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Added by Walt Roberts on January 27, 2010 at 7:30am —
Aloha Compassionate Friends,
We just returned from a glorious couple hours watching the humpback whales breaching by the dozens for hours in the waters off of North Kohala near our Sanctuary on the Big Island. It was like watching fireworks at the local swimming spot at Mahukona where we were all gawking with wonder... "Ooooing" and "Ahhhing" with each crashing splash of these magnificent 20-40 ton being leaping out of the sea amidst the glory of the setting sun. Swimming you could hear… Continue
Added by Joel Levey on January 26, 2010 at 11:31pm —
Here is a remarkable article from George Lakoff. He is a master at understanding how we frame and don't frame our language in ways that are meaningful and effective. What we are doing with our 10 Year Campaign for Compassionate Cities
is right in line with what George is talking about. They are starting a campaign in California -… Continue
Added by Jon Ramer on January 26, 2010 at 11:30pm —
Civic initiatives, making democracy work, Kettering Foundation, Example: The Corvallis Sustainability Coalition.
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One of the 3 Kettering hypotheses for making democracy work is for "Citizens who can align the work of the institutions created to serve them with work done through civic… Continue
Added by Walt Roberts on January 26, 2010 at 6:30am —
Kettering's Research: What does it take for democracy to work as it should? Transpartisan Shift implications.
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Participating in our democracy is many things, from depressing to exhilarating. It is fascinating to study, observe and discern how to improve or transform our democracy (the parts that are… Continue
Added by Walt Roberts on January 25, 2010 at 7:40am —
PCC – Lahore Council had a one day event on 15th of January, 2010 on the birthday of Martin Luther King.
There were 117 participants of Lahore Council from Lahore and Kasur districts.
In his key note address Mr. Bhatti said that this legend civil rights activist, clergyman, passionate non-violent protestor was an eloquent orator who captured the imagination and hearts of people, both black and white.
The passion is beyond boundaries and borders. His way of life,… Continue
Added by Inderias Dominic Bhatti on January 19, 2010 at 11:37am —
January 18th, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, was the 18th day of our 10 Year Campaign for Compassionate Cities. Many of us observed the day with community service and were reinspired by his words: "Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly."
- Martin Luther King, Jr.
The Way We… Continue
Added by Jon Ramer on January 19, 2010 at 11:00am —
This short, thoughtful article on responding to the devastation in Haiti was posted on the 99NamesPeaceProject.org website and shared on facebook by the Fetzer Institute:
"David Addiss, Senior Program Officer at the Fetzer Institute spent years working in Haiti for the CDC. He writes about compassion and the spiritual resources necessary to move through tragedy."
Read below or here's the link… Continue
Added by Laurie McMillan on January 18, 2010 at 7:31pm —
"How can the press and the public help each other? What’s possible now? How do we activate new forms of civic and public engagement?"
Journalism that Matters hosted action-oriented discussions to address the above questions and others during an event called "Re-imagining News & Community in the Pacific Northwest" in January 2010 at the University of Washington in Seattle.
Journalists, civic voices, community activists, broadcasters, educators, ethnic media, students,… Continue
Added by PamKM on January 18, 2010 at 6:30pm —
Dear Compassionate heart , I want to share with you this master piece...a cry to humanity...
LET US ALL UNITE
Charles Spencer ¨Charlie¨ Chaplin.......The Tramp... delivered his heartfeft prayer in his 1940 movie
titled ¨The Great Dictator
I'm sorry but I don't want to be an Emperor-that's not my business
I don't want to rule or conquer anyone.
I should like to help everyone if possible, Jew , gentile, black man, white.
We all want to help… Continue
Added by Lison Paquette, Smilee the Clown on January 17, 2010 at 2:12am —
Before Abraham was, I (insert your name here) Am
Jesus said to them, "Most assuredly, I say to you, before Abraham was, I AM." John 8:57
There is only one true God. That same God is the very fabric of the universe that weaves us into one being, one creation. I am writing this to God and everyone who reads it should recognize their own selves in these words. As Jesus has said, “before Abraham was, I Am,” you can claim the same title. I AM is your birthright,… Continue
Added by James Robert Kessler on January 15, 2010 at 9:00pm —
Aloha !!! to all
Here are the Lyrics of Charlie Chaplin ( The Tramp ) and he also composed the music
Smile, though your heart is aching
Smile, even though it's breaking
When there are clouds in the sky
You'll get by....
