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Delve into the wonders of the literary world through inspiring books and stories for all ages from international authors. “Our only purpose in life is to express divinity and then to recognize it everywhere, to bring everything back to self-realization.”~ Neale Donald Walsch Bestselling author of the "Conversations with God" series

“The Noble Wilds”: Exploring Supreme Master Ching Hai’s (vegan) International Best Seller, Part 2 of 5

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“The Noble Wilds”: Exploring Supreme Master Ching Hai’s (vegan) International Best Seller, Part 2 of 5

One of the “The Noble Wilds” cameramen recalls another instance when Master communicated with a swan who had been chasing the geese away from Amoura Lake. ‟ I remember when Master first called the swan, he came swimming to Her, stopping at a distance of a few meters and staying there, still, for all the time that Master communicated with him. He showed no sign of fear, but of interest. It felt lik
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2020-10-24   201 Visualizações
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2020-10-24

“The Noble Wilds”: Exploring Supreme Master Ching Hai’s (vegan) International Best Seller, Part 1 of 5

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“The Noble Wilds”: Exploring Supreme Master Ching Hai’s (vegan) International Best Seller, Part 1 of 5

“The Noble Wilds” is a luminous book that takes us to a dreamy Garden of Eden in the serene, secluded Amoura village in France. It is at the heart of this Village of Love that “the lady” resides and is visited by cherished beings of the wild. The gentle, benevolent “lady” is none other than Supreme Master Ching Hai! With the consent of these noble wilds, Supreme Master Ching Hai personally compile
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2020-10-18   293 Visualizações
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2020-10-18

“Your Water Footprint”: Interview with Stephen Leahy (vegetarian), Part 2 of 2

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“Your Water Footprint”: Interview with Stephen Leahy (vegetarian), Part 2 of 2

We had the pleasure of speaking with Stephen Leahy about “Your Water Footprint.” He explained how we can significantly reduce our own water footprint in our daily lives. “Changing your food diet is the easiest way to reduce your water footprint. As I said, three or 4,000 liters of water you could save by switching to vegetarianism or veganism. Being careful when you’re shopping, buying local is a
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2020-09-18   193 Visualizações
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2020-09-18

“Your Water Footprint”: Interview with Stephen Leahy (vegetarian), Part 1 of 2

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“Your Water Footprint”: Interview with Stephen Leahy (vegetarian), Part 1 of 2

Stephen Leahy is an international environmental journalist from Canada. In 2014, he released his book, “Your Water Footprint: The Shocking Facts About How Much Water We Use To Make Everyday Products.” Filled with informative graphics, the publication won the Lane Anderson Award for best science writing in Canada. For his work in documenting climate change impacts and solutions, Stephen Leahy also
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2020-09-11   295 Visualizações
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2020-09-11

“The Lives of Animals”: A Powerful Discussion on the Ethical Treatment of Animals

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“The Lives of Animals”: A Powerful Discussion on the Ethical Treatment of Animals

“Animals can’t speak for themselves. It’s up to us to do it.”– Dr. J.M. Coetzee “The Lives of Animals” is a short novel written by South African-born Dr. John Maxwell Coetzee, or J.M. Coetzee, a novelist, linguist, essayist, activist, and translator. Dr. J.M. Coetzee has been acclaimed internationally and received many awards for his work, including the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2003, as well a
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2020-08-29   257 Visualizações
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2020-08-29

“The World Peace Diet”: Interview with Dr. Will Tuttle (vegan), Part 4 of 4

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“The World Peace Diet”: Interview with Dr. Will Tuttle (vegan), Part 4 of 4

“Anthropologists, for example, understand that every society transmits its values from generation to generation through the rituals of that society. And the main ritual in every society are meals. When people are eating food, we’re not just eating food; we’re eating attitudes, we’re eating a whole range of ideas about our relationship with each other, with animals, with nature. So if we’re eating
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2020-07-26   2375 Visualizações
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2020-07-26

“The World Peace Diet”: Interview with Dr. Will Tuttle (vegan), Part 3 of 4

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“The World Peace Diet”: Interview with Dr. Will Tuttle (vegan), Part 3 of 4

