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Lama Zopa Rinpoche begins this video, recorded on October 12, 2021, at Kopan Monastery in Nepal, by reminding us why he is offering these teachings on refuge. Due to a young girl and other students in China requesting refuge, Rinpoche will offer the ceremony—which all with interest are welcome to take when that video is released—after explaining the benefits of refuge. As always, the motivation for listening to the teachings isn't for oneself to achieve liberation from samsara; this is not sufficient. The real purpose of human life is to not harm and only benefit sentient beings. Since beginningless rebirths, there are numberless sentient beings from whom you have received happiness. They have suffered and died for you, including small sentient beings involved in making water and food. Because of this kindness, you cannot use your precious human life to achieve happiness for yourself alone. Rinpoche then talks about Lama Serlingpa, from whom Lama Atisha received teachings, especially on bodhicitta. Lama Atisha traveled from India to Indonesia, where he stayed for twelve years, in order to learn from Lama Serlingpa. In Leveling Out All Conceptions, Lama Serlingpa said: That called “I,” the root of negative karma, Is a phenomenon to immediately cast far away. If something is poisonous, dangerous, or deadly to you, you throw it out immediately. All of your suffering from beginningless rebirths and all of your future suffering comes from your self-cherishing thought. Not only that, you have harmed numberless sentient beings since beginningless time due to this. The I is the phenomenon that is to be cast far away and others are the phenomena to immediately cherish. Also in Leveling Out All Conceptions, Lama Serlingpa said: That called “others,” the originator of enlightenment, Is a phenomenon to immediately cherish. You are totally busy your whole life from birth until you die in service to the I, but it isn't even there. Everyone functions on the basis of this “real” concept of I, but there is no such thing in reality, Rinpoche explains. The exception is those who have realized emptiness and meditate every day on seeing everything—I, action, object—as an illusion. Otherwise, what you think you see is a complete hallucination, like a dream. On the basis of this wrong concept, the six delusions—attachment, anger, pride, doubt, ignorance, wrong view—and the twenty secondary delusions arise. What appears as real, what you hold as real, it's not there. This doesn't mean nihilism; it doesn't mean that nothing exists. It is important to put effort into thinking about the shortcomings of true suffering and understanding what binds you to samsara. To do this, rely on your mind being upset with samsara. The suffering of dissatisfaction is the suffering of pain. Even billionaires, kings, and presidents suffer from this, from not being content. Contentment is not something that is taught or emphasized in universities in the West. Even in a world full of viruses, problems, and so much suffering, you can still have contentment and satisfaction. Coming together with people and separating is the suffering of change. Collecting material objects and losing them is the suffering of change. Rebirth ending in death is the suffering of change. Samsaric pleasures, which are the suffering of change, cheat you. You are caught over and over by samsaric pleasures, which are like honey on a blade. At the beginning there is pleasure, and then it ends with the suffering of pain. You have to meditate on the renunciation of samsara, how samsara is in the nature of suffering. For pervasive compounded suffering, the aggregates are under the control of karma and delusion, and so they are “pervaded” by suffering, Rinpoche explains. From the seed of karma and delusion, suffering arises again. So it is “compounded.” Form realm beings have the suffering of change. They have desire for the five external sense objects.
Anu Wat is Dr. Brad Miller's guest on Episode 170 of The Beyond Adversity Podcast Anu is an academic expert, education expert, and mentor with 15+ years of experience as an immigrant consultant for students focusing on teaching and education services in India, Pakistan, Nepal, Vietnam, and many more. She is also the founder of Wings Education, which helps other people immigrating and mentors them to overcome fear and judgment. In this episode, Anu shares her experiences of overcoming the challenges of her migration journey. She also shares her experience of being a woman and navigating through a culture that did underestimate women. She talks about how women in India don't have much freedom, unlike in the United States. For her, freedom in the US is a supportive environment where nobody judges her. In every step of her life when she lived in India, “I get out of the door, and five betrayals are waiting for me.” With this toxic environment, “Any place of association for a person, there are hundreds of betrayals because everybody is looking for their own benefit.” Not only did Anu take a leap of faith, but she also took the actions to move from India to the US and broke the norms of women from her country. The reason she moved to the US was poverty. Seeing her parents live life not knowing how to afford Education and groceries made her migrate and study abroad. Anu didn't want to live in poverty. She wanted to be her own woman without being dependent on her parents or a husband. She took charge of her life and made the risk all worth it. y In her words, “I don't want to see my parents live in this life in the future. On top of that, I don't want to live a life of constant worry.” With her experience of being scammed, she vows to help others who are migrating to other countries to reach their goals. When she went for help from a consultant, they only took her money and never actually helped her. So with Wings Education, she vows to make an impact and help people not experience what she experienced. By helping one person at a time, she knows that she can change the lives of others and the future generations to come. The story of Anu Wat is both exceptional and inspiring. Overcoming the cultural barriers and the norms from her country and taking the leap to have a better life is a testament to bravery and determination. Facing the fear and the desire to have a better life than poverty is what made Anu the woman she is today. “The Beyond Adversity Podcast with Dr. Brad Miller is published weekly with the mission of helping people “Grow Through What They Go Through” as they navigate adversity and discover their promised life of peace, prosperity, and purpose. Anu Wat: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/anu-wat/ (https://www.linkedin.com/in/anu-wat/) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/flyingwithwingsedu/ (https://www.instagram.com/flyingwithwingsedu/) Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/flywithwingsedu/ (https://www.facebook.com/flywithwingsedu/) Website: https://wingseducations.com/ (https://wingseducations.com/) Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZxZ6e343Eeyy7l6udXdRow (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZxZ6e343Eeyy7l6udXdRow) Sprouting Wings with Anu: http://sproutingwingswithanu.com/ (http://sproutingwingswithanu.com/) Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Francisca Wilson had just arrived at the hotel in Nepal for the trip of a lifetime when she experienced an ischemic stroke that left her with Global Broca's Aphasia The post 165. Global Broca's Aphasia – Francisca Wilson appeared first on Recovery After Stroke.
All Over Cricket's founder Jay Dansinghani joins The Last Wicket to chat about the associate teams who are making waves in the 2021 T20 World Cup. We talk unsatisfying formats, significance of Scotland and Namibia making it to the Super 12 stage, the disappointing performances from Ireland and Netherlands, and much more. Links Follow Jay Dansinghani on Twitter All Over Cricket on Twitter All Over Cricket website Ireland's T20 struggles and Nepal's cricket passion --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/lastwicket/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/lastwicket/support
Pastor Aaron moderates a panel of four current missions partners of Grace who also grew up at Grace Church.Missionaries:Jenna DeJesus, serves in Chi Alpha Christian Fellowship at Yale University, alongside her husband, Stevens. You can find out more about them in a longer interview we did with them here.Phil and Renee Remmers serve on the the Robert Morrison Project, a non profit, non- denominational organization dedicated to legally translating and publishing reformed Christian literature in Asia.David and Susan Parshall have served in Overseas Missionary Fellowship, spreading the gospel to the Uyghur people of China. They currently serve in Nepal with missionaries sent out from China.Nancy Fritz works with Anda Leadership and is also part of a global network of missionaries who train church workers how to run children's ministry. Resources:Class "Perspectives on the World Christian Movement"Missions by Andy JohnsonThe Call: Finding and Fulfilling the Essential Purpose of Your Life by Os GuinnessChi Alpha "We Live Missions" PodcastJohn Piper's Missionary Biographies
This week, we're trekking up to Boston to catch up with the soulful, Michele Nevarez: Author, Emotional Intelligence Expert and the CEO of Beyond EI. Our conversation takes place just after the launch of her new venture, Beyond EI. Michele talks with me about her time in Nepal that informed her world views and her extensive EI work alongside Daniel Goleman and Dr. Richard Davidson that inspired her to go layers deeper into emotional intelligence. We talk about the intentional, relative and "other focused paradigms of kindness and becoming agents of world benefit. Work with Michele and Beyond EI Follow her on social media: @beyondei.incConnect on LinkedInMentioned on the podcast:The Emotional Life of Your Brain, by Dr. Richard DavidsonCenter for Healthy Minds
How do you talk about gender equality, when there is such a limited vocabulary to turn to in the Nepali language? How do people working at the community level communicate and disseminate ideas of gender equality and social justice from the jargon heavy handbooks and policy papers formulated by experts, and often in English? For #UnitedNationsDay, we explore the challenges of creating meaningful dialogue centering around the issue of gender equality in Nepal's public sphere which have historically been built around male-dominated patriarchal networks. In the episode, we hear from individuals, who have been working in the area of gender equality and inclusion and what they are doing to ensure these conversations are accessible and resonate with Nepali women, across rural and urban settings. This episode has been produced by Boju Bajai in collaboration with the United Nations in Nepal. Music credit: ‘Gaun Gaun Bata Utha' from the movie ‘Balidan' https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mm-NhAb2XRA If you like our laugh and guff gaff, please do consider supporting our work on Patreon: www.patreon.com/bojubajai Subscribe to Boju Bajai podcast: SoundCloud: https://m.soundcloud.com/bojubajai Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast… Google Podcasts: https://bit.ly/33MiYm0 Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2FjuUBD Follow @Bojubajai on social media for more laughs: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bojubajai/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bojubajai Twitter: https://twitter.com/BojuBajai YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNYRGvqtpi1aHAucXGcNWRw
