The United States now has over 108 gigawatts of total solar generating capacity, which is enough to power about 19 million homes. There are more than 3 million solar installations across the country, the majority of which are residential systems. The growth in solar power has been enormous over the past 13 years. In 2008, […]
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In this solo episode, Tyler shared how real estate investors can make sound and wise due diligence decisions once a deal is under contract. Topics included lessons learned from Zillow's algorithmic failures; why you need a due diligence checklist; and best practices, including identifying trends, understanding lease file audits, on-site maintenance, physical inspections, practical aspects of the property, how to make go or no-go decisions, and more! Listen to more in the Elevate Exclusive with Tyler series: E208 Elevate Exclusive with Tyler Chesser - How to Get Clear on Your Real Estate Investing Goals E198 - Elevate Exclusive with Tyler - The Number One Enemy to Prosperity in Modern Society and its Antidote E177 - Elevate Exclusive with Tyler Chesser - The Power of Compounding Interest E166 - Elevate Exclusive with Tyler - How Multidisciplinary Learning Propels the Most Elite Investors' Performance E157 - Elevate Exclusive with Tyler - How to Use Fear to Catapult You Towards Your Dreams E148 - Elevate Exclusive with Tyler - The Resourcefulness Mindset E137 - Elevate Exclusive with Tyler - Transformational Leadership E129 - Elevate Exclusive with Tyler - Freeing Yourself Through Discomfort E118 - Elevate Exclusive with Tyler - Creating Conscious Habits Download Raising The Bar Are you a real estate investor looking to elevate your income, freedom & lifestyle? If so, optimize your daily performance by downloading our free guide, Raising the Bar - 5 Steps to Elevate Your Habits, at elevatepod.com. In this guide, created by your host Tyler Chesser, you'll learn why you do what you do, how to easily institute cues in your environment to trigger desired behavior, directly applicable steps to create a fulfilling future and much more. Get your free copy at elevatepod.com and kick-start your new habits today. Your future self will thank you! Brought to You By CF Capital This episode of Elevate is brought to you by CF Capital, a national real estate investment firm. CF Capital's mission is to provide property investment and asset management solutions to help investors like you maximize their returns by investing in high-value multifamily communities. If you are looking for risk-adjusted alternative investments in quality apartment communities, and are seeking tax optimized cash flow with appreciation upside without all the hassle of management, you might benefit from learning more about investing alongside our team. You're invited to reach out and learn how you can invest with us by visiting cfcapllc.com. We're also currently offering a free ebook called The Bottom Line - 10 Ways to Increase Cash Flow in an Apartment Complex. Whether you're a new or an experienced investor, we're confident you'll find massive value in this resource. Get your free copy today at cfcapllc.com.
Ok, so we aren't experts. Our relationship isn't perfect, but we do have a lot of experience of being in one. This week, I am going to throw it back to a previously recorded episode we did. Just has too much good stuff in it. It was a multipart series, so make sure to check out the others!! We've always shied away from giving advice or telling people what to do, so if we sound preachy please forgive us in advance. We got great messages on the hotline. To call and leave a message, our hotline number is 1800-936-WHIT. Relationships are tough. We all got this. House of Wise is the personal wellness and luxury CBD brand empowering women to give more purposeful intention to their routines so they can take better control of their lives. Amanda made it her mission to source, develop and provide products to other women that were reliable, trusted and high-quality. Simultaneously, Amanda is focused on being a leader and advocate to break down the stigmas and double standards women face everyday. Through community and high-quality CBD products, Amanda and House of Wise are empowering women to control of their sleep, sex, stress, strength and wealth. Visit houseofwise.co and use the promo code WITHWHIT to receive 20% off your first purchase. KiwiCo is redefining learning, with hands-on projects that build confidence, creativity, and critical thinking skills. With a KiwiCo subscription, your child gets a new crate full of fun science and art projects every month. Get 50% off your first month plus FREE shipping on ANY crate line with code WITHWHIT at kiwico.com. Try waterdrop and enjoy the benefits of drinking more water. Go to their website waterdrop.com and get a special discount for With Whit listeners. 15% off—browse their large collection of microdrinks, glass and steel bottles, carafes, glasses and more with promo code WITHWHIT until the end of December. Visit waterdrop.com and use the promo code WITHWHIT for 15% off. Produced by Dear Media
