Meditation & Yoga Retreat (Labour Day Weekend 2017)

Try a Little Tenderness: a Meditation Toolkit for Troubling Times Friday, Sept 1 - Wednesday, Sept 6 Dharma Centre of Canada 1886 Galway Rd., Kinmount, ON, Canada Often we get very critical with ourselves and others.  When someone like Trump comes to power we might find we become even more critical and angry.  This course will … Continue reading Meditation & Yoga Retreat (Labour Day Weekend 2017)

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Valentine’s Week Retreat at the Morin Heights Dharma House on the the Four Immeasurables

"The Most Contagious Activism is Linked to Celebration and Joy"--Alice Walker "My activism - cultural, political, spiritual - is rooted in my love of nature and my delight in human beings. It is when people are at peace, content, full, that they are most likely to [...] be a generous, joyous, even entertaining experience for … Continue reading Valentine’s Week Retreat at the Morin Heights Dharma House on the the Four Immeasurables

Top US Scientist James Hansen in NY Times: Tar Sands = “Game Over for the Climate”

James Hansen, who heads the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies in New York City, wrote an amazingly straightforward op-ed piece in the New York Times yesterday....surprisingly, when you google for it only 5 hits come up. It's hard to find the complete text, so in case you haven't seen it, here it is (below), … Continue reading Top US Scientist James Hansen in NY Times: Tar Sands = “Game Over for the Climate”

Climate Damage* is “too complicated” to fix? (but when the banks blow all our money, the worlds’ leaders can pull off the largest financial bailout in history in only a few days?!)

Australian artist Dave Sag has come up with this fantastic T-Shirt: "Global Priorities Checklist" He says: "When it comes to responding to a crisis we're told that it’s too complicated to all act together on global warming.... Addressing poverty is, similarly, too big an issue to be able to address; and bringing about a lasting … Continue reading Climate Damage* is “too complicated” to fix? (but when the banks blow all our money, the worlds’ leaders can pull off the largest financial bailout in history in only a few days?!)

Occupy… WTDD? –What Would Tommy Douglas Do?

Last month, Oct. 15th, my friend Gelek and I joined the Occupy Toronto march; and we hung around St. James Park to watch the encampment get set up and we got to watch how some of the group process works.  It's inspiring. A week later, I read something activist Sujata Dey wrote (http://roverarts.com/2011/10/wwtdd-what-would-tommy-douglas-do/) in a … Continue reading Occupy… WTDD? –What Would Tommy Douglas Do?