By Deborah Eden Tull and Kaira Jewel Lingo, co-hosts of the Mindfulness & Meditation Summit

What if you could touch, right in this moment, the support that you need in order to face these times of upheaval and uncertainty? 

What if you could find the strength you need by turning toward the painful emotions of fear, grief, sadness, and frustration... and meeting them with mindfulness, compassion, and kindness? 

The energy of mindfulness can be cultivated by each of us, in each moment. The seed is already within us and practice helps us remember our innate capacity for compassion and clear-seeing. Learning to do this in our daily lives is the medicine we need in these times. 

We invite you to join us in extraordinary conversations for extraordinary times. In the 28 interviews in the upcoming Mindfulness and Meditation Summit, which we’re privileged to host from May 19-22…

… we will learn that we were made for these times — and that by activating the power of mindfulness within, we can meet this moment with courage, joy, and grace. 

Our summit speakers, including Joanna Macy, Pamela Weiss, Suzanne Bryant, Dr. Nitin Ron, Mark Coleman, James Baraz, Ruth King, Amma Thanasanti, La Sarmiento, Dr. Larry Ward, and many more…

… represent the true diversity of leaders in the meditation and mindfulness movement — at a time when we need ALL of our voices represented and ALL of our medicine to cultivate change as a species. 

This summit is the meeting point of many edges, people of truly different backgrounds, from different generations, bridging mindfulness practice with the fields of activism, science, cultural restoration, climate justice, wellness/healing, and the arts. 

The accessible and ancient practices and tools you’ll receive offer medicine for personal and collective transformation and help us remember the qualities that are already within us: love, resilience, grace, courage, care, and relational intelligence.

In these uncertain times, when many are feeling lonely and wondering how to contribute to positive change, we invite you to come together in conscious community to affirm who we really are and who we can become together. Each one of us has a contribution to make. 

You can register for this free summit here. Be prepared to discover restored peace, renewed compassion for yourself and others, and greater tolerance of uncertainty and the unknown.


EDITOR’S NOTE: “The Master Key” by Robert Peng, a featured speaker in The Shift Network’s 2019 Qigong Global Summit, is one of the most profoundly important books I’ve ever read. I can say that it’s life-changing with complete confidence, because it changed my life before I even finished reading it. I was so impressed with this book that we are serializing the section called “One Hundred Days of Darkness and Light” in future issues of Catalyst. You can read the fourteenth installment (as well as the previous ones) here.
— Phil Bolsta


The uplifting stories in this issue’s “The Nicest Thing” section come from Qigong teacher Lee Holden, whose new 7-week live video training, Qigong to Supercharge Your Immune System, begins Thursday, May 21...

… and from Nick Mattos, Shift’s Faculty Recruitment and Engagement Manager, who expresses his gratitude to the many courageous women who stood in their truth at great personal risk. Look for stories from other members of the Shift Team in future issues. We look forward to having you get to know us better!


Finally, we’d love to hear your answer to the question, How have mindfulness and meditation changed your life? To share your thoughts in our Facebook Page community, click here.

By meditation we connect the little joy of the soul with the vast joy of the Spirit.
— Paramahansa Yogananda



A Personal Invitation to the May 19-22 Mindfulness & Meditation Summit From Your Hosts, Deborah Eden Tull and Kaira Jewel Lingo

We invite you to join us for the Shift Network Mindfulness & Meditation Summit: Cultivate Courage, Self-Compassion, and Inner Peace As a Daily Practice. As co-hosts for this summit, which will run May 19 to 22, we want to first acknowledge what an extraordinary time this is for humanity. Extraordinary challenge and extraordinary opportunity. Meditation and mindfulness offer tools for us to cultivate a balanced mind and open heart in order to create in ourselves and our world more resilience, more kindness, more courage and compassionate action. This summit is not just about sitting meditation. It's about bringing meditation into every aspect of our lives. 

To watch this 4-minute video and read the rest of the text, click here.


Relational Mindfulness During Covid-19 and Beyond
By Deborah Eden Tull, co-host of the Mindfulness & Meditation Summit

There are nine principles to Relational Mindfulness, which allow us to embody compassionate awareness in all of our relationships—with the self, one another and the planet, especially now when a global pandemic challenges all of humanity. By practicing these principles, we can remember our inherent interrelatedness and recognize that interconnection is truly our birthright. To read more, click here.