Lama Zopa Rinpoche continues his explanation of Buddhist refuge. This teaching, recorded on October 7, 2021, at Kopan Monastery in Nepal, begins with Rinpoche explaining that taking refuge is not something simple. It's not something that you simply hear and chant. One has to understand the four noble truths extensively and also understand the qualities of Buddha, Dharma, and Sangha, which can take one's whole life to do this. This is why monks study their whole lives in monasteries. Rinpoche reminds us of the proper motivation for listening to the teachings. It is not enough to achieve liberation from samsara and then achieve nirvana and everlasting happiness for oneself alone. Instead think, “I must achieve the state of omniscience, the total cessation of obscurations and the completion of realizations. I must achieve this to free the numberless sentient beings from the oceans of samsaric suffering and bring them to full enlightenment by myself alone! Therefore, I am going to listen to the teachings.” Rinpoche shares a verse from Lama Tsongkhapa's Hymn of Experience: If you don't attempt to think of the shortcomings of true sufferings, Seeking liberation won't arise exactly. If you don't reflect on the causes, the evolution of samsara, You won't know how to cut the root of samsara. Therefore, rely on an upset mind renouncing samsara And cherish the understanding of what ties you to samsara. Rinpoche explains that an "upset mind renouncing samsara" is so worthwhile even though to worldly people who don't understand Dharma, it looks totally crazy and meaningless. The "upset mind" understands how karma and delusion lead to all suffering, and how one is trapped in the endless cycle of samsara. Due to being upset by this understanding of the suffering of samsara, one is motivated to go into isolation to actualize renunciation, bodhichitta, emptiness, the whole path to enlightenment—this makes that “upsetness” so worthwhile. “Skies of worthwhile upsetness,” Rinpoche says. It is like poison to think that living in isolation and practicing Dharma is crazy and meaningless. The person who thinks this way does not achieve freedom from samsara along with nirvana and everlasting happiness. But the person who is practicing Dharma, who left worldly life with renunciation to actualize the path in isolation—wow! Worldly people don't like suffering, but they don't understand suffering. Westerners can be so shocked when someone lives in a cave. But there is no benefit to being upset with someone who has renounced the worldly life and is practicing Dharma. In fact, it is poison. Even though there are good-hearted people in the West, Rinpoche explains that many of the concepts and actions of body, speech, and mind in the West are totally opposite of Buddhadharma, the teachings of the Buddha. It is important to understand what ties you to samsara. You are suffering and you don't like suffering, but you don't know why you are suffering. It is extremely important to know what ties you to samsara and suffering. Nothing and nobody tied you to samsara from the outside—in fact, you tied yourself to samsara with your hallucinated mind. It is up to you to cut this rope. Rinpoche shares verses from Panchen Lozang Chokyi Gyaltsen's Melodious Song Bringing Joy to Lozang [Dragpa]: Responses to “Queries from a Sincere Heart," which is a response to a text by Lama Tsongkhapa. Even animals renounce the suffering of pain, Rinpoche says. If you wield a stick toward a dog, it runs away. When they are hungry they run to look for food. They have the thought to be free from pain and the suffering of hunger and thirst. Likewise, even non-Buddhists renounce the suffering of change. Rinpoche explains how in Lama Tsongkhapa's Lamrim Chenmo there are eight types of suffering and goes over Tsongkhapa's five points on the eighth type of suffering. The aggregates, due to karma and delusion, contain already actualized suffering
Melissa Soalt is a women's self-defense pioneer, a black belt hall of fame recipient, former trauma psychotherapist, and the creator of Fierce & Female Self Defense. She is a forerunner in full-force padded assailant scenario training, her approach is both practical and transformational. She has taught thousands of women how to safeguard their boundaries, protect themselves from danger and resist attack while reconnecting women with deep-seated, primal and emotional powers to live safer, bolder, and fuller lives and to reverse female fear. Melissa is an outspoken advocate for self-defense as physical feminism, she has been featured in national and international media and has also taught in Europe, India, Nepal, and Kenya. She provides customized online training and corporate consulting and is at work on a manifesto for women. In this episode, Melissa and I discuss: Pre-assault indicators, the power of fear, and innate awareness. Staying focused and alert for street crimes Signs that someone is going to physically attack you Seeing the whole person Key Takeaways: Pre-assault indicators go beyond physical cues, manipulation and terror tactics are part of it. Fear is pervasive, it affects every decision you make in your life. We need to have an innate awareness, attuned fully to our intuition. The feeling of unease, or discomfort are important factors. . When you feel like a person is trying to distract you, do these things: watch their hands, have a neutral face, see as wide as possible, create a bit of distance, and observe scouting. Watch out for signs of when someone's about to attack you. They will often be anxious, build up adrenaline, and so will be shifting from foot to foot, going into a boxer's stance. You may also notice their jaw clenching forward and an unmistakable tension. You want to see the whole person if you want to remain safe and prepared from any sudden movements that they may do, watch their shoulders - they'll go back before striking. “Most of us don't go around punching things, choking people, grabbing people from behind. But we need to learn what that looks like so that if we're out in the street, or a shopping mall, and somebody has this intention, we'll see it faster - if we have that kind of training." — Cynthia Jolicoeur Rood Connect with Melissa Soalt: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/fierceandfemale/ Website: http://www.fierceandfemale.com/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/melissa-soalt-aka-dr-ruthless-a457456/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTwPfQoC4d7TTj6KPoR1J5w CONNECT WITH CYNTHIA: If you'd like to chat with Cynthia, sign up for your Personal Safety Preparedness Consultation with her today! Remember to subscribe to "Born to Be A Badass" so that you don't miss a single episode, and join us in the "Born to Be A Badass Collective" group on Facebook. While you're at it, won't you take a moment to write a short review and rate our show? It would be greatly appreciated! If you work in the self-defense world, are a survivor, a healer or otherwise BADASS woman and you would like to be interviewed by Cynthia, reach out at email@example.com To learn more about previous guests, listen to past episodes, and get to know your host, go to Apple Podcasts or here. Connect with me on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Linkedin
In this video, recorded on October 5, 2021, at Kopan Monastery in Nepal, Lama Zopa Rinpoche continues a short series of teachings on refuge. These teachings will culminate with Rinpoche offering the refuge ceremony, which will be available to anyone wishing to take the life-long refuge vows from Rinpoche. This series is due to the request of a few Chinese students, including a young girl, for Rinpoche to offer refuge vows. In response, Rinpoche is explaining refuge in detail prior to offering the vows. Rinpoche begins by warning us that we must be aware of the heavy negative karma one creates by belittling one's guru. Rinpoche recommends writing down the following verse from the Fifth Dalai Lama, Lozang Gyatso, in our prayer books: In the view of your own perverted mind, Your own mistakes appear in the guru's actions. Your heart is totally rotten from the depths. Recognizing that it is your own mistake, abandon it like poison. Even if you killed your mother, your father, or an arhat, or caused blood to flow from a Buddha, or created disunity in the sangha, you can still purify those mistakes and achieve enlightenment. But the heaviest negative karma is belittling a guru with whom you have made a Dharma connection, Rinpoche explains. This verse from the Fifth Dalai Lama if very powerful for protecting you from mistakes, including breaking vows and belittling the guru. You need to recognize that seeing mistakes in your guru's actions is your own mistake. And your own mistakes appear in the guru's actions. In the West, Rinpoche explains, people look for a guru, then they create the heaviest negative karma in relation to the guru. This is like finding gold and using it for a toilet or a garbage can. Instead of seeing mistakes, we need to see whatever the guru does as positive. The Fifth Dalai Lama advises this: With the pure appearance that sees whatever is done as positive And the devotion that accomplishes whatever is said as advice, Whatever you do becomes the profound vital point of accomplishing Dharma. Understand this to be the root of the benefit and virtue that accomplish whatever you wish. In this way, seeing whatever your guru does as positive, allows you to accomplish whatever your guru advises. Rinpoche says that this is another important verse to write down in one's prayer book so it isn't forgotten. Rinpoche shares that at the time of death, Dolgyal practice harms those who do it and when a practitioner dies, terrifying visions, incredible fear, and regret appear. When the body of a Dolgyal practitioner is offered to the birds, vultures won't even eat the bodies of those who practiced this deity. Rinpoche shares this to warn, “Be careful before taking refuge. Be careful about whom you take refuge from. Don't cheat yourself.” Rinpoche then offers a translation of a short sutra on going for refuge, The Mahayana Sutra Called “Going for Refuge to the Arya Three Rare Sublime Ones” (at 46:35 in the video). This sutra describes just how precious it is to take refuge. “Be careful,” Rinpoche advises. “Don't waste your life.” -- Those wishing to take refuge with Rinpoche should continue to watch these teachings from Rinpoche. For links to past teachings on the topic of refuge, as well as links to the transcript and translations: https://fpmt.org/lama-zopa-rinpoche-news-and-advice/advice-from-lama-zopa-rinpoche/the-sutra-going-for-refuge-to-the-arya-three-rare-sublime-ones/
Today on the pod we've got an extraordinary mycophile, filmmaker and storyteller who's going to be regaling us with tales of hunting wild Cordyceps Sinensis in the Annapurna region of Nepal - where he had the good fortune of participating in a foraging expedition alongside local Nepali mushroom hunters who rely on these highly valued medicinal fungi to sustain the livelihoods of their entire family.Everybody please give a warm welcome to Hamilton Pevec!Today Hamilton's going to walk us through the behind the scenes realities of the life of Suklal, his brother-in-law and the protagonist of the film.We're going to learn about the ecological and the socioeconomic context of the annual cordyceps hunt in the Annapurna region of Nepal, as well as the much larger trade in neighboring Bhutan and Tibet.We're going to talk about supply chains and how a $6 specimen for Suklal could end up selling for 10 times that amount in Shanghai.And we'll talk about the similarities and differences between wild cordyceps sinensis and the more commonly available cordyceps militaris that an increasing number of folks are cultivating Stateside.All that and a whole lot more, coming at your right now- so let's get this show on the road! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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Phryma leptostachya, or lopseed, is a perennial herb. of the genus Phryma, native to eastern North America (roughly, everywhere east of the Rocky Mountains) and Asia (Japan, Nepal, India and West Pakistan), and consists of either one or two species, depending on whether the American and Asian species are considered separate or not.