If you smile through your fear & sorrow
Smile and may be tomorrow
You'll see the sun come shining through for you
Light up your face with gladness
Hide every trace of sadness
Although a tear may be ever so… Continue
Added by Lison Paquette, Smilee the Clown on January 15, 2010 at 12:55pm —
Both Buddhists and non-Buddhists interested in raising compassionate children in a compassionate environment are invited to attend the Family Dharma Conference, co-sponsored by the Northwest Dharma Association and Nalanda West, on January 22-23.
Jan Chozen Bays Roshi, Abbot of Great Vow Monastery in Clatskanie, OR will present the Friday evening keynote address. Dr. Bays is not only a beloved teacher of Dharma but also a well-known pediatrician specializing in issues of child… Continue
Added by Julie Welch on January 12, 2010 at 9:31pm —
Two bodies are sighted up above. 2 hawks hovering like kites. Way up in the skies. Serene. Peace. And then the thermals change. In an instant, they drop. Vertically, they drive. Projectiles. Missiles. Screaming towards the ground. And in their high velocity fall, they begin to twirl, to roll, barreling from side to side.
And what looks like suicide now becomes a dance, as the two bodies seperate horizontally, letting the air underneath catapult them high into the sky again. All the… Continue
Added by Armen Moradians on January 11, 2010 at 10:24pm —
Is Peace Possible?
War, strife, deaths. The cause of so much of the woes in our world is too often religion. Those who promise heavenly peace unfortunately become the very ones who prevent peace on earth. Peace seems impossible. However, we can help to lengthen the moments of peace and allow more people to savor those moments in this lifetime.
Perhaps as none before it, the 1893 Parliament of World’s Religions stood as one of the great expressions of hope for… Continue
Added by Reverend Cheen on January 10, 2010 at 11:30pm —
I would like to, this time, more officially express that I join my voice to those who feel this way.
We are outraged at what has happened in our world. We are deeply pained by what we see. We are taking action, to do what we can to build a different world. We are starting with ourselves, and figuring out how to embody that which we wish to see in the world. To look at ourselves honestly, and see what we have contributed to this mess. And to see what we can… Continue
Added by Armen Moradians on January 9, 2010 at 5:02am —
Here's a good example of the kinds of stories that make our region special. The Seattle Times published on Sunday the following article. you can click on the article below to enlarge it will follow this link
to open it in a separate window. Enjoy!…
Added by Jon Ramer on January 4, 2010 at 8:30am —
Greetings! Here's the 2009 CAN Web Traffic Report from Google Analytics for the one year period from January 3, 2009 through January 2, 2010. For more info, see the original documents attached below. If anyone is familiar with the two letter language abbreviations in document #2, please consider signing in and listing all 58 languages in the comments section below. We are very curious. Thanks!
Page Views: 164,944
Unique Visitors: 13,961
Languages: 58 Languages
Added by PamKM on January 3, 2010 at 11:00pm —
The Compassionate Action Network wishes you and your family a Joyous and Compassionate New Year! CAN is launching a new initiative - a 10 Year Campaign for Compassionate Cities.
The campaign utilizes social networks to act collectively and to combines our influence to make happen that which we cannot do alone. We are hopeful about this new found capability and encourage you to… Continue
Added by Jon Ramer on January 3, 2010 at 4:30pm —
A mutant is an individual, organism, or new genetic character arising or resulting from an instance of mutation, which is a base-pair sequence change within the DNA of a gene or chromosome of an organism resulting in the creation of a new character or trait not found in the wild type.
The natural occurrence of genetic mutations is integral to the process of evolution.
Mutation is generally accepted by the scientific community as the mechanism upon which natural selection… Continue
Added by Armen Moradians on January 2, 2010 at 10:58pm —