In this episode, The Annuity Man and Bob Carlson discuss: Current taxation and retirement climate Changes in Roth IRA rules Strategies you can use to get around IRA changes Donor-advised funds and some investment strategies Key Takeaways: A lot of proposals are being thrown around, but the votes even out enough to not allow anything to be done yet. There are proposals that completely upend some tax or retirement strategies. Roth IRA holders are a minority in the eyes of the congress, so it's easy for them to either make actions that make them mad or paint them as “the evil rich”. If you or your heirs take the money from your IRA, that's taxable as ordinary income. Consider how taxes in the future can be very different from ours now. What you can do instead is take the money out of your IRA today, pay the taxes, use the after-tax amount to buy a permanent life insurance policy. A lot of people favor and back charitable giving because it helps and the tax deduction from it will not be taken away since some from charitable industries argue that some of the things they do are helping the government do its job at helping citizens. “I still suspect that they're gonna come together and get some kind of tax increases in, it's just not clear at all which ones… but the good news is that big proposals - most of them are off the table. The question now is which of the lesser proposals are gonna get through? Is it gonna be restricted to just the very wealthy or is it gonna trickle down..." — Bob Carlson Connect with Bob Carlson: Website: https://www.retirementwatch.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RWcommunity Twitter: https://twitter.com/RetirementWatch Most Recent Book: https://www.amazon.com/Wheres-My-Money-Secrets-Security-ebook/dp/B0853F3R7R Connect with The Annuity Man: Website: http://theannuityman.com/ Email: Stan@TheAnnuityMan.com Book: Owner's Manuals: https://www.stantheannuityman.com/how-do-annuities-work YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCXKKxvVslbeGAlEc5sra2g Get a Quote Today - https://www.stantheannuityman.com/annuity-calculator!
Agriculture accounts for more carbon dioxide emissions than transportation. Producing our food is one of the largest contributors to climate change. Experts agree that the world cannot achieve net zero emission targets without changing our diets. Be that as it may, we still have to eat. According to experts from Oxford University, there are things […]
Author Rick Norton joins the Pesci brothers to talk about his book, “A Word to the Wise…. Snakes on Every Level. It is interesting story that takes you from Rick's work as a financial planner to being the money man for so many professional athletes to the underbelly of the real estate world, and finally to prison. Listen as Rick shares valuable lessons for all of us. The brothers then talk sports and there is time for another musical mystery.
The ongoing severe drought in the western U.S. has led to low water levels in the rivers and reservoirs that feed hydroelectric power systems. The Energy Information Administration is projecting a 13.9% decrease in hydroelectric generation this year compared to 2020. Water levels in Lake Powell have fallen so low that it may not be […]
It's time to take a look at releases from Star Fruit Books! We've assembled Vasilisa! The Wise Princess and Other Classic Folktales, Young, Alive, in Love, and The Town You Live in for this week's Triple Dip! Also Morgana loves Creepy Cat and dakazu talks about Blade Runner: Black Lotus!!! Buy manga from Star Fruit Books! Send us emails! email@example.com Follow us on Twitter! @mangamacpodcast Check out our website! https://mangamachinations.com Check out our YouTube channel! https://www.youtube.com/mangamactv Check out our tumblr! http://mangamachinations.tumblr.com Join our Discord! https://discord.me/mangamac Buy us a Ko-fi! https://ko-fi.com/mangamac Timestamps: 00:00:00 - Intro Song: “Are You Ready For Me Baby” by Funky Giraffe, Opening, Introductions, Avoiding arguments during Thanksgiving 00:01:42 - Whatchu Been Reading: Transition Song: “Funkymania” by The Original Orchestra, Morgana