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Leah Song of Rising Appalachia: Thank You Very Much

Leah Song and her sister Chloe lead the band Rising Appalachia, whose vision and sound is quickly proving to be contagious to everyone it touches. Their beautiful sound is marked by strong poetic vocals, banjos, fiddles, drums, kalimbas, beat box, and eclectic instrumentation. This video of Leah's song, Thank You Very Much, was filmed in Stromboli, an Aeolian Island deep in the Mediterranean sea off the coast of Naples.

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Coleman Barks at TEDx: Opening the Heart Through Ecstatic Poetry

For 30 years, until retirement in 1997, Dr. Coleman Barks taught poetry and creative writing at the University of Georgia. In addition to several poetry collections and books, Dr. Barks is the author of numerous translations of Rumi and has been a student of Sufism since 1977.

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Resilience Now

How do we train kids and adults to face challenge with calmness, creativity, kindness, and effectiveness? Hear what Dr. Joan Borysenko, pioneer in integrative medicine, has to say about manifesting the best version of ourselves.

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The Door of True Existence

Spiritual teacher Adyashanti describes how in the development of human consciousness, there comes a shift from a sense of a separate self toward the experience of unity. He points out that the fear of losing our individual identity keeps us from making this shift, and by confronting our fear we come into love. Adyashanti also suggests that reaching a point of crisis can allow an opportunity for consciousness to shift, individually and collectively.

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Machi (Official Music Video)

Peia is a vocalist, composer and Sacred Song preserver of traditions that span across the globe. She has traveled extensively and studied from the rich lineages of Medieval Chant, Bulgarian and Celtic Folk Music, Indian Classical Raga and Medicine songs from the Native peoples of North and South America.

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Roshi Joan Halifax

Roshi Joan Halifax speaks to the need for authentic daily practice, dealing with moral distress, actualized compassion and retaining buoyancy in a difficult world.

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Oneness and the Heart of the World

Father Keating discusses the dynamic nature of God and the paradox implicit in experiencing divine oneness. With humor and wisdom, he explores the practice of contemplative prayer, and how we might begin to approach God through being present to our senses.

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The Great Turning

Eco-philosopher Joanna Macy PhD, is a scholar of Buddhism, general systems theory, and deep ecology. A respected voice in the movements for peace, justice, and ecology, she interweaves her scholarship with five decades of activism. As the root teacher of the Work That Reconnects, she has created a ground-breaking theoretical framework for personal and social change, as well as a powerful workshop methodology for its application.

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The Declaration of Interdependence

As the David Suzuki Foundation's founding document, "The Declaration of Interdependence" expresses its values as an organization and provides a vision for the survival of the planet through a "new politics of hope" that promotes connection and interdependence.

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Fear and Fearlessness

Pema Chödrön describes a liberating way to relate to our fears: not as something to try to get rid of or cast out, but as something to embrace. In so doing, she explains, we come to find that the journey of knowing fear is in fact the journey of courage.

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Compassion in Action

In this classic interview, Ram Dass probes deeply into the nature of helping relationships. He suggests that when we see deeply into each human being, no matter how desperate the situation, we are able to honor and learn from them. If we view ourselves as the "helper," we become trapped in the prison of our own self-image -- and this interferes with genuine compassion.

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Simrit – Revolution (Official HD Music Video)

Healing, hypnotic, mystical, and majestic are just a few of the words that are frequently used to describe the music of Simrit. Watch the official music video for her latest single, Revolution, here.

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