Featured Blog Posts – August 2009 Archive (10)

Instant Peace

Instant Peace

Many of us are like a walking windmill.

A tempest in the teacup of factitious beliefs,

know-it-all-behaviour and greedy attitudes,

standing on our own precious ego-pedestal.

Yet deep within we all are born as a calm lighthouse

and if we just radiated our innate state of true BEing,

others would sense our essence, i.e. the original and

eternal state of us being humble, peaceful and loving.

Yet we misuse… Continue

Added by Dirk Boehmer on August 31, 2009 at 5:40pm — No Comments

World March for Peace and Nonviolence: October 2, 2009 - January 2, 2010

The first World March for Peace and Nonviolence will travel the world asking for the end of wars, the dismantling of nuclear weapons and for an end to all forms of violence (physical, economic, racial, religious, cultural, sexual and psychological).

The Peace March will pass through 300 cities, 98 countries, 6 continents starting from Wellington, New Zealand on October 2, 2009 and ending in the Andes Mountains (Punta de Vacas), Aconcagua, Argentina on January 2, 2010 with 1 million… Continue

Added by Gina Alzate on August 30, 2009 at 12:11am — No Comments

New England Paper Highlights Aziz Sarah’s Work as a Peacemaker

Published by malloryh under Israel, Palestine, Palestinians, citizen diplomacy, narrative, peace process

By Mallory Huggins

A few weeks ago, The Jewish Voice & Herald (which serves New England and Southeastern Massachusetts) spolighted our own Aziz Abu Sarah’s work as an activist in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The article, titled “Palestinian activist: From angry young man to a proponent of peace,” discusses Aziz’s very personal connection to the conflict and how he… Continue

Added by CRDC_GMU on August 28, 2009 at 9:50pm — No Comments


Hello Toronto and Vancouver Friends -- tonight FIERCE LIGHT DVD LAUNCH!

FIERCE LIGHT: When Spirit Meets Action




Full info at:




Q and A w Velcrow Ripper (Toronto) and JUDY REBICK (Vancouver)

A copy of the FIERCE LIGHT DVD with over an hour of… Continue

Added by Velcrow Ripper on August 24, 2009 at 7:46pm — No Comments



Unleash the power of spirit in action

A workshop with Velcrow Ripper

This fierce workshop with spiritual activist, and award winning filmmaker Velcrow Ripper explores the power that is released when spirituality is combined with action, tapping into what Gandhi called "Soul Force", what Ripper calls, "Fierce Light." It is the power of the spiritual warrior - heart centered and fierce at the same time.

Featuring dynamic "engaged… Continue

Added by Velcrow Ripper on August 21, 2009 at 4:48pm — 3 Comments

Stepping Stones on the Spiritual Path

Stepping Stones on the Spiritual Path

by Lynn Claridge @ mysticalempowerment.com

A Spiritual Path is the awakening of a major occurrence in your life because it reveals a purpose for existence. To solve life’s labyrinth, to see the marvel in everyday experience, fulfill the soul’s craving for union, and ultimately find one’s way home is the true meaning of your spiritual awakening that leads you to your spiritual path.

Here are nine steps to help you on your… Continue

Added by P.K on August 21, 2009 at 1:50pm — No Comments


Here's a short film I made, featuring Burma's Aung San Suu Kyi, and Alan Clements, the first American to ordain as a monk in Burma. It is one of the Fierce Light DVD extras. You can find out more about Fierce Light at… Continue

Added by Velcrow Ripper on August 20, 2009 at 5:00pm — 1 Comment

Worldwide Moment - Simultaneous Photo Shoot for Peace

Can you imagine people from every country in the world participating in a simultaneous moment of peace?

Can you imagine the photographs this moment would produce?

Can you imagine the impact? ... We can... Please join us.

Worldwide Moment is a non-profit arts organization which encourages people around the world to celebrate peace and international collaboration by taking simultaneous… Continue

Added by Worldwide Moment on August 16, 2009 at 8:59pm — 23 Comments

Beautiful-nature-Francis of Assisi, the monk lighted by God,Francisco de Asís, el monje iluminado por Dio

Sublime love, love of God

Clicia Pavan

Francis of Assisi teaches me

to have a bit of love as big as your

Pure love talking to the birds

noble sentiment, often forgotten.

Love, love ... human

Redeemed in the tears that fall.

Love almost unreal ... Above the words ...

Divine love ...

The humility that that confuses

commends the moon, the stars

precious and… Continue

Added by Clicia Pavan on August 8, 2009 at 6:00am — 46 Comments

Remembering Hiroshima Day

Lanterns of Memory

Featuring Hiroshima survivor, Kae Goh Ogura

With text by Martin Luther King Jr.

Directed and photographed by Velcrow Ripper

Filmed in Hiroshima, Aug. 6, 2001

Here's a short film I did called "Lanterns of Memory" about this day, August 6, sixty-four years ago, when we dropped the Atomic bomb on HIroshima.…


Added by Velcrow Ripper on August 7, 2009 at 12:30am — 9 Comments

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