is excited that Creepy Cat finally got an English release 00:08:12 - Morgana and Darfox got their manga packages from dakazu 00:13:33 - Watching Blade Runner: Black Lotus and Blade Runner 2049 made dakazu realize how influential Blade Runner was on science fiction 00:28:47 - Next Episode Preview and Rundown: Glacier Bay Books Triple Dip, We will read the beginning of three different manga from Glacier Bay Books to pick our favorite, including: F by Imai Arata, Rabbit Game by Miyoshi, and Tsukiko and the Satellite and other stories by MISSISSIPPI 00:30:22 - Main Segment Star Fruit Books Triple Dip: The Town You Live in/Young, Alive, in Love/Vasilisa! The Wise Princess and Other Classic Folktales, Transition Song: “It's Over” by Generation Lost, We review three books from Star Fruit Books for discussion and to see if we'd continue reading it before picking our favorite of the three, Including: 00:31:46 - The Town You Live in by uminoji 00:44:07 - Young, Alive, in Love by Daisuke Nishijima 00:57:03 - Vasilisa! The Wise Princess and Other Classic Folktales by Keishi Kuraibe 01:11:26 - We picks our favorite out of the three manga 01:13:03 - Next Week's Topic: F/Rabbit Game/Tsukiko and the Satellite and other stories, Social Media Rundown, Sign Off Song: “Crazy for Your Love” by Orkas
Join Rev. Lisa Cole Smith from Convergence for a four-part study exploring the spectacular effort of God's chosen people in an art project of magnificent scope. It takes the entire community of makers, craftspeople, leaders, administrators, teachers and patrons all working together under the leadership of artists to fulfill God's command: Build a dwelling place for the Spirit of God. Neither Moses nor priests, warriors nor politicians were qualified to lead the task. This time, artists are called by name, filled with the Spirit, and charged to lead God's people. Come discover the original call of the artist and re-consider your creative gifting in light of the “wise-hearted ones.” The Wise-Hearted Ones Ep. 4: Ministry of Imagination Written and Narrated by Lisa Cole Smith Produced and Engineered by Dan ABH Original Music by Jay Smith www.jmusic.us
Our faith is transcendent. Our God is above all things. We often covet things related to home, family, money, and entertainment. But we are connected to the living God in the Person of Christ. (Hebrews 13:5-10; Ecclesiastes 12:1) Speaker(s): Thomas Schaller, James Dadidis Sermon 12206 11:00 AM on 11/28/2021
With it being Thanksgiving weekend, Rod and Steve have decided to take this week off, so today we are presenting an encore presentation of one of our first podcast episodes. In 1935 a young woman from Pound, Virginia, was accused of murdering her father and put on trial in Wise. The trial brought on an onslaught of national news attention. And when the media descended on Wise, Virginia, they brought their Appalachian stereotypes with them. You can subscribe to the Stories podcast at Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Spotify, Audacy, Audible or on your favorite podcast app. Thanks for listening!
You are really going to enjoy listening to Christina Hagan, former Ohio State Representative. Christina is a fighter for what is right and good, and has some great opinions on the issues we all care about.
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There has been a decline in the abundance of insect and other animal pollinators in many ecosystems worldwide that began being observed at the end of the 20th century. Pollinators and their health have become growing concerns for the public and many states have enacted legislation related to pollinator decline. In many places, the pollinator […]
In this episode, I interview social worker, Valerie Wise, about the correlation between mental illness and incarceration in the Black and Brown communities. Valerie recommends a biographical book by L. C. Bruce on the topic-- https://books.google.com/books/about/Fit_for_Trial.html?id=nJ9kzgEACAAJ (Fit for Trial: Mental Illness, the Law and Family Loss) coming January 17, 2022. We discuss the effects of generational trauma and systemic racism that is still active today. We shine the light on the problem and ask each listener to do what they can around their own moral compass of what is right. Valerie recommends and belongs to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). For further discussion or to speak on the topics, Valerie can be reached at her website: http://www.valeriedwise.com/ (www.valeriedwise.com), Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or Phone: 708-269-8063. She is eager to speak with the listeners of this podcast.