“We’re eating vibrations when we eat food because there is a reality beyond just the physical reality.” “The Chinese tradition, for example, there’s a word ‘Qi,’ which means energy. And the whole idea is that it’s the Qi in nature and in our bodies that we have to keep in harmony. In the Indian tradition, the word is ‘Prana,’ or energy, and the mother in these cultures in India and in China consci
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2020-07-19   482 Visualizações
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2020-07-19

“The World Peace Diet”: Interview with Dr. Will Tuttle (vegan), Part 2 of 4

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“The World Peace Diet”: Interview with Dr. Will Tuttle (vegan), Part 2 of 4

“We’re starting to question reductionist science and religion. And I think that’s a very healthy thing. The whole idea that we live in a society where cows, and pigs, and chickens are just merely objects and matter, and pretty soon, when we do that for thousands of years, we, ourselves, become just matter. We’re taught in school that when we die, that’s it: it’s over; we’re just a physical body. A
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2020-07-12   555 Visualizações
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2020-07-12

“The World Peace Diet”: Interview with Dr. Will Tuttle (vegan), Part 1 of 4

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“The World Peace Diet”: Interview with Dr. Will Tuttle (vegan), Part 1 of 4

Dr. Will Tuttle, a Shining World Hero Award recipient, is a world-renowned composer, inspirational speaker, and pianist; as well as a Dharma Master in the Zen tradition. A former philosophy professor, he presents over 100 concerts, lectures, and workshops annually; promoting veganism worldwide. Dr. Will Tuttle’s best-seller, “The World Peace Diet: Eating for Spiritual Health and Social Harmony,” o
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2020-07-05   1279 Visualizações
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2020-07-05

"The Moneyless Manifesto: Live Well, Live Rich, Live Free" – Interview with Mark Boyle, Part 3 of 3

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"The Moneyless Manifesto: Live Well, Live Rich, Live Free" – Interview with Mark Boyle, Part 3 of 3

Let us find out more about Mark Boyle’s inspiring story as we continue our interview with the progressive author. “I started in 2008. I gave up money. Then, in 2016, I quit technology. I basically gave up the products of everything I was campaigning against in my environmental work. In 2006, I set up a project called Freeconomy, which, at the time, was the biggest skill-sharing website in the worl
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2020-03-20   477 Visualizações
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2020-03-20

“The Moneyless Manifesto: Live Well, Live Rich, Live Free” – Interview with Mark Boyle, Part 2 of 3

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“The Moneyless Manifesto: Live Well, Live Rich, Live Free” – Interview with Mark Boyle, Part 2 of 3

As we continue our interview with the progressive author, Mark Boyle shares more about his current lifestyle, as well as his most recent book, “The Way Home: Tales from a Life Without Technology.” “In recent years, I’ve moved back to Ireland, and I’ve begun living without technology. From that point onwards, the day changes depending on the weather, depending on my mood, depending on how I’m feeli
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2020-03-13   538 Visualizações
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2020-03-13

“The Moneyless Manifesto: Live Well, Live Rich, Live Free” – Interview with Mark Boyle, Part 1 of 3

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“The Moneyless Manifesto: Live Well, Live Rich, Live Free” – Interview with Mark Boyle, Part 1 of 3

Do you think you could live without money? Well, Irishman Mark Boyle did just that. “A very basic thing in life is housing and feeding yourself. When I started, I felt really insecure about not having money, because money is security in some senses. But what you do find is that over time you regain a trust in the world around you. As long as you retain a good relationship with it, then it will loo
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2020-03-06   806 Visualizações
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2020-03-06

“DanShaRi”: Having Less for a More Enriching Life

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“DanShaRi”: Having Less for a More Enriching Life

We should re-examine the relationship between objects and humans, and we should refuse and discard unwanted or unnecessary items. Through repetitive practice, we can forego the attachments to our material belongings and liberate our spirit so that we can live a relaxed and comfortable life. Japanese author Ms. Hideko Yamashita explains and guides us through these areas in her book “DanShaRi.” Prac
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2020-01-10   1050 Visualizações
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2020-01-10

"Ethics Into Action: Henry Spira and the Animal Rights Movement" – Interview with Dr. Peter Singer, Part 3 of 3