Wapanda mlima 34 leo wameanza safari ya kupanda mlima mrefu zaidi barani Afrika , mlima Kilimanjaro nchini Tanzania kama sehemu ya juhudi za kimataifa za kuchagiza upatikanaji wa chanjo ya COVID-19 kwa wote. Kundi hilo linalojumuisha watu kutoka katika nyanja za biashara, serikali, wanamichezo mashuhuri na wawakilishi wa vijana linatarajiwa kuwasili kwenye kilele cha mlima huo tarehe 24 Oktoba siku ya Umoja wa Mataifa. (TAARIFA YA FLORA NDUCHA) Kwa mujibu wa shirika la Umoja wa Mataifa la mpango wa maendeleo UNDP, wapanda mlima hao kupitia mradi wa Kilimanjaro Initiatibve ,KI wanawakilisha tamaduni, uchumi, mazingira na mabara tofauti wakiwemo vijana 10 waliofadhiliwa kutoka miradi tofauti ya kijamii nchini Tanzania na shule za Tanzania na Kenya na pia wanawake wanariadha nyota wa mbio za milimani, viongozi wa kisiasa, maafisa wa Umoja wa Mataifa, madaktari, wanasayansi na wawakilishi wa vijana. Lengo lao kubwa kupanda mlima Kilimanjaro ni kuelimisha kuhusu haja ya haraka ya kuwa na usawa wa usambazaji wa chanjo dhidi ya COVID-19. Fedha zitakazopatikana wakati wa kupanda mlima zitakwenda kwenye mfuko wa Muungano wa Afrika AU wa kupambana na COVID-19 na kampeni ya Go Give One inayosimamiwa na shirika la afya la Umoja wa Mataifa WHO. Na huko fedha zitatumika kutoa chanjo za COVID-19, huku kipaumbele kikitolewa kwa wanaozihitaji zaidi katika nchi ambazo haziwezi kumudu chanjo hiyo. Tim Challen, mwanzilishi wa NGO ya Kilimanjaro Innitiative (KI) iliyoandaa upandaji mlima huo au The Big Climb akimkunuu mkurugenzi mkuu wa WHO Dkt. Tedros Ghebreyesus amesema "Kuelimisha kuhusu changamoto ya kutokuwepo haki ya upatikanaji wa chanjo ni muhimu ili kuleta suluhusho lenye usawa. Lazima tushirikiane kama familia ya kimataifa kupambana na COVID-19. The Big Climb inawakilisha mchango wetu katika juhudi hizi za pamoja. " Naye mmoja wa washiriki Dkt. Joseph Msaki wa hospitali ya Kilutheri ya Marangu nchini Tanzania amesema amehamasishwa sana na kiwango cha umakini na msaada wa kimataifa wa kutaka kumaliza janga la COVID-19 Afrika Mashariki . Amesema "Wakati tunaleta angalizo la kimataifa juu ya hitaji la chanjo za COVID-19 duniani, mradi huo pia umeleta vifaa muhimu kama barakoa, vifaa vya upimajia na paneli za sola kwa hospitali ya eneo letu," Madaktari wengine 3 kutoka India, Marekani na kundi la utafiti la ISGlobal wanashiriki katika kampeni hiyo sanjari na mwanariadha Mira Rai kutoka Nepal ambaye ni balozi mwema wa Umoja wa Mataifa wa ushirikiano wa milima na Akinyi Obama-Manners akiwakilisha vijana kutoka wakfu wa Auma Obama Sauti Kuu nchini Kenya. Wadau wengine wakubwa katika kampeni hii ni FAO mountain partnership, mfuko wa Benki ya Umoja wa Mataifa UNFCU, kituo cha Afrika cha kuzuia na kudhibiti magonjwa CDC, Muungano wa chanjo duniani GAVI, AU, mradi wa Women's Brain na Sport and Sustainability International.
Welcome to Real Life Rescues, a podcast that goes behind the scenes and takes an in-depth look into the operational and personal accounts of EMS first responders from Israel's largest fully volunteer EMS provider United Hatzalah. The podcast is hosted by EMT-P (Paramedic) Dov Maisel and EMT-B (EMT) Raphael Poch. Dov Maisel, in addition to being an innovator, volunteer and world-renowned expert in disaster management, has dedicated his life to saving the lives of others and is one of the founders of United Hatzalah of Israel. Formerly an army medic in the Israeli Defense Forces, Dov served as a combat paramedic in four different wars. He has worked as an EMT, dispatcher, ambulance driver and paramedic. In addition to his duties as one of the leading EMS first responders for United Hatzalah, Dov now serves as the organization's vice president of operations. He invented what is now used as United Hatzalah's uber-like GPS -based dispatch system which locates and sends the closest EMT to the medical emergency. Dov lead United Hatzalah's international relief missions in Haiti, Nepal, Houston and Florida, following the devastating hurricanes of Harvey and Irma, and most recently to Surfside, Florida, following the Champlain Towers collapse. Raphael Poch, in addition to being one of the organization's 6,000 volunteer EMTs, is a member of the organization's ambucycle unit, Psychotrauma and Crisis Response Unit, and serves as the Gush Etzion regional coordinator of the organization's Ten Kavod project, wherein EMTs visit elderly people in their communities once a week to provide wellness checks and social visits to alleviate loneliness. In today's episode, Dov and Raphael will discuss the organization's recent operational agenda to implement mass-casualty incident training to all of the volunteers throughout the country in response to the three large-scale MCI's that took place in Israel this year including the largest civilian tragedy in the history of the country which occurred in Meron on April 30th, 2021. They will take an in-depth look into what parts of an MCI lead to the most confusion and difficulty, how the organization trains to become better at dealing with those critical issues. Later in the episode, they give an in-depth first-hand account of what took place during the Meron MCI and how it was different from pretty much every other MCI out there.
Today in cannabis news: Two Florida gubernatorial candidates feud over who backs statewide cannabis legalization more; statistics show that cannabis seizures by the DEA have dropped significantly since states in the U.S. began legalizing it, leaving the agency with less samples; and activists in Nepal call for nationwide cannabis legalization. It's Monday, October 18 and TRICHOMES.com is bringing you the top cannabis news from around the web. You can also listen on YouTube, Apple Podcasts, or Spotify–search TRICHOMES and subscribe! https://firstname.lastname@example.org https://www.instagram.com/trichomesdotcom https://twitter.com/trichomesdotcom https://www.facebook.com/trichomesdotcom
Roya Mahboob is an Afghan tech entrepreneur and founder of Citadel Software, a software development company based in Herat. In addition to being one of Afghanistan's first female tech CEOs, Mahboob founded the Digital Citizen Fund, a nonprofit that aims to increase women's technological literacy and provide employment and educational opportunities for girls in Afghanistan. Mahboob was named one of TIME's 100 Most Influential People in the World in 2013 for her innovative initiatives to expand computer education. She has created nine IT centers for girls in high schools across Afghanistan and plans to expand her programs to 40 schools, ultimately reaching more than 160,000 female students. Mahboob has also taken her model beyond Afghanistan to schools in Bangladesh, India, Pakistan and Nepal. After facing death threats from the Taliban and others for her work, Mahboob left the country in 2013 and spent two years working remotely before returning to Afghanistan in 2016. -- This episode was brought to you by Bitcoin Magazine and the Bitcoin Conference 2022. Buy your pass here and use code COINSTORIES for 10% off all tickets: https://www.tixr.com/groups/bitcoinconference/events/bitcoin-2022-26217
In this podcast series, Kamran Abbasi, executive editor of The BMJ will convene experts from South Asia to discuss how the pandemic has affected the region, how measures like lock-down and vaccination have been handled, and the impact of the pandemic on the social determinants of health. In this first podcast, we're focussing on India and Nepal, and are joined by; Srinath Reddy, president of the Public Health Foundation of India. Biraj Swain, who works in global development in Asia and East Africa, is a senior media critic and Buddha Basnyat, director of the Oxford University Clinical Research Unit in Nepal. For more covid coverage www.bmj.com/coronavirus
Take your awakening to the next level and get ready for a mind blowing journey of red pills as we sit down with Filmmaker, Media Host, Author, Actor, Poet, Speaker, and above all, truth-seeker and spiritual activist Sean Stone. Sean Christopher Ali Stone began his spiritual quest at 10 years old, when his father took him to Tibet, Nepal and India, to illuminate the stark contrast between those worlds, and Hollywood, where he had been a child-actor in Oliver Stone films like JFK, The Doors and Natural Born Killers. Sean took summer jobs for Jim Brown's Amer-I-Can program and Save the Children while still in high school, then studied American History at Princeton University, and Oxford, before writing his Senior Thesis on the modern history of the New World Order, now available from TrineDay and Amazon. Sean began his own filmmaking career by apprenticing under his father on Alexander, shooting the behind-the-scenes documentary Fight Against Time. On the film W., Sean worked as an Editorial Consultant, and on the TV series The Untold History of the United States, as an Associate Editor. Sean Stone starred in and directed his first feature film Greystone Park in 2012, based on his real-life paranormal experiences in a haunted mental hospital. In 2020, he published the cosmic fairy tale, Desiderata by Ali, now available from Blackstone and Audible. His most recent release is the poetry book The Ephemeral Shades of Time. Sean is a graduate of the Baron Brown Studio and has starred in multiple features including Night Walk, Union Bound, and Fury of the Fist and the Golden Fleece, which he also wrote. He has directed the documentaries A Century of War, Hollywood, D.C. and MetaHuman with Deepak Chopra. His short films include Singularity, a dystopian warning about a plague that leads to a totalitarian surveillance state, as well as the short film Anaarkali with Bollywood star Javed Jaffrey, adapted from the fairy tale of a ‘kept woman' seeking her independence in modern Mumbai. Sean has hosted the reality show Conspiracy Theory with Jesse Ventura, the interview program Buzzsaw, formerly on Gaia TV, and the RT news show Watching the Hawks.Sean's unique perspective from his life's work and journey, helps to connect the dots for all truth-seekers in his mind-blowing new series "Best Kept Secret". In this episode, we go back to #Homaha, home of the Oracle; Mr. Buffett himself and talk about the Franklin Scandal, the NWO, Deep State, The WEF and the IoT, (basically all your favorite 3 letter organizations) the medical system and sterilization, the Rockefellers, Freemasons and so much more. There was so much more we could have talked about, but it's better off that you watch his series for yourself. DO take note of the extra info Sean includes in the series "Best Kept Secret" to further research for yourself. Tune in and unfuckyourself Best Kept SecretHuman trafficking, pedophilia, 'Satanic' politics... The Jeffrey Epstein scandal was the tip of the iceberg as Sean Stone, the former host of Buzzsaw, lays out the hidden agenda of the dark elite in this six-part documentary series. In this 'red pill' journey, Stone explores famous cases like the Franklin Scandal, MK-Ultra and Monarch programming, the Jon Benet Ramsey murder and even the Son of Sam case, to connect the dots of a dangerous ideology, now driving the philosophy of a 'transhumanist' idea - to remake the human being. As more and more people awaken to this hidden agenda, the more rapidly we can take our power back. The full series is now on Ickonic.com , 107daily.com and Vimeo on Demand
If you've ever wondered how the different types of Buddhism developed -- like Zen, Tibetan, Theravada, Pure Land, etc. -- and what their basic similarities are, this video will walk you through an overview of that history! I'll explain the Buddha (when he lived and an overview of his teachings), major points in the development of the Buddhist traditions (like the spread of the dharma through what's now India and Nepal, the emergence of Mahayana and Vajrayana, and the Buddhist encounter with the West). I created a handout to go with this video, and you can get it for free here: https://www.clairevillarreal.com/insight-timer 00:00 Intro 01:26 Important terms 01:29 Who is the Buddha? 02:15 What is the dharma? 02:41 What is the sangha? 03:52 What is the Theravada? 04:36 What is the Mahayana? 06:31 What is the Vajrayana? 08:26 Some important dates 08:47 Life of the Buddha 10:36 Rule of King Ashoka 12:16 Beginning of Mahayana 12:48 Review of the Four Noble Truths 14:34 Mahayana developments 16:05 Buddhism spreads to China 18:22 Beginning of Buddhist tantra 21:13 Decline of Buddhism in India 23:55 Buddhism spreads to Tibet 24:42 Buddhist contact with the West --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/buddhist-wisdom/message
In today's episode of ‘Finding your Summit' podcast, host Mark Pattison, former NFL Player, Entrepreneur, Philanthropist and mountaineer who has climbed the Seven Summits, talks with guest, Shailee Basnet, a Climber, Keynote Speaker, Stand-up Comedian and the Leader of the “Seven Summits Women Team” shares experience on being breaking the stereotypes by becoming first female team to scale the highest mountain. They discuss how they started a survival training program & their future goals. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Hunt, is helicoptered to Kathmandu, and Erin and Emily hike onto Kalapatar and Base Camp. Sickness hits Emily hard. Sobering and inspiring, the high Himalayas will leave their mark on your soul. Note: Hunt does survive!!! He recovered in just a few days and ended up doing his own trek in the Annapurna mountains in Nepal which were at a lower altitude. He reported later he had a run in with the "Maoist Rebels", but he wasn't captured, they just gave him a $25 ticket and told him to look them up online.