Liberation through Mourning
By Lama Rod Owens, a featured speaker in the Mindfulness & Meditation Summit

I am in mourning. I have been sitting in my house for two months, lonely and longing to see my friends, family, lovers, and to even go to the grocery store or a walk around my block without fearing contacting Covid-19 and enduring a potentially painful illness and/or death. I, like many people, am hurt by the loss of my old life as well as the death of so many people. On top of this, I struggle to figure out how to step into a new world which will be socially, economically, and politically unstable. To read more, click here.


The Fulfillment of Remembrance
By La Sarmiento, a featured speaker in the Mindfulness & Meditation Summit

And recently, there have been more days when I have felt calmer, easeful, spacious, grateful, and even happy. Yet circumstances in the world, as the pandemic progresses, continues to get worse on so many levels. The narrative then shifted to “How dare I feel better!” I had forgotten. I fell off the wagon. I had multiple arrows piercing my heart. And when I remembered to pause long enough to put my hand on my heart with long deep breaths, I told myself, “This, too, buddy, is ok.” multiple times a day when needed. I was able to free myself from the prison of my own making: I remembered to be compassionate towards myself. To read more, click here.


Connection and Discernment: Pathways for Resilience
By Amma Thanasanti, a featured speaker in the Mindfulness & Meditation Summit

We can listen to the news and plug into social media in ways that give us information and we feel more connected. Or we can get stuck absorbing endless facts that leave us anxious and feeling powerless. We can combine the importance of hand washing with 20 seconds of laughter to flush our systems of stress, or we can focus on eradicating germ transmission. We can think about what we can’t get, or we can focus on all that we do have. To read more, click here.


The Worldly Winds of Uncertainty
By Valerie Mason-John, a featured speaker in the Mindfulness & Meditation Summit

And then came the huge storm. Some boats have toppled over; people were rescued, others died. Some people have lost everything in the storm and managed to grab onto a raft to help tide them over for a few months. And others are living on shipwrecks; every bit of income has dried up, with no access to money or food. And then there are people like me who were blown off course, and still have everything we need. To read more, click here.


Andrew Harvey on Our Global Dark Night
Audio teaching by Shift faculty Andrew Harvey

My dear friends, I am honored and thrilled to be able to talk to you directly, and right from my heart to yours, the truth that is emerging about this devastating time. The only way I believe that you can understand, or begin to understand, the immensity of what is happening to us is to begin to realize that we are living an unprecedented Kali event, a global dark night. This global dark night has now begun with great dramatic ferocity. We are in the furnace of evolutionary transfiguration, and the door of the furnace has been shut. 

To listen to this 8-minute audio, click here.


The Virus Is a Reminder of Something Lost Long Ago
By Alan Lightman
Published in The Atlantic

Habits of mind and lifestyle do not change easily. Without noticing, we slowly slip into the routines of our lives, like becoming so accustomed to living on a noisy street that we cannot remember our previous neighborhood and a time of silence. Some powerful force must strike to awaken us from our slumber. Now we have been struck. We have a chance to notice: We have been living too fast. We have sold our inner selves to the devil of speed, efficiency, money, hyper-connectivity, “progress.” To read more, click here.


Love in the Time of Covid
By Carlyn Montes De Oca, animal-human health expert

My dog Grace is an unending source of inspiration during these unprecedented times. If it weren’t for her, I might still be submerged in one of the stages of grief instead of laughing at her bouncing around the yard, or finding her nose in my armpit every morning, or smiling every time she snores. Because of Grace, Ken and I are connecting even more. Many nights we cuddle on the couch, a big white dog sandwiched between us, watching the sunset over the Sandia Mountains. Laying around and doing absolutely nothing is no small hurdle for two A-type personalities. To read more, click here.


My Journey Inward: The Path to Self-Love
By Mandie Renner

To build something new, you must first tear down the old. This is true with construction of any kind, including inner work. Moving from the belief that “I am not enough,” “I am unlovable,” “I hate myself”… to a belief of “I am enough,” “I am worthy of love,” and “I love myself” is not for the faint of heart. My journey has been, and continues to be, a long, arduous path filled with gains and losses, ups and downs, joys and sorrows. My journey has brought me up front and in the arena with my pain, anger, doubt, and sadness. And it has been a journey, deconstructing old beliefs, only to build something far greater than what I could have previously imagined. To read more, click here.


