Join us for an inspiring interview with Joanna Macy, Eco-philosopher and Buddhist scholar. Listen to her share precious insights from her five decades as an activist, author and visionary teacher of Buddhism, general systems theory and deep ecology. A profound leader, grassroots organizer and compassionate voice, Joanna Macy has devoted much of her life to the movements for peace, justice, and ecology.
Tibetan Skeleton Dance: Cemetery Protectors of Truth
In the sacred Tibetan Skeleton dance two Dharmapalas (Protectors of Truth) appear, played by Monks, deities whose role is to protect the cemetery grounds. Their presence also reminds the audience of the ephemeral nature of this world and of their own mortality. The cult of ?the Se?cond Buddha?, Padmasambhava, initiated the practice through the rich mythological literature.
Turmeric: Sacred Spice, Scientifically-Proven Healer
Turmeric grows wild in the forests of South and Southeast Asia and has been used in healing for 2,500 years. Aside from the holistic health community, Western medical practitioners have only recently come on board with a host of scientific studies that recognize the benefits of turmeric.
Adams on Kerouac: The Buddha’s First Noble Truth Unveiled at Big Sur
John Cage: Dreaming in Sustained Resonance
“Dream” (1948) was written for Merce Cunningham’s dance, minimal fixed tones of sustained resonance, influenced by Balinese Gamelan and divinations through the I Ching.