Are schools teaching students enough about climate change? And are they empowering them to do something about it? In PISA 2018, an average of 88% of high-school principals in 66 countries reported that climate change was covered in the school curriculum. But maybe this needs to come earlier. We hear from Shreya KC, 23, from Solukhumbu, Nepal. Shreya was a delegate at COP25 in Madrid, Spain in 2019, an organiser of the Mock Cop initiative in 2020, and is currently the National Network Coordinator for Nepalese Youth for Climate Action. Also in this podcast is Eleanor May, 18, from Ivybridge, England. Eleanor is a campaigner for the UK's Teach the Future, a movement by secondary and tertiary education students to improve climate change education in the UK. Host: Clara Young, Producer: Taline Shahinian.
Every time you do an online search your boosting the worlds CO2. Did you know that? Not many people do. In his chat with Melanie Boylan, Christian Kroll explains how and why Ecosia works not just for the benefit of the communities involved but for the planet. We all want the same thing at the end of the day and Christians "movement" makes Climate Change a reality with a simple click. Listen in for more. Christian Kroll Christian Kroll is the founder and CEO of Ecosia, the green search engine that uses its profits to plant trees. He launched Ecosia in 2009 after witnessing the devastating impact of social inequality and massive deforestation while traveling through Nepal and South America. Ecosia has gone on to become the world's largest not-for-profit search engine and a world-leading tree-planting organization, planting over 135 million trees in more than 30 countries. In 2014 Ecosia became Germany's first certified B Corporation, and in 2018 Christian gave away his right to ever sell Ecosia or take dividends out of the company. Twitter
Lama Zopa Rinpoche beings this teaching, recorded on September 30, 2021, at Kopan Monastery in Nepal, reminding us that there are many ways in which we can help others. Even if you have limited Dharma understanding, limited experience of the path, there are ways you can benefit others. For example, when you build very big statues of buddhas, people come to see them, and then they purify and collect the most unbelievable merit. You can also bring Dharma books and teachings to people to help them dispel ignorance. There are many ways, according to their individual capacities, that you can help others. Before taking ultimate refuge, you must check up. As Rinpoche has explained in his last two teachings, there are four qualities which make Buddha the ultimate refuge: 1. Buddha is free from suffering and the cause of suffering 2. Buddha is expert in the methods to free others from suffering 3. Buddha has no discriminating thought and has equal compassion and care for all 4. Buddha works to benefit every sentient being whether they benefit him or not So why take refuge? This question is from your side only. There are numberless buddhas and bodhisattvas who have compassion for you. So why have you been suffering from beginningless rebirths up to now? Even if all the buddhas and bodhisattvas put their power together, they can't guide you if you don't decide to receive their help, if you don't take refuge. In Buddhism, your mind is the creator. Rinpoche quotes from A Good Vase Filled with Nectar (verse 3.7): Whatever happiness and suffering there is in samsara, All of it comes from your karma. Therefore, through always examining your three doors, Make effort to abandon nonvirtue and practice virtue. Everything comes from the mind, including enlightenment and hell, samsara and nirvana, happiness and problems. Rinpoche emphasizes that we have to work and make effort in order to achieve enlightenment. Even though the help of the buddhas and bodhisattvas is available to you, the reason you have to suffer is because you made mistakes from your side, Rinpoche explains. In this context, Rinpoche shares more stories about the spirit Dogyal. Rinpoche also talks about how the annual one-month Kopan Course began and how he was inspired by reading Kachen Yeshe Gyaltshen's lamrim. Rinpoche also credits as inspiration Lama Yeshe's kindness and His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Rinpoche reflects that during the early Kopan Courses the already depressed Western students became even more depressed after hearing about the lower realms and eight worldly Dharmas. The accommodations at the early courses were very simple. It was great for the Western students to learn about lamrim and to see their lives, to realize what should be avoided, and what should be done for happiness in the life up to enlightenment. Rinpoche shares that he and Lama Yeshe stayed at Kachen Yeshe Gyaltshen's monastery in Boudhanath when they first came to Nepal. From there, Lama Yeshe could see Kopan Hill, about which, Rinpoche says, Lama Yeshe was very interested. Kachen Yeshe Gyaltshen also advised people not to practice Dolgyal. Rinpoche then shares details of the various lamas who have advised not to practice Dolgyal, including His Holiness the Dalai Lama. By taking refuge in Buddha, you won't be reborn in the lower realms. By taking strong refuge in Buddha, your heavy negative karmas get purified. And if the merit of taking refuge was materialized, Rinpoche explains, it would not fit in three-thousand-fold galaxies. -- You can find links to the full transcript of Rinpoche's teaching, translations, and more: https://fpmt.org/lama-zopa-rinpoche-news-and-advice/advice-from-lama-zopa-rinpoche/the-merits-of-taking-refuge-dont-fit-in-the-three-thousand-fold-galaxies/
Hear Yourself: How to Find Peace In a Noisy World | Prem Rawat For more than 50 years, Prem Rawat has spoken to hundreds of millions of people in more than 100 countries to communicate his message of peace. Born in India, Rawat gave his first public address at the age of four, and at 13, began speaking around the world. The bestselling author of ‘Peace is Possible,' Rawat founded The Prem Rawat Foundation in 2001 with the mission to address the fundamental human needs of food, water and the often- overlooked need for peace. The award-winning Food for People programs in India, Nepal and Ghana have transformed entire communities. In 2012, he received the Brand Laureate International Hall of Fame Lifetime Achievement Award, becoming only the fourth recipient of the award (with previous winners including Nelson Mandela and Steve Jobs). His new book is entitled ‘Hear Yourself: How to Find Peace in a Noisy World,' courtesy of HarperCollins. Topics covered in this episode: • Hear Yourself: How to Find Peace in a Noisy World • What is the “You”? • To be truly present. • The difference between knowing and believing. • Why is it difficult for humans to live in the present? • How to start to craft an inner rhythm that can help you to come into that peace with yourself. • What is forgiveness? • Choosing gratitude. • What is breath? • Daily activities that help us discover what is important for us and creating the most out of our life. To learn more about Prem Rawat and his work, head over to www.premrawat.com __________________________________________________________ Oola is about making the commitment to change, and then going through the growth that it takes to change into a better person. It helps you set a series of small goals. To join our next meeting, head to www.lindseyelmore.com/oola __________________________________________________________ The Begin Collection was curated with beginner crystal users in mind and at heart. It's the perfect place to begin your crystals journey with everyday, full sized, hand chosen stones and sage for cleansing and charging. The Begin Collection comes with all the information you need to feel fully confident in beginning with crystals. The Begin Collection includes: raw rose quartz uruguay amethyst druzy smokey quartz tower clear quartz cluster selenite tower organic sage bundle Whether you're brand new to crystals or recharging your collection, this is the collection for you! Get started at www.lindseyelmore.com/wildalabaster __________________________________________________________ We hope you enjoyed this episode. Come check us out at www.lindseyelmore.com/podcast.