With Special Guest Brandon Wise The Founder of Wise Agent What Works Connected Lead Automatization & AI Bots Brandon Wise is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Wise Agent. He is a successful high-tech entrepreneur and industry visionary. He devotes his expertise and leadership to the promotion of innovations and the strategic direction of Wise Agent. Brandon is devoted to building meaningful and long-lasting relationships with his Wise Agent family and those around him. Before starting Wise Agent he was a licensed Realtor selling homes in Scottsdale and Fountain Hills, Arizona. https://wiseagent.com/
It's Thanksgiving - time to be present with our families! So why can't we extend this tradition all holiday season long? Instead we too often stress ourselves and our bank accounts with unnecessary gifts. Wise and compassionate Millen Livis, a best-selling author and Holistic Financial Mentor, is my guest. She brings us some timely financial advice and holiday budgeting suggestions BEFORE we shop! Millen also offers creative gift giving ideas that will far outlast any present under the tree. (And, just in time for Black Friday, she has a special, FREE GIFT for my listeners! Isn't that scrumptious?!). Visit www.divorcedandhappy.net to find all of my playful, spicy life after divorce episodes. You can get to know Millen Livis better at https://millenlivis.com/ (https://millenlivis.com) Be sure to also follow her on Social Media: https://www.facebook.com/groups/WealthBuildingForPowerfulWomen/ (https://www.facebook.com/groups/WealthBuildingForPowerfulWomen/) https://www.facebook.com/DareToChangeLife (https://www.facebook.com/DareToChangeLife) https://www.linkedin.com/in/millenlivis/ (https://www.linkedin.com/in/millenlivis/) https://twitter.com/dare2changelife (https://twitter.com/dare2changelife) https://www.instagram.com/daretochangelife/ (https://www.instagram.com/daretochangelife/) https://www.youtube.com/c/MillenLivisChannelWealth (https://www.youtube.com/c/MillenLivisChannelWealth) #giftgiving #MillenLivis #lifeafterdivorce #Sadiesdivorcedandhappy #Mentalkdivorce #Womentalkdivorce #holidaygifttips #coparenting #divorcepodcast #financialcoach #financesafterdivorce #holidaybudget #bestholidaygifts #gifts #divorcedmom #divorceddad #holidaysafterdivorce
Louis Barfe is an author and former journalist who has written some of the most lauded biographies of classic British comedians. He has written some of the definitive life stories of the likes of Les Dawson and Ken Dodd and in his latest book, Sunshine and Laughter, he tells the unique story of one Britain's most loved double acts, Morecambe and Wise. He joins Robin to talk about the book, classic British comedy, where it still seeps into today's comedy and who he'd most love to research for a future biography. Get an extra ten minutes of chat by subscribing to the Book Shambles Patreon at patreon.com/bookshambles
Global energy storage deployment is increasing at a very rapid pace. According to recent industry forecasts, there will be 12.4 gigawatts of new energy storage capacity online in 2021 breaking the previous annual record of 4.9 gigawatts set last year. To understand these numbers, the world only reached 1 gigawatt of new capacity in a […]
The Guys are here and Brady's terrible wise picks are back! They breakdown all their wise picks for NFL week 11. Then the Guys recap all the NFL week 11 games. Then the guys do their NFL Power Rankings. Plus the guys talk about Lebron's suspension, 2k22, Jayson Tatum and other NBA news. The Guys round out the pod with their power rankings for thanksgiving food. All that and more!
New research published by the University of Colorado Boulder analyzes the effects of different wavelengths of ultraviolet light on the SARS-CoV-2 virus. The research found that a specific wavelength of UV light is not only extremely effective at killing the virus that causes COVID-19, but also that this wavelength is safer for use in public […]
All of the teachingsare met within this zazen:pure meditation!* * *In the last segment we ended with Keizan's discussion of the Precepts, the true ones that go beyond mental characterization. These are the manifest Precepts, that do not depend upon our practice. They are natural, and universal. Such constructions as, “Do not kill,” “Do not steal,” and “Do not lie” become statements of the truth — that actually, the universe that gives us birth is that which actually ends life, and we cannot even own anything, let alone steal it. We cannot actually tell the truth, no matter how erudite, or glib, our speech. These, of course, are absolutist views of the Precepts, which also have relative meaning. In this segment we will continue with what the master says about the remaining two “aspects of spiritual training” he mentions. Beginning with mindfulness:“Mindfulness” is the observing that there is nothing that is in excess. When seated in pure meditation, we let go of “body and mind,” abandon “delusion and enlightenment.” We are unchanging, immovable, unwillful, impervious. We are like a simpleton or a legless man. We are like a mountain or an ocean: no trace of “movement versus stillness” has yet arisen. When mindful, there is no fixed state of things. Short and sweet, but comprehensive. Reminds again of Hsinshinming, “The Way is perfect like vast space — nothing lacking, nothing in excess.” Compare with the modern take on mindfulness, from the pop meditation of the same name, meaning “being in the moment.” In our anxiety- and uncertainty-ridden society, just being able to be in the moment for a moment or two, rather than obsessively ruminating over the past, or planning for the future, is certainly welcome. However, it does not begin to answer the question, Mindful of what? Keizan's abbreviated answer is meant to focus like a laser on one key point, but we would be prone to include mindfulness of the Four Noble truths and other central teachings of Buddha. However, his main point here is that we should also not obsess over these teachings, as such. After all, they are only pointing