The Master Key
By Robert Peng, a featured speaker in The Shift Network’s 2019 Qigong Global Summit

It's 1972 in the industrial city of Xiangtan, China. A frail child with a heart condition sneaks into a hotel boiler room and befriends the elderly yet vibrant attendant, who eventually reveals his true identity as a revered Qigong master. He heals the boy and, for the next 13 years, secretly teaches him the keys to unlocking the spiritual and healing dimensions of the Life Force.

It sounds like a modern-day fable, but the story is true. And with The Master Key, that grateful student, Robert Peng, invites all of us to enter the next chapter of this empowering path. Here, Master Peng brings together the unique insights of his teacher with the moving account of his own journey.

Click here to read the fourteenth installment (as well as all the previous installments) of this profoundly moving book.


Would you like to join The Shift Network team?

We are seeking unique and talented individuals for three important positions at The Shift Network.

The Director of Social Media Marketing’s primary responsibility is to develop and execute social media strategies and tactics to align with the company’s overall marketing strategy in attracting, engaging, acquiring, and converting viewers into customers, and customers into viral brand advocates. 

The Evergreen Marketing Specialist’s primary function is to assist in maintaining and developing evergreen funnels and provide support in data management, marketing technology, and interdepartmental coordination. This position requires strong analytical, customer support, and administrative skills. 

The part-time Course Manager will be "the magician behind the curtain" who provides consistent support with an eye to quality control and continuous improvement. This position requires a fine balance of highly technical skills, project management, communication skills, and possibly live presentation skills, along with management skills to monitor and support a Course Host.

If you are inspired and passionate about joining our team, please click here for more information about these positions. The Shift Network is committed to creating a diverse environment and is an equal opportunity employer.


In this special video series, prominent authors, speakers, thought leaders, and others answer the question, “What is the nicest thing a non-family member has ever done for you?

Lee Holden's Story
Qigong Teacher and Shift Network faculty

EXCERPT: Way back in the day I had a low back injury. I was playing competitive soccer. I was tackled by a competitive and rival team and I landed on my tailbone, and I was in so much pain, I didn't know what to do with myself. I'd never experienced pain like that. I had seen the team doctors, I had taken cortisone shots, a physical therapist didn't know what to do with me. I was out for the season, so I was really depressed.

To watch the video and read the transcript of Lee’s 4-minute story of a life-changing healing, click here.

Lee’s new 7-week live video training, Qigong to Supercharge Your Immune System: Discover Ancient Practices to Clear Stress, Build Ironclad Immunity & Protect Your Health & Wellbeing, begins Thursday, May 21. For more details, click here.


Nick Mattos' Story
Shift Network’s Faculty Recruitment and Engagement Manager

EXCERPT: When the first of the two lineages fell, there was a certain way in which I was able to excuse it for the fact that I had the other one to lean on. Basically, that I was able to bypass the real engagement with what it meant — that I was part of a lineage in which this abuse occurred — by saying that at least I had this other one that was pure. When that one was proven to be unpure as well. It was stunning.

To watch the video and read the transcript of Nick’s 8-minute story of gratitude to the brave women who risked everything to expose abuse, click here.


If you missed any “Nicest Thing” stories, you can catch up on all of them here.


“Energy Healing for Empaths & Intuitives — A Virtual Retreat” Facebook Live Q&A with Wendy De Rosa

Would you like to receive energy healings to hold energetic and physical boundaries as an intuitive or empath? Author, trainer, and intuitive healer Wendy De Rosa will be leading a special Facebook Live Q&A call on Wednesday, May 20, at Noon Pacific to share how you can transform emotional imprints to accelerate healing and activate your soul. Click here to get a Facebook Messenger reminder when the event goes live.


“Express the Music of Your Soul” Facebook Live Q&A with Chloë Goodchild

Would you like to release fear and self-criticism, and leave behind your feelings of separateness during these days of solitude? International teacher, singing philosopher, voice pioneer, and author Chloë Goodchild will be leading a special Facebook Live Q&A call on Thursday, May 21, at 10:00am Pacific to share how you can discover your inner sound wisdom with profoundly healing vocal practices. Click here to get a Facebook Messenger reminder when the event goes live.


