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Sperry Andrews introduced me to Zeitgeist almost 2 years ago. I listened to the director Peter Joseph speak about many obvious and not so obvious defects in our society, which I had appreciated. I left it because somehow the tone to me was too personalized, that there was a THEY out there, and they were doing it to us. The approach seemed to be a conspiracy theory, or another "anxiety approach".
The movement has much momentum, and this is their movie released this year. It really has some deep truths and presented in a level headed way. Whether the ultimate solution is their Venus Project, I can't say, but why not wish them well? This kind of living would have to get modeled in some place. Let them do it. Send them our encouragement. (This movie is long, 161 minutes - Most of this film is very rational and well thought out. It is impressive. Youtube allows only 3 choices for a thumbnail. This image is unfortunately not representative of what they are talking about and only a minor illustration.)
Some hours before we held our event in Bloomington IL another world peace day was held in India under the auspices of the Tej Gyan Foundation, attended by 100,000 people and broadcast live on Indian Jagran TV to over a million.
The 14th Dalai Lama was the honored speaker at that event. Here he is:
Somewhere below I have been sharing my practice sessions working on what to say about peace. When it came to the actual talk, there was clearly no way I could ramble on that long. I just slashed and burned on the fly, and didn't really know what came out of it.
Wow, this is exactly what I wanted to say. What a miracle????
"Personality is a useful tool but it cannot define what you are. Who you are lies far beyond who you may think you are. That which rests deeper within you than your thoughts and beliefs emanates joy and happiness tirelessly. And that is your true nature. Superimposed on endless happiness are countless distractions of your mind, some of pleasure and some of pain. These are nothing more than concepts believed into your experience.
(If you want to help financially to make these endeavors a reality, it will certainly be appreciated.) You may know that I thoroughly enjoy to record the content and feeling of an event. A few people are making these trips possible. If you are enjoying the results, your help would also be appreciated.
(Two videos, click here to open page) I have been made aware of this expo in Philadelphia Oct 22 - 24. A similar titled fair that I visited in Chicago kind of left me cold in past years. in fact, many of the speakers and topics seem to be motivated "what I need to get", what I need to add to my life to make it right. You could say motivated by our basic fear (of course that's a potent call to action).
Here are two that might be an exception.
One is Neal Donald Walsch, whose books I have not read. But this Youtube talk about fear sort of sets the tone to most of the rest of the Expo.