at the reality in front of our face. Which has nothing extra, nothing truly separate, in mokurai, the complementarity of movement and stillness. He takes a similarly blunt approach to defining wise discernment:“Wise discernment” is being selective within enlightened awareness. When seated in pure meditation, what is intellectually known spontaneously vanishes and self-consciousness is discarded. Your whole being's Eye of Discernment possesses no “specialized insight”: It clearly sees Buddha Nature and is, from the first, not deluded.Keizan uses this kind of expression, “from the first,” repeatedly. We will find Hakuin Zenji starting off his Song of Zazen with “From the beginning…” This captures the meaning of “refuge” in Zen — having the connotation of returning to the safe place from which we originated. It has all been like a bad dream, but we are the authors of that dream, and when we wake up, everything will be okay with us. The rest of the baggage that we carry with us — delusion, and the intellectual ramblings and self-centered striving that result — fall away. The emphasis on spontaneity means that this is not something we can do intentionally, but it can happen. Before launching into another litany of practical things like seeking a “good, quiet place,” a thick cushion, avoiding “mist, smoke, or fog” and “rain and dew,” keeping “your sitting place neat and clean,” et cetera, and repeating some of the prior instructions, he delves again into more specifically mental, or better, counter-mental, techniques:This is the technique for meditating: Let go of, and abandon, awareness of thoughts; put to rest looking at mental fancies and images. Do not devise some notion of what “realizing Buddha-hood” is. Do not let right and wrong control you. Act as if you were saving your head which was ablaze!Here we are hearing echoes of Dogen, for sure. Again, the “hair-on-fire” expression may have been a common trope in this period, much as it is currently. The “…give up even the idea of becoming a Buddha” is, again, pure Dogen. It begins to look like this document may have been a result of someone taking notes, or writing down a spontaneous talk given by Keizan Zenji to an audience. It has that kind of character, of jumping from point to point, and being careful to remember and transmit some of the golden nuggets he had inherited from the newly-developing legacy of Dogen's lineage. Many of the passages sound like direct quotes, perhaps paraphrased, and morphed in translation, from various of Dogen's written teachings, which have a more structured feel. Keizan is either quoting or channeling Dogen's Jijuyu Zammai when he says:Do not get involved with the burning of incense, the making of bows, the reciting of the Buddha's name, the undergoing of some penitential ritual, the reading of Scriptures, the holding on to a daily work schedule: just sitting, without “doing” anything, is what you should aim at above all.This does not strike me as the kind of advice and encouragement to a kind of indolence that the parents of the young monks in Keizan's charge would approve. But with a couple of notable exceptions, it seem lifted verbatim from his predecessor. It is notable that in the first line to Jijuyu Zammai, “practice” is the only thing that Dogen mentions and does not repeat in the following two lines, which seem to refute the first. Don't take my word for it, check it out. Practice transcends the relative, absolute, and even the nondual Buddha Way, whereas “…delusion and realization…birth and death…buddhas and sentient beings,” the other binaries recited as examples, apparently do not. “Practice, practice, practice!” sayeth the Preacher.Next, another whiplash:As a general practice, when doing seated meditation, you should put on your kesa. (Remove it in the dark before dawn and at dusk, as you come out of the meditation state.) Do not omit this.He segues instantly from recommending against following traditional protocols to insisting on wearing the formal robe. The kesa, for the uninitiated, is the quilt-like outer robe, which is typically donned at the beginning of zazen, and removed after. This seeming contradiction may be resolved by a sober analysis of what else the average monk would have available to wear, other than the robe, which can hide a lot of sins. The three undergarments in usage today — the juban, or undershirt, with some sort of boxer shorts; and the kimono and koromo, the Japanese and Chinese under-robes, respectively; may not have been universally in vogue. We do have to keep up appearances, to some degree.There are some deep-dive details noted in the text that may be of importance to scholars and historians, another reason I suspect that this may have been recorded from a live presentation in the zendo, or lecture hall. Before going into boilerplate instructions for the posture, one mention by the master I think is useful to clarify some confusion that arises yet today:Whilst on your mat… do not always sustain the cross-legged, “lotus” sitting position; range from a half-lotus position to, later, sitting with your feet under your spine. This is the method of sitting of the Buddhas and Ancestors: sometimes to do full lotus, sometimes half-lotus.This is different from Dogen's written record, but may have been characteristic of his live instructions. Remember that Keizan was born only 15 years after Dogen's demise, so his teachers had lived with and learned from the great founder in person. Note the admonition, more than a mere suggestion, to “not always sustain the cross-legged” position. This will come as a relief to many contemporary practitioners, who have been told that they must assume the “correct” posture, and heaven forfend if you should move. Buddha moved. I guaran-damn-tee you, Buddha moved.We recommend rotating through the various postures — over time, not continuously — to develop the requisite flexibility in the lower body, hips, knees, legs and ankles. Also sitting on a chair, including the ergonomic kind. Zen is always contemporary, as Matsuoka Roshi insisted. There is nothing