“When getting involved in charitable work, find something that you enjoy doing that is helpful to the community.” Jeff Rasley The one-on-one experiences between people is what builds strong communities. At its core, community is anchored in the belief that people are part of something bigger than themselves, and that they have a right and duty to participate in its progress. His whole life, Jeff Rasley has been part of multiple communities and believes that it is all about experiencing life together by being present and contributing positively. Jeff Rasley's commitment to social activism began in high school when he co-founded the Goshen Walk for Hunger. In law school he fought for renters' rights and organized the first rent strike in Indiana as president of the Indianapolis Tenants Association. As a young lawyer Jeff founded free legal clinics at two inner-city churches in Indianapolis. He was lead counsel on class action suits for prisoners which resulted in the construction of two new jails in Central Indiana. He spent five days working for NOLA Habitat for Humanity post Katrina. Jeff was plaintiff in a class action requiring clean-up of the White River after it was polluted by an industrial chemical spill. The Jeff and Alicia Rasley Internship Program was created by the Rasleys for the ACLU of Indiana in December, 2020. Jeff is the founder of the Basa Village Foundation, which funds culturally sensitive development in Nepal. He served a term as president of Indianapolis Scientech, which promotes scientific inquiry and learning. Jeff is a director of six non-profits, including the Indianapolis Peace & Justice Center, University of Chicago Alumni Club, and Phi Beta Kappa of Indiana. He is U.S. liaison for the Himalayan expedition company Adventure GeoTreks Ltd. He has taught courses on "culturally sensitive development" and philanthropy at Butler and Marian Universities and memoir writing at the Indiana Writing Center Jeff's BA is from University of Chicago magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, All-Academic All-State Football, letter winner in swimming and football; JD Indiana University Law School cum laude, Moot Court, Indiana Law Review; MDiv Christian Theological Seminary magna cum laude, covaledictorian and Faculty Award Scholar. He has been admitted to the Indiana, US District, and US Supreme Court Bars. Jeff has published numerous articles in academic and mainstream periodicals, including Newsweek, Chicago Magazine, ABA Journal, Family Law Review, The Journal of Communal Societies, and Friends Journal. He is an award-winning photographer and his pictures taken in the Himalayas and on Caribbean and Pacific islands have been published in several journals. He has appeared as a featured guest on over 100 radio and podcast programs. In today's episode, our guest will talk about building and upholding cohesive communities. He will give us an account of his experience travelling to Basa village in Nepal and his interest in culturally sensitive developments. Listen in! Social media handles: Website: http://www.jeffreyrasley.com/ Amazon Author page: http://www.amazon.com/Jeff-Rasley/e/B004Q3D6B2 Personal Facebook link: https://www.facebook.com/jrasley Facebook publisher site: https://www.facebook.com/JeffRasleyAndMidsummerBooks/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/jeffrasley Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeff-rasley/ Goodreads page: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4114763.Jeffrey_Rasley Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/pinner362436/ Midsummer Books link: http://www.jeffreyrasley.com/midsummer%20books.htm Basa Foundation link on my website: http://www.jeffreyrasley.com/Basa%20Projects.htm I grew up in a town Goshen, Indiana that my ancestors were early settlers so I felt so rooted in that community. [4:00] Because I felt so rooted in that community, it was deeply a part of me and from a really age felt involved in it. [4:27] Community goes two ways where if you feel embedded in a community, you want to get back to it but you also have certain expectations of it. [5:04] One of the aspects of our modern culture is that people don't stay in their home communities. [6:12] One of the beautiful things I experienced in Basa Village is the fact that the villagers were so rooted in their community. [6:43] For the west, we have to be very conscientious about developing and supporting community, because we don't have that organic embeddedness that the traditional communities have. [7:48] Community leadership is so important when deciding about what is right for your community. [8:49] When you have an established culture, it is risky to start changing really fundamental experiences for people in the community and especially for children. [9:55] Learning how in the 21st century, there are still these communities which are so well integrated and the people looking out for each other was amazing. [12:37] Commercial break. [18:23] What really works, for almost anybody in terms of getting involved in charitable work is to find something that you enjoy doing that is helpful to the community. [21:19] I had fallen in love with trekking and mountaineering in the Himalayas and so I combined going over there on a track or an expedition with doing some philanthropic project [21:53] Each time I went back, I just tried to do something a little bigger and then I went from things to money to developing a foundation. [21:18] It may take some introspection but anybody who wants to give back can figure out something that they enjoy. [22:47] Hearing stories from from my great grandmother about what Goshen was like when she was young, it was very similar to the way people live in Basa today. [26:45] There are real risks for Basa in the sense that a road has come to the village, the internet and cell phones have come and this worries the village elders. [27:37] The kids are now being exposed to a world that is very different from what they have known for hundreds of years. [28:11] This exposure can lead to a lot of them being attracted to leave the village and for those that will stay, they will want to change the village in ways that were unforeseen. [28:20] The fundamental values of the villagers, including the kids have not changed and part of that is because they have such a strong tradition on environmental responsibility and a sense of community. [28:41] I hope it stays, because not only is it a wonderful thing, but also in terms of happiness, the villagers have a very high happiness quotient. [30:10] Find something that moves you and one that you enjoy, but will move you to be involved with your community in a productive giving way and it will give back to you. 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This is a story about not letting our circumstances define who we are. If today's guest can do that, we can do it. She is not paying it forward. She came from a place of extreme poverty to start this global nonprofit Days for Girls International. Celeste Mergens is the founder and CEO of Days for Girls. She has led the organization since its beginning in 2008, driven by twenty years of nonprofit and business management experience. She holds a Master's Degree in Creative Writing and Literature and audited a second in Global Sustainable Development. Days for Girls is a two-time Girl Effect Champion, won the SEED award for gender equity and entrepreneurship, and was named by the Huffington Post as a ‘Next Ten' Organization poised to change the world in the next decade, and won the 2020 ORG of the year award. Celeste has been featured in Oprah's O Magazine, Forbes, and Stanford Social Innovation Review. She was awarded the 2017 AARP Purpose Prize Award, named Conscious Company Global Impact Entrepreneur Top Ten Women in 2018, 2019 Global Washington Global Hero, and Women's Economic Forum's Woman of the Decade. She is married to her best friend Don and has six children and 15 grandchildren and was named 2015 American Mother of the Year for Washington State. Also, today is International Day of the Girl – Donate with matching funds with a goal to reach 50,000 girls. Go there now and support a girl – $10 How an idea in the middle of the night gave her profound purpose. Why washable feminine hygiene is so important. 2015 – Nepal – one of the five things they asked for urgently was washable menstrual solutions How to get an idea off the ground. We are not our circumstances. It's our response that matters. So, with that, let's listen in and gear up for what's next. Where to find Celeste and other links: daysforgirls.org Instagram BEFORE YOU LEAVE - If you are enjoying the shows, I hope you'll subscribe, rate, review and share with your friends! About Lisa Gerber: Lisa advises CEOs and senior-level management on how to use the power of storytelling and effective communication to influence action and bring ideas to life. She guides companies through the digital maze of constantly changing tools to build discovery, loyalty, and ultimately help them achieve their own big leaps. When she is not in her office, she might be out skiing or trail running. This is where she does her best creative problem-solving. To learn more about booking Lisa for consulting, speaking or workshops, visit www.bigleapcreative.com.
In this week's interview we feature Ben Longhurst, the Technical Director of the innovative UK organisation, The Water Skills Academy (WSA). Water Skills Academy cover a number of bases … they run expeditions and SUP holidays across the world, they run SUP industry events and in person events to inspire and keep paddlers informed and they were particularly active during the initial UK lockdowns with webinars...which certainly kept morale up when we couldn't get onto the water WSA's core mission is to offer courses to build skills and certify instructors for adventure guiding, surfing, lifesaving and a number of other specialisms. The topic of instructors isn't something which we've covered before on the podcast, and while there are some clear benefits to getting coached, whatever your level, there are also real benefits to becoming an instructor, because it's fun particularly introducing people into the sport. Ben is an experienced adventurer in his own right and we also talk about his experience descending the worlds deepest gorge in Nepal and the west coast of Scotland In the episode we also talk about: Sian Sykes' SUPfm Episode which is here: https://www.supfmpodcast.com/episode/circumnavigating-wales-by-sup-and-other-adventures WSA's Lockdown Webinars here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL7USWXLNQdYDnBXJZ-AkTlbFn8R6kKsp_ (https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL7USWXLNQdYDnBXJZ-AkTlbFn8R6kKsp_) Check out the video of Ben's spectacular expedition in Nepal: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eH4Ts3XTnZg Visit the WSA Website here : https://www.waterskillsacademy.com/ Connect with WSA on social media Facebook https://www.facebook.com/waterskillsacademy Instagram https://www.instagram.com/waterskillsacademy/ This episode is brought to you in association with Starboard. Starboard has a long history in board design, with Svein Rasmussen entering the windsurfing market with innovative designs back in 1994, building the brand to become market leader within a decade. The brand was quick to recognise the huge potential of stand up paddling and while maintaining careful consideration for their environmental impact, have continuously strived to produce the best boards and paddles for all abilities. Visit Starboard at https://sup.star-board.com/ Keep up with SUPfm on Facebook: @SUPfmPodcast Instagram: @supfmpodcast or subscribe to our newsletter and get your free guide to the best apps we recommend, to live your best SUP life (scroll down) https://www.supfmpodcast.com/ Our comprehensive online SUP safety course gives you the knowledge you need to keep safe on the water and all for less than the price of an hours on water tuition (£37) . It's available here at https://supfm.thinkific.com/ See you on the water! Support this podcast
Lama Zopa Rinpoche continues discussing refuge in this new video, recorded September 27, 2021, at Kopan Monastery in Nepal. Rinpoche begins by reminding us that we must be careful about the objects in which we take refuge—for example, people take refuge in animals, nature, or spirits. To make the point of why it is best to go for refuge to Buddha, Rinpoche again discusses the four qualities of a Buddha and shares stories and commentary after each: 1. Buddha is free from suffering and the cause of suffering; 2. Buddha is expert in the methods to free others from suffering; 3. Buddha has no discriminating thought and has equal compassion and care for all; and 4. Buddha works to benefit every sentient being whether they benefit him or not. Worldly gods and spirits don't have the four qualities of the Buddha. Before you take refuge in things like food, drink, medicine, and clothes, you always check up on the quality. For example, you don't buy food that has gone bad; you check it first before buying. Like this, you also have to check the quality of the one in whom you are going to take ultimate refuge. When you are dying, in order to not be born in the lower realms, to purify negative karma, to obtain a higher rebirth, Rinpoche says emphatically, "Rely on Buddha!" To free you from samsara, to achieve nirvana, ultimate happiness forever—"Rely on Buddha!" Buddha has all the power and qualities to guide you. If you take refuge in worldly beings, samsaric beings who have discriminating thoughts, no compassion for sentient beings, attachment, anger, ignorance, self-cherishing—how can they help you? Rinpoche then shares several stories about the dangers of trusting worldly spirits, particularly in relation to the spirit Dolgyal (Shugden). Things appear to us according to our karma. You see things as pure or impure based on how pure or impure your own mind is. For example, one container filled with liquid appears to a preta as pus, to a human as water, and to worldly gods, suras, and asuras as nectar. To Buddha's attendant, who served him for twenty-two years, Buddha appeared to be a liar; he didn't see Buddha as Buddha. Rinpoche explains that was due to his karma. Likewise, some lamas have showed the aspect of practicing Dolgyal, but didn't actually do the practice. There are many examples of enlightened beings who showed the aspect of being ordinary. What we see in others is due to our own karma. Rinpoche shares a verse from the Fifth Dalai Lama: In the view of your own perverted mind, Your own mistakes appear in the guru's actions. Your heart is totally rotten from the depths. Recognizing that it is your own mistake, abandon it like poison. Rinpoche advises that this is very, very powerful, and it is so important to do mindfulness practice in relation to guru yoga. Then you never give rise to heresy and anger. If you see any mistake in the guru, it is a reflection of your ordinary mind's mistake. Don't think that taking refuge is something easy. Monks and nuns study refuge and the qualities of Buddha, Dharma, and Sangha their whole lives so they can learn the meaning of the words and actualize them to achieve enlightenment by completing the qualities of Buddha, Dharma, and Sangha. This is not easy! You take refuge to be free from samsara. In order to do that, you have to know what samsara is. -- We invite you to go deeper into the topics presented here, plus many others, by watching Rinpoche's video and reading the full transcript of Rinpoche's teaching: https://fpmt.org/lama-zopa-rinpoche-news-and-advice/advice-from-lama-zopa-rinpoche/dont-think-taking-refuge-is-something-easy/
Part one of this series coincides with International Day of the Girl Child, which focuses on the need to address the particular challenges girls face, as well as promoting girls' empowerment and the fulfilment of their human rights. In this episode I spoke with Neera Sharma, the School Meals Programme Manager from WFP Nepal. We discussed WFP's work and initiatives that support children, including those positively impacting young girls and women. For example, the school meals program she manages helps serve meals to 250,000 girls and boys living in food insecure districts throughout Nepal. Neera's team is driven by Zero Hunger targets that include ensuring access by all people, especially infants, poor and vulnerable people, to safe, nutritious and sufficient food all year round.