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"Ethics Into Action: Henry Spira and the Animal Rights Movement" – Interview with Dr. Peter Singer, Part 3 of 3

Continuing our interview with Dr. Singer, he shares his thoughts on adopting the compassionate plant-based lifestyle. "Well, I think perhaps the best moral decision I ever took was to stop eating animals." We are currently facing a planetary crisis. In addition to the worsening effects of global warming, human activity is depleting many of Earth’s precious resources. However, Dr. Singer believes t
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2019-12-13   330 Visualizações
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2019-12-13

"Ethics Into Action: Henry Spira and the Animal Rights Movement" – Interview with Dr. Peter Singer, Part 2 of 3

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"Ethics Into Action: Henry Spira and the Animal Rights Movement" – Interview with Dr. Peter Singer, Part 2 of 3

In this series, we are very honored to have Dr. Peter Singer with us to share more about his book, "Ethics Into Action: Henry Spira and the Animal Rights Movement." “Henry Spira was always concerned to try to reduce the oppression of the strong against the weak. He was always on the side of the oppressed. Those most in need of help. And I think if we follow that example, ...then I think that’s a v
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2019-12-08   395 Visualizações
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2019-12-08

"Ethics Into Action: Henry Spira and the Animal Rights Movement" – Interview with Dr. Peter Singer, Part 1 of 3

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"Ethics Into Action: Henry Spira and the Animal Rights Movement" – Interview with Dr. Peter Singer, Part 1 of 3

Dr. Peter Singer is an Australian moral philosopher and professor who now teaches bioethics at Princeton University in the US. He first became internationally well-known after the publication of his book “Animal Liberation” in 1975. The theories presented in this book inspired numerous individuals to work towards ensuring the welfare of animals. First published in 1998, “Ethics into Action” tells
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2019-11-29   460 Visualizações
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2019-11-29

The “George” Series: Engaging Cosmic Adventures

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The “George” Series: Engaging Cosmic Adventures

We present an amazing, eye-opening children’s books series “George.” Penned by Stephen William Hawking and Lucy Hawking. Renowned British physicist, cosmologist, and author Professor Stephen Hawking is widely regarded as one of the most brilliant theoretical physicists since Albert Einstein. The “George” series is a winning combination of enriching scientific information and entertaining adventure
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2019-11-20   346 Visualizações
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2019-11-20

"Banker to the Poor: Micro-Lending and the Battle Against World Poverty," Part 2 of 2

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"Banker to the Poor: Micro-Lending and the Battle Against World Poverty," Part 2 of 2

Today, Grameen Bank has over nine million borrowers, mostly women, 97% women. And they own the bank; they take the money and start a business and continue to take the money, improve their lives. Bangladesh has done wonderful in terms of reducing poverty in the country. At the end of 1971, 85% of the people were under poverty. Today, that poverty line came down to 22%, so that’s a long journey that
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2019-10-24   334 Visualizações
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2019-10-24

"Banker to the Poor: Micro-Lending and the Battle Against World Poverty," Part 1 of 2

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"Banker to the Poor: Micro-Lending and the Battle Against World Poverty," Part 1 of 2

A Professor of Economics, Muhammad Yunus established the bank as a way of giving economic self-determination to some of the most underprivileged people in the world. His efforts have also inspired the formation of several other similarly modelled institutions throughout the world. Offering microfinance to the less privileged, it gives security and hope to millions. Muhammad Yunus’s experiment micr
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2019-10-18   306 Visualizações
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2019-10-18

”Living with The Himalayan Masters”: Spiritual Experiences of Swami Rama, Part 2 of 2

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”Living with The Himalayan Masters”: Spiritual Experiences of Swami Rama, Part 2 of 2

He said, “This will come according to your practice and experience.” Don’t hanker for all these so-called powers. Don’t do that. Human potentials are immense. If you study the life of great people, whenever they said, “It’s not we, it’s God (who) has done.” Why did they say that? It is done through them, why did they say that it is God (who) has done? Are they lying? Because if you did this and th
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2019-09-06   1218 Visualizações
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2019-09-06
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