“Travels Beyond the Veil for Remote Healing” Facebook Live Q&A with don Oscar Miro-Quesada

Are you intrigued by transcorporeal dimensions of human consciousness? Peruvian maestro curandero, psychologist, and author don Oscar Miro-Quesada will be leading a special Facebook Live Q&A call on Wednesday, May 27, at 9:00am Pacific to share how you can embrace your immortal essence as a Shining One on this shamanic sojourn of self-discovery beyond space and time. Click here to get a Facebook Messenger reminder when the event goes live.


Your Voice:

We want to know: What is your vision for the post-pandemic world to come? To share your thoughts in our Facebook Page community, click here.


A Letter from Sri Lanka: Releasing Resistance, Taking in the Good
By Kaira Jewel Lingo, co-host of the Mindfulness and Meditation Summit

Personally the need to stay at home has been all right as I already worked from home before and the curfew coincided with recovering from a minor surgery, so the calm and stillness was very conducive to healing. What has been hard however is that my partner and I are splitting up and the relationship I moved to Sri Lanka for has come to an end after two years. 

We have been living under curfew together in our second apartment in Anuradhapura for several weeks unable to split up physically. We still can’t return to Colombo and begin the process of moving to different apartments until curfew is lifted there. So we are continuing to share space and take care of each other and our common life as friends. 

To read more, click here.


Awakening to the Apocalypse
By Dr. Larry Ward, a featured speaker in the Mindfulness and Meditation Summit

I was meditating recently on what we face at this moment in our lives, in our work, and in our practice, and, surprisingly, some images from the New Testament came to my mind. I found the language in the Book of Revelations to be quite illuminating: the apocalypse. The word refers to the end of things, but as we know from our Buddhist practice, the end is always simultaneously the beginning of things. To read more, click here.


Reach Down and Touch the Earth
By Pamela Weiss, a featured speaker in the Mindfulness and Meditation Summit

Early written accounts of the Buddha’s teaching are rife with distrust and disgust toward sexuality, desire, and women’s bodies. These teachings consistently depict women as only obstacles to male ambition. Women’s stories and perspectives are markedly absent, flitting around the edges like shadows… Untangling the history of misogyny from Buddhism asks us to consider how modern-day Buddhist institutions continue to preference men, overlook the experiences of women (and those who are transgender or gender fluid), and disregard feminine qualities. To recount the historical and mythic stories of women surrounding the Buddha is an act of reparation, stitching the parts left out back into the fabric of spiritual life. To read more, click here.


We’re Still Living and Dying in the Slaveholders’ Republic
By Ibram X. Kendi
Published in The Atlantic

There is a war between those fighting to open America back up for the sake of individual freedom, and those fighting to keep America closed for the sake of community freedom. A civil war over the very meaning, the very utility of freedom.

From the beginning of the American project, the powerful individual has been battling for his constitutional freedom to harm, and the vulnerable community has been battling for its constitutional freedom from harm. Both freedoms were inscribed into the U.S. Constitution, into the American psyche. The history of the United States, the history of Americans, is the history of reconciling the unreconcilable: individual freedom and community freedom. 

To read more, click here


Turning Tragedy Into Grace in Times of Uncertainty and Panic
By Cenk Matalon, MC, RCC

As I expressed myself more and more deeply, something else emerged from the fearfulness and overwhelm: despair and grief. Then tears began to flow freely as my mind calmed down, my body softened, my voice became quieter. I felt my heart swell with pain and crack a little. I felt connected. To read more, click here



The Art of Lucid Dreaming
By Clare R. Johnson, PhD

Lucid dreams are dreams where we know that we are dreaming, while we are dreaming. This insight enables us to experience the gloriously rich imagery and compelling events of our dreamworld with full conscious awareness. We can explore the dream, go with the flow of events, actively guide the dream, and react fearlessly to scary dream situations. To read more, click here.


Dharma Talk on The Four Foundations of Mindfulness
By Dr. Larry Ward, a featured speaker in the Mindfulness and Meditation Summit

Dr. Larry Ward offers background, history, and explanation of The Four Foundations of Mindfulness from a Buddhist Perspective. He is ordained as a Dharma Teacher in Thich Nhat Hanh's Plum Village tradition, and has accompanied Thich Nhat Hanh on peace-building missions internationally and throughout the United States. Dr. Ward holds a PhD in Religious Studies, with an emphasis on Buddhism and research on meditation and neuroplasticity. To watch this 20-minute drahma talk, click here.