Youth are the future of the nation. While some have carried forward the legacy of their families, there are many young guns who stepped into the world of politics to make a difference. One such fresh, young & energetic is our own Pukar Bam, PH.D holder in social work & Co- Founder of Bibeksheel Nepali, who stepped into the world of politics to make a difference and he has been providing the much needed energy to the Nepal political scenario as a social activist. He was one of the three youths who represented the “Enough is Enough” campaign and went into 12 days hunger strike after the government failed to act as per the agreement made with them to handle the Covid-19 pandemic in a better manner. He was the youngest Independent Candidate for Constitution Assemble Election-2070 B.S. and was Declared 7th (in rank based on total No. of Votes Received) among 28 competitors.He was also awarded with the multiple awards such as "Young Achievers Award”, August 2013, Nation's best Youth magazine, on its 19th Anniversary awarded by wave and many more for the contribution in the field of social activism and establishing innovative political culture in mainstream politics, especially among youth. live onhttps://www.facebook.com/thedeepeshshowhttps://www.youtube.com/thedeepeshshowhttp://www.twitter.com/thedeepeshshow Podcastswww.thedeepeshshow.com #PukarBam #TheDeepeshShow #NepaliPodcast #aeglobal #giftmandu #liveinterview #SocialActivist
MPF Discussion with Deepak RamolaFailure Is A Road Trip with Deepak Ramola Deepak Ramola is the Founder and Artistic Director of Project FUEL, an organisation that documents and designs human wisdom. He also served as the Kindness Ambassador for UNESCO MGIEP. Through his methodology, recognised as world's top 100 innovations in education by Finland based organisation HundrED, he has worked with the women of Maasai tribe to young girls in Afghanistan and to sex workers of Kamathipura, learnings from earthquake survivors in Nepal to Syrian refugees in Europe and migration-affected villages of Uttarakhand, India.On this episode of My Perfect Failure (Failure Is a Road Trip) Deepak discusses his watershed conversation with his mother, where Deepak discovered the importance of life stories. Deepak understands we all have life lessons and wisdom we should share with the world. In our wide-ranging discussion, we discuss Deepak's amazing organisation Project FUEL where Deepak discusses how he and his team are collecting life lesson from people all over the world, Deepak also discusses the importance of failure and how he uses failure to his advantage. Some of the area we cover. · Deepak's mother, my life experience is my classroom.· We all have a valuable and important life lessons.· Failure is a Road Trip.· We discuss Project Fuel. Deepak's website· https://www.deepakramola.com/ Project Fuel – Leave your own Life Lesson· https://projectfuel.in/ Follow Deepak on Instagram· https://www.instagram.com/projectfuel/
Theme: Mandala Artwork: Mandala of Chandra; Nepal; ca. 1500; pigments on cloth; paintings; Rubin Museum of Art; gift of Shelly and Donald Rubin; [http://therubin.org/32o] Teacher: Sharon Salzberg The Rubin Museum presents a weekly online meditation session led by a prominent meditation teacher from the New York area, with each session focusing on a specific work of art. This podcast is a recording of the live online session and includes an opening talk and 20-minute sitting session. The guided meditation begins at 16:50. This meditation is presented in partnership with Sharon Salzberg, teachers from the NY Insight Meditation Center, the Interdependence Project, and Parabola Magazine. To attend a Mindfulness Meditation online session in the future or learn more, please visit our website at RubinMuseum.org/meditation. If you would like to support the Rubin Museum and this meditation series, we invite you to become a member and always attend for free. Have a mindful day!
Marine mammal trainer turned elephant expert, Chrissy Pratt joins us this week to share about her profession training elephants all over the world! Chrissy has been an animal trainer and behaviorist for 20 years and she founded Elephation, using positive reinforcement to train elephants so they can receive medical care effectively and safely for everyone involved. She's also a headliner at the upcoming TEDxBillings event in March, 2022. She's joining us all the way from Nepal in this fascinating episode!
The Rādhā Tantra is an anonymous 17th-century tantric text from Bengal. Mans Broo's The Rādhā Tantra: A Critical Edition and Annotated Translation (Routledge, 2019) offers a lively picture of the meeting of different religious traditions in 17th century Bengal, since it presents a Śākta version of the famous Vaiṣṇava story of Rādhā and Kṛṣṇa. This book presents a critically edited text of the Rādhā Tantra, based on manuscripts in India, Nepal and Bangladesh, as well as an annotated translation It is prefaced by an introduction that situates the text in its social and historical context and discusses its significance. Raj Balkaran is a scholar, educator, consultant, and life coach. For information see rajbalkaran.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/new-books-network
The Rādhā Tantra is an anonymous 17th-century tantric text from Bengal. Mans Broo's The Rādhā Tantra: A Critical Edition and Annotated Translation (Routledge, 2019) offers a lively picture of the meeting of different religious traditions in 17th century Bengal, since it presents a Śākta version of the famous Vaiṣṇava story of Rādhā and Kṛṣṇa. This book presents a critically edited text of the Rādhā Tantra, based on manuscripts in India, Nepal and Bangladesh, as well as an annotated translation It is prefaced by an introduction that situates the text in its social and historical context and discusses its significance. Raj Balkaran is a scholar, educator, consultant, and life coach. For information see rajbalkaran.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/literary-studies
The Rādhā Tantra is an anonymous 17th-century tantric text from Bengal. Mans Broo's The Rādhā Tantra: A Critical Edition and Annotated Translation (Routledge, 2019) offers a lively picture of the meeting of different religious traditions in 17th century Bengal, since it presents a Śākta version of the famous Vaiṣṇava story of Rādhā and Kṛṣṇa. This book presents a critically edited text of the Rādhā Tantra, based on manuscripts in India, Nepal and Bangladesh, as well as an annotated translation It is prefaced by an introduction that situates the text in its social and historical context and discusses its significance. Raj Balkaran is a scholar, educator, consultant, and life coach. For information see rajbalkaran.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/intellectual-history
BIO: Jenny Wilde has over 15 years of hands-on experience as a senior manager in humanitarian response and an innovation expert. STORY: Jenny saw the need to set up an Innovation Fund to support innovative ideas to make their emergency response easier and more effective. Unfortunately, company politics took over, and the fund was scrapped off. LEARNING: Embrace complexity when dealing with innovation. “Different problems in different innovations require different tools and methodologies.”Jenny Wilde Guest profilehttps://www.linkedin.com/in/jennifer-wilde-bbb05867/ (Jenny Wilde) has over 15 years of hands-on experience as a senior manager in humanitarian response and an innovation expert. She has supported innovative organizations and initiatives in countries as diverse as the USA, South Sudan, and Nepal. She has pioneered initiatives that break from conventional innovation models and enable global scale. Worst investment everJenny was the operational director of emergency response in the Philippines, responding to a large typhoon, Typhoon Haiyan, that had ripped through the country's center. Everyone was trying to make decisions and get stuff out of the door without a lot of deeper thinking. Jenny thought that her organization needed an innovation fund that would help bring to light any innovative ideas that would make their work easier. So they got the money and a team together and set up the fund. Within no time, the fund got political, with everyone wanting to take credit for the idea while, in reality, doing nothing. It was stressful for Jenny because she was heavily invested in the idea. Essentially the Innovation Fund got scrapped because of politics. Lessons learnedYou've got to simplify the problem. Make it as simple as possible, and then work with it. When you're innovating around complex problems, you need to step back and take in all that complexity to do transformational shifts. Andrew's takeawaysEmbrace complexity because there will be problems that you need to solve that are very complex. Think about the balance between the long term versus the short term. Which one works best for your current environment? Your idea should fit the company's culture; otherwise, people will only shoot it down. Actionable adviceIf you want to go big and create something that's really transformational, you should be using systems innovation and the tools associated with that. Don't harm yourself with small ideas and small innovation traps. No. 1 goal for the next 12 monthsJenny's number one goal for the next 12 months is to help people create big shifts in their industries. Parting words “Thanks, and good luck on the next investment.”Jenny Wilde [spp-transcript] Connect with Jenny Wildehttps://www.linkedin.com/in/jennifer-wilde-bbb05867/ (LinkedIn) https://twitter.com/Inno_ecosystem (Twitter) https://www.innovationecosystem.com/ (Website) Andrew's bookshttps://amzn.to/3qrfHjX (How to Start Building Your Wealth Investing in the Stock Market) https://amzn.to/2PDApAo (My Worst Investment Ever) https://amzn.to/3v6ip1Y (9 Valuation Mistakes and How to Avoid Them) https://amzn.to/3emBO8M (Transform Your Business with Dr.Deming's 14 Points) Andrew's online programshttps://valuationmasterclass.com/ (Valuation Master Class) https://academy.astotz.com/courses/how-to-start-building-your-wealth-investing-in-the-stock-market (How to Start Building Your Wealth Investing in the Stock Market) https://academy.astotz.com/courses/finance-made-ridiculously-simple (Finance Made Ridiculously Simple) https://academy.astotz.com/courses/gp (Become a Great Presenter and Increase Your Influence) https://academy.astotz.com/courses/transformyourbusiness (Transform Your Business with Dr. Deming's 14 Points) Connect with Andrew Stotz:https://www.astotz.com/ (astotz.com) https://www.linkedin.com/in/andrewstotz/ (LinkedIn) https://www.facebook.com/andrewstotzpage (Facebook)...
