This earth is abundant. There is enough for all of us. Scarcity is the construct of a system built on greed. We need to re-recreate this world, from the bottom up, with the only secure foundation: love. With that as a starting place, with compassion as our bedrock, we will naturally evolve a sacred economics, committed to a world that works for all life. (I took this photo last night at Occupy...
Occupy with Aloha.
Last night, APEC held a gala attended by President Obama and his wife in addition to a number of other world leaders.
Hawaiian guitarist Makana, who had previously played at the White House in 2009, was slated to play at the gala. Rather than play his normal routine, Makanadecided to make a statement. He opened his suit jacket to reveal a shirt that read “Occupy Aloha.”...
This Home is Occupied!
In the last few days a number of Occupy tent cities have been dismantled by the police, including Occupy Oakland, Occupy Portland, and in Canada, Occupy Nova Scotia and Occupy London, among others. How does the Occupy movement continue to grow and flourish in the wake of these foreclosures? Expect surprises – this is an incredibly creative, resilient movement,...
Open Letter to the Occupy Movement from Starhawk and the Alliance of Community Trainers
The Occupy movement has had enormous successes in the short time since September when activists took over a square near Wall Street. It has attracted hundreds of thousands of active participants, spawned occupations in cities and towns all over North America, changed the national dialogue and garnered enormous...
An Open Letter from Buddhist and Yoga Teachers and Leaders in Support of the Occupy Movement
Posted on November 6, 2011
As teachers and leaders of communities that promote the development of compassion and mindfulness, we are writing to express our solidarity with the Occupy movement now active in over 1,900 cities worldwide.
We are particularly inspired by the nonviolent tactics of this...
“We are cultivating intimacy, that’s arising out of difference. This the spark that I would call Love. And it’s what’s carrying us, and what’s warming us up. And it’s the reason why we’re going to win.” ~ Michael Stone
Michael Stone is a psychotherapist, yoga teacher, Buddhist teacher, author and activist, committed to the integration of...