A Breathing Practice to Stabilize Your Root Chakra
By Caroline Shola Arewa, a featured speaker in the Mindfulness and Meditation Summit

The root chakra is about foundation, it's about grounding, it's a red red relating to the goddess energy. It's also about the kind of balance of fear and courage. So obviously we want to be able to be with our fear, but also release — release the fear and coming to that sense of courage. There's some really simple things that you can do. To watch this 5-minute video, click here.


Ayni for Changemakers

A message from Shift Network faculty don Oscar Miro-Quesada: I was intimately involved in the production of this video and feel its simple message is even more timely given the evolutionary changes demanded of humankind at present.

As the founder of The Heart Of The Healer (THOTH) Alliance — having been born, raised, and undergone countless moons of traditional shamanic apprenticeship in Peru — I’ve ensured that our organizational ethos and service vision are intimately aligned and take guidance from ancestral Andean wisdom precepts. 

Of the many soul sympathetic and reverence summoning tenets adhered to by Heart Island’s (South America) Quechua-speaking Indigenous populations, the principle of Ayni, or “sacred reciprocity,” reigns supreme. In essence, Ayni is experienced as a dynamic process of cosmic equilibrium — an exquisitely balanced relationship between what is received and what is given. Since it governs all human-mediated material and spiritual forms of exchange, it plays a crucial role in the revitalization of sacred trust between humankind and the natural world. 

To watch this 8-minute video, click here.


Rex Weyler: Deeper Ecology

Rex Weyler, a pioneering environmental activist and co-founder of Greenpeace International, explores the deeper meaning of ecology — and explains that being an effective ecologist begins with the realization that we are a part of Nature, not separate from her. To watch this insightful 90-second video, click here.


Free access to The HeartMath Experience for you and your loved ones
A message from Deborah Rozman, HeartMath CEO

Our deep compassion goes out to you, as we understand that we are all being challenged with highly stressful adjustments to situations disrupting the flow of our lives and feelings of safety. Our hearts are with you. As a gesture of our care to hopefully uplift your spirit, we are offering free access to our popular new online program, The HeartMath Experience, during the months of April and May and possibly longer.

This effective 90-minute interactive learning experience, which has been featured at film festivals, provides insights into the power of your heart’s intelligent guidance. You will learn 5 scientifically validated HeartMath techniques designed to help you reduce stress and anxiety while increasing inner security and emotional poise. Click here for free access.


The Subtle Energy and Biofield Healing Report

How much science is there behind energy/biofield healing and what will it take to integrate these therapies into healthcare? The Subtle Energy and Biofield Healing: Evidence, Practice and Future Directions report synthesizes key perspectives and data and provides suggested directions for systems change in healing. This report is a groundbreaking unification of our understanding of subtle energy and biofield healing, bringing together in one place the latest research, practice, and technology. 

Consciousness and Healing Initiative, which spearheaded this report, was founded by Shift faculty Dr. Shamini Jain, who also serves as the organization’s CEO. Click here to access the report and interactive infographics showing the worldwide network and the science of healing.


Detox Your Heart
By Valerie Mason-John, a featured speaker in the Mindfulness & Meditation Summit

Drawing on her own experiences with abuse and addiction, Valerie Mason-John presents a well-grounded series of meditations that transform anger, hatred, and fear to heal emotional trauma. She knows what it is like to be filled with toxic emotions — and how to release them. After years of abuse and struggles with addiction, she was mired in anger, resentment, and fear. But through meditation and willingness to forge a new path, she learned how to disarm such toxins and find peace.

In Detox Your Heart, Mason-John helps us recognize our emotions, good and bad, and to develop the self-care to heal ourselves. Chapters that explore and clearly define negative emotions are paired with chapters on how to transform them. Meditation exercises based on the Buddhist principles of mindfulness, loving-kindness, and compassion provide tools to help us heal our own hurts and close the gap that toxic emotions create between heart and mind. 

Click here to order your copy.

Click here for access to Valerie’s free self-directed online course based on her book, and featuring meditations for emotional trauma.


What If It's NOT Depression?
By Achina Stein

What if It’s Not Depression? is for the person who is sick and tired of feeling sick and tired, doesn’t know why they suffer, is tired of going to doctors who just hand them prescriptions, and is willing to do the work so that they aren’t crippled by multiple chronic problems requiring multiple medications.