magical in the lotus posture. It is, simply, more stable than the others, like the proverbial three-legged stool. What follows is familiar enough to those who follow Soto Zen praxis that we can skip it here. However, there are a couple of details that I think worth retelling, separated by more details in the text (italics mine):Next, your should settle down in your sitting placed by swaying your body seven or eight times in ever smaller movements, then steadily sitting erect.When you wish to arise from meditation, first, place your hands respectfully on your knees and sway your body seven or eight times in ever larger movements.This is a small, but not insignificant, improvement over the written instructions in Fukanzazengi, as the “ever smaller” movements in the beginning help us to find the central “sweet spot” in the posture, where we come into equilibrium, or equipoise, with gravity, the most efficient and effortless proprioception. The “ever larger” pendulum moves at the end of the session likewise loosen the musculature, especially the lotus-position base, allowing us to rise without strain. This set of moves is most often forgotten by many contemporaries, but makes the approach to zazen more like any other physical exercise.Keizan goes on to give similar instructions when rising and beginning walking meditation, when sleepy, and for breathing while walking, which he treats as an antidote to sleepiness, none of which I recall from Dogen's documentation. Doesn't mean they weren't there, but Keizan's emphasis does seem to be on some other syllables. Included in the advice for kinhin is the nugget:Although you are walking, do it as though you are not walking: be calm and tranquil, and do not thrash your body about.The last thing anyone who has done kinhin would associate with it, I think, is thrashing your body about. This rather comic image may reflect the young age at which some of the young monks, or unsui, would be sent to the monastery. Walking as if you are not walking is a wonderful idea. Matsuoka Roshi would often say, “Put your whole self into the walking” or “into the sitting. If you can put your whole self into this, you will gain the power to put your whole self into everything you do, and will become the strongest person in the world.” Today we might say that you will become the best version of yourself.I often say that zazen is like “falling asleep staying awake.” In other words, like drifting off to sleep, our natural, busy monkey mind preoccupations tamp down to a dull roar, we begin to lose sensory awareness, maybe even experience sudden vertigo, and in general, lose the turgor associated with normal awakeness and anxiety. But while this process sets in, we stay awake and observe it rather scientifically. Keizan seems to concur, offering some evasive maneuvers to fight off sleep:If drowsiness persists, you should make a vow, saying, “Because my karmic habits are already heavy, I am now shrouded in sleep. When will I awaken from my dark and confused wandering in the mind? I pray that the Buddhas and Ancestors will confer their great compassion on me and remove my dark and heavy suffering.”I suspect that these techniques address what we might recognize as symptoms of sleep deprivation. The dawn-to-dusk design of retreats, and especially the time-honored tradition of sitting up all night on occasion, surely are meant to challenge the circadian rhythm, with notably direct effects on perception. The entreaties to Buddhas and Ancestors we might consider extraneous to this problem, but they tend to remind us that all of our lineage went through privations and self-discipline at least as trying as those we face, in the relative comfort of an environment fueled by electricity and fossil fuels, as well as indoor plumbing. We got no room to complain about our “dark and heavy suffering.”Interestingly for a Soto Zen priest, Keizan also recommends that “If your thoughts are still not at rest, you should call to mind some short koan which your Master has given you to guide you, such as ‘What is It that comes like this?,' ‘A dog's not having Buddha Nature,' ‘Ummon's Mount Sumeru,' Joshu's oak tree,' for instance: ‘bland talk is what meets the need.” So koans were not eschewed entirely in early Soto Zen, even when doing zazen, but were considered relatively bland, not disturbing to equanimity. He also recommends focusing on death to calm the mind, “the great matter where your breathing comes to an end and your eyes close forever.” Or, “focus on the ‘not-yet-born state' before a single thought has arisen. In modern parlance, neither of these images would be considered especially calming. But then he predicts that even “when you are doing your daily activities, you will suddenly give rise to the two types of ‘emptiness' — that of there being no personal self and of there being no permanent self in phenomena — and your scattered thoughts will, without fail, lose their force. Again, seemingly not very soothing.In closing, he brings it home: “Then, what is right before your eyes will be your koan.” Which he rephrases, “At that moment, what the koan is is ‘right before your eyes.'” In between he notes, “You and it will not be ‘two things going around each other.'” Again, the great master seems to be throwing out, at random, all the fingers pointing at the moon that he can muster, in the hopes that one will stick. He ends with “Wholeheartedly do I pray for this; with all my heart do I so pray.” Can I get an amen?* * *Elliston Roshi is guiding teacher of the Atlanta Soto Zen Center and abbot of the Silent Thunder Order. He is also a gallery-represented fine artist expressing his Zen through visual poetry, or “music to the eyes.”UnMind is a production of the Atlanta Soto Zen Center in Atlanta, Georgia and the Silent Thunder Order. You can support these teachings by PayPal to donate@STorder.org. Gassho.Producer: Kyōsaku Jon Mitchell
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From its humble begins to its delicious end, Pumpkin Pie (the poem + the dessert) is a yummy tale! Happy Thanksgiving!