The Feldenkrais Method is named after the Israeli scientist, educator, and martial artist Moshe Feldenkrais, who explored new relationships between the mind and body to improve his own physical movement and functioning. In this episode, Darren and Kristin speak with Chrish Kresge about developing a refined awareness of yourself through simple movement practices, the differences between ATM (Awareness Through Movement) and FI (Functional Integration), what a practitioner does during a session, and the benefits of Feldenkrais work for both clients and practitioners. Chrish Kresge has been teaching the Feldenkrais Method around the world for over 22 years in places such as the US, Ghana, Morocco, France, and Nepal. She works with people of all ages and abilities, using movement as the primary tool for improving function, self-awareness, posture, voice, and wellness. She is passionate about using her diverse skills and background to help people find their optimal selves and innate dignity. Kresge recently co-edited a book about the Feldenkrais Method, Learning Through Movement. She maintains an active private practice and teaches five group Feldenkrais classes per week in her studio in northwest Washington, D.C. Learn more at www.chrishkresge.com. Sponsors: Anatomy Trains: www.anatomytrains.com CBD Clinic: www.cbdclinic.co Elements Massage: www.elementsmassage.com Anatomy Trains is a global leader in online anatomy education and also provides in-classroom certification programs for structural integration in the US, Canada, Australia, Europe, Japan, and China, as well as fresh-tissue cadaver dissection labs and weekend courses. The work of Anatomy Trains originated with founder Tom Myers, who mapped the human body into 13 myofascial meridians in his original book, currently in its fourth edition and translated into 12 languages. 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William deBuys is a prolific author of books documenting people's relationship to the earth—which is too often destructive. In his new book, The Trail to Kanjiroba: Rediscovering Earth in an Age of Loss, he writes of an expedition to Nepal that he made with a group of doctors and other medical professionals, led by American Zen Buddhist Roshi Joan Halifax, and reflects on what it means to care for an ailing earth as doctors care for patients.
Cuffing season is here and so is the new Boju Bajai episode. In this episode, we talk about dating apps or as we like to call them over at Boju Bajai- 'sutne' apps. The heydays of love letters are long gone and it's the time of swiping and matching, of 'hey you up's and 'wyd?'s. But what hasn't changed is our desire to connect and find companionship. This episode explores how these desires were expressed before the internet and how it is done today. And there might or might not be dramatic readings of real life love letters in this episode! We also hear from some of our listeners about their experiences - the good, the bad, and the weird. Thank you so much to everyone who sent us stories. This episode really wouldn't have been possible without them. This episode was reported by Nikita Tripathi. Nikita is a media producer based in Kathmandu and likes to walk. Irina Giri edited the episode. If you like our laugh and guff gaff, please do consider supporting our work on Patreon: www.patreon.com/bojubajai Subscribe to Boju Bajai podcast: SoundCloud: https://m.soundcloud.com/bojubajai Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast… Google Podcasts: https://bit.ly/33MiYm0 Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2FjuUBD Follow @Bojubajai on social media for more laughs: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bojubajai/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bojubajai Twitter: https://twitter.com/BojuBajai YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNYRGvqtpi1aHAucXGcNWRw Credits: Lajja Sample Film: Lajja Song: Badhi Mushkil https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dg-geusO3rs 2. "Electrolyte" Artist: Scanglobe Album: Electrolyte From freemusicarchive.org 3. "Ekatira Mayalu" Artist: Kunti Moktan Album: Mero Man Released: 1997 4."Truth Hurts" Artist: Lizzo Album: Cuz I Love You 5. "The Silver Hatch" Artist: Blue Dot Sessions Album: Rayling 6. "Dear Kalyan" Music: Background Music// No Copyright//Dear Kalyan// Mero Katha// Katha Mitho Sarangiko/ Basuri Ko Dhun Played by: Bishnu Ale Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p4CiJvQidUI 7. "Chitthi Aaena" Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tYNagcv6HTM References: “Liquid Love? Dating apps, sex, relationships and the digital transformation of intimacy” http://fws.commacafe.org/resources/liquid_love.pdf “Eat the rich! Why millennials and generation Z have turned their backs on capitalism” https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2021/sep/20/eat-the-rich-why-millennials-and-generation-z-have-turned-their-backs-on-capitalism “Invitations to Love: Literacy, Love Letters and Social Change in Nepal” by Laura Ahearn https://www.press.umich.edu/11260/invitations_to_love https://3lib.net/book/16577518/f99eff “With blackmail list, gay men in Ghana fight conmen posing as lovers” - https://www.reuters.com/article/us-ghana-lgbt-blackmail-idUSKBN23G1RO “Online Surveillance, Censorship, and Discrimination for LGBTQIA+ Community Worldwide” - https://www.recordedfuture.com/lgbtqia-community-cyber-threats/ “Tinder just agreed to let Russia review its data on demand. That could be dangerous for Russians.” https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2019/06/11/tinder-just-agreed-let-russia-review-its-data-demand-that-could-be-dangerous-russians/ “Body, Society & Tech: Dating as a Trans Woman in Nepal” https://bodyanddata.org/body-society-tech-dating-as-a-trans-woman-in-nepal/
My guest this week is Rory Stewart, British academic, diplomat, explorer, author, soldier, and politician. Rory is a Senior Fellow at Yale University's Jackson Institute for Global Affairs, where he teaches politics and international relations. He has served as a Minister in four different departments of the UK government, including Secretary of State for International Development. He resigned from this role when Boris Johnson became Prime Minister. He was also a Member of Parliament. He has walked across Afghanistan, Iran, Pakistan, India, and Nepal, and written a best selling book, The Places In Between, about his experiences. Rory's Books Tristram Shandy by Lawrence Sterne, 1759 Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy, 1877 The Civilisation of the Renaissance in Italy by Jacob Burckhardt, 1860 The Power and the Glory by Graham Greene, 1940 The Master and his Emissary by Ian McGilchrist, 2009 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
My guest today is Louise Hayes PhD. Louise is a clinical psychologist, author, speaker and active humanitarian. She is the Past President of ACBS, and a peer-reviewed Acceptance and Commitment Therapy(ACT) trainer, and codeveloped of the evidence-based DNA-v model. She is the co-author of the best-selling books: Get Out of Your Mind and into your Life for Teenagers, The Thriving Adolescent, and Your Life Your Way. Louise is a clinician, working with adults and adolescents in private practice. Louise is also active community member, taking mental health professionals into the Himalaya to develop their mindfulness skills and raise funds for children in remote Nepal. In this episode we explore a range of topics including:- How Louise found ACT and the impact it had on her personally and professionally-Louise's interest in eastern spiritual traditions-How these practices can integrate with a more clinical perspective-How imagination can play a role in both our wellbeing and our suffering -What gives Louise meaning and purpose in life-And we unpack the 4 core abilities contained within the DNA-v model—————————————————————————Louise's website: https://www.louisehayes.com.au/Twitter: https://twitter.com/_Louise_Hayes—————————————————————————If you find value in the podcast, would you please consider leaving a short review on Apple Podcasts/iTunes? It only takes 30 seconds and plays an important role in being able to get new guests. I also love reading them! Connect with me on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mentallyflexible/Explore the website: https://mentallyflexible.com/Check out my song “Glimpse at Truth” that you hear in the intro/outro of every episode: https://tomparkes.bandcamp.com/track/glimpse-at-truth
Have you ever hitchhiked in another country and left all your money behind? Chris left all his money behind in the car when hitchhiking in Nepal, had his van stolen with all his personal belongings and passport in Australia, and participated in the Rickshaw Run in India. Chris, from Stockton California, had odd jobs here … S4E5: Chris – Left All His Money in a Stranger's Car Read More » The post S4E5: Chris – Left All His Money in a Stranger's Car appeared first on Drive with Us Podcast.