Psychiatrist and certified functional medicine practitioner Dr. Achina Stein’s winning strategies can help you figure out whether you're really depressed or not, and what's actually causing you to feel this way… get off that emotional roller coaster… clear up that brain fog and increase your energy and vitality… and avoid being stamped with a lifelong mental illness diagnosis that requires years of medication. To order your copy, click here.


For several years, The Shift Network has hosted Indigenous leaders from around the world and invited them to share their sacred knowledge, rituals, and practices to guide us in a way of living that is sustainable, healthy, and just. We’re thus delighted that the Global Indigenous Wisdom Library makes this “virtual council” of leaders and their wisdom available for everyone, everywhere for free. The Global Indigenous Wisdom Library is a collection of audio and video interviews featuring Indigenous leaders from around the world sharing prayers, sacred songs, prophecies, spiritual teachings, and pathways to healing, as well as concrete examples for birthing a new era — one in which all members of the human family are treated with respect, understanding, compassion, and justice. This sacred wisdom is important medicine for us all.

The production of The Global Indigenous Wisdom Library is a gift from The Shift Network, designed to inspire, inform, and involve you by highlighting the voices and important messages of Indigenous leaders from around the world. We want to give a heartfelt thanks to Hereditary Chief Phil Lane Jr. (“Brother Phil”) for his partnership in helping create this Indigenous Wisdom collection. And we thank all the speakers who have contributed to this body of knowledge. To discover more, click here.


World Peace Library. Designed for the layperson and professional peacebuilder alike, the World Peace Library has over 425 audio and video interviews with some of the most remarkable, inspiring peacebuilders in the world available to you at NO COST. You’ll find hundreds of hours of inspirational, peacebuilding, compassion-spreading talks and trainings at your fingertips with this FREE global resource. There’s no way you can’t come away from the World Peace Library deeply inspired, transformed — and part of the solution. Click here to find out how to take peace to the next level — and help co-create a global culture of peace that leaves a legacy of good for our children, our children’s children and all of humanity and life on earth.


Book by Stephen Dinan: Sacred America, Sacred World. Infused with visionary power, Sacred America, Sacred World is a manifesto for our country’s evolution that is both political and deeply spiritual. It offers profound hope that America can grow beyond our current challenges and manifest our noblest destiny, which the book shows is rooted in sacred principles that transcend left or right political views. To order your copy, click here.


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2020 Issue 11 • May 17

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• Shift Network Update
• Featured Media
• Featured Articles
• Profiles
• The Nicest Thing
• Movement News
• Action of the Week
• Shift Spotlight
• Shift Impact
• Partner Spotlight
• Featured Artist
• Allies of the Shift
• Back Issues

Like Us. Collaborate!

Invite your family and friends to participate in the Mindfulness & Meditation Summit, which takes place May 19-22. Life-changing insights and practices await! To discover more — and register for free — click here.


Sound Healing to Liberate Fear & Strengthen Immunity — A free video event with researcher, Biofield Tuning founder, sound-therapy practitioner, and author Eileen McKusick. Experience tuning-fork treatments to become an emotional alchemist — transmuting fear and anxiety (deep in your bones) and liberating the courage and self-trust beneath. Wednesday, May 20, at 5:30pm Pacific


The Feldenkrais Method® for Your Wellbeing — A free video event with body language expert and Guild-Certified Feldenkrais Teacher® Lavinia Plonka. Receive subtle, yet powerful Feldenkrais practices to calm your nervous system, increase your breathing capacity, and boost your resiliency and wellbeing. Saturday, May 23, at 10:00am Pacific


Dr. Judith Orloff’s Keys to Being a Healthy Empath — A free video event with Dr. Judith Orloff, MD, New York Times bestselling author, psychiatrist, empath, intuitive healer and “Godmother of the Empath Movement.” Experience a shielding practice to protect yourself from negative, stressful, toxic, or intrusive energies and feel more centered, happy, and energized. Wednesday, May 27, at 5:30pm Pacific


Begin Your ‘Journey of the Alchemist’ With Conscious Breathwork — A free video event with Anthony Abbagnano, breathwork trainer and founder of Alchemy of Breath and the Community of Healing. Combine body and mind awareness to create a breathwork practice you can use — and share with others — to restore wellbeing, peace, and joy… all in a matter of minutes. Saturday, May 30, 2020 at 10:00am Pacific


