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Art, Religion and the Climate Crisis

In a secular world the ego is God. Malcom X in Egypt 1964 Religious men first activists second As some of you might know, I love reading  biographies and  autobiographies, especially of men and women who have shown leadership in our world. Recently, I have given particular attention to the civil rights movement and read […]

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Self-Burning Confronts Us With Radical Concern, If We Let It.

Activism’s most inspiring power is to transmit the greatest aspirations of humanity to people who have no intention of receiving these aspirations. When activists grab our attention their consciousness can sometimes bleed into ours. Ultimately a different consciousness must be transmitted among ourselves if humanity’s most self destructive habits are to change. That is why […]

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We are not here to change the world

I intended this blog to document the events of the residency. Another (more subjective) story emerged. Wednesday – pathological demand avoidance Tonight the first 10 minutes of dinner are silent. I am boiling. I want to talk. Or to scream, maybe. I have been wanting to scream for a while. I am tired of following people’s […]

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A Teacher of Eternity: A lasting afternoon with Thich Nhat Hanh

Thich Nhat Hanh lives on in his community, world wide influence on mindfulness practice, and his books. “He will never die”, but it is natural for his passing to be sad – personal contact with Thich Nhat Hanh was a very rare form of contact with thousands of years’ contemplation of the eternal. My heart […]

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Coliving Research

In 2016, Rufus put together some initial into the modern trend of Coliving. See below for helpful information on the topic: OpenDoor.io Corp structure: privately owned, equity investors. Founders: Jay Standish, Ben Provan 3 spaces: Farmhouse (2014, 16 residents (?)), Euclid Manor (2016, 11), The Canopy (March 2015, 12) Tagline: Live better together San Francisco […]

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Manifesto

A community for people seeking a wiser world Though living in societies which have never been so rich our sense of purpose and connection is often missing. A growing number of us are seeking lives that are meaningful as well as productive yet we struggle to find a balance, finding ourselves trapped in conflict. With […]

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Utopia Cast

In 2015 Liam and Rufus did a short-lived collaboration around “utopia cast” (the idea was a channel / series dedicated to exploring utopias and their potential). They recorded one (trial) hangout on air and did a few blog posts on utopiacast.net. Below is a blog post from that time. Must a better world remain a […]