Michelle Phan is the founder of Em Cosmetics, digital content creator, entrepreneur and more. Michelle shares with us how to let go of your ego, the importance of aligning yourself from within, and her own experiences of learning and improving from her mistakes. Follow @marianna_hewitt Shop Summer Fridays Cyber Week sale with code SFxCW Find @MichellePhan and Em Cosmetics This week's episode is sponsored by: Mate the Label: code MARIANNA20 on matethelabel.com for 20% off House of Wise: code MARIANNA for 20% on houseofwise.co American Giant: code MARIANNA american-giant.com for 20% off Produced by Dear Media
The production of steel, cement, and ammonia accounts for about 20% of the carbon dioxide humans pour into the atmosphere. Modern cities are largely constructed from concrete and steel and most of our food is grown using fertilizer made from ammonia. The most widely discussed solutions to decarbonizing these industries are green hydrogen and carbon […]
Coming into Sunday's game, one of the storylines was rather or not Ron Rivera made the right decision in not bringing in Cam Newton. Taylor Heinicke going out there and outplaying Cam Newton, and getting the win, helped prove Ron Rivera right. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
(This episode originally aired on October 27, 2021) If something in your life could be made easy, what would that be worth to you? Hard work is not always the best work. Yet we often opt for the harder routes in life because we assume they equate to more value, more meaning, more success. Susie Moore joins to discuss the insights and inspiration from her newest book Let It Be Easy. The book revolutionizes the concept of stress, showing you how to uncomplicate your life by removing the pressure and worry we manufacture ourselves without even realizing it. More about Susie: She is a former Silicon Valley executive turned celebrity life coach and advice columnist, and her work has been featured on the Today show, Good Morning America, Dr. Oz, Oprah, Business Insider, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes and Cosmopolitan. Born in England, she lives in Miami with her husband Heath and her Yorkshire terrier, Coconut. Find out more about her work at www.Susie-Moore.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Tiny ticks are a big problem. Measuring only three to five millimeters in size, ticks are widely distributed around the world. They are external parasites, feasting on the blood of birds, reptiles, amphibians, and mammals – including humans. According to estimates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, ticks infect an estimated 476,000 people […]
We welcome YOU back to America's leading higher education podcast, The EdUp Experience! It's YOUR time to #EdUp In this episode, YOUR guests are Stavros N. Yiannouka, CEO at the World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE) & Natalie Magness, WISE 2021 Young Curator & Fellow, YOUR host is Dr. Joe Sallustio, & YOUR sponsor is LeadSquared! Hear Stavros & Natalie talk about the impact of the WISE conference in Doha, Qatar & why it's so important for the global voices in higher ed - especially the student voices. Find out what to expect when you register & find out how EdUp is involved! YOU can register to attend online or in person via this link - https://www.wise-qatar.org/wise-2021/ Thank YOU so much for tuning in. Join us on the next episode for YOUR time to EdUp! Connect with YOUR EdUp Team - Elvin Freytes & Dr. Joe Sallustio ● Learn more about what others are saying about their EdUp experience ● Join YOUR EdUp community at The EdUp Experience! ● YOU can follow us on Facebook | Instagram | LinkedIn | Twitter | YouTube Thank YOU for listening! We make education YOUR business!