Qigong to Supercharge Your Immune System with Lee Holden, internationally renowned instructor in Qigong, meditation, and Tai Chi. Unlock your inner power to boost your own health — as you receive easy-to-do movements, meditations, and breathing exercises to strengthen your lungs and power up your respiratory system.
New 7-Week Live Video Training Starts Thursday, May 21


The Archetypal Feminine Activation with Devaa Haley Mitchell, transformational leader and Inspiring Women With Soul founder. Use these days of solitude to determine your next steps — as you align with the moon’s cycles to clarify and refine what you most want to manifest in your life.
New 5-Week Live Video Training Starts Friday, May 22


Energy Healing for Empaths & Intuitives – A Virtual Retreat with author, trainer and intuitive healer Wendy De Rosa. Receive energy healings to hold energetic and physical boundaries as an intuitive or empath — transforming emotional imprints to accelerate healing and activate your soul.
New 7-Session Live Online Retreat Starts Wednesday, May 27


Express the Music of Your Soul with international teacher, singing philosopher, voice pioneer, and author Chloë Goodchild. Discover your inner sound wisdom with profoundly healing vocal practices — and release fear and self-criticism as you leave behind your feelings of separateness during these days of solitude.
New 7-Week Live Video Training Starts Tuesday, May 26


Upcoming Events (all subject to change):

don Oscar Miro-Quesada 9-week course
• Eileen McKusick 7-week course
• Lavinia Plonka 12-week course
• Judith Orloff 7-week course
• Anthony Abbagnano 7-week course
Thriving in Your Third Act
• Evelyn Rysdyk 7-week course
• Lauren Walker 10-week course
• Robert Moss 12-week course
• Daisy Lee 9-week course

• Matthew Fox 7-week course
Shamanism Global Summit
• Suzanne Scurlock 7-week course
• Jane Burns 10-week course
• Christine Stevens 7-week course


Buddhist Global Relief

Buddhist Global Relief (BGR) projects are designed to provide direct food aid to people afflicted by hunger and malnutrition, to promote ecologically sustainable agriculture, to support the education of girls and women, and to give women an opportunity to start right livelihood projects to support their families. Over the past two weeks, BGR has so far donated $13,500 to support communities, both globally and nationally, adversely impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.

Click here for more information.
Click here to make a donation.



TechnoServe is a leader in harnessing the power of the private sector to help people lift themselves out of poverty. A nonprofit organization operating in 29 countries, we work with enterprising men and women in the developing world to build competitive farms, businesses, and industries. By linking people to information, capital, and markets, we have helped millions to create lasting prosperity for their families and communities. With 50 years of proven results, TechnoServe believes in the power of private enterprise to transform lives.

TechnoServe prioritizes women’s economic empowerment across all of our work to end global poverty. We do it because we know that when women gain the knowledge and tools to succeed, it doesn’t just benefit them — it benefits families, communities, and whole regions. But more importantly, we do it because we believe that achieving women’s equality is one of the world’s most important moral obligations. 

Click here for more information.
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Shervin Boloorian

Natural living sound inspires musician, sound therapist, and recording artist Shervin Boloorian’s new 12-track album, “I Hear You, Mother Earth,” which contains a timely message of coming home to music as medicine from our natural world. Click here to watch the 5-minute promo video.

“I Hear You, Mother Earth” contains 66 minutes of “medicine” songs. These songs feature acoustic instruments used for sound healing from every corner of the globe, almost all of which are presented by Shervin. 

Traditional Bali-style voice and instruments are shared from Bali presenter Gede Artha (Partha), on four of the album’s 12 tracks, with Shervin bringing his smooth, delicate, and often mesmerizing vocals to six tracks while singing in five different languages.

Listeners familiar with Shervin’s signature Sound Medicine journeys will recognize this album as a supercharged studio version of those improvised natural sound and live music presentations, with four instrumental tracks also contained.

The album is more than a medicine music collection, however. It also contains nature recordings and pays homage to Balinese ceremonial chants and sounds. Balinese culture professes respect for nature. An underlying philosophy of “Tri-Hita Kerana” (harmony with nature, harmony with humanity, and harmony with the unseen divine world) beautifully ties in with the album’s theme.

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The Path

Solar Action Alliance

Peace Through Commerce

Evolutionary Leaders

The Foundation for Conscious Evolution

The Shift Movie

Humanity's Team

Green America

The National Peace Academy

Sacred Centers

Center for Sacred Studies

International Cities of Peace

Agape International Spiritual Center

Gaiafield Project

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