – a minute of higher awareness in the midst of your busy day. We hope these nuggets of inspiration help to expand your mind, open your heart and shift your daily life!
Riane Eisler is an internationally known scholar, futurist, and activist, best known as author of the international bestseller The Chalice and The Blade: Our History, Our Future. She is the President of the Center for Partnership Studies, co-founder of the Spiritual Alliance to Stop Intimate Violence (SAIV), and The Alliance for a Caring Economy (ACE).
A retrospective of our journey this past year offering a picture of what is being born during this time of global transformation.
At the age of 20, Ven. Tenzin Palmo left her home in London for India to pursue her spiritual path. There she met her guru, His Eminence the 8th Khamtrul Rinpoche and became one of the first Westerners to be ordained as a Tibetan Buddhist nun. In 2000, she founded the Dongyu Gatsal Ling Nunnery to give young nuns of the Drukpa Kagyu Lineage the opportunity to realize their intellectual and spiritual potential.
Jayesh Patel is the co-founder and director of Manav Sadhna, an NGO based in the Gandhi Ashram in Ahmedabad, India. Formed in 1990 with the mission to serve the underprivileged, Manav Sadhna now provides health and hygiene, education, and employment services to over 4500 women and children through over 38 projects.
Anshu Gupta is an Ashoka Fellow and the executive director of Goonj, a volunteer run organization based in New Delhi that provides clothes and other basic amenities to millions across India by turning one person's waste into a resource for another. In 1998 Anshu left his job as a manager of corporate communications in a large Indian company to found Goonj and travel India in order to understand the needs of the people of his country.
In this one minute video, Apollo astronaut Capt. Edgar Mitchell shares the extraordinary story of his mystical experience in space while returning from the moon, an experience that led him to shift his whole vision of reality. Yogis call such an experience "samadhi," and it led Edgar to create the Institute of Noetic Sciences to explore the meeting of science and spirituality, as well as the creation of a new worldview.
If everyone consumed as much as North Americans, we would need five planets to sustain our high-waste, high-pollution habits. Each of us can make a difference. By learning more about our individual impact, we can significantly reduce the amount of pollution and waste we produce as a whole. It can start with something as simple as buying fewer pieces of clothing or driving one less day per week.
We are fed up with the garbage we eat! The mouths are angry. The Mouth revolution Begins! Viva la mouthalucion!
THE MEATRIX II: Revolting! The award-winning flash animation movie about the meat you eat.