Join Rev. Lisa Cole Smith from Convergence for a four-part study exploring the spectacular effort of God's chosen people in an art project of magnificent scope. It takes the entire community of makers, craftspeople, leaders, administrators, teachers and patrons all working together under the leadership of artists to fulfill God's command: Build a dwelling place for the Spirit of God. Neither Moses nor priests, warriors nor politicians were qualified to lead the task. This time, artists are called by name, filled with the Spirit, and charged to lead God's people. Come discover the original call of the artist and re-consider your creative gifting in light of the “wise-hearted ones.” The Wise-Hearted Ones Ep. 3: Idols and Altars Written and Narrated by Lisa Cole Smith Produced and Engineered by Dan ABH Original Music by Jay Smith www.jmusic.us
(Spirit Rock Meditation Center) This talk addresses in broad terms the first foundation of mindfulness. The main points include recognizing our innate wisdom and slowing down to listen to it.
We have many dreams in our life. Some are instructions from the Lord. Dreams are neglected but important in the Christian life; A certain Dream keeps coming to my mind; It was a course correction dream; Dream versus Night Vision; Job 33:14-18 God gives us dreams for instruction; Dreams keep us from selfish purpose; Matt 7:21-23 didn't have a spiritual relationship with God; Gen 20 God talks with Abimelech in a dream; God instructs Abimelech on what to do in a dream; Dreams reveal our true nature; God speaks to heathen Kings in dreams; Joseph knows about double dream confirmation; Daniel wrote his dream down; Pilate's wife had a warning dream about Jesus; Wise men from East warned in a dream; Joseph warned in dreams to fulfill prophecy; Links - How to remember Remember Your dreams - https://bit.ly/RememberDreamsCR The next step note-taking - https://bit.ly/NextStepMethod Dream Journal - https://amzn.to/3oCaVkM https://www.facebook.com/conrad.carriker https://www.instagram.com/conradcarriker/ https://www.conradrocks.net/p/podcast.html https://twitter.com/MostRadicalMan https://www.conradrocks.net/
Today's Co-Hosts: Ben Criddle (@criddlebenjamin) Subscribe to the Cougar Sports with Ben Criddle podcast:Apple Podcastshttps://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/cougar-sports-with-ben-criddle/id996764363Google Podcastshttps://www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cuc3ByZWFrZXIuY29tL3Nob3cvMTM2OTkzOS9lcGlzb2Rlcy9mZWVkSpotifyhttps://open.spotify.com/show/7dZvrG1ZtKkfgqGenR3S2mPocket Castshttps://pca.st/SU8aOvercasthttps://overcast.fm/itunes996764363/cougar-sports-with-ben-criddle-byuSpreakerhttps://www.spreaker.com/show/cougar-sports-with-ben-criddleStitcherhttps://www.stitcher.com/s?fid=66416iHeartRadiohttps://www.iheart.com/podcast/966-cougar-sports-with-29418022TuneInhttps://tunein.com/podcasts/Sports-Talk--News/Cougar-Sports-with-Ben-Criddle-p731529/
We are joined by the lovely Jenn from Wise and Wine Podcast and we dish on all the surprise bombs and drama in the first part of the reunion. Also, Ade gives us a rundown on the watch party where Ryan, Zack, Bao and Jose made an appearance. We get to hear about her conversation with Ryan and his sister.Find us on Instagram and twitter at @altarcallmafs and you can find Jenn - @wiseandwinepodcast
Retro Encounter travels between 1989 and 2006 in playing Ys Origin, the prequel to the original Ancient Ys Vanished, Nihon Falcom's influential action RPG. In today's Retro Encounter the panelists discuss co-protagonists Yunica Tovah and Hugo Fact, the layout of the mysterious tower they're climbing, and how Ys Origin references Ys titles past and future. It rhymes with "Geese." Not with "Wise." Featuring: Michael Sollosi, Audra Bowling; Edited by Michael SollosiOpening and ending music by Miles MorkriGet in Touch:RPGFan.comEmail us: email@example.comTwitter: @rpgfancomInstagram: @rpgfancomFacebook: rpgfancomTwitch: rpgfancomRelated Links:Ys Origin on RPGFan
(Auckland Insight Meditation) A short talk looking at how views are formed, starting with contact at the sense doors, moving into perceptions and mental formations. Includes a brief guided meditation exploring seeing.
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