This is Coronavirus 411, the latest COVID-19 info and new hotspots for September 29th, 2021. Pfizer has given the FDA research on the effectiveness of its vaccine in kids 5-11, but those shots may not come until November. First, Pfizer has to file its application, then U.S. regulators and public health officials review and consult with advisory committees. And all that takes time. Russia reported its highest Covid death toll in a single day yesterday with 852 coronavirus-related deaths in the past 24 hours. The Kremlin acknowledged some regions had seen an increase in cases. Less than 50 million Russians having received a first dose of a vaccine even though the country was first in the world to approve one. We should be cherishing healthcare workers but instead they're being attacked. So much so that they'll be issued panic buttons. This has happened in a Branson, Missouri hospital where assaults on workers tripled since the pandemic hit. Pushing the button immediately alerts security. Similar increases in hospital assaults have been reported around the country. An updated study on what the main reason was people who were previously reluctant to get vaccinated wound up changing their mind from the Kaiser Family Foundation. The top reasons, in order, were, someone they knew personally got sick or died, vaccines were required to participate in a desired activity, concerns about overwhelmed hospitals, the surge of cases due to Delta, and it was required as a condition of employment. He's one of the biggest, most well-known celebrities on the planet. So NBA superstar LeBron James might be able to inspire people to get vaccinated. But he won't. After months of initial reluctance, he confirmed yesterday he did get the vaccine. But he's not going to tell anyone else to do so, saying, "I don't feel I should get involved in what other people should do for their bodies and livelihoods.” In the United States cases were down 33%, deaths are up 12%, and hospitalizations are down 16% over 14 days. The 7-day average of new cases has been trending down since September 13. There are 9,822,645 active cases in the United States. With not all states reporting daily numbers, the five states with the greatest number of daily deaths per capita are Alabama, Alaska, Florida, South Carolina, and Oklahoma. The top 10 counties with the highest number of recent cases per capita according to The New York Times: Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK. Cleburne, AL. Kodiak Island Borough, AK. Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK. Lewis, WV. Whitley, KY. Green, KY. Custer, MT. Letcher, KY. And Magoffin, KY. There have been at least 692,511 deaths in the U.S. recorded as Covid-related. The top 3 vaccinating states by percentage of population that's been fully vaccinated were all unchanged: Vermont at 69.3%, Connecticut at 68.5%, and Maine at 68.2%. The bottom 3 vaccinating states are West Virginia at 40.4%, Wyoming unchanged at 41.2%, and Idaho unchanged at 41.4%. The percentage of the U.S. that's been fully vaccinated is 55.4%. The 5 countries with the largest recent 24-hour increase in the number of fully vaccinated people: South Korea and Taiwan up 3%. And Oceana, Nepal, and India 2%. Globally, cases were down 20% and deaths were down 10% over 14 days, with the 7-day average trending down since August 27. There are 18,415,997 active cases around the world. The five countries with the most new cases: The United States 105,633. The U.K. 34,526. Turkey 28,892. India 21,901. And Russia 21,559. There have now been at least 4,763,415 deaths reported as Covid-related worldwide. For the latest updates, subscribe for free to Coronavirus 411 on your podcast app or ask your smart speaker to play the Coronavirus 411... See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
In this episode we are going to talk about the importance of injecting a little adventure into our lives. C.S. Lewis once said, "Some journeys take us far from home. Some adventures lead us to our destiny." Sure, adventure can mean climbing peaks in Peru or Nepal… but there are other ways that we can inject a little novelty and adventure in our daily lives… even if you live in the burbs, like I do! In fact, I make the case using some good ol' research-backed arguments, but I also share a way that I've been experiencing a little “adventure” lately. And it doesn't cost me a thing… but it's been a way that I've been finding some rest and restoration. And as you'll hear… it's also been teaching me A LOT about life and business. Check it out… and then join me in finding a little “adventure” no matter where you live! EPISODES MENTIONED: Ruth Soukup | Surprising Secrets For Living the Good Life - (click here) Beating the "MEH" with LAURA SANCHEZ-GREENBERG - www.mitchmatthews.com/308 A Hiro's Journey - mitchmatthews.com/322 The Rest vs. Restoration Experiment - mitchmatthews.com/330 MORE ABOUT THIS EPISODE: For some ADVENTURE might mean a trip to the big city... or it might be going to the other side of the planet. "Some journeys take us far from home. Some adventures lead us to our destiny." - CS Lewis Amelia Earhart once said, "Adventure is worthwhile in itself." "You can't define adventure... and what it means to you... until you've wrestled with it. True adventure happens beyond what you might think is safe... or obtainable. That's where you see miracles happen. Adventure is the distance between the present and the fulfillment of your dreams! And how you navigate the "in-between" is the great unknown.” - Clay Croft - Creator of the Expedition Overland (Find out more here: www.xoverland.com) BUT... you might be saying... "THAT IS NOT ME!!! I LIVE in the burbs... I have a house filled with kids, schedules, dogs, cats and a bird... I can't be traipsing around the globe looking for ADVENTURE!!!" I get it... I'm right there with you!!! Here's a brief history of “Adventure and me”: I grew up a scared kid... but I learned a motto... "I may be scared... but I'm going to do it anyway!" Or... a shorter version is... "Do it scared!" I grew up afraid of heights... but at the same time... I've climbed the tallest mountains in Montana and some of the tallest in Colorado! I was afraid of leaving home... so I hated my first summer camp experience... BUT when I got older... I moved to England at 18 and went back when I was 20. When my bride and I lived in Montana (two places)... we'd camp in the mountains countless weekends… then we had cubs... and decided to move back closer to family. We first spent a year in Chicago... and then we landed back in Des Moines and we've been here for over 20 years! ADVENTURE NOW: As a result… I live in a suburb of a moderate sized city... in a state where the highest elevation is 1,670 feet. Literally, it's: Hawkeye Point Hawkeye Point which is the highest natural point in Iowa at 1,670 feet (510 m). It is approximately 4.5 miles (7.2 km) north of Sibley on the eastern side of SR 60 and approximately 3.5 miles (5.6 km) south of the Iowa-Minnesota state border. My favorite part is the directions say, “The high ground lies 100 feet (30 m) due south of an old silo.” But remember: ADVENTURE isn't a location... it's a mindset! Also remember… "Stay curious. It will lead to a life of adventure!" - Mitch Matthews It's sooooo important... and this is backed up by SCIENCE!!! I'm betting you remember Episode 308 - Beating the "MEH" with LAURA SANCHEZ-GREENBERG. www.mitchmatthews.com/308 (More from Laura below.) In that episode, we talked about how novelty is critical. Mixing things up. Trying new things. Stretching yourself. Growing. So sure... if you can go climb a mountain... DO it!!! BUT if you're in a suburbs in the flat lands… (like me)... you need to find other ways to experience adventure! DEFINING ADVENTURE For OUR purposes, let's define adventure as: Staying curious Pursuing novel experiences Stretching... growing... putting yourself in situations from time to time... where you might actually fail. Yvon Chouinard... rock climber, world adventurer and founder of Patagonia once said, "It's not truly adventure until something goes wrong." You might get some of that at work... or at home. You might say... I've got a teenager... stuff goes wrong all the time! LOL! BUT seriously... what if you introduced some adventure WITH your teenager. What if? My Invitation: Pursue some adventure... Try something new Do something where you might fail Stay curious. Walk in awe. See where it takes you! Dreaming BIGGER... thinking BETTER and doing MORE is all about living an amazing life and that's what I want from you... if you're living in Nepal... or Fiji... NYC… or a really nice little suburb. Adventure is out there... we just have to find it. Amen? RESOURCES: In the episode, I mention that past DREAM THINK DO guest Laura Sanchez-Greenberg had provided some SCIENCE and RESEARCH to back up today's episode… so I wanted to provide it here… in her own words. She shared... “Novelty and “sustainable happiness” studies suggest that doing new things is good for our well-being and some authors have suggested that fulfilling our need for novelty is a basic requirement for optimal functioning (Gonzalez-Cutre et al 2016). Research here tied to the self-determination theory (SDT is the so-often-attributed to Daniel Pink's Autonomy, Mastery, Purpose triangle from his book “Drive” – this model is actually research by Deci and Ryan (1980, 2000) which Pink translated.) The research notes that novelty is a basic tenant of being self-determining. Without novelty, then you wouldn't know if you were self-determining as it would just be more of the same. In simpler terms: How do you know if you are choosing for yourself (autonomy), if you are competent (mastery) if nothing changes? Some suggested things to read: The Importance of Novelty » Brain World (brainworldmagazine.com) The Role of Novelty and Adaptation in Well-being - The Positive Psychology People Laura continues… “I'd say pointing to Barbara Fredrickson's work “Positivity” is also good. The bottom line is, although there is novelty specific research, the word itself takes on all the research that's there and gives it name. When we change our view, our brain activates, it learns, it absorbs. So the important role that awe plays in happiness, that nature plays in happiness, importance of learning in happiness… all of these are related to novelty – we change our environment, learn something new, feel awe… all novelty. So “novelty” is a catch all for so much of the research (I use the word as a shortcut). Super nerdy research: Oxford Handbook of Positive Psychology - Google Books (Chapter 34) Acts of Kindness and Acts of Novelty Affect Life Satisfaction: The Journal of Social Psychology: Vol 150, No 3 (tandfonline.com) In the Suburbs… grab your lip smacker… put out a bird feeder and let that Cardinal surprise you; better yet, let the seeds call it to you in winter where the red pops on the snow background (they don't migrate). Smell coffee. Take a peek at a chipmunk… take a walk and for a minute, check out how bark on a tree can form art… all sorts of novelty.” 0:02 Let's go on an adventure 1:24 Episode starts 5:30 Mitch's background in adventure 14:34 One adventure you can take every day 19:58 How Mitch gets his adventure in 26:25 Mitch's Narnia moment 36:06 Adventure is a mindset 39:23 Closing thoughts I want to hear from YOU! What do YOU think? Is finding some adventure… some novelty important? Did you need to be reminded of that? (I know I do!!!) What's one way you want to inject some adventure into your world? What's a way to experience a little novelty? Share something you love to do… or something you're going to try! I can't wait to hear from YOU! Comment and let me know.