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The Compassionate Life

Art : Elena Ray

"Compassion without attachment is possible. Therefore, we need to clarify the distinctions between compassion and attachment. True compassion is not just an emotional response but a firm commitment founded on reason. Because of…

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Added by Eva on November 29, 2016 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Next Global live broadcast - Mahatma Gandhi's Birthday 2nd Okt. 2016

Next Global live broadcast - Mahatma Gandhi's Birthday 2nd Okt. 2016

United Nations International Day of Nonviolence 

EU and US broadcast at 20:30 PM on Oct 2nd local time 

The Gandhi Tour TV combines the power of music, art and media to call for peace and a culture of nonviolence with featured celebrities, local artists and well known International stars…

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Added by Eva on September 21, 2016 at 4:38pm — No Comments

International Day of Peace Sept. 21 / 2016

The Gandhi Tour is calling out to celebrate and support the International Day of Peace Sept. 21 / 2016

The International Day of Peace provides a platform for individuals, organizations and nations to create practical acts of peace on a…
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Added by Eva on September 21, 2016 at 4:00pm — 6 Comments

Let There Be Light

Let There Be Light

by David Sparenberg

2016-09-17

There is light.  We are in the light.  And we are of the light.

 

Beyond the light is darkness.  We are in the darkness; we are of the dark.

As light moves, so…

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Added by Eva on September 17, 2016 at 1:36pm — No Comments

What is a happy marriage?

What is a happy marriage?

by Akli Hadid

2016-08-31

A happy marriage is a marriage with an interior ministry and a foreign affairs ministry. I just made that up.

If you go on a date and meet a potential mate, you probably want to figure out how often the person is using the pronoun “you.” When I was in my twenties, the main mistake I did was to look at how ambitious the potential mates were by listening to them talk about…

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Added by Eva on August 31, 2016 at 4:53pm — No Comments

Maria Montessori: The Spirit of Education for World Citizenship

Maria Montessori: The Spirit of Education for World Citizenship

by Rene Wadlow

2016-08-31

Maria Montessori (1870-1952) an Italian childhood educator and world citizen, whose birth anniversary we mark on 31 August, would have been pleased at the efforts of the United Nations and UNESCO to promote Global Citizenship Education. (1) Montessori argued for a child's dignity and autonomy and for the ability of the child to break out of the narrow bonds of…

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Added by Eva on August 31, 2016 at 4:43pm — No Comments

Maria Montessori (1870-1952)

Maria Montessori (1870-1952)

by Rene Wadlow

2015-08-31

31 August is the birth anniversary of Maria Montessori, an Italian childhood educator and world citizen. Her approaches to early childhood education are used both in Montessori schools and also more widely in other schools and home schooling.…

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Added by Eva on August 31, 2016 at 4:24pm — No Comments

Russian chocolate

Russian chocolate

by Valerie Sartor

2016-08-27

Russian chocolate has become a minor addiction for me. I eat chocolate every day, sometimes several times a day. At home in the US I avoid sweets. The reason I eat chocolate here as opposed to at home in the US has to do with packaging. …

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Added by Eva on August 27, 2016 at 12:16pm — No Comments

Here are Stations

Here are Stations

by David Sparenberg

2016-08-25

Here are Stations

 

Here are not stations of the cross.  Here is not a pilgrimage to Mecca, or prayer before the Western Wall.

Here are the stations of my soul. …

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Added by Eva on August 26, 2016 at 7:33am — 1 Comment

I DO, I DON'T, I AM, I AM NOT

I DO, I DON'T, I AM, I AM NOT

by David Sparenberg

2016-08-18

I DO, I DON’T, I AM, I AM NOT



I do not embrace austerity (self-chosen austerity) merely for the sake of austerity.  I do not advocate inconvenience because inconvenience is a virtue in itself.…

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Added by Eva on August 18, 2016 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Imaginal Spheres

Imaginal Spheres*

by David Sparenberg

2016-07-19

That which you love continues with you: patterns and the calligraphies of love continue from life to life.  From this process comes the shaping of your Heaven, the creating out of correspondence of an imaginal sphere.…

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Added by Eva on July 24, 2016 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Knee Jerk and Mosquito Bitten Reactions

Knee Jerk and Mosquito Bitten Reactions

by Leah Sellers

2016-07-20

Smack !!

 

“Gol’durned little Blood Sucker.  I’ll get that Skeeter yet,”  Sam said as he scratched at the fresh Mosquito bite on his right forearm.

 

“Hee-hee, they’re bad this year, alright.  We went from drought…

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Added by Eva on July 20, 2016 at 4:40pm — 1 Comment

Which coup has lost in Turkey?

Which coup has lost in Turkey?

by Thanos Kalamidas

2016-07-17

I don’t think democracy ever faced such an irony as a few days ago in Turkey. A man who rules violating basic democratic rules and constantly discriminates freedom of speech was saved from a military coup that tried to overthrow him by the reaction of the people and the…

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Added by Eva on July 17, 2016 at 10:39pm — 2 Comments

Amna's Girls

Amna's Girls

by David Sparenberg

2016-07-11

With the permission of David…

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Added by Eva on July 11, 2016 at 3:41pm — 1 Comment

Aria by David Sparenberg

I publish a exquisite text by David Sparenberg, who is also a member of Peace for the Soul.

Through all of suffering (and life is long and often hard), the brave stand strong. Before the beauty that soars beyond the limitations of time and circumstances, tears are copious and exceed…

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Added by Eva on June 28, 2016 at 6:06pm — 2 Comments

The Story of Nagamani of Bangluru..78 years young...

"Like most women, my youth was dedicated to raising a family. While music was always my solace, I was unable to make it a priority. Life has dealt me with many blows, each worse than the other. When my husband passed away, my beloved daughter encouraged me to pursue my passion. But soon, I lost her too.…

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Added by Eva on June 12, 2016 at 11:51am — No Comments

Lotte Reiniger's 117th birthday - Google Doodle

Lotte Reiniger, the German film-maker who brought a European slant to the traditionally Asian art of silhouette puppetry, would have been 117 today.



Born in the Charlottenburg district of Berlin in 1899, Reiniger started experimenting with shadow puppet productions while still at school, making her silhouettes act out scenes from Shakespeare to entertain her schoolmates.





Cinderella (Aschenputtel) - Lotte Reiniger…

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Added by Eva on June 2, 2016 at 5:28pm — No Comments

Hedy Epstein 1924-2016

Sad News

Holocaust survivor Hedy Epstein, 91, died at her home in St. Louis, Missouri, USA, on May 26, 2016. An internationally renowned, respected and admired advocate for human and civil rights, Hedy was encircled by friends who lovingly cared for her at home.



Born August 15,…

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Added by Eva on May 27, 2016 at 9:02am — No Comments

Communication Is More Than Words Alone

"In dealing with other people, we must not only be aware of what they are saying, but we must also be open to the whole tone of their being. A person’s actual words and smile represent only a small fraction of their communication. What is equally important is the quality of presence, the way he or she…

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Added by Eva on May 19, 2016 at 6:11pm — No Comments

Happy Mother's Day!

"I gave birth to one child, a son, but I have thousands of daughters.

You are Black and White, Jewish and Muslim, Asian, Spanish-speaking, Native American and Aleut.

You are fat and thin and

pretty and plain, gay and straight, educated and unlettered, and I

am speaking to you all."…

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Added by Eva on May 8, 2016 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Quote of the moment:

"PEACE
NOT WAR
GENEROSITY
NOT GREED
EMPATHY
NOT HATE
CREATIVITY
NOT DESTRUCTION
EVERYBODY
NOT JUST US"

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